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 George Washington Arper

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George Washington Arper

Birth
Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Death
17 Jul 1940 (aged 84)
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Burial
Mojave, Kern County, California, USA
Plot
Section Old Plot S Lot 16
Memorial ID
10295855 View Source

Death: ARPER, George Washington
Author: Don Stowell Date: 21 Oct 2004 1:06 AM GMT
Surnames: Stafford, Quinn,
Classification: Death

Posted by East Kern Genealogical Society
Courtesy of Mojave Desert News, California City, Kern, CA
Published: 25 Jul 1940

Last Rites Held For G.W. Arper

The body of George Washington Arper, 84, native of California and a Mojave pioneer who contributed greatly toward the growth and welfare of this desert community, laid in state at the Mojave Funeral Chapel until last rites were conducted at the Mojave Community Church here at 2 p. m. last Sunday, July 21. Mr. Arper died in Kern General Hospital at 10:30 p. m., Wednesday previous following an illness lasting several weeks.
Native of Gilroy
Born in Gilroy, California, March 1, 1856, Mr. Arper came to Mojave in 1912 from Oakland where he had been engaged in the oil business. He became justice of the peace the same year, a position which he held with the exception of one term until 1938, commuting to Mojave from his ranch 5 miles east of town with horse and buggy in early years. Mr. Arper later became engaged in the real estate business and as an insurance broker, promoting through his private and public offices the general interests of the community. The funeral chapel which had charge of the remains occupies the former AIper residence.
Was A Master Mason
A master Mason, Mr. Arper had been a member of the Live Oak Masonic Lodge No. 61 of Oakland for over 50 years and only last year had received his 50-year button, an honor not attained by most men.
He was preceded in death five years ago by his wife, Emma Arper, who lies in the Mojave Cemetery. Surviving him are his brother, Clarence Arper, 7, of Santa Monica, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Stafford, 50, of Bakersfield, and Mrs. Anne Quinn, 68, of Los Altos, California.

The Reverend W. J. Oldfield officiated at the church services, while Masonic rites were conducted at the grave in the local cemetery.

(transcriber's note: that age on Clarence is obviously incorrect but is as printed)
Listed in the 1930 Census California Kern CO Township 11
Mojave page 16

Death: ARPER, George Washington
Author: Don Stowell Date: 21 Oct 2004 1:06 AM GMT
Surnames: Stafford, Quinn,
Classification: Death

Posted by East Kern Genealogical Society
Courtesy of Mojave Desert News, California City, Kern, CA
Published: 25 Jul 1940

Last Rites Held For G.W. Arper

The body of George Washington Arper, 84, native of California and a Mojave pioneer who contributed greatly toward the growth and welfare of this desert community, laid in state at the Mojave Funeral Chapel until last rites were conducted at the Mojave Community Church here at 2 p. m. last Sunday, July 21. Mr. Arper died in Kern General Hospital at 10:30 p. m., Wednesday previous following an illness lasting several weeks.
Native of Gilroy
Born in Gilroy, California, March 1, 1856, Mr. Arper came to Mojave in 1912 from Oakland where he had been engaged in the oil business. He became justice of the peace the same year, a position which he held with the exception of one term until 1938, commuting to Mojave from his ranch 5 miles east of town with horse and buggy in early years. Mr. Arper later became engaged in the real estate business and as an insurance broker, promoting through his private and public offices the general interests of the community. The funeral chapel which had charge of the remains occupies the former AIper residence.
Was A Master Mason
A master Mason, Mr. Arper had been a member of the Live Oak Masonic Lodge No. 61 of Oakland for over 50 years and only last year had received his 50-year button, an honor not attained by most men.
He was preceded in death five years ago by his wife, Emma Arper, who lies in the Mojave Cemetery. Surviving him are his brother, Clarence Arper, 7, of Santa Monica, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Stafford, 50, of Bakersfield, and Mrs. Anne Quinn, 68, of Los Altos, California.

The Reverend W. J. Oldfield officiated at the church services, while Masonic rites were conducted at the grave in the local cemetery.

(transcriber's note: that age on Clarence is obviously incorrect but is as printed)
Listed in the 1930 Census California Kern CO Township 11
Mojave page 16


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