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Oscar Clifton Robbins
Grace Gertrude Foulke ID0015
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|Parents - Oscar||Isaac Robbins and Keziah Tomlinson - MRM Page -|
|Parents - Grace||George Foulke and Mary Frances Underwood - MRM Page -|
Foulke Robbins -
MRM Page -
Ina Marie Robbins - MRM Page -
Mary Audrey Robbins - MRM Page -
Walter Clifton Robbins - MRM Page -
Sarah Esther Robbins - MRM Page -
Orris Milton Robbins - MRM Page -
|9 Feb 1876||Oscar was born on Wednesday 9 February
1876 in Hamilton County, Indiana. He was the second of four
children, and the second of three sons, of Isaac and Keziah Tomlinson Robbins. His middle name, Clifton, has been
carried down through four generations - through his second son,
Walter, grandson and great grandson
S4, S5, S9, S13,
|3 Feb 1880||
Grace, the first child of
George and Mary Francis Underwood Foulke,
was born on Tuesday 3 February 1880 in Jackson Township,
Hamilton County, Indiana. Grace was the oldest of what would be five children. The family
would eventually consist of four girls and one boy,
Arthur, the youngest. Also living in the household was
Jesse Alvin Foulke, the son of
Narcissa Wilson Foulke. Jesse had been born in November 1876
|1880||U. S. Census:
Oscar was living with his parents in Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana S9,
- The family consisted of: Isaac, Keziah, Christopher, Oscar and William Robbins
Grace was living with her parents on the George Foulke Farm in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana S20,
- The family consisted of: George, Mary, Jesse and Grace Foulke
|abt 1894||Grace Graduated 8th
Grade from Bakers Corner School, Bakers Corner, Hamilton County, Indiana abt 1894
She is also shown in a photograph of Baker's School dated about 1899 I41,
|12 June 1896||Book given to Grace by her brother Alvin - S36,|
|1900||U. S. Census:
Oscar was living with his parents in Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana S10,
- The family consisted of: Isaac, Keziah, Christopher, Oscar, William, Lizzie Robbins and Delilia Tomlinson
Grace was living with her parents on the George Foulke Farm in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana S21,
- The family consisted of: George, Frances, Grace, Carrie, Alice Sarah and Arthur Foulke
|23 July 1900||
Dies (Brother of Oscar)
Oscar told the story of his brother William’s death in a binder accident in July 1900. While working on the binder the horses bolted throwing him into the path of the machine. He was seriously injured and died as his brother and others were taking him home. Oscar felt partially responsible because he had been attending to other horses and was not in the vicinity to help his younger brother. S16,
|1901||Grace Education - Graduated from
Boxley High School
|1901-1902||Grace Education - DePauw University,
Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana -
According to her second son she attended college and studied to become a teacher. S25, Confirmation of her attendance at DePauw University was obtained in February 2008. Grace entered Asbury College of Liberal Arts in 1901. She is also listed in the DePauw Yearbook of 1901-1902 and shown to have completed 4 courses by May 1902. [Asbury was the former name of DePauw University] S25, S26, S27, N2, N3,
|1904||Grace attended the St. Louis World's
Her son stated that she attended the World’s fair in St Louis in 1904 while in college. A souvenir of the World’s fair was in her possession and is now in the RobbHaas collections. S25, N2, I31,
|12 Nov 1908||Grace's sister
Carrie committed suicide. The obituary indicated
that bad health was the cause. According to another source, however,
Carrie had wanted to marry a man who was a trash collector and her
parents thought that was beneath her and would not allow it.
|18 Aug 1909||Oscar's father, Isaac Robbins Dies -|
|Bef 1910||Oscar played the violin, and his brother Christopher played the guitar at dances on Saturday nights in Westfield before he was married. He told this story to his second oldest son but would never play for the children. He kept the violin and it was seen by RobbHaas as a youth. S16, The violin is in the possession of Living Robbins ID0186, daughter of Myron ID0016. I25, N4,|
|1910||U. S. Census -
Oscar: Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - He and his mother were living in household of his brother Christopher - S11,
Grace: Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - living with her parents - S22,
Oscar's First Car: According to Ina [ID0197] Grandpa got his first car in 1910 because he wanted to go faster than the horses could take him. Grandma preferred to stick with the horses but Grandpa overruled. Ina didn't know what kind it was or what it looked like since she was very young at the time and this was a story she heard from her father. [Ina wasn't born until 1913] S14,
Oscar and Grace
Married - Hamilton County, Indiana -
S1, S2, S3,
S4, S5, S38,
Oscar and Grace began their married life on 14 September 1910 in Hamilton County, Indiana. Their wedding was a double wedding with Grace's sister Sarah and Robert E. Ross getting married on the same day. Although no records have been found to support it I would venture a guess and say that the marriages probably took place in the home of the George Foulke Farm on present day 236th street about 5 miles west of Cicero. The union of Oscar and Grace lasted until Feb 1959 at the death of Oscar and Sarah was widowed in Aug 1964.
