Benjamin Newberry

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Newberry was born on 25 November 1895, in Oktaha, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, John Newberry, was 46 and his mother, Jeanetta Sizemore, was 22. He died on 20 June 1897, in his hometown, at the age of 1, and was buried in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Newberry
Jeanetta Sizemore
Lula Evelyn Newberry
Maude Adeline Newberry
Benjamin Newberry
Millard Filmore Newberry
Carl Newberry
Buford Fletcher Newberry
Beaulah Beatrice Newberry
Merry Christmas Newberry

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  • Benjamine Newberry, "Find A Grave Index"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Newbury, named with the Old English elements nēowe ‘new’ + burh ‘fortress, fortified town’ (see Newbury ).

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Neubourg in Eure, France.

History: Thomas Newberry emigrated from Devon, England, to Dorchester, MA, in 1634. Among his descendants were a number of very successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including the brothers Oliver (1789–1860) and Walter (1804–68) Newberry, whose prosperity was linked with the growth and development of Chicago.

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

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