Robinson Family Genealogical Sources

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The Robinson family name was Yecht and city of origin was Lokachi for David and for his children, Kovel, now in Ukraine
Kovel Memorial Book KehilaLinks

Benjamin Robinson's story told to David Z. Robinson in 1967-68 NEW!

Joe Chandler's Family History

Robinson Family Photos

Robinson Family Matrix

Yecht/Echt Bare Bones Tree printable
Yecht/Echt Bare Bones Tree printable-3 page version
see Overview page for jpg version

Descendants of Isaac Yecht Robinson Family Tree
updated 11/16/2010

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Document Histories:

David Robinson (1853-1922) and Hattie/Etta/Edith/Yetta/Ida Lapides Robinson (1855-1946)
updated 9/6/2012 + 1922 Death cert........................................................ updated 11/10/2010

Max Robinson (1871-1938)
updated 3/2/2018 +1910 Census

Rose Robinson Abrahamson (1874/1876-1936)
updated 11/9/2010

Abraham Robinson (1876-1942)
updated 9/5/2016 + 1901 Naturalization

Morris Robinson (1879-1947)
updated 11/24/2018 + manifest and more

Jacob "Jake" Robinson (1880-1944)
updated 11/25/2018 + manifest and more

Ida Robinson Kumin Francke (1883-1961)
updated 10/13/2018 + various

Hyman Robinson (1886-1955)
updated 11/20/2010

Sam Robinson (1887-1973)
updated 11/20/2010

Benjamin Robinson (1892-1969)
updated 9/4/2011 + various manifests

November 30, 1996 Carl Loeb interview of Bessie Robinson Loeb Bondy
Film mp4

the old country their name was Yecht (9 seconds) NEW on YouTube

My grandfather was a Chasidic Jew (9 seconds) NEW on YouTube
Evidence that the Yechts were Chassids

Robinson Manifests (you can zoom in)

January 4, 1895 arr. NYC from Amsterdam: SS Schiedam: Moses (Morris) Robensohn, 14, and Jacob Robensohn, 11
August 7, 1895 arr. NYC from Bremen: SS Dresden: Itte Robinsohn, Chaje (Ida), 10, Chaim (Hyman) 8, Shmuel (Samuel), 6, and Itzig (Benjamin?), 4.
July 28, 1897 arr. Boston from Hamburg: Mendel (Max) Robinson and Pesse (Bessie) Robinson
Still missing manifests for David, Rose, and Abraham

Canada Broom Supply Co. (Montreal, Quebec)
The Robinson Wood Turning Company (Burlington, Vermont)


QUESTIONS: Carl Loeb, oldest grandchild
ANSWERS: Bessie Robinson Loeb Bondy
NOV 30, 1996 Portland, OR

The Robinson Wood Turning Company was started by my Uncle Morris.

Where was it?

My Uncle..they started it in Montreal. They would…My Uncle Hymie joined the business. He was in Montreal. They had a clothing store, too. But he put up some money. My Uncle Morris found this place where they made brooms, and eventually my Uncle Hymie. So three of them found the Robinson Wood Turning Company. My Uncle Hymie would go to Europe and buy broom corn, and they would bring it in and sell a lot of it locally. They made brooms there. Then in Burlington, Vermont, they opened a wood turning place, where they made dowels and wood turnings. And your…go back to Clarence.


Clarence studied to be a dentist. And he originally wanted to be a doctor. But he couldn’t get into a medical school, so he got into Columbia dental school. He was good in the book part, but when it came to the fillings or the making of teeth, he was so fussy. It took him forever to finish something and then he wasn’t happy. So when he graduated, he found out he couldn’t graduate with the rest of the class because he had to make up some work. So he quit. And had to look for a job. It was 1932, 1931, there was the Depression. He sold Fuller brushes, and then my uncles were looking for salesmen. Their business was expanding. So Clarence became a salesman for the Robinson Wood Turning Company.

Antique Phonograph News, Winter, 2016
The Crate or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Antique Phonograph Restoration
by Adam Mock

While I was able to find a fair amount about the life of my great-great-uncle Ben, I was not as successful uncovering information about my great-grandfather Jacob. From a family blog, we know that Jacob and Ben Robinson had a store in Portland, Maine, called “Robinson Bros. Clothing”. My grandfather recalled that “….in the window of the store was an old Edison phonograph and that Jake also ran a dance hall upstairs over the store”. Around 1915, Jacob moved his family to Montreal and along with other family members established the Canada Broom Supply Company.

Joseph Chandler, Dearest Rachel

Jacob and two other brothers established the Canada Broom Supply Co. with world wide affiliations for raw material purchases; two other sons became attorneys, one becoming a member of the Supreme Judicial Court of Quebec, Canada. One day I shall tell you the love story \of the triangle between Grandpa Nathan, Grandma Rose, and one of the Robinson sons, Hyman, while Grandma Rose was making up her mind on whom to marry.

BROOM, BRUSH & MOP Centennial Yearbook: 1912-2012, PAGE 68
For example, the Jan. 29, 1935 issue contained an article titled, “Tells Of Trip To Hungary Buying Broom Corn.” The article stated: “H. Robinson, of the Canada Broom Company, Montreal, Quebec, spent three months in the broom corn growing districts of Hungary and supervised the sorting and baling of Hungarian corn purchased by that concern. He states that he secured good quality corn. Concerning his trip there his firm writes: ‘We have carried out a number of experiments in dyeing the Hungarian broom corn, so that it will closely resemble good average color of American broom corn, and are satisfied that we have the correct formula to supply our customers.’”

The article went on to state that Robinson found living conditions in Hungary very economical and that the Hungarian government established a minimum selling price on broom corn.

October 7, 1911 US Consular Registration Certificate Morris Robinson

January 8 & 9, 1920 Census 78 Dyer Street, Portland, Maine in home of Aunt Edith (Etta) Robinson

Feb 26, 2019: via email: Judith Cook (Tucker):
“My father told us that he lived in Portland for the year after his mother died because his father could not leave the family
and Portland was where there was a synagogue with a minyan, so he was sent, at the age of 13, to the aunt to say Kadish every day for a year, on his way to school.”


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