Robert Nathan Meigs

15 September 1879–
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert Nathan

When Robert Nathan Meigs was born on 15 September 1879, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Whitefield Meigs, was 34 and his mother, Augusta Gillett, was 38. He had at least 1 daughter with Nettie Almeda Symes. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Robert Nathan Meigs
Nettie Almeda Symes
Lois Almeda Symes

Spouse and Children



    Lois Almeda Symes


Parents and Siblings

    George Whitefield Meigs


    Augusta Gillett




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 26

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Meggs .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Meigs, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Robert N Meigs in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Robert Nathan Meigs Connecticut New London County 11 Draft Card M

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