- Born: 14 Dec 1893, Glenwood twp, Walsh County, N. Dakota 14,16,26,40,43,622,625
- Marriage (1): Frederick Kirkwood Robinson on 7 Dec 1910 near Buchanan, Sask. 618,619
- Marriage (2): Alex Joseph Robbins on 14 Feb 1921 in Crosby, North Dakota
- Died: 6 Mar 1976, Pouce Coupe, B.C. Canada aged 82 43
- Buried: 11 Mar 1976, Rose Prairie, B.C. Canada 43
Cause of her death was Respiratory Arrest.
The Peacemakers of North Peace
Publishers, Davies, Ventress and Kyllo, 1973, 511 pages of local historical history of the North Peace Region of British Columbia
Joe Robbins came in 1928 with Chance Hazzard, Harry Chapple, Ed Kiltie, and Shortie Galbraith. They tried to cross the Pouce Coupe river on horseback, but the river was too high and swift. Next they tried a raft. With all five on, when they were on-third of the way across, the raft started to whirl in an eddy. Harry jumped to shore and snubbed the rope around a tree. The rest of them jumped off also, not a minute too soon, as the raft broke up almost immediately. The went to Pouce Coupe, got a wagon and came on to Fort St. John, but were held up a the the ferry crossing at Taylor for four days as the river was impassable.
Joe had the first dam, or dug-out in the district. His wife Minnie, whom he went for in 1929, canned 70 quarts of wild strawberries on a camp stove; planted maple trees, raspberries and strawberries, which she got from Mr. Abbot at the Beaverlodge Experimental Station, and was one of the leading gardeners of the district. They built a new house in 1930, and the house-warming which followed was attended by folk from many neighboring communities, and fun there was a-plenty, for all.
Besides farming, Joe Robbins freighted for Donis, to the Fontas. Also, with Dick Hickethier, he freighted for Ernie Petersen, in 1934. Mrs. Robbins was a skilled cupboard-maker, an occupation somewhat unusual for a woman.
Children born to the Robbins were George and Lenore, Hazel and Pearl, Lloyd and Willie. George was a young man and also had land next to Joe.
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(editor's note; children George, Lenore and Hazel were born in a earlier marriage of Minnie (Anderson) and Fred Kirkwood Robinson. ) James C. Anderson, April, 2004
Reg. Number: 1976-09-004426
B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13350
GSU Microfilm Number: 2050532
Province of British Columbia, Dept of Health, Div. of Vital Statistics
Registration of Death
Name of deceased: Robbins, Minnie
Place of death: Pouce Coupe Hospital, Pouce Coupe, B.C.
Usual Residence: 936 Cornwall Crescent, Dawson Creek, B.C.
Widowed, name of husband: Joseph Robbins
occupation: ret'd., Housewife
Birthdate: December 14, 1893, Age: 82 years
Birthplace: Walsh, N. Dakota, U.S.A.
Father: James Anderson, birthplace: Canada
Mother: Jennie Winch, birthplace: Iowa, U.S.A.
Informant: Mrs. Viola H. Ewoniak, daughter
address of informant: Dawson Creek, B.C.
date signed by informant: Mar. 8, 1976
Disposition: Burial, March 11, 1976,
Rose Prairie Cemetery, Rose Praire, B.C.
Reymar's Funeral Home Ltd, Dawson, Creek, B.C.
Date of Death: March 6, 1976
Cause of Death: Resperatory Arrest due to Diabetes Millitus, Senility
physician: Dr. P. Boronowski, M.D., Dawson Creek, B.C.
March 10, 1976
Noted events in her life were:
• Immigration, 1905, Saskatchewan. 15,16
• Residence, 1910, near Buchanan, Sask. 628
• Residence, 1976, 936 Cornwall Ave, Dawson Creek, B.C. 43
Minnie married Frederick Kirkwood Robinson, son of Robinson and Unknown, on 7 Dec 1910 near Buchanan, Sask. 622.,628 (Frederick Kirkwood Robinson was born Apr 1879 or abt 1884? near Perth, Ontario, Canada 15,625,629.)
Marriage was at the home of brides's Father, North of Buchanan, Saskatchewan 628
Minnie next married Alex Joseph Robbins on 14 Feb 1921 in Crosby, North Dakota. (Alex Joseph Robbins was born on 28 Mar 1892 in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada,622,630 died on 14 Feb 1958 in Rose Prairie, B.C. Canada 631 and was buried on 19 Feb 1958 in Rose Prairie, B.C. Canada 631.). The cause of his death was Acute Coronary occlusion.