Beckey J. (Burker) Robbins, brother Smith Armington Burke and Emma A. (Corbin) Burke, sister Anna (Burke) Elser, nephew Haslett Burke
In 1860 Decatur County, Indiana, Henry S. Burk is 44, Dorinda 41, with John T. 19, William F. 16, Rebecca J. 12, Smith A. 6, Mary H. 4, and Anna S. four months.
In 1870 Shelby County, Iowa Henry Burk is 53, Dorinda 50, both Kentucky, with Rebecca J. 23, Smith A. 16, Mary H. 14, Anna S. 10, Lizzie 7, all in Indiana. With them are Wm. J. Burke 27, Indiana, Florence 19, Ohio , and Susan Burke 76, retired, born in Kentucky.
"Henry S. Burk, justice of the peace and collecting agent, was born in Southeastern Ky., Sept. 23rd, 1816; moved to Decatur county, Ind., in 1827, where he resided until coming to Shelby county, Ia., in 1869;engaged in farming and gardening. In 1877 he was elected justice ofthe peace, which office he still holds."
Henry Smith Burk -1816-1899 and Dorinda (Spilman) Burk 1819-1898 - are buried in Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa. # 54852843
Rev. Gurdon Robins 1786 -1864 and Julia (Savage) Robins 1791-1866 are buried in Cedar Hill, Hartford, Connecticut.
In 1870 Shelby County, Iowa, Chas M. Robbins is 37, born in Connecticut, farming. With him are C.C. Redfield 33 and Sarah 23, with Elbert 3, all Connecticut.
M. Robins married Rebecca J. Burke Dec 13, 1870 in Shelby County, Iowa.
R. J. Robins in 1880 Shelby County, Iowa is 32, married to C.M. 48. They have Annie 8, Harry 6, and Nellie 1.
1910 Rochester Theological Seminary
Beckey timber-claimed a quarter in 9, 8N 48W in 1895.
Rebecka J. Robins in 1900 is in Otero County, Colorado. Her husband Charles M. June 1832 Connecticut is the deputy county clerk and recorder. Rebecka born July 1847 in Indiana, has had five kids, three living. Henry B. July 1874 Iowa and Charles A. Dec 1884 Iowa are with them.
Rebecca J. Robins is in 1910 Otero County. She's 66, born in Louisiana, married to Charles N. 78, Connecticut, with son Charles A. 25, Iowa.
Ancestry thinks "Carrie" married a J.M. Slane/Slain, and they're in Florence, Colorado in 1900, with Helen 3.
They had Charles about 1907, and then in 1910 Annie is married to John M. Coburn , living in Otero County, with Helen Coburn 12 and Ralph Coburn 9.
In 1920 Otero County, "Carrie" Robbins is 72, widowed, with Anna Slain 47, widowed, and Charles 13. - no occupations.
Charles M. Robins -1831-1918 and Rebecca J. Robins 1847-1932 are buried in Valley View, Rocky Ford, Otero County.
Charles Armington Robins, second son and youngest child of Charles M. Robins
and Rebecca J. Burke, was born December 8, 1884 in Shelby County, Iowa. Around
1890 the family moved to Otero County, Colorado, where the senior Charles
ranched and served as Deputy County Clerk. After completing his basic education
in local schools, Charles went east to college, graduating from William Jewell
College in Missouri in 1907. Thereafter he taught high school for six years, the
last three in Laurel, Mississippi, prior to enrolling in the University of
Chicago Medical School. After receiving his medical degree in 1917, he enlisted
in World War I, where he served with distinction as a first lieutenant in the
Army Medical Corps until his discharge in December, 1918. The following summer
he returned to Mississippi, where he was united in marriage with Marguerite
Granberry on July 8, 1919 at Hazlehurst.
Following their marriage, Charles and Marguerite moved to St. Maries, Idaho, where he established a general practice and later managed the local hospital. Concurrent with his medical practice, he was elected to public office in 1938 and served four terms in the Idaho State Senate, the last as the Republican Majority Leader. Marguerite, a musician by training, was active in community affairs and a founding member of the St. Maries Musical Society. She passed away on May 1, 1938, a month following her forty-sixth birthday. Charles married secondly, Patricia Simpson on November 15, 1939. Their children were Patricia A. Robins, born October 7, 1940 and Paula J. Robins, born December 23, 1944, both at St. Maries.
In 1946 Charles received the gubernatorial nomination of his party, ran successfully in the general election and was inaugurated to a four year term as Governor in January, 1947. His term of office was noted for several reforms including school district consolidation, restructuring of prison management and alcohol control. Idaho State College was upgraded from a junior college to a four year degree granting institution during his tenure. Charles returned to medicine following completion of his term as Governor. His later years included service as the Director of the North Idaho Medical Service Bureau in Lewiston, a position he held for seven years. He died at Lewiston on September 20, 1970 and is buried there at the Lewis and Clark Memorial Gardens.
Submitted by Lawrence G. Robbins, October, 2007. Mr. Robbins may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMITH ARMINGTON BURKE
Sterling January 31, 1890 "The appointment of S.A. Burke as deputy district attorney was approved."
