Thursday, January 6, 2011

Photo Number 416

Iola Robbins
A small child standing in a wicker chair.  The photographer was J C Peterson from Hutchinson, Minn. He was in business there from 1894 to 1895.  This is another photo from the Antique Shop in Dorset, MN.  This small child has her hair parted in the middle..which is usual for little girls from this time period.   The photo is a little blurry..she must have moved while the photo was being taken. 
Iola Robbins daughter of Isabell Robins Iola Robbins  Isabell Robins oldest girl
So is that Robbins or Robins..one b or two?

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Update from Abra!

Iola Robbins is the daughter of Isabelle Barley and Judson Robbins. She is 9 months old in the 1900 census (so apparently JC Peterson was in business longer than 1894-95 or someone was using his folders...I'll assume he was in business). Judson and Isabelle were married Nov 10th, 1897.

The family is living with his parents(William & Elsie) and his siblings, Clark, Myrth, Hattie, & Nettie, as well as a boarder, Henry J. Hutchinson.



Update from Iggy! 
Apparently, this charming little girl's correct name is Ilo Vivian Robbins.

Claude Lester Evans married Ilo Vivian Robbins on 27 Dec 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ilo was born on 23 Aug 1899 in Hutchinson, McLeod, Minnesota. She died on 26 Jun 2005. Claude died on 13 Mar 1978. They had four children in Saskatchewan, Canada, all of which are now deceased.



Abra has left a message for a tree holder on Ancestry..we will see what happens:)




This photograph went Full Circle26  On April 11, 2011

22 comments:

  1. Iola Robbins is the daughter of Isabelle Barley and Judson Robbins. She is 9 months old in the 1900 census (so apparently JC Peterson was in business longer than 1894-95 or someone was using his folders...I'll assume he was in business). Judson and Isabelle were married Nov 10th, 1897. (Who knows, maybe they are the couple in the earliest photo--cousins to Sealia & Charlotta?)

    The family is living with his parents(William & Elsie) and his siblings, Clark, Myrth, Hattie, & Nettie, as well as a boarder, Henry J. Hutchinson. The boarder interested me, as the town of Hutchinson was found by the singinging Hutchinson brothers (Asa, John, and Judson) in 1855. Looking at Henry's middle name as J., and seeing his birth as California, with his father's as New Hampshire (origin of the singing brothers), I thought there might be a connection to the founders of Hutchinson. It also seems more than coincidental that Henry Hutchinson, born in California, would come to Hutchinson Minnesota and be staying as a boarder with a family who has a son with the name Judson. Henry is also listed as living in Massachusetts in 1880, at age 1. I will need to dig deeper!

    I am starting to think there is a link between all the Hutchinson photos, but not sure what that common denominator might be! ~Abra

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  2. I'm going to sit here and wish I had an nice, creamy Baskin and Robbins ice cream cone.

    Totally off the point, but Irv Robbins and brother-in-law Burt Baskin lived in the Los Angeles, California suburb of Glendale.

    Perhaps this very cute little girl was the "mother" of an ice cream tycoon.

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  3. P.s., J C Peterson's (gotta love those initals for names things) partner John Gravenslund was only 35 in 1895 (and if J C was John or Julius, he was only 24 at that time), so they might have "been around" in some (partnership/corporate) way, much later on.

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  4. I am now 99% certain that the boarder, Henry J. Hutchinson, living with the Robbins family in 1900, is the grandson of John W. Hutchinson, one of the singing Hutchinson brothers (founders of Hutchinson, MN). The Hutchinson brothers didn't stay in the area very long--I would have to go do some further research for the timetable of their stay--long enough to have a town named after them. ;-) I do vaguely remember reading once that they only stayed a short while then returned to their home area. In 1880, Henry J., age 1, born in California, is living with his parents Henry J., Sr., age 35, born in New Hampshire, and Lillie P. 27, born in Pennsylvania. Both parents are vocalists. They live in the household of John W. Hutchinson, age 59, also a vocalist, in Lynn Massachusetts (one of the places they often sang in their early years). Also in the household is Henry Sr.'s brother, Judson, age 18, born in Masachusetts, and a servant. So , Henry J. Hutchinson Jr. not only has an uncle Judson, but also a great uncle Judson, who along with his brothers Asa and John (henry's grandfather), founded the town of Hutchinson MN, where Henry lives at the age of 20, with a family who has a son Judson. The mystery continues and I need to get my butt to work, so I will try to get a little time later to dig deeper, and play catch up on information from the previous photos! ~Abra

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  5. Is there a reason I can't enlarge the photos any more? I used to be able to click on the photo, then click on it again to study details, but I can't anymore. I would love to see the detail on the dress this beautiful child is wearing.

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  6. Hi Norkio..I forgot to add that option to the post..I fixed it..it should enlarge for you now:)

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  7. I am having a cute overload in terms of the photo. Also loving all the extra info provided in the comments, very informative.

