George Allen Trowbridge

1892–1982 (Age 89)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of George Allen

When George Allen Trowbridge was born on 26 December 1892, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Matthew Trowbridge, was 30 and his mother, Cornelia N Powell, was 29. He married Mrs. Harriet Trowbridge in 1917, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1920 and West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 January 1982, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George Allen Trowbridge
Mrs. Harriet Trowbridge
Marriage: 1917
John H Trowbridge
Allan W Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

Connecticut, United States


  • John H Trowbridge


  • Allan W Trowbridge


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 8

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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 Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • G Allan Trowbridge in household of John Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A Trowbridge in household of John M Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George A Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.