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Oaks, George Washington 1831-1913


Posted By: Plymouth CC
Date: 2/13/2004 at 23:13:09

Source: Hawarden Independent; Hawarden, Iowa; April 12, 1913

"George Washington Oaks died at Westfield Monday night (April 7, 1913) at the advanced age of 81 years. He had been in poor health for some time, due largely to the infirmities incident to one of his age. He was an old soldier and served his country well in its time of need. He resided at Chatsworth for many years, but of late years made his home part of the time with his sons in Hawarden. His sons from here went to Westfield the first part of the week to be at his bedside in his last hours. Interment was made today in the cemetery at Adaville, Plymouth county."

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel; LeMars, Iowa; April 15, 1913; page 1

"DEATH OF GEORGE OAKS - He was One of the Pioneers of the Big Sioux Valley. "George Oakes, one of the pioneer residents of the Big Sioux Valley, died Monday (April 7, 1913) evening at 7 o'clock at the home of his son in Westfield. He was 81 years old and had been in poor health for some time past. Mr. Oakes was a veteran of the Civil War and his death will be mourned by his old comrades in arms. His wife died several years ago, but he is survived by several children, among them being Wm. and Joe, of Hawarden, Chas., of Chatsworth, John of Brockton, also a daughter (Mary) at Brockton, and a son (Phineas) at Westfield.

"Funeral services were held at Westfield Saturday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. John Erb, of Hawarden. The remains were taken to Adaville for burial."

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel; LeMars, Iowa; April 15, 1913; page 2; article listed under "Westfield".

"Geo. Oaks, known here as Grandpa Oaks, died on Monday (April 7, 1913) evening at the home of his grandson, Arthur Oaks, who lives on the T.J. Martin place. The funeral was to be held Thursday but owing to the storm it was postponed until Saturday. The body was then taken to Adaville and laid beside his wife, who died several years ago. Several of his children and grandchildren attended the funeral. He was eighty-two years of age and was respected by all who knew him."

The information inside the parenthesis was added by Doyle L. Oakes.


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