Asa Robinson

(1850-1949). Minister and administrator. Reared in a Christian home in New Brunswick, Canada, he went at the age of 20 to Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, to convince his brother, Dores, who was keeping Saturday as the Sabbath, of his mistake. He not only failed but was himself convinced. In 1876 he married Loretta, the twelfth child of William Farnsworth, pioneer Sabbathkeeper in Washington, New Hampshire. Invited by S. N. Haskell to become a self-supporting colporteur in 1882, he and his wife spent several months selling Uriah Smith’s Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation . Their two sons, Erban and Dores, at the time were not yet 5 years old. In 1884, again at Haskell’s invitation, they entered city mission work in New Bedford, Boston, and Worcester, Massachusetts, and in Brooklyn, New ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.