James Bump

12 February 1863–21 December 1959 (Age 96)
Wells, Indiana, United States

The Life of James

When James Bump was born on 12 February 1863, in Wells, Indiana, United States, his father, Zina Bump, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Griffith, was 29. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Colfax Township, Wexford, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 21 December 1959, in Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Zina Bump
Margaret Griffith
Anson Bump
Philena Bump
Cyrus Bump
Silas Bump
Andrew Jackson Bump
David Griffith Bump
James Bump
Alice Jane Bump
Sarah Francis Bump

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 27

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Bumpf, a nickname for a blusterer, from the onomatopoeic word Bumpf ‘thump’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Bump in household of David Bump, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Bump in household of Zina Bump, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Bump, "Find A Grave Index"

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