George E Sawyer

Male27 March 1908–30 June 1969

Brief Life History of George E

When George E Sawyer was born on 27 March 1908, in New York, United States, his father, George S Sawyer, was 31 and his mother, Ida Mae Smith, was 23. He lived in Dolgeville, Manheim, Herkimer, New York, United States in 1935 and Stratford, Fulton, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 30 June 1969, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, United States.

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Sources (6)

  • George Sawyer in household of George Daley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George E Sawyer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George E Sawyer, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 9

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


Age 19

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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