William Price George

11 October 1861–26 January 1953 (Age 91)
Clay, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Price

When William Price George was born on 11 October 1861, in Clay, Missouri, United States, his father, Archibald P George, was 23 and his mother, Nancy York Lingenfelter, was 23. He married Lenora Stolling on 13 February 1896, in Clay, Missouri, United States. He lived in Fishing River Township, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 26 January 1953, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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William Price George
Lenora Stolling
Marriage: 13 February 1896

Spouse and Children

13 February 1896
Clay, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Archibald P George


    Nancy York Lingenfelter




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 4

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several saints and martyrs of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates from other European languages, including German Georg and Greek patronymics such as Georgiou, Georgiadis, Georgopoulos, and the status name Papageorgiou ‘priest George’. In Englishspeaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of Greek surnames such as Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’ and patronymics such as Giorgopoulos ‘son of George’. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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  • William George in household of Archibald P George, "United States Census, 1880"

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