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George Whitworth (1921)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 2/29/2008 at 19:45:03

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, September 21, 1921


George Whitworth, son of Robert and Elizabeth Whitworth, was born Sept. 15, 1843 at Cambridge, Shire, England and died Sept. 14, 1921 at his home in Macksburg at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 29 days.

He was married to Caroline Babcock in 1866 and to this union was born one daughter, Eva May, who died at the age of 16 years, the wife following three years later.

In 1888 he was married to Alice Terry, and to this union three children were born. In 1852, Mr. Whitworth came with his parents to Ohio and in 1856, moved to Madison county, where he lived until his death.

His calling was that of a farmer, in which he was actively engaged until 11 years ago, when he retired, to live in Macksburg. Mr. Whitworth united with the M. E. church in Illinois at the age of 30 years and later transferred his membership to Dodge Center M. E. church.

Near the beginning of the civil war he enlisted with the 57th Illinois Volunteers of the Union army, and served for nine months, but was honorably discharged because of ill health.

Mr. Whitworth leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, three children, E. E. Whitworth of Dallas Center, Mrs. Ora Hudson of Macksburg and Earl, at home; and two step-daughters, Mrs. F. L. Cochran of Macksburg, and Mrs. Elizabeth Folk of Dallas Cener. He also leaves seven step grandchildren and two brothers and two sisters, William of Winterset, Morley of Macksburg, Sarah Hoblett and Rebecca Cook of Sioux City.


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