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Notes for George M STREET

Most of George's history was contained in his obituary.

George and Viola had 3 children.


Old Soldier Gone After Few Days Sickness

George M. Street, a gallant soldier in the war of the union, died, at his home in LaGrange, early Tuesday morning, following a sickness of only a few days from influenza and pneumonia.

His funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the residence on East Spring Street, the Rev. L.D. Jarrard, Presbyterian pastor, having charge. Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery, where all that was mortal of a brave and loyal defender of the Union was returned to the elements from which it came.

George M. Street was born November 28, 1845, on a farm in Montgomery County, Illinois. His parents died when he was five years old. In his sixteenth year, on March 25, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company I, of the Seventh Missouri Volunteers, at Princeton, and
was mustered in on April 4, at Chillicothe, Missouri. He was made a sergeant in June of 1863, and honorably discharged on April 3, 1865, after three years and one month of unselfish and patriotic service to his country on the battlefields of the Great War that saved the union, freed the slave and redeemed the republic's flag.

After the war the young soldier located on a farm in Missouri, then moved to Kansas, where he was married to Viola Calvin. She died about 1881, leaving three children, two of whom, Mrs. William Shepler of Valley Junction, Iowa and Mrs. M.W. Haight of Commerce, Iowa,
survive their father. Mrs. Shepler, with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Shepler, came from Iowa Tuesday evening for the funeral.

Mr. Street was married the second time, on September 9, 1896, at Valley Junction, to Mary Smith.

Mr. And Mrs. Street left Iowa about fifteen years ago for a farm near Escanaba, in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and from there came to LaGrange, since their home, eight years ago.

Mr. Street was a member of Grand Army of the Republic posts in Missouri and Iowa and affiliated with the J. N. Dansour post in LaGrange, until the infirmities of age compelled the "Old Boys in Blue" to surrender their charter.

Mr. Street, in addition to his widow and two daughters, leaves seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a sister in Colorado and two half brothers.

Another link that bound us to the heroic years of Lincoln and Grant is broken-another soldier has heard the last drum beat, the last call of the bugle.

Tenderly we consign the worn and weary body to its long home and with solemn pride we commend a military soul to its Great Captain.

--Name/date of newspaper unknown; probably before 1923.

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