William Reuben Webb (1843 - 1909)

William Reuben Webb
1843 - 1909
updated November 01, 2020
William Reuben Webb, father to 10 children, was born on December 1, 1843 in Iowa. He was born to William Webb Junior and Innocent Blue (Brown) Webb, with siblings Mary, Betsy, Isabel, Hannah, Robert, John, Frances, Innocent, Hestor, Isaac, and Stephen. He married Winnie Sanches, and they gave birth to Lee Webb, Ida Alice Field, Hettie Webb, Ora Lavoina Cook, Ollie May Wood, William Proctor Webb, Ettie Jordie Wood, Lonnie Edward Webb, Fredrick Clark Webb, and Scott Webb. William died on January 26, 1909 in Texas at 65 years of age.

William was born December 1, 1843 in Jackson Township, Keokuk County, Iowa. He married Winnie Sanches on August 8, 1873 in Uvalde County, Texas. 18 He served in the Confederate Army. He died January 26, 1909 in Uvalde County, Texas. He was buried in Uvalde City Cemetery, Uvalde, Texas. Winnie was born August 19, 1853 in Navarro County, Texas. She first married George Washington Epps on February 23, 1871. Mr. Epps was born in 1851 and died in 1872. She died July 17, 1904 in Uvalde County, Texas. She was buried in Uvalde City Cemetery, Uvalde, Texas. All their children, including the children of her first marriage, were raised in Barksdale, Edwards County, Texas. They raised 13 known children.
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William Reuben Webb
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William
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Reuben
Middle name
Webb
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William Webb was born on in Keokuk County, Iowa United States
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William Webb died on in Uvalde County, Texas United States
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William Webb was born on in Keokuk County, Iowa United States
William Webb died on in Uvalde County, Texas United States
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at Uvalde City Cemetery, in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas United States 78801
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It is said that he joined the Confederate Army and was admitted by saying he was one year older than he was. He fought with the Terry's Rangers 8 Cav., Texas in the Civil War as a pvt. He was captured in Georgia and was sent to Rock Island, Illinois as a prisoner.

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William Reuben Webb Family Tree

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Parents:

Feb 25, 1809 - Sep 27, 1888
Feb 27, 1815 - Dec 24, 1882

Siblings:

Mar 9, 1835 - 1897
Nov 27, 1836 - Unknown
Oct 4, 1838 - Unknown
Sep 20, 1840 - Unknown
Dec 4, 1842 - Jan 25, 1925
Feb 13, 1847 - 1882
Mar 4, 1849 - May 20, 1926
Aug 30, 1851 - Sep 8, 1917
Jan 4, 1855 - Unknown
Dec 12, 1856 - Unknown
Dec 18, 1858 - Unknown

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Aug 19, 1853 - Jul 17, 1904

Children:

1874 - c. 1882
1875 - Unknown
1876 - c. 1882
Feb 12, 1878 - Nov 23, 1918
Sep 3, 1879 - Nov 13, 1962
Sep 14, 1881 - Jun 5, 1942
Mar 11, 1884 - Sep 11, 1913
Jan 14, 1886 - Jun 23, 1924
Jan 31, 1888 - Nov 16, 1970
Jul 14, 1889 - Mar 18, 1891

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William Reuben Webb, father to 10 children, died on January 26, 1909 in Texas at 65 years old. He was buried in Uvalde City Cemetery, Uvalde, Texas. He was born on December 1, 1843 in Iowa. He was born to William Webb Junior and Innocent Blue (Brown) Webb, with siblings Mary, Betsy, Isabel, Hannah, Robert, John, Frances, Innocent, Hestor, Isaac, and Stephen. William married Winnie Sanches, and they gave birth to Lee Webb, Ida Alice Field, Hettie Webb, Ora Lavoina Cook, Ollie May Wood, William Proctor Webb, Ettie Jordie Wood, Lonnie Edward Webb, Fredrick Clark Webb, and Scott Webb.
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In 1843, in the year that William Reuben Webb was born, on January 31st, the Virginia Minstrels - also called the Virginia Serenaders - performed the first minstrel show. The whole troupe appeared in blackface. They were famous for the songs "Jimmy Crack Corn" and "Old Dan Tucker".

In 1851, when he was merely 8 years old, from May through August, the Midwest was hit with record rain, causing the Great Flood of 1851. Iowa was hardest hit - the town of Des Moines was flooded and mostly destroyed. Many rainfall records held for over 160 years.

In 1876, he was 33 years old when on May 1st, Queen Victoria added the title Empress of India, a title held by British monarchs until 1948 - when India gained independence from the United Kingdom.

In 1892, by the time he was 49 years old, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1909, in the year of William Reuben Webb's passing, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

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Other William Webbs

Unknown - Mar 25, 1842
Feb 25, 1809 - Sep 27, 1888
1827 - 1907
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Sep 14, 1881 - Jun 5, 1942

Other Webbs

Aug 19, 1853 - Jul 17, 1904
1874 - c. 1882
1875 - Unknown
1876 - c. 1882
Feb 12, 1878 - Nov 23, 1918
Sep 3, 1879 - Nov 13, 1962
Sep 14, 1881 - Jun 5, 1942
Mar 11, 1884 - Sep 11, 1913
Jan 14, 1886 - Jun 23, 1924
Jan 31, 1888 - Nov 16, 1970
Jul 14, 1889 - Mar 18, 1891
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Nov 5, 1949 - Unknown
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Sep 8, 1861 - Feb 12, 1928
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Dec 30, 1852 - Oct 6, 1906
Aug 19, 1853 - Jul 17, 1904
May 22, 1927 - Unknown
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1874 - c. 1882
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1875 - Unknown
1876 - c. 1882
Unknown - Unknown
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Feb 12, 1878 - Nov 23, 1918
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 3, 1879 - Nov 13, 1962
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 14, 1881 - Jun 5, 1942
Unknown - Unknown
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Mar 11, 1884 - Sep 11, 1913
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