David Thomas Staples

5 December 1896–8 February 1995 (Age 98)
Balmoral, Rockwood, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of David Thomas

When David Thomas Staples was born on 5 December 1896, in Balmoral, Rockwood, Manitoba, Canada, his father, John Isaac Staples, was 46 and his mother, Isabella Martha Ann Holmes, was 40. He married Dorris Evelyn Weddell on 18 July 1934, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years and Fallbrook, Elk Grove, Sacramento, California, United States for about 2 years. He died on 8 February 1995, in Fallbrook, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Fallbrook, San Diego, California, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Thomas Staples
Dorris Evelyn Weddell
Marriage: 18 July 1934

Spouse and Children

18 July 1934
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Isaac Staples


    Isabella Martha Ann Holmes




    Martha Ann Staples


    James Alfred Staples


    Mary Isabella Staples




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 10

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Staple .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David T Staples, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David Thos Staples in household of Alex W Staples, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David T. Staples in household of John S. Staples, "Canada Census, 1901"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.