George Joseph Heilig

28 December 1877–3 February 1954 (Age 76)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary 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. He died on 3 February 1954, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, 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 M Heilig
Fern Heileg
George Edwards Heilig
Eva Belle Heilig
Lloyd Edwards Heilig

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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.

Sources (24)

  • George Heiliy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Geo Heilig, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Heilig in household of Genova Heilig, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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