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  8. I finally gave up on trying to connect Henry Hutchinson as a relative, so perhaps just a family friend or, as the census says, boarder. Oh, well, it gave me a chance to pipe in some Hutchinson history. Here is a little more about the family. The elder Robbins' ended up in Minneapolis by 1905, whereas Judson and Isabelle are found in Howard Lake (about 25 miles NE of Hutchinson), Wright County, and he is a photographer. I also find Judson and Isabella and son Virgil in Onamia in 1930, where Judson is a shoemaker/has repair shop. His mother is also living there, and although it doesn't state she is widowed, her husband is not listed.

    I did find some children born to Virgil, but haven't yet tracked down those leads. I also found that an Ilo V. Robbins, born in 1899, is listed in a private tree, so I sent a message to the owner. (By the way, the censuses do seem to say Ilo V., and her grandmother's middle name was Viola, so perhaps there needs to be some searching on "Viola." I did find a Hennepin County record for a marriage of a Viola Robbins in the early-mid 1920s. I'll need to go back to see if it ties in with other information I found later.) Hoping for a response from the Tree owner. ~Abra

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  9. Apparently, this charming little girl's correct name is Ilo Vivian Robbins.

    Claude Lester Evans married Ilo Vivian Robbins on 27 Dec 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ilo was born on 23 Aug 1899 in Hutchinson, McLeod, Minnesota. She died on 26 Jun 2005. Claude died on 13 Mar 1978. They had four children in Saskatchewan, Canada, all of which are now deceased.

    http://tmsociety.org/thomas/hannah/aqwg269.htm

    Glenn Ilo (Evans) Salmond and Joan Idell (Evans) Kish may have some living offspring.

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  10. I was a little confused by Ilo's death date - 2005? So I dug around a little - and sure enough, she lived to be quite old.

    She and her husband "ended" up in British Columbia, Canada. He is buried in Forest Lawn, Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada where his headstone reads:

    Evans, Pte. Claude Lester, d. 18 Mar 1978, age 82 yrs, 15th Res. Battn. CEF

    So he served in WWI? in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

    http://www.interment.net/data/canada/bc/central_koot/forestlawn/forest_de.htm

    Ilo ended up in Creston Ward, Cranbrook British Columbia Stake.

    http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/46029/Centenarians.html

    I'm not sure how to "find" offspring in Canada. The tools that I work with are largely limited to the USA.

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  11. One final thought -

    I was intrigued by Ilo's name and found that there was a very brief (1899 only) period where people were given that name. Curious as to why, I discovered that the Spanish-American War was closing up and that US forces under Admiral Dewey in Manila, Philippine did some "mopping up" work in Ilo-Ilo, the second largest port in the Philippines. The dispute over Ilo-Ilo lasted several months and ran into the first months of 1899.

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  12. The baby Ilo Vivian Robbins Evans is my grandmother, she lived to be 105 years old and was an awesome lady......if you need more information you can email me at thelady@shaw.ca

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  13. This is fantastic. And such a great photo. Ilo is my 2nd cousin, twice removed (which means I'm a cousin to @Donna also!). Thanks to the person who messaged me on Ancestry and told me about this site. I have a fascination with old photos anyway.

    Could I get permission to add Ilo's photo to my profile on her on Ancestry?

    Thanks,
    Darrin Dickey
    Murfreesboro, TN

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  14. I am the person that contacted you, Darrin. Imagine my surprise when I came to see if you had found the site, and find there are two responses to this photo. Connie will be so happy! It always brings a smile to face and joy to my heart when family is found for these photos, as I would be on top of the world if someone found my ancestors' photo(s) and returned to me!

    I hope both you and Donna check out some of the other photos from the last week or so. For these photos to travel from this area of the state to the same antique shop in Dorset (roughly 3.5 hours to the north), I feel there has to be some kind of connection or one previous owner that was connectedto all these people. Sometimes, the thought of solving the mystery of how the photos ended up in an antque store is as intriguing as figuring out who the people in the photos are. Glad you two could be reunited with Ilo!

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  15. Hi Donna, I have emailed you. I am more than happy to return the photo to you! I am thrilled with two responses!!
    Darrin Dickey, If you email me I will email you a copy of the photo...my email is in my profile on the left near the yellow flower:) Connie

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  16. Ilo Vivian Robbins Evans is my husbands grandmother...we are thrilled to have found this sight...this is a photo we had not seen before...could you email us a copy as well...thank you
    George Stasiuk
    gstasiuk@telusplanet.net

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  17. This picture is my husbands grandmother...We are so excited to have found this as we haven't ever seen this pic.... could you please send us a copy...and if you need more info or have more pics....please contact....

    thank you
    George Stasiuk
    gstasiuk@telusplanet.net

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  18. Hi Tammy, I am going to email you a copy right now:) Connie

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Connie