Thomas Arnold Robinson

30 Sep 1880 - 6 Mar 1943

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Thomas Arnold Robinson

30 Sep 1880 - 6 Mar 1943
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Franklin Gregson Robinson was born October 18, 1854, in London, England to John Robinson and Ann Gregson Robinson. Selina Ellen Griffin was born July 26, 1857, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Thomas Griffin and Amanda Ellen Perkins. Franklin and Ellen were married February 1, 1878, in the Endowment House

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Thomas Arnold Robinson


Richmond City Cemetery

398 200 E
Richmond, Cache, Utah
United States

June 21, 2012


June 4, 2012

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Obituary of Thomas Arnold Robinson

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Thomas Arnold Robinson PRESTON, Idaho - Thomas Arnold Robinson, 62, died at the family home in Preston early Saturday morning after an illness of about nine months. He was born September 30, 1880 at Richmond, Utah, a son of Franklin Gregson and Ella Griffin Robinson. His early life was spent in Richmond and later he moved to Downey, Idaho, where he was a prominent farmer and did much "custom threshing" in the community. He married Nettie Johnson on December 31, 1907, at Logan, Utah. They moved to Preston in 1930, where he and two sons have been engaged in logging and sawmill work. He was a member of the LDS church. Surviving are his widow; four sons and one daughter; Arnold Lynn Robinson and Rex. J. Robinson of Preston; Lieutenant Thomas A. Robinson, U. S. navy, San Diego, Cal.; Midshipman Errol Wayne Robinson, U. S. Naval academy, Annapolis, Md., and Mrs. Rhea Robinson Moore, Pasco, Wash. One son preceded him in death in 1921. Three brothers and four sisters also survive; F. G. Robinson, Jr., Ogden, Utah; Earl Robinson, Payette, Idaho; J. M. Robinson, Richmond, Utah; Mrs. J. P. Sharp, Mrs. John Mather and Mrs. Ernest Fisher, all of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Merle Thornton, Midvale, Utah. Funeral arrangements are set tentatively for Tuesday but pending word from a son in Maryland. Hendricks mortuary is in charge. (Salt Lake Tribune, 7 March 1943, p. 11B) (Deseret News, 8 March 1943, p. 12) ************************************************** Thomas Arnold Robinson PRESTON, Idaho - Funeral services for Thomas Arnold Robinson, 62, native of Richmond, Utah, who died Saturday at his home in Preston, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Preston Third LDS ward chapel by Alfred Kern, bishop. (Salt Lake Tribune, 9 March 1943, p. 19) (Deseret News, 9 March 1943, p. 16) Source: Deseret News, (Salt Lake City, Utah), 8 March 1943, page 12, microfilm; LDS Historical Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Obituary of Thomas Arnold Robinson; see also 9 March 1943, p. 16 and Salt Lake Tribune, 7 March 1943, p. 11B, 9 March 1943, p. 19.

