b. 12 September 1837 NC
d. 11 February 1916 (78) ND
buried at New Hope Cemetery, Hopkins, MO
|m. 20 October, 1853 Andrew Co MO |
Mary Jane and Reuben Andrew George
Mary Jane and Reuben Andrew farmed, and had 9 children.
had 3 siblings:
On Oct 20, 1853, Mary Jane Hobson married
Reuben Andrew in Andrew County, MO. They farmed, and had 9 children.
After 69 year old Reuben's accidental death on 8 April, 1902 (see below), he was buried in the New Hope Cemetery in Nodaway Co, MO.
Mary Jane Hobson George
Children of Reuben Andrew and Mary Jane (HOBSON) GEORGE:|
Louise Alice "Allie" George|
b 4 Aug 1855 Whitesville MO
d 22 May 1941 Napoleon ND (85)
m 21 Mar 1878, Hopkins MO
James "Henry" FITCH
b 10 May 1854 NY
d 23 Aug 1928 ND
Allie was born on August 4, 1855 in Whitesville, Andrew Co, MO. She was Reuben and Mary Jane's first child.
By the time she married James "Henry" Fitch on March 21, 1878, she and her family had moved to a farm northeast of Hopkins, MO.
Henry and Allie had 8 or 9 children... (more)
2. Charles Thomas "Tom" George|
b 4 February 1859 Clay Co KS
d 18 September 1938 MT (79)
m ca 1890 Nodaway Co MO
Martha Dale Leonard
b 13 April 1869
lived in MO and MT
Tom George was born on February 4, 1859, during his parents' brief stay in the Kansas Territory.
Martha Dale Leonard was born 13 April 1869 to Tom Leonard, who later married her sister-in-law, Maggie George Matthews (below).
3. William "Will" Hadley George|
b 21 March 1861 Andrew Co MO
d 18 March 1945 MT (nearly 84)
buried in MT?
m 24 December 1896
Mrs. Ollie Belle Wood Boatwright
b 2 (or 27) July 1867
d 26 December 1901 MT, of TB (34)
buried in MT?
lived in MO and MT
| Will's middle name, although close to the maiden name of
his father's grandmother, Ann Handley George, actually
was Hadley - for the maiden name of his mother's grandmother, Obedience Hadley Hobson.|
Will had known Ollie Belle growing up in Missouri. She was the daughter of a former brother-in-law of Will's mother, Mary Jane. When they married, she had lost her first husband to TB, which she also contracted. She and Mr. Boatwright had had one daughter. Then she and Will had one daughter, Helen Beryl George Finch, who was only 3 and a half when her mother died. Will George was thankful for the time they had together. (more...)
4. Enoch "Ezra" George|
b 1863 Andrew Co MO
d 1868 Andrew Co MO
| Ezra was about 5 years old when he died. He was likely named
for his father's father, Enoch George, and for his father's brother, Ezra George, who died in December 1863 as a result of the Civil War.|
5. James Newton George|
b 2 November 1865 Andrew Co, MO
d 26 May 1941 Hopkins, Nodaway Co, MO (75)
Sarah R. Wells
d 1948 (82)
lived in Nodaway Co, MO
James Newton "Jim" George may have been named for his father's
elder brother, Joshua James George who had a son, Newton Howard George.|
Jim married Sara Elizabeth Wells in 1889 and they had 2 children. Ena Alice was born 21 February 1890. She married Altona Covey, and later married J. D. Allan (Allen?). The second daughter was Ethel May, born 5 May 1893, who married Lee Emmett Campbell. Later in life, both sisters lived in Louisville, KY.
6. Margaret Ellen George|
b 31 December 1867 Andrew Co MO
d 31 January 1946 (78)
m #1 29 June 1893 Hopkins MO
Marshall D. Matthews
b 15 September 1863 (Steele, ND?)
d 29 November 1943 (80)
from Steele ND
(father of Martha Dale Leonard George)
|Maggie grew up on the family farm near Hopkins, MO. Mrs. Sollars said that Maggie taught school in Montana.
Wilford Stanley 14 May 1894 - 5 August 1898 (in Kidder, ND)
7. Walter "Reece" George|
b 14 April 1870 MO
d 7 April 1932 MT
Knowlton Cem Custer Co MT
m 26 August 1896 in Iowa
Martha Ellen McMasters
b 2 February 1873
d 23 April 1927
Knowlton Cem Custer Co MT
lived in Knowlton, Custer Co, MT
Walter Reece and Wesley Reuben were twins, born April 14, 1870 in Nodaway County, MO.
