Henry George

14 July 1851–25 October 1934 (Age 83)
Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry George was born on 14 July 1851, in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William George, was 42 and his mother, Emily Lester, was 36. He married Elizabeth Shelton on 4 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1855 and lived in Star Valley, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900 and Election District 11, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1930. He died on 25 October 1934, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry George
1851–1934
Elizabeth Shelton
1857–1918
Marriage: 4 November 1872
Henry Lester George
1873–1951
John Ruben George
1875–1944
Mary George
1876–1968
William George
1878–1956
Roy George
1880–1957
Richard Sewyer George
1882–1969
Parley Parker George
1883–1960
Joseph Ezra George
1887–1939
Rhoda George
1889–1983
Emma Gene George
1892–1938
Carl Shelton George
1895–1974
Udell George
1899–1958

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries 1863: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Idaho Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho, Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, French, and Romanian: from the personal name George, Latin Georgius, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of Greek geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several Christian martyrs and saints of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages Saint George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Georg , Assyrian/Chaldean Giwargis, Gewargis , or Georgis , and Albanian Gjergji , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Georgiadis , Georgopoulos , Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’, and Papageorgiou , Romanian Georgescu or Gheorghescu, Serbian Djordjevic . The name George is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Geevarghese and Varghese ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.German: variant of Georg .Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name George (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Henry George & Elizabeth Shelton George

    Henry George was the 5th of 7 children born to William George Sr. and Emily Lester. He was born in Calverton, Nottingham, England on July 14, 1851. Henry’s parents heard the Latter-day Saint Mission …

    Sources (39)

    • Henry George, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Henry George in entry for Frank E Leeright and Emma Hansen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Henry George in entry for Roy George, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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