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Robert Ernest Rudolph

Robert Ernest Rudolph[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1931 - 1986

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  • Born  24 Jul 1931  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Nov 1986  Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Buried  8 Nov 1986  Rocky Hill, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID  I9  Rudolph
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2013 

    Father  Robert Erskine Rudolph,   b. 10 Feb 1912, N. Plainfield, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1983, Columbia, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Evelyn Louise Baumgartner,   b. 1 Jun 1911, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1990, Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 May 1930 
    Family ID  F3  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mildred Lorene Lee 
    Children 
    >1. Robert Charles Rudolph
    >2. Patricia Ann Rudolph
    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rosemarie Puglisi 
    Children 
    >1. Linda Rose Rudolph
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Barbara Jean Hughes 
    Family ID  F11  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    The Rudolph Family in 1931
    The Rudolph Family in 1931
    Back of photo: Robert and Evelyn Rudolph with infant son Robert Ernest.
    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 5 Months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 5 Months
    Back of photo:
    Robert Ernest Rudolph
    5 months Dec 24, 1931
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months with his mom Evelyn Louise Baumgartner
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months with his mom Evelyn Louise Baumgartner
    Back of photo:
    April 1932
    Evelyn and Bobby
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months with his aunt Elizabeth Julia Thorpe
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months with his aunt Elizabeth Julia Thorpe
    Back of photo:
    April 1932
    Betty and Bobby
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months
    Back of photo:
    April 1932
    Bobby Rudolph
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 9 months
    Back of photo:
    April 1932
    Bobby Rudolph
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 10 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 10 months
    Back of photo:
    May 1932
    Bobby Rudolph
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 1 year
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 1 year
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 14 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 14 months
    Back of photo:
    September 1933
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 14 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 14 months
    Back of photo:
    9/10/33
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at about 14 months
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 18 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 18 months
    Back of photo:
    Taken 5 Feb 1933
    1 year 6 mo 1 week 5 days old
    From the photo collection of Robert Charles Rudolph
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 1/2 years
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 1/2 years
    Back of photo:
    Feb 4, 1934
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 1/2 years
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 1/2 years
    Back of photo:
    Taken Wednesday
    March 14, 1934
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 1/2 years
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 1/2 years
    Back of photo is blank
    This photo could have been taken at the Friends' South-Western Burial Ground in Upper Darby, PA with the ivy covered grave of John Mason Rudolph (1860-1900) in the background.
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 years 10 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 years 10 months
    Back of photo:
    June 1934
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 years 10 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 years 10 months
    Back of photo:
    June 3, 1934
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 years 10 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 2 years 10 months
    Back of photo has developing date
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and Francis Charles Thorpe
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and Francis Charles Thorpe
    Back of photo: 07/20/34
    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger
    Bobby Rudolph in 1934
    Bobby Rudolph in 1934
    Back of photo: In the handwriting of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912): 7/22/34 John Rudolph, Frank Thorpe, Evelyn Rudolph, + Bobby Rudolph
    From the photo collection of John Mason Rudolph Jr.
    The Rudolph Family in 1935
    The Rudolph Family in 1935
    Standing: Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner, with their son Robert Ernest Rudolph. Back of photo is blank.
    The Rudolph Family around 1935
    The Rudolph Family around 1935
    The children of Ernest John Rudolph and Julia Ann Taylor - Taken on Pratt St. in Baltimore, MD. Roll the mouse over the faces to see each person's name, then click to go to their page.
    Evelyn Louise Baumgartner and her son Robert Ernest Rudolph
    Evelyn Louise Baumgartner and her son Robert Ernest Rudolph
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph (left) with first cousins Sylvia (middle) and Paul (right) Krueger
    Back of photo is blank (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 4 years 11 months with his first cousin Francis Charles Thorpe, Jr.
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 4 years 11 months with his first cousin Francis Charles Thorpe, Jr.
    Back of photo:
    5/12/36
    Bobby (on the right) and Sonny (on the left)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 5 years
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 5 years
    Back of photo:
    August 30, 1936
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 5 years 9 months
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at 5 years 9 months
    Back of photo:
    May 9, 1937
    Appears to be the front porch of the cemetery on Grindon Ave, Baltimore, MD where Robert Erskine Rudolph was the caretaker for some time later in his life
    Appears to be the front porch of the cemetery on Grindon Ave, Baltimore, MD where Robert Erskine Rudolph was the caretaker for some time later in his life
    Back of photo:
    left to right-Evelyn Rudolph,
    Fred Brenner,
    longtime caretaker (cemetery),
    Robert Erskine Rudolph,
    Baumgartner(EVelyn's Father)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph(child)

