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George W Isaacs

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George W Isaacs

Birth
Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Death
23 Sep 1904 (aged 72–73)
Burial
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA Add to Map
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Death of Geo. W. Isaacs

George W. Isaacs, who died Friday night, Sept 23, after a short illness, of pneumonia, was born in Lincoln Co., Tenn., in 1831. Mr. Isaacs crossed the plains to california in 1852 with Ox team and had many narrow escapes from the Indians. He was a member of Judge Irwin's train which lost over half of their party with cholera.

From california he came to Oregon and passed Bloody Point in Tulelake, when he and his party came near losing their lives, but were met by Capt. Wright and government soldiers who were sent from Yreka to take charge of the Indians, who had murdered and scalped an entire party the day before at this point. He next passed through what is now Ashland and Medford and camped near what is known as the Enoch Walker place about one mile north of Medford and went to Corvallie, Benton County. In 1861 he returned to Jackson County and settled on Little Butte Creek and engaging extensively in stock raising. In 1869 he went East, remained over one year, and while there was married to Mary A. Sevedge in 1870. He came west again and settled in Butte creek and remained until 1886 when he moved to Medford, where he resided until his death. Mr. Isaacs is one of Medford's wealthiest and most respected citizens.

Mr. Isaacs was a member of Reams Chapter No. 4, of Jacksonville, Ore., also a member of Medford Lodge 103, A.F. and A.M., A.R.A.M. Deceased leaves a wife and six children: George W. Isaacs of Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. C.A. Riddle, of Riddle Ore.; Charles W. of Portland; William F., Frank S., and Lillian A. of Medford.

The funeral took place Monday Sept. 26,th., services at the late residence being held by Rev. H.C. Brown, and Interment being made in Odd Fellows Cemetery, under the auspices of Medford Lodge No. 103, A.F. & A.M.

Obit. copied from Isaacs family files
Submitted By - Dorothy Butt
Death of Geo. W. Isaacs

George W. Isaacs, who died Friday night, Sept 23, after a short illness, of pneumonia, was born in Lincoln Co., Tenn., in 1831. Mr. Isaacs crossed the plains to california in 1852 with Ox team and had many narrow escapes from the Indians. He was a member of Judge Irwin's train which lost over half of their party with cholera.

From california he came to Oregon and passed Bloody Point in Tulelake, when he and his party came near losing their lives, but were met by Capt. Wright and government soldiers who were sent from Yreka to take charge of the Indians, who had murdered and scalped an entire party the day before at this point. He next passed through what is now Ashland and Medford and camped near what is known as the Enoch Walker place about one mile north of Medford and went to Corvallie, Benton County. In 1861 he returned to Jackson County and settled on Little Butte Creek and engaging extensively in stock raising. In 1869 he went East, remained over one year, and while there was married to Mary A. Sevedge in 1870. He came west again and settled in Butte creek and remained until 1886 when he moved to Medford, where he resided until his death. Mr. Isaacs is one of Medford's wealthiest and most respected citizens.

Mr. Isaacs was a member of Reams Chapter No. 4, of Jacksonville, Ore., also a member of Medford Lodge 103, A.F. and A.M., A.R.A.M. Deceased leaves a wife and six children: George W. Isaacs of Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. C.A. Riddle, of Riddle Ore.; Charles W. of Portland; William F., Frank S., and Lillian A. of Medford.

The funeral took place Monday Sept. 26,th., services at the late residence being held by Rev. H.C. Brown, and Interment being made in Odd Fellows Cemetery, under the auspices of Medford Lodge No. 103, A.F. & A.M.

Obit. copied from Isaacs family files
Submitted By - Dorothy Butt


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