ROBINSON, Matthias West

City:  Martin

ROBINSON, Matthias West, teacher; born Alexandria, Tenn., Feb. 18, 1873; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Wm and Catherine (Smith) ROBINSON; paternal grandfather Edward ROBINSON; paternal grandmother Maggie (Truett) ROBINSON; maternal grandmother [sic] Nicholas SMITH; maternal grandmother Penelopy (Summers) SMITH; received education at various colleges of Tennessee; graduated at Southern Normal University and Hall-Moody Institute 1898-1905, receiving the degree of A. B. from the S. N. U. in 1898 and of A. M. from Hall-Moody Institute in 190_; married Mary Eleanor COUCH May 4, 1899; member K. of P.; Republican; member Baptist Church; Vice-President and Business Manager of Hall-Moody Institute; began business career as teacher; worked way through college by teaching; still engaged in that pursuit.

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