    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger 07 Nov 1997
    Rudolph Cousins and Aunts
    Rudolph Cousins and Aunts
    Left to Right:
    Back row: Robert Ernest Rudolph, Evelyn Louise Rudolph
    Front row: John Mason Rudolph Jr., Dorothy May Price, Beverly Ann Rudolph, Francis Charles Thorpe Jr.
    You can roll your mouse over each person's face to see their name, then click on them to see their other photos.
    From the photo collection of John Mason Rudolph Jr.
    A day of Cousins and Aunts at Uncle Robert's House in Harmon, MD
    Back row: Robert Ernest Rudolph, Evelyn Louise Baumgartner. Front Row: Charles Francis Thorpe, Jr., Elizabeth Jane Thorpe, Beverly Ann Rudolph, John Mason Rudolph, Jr.
    Notation from John Mason Rudolph, Jr. on back: Pictures taken at Uncle Robert's. I climbed a tree - fell onto the ground unconscious and had a compound fracture. My arm (wrist) is wired together.
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    From the photo collection of John Mason Rudolph Jr. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at his Grammar School Graduation
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at his Grammar School Graduation
    From the photo collection of Robert Charles Rudolph
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and his parents at his Grammar School Graduation
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and his parents at his Grammar School Graduation
    Back of photo:
    June 1944
    From the photo collection of Robert Charles Rudolph
    Beatrice Higgs, girlfriend of Robert Ernest Rudolph in 1947
    Beatrice Higgs, girlfriend of Robert Ernest Rudolph in 1947
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph and his girlfriend Beatrice Higgs in 1947
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and his girlfriend Beatrice Higgs in 1947
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    The Rudolph Family in 1947
    The Rudolph Family in 1947
    Back of photo is blank
    Robert Ernest Rudolph with his mother Evelyn Louise Baumgartner in 1947
    Robert Ernest Rudolph with his mother Evelyn Louise Baumgartner in 1947
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph (left) with a friend Donald Sanner (right)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph (left) with a friend Donald Sanner (right)
    Back of photo:
    Jun 12 1947
    Robert Ernest Rudolph High School Graduation
    Robert Ernest Rudolph High School Graduation
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph and his parents at his High School Graduation
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and his parents at his High School Graduation
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph at Air Force ROTC Summer Camp in 1952
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph in 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph in 1952
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    Caption in family photo album:
    Bob in Panama City
    Robert Ernest Rudolph in his Air Force Uniform
    Robert Ernest Rudolph in his Air Force Uniform
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph in 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph in 1952
    Back of photo:
    May 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph and John Wayne Stonesifer
    Back of photo:
    1952 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Day at the Beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, during the Summer of 1952
    Back of photo: Developed Week of September 8, 1952
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    Robert Ernest Rudolph and Mildred Lorene Lee
    Back of photo:
    Developed Week of September 8, 1952 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph in about 1952
    Robert Ernest Rudolph in about 1952
    Back of photo is blank
    A Rudolph Family Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner in 1953
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at 14 Shipley Avenue, Harmon, MD.
    Back of photo: 1953.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner in 1954
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at 14 Shipley Avenue, Harmon, MD.
    Note the family clock and white dishes, which are also in the 1903 picture of the 21st birthday celebration for Ernest John Rudolph.
    Back of photo: 1954.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Wedding Day of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Mildred Lorene Lee in May of 1955
    Left to right: Margaret M. Hopkins, Mildred Lorene Lee, Robert Ernest Rudolph.
    Back of photo: 1955
    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Wedding Day of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Mildred Lorene Lee in May of 1955
    Left to right: Mildred Lorene Lee, Robert Ernest Rudolph, unknown boy, Margaret M. Hopkins, John Wayne Stonesifer in white jacket.
    Back of photo: 1955
    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Christening of Robert Charles Rudolph
