George Washington Askins

Male14 April 1829–31 May 1892

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Askins was born on 14 April 1829, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Askins, was 22 and his mother, Susanna Fitzcharles, was 17. He married Frances W Kochenderfer on 2 August 1865. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Oliver Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 31 May 1892, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery, Shermans Dale, Carroll Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Washington Askins
Elizabeth June Monpach
Mary E. Asken
Emily E Schaefer
Harry L Askins
Charles L Askins
Florence J Askin
Jesse Askins

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  • George Askin in household of Samuel Askin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W. Askins in entry for Charles A. Askins and Margaret E. Stump, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • George W Askin, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning


patronymic from the Middle English personal name Ask(et)in (see Askin 1) or a variant of Askin (1, 2, and 4), with post-medieval excrescent -s.

variant of Haskins with loss of initial H-.

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

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Biography and Family History of George W Askins

GEORGE W. ASKINS, merchant, Danville, was born in Landisburg, Perry County, Penn., April 14, 1829, to Samuel (a shoemaker) and Susannah (Fitzcharles) Askins, natives also of Pennsylvania, and of Scotc …

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