Geo. W. DOBSON PASSED AWAY, Jan. 28
George W. DOBSON, son of Jacob and Phoebe DOBSON, was born October 19, 1857 in Clinton County, Iowa, and
passed away January 28, 1938, at the home of his nephew, Virgil BROWN in Ellston, Iowa. He came to Decatur County
when a small lad with his parents and has lived in this vicinity since.
On April 6th, 1902 he was married to Margaret
DUGGAN, and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Winnie ALLARD of Leon, Ia.
A step-daughter, Mrs. Hettie GIBSON.
also survives him. A brother, Charles Alexander, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah MILLER have preceeded him in death. His
remaining relatives are his brothers, Wm. DOBSON, of South Dakota, Fran DOBSON of Ellston and John DOBSON of Grand River;
His sisters, Mrs. Catherine BROWN and Mrs. Joe CREES of Grand River, also three grandchildren, and
six step-grandchildren and his nieces and nephews who have shown him much loving kindness.
When quite young he
became a member of the United Brethren Church, and has remained in that faith.
He and his brother, John, have had
their home together in Grand River, since the death of his wife, and his familiar face and kindly greeting will be
missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church here Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
Cecil LATTA with E. C. LAMORRE in charge. He was laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery [near Grand River].
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010
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