George Washington Runyon

14 February 1839–about 1885 (Age 45)
Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Runyon was born on 14 February 1839, in Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel R Runyon, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Nave, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Rachel Smiley. He lived in Concord Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died about 1885, at the age of 46.

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George Washington Runyon
Rachel Smiley
Anna Rachel Runyon
Mary E. Runyon.
Allen G Runyon

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World Events (7)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 21

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rúnaidhin, from a diminutive of the personal name Ruanaidh ( see Rooney ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Runion in household of Saml Runion, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Geo Runyon in entry for Geo Runyon and Gwendolin Totten, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Geo Runyon in entry for Allen Runyon and Louisa Walters, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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