William James Webb

28 October 1858–19 June 1934 (Age 75)
Toms River Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of William James

When William James Webb was born on 28 October 1858, in Toms River Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles Marles Webb, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Simock Wilbert, was 21. He married Margaret Isabel Dunson on 26 January 1895, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 June 1934, in Dallas, Polk, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William James Webb
Margaret Isabel Dunson
Marriage: 26 January 1895
William Jay Webb
Martin Mudrak
Gardello Fay Webb
Juanita May Webb
Lawrence Ray Webb

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1895Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 1
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 21
    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a weaver, from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine), probably used of both male and female weavers). 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 (see Webster , Webber and compare Weaver ).Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, cognates of 1, including Weber and Weberman.History: Richard Webb, a Lowland Scot, was an admitted freeman of Boston in 1632, and in 1635 was one of the first settlers of Hartford, CT.

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

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    Story Highlight


    William James Webb was born on 28 October 1858 in Toms River, Ocean, New Jersey to Charles Marles and Hannah Simock Wilbert Webb. He was the oldest of six children, one girl and five boys. Hi …

    Sources (20)

    • William J Webb in entry for Garda Faye Webb, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • William J Webb, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William J. Webb, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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