Robert Sellers Peirce

15 November 1907–14 March 1985 (Age 77)
Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Robert Sellers

When Robert Sellers Peirce was born on 15 November 1907, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, Louis Vernon Peirce, was 31 and his mother, Etta Sorata Sellers, was 29. He married Helen Ruth Bentley on 4 April 1931, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1935 and Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 14 March 1985, in Ruskin, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 77.

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Robert Sellers Peirce
Helen Ruth Bentley
Marriage: 4 April 1931
Mariel Jean Peirce
Robert Bentley Peirce

Spouse and Children

4 April 1931
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States


    Mariel Jean Peirce


    Robert Bentley Peirce


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1916 · German U-boat in Baltimore

Age 9

On July 9, 1916, an unarmed merchant u-boat docked in Baltimore. It was loaded with 750 of cargo and seeking to trade. It would later go on to sink many of the Allied ships.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pierce .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert S Peine in household of Louis D Peine, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert S Peirce in household of Louis V Peirce, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert S Peirce, "United States Census, 1940"

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