Imes, George Hezekiah

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George Hezekiah Imes was born in 1844 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and, at the age of twenty two, joined the 43rd United States Colored Troops regiment. Imes served in the regiment for seventeen months from March 1864 to October 1865. Imes was promoted to the rank of sergeant before his discharge. After leaving the regiment, Imes married Lucinda Armstrong Clark in 1870 and settled in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to raise several children. He became one of four black principals in the city’s public school district in 1880 through his work at the Hygienic School. In 1892, Imes died in McAllisterville, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, not far from the town in which he was raised. (By Brandon Rothenberg)

Life span
01/01/1844—01/01/1892

Life Summary

Full name
  George Hezekiah Imes
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Death Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
Family
 
 Lucinda Armstrong Clark (wife, 1870)
Occupation
  Military
  Educator
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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