Charles Elliott VanBebber

M, (21 September 1881 - 19 November 1961)
     Charles Elliott VanBebber was born on 21 September 1881 at California. He was the son of William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ellen Ramsey. Charles Elliott VanBebber married, at age 25, Nina Rennison Taylor, age 18 on Saturday, 27 April 1907. Charles Elliott VanBebber died on 19 November 1961 at Mendocino County, California, at age 80 years, 1 month and 29 days.
     He appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 in the household of William Franklin VanBebber and Eliza Ellen Ramsey at Hydesville Township, Humboldt County, California. From Gary R. Hawpe, ed. and Ted Van Bebber, comp., 'Obituaries - Rites Today for Charles VanBebber,' Van Bibber Pioneers E-Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 2 (December 2001), pp. 21 - 22.


Final rites were scheduled for 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) for Charles Elliott Van Bebber, 80, who died in a Ukiah hospital Sunday.

A native Californian, he had lived at 370 East San Francisco in Willits for many years. He was a retired state highway employee.

Rev. John Foster of the Willits Methodist church will conduct the services. Odd Fellows Lodge No. 277 of Willits will assist at the interment in the Willits cemetery.

Surviving are Van Bebber s widow, Nina, a daughter, Ila P. Johnson of Fort Bragg, three sisters, Bertha Cleveland of Ukiah, Nellie Snow of Redding, and Anne Talbot of San Louis Obispo; and four brothers, Fred, William and Jim of Willits, and Ray of Montana.

The Willits News, Willits, CA
Wednesday, November 22, 1961

From Gary R. Hawpe, ed. and Ted Van Bebber, comp., 'Couple Honored on 50th Wedding Anniversary Here,' Van Bibber Pioneers E-Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 3 (January 2002), p. 17.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Bebber were feted on their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon and family reunion given for them by their daughter, Ila Johnson of Fort Bragg, and grandson, Ted Van Bebber, formerly of Willits, April 28, at their home on San Francisco Avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Van Bebber have lived most of their lives in and around Willits, although he was born in Humboldt and she in Sonoma County. They slipped away from the Rose Festival in Santa Rosa which they were attending with their families and were secretly married on April 27, 1907.

Two daughters were born to the Van Bebbers in Willits, and they are now the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren, all of whom were present at the reunion in honor of their anniversary.

Mr. Van Bebber worked for several lumber mills in Willits in the early days including the old Irvine and Muir mill, and was employed by the state when he retired 11 years ago.

A huge tiered wedding cake dominated the buffet table during the luncheon Sunday and the Van Bebbers were presented with many lovely gifts.

Present to congratulate them were their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Johnson of Fort Bragg; and their grandchildren, Leslie Ann Johnson of Fort Bragg, Ted Van Bebber of San Francisco, Frank Louwaert of Hayward, Charles Louwaert of San Rafael, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bettencourt (nee Nina Louwaert) of San Rafael, Michael and Madeline Louwaert of San Anselmo.

Also present were Mrs. Van Bebber s two sisters and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Kearse Fahy of San Francisco, and Mr. and Mrs. Lou James of Willits, as well as Mrs. Dorothy Pennebaker and her children, Fay and Buck , of San Francisco; and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar James of Willits.

The Willits News, Willits, Mendocino County, California -- May 8, 1957 -- Page 5.

Children of Charles Elliott VanBebber and Nina Rennison Taylor

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