Arnold August Raber

3 October 1888–19 December 1985 (Age 97)
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

The Life of Arnold August

When Arnold August Raber was born on 3 October 1888, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, Joseph H Raber, was 46 and his mother, Marie Catharine Backhus, was 34. He married Gertrude Josephine Sandness on 18 October 1909, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Port Madison, Kitsap, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Port Madison Election Precinct, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 19 December 1985, in Kitsap, Washington, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Arnold August Raber
Gertrude Josephine Sandness
Marriage: 18 October 1909
Marguerite Raber
Arnold Douglas Raber

Spouse and Children


    Gertrude Josephine Sandness


18 October 1909
King, Washington, United States


    Marguerite Raber


    Arnold Douglas Raber


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph H Raber


    Marie Catharine Backhus




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World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German:1. apparently an occupational name for a turnip grower, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rabe ‘turnip’. 2. (also Räber ): from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, a compound of rād, rāt ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. 3. variant of Reber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arnold A Raber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arnold A Raber in household of Ole J Sandnes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arnold Raber, "United States Census, 1920"

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