John Randolf Nebeker

Willamette, Clackamas, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of John Randolf

When John Randolf Nebeker was born in 1855, in Willamette, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, his father, Samuel Nebeker, was 31 and his mother, Permelia Jane Wilson, was 26. He married Rosa Susie Towell about 1879, in Modoc, California, United States. He lived in California, United States in 1870.

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John Randolf Nebeker
Rosa Susie Towell
Marriage: about 1879

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1879Modoc, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 2
    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.
    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 4
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 36
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of North German Niebecker: occupational name for a baker who was new in town, or a habitational name for someone from Niebeck (near Uelzen).

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

    Sources (6)

    • John R Nebeker in household of Samuel Nebeker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John R Nebeker in household of Samuel Nebeker, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Randolph Nebeker, "California, Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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