Edwin Robinson (1899 - 1918)

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Edwin Robinson
1899 - 1918
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c. 1899
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April 12, 1918
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Edwin Robinson was born c. 1899. He died on April 12, 1918 at age 19.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edwin Robinson passed away on April 12, 1918 at age 19. He was buried in '4762' Boves West Communal Cemetery, 19th Bn.. He was born c. 1899. There is no information about Edwin's immediate family.

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In 1899, in the year that Edwin Robinson was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1900, he was just 1 year old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1901, Edwin was merely 2 years old when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1918, in the year of Edwin Robinson's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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