George Parker Dykes

Male24 December 1814–25 February 1888

Brief Life History of George Parker

When George Parker Dykes was born on 24 December 1814, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, his father, James Dykes, was 39 and his mother, Frances Culbertson, was 31. He married Martha Shockley on 5 March 1828, in Worcester, Maryland, United States. He lived in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1824 and Rio Linda, Sacramento, California, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 25 February 1888, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Parker Dykes
Dorcas Keeling
Marriage: 1 November 1835
William Lehi Dykes
Nephi Dykes
Eliza Jane Dykes
Don Carlos Dykes
Rhoda Ann Dykes

Sources (92)

  • G P Dyker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Dykes, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • George P Dyke in entry for Charles Gregory Dyke, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    1 November 1835Edwards, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 8

    History of Arizona

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Dicks or Dyke with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Dyches and Dycus .

    Americanized form of Dutch Dijks (see Dyke ).

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

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