Medora Julia Caldwell

27 June 1861–1924 (Age 62)
Tuolumne, Tuolumne, California, United States

The Life Summary of Medora Julia

When Medora Julia Caldwell was born on 27 June 1861, in Tuolumne, Tuolumne, California, United States, her father, Tarlton P Caldwell, was 47 and her mother, Julian A Vrooman, was 44. She married Oscar Erastus Jacobs on 12 September 1880, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1880. She died in 1924, in Zamora, Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Erastus Jacobs
1853–1932
Medora Julia Caldwell
1861–1924
Marriage: 12 September 1880
Eliza Jacobs
1881–1967
William Tarlton Jacobs
1883–1942
Bernice Elizabeth Jacobs
1888–
Oscar Elford Jacobs
1891–1969
Van Vrooman Jacobs
1896–1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1880San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 8
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English ceald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring, stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another. Possibly also from Caldwell (Warwickshire), Caldwall (Worcestershire), Cauldwell (Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire), Caudle Green (Gloucestershire), Caudle Ditch or Cawdle Fen (Cambridgeshire), Chadwell (Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Wiltshire), Chardwell (Essex), or Chardle Ditch (Cambridgeshire, early recorded as Kadewelle).Irish: when not the English surname, this is an Anglicized form of Ó Fuarghuis or Ó hUarghusa ‘descendant of (F)uarghus’, a personal name whose literal sense ‘cold’ + ‘choice’ was reinterpreted as coming from fuaruisce ‘cold water’.History: Several Caldwells emigrated from Scotland to America by way of Ireland in the 18th century. James Caldwell (1734–81), a son of settler John Caldwell, was born in Charlotte County, VA, and was a militant clergyman during the revolutionary war. Andrew Caldwell, a Scottish farmer, emigrated to North America in 1718 and started a family in Lancaster County, PA. His son David was a Presbyterian clergyman and well-known revolutionary war patriot.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Caddell
    Cadle
    Cardwell
    Chadwell
    Cadwell
    Coldwell
    Caudill
    Cordwell

    Sources (7)

    • Dora Caldwell in entry for Van Vrooman Jacobs, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Julia D Jacobs in household of Jacobs, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Medora Culwell in household of Tarlton Culwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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