Advertisement
Advertisement

George Stewart Magill (1903 - 1968)

A photo of George Stewart Magill
Add photo
George Stewart Magill
1903 - 1968
Born
1903
Death
1968
Heidelberg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Heidelberg, Australia
Summary
George Stewart Magill was born in 1903. He is the child of Magill Thomas Magill and Ester Clarke Magill. He died in 1968 in Heidelberg, Australia at 65 years old.
Updated: September 4, 2013
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of George Stewart Magill. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of George's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that George is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell George's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
George Stewart Magill
Most commonly known as
George Stewart Magill
Full name
Did George go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Heidelberg, Australia
Last known residence
Male
Gender
George Magill was born in
Birth
George Magill died in in Heidelberg, Australia
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for George.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of George Stewart Magill?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is George's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was George born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did George finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did George attend?

Religion

Was George a religious man?

Baptism

Was George baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what George did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of George's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did George serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different George Magill?
View other bios of people named George Magill
Advertisement
Advertisement
George's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Magill family tree.
+ Add

George's Family Tree

George Stewart Magill George Stewart Magill
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add George's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of George Stewart Magill! Please share photos of George and the Magill family.

Photo
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about George.

Cancel

Share George's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

George Stewart Magill passed away in 1968 in Heidelberg, Australia at 65 years of age. He was born in 1903. He is the child of Magill Thomas Magill and Ester Clarke Magill.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during George's lifetime.

In 1903, in the year that George Stewart Magill was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1915, when he was only 12 years old, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1938, at the age of 35 years old, George was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1949, George was 46 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1968, in the year of George Stewart Magill's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Other George Magills

Other Magills

Other Biographies

Back to Top