William Franklin Robson

Male16 July 1851–23 December 1937

Brief Life History of William Franklin

When William Franklin Robson was born on 16 July 1851, in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Robson, was 42 and his mother, Mary Inness, was 40. He married Annie Elizabeth Cottle on 21 February 1874, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Medicine Hat, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Bow, Cypress, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 23 December 1937, in Bassano, Athabasca County No. 12, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Robson
Annie Elizabeth Cottle
Marriage: 21 February 1874
William Chappell
Hazel Robson
about 1882–1890
Mary Robson
John Franklin Robson
Alice Teressa Robson
Alta Robson
Lester Robson
about 1882–
Minnie Maude Robson
Charles Innes Robson
Lee Swan Robson
Keith Robson
Romeo Robson

Sources (15)

  • William F Robson, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • William Robson in entry for John Robson and Ellen Kernes, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Wm Robinson in household of Jas Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1874Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries 1859: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States


    Age 18


    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 24

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rob(be) (see Robb ), a pet form of Robert , + -son.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Harold L. Brown's recollections of his mother, Margaret Eliza Robson, from his Autobiography and Family History

    At this point in my narrative, I feel that it would be well to speak of my mother's family. Margaret Eliza Robson, born at Plain City, Utah in 1876 was a daughter of James Patterson and Eliza Jane Sk …

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