Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Robbins

10 June 1857–6 July 1916 (Age 59)
Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin "Frank"

When Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Robbins was born on 10 June 1857, in Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Robbins, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Bloom, was 38. He married Hannah Jopling on 31 March 1881, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bridgewater, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1900 and Alder, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 6 July 1916, in Washington, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mineral, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Robbins
Hannah Jopling
Marriage: 31 March 1881
Marguriete Ellen Bower Robbins
Annie Robbins
Thomas Allen Robbins
Russell Boyd Robbins

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31 March 1881
United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 6

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Robin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Robins in household of George Robins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Franklin Robins in household of George Robins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin F Robbins, "United States Census, 1910"

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