|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1879|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1929|
GEORGE B. WHITNEY,
The Last Sad Rites Were Held On Tuesday From the Odd Fellows' Hall
George B. Whitney, for over twenty years a resident of Calistoga, died at his home here last Sunday morning at s about 7 o'clock, after an illness covering a period of nearly two years. He had been a patient sufferer all the time feeling, that he had a chance to get well, until a short time before his demise.
Mr. Whitney, then a conductor for the Southern Pacific Company, first a came to Calistoga in 1908, and at that - time he came on a stretcher, being a victim of inflammatory rheumatism. He took the baths and other treatments, and was soon restored to his former good health, resuming his work with the railroad company.
It was while he was convalescing here that he met Miss Irma Brown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Brown, and they were married December 31, 1910. They lived happily in Alameda and San Joaquin counties for two years, and then returned to Calistoga and started a hardware store, which enterprises he conducted successfully up to the time when he was forced to give, up active business life, when his wife and two sons carried it on.
To show the esteem in which he was held, three years ago he was elected a city councilman on a write-in campaign of only three days prior to the day of election, and this office be held to the time of his death.
Mr. Whitney was born in Vallejo and was aged 49 years, 8 months and 10 days. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, George B. Jr., William and Mary I. Whitney, and the following-named brothers and sisters: William H. and Edward N. Whitney, Mrs. Pink Dolan and Mrs. Kate V. Heisch.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Odd Fellows' hall, and was conducted under the auspices of Calistoga Parlor, No. 86, N.S.G.W., with Past President Frank E. Pocai presiding. Mrs. R. Pollock sang several solos and Rev. W.H Perdew conducted a brief funeral service.
The remains were interred in the St. Helena cemetery and the service there was conducted by Calistoga Lodge, No. 227, I.O.O.F., with Noble Grand Hans Abramson in charge. The deceased was a highly-respected member of both fraternal societies.
The floral offerings were numerous; and very beautiful, and the funeral was one of the largest ever hold here. A string of automobiles fully a mile long filled with friends and acquaintances followed the remains to their last resting place.
George Whitney is gone from the earth, but he will be remembered most kindly for years to come by a great host of friends.
The Weekly Calistogan, Friday, July 26, 1929
Irma Brown Whitney Howard (1890 - 1948)*
George Bernard Whitney (1912 - 2005)*
William Jordan Whitney (1914 - 1974)*
Saint Helena Public Cemetery
Plot: Lot 22 Block 20 Ext.
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Originally Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
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