George Washington Lord

1850–1896 (Age 45)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Lord was born on 17 September 1850, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jeremiah Lord, was 33 and his mother, Jane Lord, was 56. He married Margaret Belle Owens on 12 May 1870, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Knox Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 16 July 1896, in Usal, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Bloomington, Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Washington Lord
Margaret Belle Owens
Marriage: 12 May 1870
Effie Mae Lord
Dorsie John Lord
Elsworth Stewart Lord
Franklin Joseph Lord
Charles Calvin Lord
Eliza Ellen ( Lida) Lord
Lloyd Robert Lord
Dove Lois Lord

Spouse & Children

12 May 1870
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Effie Mae Lord


  • Dorsie John Lord


  • Male1875–1952Male

  • Male1876–1972Male

  • Charles Calvin Lord


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Jeremiah Lord


  • Jane Lord




+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 7

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 13

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Lord in household of Jeremiah Lord, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George W Lord, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Lord, "United States Census, 1880"

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