William Henry Robinson

11 April 1832–24 November 1888 (Age 56)
Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Robinson was born on 11 April 1832, in Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Robinson, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Roberts, was 28. He married Mercy Hodgson in 1851, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 24 November 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Robinson
1832–1888
Mercy Hodgson
1831–1878
Marriage: 1851
George Angus Robinson
1854–1858
William Henry Robinson
1857–1943
Thomas Hodgson Robinson
1859–1939
Mary Ann Robinson
1861–1885
Emma Robinson
1863–1863
Nephi Robinson
1864–1864
Margaret Robinson
1866–1866
Child Robinson
1867–
John Robinson
1867–1867
Joseph Sutcliff Robinson
1869–1909
Alice Mercy Robinson
1872–1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1851Durham, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 1
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 22
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Robbinson
    Robin

    Sources (57)

    • William Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Robinson in entry for David M. Robinson and Helen Hoyt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Robinson in entry for Mercy H Robinson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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