|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1842|
|Death: ||May 31, 1918|
George D. Detwiler
Death claimed one of Austin's devout good citizens this morning at 9:15 when George D. Detwiler died at his home on north Kenwood. Mr. Detwiler had been in failing health since last fall, suffering from stomach trouble and asthma, but was confined to his bed but a short time before his death.
Mr. Detwiler was born in Roseville, Ontario, February 14, 1842. Here in the province of Ontario his boyhood and early manhood days were spent and here his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Kepkey took place.
The family came to Minnesota in 1879 and located in Austin, where Mr. Detwiler took up the work of a mason contractor but later devoted his time to house moving, and many of the buildings of our city testify to his good workmanship.
Mrs. Detwiler died February 10, 1910, and later Mr. Detwiler married Mrs. Sarah Furtney who survives him. Of the children of the first marriage three are living, John E., a real estate dealer of Austin and now serving as Justice of the Peace of the Second Ward, Mary A. who was with her father during his illness and death, and Anna B., now Mrs. Frank E. Davis of Evanston, Ill. Mr. Detwiler also leaves a brother in Petosky, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Abigail Hilker of this city.
Mr. Detwiler was a member of the Methodist church and the Woodman lodge. He was a devoted Christian gentleman and one who found joy in his religion. His trust in the goodness of God was as great as his faith, and he lived the religion in his life, which he professed with his lips. In his home he was a kind father, devoted to his children and his home. Mr. Detwiler was respected and honored in Austin for his unquestioned honesty and high moral character. He was genuinely liked by all who knew him and his life is a record of hard work, faithful effort and doing the right as he saw it.
The funeral notice will be given tomorrow.
Austin Daily Herald
Friday, May 31, 1918
The funeral of the late George D. Detwiler will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from his late home on North Kenwood. Owing to illness his daughter Anna of Evanston, Ill., is unable to be present.
Austin Daily Herald
Saturday, June 1, 1918
He has no grave marker
Provided by Dorothy Kunz
Elizabeth Kepkey Detwiler (1836 - 1910)
Sarah Jakobsdtr Hibbard Furtney (1851 - 1938)*
Maintained by: Dorothy Peterson Kunz
Originally Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Sep 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21833786