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George B. Jickling (1931)


Posted By: Linda Brittain (email)
Date: 8/3/2006 at 20:58:57

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
November 12, 1931 – page 1

Death of George Jickling

George B. Jickling, a well known resident of Madison county, died at his home on West Green street in Winterset, Monday evening, November 9th. Mr. Jickling had been in poor health for several years, and moved from his farm south of Winterset to town two years ago, so that he might be relieved of the responsibilities of the farm.

Mr. Jickling was born in Michigan, but came to Iowa when he was a youth. The family first lived at Colfax but they came here forty years ago. He has since made his home in this community. He was married to Miss Mary Helen Weeks in 1893, and they resided in Lincoln township. Mr. Jickling is survived by his wife, and two children: Glen of Lincoln township and Mrs. Doris Smith of Sigourney. He also leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Susan Jickling, who resides with a daughter, Mrs. Edith Couch in Warren county, and a brother, Will of Colfax.

The Rev. H. L. Olmstead, pastor of the Church of Christ, will conduct his funeral services at Tidrick’s funeral home this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock. The members of the Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the Winterset cemetery, where burial will take place.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa

November 19, 1931 – page 2

George B. Jickling

George B., son of John and Susan Cuthbert Jickling, was born at Gull Corners, Michigan, July 21, 1861.

When only four years old he came with the family to a farm near Colfax, Iowa, which for many years was the family home. He grew to manhood there and as a boy developed the great love of machinery that he had all through life. He had his first horse power threshing machine at the age of 22 and after that never missed a season of threshing until the last two years.

He came to Madison county as a (missing information) 10, 1893. Two children were born to them, Glenn D. and Doris Mae. They lived for several years in the Peru neighborhood and one year northeast of Winterset and 27 years ago moved to the farm in Lincoln township which they have since called home.

George was a great lover of the out of doors and took hunting and fishing trips into many states. His love of machinery and his great industry helped him to make a world of friends. Every year he threshed, hulled clover and shelled corn in many neighborhoods and each new neighborhood meant for him winning friends.

He was honest and straight-forward in all his dealings – hating sham and hypocrisy. In his own family he was a wonderful provider, always looking after the welfare and comfort of those he loved.

He has been an honored member of the Masonic lodge of Winterset for many years.

For the past two years he has been in failing health and a year ago moved to Winterset where he has been a patient sufferer and passed away on November 9, 1931, at the age of 70 years.

He leaves beside his wife, the two children, Glenn of Winterset, and Mrs. Doris Smith of Sigourney, and one granddaughter, Mary Belle Jickling. Beside these he leaves his mother who is almost 90 years of age, now living with his sister, Mrs. Frank Couch near Indianola, and one brother, Will Jickling of Colfax.


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