RobbHaas Family Pages
Foulke - Haas - Robbins - Worthen Families
Walter Clifton Robbins
Norma Louise Haas ID0006
|Parents - Walter||Oscar Clifton Robbins and Grace Gertrude Robbins S23, S26, - MRM Page -|
|Parents - Norma||August Haas and Mabel Marie Worthen - MRM Page -|
Haas Family Newspaper Articles
Norma: Misc. - Objects Relating to Norma
Walter: Misc. - Objects Relating to Walter - Photos - May/June 2012 - WW 2 Timeline -
Walter Robbins Family Newspaper Articles
Timeline Family Group Sheet (Updated ) Walter and Norma Narrative History -
|19 March 1918||Walter Born - Hamilton County, Indiana I47, S22, S23, S25, S26, S27, S86,|
|13 Oct 1919||Norma Born -
1927 E. 17th St., Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Sources: S1, S8, S21, S32, S30, S33, S45, S58, S67, S68, S70,
What Happened When You Were Born? -
She was born at home and since neither the doctor or her parents thought she would survive, a birth certificate was not issued for her at the time. The birth certificates shown on this page are the result of having to provide documentation of her birth. Norma was the second of what would become a five daughter household. The small home located at 1927 E 17th Street had been finished the year she was born.
"When I was born they thought I was going to die so the the doctor didn't even have - I didn't have a birth certificate." S56,This home was built in 1919 by Norma’s parents August and Mabel Worthen Haas. When the house was built it had a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms. There was also a large front and back porch. Her father later built a one car garage and dug a basement under the home. There was also a small building that was used to store coal in the winter and in the spring it was cleaned out, scrubbed and became a playhouse for the girls. The yard was full of fruit trees and they had a garden to supplement their meals. Norma lived at this home between the time of her birth until July 1945.
In about 1926 she was shot while playing in her neighborhood by a boy playing with a rifle. It was a minor wound
Mabel was a very good cook and made a variety of canned items the family sold. She also fixed Pork Loin sandwiches which the teachers at Stevenson School would eat for their lunches. The employees of Ball Brothers would come for lunch as well
Norma’s father died in July 1943. She continued to live at this home with her mother and sister Barbara. Norma’s first son was born in Dec of 1944 while his father was hospitalized in France of wounds received during World War II. Once her husband was finished with the Army life they moved to an apartment in the home of her older sister and her husband at 2220 S Gharkey St in Muncie. It was not long before the young family wanted a home of their own
|1920||Walter, U.S. Census:
Cadiz Farm - Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana S2,
- The Cadiz Farm house burned about 1921-1923 and the family moved into a former chicken house
- They then moved to Scott's farm near Cadiz in Henry County
- Next they moved to the Shirley Farm near, Shirley, Henry County, Indiana
Sources: S44, Google Map -
Norma, U.S. Census: 1927 E. 17th St., Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana S45,
|Sept 1924||Walter started first
grade at Shirley School, Shirley, Henry County, Indiana
S44 (20 and 22 Sept),
- Dad stated he started school - the 1st grade at Shirley School and that Myron and Ina went to Kennard H.S. because Shirley only had 6 grades.
- Dad thinks he was 7 when he started school - This was a one room school, with one teacher and a pot-bellied stove in the center of the room - the water and outhouse was behind the school. They took a bus to Shirley and then Ina and Myron took another bus to Kennard. From what I can piece together now it appears that Dad was 6 when he started to school.
|1925-1930||Walter - Cadiz School, Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana - [Interview, 20 Sept 2005, p 3, 4] - [Interview, 22 Sept 2005, p 15] - S77 (Grade Cards),|
Cadiz Farm, Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana - [Interview,
20 Sept 2005, p 3, 4] -
I am only guessing that the Oscar Robbins family moved back to the Cadiz farm once Oscar was finished building the new house on the farm. I know the family was back in the Cadiz area because the kids went to school in Cadiz and Myron graduated from Cadiz in 1930 and dad claims he went to Cadiz schools starting in the 2nd grade and through at least the 4th or 5th grades
|abt 1926||Walter - A cut on his
Dad fell through floor joists and hit his chin which left a scar that remains to this day. He and Mary were playing and chasing each other across the floor joists of the new house their dad was building in Cadiz. Dad missed one of the joists and fell through [Interview, 22 Sept 2005, P 6, 7] -
Dad fell between some floor joists - probably when grandpa was building the house after the one burned. He described it and said it left a scar on his tongue - he almost bit it in two. I couldn't see a scar when he showed me his tongue. Doctor said he would have a pocket in his tongue - they didn't sew it up or anything. He was not knocked out or anything - but he did remember that it bled a lot [Interview, 29 Sept 2005] -
|Abt 1926||Norma attended Stevenson Elementary School - which was located on Mock Avenue at the end of 17th Street and was an easy walk from their home. S78,|
|Abt 1927||Walter: Beginning
to be a Farmer - Cadiz, Henry County, Indiana [Interview,
22 Sept 2005, p
Dad started farming when he was 9 years old making hay
Having his tonsils removed - Henry County, Indiana - [Interview,
29 Sept 2005] -
|1930||Walter, U.S. Census: George Foulke Farm, Living with Parents, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana S3, [Interview, 22 Sept 2005, Pgs 1, 3, 4, 7, 10 and 11] -|
|1931-1935||Walter - Jackson
Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School - S77
- In 1935/1936, the family moved to a farm near Arcadia and Walt quit school in the 10th grade at Walnut Grove School
|1931-1934||- Norma attended
Blaine Junior High School
- Scrapbook Created by Wilma, abt 1933
|abt 1934||Walter - Occupation:
Working at a Canning Factory - Elwood, Madison County, Indiana -
Sources: [Interview, 20 Sept 2005, p 2] - [Interview, 29 Sept 2005, p 1] -
|1934-1938||Norma attended Muncie
Central High School - S78,
1937 Muncie Central High School - Magician Yearbook | Diploma | 1938 Yearbook - News Clippings found inside Yearbook | Autograph Book | 1978 Reunion |
|1935||Walter - Got his first car - Hamilton County, Indiana [Interview, 22 Sept 2005, Pg 13] -|
Walter - Residence - East of Arcadia Farm, Hamilton
County, Indiana - [Interview,
22 Sept 2005, Pgs 1,
- 1 Apr 1935: S4,
Sept: Dropped out of school -
Fairview Farm - Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana, living
with parents - S4,
This is the first farm that the Oscar Robbins family bought after losing the Cadiz farm in 1930. This farm consisted of several acres. Walter was unsure about the exact amount but estimated anywhere from 105 to 202 acres. They farmed this until just after Walter left for the army. Oscar probably moved from this farm in the summer of 1943 because he could no longer take care of the farm since Walter was not there to help him.
- Oscar traded this farm for the Cole farm so he ended up getting the Cole farm free and clear.
- Esther ID0198 and Milton ID0043 both attended Green Twp. school while they were living here. This school was located across the river off of 28 south of Fairview. [Interview, 20 Sept 2005, p 3, 4] -
This source gives the size of the farm as 105 acres..It also states they probably bought the farm in 1937 or 1938 and probably sold it the summer of 1943 [Interview, 22 Sept 2005, p 14] -
In 1940 They got their first electricity at the Fairview Farm -
It was a Co-op of some kind out of Portland. They paid something
like $40 for a share in the Co-op - They also had to pay for the
poles and the wire up to the farm from the road.
Probably her first gainful employment was as a babysitter for the Gibson family Between 1937 and 1938. They owned the Gibson's Skating Rink on South Mock Ave near her home S56,
|9 June 1938||Norma attended, and
graduated from, Muncie Central High School. Her senior pictures and the yearbooks attest to her
involvement in many activities and the numerous friends she had
while attending classes at this school.
1937 Muncie Central High School - Magician Yearbook | Diploma | 1938 Yearbook - News Clippings found inside Yearbook |
Sources: S1, S78, S79,
Images: I30, I38, I41, I42,
She, as did her father and most of her family, worked at Ball Brothers Company - About 1938 in Muncie. They were a large producer of glass canning jars and other glass products S56,
"Worked where they made the jars with metal things over the top (bales ??) - Worked there after graduating from Muncie Central. Worked there quite a while - She would ride her bike to work and park it in the factory. Worked on putting lids on the jars on an assembly line." S73,
|1938-1939||Norma, Education: - Following her graduation she attended Indiana Business College for a short time and pursued secretarial courses, but did not graduate.|
|1939||Walter: Number of
weeks Worked - 39 Amount Earned in 1939:
Norma: Number of weeks Worked - 48 Amount Earned in 1939: $192.00 S1,
|9 Apr 1939||Norma - Baptized - Walnut Baptist Church, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - Souvenir Booklet -|
(Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana)
Norma also worked at Wilson Grocery NE corner of W. Memorial and the Railroad between 1939 and 1942 S6,
|1940||Walter, U.S. Census: Green
Township, Randolph County, Indiana -
- Walter, Occupation: Wire Cutter, Cabinet parts, Tin Shop [McCormick's Brothers in Albany] - S4,
- Number of hours worked week of 24-30 March 1940: 40 S4,
Norma, U.S. Census: Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana- 1927 E. 17th St - S1,
- Norma, Occupation: Housekeeper in private Home - S1,
- Number of hours worked week of 24-30 March 1940: 55 S1,
|24 March 1940||Norma was in the Choir at Walnut St. Baptist Church, Muncie - Front Row: Bernice Breeze, Olive, Rowena Bird, Marjorie, Norma - Doc1296.pdf - Hi-Res Image -|
|16 Oct 1940||Walter: Selective
Service Registration Card - Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana
Walter - Description - White, 5' 8", 154 pounds, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Light complexion
Sources: S34, S47, Doc1016.pdf, "War Touches Randolph County", Randolph County Draft Registrations, WW II, Introduction to the Randolph County Draft Registrations WW II,
Machine Operator - McCormick Bros., Albany, Delaware County, Indiana
- S24, S74 pages 16-17,
"Operated Punch press and wire machine, set up farm machinery."
During the war she was employed as a Navy inspector at the Delco-Remy Battery plant in Muncie where they manufactured ammunition for the Navy. She enjoyed this job which she said was not at all demanding. Through this work she met some of her lifelong friends. She worked here from about 1941-1943 S12,
Interview, 16 Nov 2001: She worked where they made 31mm shells
Interview, 2 July 2003:
"I quit to go with Walter in Colorado Springs in service" S56,
|1941-1944||Norma - Photo Album she created - Contains BW photos of Norma, her family, activities and after her marriage, of being in Arizona and Colorado with husband Walter while he was in training camps in the U.S. Army|
|1942-1945||Postcard Album created by Norma - mostly Walt's locations during WW 2 - Postcard Album Page|
Service Station Attendant, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -
"Performed minor automotive repair work. Serviced vehicles."
