G. A. Avery

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G. A. Avery was born in 1881, in Carter, Carter, Kentucky, United States.

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G. A. Avery
1881–
Annie Violet Stallard
1883–

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    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

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    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 11

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Aevery, a Norman form of Alfred . Among the 17th-century Puritan settlers in New England, there was some confusion with Averill . Compare Averett .

    Altered form of French Canadian Hévey (see Hevey ). Compare Avey 3.

    History: Christopher Avery emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in or before 1630. — William Avery (alias Averill) was one of the Puritan settlers who emigrated from England to Ipswich, MA, in or c. 1637. — Some of the American bearers of the surname Avery are descendants of Nicolas Hévé/Devé from France, who was in QC by 1672 (see Hevey ).

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

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