Burwash Robinson General Store

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Burwash Robinson General Store

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circa 1902 to 1960s


Alfred Burwash Robinson was born on August 6, 1874, in Shediac, New Brunswick, to Jane Amos and John Mathias Robinson. He died in 1969 in Sackville, New Brunswick. He was buried next to his wife Margaret I. Cook (1871-1939) at the Four Corners Upper Sackville Cemetery. Burwash opened a general store between 1902-1903, adding a post office at the same location shortly afterwards. Burwash lived nearby in the small house near Harper Lane (now 352 Main Street, Middle Sackville) and was assisted by his son-in-law George Creasy. He operated a grocery store in 1927, and he is believed to have owned and operated a tannery, but we are uncertain of the dates of operation. All of Burwash’s businesses were located in Middle Sackville. Although we do not know how long Burwash operated the general store and post office, we know that in the 1950’s Burwash’s son-in-law George Creasy was the chief operator. The vacant Burwash Robinson General Store and Post Office building were torn down in 2004.


Middle Sackville, New Brunswick

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General Store and Post Office

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Opened by Burwash Robinson and later operated by George Creasy.

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Created by JC Bennett

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