Jay Luther Quackenbush

1827–1906 (Age 78)
Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Jay Luther

When Jay Luther Quackenbush was born on 29 December 1827, in Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, Abraham N. Quackenbush, was 33 and his mother, Eveline Wemple, was 31. He married Sara Jane Waite on 2 December 1859, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 27 May 1906, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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Jay Luther Quackenbush
Sara Jane Waite
Marriage: 2 December 1859
Douglas Jay Quackenbush
Daisy M. Quackenbush
Louis Bonaparte Quackenbush
Lildale Lillie Quackenbush
Gladys May Quackenbush

Spouse & Children

2 December 1859
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1845: Tuality, Oregon Country, United States; 1846: Tuality, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1848: Tuality, Oregon Territory, United States; 1849: Washington, Oregon Territory, United States; 1854: Multnomah, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Multnomah, Oregon, United States
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 27

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Quackenbosch, a topographic name from Dutch quaak ‘swamp’ (cognate with the English word quagmire) + bosch ‘woodland’, ‘wilderness’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jay L Quackenbush, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jay Quackenbush, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jay D Quackenbush, "United States Census, 1870"

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