1890 Sterling, Colorado "Memorial Day was fittingly observed at Fleming, Mr. S. A. Burke delivering the address."
"Emma" Corbin married Smith Armington Burke on September 2, 1890 in Sterling, Logan, Colorado.
Photo courtesy of Sydne McCoskey
They had 3 children.
1898 Sterling "Attorney Burke returned this morning from a trip to the Arkansas Valley and reports that country in a flourishing condition." (wonder if he was visiting sister Rebecca there....)
1899 Sterling "Little Willard Burke is sick with typhoid fever."
1899 Sterling "Mr. H. Platt Burke, an attorney from Rocky Ford, Colorado, is in the city. He is a nephew of Judge S.A. Burke and will probably locate in Sterling for the practice of law."
1900 Sterling "Dr. Mattie Corbin of Kirksville, Mo., who is a graduate of the A.T. Still school of Osteopathy accompanied S. A. Burke and family home and will practice while here. She formerly practiced in Emporia, Kan.
In 1900 Sterling, Smith Burke is the county judge, born Nov 1853 in Indiana, wit Emma Jan 1860 Missouri, with Willard W. Feb 1894 and Sarah E. Mar 1897, both Colorado. Nephew Haslet P. Burke, a lawyer April 1874 Iowa, is with them.
Smith - Nov 20, 1853- May 5, 1905 and Emma Corbin BURKE Conklin
1860-1963 are buried in Sterling.
James A. Corbin timber-claimed a quarter in 7N 54W in 1899,
and James Corbin proved up two quarters in 6N 50W in 1917 -
Lula Frost, formerly Lula Corbin, proved up a quarter in 2 and 3, 7N 54W in 1915.
Walter F. Corbin proved up a quarter in 5N 50W in 1919.
Raymond B. Corbin cash-claimed 80 acres in 5N 42W in 1923.
John M. Corbin proved up two quarters in 5N 51W in 1915 - that's in Washington County, but only a mile from Logan County.
Shelby County men serving in the Spanish-American War included Haslett P.
Burke, Rocky Ford, Colorado, Company 12, United States Volunteer Signal Corps.
Haslett Platt Burke married Rose May Sanner of Wyoming, Illinois at the Wyoming Congregational Church. March 16, 1904.
In 1910 Sterling, Haslett P. Burke is 35, Rose 27, and he's a district judge.
Haslett Platt Burke registered in Sterling, the district judge, born April 28, 1874, and nearest relative Rose M. Burke of Sterling.
In 1920 Denver Haslett is a supreme court judge, Rosa 37, born in Illinois, is a stenographer.
They're back in Sterling in 1930, Haslett a lawyer, Rose M. a law clerk.
In 1940 Denver Haslett is a superior court judge, Rose M. a clerk in that court.
|History of Shelby County
John T. Burke was the son of Henry S. and
Darinda (Spilman) Burke, both natives of Kentucky. When twenty-one years
of age. John T. Burke went to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended
the Purdy Commercial College. In 1865 he engaged in the mercantile
business at YYolcott, Indiana, and a year and a half later located on a
farm and took up the buying and shipping of live stock. In 1S6S Mr.
Burke went west and located in Monona county, Iowa, near Chater Oak.
where he farmed and shipped stock until 1880. In that year he came to
Shelby county and hi night one hundred and twenty acres of land three
miles north of Harlan and kept adding to his land holdings until at one
time he owned nearly a section of well-improved land in the county. He
was an extensive buyer and shipper of live stock and a man who was
Hon. H. P. Burke, son of John T. and
Clara J. Burke, was born in Monona county, Iowa. April 28, 1874. When
six years old Judge Burke's
In 1900 Rocky Ford, Annie Elser is widowed a school teacher, born Jan 1860 in Indiana, with LeRoy clerking in a bank, Dec 1879, Florence a clerk in a dry goods store, Feb 1881, Carrie Nov 1886, Jennie Oct 1888- all in Iowa, and John B. Aug 1892 Colorado.
1903 Leroy Burke Elser received a degree in music from the University of Denver
In 1910 Rocky Ford, Anna B. Elser is still teaching, Leroy a post office clerk, Bert J. a laborer, with Robert G. Garner a bookeeper married to Carrie, 25.
In 1911 Rocky Ford, Leroy B. Elser is assistant postmaster.
Leroy B. Elser cash-claimed a quarter in 20, 24S 58W in 1914 - that's in Otero County.
LeRoy Burke Elser registered in Minneapolis, a clerk in a bank trust department, born Dec 3, 1879. nearest relative Mrs. J. R. Smith of Denver.
Jennie married Earl Rex, and they're farming in Otero County in 1910.
John born August 13, 1892 in Rocky Ford, registered in Imperial County California, a fruit inspector.
Annie Burke Elser 1860-1915 is buried in Rocky Ford 47186689
ELSER, ANNIE BURKE
ELSER, JOHN J. 7 22
ELSER, LE ROY B. 1879 1964 7 22 1/14/1965
Elizabeth Robbins, widow of Charles Robbins proved up on a quarter in 1, 6N 54W in 1916.
In 1910 Logan County, Charles is a carpenter, 50, born in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth 38, Illinois. "Harald" 16, Lulu 14, and Flora 7 all born in Illinois.