George Washington Hale

30 April 1859–27 August 1937 (Age 78)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Hale was born on 30 April 1859, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Franklin Francis Hale, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Huddle, was 47. He married Nannie Katherine Shelton before 1889, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 27 August 1937, in Dublin, Pulaski, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, Pulaski, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Hale
Nannie Katherine Shelton
Marriage: before 1889
Elbert Hale
William M Hale
Lucy Alice Hale
Lindsey Frank Hale
Florence Hale
Lucian Lee Hale

Spouse and Children

before 1889
Virginia, United States


    Elbert Hale


    William M Hale


    Lucy Alice Hale


    Lindsey Frank Hale


    Florence Hale


+1 More Child

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 2

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English (also well established in South Wales): topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’. In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of the several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale.2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from either of two Old English bynames, Hæle ‘hero’ or Hægel, which is probably akin to Germanic Hagano ‘hawthorn’ ( see Hain 2).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile ( see McHale ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Geo C Hale, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G Washington Hale, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Hale, "United States Census, 1920"

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