Monday, October 22, 2012

John H. Robbins - Part III

Yesterday as I was finishing up my posts on John H. Robbins I omitted some things I intended to include, so they are being posted today. 

His obituary stated he had two daughters and one son living in 1916.  The 1880 Branford, New Haven, Connecticut census lists John, age 25 and wife, Emily, age 24 with William C., age 5, Annie E., age 3, and Lila E., age 2.  In the 1900 Stone Mountain, De Kalb, Georgia census, the number of children Emily had is difficult to read, but may be 8; the number living is 4.  Gladdis E. is the only child listed as living with them at the time and she was born in April 1899.

Annie E. Robins Dower, wife of John H. Dower, is buried in the Stony Creek Cemetery in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut.  The picture of her grave marker shows her name as Annie E. Robins, wife of John H. Dower, that she was born in 1876 and died in 1930. 

The 1900 Branford, New Haven, Connecticut census shows John was born in England in July 1875 and was a stone cutter.  He and Annie had been married 3 years and had 2 children, a son and a daughter.  The names are difficult to read, but look like Lovel, a son, age 2, and a daughter whose name begins with an E, age 2/12, which could be read as Edith M after seeing it on later census records.  The year of immigration for John was 1872; Annie immigrated in 1873.  The 1900 census showed John's brothers, Edwin and Harry, immigrated in 1873.

The 1910 census shows John and Annie are the parents of Lovell, a son, age 12, Edith, a daughter, age 10, and Richard, age 5.  Living with them is a sister-in-law named Gladys Robins, age 11.  A few entries prior on the same page has Howard G. Robins, Annie's brother, and family listed.  His occupation is assistant supervisor in a rail road office.

By 1920 the family is in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.  John Dower is a granite cutter for a monumental company.  Edith is a developer for a Kodak Shop and Richard J. at 15 is an "elevator boy" at a bank.  Additions to the family are a son, Ralph E., age 8 and a daughter, Cecillia, age 2 years, 11 months.

Since John Dower died in 1923, Annie is listed as the head of the household on the 1930 Branford, New Haven, Connecticut census.  The enumeration date was April 24, so it is assumed she died after that date.  Listed with her are Ralph, age 18, Cecelia, age 13, and son, John, age 8.

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