Edith Bessie Martin

25 October 1883–25 October 1963 (Age 80)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Edith Bessie

When Edith Bessie Martin was born on 25 October 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Abraham Martin, was 25 and her mother, Marchia Emma Whiting, was 14. She married William E Robinson on 14 November 1917, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Long Beach Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 25 October 1963, at the age of 80.

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William E Robinson
Edith Bessie Martin
Marriage: 14 November 1917
Sydney Malcolm Robinson
William Penn Robinson

Spouse and Children

14 November 1917
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 13

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Edith B Robinson in household of William E Robinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith B Robinson in household of William E Robinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith B Robinson in household of William E Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"

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