Edward George Trenchard

24 November 1895–7 April 1953 (Age 57)
Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, United States

The Life of Edward George

When Edward George Trenchard was born on 24 November 1895, in Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon, United States, his father, George Wescott Trenchard, was 40 and his mother, Helen Mary Swanwick, was 33. He married Louise B Van de Vord on 17 December 1919, in Pierce, Washington, United States. He lived in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1901. He died on 7 April 1953, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Lake Forest Park, King, Washington, United States.

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Edward George Trenchard
Louise B Van de Vord
Marriage: 17 December 1919

Spouse and Children

17 December 1919
Pierce, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Wescott Trenchard


    Helen Mary Swanwick




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 2

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 16

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Name Meaning

French: from Old French trenche, a derivative of trenchier ‘to cut, hack, or slice’ ( compare Trench ) + the pejorative suffix -ard, hence a metonymic occupational name for a butcher or a nickname for a violent person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Trenchard in household of Robert Swanwich, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Edward Trencheard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward I Trenchard, "United States Census, 1920"

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