Reece, the surviving twin, was likely named for his mother's maiden name, Reece.|
Reece and Martha had 7 children:
*Iva Pauline GEORGE (Mrs. Paul W. Jones),
8. Wesley Reuben George|
b (14 Apr) 1870 MO
d 1870 MO
|Wesley Reuben was the twin of Walter Reece. Wesley Reuben did not survive.|
9. Nancy "Pearl" George|
b 31 January 1874
d 3 or 4 November 1964 - San Diego CA
buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego
m 5 January 1904 in Pleasant Hill Township, Kidder Co., North Dakota
Perley David Wood
b Sept 13 1871, NY
d Dec 01 1951, San Diego CA
buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego CA
lived in NY, ND, CA
Pearl was born in Nodaway Co, MO on the family farm 4 miles east of Hopkins.
After she and Perley Wood married in 1904, in North Dakota, they had 6 children: Evelyn, Marjorie (Mrs. Frank Schossow), Kenneth, Eugene, Dorothy (Mrs. Willard Harpster), and George.
Marjorie and Dorothy lived in San Diego, CA. |
"It is the Journal's sad mission this week to record another sad and terrible accident by which Reuben George, the well known farmer, northeast of Hopkins, lost his life.
It seems on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. George and his son, Thomas, hitched a team to the wagon, one of the horses being a colt, and started for Howard Hensley's to take home a lot of log chain, reaching there without accident, but after the son had alighted, the bridle on the colt slipped off, and the father called to Tom, who ran at once toward the team but before he could reach them they had dashed madly away and ran perhaps for a quarter of a mile when they turned suddenly and threw Mr. George from the wagon, his head striking a post. Both his son and Mr. Hensley were at his side in two or three minutes after he fell but he was cold in death when they reached him, his head being mashed to a jelly, otherwise his body contained no bruises, Mr. George could have saved his life by jumping when the team first started to run, but he remained in the wagon endeavoring to control them.
Dr. Sargent was called to administer to the heartbroken wife who is almost frantic with grief.
The funeral will be held on Saturday at New Hope church, near Allison, after which burial will take place at New Hope cemetery.
A fitting obituary will likely be furnished for publication next week."
photo provided by Terri Strong
In youth with his parents he moved to Franklin county, Indiana, where they resided till the year 1850 when with his parents he again moved to Andrew county, Missouri where he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Jane Hobson, October 20, 1853. To this union God gave nine children, six sons, Thomas, James, W. Reece of Hopkins, Mo. William of Knowlton, Montana. Ezra and Wesley Reuben, the two later in childhood, preceded the father to the other shore. The three daughters are Alice, of Logan Co, North Dakota, Maggie and Pearl of Kidder Co. North Dakota. Four sons and three daughters with his wife survive to mourn his loss.
In the year 1857 he with his wife moved to Kansas where they lived one year and then returned to Andrew Co. Mo., from which place in the year 1869 they moved to his recent home near Hopkins, Mo., where he resided till God called him from an active life of toil and care to a home of rest and peace.
Early in the Civil War of the United States he inlisted (sic) and through all that dark struggle he was one of those who so nobly defended our nation's honor and received an honorable discharge from the government August 31, 1865.
Mr. George was highly respected and dearly beloved by a large circle of friends for his pure life which was spent in doing good to others. He was never so happy as when dispencing (sic) blessings to others. As a husband he was faultless, as a father, he was all that that name implies. As a friend and neighbor, he was the embodiment of honor, as a Christian his record is not only in the sky but also written in the hearts and lives of many who can rise up and call him blessed.
His funeral was conducted from the New Hope Baptist church, Saturday, April 12, by Rev. A. W. Miller of Hitsman, Iowa after which the remains followed by one of the largest processious (sic) ever seen in Nodaway county, were laid to rest in the New Hope cemetery where they await the final call."
The obituary was followed by: "We desire to express our appreciation of the great kindness of our many friends and neighbors who assisted us so untiringly during our recent bereavement. May the Heavenly Father bless you all. Mrs. George and Family."
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