    Back of photo: The day Bobby was christened
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Christmas Dinner in 1959
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at 14 Shipley Avenue, Harmon, MD.
    Back of photo: 1959.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Christmas Dinner in 1959
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at 14 Shipley Avenue, Harmon, MD.
    Back of photo: 1959.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Christmas Dinner in 1959
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at 14 Shipley Avenue, Harmon, MD.
    Back of photo: Dec 1959.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Christmas Dinner in 1959
    Taken at the home of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Mildred Lorene Lloyd at 1601 Ruskin Rd, Glen Burnie, MD.
    Back of photo: Dec 1959.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Rudolph Family Thanksgiving Dinner in 1961
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at 14 Shipley Avenue, Harmon, MD.
    Back of photo: Thanksgiving Day 1961.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Five First Cousins - Thanksgiving 1962 at the Rudolph home, 14 Shipley Ave, Harmon, MD
    From left to right:
    Francis Charles Thorpe Jr, his sister Elizabeth Jane Thorpe, Robert Ernest Rudolph, Joy Louise Brenner, her brother Raymond Frederick Brenner
    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Rudolph Family visiting the Brenner Family at Yellow Goose Rd
    From left to right:
    Raymond Frederick Brenner, Joy Louise Brenner, Robert Ernest Rudolph, Mildred Lorene Lee
    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Rudolph Family visiting the Brenner Family at Yellow Goose Rd
    From left to right:
    Back row: Robert Erskine Rudolph, Evelyn Louise Baumgartner, Mildred Lorene Lee, Robert Ernest Rudolph
    Front row: Robert Charles Rudolph, Patricia Ann Rudolph
    Photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Rudolph Family visiting the Brenner Family at Yellow Goose Rd
    Back Row: Raymond Frederick Brenner, Emma Jane Rudolph, Joy Louise Brenner, Robert Ernest Rudolph, Robert Erskine Rudolph
    Front Row: Patricia Ann Rudolph, Robert Charles Rudolph
    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Bob Hunsperg (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Rudolph and Brenner Families in 1963 or 1964
    Back of photo: 1963 or 1964
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    From the photo collection of John Frederick Brenner from Robert Hunsperger (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Wedding of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Rosemarie Puglisi on June 7, 1964
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    The Wedding Reception of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Rosemarie Puglisi on June 7, 1964
    Held at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 2809 Grindon Ave, Baltimore, MD
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    The Wedding Reception of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Rosemarie Puglisi on June 7, 1964
    Held at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 2809 Grindon Ave, Baltimore, MD (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Rudolph Family in the Early 1960s
    Taken at the home of Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912) and Evelyn Louise Baumgartner at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 2809 Grindon Ave, Baltimore, MD. Back of photo is blank.
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    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Testing Christmas Presents in 1965
    Robert Charles Rudolph and his father Robert Ernest Rudolph. Back of photo: Jan 1965.
    Taken at their home at 55 Aberdeen Ave, Cambridge, MA.
    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Charles Rudolph 9th Birthday Party
    Back of photo: July 1965.
    Taken at their home at 55 Aberdeen Ave, Cambridge, MA.
    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Rudolph Family in 1966
    Taken at the family home at 246 Fox Hill Rd, Burlington, MA.
    Back of photo is blank. Roll the mouse over each person's face to see their name, then click on them to see their other photos.
    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph with Francis W. Sargent, Governor of Massachusetts. Back of photo is blank.
    Robert Ernest Rudolph with Francis W. Sargent, Governor of Massachusetts. Back of photo is blank.
    Taken while Robert Ernest Rudolph (right side) was Director of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA.
    From the photo collection of Robert C. Rudolph
    Robert Ernest Rudolph while he was Director of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA.
    Robert Ernest Rudolph while he was Director of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA.
    Back of photograph is blank. Attached description reads:

