George Ira Gosnell

Male3 September 1866–15 November 1938

Brief Life History of George Ira

When George Ira Gosnell was born on 3 September 1866, in Glassy, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Matthew Gosnell, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Green, was 24. He married Nettie Ann Atkins about 1887, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in O'Neal, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 15 November 1938, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

George Ira Gosnell
Nettie Ann Atkins
Marriage: about 1887
Horace Cleveland Gosnell
Bertha L. Gosnell
Bessie L. Gosnell
Herman Lee Gosnell
Harry Grover Gosnell
Leila Mae Gosnell
George V "Charlie" Gosnell
Effie Myrtle Gosnell
Haskel Gosnell

Sources (16)

  • G I Gosnell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George I. Gosnell - Government record: birth-name: George I. Gosnell
  • George I. Gosnell, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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  • Marriage
    about 1887Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    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 The Amendment was later repealed.

    1871 · KKK Supression

    Age 5

    In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.


    Age 20

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning


    perhaps a habitational name from Goss Hall, in Ash, Kent, recorded as Gosehale in 1210–12 and as Gosenhale (in a surname) in 1230. It may have denoted ‘Gosa's nook of land’ (Old English Gōsa, genitive singular Gōsan + halh, dative singular hale). By the early 1200s a member of this Kent family had apparently acquired property in Fritton, Suffolk, where the surname subsequently ramified in the later medieval and early modern periods.

    apparently a habitational name from Gonsal, in Condover, Shropshire, but the place name is recorded in medieval documents only as a manorial surname (de Gosenhull) and it is possible that the place was named after a 13th-century owner who came from elsewhere. On heraldic grounds the Shrops family has been tentatively identified with the Suffolk/Kent family in 1 above. The early spellings of the Shrops name, however, consistently point to a derivation from Old English hyll ‘hill ’, thus ‘Gosa's hill’, not ‘Gosa' s nook of land’. While the possibility cannot be ruled out that Gosenhull was a local re-interpretation of Gosenhale, the linguistic and the heraldic evidence are not easily reconciled.

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

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