Herbert Charles English

1 March 1881–15 October 1954 (Age 73)
Primghar, O'Brien, Iowa, United States

The Life of Herbert Charles

When Herbert Charles English was born on 1 March 1881, in Primghar, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, his father, William Edward English, was 26 and his mother, Jessie Hulda May Scott, was 19. He married Effie Pauline Stout on 17 June 1907. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1935 and Corcoran Judicial Township, Kings, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 October 1954, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Charles English
Effie Pauline Stout
Marriage: 17 June 1907
William David English
Charles M English
Elsie Elizabeth English
Merriel Pauline English
Robert Eugene English
Joseph Lester English
Jesse Lee English
Dorris Naomi English
James Edward 'Jim" English

Spouse and Children

17 June 1907



    Charles M English



    Merriel Pauline English


    Robert Eugene English


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Edward English


    Jessie Hulda May Scott




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles ( see Engel ) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English—for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales—or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country.2 Irish: see Golightly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herbert C English in household of William E English, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Herbert English in household of John J Holt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert English in household of William E English, "United States Census, 1900"

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