Guy Eben Skidmore

Brief Life History of Guy Eben

When Guy Eben Skidmore was born on 9 September 1895, in Studebaker, Norwalk, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, George Elder Skidmore, was 48 and his mother, Catherine Aurora KITTIE Branizer Skidmore Brooks, was 32. He married Marion Irene Zepf on 9 June 1925, in Orange, California, United States. He lived in Laguna Beach, Orange, California, United States for about 10 years and Laguna Beach Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 1 February 1966, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Guy Eben Skidmore
1895–1966
Marion Irene Zepf
1904–1980
Marriage: 9 June 1925

Sources (13)

  • Guy E Skidmore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Guy Eben Skidmore, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Guy Eben Skidmore, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)

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.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Scudamore, which most probably arises from a Norman French nickname for a knight who used a particular type of leather shield, from the unrecorded Norman French phrase, escu de more ‘Moor's shield’, a reference to a type of Moorish leather shield called an adarga, which was in widespread use not only in medieval Iberia and north Africa but also in Brittany.

History: The manor of Upton Scudamore in Wiltshire was held by Peter de Skydemore in 1216. The same manor was held by Godfrey Escudamore shortly after 1150. The Scudamore family claim descent from Ralph, recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as holder of Opeton (Upton), whose son was known as Reginald Escudemor.

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

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