John Searle

29 April 1856–17 November 1935 (Age 79)

The Life of John

When John Searle was born on 29 April 1856, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, John Searle, was 37 and his mother, Sophia Laidley, was 35. He married Pearl Angier in 1882, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States in 1910 and San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States in 1930. He died on 17 November 1935, in San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Searle
Pearl Angier
Marriage: 1882
Margaret Searle
John A Searle
Emma Lewis Searle
James P Searle

Spouse and Children

California, United States



    John A Searle



    James P Searle


Parents and Siblings

    John Searle


    Sophia Laidley






    George Searle


    Henry Laidley Quito Searle


    Sophia Caroline Searle


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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 1

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Serlo, Germanic Sarilo, Serilo. This was probably originally a byname cognate with Old Norse Sorli, and akin to Old English searu ‘armor’, meaning perhaps ‘defender’, ‘protector’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Scarle in household of John Scarle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Searle in household of John Searle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Searle, "United States Census, 1930"

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