George Sheffield

26 February 1873–16 January 1916 (Age 42)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of George

When George Sheffield was born on 26 February 1873, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, George St John Sheffield, was 30 and his mother, Mary Stewart, was 27. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 16 January 1916, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in North Tarrytown, Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York, United States.

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George St John Sheffield
Mary Stewart
Stewart Sheffield
Joseph Earl Sheffield
George Sheffield

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

Age 13

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in South Yorkshire, so called from the river name Sheaf (from Old English scēað ‘boundary’) + Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’. There are also minor places of the same name in Sussex (from Old English scēap, scīp ‘sheep’ + feld) and Berkshire (from Old English scēo ‘shelter’, ‘shed’ + feld), which may have contributed to the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Sheffield in household of G St J Sheffield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo Sheffield, "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"
  • George Sheffield, "Find A Grave Index"

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