Frances (Peasley) Robinson
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Frances (Peasley) Robinson

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Frances L. Robinson formerly Peasley aka Bickford
Born 1930s.
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Sister of , , , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Mother of , , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], , , [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], , [private son (1970s - unknown)] and
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Biography

Frances (Peasley) Robinson is a member of the Peasley Name Study.

Frances was born at the Aberdeen Hospital in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington to Frank Peasley and Alice Harrison.

When Frances was 13 years old, her parents drove her and her little sister, Linda Jo to the 1950 Theocracy's Increase International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses at Yankee Stadium in New York. They stayed in the trailer city (near Plainfield, New Jersey) that was created to house thousands.[1]

Theocracy's Increase Convention - Release of NWT of Christian Greek Scriptures

Due to her mothers' mental illness, she was kicked out of her home when she was 13 years old. She went to live with her sister, Mary Lou in Shelton, Washington.

At 15, she was made a ward of the court and went to live with her grandmother Lucy. Soon after this, she met Carl Robinson.

Carl's brother, Bob drove up to Port Angeles to pick them up in Firman's car so that they would be chaperoned. She stayed with his parents for a month prior to her marriage because he had to work with the courts in order to marry her. They were finally married on the 28 of March 1953 in Raymond, Grays Harbor, Washington[2]. They took the bus to Seattle for the night, then on to Port Angeles. They had a little upstairs apartment, with a close line off the balcony.

Carl & Frances Robinson

In May 1953, Frances was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Port Angeles, Washington. It was during a circuit overseer visit and was done in a horse trough.

In July 1953, Frances and Carl went with good friends in their congregation on a road trip to New York City, New York to attend an assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses at Yankee Stadium.

Do Not Forsake Gathering Together

She took part in a radio contest and won a sewing machine. Teaching herself to sew, Frances ended up becoming a talented pattern maker and seamstress. With nine children she was kept busy making many clothes. She also made suits. She eventually created an income from sewing for others.

Frances was a "Vacation Pioneer" in 1958, going out in the door-to-door ministry, with four children under the age of five[3].

Her first job was at the oyster cannery in South Bend, Washington. The staff didn't think this petite young woman could do the job. She ended up beating everyone's times for shucking oysters!

Frances at the Oyster Cannery, South Bend, Washington

For several years, while part of the Raymond, Washington congregation, Frances did the mural in her kingdom hall.

1964 Carl and Frances at the Kingdom Hall

In 1966, Frances was asked to give a part in the "We Should Not Neglect The House of Jehovah" Circuit Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses at the Raymond, Washington High School with her good friend Jean Whitehead.

1966 Circuit Assembly Part

On February 22, 1968, Frances filed for divorce[4] and went to live with her sister Mary Lou in Clatskanie, Oregon. She never followed through and they reconciled.

In 1969, Carl and Frances went to live in Orcas Island, Washington where her father, Frank had a garbage disposal company. Carl was very sick with an, at the time, unknown illness so she found work at the Rosario Resort as a waitress. The piano player would sometimes start playing "Mrs. Robinson" by The Beatles as she came down into the dining room.

Rosario Resort Employee Photo

On July 13, 1981 Carl and Frances were divorced[5]. They had nine children together:

Carl & Frances Robinson Family
  1. Darwin Eugene b. 1954
  2. Bonnie Gwen b. 1955
  3. Debra Lynn b. 1957
  4. Teresa Louise b. 1958
  5. Jonathan David b. 1960
  6. Naomi Ruth b. 1962
  7. Carl William JR b. 1967[6]
  8. Sean Joseph b. 1974
  9. Azure Rae b. 1975

On November 20, 1982, she married Ronald Eugene Bickford in Vancouver, Clark, Washington[7]. On June 2, 1991, this marriage was dissolved[8].

Sometime around 1984 a next door neighbor and friend invited her to go along to a taping of the morning show AM Northwest in Portland, Oregon. She was picked out of the audience for a makeover.

Frances Bickford on AM Northwest

In 1999, Frances attended and graduated from a two-week school for bible education of "Pioneers".

1999 Pioneer School Photo

She has traveled extensively and lived in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

Currently, she resides in Raton, New Mexico.

