George F. Temple

1871–1949 (Age 78)
Decatur, Indiana, United States

The Life of George F.

When George F. Temple was born on 8 February 1871, in Decatur, Indiana, United States, his father, William T Temple, was 37 and his mother, Mary Jane Pike, was 22. He married Rovillie Gohn on 24 December 1895, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. He lived in Barnhill, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 April 1949, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

George F. Temple
Rovillie Gohn
Marriage: 24 December 1895

Spouse & Children

  • Male1871–1949Male

  • Rovillie Gohn


24 December 1895
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William T Temple


  • Mary Jane Pike




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 21

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • George F Temple in household of Henry T Coats, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George F Temple in household of William Temple, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George F Temple in household of William Temple, "United States Census, 1900"

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