George L. Back

December 1849–
Bridgewater Township, Williams, Ohio, United States

The Life of George L.

When George L. Back was born in December 1849, in Bridgewater Township, Williams, Ohio, United States, his father, William Palmer Back, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Pointer, was 19. He married Catherine E. Miller on 18 December 1873, in Doniphan, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Coleman Township, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Washington, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1920. He was buried in Highland, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George L. Back
Catherine E. Miller
Marriage: 18 December 1873
Samuel O. Back
George Back
Moses P. Back
William Amos Back
William Ernest Back
Charles Franklin Back
Jennie R Back
Lydia Alice Back
Lucy Ellen Back

Spouse and Children


    Catherine E. Miller


18 December 1873
Doniphan, Kansas, United States


+4 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 11

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

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

1 English: from Middle English bakke ‘back’ (Old English bæc), hence a nickname for someone with a hunched back or some other noticeable peculiarity of the back or spine, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or ridge, or at the rear of a settlement.2 English: from the Old English personal name Bacca, which was still in use in the 12th century. It is of uncertain origin, but may have been a byname in the same sense as 1.3 English: nickname from Middle English bakke ‘bat’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), from some fancied resemblance to the animal.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George L Back in household of Wm P Back, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • George Burk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George M Back, "United States Census, 1920"

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