Noblesville Township, Hamilton County, Indiana -
[Their first child, Myron Foulke, was born in Noblesville
Township in August 1911] -
13 Apr: Grace's Father, George Foulke Dies -
26 Aug: Son Myron Foulke Born - Noblesville Township, Hamilton County, Indiana -
|1913||- Residence: Fall Creek
Township, Hamilton County, Indiana -
[Ina was born in Fishers, Fall Creek Township in December 1913]
- [They were still in Fall Creek Township in March 1918 when
their second son,
Walter, was born] -
21 Dec: Daughter Ina Marie Born - Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana -
|1916||3 Feb: Daughter
Mary Kathryn Born -
Hamilton County, Indiana -
|1918||19 March: Second Son,
Clifton, born - Fall Creek Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
- The family was living about 6 miles west of Fortville
12 Sept: Oscar's Signature: S5, Oscar Description: Tall, Stout, Grey eyes, Brown hair - No physical deformities S5, -
- Oscar's signature S35, (Myron's grade card)
|Jan 1920||U. S. Census
Residence: Cadiz Farm - Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana - S6,
This farm was about 80 acres in size. They had 15 or 20 head of milk cows, horses and Poland China hogs. Grace had 500 chickens and traded the eggs for groceries – they sold the cream from the milk and fed the milk to the hogs.
Daughter Sarah Esther Born
- Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana -
|abt March 1921||Cadiz Farm House Burned - The fire started in the smoke house, probably from a ham falling into the fire. Some men from Cadiz came out but were not successful in putting out the fire and the house was a total loss.|
|Residence: Scott Farm - Following the fire the family moved to a farm owned by Mrs. Scott. They lived at this farm for a time and then moved to the Shirley Farm. The family probably rented this farm, but they did run it for Mrs. Scott.|
|Residence: Shirley Farm - The family rented this farm from a banker. The owner supplied the money for supplies and they built a silo while living there.|
|Residence: Cadiz Farm -
-- The family evidently moved back to the Cadiz farm once Oscar was finished building the new house. The kids all went to Cadiz School and the oldest child, Myron, graduated from Cadiz in 1930.
-- The new house consisted of an old house that Oscar bought, cut in half, moved to the Cadiz farm location and put back together. He finished it and added porches.
-- The family lost this farm because they could not make the payments during the depression.
|28 Apr 1926||Son, Orris Milton Born - Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana -|
|1930||U. S. Census - Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana - Foulke Farm - S7,|
Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
-- This move took place in late 1929 or early 1930 because son Myron lived with a friend’s family so he could finish school and graduate from Cadiz in Henry County.
-- This was the farm of Grace’s mother where she had lived as a child.
-- Oscar, and Grace’s brother Arthur, were attempting to save the farm from foreclosure. Mary Francis was in debt because she had signed notes to Robert Ross, her son-in-law while he and his wife had been living on the farm.
-- This was a farm consisting of about 100 acres.
-- Oscar and Arthur were not successful in saving the farm and after the death of Arthur from suicide in June 1934, the Robbins family moved once again.
|12 Aug 1931||Oscar's Mother, Keziah Tomlinson Robbins Dies|
East of Arcadia Farm - White River
Township, Hamilton County, Indiana -
-- The family rented this farm and it consisted of about 200 acres and was approximately six miles east of Arcadia. It had a large house and was in White River Township
Map showing location of farm - Doc3758.pdf
|Oscar raised hogs and chickens. He prided himself in raising prize-winning Poland China hogs and White Rock chickens that won numerous blue ribbons at the Indiana State Fair. These ribbons were kept in the family Bible. S14, I5,|
|6 June 1934||Arthur Foulke Commits Suicide - (Brother of Grace)|
|2 June 1935||Grace's mother, Mary Frances Underwood Foulke Dies|
- Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana
--This farm was in Green Township and was located on what is now County Road 100N, .67 miles east of County Road 1150W.
-- The farm was about 105 acres
-- This is the first farm the family bought after losing the Cadiz farm in 1930.
-- The family moved to this farm in about 1937 or 1938 and sold it in about 1943.
-- Once Walter left for World War II Oscar was not able to do the farming by himself so he he traded it for a smaller farm in Delaware County that he ended up owning free and clear after the trade.
|8 Apr 1940||1940 U.S. Census: Green Township, Randolph County, Indiana - Fairview Farm - S37,|
|Son, Walter, served in the U.S. Army during WW 2|
-- This was a 40 acre farm that had a small house, a barn and some other outbuildings.
-- Oscar had a few milk cows but not much else at this farm
-- By this time all the children had moved away with the exception of son Milton.
-- This farm was about 140 acres with land in both Delaware and Blackford Counties.
-- The farm was located on what is now Delaware County Road 1270N, and about 1 mile northwest of the Cole farm.
-- The family moved to this farm about 1947.
-- Walter had purchased an adjoining farm and was once again helping Oscar run his farm.
-- This farm had a small 2-story house, a large barn with silo and several outbuildings. It also had a large wood with a winding stream.
-- On the Blackford county side of the farm was a windmill and rolling hills that were not tillable and was used for pasture.
-- Oscar lived here until his death in February 1959.
