The Clarksburg Telegram., March 30, 1900
Joseph L. Robinson, Esq., is quite ill this week with heart trouble.
‘Uncle’ Joe Robinson is Dead
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 13, 1900
Joseph L. Robinson, Esq., died at the home of Thomas Tinsman at 8 o’clock, Wednesday morning, April 11, 1900, of softening of the brain, heart disease and ailments incident to old age.
The funeral will be held at 3 o’clock this Friday afternoon and interment will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Mr. Robinson was born in Frederick county, Va., near Winchester, May 9, 1822, and was in his 78th year.
He came to Clarksburg in November, 1846, and has since resided here, save a few years about the time of the Civil war during which he resided at Buckhannon, conducting a drug store there.
He was a shoe-maker by trade, skilled and highly proficient.
The deceased was honorable, and upright, honest in all his dealings, modest and unassuming in manner, sincere and strong in his convictions, possessing great firmness of character, and was a good and useful citizen.
He was twice married. His first wife was a Miss Waters and the second, Miss Sarah Leech. The latter survives him. Of the first union, P. M. Robinson was the only child. By the second the children are John L., Frederick, Jessie and Mrs. Anna Heavener. The last named lives in Illinois.
The Clarksburg Telegram., April 20, 1900, page 3
The funeral of Joseph L. Robinson Esq., whose death the Telegram reported last week, took place Friday afternoon and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.