George Washington Ragsdale

2 January 1864–23 May 1945 (Age 81)
DeKalb, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Ragsdale was born on 2 January 1864, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, his father, William Asbury B. Ragsdale, was 27 and his mother, Charlotte Denson, was 27. He married Arabelle Ragsdale on 11 November 1888. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Lithonia, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 23 May 1945, in Habersham, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lithonia, DeKalb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Ragsdale
1864–1945
Arabelle Ragsdale
1865–1910
Marriage: 11 November 1888
Blanche Ragsdale
1889–1979
Charles Ragsdale
1891–1966
Bartie Ragsdale
1899–1993
Belle R. Ragsdale
1902–1986

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1888
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1865
    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1865 · The Assassination of a President
    Age 1
    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
    1886
    Age 22
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Ragdale (Leicestershire). The placename appears to derive from Old English hraca ‘throat, gulley, narrow pass’ (genitive hracan) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. From the 16th century onward the more common form of the surname is Ragsdale with an intrusive -s-.

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

    Sources (11)

    • George Raysdale in household of W. B. A. Raysdale, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Geo. Ragsdale in entry for Geo. W. Ragsdale, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
    • George W Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1930"

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