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 George Warren Prescott

George Warren Prescott

Birth
Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 May 1924 (aged 72)
Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Burial Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 72970637 · View Source
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Married Clara Ellen Hite, 11/25/1878
Children:
Arthur 1/26/1880 died 1/27/1880
Mabel August 1880? died March 17, 1881
Elsie May 12/28/1881
Hebert Spencer 1/31/1884 died 5/18/1958 never married
Nina Beatrice 5/31/1886
Harry Guy 8/23/1887

father is Lewis Prescott
mother is Jemima Higgins Prescott

When George was 12 he ran away to join the Union Army in the Civil War. They found him, acting as a drummer boy, in Maryland or Pennsylvania. He came west while still in his teens. He was employed as a government scout in the Black Hills for a number of years during the Indian uprisings. It was at this time he became a very close friend of the great chief, Sitting Bull. He was a member of the first Sergeant Bluff band.

George W Prescott was born in Lawrence, MA, December 22, 1851. He came west while still in his teens and was employed as a government scout in the Black Hills of South Dakota for a few years during the Indian uprising. At this time he became a very close friend of the great chief Sitting Bull. Later he was employed in building a railroad from Sioux City, Iowa, to the Black Hills.
He came to Woodbury County in 1871. In 1878 he was married to Clara Ellen Hite, daughter of a pioneer land owner of Monona County, on November 25. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott were the parents of eight children, five of who lived and grew up in the community, graduating from the Sergeant Bluff High School. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott were members of the Congregational Church, Mr. Prescott serving a long period of years as Superintendent of the Sunday School. In 1895, they became charter members of the Christian Endeavor Society.
Mr. Prescott was associated with Holman Brothers Company as clerk in the store and bookkeeper for the store and Brick Co. for thirty years. He was very active in all phases of community life, serving as a member of the School Board and a piccolo player in the first Sergeant Bluff Band. He was one of the most interested and hardest workers in the Old Settlers Association, becoming well know throughout the county for his efforts in promoting the organization. He was also an active member of the M.W.A.
Mr. and Mrs. Prescott built a cottage into which they moved in 1886. Mrs. Prescott passed away on February 23, 1924, and Mr. Prescott on May 13, 1924. They are both buried in the Sergeant Bluff Cemetery.

obituary from newspaper:
Old Settler is Dead
Former Friend of Sitting Bull--In Indian War
George W. Prescott, of Sergeant Bluff, died very suddenly on Mary 13, at the home of F. M. Hood, at Sergeant Bluff. Mr. Prescott, employed in the Hood store, had finished his day's work and had retired to his room. He did not report for work the next morning, and on investigation Mr. Hood found him in his room quite dead. His death came as a surprise and a shock to his many friends. Mr. Prescott was a very active man in public life. He one of the hard workers in the Old Settlers' Association, and because of this was well known throughout this whole section. He was a member of the first Sergeant Bluff band. For thirty-one years he was a member of the Woodmen lodge. Mr. Prescott came west while still in his teens. He was employed as a government scout in the Black Hills for a number of years during the Indian uprising. It was at this time he became a very close friend of the great chief, Sitting Bull. George Warren Prescott was born in Lawrence, Mass., December 22, 1851, and died at Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, May 13,1924, aged 72 years, 4 mos, and 21 days. In 1875 he came to Woodbury county, and on November 27, 1878, he was married to Clara Ellen Hite. To this union were born eight children, five of whom survive: Mrs. C.F. Marquart, Lawton, Iowa; Mrs. H.L. Woodford, of Sergeant Bluff; G.E. and H.S. Prescott, of Sioux City and H.G. Prescott, of Noonan S.D. He is also survived by one sister, four brothers, all living in Massachusetts, and fourteen grandchildren. During his early life he accepted Christ as his Savior, and remained faithful to the end. He was for years superintendent of the Congregational Sunday School of Sergeant Bluff, and in 1895 was one of the Charter members of the Christian Endeavor Society of that church. In 1897 he united with the Congregational church, and retained his membership there through the rest of his years. For over thirty years he served the Sergeant Bluff community in the store, and seemed to greatly enjoy the privilege of spending the last few weeks of his life in the old place.


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  • Created by: Janet Durlam
  • Added: 7 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72970637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Warren Prescott (22 Dec 1851–3 May 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72970637, citing Sergeant Bluff Cemetery, Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Janet Durlam (contributor 47545670) .