George Wilbert McDill

31 August 1874–11 October 1964 (Age 90)
Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Wilbert

When George Wilbert McDill was born on 31 August 1874, in Henderson, Illinois, United States, his father, John Caldwell McDill, was 43 and his mother, Mary T. McMillan, was 28. He married Minnie Besterfield on 21 June 1922, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Gladstone Township, Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 22 years. He died on 11 October 1964, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wilbert McDill
Minnie Besterfield
Marriage: 21 June 1922

Spouse and Children

21 June 1922
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Caldwell McDill


    Mary T. McMillan




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 8

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McDowell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W McDill, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W Mc Dill in household of John C Mc Dill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Wilbert Mc Dill, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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