-- Grace sold and moved from the farm to a house in Eaton, Delaware County, Indiana
|6 May 1955||Letter from Grace to Helen Robbins - S34,|
|8 Feb 1959||Oscar Dies -
- Union Township, Delaware County, Indiana -
Buried Gardens of Memory Cemetery -
Oscar passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday 8 February 1959. He had been ill for quite some time and was recently hospitalized but had been released and gone home
Transcription of Death Record: Oscar C Robbins - Died: Sunday, February 8, 1959 9pm - Place: R R #1 Muncie, Indiana (Home) - Age: 82 - DOB: February 09, 1876 - Male, White, Married - Primary cause of Death given was: A - Arteriosclerosis B - Coronary Occlusion - Signed by: Robert J Lutz, MD - Place of Burial: Gardens of Memory Muncie, Indiana - Funeral Director: Bryan W Pitman Eaton, Indiana - Date of Burial: February 11, 1959 - Registered No: 1959-0005. S17,
He was laid to rest on 11 Feb 1959 in the Garden of Hymns section of the Gardens of Memory Cemetery located on the west side of Indiana State Highway 3 about one mile north of Indiana State Highway 28. S7, S12, S13, S39, S40, I8, I9, I10,
|Aft 1959||Residence - Grace: Following the death of Oscar,
Grace moved into a small yellow ranch
style house in Eaton, Delaware County, Indiana. This was a lovely home
and she made many friends at church and through her membership in the
Eaton War Mother’s club. This home was located at 301 Jefferson street, on the
Coordinates: 40°20'42.48"N - 85°21'10.52"W
|abt 1963||Residence - Grace: She moved into a mobile home on the property of her daughter Mary in Mechanicsburg, Henry County, Indiana. S8, I34,|
|18 Nov 1963||Letter from Grace to Helen Robbins Sanders - Grace is living in her Mobile Home in Mechanicsburg, Henry County, Indiana S8,|
|13 Aug 1964||Grace Dies - Ball Hospital
- Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -
She had fallen ill and been taken to the hospital for treatment but unfortunately did not recover.
Cause of Death: 230 am of Cardian Insufficiency due to Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
Buried: 17 Aug 1964 at 2 pm - Next to Oscar in the Garden of Hymns - Gardens of Memory Cemetery - Find a Grave Memorial -
Images: I8, I9, I10, I11,
|1965||Grace - Estate/Probate - Administrator: Walter C. Robbins, Sr., ID0005 - Doc0407.pdf - S42,|
|23 Aug 1987||Oscar & Grace Foulke Robbins Reunion - Home of Myron and Mary Elizabeth Robbins S1017,|
|13 Aug 1989||24th Robbins Reunion at the Apartment Complex of Ina Robbins Henderson, Greenfield Indiana (Vid2027)|
|12 Sept 1989||Daughter Mary Kathryn Dies - Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana -|
|12 Aug 1990||25th Robbins Reunion at the home of Milton & Ellen (Vid2026)|
|20 Aug 1999||Daughter Sarah Esther Dies - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -|
|21 May 2005||Daughter Ina Marie Dies - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana -|
|18 Dec 2005||Son, Orris Milton Dies - Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana -|
|6 Mar 2006||Son, Myron Foulke Dies - Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana -|
|1 July 2012||Son, Walter Clifton Robbins Dies, Middletown, Henry County, Indiana|
Occupations - :
Woodcutter: His family had been farmers but they also were wood cutters. They would cut trees, Cut up the logs and split it into firewood which they would sell for income. "His family was poor - they cut wood and sold it to make money" S16,
Bridge Builder: In his youth Oscar also worked for a man that built
bridges. He was a large man and very strong so he was able to carry the
large timbers used in the construction of the bridges. He also manned
Occupation - Farmer:
S5, S7, S9,
Foremost, Oscar was a farmer. He rented and farmed numerous farms during his lifetime. He was a hard worker and farming in his day was a labor-intensive pursuit. He would work from before daylight until dark on most days. He did not, however, work on Sundays as was the custom at the time
Ina said that Grandpa [ID0014] raised Poland China hogs and White Rock chickens that he took to the Indiana State Fair and won several ribbons for them - This was also confirmed by Walter. He kept these ribbons in the family Bible. Ina didn't know what ever happened to the Bible and neither did dad [ID0005]. He won mostly blue ribbons but also had some red ones as well. There is a picture showing Ina and Grandpa in the barn lot with some of the hogs. S14, I5,
Pony/ western horses: Grandpa got some "western" horses according to Ina and Walter. They were mainly used for pulling farm machinery and other work around the farm. They were a feisty lot, but one in particular was very mean and was not able to be used as a work horse. It would rear up in its stall and try to smash Grandpa if he went into its stall to attempt to saddle it. They also had a pony for the kids to ride. Mary would try to ride it and it would lay down and not go anywhere. Mary would stand there and cry. Walter said he rode it probably the most. Ina rode it quite a bit as well. Myron did not ride the pony much, preferring another horse. The pony had been loaned to them and the owner took it back after a year to raffle it off. S15, I6,
Farming in his time was a dangerous undertaking. He told of being gored in the leg by a boar hog leaving a large gash in his upper leg. It bled a great deal but he merely bandaged the wound instead of having it attended to by a doctor. S16,
|Oscar, Religion: According to Walter Oscar never attended church - S16,|
Piano: Grace was a piano player and her piano was moved from farm to
farm as the family moved. Oscar complained that the piano, an upright
unit, was so heavy and hard to handle – he got tired of moving it.
