John Wesley Founds

1887–1970 (Age 83)
Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Founds was born on 1 April 1887, in Beattie, Marshall, Kansas, United States, his father, James William Founds, was 41 and his mother, Julia Samantha Reager, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Francis W. Berg. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Sandy Election Precinct 2, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 2 November 1970, in Westland, Umatilla, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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John Wesley Founds
Francis W. Berg
Wesley C. Founds

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 11

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Founds, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Founds, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Wesley Founds, "Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938"

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