Jessie Eliza Robinson

1873–1955 (Age 81)
Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jessie Eliza

Jessie Eliza Robinson was born in October 1873, in Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Thomas Downey Robinson and Catherine J Kepple. She married George Francis Philp on 25 November 1896, in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Silver Lake Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Rural, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1935. She died in 1955, at the age of 82, and was buried in Silver Lake Cemetery, Silver Lake Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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Jessie Eliza Robinson
George Francis Philp
Marriage: 25 November 1896
Evan Dale Philp
Frances Leora Philip
Dorothy Floral Philps

Spouse & Children

25 November 1896
Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States


  • Evan Dale Philp


  • Frances Leora Philip


  • Female1909–2003Female

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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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
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

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jessie Robinson in household of Thomas Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Jessie Robinson in household of Cathrine J Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Jessie Philp, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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