Joseph Robbins Kinney

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Joseph Robbins Kinney
MLA for Yarmouth County
In office
Preceded by John Lovitt
Succeeded by Thomas Corning
MP for Yarmouth
In office
Preceded by Frank Killam
Succeeded by John Lovitt
Personal details
Born (1839-04-15)April 15, 1839
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Died November 7, 1919(1919-11-07) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Ada Ritchie
Mary Dakin
Residence Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Occupation Merchant

Joseph Robbins Kinney (April 15, 1839 – November 7, 1919) was a merchant, notary public and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented the Yarmouth district in the House of Commons of Canada from 1882 to 1887 as a Liberal member.[1]

The son of William Kinney (1809–1890) and Orpah Robbins,[2] he was born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.[3] In 1860, he married Ada E. Ritchie. Kinney was consular agent for the United States.[4] He represented Yarmouth County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1878 to 1882. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection to the House of Commons in 1887 and 1891.[1] Kinney was married twice: to Ada E. Ritchie in 1860 and in 1881 to Mary B. Dakin. Kinney served as Inspector of Fisheries for Nova Scotia for the division West of Halifax from 1890 to 1895.[2] His brother, also named William Kinney (1832–1915), traveled to the Hawaiian Islands where he owned a sugar plantation. Nephew William Ansel Kinney became a lawyer, and nephew Ray Kinney (1900–1972) a popular musician.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Joseph Robbins Kinney – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. 2.0 2.1 Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. [1] Roots ancestry: Joseph R. Kinney
  4. The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1881, CH Mackintosh
  5. "Nick Hayes & Sue Drake - root and branch". Rootsweb. Retrieved August 14, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Frank Killam
Member of Parliament for Yarmouth
Succeeded by
John Lovitt