LOUIS AND ADA ROBBINS
"Genealogy of the Betts-Robbins" (1995) by: Paul T. Betts, Jr.
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Louis Amadeus Robbins
Louis Amadeus "Louie" Robbins
(1873 - 1956)
"Genealogy of the Betts-Robbins" (1995)
Provided by: Paul T. Betts, Jr.


            Louis known as louie was the 2nd child of Ephram and Laura Robbins. He was born January 23rd, 1837 in Caton, New York. He married Ada Kirkendall on OCtober 15th, 1896. She was born March 25, 1878. Louis was a machinist for the New York Central Railroad until he hurt is back in March 1933. He went to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Corning.

            Nora Robbins was born in Corning, New York, in January 1898, the only child of Louis and Ada Kirkendall Robbins. She attended Northside High School, where she met her husband Leo Brown. They were married in February 1918. Leo went to Mechanic Institute in Rochester, New York and received his teaching certificate for teaching shop. He taught on Long Island and also in New Jersey. In February 1935, Nora returned to Corning and died in March 1939.

            William (Bill) Brown was born in Morristown, New Jersey, in July 1922, the son of Leo and Nora Robbins Brown. He attended schools on Long Island and graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1940. He joined the Navy in December 1942 and served in the Pacific Theatre - Soloman Islands and Okinawa. After Military service he graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree and worked for Gulf Oil Co., in New York City, Pittsburg, and Houston as an Accountant until his retirement in 1983. He married Ruby Atkinson in July 1943 and they had two sons: William (Living - Withheld) - born (Living - Withheld), and Dennis (Living - Withheld) - born (Living - Withheld). Ruby died in October 1993. Bill lives in (Living - Withheld).

            William (Living - Withheld) Brown was born (Living - Withheld), in (Living - Withheld), the son of William L. and Ruby Brown. He attended school and graduated from High Bridge New Jersey High School in (Living - Withheld). He joined the Air Force in 1969, retired in 1973, and joined the Navy. He retired in 1987 as a Petty Officer Second Class. He married Polly Orndorf in (Living - Withheld) and they reside in (Living - Withheld). Together, they own a ladies' fashion shop.

            Dennis (Living - Withheld) Brown was born (Living - Withheld) in (Living - Withheld), the younger son of William and Ruby Brown. After graduating from High Bridge New Jersey High School in (Living - Withheld) he joined the Navy in (Living - Withheld). He was discharged in (Living - Withheld), after which he joined the Naval Reserve. After 26 years, he retired in (Living - Withheld) with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He received 10 decorations including the Navy Achievement Medal. He received the Bachelor of Science Degree from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado, and resided with his family in Englewood, Colorado, where he works for Lockheed / Martin Corp. as a Staff Engineer on the Titan Launch Vehicle program. He married Gayle Stephens in (Living - Withheld) and they have three sons: Steven, Andrew, and Christian. Eldest, Steven will attend Law Enforcement Training in (Living - Withheld).

            Helen (Living - Withheld) Brown was born in (Living - Withheld) in (Living - Withheld), to Leo and Nora Robbins Brown. She attended schools on Long Island and Corning. She Graduated from University High School in (Living - Withheld) in (Living - Withheld). She married Sterry O. Copp and became a homemaker. Following his death in October, 1978, she worked several home jobs, then went to work at A United Transportation Organization (AUTO) in May 1985. She retired in (Living - Withheld) and became a volunteer driver for AUTO.

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Obituary - "The Corning Leader" - Wednesday, February 29, 1956
Louie Robbins
            The funeral of Louis Robbins of 81 West Market Street was held Tuesday afternoon from Carpenter's Funeral Home, the Rev. Henry Straub, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Burial was in Barnard Cemetery.

Louis Amadeus Robbins' Grave
Louis Amadeus "Louie" Robbins
(1873 - 1956)
Barnard Cemetery
Corning, Steuben Co., NY.


Obituary - "The Evening Leader" - Monday, June 27, 1949
Mrs. Ada Robinson
            Mrs. Ada Robinson, 71, of 81 West Market Street, died Saturday following several months' illness.
            She was born in Lawrence Township, Pa., March 25, 1878, the daughter of Leonard and Sarah Hulslander Kirkendall. She married Louie Robinson of South Corning, October 15, 1896 at the home of her parents. The Rev. H. C. Woods, pastor of the First Methodist Church performing the ceremony.
            Since her marriage, Mrs. Robinson had lived in Corning where she was an active member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church and the Bostwick Bible Class of that church.
            Survivors include her husband, two grandchildren, who lived with the Robinsons until graduation from high school. William Brown, a law student at New York University and Mrs. Sterry Copp of North Pine Street; one great grandchild; two sisters; Mrs Orlando Dunn, 124 East Erie Avenue; Mrs. Inez Tobey of the same address, and one brother, Walter Kirkendall of South Corning.
            The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held from the Funeral Home, Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. with the Rev. Henry Straub, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating.
            Burial will be made in Barnard Cemetery.

Ada K. Robbins' Grave
Ada Belle Kirkendall
(1878 - 1949)
Barnard Cemetery
Corning, Steuben Co., NY.


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