Abraham Banta Renfro

Brief Life History of Abraham Banta

When Abraham Banta Renfro was born on 30 April 1853, in Henry, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Utler Renfro, was 34 and his mother, Mahala Banta, was 26. He married Adelia Center King on 3 November 1878, in Lockeford, San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 12, Kern, California, United States in 1910 and Kern, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 August 1935, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Abraham Banta Renfro
Adelia Center King
Marriage: 3 November 1878
George Utler Renfro
Albert Lewis Renfro
Bertha Bell Renfro
Linnie Mae Renfro
Avah Viola Renfro
Wilmoth Pearl Renfro
Arthur Bryan Renfro
Ruby Adelia Renfro
Elmer Edmund Renfro

Sources (27)

  • Abraham Renfro in household of Thomas W Renfro, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abraham B. Renfro - Published information: birth-name: Abraham Renfro
  • Abraham B Renfro, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Renfrew .

English (Devon): from the Middle English personal name Reinfrid (ancient Germanic Ragin-, Raganfrid from ragin ‘counsel, decision’ + frid ‘peace’). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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