Alvin Locke Robison Biography (1834-1922)


Alvin Locke Robison Biography (1834-1922)

Alvin Locke Robison Biography (1834-1922)

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Alvin Locke Robison Biography (1834-1922)

Born: 9 Mar 1834 Clay, New York
Died: 13 Jun 1922 Richfield, Utah
Father: Joseph Robison
Mother: Lucretia Hancock
Siblings: Alfred Robison
Benjamin Hancock Robison
Joseph Vickery Robison
Alvin Locke Robison
Emily Robison
William Henry Robison
Mary Robison
Lucretia Proctor Robison
Proctor Hancock Robison
Almon Robison
Albert Robison
Adelia Robison
Franklin Alonzo Robison
Spouse: Mary Catherine Olmstead
Married: 21 Aug 1867
Children: Frank Alvin Robison
Joseph Alvin Robison
Henry William Robison
Irwin Garfield Robison
Edward Ellis Robison
Stella Josephine Robison


Alvin Locke Robison Biography (1834-1922)


The Richfield Reaper, Thursday, 22 Jun 1922, p. 1:


Funeral services for Alvin Robison were held at the family residence, corner of Fifth East and Fifth North streets, last Thursday afternoon under the direction of Bishop H. J. Hansen.

The speakers were Willard Snow, Bishop Morrel of Fremont and J. E. Heppler. The two first named speakers had known decedent during the years of his residence in Wayne county where he had served as county attorney and as probate judge under the territorial form of government.

Both speakers told of his honesty, integrity and interest in the community. While not a member of the dominant church he had a warm affection for Utah and its people and he had always defended them when attacked!

J. E. Heppler had lived neighbor to decedent ever since the latter came to Richfield. Mr. Heppler had found great delight in associating with Mr. Robison, whose mind was keen, active and alive to the great developments of the present day.

Mr. Robison was deeply interested in every world movement in which the United States took part, and he displayed an intense patriotism in all that concerned his country. He was a well-read man and had a vast fund of information.

Bishop Hansen offered a few closing remarks in which he pointed out that Mr. Robison had made three trips across the plains in the early days assisting emigrants and bringing in supplies.

He was born in New York state in 1834 and came to Utah in 1854, a young man of 20 years.

Later he returned to his native state where he taught school and still later he moved west to Chicago where he was engaged on the police force. Subsequently he returned to Utah, living in Millard county and then in Wayne. He has been a resident of Richfield for several years.

Music was furnished by a mixed quartette under the direction of John Hood and among the numbers sung were two favorites of decedent, “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Jesus, lover of my soul.”

The body was taken to Fillmore for interment by his five sons and his son-in-law, J. H. Sandall.

Mrs. Robison is afflicted with rheumatism and was unable to accompany the remains to their final resting place.

The Millard County Progress, Friday, 23 Jun 1922, page 1:


Alvin L. Robison, a Pioneer of the early days, died at Richfield, Utah on Tuesday June 13th at the age of 88 years. He was born in the state of New York on March 9th, 1834.

He came to Utah in the early fifties, settling in Fillmore, Utah. He made several trips across the plains with ox teams to bring provisions to Utah.

His funeral was held in the chapel on Friday June 16th at 3 o’clock P.M. The Ward choir furnished the music. The opening prayer was by F. A. Robison.

The speakers were George C. Viele, Lyman Robison, and Parker Robison. The closing prayer was by F. Earl Stott. Burial took place in the family plot at the cemetery.


Alvin Locke Robison Biography (1834-1922)


  • Name variations:
    • Alvin Jack [single line list, p. 40; Master list, p. 380]
    • Alvin Lock [cemetery records, p. 57]
  • Ranney, Lucretia Lyman. American Ancestry of Joseph Robison and his wife Lucretia Hancock, p. 11
  • Builders of Early Millard, Stella H. Day, ed., pp. 598, 603
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Mr. George Linn Sandall
Family of: Alvin Locke Robison & Mary Catherine Olmstead
  • Nicolo, Margaret LaDean Sutton Sweeting. Sweeting Family Records Binder
  • 1850 Federal Census, Illinois, Will County, Crete, Page #168, Dwelling #96, Family #97, Enumerated 20 Sep 1850:

Alvan, 16, m, farmer, NY, at school
  • 1880 Federal Census, Disk 35, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, Source: FHL Film 1255336, Page 467C:
Alvin L. ROBISON Self M M W 43 NY Occ: Farmer Fa: NY Mo: VT

Mary C. Wife F M W 31 MI Occ: Keeping House Fa: MI Mo: CAN
Frank Son M S W 11 IL Occ: At School Fa: NY Mo: MI
Joseph Son M S W 8 IL Fa: NY Mo: MI
Henry Son M S W 4 UT Fa: NY Mo: MI
  • Death, Burial: Lichfield, Beulah Menlove. Cemetery Records, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, p. 57:
Name: ROBISON, Alvin Lock
Born: 1834 in New York state
Age at Death:
Parents: Joseph Robison & Lucretia Hancott
Died: 13 Jun 1922
Buried: in Fillmore Block 92, Lot 1/2
Reported by: Peter Christensen
Comments: Married. Lived last in Richfield, Utah
  • Death, Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Single Line List, by Deceased Name, 22 A pr 1990, p. 40:
ROBISON, Alvin Jack
BLK 92, Lot 1, Grave 8
d. 6-13-1922
  • Death, Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Master List, by Deceased Name, 13 Jun 19 94, p. 380:
ROBISON, Alvin Jack
BLK 92, Lot 1, Grave 8
b. New York
d. 6-13-1922 Richfield, Utah
Age at death – 83 yrs 3 mo 4 days
Current Owner: Robison, Howard A.


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