Benjamin Franklin Robinson

12 March 1845–13 February 1863 (Age 17)
Berwick, Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Robinson was born on 12 March 1845, in Berwick, Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel Robinson, was 48 and his mother, Lucy Hobaugh, was 23. He lived in Warren, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Floyd Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 13 February 1863, at the age of 17.

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Daniel Robinson
Lucy Hobaugh
Nancy E Robinson
Benjamin Franklin Robinson
David Ransom Robinson
Leah Ann Robinson
Virginia Caroline Robinson
Daniel McKinnie Robinson
Mary Amelia Robinson
Jennie Delilah Robinson

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World Events (6)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 3

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 11

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Benj Robinson in household of Daniel Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin F Robinson in household of Daniel Robinson, "United States Census, 1850"

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