John Henry "Henry" Robinson

10 January 1874–4 February 1938 (Age 64)
Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of John Henry "Henry"

When John Henry "Henry" Robinson was born on 10 January 1874, in Beetown, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, David Bernard Robinson, was 33 and his mother, Henrietta Smith, was 21. He married Etta Ruby Hummel on 6 April 1898, in West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States. He lived in Bloomington, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Highland, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 4 February 1938, in Postville, Allamakee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Randalia, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry "Henry" Robinson
Lydia Reinhart
Marriage: 28 May 1912
Cecil Roy Robinson
Lester Loyde Robinson
Ruth Laverne Robinson

Spouse and Children

28 May 1912
Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States


    Cecil Roy Robinson


    Lester Loyde Robinson



Parents and Siblings

    David Bernard Robinson


    Henrietta Smith




    George Wesley Robinson


    Viola Robinson


    William Ulyses Robinson



    Lillian Cora Robinson


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Robinson in household of David R Robinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Robinson in entry for Cecil Roy Robinson, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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