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PLATT, Mrs. George 1868-1901


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/16/2010 at 23:28:16

Grim Reaper Busy Gathering Lives of Old and Young.

Passing of Mrs. George W. Platt, Former Waterlooan.

Word was received this forenoon by Charles P. Rugg that his sister, Mrs. George W. Platt, had died at her home at the west edge of Grundy county, near the Blackhawk township line. Death was the result of an attack of grip of several weeks' duration.

Deceased was the youngest child of the late James Rugg who settled in Waterloo in 1857. She was born in 1868 about two miles south of Waterloo. The family moved to Grundy county in 1865, where she was married to George W. Platt. She has lived in Grundy county since continuously with the exception of one year spent in Waterloo and one year at Bath, Steuben county, N. Y. Besides a husband she leaves seven children, the youngest four years old, to mourn her premature death.

Deceased was quite well known in Waterloo. She attended school here for a time. She was the youngest of a family of eight children, of whom the following are living: C. P. Rugg at Waterloo, Marshall A. and John B. in Grundy county and Geo. H. in Chicago.

The brother here left for Grundy county this afternoon. It has not yet been learned when the funeral will occur nor where the burial will be, but it is probable that the body will be brought to Waterloo and interred in Elmwood where a large number of relatives are sleeping.

--Semi-Weekly Waterloo Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 25 January 1901


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