George W Tukey

11 November 1815–20 June 1878 (Age 62)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of George W

When George W Tukey was born on 11 November 1815, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, William Tukey, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Runnells, was 25. He married Fanny E Hamblin in 1856, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Durham, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 20 June 1878, at the age of 62, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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George W Tukey
Susan Jane Jordan
Marriage: 1866
George W Grant Tukey
Martha Vaughan Tukey
Frederick Merrill Tukey
Sarah Tukey

Spouse and Children

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 5

Maine is the 23rd state.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 17

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • George W Yukey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W Tukey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • George W Tukey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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