James Heap

3 November 1850–8 November 1931 (Age 81)
Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Heap was born on 3 November 1850, in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Heap, was 31 and his mother, Barbara Alice Ward, was 23. He married Abigail Martin on 18 July 1878, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1860 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 8 November 1931, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Heap
Abigail Martin
Marriage: 18 July 1878
Gertrude Heap
Barbara Alice Heap
Lena Heap
Georgia Heap
Josephine Heap
James Bert Heap
Ida Heap

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  • Marriage
    18 July 1878San Bernardino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 7
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Heap Bridge in Lancashire, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or heap, from Old English hēap ‘heap’, ‘mound’, ‘hill’.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • James Heap, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James Heaps in household of Wm Heaps, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Heap, "United States Census, 1930"

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