Ida Jane Robinson

5 August 1873–7 January 1960 (Age 86)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Ida Jane

When Ida Jane Robinson was born on 5 August 1873, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alexander Francis Robinson, was 27 and her mother, Maria A Moyer, was 22. She married Emery Edwin Shaffer on 20 June 1891, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hazle Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Milnesville, Hazle Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 7 January 1960, in Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Conyngham, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Emery Edwin Shaffer
Ida Jane Robinson
Marriage: 20 June 1891
Harry Amandus Schaffer
Warren A Schaffer
Charles Edward Schaeffer Sr.
Clarra Shaffer
Pearl Jane Schaffer
Walter E Schaffer
William Earl Schaffer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1891Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    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.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 4
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Ida Shaeffer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Ida Robinson in entry for William Earl Schaffer and Ethel Mae Stumpf, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Ida J Schaffer, "United States Census, 1910"

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