Robert Wills Naves (1916-1944) was the grandson of William Henry Wills (1869- 1943) making him a second cousin to all grandchildren of John Albert Wills and Elizabeth Bissonnette. Robert Wills Naves was born in New Hampshire and lived most of his life in that state. Somehow a little famfily photo album got passed to my mother who carefully wrote across the album "papa's brother's family". Here are some of those photos. Robert Wills Naves is the little boy.
|Father and Mother of Robert Wills Naves|
|Robert with his Uncle Fred, probably at Hampton Beach, NH.|
|Robert Wills Naves as an infant|
This little boy grew up to be an artist who volunteered in the United States Army Air Force during World War II, serving with Merrill's Marauders in Indochina and dying there in an accident.
Here is some information about his career as an artist who painted murals and theater screens throughout New England in small town theaters. The following paragraphs are from the Randolph Vt Herald Newspaper a few years ago:
|Robert lived in this house in New Hampshire|
The house was called the Leavitt-Garland House
History of the Leavitt-Garland House