James Dewey Robinson Sr.

12 August 1932–29 April 2015 (Age 82)
Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Dewey

When James Dewey Robinson Sr. was born on 12 August 1932, in Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, his father, Ernest Sylvester Robinson, was 30 and his mother, Minnie Gertha Edge, was 24. He married Alice Juanita Crabtree on 12 September 1951, in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 April 2015, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Dewey Robinson Sr.
Alice Juanita Crabtree
Marriage: 12 September 1951
William Ernest Robinson

Spouse and Children

12 September 1951
Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Ernestine Ann Robinson



    Harry Lomer Robinson


    Larry Homer Robinson


    Karen Gayle Robinson


World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 9

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • James Robinson in household of Ernest S Robinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Dewey Robinson in entry for James Dewey Robinson and Susan Denise Borden, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James D Robinson in entry for Jerry Gene Newman and Lisa Carole Robinson Knight, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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