Roswell Homer Larabee

20 February 1862–22 December 1934 (Age 72)
Bethel, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Roswell Homer

When Roswell Homer Larabee was born on 20 February 1862, in Bethel, Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, Austin Larabee, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Myers, was 30. He married Chloe E. Brockelbank on 24 December 1881. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bethel Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 22 December 1934, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Deepdale Memorial Park, Delta, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Roswell Homer Larabee
Chloe E. Brockelbank
Marriage: 24 December 1881
Sabra M. Larabee
Leo Austin Larabee
Kathleen F Larabee
Homer Stanley Larabee
Frank C. Larabee
Percy A Larabee

Spouse and Children

24 December 1881


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Austin Larabee


    Elizabeth Myers




    James Delbert Larrabee


    Ella M Larabee



    Gardner Austin Larabee


World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

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: variant of Larrabee .

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

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Sources (3)

  • R. H. Larabee in entry for Homer Stanley Larabee, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Roswell H. Larabee in entry for Frank Claude Larabee, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Homer Larabee in household of Austin Larabee, "United States Census, 1880"

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