Obit: Jillson, George (1836 - 1908)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/19/1908

Jillson, George (21 JUL 1836 - 10MAR 1908)

Died, at the home of his son in Beaver Dam, Wis., where he had been spending the winter, George Jillson, on Tuesday, March 10, 1908, at the age of seventy-one years, seven months and nine days.

The deceased was one of the early pioneers of Dodge Co., Wis., and also one of its best. He was honorable and highly regarded by all who knew him. He was born in York Union Co., Ohio, July 21, 1836, son of Warren and Louvisa Jillson. His mother was a daughter of Samuel Adams, of Williamstown, Orange Co., Vermont, who was a cousin of Ex-president John Quincy Adams. He went to Lowell, Dodge Co., with his parents on October 19, 1847, and is the last of a family of thirteen children.

On June 18, 1961 he was married to Marian Alice Spooner, who died in Waterville, Minn., on Oct. 10, 1885. To them were born four children, Charles Ellsworth, who died in infancy, and three surviving, Mrs. E. C. Jillson, Frank W. Jillson and Mrs. E. R. McClanathan, all of Beaver Dam. On Dec. 24, 1893, he was married a second time to Mrs. Anna Eliza Connell of Beaver Dam, who mourns the loss of a good husband, as do the children mourn the departure of a good father.

He located on a farm near this village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) eight years ago and last December himself and wife went to Beaver Dam to spend the winter. He was soon after taken ill with the grippe, which affects various different weak organs and bronchitis set in, terminating his life.

When he died, full of years, and ready to be gathered to his fathers, the grief that was felt over the close of his long career was widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the ood report he has left behind him in the communities in which he has lived. A truly good man has gone to his reward.

The funeral was held at Beaver Dam on Friday, March 13th, under the auspices of the F & A.M. and buried in Lowell village.



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