George Benjamin Maudlin

Brief Life History of George Benjamin

When George Benjamin Maudlin was born on 19 November 1890, in Bethlehem Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, Ira Benjamin Maudlin, was 27 and his mother, Ida M Freshour, was 29. He married Emma Adaline HOLSINGER on 26 November 1913, in Arcadia, Jackson Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 2 June 1959, in Logansport, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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George Benjamin Maudlin
1890–1959
Emma Adaline HOLSINGER
1895–1969
Marriage: 26 November 1913
Ira Merton Maudlin
1915–2007
Margaret Elizabeth Maudlin
1917–2001

Sources (18)

  • George B Maudlin, "United States 1950 Census"
  • George Maudlin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • George Benjamin Maudlin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English vernacular form, Maudeleyn, of the New Testament Greek personal name Magdalēnē. This is a byname, meaning ‘woman from Magdala’ (a village on the Sea of Galilee, deriving its name from Hebrew migdal ‘tower’), denoting the woman cured of evil spirits by Jesus (Luke 8:2), who later became a faithful follower. In Christian folk belief she was generally identified with the repentant sinner who washed Christ's feet with her tears in Luke 7; hence the name came to be used as a byname for a prostitute, also a tearful woman. The popularity of the personal name increased with the supposed discovery of her relics in the 13th century.

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

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