George Edward Temple

1891–1987 (Age 96)
Florence Township, Erie, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Edward

When George Edward Temple was born on 25 February 1891, in Florence Township, Erie, Ohio, United States, his father, John Jay Temple, was 34 and his mother, Alice Jarrett, was 23. He had at least 2 sons with Chloe Elza. He lived in Clay Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Erie, Ohio, United States in 1987. He died on 21 July 1987, at the age of 96, and was buried in Birmingham, Erie, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Temple
Chloe Elza
Ronald Temple
George Temple

Spouse & Children



  • Ronald Temple


  • Male1935–1953Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1856–1951Male

  • Alice Jarrett




  • Sarah E. Temple


  • Male1891–1987Male

  • Thomas Temple


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George E Temple in household of John J Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Temple in household of John Temple, "United States Census, 1920"

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