James Leonard Webb

18 March 1878–21 October 1958 (Age 80)
Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Leonard

When James Leonard Webb was born on 18 March 1878, in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Gilliam Webb, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Louisa Karian Taylor, was 29. He married Bette Lillian Williams on 20 March 1898, in Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tioga, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 21 October 1958, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pilot Point, Denton, Texas, United States.

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James Leonard Webb
Bette Lillian Williams
Marriage: 20 March 1898
Rupert Glenn Webb

Spouse and Children

20 March 1898
Fannin, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Gilliam Webb


    Elizabeth Louisa Karian Taylor




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster.2 Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James L Webb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard Webb in household of J G Webb, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James L Webb, "United States Census, 1920"

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