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Parents - Oscar Clifton Robbins and Grace Gertrude Foulke    -
  Never Married, no Children
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26 Jul 1920 Birth  Henry County, Indiana - Obituary -
1930 U.S. Census:  Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana  S2,
Abt 1938- 1942 Education:   Green Township School, Randolph County, Indiana - S3, S9,
8 Apr 1940 1940 U.S. Census:  Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana - Fairview Farm - S3,
abt 1940 First new car - Albany, Delaware County, Indiana
1942 - 1972 Occupation - Wertz Novelty, Delaware County, Indiana
1948 employed at Gay Games - S1,
1948 Residence -  - YWCA  S1,
  Residence - Apartment - E Main St, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Apr 1950 Residence:  YWCA
-  1950 US Census [S10]
31 July 1950 Postcard from Esther sent to Walt & Norma Robbins from Bowling Green, Kentucky - Link
Abt 1970 Residence - Mobile home, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
23 Aug 1987 Attended the Robbins Reunion, Bakers Corner, Indiana S4,
13 Aug 1989 24th Robbins Reunion at the Apartment Complex of Ina Robbins Henderson, Greenfield Indiana (Vid2027)
12 Aug 1990 25th Robbins Reunion at the home of Milton & Ellen (Vid2026)
1999 Residence - Waters Nursing Home - Yorktown, Delaware County, Indiana
20 Aug 1999 Death - Respiratory failure, chronic obstructive lung disease - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - Obituary -
Certified Death Certificate - Death Certificate -
24 Aug 1999 Burial Gardens of Memory Cemetery  - Obituary - Funeral & Thank You Cards - I5,
- Pre-planning documents for Ina and Esther Robbins - Doc0098.pdf

- Funeral Contract Summary Sheet - Doc1177.pdf
  Misc:  Esther was very short - she probably would have been classified as a midget. She was a VERY kind person especially to the kids. She visited a lot when the kids were young and she brought us things and played with us. There are several pictures of her with the various children and her cars. Her cars had to be specially equipped because she was so short. Her brother, Milton ID0043, was a welder and he made the extensions and platforms she needed so she could drive her cars. Each time she would get a new vehicle Milton would make the changes for her. Her brother Walter ID0005 took care of her in her old age. She got bad with breathing problems and finally had to be placed in a nursing home in Yorktown, Delaware Co, IN at last.  Never Married - No children

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S1 Polk's Muncie Directory (N.p.: Polk'sn.d.), 1948, page 363; digital image, Directories ( : viewed 20 January 2010).  "Robbins Esther emp Gay Games r YWCA  
S2 1930 US Census, Population Schedule, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. ED ??, SD 6, Sheet 4A, Stamped 154, Lines 25-33, Oscar Robbins Household. Census Date 17 Apr 1930. Original NARA Data: Roll T626., accessed 28 Apr 2018. Acc000645/Doc4749.pdf

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1] Oscar Robbins: Head of household, 54 yr old white male, married, 34 yrs old at first marriage - rented farm, own radio set, he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - Occupation: Farmer - not a veteran. Able to Read, Write and speak English.
2] Grace Robbins: 50 yr old white female, married, 30 yrs old at first marriage - She and her mother born in Indiana, Father in Ohio - no occupation. Able to Read, Write and speak English.
3] Myron Robbins: 18 yr old white male, son of head - attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
4] Ina Robbins: 16 yr old white female, daughter of head, single., attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
5] Mary Robbins: 14 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
6] Walter Robbins: 12 yr old white male, single, attended school, Able to Read, Write and speak English. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
7] Esther Robbins: 9 yr old white female, daughter of head, single, attended school. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
8] Milton Robbins: 3 yr old white male, son of head. Born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation
9] Frances Foulke: Mother-in-law of head - 76 yr old white female, widow, born in Indiana, parents in Ohio, no occupation, Able to Read, Write and speak English. 