Sources: S24, S48, [Interview, 20 Sept 2005, p 1] -
|14 March 1942||Walter was involved in an accident - Doc1017.pdf|
|10 May 1942||Norma was in John Wilson's
class at Walnut St. Baptist Church, Muncie -
Hi-Res Image -
- News Art: John and Frieda Wilson's 50th Wedding Anniversary - nd - Doc1710.pdf
|13 Oct 1942||Walter & Norma are Engaged - S60,|
|18 Nov 1942||Walter Inducted into
U.S. Army -
Timeline - S22, S24,
Description: Height: 68 inches - Weight: 157
Fold3 WW 2 Hero Page -
|1 Dec 1942||Walter began Active
Service with U.S. Army -
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Sources: WW2 Timeline - S24, S25,
|Dec 1942||Walter stationed at Camp Adair, Oregon - S89,|
|29 May 1943||Walter and Norma
Walnut St Baptist Church - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Sources: S21, S49, S57, S59, S60, S70, S88,
Images: I50, I51,
Cards Received - Flowers Received -
Walter home on Furlough - S97,
|17 June 1943||A wedding shower was given for Norma - S63,|
|1943||Walter was stationed at
Fort Hyder, Arizona near Phoenix - Norma came out and stayed
about 2 weeks
Images while Walter and Norma were in the Phoenix area: (See I18-I23 images on this page) - Link,
|Nov 1943||Norma Traveled to
Arizona to be with Walter - S73,
Traveled by train. Took about 2 days to get there - Had to sleep sitting up in the seat. Traveled to Phoenix. Stayed about a week and then back to Indiana. Postcard Album Page
|1944, Summer||Walter was stationed at
Fort Carson, Colorado near Colorado Springs - Norma stayed with
Walter for quite a while - They lived in a small apartment they
named "The Robbins Nest"
Images while Walter and Norma were in Colorado - (See I45 to I56 on this page) - Link, Postcard Album Page
Norma: Colorado Springs, Colorado. Stayed several months - They had a room above i someone's house - they called it "The Robbins Nest" - Mom did not work, besides she was pregnant at the time. S73,
|28 Nov 1944||Walter Wounded in Action - Inden, Germany - WW2 Timeline - S25, S87,|
|Nov 1944||Walter was moved from the Aid Station to the 48th General Hospital in Paris, France - S25, S87,|
|9 Dec 1944||Walt awarded the Purple Heart - Doc0934.pdf|
|1944||Living, ID0001 Born -|
|Abt Feb 1945||Walter moved to the
826th Convalescent Center - Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England -
- Released in April 1945 - S92,
|Abt March/April 1945||Walter takes his first plane ride back to the front in Germany -|
|July 1945||Norma, Residence:
Gharkey St. Apartment
Walter and Norma lived here until about Dec 1945
Extract: "We rented an apartment from Wilma & John on Gharkey St - Walter went back to Service after a 30 day leave - he had just came home from overseas during W.W.2. He went to Calif. To go to Japan & before he left the war ended & didn't have to go. He was Out of the army in a short time - he visited Marjorie & Frank & when his discharge was issued, he came home - 10-13-45. We stayed at Wilma & John's till we found our first home" S56,
The family lived in two small rooms at the back of the house, like an apartment - (Interview, Walter C. Robbins, Sr., 25 Apr 2008)
Walter was home on Furlough - S94,
|9 Oct 1945||Walter receives Honorable Discharge from U.S. Army - WW2 Timeline - S24, S25,|
|Nov 1945||Walter - Began Working
Chevrolet Muncie - S51,
- Stated he started working at Chevrolet Muncie in November 1945 after having returned from WW2 in October [Interview, 19 March 2002]
- Helped his mother-in-law get a new refrigerator using his Frigidaire Discount - S50,
- Interview, Walter, 22 Sept 2005 - Doc0551.pdf:
Dad stated that there was a 4 month strike of GM not long after he had gotten his job at Chevrolet. At first he tried to get a job but ended up doing nothing until he got a job at the Sunoco Station.
Then, in 1946, after the war's end, Reuther led a 116-day strike against GM, calling for a 30 percent wage increase without an increase in the retail price of cars, and he challenged GM to "open its books" to prove the demand impossible. GM refused both demands but did offer an 18 percent wage increase, which Reuther accepted. [source: http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/history/history/reuther.cfm ]
- Group Photos, mostly retirement gatherings, with Walter shown in each image - Doc0381.pdf
- Walter's Chevrolet Badge - Image
- Abstract of Blue-Cross Benefits - n.d. - Doc0387.pdf
|3 Nov 1945||Walter had his Discharge Papers Notarized and filed in Clerk's Office - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - S25,|
|14 Nov 1945||Selective Service Notice of Classification - Doc0932.pdf|
|Dec 1945 - 1947||Residence:
16th St. House
This was the first home for the family. When it was purchased it did not have a bathroom so Norma’s husband got busy and installed one and did other maintenance work to improve the home. While living at this home the second son, Phillip was born in 1946. Since the father was a farmer the city life did not agree with him and he yearned for a place in the country. He was working in a factory but still wanted to live on a farm
Notes: This was the first house purchased by the new family - Dad put in a bathroom and did some other remodeling. There are some photos of me, Dad and my little dog Jackie in the front of this house. Walter, Sr. ID0005 added a bathroom and a porch. It had 2 bedrooms, no basement but a garage out by the alley. We only lived there 1-1/2 to 2 years. Bought soon after coming home from the service. We were living in a small room in John & Wilma's ID0454 & ID0379. Walter, Sr. ID0005 didn't like that much - Probably bought the house at the end of 1945. our first home - W 16th St. It was a nice house - needed some changes - a bath room - kitchen change - & a few other things. He went to work at Chevrolet Muncie in Nov. (before we moved to our house [Source: Interview, 22 Sept 2005, Doc0551.pdf ]
Note: Under "Birthdays" in the center of the book it shows the address for my first and second birthday to be 1108 West 16th St in Muncie [Delaware County], Indiana S61,
Extract: "Robbins Walter C (Norma L) Fcty wkr Chevrolet-Muncie Div h1108 W 16th" S62,
|1946||Walter - Employee at
Sunoco Station, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
- Dad stated that he got a job working at this station toward the end of the 4-month strike at Chevrolet. Doc.551.pdf page 17 -
- Sunoco station was owned by Dexter Davis - he lived on Jackson Street (Muncie. Delaware County, Indiana) Doc0740.pdf page 1
- "Leaking Storage Tank Sites in ECI total 250" Doc0380.txt
|10 Oct 1946||Son Phillip Eugene Robbins Born - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana|
|12 June 1947||Property Transfer - Property Unknown - S98,|
The little home located on East Centennial Avenue in Muncie was covered with a siding that resembled roofing and was brown in color – this was a very popular siding of the time. This home had about 5 acres and a garage. This was enough land that the father could have 2 or 3 cows. He was also a mechanic and worked on cars in the garage in his spare time.
It was at this house that son Phil disappeared one day. Norma was frantic and looked and looked for him and finally found him at the neighbor’s house across the street. This was a dangerous road at the time because it was being used as a highway so the traffic was higher than normal.
This house also did not have either a bathroom or running water. The father installed both and about the time they got it fixed up they were ready to move again. The yearning for ever larger farms compelled the family to move once again
Notes: Under "Birthdays" in the center of the book it shows that I was living at R R 3, Muncie on East Centennial just west of Country Club Road - and the farm consisted of 5 acres - on both my 3rd and fourth birthdays. S61,
|abt 1947 +||Walter - Occupation -
Auto Mechanic - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -
Yeah there was a barn on there [Centennial House] and I worked on automobiles for 1 year - and I noticed the cars that was in good shape I could fix and make money but the ones that wasn't they wanted them fixed for nothing and hell you couldn't fix them anyway - so I just quit it after about a year - it just wasn't worth it - bring an old car in there and had to spend $20 and they only wanted to give you $10 to fix it so then if you brought in a nice car and you just had to a little bit to it well they paid that - see I worked on a lot of the cars General Motors give the employees - See John had one all the high offices in Chevrolet get a new car - well John would bring some of the cars out and I'd have to work on them - cause they didn't do it in the plant then - and they'd pay right out - but then one guy came in with a car and something wrong with the carburetor and it really needed a new carburetor was what it needed - but he didn't want to spend any money on it - he wanted it fixed but he didn't want to spend any money - after that I just said to heck with it - I just quit messing with it
** That was what you really enjoyed - working on cars**
Yeah, I'd rather been a car mechanic than anything cause I liked to work on them - but then John's - well I think a friend of John's lived in the basement of his house or something - I don't know, something - he worked at Chevrolet and he was a body repairman - he done body work - he was good at it - only got a dollar an hour and so that was all the mechanics got at Chevrolet and I got a dollar, or $2.08 or something at Chevrolet - well I wasn't going to be a mechanic at a dollar an hour when I could work at Chevrolet for $2 or whatever it was then - well, I started at $1.08 I think then after we got that $.17 raise or .$.18 raise I think it went to around $2 or more - but they still only paying a dollar for mechanics - so I thought well heck I'm not going to do that - I wanted to be a mechanic but - so after all you work for the money and I always wanted to be a mechanic but
**Not for free**
No - so I just never do it any further see Doc0551.pdf page 16 -
Norma became a farm wife. This was quite a change from being a city girl. She learned many things including how to milk cows and clean up after all the animals besides taking care of her growing family of three children.
North of Eaton Farm
- 1948: Purchased
This farm was purchased in 1948 S102, and it consisted of 26 acres, a small house and a nice barn. As an added extra there was also included a 2-hole outhouse since, once again, the house did not have a bathroom. Once again, Walter added a bathroom and installed running water so they would not have to use a pitcher pump for their water supply
The property also had a large apple orchard on the east side. On the west side of the farm ran a railroad track which is in operation to this day. In the time period the family lived here there were hobos that road the freight cars and would come by the farms looking for work or a handout. The train slowed at our farm because they were coming into Eaton, Delaware County, Indiana where they would stop for the grain elevator located there
The house on this farm was said to have been the Poor School house that had originally been located east of the farm at the northwest corner of the crossroads.
When this farm was purchased there was an old tractor that I remembered to be a Fordson, but Dad said it was a Hart-Parr - Anyway, it was an old steel-wheeled tractor - I don't think Dad ever did get it to run. Dad bought a Ford Model-T pickup truck and one afternoon after Dad had went to work I got it started and ran it head-on into the barn.
