Samuel David Cable

9 September 1877–23 November 1963 (Age 86)
Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Samuel David

When Samuel David Cable was born on 9 September 1877, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Cable, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Cook, was 40. He married Cora Margaret Roark about 1902, in Tennessee, United States. He lived in Beaverdam Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He died on 23 November 1963, in Sugar Grove, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sugar Grove, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Samuel David Cable
Cora Margaret Roark
Marriage: about 1902

Spouse and Children

about 1902
Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Cable





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 20

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).2 English: possibly from an Old English personal name, Ceadbeald.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a horseman, from Middle English cabal ‘horse’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sam Cable, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sam Cable, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel D Cable, "United States Census, 1910"

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