George J. Waterfill

10 November 1893–11 October 1979 (Age 85)
Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of George J.

When George J. Waterfill was born on 10 November 1893, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James Monroe Waterfill, was 45 and his mother, Susan M. Highberger, was 27. He lived in Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 5 years. He died on 11 October 1979, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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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.
1900 · Governor Shot
Age 7
On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 23
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Waterfall, a place in Staffordshire, named from Old English wætergefall ‘place where a water course disappears below ground’. There is another place so called in Guisborough in North Yorkshire and a lost Waterfall in Pontefract, Yorkshire, both of which may also have contributed to the surname.

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

Sources (7)

  • George Waterfill in household of James Waterfill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G J Waterfill, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • George J Waterfield, "United States Census, 1940"

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