George William Delaney

Male1892–November 1948

Brief Life History of George William

George William Delaney was born in 1892, in Edna, Jackson, Texas, United States. He married Dora Ellen Wilson on 7 September 1943. He died in November 1948, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 56.

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George William Delaney
Dora Ellen Wilson
Marriage: 7 September 1943

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  • Marriage
    7 September 1943
  • World Events (3)

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 2

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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.

    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

    Age 9

    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Cormac, Clancy, Colm, Conley, Conor, Dermot, Donal, Eamon, Eamonn, Finbar.

    English (of Norman origin): variant of Laney with fused preposition de.

    Irish: Anglicized form, influenced by the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge, defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be from the Sláinge river.

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

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