Myrtle J Robinson

1878–1888 (Age 9)
Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States

The Life of Myrtle J

Myrtle J Robinson was born on 3 November 1878, in Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Thomas Downey Robinson and Catherine J Kepple. She died on 18 January 1888, in Grundy, Iowa, United States, at the age of 9, and was buried in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States.

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Thomas Downey Robinson
Catherine J Kepple
Charlotte Anna Robinson
Alvah Modestus Robinson
Harvey L. Robinson
Mary J Robinson
Philip Erwin Robinson
Benjamin W Robinson
Bertram Lafayette Robinson
Jessie Eliza Robinson
Leroy Tilden Robinson
Myrtle J Robinson

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World Events (5)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Robinson in household of Thomas Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Myrtle Robinson in household of Thos Robinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Myrtle J. Robinson, "Find A Grave Index"

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