Wolf Velvil Babitz

from 1882 to 1884–5 October 1954 (Age 72)
Hrodna Raion, Grodno Oblast, Belarus

The Life of Wolf Velvil

Wolf Velvil Babitz was born from 1882 to 1884, in Hrodna Raion, Grodno Oblast, Belarus as the son of Moris Babitz and S Shepshinsky. He had at least 2 sons with Esther Koblick. He lived in Kings, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 5 October 1954, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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Wolf Velvil Babitz
Esther Koblick
Jonas Babitz
Milton Babitz

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Parents and Siblings

    Moris Babitz


    S Shepshinsky




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 0

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Polish: patronymic from baba ‘old woman’, ‘midwife’, ‘witch’. See Baba .2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from Babe .3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the villages named Babichi in Ukraine and Belarus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wolf Babitz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wolf Babitz, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Wolf Babitz, "New York State Census, 1915"

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