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James Monroe Dobbs Jr.

M, #89, (1902 - 1956)
James Monroe Dobbs Jr.|b. 4 Jul 1902\nd. 18 Jan 1956|p89.htm|James Monroe Dobbs Sr.|b. 4 Jul 1859\nd. 25 Dec 1922|p94.htm|Helen D. Spiegel|b. 19 Nov 1872\nd. 17 Apr 1950|p95.htm|David J. Dobbs|b. 14 May 1835\nd. 18 Jul 1877|p462.htm|Martha J. Prothro|b. 2 May 1834\nd. 9 May 1928|p608.htm|George C. Spiegel|b. 29 Oct 1839\nd. 18 Oct 1925|p1202.htm|Sophia B.|b. 1846\nd. b 1887|p1182.htm|

Last Edited=19 Jan 2009
J. M. Dobbs, Jr. age 15 (1917)


James Monroe Dobbs Jr. was born on July 4, 1902 in Dallas, Texas. He was the son of James Monroe Dobbs Sr. and Helen D. Spiegel. He married Dorothy Kollros, daughter of Erhard Joseph Kollros and Catherine Elenora Bannon, in 1925 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; Divorced in 1936. He and Dorothy Kollros were divorced in 1936. He married Helen Mewhinney on December 21, 1937 in First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas. He died on January 18, 1956 in Temple, Texas, at age 53; His death certificate shows that he was divorced, was retired, had worked for the Soil Conservation Service, had never served in the military, and died of acute alcoholism. Buried at Holland Cemetery, Holland, Texas.1 He was buried on January 19, 1956 in Holland Cemetery, Holland, Texas.

James Monroe Dobbs Jr. was also known as Monroe James Dobbs.
He was named Monroe James Dobbs, but changed his name in childhood to James Monroe Dobbs, Jr. He graduated from University of Georgia School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, about 1923. He was a Manager for the US Soil Conservation Service in Temple from 1935 to 1950.


1910Fulton County, GeorgiaJames Monroe Dobbs Jr. appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of James Monroe Dobbs Sr. and Helen Dobbs in Fulton County, Georgia.2
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Descendants of Martinus Ringwald
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Children of James Monroe Dobbs Jr. and Dorothy Kollros


  1. [S17] Obituary of J. M. Dobbs, Daily Telegram, Temple, Texas, January 19, 1956, 20, James M. Dobbs succumbs at 53, rites set today - James M. Dobbs, 53, former administrative officer of the Soil Conservation Service in Temple, was found dead about 5:30 P.M. Wednesday in his room at the Central Hotel. Mr. Dobbs is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William W. Carlin of Corpus Christi and Mrs. David DeBacker of St. Louis, Missouri; one grandchild; a half-sister, Mrs. W.H. Smith of Washington D.C. Private funeral services will be held Thursday at the Pace Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. J.B. Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in the Holland cemetery. Mr. Dobbs had been in ill health for a number of weeks and had been confined to his bed for the past four days. He was last seen alive about 4 P.M. when a hotel employee talked to him. Joe Moeller, night clerk, went to Mr. Dobbs' room about 5:30 to see what he wanted for supper and found him dead. Justice of the Peace R.W. Watts held an inquest and returned a verdict of death by natural causes. Mr. Dobbs was born July 4, 1902, in Dallas, and was a graduate of the University of Georgia law school in 1923. He was with the SCS for several years. He was a former director of the Temple Lions Club and was a member of the Episcopal Church.. Hereinafter cited as Obituary of J. M. Dobbs, Jr.
  2. [S86] 1910 United States Census, Fulton County, Georgia, E.D. 127, page 43, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration.