Firman Robinson

Firman Joseph Robinson (1901 - 1991)

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Firman Joseph Robinson
Born in Caledonia, Washington, Missouri, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of , and [private son (1930s - unknown)]
Died in Seattle, King, Washington, United Statesmap
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Robinson-Peasley Family History

Biography

Firman Robinson was a part of Missouri.

Firman was born to William T Robinson and Lucy Jane (Boushon)[1][2] on August 2, 1901 in Caledonia, Washington, Missouri[3][4][5].

Firman as a baby

At 8, when his father died of pneumonia in 1910, he helped to raise his five brothers and support the family. Firman had to leave school early, but crawled in the window of the school at night to read, as he loved history, geography and poetry.

Firman Robinson is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1919-1930 attaining Seargent

At 18 he enlisted in the Army[6]. Sometime in 1919 he was on an Outgoing Troop Transport[7] to the Phillipine Islands. In 1920 he is in Fort Kinney, Texas for the census.[8] He was honorably discharged[9] in 1920, then re-enlisted[10] that same year.

A Soldier & His Horse

On July 13, 1921 he is on an Outgoing Troop Transport[11] to the Phillipine Islands. He again is honorably discharged[12] in 1923 and re-enlisted[13] in 1924. Honorably discharged[14] in 1927 and re-enlisted[15][16] the same year.

On April 8th, 1928, he married Leona Catherine Budd in Oskalooska, Iowa[17][18].

In 1929, his daughter Naomi Lucy Robinson was born[19][20][21].

His final paperwork, being honorably discharged[22] in 1930, listed him as 5' 11" with auburn hair, blue eyes, and a ruddy complexion.

070 Expert Badge and Machine Gun Bar 071 Sharpshooter Badge and Pistol Bar medals.
Firman Robinson was a part of Iowa.

He was in the Iowa National Guard, Troop K.[23][24].

In 1933, his son Carl William Robinson was born[25][26][27]

In 1935, his son Robert Allen Robinson was born[28].

The Three Robinson Siblings
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Firman Robinson migrated from Missouri to Washington.
Flag of Washington
Firman Robinson was a part of Washington.

In 1936 the family moved to Washington state along with Leona's twin sister Naomi Caroline (Budd) Patten[29].

In 1938 he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Tacoma, Washington in an old Baptist Church being used at the time as the first Kingdom Hall in Washington State along with Norman Larson. The building had it's own baptismal pool. This Kingdom Hall has been remodeled numerous times over the last sixty years. This is the same Kingdom Hall where Firman’s Memorial Service was held after his death on October 1, 1991. Max Larson, now president of WTBTS, visited before he entered the hospital

Firman & Leona at the Kingdom Hall

He officiated the 1953 marriage of his son Carl to Frances Lee Peasley.

In 1966, Leona passed away.

Firman married Erma Showalter in 1968.

Firman & Irma Robinson

In 1980, Firman had a triple by-pass after which he moved to be near his wife's family in Seattle, Washington.

He died in 1991[30][31][32], survived by his second wife, three children, 13 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren[33][34]. He is buried with his first wife, Leona and son, Carl at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington[35].

