VALENTINE, Geo. W. 1860-1894
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/13/2011 at 19:45:23
Geo. W. Valentine died at the family residence in this city last Saturday afternoon, and was buried Sunday, his funeral being conducted at the M. E. church at 2:30 p.m., by Rev. Church. Deceased was born in Galena, Ill., Feb. 15, 1860. He moved with his parents to Mt. Carroll, Ill., when a child and from there they came to Iowa, and to Grundy Center fourteen years ago. He had been a consistent member of the M. E. church for more than five years and was an exemplary young man. Though reserved and retiring, his life was full of loving deeds and his character was free from the corruptness of sin and evil that so many young men habitually indulge in. His example of purity and goodness may well be considered a fit model of piety and christian manhood. He lived a comforter to his aged parents and faithful sister who ministered to his wants with an angel's hand and made his dying pillow one of ease. Two years ago he was very ill from a complication of stomach troubles and never fully recovered from that sickness. His death, though expected by his family, came none the less sudden, and loving hands laid his clay to rest in Rose Hill cemetery to await the resurrection. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. Rev. Church spoke words of consolation from a sympathetic text and read an impressive poem in which every heart might well have asked: "Where shall I be when the springtime comes?".
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 April 1894
George Valentine's remains were laid at rest in Fairview instead of Rose Hill cemetery as we stated in last week's issue of the Republican.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 May 1894
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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