Wednesday, October 28, 2009

George Israel Sidles, 1858-1923

Daily Iowegian - 6 October 1923
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George Sidles of Jerome Is Dead
  A pioneer resident of Jerome passed away at 7:00 o'clock Friday evening when George Sidles passed away at the home the family has long occupied. Dispatches reaching here today gave few details concerning his illness.
  The Sidles family is well and favorably known over much of the county and news of his death brings sorrow to a host of friends. Two daughters have been teaching in the Centerville schools. An obituary of Mr. Sidles will appear later.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Methodist church at Jerome.
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Daily Iowegian - 11 October 1923
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  George I. Sidles was born at Jerome, Iowa, on August 27, 1858, and died at his home October 5, 1923. He had the unique experience of spending his entire life on the same homestead.
  September 1, 1892, he was united in marriage to Ella Thomas and to this union were born seven children: Joe, who lives at Seymour, Georgia, Mary, Peter, Martha, Edwin and George, Jr., all of whom live at home or nearby except Edwin, who died in infancy.
  He leaves also to mourn their loss a wife and two sisters: Mrs. Maria Pendergast, of Jerome, Iowa; and Mrs. Anna Larimer, of Streater, Ill.; other relatives, and a host of friends.
  He peacefully passed away after some fifteen years of illness and suffering, during which he was patiently cared for by his loving wife and family.
  He was a member of the Methodist church at Jerome. Although his active membership ceased at the beginning of his illness, he aways helped in the support of the church, and was vitally interested in everything being done for the good of the community.
  A loving husband and father, a kind friend, an accommodating neighbor, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
  Funeral services were held at the Jerome Methodist church, Sunday, October 7, at 11:00 o'clock, conducted by J. H. Krenmyre, a former pastor and friend. Burial was made in the Jerome Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
  We wish to sincerely thank all the friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during our time of sorrow.   -- Mrs. George Sidles and Family. 

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