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Abel George / Elizabeth Thurston Family
Posted by: Nancy Davis (ID *****0667) Date: June 20, 2011 at 09:16:23
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Abel George md 24 JUN 1848 in Oregon....Elizabeth Thurston bn in NY..........They remained in Oregon until the 1885 Washington State and Territorial Censuses. And Elizabeth is still there until her death 01 Jun 1910.
Children of Abel George & Elizabeth Thurston
Mary J George abt 1849 drowned 1861 flood
Annie E. George abt 1851 drowned in 1861 flood
Abel B. George abt 1854drowned in 1861 flood
Unknown child who also drowned.
William George abt 1862 (on 1870 census)
Mabel George abt 1865 (on the 1870 census)

Death: Jun. 1, 1910
Another one of the oldest and first pioneers has passed away. Grandma George died in this city at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Rounds, Wednesday morning, June 1st, 1910. Elizabeth S. Thurston was born in Genesee County, New York, on the 24th day of July, 1828. She crossed the plains and came to Oregon in 1845. She was married to Abel George on June 24, 1849, continuing her residence in Oregon for forty years, when she left that state and came to Ferndale,WA. in the year 1889. There were six children born to Mr. and Mrs. George, of whom Mrs. A. J. Rounds( Mabel) is the sole survivor.
Deceased was among the first to plant the flag on the Pacific Coast. She had spent 65 years of pioneer life in the great Northwest. Wild and weird and full of hardships, dangers and deprivations were the early days of her life on this coast. The memoirs of her life if properly kept would form an interesting page in the history of our country. After 83 years of devotion to duty this estimable old lady passed to the beyond in a painless death, caused by senile decay. The funeral took place Thursday. It was largely attended, and the interment was at Enterprise Cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, June 3, 1910)

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