Mary Robinson taught at Albion High School only four years, from 1880-81 to December 1883, but was quite popular with students and faculty alike in her job as Preceptress. She resigned her position in December 1883 after accepting employment from theAmerican Board of Foreign Missions to become a missionary to China.
Mary joined another former Albion Public School teacher in China, Lucy H. Hoagg, who accompanies her when she left for China fromChicago in February 1884. Mary arrived in China on March 22, 1884, and wrote back to her former students and friends onnumerous occasions. Her letters were often published in the local newspapers. Mary Robinson died at Chinkiang, China, on April 20, 1906.
Source: Frank Passic. A History of the Albion Public Schools. Albion, Michigan: E. Weil Publishing Services. 1991.