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George W. Shadle, 1873-1943


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/14/2009 at 16:37:10

G. Shadle, City Clerk, Is Called
Heart Disease Fatal to Well Known Estherville Man; Mourned by Host of Friends

George W. Shadle, 70, Estherville city clerk for the past eight years died Thursday evening [Dec. 2, 1943] at his home after a two-day illness. Mr. Shadle who has suffered with a heart ailment for several years was stricken at 9:30 p.m. and passed away without regaining consciousness. He had not been at the office since Tuesday.

Born July 8, 1873 at Pleasantville, Iowa, the son of F. M. and Ann Shadle, he came to Estherville in 1902 to enter business with the firm of F. M. Shadle and Sons. He continued to operate the store here for 30 years and was with the Shadle store at Pleasantville for a year. The family then returned to this city and has resided here in their home since that time.

In addition to his services as city clerk, Mr. Shadle served on the city council for two terms. He had been a director of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce and a trustee and secretary of the board of trustees of the Presbyterian church. He had been a member of the B. P. O. Elks for 39 years.

Marries Armstrong Girl

On Sept. 1, 1906, Mr. Shadle was married to Miss Emma Thorson of Armstrong at the Presbyterian manse in Des Moines, Rev. McCleod formerly of the local church officiating. Two children were born to this union, Francis T. Shadle and Virginia, now Mrs. Paul Phelps of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The widow and two children, four grandchildren, Stephen and George Shadle and Robert and James Phelps survive. There are also two brothers left to mourn his death. Merle and Elton of Pleasantville. His parents and four brothers, Owen, Willard, Chris and Lee preceded him in death.

Funeral service were held Sunday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. from the home and at 3 p.m. from the Presbyterian church. Rev. J. M. Kennedy, pastor of the church officiated. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. Pall bearers were Alex Johnston, Dr. S. G. Ewen, John Greig, A. T. Bringle, Geo. Brunskill and Knut Nau.

Mr. Sadle was a man well liked by every one with whom he came in contact in a business and social way. As truly as could be said of anyone it could be said of him that he was without an enemy. He was quiet, reserved and kindly and in business strictly honest in all his dealings. He will be greatly mommunity.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, December 9, 1943.


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