George Clarence Temple

1897–1971 (Age 73)
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Clarence

When George Clarence Temple was born on 22 November 1897, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, his father, Timothy T Temple, was 27 and his mother, Clinnie Frances Culpepper, was 17. He married Ruth Lee Sanders on 17 November 1922, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Pleasant Grove Magisterial District, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Providence Township, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 13 March 1971, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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George Clarence Temple
Ruth Lee Sanders
Marriage: 17 November 1922

Spouse & Children

17 November 1922
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Timothy T Temple


  • Clinnie Frances Culpepper




  • Aleethia Hazel Temple


  • Female1897–1994Female

  • Male1897–1971Male

  • Howard Temple


  • William Oscar Temple


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 2

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

Age 20

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)

  • George Temple in household of Timothy T Temple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Temple, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Temple in household of R Lewis Sanders, "United States Census, 1930"

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