Doddridge County Roots

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Robert Sheldon STRICKLING

Male 1918 - 1943  (25 years)


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  • Name Robert Sheldon STRICKLING 
    Born 14 Feb 1918  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birthplace given as Ohio in 1920 Census, but as West Virginia in 1930 Census. Birth records show that he was born in West Union, Doddridge Co, WV.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920, 1930, 1940  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education West Union HS (1938, football), Shenandoah College at Dayton Va.  [2, 3
    Military (ENLISTED 6/24/1942)  [2, 4
    2nd Lt, U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II 
    Died 30 Aug 1943  Tullahoma, Coffee Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Cause: military plane crash (not battle-connected) 
    Buried Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Notes 
    • Military news item:

      "Robert Sheldon Strickling was born in West Union, W.Va., February 14, 1918. He united with the West Union Christian Church at an early age.

      "He graduated from West Union High School in 1936, and the following year attended Shenandoah College at Dayton, Va.

      "He entered the Armed Forces in June, 1942, and began his training at pre-flight school, Kelly Field, Texas. He took his primary training at Stamford, Texas, Basic at Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, and Advanced training at Ellington Field, Texas, where he completed his course on February 16 1943. He was then stationed at Greenville, S.C. Robert met his death when the medium bomber which he was piloting crashed from an unknown cause near Tullahoma, Tenn., on August 30th, 1943."
    Person ID I63591  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2016 

    Father Flavius Ellsworth STRICKLING,   b. 15 Dec 1866, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1954, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Lydia Margaret MCMULLIN,   b. 28 Oct 1881, Mole Hill (now Mountain), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1960, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1903  Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1918 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
    63591_STRICKLING_RobertSheldon_1918-1943_DeathCertificate.jpg
    63591_STRICKLING_RobertSheldon_1918-1943_DeathCertificate.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    3. [S14] Obituary.

    4. [S2512] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    5. [S87] Death record.

    6. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).