SAILOR LAD MATHER’S SOLE SUPPORT
“Toledo, O., July 22. – Pitiful beyond description was the scene when a reporter conveyed the news of the death of Robert Carr in the Bennington horror to his mother here last night. Only yesterday she received a letter from the lad in San Francisco telling her that he would leave for the Bennington. As nothing was said in the afternoon dispatches she was in hopes he had escaped. Mrs. Carr is a widow now dependent entirely on her efforts as Robert, the dead sailor, who was 17, was her only help aside from her own earning at washing. His father, who was a printer, died five years ago of consumption. Robert had been in the service but a year.”
Robert Carr is buried at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA in the Bennington Monument plot.
The Dayton Herald (Dayton, Ohio) – Sat., Jul. 22, 1905 • Page 12
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