Sources

  1. Paternal and Maternal relationship confirmed with an AncestryDNA match comparison between first cousins, Richard Robinson and Azure Rae Robinson Predicted Relationship: 1st Cousin Amount of shared DNA is 659 centimorgans across 25 DNA segments.
  2. Paternal and Maternal relationship confirmed with an AncestryDNA match comparison between second cousins, Richard Dennis Bertel and Azure Rae Robinson Predicted Relationship: 2nd Cousin Amount of shared DNA is 423 centimorgans across 15 DNA segments
  3. Wilder, Maribelle H. 1913-. A Wallen/Walling genealogy Vol. 1 Baltimore, Maryland : Gateway Press, 1985-1991 Page 267
  4. Birth Certificate from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  5. United States Census, 1910, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLM4-GTH : accessed 20 December 2018), household of Wm T Robinson, Belleview, Washington, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 143, sheet 6B, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 826; FHL microfilm 1,374,839.
  6. Enlistment Record from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  7. Outgoing Troop Transport from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  8. United States Census, 1920, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCS8-MFW : accessed 28 February 2019), Firman J Robinson, Fort Clark, Kinney, Texas, United States; citing ED 118, sheet 6B, line 70, family 70, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1826; FHL microfilm 1,821,826.
  9. Honorable Discharge from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  10. Enlistment Record from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  11. 1921 Outgoing Troop Transport
  12. Honorable Discharge from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  13. Enlistment Record from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  14. Honorable Discharge from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  15. Enlistment Paperwork from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  16. The Davenport Democrat and Leader (Davenport, Iowa) database w/images (https://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 20 Feb 2019) 1927 February 14 "Local Man On Army Recruit List Of Week"
  17. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940, Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Microfilm Records Volume: 3 1928 3 Number: 62-11122
  18. Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJPX-NQG : 5 November 2017), Firman J Robinson and Leona C Budd, 07 Apr 1928, Mahaska, Iowa, United States; citing reference , county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,787,319.
  19. Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPZ5-KGLM : 2 February 2019), Naomi Lucy Robinson, 28 Jan 1929; citing Birth, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.
  20. Paternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Azure Rae Robinson and Marjory Lea Anderson Predicted relationship 1st Cousins DNA Match quality 15% 1118 cM 31 segments
  21. United States Census, 1930, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMJS-53W : accessed 28 February 2019), Ferman J Robinson, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 15, sheet 13A, line 4, family 357, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 653; FHL microfilm 2,340,388.
  22. Honorable Discharge from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  23. Guardsmen to Return To Burlington Today Burlington HawkEye Newspaper Article dated August 30, 1931,
  24. Burlington HawkEye "Troop K Record High Among Iowa National Guard Units" Burlington HawkEye Newspaper Article dated March 13, 1932
  25. Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942 database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPZB-74N6 : 26 September 2018), Carl Wiliam Robinson, 13 Nov 1933; citing Birth, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.
  26. Paternal relationship is confirmed with a GEDMatch test match between Azure Rae Robinson and Marjory Lea Anderson GEDmatch one-to-one Compare results: Largest segment = 176.6 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 1087 cM 28 matching segments Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.9 176239 SNPs used for this comparison.
  27. Paternal relationship is confirmed with a GEDMatch test match between Teresa Louise Robinson and Marjory Lea Anderson GEDmatch one-to-one Compare results: Largest segment = 112.9 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 1013.5 cM 20 matching segments Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.9 119251 SNPs used for this comparison.
  28. Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP8Z-M3V7 : 1 February 2019), Robert Allen Robinson, 2 Dec 1935; citing Birth, Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.
  29. United States Census, 1940 database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9SZ-3V7 : 15 March 2018), Firman J Robinson, Raymond Election Precinct, Pacific, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 25-41, sheet 1A, line 1, family 1, 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.
  30. Washington State Death Certificate from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  31. Washington Death Index, 1965-2014, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLW9-WZ13 : 13 July 2017), Firman J Robinson, 01 Oct 1991, King, Washington, United States; from the Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives (https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/472 : n.d.); Citing Washington State Department of Health.
  32. United States Social Security Death Index, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTWT-5ZH : 20 May 2014), Firman J Robinson, 01 Oct 1991; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  33. Obituary from the personal family library of grand-daughter Azure Rae Robinson
  34. United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKLR-RS4J : accessed 28 February 2019), Firman J Robinson, Washington, United States, 08 Oct 1991; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Seattle Post-Intelligencer, born-digital text.
  35. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 February 2019), memorial page for Firman Joseph Robinson (2 Aug 1901–1 Oct 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154588291, citing Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Azure Rae Robinson (contributor 49561121) .




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