George Grant Babcock

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George Grant Babcock

  • Birth 1 Mar 1895 Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 25 Sep 1918 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Beyond and right of main entrance.
  • Memorial ID 95759343

MILITARY FUNERAL
FOR GEORGE BABCOCK

The funeral of George Babcock,
U. S. N., who died last Saturday af-
ternoon of Spanish influenza, at the
Great Lakes Training Station, will
take place from the home of his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Babcock,
First avenue south, tomorrow Wed-
nesday, October 2nd at 2 p. m., the
services being conducted by Rev.
Ludwig of the M. E. Church. The
burial will be under military aus-
pices, Company K, turning out with
the band and furnishing the pall
bearers. As a special honor to the
deceased the entire company under
arms will act as escort.
George Babcock was born March
1, 1894 in this city, youngest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Babcock. He
grew up here and attended school
up to the junior year in high school,
after which he worked for Mr. Peer-
inboom in the Tea & Coffee store for
two years, one year for Mr. Nason in
the carpentry trade and just prior
to his enlistment he was employed
by the Nash Grocery Co. George was
a young man of unusual conscien-
tiousness of spirit, one who made
and held friendships. His concept of
duty and loyalty were especially high
and when his mind was made up as
to what was right, his will was
strong to do the right. On May 5th,
1916, he was married to Ione Fish-
beck, who survives with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Babocck, his
brother, Wesley Babcock, of Stevens
Point and sister, Mrs. Ray Sutor, of
this city to mourn a most deveted
husband and son and an affectionate
and considerate brother. Grand Rap-
ids honors its first sailor to die for
his country.
--Daily Leader, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin; Tuesday, October 1, 1918


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  • Created by: Keith
  • Added: 22 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95759343
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Grant Babcock (1 Mar 1895–25 Sep 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95759343, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Keith (contributor 46875326) .