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Burgess, George W. (1836-1915)

BURGESS

Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/2/2017 at 00:28:36

BURGESS, GEORGE W.,Belmont Township, merchant, P. O. Milo; born October 5, 1836, in Hancock county, Ohio; came to Marion county in 1854, and to Indianola in 1856, and began the mercantile business in 1866, and moved to Hammondsburg in 1876, and moved his store and stock to Milo in July, 1879, where he keeps a full line of general merchandise; was First Lieutenant of Co. A, Sixth Kansas Militia; was ordered out by the government when Price made his raid through Missouri; was only out about two months, when they were ordered back by the governor; was deputy sheriff for six years in this county; has been town treasurer, constable and is now justice of the peace; was under-sheriff in Kansas, and is now postmaster, with office in his store; was married June 19, 1862, to Abba, daughter of Eli Jewell, of Bourbon county, Kansas; have two children, Jennie and Eddie.
Source: History of Warren County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, & etc., Union Historical Co.; Des Moines, IA, 1879, p.634 [George Washington Burgess died Dec 18, 1915, buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA. On Find A Grave his parents are Thornton Burgess & Sarah Jane Bryan]


 

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