|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|ROBBINS, Solomon H||76||Carlyle IL||Constitution and Union||Carolyn Kress Dennis|
Constitution and Union, Carlyle, Illinois
Died - At his residence, in Carlyle, February 12th, 1880, Solomon H. ROBBINS, aged 76 years, 3 month and 6 days.
The deceased had been confined to his room for a whole year, and his death was therefore not unlooked for by his relatives, friends and neighbors. He came to Carlyle about twelve years ago and by his kindly manner and gentleman bearing, being a man who interested himself only to his own affairs, won the respect and esteem of all who learned to know him. In his younger days he had been quite wealthy, but, through over confidence in others he was brought to straitened circumstances some years prior to his removal from the city of St. Louis to this place. He bore his misfortune with a fortitude rarely equaled, never complaining, nor losing his energy nor industry until stricken down with his last illness, and was always a man of good habits. He leaves a widow and several children, the latter being all grown and married.
Services were held at the residence on the afternoon of the 12th, and that evening the remains were conveyed to the city of St. Louis, where they were interred on Saturday, the funeral taking place from the residences of the deceased's son-in-law, Hon. John J. ONEILL, 2705 Grand Avenue.
Mr. Robbins was well known in St. Louis as will be seen by the following from the Republican of that city:
"Death of an Old Citizen" -- Solomon H. Robbins, and old citizen of St. Louis, died yesterday at the ripe age of 76 years, at Carlyle, Ill., where he had been residing for the past eight or nine years. Mr. Robbins was for fifty years a resident of this city, being actively engaged in the cattle trade and also connected to one of the earliest packet lines to Memphis. He owned considerable property in the vicinity where Washington University now stands, Robbins Lane being the name now given to what was once a private road leading into his grounds. His property long blocked Washington Avenue near 17th street, and marked the limit of the improved portion of the city. His remains will be interred in this city.
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