Robert Kermit called Jackie.
Date of birth : November 10, 1917, Venice, California.
Date of death : August 16, 1933, Pineville, Kentucky.
Norma Jeane half-brother.
Brother of Berniece Miracle.
When he was young, he had an accident; one July 4th, he put a firecracker in a Coke bottle which burst at his face; he lost his right eye.
May 1923 : his parents
divorce was pronounced; Jasper brought the children, Berniece and
Robert in his native Kentucky; for a while, Gladys visited them
irregularly then, lost sight of them.
Jasper regularly travelled through the State to Louisville to keep a watch on Robert health condition.
After 2 years, Robert condition grew better but he kept a leg shorter than the other. However, the treatment had to continue.
Robert alternated his sporadic stays between Harlan and the examinations in Louisville. He wore a large bandage on his leg which had to be changed often.
Jasper took his family to live in Middlesboro and Robert went back home, where he would stay (Jasper made Robert go out of the hospital against the doctors opinion).
The health condition of Robert made worse and his kidneys couldn't bear the infection; he died on August 16,
He was buried on August 17, 1933 at Flat Lick, Kentucky.
He never knew that his mother was alive and that he had a half-sister.BACK TO ALPHABETICAL INDEX NEXT FILE