    Kevin O'Keefe (left), WHDH-Radio's Skyway Patrol reporter, chats with Robert Rudolph (center), traffic engineer for the city of Cambridge, and Boston Traffic Commissioner William McGrath prior to an aerial surveillance of traffic conditions in the two cities. Rudolph and McGrath joined O'Keefe during one of his regular runs for WHDH during which Kevin broadcasts road and traffic reports to commuting motorists. The Skyway Patrol is in and on the air via WHDH weekdays from 6:45-9:00 A.M. and 4:00-6:30 P.M.

    Publicity Dept.
    WHDH, Boston
    2/14/69
    The Rudolph Family in 1969
    Taken at the home of Robert Ernest Rudolph and family at 246 Fox Hill Rd, Burlington, MA. Back of photo: 1969
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    Photo collection of Robert C.Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Ernest Rudolph when he resigned as Director of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA. This picture was taken in Central Square, Cambridge, which was a notable example of his modernizing the traffic system of the entire city.
    Robert Ernest Rudolph when he resigned as Director of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA. This picture was taken in Central Square, Cambridge, which was a notable example of his modernizing the traffic system of the entire city.

    Back of photograph is blank.
    Modernizing Central Square and Harvard Square in Cambridge were among his greatest accomplishments during his tenure as Traffic Director. Prior to his arrival, both were simply large paved areas with no islands and few or no line markings. People simply drove from their entry into the square to their exit point somewhere else in the square in whatever the most direct route was that they could see. He totally redesigned both squares by introducing traffic control islands, (on one of which this photograph was taken), traffic signals, lane markings, bus stops, taxi stands and traffic signals. Traffic flowed smoothly and safely. We take these approaches for granted today in most citys. But in Cambridge at that time they were radical and futuristic.
    Patricia Ann Rudolph walking down the aisle with her father Robert Ernest Rudolph on her Wedding Day on May 7, 1981
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    Four Generations of Rudolphs taken in 1982
    Left to Right: Robert Erskine Rudolph (b. 1912), Jeremiah Sullivan Rudolph, Robert Charles Rudolph, Robert Ernest Rudolph
    Taken at the christening party for Jeremiah, 145 Root Rd, Coventry, CT.
    From the photo collection of Robert Charles Rudolph (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Documents

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    Rudolph Family Bible #2 - Dates between 1827 and 1934 - Births Page 1
    Rudolph Family Bible #2 - Dates between 1827 and 1934 - Births Page 1
    His name, birth date, birth time of 5:30AM and birth weight of 7 1/2 lbs are shown.
    Rudolph Family Bible #3 - Dates between 1824 and 1934 - Births Page
    Rudolph Family Bible #3 - Dates between 1824 and 1934 - Births Page
    His name and birth date are shown.
    Rudolph, Patricia Ann - Baby Book Family Tree for her son Thomas Joseph Schaefer, Jr. - Entries by her in 1981
    Includes his name, birthdate/place, parents names, marriage to Mildred Lorene Lee and their daughter's name (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Obituary
    Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Obituary
    Includes his name, birth place, death date/place, age, burial date/place, mother's name, children's names/place of residence, age, occupation and military service
    Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Certificate of Death
    Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Certificate of Death
    Includes his name, birth date/place, death date/place, parents' names, occupation and military service
    Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT -  Lot Purchase Agreement
    Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT - Lot Purchase Agreement
    Burial plot location for Robert E. Rudolph.
    Lot No. SE-206 in Section 28 of Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT.
    Agreement in the name of Robert C. Rudolph
    Original in the genealogical records of Robert C. Rudolph

    Headstones
    Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Headstone in Lot No. SE-208 Section 28 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT
    Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Headstone in lot Lot No. SE-208 Section 28 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT
    His name, birth date and death date are readable.
    From the photo collection of Robert Charles Rudolph

    Histories

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    Robert Ernest Rudolph - Business Cards
    Robert Ernest Rudolph - Business Cards
    Representing his career, left column, then right column
    Farewell Article about  Robert Erskine Rudolph as he resigned as Director Of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA
    Farewell Article about Robert Erskine Rudolph as he resigned as Director Of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, MA
    Robert Ernest Rudolph was Director of Traffic for the City of Cambridge, Mass. from July 1962 through April 1969. This position was a high point of his career and he was always proud of what he'd accomplished there. This and the next four newspaper items were framed and hanging on the walls of his study until he passed away.

    Cambridge had never had a Director of Traffic before. He was hired to bring order to the chaos, which he accomplished quite well. I remember one time when I was about six years old and shortly after he took the position, he brought me to the top of a tall building on the edge of Harvard Square to observe the traffic there. This may have been a view of Central Square, I was quite young, but I believe it was Harvard Square. As I remember looking down into Harvard Square, there were five or six streets that came together in Harvard Square at irregular angles. The square itself was a vast plain of umarked paved black asphalt. There were no lane markings of any kind, nor traffic lights, islands or crosswalks. Cars came in from the various streets and fought their way through the square to get out to one of the other streets. There were no orderly streams or lines of cars making their way through the square. Each driver crawled toward any opening that appeared to the left, straight ahead or right of where their car was at that moment. There were constant horns honking. It sure looked like chaos to me!

