Arthur Willette Robinson (1883-1979)

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Arthur Willette Robinson
Sex: Male
Birth: December 6, 1883
in Wilkinson County, Georgia
Death: February 9, 1979
in Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia
Burial: Wades Baptist Church Cemetery,
Cooperville, Screven County, Georgia
Father: William Thomas Robinson
Mother: Mary Harriet McArthur
Spouse/Partner: Susie Floy Blackburn
Marriage: April 6, 1915
in Screven County, Georgia

         Large land owner and farmer who was known as Grindy to his grandchildren. He moved with his parents from Wilkinson County to Bulloch County between 1886 and 1889, and he probably moved from Bulloch to Screven County in 1915 upon his marriage or shortly before. His move to Screven County was one of the first such moves in his family. He first settled in the Dover area, following in the footsteps of his uncle, James Wiley Robinson, and his old house there is still occupied. In Dover, he operated a general mercantile store with his brother, James Bert Robinson, and acquired timberland and farmland nearby which his son managed. He served 36 years as rural letter carrier before retiring in 1953. He was a deacon and later deacon emeritus of Wades Baptist Church, where he also served many years as church clerk. He was also a member of the local Masonic Lodge (probably Sylvania Masonic Lodge #301) for over 50 years. He moved from Dover with his son's family to the area of Cooperville where they would all live in a home on Cameron Road (it was built in 1950 with two kitchens so the two families could live independently under the same roof).

         We have a few pieces of furniture that belonged to him and his wife. The night I helped drive them back to Auburn, I must have encountered the thickest fog I have ever seen between Ft. Valley and Columbus, Georgia. I could only drive about 35 miles an hour on a four-lane highway.


Name Birth Death
Children of Arthur Willette Robinson and Susie Floy Blackburn

Arthur Willette Robinson, Jr. August 4, 1917
Screven County, Georgia
November 8, 2000
near Cooperville, Screven County, Georgia

Mary Jeanette Robinson December 31, 1918
Screven County, Georgia
April 21, 2006
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama


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