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George Washington Arrowood
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1842
Yancey County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1919
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Geo. W. Arrowood, a pioneer resident of this community died last Friday at the home of his daughter at Bondurant. He had been a resident of Altoona and vicinity since 1869 and was well known and honored by all. He has been in poor health for the past year or more and was stricken with paralysis about a week before his death. He was tenderly cared for at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Barton, of Bondurant.
G.W. Arrowood was born in the state of North Carolina, January 31, 1842 and died in Bondurant Iowa July 11, 1919, at the ripe old age of 77 years, 5 months and 10 days. He had lived out his years and as the matured and ripened grain he has been gathered in by the reaper who will gather and separate all the souls of men. The deceased was married to Miss Rebecca Shank, in Greeneville, Tennessee, April 17, 1866, and now he passes the vale of time to re-unite with her who has already preceeded him to that place the Master has gone to prepare. To this union seven children were born, five girls and two boys, three of whom remain alive to lament the decease of the father. They are Mrs. Charles Davis of Altoona, Iowa, Mrs. Charles Jamieson, of Dent, Minnesota, and Mrs. Frank Barton, of Bondurant, Iowa. The deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. Fannie Whitehead, of Rasar, Tennessee, and a host of others who mourn for their departed loved one. Mr. Arrowood was the servant of his country as a soldier in the Civil war, and with the greatest of effort to his failing strength was present with his comrades of the G.A.R. Post at Altoona to decorate the graves of fallen ones on this last decoration day. These comrades will miss him from their ranks.
For years the deceased has been a loyal christian having fellowship with the Christian church of Altoona, Iowa. Here he served his Lord that he might be worthy of the "Well done thou good and faithful servant." - Besides his church fellowship the deceased was a member of the Yoeman lodge where he sought to increase his usefulness.
So it was the summons came
And called him to the fray,
And again the Captain calls his name
And commands him on the eternal day.
The funeral service was conducted from his old home church, the Church of Christ at Altoona, by the pastor Rev. M.R. Willson, on Sunday afternoon, July 13, 1919 at 2:30 after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the family lot in the Altoona Cemetery. Dorr Post 62 G.A.R. of which he was a member attended the funeral in a body and paid their last tribute to their departed comrad.
CARD OF THANKS - We wish to express our thanks for the flowers and many kindness of the neighbors and friends during the illness and eath of our father. Mrs. Frank Barton - Mrs. Chas. Davis - Mrs. Chas. Jamieson

George Washington Arrowood,
son of John Arrowood and Frances (Fanny) Barrett, was born in North Carolina January 31, 1842. George died 11 July 1919 at 77 years of age. He married Rebecca J. Shanks April 17, 1866.
Was born in North Carolina, January 31, 1842, and was raised and lived there until Feb., 1863, when he conscripted into the Confederate army and was assigned to the First Tennessee heavy artillery. He served until July 4, 1863, when, at the fall of Vicksburg, he was captured with many others and greeted Grant with loud cheers as he rode into the city. He would not take a parole but remained and came north, enlisting in August, 1862, in company F, Sixth Indiana cavalry, and served to the close of the war. He was discharged in September, 1865, after which he returned to North Carolina and remained until 1866, when he removed to Tennessee, and from there to Missouri the same year. He remained two years and in 1869 came to this State (Iowa). He has made farming his occupation through life.

Family links: 
  John Arrowood (1797 - 1864)
  Frances Barnett Arrowood (1802 - 1872)
  Rebecca Jane Shanks Arrowood (1848 - 1914)
  Hattie Arrowood (1873 - 1881)*
  William Wallace Arrowood (1875 - 1890)*
  Rosa Belle Arrowood Davis (1877 - 1964)*
  Arthur J. Arrowood (1880 - 1915)*
  Grace Pearl Arrowood Jamieson (1882 - 1928)*
  Verna Arrowood Barton (1890 - 1994)*
  William B. Arrowood (1819 - 1865)*
  Thomas Arrowood (1820 - 1900)*
  John Bernie Arrowood (1825 - 1909)*
  McHenry B. Arrowood (1828 - 1900)*
  Nancy A. Arrowood Ross (1833 - 1911)*
  Samuel Augustus Arrowood (1836 - 1873)*
  Fannie Arrowood Whitehead (1840 - 1935)*
  George Washington Arrowood (1842 - 1919)
  Wesley Arrowood (1843 - 1864)**
*Calculated relationship
Old Altoona Cemetery
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Nancy (Clayton) Phillips
Record added: Jun 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38581369
George Washington Arrowood
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 Added: Oct. 10, 2009
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