This farm was quite a step up and more cattle and farm equipment were acquired. Also, while living here the family was increased by one when the daughter was born in 1949 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Walter sided the barn as one of the first things after they purchased the farm. He built the shed on the north side of the barn and constructed new stalls for cows, probably about 6 stalls with stanchions, and poured a concrete floor with the groove for the drainage behind the cows. He bought a cement mixer because of this project. Probably had 3 - 5 cows and he planted hay and corn in the field directly behind the house and barn where the new house and pond sits today. The field next to the railroad was used as pasture. There was an old wide-wheeled tractor on the farm when purchased. It was a John Deere with steel wheels with studs as I remember. Dad later purchased a Farmall F-20 tractor. He also had an old truck at this farm that he really liked. (S44, Interview 22 Sept 2005)
Oscar C. and Grace Foulke Robbins had purchased a large farm in the North West area of Delaware County to the west of Eaton. Walter was wanting more land so he purchased a farm adjoining that of his father and the family soon moved to the 110-acre farm.
|6 Oct 1949||Walter Applied for Indiana WW2 Bonus S20,|
|1949||Living, ID0013 Born -|
110-acre Farm - Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana
- Purchased 21 Jan 1953 Doc1132.pdf, page 6 Doc1135 page 26,
- 7 Nov 1958: Farm Sale - Farm Sale Documents
- Farm Sold 1959
|15 Feb 1952||Walter - Blood Type: B - Red Cross Blood Donor Card -|
|1953||Income Taxes for Walter and Norma - S64,|
|19 Feb 1954||Walter - got a speeding Ticket, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana on his way to work at Chevrolet Muncie - S99,|
|1954||Walter - Eaton
Centennial Celebration - He wore a beard - Eaton, Delaware
Sources: "Gaslight Memories" Link -
Images: Norma, Walter w/beard - Walter w/beard and Kids - Janet and Walter w/beard - Walter with Phil -
|Aug 1958||Family Trip to
Trip To Delaware County, Indiana to California
Walt and Norma Haas Robbins Family (Walt Sr, Norma, Walt Jr (Clif), Phil and Janet)
Vehicle: New 1958 Chevrolet Bel-air
Main purpose of visit: To visit with Marj & Frank VanCouwenberghe family who lived in San Anselmo, California
These Pictures were taken by Walt Robbins, Jr, ID0001 with his Kodak Brownie
Camera using 127 Black & White film
- Ph11146.jpg (8 images) (Ph11146.pdf )
- Ph12322.jpg (20 Images) (Ph12322.pdf)
Stoney Haven Motel - Salem Township, Delaware County,
Business Card and Registration Card -
|8 Feb 1959||Walter - Death of his father Oscar Clifton Robbins|
|1960-1966||Residence: North of Daleville House -Salem Township, Delaware County, Indiana|
|13 Aug 1964||Walter - Death of his mother Grace Foulke Robbins|
|1965||Walter - Administrator for the estate of his mother Grace Foulke Robbins - Doc0407.pdf S101,|
|14 Feb 1965||Walter received a Valentines Day Card from his son Phil - Doc0396.pdf|
|abt 1966||Walt and Norma owned a lot on Lake Santee, in southern Indiana - I-151,|
Aug 1966 to
400S House - Salem Township, Delaware County, Indiana (South of
Address: Old: RR 2, Box 498B, Yorktown, IN 47396 - New: 8400 W CR 400S, Yorktown, IN 47396
Sources: Doc1065.pdf - Doc1066.pdf - Abstract - S66, S105,
|26 May 1968||
25th Wedding Anniv. Open
House - home of son, Walt, Jr. - Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana
25th Anniv. Memory Book - Newspaper Announcement -
Once the children were grown she became employed at Zayre Department Store in Muncie beginning in 1968 and retiring in 1981. S5, This was her last job outside the home. She devoted most of her time to her husband, children and grandchildren - S8, I-103, S108,
|5 July 1969||Letter from Harry R.
Truax to Walter and Norma -
(Harry was one of Walter's Army buddies. He and his wife, Marjorie, lived in Colorado when Mom was living there with Dad while they were stationed at Ft. Collins)
|22 Sept 1969||Letter to Veteran's Administration - Subject: Dividend on GI Insurance - Doc0853.pdf|
|1972-2002||Walter and Norma
purchased land in Flagler Estates, Flagler County, Florida -
- Purchase Documents, Correspondence Doc0403-001.pdf
- Large Maps and Scale Drawings of Plats Doc0402-002.pdf
- Land Description S106,
- Disposal - Feb 2002 - Doc4862.pdf
|17 Dec 1976||Norma Filled out an eye pledge card - Link,|
|1977||They owned property at 312
S. Walnut St., Yorktown, Delaware County, Indiana -
Norma: Calendar Book for 1977 - Acc000509/Doc0405 and Doc0405-002.pdf
They Traveled to Colorado, Canada - Doc0404.pdf -
|15 Jan 1977||Son Phillip Eugene Robbins Dies - 312 S. Walnut St., Yorktown, Delaware County, Indiana|
|24 Mar 1977||Norma Visited the Bob Braun TV show in Cincinnati, Ohio|
|20-27 Nov 1977||Walt and Norma traveled to
Florida - on the way home they encountered a bad ice storm in
1977/ 1978 Calendar/Diary Kept by Norma,
|9-18 July 1978||Norma and Walter traveled to Hawaii with their friends Charlie and Mabel Gilliatte - Hawaii Trip Page - I-153, I-154,|
March 1978 to
|Walter: Administrator for the Estate of Mabel Worthen Haas Crabill, ID0378 - Estate Papers Page|
|29 May 1981||Walter Retires from Chevrolet Muncie - Photos -|
|7 Aug 1981||Norma featured in a Newspaper article about her crafts - Doc1000.pdf|
|16 Aug 1982||Walter - involved in Demonstration against Sludge - S42,|
40th Anniversary Open
Newspaper Announcement - S91,
|10 Aug 1986||21st Robbins Reunion held at home of Walter & Norma Robbins - S104,|
|17 Aug 1986||Walter & Norma Attended First Haas Reunion - Jonesboro, Grant County, Indiana|
|March 1987||Purchased house at
1925 W. 9th St., Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - Acc002430,
Sold to Son, Walt, Jr. Oct 1993 - Acc002433/Doc1237-1242.pdf
|23 Aug 1987||Attended the Oscar & Grace Robbins Reunion, Bakers Corner, Hamilton County, Indiana at the home of Myron and Mary Elizabeth Robbins - S83,|
|28 Aug 1987||Walter - Hip Surgery - St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana - Acc000994|
|13 Aug 1989||Attended the 24th Robbins Reunion at the Apartment Complex of Ina Robbins Henderson, Greenfield Indiana (Vid2027)|
|July 1991||Norma Traveled to California to visit with her sisters Marjorie and Olive - Doc1327.pdf|
|Sept 1991||Walter and Norma participated in the Senior Games in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana Acc001425/Doc1064.pdf|
|June 1990||Sisters Marjorie and Wilma traveled to Germany - S80, S81,|
|12 Aug 1990||25th Robbins Reunion at the home of Milton & Ellen (Vid2026)|
|1993||Bought a house at
207 E. Walnut St., Gaston, Delaware County, Indiana - Walter and his
son, Walt, Jr. remodeled the house and sold it
Notes: Walter and Norma Robbins bought this house in Gaston with the intent of fixing it up and then selling it. their son, Walter, Jr. Helped with a lot of the remodeling and also shared in the profits realized from the sale
|23 May 1993||
Anniversary Open House -
Shawnee Heights Baptist Church, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
- Sources: Newspaper Article - Open House information, Invitation, Gifts, Guest list, Acc001641 - S90,
- Images: I67,
|3 July 1996||Walter Signed a
Living Will -
Norma Signed a Living Will -
|28 May 1999||Norma appeared in a newspaper photo remembering Ball Brothers - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - Doc1328.pdf|
|21 Aug 1999||Walter was involved in a minor traffic accident - Muncie, Indiana - S93,|
|26 Sept 2000||Walter: Appointed Power of Attorney for his sister Ina - Doc0096.pdf|
|6 Mar 2001||Walter named Executor in will for Norma - Doc0257.pdf|
|May 2001||Walter - Gall Bladder Infection - S96,|
|1 June 2001||60th Wedding Anniversary Open House - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana S5,|
|2 Apr 2002||Walter Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer S55,|
|10 Oct 2002||Norma Physical Description: 5'3" tall, 170 pounds, White hair, Blue eyes (driver's License) - Doc1065.pdf|
|2003||Norma: The story she submitted appeared on page 48 of a book - S12,|
|1 June 2003||Walter and Norma has a
60th Anniversary Open House - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Album of Pictures - Another Album of Pictures - One More Album of Pictures -
Open House Items - Memory Book - News Article -
|13 July 2003||Collapse of Living Room
400S House -
Photo Album - More Photos - Restoration Estimate - Heat/AC Docs - Insurance Payment -
Notes: The Collapse was caused by leak from the air conditioner unit in the attic - unit had been improperly installed. The insulation had absorbed the water over time and finally the accumulated weight collapsed the ceiling. Fortunately, Norma had just walked past the area and nobody got injured. The repairs were done by Davis Construction in Muncie at a cost of $5800.00. They replaced the entire ceiling in the living room and hall. They also repaired the ceiling and walls in the dining room which sustained moisture damage. The repairs were completed in the middle of August 2003
|11 Nov 2003||Walter attended a Veteran's Day Ceremony held at Daleville High School, Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana - I62, I63,|
13 Aug 2003 to
11 Dec 2004
|Norma - Dialysis Treatment
- Norma was born with only one kidney
- 13 Aug 2003: Surgery to implant a tube in her abdomen for dialysis - Doc1056-004.pdf, Pages 4, 5, 7, 8
- 14 Aug 2003 to 11 Dec 2004: Dialysis Procedures, Information and some documents relating to Norma
|9 Dec 2004||Norma - Enters Ball
Memorial Hospice Program - Salem Township, Delaware County,
1st Call Home Health & Hospice - Doc1055-001.pdf
Hospice Information - Doc1055-002.pdf
Hospice Patient Care Information - Doc1055-003.pdf
Hospice Documents - Norma - Doc1055-004.pdf
|11 Dec 2004||Norma Dies - at home,
House - Salem Township, Delaware County, Indiana
Norma was born with just one kidney. Later in
life this kidney began to fail and coupled with her diabetes
she began to have great difficulty with her feet and legs.
Once her kidney began to fail, she was required to take
dialysis treatments at home. Once these treatments began she
also began her downhill slide. She finally became bedridden
and was placed into hospice care. Her family was with her in
her final days and moments. She died quietly in her home at
peace with the world on 11 Dec 2004.
was buried on 15 Dec 2004 in the family group of plots in
Gardens of Memory Cemetery north of Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.
Her plot is next to her husband. Her son
also buried in this cemetery in another area.
Pallbearers: John Harris, Tim Mathews, Grandsons Jeff Robbins, Scotty Robbins and David Robbins
Service performed by Dr. Dennis Hammons, pastor Shawnee Heights Baptist Church, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana - Business Card
|20 Jan 2005||Norma: Ball Memorial Hospice Memorial Service - Program|
|10 March 2005||Walter Signed a Will - Acc000515/ Doc0348.pdf|
|March 2005||Probate of Norma's estate. Walter was the executor. S13,|
|21 Oct 2005||Walter: Power of Attorney and Appointment of Health-Care Representative - Acc001606 - Acc001607|
|28 Nov 2005||Walter: 5th Hip Replacement Surgery - St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana -|
|Oct 2006 - Aug 2011||Walter Residence: 2608 S.
Manhattan Ave. Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -
Manhattan House Page -
|25 Jan 2008||Walter Signed a Will - Acc000466|
|31 Jan 2008||Walter is diagnosed
with Macular Degeneration -
Dad went to the eye doctor in Indianapolis and they determined that he suffered from macular degeneration. They discovered that his eye had hemorrhaged and they inserted a needle into his eye and then another one beside his eye to give him some relief. The next day he says it has helped him.
|7-22 Apr 2008||Walter, 6th Hip
Replacement Operation - St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis,
Marion County, Indiana
7 Apr: The operation was performed at St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana by Dr Dro. The operation began at 10:06am and lasted about 5 hours. The procedure was more complicated and involved than the doctor anticipated. He lost a lot of blood and had to have transfusions of 3 pints of blood. For a 90-yr old man he came through with flying colors. The family was allowed to visit with him in recovery for a few minutes and he was teasing the nurses and making everyone laugh. He was in his room and we were able to see him at 630pm. The hospital is located at 2001 W 86th St, Indianapolis, 46260. He was in room 1508 of the Orthopedic Unit in Team 1. His room telephone number was 317-338-0183.
