George Howard Sawyer

22 July 1888–3 January 1954 (Age 65)
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of George Howard

When George Howard Sawyer was born on 22 July 1888, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, his father, Wesley Caleb Sawyer, was 48 and his mother, Minnie Edmea Birge, was 28. He married Lena Evelyn Nelson on 21 September 1907, in Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Waterford, Stanislaus, California, United States for about 10 years and Waterford Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 1954, at the age of 65, and was buried in Waterford, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Howard Sawyer
Lena Evelyn Nelson
Marriage: 21 September 1907
Wesley Nelson Sawyer
Evelyn E Sawyer
Marian S Sawyer
Ruth Sawyer
Minnie B Sawyer

Spouse and Children

21 September 1907
Stanislaus, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Wesley Caleb Sawyer





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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George H Sawyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George H Sawyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George H Sawyer, "United States Census, 1930"

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