George Wesley Barngrover

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George Wesley Barngrover

  • Birth 6 Aug 1845 Howard County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 26 Jun 1940 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot 50, 17 RW I
  • Memorial ID 3687610

GEORGE W. BARNGROVER, Under-Sheriff and farmer. The parents of the subject of this sketch, were Andrew and Naomi Barngrover, both being natives of Ohio. George W. was born in Howard Count, Ind., August 6, 1845. In 1850 he moved with his parents to DeWitt County, Ill, where they purchased, and located upon, a farm, where G. W. attend the public schools, and received the only education he ever received.

On the first day of August, 1862, when only seventeen years old, he enlisted in Company D., One Hundred and Seventieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He took part in the siege of Knoxville, and in the battles of Beans's Station, and Dandridge, Tenn.; Rocky Face Ridge, Kingston, Resaca and Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., and Franklin, Tenn., and was mustered out June 28, 1865 Leaving the army he returned to DeWitt County and went to work upon the farm.

Moved to Kansas in 1873, and located in Barton County, were he took a claim and commenced farming. He was married at Ellinwood, in Barton Co., Kas., September 7, 1876, to Miss Matilda Ginzell, a native of Dubuque, Iowa. By this marriage, three children have been born to him: Robert O., born at Ellinwood, March 23, 1878, died March 19, 1880. May, born at same place, December 30, 1879; and Blanche, born September 9, 1882. Mr. Barngrover has held several township offices, including clerk, trustee, assessor and constable, and in 1880 was appointed Under-sheriff, which position he still occupies.

Source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas BARTON COUNTY, Part 6



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  • Maintained by: ACSwanson
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3687610
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Wesley Barngrover (6 Aug 1845–26 Jun 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3687610, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by ACSwanson (contributor 47094290) .