Luther Sorber

Male9 February 1903–March 1978

Brief Life History of Luther

When Luther Sorber was born on 9 February 1903, in Hunlock Creek, Hunlock Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frances Philip Sorber, was 33 and his mother, Susan Rittenhouse, was 23. He married Ethel R Koons on 14 May 1924, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Shickshinny, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 5 years and Hunlock Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died in March 1978, in Orangeville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hunlock Creek, Hunlock Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Luther Sorber
Ethel R Koons
Marriage: 14 May 1924
Luther Sorber
Carson Sorber
William Sorber SR

Sources (9)

  • Luther Sorber, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Luther Sorber, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Luther Sorber, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1924Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 2

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 20

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Swiss German Surber 1. This surname is also found in the Netherlands.

    German: variant of Surber 2, a topographic name from a the dialect word sorbe, surbe ‘marsh’, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

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