Bill Robins

b. 23 April 1912, d. 26 October 2005
  • Bill Robins was born on 23 April 1912 in Fort Bend County, Texas.
  • Hyman Rabinowitz and Ella Meyersohn appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, at College Street. Other members of the household included Bill Robins, Dorothy Marie Robins. The family is enumerated with the surname Robinowitz. Also in the household is Ella's brother Harold Meyerson. Hyman's sister Bessie Bobkoff also was living in Ellis County in 1920.
  • Hyman Rabinowitz and Ella Meyersohn appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at 5506 Miller Avenue. Other members of the household included Bill Robins, Dorothy Marie Robins. The family is enumerated with the surname Robins.
  • He married Aleta Estelle Perry.
  • Bill Robins and Aleta Estelle Perry appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 2903 Houston. Bill Robins, MD, also is enumerated as a physician at Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston.
  • The following appeared on 21 April 1940 in The Dallas Morning News: Dr. and Mrs. Bill Robins, and son, Billy Roland Robins, are visiting Dr. Robins parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Robins 1406 San Raphael Way. Dr. Robins has been recently elected chief surgeon of Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Robins, the former Miss Aleta Perry, is the supervisor of quarantine in the city of Houston.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Hyman Rabinowitz on 25 December 1952 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Bill Robins became a widower at the 6 December 1994 death of his wife Aleta Estelle Perry.
  • Bill Robins died on 26 October 2005 at age 93.
  • He was interred at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 27 October 2005 in the Houston Chronicle: [Died] Bill Robins, M.D. , F.A.C.S. Born in Rosenburg, Texas April 23, 1912. Attended Southern Methodist University for pre-med education 1929-1932. Graduated Baylor University College of Medicine in 1936. Interned Wichita Hospital, Wichita, Kansas and had surgical residency at Jefferson Davis Hospital, Houston. Was Chief Resident of Jefferson Davis Hospital from 1940-1941. Served in Army medical corps in World War II with the 63rd Portable Surgical Hospital in combat in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands as a Captain. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service in the face of the enemy. Returned to Houston in 1945 to begin the practice of general surgery. Was on the Appeal Board for the draft for 15 years. A member of Harris County, Texas and American Medical Societies. Was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Abdominal Surgical Society. Was on staff of the St. Joseph's, Memorial, Hermann, St. Luke's and Methodist Hospitals. Was Chief of Staff of St. Joseph Hospital from 1965-1967. Represented Harris County Medical Society as a delegate to the Texas State Convention for many years. Member of the 50 year club of Texas Medical Association. Charter member of Lakeside Country Club and of the Doctors Club where he was on the executive committee for several of its early years. Was predeceased by Aleta his wife of 57 years; son Bill Roland Robins; son Barry Fenlaw Robins; survivors: son Robert C. Robins and wife Linda of San Francisco, California; daughter Lisa Robins Hertlein and husband James of Bayview. Grandchildren; Bill Robins III, Ariele Robins, Sara Robins, RC Robins, Jr, Bryan Davis Robins, Matthew Jason Robins, Stephen Brent Rucker, Robin Aleta Rucker, Michael Neil Hertlein, Ryan James Hertlein and 8 great-grandchildren. For those desiring memorials please consider Houston Hospice and Palliative Care System, 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, Texas 77030, 713-677-7130. Visitation will be Friday October 28, 2005 from 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors. A graveside service at Forest Park Lawndale on Saturday October 29, 2005 at 10:00 A.M.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jan 2013

Family: Aleta Estelle Perry b. 3 March 1910, d. 6 December 1994