Obituary Record

George Stimpson
Died on 7/14/1937
Buried in Blair Cemetery

This long obituary is taken from the collection in the Notebook of Long Obituaries. The original newspaper article can be found in the Blair Library, Genealogy Room.

#1-Published in Pilot-Tribune, July 15, 1937




In ill health for almost 20 years as a result of his service in the World War, George “Peeler” Stimpson, 50, died yesterday at the veteran’s hospital, Knoxville, Iowa.

Born at Hooper, April 4, 1887, Mr. Stimpson had spent most of his life in Blair. He was the son of Frances and Benjamin Stimpson. His mother died in 1894, and he spent several years in the Catholic orphanage at Benson.

He enlisted here for service in the World War May 2, 1917, and served overseas in all the major battles as a sharpshooter. With an excellent service record behind, he was honorably discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, January 22, 1919.

Returning to Blair, he remained here until 12 years ago, when ill health forced him to spend most of the remaining part of his life in the government hospitals at Knoxville and Lincoln He was never married. Surviving him are a brother, Arthur, and a sister, Mrs. Eleanor M. Bottorff, both of Blair, and two nieces, Betty Ann Stimpson and Donna Jean Bottorff.

Mr. Stimpson was a member of Stanley E. Hain post No. 154, American Legion; and Washington County post No. 1251, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Military funeral services are being held today at 2:30 o’clock at Campbell’s mortuary, the Rev. Thomas J. Reese of First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery.

#2-22 July, 1937 - The Enterprise


George Stimpson, World War veteran, who had been a patient at the government hospital in Knoxville, Iowa for several months, died Wednesday, July 14.

He was born at Hooper, but spent most of his life in Blair and enlisted in Blair for service in the World War. He was a member of Stanley E. Hain post No. 154 American Legion and Washington county post No. 1251 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He leaves to mourn his passing one sister, Mrs. Charles Bottorf and one brother, Arthur, both of this city.

His body was brought to Blair, and funeral services were held in the Baptist church with Rev. T. J. Reese officiating, and interment was made in the Blair cemetery with the usual military ceremonies.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 7/15/1937