9/10/1919 The Decatur (IL) newspaper carried the following:
"Sullivan Soldiers Enlist in Army
Several Sullivan men who served in the world war have recently enlisted at the local recruiting office.....Those who have been sent away recently are.....Robert N. Neaves, Sullivan, one year infantry service in Europe."
4/26/1930 Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. At census time Robert was 31 years old , Ethel was 29. Children included Robert, 8; Daniel, 5; Betty, 3; and Merris, 1. The house value was $8 and Robert's occupation was an common laborer at odd jobs.