Oscar Ellsworth Robinson, musical conductor; born in Dunkirk, Ind., Mar. 25, 1871; son of Ludwill Milton and Hannah M. (Tomlinson) Robinson; educated in music at Am. Conservatory, Chicago; Univ. of Chicago and other instns.; married Annabel McGill, of Owensboro, Ky., June 28, 1905; 3 children: Emily Moreland, Annabel Ellsworth, Margaret. Began teaching music in Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1891; removed to Chicago, 1893; spl. teacher of music, high schs., Chicago, 17 yrs.; dir. dept. pub. sch. music, Am. Conservatory, since 1898, also mem. advisory bd.; head dept. of music, Hyde Park High Sch.; dir. Chicago Teachers’ Chorus, 1913-17. Mem. Soc. Am. Musicians, Music Teachers’ Club of Chicago Pub. Schs Republican Methodist Home: 6518 Kenwood Av. Studio: Kimball Hall.
Source: The Book of Chicagoans. Edited by John W. Leonard, A. N Marquis & Co., Chicago, 1905