Francis Jane Robinson

Petersburg Observer, January 1, 1909

Death Of An Aged Woman
Mrs. Francis Jane Robinson Falls Asleep at the Ripe Age of 76 Years 7 months and 29 Days.

Francis Jane Cundiff was born in Wayne Co., Ky., April 28, 1832, came with her parents to Illinois when quite small and settled in Menard county, where she grew to womanhood and spent the remainder of her life. She was united in marriage with Ephraim Brewer in 1854. To this union were born four daughters, Mrs. Mary Wagner, of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Ellen Whitney, of this city, Mrs. L. J. Miller and Mrs. _. L. Plunkett, of Coffeyville, Kansas. Mr. Brewer died in 1867, and she was united in marriage with John Robinson on Jan. 1st, 1868 and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Eliza Linderman , of St. Louis, and Mrs. Nettie Hoffman, of Springfield, Illinois. She was united with the Baptist church a number of years ago and died in the Faith.

Mrs. Robinson, in her many years of residence in this city and community, won the high regard of a host of friends by an amiability of temper, kindliness of heart and charity of mind. As a child falls to sleep in the arms of its mother, so closed she her eyes and fell asleep on Sunday morning December 27, 1908, at the ripe old age of 76 years, 7 months, 29 days.

She leaves to mourn her decease, a husband, six daughters, twelve grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, and four sisters and a host of friends and acquaintances.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder W. M. Groves in the Christian church on Tuesday afternoon, after which interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks