George L. Fernald

September 1853–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of George L.

When George L. Fernald was born in September 1853, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin S Fernald, was 28 and his mother, Sarah A, was 28. He married Ida M. Cole on 29 June 1880, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Trojan, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States in 1900.

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George L. Fernald
Ida M. Cole
Marriage: 29 June 1880
Benjamin Hollis Fernald
Ethel A. Fernald

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1880Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 10
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    Age 33
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Origin uncertain; perhaps an altered form of English Furnell, a topographic name from Old French fournel ‘furnace’. This name is common in ME.

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

    Sources (9)

    • George L Fernald in household of Benjamin S Fernald, "United States Census, 1860"
    • George L Fernald, "United States Census, 1900"
    • George L. Fernald in entry for Benjamin H. Fernald, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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