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RODDY, Robert Edward Lee[1]

Male 1915 - 2002  (87 years)


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  • Name RODDY, Robert Edward Lee 
    Born 5 Aug 1915  Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Oct 2002  Grants Pass, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I216  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father RODDY, Harry Francis,   b. 22 Dec 1878, Springfield, Illinois? [Chicago?] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1949, Mare Island Naval Hospital, Vallejo, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother FRANKLIN, Grace Francelia,   b. 23 Jan 1880, St. Paul, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1974, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1903 
    Notes 
    • Marriage License issued 14 Sep 1903
    Family ID F968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CONRADSEN, Edna,   b. 15 Apr 1915, Plentywood, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1999, Grants Pass, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [1
    Married 1937 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Uncle Bob was born in Portland, Oregon, on 5 August, 1915. In his teens he ran away from home on several occasions and "bummed around", riding freight cars, etc. Bob may have tried proffessiona>
      l boxing for a while. He was fond of telling fanciful stories about his adventures and was given to hyperbole so it is difficult to say what elements of his accounts were true.
      Bob had a bad temper, was very cynical, and , especially in his later years, bordered on paranoia. He often accused various segments of the "establishment" of plotting various villanous acts from petty corruption to murder. [His favorite targets were polititians, doctors & lawyers].
      Bob married Edna Conradsen sometime in the late 1930's. Bob & Edna never had any children.
      Bob worked at various jobs during his life, including house painter, carpenter (?) and barber. In the late 1950's or early 60's he started buying fixer upper houses which he lived in while he rem>
      odeled them, then sold them at a profit.
      After Edna's death in 2000 he continued to live alone in a small house in the country near Grants Pass, Oregon.
      13 October, 2002 : I just learned that uncle Bob passed away last Tuesday night, 8 October, 2002.
      Kit, Ty & Ann Marie and Carol Jones (&
      Alice ?) were present when he died. I'm told that after Bob died his dog layed down beside him and died too! [second vesion says the dog died earlier that day].
      It also appears that Carol was the only one present when he died.

    • [From US Army records]

      Bob enlisted in the Army on 9 November, 1942 as an "Airplane Mechanic and repairman". Bob said they never allowed him to work on airplanes, but sent him to Texas to learn desert combat in preparation for the invasion of North Africa. The invasion was completed before he finished training and his unit was sent to the Aleution Islands in Alaska!

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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