Robert Chester Weldon

Brief Life History of Robert Chester

When Robert Chester Weldon was born on 27 March 1900, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Newberry Weldon, was 60 and his mother, Cora Ann Grimes, was 29. He married Mattie Lou Mask on 19 August 1922, in Talladega, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bowden Grove, Clay, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Hollins, Clay, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1922. He died on 11 August 1964, in Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, Sycamore, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Chester Weldon
1900–1964
Mattie Lou Mask
1909–1978
Marriage: 19 August 1922
Frances Irene Weldon
1923–
Edna Weldon
1925–
Arletha Weldon
1927–
Douglas Fairbanks Weldon
1929–1988
Shelly Hoyt Weldon
1931–1986
Chester Weldon, Jr.
1934–1934

Sources (34)

  • Chester Weldon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • R C Weldon, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

1917

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Weldon, from Old English well(a) ‘spring, stream’ + dūn ‘hill’. This name was brought to Ireland (Dublin) in the 14th century. It has been Gaelicized as de Bhéalatún.

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

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