George William Sheward

20 December 1872–31 January 1953 (Age 80)
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Sheward was born on 20 December 1872, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, John S. Sheward, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Schuyler, was 30. He married Dehlia N. Alberts on 19 October 1893, in Crawford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Baker Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. He died on 31 January 1953, in Crawford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Sheward
Dehlia N. Alberts
Marriage: 19 October 1893
Goldie Mary Jabe Sheward
Dutch Sheward
Martin John Sheward
George Harry Sheward
Almeda Frances Sheward
Richard Sheward
Silby or Sophie Sheward

Spouse and Children

19 October 1893
Crawford, Kansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Jane Schuyler




    Mathew Sheward


    Susanna Sheward


    Isabel Sheward



    John Wesley Howard Sheward


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 5

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): probably a variant of Seward .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Sheward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Sheward in household of John S Sheward, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George William Sheward in entry for Mr Richard Sheward, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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