ROBINSON, CHARLES ADAMS, son of Amos C. and Eliza (Adams) Robinson,
was born in Barton, Vermont in 1845.
A. C. Robinson was a pioneer in securing the extension of the Passumpsic
railroad from St. Johnsbury to Newport. He built the large depot store
occupied by Tower Brothers and in company with General E. B. Chase, of
Lyndon, was there extensively engaged in trade many years.
He was an energetic and public-spirited citizen, a Democrat in politics
and as such represented Barton in the legislature in 1837.
Charles was the third son of a family of nine children and was his
father's efficient assistant in his mercantile business during his youth
and early manhood.
Later he was in trade with his father and also with a younger brother
a few years. In March, 1882, he removed to St. Johnsbury. In 1868 he became
an agent for the United States and Canada Express Co. and continued in
their employ until the consolidation with the American Express Co., whose
agent he then became, and still fills that position at St. Johnsbury. Last
January rounded out thirty-five years of continuous service, the longest
of any express agent on the Passumpsic division.
The local business has doubled in amount since Mr. Robinson came
to St. Johnsbury and three assistants are constantly employed. He has formed
a wide circle of acquaintances and friends and is recognized as an efficient
and reliable official and genial citizen.
Mr. Robinson married Emily J. E Haskell of Barton, January 1st,
1868, and their only son, Charles H. Robinson, is clerk in the express
office. Mrs. Robinson died in March, 1897. Mr. Robinson married Mrs. Anne
E. McCracken of St. Johnsbury in September, 1900.
Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical
Publishing Company, 1904, page 113-114.
by Tom Dunn, September 2005.