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George Washington Rimer

Birth
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Feb 1915 (aged 69)
Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100005596 · View Source
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GEORGE W. RIMER, county auditor, Kingston, was born in Wilkes-Barre, March 8, 1845, a son of John H. (an engineer and farmer) and Sarah J. (Ruggles) Rimer, both natives of Hanover township; Mrs. Rimer's parents were born in Connecticut. John H. and Sarah J. Rimer were the parents of thirteen children, as follows: George W., Jennie, Carrie, Louisa, Perlina, Sadie, Rhoda, Rettie, R. M., F. J., J. E., Rejenia and Flora J. George W. Rimer was educated in the public schools at New Columbus Academy, at New Columbus, Pa. He worked on his father's farm until his sixteenth year, when he enlisted in Company A, Fifty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, and later in Company F, One Hundred and Forty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Gen. Osborne, and was discharged June 29, 1865. After the war he engaged in the lumber business until 1884, when he had his spine fractured, since then he has had no particular occupation. He was confined to the house for three years. In 1887 he was elected county auditor, and has filled that office ever since. On September 13, 1868, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Mary, daughter of George and Eliza (McSherry) Armstrong. Of this union there were eleven children, as follows: Elzora May (deceased), John A., Elsie, Flora D. and Warren J. (the latter being deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Rimer are members of the Christian Church. He is a member of the G. A. R., S. of V., P. O. S. of A., Golden Rule, Conclave No. 20, S. P. K., and politically he is a Republican.

Source: History of Luzerne County, Pa., by H.C. Bradsby, 1893



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  • Created by: Steve225
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100005596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Rimer (8 Mar 1845–1 Feb 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100005596, citing Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Steve225 (contributor 47927528) .