George Albert Elwood

1854–1906 (Age 52)
Iowa, United States

The Life of George Albert

When George Albert Elwood was born in 1854, in Iowa, United States, his father, Kinsey Elwood, was 28 and his mother, Percey Elizabeth Dawes, was 19. He married Lydia Meloa Sparks on 12 October 1876, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brookfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Greene Township, Worth, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 10 June 1906, in Riceville, Mitchell, Iowa, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Albert Elwood
Lydia Meloa Sparks
Marriage: 12 October 1876
Alma Blanche Elwood
John Lester Elwood
Lewis Kinsey Elwood
Joseph Reed Elwood
Robert Albert Elwood
Harrison M Elwood
Bessie Lydia Elwood

Spouse and Children

12 October 1876
Clinton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

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 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 14

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, which is probably named from Old English ellern ‘elder tree’ + wudu ‘wood’. 2. from the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’. In the British Isles this spelling is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Geo Elwood in household of Kinsey Elwood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albert Elwood in household of Kinsy Elwood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Albert Elwood, "United States Census, 1880"

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