Seeking information on Rambo/Rambaud, Rothrock and Gabhart/Gebhart/ Gabhardt in Malheur Co, Oregon.
Lucinda (Zina/Sina) Rothrock was the 4th child and second daughter of Lewis Rothrock and Ruth Masterson.She was born on the 21 Feb 1877 probably in Umatilla Co, Oregon, but possibly in Walla Walla Co, Washington.Very little is known about her early life.
Zina was married twice.The first time was in about 1896 in Umatilla Co, Oregon to Jack GABHART/GEBHART.Oregon State Archive records list Jack Gabhart from Union Co, Oregon as being in the Oregon penitentiary on 15 Oct 1900 and again on 12 Nov 1905.No idea what he was convicted of, but it appears that Zina must have divorced him around this time.Zina’s daughter Zubal (Ruby) is living with her grandparents John and Dorinda Gabhart in Union Co, Oregon in 1900.However I can not locate Zina or Jack on the 1910 census.
Child of Lucinda Rothrock and Jack Gabhart:
Zubel/Ruby Leona GABHART (RAMBO) born ca 1897/8 Oregon – (possibly 12 Sep 1897 in Union Co as a Ruby Leona Gabhart Ford applied for a delayed birth certificate).Listed as Rambo on 1910 census.Married possible 3 times.BYU Western States Marriage Index shows marriage of Wade Walker to Ruby Leona Gabhardt at Caldwell, Canyon Co, Idaho on 21 Oct 1916 (#91778, Vol 8 pg 384).Apparently they divorced before 1920. 2 children with Walker, Betty and Robert.Unknown what happened to them.BYU Western States Marriage Index shows marriage of Harry E Williams to Ruby Leona Walker at Boise, Ada Co, Idaho on 10 May 1920 (#88956, Vol 15 pg 387).Unknown what happened to Harry Williams as Ruby is going by Ford when she applies for a delayed birth certificate.No information about the marriage to Ford.No further information on Ruby.
Zina then married Peter Rambo/Rambaud between 1898 and 1910, unknown where.However I can not locate either of them on the 1900 census.Peter was from France and apparently immigrated in the 1870's or 1880's (year varies by census).
1910 Hoodas Prect, Malheur Co, Oregon pg 149B – Ancestry pg 2 of 11 Peter Rambo age 45 married once 14 years born France Father born France Mother born France Occupation: Camp tender – sheep campImmigrated 1881 Naturalized Zina(wife) age 32 married once 14 years 1 child 1 living born Washington Father born North Carolina Mother born Washington Zubal (dau) age 12 single born Oregon Father born France Mother born Washington
Child of Lucinda Rothrock and Peter Rambo:
Lewis F. RAMBO/RAMBAUD born ca 1911 Idaho.Lewis is listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses with his parents.After that it is a mystery as I have not been able to locate any information on Lewis other than a marriage record and information from the Nyssa Cemetery.BYU Western States Marriage Index shows Lewis F Rambaud married Aretha Smith at Weiser, Washington Co, ID on 22 Aug 1940(#281683, Vol 12, pg 179).Unknown where he died, but he is buried in the Nyssa Cemetery.(Lewis F born 20 July 1910, died 13 Jan 1961. Lewis is listed as Ore WWII BSM-PH Pfc Co K 121 Inf.– there is also in the cemetery a Clarla N Settles Rambaud born 1905 and died 1982, possibly Lewis’s wife.OR Death Index & SSDI shows Clara born 25 Dec 1905 died 5 Mar 1982 – however husband is listed as Frank, so possibly it was Lewis Frank.)Unable to locate Lewis on the Oregon Death Index so he possibly died in Idaho, but the Idaho Death Index only goes through 1951.Lewis died at the age of 50 so is not listed on the Social Security Death Index.
1920 Owyhee, Malheur Co, Oregon pg 8B – Ancestry pg 6 of 11 Peter T. Rambaud age 55 married born France Father born France Mother born France Occupation: Farmer – sheep camp Immigrated 1881 Naturalized 1896 Sina(wife) age 41 married born Washington Father born North Carolina Mother born Washington Lewis (son) age 9single born Idaho Father born France Mother born Washington Ruby L. Walker (stepdau) age 22 divorced born Oregon Father born Kansas Mother born Washington Bettie L. Walker (step-gdau) age 2-9/12 singleborn Idaho Father born Idaho Mother born Oregon Robert J. Walker (step-gson) age 1-1/12 single born Idaho Father born Idaho Mother born Oregon
There is also a Pete Rambo living with the Frank DeBord family in Malheur Co.It is possible that Peter spent time at a sheep camp and got counted twice, once with his family and once with his employer’s family.
Pete Rambo age 55 married born France Father born France Mother born France Occupation:Herder – sheep Immigrated 1872Naturalized 1881
1930 – Nyssa, Malheur Co, Oregon pg 207A – Ancestry pg 5 of 11 Peter F. Rambaud age 65married – 1st time at 40 born FranceFather born France Mother born France Occupation:Foreman – sheep camp Zina L(wife) age 52married – 1st time at 27 born WashingtonFather born US Mother born US Lewis F(son) age 19single born Idaho Father born France Mother born Washington Attending school
Lucinda died 12 Dec 1938 in Malheur Co, Oregon.(Listed on OR Death Index as Zina Rambeaud).Peter RAMBO/RAMBAUD died on 2 Dec 1949 Malheur Co, Oregon (Listed on Oregon Death Index as Rambaud).Both are buried at the Nyssa Cemetery, Malheur Co, Oregon as well as Lewis and possibly Lewis's wife, Clarla N Settles Rambaud.
If any of this sounds like it ties in with your line, please let me know.Zina/Sina's line has been one of those brick walls for so long.