George Joseph Heilig

Male28 December 1877–3 February 1954

Brief Life History of George Joseph

When George Joseph Heilig was born on 28 December 1877, in Iowa, United States, his father, Conrad Heilig, was 41 and his mother, Geneva Iselie, was 41. He married Eunice Eva Edwards on 21 May 1907, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 3 February 1954, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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George Joseph Heilig
Eunice Eva Edwards
Marriage: 21 May 1907
Mary Genevive Heilig
Grace Heilig
William Melvin Heilig
Fern Heileg
George Edwards Heilig
Eva Belle Heilig
Lloyd Edwards Heilig

Sources (30)

  • George Heilig, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Joseph Heilig - Church record: birth-name: George Joseph Heilig
  • George Heilig en el registro de Lloyd E. Heilig, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1907Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    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.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 7

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 21

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German heilec, German heilig ‘holy’, a nickname for a pious person or someone with a trusting temperament.

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

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