Charles E. Robinson & grandson Edwin "Ned" Paintin, 1900s-1910s


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Charles E. Robinson and his grandson, Edwin "Ned" Paintin pose for a photograph outside. Ned was the only child of Charles's only daughter, Frances. Charles sits in a chair, while Ned stands to his left. Both wear dark suits with ties; Charles also dons a top hat. Trees, a building, and a fenced gate can be seen behind them.

Charles E. Robinson was born March 25, 1829 in Phillips, Maine. He married Nancy Wilton in Johnson County, Iowa on March 28, 1864. The couple had four children: Frances (b. 1864), Louis, Glen, and C. Fred (b. 1875). After Nancy's death, Charles married Julia Trot Carr (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 122).

Charles operated the Pearl Oat Mill along the Iowa River. His family also donated the land upon which the Union Ecclesiastical Church was built upon. The building was later used as the Coralville City Hall (Lovetinsky et al., p. 122; Walch, p. 17).

Chalres Robinson passed away in October of 1913 and was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Ancestry Library).


Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.


1900s - early 1910s


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Johnson County, Iowa


“Charles E. Robinson & grandson Edwin "Ned" Paintin, 1900s-1910s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed June 20, 2024,

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