George Patterson Herriott Sr

4 February 1876–14 June 1929 (Age 53)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Patterson

When George Patterson Herriott Sr was born on 4 February 1876, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas H Herriott, was 26 and his mother, Wilhelmina Jones Patterson, was 22. He married Margaret Marshall McClelland on 5 July 1906. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in South Fayette Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 14 June 1929, in Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Allegheny City, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Patterson Herriott Sr
Margaret Marshall McClelland
Marriage: 5 July 1906
Henry Thomas Herriott
George Patterson Herriott Jr
Robert McClelland Herriott
Mary McClelland Herriott

Spouse and Children

5 July 1906


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas H Herriott


    Wilhelmina Jones Patterson




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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a pet form (with the suffix -ot) of the medieval personal name Herry, Harry (a variant of Henry ).2 Scottish: habitational name from a place, as for example Heriot to the south of Edinburgh, named with Middle English heriot, which denoted a piece of land restored to the feudal lord on the death of its tenant. The Middle English word is from Old English heregeatu, a compound of here ‘army’ + geatu ‘equipment’, referring originally to military equipment that was restored to the lord on the death of a vassal.3 English: habitational name from Herriard in Hampshire, which may have been named as ‘army quarters’ (Old English here ‘army’ + geard ‘enclosure’), or possibly from the Celtic terms hyr ‘long’ + garth ‘ridge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George P Herriott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George P Herriott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geo Patterson Herriet, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960"

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