14. SSgt. J Robert CAUSBIE: born 23 Jul 1920 in Kauffman Co., TX; married 4 Jul 1949 in Fall River, Bristol Co., MA; died 17 Feb 2012 in Weatherford, Parker Co., TX.
15. Mary Doris Lorraine MAILLOUX: born 29 Nov 1924 in Fall River, Bristol Co., MA.
7/23/1920, Robert born in Kauffman Co., TX; s/o 28. John Robert Causbie & 29. Myrtle Mae Butler.
1/27/1923, Walter Joseph Sosnicki born in Clinton, MA, of Joseph and Mary Sosnicki.
11/29/1924, Doris born in Fall River, MA; d/o 30. Joseph Mailloux & 31. Blanch Doutile Lacombe.
1935, J Robert lives with his parents in Elmo, Kaufman Co., TX. (S) 1940 Census.
4/9/1940, Walter Sosnicki, age 17, with his parents: Joseph and Mary Sosnicki, both age 50. They were both born in Poland. They live at 515 East Main St., Bridgeport, CT. Walter has a brother, Joseph, age 25; and a sister, Mary, age 12. Walter has completed 1 year of high school. The father, Joseph, is a handyman for an electric company. (S) 1940 Census. Both Joseph and Mary, parents of Walter, are buried in St Michaels cemetery, Stratford, CT. Joseph, born 1890, died 1958. Mary, born 1890, died 1965. (S) Find-A-Grave.com. [The record shows daughter Mary as being born in Poland – likely a mixup with the mother Mary.]
4/11/1940, Doris lives with her parents in Fall River, Bristol Co., MA. (S) 1940 Census.
4/20/1940, J Robert lives with his parents on Route 4 in Parker Co., TX. Age 19, he has completed 3 years of high school. (S) 1940 Census.
J Robert graduated from Weatherford High School, Weatherford, TX.
1/19/1942, J R. Causbie enlisted in the Army Air Corps at Sheppard Field, Witchita Falls, TX.
6/30/1942, Walter registered for the WWII draft. He worked for the General Electric Company in Bridgport, CT. Weight 160, complexion light, eyes Hazel, hair blond, height 5’ 10”. Next of Kin Joseph Sosnicki.
11/19/1942, Walter Joseph Sosnicki enlisted in WWII in the Navy. (S) Headstone application.
8/12/1943, J Robert qualified with as a marksman with a carbine.
12/29/1943, J Robert departed for Europe [arriving 1/8/1944.]
1943-45, WWII, J Robert served as a crew chief, attaining the rank of Staff Seargent. His speciality was Airplane Engine Mechanic. He participated in the air offenses of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He also received the Good Conduct medal, 1 service stripe, and 3 overseas service bars.
12/1//1944, J Robert awarded the Bronze Star medal.
10/16/1945, J Robert arrived back in the U.S.
10/23/1945, J Robert’s Honorable Discharge papers indicate he was 5’ 9”, 139 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair.
12/22/1945, Joseph discharged from WWII. (S) Headstone application.
1946, Walter married Doris.
9/17/1948, Doris’ 1st husband, Walter died in Stratford, CT., buried in St Michaels cemetery. He was hospitalized with Lupus in the same facility where his daughter had been born two months earlier. (S) U.S. Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949.
10/1/1948, Mrs. Doris Sosnicki signed the application for the headstone.
7/4/1949, J Robert married Lorraine Mailloux in Fall River, MA. (S) Vol. 46, P504.
12/1956, John and Doris visit his parents in Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX. (S) Photo.
J Robert a rural mail carrier in Parker Co., TX.
7/4/1999, They celebrated their 50th anniversary. (S) Photo.
2/17/2012, J Robert died in Weatherford; buried in Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park.