Dr. Benjamin D. Robinson, of Mead, has gained a large practice as a veterinarian and is highly esteemed as a
man. He was born in Cherokee county, Iowa, on the 10th of October, 1874, of the marriage of Lafayette F. and Margaret
E. (Grant) Robinson, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Minnesota. They were among the early settlers
of Iowa and the father homesteaded land in that state. In connection with farming he also engaged in the practice
of veterinary medicine and surgery, in which he met with gratifying success. His demise occurred on the 29th of
November, 1898, and he is buried at Carroll, Wayne county, Nebraska. His wife, who is still living, resides at
Witten, South Dakota. To them were born five children: D. B., living at Shoals, who is married and has five children;
Benjamin D.; Cora, who gave her hand in marriage to F. M. Hurlbert, of Ogallala, Nebraska, by whom she has two
children; Charles F., living at Broken Bow, Nebraska, who is married and has four children; and Minnie, the wife
of C. B. Hurlbert, a resident of Chamberlain, South Dakota, by whom she has two children.
Dr. Benjamin D. Robinson attended the common schools of Iowa and Nebraska until seventeen years of age and then
began herding cattle. He was employed at various kinds of work until he was eighteen years old, when he began assisting
his father in his practice as a veterinarian. During the years that they were associated he became proficient in
veterinary science, and he has also increased his knowledge by wide reading and study. Since his father's death,
in 1898, he has practiced independently and has gained a creditable place in his profession. He came to Mead in
1908 and in the twelve years that have since intervened he has been accorded a large and profitable patronage throughout
On the 5th of February, 1898, Dr. Robinson was married to Miss Helen M. Staarm, a daughter of Carl Staarm, whose
birth occurred in Sweden. Four children have been born to this union: Lloyd, Delmar, Vera and Cora, all of whom
are attending school in Mead.
Dr. Robinson votes the democratic ticket where national issues are at stake but otherwise supports the candidate
whom he deems best fitted for the office irrespective of his political affiliation. He and his family attend the
Baptist church and in all relations of life he strives to conform his conduct to high standards of ethics. He is
well read and takes a keen interest in everything affecting the general welfare, and is at all times ready to cooperate
in projects looking toward the advancement of his community. He began as a poor young man but through strict attention
to his professional duties and through good management of his business affairs he has gained a competence.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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