Hamburg Undertaker is Victim of Acute Indigestion
Taken ill during the night, George C. Robinson, well know Hamburg funeral director, succumbed early on Saturday morning to an attack of acute indigestion, brought on by the eating of seafood the night before. He had not been in the best of health and only a short time before had had several teeth removed, believing this would rid him of his run-down feeling. The news of his death spread over the county Saturday morning, casting a gloom in Hamburg and Franklin where he was very well known. He was also well known for his activities as a fireman. George Robinson and the fire department were synonymous, he always taking a leading interest in its affairs, and particularly was he in his glory at the annual county firemens [sic] parade, where he could always be seen at the head of the Hamburg firemen. Practically since his residence in Hamburg he had been the department’s drillmaster. He was fifty-seven years old.
Mr. Robinson came to Hamburg in 1911 from Beacon, N.Y., hung out his shingle as a funeral director. At one time he was employed as a pullman conduction for several years in California. He was a past master of Samaritan Lodge, F. & A.M., of Sussex and a member of Dover Lodge, B.P.O.E. He also belonged to the Odd Fellows, Jr. O.U.A.M., P.O.S. of A., Modern Woodmen and other fraternal organizations.
George Corwin Robinson was born at Wappinger Falls, N.Y., September 28, 1879, the son of Dr. and Mrs. William B. Walden, of Walden, N.Y., who are among the survivors. He was twice married. His first wife died about eight years ago. Others surviving him are his second wife, Mrs. Edris Carr Robinson, and a daughter, Carolyn Robinson, at home; a son, Thew Corwin Robinson, of Franklin, who was associated in business with his father; and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Lockwood, Poughkeepsie.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late home, Rev. A.H. Derby, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. Interment was in North Church Cemetery. There was a military service in charge of Top Sergeant Clarence DeHart, of Newton, of Company E, New Jersey State Militia, in which George C. was a lieutenant.
Source: Undated newspaper clipping found on Ancestry. George C. Robinson died November 12, 1932.