Catherine Rancher

20 September 1897–29 December 1974 (Age 77)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Catherine

Catherine Rancher was born on 20 September 1897, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States. She married August Frederick Ebner on 5 September 1886, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 December 1974, in Union, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

August Frederick Ebner
Catherine Rancher
Bertha Maria Ebner
Rose Elmer
Elizabeth W. K. Ebner
Fredrick August Ebner
Earl L. Ebner

Spouse and Children



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 6

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): unexplained.

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

Sources (2)

  • Katie Rauscher in entry for Rose Elmer, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Catherine Rancher in entry for Fred. Ebner, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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