George Franklin Temple

1858–1950 (Age 92)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Temple was born in January 1858, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Davis Temple, was 33 and his mother, Susanna Louise DeWald, was 32. He married Katherine Hesselbein about 1879. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Penn Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Moreland, Moreland Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 January 1950, in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Temple
Katherine Hesselbein
Marriage: about 1879
Earnest Clayton Temple
Charles Ellery Temple

Spouse & Children

about 1879


Parents & Siblings



  • Wesley E Temple


  • Mary Catherine Temple


  • William Thomas Temple


  • Temple


  • John D. Temple


+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 5

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Temple in household of John D Temple, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Temple in household of Archie Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Temple, "United States Census, 1920"

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