George Franklin Temple

1904–1978 (Age 73)
Leavenworth, Crawford, Indiana, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Temple was born on 17 September 1904, in Leavenworth, Crawford, Indiana, United States, his father, Rufus Temple, was 38 and his mother, Louisa A. Sharp, was 32. He married Ola Mae Coleman on 23 February 1924, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Jennings Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 May 1978, in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Leavenworth Memorial Garden, Leavenworth, Crawford, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Temple
Ola Mae Coleman
Marriage: 23 February 1924
Dr Billy Gene Temple

Spouse & Children

23 February 1924
Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Rufus Temple


  • Louisa A. Sharp




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George F Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George F Temple in household of Rufust Temple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George F Temple in household of Rufus Temple, "United States Census, 1910"

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