George Washington Usher

31 May 1857–28 February 1939 (Age 81)
Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

George Washington Usher was born on 31 May 1857, in Ohio, United States as the son of William Usher and Mrs William Usher. He married Rosa McCaffrey about 1880, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cambridge City, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 28 February 1939, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cambridge City, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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George Washington Usher
Rosa McCaffrey
Marriage: about 1880
Mary Elizabeth Usher
Jerome Mark “Romie” Usher
Charlotte Usher
George William Usher

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  • Marriage
    about 1880Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 3
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 24
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    1 English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession .2 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

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

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    Sources (3)

    • George W Usher, "United States Census, 1900"
    • George Usher in entry for Mary Elizabeth Bryan, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
    • Geo. Wm. Usher Jr. in entry for George Wm. Usher Jr. and Anna C. Hanlon, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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