George Joseph Trowbridge

1859–1944 (Age 85)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Joseph

When George Joseph Trowbridge was born on 20 January 1859, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, George Washington Trowbridge, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Frances Sims, was 26. He married Zoe Amy Orr on 11 July 1886. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and West Chester Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 2 November 1944, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Glendale, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States.

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George Joseph Trowbridge
Zoe Amy Orr
Marriage: 11 July 1886
Maud B Trowbridge
Zoe Frances Trowbridge
James Orr Trowbridge
Elvira Mabel Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

11 July 1886


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Trowbridge


  • Rebecca Frances Sims




World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Hamilton County History

Age 22

History of Hamilton County Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches ~~~~~ Compiled by: Henry A. Ford, A. M. and Mrs. Kate B. Ford ~~~~~ L. A. Williams & Co. Publishers 1881
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 23

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George J Trowbridge in household of Geo W Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George J Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geo. J. Trowbridge in entry for Robert J. Wehrle and Zoe Frances Trowbridge, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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