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 George J. Lumby

George J. Lumby

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Oct 1930 (aged 62)
Adams County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Friendship, Adams County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Row 18, Center Section
Memorial ID 138131941 · View Source
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SPOUSE: [M. 3/08/1908 Germantown, Juneau Co., WI]
Ida W. (Mauer) Lumby

Gertrude A.
George W.
Harry E.

Kilbourn, Wisconsin
Thursday, November 6th, 1930
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George J. Lumby, one of the old and respected residents near White Creek, passed away last Friday after an illness of some length, death being caused by cancer of the stomach. Everything possible was done for him during his illness, but human skill was unable to save his life.

Mr. Lumby was born in Fond du Lac county on the 26th of January, 1868. He came to Adams county with his parents when a small boy, the family settling at Quincy. He grew to manhood there and later on moved to the vicinity of White Creek about the year 1909. Then about ten years ago he moved to the location where he was living at the time of death, which was about a mile from White Creek.

On the 8th of March, 1908, Mr. Lumby was united in marriage to Miss Ida Mauer of Germantown and from this union there are three children, one girl and two boys. The daughter, Gertrude, is teaching in the public schools at Waukesha, while the two boys, George and Harry are at home.

Some thirty-eight years ago Mr. Lumby, while working the woods, lost his eyesight, this having been brought about by straining himself in lifting a log with the cant hook over his shoulder. While this would have rendered many a man helpless, Mr. Lumby soon mastered most of the details of life and carried on his farming work for many years with no apparent trouble, and almost as rapidly as a man in full possession of his sight. The only thing that he did not do about the farm was to drive a team, he having been able to carry on his other work without assistance. So adept did he become in the performance of many of his duties and his ability to find his way around that many marveled at the manner in which he did his work and the ease with which he could fix a piece of machinery or do other work that is supposed to require the possession of good eyesight.

The funeral of Mr. Lumby was held on Monday, services being conducted by Rev. J. W. Davies of this city, the remains being interred in the Quincy cemetery.

Beside the children and his wife, deceased was also survived by four brothers and one sister, they being: Albert of Quincy; Henry of Friendship; Roy and A. F. Lumby of this city, and Mrs. Vira Fairfield of Adams.


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