- St Vincent Hospital Info - Doc4863.pdf
- St. Vincent Hospital - TV and Food Service Info - Doc4864.pdf
11 Apr: Moved to Liberty Village
Rehabilitation Center, Muncie
|21 Nov 2009||Walter Moves to
ElmCroft Assisted Living Facility, Muncie, Delaware County,
1601 N Morrison Rd
|25 Nov 2009||Walter, Laser Prostate
Procedure - Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County,
Procedure: GreenLight Laser Therapy from American Medical Systems - www.GreenLightforbph.com - this procedure is an alternative to TURP surgery and is intended to treat BPH (Benigh Prostatic Hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate.
I transported dad to the hospital - we got there and went right into the surgery center and they put him in a room and started to get him ready. Janet arrived sometime later - we all sat in the room and once in a while they would come in and do something or ask some questions. They finally took him to surgery and we went to the waiting room and checked in - his surgery started at 1157am and ended at 1218pm - he was in recovery a long time it seemed - we finally went back to see him and he was chipper and ready to go home. Janet headed back to Elmcroft while I was helping Dad get dressed, etc. I drove him back to Elmcroft and we went to his room. I stayed for a while but left about 3pm and headed home - Janet stayed with him - he seemed to be doing fine.
|12 Dec 2009||Walter, Back to his Manhattan Ave., Home - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana|
|11 Sep 2010||Walter's Name appears on the WW2 Memorial which was dedicated in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana - WW 2 Memorial,|
|17 Nov 2010||Walter to Emergency
Room complaining of Stomach Pain - Ball Memorial Hospital,
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -
He complained of stomach discomfort and his daughter took him to the Emergency room at Ball Memorial Hospital. He was having diarrhea and vomiting at home before he called her. She picked him up and took him to the emergency room at Ball Hospital where they ran tests and by evening of the 17th could find nothing wrong. While in the emergency room he continued vomiting and having diarrhea . Tina and I arrived about 7pm and they had already decided they were going to keep him. He was sore from all the exertion and continued to go from both ends even after they moved him to a room on the 9th floor (room 9117-1). Dad has decided he doesn't want to go back home but go form the hospital to the assisted living center (Elm Croft). We all left him about 915pm.
Personal doctors no longer see patients at Ball Hospital - so the hospital assigns a "hospitalist" as their doctor - the name of his was Dr. Laura Jones.
They kept him until the afternoon of 22 Nov 2010 when his granddaughter drove him to Lynd House Assisted Living facility on East McGalliard Rd in Muncie. His son and daughter were still both sick with the stomach problems. His first choice (Elm Croft) did not have any apartments available, so Lynd House was the next choice.
|22 Nov 2010||Walter, Residence: Lynd House Assisted Living Center, 2410 E. McGalliard Rd, Apt 122, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -|
|1 Dec 2010||Walter begins using a Catheter on a permanent basis - S58,|
|6 May 2011||Walter, Doctor's Not to
Drive Order - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana Acc002264
Patient: Walter C. Robbins, Sr.
"Patient is not allowed to drive a vehicle because of his medical conditions"
|12 May 2011||Walter Revoked Power of Attorney he signed on 21 Oct 2005 - Acc002251|
|July 2011||Manhattan House sold - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana|
|15 Oct 2011||Walter moved to Elmcroft Assisted Living, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana|
|29 Oct 2011||Walter moved back to Lynd House - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana|
|18 Nov 2011||Walter, Bladder Infection - Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana|
|28 Nov 2011||Walter, Kidney
Stone - Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Complaining of his left side hurting - Granddaughter took him to ER at Ball Memorial Hospital where they found the kidney stone, gave him some medicine and he went back home.
|23 Jan 2012||Walter Signed a Will - Acc002257|
1 July 2012
|Walter - IU Ball Memorial Hospice Program - Acc002275/Doc0945-954.pdf|
|26 May 2012||Walter, Residence:
Middletown, Henry County, Indiana - Living with his son
While living here he became attached the to the critters that lived there with him - Sam Dog, Trixie Dog and Snowball Kitty
Walter and the Critters: 1 2 3 4
|1 June 2012||Walter: Power of Attorney and Appointment of Health-Care Representative - Acc002255|
|24 June 2012||Walter has a party
The party was at Lynd House in Muncie where a group of his friends gathered to meet him. He had gotten them all a small gift. They had a good time talking and laughing and exchanging stories about what had happened in the past month. The group went out into the hall and several pictures were taken. Once back to Middletown, Walter said this was the best party he had ever been to and would like to do that again.
|27 June 2012||Walter Signed a Will - Acc002258 S41,|
|1 July 2012||Walter Dies - Prostate Cancer - Middletown, Henry County, Indiana S17, S18, S19, S26, Sympathy Cards,|
|5 July 2012||Walter Burial -
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Find a Grave Page
Sources: S14, S15, S16, S26, S28, S35,
Images: I22, I48, I66,
|July-Aug 2012||Walter Probate - Delaware County, Indiana Circuit Court 5, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana Probate Records|
|Walter and Norma - Misc.|
Norma and Walter loved to travel. The first big trip they undertook was a trek to California to see her sister and her family. The trip was made in their new 1958 Chevrolet Bel-Air and was quite an adventure. This trip was taken in the summer and of course cars then did not have air conditioning. Interstate highways had not yet been installed as yet so the trip was made on mostly federal highways which were narrow 2 lane affairs.
The trip took about a week to get to California and a week to get back and we stayed maybe 3 or 4 days. The scenery was beautiful especially the Rocky Mountains. The desert was disappointing as there was nothing to see for miles and miles. The highway paralleled a railroad track and way out in the middle of the desert would be several train cars just sitting there. On this trip we saw lots of jack rabbits and sagebrush blowing across the highway. Once we got to California we got to see China Town and had the opportunity to fish in San Francisco Bay which was a big thrill. We caught a lot of small fish but Aunt Marjorie fixed them and we thought they were the best thing we had ever eaten.
Norma and Walter took a trip to Hawaii in 1978 with their good friends Charlie and Mabel Gilliatte. There are many photos of this trip and they had a wonderful time and talked about it often in the years to come.
They took many shorter trips through the years and visited most of the states plus going into Canada and Mexico. They were never able to travel to Europe as they would have liked but they visited many great places here in the United States.
|Religion||Members of Shawnee Heights Baptist Church - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana Doc0398.pdf|
|Avocations||Doll House: They worked on this together, Walt building it and Norma decorating and furnishing it -|
|There were three small pictures that hung in the hall of the 400S house which showed Norma, Walter and them as a couple, taken in about 1968. Walter also had these displayed in his homes in Muncie. I69, I70, I71, I72,|
|Friends||Images while Walter and
Norma were in Colorado, 1944 - (See I45 to I56 on this page) -
Marj and Harry Truax - I120,
Lee and Mary Little I-93, I-94,
Mabel and Charlie Gilliatte - I-123,
Mabel Died March 1994 - Obituary for Mable: S82,
Melvin Allison - I128,
Dorothy & Kenneth Campbell - I129,
|Film Processing Envelopes - Doc2303.pdf - Doc2304.pdf|
|Christmas card from Walter to Norma, nd - Doc5049.pdf|
|Walter - Misc.|
|Walter - Social Security - SS Card - S70,|
24 June 1937: SS Card
9 Oct 1945: S24, S25,
24 Sept 1958: Doc1212.pdf
20 Aug 1960: Doc1214.pdf
30 July 1971: Voter Card
3 July 1996: Living Will
8 March 2005: S27,
|Blood Donor Card - 15 Feb 1952 -|
Heart-Shield Bible - Given to Walter by Norma, 1943 -
According to Walter on 13 Jan 2011, he kept this Bible in his left uniform pocket - and kept it there throughout his time in Europe.
Train Set - Walt
had a train layout on a 4 x 8 Ft piece of plywood in the garage that
laid atop the pool table - I124,
|Religion: Dad attended whatever churches that were in the neighborhood when he was a chile. He and his siblings would usually walked to church - always Methodist or Christian - could not remember if they attended any Quaker churches [S44, 22 Sept 2005, p 12] -|
|Blood Type: B - Doc0408.pdf|
Did you listen to the radio? - what were your favorite programs?
Amos & Andy and Gildersleeves were the best 2 - listened a lot in
the evening - Myron liked to listen to the Cincinnati ballgames on
Did you go to movies? We went to movies in Noblesville and then to Indianapolis on Saturday nights - all the theaters were on Illinois Street about 20 of them. You could see a double feature for a dime. Four or five of us would go and watch 2 shows at one theater and then go to another one and watch 2 more for another dime and then go home. We did this while living on the Foulke farm. All the movies were westerns - Hop-along Cassidy, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Where did you learn to skate? At Gibson's [Muncie] - probably around 1938 or 1939. Working at McCormick's then. The first time I had any money. Why did you like to skate? It was something to do and to meet girls. It cost 50¢ or $1.00 to skate per night - not much.
Source: Interview 29 Sept 2005 - Doc0740.pdf
Occupation: Picking Tomatoes - Picking Apples
Tomatoes: Where did you pick tomatoes? We raised them on the farm at Fairview. Dad and Myron raised them and got the money from them. Myron got married while they were living at Arcadia. When they moved from Arcadia to the Fairview farm, Grandpa Robbins rented a house for Myron a couple of roads from the Fairview house for him and Irene to live in. He lived there and helped Dad and grandpa farm for a couple of years then moved to Sheridan and began working in a factory. Myron didn't have to go to the service because he had two kids by then.
Apples: First started probably in 1964 while on strike. Dad first got a job installing roofs on schools in Anderson. Once that job was done he went back to the employment office and they said they needed pickers at Hoosierland Orchards so he went and picked for them for several years. Probably quit picking apples a couple years after he retired. He broke his arm and never picked again. Dad picked for Hoosierland orchards mostly but he also picked a while at an orchard at Yorktown, but not much. Bill Russell, a man that worked with dad, picked with Dad at Hoosierland and he, too, was a good picker and could keep up with Dad.
Why did you like it? Because it looked like you were accomplishing something. He said he used to pick tomatoes and could pick 90 bushel per day. He was also able to pick 100 bushels of apples per day. He was good at and he enjoyed it.
[Interview-Dad 29 Sept 2005 - Acc001067/ Doc0740.pdf]
What Dad Taught me:
My Dad taught me the importance of habits. When turn signals first became available in automobiles we were driving down one of our county roads on our way home when dad came to a road and he turned on the signal. I looked all around and did not see another vehicle in sight. I asked Dad why he was using his turn signal since nobody would see it. Dad responded that if he used the turn signal every time he was making a turn then he would get in the habit of using this new device and then he would not forget to use it when it really mattered.
He also taught me to always remove the keys from the car when you shut off the engine and put them in your pocket. That way you would not accidentally lock your keys in your car. People look at me and smile when they see me stopped for a train, because I will shut off the engine and remove the keys from the ignition.
These are two examples of the ways my Dad taught me to use habits to make my life easier and less stressful. They have been valuable and I continue to follow both of them to this day.
