Obit: Hart, George H. (1844 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 12/11/1919

Hart, George H. (1 NOV 1844 - 5 DEC 1919)

George J. Hart died at his home in this city Dec. 5, 1919, after only a few days illness, the immediate cause of his death being acute brights disease.

George Julius Hart was born at Canton, N.Y., Nov. 1, 1844. He grew to manhood there and for a time followed carpenter work, and house moving. He came to Southern Wisconsin and 49 years ago came to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. He clerked in the Marshall Hardware, was deputy County treasurer two years, learned telegraphy and was operator here for some time before the railroad was built; he was bookkeeper in Hewett's store and then had a grocery store of his own and for 28 years was the American Express agent for Neillsville, resigning only nine months ago.

In Sept. 1875 he was married to Miss Myra Caswell at Governeur, N.Y., and in all his active life since she has been his faithful companion and helper.

Mr. Hart died efficiently whatever he set his hand to do. He was a trained accountant, a skillful mechanic along different lines and an expert in the express business. He was a man of sterling honesty, and uprightness, strong in his likes and dislikes, but always standing for clean citizenship and honorable conduct and for men who represented the best things.

He leaves his wife, a brother, Edgar, in Chicago and a sister, Mrs. E. S. Mitchell of Madison, Neb.

The funeral was held in the Congregational Monday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker, preaching the funeral sermon and the Modern Woodmen, of which deceased was a member, using their ritual ceremony. Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. E. S. Mitchell of Madison, Neb., J. H. Caswell of Cleveland, Ohio, G. P. Caswell of Detroit, Mich, and Mrs. Harry Knight of Blissfield, Mich.



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