Biography of Almon Robinson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Robinson, Almon, was born in Exeter, Otsego county, January 22, 1813. He read medicine with Dr. Haywood, and practiced a short time there, but soon removed to South Cortland, where he remained about seven years., and in 1850 came to McLean, where he lived until his death, June 5, 1889. He was an extensive and successful practitioner, and a large hearted and generous man. He married in Exeter, Barbara Robinson, by whom he had one child, Helen M. Robinson. His second wife was Eliza Fassett, by whom he had two children: Celia E., wife of W. C. Hemingway, of Dryden, and Barzilla L., of McLean. The latter was born at South Cortland, February 1, 1849, was educated in Homer Academy and entered Cornell, taking an elective course, hence was not graduated. He was a teacher for a time, having been principal of the Groton Union school. Later on he read law two years in the office of Milo Goodrich of Dryden, but his eyesight being impaired he was compeller to abandon his law studies. Upon his full recovery he read medicine nearly two years with his father, attended Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia for two years and graduated; his diploma from Jefferson College was endorsed by Bellevue Hospital Medical College. Dr. Robinson began practice at McLean in 1887, and has an extensive and increasing clientage. His specialty is the treatment of cancerous diseases, in which field he has attained an enviable degree of prominence. In 1872 he married Emily S., daughter of Lucius and Emily La Motte, of McLean and they have two children. He is a Democrat. He is one of the present Board of Pension Examining Surgeons for this county.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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