George Irving Sawyer

18 May 1892–1 January 1985 (Age 92)
Everest, Brown, Kansas, United States

The Life of George Irving

When George Irving Sawyer was born on 18 May 1892, in Everest, Brown, Kansas, United States, his father, Henry M Sawyer, was 29 and his mother, Josephine Mary Adams, was 27. He married Elva Gertrude Gipe on 24 November 1920, in Leona, Doniphan, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 1 January 1985, in Fairview, Brown, Kansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Everest, Brown, Kansas, United States.

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George Irving Sawyer
Elva Gertrude Gipe
Marriage: 24 November 1920
Marjorie Marilyn Sawyer
Doris Jean Sawyer
Winefred Elaine Sawyer
Gerald Clinton Sawyer

Spouse and Children

24 November 1920
Leona, Doniphan, Kansas, United States


    Marjorie Marilyn Sawyer


    Doris Jean Sawyer



    Gerald Clinton Sawyer


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George I Sawyer, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • George J Sawyer in household of Henry M Sawyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George I Sawyer, "United States Census, 1930"

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