George Franklin Land

11 April 1895–20 December 1953 (Age 58)
Hawthorne Township, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Land was born on 11 April 1895, in Hawthorne Township, White, Illinois, United States, his father, George Washington Land, was 29 and his mother, Hattie Ella Lofton, was 27. He married Nota L. Burress on 23 August 1914, in White, Illinois, United States. He died on 20 December 1953, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Hawthorne Township, White, Illinois, United States.

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George Franklin Land
Nota L. Burress
Marriage: 23 August 1914

Spouse and Children

23 August 1914
White, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Land


    Hattie Ella Lofton




    Blanche E Land



    David Robert Land



    Addie Gertrude Land


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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 15

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, ‘land’, ‘territory’.This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest glade, Middle English, Old French la(u)nde, or a habitational name from Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in West Yorkshire, which are named with this word.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Land Jr. in household of George W Land, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George F Land Twin in household of George W Land, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George F in entry for Mrs Nota L Land, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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