Church: Grace was quite a "church goer" according to Walter. She would go every chance she got but her attendance slacked off after she was married - Oscar did not attend church. S25, N3, After Moving to Mechanicsburg she attended the Middletown Methodist Church S29,
A school book belonging to Grace - S33,
|Grace Life Experience: According to Walter, a great deal of Grace's life was unhappy and she experienced depression. S25,|
Farm wife: She was involved with the care of the six children and the house as well as being in charge of all the meals.
It was reported that she also raised as many as 500 chickens. This supplied the family with meat - The eggs that were produced were taken to town and traded for groceries. The family ate duck eggs because they didn’t sell. S25,
Cooking was done with a wood cook stove. The fire box for the wood was small so the firewood had to be specially split and cut to fit the stove. It took a lot of wood to keep the fire hot for the burners and the oven. This chore kept the men busy supplying wood for the meals besides that needed for the heating stoves. S25,
I can remember the wood cook stove being in the kitchen of the farmhouse of the County Road 1270N farm. Grandma would always fix a big breakfast that included biscuits and gravy. She would turn the crank on her flour sifter in the Hoosier Cabinet and soon the wonderful smell of breakfast would be going throughout the house
Grace: Postcards sent and Received -
- See Index/Robbins,
Oscar: Postcards sent and Received - Link - See Index/Robbins, Oscar
|N2||RobbHaas: When did Grandma take lessons?
Living ID0005: After she got out of college see - she went to college in St Louis -
she got to be able to be a teacher
RobbHaas: Do you know what college she went to? Living ID0005: Whatever is in St Louis - she went to St Louis but I couldn't tell you the college name - she went to St Louis - that was during the World War or the World Fair - in St Louis
RobbHaas: Ok that is why she was down there, going to school? Living ID0005: Yeah, well while she was gong to school they had the world's Fair there
RobbHaas: So did she ever teach? Living ID0005: No she subbed once I think a little bit and then she got married - well after she got married that was the end of that
Acc000523 [Feb 2008] When I told Dad that I had found records that his mother had attended DePauw he admitted that he was probably mistaken and that she had GONE to St Louis WHILE she was in college and not that she had actually attended college in St Louis.
|N3||RobbHaas: Did your family go to church?
Living ID0005: Yeah, Mother was quite a church goer - My Dad never went -
Mother went Kids always went but dad didn't - Dad didn't go so she didn't get to go much
RobbHaas: So you just went on Sunday mornings Living ID0005: Yeah, us kids half the time we'd walk to church because the church was just down the next road down and over
RobbHaas: Did Grandma walk too Living ID0005: No, she didn't go - she went some but not very much - just us kids mostly - walked to church and back
RobbHaas: Oh, I thought you said Grandma was really a church goer Living ID0005: She was before she got married - after she got married well dad didn't go to church so she didn't do much of it either then
My Grandfather, Oscar Clifton Robbins was born on the 9th of February 1876 in Hamilton County, Indiana near the small town of Westfield. He was the son of farmers and was one of four children, 3 sons and one daughter. Probably in the 1890's or so he and his older brother Christopher Columbus played at barn dances in Westfield. Oscar played his violin and Christopher his guitar.
I can remember as a youth being at my grandparents home on the weekends. Aunt Esther would come home and stay at the farm on the weekends and I really enjoyed visiting with her. Her bedroom was upstairs and there was also an attic type space off that room. I can remember her getting this case out of the attic and showing the violin to me. I well imagine that she told me about the guitar and what the significance was to Grandpa, but I cannot really remember anything beyond seeing it.
Later in life I conducted several interviews with my father about his life experiences. During one of these talks he spoke about Grandpa and Christopher playing in Westfield.
I asked if Grandpa had played for the family and Dad said that he had never heard his dad play the violin. He had only heard the stories from his dad and a little from his uncle Christopher. There was a piano in the home but music did not seem to be an important part of the family life according to my father. Dad did not know how Grandpa learned to play or if he played at other events besides the dances. My father ventured the opinion that Grandpa probably didn't have time to play after his marriage in 1910 because he was too busy working and providing for his growing family.
After my Grandfather passed away in Feb 1959, the violin and the guitar found their way into the possession of Oscar's son, Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr., and he kept them on display at his home for many years. After his passing both instruments were passed down to Myron's daughter where they remain to this day.
See: I25 for images of the violin
Living Robbins, ID0005 , by Living Robbins ID0001, 22 Sept 2005. ,
page 10, 11
Note: Grace's parents didn't want her to marry Oscar because he was poor and she was in the rich class. In their eyes he didn't amount to anything - the Foulke's wanted their girls to marry wealthy, important people
On-line, Family Data Collection. Grace Foulke. Birth year: 1880; Birth city:
Hamilton CO; Birth state: IN. www.ancestry.com
Extract: "Name: Grace Foulke - Spouse: Oscar Robbins - Parents: George Foulke, Mary Francis Underwood - Birth Place: Hamilton CO, IN - Birth Date: 3 Feb 1880 - Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1910 - Death Place: Eaton, Delaware Co, IN - Death Date: 13 Aug 1964"
On-line, Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Original Data:
Hamilton County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1900-1920
Inclusive Volume, Part One 1900-1909
Part Two 1910-1920 Original Rec; Book: 13;Page: 281.
