OBITUARY: York Gazette, March 6, 1827 "Died - On Saturday last, in the borough, Geo. W. Spangler, youngest son of the late Daniel Spangler, Esq., in the 21st year of his age. In the midst of life we are in death. These words can never make a more forcible impression, than on occasion like the present, when a youth has departed to take up his abode in the 'City of Silence' in those years when the heart is overpowered by the gay and delightful prospect of earthly felicity. But so it is, no precaution or art can avail against a common law imposed on all beings in the universe. The anchor is not cast in the River of Life; death, remorless and inexorable death, regardless of age or condition, carries away those who struggle against it, as well as those who go with the stream. On Sunday last his remains were interred in the German Reformed cemetery, and his funeral rites were performed by the Rev. Dr. Schmucker and the Rev. Mr. Hall, who both, in addressing an unusual numerour auditory, bore testimony, that whilst his surviving friends may derive an useful example from his pious resignation in death, they may take consolation from the hope, that he has met his reward from the Almighty Being in whose adoration he breathed his expiring sigh." George
was born on 9 October 1806. He was the son of Daniel Spangler
and Margaret Hahn
. George died on 3 March 1827 at age 20.