Ernest Dean Robins

5 October 1924–1 December 1996 (Age 72)
Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States

The Life of Ernest Dean

When Ernest Dean Robins was born on 5 October 1924, in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States, his father, Delbert Byron Robins, was 23 and his mother, Lucille Bertha Holman, was 20. He married Glendora McPherson on 3 August 1960, in Nez Perce, Idaho, United States. He died on 1 December 1996, in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States.

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Ernest Dean Robins
Glendora McPherson
Marriage: 3 August 1960

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3 August 1960
Nez Perce, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 16

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Dean Robbins in household of Lucille Robbins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E Dean Robins in household of Delbert B Robins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest D Robins, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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