George Chrisholm Cantwell

Brief Life History of George Chrisholm

When George Chrisholm Cantwell was born on 29 January 1875, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Cantwell, was 30 and his mother, Abigail McGregor, was 31. He married Ida Kritz on 2 June 1898, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 September 1949, in Eloise, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

George Chrisholm Cantwell
1875–1949
Anna Gertrude Shier
1883–
Marriage: 22 August 1916
Cantwell
1917–1917

Sources (18)

  • George J. Cantwell in household of William Cantwell, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • George Chrisholm Cantwell, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • George Cantwell, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Irish and English (of Norman origin): probably a habitational name but no convincing origin for it has yet been identified.

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

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