George Stevens Redfield

Brief Life History of George Stevens

When George Stevens Redfield was born in 1856, in St. Clair Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, his father, William Stevens Redfield, was 51 and his mother, Anna Maria Hollenbeck, was 41. He married Emma Elizabeth Griffin on 17 September 1882, in St. Clair, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Richland Township, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 21 September 1943, in Churchill Township, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Churchill Township, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States.

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George Stevens Redfield
Emma Elizabeth Griffin
Marriage: 17 September 1882
William Redfield
George A. Redfield
Myrtle Jeanette Redfield
Eva Redfield Wiltfong
Norman Syvenia Redfield
Bessie Verens Redfield

Sources (20)

  • George Readfield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Redfield, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • George Redfield, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

World Events (8)


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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from any of several placesso named in Scotland and England.

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

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