Rebecca

Rebecca

[ri-bek-uh]
Rebecca or Rebekah, wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob. One day, as was her custom, she drew water at the city well; while there she showed kindness to Eliezer, Abraham's servant. He had been sent to select a suitable wife for Abraham's son, Isaac, and he chose Rebecca. After years without children she bore the twins Jacob and Esau. Jacob was his mother's favorite, and for him she devised their deception of the blind Isaac. She is one of the four Jewish matriarchs.
Gratz, Rebecca, 1781-1869, American philanthropist, b. Philadelphia; daughter of Michael Gratz. Well known for her philanthropies in Philadelphia, she is remembered chiefly as the probable prototype of Rebecca in Scott's Ivanhoe, her charm and beauty having been described to Scott by Washington Irving. Her letters were edited by David Philipson (1929).

See biography by R. G. Osterweis (1935).

orig. Cicily Isabel Fairfield

(born Dec. 21, 1892, London, Eng.—died March 15, 1983, London) British journalist, novelist, and critic. Trained as an actress, from 1911 West contributed to the left-wing press and made a name as a fighter for woman suffrage. She had a 10-year love affair (1913–23) with the novelist H.G. Wells. Her novels, including The Judge (1922), The Thinking Reed (1936), and The Birds Fall Down (1966), attracted less attention than her social and cultural writings. Her admired reports on the Nürnberg trials were collected in A Train of Powder (1955). Her history of Yugoslavia, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1942), is regarded as one of the century's finest nonfiction works. In 1946 she reported on the trial for treason of William Joyce, articles that were later published as The Meaning of Treason (1949).

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orig. Cicily Isabel Fairfield

(born Dec. 21, 1892, London, Eng.—died March 15, 1983, London) British journalist, novelist, and critic. Trained as an actress, from 1911 West contributed to the left-wing press and made a name as a fighter for woman suffrage. She had a 10-year love affair (1913–23) with the novelist H.G. Wells. Her novels, including The Judge (1922), The Thinking Reed (1936), and The Birds Fall Down (1966), attracted less attention than her social and cultural writings. Her admired reports on the Nürnberg trials were collected in A Train of Powder (1955). Her history of Yugoslavia, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1942), is regarded as one of the century's finest nonfiction works. In 1946 she reported on the trial for treason of William Joyce, articles that were later published as The Meaning of Treason (1949).

Learn more about West, Dame Rebecca with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Rebecca is a city in Turner County, Georgia, United States, along the Alapaha River. The population was 246 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Rebecca is located at (31.806385, -83.487833).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 246 people, 87 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 314.8 people per square mile (121.8/km²). There were 104 housing units at an average density of 133.1/sq mi (51.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.42% White, 20.33% African American, 0.81% Native American, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 87 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,881. About 10.0% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.6% of those sixty five or over.

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