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Robert Sweney DOMBAUGH
Alice A. STRAUB
Husband:  Robert Sweney "Bob" DOMBAUGH
Birth:  27 Jul 1868, Marion, Marion Co., OH
Death:  1 Jul 1939, Marion, Marion Co., OH
Education:  1891, graduate of Columbus Medical College
Occupations:  physician; Director, Farmer's Bank, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Military Service:  World War I:  1st. Lt., Medical Corp.
Fraternal:  F. & A.M., Knights of Pythias, I.O.O.F
Religion:  German Reformed 
Father:  Philip DOMBAUGH
Mother:  Sarah Ellen DEARDORFF
Marriage:  10 Jul 1896, Marion Co., OH divorced 1920-30
Wife:  Alice A. STRAUB
Birth:  18 May 1868/69, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Death:  30 Oct 1951, Marion, Marion Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Religion:  member, Evangelical and Reformed Church at Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Father:  John J. STRAUB
Mother:  Eliza Ann OSBORN
Children born in the Village of Waldo, Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH:
1.  Harry Jennings DOMBAUGH, b. 9 Jan 1898 
2.  Mildred Josephine DOMBAUGH, b. 7 Feb 1904
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio

Sources:

1.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902, extracted by Allen L. Potts (online at HeritagePursuit):
Dombaugh, Robert S.-28 Straub, Alice-27 6/10/1896 Rev. E. Garver Williams

2.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #4 of 19):  Waldo Village, Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll 1302 (Book 1), p. 291B, SN 3, SD _, ED 72, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27
46 48 Dombaugh, Robert S. Head W M Jul 1868 31 M 3     OH Ger OH Physician 0 Y Y Y O M H
    ________, Alice A. Wife W F May 1870 30 M 3 1 1 OH OH OH     Y Y Y      
    ________, Harry J. Son W M Jan 1898  2 S       OH OH OH                
    Espenschied, Henry Boarder W M Apr 1861 39 Wd       OH Ger Ger Jeweler 0 Y Y Y      
Alice appears to have shaved a year or two off her age (she should be 31 or 31).   They are listed three households from Gale (STRAUB) BENEDICT and Albert STRAUB, Alice's sister and brother, respectively. 

3.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #2 of 21):  Marion Street, Village of Waldo, Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, p. 279B, SN 1B, SD 12, ED 104, enumerated 15 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 20 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 24 24 Dombaugh Robert S Head M W 41 M1 13     OH Ger OH Eng Physician OA Y Y   O M H
    ________ Alice Wife F W 40 M1 13 2 2 OH OH OH Eng None   Y Y        
    ________ Harry J Son M W 12 S       OH OH OH Eng None   Y Y Y      
    ________ Mildred J Dau F W  6 S       OH OH OH   None       N      
*Marion Street
Listed three households from Alice's widowed mother, Eliza (OSBORN) STRAUB

4.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 27):  541 East Center St., City of Marion (Ward 4, Precinct C), Marion Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll 1416 (Book 1), p. 299A, SN 14A, SD 7, ED 140, enumerated 30 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 26 27 28
* 541 350 353 Dombaugh Robert S Head O ? M W 52 M   Y Y OH Ger Ger OH Y Physician Surgeon OA
      ________ Alice A Wife     F W 51 M   Y Y OH OH   OH Y None    
      ________ Mildred J Dau     F W 16 S Y Y Y OH OH   OH Y None    
      ________ Harry J Head     M W 22 S   Y Y OH OH   OH Y Shiping Clerk S??? S??? Works W
      ________ Elisabeth T Dau-in-law     F W 18 S N Y Y OH OH   OH Y None    
*East Center Street

