Robert Edward Quackenbush

Male25 October 1911–26 April 2004

Brief Life History of Robert Edward

Robert Edward Quackenbush was born on 25 October 1911, in Ossian, Jefferson Township, Wells, Indiana, United States. He married Virginia Annette Smith on 21 May 1960, in Nevada, United States. He died on 26 April 2004, in Huntington Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Robert Edward Quackenbush
1911–2004
Nancy Scott Gray
1915–2006
Marriage: 1970

Sources (4)

  • Robert E Quackenbush, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"
  • Robert E Quackenbush, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Robert E Quackenbush, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1970Huntington Beach, Orange, California, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 23

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 26

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Quackenbosch: topographic name from Dutch kwak ‘night heron’ + bosch ‘woodland, wilderness’. The surname Quackenbosch is no longer found in the Netherlands. Compare Quakenbush .

    History: Quackenbosch was the name of a prominent Dutch family in Beverwyck in New Netherland (now Albany, NY) in the 17th century. The family was associated with the early brick-making industry in Fort Orange-Beverwyck. A house built by them in the early 1700s still stands; it is the oldest surviving house in Albany.

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

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