May 12, 1898 Zanesville Muskingum County Ohio, USA
His niece Mary Grace Slack wrote that alcohol ruined his life and was the eventual cause of his early death as well. "I had an Uncle George living in Zanesville. He was my mother's brother and he drank and drink was the cause of his early death. None of my father's family drank but my father started drinking. My mother said her brothers were the cause of his getting started. Drink got such a hold on him that his life was ruined. It took very little drink to make him drunk they said. I don't know when he started drinking but I wasn't very old when I knew father was a drunkard and I didn't like it."