Geo. Daws, Pioneer Citizen Here, Died Monday Last
George DAWS, a highly esteemed and widely known pioneer of this community died at his home in Lena last Monday afternoon, Dec. 4, 1917. His death was due to a paralytic stroke suffered some weeks ago. The deceased was about 70 years old. He was a substantial farmer in West Point Township for many years. Some years ago he retired from farming and moved to Lena where he became identified with the West Point Mutual Fire Insurance Co. as solicitor until failing eyesight compelled him to give up that work. An operation and much medical treatment had been sought for his eyes but without result and for sometime he had been almost blind. Mr. DAWS was a man of excellent character and since the days of his youth had been connected with the Methodist church. He was also a veteran of the civil war and served his country throughout that great conflict. The deceased is survived by his wife, fours sons and two daughters, Frank DAWS of Bellingham, Wash., Milfred G. and Leslie H. of Minnesota, and Jas. DAWS of West Point Township. The daughters are Mrs. Cora BUSS of Lena and Mrs. Lettie FRIEDLY of Rockford. The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. Oldt, pastor of the M.E. Church conducting the services. Interment will be made in the Lena cemetery.
From the Lena Paper. Submitted by: Sharon Nuss Custer on 6 Fe b 1999