Theodore Sebastian List

1 March 1885–11 May 1953 (Age 68)
Granville, Sioux, Iowa, United States

The Life of Theodore Sebastian

When Theodore Sebastian List was born on 1 March 1885, in Granville, Sioux, Iowa, United States, his father, John List, was 43 and his mother, Walburga Myer, was 32. He married Matilda Clara Lechtenberg on 24 June 1913, in Granville, Sioux, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1920 and South Gate, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 11 May 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Theodore Sebastian List
Matilda Clara Lechtenberg
Marriage: 24 June 1913
Charles John List
baby List

Spouse and Children

24 June 1913
Granville, Sioux, Iowa, United States


    Charles John List


    baby List


Parents and Siblings

    John List


    Walburga Myer





    Theresa List


    Batholemew List



    Christana List


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

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.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: nickname for someone who was wise and knowledgeable, from Middle High German list, Dutch list ‘wisdom’, ‘ingenuity’.2 Dutch: habitational name from Ter List, the name being derived from the plant lis ‘iris’, ‘flag’.3 Americanized spelling of Hungarian Liszt, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from liszt ‘flour’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Theodore List in household of Walburga List, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Theodore List, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Theodore S List, "United States Census, 1930"

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