George Stanley Lister

8 April 1918–30 January 1974 (Age 55)
Elm, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George Stanley

When George Stanley Lister was born on 8 April 1918, in Elm, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sidney Lister, was 24 and his mother, Ethel May Jackson, was 24. He died on 30 January 1974, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Sidney Lister
1894–1954
Ethel May Jackson
1893–1976
Harold Lister
1916–1979
George Stanley Lister
1918–1974
Thomas Robert Lister
1937–1995

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World Events (3)

1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 3

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.
1924

Age 6

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
1940

Age 22

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter ) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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

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