MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 471
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, January 7, 2008
DEATH OF GEO. W. DILLAWAY.
April 9, 1900 (hand written)
The city loses one of its universally known and highly honored citizens in the death of Hon. Geo. W. Dillaway, who departed his life yesterday morning at his home, 501 West Fourth Street, his death being due to la grippe. The news of the passing away of this prominent citizen caused a general feeling of regret throughout the city in which he spent the greater part of his career, having the reputation of a man above reproach, a public-spirited citizen and an enterprising and successful merchant.
Geo. W. Dillaway, wholesale and retail detailer in queensware, established business in Muscatine in 1857, and for over 40 years has been one of its prominent merchants. He was a native of the Bay state, having first beheld the light of day at Boston, October 16, 1828, and is a son of William and Susan (Bassett) Dillaway. His mother was a descendant of John Wesley, and his grandfather was a soldier of the War for Independence, participating in the battle of Bunker Hill. Mr. Dillaway’s father was of French descent. He engaged in commerce, owning many vessels and trading with foreign ports. During the war of 1812 he was employed in military service of our government.
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