Harry George obituary

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Friday, April 12, 1918
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Harry George Dead

Harry Ewestson George passed peacefully away at the home of his parents in Lyle, Minn. at 7:40 p. m. April 2nd, 1918.

Death was due to abdominal trouble which began seven months ago, during which time he was operated upon three times.

The best surgical and medical skill and the most tender nursing could not save his life. Harry George was born in Otranto, Iowa, March 5th, 1893, where he attended school in the grades, graduating from Lyle High School with honor, then attending the University of Minnesota, where he was active in athletics, after which he enrolled at the St. Paul College of Law, from which he graduated last June. Harry was liked by everyone, not only on account of his good and amiable character and his unimpeachable honesty, but for his attractive personality. There was something in his bright keen blue eyes, his black brows, his hair and vivid coloring which exercised a strong physical influence over those with whom he came in contact.

Harry George had excellent natural gifts as a musician which were cultivated and perfected from early childhood, he possessed a fine baritone voice and was a skilled pianist.

Last May he realized that he was living in the most significant epoch of America's history and with hopeful, triumphant strength laid aside his personal ambitions to serve his country. He enlisted and served in the Officer's Training Camp at Fort Snelling, Minn. from May 13 to July 18th, 1917, and was a member of Company 8 of the 13th Provisional Regiment, U. S. A., qualifying as a sharpshooter.

Before the close of the Camp he asked for, and received an Honorable discharge on account of his illness which finally sent him to his last long sleep from which no earthly Commandant can arouse him. Mr. and Mrs. A. George, his sorrowing parents, who survive him, have a blessed inheritance in the memory of their only child. Impressive services were conducted by Rev. Moe, Friday afternoon, and beautiful old hymns were rendered by Dahl Brothers' Quartette. The Knights of Pythias, of which he was a member, attended and took charge of the remains as Pall Bearers.

He was laid to rest in the St. Ansgar Cemetery in a bower of magnificent floral offerings from his friends at home and from afar.

The following out-of-town friends attended Harry's funeral: W. H. George and son from St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. J. E. Selby and daughter from West Branch, Iowa; Mrs. R. B. Prien from Rockford, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porten, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Porten and daughter from Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gleason from Cresco, Iowa; Mr. C. W. Paulus from Grafton, Iowa; Mrs. Frank O'Meara and son from St. Paul- Contributed.

We wish to thank all our friends and especially our neighbors, for all the aid and comfort given us during the illness and death of our son, and for the many beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. A. George.
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