George Franklin Trowbridge

1893–1978 (Age 84)
Colony, Anderson, Kansas, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Trowbridge was born on 11 November 1893, in Colony, Anderson, Kansas, United States, his father, Alva Darwin Trowbridge, was 37 and his mother, Esther Elizabeth Shook, was 29. He had at least 3 daughters with Ruby Irva Cota. He lived in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 12 February 1978, at the age of 84, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Franklin Trowbridge
Ruby Irva Cota
Betty Anne Trowbridge
Yvonne Georgia Trowbridge
Marlene Cota Trowbridge

Spouse & Children



  • Female1924–2000Female

  • Yvonne Georgia Trowbridge


  • Marlene Cota Trowbridge


Parents & Siblings

  • Alva Darwin Trowbridge


  • Esther Elizabeth Shook




  • William Edward Trowbridge


  • Dora May Trowbridge


  • Male1893–1978Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Geo Trowbridge in household of A D Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George F Trowbridge in household of D Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1940"

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