Thomas Isaac VanBebber

M, (5 November 1874 - 9 June 1939)
     Thomas Isaac VanBebber was born on 5 November 1874 at Missouri. He was the son of Calvin VanBebber and Barthena A. VanBebber. Thomas Isaac VanBebber died on 9 June 1939 at Lakeport, Lake County, California, at age 64 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was buried on 14 June 1939 Hopland, Mendocino County, California.
     From Gary R. Hawpe, ed. and Ted Van Bebber, comp., 'Funeral Rites for Tom Van Bebber Held Yesterday,' Van Bibber Pioneers E-Newsletter, Vol. 4 No. 8 (June 2001), pp. 17 - 18.

Fisherman Drops Dead At His Cabin Friday Here

Funeral services were held yesterday morning at Jones Mortuary for Thomas I. Van Bebber, 65, well known Lakeport resident for the past twenty years, who died suddenly at his cabin Friday, shortly after the noon hour.

Although the deceased had not been in the best of health for a number of months and was a sufferer from a stomach ailment, heart trouble caused his passing.

Van Bebber had been sitting on the porch of his cabin prior to his death. He complained of dizziness and went into the house. His body was later found near his bed by Robert Lange, caretaker at Campers' Beach, where Van Bebber resided.

The deceased was a native of Missouri, born November 8, 1874. He came to California with his parents when a lad of four years of age. The family home was established in Mendocino county and Mr. Van Bebber resided at Hopland until he moved to Lakeport to engage in commercial fishing.

A brother Jake and a number of nieces and nephews of Willits survive.

Coroner L. J. Calahan held an inquest at the Russell parlors and the remains were taken to the Jones Mortuary Monday morning.

Interment was made in the family plot at Hopland.

Lake County Bee, Lakeport, California, Thursday, June 15, 1939, Page 5.


Information from Certificate of Death, State of California:
Place of death: Dist No. 1751, County of Lake, Lakeport, California.
Name: Thomas Isaac Van Bebber
Residence: Lakeport, California
Sex: Male; Race: White
Single / Married: No entry
Birth: Nov. 8, 1874
Age: 64 years 7 months 1 day
Trade: Fisherman
Birthplace: City unknown; State Missouri
Father: Calvin Van Bebber
Birthplace: City unknown; State of Missouri
Mother: Birthani Van Bibber
Birthplace: City unknown; State of Missouri
Length of residence: City of death: 18 years; in California 50 years
Informant: Edna Minton, Lakeport, Calif.
Removal to Hopland Calif. 6/14/39; Burial
Embalmer: Millicent B. Russell
Funeral director: Jones Mortuary, Lakeport, California
Date of death: June 9, 1939
Cause: Angina Pectoris; natural causes
Chas. A. Craig, M.D., Lakeport, Cal.
L. J. Calahan, Coroner, County of Lake.
Last Edited=31 Jul 2011