Medora Julia Caldwell

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

The Life 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
Medora Julia Caldwell
Marriage: 12 September 1880
Eliza Jacobs
William Tarlton Jacobs
Bernice Elizabeth Jacobs
Oscar Elford Jacobs
Van Vrooman Jacobs

Spouse and Children

12 September 1880
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States



    William Tarlton Jacobs


    Bernice Elizabeth Jacobs



    Van Vrooman Jacobs


Parents and Siblings


    Julian A Vrooman





    William Henry Caldwell


    George W Caldwell



    John A Caldwell


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


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 cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julia D Jacobs in household of Jacobs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Medora Culwell in household of Tarlton Culwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Julian D Jacobs in household of Oscar E Jacobs, "United States Census, 1910"

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