George Carey Skelton

1 January 1874–28 September 1928 (Age 54)
Denton, Denton, Texas, United States

The Life of George Carey

When George Carey Skelton was born on 1 January 1874, in Denton, Denton, Texas, United States, his father, James Madison Skelton, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Ann Whitaker, was 17. He married Hope James Gregory on 21 September 1894, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Medina, Texas, United States in 1910 and Rock Creek, Albany, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 28 September 1928, in Montrose, Colorado, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Norwood, San Miguel, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Carey Skelton
Hope James Gregory
Marriage: 21 September 1894
Mamie Adelia Skelton
Lawrence Harold Skelton
Barto Alba Skelton
Mattie Edith Skelton
James Carey Skelton
Lothan Irwin Skelton
Alba B Skelton
Mona Hope Skelton

Spouse and Children

21 September 1894
Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries: 1883: Montrose, Colorado, United States
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, originally named with the same elements as Shelton , but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence. The surname has also been established in Ireland for four or five centuries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Cary Skelton in household of James Skelton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • G C Skelton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • G C Skelton, "United States Census, 1900"

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