Jason Nelson Robards Jr. (1922 - 2000)

A photo of Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Jason Nelson Robards
1922 - 2000
updated January 02, 2020
Jason Nelson Robards Jr., father to 6 children, was born on July 26, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Jason Nelson Robards Sr. and Hope Maxine Milburn, with sibling Glenn. He married Eleanor Pittman on May 7, 1948 in New York, New York and they later divorced around 1958 in New York, New York. They gave birth to Jason Nelson Robards III, Sarah Louise Robards, and David William Robards. Jason married Rachel Taylor on April 26, 1959 in New York, New York and they later divorced on May 22, 1961 in New York, New York. He also married Lauren Bacall on July 4, 1961 in New York, New York and they later divorced on September 10, 1969 in New York, New York. They gave birth to Samuel Prideaux Robards. He also married Lois O'Connor on February 14, 1970 in New York, New York and Jason died on December 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They gave birth to Shannon O'Neill Robards and Jake O'Neill Robards. Jason died on December 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut at age 78.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Jason Nelson Robards Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Jason Robards, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Robards family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

First name

Jason

Middle name

Nelson

Last Name(s)

Suffix

Jr.

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Jason Robards was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States

Death

Jason Robards died on in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States

Cause of death

Lung cancer

Burial / Funeral

in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Jason's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Jason a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States

Education

Did Jason finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Jason attend?

Professions

Share what Jason did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Jason's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Jason serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Jason Robards?
View other bios of people named Jason Robardses
Back to Top

Jason Nelson Robards Jr. Family Tree

Jason's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Robards family tree.

Parents:

Jason Nelson Robards Sr.
Dec 31, 1892 - Apr 4, 1963
Sherman Oaks, CA
Hope Maxine Milburn
Aug 27, 1895 - Dec 19, 1992
Redlands, CA, United States

Siblings:

Glenn Arnold Robards
Apr 3, 1926 - Nov 17, 2005
Heber City, UT
Relationships:
edit

Jason Nelson Robards Jr. & Eleanor Robards

May 7, 1948 - around 1958 (divorce)New York, New York County, NYUnited States
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

Spouse:

Children:

Jason Nelson Robards III
Born: Mar 28, 1949
Sarah Louise Robards
Born: Sep 20, 1951
David William Robards
Born: Mar 14, 1957
edit

Jason Nelson Robards Jr. & Rachel Taylor

April 26, 1959 - May 22, 1961 (divorce)New York, New York County, NYUnited States
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

Spouse:

edit

Jason Nelson Robards Jr. & Lauren Bacall

July 4, 1961 - September 10, 1969 (divorce)New York, New York County, NYUnited States
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

Spouse:

Lauren Bacall
Sep 16, 1924 - Aug 12, 2014
New York, NY, United States

Children:

Samuel Prideaux Robards
Born: Dec 16, 1961
edit

Jason Nelson Robards Jr. & Lois Elaine Robards

February 14, 1970 - December 26, 2000 (death)New York, New York County, NYUnited States
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

Spouse:

Lois Elaine Robards
Apr 8, 1936 - Mar 17, 2012
New York, NY, United States

Children:

Shannon O'Neill Robards
Born: Aug 11, 1971
Jake O'Neill Robards
Born: Aug 22, 1974

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Jason's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Jason Nelson Robards Jr.. Below are potential family photos that share Jason's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Jason during various points of his life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Jason

What do you remember about Jason Nelson Robards Jr.? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Jason is remembered.

Jason Robards Obituary

This obit of Jason Nelson Robards Jr. is maintained by Jason's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Jason Nelson Robards Jr., father to 6 children, passed away on December 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut at 78 years old. He was buried in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was born on July 26, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Jason Nelson Robards Sr. and Hope Maxine Milburn, with sibling Glenn. Jason married Eleanor Pittman on May 7, 1948 in New York, New York and they later divorced around 1958 in New York, New York. They gave birth to Jason Nelson Robards III, Sarah Louise Robards, and David William Robards. He also married Rachel Taylor on April 26, 1959 in New York, New York and they later divorced on May 22, 1961 in New York, New York. He married Lauren Bacall on July 4, 1961 in New York, New York and they later divorced on September 10, 1969 in New York, New York. They gave birth to Samuel Prideaux Robards. Jason married Lois O'Connor on February 14, 1970 in New York, New York and Jason died on December 26, 2000 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They gave birth to Shannon O'Neill Robards and Jake O'Neill Robards.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

1922 - 2000 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Jason's lifetime

In 1922, in the year that Jason Nelson Robards Jr. was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1934, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1956, Jason was 34 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1975, when he was 53 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1995, he was 73 years old when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

Other Biographies

Other Jason Robardses

Jason Nelson Robards Sr.
Dec 31, 1892 - Apr 4, 1963
Sherman Oaks, CA
Jason Robards
1922 - Dec 26, 2000
New York, NY

Other Robardses

Other Bios

Newton Lemasters
1780 - 1840
William Rountree, Ii
1760 - Jan 1, 1837
James Rountree
around 1761 - Nov 8, 1848
Rebecca Rountree
around 1770 - around 1857
Mary Rountree
1772 - Oct 6, 1851
Daniel Rountree
around 1793 - January 1871
Mildred Maria Rountree
1773 - Dec 7, 1863
Thomas Hart Rountree
Mar 27, 1778 - Jul 15, 1828
Martha Rountree
Oct 1, 1778 - Jun 7, 1871
Sarah Clara Rountree
around 1784 - 1873
Isabel Rountree
Born: around 1785
Mildred Rountree
around 1786 - around 1838
William H. Rountree
Feb 13, 1784 - 1877
Richardson Rountree
1793 - May 1856
Mary Rountree
Born: around 1794
John H. Rountree
Jan 25, 1795 - August 1874
Turner Rountree
around 1797 - around 1860
Catherine Guay
around Feb 26, 1724 - around Feb 11, 1783
Success Stories from Biographies like Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.