Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, January 16, 1941, Page 5
OBITUARY - GEO. SHUM
Geo. SHUM was born September 11, 1855 and died at his home in Gravity January 12, 1941 at the age of 85
years, 4 months and 1 day. He had been confined to his home for several months.
He was married to Ada M. BICKFORD Feb. 3, 1878. To them were born nine children: Bert, Alonzo, and Paul
preceded their parents in death. His wife died in 1922.
May 21, 1923 he was married to Della SHIPLEY.
Mr. SHUM spent the most of his life in Taylor County, residing on a farm for a number of years and retiring
to Gravity in the year 1916. In the year 1892 he was converted and united with the Free Methodist church the
same year and remained a faithful member until his death.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife and children, Claud SHUM of Diagonal, Pete SHUM of Bedford and Emma
of New Market, John SHUM of Hood River, Oregon, Frank SHUM of Wessington Springs, So. Dak. and Mae of
Bingen, Wash.; 24 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one brother, Jim SHUM of Clarinda.
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