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Submitted: 10/1/20 • Approved: 10/17/20 • Last Updated: 10/20/20 • R355817-G0-S3
Confederate States Army
March 13, 1839, Chambers County, Alabama
January 12, 1929, Milam County, Texas
AGED CONFEDERATE IS BURIED JANUARY 13
B. W. ROBISON, 89, OLDEST MEMBER OF LOCAL
MASONIC LODGE DIES ON JANUARY 12
B. W. Robison, 89, Confederate veteran and oldest member of the Masonic lodge in Cameron, died at his home in the Rice School House community Saturday morning, January 12, 1928.
Funeral services for the dead confederate were held Sunday afternoon, January 13, 129 from the residence, conducted by Rev. H. G. Kenney, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Cameron.
The Masonic burial rites conducted by members of San Andres Lodge of Cameron were held at the grave of the veteran. He was the oldest member of the lodge having been a member for sixty-four years. Interment was in the cemetery near his home.
He had planned a reunion of the family when his birthday should come this spring but death claimed him. Relatives living at widely separated points over the country were to have attended.
Pallbearers were Judge Jeff T. Kemp, Judge John Watson, J. L. Barmore, J. W. Haygood, John Nicholson and H. E. Garner.
Mr. Robison was a native of Alabama. He was born in March of 1840. He was a veteran of the war under Nathan Bedford Forrest, the South's great cavalry leader. He was a member of Company H 53rd Alabama Cavalry.
At the time of his death he had been a member of the Presbyterian church for 58 years. He is survived by his widow and seven children, all of whom were present except two sons, one in California and the other in West Texas, who could not attend the funeral.
The Cameron Herald(Cameron, Texas), 17 Jan 1929, Thu, Page 1
Nancy Ann Prescott Robison
Francis Monroe Robison
Daniel Nipper Robison
Dorsey L. Robison
Hattie Robison Colley
Perry Benjamin Robison
Calvin Parnell Robison
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