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SULLIVAN, GEORGE B.

SULLIVAN, TOLAND

Posted By: Carla Hillgren (email)
Date: 3/18/2019 at 12:07:17

Decatur County Journal
September 5, l90l
Our community was shocked on last Saturday morning to learn that Prof.
SULLIVAN had been stricken with a paralytic shock and was lying at his
home in an unconscious condition. He had spent the evening down town
with friends in a most cheerful conversation. He left them a little
after 8 o'clock and the next that was known of him was a little later
when his family found him prostrate in his front yard. They got him
into the house and called Dr. Landes but nothing could be done for him.
He lingered until Sunday about ll o'clock a.m. when he passed away. It
is not known that he was conscious at any time after he fell in the
yard.
Prof. SULLIVAN had been the superintendent of our school at this place
for the past two years and was to commence on his third term on Monday,
the 2nd of September.
GEORGE B. SULLIVAN was born in Warren County, Iowa, June 8, l859. His
youth was passed in this vicinity in such labor as falls to the lot of
boys on a farm and he attended the schools such as they had in the early
days of the settlement of Iowa. When he grew to manhood he fitted
himself for the profession of a teacher. He was a graduate of the normal
school at Iowa City and had followed that avocation for the last l7 or
l8 years in various places in Iowa, coming here from Cainsville. He had
taught previously in this section going from Pleasanton to Cainsville
and from there to Grand River.
He was married August 7, l882, to MISS ALLIE TOLAND, who is left a widow
with two children, a son and a daughter; FLOYD, aged l6 and BERTHA, aged
l5 years. Prof. SULLIVAN had been a professor of religion for the past
l7 years, and was an active member in the Sunday School and has been the
superintendent of the Sunday School a large part of the time during his
residence at this place.
MR. SULLIVAN was a member of the Lodge of Modern Woodmen of America and
also of the Lodge of Yeoman of Grand River. Most fortunately he had
taken out a life insurance policy in each lodge for $l,000. He was
buried under the auspices of the two lodges Tuesday, the Rev. Woolover
officiating.
MR. SULLIVAN was a genial and companiable man of decided literary tastes
and was a patron of all the measures taken to advance and tone society
in our community, a patron of books and learning he was an optimist
believing that the world was getting along pretty well and that we were
just on the threshold of a wonderful advancement in everything that
tended to the comfort and happiness of mankind.
--GRAND RIVER CORRESPONDENT.
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