Edwin Lodge Robinson (1897 - 1916)

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Edwin Lodge Robinson
1897 - 1916
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c. 1897
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September 26, 1916
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Edwin Lodge Robinson was born c. 1897. He died on September 26, 1916 at 19 years of age.
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Service number: 27986 Rank: Private Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.
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Edwin Lodge Robinson died on September 26, 1916 at age 19. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 3 C And 3 D., France. He was born c. 1897. There is no information about Edwin's family or relationships.

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In 1897, in the year that Edwin Lodge Robinson was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1900, at the age of only 3 years old, Edwin was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1904, by the time he was just 7 years old, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1916, in the year of Edwin Lodge Robinson's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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