Robert Ross Dorothy

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  • Name: Robert Ross Dorothy
  • Location of Birth: Ute, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: March 7, 1900
  • Date of Death: April 6, 1957 (57 years old)
  • Parents: Edward H. Dorothy and Janet (McKinlay) or Jeanette (McKinley) Dorothy
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  • Highest Rank: PFC
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 30, 1918 (Departure Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Robert enlisted in the United States Army when a senior and served in France in 1917.


    World War II Draft Card information:
    Name: Robert Ross Dorothy
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 41
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth date: 7 Mar 1900
    Birth Place: Ute, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Itasca County
    Weight: 140
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5 8
    Next of Kin: Charlotte Dorothy
    Household Members: Robert Ross Dorothy Self (Head)
    Charlotte Dorothy Self (Head)


    Information of Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:
    Name: Robert R. Dorothy
    Departure Date: 30 Sept 1918
    Departure Place: Hoboken, New Jersey
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Father: Edward H. Dorothy
    Ship: George Washington
    Rank: Private
    Notes: Camp A A Humphreys Casual Company #7 Camp A A Humphreys, Virginia


    Information from Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:
    Name: Robert R. Dorothy
    Departure Date: 29 Jun 1919
    Departure Place: Bordeaux, France
    Arrival Date: 1919
    Address: Grand Rapids
    Residence Place: Minnesota
    Father: Edward H. Dorothy
    Ship: Huron
    Military Unit. Co. A 121ST ENGRS
    Rank: Private First Class
    Notes: Company "A", 121ST ENGINEERS





  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert was a resident of this district since 1906. He came to Grand Rapids, Minnesota at the age of six and attended elementary and high schools.

    Robert was married to Charlotte Luella Madson at Bemidji, Minnesota in 1922.

    He was a member of the VFW and was a past commander of the Ponti-Peterson Post. He was also a member of the American Legion.

    Robert was employed by the State Highway Department and the village.

    Survivors are his wife, Charlotte; a son, Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Einar Sundin; and six grandchildren.

    Robert died at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-A-44-17)

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