George Washington Wasson

18 December 1859–20 May 1932 (Age 72)
Hull, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Wasson was born on 18 December 1859, in Hull, Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry R Wasson, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Ann Mahalia Mewmaw, was 25. He married Alta Holland Haskins on 9 December 1888, in Hull, Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Kinderhook, Pike, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 20 May 1932, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hull, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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George Washington Wasson
Alta Holland Haskins
Marriage: 9 December 1888
Frank Ninnis Wasson
Ray George Wasson
Roy G. Wasson
Floyd Eldon Wasson
Lawrence L. Wasson
Leslie Loren Wasson
Mae Slyvia Wasson
Joseph Nelvin Wasson
Florence Lela Wasson
Earl Wasson
John Merle Wasson
Mary R Wasson

Spouse and Children

9 December 1888
Hull, Pike, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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

Scottish and northern Irish:1. from the Norman personal name Wasso or Wazo ( see Wass ). 2. perhaps a variant of Watson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Wasson in household of Henry Wasson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Wasson in household of Margrit Wasson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W Wasson, "United States Census, 1930"

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