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The Family of Enoch "Cass" and Mary "Frances" (SMITH) GEORGE

Enoch
GEORGE

1807-1892
(m) Jane
McCOTTER

1809-1857
Casper
BOWMAN

1803-?
(m) Margaret A.
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1813-185?

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Joshua J GEORGE      (m2)
1829-1895
Eliza BOWMAN
1836 KY-1860 MO

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Enoch Casper "Cass" GEORGE
b 31 Jul 1858 Columbus, Doniphan Co, KS
d 30 Jan 1950 Mt. View OK (91)
buried Gotebo Cemetery, Gotebo OK
lived in Mt View, Kiowa Co, OK
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* Mary "Frances" (Francis) SMITH
b. 1861
d. 1962 OK (100-101)
buried in Gotebo Cemetery,
Gotebo, Kiowa Co, OK
Cass and Frances married 14 Dec 1882 in Mercer Co MO
They had 5 children: * an infant * Walter A. * J. Otto, * Willie I. * Russell I. GEORGE

FAMILY HISTORY: Cass and Frances
family photos below

1858 Jul 31 - Enoch Casper GEORGE born in northeast KS, named for both grandfathers
1861 - Mary Frances SMITH born in MO
1882 Dec 14 - Mary Frances SMITH married Enoch Casper GEORGE at her parents home in Mercer Co MO
1884 May 29 - baby was born in MO
1884 Jun 5 - baby died in MO
1886 Oct 21 - Walter Alvin GEORGE was born in MO
1886-1893 - Cass and Frances GEORGE moved their family to OK (or later???)
1893 Dec 28 - John "Otto" GEORGE was born in OK
1896 Jul 27 - Willie Irl GEORGE was born in MO?
1900 May 30 - Russell Ivan GEORGE was born in MO?

Children of Enoch Casper and Mary Frances (SMITH) GEORGE:
(Infant), Walter A., J. Otto, Willie I., Russell I. GEORGE
1. (infant)
    b 29 May 1884 (MO)
    d 5 June 1884 MO (week old baby)
   
Their first baby survived only a week.
2. Walter Alvin GEORGE
    b 21 Oct 1886
    d Feb 1984 (97) tombstone
    m 31 Oct 1909 Mt View OK? MO?
    to Florence Julia DeRossett
    b 17 Dec 1892 Cedar Co MO
    d Dec 1983 (91) tombstone
buried in Hobart Rose Cemetery

    1 son, Harold I. GEORGE
     2 grandsons, Barton and Donald
      3 great-grandchildren,
      Deborah, Gregory, Gary (Barton & June)
Walter Alvin GEORGE married 17 year old Florence Julia DeRossett GEORGE, the daughter of Ira Clinton Gravely DeROSSETT (1868 MO-1949 MO) and Sarah Barbara BARKLEY DeROSSETT (1871 MO-1954 MO) who lived in Stockton, Cedar Co and Carthage, Jasper Co, MO. Photos of Ira DeROSSETT and wife, Sarah DeROSSETT from FindAGrave provided by Bill DeROSSETT. Walter A. and Florence were buried at Mountain View Cemetery, block 2.

Walter and Florence had 1 son, Harold I GEORGE (1911-1994) who married Bartie O. FLOYD GEORGE (1914 TX-2006 OK). See Bartie's obituary.
    Harold and Bartie had 2 sons,
        * Barton (wife June) GEORGE
Barton and June's children:
* Deborah GEORGE EASLEY
* Gregory GEORGE
* Gary GEORGE, who died 24 April 2009 OK per his obituary.
His wife was Lela Mae GEORGE MITCHELL's granddaughter Misty

Gary Alan GEORGE
        * Donald O. (1938-1986) (wife Lillie M. DAVIS GEORGE BOTTOM) GEORGE.
Donald was born 10 Jan 1938. Lillie M. DAVIS was born 4 May 1946. Donald and Lillie were married in Texas, per Ancestry, on 28 Oct 1968, per FindAGrave. He was in the Army and served in Germany. He died 22 March 1986, and was buried at Mountain View Cem., OK, block 6. Tombstone. Any children?
3. John Otto GEORGE, MD
    b 28 Dec 1893 OK/MO
    d 29 Nov 1982 Columbia Co OR (88)
    m Virginia Lee BROWN
    on (1920s?)
    b 9 Aug 1907
    d 6 Mar 1996 (89)
    4 children
    12 grandchildren
    unknown number of great-grandchildren
Lived about 3 miles east of Clatskanie OR on Hwy 30.

