George Washington Maltsbarger

1855–1936 (Age 81)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Maltsbarger was born on 8 February 1855, in Tennessee, United States, his father, David Alexander Maltsbarger, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Matilda Tadlock, was 23. He married Lavina Isabel "Vinney" Fruits in 1882. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Alamo, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Ripley Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 December 1936, in Waynetown, Wayne Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, Wayne Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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George Washington Maltsbarger
Lavina Isabel "Vinney" Fruits
Marriage: 1882
Jacob Alexander Maltsbarger
Clarence M Maltsbarger
Manford C. Maltsberger
William H Maltsberger
Edith Maltsbarger

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 23

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Maltsberg.

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

Sources (3)

  • George W Maltsbarger in household of David Maltsbarger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Maltzbargen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George W Maltsbarger, "United States Census, 1910"

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