George Waddington

12 August 1840–28 December 1915 (Age 75)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of George

When George Waddington was born on 12 August 1840, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, William David Waddington, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Ogden, was 29. He married Elizabeth Van Rensselaer on 3 June 1873. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 28 December 1915, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint Luke Catholic Cemetery, Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.

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George Waddington
Elizabeth Van Rensselaer
Marriage: 3 June 1873
Mary Elizabeth Waddington
Euphemia Van Rensselaer Waddington

Spouse and Children

3 June 1873


Parents and Siblings

    William David Waddington


    Mary Elizabeth Ogden




    Gertrude G Waddington



    Euretta Waddington


World Events (8)


Age 4

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Wada’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Wadlington, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Geo Waddington in household of Eliz Van Renssellaer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Waddington in household of William Waddington, "New York State Census, 1855"

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