George Foster Ludgate

13 March 1879–13 March 1954 (Age 75)
Galveston, Texas, United States

The Life of George Foster

When George Foster Ludgate was born on 13 March 1879, in Galveston, Texas, United States, his father, William Ludgate, was 36 and his mother, Mary Peacock Jardine, was 34. He married Rachel Hope Dunshie on 22 July 1907, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 13 March 1954, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Foster Ludgate
Rachel Hope Dunshie
Marriage: 22 July 1907
Dorothy Farrand Ludgate
Margaret Celina Ludgate
Mary Catherine Ludgate
George Edward Ludgate

Spouse and Children

22 July 1907
Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Ludgate


    Mary Peacock Jardine




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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 2

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name probably from Ludgate in London, so named from Old English ludgeat ‘back gate’, ‘postern’, or possibly from Ludgate in Kent or Lidgate in Suffolk, both named from Old English hlidgeat ‘swing gate’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Ludgate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George J Ludgate, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George F Ludgate, "United States Census, 1940"

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