James Henry Steinbeck

Male22 March 1864–8 October 1950

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Steinbeck was born on 22 March 1864, in Ursa, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Ludrick Steinbeck, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Jane Wible, was 23. He had at least 2 sons with Nancy E Jackson. He lived in Clay, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Clay Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 8 October 1950, in Rubio, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Richland, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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James Henry Steinbeck
Nancy E Jackson
Alfred J Steinbeck
Raymond Lee Steinbeck

Sources (12)

  • James H Steinbeck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James H Steinbeck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • G. H. Steinbeck in entry for Alfred J. Steinbeck and Vera Fleig, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Dieter, Fritz, Klaus.

North German: habitational name from any of various places called Steinbeck.

South German (Bavaria and Austria): variant of Steinbach .

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

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