Lemuel Preston Newcomb

2 December 1869–5 December 1951 (Age 82)
Huntington, Wayne, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lemuel Preston

When Lemuel Preston Newcomb was born on 2 December 1869, in Huntington, Wayne, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Washington Newcomb Jr, was 21 and his mother, Louisa Flowers, was 21. He married Etta Lavina Mowry on 17 August 1892, in San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tulare Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1900 and Liberty Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 December 1951, in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lodi Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel Preston Newcomb
Etta Lavina Mowry
Marriage: 17 August 1892
Erma Mary Newcomb
George Preston Newcomb Sr
Alfred Lemuel Newcomb Sr.
Irwin Eimo Newcomb

Spouse and Children

17 August 1892
San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Newcomb Jr


    Louisa Flowers




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 3

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-come(n) ‘recently come’, ‘just arrived’. The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of place names ending in -combe ( see Coombe ).2 Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ ( see Neukam ).

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

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Story Highlight

Lemuel P Newcomb's story

A very interesting chapter in the history of pioneering in San Joaquin County is revived in the story of Lemuel P. Newcomb, the vineyardist, and his worthy family, enviably identified with the plantin …

Sources (3)

  • Lemmel P Newcomb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lemuel P Newcomb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lemuel Newcomb, "United States Census, 1900"

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