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Cyrus Robinson

mining engineer

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.


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).

William J. Robinson

Leah (Ainsworth) Robinson

Harriet Newell Brooks

Leah Brooks Robinson

Eva Adelaide Robinson (deceased)

Rachel Ainsworth Robinson

Richard Holt Robinson (deceased)