George E. Wentworth

George E. Wentworth

Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 27 Jul 1888 (aged 57)
Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 6542819 · View Source
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George Left NH and came to California at the age of 19. He came to work as a cattle herder for Miller and Lux, after which he went into the stock raising business on the Dennis Martin place. He worked a butchering for JQA Tilton, and afterwards for John Hancock at the same business in Redwood city. In the early 1860s he purchased interest in the Pioneer Livery stables, which he conducted from time to time until 1875, when he engaged in farming and running a Tannery. He was a very prosperous businessman in Redwood city, until his sudden death in 1888.

July 24, 1869 at a special election held at the Pulgas township, San Mateo county, to fill a unexpired term of SH Snyder, George defeated J. Crowley and RG Sneath for the office of supervisor.

Sept 1, 1869, George was elected Supervisor from Woodside.
He was also very active in the Redwood city Fire dept.
Donated the land for the first building. Was treasurer for a number of years.

Georges ranch faced the northerly side of Woodside road, about 1 mile westerly from El camino real. Woodside Plaza now occupies this land.

A few obits:
July 28, 1888 - The Times Gazette
Mr. George Wentworth's affliction has developed into dropsy from which he was been a sufferer for some days. Yesterday he was tapped and Dr. Loveland reports him to be easier.

Definition: (Dropsy - an abnormal medical condition characterized by the building up of watery fluid such as lymph or serum in body tissues or cavities.)

July 28, 1888 - The Times Gazette
WHEREAS, Our esteemed comrade, George Wentworth, who had been for years connected with the interests of the Fire Company of this town, and also a charter member of this organization, has passed over the river of time, to join the silent company beyond, and WHEREAS, by his congeniality during life he had endeared himself to all who knew him, and particularly to the little band of Exempt Firemen. Be it

RESOLVED, That by his departure his wife has lost a pleasant and agreeable companion, his family a loving father, the community an active, upright citizen, and this association a congenial comrade.

RESOLVED, That the Exempt Firemen unite in extending to the bereaved wife and family their sympathies and condolences in this, their hour of gloom and despair, and in hoping that the clouds which now shadow them may be dispelled, and the bright sunshine again illuminate their journey through life.

RESOLVED, that these resolutions be engrossed in full on the mission of this association, and a copy be presented to the bereaved family.

J. CHRIST(Marshal),
J. TURNER, Committee

August 11, 1888 - The Times Gazette
The remains of George Wentworth were followed to Union Cemetery last Saturday by many, all of whom knew and respected the deceased during his life-time. A short service was held at the residence by Rev. Mr. Rathbone. (Julia Christ Husband) At the cemetery the burial service was read by George W. Lovie. It was one of the largest funerals of recent date and showed the high standing of the deceased among his fellow men.

August 11, 1888 - The Times Gazette
In Memoriam - The following resolutions in memory of George Wentworth were drafted and will be passed at the next meeting of the Exempt Firemen:


aged 57 yrs 8 mons & 22 days Native of NH


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  • Maintained by: Joseph Wentworth
  • Originally Created by: Diane Reich
  • Added: 24 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6542819
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