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Robert Charles Shoptaw (1882 - 1968)

Robert Charles Shoptaw
Born in Switz City, Greene, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 16 Apr 1909 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United Statesmap
Died in Marion, Indiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Aug 2017
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Biography

Robert Charles Shoptaw was born on July 15, 1882, in Switz City, Greene, Indiana, to George William Shoptaw and Mary Elizabeth Gregg.

Ethel M. Stevens married Robert Charles Shoptaw on April 16, 1909, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. His parents are listed as William Shoptaw and Elizabeth Gregg. Her parents are listed as William W. Stevens and Martha E. Thomas.

On September 12, 1918, Robert Charles Shoptaw was drafted into WWI in Indianapolis, Indiana. His permanent address is listed as Route B-1, Box 95, Indianapolis, Marion, Ind. He was 36 years old, born on July 15, 1882. He is listed as white, a natural born citizen of the United States. He is occupied as a laborer for a belt manufacturing company in Indianpolis. His nearest relative is listed as Ethel M. Shoptaw. Robert Shoptaw is described as being of medium height and build with blue eyes and brown hair. It is noted that he is hard of hearing and had a sore hand at the time.

The 1920 U.S. Census for Wayne, Marion, Indiana, finds the family of R.C. Shoptaw. The record is as follows: R.C. Shoptaw, 37-year-old head of household, is white, married and born in Indiana. His father was born in Indiana; his mother was born in Ohio. His wife, E.M. Shoptaw, is 30 years old, born in Indiana. The children are listed as follows: E.E. Shoptaw, daughter, 10 years old; T.V. Shoptaw, daughter, 8 years old; R.H. Shoptaw, son, 6 years old; D.I. Shoptaw, daughter, 4 years old. All the children were born in Indiana.

The 1930 U.S. Census for Wayne, Marion, Indiana, records that Robert Shoptaw was the 47-year-old head of household. He is white, married, born in 1883 (est.) in Indiana, as was his father. His mother was born in Ohio. Also listed is his wife, Ellen Shoptaw, age 47, born in Indiana; Robert Shoptaw, Jr., son, age 16, born in Indiana; Dorothy Shoptaw, daughter, age 14, born in Indiana.

The 1940 U.S. Census for Wayne Township, Marion, Indiana, finds Robert and Ethel Shoptaw at the same address. He is 57, white, married. She is 50; both were born in Indiana.

According to his WWII draft registration card, Robert C. Shoptaw was born on July 15, 1882, in Switz City, Indiana; he was 59 years old. His 'person who will always know your address' was listed as Ethel M. Shoptaw. His place of employment is listed as LINK Belt of Indianapolis.

Robert Shoptaw died on March 18, 1968, in Marion, Indiana.

"Robert Charles Shoptaw, 85 819 S. Roena St. Indianapolis., IN. Married, Cladora Ethel May Stevens 16 April 1909 Indpls., Marion Co., IN. Sons; Robert Harry Edward (Martha), William, Frederick, David, Infant boy, and Jessie Shoptaw. Daughters; Elizabeth E. (Raymond) Lockhart, Thelma V. (Carl) Mitchell, and Dorothy G.(Francis Marion) Faris, Mary, Infant twins Joellen, and Joann Shoptaw. Step-daughter, Edna A Hite. 13 Grandchildren: Sister, Essie Shoptaw; Retired, 1956 after 40 years Machinist, Link Belt Ewart Plant, Lyndhurst Masonic Lodge, Sahara Grotto, Fleming Gardens - Christian Church, Indpls., IN. American Rabbit Breeders Association, Indianapolis, IN, and Illinois Usher Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN, Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN" Above info has been edited for punctuation and clarity.

Sources

  • United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZLM-H75 : 12 December 2014), Robert Charles Shoptaw, 1917-1918; citing Marion County, Indiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,653,565.
  • United States Census, 1920, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFWN-BWB : accessed 26 August 2017), R C Shoptaw, Wayne, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing ED 26, sheet 11B, line 51, family 248, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 450; FHL microfilm 1,820,450.
  • United States Census, 1930, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4YP-H7L : accessed 13 September 2017), Robert Shoptaw, Wayne, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 284, sheet 28A, line 41, family 690, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 617; FHL microfilm 2,340,352.
  • United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1YZ-3JM : accessed 13 September 2017), Robert Shoptaw, Wayne Township, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 49-68, sheet 15B, line 67, family 352, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1076.
  • United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X52R-B31 : 7 April 2016), Robert C Shoptaw, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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Found a marriage record that may apply this the Shoptaw family at some point. Wesley Wilson and Sarah Shoptaugh married in Spencer county, Indiana, on January 1, 1867.

Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GBP2-9YJ?cc=1410397&wc=Q83F-4T4%3A963079601%2C963109101 : 21 January 2016), Spencer > 1863-1868 Volume 5 > image 286 of 891; Indiana Commission on Public Records, Indianapolis.

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