(Written 14 June 2014, by Walt Robbins, Jr.) - (Doc2193.gdoc)
|Norma - Misc.|
|Norma - Social Security - 305-14-1338 - Card Image - Doc1065.pdf - S70, Soc Sec Card,|
1937: Muncie Central High School Yearbook - I33,
24 Sept 1958: Doc1212.pdf
20 Aug 1960: Doc1214.pdf
17 Dec 1976: Doc0987.pdf
15 May 1977: S33,
30 July 1988: Doc1066.pdf
|Norma Photo Album|
Norma loved to do many things but they mostly revolved around craft type
pursuits such as Crafts, Sewing, and Knitting.
Tatting Shuttles Image - Wooden Shuttle -
Skating: In her younger life while living
at home she skated, both roller and Ice, at the local rink
Gibson’s near her home. She, her sisters and their
friends also frequented other rinks in the little towns such
as Gaston, and Selma. I83,
Bicycling: Another of her passions was riding her bicycle. Norma, her sisters and friends, would take long Sunday rides out into the country. One of their favorite routes was to go south out of town into the country ending up at the little town of Macedonia, which today is merely a crossroads. I-96,
Sewing, Knitting, etc: Norma’s mother was a gifted seamstress and excelled at other crafts
including knitting. Most of her girls also became very proficient at these
as well. Norma was no exception and was very gifted at sewing, knitting,
crocheting and other material crafts. She loved to make clothes for her
first granddaughter and her other grandchildren as they came along.
Quilts: She made large projects such as quilts, blankets and other projects
which she would enter into the county and state fairs.
Afghan made for son, Walt, Jr. 1977 - it is about 7 ft. long -
Religion: Attended church
on a regular basis in her youth, less frequently as an adult
|1977/ 1978 Calendar/Diary Kept by Norma -|
|Objects Relating to Norma|
|Ration Token||used by Norma Haas Robbins during WW2 - Acc000225 - Image - Ph7731.jpg|
|"Husband in Service" Pin||worn by Norma Haas Robbins during WW2 - Acc000229 - Image - 070803-003.jpg|
|Pin with 3 Stars||worn by Norma - for her husband, Marjorie, and Olive being in service during WW 2 - Acc000227 - Image - Ph7732.jpg|
|Pin Broach||worn by Norma during WW2 signifying she had someone in the war (Dad) - Acc000226|
|War Bond Pin||worn by Norma during WW2 - Acc000228 - Image - Ph7730.jpg|
|Blanket||made by Norma Haas Robbins ID0006 for her son RobbHaas ID0001 while she was in Colorado with her husband during WW2. The blanket is pink with lace all around the edges. There are two bunnies and a toad stool on the front side. The year made was probably the fall of 1944 - Acc000104|
|Sweater||made by Norma for son Walt Jr Probably about Fall of 1944 - Color is pink with pink ribbing around all edges. One ivory button, Looks as if there should have been others but if so they are missing - Acc000110|
|Dress and Slip||- Made by Norma for son
RobbHaas about Fall of 1944 - Yes, little baby boys wore
dresses at that time
- The dress and slip are a set
- Dress: White with blue designs embroidered with snap fasteners - Acc000108
- Slip: White with white lace around neck and arms - Acc000109
|Baby Jacket||made by Norma for Son RobbHaas abt Fall 1944 - Acc000086|
|Doiley||Made by Norma - nd
- Blue in color - Acc002217 - Image
- White in color - Acc002220 - Image
|Candy Jar||Made by Marjorie Haas Van Couwenberghe, ID0381 for Norma - nd - Acc002218 - Image|
|Dress for Living ID0013||Dress made for Living ID0013 by Norma - No date - Acc000107 - Image - Ph8745.jpg|
|Eye Pledge Card||17 Dec 1976 - Doc0987.pdf|
|1938 Calendar||belonging to either Mabel Worthen Haas, ID0378 or Norma Haas Robbins, ID0006. Acc002769/Doc1707.pdf|
|Objects Relating to Walter|
Keys belonging to
Walter at his death
Claimed to have a key for every vehicle he owned
Most of the keys are unknown
|Carved Golf Clubs and Bag -||Made by his son in 1996 - (Acc002213) - Image|
|Birthday Poster for Walter - 2011||15 x 20 inch piece of foam-core with picture of Walter and signatures of some of the residents of Lynd House Assisted Living Facility in Muncie. (Acc002214) - Image|
|Billfold Contents - 1 July 2012||5 Photographs and 9 ID Cards - (Acc002216) - Doc0846.pdf|
Eugene Robbins, ID0007 -
MRM Page -
|S1||1940 U.S. Census: Muncie,
Delaware County, SD 10, ED 18-3, Sheet 26B, Ward 1, Line 48, 1927 E.
17th St., Dwelling 620, August Haas Household. Original Data: NARA,
T-627_1037. www.ancestry.com ,
Accessed 2 Apr 2012. Acc002128/Ph9430.jpg
Census, Population Schedule, Harrison Township, Henry
County, Indiana. SD 6, ED 68, Sheet 2B, Line 51-56, Dwelling and
Family 45, Oscar C. Robbins Household. Census date: 3 Jan 1920.
Original NARA data: Roll: T625_437.
www.ancestry.com, accessed 28 Apr 2018. Acc000642/Doc4748.pdf
1] Oscar C. Robbins: 42 yr old white male - head of household - married - owned farm with mortgage, farm schedule 4 - born Indiana, father North Carolina, mother Indiana. able to read, write and speak English
2] Grace G. Robbins: Wife, 39 yr old white female, married - born in Indiana, father in Ohio and mother in Indiana. able to read, write and speak English
3] Myron F. Robbins: Son, 8 yr old born Indiana white male, single - attended school. able to read, write and speak English
4] Ina M. Robbins: Daughter, 6 yr old born Indiana white female, single, attended school. able to read, write and speak English
5] Mary A. Robbins: Daughter, 3-2/3 yr old born Indiana white female, single.
6] Walter C. Robbins: Son, 1-2/3 yr born Indiana old white male, single.
|S3||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.
www.ancestry.com, accessed 28 Apr 2018. Acc000645/Doc4749.pdf
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. www.ancestry.com, accessed 30 Apr 2018. Acc002130/Doc4751.pdf.From Image:
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
County, Indiana on a farm
|S5||Newspaper Article: "Robbins,
60th" Muncie StarPress (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana), 1 June
2003, page 4E. Acc001038/Doc0665.pdf
|S6||Polk's Muncie Directory (N.p.: Polk'sn.d.), 1941, page 164, 165; digital
image, Ancestry.com/City Directories. (Ancestry.com, accessed 20 Jan
Transcription: "Haas Norma L clk Wilson's Mkt r1927 E 17th")
|S7||Polk's Muncie Directory (N.p.: Polk'sn.d.), 1943, page 132; digital image, Ancestry.com/City Directories (ancestry.com, accessed 20 Jan 2010). Transcription: "Haas Norma clk r1927 E 17th")|
|S8||News Article: Muncie Star (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana) 7 Aug 1981|
|S9||Heirloom: Wooden Tatting Shuttle, handmade. In possession of Living, ID0005, 10 Jan 2011. Acc001569/Ph8502-stitch.jpg||
|S10||Obituary: "Norma L Robbins,
85", 13 Dec 2004 - Muncie StarPress Newspaper, Muncie, Delaware County,
Indiana, page 4A. Acc000500/ Doc4501.pdf (StarPress
Online Version -
|S11||Eulogy written by her son Walt Robbins, Jr. for the minister at her funeral, 14 Dec 2004. Acc000035/Doc0724.pdf||Doc0724.pdf|
|S12||Book. Smelser, Lisa. Real-life Rosies: The Women of WWII. Np: Bulldog Press, 2003. "Norma Robbins" Acc000242/||Doc0587.pdf|
|S13||Probate Document: Probate Documents for Norma Louise Robbins. Delaware County Circuit Court No 5, Estate Docket 18C05-0503-ES-17, 10 March 2005. Acc001434/ Doc0255.pdf||Doc0255.pdf|
|S14||Funeral Memorial Card. Walter
Clifton Robbins, 1 July 2012. Service: 5 July 2012, Meeks Mortuary,
Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Acc002208/Doc0838.pdf
|S15||Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Documents, including warranty deed for grave plots for Walter C.
and Norma L. Robbins, 4 Jan 1956 to 25 Jan 2001.
|S16||Funeral Register Book.
Walter Clifton Robbins. Meeks Mortuary, Muncie, Delaware County,
Indiana. 5 July 2012. Acc002209/Doc0839.pdf
Relatives and Friends: 69 People signed the Book
|S17||Obituary. Walter C. Robbins.
Muncie StarPress online (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana), 3 July
|S18||Obituary. Walter C. Robbins.
www.meeksmortuary.com (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana),
1 July 2012. Acc002206/Doc0832.pdf
|S19||Obituary: Walter Clifton Robbins, StarPress Newspaper (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana), 3 July 2012, Page 4A. Acc002207/Doc0833.pdf||Doc0833.pdf|
|S20||Military Record: World
War II Bonus Fund Documents, State of Indiana, Walter C Robbins,
Bonus Number 83259. Acc000375/Doc0353.pdf
Contents: Bonus Card, Application Form No. 1, Detailed Instructions, General Instructions
|S21||Marriage Record: Certified Copy
of Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage for Walter C Robbins
and Norma Louise Haas. Delaware County, Indiana, 29 May 1943.
|S22||Database Online: "US World War
II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946" Walter C Robbins. Original
Data: NARA Record Group 64, College Park, Maryland.
accessed 22 Feb 2010. Acc000922
|S23||Birth Record: Walter Clifton
Robbins, 19 March 1918. Hamilton County Department of Health, County
Record of Birth, Book H-10 page no 59. Acc000518/Doc0843.pdf
|S24||Military Record: Separation
Qualification Record. Walter C Robbins, 35 569 476. 9 Oct 1945, Camp
San Luis Obispo, California. Acc001609/Doc0354.pdf
|S25||Honorable Discharge, US Army.
Form WD AGO Form 53-55, 1 November 1944. Walter C Robbins,
35-569-476. 9 Oct 1945. Acc000380 /Doc0350.pdf
|S26||Death Record: Walter C.
Robbins, 1 July 2012. Middletown, Henry County, Indiana. Indiana
State Department of Health, Certificate of Death. State No. 029123.
|S27||Document: Chase Bank Signature
Card. Ina Robbins Henderson Account, Walter C. Robbins Signature. 8
March 2005. Acc002211/Doc0845.pdf
Walter C. Robbins, ID0005. 2 July 2012. Gardens of Memory Cemetery,
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Acc002219/Doc0847.pdf
|S30||Death Certificate: Registered
No: 2004-1194 Delaware Co, Indiana Department of Health, Bureau of
vital Statistics. Norma L Robbins, 11 Dec 2004.
|S31||Funeral Card, Norma L. Robbins, Meeks Mortuary, 14 Dec 2004. Thomas Kincade Design. Acc000041/Doc0898.pdf||Doc0898.pdf|
|S32||No Original Record of Birth.
Norma Louise Haas, 13 Oct 1919. Indiana State Board of Health, 21
Dec 1976. Acc000520/Doc0907.pdf
|S33||Birth Record: Norma Louise
Haas, 13 Oct 1919, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Reg. # 589116 -
Indiana State Board of Health, Issued 5 May 1977..
|S34||Document, Federal - US, Draft Registration Cursive - Form D.S.S.
