George Merritt Annis

11 April 1852–16 October 1920 (Age 68)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of George Merritt

George Merritt Annis was born on 11 April 1852, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. He married Lydia Minetta Butler on 17 May 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 16 October 1920, in Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States.

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George Merritt Annis
Lydia Minetta Butler
Marriage: 17 May 1876
Bessie Maude Annis
Arthur Butler Annis
Lucile Annis

Spouse and Children

17 May 1876


World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English female personal name Annes, Old French Anes, vernacular form of Late Latin Agnes, which is in turn an adaptation of the Greek name Hagnē ‘pure’, ‘holy’. St. Agnes was a virgin martyr, one of those who suffered under the persecutions of Diocletian in 303 ad . Her name was associated by folk etymology with Latin agnus ‘lamb’, and in medieval art she is often depicted with a lamb (the lamb of God).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George M Annis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • G M Annis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Annis, "United States Census, 1900"

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