Century Club: Clara Hanna Robinson, a painter, turns a scenic 100 years
Artistic talent runs in Clara Hanna Robinson's family. In her free time, she painted landscapes and country scenes. On Wednesday, she'll put the finishing touches on her greatest work -- 100 beautiful years.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1912, in Beltzhoover, the youngest of four children born to Magdalena Weber and James Hanna. Her mother died when she was 7 months old, after which the family moved to Brentwood to live with an aunt. She attended Brentwood High School.
She met Harry Robinson in a park in Carrick, and they married on Sept. 15, 1932, at the German Evangelical Church on the South Side. They had four children: Robert Robinson and Violet Okonski, both of Bethel Park, Linda Sayers of Peters and Harry Robinson of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mr. Robinson worked at Mesta Machine Co. and died in 1991. Mrs. Robinson worked at Jenny Lee Bakery for about a year while her children were young.
She now lives in Bethel Park with her daughter and enjoys watching golf and bowling on television. She belongs to New Day Assembly of God Church in Upper St. Clair. Mrs. Robinson celebrated her birthday there Sunday with 60 people, including some of her 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
First Published September 25, 2012 12:00 am