Jason Nelson Robards Sr. (1892 - 1963)

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Jason Nelson Robards
1892 - 1963
updated December 14, 2019
Jason Nelson Robards Sr., father to 2 children, was born on December 31, 1892 in Hillsdale, Michigan. He was born to Franklin Pierce Robards Sr. and Elizabeth (Loomis) Robards, with sibling Franklin. He married Hope Glanville Robards on October 27, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois and they later divorced on November 8, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. They gave birth to Glenn Arnold Robards and Jason Nelson Robards Jr.. Jason would also marry Agnes Lynch on January 5, 1929 in Los Angeles, California and Jason died on April 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. He died on April 4, 1963 in Sherman Oaks, California at age 70.


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Jason Robards was born on in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan United States


Jason Robards died on in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California United States

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Heart attack

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in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States



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Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California


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Jason Nelson Robards Sr. Family Tree

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Franklin Pierce Robards Sr.
around July 1858 - Mar 4, 1940
Elizabeth (Loomis) Robards
around October 1863 - May 18, 1932
Hillsdale, MI, United States


Franklin Pierce Robards Jr.
around October 1886 - Jan 12, 1905

Jason Nelson Robards Sr. & Hope Maxine Milburn

October 27, 1914 - November 8, 1928
Cause of Separation: Divorce
Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
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Hope Maxine Milburn
Aug 27, 1895 - Dec 19, 1992
Redlands, CA, United States


Glenn Arnold Robards
Apr 3, 1926 - Nov 17, 2005
Heber City, UT
Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Jul 26, 1922 - Dec 26, 2000
Bridgeport, CT, United States

Jason Nelson Robards Sr. & Agnes Elizabeth Robards

January 5, 1929 - April 4, 1963
Cause of Separation: Death
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, United States
Jason Nelson Robards Sr.


Agnes Elizabeth Robards
Jul 27, 1902 - Jun 21, 1964
Los Angeles, CA, United States


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Jason Nelson Robards Sr., father to 2 children, died on April 4, 1963 in Sherman Oaks, California at age 70. He was buried in Los Angeles, California. He was born on December 31, 1892 in Hillsdale, Michigan. He was born to Franklin Pierce Robards Sr. and Elizabeth (Loomis) Robards, with sibling Franklin. Jason married Hope Glanville Robards on October 27, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois and they later divorced on November 8, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. They gave birth to Glenn Arnold Robards and Jason Nelson Robards Jr.. He would also marry Agnes Lynch on January 5, 1929 in Los Angeles, California and Jason died on April 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California.
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1892 - 1963 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Jason Nelson Robards Sr. was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1905, Jason was just 13 years old when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1910, when he was 18 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1946, at the age of 54 years old, Jason was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1963, in the year of Jason Nelson Robards Sr.'s passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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