J. Otto GEORGE
, MD, ca 1966 ?
(calendar: Dec 1 on a Thursday)
Cass and Frances GEORGE's son John "Otto" GEORGE, MD married Virginia Lee BROWN and had 4 children: Paul, Virginia, Paul, Michael.

In 1930, Otto graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School. He interned at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland OR where Virginia was a registered nurse. After a few years of private practice, he joined the US Public Health Service in Alaska where he and his family lived from 1936-1940. 1936: Paul was born. 1937: Virginia Lee was born. 1939: Jack (Jr.) was born.
From 1940-1954 he was in private practice back in Portland OR, with Virginia his chief medical assistant. 1943: Mike was born.
In 1954 they moved to Westport.
In 1956, Otto and his family moved to the small rural community of Clatskanie OR where he was a general practitioner and surgeon.
In 1979, Otto published the book "Eskimo Medicine Man". Amazon.com has reviews of the book. ERIC also reviews it, starting "...a record of primitive Alaskan life in the 1930's. It records the experiences in Alaska's remote areas of Dr. Otto George, the last "traveling physician" for the Department of Interior's Indian Service..."

*Paul Eugene married Sonja. He was born in 1936.
They had 7 children.
Their 24 year old son Keith E. GEORGE 1961-1985 is buried with Otto and Virginia in Murray Hill Cemetery, Clatskanie, Columbia Co. OR
*Virginia Lee married Mr. BAY. She was born in 1937.
They had 2 children.
*John "Jack" Otto Jr. married (wife's name?). He was born 21 March 1939. He was an Airman First Class, US Air Force.
They had 1 child.
He died 29 Jul 1993 (54) - buried at Old Phllips Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, Washington Co, OR tombstone
*Michael Patrick married (wife's name?). He was born in 1943.
They had 2 children.

Philip GEORGE is a descendant - georgephillip72@yahoo.com
4. Willie Irl
    b 27 July 1896 MO
    d Nov 1985 (89) [aka Willie L. (sic)]
    m Flossie Marie HILL
    b 11 Aug 1899
    d Oct 1984 (85)
    3 children
may have lived in Afton, OK
buried in Hobart Rose Cemetery



WI & Flossie George
with their two oldest daughters,
Evelyn (on his lap)
and Lela Mae (standing)
in the mid 1920s
Cass and Frances GEORGE's son Willie Irl GEORGE married Flossie HILL and had 3 children: Lela Mae MITCHELL, Evelyn SMITH, and Frances HELLER
*Lela Mae GEORGE MITCHELL had 3 children: Donald, Pat, and Keith
9+ grandchildren
16 great-grandchildren

*Lela Mae GEORGE MITCHELL
b 21 Apr 1918 Mountain View, Kiowa Co, OK
m 11 Aug 1938 to Donald Hugh MITCHELL (31 Oct 1909 - 9 Nov 1989)
    Son of Wm. J. & Ora Ella MITCHELL
lived & farmed on their ranch west of Mountain View
Lela Mae was a teacher and school principal
d 25 May 2014 Hydro, Blaine Co, OK
buried at Mountain View Cemetery per Obituary
1) Donald and Thedis MITCHELL live in Weatherford, OK
* Jack and Jeannine (Church) Mitchell of Lawton, OK (FB: Jeannine
* Sonya Messer of Harrah, OK
* Damon and Rusti Mitchell of Mountain View, OK (FB: Damon and Rusti )

2) Pat and Steve FRITZ FB live in Mountain View, OK
* Mandy (FRITZ) and J.W. Gross of Stillwater, OK
Mandy's FB
* Dusti and Paul Gallagher of Wamego, KS
Dusti's FB
* Misty and Gary George of Hobart, OK. Gary was a great-grandson of Walter GEORGE.

