James W. Robinson (1884 - 1917)

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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 6 B And 6 C.,
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Service number: 23993
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Surrey Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 13th Bn.

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Mary Esther Robinson

Mary Esther Robinson

Teddi Rose and Lucille Robinson

Teddi Rose and Lucille Robinson

Theodore Roosevelt Robinson

Theodore Roosevelt Robinson

John Robinson

John Robinson

Theresa Robinson and Minnie Shockley

Theresa Robinson and Minnie Shockley

Jane 'Jensie' Impson

Jane 'Jensie' Impson

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Theodore Roosevelt Robinson

Theodore Roosevelt Robinson

Edna Esther (Peden) Robinson

Edna Esther (Peden) Robinson

Florence May (Blount) Robinson

Florence May (Blount) Robinson

Gene L Robinson family

Gene L Robinson family

Gene L Robinson Family

Gene L Robinson Family

Edwina Banta

Edwina Banta

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Estelle Mae Robinson Mary Esther Robinson Teddi Rose and Lucille Robinson Theodore Roosevelt Robinson

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1884 - In the year that James W. Robinson was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

1888 - By the time he was only 4 years old, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

1889 - At the age of merely 5 years old, James was alive when on March 31st, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. Because the elevators were not yet in operation, officials had to climb to the top of the tower - it took an hour. On May 15th, the Tower opened to the public - still without working elevators - but around 30,000 visitors still made the climb. The elevators went into operation on the 26th. The Tower wasn't considered aesthetically pleasing at the time but is now one of the most iconic structures in the world.

1906 - James was 22 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

1917 - In the year of James W. Robinson's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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James W. Robinson passed away on April 24, 1917 at 33 years old. There is no known cause of death for James. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 6 B And 6 C., France. He was born around 1884. There is no information about James's family or relationships.

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