Joseph Eldridge Robinson

26 November 1867–7 August 1941 (Age 73)
Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Eldridge

When Joseph Eldridge Robinson was born on 26 November 1867, in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Richard Smith Robinson, was 37 and his mother, Mary Kate Eldridge, was 19. He married Minnie Ann Knell on 21 December 1891, in St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Mendocino, California, United States for about 5 years. He died on 7 August 1941, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Eldridge Robinson
Willmia Brown
Marriage: 7 April 1901
Josephine Robinson
Owen Brown Robinson
Harriet Robinson
Radburn Brown Robinson
Edward Brown Robinson
Heber Brown Robinson
Willmia Robinson
Ralph Brown Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1901Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 15
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 23
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Eldridge by Melissa Hafen Jackson (great great great granddaughter)

    Joseph Eldridge was the seventh child of a family of eleven children. He says in his autobiography: "My parents were very poor and there were eleven children and all at home at one time. There wer …

    Sources (49)

    • J Eldridge Robinson in entry for Robinson, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Joseph E Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • J C Robinson in entry for Lorenso F Watson and Mary Robinson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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