William George Robinson

Brief Life History of William George

When William George Robinson was born on 19 February 1897, in Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Robinson, was 32 and his mother, Martha Jane Higham, was 29. He married Marion Merebaut Penniman on 22 September 1921, in Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He immigrated to Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and lived in Rainy River, Ontario, Canada in 1911 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 October 1964, in Madera, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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William George Robinson
1897–1964
Grace R. Allman
1897–1976
Marriage: about 1935

Sources (14)

  • William G Robinson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William George Robinson, "Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William George Robinson, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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