George Pfister

21 May 1872–23 April 1953 (Age 80)
Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life of George

When George Pfister was born on 21 May 1872, in Effingham, Illinois, United States, his father, Casper Pfister, was 45 and his mother, Anna Amelia Quade, was 24. He married Susan Eva Spragg from 1910 to 1920, in Effingham, Illinois, United States. He lived in West Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States for about 60 years. He died on 23 April 1953, in Effingham, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Effingham, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Pfister
Susan Eva Spragg
Marriage: from 1910 to 1920

Spouse and Children

from 1910 to 1920
Effingham, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Casper Pfister


    Anna Amelia Quade




    Charles W. Pfister



    Anna Pfister


    Barbara Pfister



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a baker, from Middle High German pfister ‘baker’ (from Latin pistor).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Pfister in household of Casper Pfister, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Pfister, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Phister, "United States Census, 1940"

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