Extract: "Name: Oscar C Robbins - Spouse Name: Grace G Foulke - Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1910 - County: Hamilton"
to Marriage Records Hamilton Co [Indiana] 1900-1920, vol. 3, part 2, page 37.
Original Data: Hamilton County Clerk Office, Book 13, page 281. (Repository:
Hamilton East Public Library, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana)
Extract: "Foulke, Grace G Oscar C Robbins 14 Sep 1910"
|S5||WW 1 Draft Registration, 12 Sept 1918,'" Roll1503897, Draft Board: 0, Hamilton
County, Indiana. www.ancestry.com
Original Data: US Selective Service System WW 1 Draft Registration
Cards, 1917-1918, M1509. Acc000638/Doc1733.pdf
|S6||1920 Federal Census, Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana. SD 6, ED 63,
Sheet 2B, Dwelling 45, Family 45, Line 51, Oscar C Robbins. Original Data:
NARA,T625 Roll 437. www.ancestry.com Acc000642/ Ph7822.jpg
1] Oscar C Robbins: 42 yr old white male - head of household - married - owned with mortgage - born Indiana, father North Carolina, mother Indiana.
2] Grace G Robbins: Wife, 39 yr old white female, married - born in Indiana, father in Ohio and mother in Indiana.
3] Myron F Robbins: Son, 8 yr old white male, single - attended school.
4] Ina M Robbins: Daughter, 6 yr old white female, single, attended school.
5] Mary A Robbins: Daughter, 3-2/3 yr old white female, single.
6] Walter C Robbins: Son, 1-2/3 yr old white male, single.
Family] All, except for Mary & Walter able to read, write and speak English. All children and their parents were born in Indiana
Census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. ED 14, Sheet 4A, Dwelling
87, Family 87, Line 25, Oscar Robbins. Original Data: NARA, T626 Roll 590.
|S8||Letter: from Grace Foulke Robbins,
18 Nov 1963, to Mrs. Helen Sanders. Subject: Christmas. [Original owned
by Living, ID0040] - Acc002024/Doc0710.pdf
Census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD3, ED36, Page
48, Welling 396, Family 400, Line 14, Isac Robbins. Original Data: NARA, T9,
Roll 281; Family History Film 1254281, page 350.4000.
www.ancestry.com . Acc00641/Ph9225.jpg
1] Isaac Robbins: Head of household - 35 yr old white male, married, Farmer - he and his parents born in North Carolina.
2] Kesiah Robbins: 29 yr old white female, married, Keeping House - She and her mother born in Indiana and her father in North Carolina.
3] Christopher C Robbins: 6 yr old white male, son, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, his father in North Carolina.
4] Oscar C Robbins: 4 yr old white male, son, single, he and his mother born in Indiana, his father in North Carolina.
5] William B Robbins: 1 yr old white male, son, single, he and his mother born in Indiana, his father in North Carolina
Census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 9, ED 92,
Sheet 9B and 10A, Dwelling 220, Family 225, Line 96, Isaac Robbins.
Original Data: NARA, T623, roll 375. www.ancestry.com
. Acc000643/Ph7821-001, 002.jpg
[Sheet 9B, Line 96] -
1] Isaac Robbins: Head of household - 55 yr old white male, born Sept 1844, married for 27 yrs - he and his parents born in North Carolina - Farmer, Can read and speak English but cannot write - Rented farm.
2] Kisiah Robbins: Wife of head - 48 yr old white female, born Feb 1852, married for 27 years, mother of 4 children who are all living - She and her mother born in Indiana, her father in North Carolina, no occupation, can read, write and speak English.
3] Christopher Robbins: Son of head - 26 yr old white male, born Apr 1874, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - Occupation: Farm laborer - able to read, write and speak English.
4] Oscar Robbins: son of head - 24 yr old white male, born Feb 1876, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina. - Occupation: farm laborer - able to read, write and speak English.
5] William Robbins: son of head - 21 yr old white male, born May 1879, single - he and his mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - Occupation: Farm Laborer, able to read, write and speak English.
6] Lizzie Robbins: Daughter of head - 18 yr old white female, born Feb 1882, single - she and mother born in Indiana, father in North Carolina - able to read, write and speak English.
7] Delilia Tomlinson: Mother-in-law of head - 74 yr old white female, born March 1826, widow - mother of 11 children, 4 are living - born in Indiana, father in North Carolina and mother in Ohio. Able to read, write and speak English
Census, Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 9, ED 114,
Sheet 8B, Dwelling 123, Household 273, Line 87, Christopher Robbins.
Original Data: NARA Roll T624_353. www.ancestry.com ,
Accessed 4 July 2009. Acc001546/ Ph7566.jpg.
1] Christopher Robbins - Head of household - Male, White, 36, Single - Born in Indiana, Father born in North Carolina, Mother in Indiana - Speaks English, Farmer on a General Farm - Can read & write - Owns farm with a mortgage.