Robinson Franklin Gregson and Selina Ellen Griffin

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Franklin Gregson Robinson was born October 18, 1854, in London, England to John Robinson and Ann Gregson Robinson. Selina Ellen Griffin was born July 26, 1857, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Thomas Griffin and Amanda Ellen Perkins. Franklin and Ellen were married February 1, 1878, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Franklin was 24 and Ellen 22. They made their home in East Richmond, close to his parents. Franklin Gregson was a kind, pleasant man with a mustache and hair of auburn shade. He was tall and thin, as was his wife. They made a very striking couple. He was a good businessman and a hard worker. Franklin had a freighting business, and he bought horses and rented them to the railroad construction company for one dollar a day, which was good money for those days. With his earnings, he bought a few calves now and then. With the milk from the cows, Ellen made butter and sold it. Freighting was hard and tiresome, so four years after they were married, Frank quit and bought a farm and started a dairy. Richmond means dairy. This was the Holstein center of the state, and they started a summer celebration called the “Black and White” days. Frank and Ellen had nine children, all were born in Richmond: Franklin Griffin on November 21, 1878; Thomas Arnold on September 30, 1880; Anna Ellen on December 7, 1882; Nellie on September 28, 1885; Earl on October 25, 1887; Leone Irene on August 20, 1889; Julian LeRoy on July 3, 1891; Verna Lodicy on April 25, 1893; and John Marlan on March 1, 1895. With nine children, Franklin felt they needed a larger house, so they bought a large, two-story white frame house on the west side of town. It had a white picket fence in front and was shaded by huge poplar trees. On each end of the house was a dormer. The five boys slept in one end and the four girls in the other. Franklin was a hard worker, and he expected all his children to do the same. He did not allow any time for ball playing on Saturday or any other sports, but he did take the children to the circus when it came to town. He was considered very strict, and some smaller children were afraid of him. Frank and Arnold, being the two oldest boys, had to help a great deal with the cattle. They would go home from school at noon to feed and water them. Although financially they were well off, all the children had to work hard. On Saturday there were 16 lamps to clean and fill with oil, wood to be chopped and carried in for the stoves, water to be carried in from the spring, and geese and turkeys to feed. All their meat and vegetables were raised on the farm. During canning season they would bottle 500 quarts. Franklin would come in and say, “Ellie, put on your bonnet and ride down to the river with me.” As she hesitated, he would say, “With four girls here, you shouldn’t have to work.” It had been said Franklin had better control over his children than most fathers in the town. He was down-to-earth and had good common sense. Although he was a great man with high ideals and high standards, he wasn’t a religious man in an “active way.” He always said he didn’t believe in a resurrection. Even so, he was very good to the widows and was the second largest contributor to the building of the Richmond Tabernacle, the first being Apostle M. W. Merrill. Honesty was his trademark. As for politics, he was a staunch Democrat. Franklin served on the Richmond City Council for 16 years. One time, while reproaching the council for permitting horseracing and the abuse of animals, his sons, F.G. and Arnold were down on a city street with a sleigh and were whirling the horses around and around. When their father heard of this, you can imagine his wrath as well as his embarrassment. Franklin was always buying steers. One day Ellen, rather irritated, said when she saw a new herd coming down the road, “Bulls, bulls, bulls, tomorrow I am going to Logan and buy me a new carpet.” Every morning early, Franklin would go to the boy’s stairway and call them to get up, and then go over to the girl’s stairway and call. Nothing happened until he called the second time, and then they really jumped. The thrashers always wanted to help on the Robinson farm because they stayed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then ended up with a keg of beer. Ellen was afflicted with asthma. During the hot weather, she suffered a great deal. She would sit on the porch and smoke a pipe filled with a special weed. This helped her to breathe. Usually during August, they traveled to Uncle John’s ranch in Freedom, Wyoming. The altitude helped her breathing a great deal, and the children loved to mingle with their cousins. They traveled in a white-top buggy. Later they bought a fancy surrey with fringe on top, drawn by two beautiful black horses. This team and surrey was sent to every funeral in Richmond and was considered one of the best in the valley. The large Robinson home was a stopping-off place for all relatives and friends. The Star Valley relatives would drive to Brigham City for fruit in the fall, and then they always stayed overnight with Frank and Ellen. They cooked a fourth of a lamb at a time. Their daughter, Nellie, was the main cook. If she baked five pies, her father would say, “Next time make six.” Holidays were something to look forward to and were great occasions, the 4th and the 24th of July especially. There were many dances and sleigh ride parties in the winter and lawn parties in the summer. As time passes, lives change. Franklin was told by his doctor that he was afflicted with diabetes, and he was very ill at times. Day after day, he would sit in the rocking chair for hours. The boys would harness up the fine looking team of black horses, named Tip and Tot, to the surrey and take him for a ride. Sometimes he was too ill to go. One Sunday he went to his oldest son, Franklin Griffin’s, for dinner. When he left to go home, he said, “This will be the last time I will come here.” During the week they were trying to get him up, and he said, “If no one can do anything for me, just lay me back on the bed, and I give up.” And so he did. A great life was finished. Franklin Gregson Robinson died May 18, 1910. He was fifty-six years old. A large funeral with many floral pieces was witnessed by many. He was laid to rest in the Richmond Cemetery overlooking the beautiful Cache Valley. His faithful wife, Ellen, and their nine children would surely miss his presence. His children all married well and were respected among friends, relatives and the community. His wife lived six more years without her dear Franklin. Selina Ellen Griffin Robinson died February 29, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was fifty-nine years old. Her family brought her body home to Richmond, where she was laid to rest beside her Franklin in the Richmond Cemetery.

Life timeline of Thomas Arnold Robinson

Thomas Arnold Robinson was born on 30 Sep 1880
Thomas Arnold Robinson was 18 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Thomas Arnold Robinson was 25 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Thomas Arnold Robinson was 36 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Thomas Arnold Robinson was 49 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Thomas Arnold Robinson was 59 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Thomas Arnold Robinson died on 6 Mar 1943 at the age of 62
Grave record for Thomas Arnold Robinson (30 Sep 1880 - 6 Mar 1943), BillionGraves Record 1524711 Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States