George Squire

21 October 1840–17 September 1907 (Age 66)
Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Squire was born on 21 October 1840, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Squire, was 33 and his mother, Mary Davis, was 30. He married Mary Ann Morgan on 2 December 1870, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 35 years. He died on 17 September 1907, in Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 66.

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George Squire
Mary Ann Morgan
Marriage: 2 December 1870
U Squire
George Squire Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1870Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages
    Age 8
    """A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 21
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name, occupational name, or a nickname from Middle English squyer, squer, skier, sker, northern Middle English swire (Old French escuyer, escuier) ‘shield bearer, esquire, personal attendant to a knight; landowner below the rank of knight; young man of gentle birth; household attendant, retainer, page, messenger’. Many early bearers of this name were of modest means and cannot have been members of the gentry; in such cases the name may have been used hyperbolically for a low-ranking servant or as a nickname. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • George Squire in household of Joseph Squire, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Geo Squire, "New York State Census, 1905"
    • George Squire in entry for U Squire, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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