James Knight Rebbeck

Birth
Wiltshire, England
Death 1 Sep 1910 (aged 61)
British Columbia, Canada
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 6005651 · View Source
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Born in Lockeridge, Wiltshire, son of Cornelius REBBECK and Caroline Ruth KNIGHT. Raised by his grandparents in Devizes until 1863 when he sailed to Calcutta, India, to live with his married uncle James KNIGHT. Graduated from Bengal Engineering College. Sailed to Hong Kong in 1881 where he worked at Victoria Foundry--one of his accomplishments there was designing, installing and testing the brakes for the Peak Tram which opened in 1888. Also in 1888 he married and moved to Macao where his first child was born. About 1892 he took a job in Victoria, B.C., Canada, at Albion Iron Works--again on steam engines and paddlewheel steamers. He is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria. Survived by his wife Lili d'Abbadie Rebbeck (1863--1935) and three children, Lilette (1889--1956), Gundrid 1895--1892), and James (1898--1981). James was my father. (This site required me to pick a US state for burial so I picked Washington State where he has three generations of descendants though he was buried in B.C. Judy RayJudyW@aol.com)


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  • Created by: Judy Rebbeck
  • Added: 29 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6005651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Knight Rebbeck (21 Sep 1848–1 Sep 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6005651, citing Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Judy Rebbeck (contributor 46513217) .