George Jacob Trowbridge

1837–1906 (Age 69)
Palmyra, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of George Jacob

When George Jacob Trowbridge was born on 19 March 1837, in Palmyra, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Trowbridge, was 31 and his mother, Julia Ann Sears, was 21. He married Eliza Jane Clark on 30 September 1858. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Republic, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 7 March 1906, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Republic, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Jacob Trowbridge
Eliza Jane Clark
Marriage: 30 September 1858
William F Trowbridge
Emma Nancy Trowbridge
James Edwin Trowbridge
Lucy Trowbridge
Julia Claribel "Clara" Trowbridge
Jacob Alva Trowbridge
Mary Grace Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

30 September 1858


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 4

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 19

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George Frowbridge, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Geo J Trowbridge, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • George Trowbridge, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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