Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Robert J. Grubb

The 1920 census gives the following information on Robert Jas. Grubb age 8 living with parents, Roy E. Grubb born Ohio and Velma M. born Michigan. The family is living on Rose Street and Roy is working in a garage. Siblings living in this household. Veda V. age 13; Reva A age 12; Raymond O age 10; Katherine M age 6; Beatrice V age 4yrs 3mos and Mildred M age 2yrs 2mos with all the children born in Michigan.

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Traverse, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 33; Supervisor's District 9; Lines 30-38.

There is a second 'sighting' of Robert Grubb age 9 listed as grandson living with James Widis (Widdis) on the Peninsula. Also in the household is aunts and uncles, William age 28; Alta age 17 and Hazel age 15.

Source Citation: Year: 1920; C
ensus Place: Peninsula, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 24; Supervisor's District: 9 Lines 90-94

In 1930 Robert James Grubb age 19, is found living on the Peninsula on with his parents. His father, Roy is renting a farm and farming it. Robert is working as a farm laborer. His siblings in this census are, Beatrice V. age 14; Mildred M age 12; Katherine M age 17; Ronald E age 7 and Gaylord W. age 5.

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Peninsula, Grand Traverse, Michigan; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 13; Supervisor's District 28-13 Lines 27-34

The U. S. Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Give the following facts for Robert J. Grubb
Robert was born 1911 in Michigan a white citizen living in Oakland county at the time of enlistment. His enlistment date is 27 May 1941 Kalamazoo, Michigan in Branch Immaterial- Warrant Officers, USA, with a Private grade as an enlisted man. His education is listed as Grammar school; his occupation is Gas and Oil man; single without dependents, height 67" and weight of 142 pounds.

Traverse City Record Eagle
August 3 1945 pg 3
Local News
Coxswain Ronald Grubb is home on R 1, Peninsula Center road for a 30 day furlough from naval duty at Boston. Since entering service he has been on crash boat duty, meeting incoming transports. He was hospitalized five months when a plane crashed into a boat, injuring many of the crew of which Grubb was a member. His brother Military Police Sergeant
Robert Grubb, is serving his fifth year, having seen action in New Guinea and the Philippines. He is now stationed at Marila.

There are many blurbs on Robert in the newsapapers many can be found at

The Grand Traverse marriage records give Robert J. Grubb marrying Elizabeth E. Crowther in 1948 license 0180. OneWorldTree at gives a marriage date of 29 Aug.

Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996
Robert J. Grubb Sr. born 2 Mar 1911 and died 27 Feb 1993 residence Whitewater Twp, Grand Traverse County.

Social Security Record
Robert J. Grubb born 2 Mar 1911 and died 27 Feb 1993 residence Williamburg, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Obtained social security number in California before 1951. I question this??