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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Edward Robison (1869-1933)

Lawyer.

Born at Consecon, Ontario on 19 March 1869, eldest of three children of William A. Robison and Mary E. Barringer, he taught school at Alexander before studying law in Brandon and Winnipeg. He moved to Carman in 1899 in partnership with Frank M. Brown. He served as Mayor of Carman in 1912-1913, and was created a King’s Counsel in 1913. He was an active curler, a Mason, a Methodist, and a prominent Conservative politician who was never elected to office, having been a candidate in the 1925 federal election. On 11 July 1900, he married Anna Falconer (1882-1933). They had five children: Ivan Campbell Robison (1901-?), William James Robison (1902-?), Herbert Barringer Robison (1904-?), Norah Kathleen Robison (1905-?), and William Falconer Robison (1908-?). He died at Carman on 18 July 1933 and was buried in the Carman Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“H. E. Robison, well known lawyer of Carman, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 1933.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Carman man, former mayor, passes away,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 July 1933, page 5.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2017

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