Obituary From "The Republican," October 24, 1907:


George Canfield, one of the substantial citizens of Pine Rock Township, was buried yesterday afternoon at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Canfield has been in ill health for two years past from a nervous breaking down of his system and while his death is deplored by a host of friends, yet it was not unexpected. We hope to secure appropriate historical sketch concerning the deceased for the Republican readers next week.

Obituary From "The Republican," October 31, 1907:


Geo. E. Canfield, one of the prominent men of this community, died at his home in Pine Rock, Oct. 21st. He was born in Pine Rock Township Dec 1st, 1848, and was a resident of that town all his life. Three years ago he was afflicted with some obscure form of nervous trouble and all that loving care and expert medicinal skill could do
was done, but he sank slowly until the end.

January 28, 1882, he was married to Emma J. Hull, youngest daughter of I.N. Hull. To them were born five children, Olive Hull, Geo. Laurence, Earl Clifton, Emma Jane and Alice Augusta, all of whom, with their mother, survive to mourn their loss. In early youth the deceased united with the Methodist church, continuing his membership until his death. As long as health permitted he was active as an official member.

As a business man he was very successful, leaving his family in very comfortable circumstances. He was of a very kind and friendly disposition, never in all his life having a serious difficulty with a neighbor. He took a deep interest and was active in politics, representing his town as supervisor some years ago.

The funeral was held in the spacious home on Wednesday afternoon, Oct 23rd. The sermon was preached by Rev. E.D. Hull of Waterloo, Iowa, assisted by Rev. Simester of Lighthouse. The bearers were John C. Ober, Oscar Dugdale, Gus Hornecke, Reuben Tower, Sam Mitchell and Frans Anderson. The interment was at Chapel Hill.

An exemplary citizen, kind and loving husband and father and true friend has been called to his reward.

Contributed by Sue Olson

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