Voy Elmer George

18 August 1918–10 February 2004 (Age 85)
Prentiss, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Voy Elmer

When Voy Elmer George was born on 18 August 1918, in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, his father, Norman Elmer George, was 33 and his mother, Ollie Lemons Senter, was 28. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Beat 2, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 10 February 2004, in Mantachie, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States.

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Voy Elmer George
1918–2004
Viola Stephens
1924–1997

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed
Age 1
The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1941
Age 23
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, French, and Romanian: from the personal name George, Latin Georgius, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of Greek geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several Christian martyrs and saints of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages Saint George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Georg , Assyrian/Chaldean Giwargis, Gewargis , or Georgis , and Albanian Gjergji , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Georgiadis , Georgopoulos , Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’, and Papageorgiou , Romanian Georgescu or Gheorghescu, Serbian Djordjevic . The name George is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Geevarghese and Varghese ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.German: variant of Georg .Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name George (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Voy George, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Voy George in household of Ollie George, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Voy E George, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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