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Matthew MacKenzie Robinson (1914 - 2000)

Matthew MacKenzie "Mack" Robinson
Born in Cairo, Grady County, Georgia, USAmap
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Husband of — married 1 Aug 1938 (to before 1951) in Orange County, California, USAmap
Husband of — married 31 Dec 1950 (to 3 Oct 1951) in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 18 Sep 1955 in Los Angeles County, California, USAmap
Died at age 85 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USAmap
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Matthew MacKenzie Robinson was an American track and field athlete.

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:

He had 2 children by his second unknown wife:

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:

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]


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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