George Carlos Dana

25 October 1842–23 February 1912 (Age 69)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Carlos

When George Carlos Dana was born on 25 October 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Root Dana, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Kennedy, was 35. He married Amanda Angelia Phelps on 1 November 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 23 February 1912, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Carlos Dana
Amanda Angelia Phelps
Marriage: 1 November 1869
George Carlos Dana
Maryette Dana
Sarah Olive Dana
Clarence Dana
Charles Morris Dana
Margaret Geneva Dana
Maude Dana
Hyrum Dana

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 19
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of English Dawney or Dawnay (see Dawn ), cognates of French Daunay (see Donais ).Czech and Slovak (Daňa); Polish and Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Daniel (Hungarian Dániel), or perhaps from a short form of any of various Slavic compound personal names formed with the element dan ‘given’, for example Czech Danomír and Bohdan, Polish Bogdan .Albanian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from danë (definite form dana) ‘pincers’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SARAH THOMPSON PHELPS By Barbara Ann Phelps Allen A Granddaughter

    Grandma was born, March 20 1820. Her parents were James and Lydia Lewis Thompson. When she was four years old her father died leaving her mother with seven small children, making it necessary for her …

    Sources (30)

    • George Dana in household of Charles R Dana, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George C. Dana, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • George Dana, "United States Census, 1870"

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