Oscar Burton Robbins

Oscar Burton Robbins[1]

Male 1873 - 1964  (90 years)

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  • Name Oscar Burton Robbins 
    Born 29 Jan 1873  Laud, Whitley Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1950  Loveland, Larimer Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jan 1964  Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Loveland Burial Park, Loveland, Larimer Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1646  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2012 

    Father Doctor Crihfield Robbins,   b. 3 Feb 1847, Claypool, Kosciusko Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1879, Laud, Whitley Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Sophronia Doty Jackson,   b. 13 Jun 1852, Knox Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1933, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1871  Whitley Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Zella Deborah Bennet,   b. 20 Apr 1875, Laud, Whitley Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1943  (Age 68 years)  [5
    Married 19 Jan 1896  Laud, Whitley Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Neva Ione Robbins,   b. 28 Aug 1896, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1975, Longmont, Boulder Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Leon Crihfield Robbins,   b. 17 Feb 1898, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1977, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Helen Ruth Robbins,   b. 7 Jul 1900, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1989, Longmont, Boulder Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Welthy 'Aileen' Robbins,   b. 28 Jul 1903, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1990, Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Allen Bennet Robbins,   b. 15 May 1905, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1977, Mesa, Maricopa Co., Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Robert Valentine Robbins,   b. 14 Feb 1907, Loveland, Larimer Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1982, Fall Creek, Lane Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Gilbert Burton Robbins,   b. 8 Aug 1913, Loveland, Larimer Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 2006, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Richard Maring Robbins,   b. 13 Mar 1915, Loveland, Larimer Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1982, Encampment, Carbon Co., Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Claudia Bowen Romans,   b. 31 May 1883, Central City, Gilpin Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [5, 6
    Married 5 Oct 1944  Loveland, Larimer Co., Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following two articles from the Loveland Public Library Reference. Contributed by Jerry Gross:
      The Who's Who In Loveland Section By Pierce Egan
      Loveland Reporter Herald on October 17, 1923. O.B. Robbins, Florist
      A number of years ago-we don't know just how many, because he still looks like a kid-O.B. Robbins, senior member of the firm of O.B. Robbins and Son, florist, first saw the light of day in the Hoosier state. He was born in the little village of Laud, Whitley county, Indiana and remained there until he grew to manhood, teaching several terms of country school.

      He took up accountant work later and entered the employ of Swift and Company, as accountant in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was with this firm for twelve years and then for two years worked in the same capacity for the Rollermill company, manufacturers of bar iron.

      He was married in Indiana and after severing his connections with the Fort Wayne firm the family came west locating at Loveland in 1906. Mr. Robbins entered the real estate business with Charles Essing and later entered the employ of Larimer County as deputy treasurer, serving four years in that capacity.

      Ten years ago he purchased the floral business at Loveland of N.E. Degolia and has built up one of the most extensive business concerns in northern Colorado. Six years ago he branched out and established a new floral house at Longmont and a year ago he bought a floral concern at Fort Collins. Thus, as the Denver Post says about its circulation, "he covers this territory like a blanket."

      The Longmont business is under the management of his son-in-law Robert Leonard, and the Fort Collins house is managed by his son, Leon.

      Mr. Robbins, by careful application to business has done exceedingly well from a financial standpoint and has built up a wonderful business. He instituted the idea in this section of taking personal charge of flowers at funerals, something that has never been done by florists in this section before. Yesterday he took sixty-three orders to a funeral at Johnstown and from there to Longmont where interment was made and he is ever reaching out for new ideas for service to the public.

      Mr. Robbins has long been interested in public affairs and is now serving in public affairs and is now serving his third term on the city council. During the last two terms, he had been chairman of the finance committee, the most important committee on the council and he has served the city as well as he has served his own private business. There never was a more careful man at the head of a city finance committee, than Mr. Robbins, and he is the one of Loveland's most substantial business men. =================

      Marriage announcement from the Loveland Daily Reporter Herald, October 5, 1944.
      Romans-Robbins
      A wedding of interest took place this afternoon at three o'clock at the parsonage of the Methodist church when Mrs. Claudia Romans and O.B. Robbins were married in a quiet ceremony, with the pastor of the church, the Rev. H. C. Kephart officiating.

