Jacob Walter Wassum

30 May 1873–17 November 1953 (Age 80)
Yount Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States

The Life of Jacob Walter

When Jacob Walter Wassum was born on 30 May 1873, in Yount Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States, his father, Thomas Ashby Wassum, was 34 and his mother, Amanda Stice, was 30. He married Flora Bell Longmire on 21 September 1908, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Waterford Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States for about 5 years and Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1950. He died on 17 November 1953, in Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Jacob Walter Wassum
Flora Bell Longmire
Marriage: 21 September 1908
Evelyn Louise Wassum
Jacob Walter Wassum Jr.

Spouse and Children

21 September 1908
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ashby Wassum





    Charles Harrison Wassum


    John Preston Wassum



    Amilda Clara Wassum


    Thomas Henry Wassum


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 18

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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

1 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Akershus named Wassum, from Old Norse vatn ‘lake’ + endi ‘end’.2 Probably an altered form of Wasson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jake W Wassum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jacob W Wassum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jacob W Wassum, "United States Census, 1910"

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