life, with its cares, necessities and duties, affords ample opportunities for
acquiring experience of the best kind and its most beaten paths provide a true
worker with abundant scope for effort and improvement. This fact was recognized
early in life by George W. Robbins, one of the enterprising and representative
citizens of Winchester, who seized the small opportunities which he
encountered on the rugged hill that leads to life's lofty summit where lies the
ultimate goal of success, never attained by the weak, inactive and
ambitionless. Mr. Robbins has carried on special lines of endeavor with
that energy, discretion and perseverance which are sure to find their natural
sequence in definite success, and in such a man there is particular
satisfaction in offering in his life history justification for the compilation
of works of this character.|
Mr. Robbins was born August 21, 1847, in Ithaca, Darke county, Ohio. He is a son of Solomon and Mary (Shepherd) Robbins. The father was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, and was a son of Richard Robbins, who came to that locality in the year 1804 from Randolph county, North Carolina. The father of the subject of this sketch was born November 7, 1811, and the mother was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1813, and she came with her parents, Dennis Shepherd and wife, to Ithaca, Darke county, Ohio, in 1821.
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