George Romney Senior

Male14 August 1831–1 February 1920

Brief Life History of George

When George Romney Senior was born on 14 August 1831, in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Miles Romney, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Gaskell, was 22. He married Jane Jamieson on 15 March 1850, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 February 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Romney Senior
Jane Jamieson
Marriage: 15 March 1850
Barbara Ellen Romney
Elizabeth Ann Romney
Jane Agnes Romney
Sarah Marian Romney
Georgiana Romney
Eva Romney
Eveline Romney
Clara Romney
Grace Romney
Ella Romney
William Stevenson Romney
George Ernest Romney
Marian Emma Romney

Sources (187)

  • George Romney in entry for Ellen Vilate Schofield, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • George Rowley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George in entry for George Ernest Romney and Ardelle Durrant, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 8

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.


    Age 12

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 25

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Romney (Kent), from an uncertain first element (perhaps an Old English personal name Rūmen) + Old English ēa ‘river, stream’. Compare Rye 2.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Elizabeth Gaskell Romney, the wife of Miles Romney, entered this life on the 8th of January, 1808, her birthplace being Dalton, in Furness, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Gaskell …

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