Remember When: Women's group for the ages
by TP staff
Nov 15, 2012 | 2603 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Today’s Remember When “mystery photo,” above left, shows members of a local women’s organization in 1942. Who are they, and to what organization did they belong?

Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo,” below left, shows Joe Robinson, longtime Southern Pacific engineer, waving from the cab of a locomotive on his “last run” before retiring in December 1986.

His granddaughter, Janet Robinson, said those on the ground welcoming the retiring engineer to the Tracy yard included herself; his wife, Patricia Robinson; his son, Mark Robinson, still an SP conductor; brother Wayne Robinson, an SP chief clerk; and sister-in-law Vivian Robinson.

Joe Robinson’s father also was an SP conductor, and a brother, Ed Robinson, was an engineer killed while on duty with the railroad.

A nephew, David Robinson, and retired Postmaster Bob Hedrick, a longtime friend of Joe Robinson, also identified him in the photo.

Joe Robinson died in November 1992.

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November 16, 2012
The Daughters of Rebekah.

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