2. Walter C Robbins. Acc001597/ Doc0915.pdf
Note: This accession contains both the cursive and the printed cards) - (Transcription: Front: "Duplicate/Registration Certificate/This is to certify that in accordance with the/ selective service proclamation of the President of the United States/ Walter Clifton Robbins /R.F.D. 1 Redkey Randolph Indiana/has been duly registered this 16 day of October 1940 Clarence F Stoner/registrar for Local Board 1 Randolph India/ The law requires you to have this card in your/personal possession at all times/D.S.S. Form 2/(Revised 6/9/41 19-21631 Back: "Race White - Height 5-8 Weight 154 brown eyes brown hair light complexion")
|S35||Death Record: Funeral Home
Charges. Walter C. Robbins, ID0005. Meeks Mortuary, Muncie, Delaware
County, Indiana, 1 July 2012. Acc002284/Doc0965.pdf
|S36||Photo-Poem, for Norma L. Haas Robbins, ID0006. Provided by Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Dec 2004. Acc000499/Doc0904.pdf|
|S41||Financial Record: Invoice for
preparing of Will and other Documents for Walter C. Robbins, Sr.,
ID0005. 10 Aug 2012. Wisehart Law Office, Middletown, Henry County,
Preparation of Will, Power of Attorney, etc - $261.00
|S42||Newspaper Article: "Rural
residents hold demonstration against sludge spreading plan" Muncie
Evening Press 16 Aug 1982, page 1, Showing Walter. Acc000663/
Notes: Walter is
wearing a box and his head is circled in the newspaper picture which
was on the front page of the paper. The first sludge proposal would
have used the field just north of Mom & Dad's home.
|S43||Map: Indiana State Highway Map,
Indiana Department of Transportation, Indianapolis: 2003.
Note: Dad stated he was born 6 miles from Fortville in Hamilton County.
|S44||Interviews with Walter -
- 2 July 2003: Acc000402 - Doc0871.pdf
- 20 Sept 2005: Acc000522 - Doc0879.pdf
- 22 Sept 2005: Acc000523 - Doc0551.pdf
- 29 Sept 2005: Acc001067 - Doc0740.pdf
- 20 Mar 2007: Acc000875 - Doc0883.pdf
Census, Muncie Ward 8, Delaware County, Indiana. SD 8, ED 43, Sheet 15. dwelling
169, Family 169, 1927 E 17th St, Line 1, August Haas. Original Data: NARA, T625,
roll 427. www.ancestry.com . Acc000713.
1] August Haas - 25 yr old white male, Head of household, owned home with mortgage, married - Able to read, write and speak English - Born in Ohio, Father in Germany and Mother in Ohio - Father speaks German - Occupation: laborer at Ball Bros, Worker.
2] Mabel M Haas 29 yr old white female, married - did not attend school during year, Wife of head of household - Able to read, write, and speak English. Born in Indiana, Fagher born in Indiana, mother in Ohio - Occupation: None.
3] Wilma N Haas: 1-9/12 yr old white female, single, born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother in Indiana.
4] Norma Louise Haas: 9/12 yr old white female, single - Born in Indiana, father in Ohio and Mother in Indiana.
5] Marguerite Worthen: Sister-in-law to head - 13 yr old white female, single, attended school during the year, able to read, write, and speak English - Born in Indiana, Father in Indiana, Mother in Ohio - Occupation: None.
Federal Census, Muncie, Center Township, Delaware County, Indiana.
SD 5, ED 17-20, Sheet 35B, 1927 E 17th St, Dwelling 783, Family 849,
Line 51, August Haas. Original Data: Nara, T626, Roll 583.
www.ancestry.com . Acc000758.
1] August Haas: 35 yr old white male - 25 yrs old when first married - Owns home - Value $1800 - Family has a radio set - Did not attend school during the year - Able to read and write and speak English - Born in Ohio - Father born in Germany - Mother born in Ohio - Occupation: Furnace man in a glass factory [Ball Brothers - Veteran of US military service - WW [WW1]
2] Mary M [Mabel] Haas: - 30 yr old white female - 17 yrs old when first married - Did not attend school during the year - Able to read, write and speak English - Born in Indiana - Father born in Ohio - Mother born in Indiana - Occupation: none.
3] Wilma N Haas: 11 yr old white female, single, daughter of head, attended school, able to read, write and speak English, born Indiana, Father in Ohio, Mother Indiana.
4] Norma L Haas: 10 yr old white female, single, daughter of head, attended school, able to read, write and speak English, born in Indiana, father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana.
5] Olive J Haas: 8 yr old white female, single, daughter of head, attended school, able to speak English, born in Indiana, father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana.
6] Marjorie R Haas: 6 yr old white female, single, attended school, born in Indiana, father in Ohio, and mother in Indiana.
|S47||Book: Randolph County,
Indiana, 1818-1990. Winchester, Ind: Historical & Genealogical
Society of Randolph County, Indiana, 1991 - page 241. Acc000890
Note: Walter is listed on this page as a Randolph County veteran
|S48||Newspaper Article, "Contaminated former gas station being cleaned up" - StarPress Online, 1 Nov 2010 - (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana) Acc001553||Doc0307.pdf|
|S49||Marriage Record: "The
Bridal Day" book. Walter C Robbins and Norma L Haas, 29 May 1943.
|S50||GM Purchase Certificate &
Receipt from Dealer for Frigidaire refrigerator. June 1975. Mabel
Worthen Haas ID0378. Acc000166/Doc0583.pdf
Note: Frigidaire Certificate Walter
got from GM so Mabel Haas could buy a refrigerator from Bakers
Appliances - Shows Clock # for Walter as being 31207. n.d. - shows
his address to be R#2, Yorktown, Ind 47356 and phone number as
759-9331. The receipt is from Bakers 3601 S Madison, Muncie,
Indiana, dated 7 June 1975 - sold to Walter Robbins - Deliver to:
Mabel Crabill at 1927 E 17th - Total purchase price: $566.72.
|S51||Polk's Muncie Directory. Cincinnati,
Ohio/Detroit, Michigan: R L Polk & Co. digital image,
www.ancestry.com , Acc001929,
viewed; 20 January 2010; 1946, page 298.
Extract: "Robbins Walter C (Norma L) Fctywkr Chevrolet-Muncie Div h1108 W 16th."
|S52||Membership Card. Chevrolet Muncie
Sympathy Club. Walter C Robbins, 18 Sept 1963. Acc001564/
|S53||Pay Stubs, Credited Service
Statement. Chevrolet-Muncie (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana).
Walter C. Robbins, 1957, 1958. Acc000183/Doc1048.pdf
|S54||Dialysis Information and Documents
relating to Norma. Acc000030
|S55||Telephone Conversation between Walter
C. Robbins, Sr. and Walter C. Robbins, Jr., 2 Apr 2002.
|S56||Autobiography of Norma Haas Robbins, ID0006. Yorktown, Indiana, 1992. Transcribed by RobbHaas, 13 Sept 2005. Acc000502/ Doc0406.pdf - Doc0310.pdf|
"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXYZ-MNZ : 24
Apr 2018), Walter Clifton Robbins and Norma Louise Haas, 29 May
1943; citing Delaware, Indiana, United States, various county clerk
offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 2,069,558. Acc002326/Doc1268.pdf
1 Dec 2010: Dad complained of not being able to empty his bladder and he was in misery. I finally got him in to see his urologist, Dr. Williams. He said that Dad's bladder had effectively quit working properly and that he suggested using a catheter twice each day to empty his bladder. They inserted a catheter and drained a good amount of urine in the office. The idea was that the staff at Lynd House would insert the catheter twice a day - this went on for a period of time but it was obvious they were not liking this - I was paying extra for them to do this and to take care of the catheter.
9 Dec 2011: Consultations with Chris at Lynd House and Dr. Williams office it was decided to insert a permanent (Foley) catheter. Chris inserted the Foley. When I talked to Dad he was not happy about this. He had forgotten that we had talked the day before about going to the permanent catheter.
13 Jan 2011: Chris at Lynd House had trouble changing the Foley - I took Dad to Dr. Williams and he decided they would change the Foley at their office every three weeks from now on. They would continue to use the gravity bag at night which would be handled by staff at Lynd House.
4 Feb 2011: the first change for the Foley at Dr. Williams Office went without a hitch
|S59||"Marriage License" Newspaper Notice.
Walter Robbins and Norma Haas. Probably Muncie Star, Muncie,
Delaware County, Indiana, May 1943. Acc000300/Doc0341.pdf
|S60||Memory book created by Living, ID0013. June 2003. and Photos of the Event. Acc000296/Doc0372. 0373, 0374.pdf|
|S61||"Our Own Baby" for Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Dec 1944. Acc000988/Doc0191.pdf|
|S62||Polk's Muncie Directory. Cincinnati, Ohio/Detroit, Michigan: R L Polk & Co. digital image, www.ancestry.com , Acc001929, 1946, page 298 - viewed; 20 January 2010;|
|S63||Wedding Shower Invitation for Norma
Haas Robbins, 17 June 1943. Acc000300/Doc0341.pdf
Front: A Bridal Shower
Inside: It isn't raining rain today... It's raining invitations! Won't you come and join us In some shower celebrations? For Norma Haas Robbins Date: June 17, 1943 Time: 730 Place: 719 E Washington St
|S64||Tax Papers 1952-1957 - Walter
and Norma Robbins
1952 Taxes - Acc000207 -
|S65||Ledger Book for Walter & Norma
Robbins, 1958 to 1968. Handwritten, bound book. Acc001661/
- Ledger Scans: Genealogy/Documents/Doc0444.pdf (59
|S66||Land Document: Abstract
for 400S House, Salem Township, Delaware County, Indiana..
|S67||SSDI: Norma L Robbins,
305-14-1338. Original Data: Social Security Administration.
www.ancestry.com , accessed 20
Feb 2011. Acc001145
Extract: Number: 305-14-1338;Issue State: Indiana;Issue Date: Before 1951. Last Residence: 47396 Yorktown, Delaware, Indiana, United States of America/ Born: 13 Oct 1919/ Last Benefit: 47396 Yorktown, Delaware, Indiana, United States of America/ Died: 11 Dec 2004/ State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)
|S68||Indiana Driver License, Issued 10 Oct
2002. Norma L Robbins. DLN: 8939-51-2948. Acc000504/ Doc1065.pdf
|S69||Death Record: Receipts from Meeks
Mortuary and from Gardens of Memory Cemetery for Norma Robbins. Dec
|S70||Document, Federal. Social
Security Administration. Application for Lump-Sum Death Payment. For
Norma Louise Robbins by Walter C Robbins, 20 Dec 2004.
