Eugene Victor Debs

Male5 November 1855–20 October 1926

Brief Life History of Eugene Victor

When Eugene Victor Debs was born on 5 November 1855, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Jean Daniel Debs, was 34 and his mother, Marguerite Marie Bettrich, was 34. He married Katherine Metzel on 9 June 1885, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. He lived in District 1348, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1926. He died on 20 October 1926, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Eugene Victor Debs
Katherine Metzel
Marriage: 9 June 1885

Sources (25)

  • Euguene V Debs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eugene Victor Debs, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Eugene V Debs, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1885Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 1

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 20

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre.

    French (Alsace and Lorraine): from a shortened form of the German personal name Debus .

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

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