Stanford Wilbur Oberg

24 September 1890–26 July 1964 (Age 73)
Texas, United States

The Life of Stanford Wilbur

Stanford Wilbur Oberg was born on 24 September 1890, in Texas, United States. He married Ida Pearle Kinkead on 12 January 1934, in Texas, United States. He died on 26 July 1964, at the age of 73.

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Stanford Wilbur Oberg
Ida Pearle Kinkead
Marriage: 12 January 1934

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12 January 1934
Texas, United States

World Events (3)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Åberg ( see Aberg ).2 Swedish (Öberg): ornamental name composed of ö ‘island’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.3 German: habitational name from Oberg near Peine in Lower Saxony.

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

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