The Caddo Herald
September 19, 1902
A Pioneer Gone
At his home four miles south of Caddo Monday evening, at 7:10 o’clock, Rev. Calvin B. Robinson died, aged 74 years, 8 months and 12 days. He had been ill only a short time and every attention that loving hands and kind friends could devise were paid him. The funeral was held at the family residence with Masonic honors Tuesday evening at 3 o’clock; interment at the family cemetery. There were in attendance a large number of friends and relatives of the family from every part of the country.
Rev. Calvin B. Robinson was born in Mississippi, December 27, 1827; his parents bieng Amzi Robinson of North Carolina and Emily Folsom of the Hyah-pah-tuk-kalo clan, and came to the Choctaw Nation in 1831. He was the first infant ever baptized in the Christian religion among the Choctaws and that at the hands of Rev. Silas Kingsbury, the Presbyterian Missionary. His mother died at Mountain Fork in the eastern part of the Nation and his father died a few miles north of where Durant now stands. He has always, since moving to the Nation, lived therein and in 1876 was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry. Since that time he has continually preached to his people and been the instrument of much good. His private life was one above reproach and his ministry was blessed with many conversions. During his 26 years ministry he has performed the marriage rites for 74 couples.
Rev. Robinson only leaves his field of labor in the body; his soul is not dead; he has fought the fight and gone for his reward. Many friends of the family extend condolence to the bereaved relatives. May the Master whom he served give peace to the grieved ones.