George Tucker

22 October 1837–4 December 1916 (Age 79)
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Tucker was born on 22 October 1837, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Tucker Jr., was 51 and his mother, Nancy Joy, was 33. He married Jørgine Dorthea Svendsen on 6 February 1861, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 4 December 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fairview Pioneer Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Tucker
Emma Jane Hurst
Marriage: 7 March 1868
Travers Tucker
Myron Tucker
Frank Tucker
Mary Rebecca Tucker
William Amos Tucker
Phillip A Tucker
Byron Egbert Tucker
John Charles Tucker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 26
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): occupational name from Middle English tuker(e), toker(e) ‘tucker, fuller’, a derivative of tuken ‘to torment, beat’ (Old English tūcian), for someone who fulled and finished cloth. This name for the occupation was characteristic of the West Country. Compare Fuller and Walker and see also Tuckerman .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear, beloved’.Americanized form of Jewish Tocker or Toker (see Tokarz ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Black Hawk War (Utah)

    The Black Hawk War (Utah) Written by Shelley Frost George Tucker migrated to the Utah Territory in 1852 at the age of fourteen. His family settled in Sanpete County, located in central Utah. At th …

    Sources (35)

    • George Tucker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Tucker  in the Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937
    • George Tucker  in the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963

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