1940 US Census, Population Schedule. Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana. SD 10, ED 68-3, Sheet 2B, Line 54, Household No. 37. Oscar C. Robbins Household. Census Date: 8 Apr 1940. NARA Data: Roll T627_m-t0627-01089., accessed 30 Apr 2018. Acc002130/Doc4751.pdf.

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1] Oscar C. Robbins: Head of household - Informant - 64, white male, married - Owned farm with value of $1000, Farm Schedule 35 - Education: Highest grade of school, 6 - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: Farmer - Hours worked past week: 40 - Weeks worked in 1939: 52 - Other source of income: Yes
2] Grace Robbins: Wife of head - 60, white female, Married - Education: Blank - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: None (Housework) - Other Income: No
Supplemental Questions, Grace:
- Parents born Indiana [Father born Ohio]
- Language spoken in home in earliest childhood: English
- Not a veteran
- Usual Occupation: Housewife in home
- Married more than once: No
- Age 25 when first marriage
- Number of Children: 5
3] Walter Robbins: Son - 22 white male, Single - Education: Highest grade of School: 1 year of high school - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: Wire Cutter in a tin shop, Cabinet parts - Hours worked past week: 40 - Weeks worked in 1939: 52 - Other source of income: Yes
4] Esther Robbins: Daughter - 19, white female, single, Attended School, Highest Grade: 2 yrs High School - Born Indiana - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm - Occupation: None (School) - Other Income: No
5] Milton Robbins: Son - 13 white male, single - born Indiana - Attended school, Highest grade: 6 - Residence 1935: Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana on a farm   
S4 1987 Oscar & Grace Foulke Robbins Family Reunion -
23 Aug 1987
Home of Myron and Mary Elizabeth Robbins, Bakers Corner, Hamilton County, Indiana
Photo:  Mary, Walter, Esther, Milton, Myron, Ina Robbins

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S5 Death Record, Certified Death Record for Esther Robbins. DOD 20 Aug 1999. Delaware County Department of Health, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana #12491. Registered No 99-825. Acc000346/Doc0625a.pdf

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Delaware County, Indiana Department of Health, Muncie, Delaware Co, Indiana - Record # 12491 - This is to Certify, that our records show Sarah Esther Robbins died Aug 20, 1999 at 5:58 pm Ball Memorial Hospital. Age at death: 79 years - Female, White, Never Married. Primary cause of death given was: Respiratory Failure - Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Signed by Richard Reedy MD, Yorktown, Indiana. Place of burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, IN - Date of Burial: Aug 24, 1999. Registered No: 99-825. Signed Donna A Wilkins MD, Muncie, Indiana Aug 23, 1999
S6 Funeral and Thank You Cards - Esther Robbins - Garden View Funeral Home, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - 24 Aug. 1999. Acc000405/Doc0624.pdf  
Obituary - "Esther Robbins, 79"  The StarPress (Muncie, Indiana), 22 Aug 1999, page 2B, Col. 2., accessed 13 Feb 2017.  Doc4062.pdf
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Esther Robbins, 79
     Muncie - Esther Robbins, 79, died Friday in Ball Memorial Hospital after a short illness. 
     Ms. Robbins was bon in Henry County and had lived in Delaware County since 1938.  She was employed at Wertz Novelty for more than 30 years before retiring in 1972. 
     Survivors include a sister, Ina Henderson; three brothers, Walter Robbins (wife:  Norma), Milton Robbins (wife:  Ellen), Myron Robbins (wife:  Mary Elizabeth, and several nieces and nephews. 
     Services will be at 2 p.m.. Tuesday in Garden View Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory.  Calling will be 3-6 p.m.  Monday alt the funeral home.
     Memorials may be made to any charity
S8 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 19002011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration., accessed , 27 July 2016. Sarah Esther Robbins, ID0198, 20 Aug 1999, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Doc3663.pdf

