Memorable Manitobans: Edward Milward Robinson (1868-1917)
Financial and real estate agent.
Born at Fawkham, Kent, England on 5 February 1868, son of Reverend Thomas Robinson and Frances E. Robinson, brother of Thomas Robinson and Admiral C. G. Robinson, he was educated at Bath, England then came to Winnipeg in 1887 as a law student in the office of Macdonald, Tupper, McArthur, and Dexter. He subsequently worked for G. A. Muttlebury, Manitoba Mortgage Company, and L. A. Nares, the latter of which eventually became the financial firm of Robinson & Black. It represented The Alliance Trust Company of Dundee, Phoenix Insurance Company of London, Alliance Company of England, Hartford Insurance Company, and the Employers’ Liability Assurance Corporation.
In 1898, he married Caroline Isabel Armstrong (?-?) of St. Paul, Minnesota and they had one son and one daughter. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Canadian Club of Edmonton, Conservative party, and All Saints Anglican Church. His recreations included golf and yachting. He lived at 238 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg until his death.
He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 20 February 1917, after suffering severe frost injuries while walking outside.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Frost injuries cause death of Ed. M. Robinson,” Winnipeg Telegram, 20 February 1917.
“E. M. Robinson dies from effects of exposure to cold,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 February 1917, page 1.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 April 2020