Edward Lapage Robinson (1910 - 1943)

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Edward Lapage Robinson
1910 - 1943
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April 17, 1910
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October 2, 1943
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Edward Lapage Robinson was born on April 17, 1910. He died on October 2, 1943 at 33 years of age.
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Service number: 14339306 Rank: Fusilier Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.
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Edward Lapage Robinson died on October 2, 1943 at age 33. He was buried in Gander War Cemetery Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 11., Canada. He was born on April 17, 1910. We have no information about Edward's family.

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In 1910, in the year that Edward Lapage Robinson was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1921, he was merely 11 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1925, when he was merely 15 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, when he was 23 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1943, in the year of Edward Lapage Robinson's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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