George Jefferson Rathburn

  • Birth 22 Jun 1857 Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1940 Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Remus, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 9376494

FORMER REMUS RESIDENT DIES
George J. Rathburn Funeral held at Remus Lutheran Church Monday.
George J Rathburn, 82, popular former resident of Remus, died at Lansing, Thursday, Feb. 15, and his funeral was held at Remus Lutheran church, Monday, Feb. 19, Rev. David Metzger officiating. Interment was at Wambold Cemetery.
Mr. Rathburn was born at Bellview, Ohio, June 22, 1857 and moved with his parents to a point near Remus when a small boy. As a young man he worked in the sawmills then operating in this vicinity, residing with his sister, Mrs. Curry, who operated a boarding house in Remus.
On July 3, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Sophia Diehm.
In life he followed for the most part the trade of carpenter and did considerable farming. During the years he resided here he assisted in the construction of many buildings in and around Remus.
In 1915 he moved to Lansing and still continued at the carpenter business for several years. Mrs. Rathburn preceeded him in death 11 years and since then he has made his home most of the time with his daughter Mrs. Katy Werts of Temple. His other daughters, Mrs. KI. Ferguson of Garden City, Mrs. Wm. Burton of Grand Rapids, Mrs. George Kranich of Big Rapids and two sons Fred of Lansing and Frank of Mason, seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A brother Frank of Ionia.


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  • Maintained by: Sue B
  • Originally Created by: Audrey & Larry Staffen
  • Added: 28 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9376494
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Jefferson Rathburn (22 Jun 1857–15 Feb 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9376494, citing Wambold Cemetery, Remus, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Sue B (contributor 47524274) .