George Edward Giggey

Brief Life History of George Edward

When George Edward Giggey was born on 18 June 1828, in Greenwich, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Giggey, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Kimball, was 29. He married Abigail Phoebe Belyea about 1854, in New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1881. He died on 8 July 1906, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Brown's Flats Baptist Cemetery, Browns Flat, Greenwich, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Giggey
1828–1906
Abigail Phoebe Belyea
1831–1911
Marriage: about 1854
George H Giggey
1857–1913
Frederick W. Giggey
about 1871–1892
Annie E. Giggey
1860–1886
William Henry Giggey
1861–1891
John Alexander Giggey
1862–1929
Charles Angus Giggey
1875–1926

Sources (12)

  • George Giggey, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • George Giggey in entry for George H Giggey, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • George Geggy, "1871 Census of Canada"

World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

about 1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Gigy or Gygi, which is most probably an unflattering nickname from Middle High German giege ‘fool’.

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

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