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AGED VETERAN and PIONEER of WORTH COUNTY IS GONE

Civil War Flags.jpg George A. DEHART was born in Clark County, Illinois, April 9, 1840, and died at his home north of Allendale [MO], May 29, 1925, being 85 years, 1 months and 19 days old.

He came with his father to Missouri in 1853, settling on a farm four miles northeast of Allendale. He was united in marriage was Margaret WILLIAMS in 1864. Eight children were born to this union. His wife and six children survive him.

The surviving children are: Geo., of Washington, John, Bert and Richard of Allendale, C. E. of St. Joseph, and Rosa of Des Moines. One brother, Joseph, of Grant City, two half brother (sic), Grant of Mt. Ayr, and Sherman, of Hatfield [MO], one half sister, Mary WHITE, of St. Joseph, and thirty-four grandchildren.

He served his country during the Civil war in Company B, 54th, Illinois infantry.

He was initiated as an Off Fellow November 4, 1883, initiatedas a Mason February 21, 1891, remaining true to the principles of these orders through the remaining part of his life.

Uncle George, as he was commonly called, was a prosperous farmer, a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor, who will be greatlymissed in this community.

The funeral was conducted from his home by Rev. Elder C. E. WILLEY of Lamoni, interment in the Kirk cemetery [Allendale MO]. Burial services were conducted by the masonic order and by the American Legion.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009

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