William Shaw George

21 March 1865–12 April 1925 (Age 60)
East Palestine, Unity Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Shaw

When William Shaw George was born on 21 March 1865, in East Palestine, Unity Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, William Shaw George, was 43 and his mother, Mary G Cavett, was 35. He married Annie Stewart Campbell in 1887, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1925 and lived in Unity, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1910 and East Palestine, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 12 April 1925, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shaw George
Annie Stewart Campbell
Marriage: 1887
William Campbell George
Margreta George
John Stewart George
Frank Cavitt George
Dorothy George
Lois M George
Robert Barnett George
Janet George
William Shaw George III

Spouse and Children


    Annie Stewart Campbell


Columbiana, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    William Shaw George


    Mary G Cavett




    Frank W George


    John C George


    Jane Elizabeth "Jennie" George



World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

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, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of 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 saints and martyrs 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 St. 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. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates from other European languages, including German Georg and Greek patronymics such as Georgiou, Georgiadis, Georgopoulos, and the status name Papageorgiou ‘priest George’. In Englishspeaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of Greek surnames such as Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’ and patronymics such as Giorgopoulos ‘son of George’. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William S, Jr George in household of William S George, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William George in household of William S George, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William S George, "United States Census, 1920"

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