Philip Erwin Robinson

1868–1926 (Age 58)
Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States

The Life of Philip Erwin

Philip Erwin Robinson was born in March 1868, in Black Hawk Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States as the son of Thomas Downey Robinson and Catherine J Kepple. He married Mary Elizabeth Davis on 16 May 1894, in Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Thompson, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Mount Valley Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 30 April 1926, at the age of 58, and was buried in Thompson, Winnebago, Iowa, United States.

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Philip Erwin Robinson
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: 16 May 1894
George Alvin Robinson
Cora Robinson
Bert Robinson
Ruby Mary Robinson
Roy Robinson
Sylvia Ann Robinson
Iona Robinson
Violet F Robinson

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16 May 1894
Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

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)

  • Philip Robinson in household of Thomas Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Phillip E Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • P E Robinson, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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