From the Daily Review Atlas in Monmouth Illinois. Dated Aug. 1918
Mrs. Emma (Her name actually was Emmer, as can be seen on her Grave Marker picture on the Reed
Cemetery Page) Robbins died at the home of her son Willis in Honeywell, Mo., August 4, 1918, and her
remains were brought to Kirkwood and taken to the home of her son, L.E. Robbins. Her funeral was held
the next day at Reed, with Dr. W.P. Nicholas of the Kirkwood Presbyterian church in charge, and the
burial was in the Reed cemetery.
Mrs. Robbins was born in England in 1839 and came to this country in 1842. In 1857 she married
Rankin Robbins, and to this union eleven children were born, four of whom survived her.
For forty years she lived in the Reed neighborhood, but twelve years before her death she went to
Missouri to make her home with her son. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her husband
preceeded her in death by thirteen years.