Obit: Wescott, George (1836 - 1916)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/18/1916

Wescott, George (20 APR 1836 - 19 MAY 1916)

George Garner Wescott died May 19th, 1916, at his home in the town of Eau Pleine (Marathon Co.), from a general breakdown and old age, being confined to his bed but a few days.

Mr. Wescott was born April 20th, 1836, in the town of Butler, Wayne Co., N.Y. When a boy he moved with his parents to Washington Co., Wis., where he lived until the breaking out of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. D., 12th regiment volunteer infantry, on Oct. 15, 1864, making the march with Sherman to the sea; was honorably discharged at the close of the war on the 16th day of July 1865, at Louisville, Ky. On July 23rd, 1859, he was married to Miss Sarah Bullen at Trenton, Wis. To this union were born eight children, six sons and two daughters: Wallace of Lewiston, Mont.; George of Wausau, Wis.; Harvey of Unity, Wis.; Fred, deceased; Mrs. Frank Wicker of Unity, Wis.; Mrs. Chas. Edwards of Lancer, Sask., Canada; Stephen of Hayward, Calif.; and Eugene of Wausau, Wis.

Funeral service were held at the home on Monday, May 22nd, at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. R.R. Braddick. He was laid to rest in the cemetery at Colby.

Mr. Wescott’s character was of scrupulous honesty and he was a lover of right in all things. His absence will be most keenly felt by those who knew him best and loved him most. Steadfastly loyal to the last to flag and country, he has fallen out of the ranks of his comrades here below to join those of the great beyond.



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