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Indiana State Department of Health/ Certificate of Death
Local No. 99-825 State No. 027066
Name: Sarah Esther Robbins, Female, White, Never Married
Date of Death: 20 Aug 1999, 558 pm
Date of Birth: 26 July 1920, Henry county, Indiana
Veteran: No
Place of Death: Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Usual Occupation: Assemble, Factory
Residence: 2800 W. Memorial Dr., Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana 47302
Education: 12 yrs.
Father: Oscar Robbins
Mother: Grace Foulke
Informant: Walter C. Robbins, 8400 W CR 400S, Yorktown, IN 47396 - Brother
Burial: 24 Aug 1999, Gardens of Memory, Muncie, Indiana
Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure due to Chronic Obstructive lung disease
News Article:  Green Township School Freshman Class.  The Muncie Morning Star (Muncie, Indiana), 9 Apr 1938, page 2, Col. 2 & 3., accessed 13 Feb 2017.   Doc4067-001.pdf
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     Members of the Freshman Class of Green Township High School and their guests were entertained Tuesday night [5 Apr 1938] with a party at the home of Miss Betty Sumwalt.  Miss Jean Anderson assisted the hostess.  The evening was spent in playing games with prizes being awarded to Miss Esther Robbins and Harvey Ludwick.  Refreshments were served to ... Miss Esther Robbins and Walter Robbins.
S10 1950 US Census, 1950 US Census, Sarah Esther Robbins, ID0198, Living in the Robert W. Kress Household, YWCA [310 E. Charles], Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, Form P 1, ED 18-62, Sheet 74, Enumeration Date: Apr 1950, Line 22. Original Data: Record Group 29, Roll 3478. 1950 United States Federal Census [database on-line], (accessed 22 Oct 2022), Doc6410.pdf.

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Top of page, Box E: YWCA, Line 22
1] Sara Robbins, Lodger, White Female, age 29, Married, Born Indiana - Occupation Category: WK (Working) - Occpation: Inspector at Novelty Mfg Co. [Gay Games]


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I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6
abt 1950
Robbins Family
Christmas, 1955
Grace, Esther, Walter, Oscar,
Ina, Mary, Milton
Robbins Family,
abt 1932
Oscar, Milton, Grace, Mary
Esther, Ina, Walter
Robbins Family, abt 1940
Back:  Grace, Oscar, Ina, Mary, Donnie
Paul, Myron, Sr., Irene
Front:  Esther, Myron, Jr., Helen
Robbins Headstones
Gardens of Memory
Near to Far:
Ina, Esther, Grace,
Oscar, Norma, Walter
Headstone for Esther
Gardens of Memory
Album 10 July 2012

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I7 I8 I9 I10 I11 I12

Back:  Norma, Irene, Grace, Myron
Front:  Helen, Esther holding Joan
Grace - Living Room
1270N house
Esther, Aug 1947
27 yrs. old
Robbins Family, abt 1950
Top:  Ina, Mary, Walter, Myron
Bottom:  Grace, Oscar, Esther
Oscar/Grace Robbins Family Reunion
Myron, Milton, Mary, Esther, Ina, Walter
Before 1989
Oscar/Grace Robbins Family Reunion
Myron, Ina, Esther, Milton, Walter, Mary
Before 1989

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I13 I14 I15 I16 I17 I18
Myron's 80th Birthday
Walter, Milton, Esther, Ina, Myron
25 Aug 1991
Robbins Kids on Pony
Ina, Mary, Walter, Esther,
Myron behind pony
Esther Robbins
Esther Robbins
YWCA, Muncie
Esther, Milton
With Goat
Fairview Farm
abt 1940
Esther with Dog
abt 1940
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I19 I20 I21 I22 I23 I24
Robbins Family Reunion
Abt 1987
Myron, Milton, Mary, Esther,
Ina, Walter
Esther, Ina - Abt 1963 Mary Robbins Jarrell
Grace Foulke Robbins
Esther Robbins
Oscar Robbins
Living Room
1270N Farm
Dec 1954
Robbins Family Group,
abt 1927

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