George Francis Temple

1888–1980 (Age 92)
Fairview, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Francis

When George Francis Temple was born on 21 May 1888, in Fairview, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dr Francis Marion Temple MD, was 37 and his mother, Cynthia Fell Yeager, was 33. He married Gertrude Amelia Krieger in 1913. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 30 September 1980, in Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Francis Temple
Gertrude Amelia Krieger
Marriage: 1913
John Stanley Temple
George Francis Temple Jr
Shirley Jane Temple

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1890 · The Arcade

Age 2

The Arcade is a cross between a lighted court and a shopping street and was modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. It was built by the Detroit Bridge Co. and it’s one of the few remaining arcades of its kind in the United States. The structure comprises of two nine-story towers with a skylight and was completely financed by John D. Rockefeller, Marcus Hanna, Charles F. Brush and several other wealthy Clevelanders. In 2001, the Hyatt corporation redeveloped the Arcade into Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel but with the two lower floors of the atrium area remain open to the public with retail merchants and a food court. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

George Francis Temple 1888 - 1980 []

He was the father of sons, George Francis Temple Jr. and Jack Temple and of actress Shirley Temple. * * * * George Francis Temple and Gertrude Amelia Krieger, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1 …

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Sources (3)

  • George T Temple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George F Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Temple in household of Cynthia Temple, "United States Census, 1910"

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