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Elder Jacob O Brubaker
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1840
Roanoke County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1920
Live Oak
Sutter County
California, USA


The subject of this sketch was born near Roanoke, Va., in 1840. He grew to manhood in the State where he was born. He united with the Church of the Brethren when he was about 20 years of age. He heard the call much younger but was thought to be too young to be received into the church.

In 1862 he united in marriage to Elizabeth Riffey. To this union were born nine children one dying in infancy. During his early married life he moved to Illinois, locating in Christian County, where he was called to the ministry in 1873.

In 1885 he moved to Butler County, Kans., and a few months later to McPherson County. Here he did considerable work for the church in the rural communities adjacent to McPherson. He was living here when the college started. Eight years later he moved again this time locating near Guthrie, Okla., in the Mt. Hope church, where he labored for a number of years. He was ordained to the eldership in this congregation. Here most of his children were married later on moving elsewhere.

With the younger children he removed to North Dakota in the fall of 1901, where, several years later, his companion was called to her reward at their home in Minot, N. Dak., and laid to rest in the cemetery at Surrey, N. Dak.

Sept. 4, 1910, he was married to Julia A. Barnhart, of Boonsville, Va. They spent some months in New Mexico, after which they lived at Live Oak, Calif., where they lived happily together until the end. His companion proved to be a great comfort to him in his declining years, remaining by his side until she had done all that human hands could do.

At an early hour of Oct. 7, 1920, he peacefully passed over. His funeral was largely attended, showing the esteem by which he was held in the community. His place at church was seldom vacant until his health began to fail. He took great interest in the work of the church and often expressed his regret concerning the worldly trend of the church. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. C. Ernest Davis, assisted by Bro. J.W. Barnett. Text, Rev. 2:17.

W.R. Brubaker
Live Oak, Calif.

Published in The Gospel Messenger, October 30, 1920, page 662
Family links: 
  John Brubaker (1811 - 1887)
  Susannah Brower Flora Brubaker (1816 - 1886)
  Elizabeth Riffey Brubaker (1843 - 1907)
  Julia Ann Peters Davis (1857 - 1952)*
  Idia C Brubaker (1863 - 1864)*
  Enoch L. Brubaker (1865 - 1952)*
  Anna E Brubaker Musselman (1867 - 1942)*
  Laura A Brubaker Miller (1870 - 1947)*
  Charles F. Brubaker (1873 - 1961)*
  Rose Brubaker Norton (1873 - 1946)*
  John Henry Brubaker (1876 - 1941)*
  William R. Brubaker (1878 - 1963)*
  Mary M. Brubaker Holderman Ames (1881 - 1977)*
  Samuel F Brubaker (1835 - 1909)*
  Henry L Brubaker (1838 - 1872)*
  Jacob O Brubaker (1840 - 1920)
  Mary F Brubaker (1843 - 1859)*
  Sarah E. Brubaker Slusher (1845 - 1930)*
  Magdalena A Brubaker (1848 - 1864)*
  Daniel R. Brubaker (1850 - 1928)*
  Elizabeth V. Brubaker Campbell (1852 - ____)*
  John Y. Brubaker (1855 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Live Oak Cemetery
Live Oak
Sutter County
California, USA
Created by: Rebecca Brubaker Freeman
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
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Elder Jacob O Brubaker
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Elder Jacob O Brubaker
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