Doddridge County Roots

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Clyde ROBINSON

Male 1901 - 1918  (~ 17 years)


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  • Name Clyde ROBINSON 
    Born CA 1901  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Mannington District, Marion Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence SINCE Oct 1914  Folsom, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Pvt, Co B, 102nd Inf Regt, 26th Inf Div, US Army, World War I (KIA)  [3, 4
    Died 21 Jul 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Death date given in obituary as Jul 26 1918, but the West Virginia State Archives and the American Battle Monuments Commission report it as Jul 21 1918.
    Buried Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Obituary, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, September 12, 1918:

      CLYDE ROBINSON WINS GOLDEN STAR

      Word came to Mrs. L. A. Swiger of Folsom R. 1., McClellan District, on Sept. 5th that her son, Clyde Robinson, had been killed in action July 26th [sic], 1918.

      Besides the bereaved mother, one brother, Herald, aged 14 years, mourns his loss.

      Born in Harrison County, this noble young man moved to Doddridge some three years ago when his mother became the wife of L.A. Swiger, a well-known McClellan farmer.

      Finishing his common school course, he enlisted in March 1917 in Co. K., West Virginia National Guard, was mustered into the Federal Service and trained at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss.

      He embarked for France early in 1918 and was a true and valiant soldier until the End of the Way came, bearing to his Life's Supreme Honor -- the Golden Star -- the Emblem of the Accomplished Mission of Our God.

      Not yet 18 years of age, Clyde Robinson was not called to the Colors by the Law of the Land; his was a yet higher and mor beautiful call; his call was the still, small whisper of the Vocie of God; and he heard and heeded.

      (Note: The surname Robinson was twice incorrectly given in the obituary as Roberts, once in the headline and again in the first paragraph. It was correctly stated in the last paragraph. The West Virginia State Archives Veterans Memorial Database and the American Battle Monuments Commission report his death date as Jul 21 1918. )
    Person ID I121491  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Mother Bertie E. ROBINSON,   b. May 1881, Marion Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Kanawha City, Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Family ID F52251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    ROBINSON_Clyde.jpg
    ROBINSON_Clyde.jpg

    Documents
    121491_ROBINSON_Clyde_1901-1918_Wins-Golden-Star_Obit.jpg
    121491_ROBINSON_Clyde_1901-1918_Wins-Golden-Star_Obit.jpg
    Surname incorrectly given as Roberts in headline and first paragraph, but correctly stated as Robinson in the last paragraph.
    999999_Casualties-of-WWI_Unheralded-Heroes-of-Doddridge-County.pdf
    999999_Casualties-of-WWI_Unheralded-Heroes-of-Doddridge-County.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S2245] 1910 Census, Marion County, WV.

    2. [S14] Obituary.

    3. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html), http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vetdetail.aspx?Id=2521.

    4. [S2590] American Battle Monuments Commission, (http://www.abmc.gov), https://www.abmc.gov/node/340599#.W0WE7iAnaUk.