Anna Robinson

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Robinson was born on 2 September 1857, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Baker Robinson, was 33 and her mother, Rose Ann Fenner, was 25. She married John Armstrong Finney on 17 March 1881, in Pike, Ohio, United States. She lived in Brooke, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Pebble Township, Pike, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 25 October 1929, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Waverly, Pike, Ohio, United States.

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John Armstrong Finney
1850–1930
Anna Robinson
1857–1929
Marriage: 17 March 1881

Sources (15)

  • Annie Robisnson in household of H Robisnson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anna Robinson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Anna R Finney, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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World Events (8)

1863

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

1863

"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."

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .

West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).

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

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