Rachel Lorraine Nobbs

22 July 1904–4 July 1996 (Age 92)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rachel Lorraine

When Rachel Lorraine Nobbs was born on 22 July 1904, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Everett S. Nobbs, was 24 and her mother, Lillian Venman, was 20. She married Roy Gerald Wilson on 10 February 1934, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 4 July 1996, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Roy Gerald Wilson
Rachel Lorraine Nobbs
Marriage: 10 February 1934

Spouse and Children

10 February 1934
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Everett S. Nobbs





World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 1

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

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.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): patronymic from the personal name Nobb ( see Nobbe ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachel Lorraine Nobbs, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Lorraine Nobbs - Government record: Social Security record: birth: 22 July 1904; Pennsylvania, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rachel Lorraine Nobbs - Memory of Someone: Memory of a sibling: birth-name: Rachel Lorraine Nobbs

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