Minnie Ann Knell

30 September 1869–25 April 1953 (Age 83)
Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Minnie Ann

When Minnie Ann Knell was born on 30 September 1869, in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States, her father, Benjamin Knell, was 35 and her mother, Ann Green, was 33. She married Joseph Eldridge Robinson 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. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States in 1930. She died on 25 April 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Eldridge Robinson
Minnie Ann Knell
Marriage: 21 December 1891
Joseph Knell Robinson
Minnie Kate Robinson
Inez Robinson
Walter Knell Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1891St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 13
    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. 
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    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 (Kent): topographic name from Middle English knelle, knille ‘knoll, hill, hilltop’ (Old English cnyll(e)), for someone who lived at or near a knoll, or from a place so named, such as Knell House in Goring (Sussex). Compare Knill , Knoll .South German: from Middle High German knellen ‘to cause to explode, snap one's fingers’, hence a nickname for a noisy, loud-mouthed person, or in Swabia and Bavaria for someone who cursed a lot.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Minnie Ann Robinson in entry for Joseph E Robinson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Minnie N Robinson in household of Joseph E Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Minnie A Knell in entry for John Lamont Preece and Inez Robinson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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