George Herschell Duty

13 August 1849–26 December 1932 (Age 83)
Revere, Clark, Missouri, United States

The Life of George Herschell

When George Herschell Duty was born on 13 August 1849, in Revere, Clark, Missouri, United States, his father, Israel Duty, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Hill, was 25. He married Isadore Viola Ellis on 5 October 1880, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Oxford, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 December 1932, in Keokuk Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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George Herschell Duty
Isadore Viola Ellis
Marriage: 5 October 1880
Frank Ellis Duty
Grace Elizabeth Duty
Ethel Mary Duty

Spouse and Children

5 October 1880
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 8

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Possibly a Americanized spelling of French Duthie or Dutey, both variants of Dutil , or a translation of French Dudevoir, which is probably a dit-name in origin, from one of the regiments that served in New France, perhaps a nickname for someone obsessed with duty.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Duty in household of Israel Duty, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George H Duty, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geo H Duty, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"

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