5a.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 41 indexed "Dambaugh"):  541 East Center St., Marion City (Ward 6), Marion Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll T626_1848 (Book 1), p. 49A, SN 1A, ED 51-25, SD 12, enumerated 4 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
* 541 5 5 McDougal Aldeen Head R 35 R N M W 37 M 25 N Y WV WV NY Y Fireman Steam Rail Road W Y N  
      ________ Ethel Wife         F W 32 M 19 N Y WV WV WV Y Practical Nurse Private Home W Y    
      [Aldeen & Ethel's children and Ethel's brother]
      Dombaugh Robert S Lodger         M W 61 D   N Y OH Alsac-Lorraine Pa Y Doctor Medical O Y Y WW
*East Center Street
Robert is a lodger?  In 1920 this was Robert's house.  Surely the McDOUGALs are the lodgers, as indicated by columns 7 and 8.  I've made no genealogical connection between Robert and the McDOUGAL's, but Ethel was a beneficiary in Robert's will and Robert's ex-wife was not.

5b.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 28 indexed "Dambaugh"):  304 Blaine Avenue, Marion City (Ward 4), Marion Co., OH, Roll T626_1847 (Book 2), p. 234A, SN 3A, ED 51-20, SD 12, enumerated 20 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
* 304 72 75 Eckert Ralph G Head O 5300 R N M W 58 Wd N Y Ohio Baden Germany Ohio Y Machinist Steam Shovel ??? W Y 13 N
      Dombaugh Alice Housekeeper         F W 59 D N Y Ohio Ohio Ohio Y Housekeeper Private Home W Y    
*Blaine Avenue

6.  Ohio Adjutant General's Office.  1926-29.  The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-18. 23 vols.  F.J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, OH (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
v. 5,
p. 4305
DOMBAUGH, ROBERT SWENEY,
1st Lt., White,
541 E. Center St.
Marion, O.
Br Marion, O. 50 3/12 yrs. 1 Lt MC Oct 1/18 fr CL. Cp Greenleaf Ga Oct 16/18 to Oct 23/18. MC Trans Div Off Surg. Cp Greenleaf Ga. Hon disch June 17/19

7.  Ohio Military Men, 1917-1918 (online at Ancestry.com; missing fields were empty):
Name Robert Sweney Dombaugh
Serial Number First Lieutenant
Race W
Residence 541 E. Center St., Marion, O.
Birth Place Marion, O.
Birth Date / Age 50 3/12 Years
Assigns Comment 1 Lieutenant MC 1 Oct 1918 from CL. Cp Greenleaf Ga 16 Oct 1918 to 23 Oct 1918. MC Transfer Division Off Surgeon Cp Greenleaf Ga. Honorable discharge 17 June 1919.
Volume # 5

8.  Anon.  Monday, 10 Jul 1939. "Court News: Wills Filed." The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio), v. LXII, n. 190, p. 2 (online at Ancestry.com):
Wills Filed
Wills of James E. Phillips... and Dr. Robert S. Dombaugh, Marion physician, both of whom died early this month, have been filed in probate court...

Dr. Dombaugh's will divides the estate equally among six persons: Harry Dombaugh of Marion, a son; Betty Jean Seiter of Springfield, a granddaughter; Mrs. Mildred McClelland of Marion, a daughter; James and Jeanette Roberts of Marion, grandchildren; and Mrs. Ethel McDougal of Marion.

Mrs. McDougal was named executrix in the will but has filed no formal application yet in court.  The will has not yet been probated.  It was made June 3, 1939 with Mrs. Mabel Cleveland of Lima and Fred E. Guthery of Marion as witnesses.

Appraisements and inventories of the two estates are expected to be started shortly, court officials said.

9.  Anon.  Tuesday, 30 Oct 1951.  "Deaths and Funerals." The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio), v. LXXIV, n. 285, p. 5 (online at Ancestry.com):
Mrs. Robt. S. Dombaugh

Mrs. Alice Straub Dombaugh, 85, of 708 Davids St. died at 6:45 a.m. today in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred J. Decker, at 415 Mound St.  She had been ill seven months.

Born May 18, 1866, in Waldo, she was a daughter of John J. and Eliza Osborn Straub.  Her marriage was to Dr. Robert S. Dombaugh who died in Marion July 1, 1939.  A resident of Marion 41 years, she came here from Waldo.  She was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church at Waldo.

