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Dr. Robert Engs

November 10, 1943 - January 14, 2013

Dr. Robert Francis Engs, Age: 69

Date of Birth: November 10, 1943

Date of Death: January 14, 2013

Proceeded in Death by:

Robert Nathaniel Engs, Father


Professor of History, emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Distinguished Professor of History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Consulting Scholar of ìThe Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation at the College of William and Maryî

Church Membership:

St Martinís Episcopal Church, Williamsburg, VA


Frankfurt American High School, West Germany, 1957-1960;

Grove City High School, PA, 1960-1961

B.A.: Princeton University 1965,

Ph.D.: Yale University 1972,

Book Author:

Freedom’s First Generation: Black Hampton, 1861-1890,

Educating the Disfranchised and Disinherited: Samuel Chapman Armstrong and Hampton Institute, 1839-1893,

Birth of the Grand Old Party, ed. [w/ Randall Miller],

Their Patriotic Duty: The Civil War Letters of the Evans Family of Brown County, Ohio

Organizations, Associations:

Consultant, Ft. Monroe Restoration and Preservation Project

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church

Pennsylvania Sesquicentennial Commission

Educational Consultant, History, School System of Philadelphia, PA

Trustee, Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia, PA


Son: Robert Nathaniel Engs, II

Former Spouse: Jean Oliver Engs

Mother: Myrtle Coger Engs

Siblings: Michael Shelton Engs and Barbara Engs Watson, and sister-in-law Sidney Engs and brother-in-law Robert Watson, Jr.

Nephews and Nieces: Joi Gary, Leia Gary, Stephanie Engs, Terrell Atkins, Caia Brown

Memorial Contribution:

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to an organization of your choice that benefits at-risk youth.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 18, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bucktrout Funeral Home

4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time: 10:00 am


St. Martins Episcopal Church

1333 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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