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Forsythe, George Washington (1844-1913


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/7/2011 at 21:50:55

LeMars Semi-Weekly Journal

G. W. Forsythe, one of the well known residents of LeMars, died at his home, 1209 Cedar street, on Friday morning at half past nine o'clock. His end was not unexpected as he had been in poor health for a long time and for the past two months had been unable to leave the house.
His death was due to Bright's disease, heart trouble and other complications. Mr. Forsythe was a veteran of the Civil War and the physical ailments which troubled him for many years were the direct consequence of hardships he endured while a youth in the service of his country.

George Washington Forsythe was born at Monroe, Green county, Wisconsin on October 1, 1844. Here he was reared and grew to manhood. His mother was left a widow and George, with his brothers, was early inducted into the responsibilities of life. When the war broke out he, with thousands of others, awoke to the call of patriotism and volunteered to fight for his country. He enlisted in the Thirty-first Wisconsin infantry and served for more than three years. His regiment was embodied in the Twentieth Army Corps and he was among the command which made the famous march under Sherman from Atlanta to the sea.

After being mustered out he returned to his home and on September 17, 1865, was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Glines, of Lafayette county, Wisconsin. To their union three children were born. One son died twenty-two years ago. With the widow are left, to mourn the father's death, one son, Joseph Forsythe, and one daughter, Mrs. John Henry, both of this city. The deceased is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Graham, Des Moines and two brothers, Mack Forsythe, of Gratiot, Wis., and William Forsythe,of Blanchardville, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe came to Plymouth county in 1885 and located on a farm near Adaville, where they lived until about fifteen years ago, when they came to LeMars to live.

Mr. Forsythe was tenderly nursed by his wife and -daughter during his illness. He realized some time ago that the end was near and was resigned.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at t h e First Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member, and was attended by many old neighbors and friends and by members of Mower Post G. A. R., of which the deceased was a long time member.

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