George Washington Pike Sr.

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Pike Sr. was born on 27 September 1875, in Glenwood, Mason, West Virginia, United States, his father, James Pike, was 36 and his mother, Eleanor Martelia Day, was 30. He married Sarah Elizabeth Sharp on 18 September 1901, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Union District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Hannan District, Mason, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 18 March 1931, in Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Pike Sr.
1875–1931
Sarah Elizabeth Sharp
1882–1931
Marriage: 18 September 1901
Marie Pike
1902–1987
George Washington Pike Jr.
1905–1962
Hershal Pike
1907–1977
Ruby A Pike
1911–
Walter Pike
1913–
Daisy V Pike
1916–2010
Ruth M Pike
1918–1997

Sources (15)

  • George W Pike, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Pike, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • George Pike, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

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1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, perhaps for a fisherman whose physique resembled that of a pike. One Londoner so named in 1292 was a fishmonger.

English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool, perhaps a laborer or military pikeman, from Middle English pike ‘pike, pickaxe, pitchfork’. Compare Pick .

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pic (Old English Pica, Old Norse Pík), of uncertain origin but perhaps from one of the words mentioned above.

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

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