August Vital Francois Joseph DeBacker

M, #21, (1863 - 1921)
August Vital Francois Joseph DeBacker|b. 12 Aug 1863\nd. 23 Jun 1921|p21.htm|Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker|b. 28 Nov 1835\nd. 2 Jan 1918|p32.htm|Hortence DeDonder|b. 31 Mar 1840\nd. 25 Jan 1923|p33.htm|Arnauld F. De Backer|b. 19 May 1794\nd. 1870|p448.htm|Sophie F. Callewaert|b. 17 Oct 1802\nd. 4 Feb 1854|p449.htm|Philippe A. DeDonder|b. 17 Jul 1800\nd. 16 Apr 1869|p451.htm|Rosalie Derodere|b. 1805\nd. 20 Sep 1879|p452.htm|

Relationship=Father of Leopold Joseph DeBacker.
Last Edited=25 Sep 2011
August Debacker c. 1914

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OriginBelgian
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August Vital Francois Joseph DeBacker was born on August 12, 1863 in Renaix (Ronse), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.1 He was the son of Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker and Hortence DeDonder. He married Della Gaume, daughter of Francis Gaume and Della Pickering, on January 6, 1887 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas; Sponsors: Camillus Pessemier & Maria DeDonder. He died on June 23, 1921 in St Marys at age 57.

He was a physician in St Marys. This was back in the “horse-and-buggy” days when tuberculosis was known as consumption, diphtheria was called “Putrid Sore Throat”, and the Grippe was what folks called the flu. In those days, doctors charged $10 to deliver a baby and $1 for a house call. Patients could get a prescription for Laudanum (tincture of opium) or morphine as easily as they could for Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters or Colden’s Liquid Beef Tonic2. He was a Biology Professor in St. Marys College, St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. He emigrated in 1883 from Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was found on a passenger list with Vital Eugene Louis DeBacker on October 29, 1883 in New York City, New York; The family arrived aboard the SS Nederland from Antwerp, Belgium on October 29, 1883 in at New York City, New York. Their place of origin is shown as France – a mistake made by the Dutch captain probably because the parents and the children all spoke French. From New York, the DeBacker’s next destination was the remote corner of northeast Kansas some 1400 miles away. There is little doubt that in 1883 that they would have traveled by any other means than by way of the railroads.3 He appeared in a group photo with others about 1914 in St Marys, Kansas. See exhibit. He registered for the military draft in September, 1918 at age 55 in Westmorland, Kansas.4 He appeared in a group photo with others about 1919 in St Marys. See exhibit. August Vital Francois Joseph DeBacker lived at St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.
For more information see article The DeBacker Family.

Census

1900St Marys, Pottawatomie County, KansasAugust Vital Francois Joseph DeBacker and Della DeBacker appeared on the census of 1900 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Leopold Joseph DeBacker, Victor C. DeBacker, Francis DeBacker, Vital Gervaise DeBacker, Felix DeBacker, Andrew Philip DeBacker and Theophile DeBacker.5
1910St Marys, Pottawatomie County, KansasHe and Della DeBacker appeared on the census of 1910 in St Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, - listed in the same household: Leopold Joseph DeBacker, Francis DeBacker, Vital Gervaise DeBacker, Felix DeBacker, Andrew Philip DeBacker, John Baptiste DeBacker, Gustav Clement DeBacker, Joseph DeBacker and Marie DeBacker.6
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Children of August Vital Francois Joseph DeBacker and Della Gaume

Citations

  1. [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration.
  2. [S398] Candy Moulton, The Writer's Guide To Everyday Life in the Wild West. (Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1999).
  3. [S270] New York. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. Micropublication T715. Rolls # 5592-6267. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  4. [S257] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1] 1900 Census, St. Marys, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, ED 148, Sheet 7 (pg 15).
  6. [S9] 1910 United States Census, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas (Washington: National Archives And Records Administration) ,.
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