Lettie Proctor

Female28 July 1857–19 March 1916

Brief Life History of Lettie

When Lettie Proctor was born on 28 July 1857, in Watertown, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Proctor, was 43 and her mother, Lucy M Morris, was 41. She married Orin L Corbin on 16 January 1886, in Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died on 19 March 1916, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Orin L Corbin
Lettie Proctor
Marriage: 16 January 1886
Mark Orin Corbin
Harriett Corbin
Lois Corbin
Mary Ruth Corbin

Sources (9)

  • Lettie P Procter in entry for Orin L Corbin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Lottie Proctor in household of Nathan Proctor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lettie Procton in entry for Clifford Pence and Ruth Carbin, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1886Arapahoe, Colorado, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

    Age 10

    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 18

    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

    English (northern): occupational name from Middle English prok(e)tour ‘steward’ (shortened from Old French procurateour, Latin procurator ‘agent’, from procurare ‘to manage’). The term was used most commonly of an attorney in a spiritual court, but also of other officials such as collectors of taxes and agents licensed to collect alms on behalf of lepers and enclosed orders of monks.

    History: John Proctor (died 1757) was a prominent citizen of Boston, MA, and is buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground there.

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

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