William Lee Rumbaugh

14 November 1871–19 December 1954 (Age 83)
Chicora, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Lee

When William Lee Rumbaugh was born on 14 November 1871, in Chicora, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Barnhart Rumbaugh, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Myers, was 33. He married Emma Matilde Klinger on 1 January 1903. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Millerstown, Chicora, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Penn Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. He died on 19 December 1954, in Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Butler Memorial Park, Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lee Rumbaugh
Emma Matilde Klinger
Marriage: 1 January 1903
Ethel Rumbaugh
Ruth Rumbaugh

Spouse and Children

1 January 1903
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States


    Ethel Rumbaugh



Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Barnhart Rumbaugh


    Catherine Myers




    Margaret Elizabeth Rumbaugh


    Lizzie Rumbaugh



    Harry Rumbaugh


    Charles M Rumbaugh


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rombach or Rumbach, a habitational name from a place so named in the Palatinate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Rombaugh in household of John A. Klingler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William L Rumbaugh in household of J B Rumbaugh, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William L Rumbaugh, "United States Census, 1910"

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