      Mrs. Alma Towne, a cousin of Mrs. Robbins, and Mrs. Kephart were witnesses.

      Mrs. Robbins, the attractive widow of the late Ab Romans, district attorney and prominent jurist of Loveland for many years before his death, wore a charming suit of navy blue, with corsage of orchids, and hat of the corresponding shade.

      Both Mr. and Mrs. Robbins are widely known in this section, having made their home here for many years. The groom was formerly engaged in the florist business.
      Mr. and Mrs. Robbins are spending a few days in Denver, but will return here to reside.
      =================

      From OBR p 175, "Oscar Burton Robbins born in Laud, Whitley County, Indiana on Jan 29, 1873, the oldest of four children. The sudden death of his father, Doctor Crihfield Robbins less than seven years later, made it necessary for him to have his home with his Uncle Harris (W.H.) and grandfather Daniel Jackson on the latter's farm which was about 1 1/2 miles of his birth place. He lived with these good relatives about three years when his mother re-established her home, taking him back with her baby Nora made a familiy of three.

      He attended the public 8th grade school at Laud, had 20 weeks local normal work there and 25 weeks Commercial work at the Northern Indiana Institute in Valparaiso, Indiana. Previous to his work at Valparaiso he taught five terms of country school in Washington and Jefferson Townships, in Whitley County.

      In 1894 employed by Fred Eckart, meat-packer in Fort Wayne, Indiana as Bookkeepr and Cashier. In December 1895 accepted a similar position with Swift & Co., wholesale meat, then a similar position with the Fort Wayne Iron & Steel Co., bar iron Mfgs., in 1903. In 1906 with my family of five children removed to Loveland, Colorado where I had entered into partnership with a brother-in-law, Charles Essig in Real Estate business. A panic the following year made the business unprofitable, was offered the position of Deputy County Treasurer by Frank Moore which I held four years. Returning to Loveland in 1913 operated the first Motion Pictures business in Estes Park, Colo., and in December of that year purchased the Florest business of N.E. DeGolier at Loveland. This was greatly improved and built into a profitable business and for health reason contracted to sell to a son-in-law Rollin C. Skinner in July 1982. Was obliged to recover this business in January 1940. Sons Robert and Richard immediately came to the rescue of their father, have taken over the operation and management, have made many improvements and are building a paying business.

      He is a Master Mason, member of Loveland Royal Arch Chapter No. 44 and of Loveland Commandery No. 38, Knights Templar; Charter member of Loveland Lions Club organized June 9th, 1920. He is active in church work, a member of the the First Methodist Church at Loveland, having made a number of transfers.

      He became interested in genealogy many years ago, has graced his Paternal line to William Robbins of Walpole, Massachussets and in 1949 published the History of the Robbins Family of Walpole Massachussets by Dana W. Robbins. He has traced his Maternal line and now in December 1950 is tablulatin it for publication as soon as possible, with 250 pages now ready."

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      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Colorado, Larimer Co., Ohio

      Serial Number 1822
      Oscard Burton Robbins
      Address: 863 Cleveland, Loveland, Larimer Co., CO
      Age 45
      DOB: Jan 29, 1873
      Race: White
      U.S. Citizane: Natural Born
      Present Occupation: Florist
      Employer: Self
      Place of Employment: 863 Cleveland, Loveland, Larimer Co., CO
      Spouse/NOK: Zella D. Robbins, 863 Cleveland, Loveland, Larimer Co., CO
      Description:
      Height: Short
      Build: Medium
      Eyes: Blue
      Hair: Dark
      Date of Registation: 12 Sep 1918

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Book: "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island", Oscar Burton Robbins, (1951, Loveland, Colorado), 171.
      This is the author of the book "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Ohio and Indiana" on which much of the info on this website is based.

    2. [S1666] Social Security Death Index, (http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    3. [S1738] Find A Grave Website, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi), Memorial# 31279812.

    4. [S1723] DAR Member Application of [Name Restricted], Nat'l #716570.

    5. [S5] Book: "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island", Oscar Burton Robbins, (1951, Loveland, Colorado), 174.

    6. [S378] Newspaper article transcribed by Jerry Gross, 174.
      See article in OBR notes

    7. [S378] Newspaper article transcribed by Jerry Gross.



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