Joseph Holmes Packer

Male29 February 1896–11 January 1978

Brief Life History of Joseph Holmes

When Joseph Holmes Packer was born on 29 February 1896, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, Benjamin Packer, was 33 and his mother, Anna E Whealen, was 29. He married Glenna Marriott on 30 June 1924, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Rock Island, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 11 January 1978, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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Joseph Holmes Packer
Glenna Marriott
Marriage: 30 June 1924
Allen Holmes Packer

Sources (16)

  • Joseph H Packer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Joseph Holmes Packer, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Joseph H Packer, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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  • Marriage
    30 June 1924Riverside, Riverside, California, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 10

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 22

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably an occupational name for a wool packer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle English pakken ‘to pack’.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

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

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