Edna Viola Robinson

Brief Life History of Edna Viola

When Edna Viola Robinson was born on 14 October 1878, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Bushfield Robinson Sr, was 42 and her mother, Jane Wills Berlin, was 27. She married Dr William Joseph Potts MD on 19 May 1928, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in South Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Southwest Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 May 1966, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr William Joseph Potts MD
1874–1962
Edna Viola Robinson
1878–1966
Marriage: 19 May 1928
Jane Robinson Potts
1900–1988
Agnes Brauf Potts
1902–
Helen Elizabeth Potts
1903–1976
Ruth Edna Potts
1905–1996

Sources (6)

  • Eddna V Potts in household of Wm J Potts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edna R Potts in household of William J Potts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna R Potts in household of William J Potts, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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