Civil War Veteran, George Washington Harlow

~Information on this page submitted by researcher, Floyd Lawrence


George W. Harlow's Tombstone


Full Civil War History follows: George left his family, had memory problems. He forgot he was a Civil War Vet, stopped cashing his pension checks. Took me 17 years to find him, he died in Vernon County Missouri State Hosp #3. He only gave one piece of correct information. However, that was enough for me. He did remember his father's name. I had the VA make him a new monument, & sent to his grandaughter. She set it last year in the Hosp #3 cem in Mo. His monument was set where it belonged.

Enlisted 3/26/1864 Co H 4th Iowa Inf
Died 2/18/1920 Vernon Co., Mo.

The woman he thought was his mother, was his Aunt Susan Harlow's daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Gibson; buried Cleveland Cem, Kingman Co, Ks.

George Washington Harlow, b Oct 6, 1846 Owen Co, Ind
Marr July 27, 1868 to Cecelia Perry
Died Feb 18, 1920; Vernon Co, Mo #3 State Hospital

His Death Certificate


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