James Thomas Larrabee

1871 - 1953

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James Thomas Larrabee

1871 - 1953
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Grave site information of James Thomas Larrabee (1871 - 1953) at American Fork Cemetery in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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James Thomas Larrabee

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American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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rcarlsen

June 8, 2012
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B Hold

May 21, 2012

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Story of 3 young brothers as told by Inez Larrabee Herrin

Contributor: rcarlsen Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

One experience that was outstanding and gave me a good deal of thought I will relate. Dad was born in Pennsylvania and while quite young moved to West Virginia. His mother died when he was 3 leaving three sons – Jim, age 7, Dan, age 5, and George (my father), the baby. Apparently food was hard to acquire for Grandpa Larrabee. They lived in the back woods. In fact it was deep in the woods and the country was wild. One day Grandpa had to go in search of work to get more food for those little boys. He called them together and told them there was a barrell of crackers in the cabin and that was enough food to last several days. He cautioned them to stay close to the house and close the door at night. He would be back within a week. Off he went on his horse, leaving those little souls all alone. A short time before this, Grandpa had taken the boys to a Bible class and they were told a story from the Bible about wicked people who had made fun of the Lord’s prophet and had said “Go down old bald head, go down old bald head!” (I don’t know where that is in the Bible). Anyway, the Lord became angry and had some wild bears come and eat up the children. Well, as Jim, Dan and George were playing near their home they remembered this story and were talking about it. One of them jumped up and said, “Go down old bald head!” and the others joined in unison shouting and running around calling this over and over again. Suddenly, from out of the thick trees came a big black bear and he headed for those boys. They screamed and ran for the house, but forgot to shut the door. They slept in a loft overhead and each made for the ladder to get up there and barely made it. Jim pulled the ladder up so they were out of reach of the bear. This wild animal came into the house, nosed through and tipped over everything that he could and he found the barrel of crackers. He lay down and ate and ate. He tried and tried to reach the children above him, but it was too high for him. He finally lay down and went to sleep. Those poor little boys. They cried and cried. No one to help them. No food or water and they knew if they tried to get down that it was sure death! They stayed up there until the next morning. Finally they had enough courage to look down and they couldn’t see the bear anymore. They waited a little longer and finally they carefully and quietly made their way down the ladder and ran to close the door. That darn bear had eaten all of their food. He had dumped over the water too. They were in a sad condition, but our Heavenly Father was watching out for them. He whispered to their father and he turned his horse around and went back home. Grandpa was a good man and loved the Lord. I dearly loved him.

Life timeline of James Thomas Larrabee

1871
James Thomas Larrabee was born in 1871
James Thomas Larrabee was 18 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
James Thomas Larrabee was 27 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
James Thomas Larrabee was 32 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
James Thomas Larrabee was 43 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
James Thomas Larrabee was 58 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
James Thomas Larrabee was 59 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
James Thomas Larrabee was 74 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
James Thomas Larrabee died in 1953 at the age of 82
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