Henrietta "Etta" George

May 1860–3 March 1962 (Age 101)
Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henrietta "Etta"

When Henrietta "Etta" George was born in May 1860, in Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, William George, was 29 and her mother, Mary Eliza Seal, was 30. She had at least 1 son with John Henry McComb. She lived in Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1875 and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 3 March 1962, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Reese Cemetery, Springfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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John Henry McComb
Henrietta "Etta" George
Earl J Mccomb Jr

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 27

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

Latin: From the Latin name Georgius, which comes from a Greek word meaning a tiller of the ground, a husbandman, or a vinedresser. George is found as a female name. Segras, Seorus, Seoras, Degras and Deorsa are Gaelic forms of George. Georgeanna, Georgina, and Georgiana are female names derived from George. Jorgi and Juers are Anglo-Norman forms of George.

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Sources (3)

  • Henrietta George in household of Wm George, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Henrietta Mccomb in household of John H Mccomb, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henrietta George in household of William George, "New York State Census, 1875"

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