George Cavin

Male14 March 1834–22 December 1915

Brief Life History of George

George Cavin was born on 14 March 1834, in St Issells, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Martha Jane James on 24 December 1869, in Williamstown, Washington Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Garfield Township, Clay, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 22 December 1915, in Clay Center, Clay, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Cavin
Martha Jane James
Marriage: 24 December 1869
Sarah Ann Cavin
William John Cavin
Osmond George Cavin
James Thomas Cavin
Henry Ward Cavin
George Thomas Cavin
Emma Henrietta Cavin
Jennie May Cavin
Florence Myrtle Cavin
Cora May Cavin
Sadie Harriet Cavin
Herbert Arthur Cavin
Joseph Lester Cavin
Edmond Osgood Cavin
Elizabeth Estelle Cavin

Sources (4)

  • George Cavin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Cavin in entry for Elizabeth Estella Cavin, "Colorado, Church Records, 1692-1942"
  • George Cavin, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1869Williamstown, Washington Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place

    Age 5

    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.


    Age 28

    Historical Boundaries: 1862: Clay, Kansas, United States

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Wigtownshire): variant of Caveen, a shortened form of Manx Mac Dhaimhín, son of Daimhín. The personal name is a diminutive of Gaelic damh ‘bard, poet’.

    French: diminutive of Cave .

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

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