George Burton Trowbridge

1868–1948 (Age 80)
La Grange, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of George Burton

When George Burton Trowbridge was born on 28 June 1868, in La Grange, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States, his father, George M. Trowbridge, was 33 and his mother, Polly O. Bigelow, was 33. He married Ida Bell Grovesteen on 25 December 1892, in Monroe, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Byron, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States in 1920 and Wyeville, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 June 1948, at the age of 79.

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George Burton Trowbridge
Ida Bell Grovesteen
Marriage: 25 December 1892
Loyal D. Trowbridge
Lloyd B. Trowbridge
Glenn Harold Trowbridge
Douglas Rex Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

25 December 1892
Monroe, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 2

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George B Trowbridge in household of George Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • G Bert Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bert Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"

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