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Gouverneur Free Press - Wednesday, January 14, 1914


George W. Venton – Death of Well Known Farmer After Weeks Illness (Transcriber’s note: should be James W. Venton)

George W. Venton (James) a well known North Gouverneur farmer, died at 3 o’clock last Thursday morning following a weeks illness caused from pneumonia, aged 41 years.  Mr. Venton was born in the town of Macomb, March 26, 1873, a son of Jacob and Sarah Washburn Venton and his entire life was spent in the section where he died.  He had always followed farming and was considered to be successful at his calling.  He purchased one of the Mills farms 18 years ago.  He was a member of Oswegatchie Tent No. 244 Knights of the Maccabees and he was well known and most highly respected in this section.

Besides his widow he is survived by three young sons, Carroll J., Clyde A., and Stanley M., also his father and two brothers, William and George Venton of this town and three sister, Mrs. Fred Becker of Somerville and Mrs. John Culbertson and Mrs. Owen O’Rourke of this town.

The funeral services were largely attended from the home of his father at noon Saturday and burial was made in the Babcock cemetery near his farm home.