Saturday, August 27, 2011

Robert Garland Wickliffe (1898-1925)

Robert Garland Wickliffe

Robert Garland Wickliffe was born June 23, 1898, probably in Montague County, Texas—although according to the Archival Records of the University of Oklahoma, Robert claims to have been born in St. Joseph, Missouri.  He was the eldest of eight children born to Robert Lee Wickliffe and Lilly F. (maiden name unknown).

            In his early adulthood, Robert was described as short to medium height and of medium build with dark brown hair and grey eyes.  He was known as both Robert and Garland.

            On September 12, 1918, Robert registered for World War I in Hardeman County, Texas.  At that time he was a student at the University of Oklahoma, located in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma.  He did not graduate from the university.

            In 1920, Robert was living with his parents in Chilliclothe, Hardeman County, Texas.  He was working as a bookkeeper in a grocery store, probably working with his father.

            Robert Garland Wickliffe died on August 28, 1925 in Hardeman County, Texas, just two months after his 27th birthday.  

Notes for Robert Garland Wickliffe
Birth, Occupation, Physical Description, Residence in 1918: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT:, 2005.  Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,582 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Education:  Email sent from Admissions and Records Archives of University of Oklahoma, March 6, 2006  
Death: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.

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