2] Keziah Robbins - Mother of Head - Female, White, 57, Widowed - 4 Children Born - 3 children living - Born in Indiana, Father born in North Carolina and Mother born in Indiana - Speaks English - no occupation - Able to read & write
3] Oscar C Robbins - Brother of Head - Male, White, 34, Single - Born in Indiana - Father & Mother shown born in Indiana - Speaks English, Farm Laborer on the Home Farm - Able to read & write
Funeral Card for Oscar C Robbins, 11 Feb 1959, Pitman Funeral Home,
Eaton, Indiana. Acc000667/Doc0705.pdf
Extract: "In Memory of Oscar C Robbins Born February 9, 1876 Date of Death February 8, 1959 - Services From Pitman Funeral Home February 11, 1959 2:00 PM - Clergyman officiating Rev Russell Hall Eaton Methodist Church - Final Resting Place Gardens of Memory Muncie, Indiana - Funeral conducted by Bryan W Pitman"
|S13||Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr ID0016|
|S14||Interview, Ina Robbins Henderson, daughter of Oscar - ID0197, nd|
|S15||Interview, with Living ID0005, son of Oscar, nd|
|S16||Interview with Living ID0005, by RobbHaas, 22 Sept 2005. , page 10.|
Certified Death Record. Oscar C. Robbins. Delaware County Department
of Health. Delaware County, Indiana. 8 Feb 1959. Registered No:
Seal: Delaware County Health Department
|S18||Obituary: "County Native Dies at
Muncie" Oscar C. Robbins. Noblesville Daily Ledger, Monday 9 Feb 1959,
page 6. Acc000884/Doc0707.pdf
Extract: County Native Dies at
Muncie Oscar C. Robbins, a native of Hamilton county who would have been
83 years old today, passed away Sunday evening at his residence on R. 1,
Muncie after an illness of several months. A retired farmer he was born
in Hamilton county, the son of Isaac and Kiziah Robbins. Survivors
include the widow: Grace; three sons, Myron F. Robbins , of Sheridan;
Walter C. Robbins, Daleville; Milton Robbins, R 1, Muncie; three
daughters, Ina M Castetter, Elwood; Mary A. Jerrell [sic], Middletown;
Miss Esther Robbins, Muncie; one sister, Lizzie Mallenkipf [sic],
Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. (CST) at the Pitman Funeral
Home in Eaton, Ind., with Rev. Russell Hall, pastor of the Eaton
Methodist Church in charge. Burial will occur in Garden's of Memory
Cemetery near Muncie. Friends may call after 2 pm Tuesday at the funeral
Grace G Robbins, 17 Aug 1964. Pitman Funeral Home, Eaton, Delaware
County, Indiana. Acc000353/Doc0727-002.pdf
In Memory of Grace G Robbins Born February 3, 1880 - Date of Death August 13, 1964 - Services from Pitman Funeral Home - August 17, 1964 2:00 p.m. - Clergyman officiating: Rev Robert Bishop, Markleville Christian Church - Final Resting Place Gardens of Memory Muncie, Indiana - Funeral conducted by Bryan W Pitman
Federal Census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 3, Ed
35, P 10B, Dwelling 71, Family 74, Line 9, George Foulke. Original
Data: NARA T9 Roll 281.
www.ancestry.com . Acc000755/Ph7824.jpg.
Census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 9, ED 85,
Sheet 24A, Dwelling473, Famiy499, Line 40, George Foulke. Original
Data: NARA, T623, roll 375. www.ancestry.com .
1] George Foulke - Head of household - 55 yr old white male, born June 1845 - married for 21 yrs - born in Ohio, parents in Pennsylvania - Occupation: Farmer - Own Farm Free -
2] Frances Foulke - 47 yr old white female, born Dec 1852, married for 21 yrs - mother of 5 children all living - born in Indiana, parents in Ohio.
3] Grace Foulke: Daughter, 20 yr old white female, born Feb 1880, Single.
4] Carrie Foulke: Daughter, 18 yr old white female, born Dec 1881, single.
5] Alice Foulke: Daughter, 16 yr old white female, born Nov 1883, single, attended school.
6] Sarah Foulke: Daughter, 14 yr old white female, born March 1886, single, attended school.
7] Arthur Foulke: Son, 6 yr old white male, born Jan 1894, single.
Family] All the children born in Indiana, Father in Ohio and mother in Indiana. Everyone can read, write and speak English
Census, Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. SD 9, ED 101,
Sheet 2B, Dwelling 25, Family 26, Line 65, George Foulke. Original
Data: NARA,T624, roll 353. www.ancestry.com ,
accessed 17 Jan 2010. Acc000757/Ph7826.jpg.
1] George Foulke - Head of household - 64 yr old white male - married for 31 years - Born in Ohio - Parents both born in Pennsylvania - Occupation: Farmer - Owned farm free - Indicates that he is not a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy - Not blind, deaf or dumb
2] Mary F Foulke - Wife of head - 55 yr old white female - married for 31 years - Mother of 5 children, 4 of whom are living [Carrie died in 1908] - Born in Indiana - Parents both born in Ohio - no occupation.
3] Grace Foulke: Daughter - 30 yr old white female, single, born in Indiana, father in Ohio and mother in Indiana.
