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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Family Time Line

Roswell Homer Larabee
1862–1934
Chloe E. Brockelbank
1862–1953
Marriage: 24 December 1881
Sabra M. Larabee
1887–1989
Leo Austin Larabee
1887–1954
Kathleen F Larabee
1892–1964
Homer Stanley Larabee
1889–1965
Frank C. Larabee
1894–1964
Percy A Larabee
1904–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1881
Branch,Michigan
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Austin Larabee

    Male1830–1907Male

    Elizabeth Myers

    Female1831–1915Female

siblings

(4)

    James Delbert Larrabee

    Male1855–1943Male

    Ella M Larabee

    Female1859–Female

    Male1862–1934Male

    Gardner Austin Larabee

    Male1866–1933Male

World Events (8)

1863

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.

Possible Related Names

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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