|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1824|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1900|
Born July 22, 1824 in Lynchburg,Va. and died Jan 12, 1900.
Georgetown was again called last week to mourn the sudden death of another good man in the person of Mr. George L. Gee, who departed this life at 3:30pm Friday. He had passed the allotted age of man and had not been very well for several months, but was rather better than he had been for some time past and very cheerful on the day of his death. Indeed, he was making preparations to accompany a granddaughter to her home in Hill county, and was only prevented from starting that day by an accident. He was looking forward with great pleasure to this visit, and had purchased a suit of clothes for the purpose. He was about the premises all the morning and talked of coming up town, but was dissuaded from doing so on account of the muddy streets, and at dinner was in his usual good spirits. Within twenty minutes if his attacked he was playing with his little great grandchild. Coming from the yard into the house, he complained of a severe pain in his side, and a mustard plaster was applied, after which he lay down, and in a few minutes became unconscious. A physician was summoned, but life was nearly extinct whe he arrived, and nothing could be done to arouse the waning facilties, the good old man passing away without a struggle in the midst of his weeping family.
The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon from the residence, the exercises conducted by Rev. M.C. Hutton, who in the course of his remarks paid a high tribute to the deceased, stating on information that he was never known to speak ill of anyone and in the course of his long life had never said a cross word to any of his children. Of how many can that be truthfully said? And how precious is the recollection of such a life! He was a gentle kindly man and fondly loved by his family.
The remains were interred in the Old Fellow cemetery, Rev. Mr. Bell assisting Mr. Hutton in the services at the grave.
Mr Gee was born near Lynchburg, Va., July 22, 1824, and the following month his father moved to Tennessee and located near Columbia, whence in 1833 he emigrated to Texas, settling near Independence in Washington county.
In October 1850 Mr. Gee was married to Miss Malissa Covington and the same year he removed to Caldwell in Burleson county, which was his place of residence until August 16, 18??, when he moved to Georgetown.
(Several lines illegible), served for two years in the Second Texas, participating in the battle of Shiloh, and being discharged in 1863 on account of physical disability produced by illness. In all the relations of life he came up to the mark of a good citizen. A wife with whom he hoped to celebrate their golden wedding next October, Three children- Deputy County Clerk C.H. Gee, Mrs. Lily Withers and Miss Nannie Gee- six grandchildren and one great grandchild, besides numerous friends, are left to mourn his sudden death. [Jan 18, 1900 The Williamson County Sun.]
Melissa Jane Covington Gee (1834 - 1912)*
Charles H. Gee (1851 - 1937)*
Lillie Loraine Gee Withers (1855 - 1940)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Plot: Division H.
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jan 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8282004