Etc. -- Judge James Robb's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article from the 15 Feb 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Judge Robb dies suddenly 
in Toronto

A couple of weeks ago The Reformer stated that Judge Robb had closed his residence here and gone to Toronto to spend the remainder of the winter there. Since then people from Simcoe had met him in that city and described him as being better in health than usual.

Yesterday word was received here that he had succumbed at ten o'clock that morning to an attack of pneumonia. The body will be brought to Trinity Church, Simcoe, this evening. At 10 o'clock tomorrow a service will be held in the church, after which the funeral will proceed to St. John's Cemetery, Woodhouse.

The late Judge Robb was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, on 17 Apr 1837. He was a son of the Rev. Ralph Robb, a Presbyterian clergyman. He came to Canada in 1843 with his parents and lived for a while in Halifax, afterwards in Hamilton, Ontario.

Judge Robb came to Simcoe to join the legal firm of Tisdale & Livingstone about 1870. In 1875 he married Emma Isabella, daughter of the late Judge Salmon. She predeceased him 10 years ago.

He succeeded to the judgeship of Norfolk on the death of Judge Livingstone in January 1890. He was superannuated three years ago.

He was for 30-odd years the moving spirit of the Simcoe Public Library and was also for a time president of the Norfolk Historical Society. He was an Anglican and had been a lay delegate from Trinity Church to the Synod of Huron for many years.


Also see
Judge Robb's
Old Boys' Bio

Also see his
1895 profile

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