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Grace Mary Robinson

Birthplace New York New York City United States of AmericaBirthplace Yorkshire Halifax England Date of Birth: June 20, 1894 Date of Death: April 19, 1949



Date and place of birth:  20 June 1894 in New York, United States of America

Date and place of Death:  19 April 1949 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Nationality:  American born of British Parents.


Grace’s father was raised in Rydal, Westmoreland.  His work had taken him to New York where his three daughters were born. Grace was the youngest child and before her first birthday, her mother died and so her father came back to England with his three very young daughters.   Grace’s sisters were –

Eva Margaret Robinson  (11 March 1899- 26 January 1962) who became a teacher.

Lillian Eleanor Robinson (2 February 1892 – 14 January 1980) who married joseph Lawton (Head Postman) and they settled in Halifax.

By 1901, John had remarried and the family were in Strickland Roger near Kendal, Westmorland.

Parents: John William Wilson Robinson and Ellen V. Robinson

Parents occupation:  John was a Woollen Cloth Finisher

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance:  Not known

Place of residence at Gretna:  Not Known

Marital status:  Grace never married

Job title at Gretna:  Not known

Travels:  The family returned to UK in 1897 aboard the Lucania.

Awards/recognitions:  Not known

Trivia/any other information:  At the time of the 1939 Registration Grace was living in Carlisle and was the Mangeress of a Photographic studio.

Bibliography:  Prior to working at HM Factory, Grace was in service at Wooff House, Aglionby, Cumberland.




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