Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Miles R. 'Robbie' Robinson  



On 1 July 1923 the Culver Citizen was sold to Miles R. Robinson and F. C. Leitnaker.

Robinson and Leitnaker had been roommates at a college in Kansas, and they were both World War I veterans.

Miles R. Robinson purchased Leitnakerís share in the business in 1926, continuing as the sole proprietor until March 1949, thus began this he ownership for twenty-three years.

Miles R. Robinson sold the Citizen to Major Charles Maull, Jr. [now colonel] who owned the paper into the early 1950s.



Since the boss is away this week we'll surprise him by having him with us today. having been a Methodist minister's son he has lived in a number of places, but his birthplace is Plainfield, Ill.

He attended grade school in Chicago, Ottaww, Ill., dallas, Tex. and Sapulpa, Okla. He was graduated from Tulsa, Okla., High School; received his A. B. degree from Baker university, and later attended Columbia University. He served two years in the army during the World War, one year of that time overseas.

After two years as superintendent of schools in a Kansas town Robbie came to Culver July 1, 1923.

As a true of most editors, he has been identified with a number of community activities, and has served as post commander, service officer, and historian of the American legion post; president and national councillor for the Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Boy Scout troop committee, president of the official board of the Methodist church secretary of the Council of Churches, and a member of various othe local organizations.






Miles Rutherford 'Robbie' Robinson BIRTH 27 May 1896 Plainfield, Ill. DEATH 27 Jul 1988 BURIED Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall county Indiana son of Charles R. Robinson and Austa Bowman

married 13 Sep 1924 Edna Stanbrough BIRTH 23 May 1898 Hamilton County, Indiana DEATH 1994 BURIAL Culver Masonic CemeteryCulver, Marshall County, Indiana, daughter of Nathan Oliver Stanbrough and Miriam Melissa Phelps
    Mrs. Edna S. Robinson May 23. 1898-Jan. 23, 1994 CULVER Graveside services for Edna S. Robinson, 95, of Williamsburg, Mich., formerly of Culver, who died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Munson Hospital, Traverse City, Mich., will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Culver Masonic Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Mrs. Robinson was a retired teacher. She and her late husband. Miles, owned and operated the Culver Citizen from 1924 to 1949. She was bom May 23, 1898, in Westfield, Ind. She lived in Culver until 1962 when she moved to McAllen, Texas, and then to Williamsburg three years ago. On Sept. 14, 1924, in Westfield, she married Miles R. Robinson. He died July 27, 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn R. Evans of Williamsburg; three grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Edith Wise of Westfield. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. - SOuth Bend Tribune (Indiana) Jan 25 1994


Their child:
    Name Carolyn Ruth Robinson Birth 23 Mar 1933 South Bend, St. Joseph, Indian Death Date 14 Dec 1999 Burial Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Michigan married 12 Jun 1956 Culver, Indiana Richard Bates Evans Divorced22 Dec 1976 Denver, Colorado,


Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001 
Name	Miles R Robinson
Gender	Male
Race	White
Age	28
Event Type	Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date	27 May 1896
Birth Place	Illinois
Marriage Date	13 Sep 1924
Marriage Place	Indiana, United States
Residence Place	Culver, Indiana
Father C R Robinson
Mother Cuesta Bowman
Spouse	 Edna Stanbaugh
Page	290
Name	Edna Stanbaugh
Gender	Female
Event Type	Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Place	Hamilton
Marriage Date	13 Sep 1924
Marriage Place	Indiana, United States
Spouse	 Miles R Robinson
Page	290

1930 United States Federal Census 
Name	Miles R Robinson  [Miles R Roberson]
Birth Year	abt 1896
Gender	Male
Race	White
Age in 1930	34
Birthplace	Illinois
Marital Status	Married
Relation to Head of House	Head
Home in 1930	Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Map of Home	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Street Address	Madison Street
House Number	421
Dwelling Number	239
Family Number	243
Home Owned or Rented	Rented
Home Value	25
Radio Set	Yes
Lives on Farm	No
Age at First Marriage	28
Attended School	No
Able to Read and Write	Yes
Father's Birthplace	Michigan
Mother's Birthplace	Kansas
Able to Speak English	Yes
Occupation	Publisher
Industry	Paper
Class of Worker	Working on own account
Employment	Yes
Veteran	Yes
War	WW
Household Members (Name)	Age	Relationship
Miles R Robinson	34	Head
Edna S Robinson 32 Wife 

1940 United States Federal Census 
Name	Miles R Robinson
Age	43
Estimated Birth Year	abt 1897
Gender	Male
Race	White
Birthplace	Illinois
Marital Status	Married
Relation to Head of House	Head
Home in 1940	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Street	Forrest Place
House Number	431
Farm	No
Inferred Residence in 1935	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Residence in 1935	Culver
Resident on farm in 1935	No
Sheet Number	8B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation	214
Occupation	Editor
House Owned or Rented	Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented	8000
Attended School or College	No
Highest Grade Completed	College, 5th or subsequent year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census	54
Class of Worker	Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939	52
Income Other Sources	Yes
Neighbors	View others on page
Household Members (Name)	Age	Relationship
Miles R Robinson	43	Head
Edna S Robinson 41 Wife
Carolyn Ruth Robinson 7 Daughter

World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 
Name	Miles Rutherford Robinson
Gender	Male
Race	White
Birth Date	27 May 1896
Birth Place	Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Residence Place	Marshall, Indiana, USA
Military Draft Date	1942
Next of Kin	Edna S Robinson

1950 United States Federal Census
Name	Miles R Robinson
Age	53
Birth Date	abt 1897
Gender	Male
Race	White
Birth Place	Illinois
Marital Status	Married
Relation to Head of House	Head
Residence Date	1950
Home in 1950	Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Street Name	Forret Pl
House Number	431
Dwelling Number	167
Farm	No
Acres	No
Occupation	Sub Mistory Teacher
Industry	Township School
Occupation Category	Working
Hours Worked	40
Worker Class	Government
Household Members (Name)	Age	Relationship
Miles R Robinson	53	Head
Edna S Robinson 51 Wife
Carolyn R Robinson 17 Daughter

Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944
Name	Carolyn Ruth Robinson
Gender	Female
Birth Date	23 Mar 1933
Birth Place	South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA
Father	 Miles R. Robinson
Mother	 Edna Stanbrough
Certificate Number	12909
Roll number	40474_357158
Volume Range	26 - 30

Indiana, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1837-1970	
Name Carolyn Ruth Robinson	
Marriage	 12 Jun 1956 Culver, Indiana, USA	New
Spouse	 Richard Bates Evans

Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985
Name	Carolyn R Evans
Divorce Date	22 Dec 1976
Divorce Place	Denver, Colorado, USA
Spouse	
Richard P Evans
Record Type	Divorce

Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 
Name	Carolyn Ruth Robinson [Carolyn Ruth Evans] [Carolyn Evans]
Gender	Female
Race	White
Birth Date	23 Mar 1933
Birth Place	South Bend S, Indiana
Death Date	14 Dec 1999
Father	 Miles R Robinson
Mother Edna S Robinson
SSN	 
Notes	Jul 1949: Name listed as CAROLYN RUTH ROBINSON; Jul 1956: 
Name listed as CAROLYN RUTH EVANS; 28 Dec 1999: Name listed as 
CAROLYN R EVANS