George W. Oxford
August 20, 1858 - August 11, 1931
George W. Oxford, youngest son of Elias and Nancy Jane (Patton) Oxford, was born in Hardin County, Illinois 20 Aug. 1858 and died 11 Aug 1931 at the age of 72 years 11 months and 21 days.
He was first married to Miss Belle Stathem, with whom he lived but a short
time, when a fact due to their incompatibility they separated. On Dec 25th.
1884, he was again married--this time to Miss Julia Hobbs, with whom he lived an honorable and upright life, the last forty years of which he lived a
member of the Rock Creek church of General Baptist in Christ. No children
blessed either of his marriages; so they took a little orphan to raise, and
who remained with him til his death, and he and his wife regarded her as
their own child and she regarded them as her parents. When she was old
enough she married a young man by the name of Roy Kaegi, their marriage being blessed with four children, two boys and two girls. They bestowed the same love and care on their foster children and granchildren that natural parents bestowed on theirs. And no doubt there is no family in the county whose natural parents and children are more devotedly attached to each other. The foster daughter proved a great comfort and blessing to the deceased and wife because she married an exceptionally industrious and upright young man and their family of children seemed to have brought an additional blessing, for no natural parents felt more attached to each other as they.
"Uncle Geroge" as he was familiarly called, always lived an honorable and
upright life and had the honor and respect of all who knew him. He grew up
on a farm and followed that calling until a few years ago when he had
accumulated enough to take life easy and sold most of his farm and quit
farming and spent the rest of life on the property which he owned and
occupied in Cave-in-Rock for several years.
His death came rather suddenly comparatively few of even his own people
resalized that his last sickness was even serious. Of course, Dr. S.E.
Oxford, who treated him, knew his illness, which was of the heart, was of a
very serious character, and everything was done for him that could be done,
but in vain.
Revs. W.E. Dutton and M.F. Oxford who had known him intimately all their
lives preached a very feeling funeral discourse to a large and sympathizing
congregation; after which his body found a last resting place in the Angleton
cemetery on Harris Creek to await his final resurrection. Peace to his ashes
and sincere and heartfelt sympathy to his good wife and two brothers and
other more distant relatives, including his foster family. Written by his
brother John Allen Oxford
Taken from the Hardin County Independent August 20, 1931
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