Albert W Whitcomb

25 May 1828–29 August 1889 (Age 61)
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Albert W

When Albert W Whitcomb was born on 25 May 1828, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Aaron Whitcomb, was 37 and his mother, Rhoda Perkins, was 32. He married Rachel Scott Howard on 5 July 1852, in Chaumont, Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died on 29 August 1889, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Albert W Whitcomb
1828–1889
Rachel Scott Howard
1831–
Marriage: 5 July 1852
Bert Howard Whitcomb
1853–1902
aaron Whitcomb
Wallace Beatson Whitcomb
1856–
Mark Aaron Whitcomb
1858–1940
Martin Whitcomb
1859–
Archibald D. Whitcomb
1860–1951
Albert William Whitcomb
1864–
John Minot Whitcomb
1867–1897
Nuna Eunice Rhoda Whitcomb
1870–1940

Spouse and Children

    Male1828–1889Male

    Rachel Scott Howard

    Female1831–Female

MARRIAGE
5 July 1852
Chaumont, Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States
children

(9)

    Bert Howard Whitcomb

    Male1853–1902Male

    Wallace Beatson Whitcomb

    Male1856–Male

    Mark Aaron Whitcomb

    Male1858–1940Male

    Martin Whitcomb

    Male1859–Male

    Male1860–1951Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1846

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wīd ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwīt ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + cumb.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Albert Whitcom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Albert W Whitcom, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Albert W Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1860"

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