George Andrew Humphrey

7 May 1877–27 February 1953 (Age 75)
Upshur, West Virginia, United States

The Life of George Andrew

When George Andrew Humphrey was born on 7 May 1877, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Walter Keys Humphrey, was 43 and his mother, Barbara Burdit Riffle, was 39. He lived in Banks Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 February 1953, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salem Cemetery, Gaines, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Joseph Walter Keys Humphrey
Barbara Burdit Riffle
Elizabeth F Humphrey
Gordon B Humphrey
Mary J Humphrey
John Chapman Humphrey
Sarah E Humphrey
Rebecca B Humphrey
David Jackson Humphrey
William Jasper Humphrey
James N Humphrey
George Andrew Humphrey
Harriet E Humphrey

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • George Humphres in household of Barbara B Humphres, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George A Humphrey in household of Joseph W Humphrey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A Humphrey in household of Joseph Humphrey, "United States Census, 1880"

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