Robert C. Washam

16 April 1879–30 November 1955 (Age 76)
Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert C.

When Robert C. Washam was born on 16 April 1879, in Mound City, Holt, Missouri, United States, his father, John W. Washam, was 22 and his mother, Susa Butler, was 18. He married Edith Josephine Combs on 13 October 1904, in Oregon, Holt, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 15 years and San Rafael Judicial Township, Marin, California, United States in 1940. In 1918, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as plasterer. He died on 30 November 1955, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert C. Washam
Edith Josephine Combs
Marriage: 13 October 1904
Gladys Helen Washam
Mildred Irene Washam
Roy Elmer "Hogey" Worsham
Ruth Bernice Worsham

Spouse and Children

13 October 1904
Oregon, Holt, Missouri, United States



    Mildred Irene Washam


    Roy Elmer "Hogey" Worsham


    Ruth Bernice Worsham


Parents and Siblings

    John W. Washam


    Susa Butler




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 3

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Wasem .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Worsham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Washam, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Robert C Washan, "United States Census, 1920"

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