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George W. Shreves (1901) Alternate

SHREVES, JAMES, CHEEK, PURDY, MCLEASE

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 12/7/2017 at 06:58:32

The Indianola Herald
Indianola, Iowa
July 25, 1901
Page 3, Column 1
St. Charles

Mr. George W. Shreves was born in Crawford township, Madison county, Iowa, August 30, 1858, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage with Miss Matilda James, of Warren county, March 15, 1877. To this union were born four children, one son and three daughters. Two of these daughters preceded their father to the land of eternal rest. The son, Benjamin, and daughter Mrs. Stella Cheek, live at the St. Charles home. The wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Shreves, eight sisters and two brothers survive him.

In 1883, while switching in the Lincoln, Nebraska yards he met with an accident which crippled him for life. He studied pharmacy and became a regularly licensed pharmacist, having been a druggist at St. Charles for many years.

He died at his home in St. Charles, July 17th, 1901, deeply lamented by his family and a large circle of friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Palmer, under the tall church yard maples and his burial at the Blair Chapel cemetery, places the father side by side with his well beloved daughter Nellie, who reposes neath a sacred mound, where father and daughter await the summons of the resurrection morn.

The relatives from abroad at the funeral were Benjamin Shreves, of Weldon; Chas. Shreves, of Greenfield; Mrs. Barbara Woodward of Lorimor; Mrs. S. Purdy and son of Orient, the former a sister of Mrs. Shreves and James McLease, wife and two sons from Valley Junction, Mrs. McLease being a sister of Mr. Shreves.

The death of Mr. Shreves takes from this community one of its best known and intelligent citizens. Breadth of information and a friendly nature made him an agreeable man in conversation on a wide variety of topics. He could have excelled had he had the opportunity as an editor of a newspaper, as a writer of essays, or as a general literary worker in the field of universal thought.


 

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