George Benjamin Warren

29 September 1847–12 October 1897 (Age 50)
Maine, United States

The Life Summary of George Benjamin

When George Benjamin Warren was born on 29 September 1847, in Maine, United States, his father, William Reed Stockbridge Warren, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Davis Haskell, was 28. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Ann Newman. He died on 12 October 1897, in Ouray, Ouray, Colorado, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Ouray, Ouray, Colorado, United States.

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George Benjamin Warren
Mary Ann Newman
Clara Warren
Mary Elizabeth Warren
George Velts Warren
William D. Warren
Maude May Warren
Eugene Curtis Warren
Granville Haskell Warren

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World Events (7)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
Age 4
"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1861 · Denver Becomes a City
Age 14
In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Warin, Werin, a borrowing of ancient Germanic Warino, a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection, shelter’ or ‘guard’. Compare Waring .English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from La Varrenne in Seine-Maritime, France, named with a Gaulish element probably descriptive of alluvial land or sandy soil. This was the name of a major Norman family after the Conquest. In Ireland, this name has been Gaelicized as Bharain.Irish: adopted as an English form of Gaelic Ó Murnáin (see Murnane , Warner ).

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

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George Benjamin Warren was born on 29 September 1847 in Maine to William Reed Stockbridge and Elizabeth Davis Warren. He was the second of five children, three girls and two boys, the first three bo …

Sources (15)

  • George V Warren in entry for William Warren, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • George B Warren, "United States Census, 1880"
  • G B Warren in entry for Eugene C Warren and Vern B Harroun, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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