George Walter Greeley

MaleOctober 1841–October 1859

Brief Life History of George Walter

When George Walter Greeley was born in October 1841, in Morenci, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, his father, Noah Greeley, was 42 and his mother, Maria Gould, was 28. He died in October 1859, in Seneca, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 18.

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Noah Greeley
Maria Gould
Louisa J Greeley
Noah G Greeley
Lodema A Greeley
Charles Elihu Greeley
George Walter Greeley
Sarah M Greeley
Harriet E Greeley
Ellen Sophia Greeley
Emma S. Greeley

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  • George W Greeley in household of Noah Greeley, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (3)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 13

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mag Raoghallaigh ‘son of Raoghallach’, a variant of Raghailleach; compare O'Reilly .

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

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