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REDHEAD, George 1833-1914


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/10/2012 at 23:06:49

George Redhead was born in Whitlesey, Cambridge, England, July 16, 1833. When about 20 years of age, he with his young wife left their native land and came to America, settling first in Cleveland, Ohio, and later on a farm near Garnavillo, Clayton county, Iowa, where he resided until his wife passed away in the year 1861. About two years later he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sarah Robinson of Elkader, and shortly thereafter moved on a farm in Grand Meadow township, Clayton county, which remained the family home until March 1889, when he came to Postville to enjoy the comforts of a competence earned from many years of frugality and toil.

He was a veteran of the Civil War, having entered the service in 1864 and served his country until the war closed. In early life he accepted the Savior as his friend and guide, and through a life span of more than four-score years has been a firm and faithful follower of the Man of Galilee. He was loyal to his country, his church and his God. He was a good citizen, neighbor and friend, a devoted husband and kind father. Being an old settler here he was well and favorably known over a wide scope of territory, and the tears of many friends in deepest sympathy mingle with those of the bereaved wife and children.

Mr. Redhead was in his 80th year, he passed to his reward Jan. 3, 1914 after a lingering illness, during which he bore his sufferings with true christian fortitude, and when the final summons came his house was in order, he was prepared for the change.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and five daughters, all of whom were with him in his last hours save one sone and one daughter, living at a considerable distance, and these had visited hiim previously during his last illness. The funeral was held from the Congregational church at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon Jan 6, 1914, Rev. J.F. Childress officiating, assisted by Rev. W.R. Mellott.

The out of town friends present were Henry Powers and Mrs. W.A. Schneider of Oelwein, and M.A. Childs of Des Moines. In this connection the family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness and words of sympathy in their bereavement.

~Postville Review, Jan 9, 1914


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