Godfrey Dehay (1843 - 1891)

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Godfrey Dehay
1843 - 1891
updated February 06, 2019
Godfrey Dehay was born around 1843. He died on March 16, 1891 in New York at age 48.


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Godfrey Dehay died on March 16, 1891 in New York at 48 years of age. He was born around 1843. We are unaware of information about Godfrey's surviving family.
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In 1843, in the year that Godfrey Dehay was born, on May 22nd, an estimated 700 to 1,000 pioneers set out from Missouri on the Oregon Trail. Called "The Great Migration of 1843", the wagon train often had to build roads or float down rivers.

In 1861, he was 18 years old when on January 9th, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union. Within the same month, 5 more states seceded - Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana - and Jefferson Davis, age 52, resigned as a U.S. Senator.

In 1873, Godfrey was 30 years old when on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

In 1882, Godfrey was 39 years old when on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1891, in the year of Godfrey Dehay's passing, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

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Lambertus Dehay
around 1901 - Aug 11, 1945

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Lambertus Dehay
around 1901 - Aug 11, 1945
Achille Dehayes
around 1853 - Oct 23, 1937
Archile DeHayes
around 1905 - Sep 14, 1906
Charles DeHayes
around 1910 - Jun 23, 1912
Ellen Dehayes
around 1873 - May 4, 1933
Evelyn DeHayes
around 1906 - Oct 13, 1913
Gustav DeHayes
around 1878 - Feb 18, 1927
Julia M DeHayes
around 1853 - Aug 25, 1924
Lillian Dehayes
around 1878 - Apr 3, 1941
Louis Augustus Dehayes
around 1896 - Jan 21, 1947
Walter Dehayza
around 1922 - Aug 8, 1936
Dario Dehe
around 1867 - Jul 29, 1906
Frank Dehe
around 1873 - Jul 7, 1944
Lillian Dehe
around 1857 - Jan 29, 1940
Louis Dehe
around 1862 - Dec 26, 1933
Michael Dehe
around 1886 - Jul 6, 1893
May Dehean
around 1907 - Feb 27, 1932
John Deheck
around 1880 - Mar 5, 1945
Katharine DeHeck
around 1866 - Nov 21, 1919
Margaretha DeHeck
around 1823 - Mar 13, 1892
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