Belle was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Edward Robinson (1866-1928).
Together, the couple bore two known children -- Ross Robinson and Marybelle Croll.
Sadly, Edward died of unknown causes in 1928, at the age of 62.
Belle outlived her husband by 35 years.
In her later years, she resided in the home of son Ross in Tontogany.
~ Son Ross Robinson ~
Son Ross R. Robinson (1890- ? ) was born in 1890.
He married Nellie Smith (1890- ? ), a native of New York.
Ross owned a grocery and meat market in Tontogany.
They were the parents of Alfred Edward Robinson.
In 1920, when the federal census was enumerated, the Robinsons lived in Tontogany, with Ross working as a wholesale butcher. Residing just a few doors away was Ross's great-uncle and aunt, Jacob and Louise (Finkenbiner) Miner and their unmarried son Jay.
Sadness shook their world in 1921, when infant son Alfred was born prematurely, and died in childbirth on July 20, 1921. Burial was in Tontogany Cemetery.
According to a newspaper article, Ross also "was an employe of the Wood County engineer's office and the old American Propeller Co., Toledo, before his retirement in 1950." His cousin-in-law, Harry Goodger Sr., also owned it at one time.
Ross was the first 'Noble Grand' of the Tontogany Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). According to the 1975 booklet, Tontogany Times, he "saw his son Gerald S. and grandson, John E. become Noble Grands of the lodge." Ross's cousin Harvey "Dean" Miner served as Recording Secretary of the lodge.
~ Granddaughter Marybelle (Robinson) Croll ~
Granddaughter Marybelle Robinson (1913- ? ) was born in 1913.
She was a 1930 graduate of Washington Township High School, and is mentioned in the alumni section of the school's 1932 Toganette yearbook.
Marybelle married Gerald D. Croll, a well-known co-owner of the Croll Funeral Homes of Tontogany and Grand Rapids, OH.
Licensed in 1935, Gerald and his brother Paul jointly owned the facility for many years, with Gerald retiring in 1972.
Grandson Gerald S. Robinson (1915- ? ) was born in 1915.
He married Margaret ( ? - ? ).
He and Margaret helped to sponsor publication of the Tontogany Times booklet and are mentioned on its pages.
Margaret once served as clerk of the Washington Township School Board.
More will be added here when learned.
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