3) Keith and Terri (O'Neal) MITCHELL live in Frederick, OK
Facebook: Keith & Terri
* Jeffrey and Sarah Mitchell (FB: Jeff) of Jenks, OK
* Chase and Meosha Mitchell of Frederick, OK FB-Meosha
* Garrett Mitchell (FB) of Frederick, OK

Checking Facebook for Lillie, Brandon, Johnny, Kayleigh Rae-Ann, Threasa Fisher GEORGE
Laura George | Julie Nicole Mitchell
& more......
Lela Mae was born to W.I. and Flossie George on April 21, 1918, on her grandparents' farm southwest of Mountain View the first member of her family to be born in Oklahoma. She attended the one-room Queen Esther and Rainy Valley schools before graduating from Gotebo High School in 1934 at the age of 16.

After attending Southwestern State Teachers College, she was hired for her first teaching job at Dixie, a rural Kiowa County school, in 1937-38. It was during this period she met and married Donald Mitchell, on Aug. 11, 1938. They made their home on a farm west of Mountain View, where they would live for more than 50 years.

Lela Mae served as teacher and principal of Star School, in Washita County, during World War II. After the war, she suspended her teaching career to raise her three children, although she continued to serve as a substitute in area schools from time-to-time. She returned to Southwestern State College, where she earned her bachelor's degree and was hired by Cooperton Valley School in 1966. She remained there until it consolidated in the early 1970s. Her final teaching position was at Mountain View Grade School in 1985.

Her teaching abilities earned her the award of Kiowa County Teacher of the Year during the 1967-68 school year. She was subsequently a nominee for 1968 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. She was also made an honorary Kiowa County 4-H Club member as a result of her leadership with the program during her years as an elementary teacher at Cooperton Valley.

In addition to her work in education, Mrs. Mitchell was active in her community over the years as a band parent, exhibit chair for the Mountain View Free Fair, and member of the Mountain View Home Demonstration Club, Business Women's Circle, and both the Monte Vista and Twentieth Century Federated Women's Clubs.

She was actively involved with her husband in their farming and ranching operation until his death in November 1989 after more than 51 years in marriage. She remained on the family farm for 23 more years, until declining health resulted in her relocation to Hydro.

Survivors include her children, Donald and Thedis Mitchell of Weatherford, Pat and Steve Fritz of Mountain View, and Keith and Terri Mitchell of Frederick; grandchildren Jack and Jeannine Mitchell of Lawton, Sonya Messer of Harrah, Okla., Damon and Rusty Mitchell of Mountain View, Misty George of Hobart, Dusti and Paul Gallagher of Wamego, Kan., Mandy and J.W. Gross of Stillwater, Okla.; Jeffrey and Sarah Mitchell of Jenks, Okla., Chase and Meosha Mitchell of Frederick, and Garrett Mitchell of Frederick; 16 great-grandchildren; her sister, Evalyn Smith of Oklahoma City; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Frances Heller, and by grandson-in-law Gary George.


*Evelyn SMITH b 1920s - lived in Oklahoma City, OK and still living in 2014.
*Frances E. HELLER
b 10 Mar 1930
m Wilbert G. HELLER (b 5 Nov 1927)
d 21 Dec 1999
buried in Gotebo Cemetery, Kiowa Co, OK

Other GEORGE's are buried in Hobart Rose Cemetery with Willie and Flossie, including Gary Alan GEORGE, 1964-2009, son of Barton and June DELK GEORGE, grandson of Willie's brother Harold I. GEORGE, great-grandson of Walter and Florence GEORGE
5. Russell Ivan
    b 30 May 1900 MO
    d 5 July 1990 OK (90)
    m Lilly LOMENICK
  dau of Lempel & Cynthia J. GRAY LOMENICK
     b 29 Aug 1902
     d 16 Nov 2001

Cass and Frances GEORGE's son Russell Ivan GEORGE 1900 MO-1990 OK (tombstone) married Lilly LOMENICK 1902-2001 (tombstone) and together had 4 children:
*Gladys Marie GEORGE KILGREN
    29 Nov 1920 OK-28 Jul 2011 WI (90)
      buried Channing Cem, Channing, Dickinson Co, MI
      husband James Peter KILGREN 1915 MI-1982
        J.P. son of Peter S. KILGREN?
    4 Children:
*Jerrilyn (Les) REINHARD, FB, Iron Mountain, MI
*Penny Lee (Ted) ANDERSON, Traverse City, MI (2 daughters)
*"Winnie" Jo (Jim) FORNETTI, Iron Mountain, MI
*Russell George (Grace) KILGREN, Marquette, MI
*Lewis Alfred 16 Nov 1922 OK-1 Jan 1923 OK (a baby)
*Kenneth Elden 6 Mar 1927 OK-23 Oct 2002 TX (75)
3 children:
*Kenneth Dale, Gotobo OK
*Joyce Ann, Gotobo OK
*Jack Duane, Gotobo OK
*Doris Lorene 28 Jan 1929 OK- (Hobart OK) has a tombstone but appears to be a living OK voter (2012)