|S71||Document, Misc: Life Insurance
receipt and payment check stub. 28 Dec 2004. for Norma Robbins, paid
to Walter Robbins. Acc001428/Doc1218.pdf
Note: total payout of policy: $2486.08, paid to Walter
|S72||Education Record, Blaine Junior
High School, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Semester award in
spelling, issued to Norma Haas. Acc000298/Doc0988.pdf
|S73||Interview with Norma Louise Haas (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396), by Walter Clifton Robbins, Jr-Son, 16 Nov 2001. Acc000013,|
|S74||Book: Lasley, Norma and the Delaware County Historical Society (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana). Images of America: Delaware County. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2012. Bk3725|
|S75||Affidavit of Survivorship, 400S House. Walt Robbins, Sr., ID0005. Following the death of Norma Haas Robbins., 10 March 2005. Acc002487/ Doc1360.pdf||Doc1360.pdf|
Grade Cards for Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005, Grades 2, 4, 5, 7,
9, 10. Acc002749/Doc1693.pdf
Grade 2: 7 Sept 1925-28 Apr 1926 - Henry County Public Schools - Gladys Ham, Teacher
Grade 4: 4 Sept 1928 to 22 Apr 1929 - Cadiz, Harrison Township, Henry County Public Schools - Katheryn Cooper, Teacher
Grade 5: 3 Sept 1929 to 24 Apr 1930 - Cadiz, Harrison Township, Henry County Public Schools - Laura Reynolds, Teacher
Grade 7: 1931/1932 - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School
Grade 9: 1933/1934 - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School
Grade 10: 1934/1935 - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana High School (Partial Year)
|S78||Grade Cards for Norma Haas,
ID0006, Grade 6 to 12, Stevenson, Blaine and Central Schools,
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Acc002750/Doc1694.pdf
28 PDF pages
|S79||Graduation Invitation. Norma
Haas, ID0006. Muncie Central High School, Muncie, Delaware County,
Indiana, 9 June 1938. Mabel Worthen Haas Crabill Papers. Acc002756/Doc1700.pdf
|S80||Correspondence. Postcard to
Walter & Norma Robbins from Wilma Haas Lucas. June 1990. Acc000963
|S81||Correspondence. Postcard to
Walter & Norma Robbins from Marjorie Haas Van Couwenberghe, from
Germany, June 1990. Acc000962/Doc1795.pdf
|S82||Obituary for Mable Ruth Gilliatte, Muncie Star (Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana), 19 March 1994.||Doc2154.pdf|
|S83||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
|S84||Worthen-Haas Family Picture
(Ph11041.tif) - (I138):
Left to Right: Mabel Worthen Haas, Marguerite Worthen Atha, Della Edens Worthen, Wilma Haas, August Haas, Olive Haas, Marg Haas, William Alfred Worthen, Unknown, Norma Haas, Maudella Luzadder Worthen - Baby: Barbara Haas - Boy: William Russell Worthen
|S85||Death Record, Norma L. Robbins. "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration. www.ancestry.com, accessed 9 June 2016. Doc3541.pdf|
|S86||"Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940" [database on-line]. Original data: Indiana State Board of Health. Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. www.ancestry.com, accessed, 14 June 2016. Walter Clifton Robbins, 19 Mar 1918, Hamilton County, Indiana, Certificate 12427. Doc3548.pdf.|
|S87||German Phrase Book - French Phrase Book - Used by Walt in France and Germany, 1944/1945|
Newspaper Article: "Wed To Soldier" [Norma Haas and Walter C. Robbins]. The Muncie Sunday Star (Muncie, Indiana), 6 June 1943, page 2, Col. 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 31 Jan 1943. - Clip of Page -
"Wed to Soldier" -
[Picture of Norma] "
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Norma Haas daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Haas, 1927 East Seventeenth street, and Private Walter C. Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Robbins of Redkey. The informal single ring ceremony took place Saturday afternoon, May 29, at the home of the Rev E. L. Hamilton on South Walnut street with the Rev. Hamilton reading the wedding vows."
News Article: "News from Our Boys" The Muncie Morning Star (Muncie, Indiana), Thursday, 10 Dec 1942, page 7, Co. 3. www.newspapers.com, accessed 12 Feb 2017. Doc4053.pdf
NEWS FROM OUR BOYS
Albert M. Frank, husband of Mrs. Edna Frank, of Dunkirk, Walter C. Robbins, son of Mrs. Grace Robbins of Redkey, and Harvey V. Jeries, husband of Mrs. Beulah M. Jeries, R.F.D. 1, Albany, have been transferred from Fort Benjamin Harrison to Camp Adair, Ore.
News Article: "Anniversaries" The Muncie Sunday Star (Muncie, Indiana), 9 May 1993, page 4B, Col. 2 & 3. www.newspapers.com, accessed 12 Feb 2017. Doc4054.pdf
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Robbins, 8400 W. Delaware County Road 400-S, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house 2-4 pm May 23 in Shawnee Heights Baptist Church.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple ask that gifts be omitted.
Mr. and Mrs. Robbins were married May 29, 1943, in Muncie by Rev. Edgar L. Hamilton. Mrs. Robbins is the former Norma L. Haas.
They are the parents of Walter C Robbins Jr, Muncie; Janet Robbins, Chesterfield, and the late Phillip E. Robbins. They have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Robbins belonged to the Community Club, Daleville, is a member of the Home Demonstration Club, Blackford County, and is retired from Zayre. She is a former deaconess of Shawnee Heights Baptist Church.
Mr. Robbins is an Army veteran. He worked at Chevrolet Muncie (now New Venture Gear Inc.) from 1945 until his retirement in 1982.
News Article: "Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Robbins Sr." The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 29 May 1983, page 2-B, Col. 3 & 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 13 Feb 2017. Doc4058.pdf
Mr. & Mrs. Walter C. Robbins Sr.
YORKTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Robbins Sr., R.R. 2, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary during a 2-5pm open house June 5 in their home
Family and friends are invited to attend. The couple request gifts be omitted.
The Robbins were married May 29, 1943, Muncie.
They are parents of Walter Robbins Jr., Muncie; Janet Robbins, Indianapolis, and Phillip Robbins, deceased. They have five grandchildren.
The Robbins have lived in Delaware County for 40 years. He retired from Chevrolet-Muncie in 1981 and his wife retired from Zayre Department Store in 1981.
News Article: Walter C. Robbins, Convalescent Center, WW 2. The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 17 Arpr 1945, page 7, Col. 6. www.newspapers.com, accessed 13 Feb 2017. Doc4066.pdf (Cloud: Full and Clip of Article) -
The 826th Convalescent Center, England - Now fully recovered from wounds received on Nov. 28, 1944 in Germany, Staff Sgt. Walter G. Robbins, 27, of 1927 E. 17th St., has been released from this United States Army convalescent center in England. He will return to active duty.
While at this center he participated in a rehabilitation program consisting of military training and expert medical care.
Member of an infantry unit, he entered the army Nov. 14, 1942. His wife, Mrs. Walter C. Robbins, lives in Muncie.
News Article: "On The Scanner - Traffic Accidents" The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana), 24 Aug 1999, page 2-B, Col. 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 19 Feb 2017. Doc4077.pdf
From the Image:
On The Scanner
Saturday [21 Aug 1999]
Meeker and 29th streets, 10:01 a.m. - Cars driven by Walter Robbins, 81, Yorktown, and Marc E. Nannie, 27, 3413 S. Beacon St.
News Article: "IN UNIFORM" The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 8 July 1945, page 2, Col. 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 19 Feb 2017. Doc4078.pdf
S. Sgt Walter Robbins whose wife, Mrs. Walter Robbins, lives at 1927 East Seventeenth Street, is not home on furlough. While fighting with the Timberwolf Division he participated in the Belgium, Holland, and Germany Campaigns, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.
News Article: "Area 6 Senior Games Results" The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), Sunday 20 Sept 1992, page 2-C, Col. 6. www.newspapers.com, accessed 19 Feb 2017. Doc4079.pdf
Area 6 Senior Games Results
The Area 6 Senior Games were held this week with more than 425 men and women participating in 21 events, including basketball, volleyball, and track and field
70-74: Silver: ... Lila Frantz and Walter Robbins; ...
News Article: "Pain is the Priority" TheStarPress (Muncie, Indiana), 17 May 2001, page 5-A, Col. 3 & 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 19 Feb 2017. Doc4085.pdf (Clip of Article)
Pain is the Priority
Walter Robbins Sr.
8400 W. County Road 400-S
This concerns the emergency room at Ball Memorial Hospital. Recently, I had an acute gall bladder attack and couldn't walk. They told me I had to fill out all the paper work. I asked whether I could get I could get help quick. They insisted I fill out the paper work first. I even asked whether my wife, who had brought me, could fill out the papers, but they said no, I ad to d that.
It took more than 20 minutes to get that done. I was in a lot of pain. I found out later that I had a stone lodged in my pancreas and was full of infection.
I think that when a person goes to the ER with acute pain they should be able to get some help immediately and worry about the paper work later.
Or why can't a relative or friend who came with the person fill out the paper work?
"Among Eastern Indiana Men With Our Armed Forces" Private Walter
C. Robbins. The Muncie Sunday Star, 6 June 1943, page 6, Col. 6. www.newspapers.com,
accessed 11 March 2017. Doc4140.pdf
Among Eastern Indiana Men With Our Armed Forces
Photo of Walter C. Robbins
Private Walter C. Robbins, who recently spent a seven-day furlough visiting at home, has returned to camp. He is the husband of Mrs. Norma Haas Robbins and son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Robbins of Redkey. Private Robbins entered the armed forces on December 1, 1942. His address: Co. B., 413th Inf., A.P.O. 104 Div., Camp Adair, Ore., U.S. Army.
Newspaper Article: "City and County Statistics/ Real Estate Transfers" Walter C. Robbins. Muncie Star, 12 June 1947, page 2, Col. 5. www.newspapers.com, accessed 24 March 2017. Doc4168.pdf
Walter C. Robbins, et ux, to Thomas M. Corwin, et ux, lot 18, block 11, of Witt Tract. Hurst near Gem St., appraised value for taxation, $85. Improvements, $630.
News Article: Speeding Violation, Walter C. Robbins. The Muncie Star, 20 Feb 1954, page 5, Col. 4. 24 Feb 1954, page 13, Col. 7. 2 March 1954, page 16, Col. 3. www.newspapers.com, accessed 24 March 2017. Doc4169.pdf
20 Feb 1954: "Eaton Driver Slated" Walter C. Robbins, 35, Eaton, R. R., was slated here on Broadway at 7:20 a.m. Friday on a charge of speeding in a posted zone. He was ordered into City Court Tuesday for plea.
24 Feb 1954: "Eaton Driver in Denial" Walter C. Robbins, 38, Eaton, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in City Court to a speeding charge. His trial date was set for March 1 by Harry Redkey, deputy prosecutor.
2 March 1954: "One Driver Freed, Two Held Guilty" ... Found guilty of speeding violations were ... and Walter C. Robbins, 35, Eaton.
Newspaper Article: Classified Ads/ Horses, Cattle, Live Stock 39/ Walter C. Robbins The Muncie Morning Star (Muncie, Indiana), 31 Aug 1942, page 10, Col. 7. www.newspapers.com, accessed 25 March 2017. Doc4177.pdf (Clip of Article)
17 Head Shropshire ewes and buck. Walter C. Robbins, 1 1/2 miles northeast Fairview.
Newspaper Article: Legal Notices - Notice of Hearing on Final Account and Petition for Distribution No. P2S 64/62. (Grace Robbins, Deceased). The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 5 March 1965, page 29, Col. 1 and 12 March 1965, Page 26,. Col. 5. www.newspapers.com, accessed 29 March 2017. Doc4179.pdf
From Images: (Both notices are the same)
NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL ACCOUNT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION
No. P 2S 64/62
Clerk of the Superior Court of Delaware County No. 2, Muncie, Indiana.
