George Buell

Brief Life History of George

When George Buell was born in 1908, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Roland Elmer Buell, was 36 and his mother, Julia Bank, was 35. He died in 1985, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Roland Elmer Buell
Julia Bank
Elmer Roland Buell
George Buell

Sources (3)

  • George Buell in household of Roland Buell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Aldine Buell, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • George A Buell in household of Roland E Buell, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Bowell .

North German (Büll): unexplained. Compare Bull .

History: William Buell came from Wales to Windsor, CT, in or c. 1639.

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

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