Alonzo Franklin Robison (1873-1949)

Frank Robison
Grandpa Frank
Born:16 Jan 1873 Fillmore, Utah
Died:7 Feb 1949 Logan, Utah
Father:Franklin Alonzo Robison
Mother:Isabella Eleanor Marden Pratt
Siblings:Alonzo Franklin Robison
Parley Proctor Robison
Joseph Alfred Robison
Herma Lucretia Robison
Belinda Pratt Robison
Ruth Pratt Robison
Isabella Pratt Robison
Carrie Pratt Robison
Alma Pratt Robison
Harmel Pratt Robison
Parker Pratt Robison
Olea Pratt Robison
Willis Nephi Robison
Lois Hattie Robison
Josephine Robison
Herbert Alonzo Robison
Ella Adelia Robison
Alverna Robison
Ancil Platt Robison
Addie Florence Robison
Archie Robison
Bernard Thorpe Robison
Nolan Frederick Robison
Lowell Robison
Homer Franklin Robison
Eldred Vickery Robison
Loran Culbert Robison
Lindon Wells Robison
Alda Leona Robison
Married:29 May 1895 Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse:Gertrude Amelia Peterson
Children:Aaron Wayne Robison
Melvin Alonzo Robison
Parley Pratt Robison
Herma Vernell Robison
Evelyn Robison
Married:8 Jun 1932 Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse:Evelyn Peterson
Married:17 Mar 1937 Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse:Mary Jane Hale

The Progress, Friday, February 11, 1949, page 1:

Was a Former Mayor
Of Fillmore

Alonzo Franklin Robison, 76, a former mayor of Fillmore, died at his residence 66 W. 2nd North, Logan, Monday at 2:50 p.m. of causes incident to age.

A son of Franklin Alonzo Robison and Eleanor Pratt Robison, he was born at Fillmore, January 15, 1873.

He had lived in Fillmore most of his life, where he engaged in stock-raising. After retiring he moved to Manti, where he did temple work in the Manti temple. He later moved to Logan where he also was an active temple worker.

Mr. Robison married Amelia Peterson in the LDS Endowment house, Salt Lake City, May 29, 1895. She died Aug. 8, 1930, and he married Mrs. Mary Napper of Logan, March 17, 1937 in Fillmore.

Surviving are two sons, A. Wayne and Melvin Robison, Fillmore; two daughters, Mrs. Vernell R. Steggell, Salt Lake City and Mrs. Evelyn Bailey, Los Angeles; eight brothers and sisters, Parker P., Alfred and Harmel Robison, Mrs. Herma R. King, Mrs. Linda Young, Mrs. Carrie Despain, Mrs. Olea Davies and Mrs. Ruth Peterson; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; also several half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were conducted in Logan Wednesday, after which the body was brought to Fillmore for additional services and burial in the Fillmore Cemetery. An account of these services will appear in next weeks issue.


The Progress, Friday, February 18, 1949, page 1:


Funeral services for Alonzo Franklin Robison, 76, were held in the Fillmore Ward Friday, February 11, 1949, under the direction of Bishop Von Taylor. They were as follows:
     Invocation - E. L. Black
     Vocal solo - Marilyn Brunson
     Speakers were Ashby Robison, Parker Robison and Bishop Taylor
     Vocal trio - Libby Lambert, Orpha Taylor and Melva Day
     Instrumental trio - Edith Callister at the organ; Marjorie Brunson Robison at the piano and Carolyn Stevens on the violin
     Vocal duet - Culbert Robison and Thomas Whatcott
     Closing prayer - Archie Robison
     The grave was dedicated by J. Blake Davies

Mr. Robison died at his home in Logan February 7, of causes incident to age. While he had been ailing, he was not bedfast, and he slipped away while sitting in his rocking chair after lunch. Services were held in his home ward in Logan Wednesday.

A former mayor of Fillmore, Mr. Robison had also served as a City Councilman and in other civic capacities. He was very active in Church work.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary N. Robison; two sons, A. Wayne and Melvin Robison of Fillmore; two daughters, Mrs. Vernell R. Steggel of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Evelyn Bailey of Los Angeles; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters.


*Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo
              Robison Family, p. 27.

*Day, Stella H., ed. Builders of Early Millard, p. 603.

*Lichfield, Beulah Menlove. Cemetery Records, Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah, pp. 58, 59.

