George Dewey Temple

1898–1968 (Age 69)
Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States

The Life of George Dewey

When George Dewey Temple was born on 28 November 1898, in Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, his father, George Peabody Temple, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Alice Walker, was 33. He died on 1 October 1968, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 69.

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George Peabody Temple
Sarah Alice Walker
Walter Foster Temple
Irene Temple
Myrtie Mae Temple
George Lavelle Temple
Lillie Agnes Temple
George Dewey Temple

Parents & Siblings

  • George Peabody Temple


  • Female1865–1952Female



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 9

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 19

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dewey Temple in household of Sara A Temple, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dewey Temple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dewy Temple in household of Alice Temple, "United States Census, 1910"

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