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George C. Jeffries (1921)


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 8/15/2006 at 15:06:15

Winterset Madisonian
May 18, 1921

George C. Jeffries

George C. Jeffries was born at Burlington, Iowa, in the year 1852 and passed away at his home in Truro on April 23, 1921. At the age of two years, his parents moved to Des Moines, where he spent his youth, attending the public schools and uniting with the Wesley Methodist church at an early age. While yet in his teens he took upon himself the responsibilities of life by going to Carlisle, Iowa to work with his eldest brother, who was then in the shoe business. Here on Nov. 1, 1874, he was married to Miss Laura E. Fisher. To them were born three children; Fred R., who passed to the great beyond two years ago, at his home in Truro; B. W. of Plover, Iowa, and Mrs. Carl Patty of Kirksville, Mo. Some years ago Mrs. Jeffries lost a very dear sister, who left to her care an infant son, Lyle E. Shutt. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries gave a father's and mother's care to this child, not making any difference between him and their own children. Mr. Jeffries was a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Masonic orders; also a faithful member of the Truro M. E. church. Besides the immediate family, he had left a brother, J. J. Jeffries of Long Beach, Calif.; S. J. Jeffries of Anderson, Mo.; Miss Sybil Jeffries and Mrs. S. J. Soutar of Des Moines and Mrs. J. M. Simpson of Seattle, Wash. The dear wife, with the remaining son and daughter and Lyle, with Mrs. Fred Jeffries and daughter and two sisters of Des Moines, were present to pay the last loving tribute to a much loved and respected husband and father.


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