George W Shewbrooks

Brief Life History of George W

George W Shewbrooks was born in 1835, in Maryland, United States. He married Phoebe Broomall about 1858, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Aston Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Middletown Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died in December 1912, in Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77.

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George W Shewbrooks
Phoebe Broomall
Marriage: about 1858
James R Shewbrooks
William Shewbrooks
George Washington Shewbrooks
Katherine "Kate" H Shewbrooks
Alfonso Shubrook
Ida May Shewbrooks
Elma May Shewbrook
Francis Thomas "Frank" Shewbrook
Anna Elizabeth "Bessie" Shewbrook
Margaret A Shubrook

Sources (6)

  • George W. Shubrook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W. Shuebrooks, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • George W Sherbrook in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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