Biography of Harley M. Robinson
North Central Ohio Biographies

Harley M. Robinson is a highly esteemed and widely known citizen of Knox County, being the proprietor of a mill at Fredericktown. He was born near Mt. Vernon in 1889, the son of William H. and Sylvia (Grubb) Robinson.

William H. Robinson was born on a farm north of Mt. Vernon in 1861, and his wife is a native of Indiana, born in 1863. She is the daughter of Max Grubb, who came to Ohio from Indiana during the early days and settled in Knox County. He died at the age of 90 years and is buried at Amity, Ohio. To William H. and Sylvia (Grubb) Robinson, who live on a farm east of Fredericktown, the following children were born: 1. Harvey C., lives at Fredericktown. 2. Harley M., the subject of this sketch. 3. Helen G., married Guy L. Reed. 4. Clarence W. 5. Charles Ralph. 6. Florence L., married Leland Ebersole. 7. Grace. All live at Fredericktown.

The education of Harley M. Robinson was received in the public schools at Green Valley and Union. He has made his own way in life since he was a boy of 16 years, and for the past ten years has engaged in the sawmill business, being associated for seven years with the F. B. Zieg Lumber Company of Fredericktown. He purchased the business of Mr. Zieg in October, 1928. Mr. Robinson does contract sawing for farmers and shippers, and specializes in sugar maple and oak lumber. Six men are employed in the mill.

In 1912 Mr. Robinson married Miss Helen G. Zolman, the daughter of E. E. and Anna (Bell) Zolman, of Fredericktown. They have two children: Gerald E., born in 1914; and Bettie Irene, born in 1919.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are members of the Baptist Church of Fredericktown and are active in Sunday school work. He is a member of Wayne Lodge, No. 303, Knights of Pythias. Mrs. Robinson belongs to the Pythian Sisters of Fredericktown.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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