4/12/1918 705 Moultrie Ave, Mattoon, Coles Co, IL. was the address he gave when registering for the draft. He was a self employed county farmer, his nearest relative was wife Helen Sutton at the same address. He was described physically as medium height, medium build, with gray eyes and dark hair.
1/14/1920 Mattoon Twp, Coles Co, IL was his address at census time. He was a 36 year old general farmer living in a rented house. Wife Helen was 23 and they had taken in orphan Ray Chesley, 4.
4/1930 Grant Park Place between Piatt and DeWitt Sts, Lafayette Twp, Coles Co, IL. By the next census Robert had changed careers to laborer in the railroad shop. He was 44, had married at 23 to Helen, 34, who was 16 at that time. Living with them was 14 year old James Sutton, relationship unreadable.