George Ernest Skaggs

Male17 May 1884–1 June 1975

Brief Life History of George Ernest

When George Ernest Skaggs was born on 17 May 1884, in Florence, Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, Dotson Elbert Skaggs, was 50 and his mother, Mary M. Stapp, was 44. He lived in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1920 and United States in 1930. He died on 1 June 1975, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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George Ernest Skaggs
Florence Ada Betzer
Harriett Nancy Skaggs

Sources (18)

  • Hester George Skaggs in household of Nancy Skaggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Ernest Skaggs, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • George E Skaggs, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Skeggs, itself a variant, with post-medieval excrescent -s, of Skegg, a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English skegg ‘beard’ (Old Scandinavian skegg), for someone with a beard. Compare Scaggs .

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

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