George Thomas Despain

6 November 1871–21 October 1953 (Age 82)
Macon, Missouri, United States

The Life of George Thomas

When George Thomas Despain was born on 6 November 1871, in Macon, Missouri, United States, his father, Francis Marion Martin Van Buren Despain, was 29 and his mother, Louisa Virginia Weekly, was 29. He married Annie Martin on 18 March 1900, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Santa Rosa Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1940. He died on 21 October 1953, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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George Thomas Despain
Annie Martin
Marriage: 18 March 1900
Marion Martin De Spain
Anna De Spain

Spouse and Children

18 March 1900
Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States


    Marion Martin De Spain


    Anna De Spain


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Part translation of the French family name Despagne, ethnic name for a Spaniard, from d’Espagne ‘from Spain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George De Spain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gore Despain, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George T De Spain, "United States Census, 1910"

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