GEORGE's buried at Hobart Rose Cemetery:
Hobart, Kiowa Co, OK

Enoch Casper GEORGE's son, Willie Irl GEORGE (1896-1985) and family
* Willie Irl (1896-1985) - son of Enoch Casper and Frances, husband of Flossie M.(HILL); tombstone (Willie "L" [sic])
Flossie Marie (Willie; tombstone
Lela May
Evelyn
Francis
Enoch Casper GEORGE's son,
    Walter A. GEORGE's son
        Harold I. GEORGE's son
            Barton GEORGE's son Gary

* Gary GEORGE (1964-2009) - great-grandson of Walter

These may be members of another GEORGE family?
Burnett (?-1951)
Eloise L. (1917-1996)
Horace H. (1890-1954)
Jack G. (1922-1970)
Oren Lee (1919-1993)
Patricia Y. (1932-1939 7 years old)
Verna M. (10 Aug 1893-May 1967)
b 1890 - Horace H. GEORGE
b 1893 - Verna M. GEORGE
b 1917 - Eloise L. GEORGE
b 1919 - Oren Lee GEORGE
b 1922 - Jack GEORGE
b 1932 - Patricia Y. GEORGE
b ? - Burnett GEORGE

GEORGE's buried at Mountain View Cemetery,
Mt View, Kiowa Co, OK

Enoch Casper GEORGE's son, Walter Alvin GEORGE (1886-1984) and family
* Walter A. (1886-1984) son of Enoch Casper and Frances, husband of Florence J. (DeROSSETT); tombstone
* Florence Julia (DeROSSETT) (1892-1983) wife of Walter A.; tombstone
Walter Alvin GEORGE's son, Harold I GEORGE (1911-1994) and family
Harold I. (1911-1994) husband of Bartie, tombstone
Bartie O. (FLOYD) (1914-2006) wife of Harold I.; tombstone, photo, obit
* Barton (living)
NOTE: Gary GEORGE, son of Barton and grandson of Harold I, was buried with relatives at Hobart Rose Cemetery
* Donald O. b 1938 d 1986 son of Harold I., husband of Lillie M. (DAVIS); tombstone
Lillie M. (DAVIS) b 1945 (living?) - wife of Donald O., tombstone
Enoch Casper GEORGE's son, Russell Ivan GEORGE (1900-1990) and family
* Russell Ivan b 1900 d 1990 - son of Enoch Casper and Frances, tombstone
* Lilly (LOMENICK) b 1902 d 2001 - wife of Russell, mother of Lewis, Kenneth E., Doris; tombstone
* Lewis b 1922 d 1923 - infant son of Russell and Lilly, tombstone
* Kenneth E. b 1927 d 2002 - son of Russell, husband of Lillian Anderson (BURROWS), tombstone
Lillian Anderson BURROWS b 1932 d 2002 - wife of Kenneth E. GEORGE, tombstone
* Doris b 1929 living dau of Russell and Lilly; tombstone

Keith Mitchell ( bkmitchell@cableone.net ) provided the following pictures and names in Spring 2016:

Frances & Casper George

Casper & Frances George
<-- Casper & Frances
in foreground;
sons Willie, Walter, & Russell
(back, from left to right)
click to enlarge

Willie Irl George
young

Willie & Flossie George

with their two oldest daughters,
Lela Mae (standing) and Evalyn

W.I. (Willie)

farming circa 1920,
with daughter Lela Mae

John Otto George
young

Otto & his wife Virginia


Russell & his wife Lily


Walter & his wife Florence


Frances George

with sons from left to right
Walter, W.I., Russell and Otto

Willie was my grandfather; he preferred to go by W.I. George


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