Today is Veteran’s Day here in the U.S., so I thought that I would choose a veteran for my next Journey Through My Family Tree series.
Nicholas Andrew Robb
Birth: 23 November 1907 in Michigan
Death: 29 August 1946 in Detroit, Michigan
Relation to Me: Great-Aunt’s Husband
Parents: Nicholas Robb (1882 – 1970) &
Mary Turner (1882 – ?)
1. Helen Robb Bertrand (1910 – ?)
2. Bernard Robb (1913 – 1987)
3. Allen Robb (1915 – ?)
4. Iola Isabel “Robbie” Robb Rotto (1916 – 1996)
5. John J Robb (1918 – ?)
~1910 (age 3): Living with his Father and Mother in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
~1920 (age 13): Living with his Father, Mother and 5 siblings in Detroit.
~1930 (age 23): Living with his Father, Mother and 5 siblings in Detroit.
~1936(age 28): Marriage to Dorothy Irene Mielke on 24th October in Detroit.
~1940 (age 32): Living with his wife Dorothy in Detroit.
~1943 (age 35): Enlisted in the United States Navy Reserves on 21st July.
~1945 (age 38) Discharged from service on 28th Nov.
~1946 (age 38): Died on 29th August. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Detroit.
My grandmother told me that Nicholas died after coming home from World War II due to injuries he received. Her recollection is that Nicholas fell off a ladder while on a ship and badly cut his shin. Less then a year after he came home, he died of a blood clot.
My Aunt Dorothy was only 17 when she married Nick, who was 28. Aunt Dorothy converted to Catholicism before she and Nick married and during that time lived with our Great-Great Uncle and Aunt, Walter Eugene and Margret Mielke.
To see more of the journey through my family tree go here.
Bless you ancestors!