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Matthew Robinson

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Matthew M. Robinson
Born 1910s.
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Died 2000s.
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Biography

He was the son of Jerry Robinson and Mallie McGriff.

When he was 6 years old, his mother moved the family from Georgia to California.

He was a graduate of Muir Technical High and Pasadena Junior (now City) College. He also attended the University of Oregon for one year.

He won a silver medal in the 200 meter race at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He finished only 0.4 seconds behind Jessie Owens.

He worked for the city of Pasadena in a variety of capacities for many years, and also was actively involved in volunteer work with youth groups, particularly in the troubled northwest part of Pasadena, CA.

He was married at least 5 times.

He first married on 01 Aug 1938 in Orange County, California to Grace Opal (SHEPPERD) BROOKS [1] and they had 2 children:

  1. Philip Leslie Robinson b.1940
  2. Kenneth Mack Robinson b.1939 d.1967 Pasedena.

He had 2 children by his second unknown wife:

  1. Lorraine Robinson (unknown married surname), res: Altadena
  2. Donald Robinson, res: Victorville.

His third marriage was on 31 Dec 1950 in Los Angeles County, California to Elsie Lorraine (DAVIS) TAYLOR. [2]

His fourth marriage was on 05 Nov 1951 in Los Angeles County, California to Cortez Marie PORTER. [3]

He married for the 5th time on 18 Sep 1955 in Los Angeles County, California to Delano Catherina Virginia HADLEY. [4] They were married for 45 years and had 6 children:

  1. Wayne Robinson
  2. William Robinson
  3. Edward Robinson
  4. Kathy Robinson
  5. Betty Robinson, res: San Bernardino
  6. Rose Marie Robinson.

He suffered a stroke on Christmas Day 1990 and underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery in June 1991.

He died on 12 Mar 2000. [5] [6]

Research Notes

Possible birth dates for his children ?

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014 citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Edythe Lorraine Robinson b.23 Nov 1953 Los Angeles County, California.

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014; citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Lester W. Robinson b.24 May 1956 in Los Angeles, California.

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014; citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Kathy E. Robinson b.14 Jun 1958 in Los Angeles County, California.

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014; citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Edward A. Robinson b.06 Feb 1959 in Los Angeles County, California.

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 15 May 2014, citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Betty A. Robinson b.30 Jan 1961 in Los Angeles County, California.

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014, citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for William A. Robinson b.17 Feb 1962 in Los Angeles County, California.

??? California Birth Index 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014 citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Rose M. Robinson b.29 Jan 1964 in Los Angeles County, California.

??? California Birth Index, 1905-1995 at FamilySearch on 27 Nov 2014 citing Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department in Sacramento, CA; for Edward J. Robinson b.20 Jan 1967 in Los Angeles County, California.

Sources

  1. California, County Marriages 1850-1952" at FamilySearch on 28 Nov 2014 citing county courthouses in California; FHL #2,051,211 for Matthew Mack Robinson and Grace Opal BROOKS m.01 Aug 1938 in Orange County, California.
  2. California, County Marriages 1850-1952 at FamilySearch on 28 Nov 2014, citing county courthouses in California; FHL #2,117,904 for Matthew Mack Robinson and Elsie Lorraine TAYLOR, m.31 Dec 1950 in Los Angeles County, California.
  3. California, County Marriages 1850-1952 at FamilySearch on 28 Nov 2014, citing county courthouses in California; FHL #1,283,749 for Matthew Mack Robinson and Cortez Marie PORTER, m.05 Nov 1951 in Los Angeles County, California.
  4. California, County Marriages 1850-1952 at FamilySearch on 28 Nov 2014; citing county courthouses in California, FHL #1,343,449 for Matthew Mack Robinson and Delano Catherina Virginia HADLEY m.18 Sep 1955 in Los Angeles County, California.
  5. United States Social Security Death Index at FamilySearch on 19 May 2014; for Matthew M. Robinson d.12 Mar 2000.
  6. Matthew MacKenzie Robinson on Find A Grave: Memorial #12579 d.2000, buried Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California.
  • 1920 USA Census of Ragans, Grady County, Georgia; at FamilySearch on 2 May 2017; citing FHL #1,820,258, NARA T625_258, ed 84, sheet 9A, line 13, family 164, for Matthew Robertson in household of Mallie Robertson.
  • 1930 USA Census of Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California; at FamilySearch on 2 May 2017 citing FHL #2,339,903, NARA T626_168, ed 1205, sheet 2B, line 98, family 60, for Mathew Robinson in household of Mallie Robinson.
  • 1940 USA Census of Tract 417, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles County, California; at FamilySearch on 2 May 2017, citing NARA T627_240, RG 29, ed 19-446, sheet 4B, line 73, family 94, for Matthew M. Robinson.

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