    The position of Director of Traffic was contentious and political. He embraced and experimented with new approaches, some succeeding and some not. He attended the City Council meeting every Monday evening and usually came home drained. As he explained it to me, some members of the City Council had an axe to grind, or a business interest somewhere in the city that they wanted traffic to flow past, and if possible be stopped in front of their business interest, so that drivers would notice their business. He introduced alternate side of the street parking and parking bans during snow emergencies, which exasperated Council members if their home or their friends' home were on the side of the street that lost parking.

    During snow emergencies, he drove the streets in his city-issued black Ford Galaxy 500 sedan directing city towing operations to enforce the parking ban. He became quite the excellent snow driver, once taking me with him during one of these snow emergencies. It was snowing hard at night and the streets were deserted. We crept down a narrow snow laden street with cars parked along both sides. We got to the end of that stretch and he needed to reverse direction to see it traveling the other way. So at the end of that stretch in the middle of the 4-way intersection under the functioning traffic light, he did a slow-motion 180-degree doughnut turn, rear tires spinning the whole time until through the 180 degrees, and then slowly crept back up the street the other way. Casual and under control. I asked about the doughnut turn and he said 'I do these all through every storm to get around.'

    I remember in one of these snow storms, a particular City Council member who was especially unpleasant to him at many Monday night City Council meetings and who was unaccepting of the snow emergency parking in front of his house, had left his personal car illegally parked in front of his house during the storm. Robert happily directed the tow trucks to the council member's car and the car was taken away to an impoundment lot. Of course the council member called in wanting to know where they'd towed his car too. But they just couldn't seem to find the councilman's car! As I remember, it was three days before they located the car!

    I remember him describing his approach for awarding a contract for purchasing parking meters for the entire city. Parking meter vandalism and coin theft was a constant problem. Each bidder for the parking meter contract supplied one of their candidate parking meters. The candidate parking meters were then installed by the city in a row beside three parking spaces. Then all on the same day, the bidders were invited in for a competition. Each bidder was allowed to designate one guy, bringing with him whatever tools he wanted, to break into his competitors parking meter for theft. The last parking meter still holding its coins would win the contract. So one big guy with sledge hammers and crowbars at each of the candidate parking meters, Go! But Robert said that in the end it had been unfair because one the bidders had gotten their competitor's parking meter up out of the ground, laid it flat on the concrete sidewalk and then wailed away at it with the sledge hammer, smashing it open. But the rules of the competition were the rules and that smashed parking meter lost, although Robert thought that perhaps it had been the best one.

    At the end of his tenure as Director of Traffic, traffic in the city was dramatically improved. The current design of traffic patterns in Central Square and Harvard Square are his best known successes, lane markings on the streets, all modernized traffic signals and a computerized traffic signal control system. His default picture on his page here shows him sitting on one of the traffic control islands in Central Square, as designed by him.
    Paul Revere's (Second) Ride from the Cambridge Chronicle and Robert Ernest Rudolph's Rhyming Response
    Paul Revere's (Second) Ride from the Cambridge Chronicle and Robert Ernest Rudolph's Rhyming Response
    While Director of Traffic for Cambridge, MA, Robert E. Rudolph was in the Cambridge Chronicle newspaper regularly. In this article, he responds to A.Nonymous writing about him in Paul Revere’s (Second) Ride.
    This Experiment Just Didn't Work Out - Article aboout one of Robert Ernest Rudolph's less successful efforts while Director of Traffic in Cambridge, MA
    This Experiment Just Didn't Work Out - Article aboout one of Robert Ernest Rudolph's less successful efforts while Director of Traffic in Cambridge, MA
    While Director of Traffic for Cambridge, MA, Robert E. Rudolph was in the newspaper regularly.
    Doctor from 'Which' - Poem appearing in the Cambridge Chronicle directed toward Robert Ernest Rudolph while he was Director of Traffic in Cambridge, MA. Also includes his poetic response
    Doctor from "Which" - Poem appearing in the Cambridge Chronicle directed toward Robert Ernest Rudolph while he was Director of Traffic in Cambridge, MA. Also includes his poetic response
    While Director of Traffic for Cambridge, MA, Robert E. Rudolph was in the Cambridge Chronicle newspaper regularly.
    Cambridge Traffic is Like Chess - Poem by Robert Ernest Rudolph appearing in the Cambridge Chronicle while he was Director of Traffic
    Cambridge Traffic is Like Chess - Poem by Robert Ernest Rudolph appearing in the Cambridge Chronicle while he was Director of Traffic
    While Director of Traffic for Cambridge, MA, Robert E. Rudolph was in the Cambridge Chronicle newspaper regularly.

