1114. Thomas8 Robins (III) (Thomas7, Thomas6, Elizabeth5 Purnell, Benjamin4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 1868. Thomas died September 15, 1957 in Old Saybrook, CT.
He married Winifred Howard Tucker in Boston, MA, April 26, 1894. Winifred was born in Concord, NH February 1, 1869. Winifred died November 4, 1957 in Old Saybrook, CT. He invented the belt conveyor for moving coal and ores, which won grand prize at the Paris Expo and highest in its class at the the Buffalo and St. Louis Expos. He served on the Naval Consulting Board to work in the development of anti-submarine warfare equipment. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage, p. 250)
Thomas Robins(III) and Winifred Howard Tucker had the following children:
1357 i. Thomas9 Robins (IV)(Lt.) was born in Philadelphia, PA October 11, 1896. Thomas died May 27, 1977 in Darien, CT. He married twice. He married Eileen Burden in Beford, NY. Eileen died 1970 in Darien, CT. He married Louisa Winslow Cogswell in New York, NY, March 17, 1918. Louisa was born in Dedham, MA August 28, 1898. Louisa died July 11, 1962 in Darien, CT. Lt., US Navy, WWI, awarded the Navy Cross. He merged his father's conveyor company with Heitt Rubber Co. and it then became part of Litton Industries. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage)
1358 ii. Samuel Davis Robins was born in Stamford, CT January 10, 1899. Samuel died October 12, 1972 in Long Island, NY. He married twice. He married Emma Lawrence Jacob in Stamford, CT, 1923. Emma was born in New Rochelle, NY 1904. Emma died 1992 in Cape Cod, MA. He married Elizabeth Dexter Spencer 1933. Elizabeth was born in Buffalo, NY 1910. Elizabeth died 1986 in Queens Co., NY. Served in US Army Air Corp in WWI. He and Juan Trippe created Long Island Airways, which evolved into Pan-American Airways. He was also an inventor of several mechanical devices used in mining and the oscillating sander. (Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage)
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