|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1859|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1935|
DuBois Morning Courier, Tuesday, September 24, 1935
Death of G. M. Alcorn on Monday
Veteran Citizen, Leader in Many Activities, Dies After a Short Illness Due to Stroke
Hon. G. Milton Alcorn, ex-assemblyman and for many years an active leader in public affairs of DuBois, passed away at his home at 129 East Scribner Avenue, at 6:45 o'clock Monday morning, after an illness of five weeks, due to a stroke of apoplexy.
Despite the fact that he was well beyond the allotted three-score-and-ten years, he had been in hale and hearty health until three years ago when he was injured in an automobile accident. On August 15th he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and his weakened system was unable to recover from the shock. Gradually he became weaker, until three days ago, when he lapsed into unconsciousness and since then his life had been dispaired of.
Death was not unexpected, but it came as a distinct shock to a legion of friends who had come to know Mr. Alcorn intimately through his activities in various fields. For nearly half a century he lived in DuBois and he was a leader in things industrial, civic, political, patriotic and religious. By his devotions to these affairs he had won a wide friendship and his demise is being mourned quite generously.
Coming to DuBois in 1887 when the lumber operations were approaching their height, Mr. Alcorn was employed by the DuBois interests for a time and later established a paint-contracting business which he conducted until his retirement a few years ago.
In the flourishing days of the Central Trades and Labor Council, he was a prominent factor in the organization and administration of union affairs.
Politically he was active practically all his life. He served a term on the council of DuBois and as tax collector. In 1915 he was elected to the state legislature, serving one term at Harrisburg during which he established many strong friendships that resulted in his selection for a number of appointive positions at Harrisburg since then. For sixteen years he had held the office of county assessor. He was identified with the Republican party and held the position of ward chairman for many years, up to the time of his death.
Practically all his life Mr. Alcorn has been an active member of the Baptist Church. He was one of the organizers of the Baraca Bible Class and lent much to the development of that class into one of the most important of its kind in this section.
The deceased was an honorary member of Easton Post of the G. A. R. and shortly after the close of the World War, at a time when the members of the post were becoming well advanced in age, he was made adjutant. For sixteen years he had held that post and it was largely through his individual efforts that Easton Post has been able to continue active, even though death had greatly decreased its members and age had rendered practically all of them incapable of action. He perosnally looked after the interests of the veterans and helped to make the late days of their long lives the happier for having known him and associated with him.
Through his long residence in DuBois Mr. Alcorn was a loyal and patriotic citizen of the community. He valued his early residence here and the part he had played in helping to develop the community. Quite recently he took an active part in organizing the DuBois Veterans Associaton, composed of 50-year-citizens, and served as its secretary for several years.
George Milton Alcorn was a native of Virginia, born in Mason City, Nov. 4, 1859, son of Jesse and Agnes Alcorn. On September 25, 1882, he was united in marriage to Hannah McBrier, daughter of David L. and Lydia McBrier, of Smicksburg. Three children were born to this union, viz: J. Blain and Merle D., both of whom died in young manhood, and Miss Jessie Alcorn, who, with his wife, survive.
One brother, J. L. Alcorn, of Tarentum, and two grand children, Mrs. Allen Shaver, of Harrisburg, and Frederick Alcorn, of Brookville, also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. L.A. Falk, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Ashley S. Wilson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and burial will be made in the Rumbarger Cemetery.
Hannah A McBrier Alcorn (1861 - 1940)
Jessie I Alcorn (1886 - 1969)*
Merl D Alcorn (1888 - 1908)*
Created by: Carol Laughlin
Record added: Jan 07, 2010
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