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Robert David Schwob

Male 1924 - 2009


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  • Name  Robert David Schwob  [1, 2, 3
    Born  24 May 1924  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Robert Schwob, son, male, white, age 6, single, attended school since September 1929, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
    Residence  Nov 1967  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Aug 1980  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  Dec 1988  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  Jul 1992  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  19 Nov 2003  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  12 Feb 2009  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Obituary  16 Feb 2009  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Robert David Schwob, 84, of Wapello died Thursday, February 12, 2009, at his home following a sudden illness.

      Born May 24, 1924, in Wapello, he was the son of Henry and Hazel Umphrey Schwob. On September 5, 1948, he married Rosemary Grooms in Oakville.

      Mr. Schwob worked construction for eight years and then at the IAAP plant in Burlington for 35 years, retiring in 1989.

      He served in the 506 FB Squadron of the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1944, in the 404th Fighter Bomber Group. He was an avid fisherman, wood cutter and gardener. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Glen Allen VFW Post No. 5166 in Wapello, American Legion in Morning Sun and the D.A.V.

      Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Penelope Oberly of Mediapolis, Polly Griffin of Burlington and Pam Schwob of Wapello; one granddaughter; one brother, Richard Schwob of Wapello; and one sister, Virginia Stone of Wapello.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

      The funeral for Mr. Schwob will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Wapello, with the Reverend Ramona Wink officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Wapello Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for the Wapello Rescue Unit.

      The Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Robert D. Schwob; born: 24 May 1924; died: 12 February 2009 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-16-3036; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  19 Feb 2009  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I22518  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Henry Schwob,   b. 29 Apr 1885, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1958 
    Mother  Hazel Irene Umphrey,   b. 2 Sep 1887, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1980, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Apr 1909  Atalissa, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Henry Schwab; Groom's Birth Date: 1884; Groom's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Groom's Age: 25; Bride's Name: Hazel Irene Umphrey; Bride's Birth Date: 1887; Bride's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 29 April 1909; Marriage Place: Atalissa, Muscatine, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Emanuel Schwab; Groom's Mother's Name: Rosina Dill; Bride's Father's Name: Thomas Umphrey; Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Bell Copeland; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02546-0; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1003492; Reference Number: 1003492 pg 102; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Residence  Mar 1931  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Wapello, Iowa
    Relatives Called to the Deathbed of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey from the Vicinity of Wapello, Iowa
    Published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 12, 1931.
    Family ID  F603  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosemary Grooms 
    Children 
     1. Penelope Schwob
     2. Polly Schwob
     3. Pamela Jo "Pam" Schwob
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18556  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3328] Archibald, Mary Elizabeth (Schwob) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Thursday, November 19, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello city, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-20, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 3A, page number: 106; enumeration date: April 7, 1930

    3. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3963] Birth Database (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S6254] Schwob, Robert David - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, February 16, 2009; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S5474] Sheridan, Barbara (Schwob) - Death Notice and Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, front page, September 29, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S637] Schwob, Hazel Irene (Umphrey) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, August 15, 1980; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S5472] Schwob, Walter Dayton "Pete" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, December 26, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S5465] Schwob, Thomas Emanuel "Tommy" (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, July 13, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S372] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Funeral Report (SE Iowa Newspaper), (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, likely The Wapello Republican, about March 19, 1931) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S629] Umphrey, Geoffrey Paul - Wapello Relatives Called to Deathbed (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Page 3, March 12, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).