Harold William Newcomb

17 October 1911–28 May 1980 (Age 68)
Islay, Vermilion River County No. 24, Alberta, Canada

The Life of Harold William

When Harold William Newcomb was born on 17 October 1911, in Islay, Vermilion River County No. 24, Alberta, Canada, his father, Edward Percival Newcomb, was 39 and his mother, Josephine Defoe, was 35. He married Dorothy Mary Nelson on 27 February 1932, in Whatcom, Washington, United States. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1934 and lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916. He died on 28 May 1980, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 68.

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Harold William Newcomb
Erna Maude Campbell
Marriage: 29 May 1964

Spouse and Children

29 May 1964
Hood River, Hood River, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Percival Newcomb


    Josephine Defoe




    Lila May Newcomb


    Edward Percival Newcomb


    Louis Henry Newcomb


    Addie Edna Newcomb


    Laura Irene Newcomb


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 6

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-come(n) ‘recently come’, ‘just arrived’. The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of place names ending in -combe ( see Coombe ).2 Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ ( see Neukam ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold William Newcomb in household of Edward Newcomb, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Harold William Newcombe, "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956"
  • Harold William Newcome Or Newcombe, "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956"

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