George Whitfield Wentz Sr.

13 December 1893–12 August 1949 (Age 55)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Whitfield

When George Whitfield Wentz Sr. was born on 13 December 1893, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Simon Peter Wentz Jr., was 40 and his mother, Martha Agnes Furr, was 36. He married Imogene Fouts on 15 January 1926, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 469, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 12 August 1949, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

George Whitfield Wentz Sr.
Imogene Fouts
Marriage: 15 January 1926
George Whitfield Wentz Jr.

Spouse and Children

15 January 1926
Georgia, United States


    George Whitfield Wentz Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    Simon Peter Wentz Jr.


    Martha Agnes Furr




    Cannie Victoria Wentz


    Fannie Wentz


    Frances Wentz



    Maurice L. Wentz


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 4

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 13

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 15

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Werner, or, especially in eastern regions, from a short form of the Slavic personal name Wenceslaw.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Wentz in household of Simon P Wentz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Wing in household of Henry S Fauts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George W Wentz, "United States Census, 1940"

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