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Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. Byron Robinson

1855 – 1910

 
 
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By Keith L, June 27, 2007
1. Dr. Byron Robinson Marker
Inscription. Byron Robinson, born in southern Wisconsin, worked his way through Mineral Point Seminary and the University of Wisconsin from which he received a degree in 1878. In 1882, following graduation from Rush Medical College, Dr. Robinson located in Grand Rapids where he practiced medicine for seven years.

During this time Dr. Robinson made three trips to Europe to study gynecology and abdominal surgery at Heidelberg, Vienna, Berlin and London. In 1889 he was appointed to the chair of anatomy at Toledo Medical College. He also held professorships at Post Graduate Medical School, Illinois Medical School and Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery. In 1894 he married a co-worker, Dr. Lucy Wait.

As a citizen, he was always in the forefront in all movements for good, order and betterment of the community. Dr. Robinson personally donated the property for this park which is named in his honor.

World known for his work, studies and discoveries in Medicine, Dr. Robinson is best remembered for his kind, studious and conscientious treatment and his persevering fight for civic improvement.
 
Erected 1964. (Marker Number 27.)
 
Location. 44° 23.77′ N, 89° 48.34′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Rapids
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By Keith L, June 27, 2007
2. Marker at Byron Robinson Park
From the City of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin website: "Robinson Park is on the northeast side of the city. This is one of the most popular parks in Wisconsin Rapids. The facilities found here permit a wide range of events, social functions, and family gatherings. It is also a favorite stopping place for out-of-town visitors. It has towering evergreens and other trees. A number of facilities accommodate summer and winter recreational activities. Some of these are: slide, horseshoe courts, grassed volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, pavilion, swings, basketball court, drinking fountains, warming house, and low-board hockey area."
, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street North and Apricot Street, on the right when traveling north on 17th Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. V. F. W. Post 2534 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Daly House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Municipal Swimming Pool (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Wood County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Winnebago Indians (approx. one mile away); “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Corenso North America (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 27. Centralia on the west bank of the Wisconsin River, and Grand Rapids on the east side were united in 1900 as Grand Rapids, and later renamed Wisconsin Rapids.
 
Regarding Dr. Byron Robinson. Birth: April 11, 1855 Hollandale, Wisconsin
Death: March 23, 1910 River Forest, Illinois Burial: Middlebury Cemetery, 2548 County H, Brigham Township, Iowa County,
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By Keith L, July 27, 2007
3. Cemetery Monument
Frederick Byron Robinson 1855–1910
Wisconsin
 
Also see . . .
1. Frederick Byron Robinson. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
2. Historical Services - Dr. Byron Robinson & Dr. Lucy Waite. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
3. Two famous brothers. 1901 newspaper article (with photos) about brothers Byron and Warren Robinson. (Submitted on July 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 

4. Address by Dr, Byron Robinson. 1908 newspaper article with his address he delivered on the farm where he was born at Hollandale, Wisconsin. (Submitted on July 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 

5. Memorial to Dr. Nicholas Senn. 1908 newspaper article "Memorial to Dr. Nicholas Senn -- tells of his service to the world" by Dr. Byron Robinson. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
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By Keith L, July 27, 2007
4. Dr. Byron Robinson
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By Keith L, July 27, 2007
5. Back of Bronze Bust
Investigator Anatomist Author Surgeon TEACHER
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By Keith L, July 27, 2007
6. Side of Bronze Bust
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By Keith L, July 27, 2007
7. Side of Bronze Bust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,940 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on July 28, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on July 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5, 6, 7. submitted on July 28, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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