In the Matter of the Estate of Grace Robbins, deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that Walter C. Robbins as Administrator of the above named estate has filed his final account in settlement of said estate and petition for distribution, and that the same has been set for hearing in said Superior Court of Delaware County No. 2 at the Court House in the City of Muncie, Indiana, on the 22nd day of March, 1965, at which time all persons entitled to share in the final distribution of said estate are required to appear in said Court and make proof of their heirship or claim to any part of said estate and show cause why such account should not be approved.
Dated this 4th day of March 1965.
Walter C. Robbins
(Seal) Lawrence R. Walsh
Clerk of the Superior Court of Delaware County No. 2.
Myers, Slagle & Shirey
311 W. Jackson St., Muncie, Indiana
Attorneys for Estate.
Newspaper Article: "City and County Statistics/Real Estate Transfers" The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 11 June 1948, page 2, Col. 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 29 March 2017. Doc4180.pdf
Carl O. Tobias, et ux. to Walter C. Robbins, et us, 25.89 acres in section 11 Union Township, One mile north of Eaton. Real estate appraised for taxation $750, improvements $360.
Newspaper Article: Classified Ad/ Vehicles, Implements - Walt Robbins, Sr. The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 15 Nov 1942, page 12, Col. 3. www.newspapers.com, accessed 30 March 2017. Doc4181.pdf
1937 John Deer No. 6 combine on rubber; rubber-tired 4-wheel trailer; fanning mill; 8x10 brooder house, used one season. 1 1/2 miles northeast Fairview, Walter C. Robbins.
Newspaper Article: "Day/Breaks" The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 18 July 1986, page 16, Col. 4. www.newspapers.com, accessed 8 Apr 2017. Doc4200.pdf
Descendants of Oscar C. and Grace G. Robbins will have their 21st family reunion Aug. 10 at the home of Walter and Norma Robbins, R.R. 2, Yorktown.
Newspaper Article: "Recent Home Sales" The Muncie Star (Muncie, Indiana), 30 Sept 2007, page 16. www.newspapers.com, accessed 8 Apr 2017. Doc4201.pdf
Buyer: Wendy & Adam Harrod
Seller: Walter C. Robbins
Address: 8400 W. CR 400S
|S106||Land Record, Legal Description,
Flagler Estates, Tract 396. Walt and Norma Haas Robbins. 1972-2002.
TRACT 396 . .
That portion of Section 24, Township 10 South, Range 28 East,
Flagler County, Florida, described as follows:
Commence at the Northeast corner of said .Section 24; Thence r
run SO0- 10'-00"E, along the East line of said Section 24, 2738. 93 feet
to the East 1/4 corner of said Section 24; Thence run SO0-04'-00"E,
along the East line of said Section 24, 1704. 74 feet; .Thence run due
West, 4005.23 feet to the Point of Beginning of the hereinafter described
parcel of land; Thence continue due West, 330. 00 feet; Thence run due
South, 165. 00 feet; Thence run due East, 330. 00 feet; Thence run due
North, 165. 00 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Less the East 30 feet for road, utility and drainage purposes.
|S107||Autograph Book, Norma Louise Haas,
ID0006. Muncie Central High School, Muncie, Delaware County,
Indiana, 1936. Scanned 16 Jan 2019.
Index of Friends and family members
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|S108||5- Year Service Award from Zayre, Norma Haas Robbins, ID0006, 1 July 1973. Doc5054.pdf.|
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Stoney Haven Motel
Liv Rm, North Wall
|Walt, Sr. - Norma
First Xmas after death of Phil
|Walt, Jr. - Norma
2nd from Right
|Walt, Sr. Uniform
Home on Leave
|Walt, Sr. - Norma|
bought by Walter C. Robbins, Sr.
for his Mother, Grace
|Walt, Sr. - Norma
|Robbins Family, Fall 1962
Walt Sr., Phil, Norma, Walt Jr., Janet
Behind 1st Apartment
|Robbins Family, 1963
Louisville, KY, behind Duck's House
Janet, Walt Jr., Norma, Phil, Walt Sr.
Grace, Esther, Walter, Oscar,
Ina, Mary, Milton
|Phil, Oscar, Walter, Grace
(See telephone on stand against wall to right of Oscar -
they used to have an old crank phone on wall to right
of door behind Oscar)
|Robbins Kids on Pony
Ina, Mary, Walter, Esther,
Myron behind pony
Gardens of Memory
Near to Far:
Ina, Esther, Grace,
Oscar, Norma, Walter
|Robbins Family, abt 1950
Top: Ina, Mary, Walter, Myron
Bottom: Grace, Oscar, Esther
|Robbins Picnic, 1954
Park in Illinois
Oscar, Grace, Phil, Janet, Walter, Walt, Jr
|Myron's 80th Birthday
Walter, Milton, Esther, Ina, Myron
25 Aug 1991
|Oscar/Grace Robbins Family
Myron, Ina, Esther, Milton, Walter, Mary
|Oscar/Grace Robbins Family
Myron, Milton, Mary, Esther, Ina, Walter
|Walter - Myron - Milton
2 June 2003
21 Aug 1977
Unknown, Milton, Myron, Walter
|Muncie Central High School
|"Gone with the Wind"
made by Norma
|Tatting Project by
|1937 - Yearbook||Barbara - Norma
|Norma - Barbara
|Haas Girls, 1958
Wilma, Mabel, Barbara
Stoney Haven Motel
Norma, 1938, Senior Prom
|Norma, abt 1942||Walt, abt 1924||Doc3728.pdf|
|Watch belonging to Norma
|Haas Family, 1920
|Back: Norma, Irene,
Front: Helen, Esther holding Joan
|4 July 1990
Norma, Barbara, Olive
|Walter Was born 6 miles
from Fortville in Hamilton
Walter & Norma
Album 10 July 2012
|Walter - Walt, Jr.
Front of 16th St. House
|"Wed to Soldier"
|Walter - on Leave
|Walter, about 1943||Walter, about 1942||Norma - Walter
About May 1943
|Walter, 28 May 1943||Walter on leave at his
abt May 1943
|Norma - Walter
About May 1943
|Walter, on leave
17th St. House
|Walter - Norma
28 May 1943
|Unknown - Walter
"Streets of Paris" Club
San Francisco, CA
Attended a Veterans Day
Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana
11 Nov 2003
Attended a Veterans Day
Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana
11 Nov 2003
|Walter - Walt, Jr.
16th St. House
|Walter - Walt, Jr.
Walter - Norma
13 Aug 2012
|50th Anniv. Portrait
|Walt, Sr. - Phil
|Walter - Norma
|Norma - Walter
29 May 1944
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|The Haas Girls
|Norma - Walter
Hawaii, July 1978
207 E. Walnut St.
Friend of Norma
17th St. House
Friends of Norma
Gibson's Rink, Muncie
Friends of Norma
Friend of Norma
14 Sept 1941
Skating at Gibson's
21 Sept 1941
(Norma's Roller Skates)
|Sitting: Mabel, Marjorie
Standing: Olive, Wilma, Norma
Wilma, Marjorie, Olive, Norma
Norma, Wilma, Barb
16 March 1978
Norma, Wilma, Barb
16 March 1978
29 May 1981
11 Nov 2003
|Walt, Sr., 2011
|Walt, Sr., 2011
|Lee & Mary Little
|Lee & Mary Little
17th St House drive, looking East
Stevenson School in background
|Unknown - Norma
Ready for Bike Ride
|Olive, Marj, Wilma, Norma
|Olive, Wilma, Marj, Norma
Abt 1924 
|August and his girls
Wilma, Olive, Norma
abt 1923 
|Olive, Marj, Wilma, Norma
16 June 1924
| Back porch of 17th St. House|
|Norma, Oct 1979
Zayre Dept. Store, Muncie
|Walt, abt 1979
Zayre Dept. Store
|Norma, abt 2000
Kitchen of 400S House
|Walt, Sr. shoveling snow
Blizzard of 1978
27 Jan 1978
Front porch of 400S House
|Living Room, 400S House
11 June 1978
|Norma, abt 1978|
|I 109||I 110||I 111||I 112||I 113||I 114|
|Wilma, Olive, Norma
17th St. House
|Wilma, Marj, Olive, Norma
|Olive, Marj, Wilma, Norma
|Olive, Marj, Wilma, Norma
|Wilma, Olive, Norma
Back porch, 17th St House
4 Oct 1969
|I 115||I 116||I 117||I 118||I 119||I 120|
|Wilma, Olive, Norma
Model T ??
|Olive, Wilma, Marj, Norma
NE corner of front Porch
17th St. House
|Mabel, Norma, Wilma
NE corner of front Porch
17th St. House
|Front: Marj, Olive
Wilma behind Marj
Norma behind Olive
|Marjorie & Harry Truax
| East side of 17th St. House, looking north|
|Walt, "Hanging" Out
|Walt, Charlie Gilliatte
|Walt's Train Set
|Walt's Train Set
|Walt - Norma
|Front: Mabel, Olive, Marj
Back: Wilma, Norma, Barb
Combine belonging to
Melvin Allison, Kansas
Dorothy, Kenneth Campbell,
Seated: Jim & Freida Sanders,
28 June 1983
|Mailbox, 400S House
|Olive, Wilma, Marj, Norma
June 16, 1924
Photo: June 2013
Crossing shack - Light Tower
Photo: June 2013
|Lionel Train Set
Photo: June 2013
|Walt plowing field
Walt, Jr. House
25 Dec 1950 John &
Wilma House, Jonesboro
Walt Robbins, Jr.
Mabel Worthen Haas
Kitchen, 110-acre farm
|Norma, abt 1940||
Myron, Milton, Mary, Esther,
Oscar, Milton, Grace, Mary
Esther, Ina, Walter
|Barbara - Norma
Marj - Mabel
|Olive - Norma - Marj -
4 Oct 1992
|Ellen & Walt, Sr.
Also See Ph11664-009.jpg
|Walt, Norma, 1973||Haas Girls
Barb, Norma, Mabel, Wilma, Marj
17th St. House
New Castle, IN
|Walt & Norma
N. of Daleville House
Lake Santee, Indiana
|Walt & Norma
|Walt - Hawaii
|Charlie Gilliatte- Hawaii
|Norma & Walt
|Olive, Norma, Marj
Boat - Lake Santee
West side of 17th St. House
|Walt Robbins & Norma Haas
inside a car
back door, 17th St. House
Phil, Janet and Walt, Jr.
|Walt Robbins, Jr.
|Walt Robbins, Sr., Phil Robbins
Walt grew beard for Eaton Centennial
|Phil, Janet, Clif
Liv Rm, 110-acre Farm
25 Dec 1952
|1955 Chevy Bel-Air
|Walt Jr on horse
|Walt, Sr. on Tractor
Walt, Jr. on Wagon
|Walt, Jr, Phil
|Walt Robbins, Jr
Stoney Haven Motel Sign
|Mabel Worthen Haas
110-acre farm Liv Room
Walt Robbins, Jr
East side of Centennial House
|Haas Family Christmas
24 Dec 1960
Stoney Haven Motel Home
Phil & Walt Jr. Robbins
|Norma Haas Robbins
Walt Robbins, Jr.
Front Porch, 16th St House
Phil, Walt Jr, Janet Robbins
|Walt Jr, and Phil Robbins
Centennial House, Muncie
|Norma Haas Robbins
Walt Robbins, Sr
17th St. House Living Room
|Norma Haas Robbins
Walt Robbins, Sr.
Beard for Eaton, Ind,
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