COLONEL JAMES ROBINSON, VETERAN OF ARMY, 73
NEW YORK, New York, June 9, 1950 – Colonel James Parsons Robinson, United States Army, retired, of Washington, D.C. and South Egremont, Massachusetts, died Wednesday in Hudson, New York, at the age of 73, according to word received here yesterday.
After graduation from the Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1900, Colonel Robinson served in Puerto Rico and the Philippines. During the First World War he commanded the 318th Field Artillery Division in France. Before his retirement for disability in 1930, he was in charge of enrollment in Citizens Military Training camps in the Second Corps Area.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edna MacMurray Robinson; a son, Hugh MacMurray Robinson, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert W. Fuller 3rd.
Courtesy of: Hugh Fuller, February 2008
My grandparents are Colonel James Parsons Robinson, United Stated Military Academy 1900, Field Artillery, fought in the Philippine Insurrection and then in World War I, died 1950, and his wife Edna MacMurray Robinson, born 1876, raised in the Army including the frontier posts, married my grandfather and served with him, bearing him three children and dying in 1977.
ROBINSON, JAMES PARSONS
- COL FA USA RET
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/07/1950
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 4666 RH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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