Richard John Robins
|Birthplace:||Newlyn, Cornwall, England|
|Death:||Died in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States|
Son of Richard John Robins and Maria Robins
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About Richard John Robins
Hilda Dalley and Richard Robins were married in St. Mary's Wesleyan Chapel, Truro. Richard Robins was a butcher's helper in Truro, Cornwall, England. He was a "hawker," and would call out, "Beef, pork mutton, lamb. Pick what you like, Mum." During the First World War, he served in the King's Cavalry in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1919, he and Hilda emigrated to the U.S. in Wilkes-Barre, PA. When son William Richard Robins was born on November 1, 1920, Richard and Hilda Robins resided at 32 Orchard in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Richard's occupation was listed as "Laborer." He became a mechanic for Packard and Buick dealers until he bought his own garage in 1930.
The opening entry in his receipt book was January 2, 1930. The garage business provided a comfortable living during the Great Depression. They would later buy a home on Anthracite Avenue in Kingston. Richard and Hilda moved to California in 1943 where he went to work at the Allison Aircraft Engine Company. When they returned to Wilkes-Barre, he became the Service Manager for a Hudson dealer. Upon retirement, they moved to New Brunswick, NJ.
Richard John Robins' United States of America Certificate of Naturalization No. 3047981, Petition Valume 65, Number 17244 was entered in Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 17, 1929. His address is listed as 870 Anthracite Avenue, Kingston, PA. He was listed as 5' 8" with brown eyes and brown hair. Children were William 8, Donald 4 and Douglas 1.