George Washington Vanover

Male15 January 1859–17 June 1933

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Vanover was born on 15 January 1859, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, his father, John S. Vanover, was 25 and his mother, Luvenia Wall, was 17. He married Olive Josephine Robertson about 1880, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Vanover, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 5 Vanover, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 17 June 1933, in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery, Panther, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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George Washington Vanover
Olive Josephine Robertson
Marriage: about 1880
Clyde Vernon Vanover
Clara Ollie Vanover
Etta Victoria Vanover
Ira Lucy Vanover
Ellis Haskins Vanover
Mary Idella Vanover
Willie May Vanover
Eva Lena Vanover
Virgie Rae Vanover
Zula M Vanover
1906–after 1930

Sources (12)

  • Geo W Vanover, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W. Vanover, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • F W Vanover in entry for Wyman T Pruden and Virgie Vanover, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1880Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Van Oever, a topographic name from Middle Dutch oever ‘shore, river bank’, or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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