George Rhoads Grimshaw

Male8 October 1858–30 March 1939

Brief Life History of George Rhoads

When George Rhoads Grimshaw was born on 8 October 1858, in Daylors, Sacramento, California, United States, his father, William Robinson Grimshaw, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Pierce Rhoads, was 28. He married Anna Maria Gaffney on 12 July 1888, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States in 1910 and Lee Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1930. He died on 30 March 1939, at the age of 80.

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George Rhoads Grimshaw
Anna Maria Gaffney
Marriage: 12 July 1888
May S Grimshaw
George Rhoads Grimshaw Jr.

Sources (16)

  • George Grimshaw in household of W B Grimshaw, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George R Grimshaw, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • George R Grimshaw, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    12 July 1888Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 11

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr (see Grime ) or Old English grīma ‘specter, goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.

    English: alternatively, a habitational name from Green Shaw Head in Beamsley (Yorkshire), or another place similarly named with Middle English grene ‘green’ + shaghe ‘copse’ (Old English grēne + sceaga).

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

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