Edwin Stanley Robinson (1885 - 1916)

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Edwin Stanley Robinson
1885 - 1916
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c. 1885
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November 8, 1916
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Edwin Stanley Robinson was born c. 1885. He died on November 8, 1916 at age 31.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 272361 Rank: Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class Regiment: Royal Navy Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. zulu.
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Edwin Stanley Robinson died on November 8, 1916 at 31 years of age. He was buried in Calais Southern Cemetery Plot F. Row 1. Grave 11., France. He was born c. 1885. We are unaware of information about Edwin's surviving family.

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In 1885, in the year that Edwin Stanley Robinson was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1890, by the time he was just 5 years old, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1899, by the time he was merely 14 years old, 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 1901, Edwin was 16 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1916, in the year of Edwin Stanley 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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