Bussiere, Robinson, Gingras and more ...
1862 - 1913 (50 years)
||George Patrick ROBINSON |
|Relationship||with Brian Mark BUSSIERE
||8 Feb 1862
||L'anse Des Meres, Sillery, Quebec
||23 Aug 1889
||Kansas City, Missouri
||23 Oct 1894
||College Chapel, St-Joseph, Missouri
|Ordained by Bishop Maurice Burke |
||New Orleans, Louisiana 
||Saint-Columba-DE-Sillery Parish, Sillery, Quebec
||30 Jan 1913
||Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
||1 Feb 1913
||Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
||6 siblings |
||Bussiere Robinson | Brian's ancestors
||28 Feb 2020 |
||George ROBINSON, b. 24 Apr 1833, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, England , d. 14 Mar 1915, Québec, Québec (Age 81 years) |
||Margaret Matilda O'BRIEN, b. 11 Oct 1832, Ste-Foy, Québec , d. 24 May 1875, L'Anse Des Mères, Sillery, Québec (Age 42 years) |
||16 Jun 1858
||Saint-Columba-DE-Sillery Parish, Sillery, Quebec
- Anastasia Connolly-Bogue signed as a witness at George and Margaret's wedding (possibly her maid-of-honor). Other witnesses were John Roache and Mary Fitzpatrick.
Extract from the register of St-Colomba-de-Sillery Church:
"Marriage 12 - G. Robertson & Marg. O'Brien
On the sixteenth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight by virtue of a dispensation granted by the Very Reverend C. F. Cazeau, Vicar General of this diocefs for the purpose of withdrawing the prohibition of the church which prevents George Robinson protestant of the parish of Quebec, the son of age of Nelson George Robinson and of the late Caroline Christopher of Bytown on the one part and Margaret O'Brien of this parish, the daughter of age of the late Patrick O'Brien and of Mary Roache of this parish on the other part from contracting marriage with one another, and a dispensation of publication of abnns having been granted by the above Vicar General, no other impediment to their marriage having been discovered, we the undersigned parish priest received their mutual consent of marriage in the presence of John Roche and of Ann Roche, Anastasia Bogue, Mary Fitzpatrick, Mary McInenly and Eliza Robitaille undersigned with the bride and groom, two words between lines good.
Margaret O'Brien (signature)
Geo. Robinson (signature)
Anastasia Bogue (signature)
Mary Fitzpatrick (signature)
Mary McInenly (signature)
Anne Roche (signature)
Eliza Robitaille (signature)
Jno Roche (signature)
P.H. Harkin P.P."
|Born - 8 Feb 1862 - L'anse Des Meres, Sillery, Quebec
|Census information - 1881 - Québec, Québec
|Professed - 23 Aug 1889 - Kansas City, Missouri
|Ordained - Ordained by Bishop Maurice Burke - 23 Oct 1894 - College Chapel, St-Joseph, Missouri
|Baptism - - Saint-Columba-DE-Sillery Parish, Sillery, Quebec
|Died - 30 Jan 1913 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
|Buried - 1 Feb 1913 - Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Baptism - Birth Docs
||George Patrick Robinson - Baptism 1862|
On the ninth of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty two, we the undersigned priest baptise George Patrick, born yesterday of the lawful marriage of George Robinson, bookkeeper, and Margaret O'Brien of this parish. The sponsors were Martin O'Brien and Catherine O'Brien, undersigned with the father.
Catherine O'Brien (sig)
Martin O'Brien (sig)
Geo. Robinson (sig)
PH Harkin, PP
||1881 Census - Canada - George Robinson
Location: Champlain road, Quebec City
George Robinson (noted as Robertson) - 48 yrs old - widower - merchant
George P. Robinson - 19 yrs old - clerk
Nelson W. Robinson - 17 yrs old - student
Albert Ed. Robinson - 16 yrs old - student
Alfred M. Robinson - 12 yrs old - student
Mary Elizabeth - 7 yrs old - student
Mary O'Brien - 76 yrs old - Ireland - widow
Mary O'Brien - 33 yrs old
Louisa Sinclair - 19 yrs old
- Godparents - Martin O'Brien (Uncle) and Kate O'Brien (Aunt).
George decided to become a Redemptorist priest at the age of 24. He applied for and was admitted to the Redemptorist juvenate in Kansas City in 1886. He was invested in the habit on August 23rd, 1888, and was professed on August 23rd, 1889. His novice master was Father Joseph Firle. His studendate days were also spent at Kansas City. As a student he was conscientious, hard-working and a model of regular observance. His kind, gentle manners and manly principles won the respect and admiration of his fellow students and superiors. He was raised to priesthood on October 23rd, 1894 by Bishop Maurice Burke of St-Joseph, Missouri in the college chapel.
After completion of his studies in the studendate, he was assigned to Detroit (1895), then to St-Louis (1896). He made his second novitate at Kirkwood (Windsor Springs) under the direction of father Timothy Enright (July 5 to September 4, 1897). He was then assigned for a year to St-Alphonsus "Rock" Church in St-Louis. On April 19, 1898, he was sent to New Orleans, spending most of his time in charge of Notre Dame Church. His administration of the parish was remembered as one of progress, charity, prudence and the most self-sacrificing zeal. His heart was with the people of New Orleans.
He was sent to Grand Rapids, Michigan on Octber 26th, 1909 - his final appointment. In his quiet, unassuming way, he went about doing good, never resting, always ready and willing to answer the call of duty. The admirable constancy of his zeal and charity was discovered by those in distress and affliction and Father Robinson soon became the "always-to-be-counted-upon friend" of the sick and the poor.
During the Christmas holidays of 1912, he contracted what seemed to be a severe cold, but paying little attention to it, he continued his duties, having at that time an unusual amount of work at hand. But Father Cantwell, his superior, fearing that the cold could develop into pneumonia, suggested that he go to St-Mary's Hospital for a little rest and treatment. He yielded. On leaving the house he said more seriously than in jest that it was positively humiliating to be railroaded off for a vacation when there was so much sickness in the parish and so much work to be done.
He spent little more than two weeks at St-Mary's, saying Mass each morning and performing with great zeal and devotion the ordinary duties of chaplain. He visited patients daily, impressing all with his gentleness and charity and winning back a few souls who had strayed from the Faith.
He returned home on January 28th saying "This enforced retirement has been refreshing to the body and soul. I've really made a nice little retreat! Tomorrow I must settle down to work; I've been loafing long enough! I have a hundred things to do and the good Lord only knows where I am to begin!"
On the evening of January 29th, 1913, while instructing a young couple in the Faith, Father Robinson was siezed with cerebral apoplexy. Before leaving for the hospital, Father Cantwell administered the last sacrements. Father Robinson made his confession in characteristic childlike way, and after his act of contrition, repeated devoutly and distinctly the aspiration: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul!" He died a few hours later.
The funeral services were held on February 1st in St-Alphonsus Church. The solemn high mass was offered by his cousin Father Connolly. Bishop Richter of Grand Rapids presided and gave the final blessing.
He was buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- [S85] 1900 US Federal Census.
New Orleans Ward 10, Orleans, Louisiana; Page 11; Emuneration District: 0099; FHL microfilm: 1240574