In the death of George B. McCullough, which occurred on the 6th of April, 1911, Iowa county lost a representative
and valued citizen, a man whose many excellent traits of character endeared him to those who knew him. He was born
in Guernsey county, Ohio, February 21, 1853, a son of David and Agnes (Leeper) McCullough. Both parents were married
twice. George B. McCullough was a child of his parents' second marriage and he had one full brother and one sister.
On the removal of the family to Iowa, David McCullough entered land from the government, for the district in which
they settled was a wild and unimproved region, much of the land being still public property. With characteristic
energy he and his children began to improve the place and it was upon that farm that George B. McCullough passed
away. His entire life was devoted to general agricultural pursuits and he was a highly respected man because of
his activity and enterprise in business, his thorough reliability and many sterling traits which he displayed in
his social relations and in citizenship.
On the 6th of April, 1898, Mr. McCullough was united in marriage to Miss Alice Weaver, a native of Poweshiek county,
Iowa, and a daughter of George S. Weaver, who was a farmer. Mrs. McCullough belonged to a family of twelve children,
of whom six passed away in infancy. By her marriage she became the mother of three children: Lila Bell, who was
born July 12, 1899; Letha May, born May 6, 1902; and Harry Le Roy, born October 29, 1904.
Mr. McCullough was a most loyal and ardent member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and when he passed away
the local lodge conducted the funeral services. Death called him on the thirteenth anniversary of his marriage,
he passing away on the 6th of April, 1911, at the age of fifty eight years. He was a loyal citizen, devoted to
the best interests of the community and his public spirit found expression in much tangible work for the general
good. In his family he was a devoted husband and father, counting it his greatest happiness to minister to the
welfare of his wife and children. Wherever he was known he was highly esteemed and most of all where he was best
known, and the circle of his friends was an extensive one.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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