George Ainge Sr.

11 May 1811–26 July 1886 (Age 75)
Weethley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Ainge Sr. was born on 11 May 1811, in Weethley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Ainge, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Harris, was 25. He married Elizabeth Halford on 22 May 1836, in Evesham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1862 and lived in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 July 1886, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Ainge Sr.
Elizabeth Halford
Marriage: 22 May 1836
George Ainge Jr
Mehilia Ainge
Elizabeth Emma Ainge
Emma Love Ainge
Henry Ainge
Hilary Ainge
Jonah Ainge
Charles Ainge
Thomas Ainge
Mahala Therza Ainge
Alfred Alma Ainge
William Hyrum Ainge

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1836Evesham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +7 More Children

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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 16
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: shortened form of Ainger, itself a variant of Angier .

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

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    Family History

    George Ainge Sr. George Ainge was born May 11, 1811, in Weethley, Warwickshire, England. His parents were James and Elizabeth Harris Ainge. Little is know of his childhood, but when he was 25 years o …

    Sources (28)

    • George Ainge, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • George Ainge in entry for Elizabeth Law, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • George Ainge, "United States Census, 1870"

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