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Cyrus Robinson

Cyrus Robinson, British mining engineer.


  • Robinson, Cyrus was born on March 4, 1870 in Cullingworth, Yorks, England. Son of William J. and Leah (Ainsworth) Robinson.

  • Education

    • Educated Bradford Technical School, England.


    • Came to the United States, 1890. Draftsman for American Ship Windlass Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1890. Draftsman, later engineer, Thomson-Houston Company, later General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1891-1893.

      Chief engineer Jeffery Manufacturing Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1893-1896. Engineer and assistant to vice president E. P. Allis Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1896-1899. Chief engineer Westinghouse Machine Company, Pittsburgh, 1899.

      Chief engineer M. Guggenheim’s Sons, later American Smelting & Refining Company, 1900-1904. Consulting engineer, New York, 1904-1914 (retired). Active in design, construction and operation of trench digging machinery and tractors for British, French and Russian governments during World War.

      Home: Mount Vernon, New York, and West Harwich, Mass.


    • Married Harriet Newell Brooks, 1890 (she died February 2, 1931). Children: Leah Brooks, Eva Adelaide (deceased), Rachel Ainsworth, Richard Holt (deceased).
    • father: William J. Robinson
    • mother: Leah (Ainsworth) Robinson
    • spouse: Harriet Newell Brooks
    • children: Leah Brooks Robinson
    • Eva Adelaide Robinson (deceased)
    • Rachel Ainsworth Robinson
    • Richard Holt Robinson (deceased)
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    Born March 4, 1870
    Died June 30, 1930
    (aged 60)