George Magoffin Humphrey

Brief Life History of George Magoffin

When George Magoffin Humphrey was born on 8 March 1890, in Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States, his father, Watts Sherman Humphrey Sr., was 46 and his mother, Caroline Mary "Carrie" Magoffin, was 29. He married Pamela Stark on 15 January 1913. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 20 January 1970, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Magoffin Humphrey
1890–1970
Pamela Stark
1890–1979
Marriage: 15 January 1913
Pamela Humphrey
1913–1997
Cynthia P Humphrey
1914–
Gilbert Watts Humphrey
1916–1979
Carol Humphrey Butler
1922–2001

Sources (20)

  • George M Humphrey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Magoffin Humphrey, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Geo. M. Humphrey, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Norman French personal name Humfrey, from ancient Germanic Hunfrid, Humfrid, composed of the elements hūn- ‘bear cub’ + frithu ‘peace’. The name was borne by a 9th-century Christian saint, bishop of Therouanne, who had a certain following in England among Norman settlers.

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

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