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 George Washington McCormick

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George Washington McCormick

Found the announcement of the wedding of Great Grandma Hodges to George W. McCormick in the Forrest City Times Newspaper, Oct.25,1895.
The residence of Mrs.Jennie P.Hodges, one mile south of this city, the happy blending of spring, autumn and spring, so to speak, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Oct.22,1895, the occasion was the marriage of George W.McCormick to Mrs.Jennie P. Hodges, County Judge J.S.R.Cowan officiating. Both groom and bride are in robust health and strength, at the age of 67 and 56 years, respectively. Both parties to the union are well and favorably known throughout this section of country and in Memphis, and hosts of friends are well wishers in their new role. Immediately after the ceremony quite a surprise was sprung upon the audience who had gathered to witness the proceedings of the occasion, by the appearance of J.G.Boyle upon the scene announcing that he and Miss V.M.McCormick, daughter of Mr.G.W.McCormick, had been married one week prior to the aforesaid occasion.
Administator for third wife's estate:
1880 Census:St. Francis Co., Forrest City, Arkansas:
HOUSEHOLD/ROLE/GENDER/AGE/BIRTHPLACE

Geo Mccormick Self M 51 Kentucky
Clara Mccormick Daughter F 14 Arkansas
Hugh Mccormisk Son M 6 Arkansas
Martha Paul Other F 60 North Car.
Vivian Mccormick-Daughter F 4 Ark

3-8-1895-McCormick-L.A. Mrs.--Estate of L.A.McCormick by a'dmr George W.McCormick. Possibly Lucinda McCormick this cemetery who died in 1890.
OBITUARY:Death of George W.McCormick-As the Times goes to press today, the remains of one of our dear friends is being laid to rest in the Forrest City Cemetery. About ten days ago "Uncle George" McCormick, as he was familiarly known, was stricken from his usual walks with sickness. It came in the form of a chill, and rapidly developed into pleure-pneumonia. He suffered greatly and lingered until yesterday, Mar.29,1900, when he passed into another sphere. The funeral today at 11 o'clock was conducted by Eld.A.N.Couch, of the Baptist church, and a large concourse of bereaved relatives and sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Mr.George W.McCormick was born in Henderson, Kentucky, May 3,1829, and if he had lived until the third of May, next year, he would be 71 years of age. He had been married four times, the last time in 1895 to Mrs.Permelia Kent Hodges, mother of Will, Sam and Lewis Hodges, who are well known. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs.Clara Howell of Memphis, by his first wife, and Hugh and Vivia (Mrs.Bud Boyle) who will greatly miss fatherly protection and counsel. "Uncle George" was a cousin to McCormick of the "McCormick Reaper" fame, and a cousin of Leander J.McCormick who died just a month ago, and who before his death prepared a history of the McCormick family, accurately tracing the lineal descendants from their ancestor who lived in the year of our lord, 1628 down to the year 1898. His death extinguishes the old McCormick line, all of whom lived to a ripe old age. L.J. was 73 years old at his death. George McCormick came to Arkansas in the early 50's from Kentucky. He was one of the pioneer settlers, and by hard work, economy, and frugality was considered well-to-do at his death. As late as the last day of last summer, he was out in the fields, and brought his produce to town in his familiar wagon. In 1878 he patented a churn which took first premium at the Centennial Exposition, but his model was stolen and other parties benefitted by it. He also invented the "Planet Jr. Cultivator", we think, and from that received a considerable income. FORREST CITY TIMES NEWSPAPER MAR.30,1900

McCormick, Geo.; widow: Jennie; Co. F, 1st Arkansas Cavalry-CSA-Confederate Pensions; she applied: 1915, St. FrancisCo.; he died 3-1900.


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Photo May 2006-Age 71-Third husband of Parmelia Jane Kent Prince Hodges McCormick

Gravesite Details Source:Kathleen Bell-St.Francis Co.Cemetery Records

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  • Created by: Paul V. Isbell
  • Added: 3 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15133119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington McCormick (3 May 1829–29 Mar 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15133119, citing Forrest City Cemetery (Original City Cemetery), Forrest City, St. Francis County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Paul V. Isbell (contributor 46854064) .