Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

The Author feels that no History of Crawford County would be complete without including the name of Freddie Rabold, who probably has as many friends in Robinson and throughout the County as any other person. Freddie was born January 29, 1901 in Robinson, where his father was employed as a stone cutter for Fred Lathrop, and Mr. Lathrop operated a marble shop in this City for many years. Freddie's father, John Rabold, who was born in 1866 and died in 1935, was employed by Mr. Lathrop for many many years. Freddie's mother was born in 1870 and died in 1921, and throughout all of his life Mr. Lathrop was always very kind to Freddie. Due to an unfortunate accident when he was very young, Freddie was badly crippled, and when he was about 10 years of age, Mr. Lathrop gave Freddie the present of a goat and a wagon to enable Freddie to get around. For many years it was a common sight on West Main Street to see Freddie driving his goat and wagon up the hill in West Main Street toward the public Square, and on several occasions, when the goat would have a stubborn or balky spell on the hill and refuse to go any further, the goat would turn around and take Freddie back home. Throughout the early days of the oil boom in this County, many many people came to know Freddie and he was well liked by all who knew him.

He opened his first shoe shirt place on North Cross Street in Robinson about 1926, and he moved to his present location on East Main Street between what is now the Fair Furniture Company and Henderson's Barber Shop in 1929. Since that time he has carried on his business at the same location. In spite of being physically handicapped as he is, he has been self-supporting and, due to his refusal to allow his physical handicap to prevent him from making his own way, he has cheerfully carried on his business, and in doing so he has made many friends. He has always maintained his cheerful good outlook on life, and the result has been that his many friends have always been ready to help him if such help should be needed. The Author feels that it is only proper, in the History of Crawford County, to mention Freddie Rabold, who has been a part of the life of Robinson and Crawford County for so many years.