Rachel Washburn

13 January 1928–10 November 1996 (Age 68)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Washburn was born on 13 January 1928, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Grigg Washburn Sr., was 18 and her mother, Catherine Jewel Hicks, was 18. She had at least 1 son with Harold Hattley"Frosty" Bridges Sr.. She lived in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Township 8 Polkville, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 10 November 1996, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Polkville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Polkville, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Hattley"Frosty" Bridges Sr.
Rachel Washburn
Harold Hattley "Buck" Bridges Jr.

Spouse and Children

    Harold Hattley"Frosty" Bridges Sr.





    Harold Hattley "Buck" Bridges Jr.


Parents and Siblings



    Robert Eugene Washburn



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 21

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Washburn in household of John Washburn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rachel Washburn in household of John Washburn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rachel Washburn in entry for Harold Bridges, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"

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