*Robison, Aaron Wayne. A Short History of the Life of Alonzo Franklin Robison

*Millard County Chronicle Progress, April 10, 1986, p. 11, Obituary: Robison, Aaron Wayne

*1880 Federal Census, Utah, Millard County, Fillmore City, Page #9, Dwelling #75, Family #84:
                ROBISON, Franklin A.
                                    Alonzo F., w, m, 7, son, single, at school, UT

*Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
                                   Name: Robison, Alonzo Franklin
                                   Born: 16 Jan 1873
                                   Blessed: 25 Feb 1892
                                   Recorded: Vol. 176, Page 384

*Marriage: FHL Film #482022, Millard County Marriage Register, Book B, Page 68:
The People of the Territory of Utah}
                           County of Millard}       Marriage License
To any person legally Authorized to solemnize marriage, Greeting:
     You are hereby Authorized to Join in Holy Matrimony Mr. A. F. Robison, of Fillmore City, in the County of Millard, and Territory of Utah, of the age of 22 years, and Miss Gertrude A. Peterson, of Fillmore City, in the County of Millard, and Territory of Utah, of the age of 19 years.
     Witness my hand as clerk of the Probate Court and seal the seal of said Court hereto affixed at my office in Fillmore City, in said County, this 20th day of May A. D. 1895
                                    T. C. Callister  Clerk of Probate Court
                                By                        Deputy
Territory of Utah,      }
                                 }  ss.
County of Salt Lake, }            I hereby certify, that on the 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five at Salt Lake City in said County, I, undersigned, an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did join in the Holy Bands of Matrimony, according to law, Alonzo F. Robison, of the County of Millard Territory of Utah, and Gertrude A. Peterson of the County of Millard, Territory of Utah. The nature of the ceremony was according to the rite of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a present mutual agreement of marriage between the parties for all time.
     We were Married as stated in this Certificate, and are now husband & wife.
Signed A. F. Robison              Groom}
Signed Gertrude A. Peterson     Bride }                 John R. Winder
In the presence of James P. Freeze       Witness}
                            Theo. McKearn       Witness}
Recorded June 4th 1895

*Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
                                   Name: Robison, Alonzo Franklin
                                   Born: 16 Jan 1873
                                   Blessed: 12 Jun 1895
                                   Recorded: Vol. 1138, Page 91

*Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
                                   Name: Robison, Alonzo Franklin
                                   Born: 16 Jan 1873
                                   Blessed: 12 Jun 1895
                                   Recorded: Vol. 483, Page 80

*Purchase: The Progress, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, Friday, 16 Jun 1916,  p. 8:
                   Frank Robison has purchased a new Overland car and can be seen enjoying his purchase nightly.

*Injury: The Progress, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, Friday, 16 Mar 1917,  p. 8:
              Last Saturday Frank Robison had the misfortune to drop a railroad rail on his left foot while loading same into a wagon, badly crushing that member. Dr. Stevens dressed the wounds.

*Patriarchal Blessing: Historian's Office, Index to Blessings:
                                   Name: Robison, Alonzo Franklin
                                   Born: 16 Jan 1873
                                   Blessed: 17 Oct 1928
                                   Recorded: Vol. 586, Page 343

*Marriage: Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937:
                   Name:  Alonzo F Robison
                   Titles and Terms:  Mr
                   Event Type:  Marriage
                   Event Date:  17 Mar 1937
                   Event Place:  Sanpete, Utah, United States
                   Age:  64
                   Birth Year (Estimated):  1873
                   Father's Name:  Franklin A Robison
                   Mother's Name:  Isabella E Pratt
                   Spouse's Name:  Mary H Napper
                   Spouse's Titles and Terms:  Mrs
                   Spouse's Age:  63
                   Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):  1874
                   Spouse's Father's Name:  John Felix Hale
                   Spouse's Mother's Name:  Ann Spencer
                   GS Film number:  0481523
                   Digital Folder Number:  004624229
                   Image Number:  00358

*Note: Frank was sealed to Evelyn Peterson in Manti after her death; Geneva Speakman standing as her proxy.

*Death: Sexton's Record, Fillmore City Cemetery, Book 3, p. 4:
            Alonzo Franklin Robison
            Age: 76y 22d
            Born: Fillmore City
            Physician: C. C. Randall
            Died: 7 Feb 1949, Logan, Utah
            Cause: congestive heart failure
            Buried: Fillmore City Cemetery, Block 33, Lot 3, Grave 1

*Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Single Line List, by Deceased Name, 22 Apr 1990, p. 40:
                        ROBISON, Alonzo Franklin
                        BLK 33,  Lot 3, Grave 7
                        d. 2-07-1949

*Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Master List, by Deceased Name, 13 Jun 1994, p. 380:
                        ROBISON, Alonzo Franklin
                        BLK 33, Lot 3, Grave 7
                        b. Fillmore, Utah
                        d. 2-07-1949 Logan, Utah
                        Comments: Age at death - 76 yrs 22 days
                        Current Owner: Robison, A. F.
                        Original Owner: Robison, A. F.

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