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The Family of
Walter "Reece" and Martha Ellen (McMASTERS) GEORGE

Enoch
George

1807-1892
(m #1) Jane
McCotter

1809-1857
Thomas
Hobson

1811-1847
(m) Kiziah
Reece

1815- ?

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Reuben Andrew George     (m)
1832-1902   picture
Mary Jane Hobson
1837-1916   picture

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Walter "Reece" GEORGE
b. 14 April 1870, Nodaway Co, MO
d. 7 April 1932, Custer Co MT
(Knowltown Cemetery, east of Miles City, MT)
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? McMasters      (m)
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(m) Martha Ellen McMASTERS
b. 2 Feb 1873
d. 23 Apr 1927 MT
(Knowltown Cemetery, east of Miles City, MT)

m. 26 August 1896, in Iowa

Family Photos
Reece's parents:

Mary Jane and Reuben Andrew George


Walter Reece George and family
(about 1905-06) click to enlarge

Walter "Reece" George, seventh child of Mary Jane and Reuben Andrew GEORGE and the twin of Wesley Reuben, was born on April 14, 1870, in Nodaway County Missouri at his parents' home in northwest MO.

Reece's brothers and sisters - the George aunts & uncles were:

* Louise "Alice" GEORGE FITCH (1855-1941)
* Charles Thomas GEORGE (1858-1938)
* William Handley GEORGE (1861-1945) lived in Custer Co MT
* Enoch Ezra GEORGE (1863-1868) lived in Andrew Co MO
* James Newton GEORGE (1865-1941) lived in Nodaway Co MO
* Margaret Ellen GEORGE MATTHEWS LEONARD (1867-1946)
* Walter "Reece" GEORGE (1870-1932) lived in Custer Co, MT
* Wesley Reuben GEORGE (1870-1870)
* Nancy "Pearl" GEORGE (1874-1964)

Martha Ellen McMasters, the daughter of ??, married Walter "Reece" George on 26 August, 1896 in Iowa.

Martha Ellen and Walter Reece GEORGE had 7 children:
Iva Pauline * Ina Vivian * Gladys Mae * Dora Bernice * Marian Alice * Jay McMasters * Walter Ray

Sometime before 1901, Reece's brother Will took his wife Ollie and daughter Beryl to Custer County Montana to try to heal Ollie of TB. But Ollie died 26 December 1901 and Beryl said that when Will took her body the 56 miles from Knowlton to Miles City, all the Knowlton relatives were sick with the grippe. So these Knowlton relatives may have been Reece's brothers Tom and Martha Dale and family, who had left Nodaway County Missouri for Montana sometime after 1905 (if Marian was born in MO), and/or Reece and Martha who also moved to Custer County MT (exact date unknown).

At the end of their lives, Reece and Martha were buried at Knowlton Cemetery, Custer Co, Montana.

Other GEORGE family members buried at Knowlton Cemetery, parents yet unknown:
Might be grandchildren of Tom (of Henry Hobson and Ethel, or Robert Thomas and Gylda)
or grandchildren of Reece (Jay M. or Walter R)

* Mollie Katherine GEORGE b 1927, d 1934 (7 y/o) Knowlton Cem
* Robert Wesley GEORGE b 9 Sep 1928, d 11 Aug 1995 Knowlton Cem
    m Bonita R Ballentine GEORGE, b 1931 (Knowlton Cem)
Bonita R. George lives in Ismay, Custer County, MT. She received farm subsidies, and owns land.
* Robert Thomas GEORGE b 23 Sep 1928, d 16 Jul 1990 Knowlton Cem
* James Henry GEORGE b 10 Apr 1930, d 24 Feb 1961 (Korea War Veteran) Knowlton Cem


Children of Reece and Martha E. GEORGE:
Iva Pauline * Ina Vivian * Gladys Mae * Dora Bernice * Marian Alice * Jay McMasters * Walter Ray
More information, by Kathleen S. McMaster Martens
1. Iva Pauline GEORGE
    b 1897 MO
    d 1970(ca 73)
    m Paul W. Jones
    Paul W. Jones
    b
    d (age)
Iva Pauline...


