Richard Smith Robinson

25 November 1830–8 May 1902 (Age 71)
Upton, Cheshire, England

The Life Summary of Richard Smith

When Richard Smith Robinson was born on 25 November 1830, in Upton, Cheshire, England, his father, Edward Robinson, was 23 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 19. He married Elizabeth Wootton on 5 September 1853, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870 and Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 8 May 1902, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Richard Smith Robinson
Elizabeth Wootton
Marriage: 5 September 1853
Richard Joseph Robinson
Elizabeth Ann Robinson
Edward G Robinson
John Wootton Robinson
Emma Jane Robinson
William Alfred Robinson
Armitta Kate Robinson
George Heber Robinson
Oscar Attewell Robinson
Mary Ellen Robinson
Sarah Blanche Robinson
Martha Amy Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1853Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 12
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 20
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

    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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    RICHARD SMITH ROBINSON Written by Harriet Judd; Kanab, Utah. Richard Smith Robinson was born November 25, 1830, in Upton, Cheshire, England. He was the son of Edward Robinson and Mary Smith. Edward Ro …

    Sources (61)

    • Richard Robinson in entry for Joseph E Robinson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Richd Robinson in household of Edwd Robinson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • R. S. Robinson in entry for Thomas E. Robinson and Mary Mcgeess, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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