Bertram Lafayette Robinson

1871–1940 (Age 68)
Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bertram Lafayette

Bertram Lafayette Robinson was born in September 1871, in Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States as the son of Thomas Downey Robinson and Catherine J Kepple. He married May Elizabeth Kingsbury on 29 June 1898, in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Wellsburg, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 9 February 1940, in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States.

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Bertram Lafayette Robinson
May Elizabeth Kingsbury
Marriage: 29 June 1898
Cecil K Robinson
Marlys E Robinson
Paul Erwin Robinson
Bertram Lyle Robinson
Marjorie May Robinson

Spouse & Children

29 June 1898
Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States


  • Male1901–1977Male

  • Marlys E Robinson


  • Paul Erwin Robinson


  • Male1913–1990Male

  • Marjorie May Robinson


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Burtram Robinson in household of Thomas Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Bertram L Robinson in household of Cathrine J Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • B L Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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