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HARVEY, George (1840-1915)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 12/17/2018 at 17:11:00

George Harvey
(August 16, 1840 November 15, 1915)

Biographical History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa; Chicago, Lewis Publishing Co., 1893, p.475-476
George Harvey, veterinary surgeon, Ida Grove, Iowa, has been a resident of Ida County since the spring of 1872. He was born in Ohio, and was reared on a farm and in the lead mines of Green County, Wisconsin. His parents, James and Polly (Lathrop) Harvey, were natives of Vermont and Ohio, respectively.
In 1859 the subject of our sketch came to Iowa and located in Scott County, being at that place when the war broke out. He enlisted in September, 1862, in Company C., Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served until the war ended, being mustered out of the ranks at Mobile, Alabama, August 15, 1865, and out of the State service later in that same year. He participated in numerous battles and skirmishes, and was on a forced march for almost a year. At Fayetteville, Arkansas, he was captured, was taken out of the hospital, and was held a prisoner six weeks. Almost a physical wreck at the close of the war, he returned to Scott County, and from there subsequently moved to Jasper County, Iowa. In 1872 he came to Ida County and purchased sixty acres of wild land, upon which he spent two years, erecting buildings, cultivating the soil, etc., and in the meantime bought eighty acres more. In 1874, on account of failing health, he sold out and sought a change of occupation. Previous to this he had given some attention to the care and treatment of stock, and since 1874 he has been practicing as a veterinary surgeon, having established an infirmary for sick and lame animals. Dr. Harvey located in Ida Grove in 1890, and during the two years he has been here has worked up a good business. His infirmary has accommodations for fifteen horses.
He was married in 1870 to Miss Caroline McCullough, a native of Iowa. They have a son, Harry. Dr. Harvey and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic], Matthew Gray Post. [George Harvey died in Bakeoven, Wasco County, Oregon on Nov 15, 1915 and was buried in Buzen Cemetery, Wasco County, OR. His photo is listed with his gravestone picture on Find A Grave, memorial #18952243.]


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