James Watson Robinson was born on October 25, 1914, in New York City, New York. He married Mary Margaret Beckley in 1960 in his hometown. He died on January 21, 2001, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 86. In Rye his family lived at 12 Park Drive North. James served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
James Watson Robinson
Mrs. Robinson Welcomes Home Four Sons in Military Service
Mrs. Watson B. Robinson, of Park Drive North, welcomed home her four sous in the last few weeks from military service. The eldest, James W. Robinson, was a lieutenant-commander in the U. S. N. R. , and was given a citation for meritorious service at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His ship had been converted into a hospital ship. He has now resumed his law practice. Murray Robinson, who was in the Air Corps, has taken up the study of engineering at the Harvard Post Graduate School. Arnold, the third son, who was also in the Air Corps in the European Theater of War, is studying Greek and Latin at Fordham University. Cecil, the youngest of the brothers, plans this summer to attend the University of Mexico to study Spanish.
May 17, 1946 THE RYE CHRONICLE PAGE FIFTEEN
Mary Margaret Beckley Wed in Manhattan
A BROTHER of the bridegroom officiated at the wedding of Miss Mary Margaret Beckley of New York City and James Watson Robinson of Greenwich, Conn., yesterday in the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. The former Miss Beckley is the daughter of Walter' Riley Beckley of Berkeley Street and the late Mrs. Beckley. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Watson B. Robinson of Greenwich and the late Mr. Robinson. Receiving the vows was the Rev. T. Arnold Robinson.
The bride wore a' cocktail-length gown of Italian silk with matching accessories and a bridal corsage. Attending the bride M ere Mrs. John Casstevens of New York City and Black Mountain, N.C., and Mrs. Robinson I Iolland of Greenwich, sister of the bridegroom. Best man was II. Murray Robinson of Greenwich, brother of the bridegroom. Ushers were John Newton Beckley of Warren Township, N.J., brother of the bride, John Newton Beckley III, nephew of the bride, and Albert Holland, nephew of the bridegroom. A reception was held at the Harvard Club of New York. Mrs. Robinson was graduated from the Columbia School and Finch Junior College. She is a member of the Chatterbox Club.
The bridegroom w a s graduated from the Brunswick School, Portsmouth Priory, Harvard College, Harvard University Law-School, ' and received a master's degree from New York University. He is a member of the Belle Haven Beach Club in Greenwich.
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