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George Albert Blust
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1881
Death: Mar. 7, 1934

George Blust Dies at Holland Patent
Popular and Lifelong Resident - Town Highway Superintendent 18 Years
Holland Patent loses one of its most highly esteemed citizen in the sudden passing of George A. Blust, which occurred early this Wednesday morning at his home about one-half mile from Holland Patent village. He had been ill only two days. His death brings sorrow to a large circle of friends throughout that section where he was well and popularly known. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mr. Blust was born on the Blust farm about two miles from Holland Patent, March 26, 1881, the son of Matthais and Katherine Blust. He received his education in the Weathersfield school and except for some months spent in Montana when a young man, he had been a lifelong resident of Holland Patent and vicinity.
He married Clara Margaret Evans, October 10, 1907. He was for some years employed by the Holland Patent Milk & Cream, Co. After that he served five years as superintendent at the plant of the old Dairymen's League Association.
He was a staunch Democrat and at the time of his death was serving his ninth term as town superintendent of highways. Evidence of his popularity is attested by the fact that he continued to hold office over so long a period in a town that is strongly Republican. Early in his political career he was successful in defeating several strong Republican aspirants to the position. During his past two terms he was endorsed by both parties for re-election.
He always took a great interest in the civic affairs of the town. He served five years as a member of the Board of Education and was a member of the building committee during the time the high school was built. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holland Patent, a member of Remsen Lodge 66 F.&A.M. and of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Stittville. He was a member of the Holland Patent Firemen's Association.
He was a devoted husband and father and he will be greatly missed in the family circle.
He is survived by his wife and seven children; Margaret, teacher at Bainbridge; George of Rochester; Unice of Utica, Charles, Clarence, Mary, Edith, Jean at home; four sisters, Miss Anna Blust, Sherrill; Miss Eleanor Blust, Rome; Mrs Daniel Graham and Mrs. Harriet Bowers, Utica; three brothers, Edward of Utica, William of Stittville and Fred of Holland Patent.
At this writing funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Boonville Herald, March 8, 1934

His son George E. Blust is in Carr Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mathias Blust (1841 - 1926)
  Katharina Buehler Blust (1846 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Margaret Evans Blust (1886 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Blust Cheesbro (1908 - 2003)*
  Eunice Ruth Blust (1911 - 1987)*
  Charles W. Blust (1914 - 1977)*
  Mary Elizabeth Blust Williams (1918 - 1982)*
  Laura Jean Blust Ruffrage (1924 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Christina C. Blust Wingenbach (1867 - 1903)*
  Charles W. Blust (1870 - 1911)*
  Anna Katherine Blust (1873 - 1943)*
  Edward Blust (1874 - 1940)*
  Minnie Blust Graham (1879 - 1940)*
  George Albert Blust (1881 - 1934)
  Frederick Arthur Blust (1882 - 1946)*
  Eleanor M. Blust (1884 - 1944)*
  Harriet Florence Blust Bowes (1887 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Olden-Barneveld Cemetery
Trenton Falls
Oneida County
New York, USA
 
Created by: DBT
Record added: Apr 21, 2011
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George Albert Blust
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