George R. Kings (1888-1945)

O'Brien County Bell, 13 Jun 1945, p. 8

Obituary of George R. Kings

Funeral rites were held Thursday, June 3 in the Dr. J. M. Eason home in Sanborn for the late George R. Kings, of Pipestone, Minn., who passed away there suddenly May 28. Masonic rites were read by Rev. Belden Weikel of the Methodist church with Rev. Steenmeyer of the Lutheran church at Pipestone assisting. The American Legion had charge of the burial service at Roseland cemetery. George R. Kings, the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit H. Kings, pioneer residents of Sanborn was born July 9, 1888 at Running Water, S. Dak., and came to Sanborn with his parents in 1890, his father being in the employ of the Milwaukee Road. He attended the public schools here and graduated from the Sanborn high school.

He served with the 32nd Division in World War 1 and saw much active service in France. Upon his return he lived at Sibley for a time and had been employed in a drug store at Pipestone, Minn., for 25 years.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. S. C. Kerberg, Audubon, Ia., Mrs. Marguerite Brady and Mrs. M. B. Ronald of Mitchell, S. Dak. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Martha Eason. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Kerberg, Audubon, Mrs. Marguerite Brady and son Ezra, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Ronald and family of Mitchell, S. Dak., Mrs. Emily McCaines and Mrs. Laurel McMann of Mitchell, Henry Kissler of Mitchell, and a groups of businessmen and friends from Pipestone.

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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