Biography of Simon S. Robine
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Simon S. Robine is well and favorably known at Summerhill, where he has served as station agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad since 1905. He was born at Lilly, Sept. 5, 1876, and is the son of Peter and Mary (Kearns) Robine.

Peter Robine, deceased, was a native of Germany. He was seven years of age when his parents emigrated to this country in 1854. They settled at Lilly, Pa., where Mr. Robine spent the remainder of his life as a miner. He died in 1910. His widow was born at Lilly in 1847 and still resides on the old homestead at that place. To Mr. and Mrs. Robine the following children were born: John; Simon S., the subject of this sketch; Margaret, married F. M. Collins, lives at Pittsburgh; Martha, married Peter Schwan, lives at East Liberty; Amelia, deceased; Thomas, lives at Lilly; and Martin, lives at Altoona, Pa.

Simon S. Robine spent his boyhood in Washington Township, Cambria County, and attended the schools of Lilly. He worked in the mines with his father, who had served as mine superintendent for 13 years. In 1900 Mr. Robine entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad at South Fork. where he remained until 1905. He was then transferred to Summerhill, where he has since served in a most capable and trustworthy manner.

On Oct. 15, 1902, Mr. Robine was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Quinn, the daughter of James and Mary (Laughlin) Quinn, of Houtzdale, Pa. She died Dec. 14, 1914, leaving the following children: Mary, married C. A. McCall, lives at Lilly; and James, lives with his father at Suminerhill. Mr. Robine was married the second time, Sept. 5, 1916, to Miss Bernetta F. Long, the daughter of J. T. and Mary (Strittmatter) Long, of Summerhill. To this union have been born three children, John, Ruth, and Betty.

In politics Mr. Robine is identified with the Democratic party, and he has served as borough auditor for several years, as well as clerk of the council. He has also been a member of the school board for 17 years. Mr. Robine holds membership in St. John's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, fourth degree, and Knights of St. George. Hem has many friends in Cambria County, and he and his family are among the representative citizens of their community.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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