Rob's Genealogy

Featuring the Cobb-Reyes-Bauer-Woodson families and their relations.

Person Page 101

Robert Singleton Woodson1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14

born 4 December 1894, died 17 March 1974

Family: Janie James McDILL (born 22 October 1901, died 12 September 1984)

Facts and Notes

  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian7,3
  • Birth: 4 December 1894; Laddonia, Audrain County, Missouri, USAB; In the 1930 census he also indicated that he was born in Missouri, however, in the 1940 census he indicated that he was born in Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
  • Baptism: 1895; Baptized by Reverend France Mitchell during the Spring.3
  • Residence: 4 June 1900; Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, USAB; Age: 5; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Son15
  • Residence: 11 June 1900; Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USAB; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son1
  • Residence: 1 March 1905; Derby, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USAB; Age: 1016
  • Residence: 1910; Manning, Clarendon County, South Carolina, USAB; Age: 15; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son9
  • Education: 1915; Presbyterian College, Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, USAB; Entered Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina during 1912. As of 1915 he was a member of the Philomathean Literary Society, club editor of the "PaC-SaC" college yearbook, president of the class 1913-14, captain of the 1913-14 and 1914-15 basketball teams, manager of the 1914-15 basketball team, member of the 1913-14 and 1914-15 football teams, member of the 1913-14 and 1914-15 baseball teams, and president of the YMCA in 1915-16, He was also a participant in the 1913-14 Declaimers Contest and the 1914-15 Commencement Orators' Contest.7
  • Residence: Between 1917 and 1918; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USAB; Age: 2310
  • Description: 5 June 1917; He was of medium height and build, and had blue eyes and dark hair10
  • Military: 29 May 1918; He enlisted in the US Navy on 29 May 1918, at age 23, shortly after completing his studies at the Presbyterian College14,17
  • Education: After 29 May 1918; He acquired a bachelor of divinity degrees from the Columbia Theological Seminary, an MA degree from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate of theology from the Union Theological Seminar of Richmond17
  • Occupation: Between 1922 and 1923; Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, USAB; Began his ministry as pastor of the Andalusia First Presbyterian Church17
  • Marriage: 15 June 1922; Janie James McDILL; Chester, Chester County, South Carolina, USAB; The ceremony was performed by Dr. Flaurnay Shepperson at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Wood, on Hemphill Avenue3,2,18
  • Occupation: Between 1923 and 1936; He was involved in student work: at Charlottesville among University of Virginia students, 1923-27; then Starkville and Mississippi State from 1927 to 193617
  • Residence: 1930; Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USAB; Age: 35; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head4
  • Occupation: Between 1936 and 1939; Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, USAB; Pastor of the First Church17
  • Occupation: Between 1939 and 1940; Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USAB; Pastor of the First Church17
  • Military: Between 1940 and 1946; See person note regarding military service19,20,14,21,17
  • Residence: 1 April 1940; Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USAB; Age: 45; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head13
  • Occupation: Between 1946 and 1958; Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi, USAB; Minister of the First Church17
  • Military: Between 4 May 1951 and 17 April 1953; He was called up to active duty again between 1951 and 195314
  • Occupation: After 1958; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USAB; Pastor4,8,12,17
  • Residence: Before 17 March 1974; 3211 Providence Road, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USAB8
  • Death: 17 March 1974; Oteen Veterans Administration Hospital, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USAB; died of malnutrition and cachaxia as a result of chronic brain syndrome and cerebral arteriosclerosis.5,8,11,12,14
  • Burial: 21 March 1974; Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USAB5,8
  • Note: He served during World War 2 as a chaplain in the US Army from 1940 until he was discharged on 9 January 1946. He had attained the rank of major by the time he received orders to report to Fort Bliss, Texas, in December 1940, and served as Chief of the Chaplain's Section while he was assigned to Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, in August 1944. While in service, he prepared the devotional booklets "Spiritual K Rations" and "Spiritual Service Record," of which more than one-third of a million were distributed among service personnel.

Citations

  1. [S407] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 391; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0184; FHL microfilm: 1240391
  2. [S435] , Woodson, Robert S., Family Record
  3. [S436] , Woodson, Robert S., Brief Family History of Robert S. Woodson, Robert Woodson states that Middleton Singleton attended Missouri State University in 1847. However, he probably meant the University of Missouri, which was established at Columbia in Boone County in 1839; Missouri State wasn't established until 1905.
  4. [S447] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Starkville, Oktibbeha, Mississippi; Roll: 1158; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 205.0; FHL microfilm: 2340893, Record for Robert S Woodson
  5. [S403] Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for Robert Singleton Woodson
  6. [S454] , Woodson, Henry Morton, Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, Page 604
  7. [S562] Ancestry.com, U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Record for Robert Singleton Woodson
  8. [S668] Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, Record for Robert Singleton Woodson
  9. [S393] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1456; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0095; FHL microfilm: 1375469, Record for Albert R Woodson
  10. [S392] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Anson; Roll: 1765559, Record for Robt S Woodson
  11. [S404] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 425-70-6498; Issue State: Mississippi; Issue Date: 1954, Record for Robert Woodson
  12. [S545] Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004, Record for Robert Woodson
  13. [S373] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: T627_137; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 26-28, Record for Robb S Woodson
  14. [S563] Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Record for Robert Woodson
  15. [S407] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fulton, Callaway, Missouri; Roll: 844; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1240844, Record for Robert Woodson
  16. [S669] Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_144; Line: 31, Record for A.R. Woodson
  17. [S639] , Hammet, Editor, Ben Hay, "Woodson Brothers: Careers of Service", The subjects of the article are Robert Singleton Woodson and Marshall Scott Woodson
  18. [S636] , The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina (print edition), McDill Woodson Marriage; Article published in the Sunday, 18 June 1922 edition; Online version accessed 2 Nov 2016
  19. [S637] , The Anniston Star, Anniston, Alabama (print edition), Army Orders; Article published in the Tuesday, 3 December 1940 edition; Online version accessed 2 Nov 2016
  20. [S708] , Newspaper Article, "Army Orders," 6 December 1940 (El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso, Texas), Newspapers.com; accessed 2 Nov 2016
  21. [S640] , Woodson, Robert S, Protestant Services (Order of Worship), Sunday, 20 Aug 1944