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Green, George K. 1837-1917


Posted By: Daniel Green (email)
Date: 7/14/2017 at 16:52:32

Family history and the Iowa Bancroft Register February 22nd, 1917


Burt Iowa Special to the Register: Comrade Geo. Green on of the most popular and best loved men in Burt, passed away at his home in the north part of town Saturday morning after an illness of eleven days caused by a stoppage of the bowels.

George Kirk Green was born at Plain Grove, Penn, on Oct 20, 1837, being 73 years 2 months and 27 days old at the time of his death. He enlisted Aug. 15 1861 in Co. B of the 83rd Penn. Infantry in which he served his country as a corporal until discharged Sept. 20, 1864.

He was united in marriage June 14, 1865 to Miss Josephine Ramsey of Lawrence Co. Penn. In 1867 he came west and settled in Missouri where he remained for four years and then came to Kossuth Co. Ia, and settled on a farm southeast of Bancroft, “by and by he retired from the farm and resided in Bancroft where he was a member of the Bancroft; Post G.A.R. No. 496 and was prominent in all doings of the beloved order and where he was converted to the M.E. church of which he remained a faithful member praying to God while upon his deathbed to keep his family and bring them all home to heaven that they might be a united family there".

About ten years ago he sold his interests in Bancroft and spent one year at Manchester S.D. then returned and located to Burt where he has become a familiar and welcome figure. To him and his good wife were born ten children, five of whom survive him, as follows: Mrs. W.B. Zahler, Iriquois S.D: Mrs. B.F. Hayden of Estherville Ia: L.W. Green of Iriquios S.D: R.W. Green of Swift Current Sask. Canada and Mrs O.C. Schultz of Maynard, Minn. All of these children and his wife were with him thru his final sickness and together with a score or more of grandchildren many other relatives and hosts of friends are left to mourn his departure and look forward to the reunion in Heaven.

Funeral services were held Monday p.m. at 2:30 o’clock at the M.E. church conducted by Rev. Tritt and assisted by Rev. Aten. The body was laid to rest in the Burt cemetery, borne thither by six sons of the former Comrade and escorted by the remnant of that noble company (comrades) still left with us. G.K. will be sadly missed for he was a devoted husband, kind an loving father and a good friend.


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