John Joseph Durham

13 January 1878–8 July 1955 (Age 77)
Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph Durham was born on 13 January 1878, in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States, his father, John Henry Peter Durham, was 24 and his mother, Mary Olivia Bailey, was 21. He married Emmaline Ulrich on 25 September 1897, in Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in San Carlos, San Mateo, California, United States for about 1 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 1 years. He registered for military service in 1898. In 1911, at the age of 37, his occupation is listed as conductor for pacific electric railroad aka "the red cars" in Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 8 July 1955, in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Joseph Durham
Emmaline Ulrich
Marriage: 25 September 1897
Robert Dewey Durham Sr.
Ethel Mary Durham

Spouse and Children

25 September 1897
Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Peter Durham





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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Durham, a city in northeastern England, named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ ( see Down 1) + Old Norse holmr ‘island’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Census 10 June 1880 (Census 1 of 2 for 1880) - Jos J (John J) Durham in HH of father Jno H (John H) Durham, "United States Census, 1880" Walla Walla, Washington(url MXTF-CLG)
  • 1940, 1 April (Census; url: K9DV-XR7) John Durham & family, "United States Census, 1940" 1501 Morse Blvd, San Carlos, San Mateo, CA.
  • 1930, 8 April (Census; url: XCFB-H7J) John J Durham & family "United States Census, 1930" 2726 Balboa St, San Francisco CA; plus guests Frances M Morse (mo-in-law) & Leland Morse (nephew).

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