Herbert Workman

17 April 1893–29 November 1985 (Age 92)
Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life of Herbert

When Herbert Workman was born on 17 April 1893, in Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States, his father, John W. Workman, was 34 and his mother, Henrietta Anna Myers, was 25. He lived in Madison, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 29 November 1985, at the age of 92.

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John W. Workman
Henrietta Anna Myers
Albert M. Workman
Cecil Ann Workman
Herbert Workman
Lena Fern Workman
Eva Pauline Workman

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (3)

  • Herbert Workman in household of John Workman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert Workman in household of John W Workman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert Workman in household of Henrietta Workman, "United States Census, 1940"

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