George Galen Tilden

George Galen Tilden

Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 31 Jul 1892 (aged 49)
Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
Burial Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 20992545 · View Source
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Captain, Company H and Company K, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery.

Married to Lydia A. Cooper. Son of Julius C. Tilden and Elizabeth M. Briggs.

Thursday, August 4, 1892
Obituary of George G. Tilden
George G. Tilden was born in Rochester, Vermont on November 6, 1842. He was one of a family of eight children, five sons and three daughters; four of the sons have now gone to the other shore.

With the exception of his army life Mr. Tilden had his home in the place of his birth till he came to Ames in 1869. He enlisted as a volunteer in the Union Army August 6, 1862, three months before he was twenty years of age, and he was in the service three years. He enlisted as a Private and was five times promoted on his merits as a soldier being successively Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain, and was finally made Brevet Major by President Lincoln for gallant and meritorious service in the assault on Petersburg, April 2, 1865. He was honorably mustered out in June 1865.

September 26, 1867 he was married in Rochester, Vermont and in March 1869 he moved with his family to Ames, where his home has been ever since. He was the father of six children, three sons and three daughters. The second child and eldest daughter Maud died at the age of seven.

In the winter of 1867 to 1868 he became a member of the Congregational Church at his home in Rochester; and soon after coming to Ames he transferred his membership to the church at this place, of which he has ever since been an honored and a useful member. His interest in the church and in the cause of Christ has been constant, deep and unwavering. He was in entire sympathy with the Home Missionary work and was an efficient member of the Central District Committee. He was much interested in the Christian Endeavor Society movement and was an honorary member of the Congregational Endeavor Society.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, August 2 under the auspices of the Ellsworth Post Grand Army of the Republic. The Post proceeded to the house at 2 o'clock and escorted the body to the Congregational Church, where the pastor, Rev. Douglass, conducted the services. The choir sung the favorite hymns of the deceased. After the services the Post escorted the remains to the cemetery and conducted their burial service. Rev. Douglass pronounced the benediction and Mr. Dell Maxwell closed the services with the military call of "Lights Out," on his cornet.

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