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Obituary of   Eliza A George McClellan

30 MAY 1907

The Auburn Courier, Auburn, Indiana

     Eliza A. McClellan was born in Wayne County, Ohio, May 12, 1819, and died May 16, 1907, aged 88 years and 4 days.  She was the youngest of a family of twelve children, five boys and seven girls. 

In 1832 she was married to Wm. George and together they came to DeKalb county, Indiana, settling on a farm in Jackson township, May 5, 1841.  Here they endured the privations and hardships of pioneer life.  To this union were born six children, three boys and three girls.  The husband, one son and two daughters preceded her to the better land.  The daughter, Missouri A., died when a child; the husband and daughter, Anna Ellen, died in 1877.  The son, John William, died at Knoxville, Tenn., in 1873, while in the service of his country.  She leaves two sons, and one daughter, fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren together with a large circle of friends to mourn her departure.  

Mrs. George was a Christian, a firm believer in the teachings of her Savior, was a member of the Rehobeth M. P. church.   She was a loving mother, a kind friend and good neighbor and was universally liked by all who knew her. 

The funeral services of Eliza A. George were held Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at Rehobeth M. P. church.  Rev. Boxwell officiating.  Interment in Evergreen cemetery, Ray Dilgard funeral directory. 

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