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DEW, George W. 1905-1931


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/28/2015 at 08:33:01

Mr. George W. Dew died at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota, of pneumonia. He was ill only a few days. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Marian Dew, was born here, and lived here until about nine years ago. The family moved to Hawkeye and last year they moved to Creston where they now live. George joined the army in 1930. The escort brought him down on the train and remained till after the funeral. He had a military funeral in charge of our legion boys and the auxiliary. Rev. McMichael preached the sermon. He was buried beside his mother in Oakland cemetery, who had passed away when he was a small boy. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, a stepmother, one sister, Katherine, who lives at home and one brother, Thurman, who lives near Dike. Several relatives from away were present and a host of friends who all sympathize with the family.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 May 1931, pg 11


Former Grundy Man Dies At Fort Snelling

George W. Dew, oldest son of Marion and Mattie Dew, born in Grundy county February 22, 1905, died at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, May 14, 1931. At the age of 26 years, 2 months and 22 days. He spent his early childhood days on a farm near Beaman and attended the Beaman consolidated school.

When about 16 years of age he moved with his parents to Hawkeye, Fayette county, where he assisted his father with farming. He was engaged in farm work until April, 1930, when he enlisted in the army and had been stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. George was always industrious and of a home loving disposition. He was always a strong young man and never had much sickness. About ten days ago he contracted a cold and pneumonia soon developed, which caused his death.

He is survived by his father, his step-mother, his sister Catherine, all of Creston, Iowa; a brother, Thurman, of Dike, and many relatives and friends.

Burial was beside his mother in the Oakland cemetery at Beaman. Weatherman-Waters Post of the American Legion were in charge of funeral arrangements which were held in the Beaman Methodist church. The services were conducted by Glenn W. McMichael, pastor.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 May 1931, pg 12


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