George Fearn

George Fearn

Birth
Danville City, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Jul 1884 (aged 86)
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 12, "new cemetery"
Memorial ID 11526060 · View Source
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George Fearn was mayor of Huntsville, Alabama, before he came to Jackson, Mississippi, after his wife Eliza Burrus Fearn died. In Jackson he was a prosperous merchant and a leader at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. He was Grand Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Mississippi in 1870-71. [Biographical information was provided by DMLeForce, Linda Thompson, and E.E. Smith, and the following obituary was provided by Paul Armstrong.]
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George Fearn

One by one the old citizens of Jackson are passing away. MR. GEORGE FEARN, who had resided here for over forty years, without any special ailment, but worn out by the toils of life of eighty six years duration, on Saturday morning last, calmly and peacefully crossed the dark river. He passed away as quietly as an infant falling asleep.
Mr. Fearn was a native of Danville, Virginia, but, in early life, moved to Huntsville, Alabama, where he was married, and where his children were chiefly raised. On the death of his wife, some forty or more years ago, he moved to Jackson, where he was engaged in active business until stopped by the war. He was a successful merchant, and at the breaking out of the war, had established a large business and had accumulated quite a competency. After the war, he gave up active business.

He was one of the most public spirited citizens we had, when it was in his power to be an active participant in public affairs. He was a man of most positive character, strong in his convictions, and unswerving from what he conceived to be a duty, either public or private - honest, truthful, and brave, possessing in a great degree that moral courage which tends so much to adorn and command the life of a true man. He scorned every word and action that was not high-toned and honorable, and scorned alike men, who did not stand on the same elevated plane. He was a warm and true friend. He was held in high esteem by the entire community.

Mr. Fearn was among those who first organized St. Andrew's Parish in this city, and, from time to time, was an active member of the Vestry from the organization and was a liberal contributor to the support of the Parish until a few years past. When his health permitted, he seldom ever missed a Sunday without attending service. He never became a member of the church however until some two years ago.
His funeral was largely attended from St. Andrews Church at 5 o'clock Sunday evening, there being present representatives of four generations that have lived in Jackson during Mr. Fearn's residence here.

The Clarion, Jackson, MS, July 30, 1884.
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  • Created by: NatalieMaynor
  • Added: 12 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11526060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Fearn (1 Jun 1798–26 Jul 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11526060, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by NatalieMaynor (contributor 46770385) .