George Vernon Holcomb

20 February 1860–25 May 1936 (Age 76)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life Summary of George Vernon

When George Vernon Holcomb was born on 20 February 1860, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, William Francis Holcomb, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Cecelia Stewart, was 21. He married Sarah Ann Sadie Knapp on 7 February 1887, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900 and Chino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1910. He died on 25 May 1936, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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George Vernon Holcomb
Sarah Ann Sadie Knapp
Marriage: 7 February 1887
Matthew Winfield Holcomb
Muriel June Holcomb
Ray Vernon Holcomb
Helen Claire Holcomb

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  • Marriage
    7 February 1887San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 9
    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 21
    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 (Surrey and Sussex): habitational name from any of several places called Holcombe (Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Somerset), from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Gw Holcomb in entry for Ray Vernon Holcomb, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George V Holcomb in household of William Holcomb, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Geo V Helcomb, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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