Georgia Troy

11 January 1902–12 December 1993 (Age 91)
Arthur, Douglas, Illinois, United States

The Life of Georgia

When Georgia Troy was born on 11 January 1902, in Arthur, Douglas, Illinois, United States, her father, John Wesley Troy, was 32 and her mother, Rosetta King, was 25. She married Ardell Letcher on 2 October 1938, in Yuma, Arizona, United States. She lived in Lowe Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Bourbon, Bourbon Township, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 12 December 1993, in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Ardell Letcher
Georgia Troy
Marriage: 2 October 1938

Spouse and Children

    Ardell Letcher



2 October 1938
Yuma, Arizona, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of Troightheach’, a byname meaning ‘foot soldier’.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Troyes in Aude, France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or an Americanized spelling of Treu .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Georgia Letcher in household of Ardell Letcher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Georgia Troy in household of Jno W Troy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Georgia Troy in household of John W Troy, "United States Census, 1910"

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