Biography of George B. McCullough
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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.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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