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Grandfather

WILLIAM JOSEPH ROBINSON

Great Grandfather

WILLIAM EDWARD

ROBINSON

Father

HAROLD WILLIAM

ROBINSON

My father moved from England with his parents to the United States when he was 13. 

His father served in the first world war, and when he returned home from fighting on the Salisbury Plain, there was no work to be found. He was a jeweler. All the Robinson men were silversmiths, or jewelers. From time out of memory, as the saying goes. And some of the women, too.

His father had a jewelry manufacturing business in Birmingham,

a photograph of which I stumbled upon out there on the internet.

Thus started this madness.  June Robinson Nall October 2016

Me,

JUNE ROBINSON NALL

and Dad,

HAROLD WILLIAM ROBINSON

history of the family Robinson shown here:

Joseph William Robinson m Sarah

William Joseph Robinson 1847- ? m Emma Allen 1848-?

William Edward Robinson 1878-1945 m Maud Amelia Sherwood Robinson 

 14 Aug 1883 Smethwick d: 1969

Harold William Robinson 1913-2004

June Robinson Nall 1953-living

1847

1850

1860

1870

1880

1890

1900

 

 

1910

1920

1930

1940

1950

ROBINSON

&

McKEWAN

1870-1890

{

Arts and Crafts Movement 1880

Victorian Era

1837-1901

Thirty years ago, I found some graves from my mother's family from the 1600s at a church in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Cool! This was before computers, and I spent many an hour in libraries all over New Jersey, piecing things together.

Then The Magic Box appeared on my desk, and twenty years later the data followed on the web. 

A year ago there was finally enough information to populate this chart, of the family in England. Grandma died before I had the sense to ask, and Dad couldn't help, the best he could do was say his mother had some sisters, and there was a Uncle Harry. 

I saw that there is a Museum of Jewelry in Birmingham, and greatgrandfather's building still stands, and I was sitting on all this information, and there you have it. Or, perhaps, Bob's your uncle.

JRN

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