CENSUS June 7, 1900 Grant Township, Village of Dawson, Richardson County Nebraska
Household No. 58, Family No. 62 STILES George, head, M, M Sept 1864, 35, M, 16, W VA, W. VA, W. VA Occ: R.R. Laborer; Doasha L, wife, W F, Mar 1866, 35, 16, KY, KY, KY; Charles E, son, W M, July 1889, 10, S, Nebr., W. VA, KY, at school
CENSUS 1920 Richardson County, Nebraska
Stiles, George W
Age: 55 Year: 1920
Birthplace: West Virginia Roll: T625_1000
Race: White Page: 4A
State: Nebraska ED: 164
County: Richardson Image: 822
Township: Grant Townsip
HH 87 Fam.No. 91 STILES, George W., Head, M W 55 M, Yes, Yes, W. Virginia, W. Virginia, W. Virginia; Ledosha, wife, F W 52 M, Yes, Yes, Ohio, Kentucky, Kentucky
THE DAWSON HERALD, Dawson, Nebraska, Thursday, July 3, 1947
George W. Stiles
George Washington Stiles, age 82, passed away Friday morning, June 27, at the Humboldt hospital, where he had been a patient for five weeks. Previous to that he had been in failing health for some time. The body was brought to the Kinsey mortuary where it remained until the funeral service at the Dawson Evangelical United Brethren church, Monday afternoon.
Mr. Stiles was one of the pioneers of the Dawson community, coming here in the early days. He had received mail from Dawson post office almost continuously for the past 60 years.
He was born November 22, 1864, in Greenbriar county, West Virginia, but when three years old moved with his parents to Scioto county, Ohio, where they lived for several years. On July 18, 1884, he was married to Ledosha Spaulding at Wheelersburg, Ohio and the following year the couple came to Nebraska, making their home at Dawson.
Mr. Stiles worked as a hired hand on the farm for a few years and later farmed for himself on the O'Donnell land, and for Martin Ulmer and Daniel Riley.
In 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Stiles moved into Dawson and since that time he operated threshing machines in the community, and also operated a saw mill southeast of town. He retired from active work about ten years ago.
Mr. Stiles was a member of the Dawson Evangelical church for many years. He was a kindly man, a good neighbor, and had many friends in the community who will miss him.
A son, Charles Edward Stiles preceded the father in death.
Beside his widow, Mr. Stiles is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Esther Stiles, Denver; a grandson, Charles Edward Stiles, Denver; two granddaughters, Mrs. Wm. Pridy, Denver and Mrs. Floyd Boehler, Palisade, Nebr., and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jack Slack, and three brothers, Charles, Orange and Ollie, all of Ohio.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Dawson Evangelical United Brethren Church, with Rev. C. E. Nichols conducting the service. A quartet composed of Mrs. Geo. Belden, Jr., Mrs. H. B. Stierwalt, Dwight Wuster and R. L. Ulmer, sang favorite hymns of the deceased. Mrs. R. L. Ulmer accompanied the quartet. In charge of the flowers were; Mrs. Orville Cudney, Mrs. Earl Hinks, Mrs. Harold Spaulding and Mrs. Harry Fencil. The pall bearers were nephews of Mr. Stiles; Herbert Drake, I. F. Spaulding, Earl Hinks, Orville Cudney, Raymond Spaulding and Harold Spaulding.
Burial was in Heim cemetery.
Those from out of town who came to attend the funeral were; Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Dunn, Formosa, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spaulding, Hiawatha; Mr. and Mrs. Bud Boston, Table Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fencil, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Arington of Humboldt.
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