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My great grandmother, Harriet Eliza LaRose
 
My paternal great-grandfather, John Darling Robins

About the Robins family

The Robins family members are Dick’s father’s maternal ancestors. Dick’s paternal grandmother, Eva Irene Robins, was born in the part of Ontario, Canada, that is just west of Buffalo, New York. Most of her family and immediate ancestors were also born in Canada in and around the farming communities of Windham and Springfield, Ontario. The Broughtons, Byes, and Robins were probably originally from England, and the LaRoses probably came from France via Quebec.

Dick's Robins ancestors
Dick’s Robins ancestors

Some members of the Robins family, including Eva’s husband, Alfred, and their children, moved back and forth multiple times between Canada and the United States before settling in the area around Buffalo, New York.

Southern Ontario, home of many Robins ancestors
Southern Ontario, home of many Robins ancestors
1911 border crossing record for Harriet LaRose Robins and daughters Eva and Mildred
1911 Niagara Falls border crossing record for Hariet [Harriet] LaRose Robins and daughters Eva and Mildred
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo, New York

Some family members were farmers: for example, the Robins and Broughtons. Margaret Mary (“Little Grandma”) Broughton smoked a pipe and was reputed to be have quite a strong personality.

Margaret Mary Broughton
Margaret Mary Broughton

John Darling Robins is shown in the portrait at the top of the page with his wife and five daughters, and also below with his great-granddaughter, Lynn Robins.

John Darling Robins and his great-granddaughter Lynn
John Darling Robins and his great-granddaughter Lynn

The LaRoses were also farmers, and some owned small businesses, including a restaurant and grocery store.

George LaRose Store, Tonawanda, New York
George LaRose Store, Tonawanda, New York

Dick’s grandmother Eva Robins Johnson lived to be 94 years old.

Eva Robins at age 89
Eva Robins at age 89

Ancestor surnames

  • Brock
  • Broughton
  • Bye
  • Coglin
  • Hillman
  • LaRose
  • Poore
  • Robins
  • Wiley

Unanswered questions about the Robins family

  • Who was the Robins immigrant ancestor, where was he/she born, and when did he/she come to Canada?
  • Who was the LaRose immigrant ancestor, where was he/she born, and when did he/she come to Canada?

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