Robinson, George Herbert (1890-1963)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 1048 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 1048 [edited image].

George Herbert Robinson was a carpenter and maintenance worker at Shaughnessy Military Hospital. He lived at 1961½ Georgia Street from 1920 to 1926.

 

Early Life

George Herbert Robinson was born at Gateshead-on-Tyne, near Newcastle, on December 10, 1890. His parents were Andrew Victor Robinson (1866-1944) and Jane Barbara Spedding (1867-1937).

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Jane Barbara Robinson; Death Date: 13 May 1937; Death Place: Gateshead, Durham, England; Probate Date: 14 Jun 1937.

 

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Andrew Robinson; Death Date: 3 Oct 1944; Death Place: Gateshead; Probate Date: 27 Nov 1944; Probate Registry: Newcastle Upon Tyne.

 

To Canada: Military Service

By 1914, George was in Canada.

On September 23, 1914, in Valcartier, Quebec, he signed his attestation papers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was assigned to the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. For a time he was also with the Royal Air Force.

 

George Herbert Robinson; enlistment; Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: ROBINSON, GEORGE H; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 6107; Date of Birth: 1890-12-10; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8384 – 51; Item Number: 615096; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=615096; Digitized service file: B8384-S051; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8384-S051.

 

In 1915, in Edmonton, Middlesex, George married Elizabeth (“Betty”) Thomas. She was born in Hoy Lake, Birkenhead, Cheshire, on March 17, 1889. Her parents were Charles Thomas and Elizabeth Hampson.

 

George Herbert Robinson; marriage; Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: ROBINSON, GEORGE H; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 6107; Date of Birth: 1890-12-10; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8384 – 51; Item Number: 615096; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=615096; Digitized service file: B8384-S051; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8384-S051.

 

George was discharged from the military forces on August 30, 1919 during the general demobilization at the end of the war.

 

To Vancouver

By 1920, George and Betty were in Vancouver. They lived at the following addresses.

 

1920 to 1926 1961 ½ Georgia Street
1927 to 1937 2115 West Seventh Avenue
1938 to 1955 3915 West 13th Avenue

 

George spent most of his career in Vancouver working at the Shaughnessy military hospital.

 

Vancouver Province, August 24, 1917, page 13, columns 1-3 [edited image].

 

For brief periods George had other jobs, including a time in the mid-1920s as a driver with the federal Department of Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment. However, most of the time he was a maintenance worker and supervisor at Shaughnessy Hospital. He retired about 1955.

George died in Vancouver on January 28, 1963.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 29, 1963, page 21, column 4.

 

George Herbert Robinson; death: Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: ROBINSON, GEORGE H; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 6107; Date of Birth: 1890-12-10; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8384 – 51; Item Number: 615096; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=615096; Digitized service file: B8384-S051; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B8384-S051.

 

Betty died in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 28, 1968.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 30, 1968, page 29, column 3.

 

George and Betty had a son.

 

Leonard Andrew Robinson

It appears that Leonard Andrew Robinson was born in the 1920s.

In 1952, in Vancouver, he married Muriel Thirza Robinson.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1952, page 22, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, June 12, 1952, page 26, columns 5-7.

 

They later lived in Deep Cove, North Vancouver.

In 1955, Leonard was an electrician at the Shaughnessy Hospital.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 667 (edited image)

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 667 (edited image)

 

In 1963, 1968 and 1972, he was at 2391 Panorama Drive in Deep Cove.

 

 

Sources

Andrew Robinson (father of George Herbert Robinson)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ND3Y-ZJD : 30 December 2014), Andrew Victor Robinson, 09 Sep 1866; citing , reference item 4 p 273; FHL microfilm 1,041,672.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSD1-9X2 : 30 December 2014), Andrew Victor Robinson, 09 Sep 1866; citing , reference 1866-1873 p 273; FHL microfilm 254,535.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSLL-J9Q : 30 December 2014), Andrew Victor Robinson, 09 Sep 1866; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm unknown.

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW77-596 : 30 December 2014), Andrew Victor Robinson, 09 Sep 1866; citing Battersea, Surrey, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 254,535.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V511-GD3 : 24 July 2015), Andrew V Robinson in entry for Henry Robinson, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-W96J : 19 August 2016), Andrew V Robinson, Milburn, Northumberland, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 1, Piece/Folio 5095/20, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,412.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D6S-8PB : 13 December 2014), Andrew Victor Robinson, 1888; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1888, quarter 4, vol. 10A, p. 1136, Gateshead, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WJ44-8MM : 15 October 2015), Andrew V Robinson, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Durham county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSCT-X4Z : 29 August 2015), Andrew V Robinson, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Gateshead subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWCJ-TJH : 20 January 2015), Andrew Victor Robinson, Gateshead, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCC-RW34 : 4 September 2014), Andrew V Robinson, 1944; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Gateshead, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Jane Barbara Spedding (mother of George Herbert Robinson)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X31-JVG : 1 October 2014), Jane Barbara Spedding, 1867; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Gateshead, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q271-G19V : 19 August 2016), Jane Barbara Spedding in household of David Spedding, Heworth, Durham, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 21, Piece/Folio 5031/78, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,393.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D6S-G61 : 13 December 2014), Jane Harbara Spedding, 1888; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1888, quarter 4, vol. 10A, p. 1136, Gateshead, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WJ44-K6Z : 15 October 2015), Jane B Robinson in household of Andrew V Robinson, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Durham county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSCT-X48 : 29 August 2015), Jane Robinson in household of Andrew V Robinson, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Gateshead subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWCJ-TJC : 20 January 2015), Jane Barbara Robinson, Gateshead, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHG-ZDYF : 4 September 2014), Jane B Robinson, 1937; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Gateshead, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

George Herbert Robinson

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XBR-77F : 1 October 2014), George Herbert Robinson, 1891; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Gateshead, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WJ44-TPZ : 15 October 2015), George N Robinson in household of Andrew V Robinson, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Durham county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSCT-X46 : 29 August 2015), George H Robinson in household of Andrew V Robinson, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Gateshead subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWC4-BN8 : 20 January 2015), George Herbert Robinson, Fulwell, Fulwell, Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:266V-9H9 : 13 December 2014), George H Robinson and null, 1915; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1915, quarter 2, vol. 3A, p. 1547, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census, George Herbert Robertson [sic]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT3-W2Y : 30 September 2015), George Herbert Robinson, 1963.

 

Elizabeth Thomas (wife of George Herbert Robinson)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XYF-Z7G : 1 October 2014), Elizabeth Thomas, 1889; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:266K-Y43 : 13 December 2014), Betty Thomas and null, 1915; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1915, quarter 2, vol. 3A, p. 1547, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

1921 Canada Census, Betty Robertson [sic] in household of George Herbert Robertson [sic]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 9; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYQ-T5L : 30 September 2015), Betty Robinson, 1968.

 

Leonard A. Robinson (son of George Herbert Robinson)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT4-CTM : 8 November 2017), Helen Alexis Winram, 1972; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/31a31f3e-460b-43e1-8521-b63dfc1f7cf9 [informant is: Leonard Robinson, 2391 Panorama Drive, North Vancouver.]

“Notice to Creditors and others: Re: Estate of Helen Alexis Winram,” Vancouver Province, June 12, 1972, page 21, column 7: “Notice to Creditors and others: Re: Estate of Helen Alexis Winram: Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Helen Alexis Winram, deceased, later of 1058 Nelson Street, Vancouver British Columbia, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned. . . . Dated the 7th day of June, A D. 1972. Leonard Andrew Robinson and Frederick Arthur Knights, Executors. . . .”