George Allen Sylvester

Brief Life History of George Allen

When George Allen Sylvester was born in August 1867, in Enosburg Falls, Enosburg, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Isaïe Nazaire Sylvestre, was 26 and his mother, Louise Bennett, was 26. He married Mary Francis McGuire on 19 April 1897, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1940.

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George Allen Sylvester
1867–
Mary Francis McGuire
1869–1944
Marriage: 19 April 1897
George Merrill Sylvester Sr
1903–1987
Henry Allen V Sylvester
1907–

Sources (10)

  • George A Sylvester, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George A Sylvester in entry for Henry Allen Sylvester, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • George A Sylvester, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

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