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Obits > 1945 - Jacob H. George

Tampico Area Historical Society

March 17. 1945
J. A. GEORGE received a telegram Friday morning informing him of the death of his only brother, Jacob H. GEORGE, aged 77, formerly of Morrison and Goodman, Mo. And now of Van Nuys, Calif. He passed away Thursday at 4:50 p.m. at his home 6747 Gaviola avenue, Van Nuys, Calif. After having been in failing health for the past two years with high blood pressure. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Brethren in Christ church at Upland Calif. With burial in th Upland, Calif cemetery.

Jacob H. GEORGE was born October 12, 1867 at Franklin Corners 10 miles north of Morrison, the son of Jacob and Priscilla HOLY (sic) GEORGE. He grew to manhood in that community and joined the Franklin Corners church. In February of 1895 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna ZOOK of Abilen, Kan. In the home of his parents. Two children who died in infancy are buried in Franklin Corners cemetery. They lived at the Mount Carmel home in 1902 during its early days while Mrs. GEORGE served as matron.

He followed the occupation of farming and then moved to Des Moines, Ia. In 1904 where he was a painter for five years before purchasing land in southwestern Missouri, where he spent most of his life as a fruit grower. They arrived in California Nov. 12, 1944 whedre they planned to make it their home.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Rev. J. Paul GEORGE a missionary at Bulawayo South Rhodesia and David GEORGE of Van Nuys, Calif. And three grandchildren: Paul Junior and Carl GEORGE in Africa and Anna Lou GEORGE in California and a brother, J. A. GEORGE of Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the two children who died in infancy and a sister Sarah Ann, the wife of the late Bishop J. R. ZOOK of Des Moines, Ia., and a sister Clara, who died in infancy.

He is also survived by the twin niece and nephew Everett and Esther MARTIN, children of the late Joshua and Rhoda ZOOK MARTIN, who died in Africa. The children were brough back by David ZOOK when only a few years old and were raised in th GEORGE home. Esther is now Mrs. Norman NELSON of Gary, Ind. And Everett lives in Pennsylvania.

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