George Merrick Sanford

Male23 August 1855–1943

Brief Life History of George Merrick

When George Merrick Sanford was born on 23 August 1855, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Sanford, was 33 and his mother, Almira Philura Goodwell, was 33. He married Lizzie Viletta Fisherdick on 23 August 1888, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1943, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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George Merrick Sanford
Lizzie Viletta Fisherdick
Marriage: 23 August 1888
Robert Arden Sanford
Marian Julia Sanford
Ruth Delilah Sanford
Frances Elizabeth Sanford

Sources (33)

  • George Sanford in household of Daniel Sanford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sanford, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • George M. Sanford, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1888Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 8

    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.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 26

    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

    English (Devon): variant of Sandford .

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

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