John Surber

26 February 1872–10 May 1920 (Age 48)
Hancock, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Surber was born on 26 February 1872, in Hancock, Tennessee, United States, his father, David J. Surber, was 17 and his mother, Emily Wolfe, was 23. He married Caroline Sarah Brown in 1893, in Hancock, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Civil District 8, Hancock, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 5, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 10 May 1920, in Hancock, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Surber
1872–1920
Caroline Sarah Brown
1875–1962
Marriage: 1893
Cornie Surber
1894–1972
Effie Jane Surber
1897–1934
Margaret Surber
1900–
Lula Frances Surber
1901–1987
Flossie Surber
1904–1978
Estel Roy Surber
1907–1978
Nelia Surber
1910–1998
Hazel Surber
1916–1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1893
Hancock, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Male1872–1920Male

    Mollie Surber

    Female1874–Female

    Margret Surber

    Female1876–Female

    William Surber

    Male1878–Male

    George Surber

    Male1881–Male

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 6

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1886

Age 14

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

South German: from Bavarian dialect surbe, sorbe ‘grass’, ‘turf’, ‘swamp’, ‘reedy soil’, a topographic name for someone who lived on such ground.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Surber, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Surber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Surber, "United States Census, 1910"

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