William Beale Robison

23 August 1887–30 May 1971 (Age 83)
Summers, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Beale

When William Beale Robison was born on 23 August 1887, in Summers, West Virginia, United States, his father, Jordan Anthony Robinson, was 36 and his mother, Lena Marshall, was 21. He lived in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 May 1971, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Jordan Anthony Robinson
Lena Marshall
John W. Robinson
Edwin Robinson
William Beale Robison
Starkey Robinson Jr.
Lena Robinson
Andrew Robinson
Harold T Robinson
Helen A Robinson

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    John W. Robinson


    Edwin Robinson



    Starkey Robinson Jr.


    Lena Robinson


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William B Robinson in household of Jordan A Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William B Robinson in household of Jordan A Robinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William B Robinson in household of Jordan A Robinson, "United States Census, 1910"

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