Stephan George

1834–6 March 1922 (Age 88)
Baughurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Stephan

When Stephan George was born in 1834, in Baughurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry George, was 32 and his mother, Eve Marshall, was 31. He married Elizabeth Ann Cron on 2 August 1899. He lived in New Glarus, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1850. He died on 6 March 1922, in Sheridan, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 88.

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Stephan George
1834–1922
Elizabeth Ann Cron
1836–1921
Marriage: 2 August 1899

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MARRIAGE
2 August 1899

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1843

Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several saints and martyrs of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates from other European languages, including German Georg and Greek patronymics such as Georgiou, Georgiadis, Georgopoulos, and the status name Papageorgiou ‘priest George’. In Englishspeaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of Greek surnames such as Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’ and patronymics such as Giorgopoulos ‘son of George’. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Steven George in household of Henry George, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen George, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"
  • Stephen George, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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