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 George Henry Holbrook

George Henry Holbrook

Birth
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 8 Jul 1924 (aged 86)
Ola, Gem County, Idaho, USA
Burial Ola, Gem County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 19542929 · View Source
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FIXES UP TOMB STONE AND THEN HEALTH IMPROVES

Pioneer Orders Grave Marker Seven Years Ago But Does Not Need It Now

Ola, Ida., Sept. 25.—Seven years ago when his strength began to fail and he feared that he had but a short time to live, G. H. Holbrook, a farmer of Ola, decided it was time to get him self a tombstone.
Accordingly, Mr. Holbrook went to Boise where he selected a tall shaft of gray granite. Being an agnostic, "and proud of it," as he says, Holbrook had the following inscription carved on the stone.
"G. H, Holbrook.
"Born Feb. 24, 1838 Died ????
"This is my religion: To do the
best I can for myself and family and
humanity, shun all wrong, and strive
to do what is right. When I drop off
the stage of action, I expect to take
that one eternal sleep that knows no
awakening and be forever at rest."
About the time the gravestone was completed, Holbrook recovered his health. He has been feeling well ever since. One of his real pleasures is to come to Boise at regular intervals to inspect his monument. Holbrook is a pioneer. He came to Boise 51 years ago.
"I had 15 cents in my pocket, a wife and three children, when I got here," he said.
(The Bismarck tribune., September 25, 1919)
Sub: B. Helmer




Inscription

This is my religion: To do the best I can for myself and family and humanity, shun all wrong, and strive to do what is right. When I drop off the stage of action I expect to take that one eternal sleep that knows no awakening and be forever at rest.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Henry Holbrook (24 Feb 1838–8 Jul 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19542929, citing Ola Cemetery, Ola, Gem County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Hanson (contributor 46836345) .