George Alexander Huff Jr.

Brief Life History of George Alexander

When George Alexander Huff Jr. was born on 11 June 1872, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, George Alexander Huff Sr., was 30 and his mother, Mary Marie Martin, was 26. He married Katherine Louise Naughton in 1897, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Englewood, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 1 October 1936, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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George Alexander Huff Jr.
1872–1936
Katherine Louise Naughton
1872–1960
Marriage: 1897
Katherine Huff
1898–1980
Helen Elizabeth Huff
1901–1976
George Alexander Huff III
1905–1975

Sources (19)

  • George Huff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A. Huff, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • George A Huff, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart, mind, spirit’ as the first element.

Americanized form of German, Dutch, Norwegian, and Danish Hoff or Hof .

English: variant of Hough .

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

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