George Alva Temple

1883–1972 (Age 89)
English, Crawford, Indiana, United States

The Life of George Alva

When George Alva Temple was born on 20 February 1883, in English, Crawford, Indiana, United States, his father, James Isaac Temple, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Longest, was 27. He married Virgie A. Denton on 10 April 1905, in Crawford, Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Greenfield Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Sterling Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 February 1972, in Crawford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88.

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George Alva Temple
Virgie A. Denton
Marriage: 10 April 1905
Madge Pauline Temple

Spouse & Children

10 April 1905
Crawford, Lawrence, Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Isaac Temple


  • Margaret Elizabeth Longest




  • Male1873–1943Male

  • Mary Ellen Temple


  • Female1876–1951Female

  • Andrew Grant Temple


  • William R Temple


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 23

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 24

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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 A Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Temple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George A Temple, "United States Census, 1920"

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