George Farnum Dow

George Farnum Dow

Death 1907 (aged 59–60)
Burial Ashland, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 21913007 · View Source
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June 29,1907 - Ashland Citizen P2 - Transcribed by Bernard L Hughes - The funeral of George F. Dow, whose death occurred at the Dow residence on Thompson Street Friday morning was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from his late residence. The Rev. Mr. Davis of Amesbury Mass., a lifelong friend of Mr. Dow, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Avery of this place were the officiating clergymen. The Masonic Lodge of Ashland, of which Mr. Dow was a member, performed their last rites over the body of their departed brother, while the members of the G.A.R., O.W. Keyes Post No. 35, Department of New Hampshire did escort duty for the body of their departed comrade. Burial was in Green Grove Cemetery. The Dow residence was unable to hold the large number who wished to attend the funeral of one of Ashland's respected citizens and Prominent G.A.R. men.

George Farnum Dow was born in Lynn, Mass., January 19, 1847, and when five years of age went with his parents to reside in Minnesota. He entered Dunlap Academy in 1860. In August 1861 he enlisted under A.J. Smith's famous regiment, the Twenty-Seventh Iowa Infantry. He was a sharp-shooter of this same regiment and took part in thirteen battles and eleven skirmishes, and was wounded five times.

On May 2, 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Harriett Libbey of Parsonsfield, Me. She died Sept. 6, 1870, leaving a daughter, Mrs. V. Rogers of Hartford, Vt. On June 1, 1872 he was married to Mary E. Blanchard of Ashland.

He had one son by this marriage, George E. Dow, a well known resident of this place. Mr. Dow was one of the best informed men of this section, having a most excellent library, and he was authority on all disputed war records.

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George F Dow Iowa Infantry 1847-1907

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 21913007
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