George Drake Scudder[1]

Male 1856 - 1921  (64 years)


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  • Name George Drake Scudder 
    Born 20 Nov 1856  Newark, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Chambersburg, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Green Lawn Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 5AC6688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000DA48 
    Died 9 Mar 1921  Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 12 Mar 1921  Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I10178  Scudder
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2010 

    Father Judge Edward Wallace Scudder,   b. 11 Aug 1822, Scudder's Falls, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1893, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Louisa Drake,   b. 30 Nov 1823, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1890  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 23 May 1848 
    Married 26 May 1936  Logan, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 4DA2688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000A95C 
    Notes 
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      !TAKEN FROM FAMILY TREE MAKER, CD 182 FAMILY HISTORY" NEW JERSEY GENEALOGIES #1, GENEALOGIES OF NEW JERSEY FAMILIES, VOLUME I, THE SMITH FAMILY OF BEDFORD, N.Y., AND MADIDENHEAD, N.J.

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    Family ID F3687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Helen Dammarin,   b. 1854, Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1922, Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1879  [5
    _UID A7A3688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000040B 
    Children 
     1. Charles Damarin Scudder,   b. 21 Oct 1883, Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1963, Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George acquired his early education in the State Model School at Trenton. In 1872 he entered Princeton College, graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1876, and subsequently received the Master of Arts degree. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1879, and began practice at Trenton. In 1882 he was given the degree Counselor at Law. He had a large private practice at Trenton from 1879 until 1893. He was for two years a member of the City Council of the Borough of Chambersburg, New Jersey, and in 1886 was nominated by the Democrats for mayor of the borough, but was defeated. In the fall of the same year he was nominated and elected a member of the Legislature, and after one term declined re-election. He was also appointed and served as prosecuting attorney of Mercer County.

      In 1893, his health having failed, George gave up his professional work and for some months traveled in Europe. On his return he located at Portsmouth, Ohio, was admitted to the Ohio courts, and became a leading attorney of Portsmouth. At the time of the Bryan and free silver issue he left the Democratic Party and became an independent voter, but was never active in politics after that. At the age of twenty he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton, and in 1886 helped organize a new church on the outskirts of that city known as the Bethany Presbyterian Church. He was a trustee and ruling elder until he moved to Portsmouth, where he and his family united with the First Presbyterian Church and soon afterward he was made an elder and superintendent of the Sunday school. He twice represented the church in the General Assembly. He was a Royal Arch and Knight Templar Mason.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Genealogy of Early Settlers in Trenton and Ewing, "Old Hunterdon County," New Jersey, Eli F. Cooley; comp., (Trenton, N.J.: W.S. Sharp Printing Co., 1883; rpt.), p. 220.

    2. [S551] 1880 United States Census, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service, November 22, 2002), FHL Film 1254789; National Archives Film T9-0789; Page 509B.

    3. [S697] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 25, 2003), Film #: 458649.

    4. [S909] Thomas Scudder Family, Soper, Edwin L.; comp., (The Scudder Association, 2004), Vol. 17, p. 39.

    5. [S682] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 12, 2003).