George Breckenridge Temple

Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Breckenridge

When George Breckenridge Temple was born in July 1857, his father, William Temple, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Clingingsmith, was 19. He married Susan Elizabeth Ross on 8 February 1877, in Gentry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Wilson Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Cooper Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

George Breckenridge Temple
Susan Elizabeth Ross
Marriage: 8 February 1877
Charles Edward Temple
James Carter Temple
William Earl Temple

Spouse & Children

8 February 1877
Gentry, Missouri, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William Temple


  • Mary Elizabeth Clingingsmith




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World Events (8)


Age 3

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

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

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)

  • George B Temple, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George B Temple, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geo B Temple, "United States Census, 1880"

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