Tag Archives: Tillie Robinson

Robinson Sent to Workhouse

Schwartz, W. B. - 1900-03-06Robinson Sent to Workhouse

Paul V. Robinson, who shot his wife, stenographer in the law office of W. B. Schwartz, on East Washington street, Jan. 19, was fined $160 and sentenced to the workhouse for six months, by Judge Alford, in the Criminal Court, yesterday. The original charge was assault and battery with intent to kill, but the intent was withdrawn and he was permitted to pleas guilty to assault and battery. Mrs. Robinson was shot in the back, but was not seriously hurt, and another shot came very near hitting Attorney Schwartz, who disarmed Robinson. About a week ago Mrs. Robinson filed suit for divorce.

CRIMINAL COURT

–Fremont Alford, Judge–

The State of Indiana vs. Paul Robinson; assault and battery to kill. Defendant withdrew former plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty. Find $160 and sentenced to the workhouse for six months.

“Robinson Sent to Workhouse,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 6 March 1900, p. 6, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 13 March 2014).

“Criminal Court,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 6 March 1900, p. 6, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 13 March 2014).

Robinson’s Mental Condition

Schwartz, W. B. - 1900-02-20ROBINSON’s MENTAL CONDITION

May Result in His Being Given a Workhouse Sentence.

It is probably that Paul V. Robinson, who shot and wounded his young wife, Tillie Robinson, at the office of Attorney Schwartz, where she was employed, will be given a workhouse sentence of about a year. It is claimed that Robinson is not mentally sound at all times and his family has been threatening to have a commission investigate his sanity with a view to putting him in the asylum. They are willing, however, for the State to send him to the workhouse for a year, and if it is concluded to do this there will probably be no defense in his case. An affidavit has been received from the judge of the Probate Court at Minneapolis stating that Robinson was arrested in that city last December and locked up on the insanity charge. The affidavit states that Robinson was in a bad state of mind at the time from worrying about his wife, who was in this city.

“Robinson’s Mental Condition,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 20 February 1900, p. 6, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 12 March 2013).

Tillie Robinson Now Free

Schwartz, W. B. - 1900-02-16TILLIE ROBINSON NOW FREE

She Secures a Divorce from Man Who Shot Her – Other Divorces.

Late yesterday afternoon Judge Allen, of the Circuit Court, granted a divorce to Mrs. Tillie Robinson, who was shot and wounded by her husband, Paul Robinson, on Jan. 21, at the office of Attorney Schwartz, where Mrs. Robinson was employed as a clerk. The woman looks to be about twenty-three years old and is rather pretty. The wound given her by her husband has almost healed.

Robinson was not in court when the case was called and Judge Allen instructed the bailiff to call him. Bailiff Twiname called Robinson three times, but he did not respond. Some one remarked that Robinson was in jail and couldn’t very well respond. Mrs. Robinson told her story and the court gave her a divorce and restored her maiden name, Tillie Gisler. She said she was married to Robinson on Dec. 15, 1897. She said he failed to support her properly and associated with other women. She said that when she learned of his immoral conduct she left him. Their trouble culminated on Jan. 21, last, when he came to the office where she was employed and shot her.

“Tillie Robinson Now Free,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 16 February 1900, p. 6, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 12 March 2014).