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 George Goodwin Dewey

George Goodwin Dewey

Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 10 Feb 1963 (aged 90)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot 36 D F0313
Memorial ID 67844566 · View Source
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Portsmouth Hearld
Tuesday, February 12, 1963
Portsmouth, NH

Dewey Kin Dies
In Chicago, III.

Word has been received here at
the death in Chicago, Ill., yesterday
of George Goodwin Dewey,
90, son of Adm. George Dewey,
the hero of Manila Bay, and a
grandson of former New Hamp-
shire Gov. Ichabod Goodwin. He
suffered stroke on Saturday.

Mr. Dewey who had been confined
to a wheel chair since he
suffered a hip fracture in 1960,
lived as a boy in Portsmouth in
the Goodwin House on Islington

His mother died at his birth
at the Naval Training Station,
Newort, R.I., where his father
was stationed, and he was brought
up by some aunts at the Goodwin
House. He attended St. Paul's
School, Concord, and Princeton
University, later going into the
New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Dewey, a bachelor, report-
edly accumulated more than a mlllion
dollars in the stock market.

Services will take place tomorrow
in Chicago prior to cremation,
after which Mr. Dewey's ashes
will be brought to Portsmouth for
burial in the Goodwin family lot
in the South Cemetery.

Nashua Telegraph
Tuesday, February 12, 1963
Nashua, NH

CHICAGO (AP) -The only son
of Adm. George Dewey, the hero
of Manila Bay in 1898, is dead at
the age of 9O.

George Goodwin Dewey, reportedly
a millionaire, had been confined
to a wheelchair for nearly
13 years before his death yesterday
at his 20-room mansion on
Chicago's Near North Side.

His mother was Susan Goodwin
Dewey, daughter of Ichabod
Goodwin, Civil War governor of
New Hampshire. The elder Dewey
was a native of Montpclier,

John Harrington, an attorney
for Dewey's estate, said the will
would dispose of many relics and
documents linked to his father,
most of which now are on loan
to museums.

Beneficiaries would include the
U. S. Naval Academy and the
Library of Congress, he said.

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