Johnnie Hershell Robinson

15 July 1919–16 May 2008 (Age 88)
Redwater, Bowie, Texas, United States

The Life of Johnnie Hershell

When Johnnie Hershell Robinson was born on 15 July 1919, in Redwater, Bowie, Texas, United States, his father, Howard Victor Robinson, was 28 and his mother, Laura Ann Phares, was 21. He married Hazel O Wright on 4 November 1939, in Miller, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 May 2008, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, Wake Village, Bowie, Texas, United States.

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Johnnie Hershell Robinson
Hazel O Wright
Marriage: 4 November 1939
Gerald Howard Robinson

Spouse and Children

4 November 1939
Miller, Arkansas, United States


    Gerald Howard Robinson


Parents and Siblings

    Howard Victor Robinson





    Avanell Robinson



    Avanell Odell Robinson


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 11

OLDEST DEATH AND BURIAL - - James Cannon Balthrop BIRTH 27 Dec 1895 Bowie County, Texas, USA DEATH 27 Dec 1930 (aged 35) Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA BURIAL Chapelwood Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum Wake Village, Bowie County, Texas, USA MEMORIAL ID 136992608
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johnnie Hershell Robinson, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Johnnie H Robinson, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"
  • Johnnie H Robinson, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"

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