George Qunicy Franklin Derby

16 March 1854–15 October 1927 (Age 73)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Qunicy Franklin

When George Qunicy Franklin Derby was born on 16 March 1854, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Erastus Herman Derby, was 43 and his mother, Ruhamah Burnham Knowlton, was 36. He married Martha Elizabeth Vaughan on 9 December 1883, in Arlington, Sibley, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Arlington Township, Sibley, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 15 October 1927, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Auburn, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.

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George Qunicy Franklin Derby
Martha Elizabeth Vaughan
Marriage: 9 December 1883
Robert Earl Derby
Ora Winnifred Derby
Harold Lynn Derby

Spouse and Children

9 December 1883
Arlington, Sibley, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 1

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Darby .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George Q Denby in household of E H Denby, "United States Census, 1880"
  • G Q Derby in household of E H Derby, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • George Q Derby, "United States Census, 1920"

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