4] Sarah Foulke: Daughter, 24 yr old white female, single, born in Indiana, father in Ohio and mother in Indiana.
5] Arthur Foulke: Son, 16 yr old white male, single, he and parents born in Indiana [Father S/B Ohio] - attended school.
Family] Everyone Can read, write and speak English
Our Home Town [Online] 1 Oct 2007. Subject: Boxley High School Roster 1900-1931. Acc0001058 -
"From Editor Barb: Here is the Boxley High School roster for 1900 go 1931. It was sent to me by both Tom Wright and Jim Land. I am assuming that the pupils listed are the graduates fro that year. 1901 - Teachers: A C Harris, F A Lovell, S A Hinshaw and W S McMurtry. Pupils: George E Burton, Fred L Carson, Roscoe R Foland, Grace Foulke, Stella Hershman, Roy Hershman, Fletcher Ogle, Vinton Shannon, and Ada Vickery. 1903 - Teachers: F L Greeson, W S McMurtry, and Everett McMurtry. Pupils: Eleanor Dunn, Charles Eaton, Rollie C Foland, Alice B Foulke, Marvin Foulke, Grace Dunn, Clyde Hershman, Charles Johnson, Clyde Phillips, and Grace Vickery."
|S25||Interview with Walt Robbins, Sr., ID0005 (8400 W CR400S, Yorktown, IN 47396), by RobbHaas, 22 Sept 2005. , page 10. Transcript: Acc000523/Doc0551.pdf||Transcript of Interview|
|S26||Book: Martha J Ridpath, editor,
Alumnal Record DePauw University (Greencastle,
Indiana: DePauw University, 1920), 422. Acc002025/Doc0700.pdf
Year-book of DePauw University for the Year 1901-1902 (Greencastle,
Indiana: DePauw University, 1902), P 115. Acc002026/Doc0701.pdf
Note: The source shows that Grace attended Asbury College of Liberal Arts (Asbury was the former name of DePauw University) and shows her address as Noblesville R R No 1 and that she completed 4 courses by May of 1902.
from DePauw University, 7 Feb 2008. Acc001065/Doc0070.pdf
""Deaths and Funerals, Mrs. Grace Robbins." The Muncie Star
(Muncie, Indiana), 14 Aug 1964, page 8, Col. 2. www.newspapers.com,
accessed 8 Apr 2017. (Acc000351/Doc0703.pdf)
Mrs. Grace Robbins
Eaton -- Mrs. Grace Robbins, 84, Middletown, a former resident of Eaton, died Thursday at Ball Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Oscar C Robbins who died in 1959. She was a member of the Eaton War Mothers and Middletown Methodist Church,
Surviving are three sons, Myron F Robbins, Sheridan; Walter C, Daleville, and Milton, Pennville; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Jarrell, Middletown; Miss Esther Robbins, Muncie, and Mrs. Louis Henderson, Elwood; a sister Mrs. Robert Ross, Chicago; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2pm Monday at the Pitman Funeral Home in Eaton. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory near Muncie. Friends may call after 6pm Saturday, all day Sunday and Monday until time for the services
Certified Death Record. Delaware County Dept of Health, Registered No
1964-0951. Grace Gertrude Robbins. Acc001128/Doc4502.pdf
Certified Death Record - Delaware County Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics - Delaware County Building - Muncie, Indiana - This Certifies, Grace Gertrude Robbins - Died: Thursday, August 13, 1964 230am at Ball Memorial Hospital - Age: 84 - Female, White, Widowed - Primary Cause of Death: A - Cardian Insufficiency - B - Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease - Signed by: John L Cullison, MD - Place of burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana - Funeral Director: Bryan W Pitman Delaware County, Indiana - Date of Burial: August 17, 1964 - Registered No: 1964-0951 Signature of Health Officer - Date Issued: June 24, 2008
Seal "Delaware County Health Department"
|S31||Interview, Living ID0005 19 March 2002.|
Ina Robbins Henderson, nd.
Note: stated that Grace played the piano and that she had taught Ina to play as well.
|S33||Book: Wright, Julia McNair.
Nature Readers - Sea-Side and Way-side, No 3. Boston: D C Heath &
Co, 1890. Acc000067/Doc0664.pdf
Extract: "Grace Gertrude Foulke July 1930/R R 3 Cicero, Ind" [inside front cover written in pencil] "School/age 17/Price .45?/Library of Grace Foulke/Vol. 3-1890" [Written in script in black ink] [Inside fly leaf] - "My own/Your own" written in pencil [inside back cover].
|S34||Letter: from Grace Foulke Robbins,
ID0015, RR 1 Muncie to Helen Robbins, ID0036, RR 2, Sheridan- 6 May
Grade Card for Myron Robbins. McKay School, Hamilton County,
Indiana, 1917-1918. Acc001577/Doc0730.pdf
Signed by Oscar and Grace (Probably Grace's signatures)
|S36||Book: Armazindy by James Whitcomb
Riley. Indianapolis, Indiana: The Bowen-Merrill Co, 1984. Presented to
Grace Foulke, ID0015 by her brother Alvin Foulke, ID0079, 12 June 1896.
