William Henry George

27 June 1847–after 24 July 1888 (Age 41)
Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry George was born on 27 June 1847, in Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, his father, Henry A George, was 26 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 26. He married Charlotte Amelia Young about 1867, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1855 and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 July 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know William Henry? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Henry George
1847–1888
Charlotte Amelia Young
1846–1880
Marriage: about 1867
Mary Millicent George
1869–1918
Joseph Henry George
1869–1871
Harry George
1880–1880
William Henry George
1871–1901
John Henry George
1874–1879
Frederick Henry George
1875–1936
Harry Edward George
1878–1887

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1867Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848
    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, French, and Romanian: from the personal name George, Latin Georgius, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of Greek geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several Christian martyrs and saints of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages Saint George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Georg , Assyrian/Chaldean Giwargis, Gewargis , or Georgis , and Albanian Gjergji , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Georgiadis , Georgopoulos , Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’, and Papageorgiou , Romanian Georgescu or Gheorghescu, Serbian Djordjevic . The name George is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Geevarghese and Varghese ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.German: variant of Georg .Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name George (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Georgiou
    Jurik
    Gewargis
    Gikas
    Geevarghese
    Girgis
    Juric
    Djuric
    Jorge
    Jorgensen
    Djokic
    Giorgio
    Jirik
    Joerg
    Jorissen
    Juris
    Jirak
    Jurgens
    Joers
    Durica
    Georgiades
    Georgopoulos
    Ganta
    Gyure
    Georgeson
    Georgia
    Goerke
    Georg
    Djukic
    Jugan
    Goranson
    Jorn
    Jirsa
    Jerzak
    Jergens
    Georgen
    Georgescu
    Jory
    Jurs
    Kevorkian
    Georges
    Jerke
    Georgis
    Jurkovic
    Jerge
    Georgas
    Georgiev
    Gazzo
    Georgi
    Georgakopoulos
    Goulas
    Gevorgyan
    Djordjevic
    Durko
    Gergen
    Goergen
    Gjergji
    Jerger
    Joerger
    Gheorghe
    Jore
    Jurman

    Sources (48)

    • William George in household of Henry George, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm Henry in entry for Joseph Henry George, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Wm H George in household of Henry George, "United States Census, 1860"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.