George H. Primrose

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George Primrose and Lew Dockstader in 1898

George H. Primrose (November 12, 1852 - July 23, 1919) was a minstrel performer. He was one half of the comedy duo of Primrose and West with William H. West.[1]


He was born on November 12, 1852, in London, Ontario.[1]

His first wife, Emily Catlin, died in Chicago, Illinois in 1903.[2] He married Esther Nerney of San Francisco, California in Mount Vernon, New York on April 23, 1904.[3] He wed for the third time to his secretary, Viola Katherine Trueblood, on April 15, 1916.[4]

He died in San Diego, California on July 23, 1919.[5][1]


  1. ^ a b c "George H. Primrose Dead" (PDF). New York Times. July 24, 1919.
  2. ^ "Mrs. George Primrose Left $60,000" (PDF). New York Times. April 17, 1904. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  3. ^ "Minstrel Weds Society Girl" (PDF). New York Times. April 24, 1904. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  4. ^ "George Primrose, Old-Time Star in Minstrelsy, Takes Third Wife; Will Quit Stage Soon, He Says". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. April 16, 1916.
  5. ^ "George Primrose Seriously Ill" (PDF). New York Times. July 23, 1919. Retrieved 2015-04-02.