Mary Allie Barton Robinson was born on December 29, 1928, in Marfa, Texas, to Frank and Thelma Mitchell Barton. In 1950, she graduated from Baylor University with a degree in English and married Baylor Law School graduate Thomas Payne Robinson, Jr. They moved to Eldorado where Robinson was active in her church and community. A speaker and writer, she was a 64-year member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, was president of Woman’s Missionary Union, and chaired numerous committees. She served on the Boards of Baptist Memorials Ministries in San Angelo and Paisano Baptist Encampment, a cowboy camp meeting co-founded by her grandparents, and was named Eldorado’s Citizen of the Year. A seasoned traveler, Robinson visited Europe many times and had also seen all 50 states.
Mary Barton Robinson passed away on May 11, 2014, and is buried in Marfa, Texas.
More information about Mary Barton Robinson can be found in the Mary Barton Robinson papers at The Texas Collection.