|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1838|
|Death: ||May 18, 1912|
From the web site:
The Columbus Telegram, May 24, 1912
ELSTON--George W. Elston, an old soldier, and a resident of Columbus for thirty-five years, died last Saturday night at 11 o'clock at his home on west fourteenth street. For a nearly a year he had suffered poor health, resulting from a complication of ailments, but he had not been bed-ridden. Soon after retiring Saturday night he suffered an attack of paralysis, followed a few minutes later by a second attack, and he died before the arrival of a physician.
Mr. Elson was born October 28, 1838, in Lucerne county, Pennsylvania. He came to Nebraska in 1877, first locating on a farm south of the Loup river, in this county. He few years later he moved to Columbus. For thirteen years he was a business associate of Harry Newman in the feeding of live stock and dealing in horses. Following a dissolution of the partnership, he continued in the same line of business, and successfully.
About ten months before the close of the Civil war, Mr. Elston enlisted with the 38th Wisconsin infantry Company "G". He was under General Grant's command, and was present at the surrender of Richmond. He suffered no wounds on the battlefield, but his army experience included a seige of serious illness in the hospital at Washington.
Speaking of Mr. Elston a friend says of him: "He was an effective man. He grappled with hard conditions, and overcame them. The head of a numerous family, he never forgot or neglected them, but provided for them well until the time came in life of all when they were able to take care of themselves. His acquaintanceship was wide, and his friends were many."
January 1, 1857, at Scio, New York, Mr. Elston was married to Miss Cordelia Flint. Mrs. Elston and eight children survive, the latter being John W., of Boone, Iowa; Edward, Marvin, William, Marion and Samuel, of this city; Mrs. George Kohler, Columbus; Mrs. Alice Bradley, Monterey, California.
The funeral of Mr. Elston was conducted at his late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. G. A. Munro, of the Congregation church. Interment was in Columbus cemetery.
Civil War - Union - Company "G" 38th Wisconsin Infantry
Cordelia Acenith Flint Elston (1841 - 1922)*
Willard J. Elston (1868 - 1943)*
Marion B. Elston (1870 - 1944)*
Alice Cornelia Elston Bradley (1872 - 1929)*
Daisy M. Elston (1880 - 1882)*
Blanche D. Elston (1882 - 1893)*
Marvin C. Elston (1893 - 1979)*
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