2. Ina Vivian GEORGE
    b 1899 MO
    d 1972 (ca 73)
    m1
    Lyle Cook
    b
    d 1924 (age?)
    m2
    Henry Leon Jackson
    b
    d (age)
Ina Vivian married twice, first to Lyle COOK, and after his death in 1924, to Henry Leon JACKSON.
Ina and Henry's daughter, Leona Jackson ANDRUS was born 16 December 1926 in Montana.
Ina Vivian's daughter, Leona Andrus, was very interested in George genealogy.
Leona graduated from Granite High School in Philipsburg, MT with the class of 1945.
She died on 16 June 2012. Her daughter, Cath'e Troyer, is also interested in family history,
as is Leona's granddaughter, Rhonda JACKMAN.
Pictures of Leona and Richard ANDRUS from Leona's Facebook.
Their daughter Cathe Troyer also is on Facebook.
(click photos to enlarge)

Leona

Mike Hill, Leona, Richard

Leona and Richard
Legacy.com obituary for Leona Vivian Jackson Andrus, 1926 ~ 2012
Leona Vivian Jackson Andrus was born December 16,1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Henry Leon Jackson Jr. and Ina Vivian George. She was the only daughter in a family of six children. Richard Andrus, the love of her life, proposed to her on April Fool's Day and she accepted. The next day she became his wife and happily shared nearly 63 years together. Richard and Leona were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple, March 23,1955. Leona was a very loving and devoted mother to eight children. Her creative talent was beyond imagination. She could sew, knit or crochet anything you would like. As a member of the Daughter's of Utah Pioneers, she loved and enjoyed her membership and friends. Leona served as Captain of the Honey Bee Chapter for several years and was Co-Captain until her death. She also served 50 years in extraction translating old French and German genealogy records.

Leona is survived by her husband, daughters; Sandra Shepherd, Joan Mielke, Cath'e (Alan) Troyer, Martha (Craig) Huck, sons; Bruce (Debra), Russell (Deyonne), Brent (Donna), many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, daughter Diane Weyland, sons in law Terry Shepherd and Paul Mielke. A memorial service in Leona's honor will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Western Hills Stake Center, 5380 W. 5400 So., Kearns

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the aids, nurses, doctors and hospice that helped with Leona's care at Rocky Mountain Hunter Hollow Care Center, West Valley City, Utah.

3. Gladys Mae (or Marlene?) GEORGE
    b 1901 MO
    d (age ?)
    m
    Emil R. Kitzler/Kitzer
    b
    d (age)
Gladys Mae's middle name may have been Marlene, rather than Mae, according to Mary Jane Rieth's research. Cath'e Troyer found these pictures of Gladys:

4. Dora Bernice GEORGE
    b 1903 MO
    d (age ?)
    m
    Clyde/Claude L Jones
    b
    d (age)
    m
    Charles A. Barnes
    b
    d (age)
Dora Bernice ...
5. Marian Alice GEORGE
    b 1905 MO
    d (age ?)
    m
    Charles A. Barnes
    b
    d (age)
    M. Kuemeuack
    b
    d (age)

If Marian Alice was indeed born in Missouri in 1905, the family's move to Montana may have been several years after Reece's brothers Will and Tom moved there. [Will was there by 1901 when his wife Ollie died there of TB.]


[Was there a baby born in 1907?]
6. Jay McMasters GEORGE
    b 1909 MT
    d (age)
    m
    Mary Elizabeth Hughes
    b
    d (age)
Jay McMasters
7. Walter Ray GEORGE
    b 1911 MT
    d (age ?)
    m
    Muriel W. Wankel
    b
    d (age)
Walter Ray
Special thanks to Ethel Campbell, Beryl Finch, Louise Worster (Facebook), Terri Strong, Cath'e Troyer (Facebook), Rhonda Jackman (Facebook), Monica Schirmer Eshelman (eshelman@alltel.net), and Edwin Jones (edwin.jones@alaska.com) for contributing information on the Reuben Andrew and Mary Jane (Hobson) George line.
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