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George L. Barlow Dies in Montana

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This obituary serves well as a biography of the life of George L. Barlow....   Sad story in the beginning, but he lived a full life after coming to America.

The great-great grandfather of Myron J. Hinrichs


GEORGE BARLOW DIES IN MONTANA      August 08, 1840 - December 28, 1928
Funeral and Burial here this afternoon -- was a Mason for Sixty-Seven Years

George L. Barlow was born August 08, 1840, at Croom, Limmerick, Ireland. In the autumn of 1848 when he was eight years of age his father and mother and family of six children set sail for America in an old sailing vessel and were six weeks crossing the ocean. The father, mother and two children were stricken with ships fever and died and were buried at sea.

The others landing at New Orleans, where taken to a hospital where the two brothers and 3 sisters died, leaving George all alone. He made his way back to the wharf where he did as best he could until two men from St. Louis discovered him and turned him over to a man (Albert Howard) from Green Co, Illinois, who was glad to give him a home for several years. Later he was given to the custody of a Mr. J. B. Woods, where he made his home until he was sixteen years of age, at which time he went to work on a farm at twenty-five cents a day.

At the beginning of the Civil War, he joined the Sixty-first Illinois Infantry, and saw three years of active service.

On November 17, 1864, Mr. Barlow was united in marriage to Samantha Hudson. To this union were born six children: Emma, Ella, Margaret, Alice, John W., and George H.

Three of them preceeded him in death. George H. on August 11, 1874, Ella, on April 19, 1879, John W., October 16, 1893. His wife departed this life February 14, 1874.

In March 04, 1880, he was married to Mary E. Buckingham. To their union, one son, George Russell, was born, and who lives near Ludlow. Again, on April 08, 1919, he was called upon to mourn the loss of his companion.

His home broken up, he has since made his home with different ones of his children, boarding and traveling from place to place. A short time before his death, he went to stay with his oldest daughter, Emma Powell, at Ryegate, Montana, and there he passed away December 28, 1928, at the age of 88 years, five months, twenty days.

Mr. Barlow became a Mason at the age of 21 years and remained a Mason throughout the remaining sixty- seven years of his life. He joined the Baptist Church early in life and later united with the Methodist Church at Plymouth, where he retained his membership till death.

The remains arrived in Braymar yesterday forenoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Powell. They rested at the Michael Untertaking Parlors until this afternoon, when the funeral took place at the Braymar Christian Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. M. Tibbs. The Masonic order was present to pay its honors under the leadership of G.A. Smith of Chillicothe.

The remains were buried at Braymar Evergreen Cemetary.

Among the relatives present from a distance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Powell, of Ryegate, Montana, her son Will Blanche and wife, and her daughters, Mrs. Kopenhauer and Mrs. Brown, all of near Anamosa, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leslie and their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Kimberlin, and a son, J. W. Leslie, of Garden City, Missouri, and another daughter, Mrs. Ralph Coe of Kansas City.

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