DNA Statements

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Frances and daughter, Azure Rae Robinson Predicted Relationship: Parent/Child Amount of shared DNA is 3,463 centimorgans across 62 DNA segments
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Frances and daughter, Naomi Ruth (Robinson) Rook Predicted Relationship: Parent/Child Amount of shared DNA is 3,447 centimorgans across 61 DNA segments
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Frances and daughter, Teresa Louise Robinson Predicted Relationship: Parent/Child Amount of shared DNA is 3,432 centimorgans across 76 DNA segments
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a MyHeritage test match between Azure Rae Robinson and Debra Lynne Friend , sister. Predicted relationship from MyHeritage: "Sister DNA Match quality 36.4% (2,635.9 cM) Shared DNA 47 Shared segments 139.4 cM Largest segment"
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Frances and daughter, Bonnie Gwen (Robinson) Lindsey Predicted Relationship: Parent/Child Amount of shared DNA is 3,417 centimorgans across 82 DNA segments
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Frances and son, Darwin Eugene Robinson Predicted Relationship: Parent/Child Amount of shared DNA is 3,474 centimorgans across 69 DNA segments
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between second cousins Diane Marie (Titterington) Mercer and Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson Predicted Relationship: 2nd Cousin Amount of shared DNA is 340 centimorgans across 17 DNA segments
  • Paternal relationship confirmed with an AncestryDNA match comparison between second cousins once removed Douglas Oliver Bjorklund and Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson Predicted Relationship: 3rd Cousin Amount of shared DNA is 93 centimorgans across 5 DNA segments
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships confirmed with a GEDMatch one to one comparison between Frances and niece, Sandra Lynne OLeary Compare results: Largest segment = 144.0 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 1753.0 cM 38 matching segments Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.5 176250 SNPs used for this comparison.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships confirmed with a GEDMatch one to one comparison between Frances and nephew, Shalon West Compare results: Largest segment = 114.5 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 1611.6 cM 39 matching segments Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.6 175467 SNPs used for this comparison.
  • Paternal relationship confirmed with a AncestryDNA match comparison between Frances and cousin, David Hughes Predicted Relationship: 1st Cousin Amount of shared DNA is 738 centimorgans across 30 DNA segments

Sources

  1. 1950 Theocracy's Increase Convention Report from the family library of Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson August 3, 1950 pages 12-13
  2. 1953 Washington State Marriage Certificate from the family library of Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson
  3. 1958 Newspaper Article "Three Mothers With Small Children Will Do Missionary Service" from the family library of Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson
  4. The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) database w/images (https://www.newspapers.com/ : accessed 11 May 2018) Suits for Divorce Pacific, Washington 22 Feb 1968, Thu
  5. Dissolution of Marriage from the family library of Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson
  6. The Daily Chronicle 12 Sept 1967, Tue Page 4 Births Notice for Carl W Robinson JR
  7. Washington State Marriage Certificate from the family library of Frances Lee (Peasley) Robinson
  8. Columbia County, Oregon Judicial Records database (https://webportal.courts.oregon.gov/ : accessed 18 May 2018) Case # 913073
  • United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9S4-QJX : 15 March 2018), Francis Persley, Brooklyn, North River Election Precinct, Pacific, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 25-29, sheet 2A, line 16, family 42, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4354.

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Digital Afterlife: In the event of my death, I would like all of the profiles for people not living that I manage alone to be changed to Open. Also, if any project pages are still just in my name, they need to be turned over to the appropriate project. Space pages that I have created can all be changed to Open. If I missed anything (and for the Red/still living profiles on my Watchlist), I ask that they are managed by my daughter, Azure Robinson or if she is unable, the WikiTree team. Thanks! Peasley-221 20:24, 20 April 2020 (UTC)


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Hi Frances

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

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Karen ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

Hi Frances,

It's good to see you active at WikiTree again. Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, let us know by using the "reply" link under our comments or by clicking our names to visit our profiles. From there you can leave a comment or send a private message.

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posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Frances,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

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posted by David Selman
Welcome!

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

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posted by David Selman

Frances is 19 degrees from Mary McCauley, 23 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.