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 1961 ½ Georgia Street from 1920 to 1926.

George Herbert Robinson was born in England on December 10, 1890. His father was Andrew Victor Robinson. His mother was Jane Barbara Spedding.

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

George may have served with British military forces during the First World War.

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.

Shaughnessy Military Hospital, 4325 Willow Street, Vancouver, January 1921; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 21059; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/398/21059.jpg

Shaughnessy Military Hospital, 4325 Willow Street, Vancouver, January 1921; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 21059; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/398/21059.jpg

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, for most of the time he was a maintenance worker and supervisor at Shaughnessy Hospital until he retired about 1955.

George died in Vancouver on January 28, 1963.

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

 

George and Betty had a son.

 

Leonard A. Robinson

Leonard A. Robinson was living in Deep Cove, British Columbia, in 1955. He was working as 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 and 1968 he was living at 2391 Panorama Drive in Deep Cove (North Vancouver).

 

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.

“United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBL-7LG2 : 23 March 2015), George Herbert Robinson, 1915; citing , Royal Army Service Corps, regiment #M2/113958, publication WO 364, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 7,273,528. (possible connection)

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)

Vancouver directories.

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