Benjamin Franklin Quimby

17 November 1874–21 September 1953 (Age 78)
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Quimby was born on 17 November 1874, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alfred Beedy Quimby, was 45 and his mother, Nancy Torrence Starbird, was 45. He married Catherine Mosher on 22 October 1898, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1874. He died on 21 September 1953, in Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Quimby
Catherine Mosher
Marriage: 22 October 1898
Lillian Alice Quimby
Evelyn May Quimby

Spouse and Children

22 October 1898
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Charles Wesley Quimby



    Carrie Emma Quimby


    George Albert Quimby


    Walter Everett Quimby


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Quimby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin F Quinsby in household of Alfred B Quinsby, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin F Quimby, "United States Census, 1930"

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