Benjamin Franklin Surber Jr

Male29 August 1915–3 November 1982

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Surber Jr was born on 29 August 1915, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Surber, was 29 and his mother, Eva May Hulit, was 27. He married Alberta Nadiene Merrifield on 30 May 1938, in Lowell, Snohomish, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Metaline Falls, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 3 November 1982, in Harbor, Curry, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67.

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Benjamin Franklin Surber Jr
Alberta Nadiene Merrifield
Marriage: 30 May 1938
Penelope Diene Surber

Sources (13)

  • Ben Surber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ben F Surber, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Benjamin Franklin Surber, "Washington, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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  • Marriage
    30 May 1938Lowell, Snohomish, Washington, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 1

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1916 · Boeing Aircraft

    Age 1

    The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 20

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Sorber 2, a topographic name from a the dialect word surbe, sorbe ‘marsh’, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

    Swiss German: habitational name for someone from the area of the river Surb near Zurich, Switzerland. Compare Sorber 1.

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

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