William Herbert Wyber

Brief Life History of William Herbert

When William Herbert Wyber was born on 20 December 1871, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, his father, William Wyber Sr, was 26 and his mother, Alice Elizabeth Jones, was 21. He married Eva Moore on 9 April 1913, in Orange, California, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 8 February 1947, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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William Herbert Wyber
1871–1947
Eva Moore
1883–1946
Marriage: 9 April 1913

Sources (11)

  • William H Wyber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Herbert Wyber, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William H Wyber, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Modoc War

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Whybrow .

2 Scottish: perhaps a variant of Wyper with voicing of /p/ to /b/, given the Scottish distribution of the name.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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