Harlow Stanley Roby

18 August 1872–28 March 1954 (Age 81)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Harlow Stanley

Harlow Stanley Roby was born on 18 August 1872, in Wisconsin, United States as the son of Roby and Eleonor Marie Jenkins. He married Winifred Scamnon Reed on 22 July 1903, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Shorewood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 28 March 1954, in Brookfield, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Brookfield, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Harlow Stanley Roby
Winifred Scamnon Reed
Marriage: 22 July 1903
Winifred Elizabeth Roby
Marie Florence Roby
Harlow Scammon Roby
Clark D Roby

Spouse and Children

22 July 1903
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Winifred Elizabeth Roby



    Clark D Roby


    Marie Florence Roby


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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 and Scottish:1. from a pet form of Robert . 2. habitational name from Roby in Lancashire (now Merseyside), named with Old Norse ‘pole’, ‘boundary mark’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harlow Roby in household of R A Penoyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Horlow S Roby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harlow S Roby, "United States Census, 1930"

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