Elbridge Holcomb

21 July 1897–19 July 1974 (Age 77)
Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States

The Life of Elbridge

When Elbridge Holcomb was born on 21 July 1897, in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States, his father, Alonzo Holcomb, was 30 and his mother, Evaline King, was 23. He married Helen Levey about 1920, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bolton Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 19 July 1974, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Elbridge Holcomb
Helen Levey
Marriage: about 1920
Raymond Arthur Holcomb

Spouse and Children

about 1920
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Holcomb


    Evaline King




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elbridge Holcomb, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elbridge Holcomb in household of Alonzo Holcomb, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elbridge Holcomb in household of Alonzo Holcomb, "United States Census, 1900"

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