Acc002068/Doc0758.pdf (Select Pages)
|S37||1940 U.S. Census: Green
Township, Randolph County, Indiana. SD 10, ED 68-3, Sheet 2B, Line 54,
Household 37, Oscar C. Robbins Household. Original Data: NARA, T-627.
www.ancestry.com , accessed 2
March 2012. Acc002130/Ph9432.jpg
|S38||Database Online: "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VXPP-KKF : accessed 18 Feb 2014), Oscar C Robbins and Grace G Foulke, .Hamilton County, Indiana, Page 8. Acc002364/Doc3741.pdf||
|S39||Warranty Deed, Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Oscar C and Grace G Robbins, 31 Oct 1957. Graves 1-2-3-4, Lot 765, Section B-Hymns. Acc001613/Doc0357.pdf||Doc0357.pdf|
|S40||"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 , 14 June 2016. Oscar C. Robbins. 8 Feb 1959, Delaware County. Doc3549.pdf.|
|S41||"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 , 14 June 2016. Grace Gertrude Robbins. 13 Aug 1964, Delaware County. Doc3550.pdf.|
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.
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Grace, Esther, Walter, Oscar,
Ina, Mary, Milton
23 June abt 1950
|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)
Ina, Oscar with Prize hogs
|Robbins Kids on Pony
Ina, Mary, Walter, Esther,
Myron behind pony
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Oscar, Milton, Grace, Mary
Esther, Ina, Walter
Oscar - Grace
War Mother's Plaque at right
Gardens of Memory
Near to Far:
Ina, Esther, Grace,
Oscar, Norma, Walter
|Headstone after Cleaning
|War Mother's Plaque
to Oscar & Grace
|Oscar, Walt Jr, Grace
|Isaac Robbins Family
Oscar ID0014 - William ID0072 - Lizzie ID0073 -
Keziah ID0070 - Isaac ID0069
Before July 1900
|Back: Norma, Irene,
Front: Helen, Esther holding Joan
|Robbins Family, abt 1940
Back: Grace, Oscar, Ina, Mary, Donnie
Paul, Myron, Sr., Irene
Front: Esther, Myron, Jr., Helen
|Oscar & little boy
|Framed Photo of Oscar
|Image from BW Print
Oscar abt 1910
|Grace, abt 1910||Grace, abt 1886, 6 yrs old||Grace - 6 month Old
Abt July 1880
Mary Francis Underwood ID0078 - Bathsheba Brown ID0307
Sarah Moore ID0222 - Grace Foulke ID0015
Sarah B. Stratton ID0202
Enhanced by ID4757 Dec 2012
|Violin and Case
belonging to Oscar
|Oscar with dog
SE corner of farm house
|Oscar with dog
SE corner of farm house
|Oscar with Kittens
SE corner of farm house
|Chair that belonged
to Oscar & Grace
|Oscar - Grace|
1904 St Louis
|George Foulke Family
Grace, George, Carrie
Jesse Alvin, Mary Frances
|George Foulke Farm House
Built in abt 1890
|George Foulke Farm House
Built abt 1890
|Grace's Mobile Home
Henry County, Indiana
Alice, Grace, Sarah
N of Daleville House
Enhanced by ID4757
Southeast corner of
1270N farm house
Billy, Grace &
- Living Room
Bakers Corner School
Bakers Corner, Hamilton County, Indiana
Grace, front row, 2nd from Right
bought by Walter C. Robbins, Sr.
for his Mother, Grace
|Bakers Corner School
Grace Foulke, front row at left
Alice Foulke, Top Row, 7th from left
Carrie Foulke, top row, 8th from left
(See roster below for others)
Enhanced by ID4757
|Grace Foulke Robbins
||(Scanned from a photocopy)
Original Photo with Roster
Hi-Res Image (Original)
Hi-Res Image (Enhanced Version)
Enhanced by ID4757
|Grace Foulke, abt 1900||Grace Foulke, Abt 1900||Straight Razor belonging
|Shotgun belonging to Oscar
and possibly his father
|Robbins Family, abt 1950
Top: Ina, Mary, Walter, Myron
Bottom: Grace, Oscar, Esther
|Robbins Picnic, 1954
Park in Illinois
Oscar, Grace, Phil, Janet, Walt Sr., Walt, Jr.
|Walt, Jr. - Grace - Janet
- Norma, Sharon
|Shirley - Walt
Grace Foulke Robbins at right
|Oscar/Grace Robbins Family
Myron, Milton, Mary, Esther, Ina, Walter
|Oscar/Grace Robbins Family
Myron, Ina, Esther, Milton, Walter, Mary
|Myron's 80th Birthday
Walter, Milton, Esther, Ina, Myron
25 Aug 1991
|Oscar & Grace Foulke
|Grace - Oscar
|Grace Foulke Robbins
Walt Robbins, Jr.
Mabel Worthen Haas
Kitchen, 110-acre farm
Oscar & Grace
Grace Foulke Robbins
|Myron Foulke Robbins - ID0016 - Moved Here|
|Ina Marie Robbins - ID0197 - Moved Here|
|Mary Audrey Robbins - ID0052 - Moved Here|
|Sarah Esther Robbins - ID0198 - Moved Here|
|Orris Milton Robbins - ID0043 - Moved Here|