George Walden Gifford

1821–10 April 1826 (Age 5)
Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George Walden

When George Walden Gifford was born in 1821, in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nicholas Gifford, was 23 and his mother, Rhoda Walden, was 22. He died on 10 April 1826, in his hometown, at the age of 5.

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Nicholas Gifford
1798–1849
Rhoda Walden
1799–1866
George Walden Gifford
1821–1826
Charles N Gifford
1822–1896
Anna Elizabeth Gifford
1826–1917
Mary E Gifford
1831–1902

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World Events (2)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens . 2. possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard , which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

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

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