James Devere Newcomb

19 January 1868–25 November 1939 (Age 71)
Tama, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Devere

When James Devere Newcomb was born on 19 January 1868, in Tama, Iowa, United States, his father, Marvin Alonso Newcomb, was 40 and his mother, Amanda Pratt, was 39. He married Nellie E Blake on 6 June 1894, in Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in St. Maries, Benewah, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Avery, Shoshone, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 25 November 1939, in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

James Devere Newcomb
1868–1939
Nellie E Blake
1875–1923
Marriage: 6 June 1894
Helen V Newcomb
1897–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 June 1894
Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States
children

(1)

    Helen V Newcomb

    Female1897–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Arthur Gillman Newcomb

    Male1851–1912Male

    Emily Madaline Newcomb

    Female1852–Female

    Ida Morrell Newcomb

    Female1854–Female

    Viola Almira Newcomb

    Female1857–Female

    Male1868–1939Male

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1889

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1889: Kootenai, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Kootenai, Idaho, United States; 1915: Benewah, Idaho, United States

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-come(n) ‘recently come’, ‘just arrived’. The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of place names ending in -combe ( see Coombe ).2 Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ ( see Neukam ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Newcomb in household of M A Newcomb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James D Newcomb in household of Marvin A Newcomb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Newcomb, "United States Census, 1900"

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