George Horne Colemere

6 November 1814–4 January 1879 (Age 64)
Ellesmere, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Horne

When George Horne Colemere was born on 6 November 1814, in Ellesmere, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Colemere, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Pickering, was 41. He married Rebecca Hill on 21 May 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 January 1879, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Horne Colemere
1814–1879
Rachael Burgess
1822–1910
Marriage: 3 November 1844
Elizabeth Colemere
1846–1884
Maria Colemere
1847–1915
Rachel Emily Colemere
1849–1931
George William Colemere
1852–1852
Sarah Jane Colemere
1854–1935
Martha Ann Colemere
1855–1892
Mary Ellen Colemere
1858–1930
John Horne Colemere
1860–1941
Esther Alice Colemere
1863–1902
George Heber Colemere
1865–1936

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1827
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 18
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (37)

    • Geo Colemere, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George Colmon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • George Colemere, "United States Census, 1870"

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