Noah James Witmer

26 February 1871–8 July 1953 (Age 82)
Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Noah James

When Noah James Witmer was born on 26 February 1871, in Allen, Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob Witmer, was 24 and his mother, Catherine Yaggy, was 23. He married Lena Magdalene Oyer on 15 November 1896, in Reno, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 July 1953, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah James Witmer
Lena Magdalene Oyer
Marriage: 15 November 1896
Irene Marie Witmer
Esther G Witmer
Olive Evangeline Witmer

Spouse and Children

15 November 1896
Reno, Kansas, United States



    Esther G Witmer


    Olive Evangeline Witmer


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Witmer


    Catherine Yaggy




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 11

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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

Variant spelling of German Wittmer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Noah Witmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Noah J Witmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Noah Witmer, "United States Census, 1900"

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