The History of Crisp Point

Lloyd Henry Robins, Second Assistant

We have noticed that Lloyd's last name is spelled two different ways in government and other records. Some records such as his obituary and marriage record show it spelled Robbins, others such as the 1900 US Census showed it as Robins. Most census records show it spelled Robins. His family tree on shows it as Robins and his family's grave marker is spelled Robins, so we believe that is likely the correct spelling. Lloyd Henry Robins was a Second Assistant Lighthouse Keeper at Crisp Point Light from 6/6/1904 to 8/31/1904, when he resigned.

Lloyd was born in Alpena, MI on February 26, 1872 (some documents say 1873) to John W. Robins and Sarah Phillips and was just shy of having 20 years of service with the US Coast Guard (this may have included his time with the US Lighthouse Service and US Life-Saving Service). He married Gertrude Alberta Meyers on May 1, 1902 (their marriage record says he was age 30 and a Surf Man for the USLSS and she was age 18) and they had five children: Clarence, Gurneth, Margaret, Edna, and Francis. The 1910 US Census shows Lloyd's job as being a Life Saver (age 38). It is interesting to note that in the 1920 US Census it says that his son Clarence R (age 16) was employed at the US Coast Guard (as was Lloyd, age 47). In 1930 US Census documents, it says that Clarence (age 27) was an ore puncher, and in 1940 US Census documents, it says Clarence was a lighthouse keeper (age 37).

Lloyd passed away on Saturday, August 21, 1926 at the age of 54. His funeral service was held at the Masonic Temple in Duluth. He was laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, MN.

Newspaper Clipping Courtesy of Duluth Herald, 8/23/1926

Photo Courtesy of Forest Hill Cemetery / Duluth Cemetary Association

Photos Courtesy of Forest Hill Cemetery / Duluth Cemetary Association

Photo Courtesy of Forest Hill Cemetery / Duluth Cemetary Association


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