|#1-Tribune 24 Nov 1909|
George Becraft died at the Soldiers’ Home in Grand Island last Wednesday. The remains were brought to Blair Friday where the funeral services were held under the auspices of the Grand Army Post and the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which he had been a member for sixty-one years. He was born in New York in 1826 and had lived in this county over forty years.
He was in Co. G, 1st Michigan Calvary.
#2-24 Nov., 1909 - The Pilot - George W. Becraft
George W. Becraft died suddenly of heart failure at the Soldier’s Home in Grand Island last Wednesday. He was talking and joking with the boys when his tired heart stopped beating, and he fell to the floor dead. The body was shipped here Thursday evening, and the funeral was held at the I.O.O.F. hall at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon by the I.O.O.F. and G.A.R. of which orders he had been a member for many years. He was one of the earliest settlers in the county and was 83 years of age. His wife died a good many years ago, and the only child now living is Fred, who works for Mrs. Ben Sheffield on the farm south of town.
#3-25 Nov., 1909 - Blair Democrat - George W. Becraft - Veteran
The remains of Geo. W. Becraft arrived here last Saturday from the soldier’s home at Grand Island where the old man had been making his home for the past year. Mr. Becraft made his home in this city for a number of years and was about 83 years old. Upon their arrival the remains were taken charge of by the Odd Fellows of which order the deceased was a member, and the funeral was held under their auspices. Mr. Becraft was also an old soldier, and the pallbearers were partly taken from the members of the post here.
~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~
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