Biography of Wilson Robb
Louisa County, IA Biographies





Wilson Robb, who is engaged in the cultivation of sixty acres of land on section i6, Morning Sun township, was born in Clarke county, Iowa, on the 25th of February, 1875, his parents being Wilson and Jane L. Robb. The father was a native of Indiana and the mother of Ohio but they early came to Iowa and. are now living in Osceola. Unto them were born nine children: Ernest, a resident of Decatur county, Iowa; Cora, who became the wife of T. Shelton, of Osceola; Jennie, the wife of Isaac Norman, of Decatur county; Forrest, who is living in Nebraska; Wilson, our subject; Hattie, who married William Clyde, of. Nebraska; Jay, who was in the United States navy; Charles, deceased; and one who died in infancy. The father, who was a Protestant minister, enlisted in the United States army, where he served as sergeant for three years, being discharged at the end of that time because of disability.

The education of Wilson Robb, Jr., was quite limited as at the age of thirteen years he laid aside his text books and became a wage earner. As he had begun driving a team when he was nine, he was quite well qualified to become a farm hand when he left home. Energetic and thrifty, he carefully saved his wages until he had acquired sufficient means to enable him to buy forty five acres in Morning Sun township, which he cultivated for a year. At the expiration of that time he traded it for forty acres in Newport, Iowa, upon which he erected a house and wrought various other improvements. He disposed of this property at the end of two years by exchanging it for ninety six acres in Wapello township, which he cultivated for a year. This place he subsequently traded for a farm in Newport, which he cultivated for seven years and then again purchased his first tract. Later he disposed of all of his holdings and removed to Burlington. Iowa, where he resided for two years, following which he bought sixty acres in Morning Sun township, on which he settled in March, 1911, and is now engaged in general farming and stock raising.

Mr. Robb was married on the 8th of November, 1893, to Miss Mary Pearl Jamison, a daughter of J. W. and Rachel (Vaughn) Jamison. The father is one of the extensive landowners and successful agriculturists of Jefferson township. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jamison, as follows: Tuttle G., who is now a resident of Oakville, Iowa; Isaac, who is living in Morning Sun; Hulda J., the wife of D. Kremer, of Wapello; Minerva, who married T. A. Dotson, of Louisa county; and Mary, now Mrs. Wilson Robb. Mr. and Mrs. Robb have had five children, who in order of birth are as follows: Lizzi Iota, whose twin brother died in infancy; Chelcie D., Oma May and Brigham Orval, all of whom are at home.

The religious views of the family are manifested through their affiliation with the Methodist Episcopal church, and fraternally Mr. Robb is identified with the Eagles. In politics he has always given his allegiance to the candidates of the republican party. Never having aspired to public honors or the emoluments of office, he has not prominently figured in township affairs, having preferred to concentrate his time and attention upon the development of his personal interests.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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