Photograph of a high school graduate identified on reverse as William F. Robbins of the Class of '07 at C.H.S. The photograph was taken by the J. E. Purdy and Company studio of Boston, Massachusetts.
I found a William Francis Robbins who lived at Carlisle, Massachusetts, and who fits the age criteria. I'm not sure if Carlisle had a high school or if William might have graduated from nearby Concord High School.
This photograph was found with that of another CHS grad, George William Thompson, who lived in Bedford, Massachusetts, also near Concord.
From online research, hopefully correct, and hopefully for the correct William F. Robbins depicted in the photograph:
William Francis Robbins (1889-1948) was born 25 November 1889 at Carlisle, Massachusetts, the son of Daniel Webster Robbins and wife Elizabeth Luella "Lizzie" (Wilson) Robbins. Lizzie was born at Billerica, Massachusetts.
On 30 November 1910, William married Eva Frances Winch. She was born 10 July 1890 in Massachusetts, the daughter of James W. and Martha (Parr) Winch of Massachusetts.
As shown in the 1920 Census, the family was living at Boston with their three daughters, and William was working as an engineer superintendent. Sadly, Eva died in 1928. The 1930 Census shows William back in Carlisle with his four children. He was working as a master mechanic at a rubber plant.
William's World War II draft registration card showed him working in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Mrs. Nina H. Robbins listed as his contact was perhaps his second wife.
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