George Henry Stillwell

22 December 1861–1 May 1920 (Age 58)
Taylor, West Virginia, United States

The Life of George Henry

When George Henry Stillwell was born on 22 December 1861, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, his father, Armsey Washington Stillwell, was 35 and his mother, Martha Jane Travis, was 29. He married Laura May Sandridge in 1891. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Webster, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Courthouse Magisterial District, Taylor, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 1 May 1920, in Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Flemington, Taylor, West Virginia, United States.

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George Henry Stillwell
Laura May Sandridge
Marriage: 1891
Lawrence Herman Stilwell

Spouse and Children



    Lawrence Herman Stilwell


Parents and Siblings

    Armsey Washington Stillwell


    Martha Jane Travis





    Lectia Olive Stillwell


    Thomas Edward Stilwell


World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

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

English: topographic name from Middle English stille ‘calm’, ‘quiet’, + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place, now lost, of which the first element may have been Old English stigel, stigol ‘stile’, ‘steep place’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Stilwell in household of A W Stilwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Stilwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Stilwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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