Robert Lee Colvin

14 September 1887–27 October 1954 (Age 67)
Lexington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Colvin was born on 14 September 1887, in Lexington, Virginia, United States, his father, William Charlton Colvin, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Susan Pleasants, was 22. He married Mary Allene Gaddy on 2 April 1926, in Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1887 and Clifton Magisterial District, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 27 October 1954, in Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States.

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Robert Lee Colvin
Mary Allene Gaddy
Marriage: 2 April 1926
William Carlton Colvin

Spouse and Children

2 April 1926
Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States


    William Carlton Colvin


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 7

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert L Colvin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert L Colvin in household of W C Colvin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Lee Colvin in entry for William Carlton Colvin and Marian Marceline Nicely, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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