George Folgers Meares

Male2 July 1889–

Brief Life History of George Folgers

When George Folgers Meares was born on 2 July 1889, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Iredell Meares, was 32 and his mother, Josephine Folger, was 28. He registered for military service in 1917.

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James Iredell Meares
Josephine Folger
George Folgers Meares
Jane Iredell Meares

Sources (6)

  • George F Meares in household of Iredell J Meares, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George F Meares, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • George F Meares, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 24

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Mears .

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

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