    Recordings
    Robert Ernest Rudolph taking verbal notes while working on a traffic study
    Robert Ernest Rudolph taking verbal notes while working on a traffic study

  • Notes 
    • Burial: Owner of interment rights; 1986; Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, CT; ; In possession of Robert Charles Rudolph, Glastonbury, CT; PLACE: Section 28, Lot SE 1/4-206, NOTE: Burial location of Robert Ernest Rudolph.

      Occupation: Business cards starting in approximately 1961, City of Cambridge, MA, Director of Traffic; Storch Engineers, East Orange, NJ; Raymond, Parish, Pine & Weiner, Tarrytown, NY, Assistant Director; Charles A. Maguire Associates, Wethersfield, CT, Traffic Engineer; Bob Rudolph Associates, 109 Black Birch, Wethersfield, CT.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Certificate of Death, State of Connecticut, Department of Health Services, ((recorded 7 Nov 1986)), 22 Jun 1998.
      Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT, PLACE-RESIDENCE: 33 Tunxis Street, Windsor, CT, MEDICAL: Cause of Death: Atherosclerotic Heart Disease, Replaced Aorta Jul 1986, MILITARY: U.S. Air Force, NOTE: Time of death 6:10 AM, Social Security #: 214-26-4892, OCCUPATION: Professional Engineer.
      Includes the name, birth date/place, death date/place, parents' names, occupation and military service of Robert Ernest Rudolph
      (An image of this source can be viewed by clicking this Source number or from the Documents section above)

    2. [S56] Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Obituary, The Hartford Courant, ((Hartford, Connecticut, 1986)), 22 Mar 1999.
      Obituary: RUDOLPH. Robert E. Rudolph, 55, of 33 Tunxis St., Poquonock section of Windsor, died (Nov. 6) at his home. Born in Baltimore, Md., he lived in the greater Hartford area of 17 years. He was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers and the Hartford Chapter of Parents Without Partners. He had served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves his mother, Evelyn B. Rudolph of Windsor; a son, Robert C. Rudolph of Coventry; three daughters, Patricia Schaefer of Meriden, Linda and Donna Rudolph, both of Rocky Hill; a stepson, James Fields of Tolland; a close friend, Pat McDonald; and five grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, 9 a.m., in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. His family will receive friends today, 7-9 p.m., in the Carmon-Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poqounock Ave., Poqounock section of Windsor.
      Includes the name, birth place, death date/place, age, burial date/place, mother's name, children's names/place of residence, age, occupation and military service of Robert Ernest Rudolph
      (An image of this source can be viewed by clicking this Source number or from the Documents section above)

    3. [S11] Rudolph Family Bible #3 - Dates between 1824 and 1934 - Births Page.
      The name and birth date of Robert Ernest Rudolph are shown.
      (The original image for this source can be clicked on and viewed from the Documents section above.)

    4. [S8] Rudolph Family Bible #2 - Dates between 1827 and 1934 - Births Page 1.
      The name, birth date, birth time of 5:30AM and birth weight of 7 1/2 lbs of Robert Ernest Rudolph are shown.
      (The original image for this source can be clicked on and viewed from the Documents section above.)

    5. [S234] Rudolph, Patricia Ann - Baby Book Family Tree for her son Thomas Joseph Schaefer, Jr. - Entries by her in 1981.
      Includes name, birthdate/place, parent's names and marriage of Robert Ernest Rudolph and Mildred Lorene Lee

    6. [S238] Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Headstone in Lot No. SE-208 Section 28 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT.
      The name, birth date and death date of Robert Ernest Rudolph are readable.
      (An image of this source can be viewed by clicking this Source number or from the Headstones section above)

    7. [S55] Rudolph, Robert Ernest - Certificate of Death, State of Connecticut, Department of Health Services, ((recorded 7 Nov 1986)), 22 Jun 1998.
      Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT, PLACE-RESIDENCE: 33 Tunxis Street, Windsor, CT, MEDICAL: Cause of Death: Atherosclerotic Heart Disease, Replaced Aorta Jul 1986, MILITARY: U.S. Air Force, NOTE: Time of death 6:10 AM, Social Security #: 214-26-4892, OCCUPATION: Professional Engineer.
      Includes his name, birth date/place, death date/place, parents' names, occupation and military service


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