Frank Arnold Newcomb

12 April 1898–30 April 1978 (Age 80)
Hopewell Cape, Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Frank Arnold

When Frank Arnold Newcomb was born on 12 April 1898, in Hopewell Cape, Hopewell, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John Wesley Newcomb, was 34 and his mother, Frances Handren, was 30. He lived in Albert, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901 and Kings, New Brunswick, Canada in 1911. He died on 30 April 1978, in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 80.

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John Wesley Newcomb
Frances Handren
Helen V. Newcomb
Henry Robert Newcomb
Frank Arnold Newcomb
Blanche Annie Newcomb
Herman Sydney Newcomb
Viola Pearl Newcomb
Herbert Wesley Newcombe

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World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge
Age 3
July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike
Age 39
August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature
Age 57
In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-comen, newe-come ‘newly arrived, recently come’ (Old English nīwe + cumen, cuma). The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of placenames ending in Old English cumb ‘valley’ (see Coombe ). No such placename as Newcombe is actually on record in Britain.Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ (see Neukam ).History: According to family tradition, Capt. Andrew Newcomb was born in England in 1618 and died in Boston, MA, in 1686, leaving family who settled both in MA and in Kittery, ME. Among his descendants was the internationally renowned astronomer Simon Newcomb (1835–1909).

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

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Sources (4)

  • Frank Arnold Newcomb, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"
  • Frank A. Newcomb in household of J. Wesley Newcomb, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Frank Arnold Newcombe, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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