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 George Thomas Furst

George Thomas Furst

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Mar 1918 (aged 65)
Burial Mackeyville, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 34296004 · View Source
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FURST –--The residents of Beech Creek upon awakening Monday morning were shocked to learn that one of the best known residents of that community, George Thomas Furst, had died very suddenly during the night. The final summons came without warning. Mr. Furst was in his usual health, which had not been robust for some years past, and after spending the evening with his wife and son in good spirits, went to the barn in the rear of his premises to look after some day-old lambs before retiring for the night. After reaching the place where the animals were confined in the barn floor he evidently suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died instantly. A lantern which he carried in his hand was found extinguished presumably by the fall of the body, but his clothing were burned with the hot metal of the lantern but did not ignite into a blaze. Not returning to the house within a reasonable time his family became alarmed and began a search which led to the discovery of his body and in time to prevent a fire. Dr. P. McDowel Tibbins was quickly summoned but death had been instant. Mr. Furst was born in the house in which he has always lived in the town of Beech Creek on the 29th day of August, 1852, and was therefore in his 66th year.
He was a son of George Furst and Elizabeth Stewart, his wife, who were pioneer residents of Beech Creek and the family was a prominent one in that vicinity and related to the Furst and Stewart families of Clinton County. The deceased was the last of the family of George and Elizabeth Furst, a daughter, wife of George D. Hess, having died March 27, 1902. The deceased was married February 11, 1886, to Annie S. Fearon, who survives, together their only son, George Stewart Furst, a daughter, Edith, having died March 3, 1898.
Mr. Furst was a man of quiet, unassuming manner, with an exceedingly friendly disposition. He was devoted to his home life and family. He was the owner of several farms to which he devoted his attention. His character and reputation throughout the community were above any reproach. He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for a long period of years and for several years preceding his death had been a member of the board of trustees of this church. He has a large circle of relatives and friends who will learn with sorrow of the passing away of this gentleman so suddenly and at an age not considered old.
Clinton County Times (Lock Haven, PA) 8 Mar 1918
(Obituary contributed by Find A Grave member MHunter (#47219162))


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  • Created by: NkNMOORE
  • Added: 28 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34296004
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Thomas Furst (29 Aug 1852–4 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34296004, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mackeyville, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by NkNMOORE (contributor 46792307) .