Willis Eugene Robison

1 March 1854–28 June 1937 (Age 83)
Crete, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Willis Eugene

When Willis Eugene Robison was born on 1 March 1854, in Crete, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Hancock Robison, was 22 and his mother, Lillis Alvira Andree, was 21. He married Sarah Ann Ellett on 8 July 1874, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and World for about 5 years. He died on 28 June 1937, in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Eugene Robison
Sarah Ann Ellett
Marriage: 8 July 1874
Eleanor Lucretia Robison
Willis Eugene Robison Jr.
Benjamin Hancock Robison
Lillis Alvira Robison
Wayne Clifton Robison
John Wells Robison
Gibbs Robison
Berry Robison
Ward Albert Robison
Choral Grace Robison
Rulon Andree Robison
Sarah Myrl Robison

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1874Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1855 · Lager Beer Riot
    Age 1
    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 2
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 22
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 9540;2007: 18058; 2010: 25450)English and Scottish: variant of Robson or else a shortened form of Robertson or Robinson .

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

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    Sources (62)

    • Willes Eugene Robison in entry for Robison, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Willis B Robinson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Willis E Robison, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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