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,
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