James Willie Erckenbrack

Male30 May 1880–23 July 1882

Brief Life History of James Willie

When James Willie Erckenbrack was born on 30 May 1880, in Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, his father, Clinton Love Erckenbrack, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Melissa Waldron, was 20. He died on 23 July 1882, in Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 2, and was buried in Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Clinton Love Erckenbrack
Elizabeth Melissa Waldron
Mabel Leonia Erckenbrack
James Willie Erckenbrack
Harry Clinton Erckenbrack
Ellsworth Allen Erkenbrack
Theodore Earl Erckenbrack
Pearl Iona Erckenbrack
Clare Dorothy Erckenbrack

Sources (6)

  • James Erckenbrack in household of Clinton Erckenbrack, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Willie Erckenbrack - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: James Willie Erckenbrack
  • James Willie Erckenbrack, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (2)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

form of the name borne in the New Testament by two of Christ's disciples, James son of Zebedee and James son of Alphaeus. This form comes from Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of Greek Iakobos. This is the same name as Old Testament Jacob (Hebrew Yaakov), but for many centuries now they have been thought of in the English-speaking world as two distinct names. In Britain, James is a royal name that from the beginning of the 15th century onwards was associated particularly with the Scottish house of Stewart: James I of Scotland ( 1394–1437 ; ruled 1424–37 ) was a patron of the arts and a noted poet, as well as an energetic ruler. King James VI of Scotland ( 1566–1625 ; reigned 1567–1625 ) succeeded to the throne of England in 1603 . His grandson, James II of England ( 1633–1701 ; reigned 1685–8 ) was a Roman Catholic, deposed in 1688 in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. From then on he, his son (also called James), and his grandson Charles (‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’) made various unsuccessful attempts to recover the English throne. Their supporters were known as Jacobites (from Latin Iacobus), and the name James became for a while particularly associated with Roman Catholicism on the one hand, and Highland opposition to the English government on the other. Nevertheless, it has since become one of the most perennially popular boys' names.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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