Mrs. George Dies at Son’s Home in Merrimack
MERRIMACK – Mrs. Ellen Galloway – George passed away at the home of her son, Lewis George at this place on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the age of 74 years 11 months and 15 days.
She was born at Rockville and married to Lewis George Sr. a veteran of the Civil War in Hanover, Ill. In the year 1887. Mr. George died at that place after 6 years and Mrs. George went to Lancaster to live, residing there until 1923 when she came to Wisconsin and has made her home with her son, the only child at this place for about 4 years.
Six weeks ago she was stricken with paralysis and up to this time had possessed unusual vitality although crippled since early childhood. She regained her usual health after this and was able to be among friends again when she died suddenly while sitting on the porch that afternoon.
Besides her son and wife she leaves six grand children, also two sisters Mrs. Evalyn Johnson, Houghton, Mich., Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, Lancaster, one brother, Walter Calloway, Quinn, S.D., and many friends who will miss her.
Prayer was held at 1 p.m. at the home on Saturday followed by services at M.E. Church at 2 p.m. the Rev. Leland Cooper officiating. The pall bearers were Samuel J. Potter, George Legs, Walter J. Towens, Archie Barrow, Harold Halbman of this place and Henry Erling, Okee, Mrs. Charles G Herr and Mrs. Glen Kielman gave selections, “Gathering Home” and “Home Sweet Home” with Miss Pearl Gallus at the piano. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.
Among these present at the services were Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, W.G. Allen, Mrs. Iva Treadersaan and Mrs. Clarence Birch, Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. William Vereb and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erling.
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