Surviving with the daughter in whose home she died are a son, Harry J. Dombaugh of the Davids street address, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was last of a family of seven.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Merle H. Hughes Mortuary on Mt. Vernon Ave.  Dr. V.E. Busler, pastor of Epworth Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon.

Alice was born in 1868 or '69.  Alice was one of seven children.  If "last" means the last to die, that's possible because I don't know the death dates of all her siblings, but she was not the last born.  Her sister, Odilva, was the youngest.

10.  Anon.  Monday, 5 Nov 1951.  "Around About Marion." The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio), p. 25 (online at Ancestry.com):
Card of Thanks
*We wish to thank all of our friends and relatives who helped us in any way during the sickness and at the time of the death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Alice Staub (sic) Dombaugh.
Harry J. Dombaugh,
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd F. Decker,
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Seiter,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wright,
Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts.

11.  J. Wilbur Jacoby.  1907.  History of Marion County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens.  Biographical Publ. Co., Chicago, IL (Broderbund CD-450; also online at Heritage Pursuit).
p. 203 Physicians of the Present...
Waldo.--Dr. Robert S. Dombaugh was born July 27, 1868, in Marion.  He graduated from the Columbus Medical College in 1891 and began practice in Waldo in the spring of 1892.
p. 526 ROBERT S. DOMBAUGH, M.D., physician and surgeon, at Waldo, was born July 27, 1868, at Marion, Ohio, and is a son of Philip and Sarah Allen (DEARDORFF) DOMBAUGH.

Philip DOMBAUGH was born in Germany and accompanied his parents to America at the age of 10 years. They settled first at Gallon, Ohio, and later at Bucyrus. After his marriage, Philip DOMBAUGH removed to Marion, where he was clerk of the courts for 15 years. He reared a family of nine children, namely: Philip Emerson, residing at Toledo; Harry Mason, who graduated from the United States Naval Academy, at Annapolis, Maryland, and is now serving as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy; Charles who died in 1876; William, residing in California; Edgar A., deceased; Victor, who is connected with The Huber Manufacturing Company, at Marion; Robert S.; John, who died aged 19 years; and J. Frederick, who is connected with The Norris & Christian Lime & Stone Company, at Marion. Philip DOMBAUGH died in October, 1905, his wife having passed away in 1894.

Robert S. DOMBAUGH was reared at Marion and in 1888 was graduated from the Marion High School. He immediately entered upon the study of medicine in the office of Dr. HAMILTON, of Marion, and late in the same year entered the Columbus Medical College, where he was graduated in 1891. For a short season he practiced at Marion, but March 20, 1892, saw him established at Waldo, where he has continued ever since.

Dr. DOMBAUGH was married July 10, 1896, to Alice STRAUB, who was born in Waldo township, Marion County, Ohio, in 1869, daughter of John and Eliza (OSBORN) STRAUB, of Waldo township. The father of Mrs. DOMBAUGH is deceased, but the mother still resides in Waldo township. Mr. and Mrs. STRAUB had six children, as follows: Flora J., who is the wife of Rev. J.C. SCHAAF; Zoa, who is the wife of William HOKE; Frank, deceased; Alice; Della, who is the wife of John P. AUGENSTEIN; and a babe deceased in infancy.

Dr. and Mrs. DOMBAUGH have two children, Harry and Mildred. Dr. DOMBAUGH erected his handsome 10-room residence, in 1901, on property he had purchased from the CULP heirs.  With his family he belongs to the German Reformed Church.

Fraternally, Dr. DOMBAUGH belongs to Prospect Lodge, No. 444, F. & A. M.; to Whetstone Lodge, No. 817, Knights of Pythias, at Waldo; and to Waldo Lodge, of Odd Fellows. He is a stockholder in the Farmers' Bank at Waldo.

12.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 6, Pedigree #1466.

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