John Avery Macumber

Male25 September 1882–12 January 1966

Brief Life History of John Avery

When John Avery Macumber was born on 25 September 1882, in Walnut Township, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Lorenzo Macumber, was 28 and his mother, Harriet N Blythe, was 27. He married Emma G. Wilson on 3 September 1905, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He lived in Madison, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 12 January 1966, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Avery Macumber
Jessie Hastings
Marriage: 2 May 1908

Sources (11)

  • John Macumber in household of Edward L Macumber, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • John Avery Macumber, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • John A Macumber, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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  • Marriage
    2 May 1908Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 2

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


    Age 7

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889


    Age 25

    Oklahoma is the 46th state.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of McComber .

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

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