Robert Sheldon Collins Sr

18 February 1923–11 November 2002 (Age 79)
Chincoteague, Accomack, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Sheldon

When Robert Sheldon Collins Sr was born on 18 February 1923, in Chincoteague, Accomack, Virginia, United States, his father, Harry James Collins Sr, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Mae Pointer, was 22. He married Bertha Virginia Hobbs on 9 September 1943, in Shiloh, Camden, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chincoteague Magisterial District, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 11 November 2002, in Chesapeake, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79.

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Robert Sheldon Collins Sr
Bertha Virginia Hobbs
Marriage: 9 September 1943
Robert Shelton Collins Jr

Spouse and Children

9 September 1943
Shiloh, Camden, North Carolina, United States


    Robert Shelton Collins Jr


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 18

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert S Collins in household of Hary J Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert S Collins in household of Harry J Collins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Sheldon Collins, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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