George Lemuel Woodworth

26 September 1893–12 October 1989 (Age 96)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of George Lemuel

When George Lemuel Woodworth was born on 26 September 1893, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Willis Porter Woodworth, was 35 and his mother, May Louis Smith, was 24. He married Amelia on 15 September 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 12 October 1989, at the age of 96, and was buried in Palm Bay, Brevard, Florida, United States.

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George Lemuel Woodworth
Marriage: 15 September 1917
Edna May Woodworth

Spouse and Children

15 September 1917
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Edna May Woodworth


Parents and Siblings

    Willis Porter Woodworth





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 4

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside): possibly a habitational name from Wadworth in South Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wada + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Geo L Woodworth, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Geo L Woodworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Woodworth, "United States Census, 1940"

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