Frank Norris Bobbitt

Male22 December 1865–10 March 1942

Brief Life History of Frank Norris

When Frank Norris Bobbitt was born on 22 December 1865, in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, his father, James Washington Bobbitt, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Jane Edwards, was 41. He married Nancy Matilda Gastineau on 25 August 1886, in Lafontaine, Wilson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1935. He died on 10 March 1942, in Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Norris Bobbitt
Luella Gastineau
Marriage: 24 December 1899
Morris Bobbitt
Jenera Bobbitt
Flossie Christina Bobbitt
Vella Marina Bobbitt
James William Adelbert Bobbitt
Juanita Lucille Bobbitt
Floyd Franklin Bobbitt
Keith Erwin Bobbitt

Sources (21)

  • Frank Bobbitt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frank Norris Bobbitt - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Frank Norris Bobbitt
  • Frank N Bobbitt, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1899Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1870: Howard, Kansas, United States 1875: Chautauqua, Kansas, United States

    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

    Age 12

    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.


    Age 21

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk and Somerset): perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Bobbet, which could be a diminutive of Bobbe (see Bubb ) or a rhyming form of the Middle English personal name Robet, a diminutive of Robert . However, Bob is not attested as a pet form of Robert before the 17th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Memory of Frank Norris Bobbitt

    Frank N. worked as a telegrapher for the Missouri Pacific railroad. He could use a telegraph with either hand and could actually send and receive at the same time. Taken from the book 'Our Gastineau …

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