Herbert Welby George

2 July 1915–20 September 1985 (Age 70)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Herbert Welby

When Herbert Welby George was born on 2 July 1915, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Herbert Welby George, was 47 and his mother, Blanche Sarah Gilman, was 40. He lived in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 10 Missoula City, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 20 September 1985, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Welby George
1868–1930
Blanche Sarah Gilman
1874–1963
Lois Blanche George
1912–2011
Gladys Jane George
1913–2004
Herbert Welby George
1915–1985

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 16

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, South Indian, etc.: from the personal name George, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several saints and martyrs of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates from other European languages, including German Georg and Greek patronymics such as Georgiou, Georgiadis, Georgopoulos, and the status name Papageorgiou ‘priest George’. In Englishspeaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of Greek surnames such as Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’ and patronymics such as Giorgopoulos ‘son of George’. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herbert George Jr. in household of H W George, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert W George in household of Sara B George, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Welby H George in household of Herbert W George, "United States Census, 1930"

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