Searching for corroborating or additional information on George Washington PAINTER, 1821-1920, OH-IL
George Washington (G. W.) PAINTER was born on 21 Mar 1821 in or nearDayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.His father was Andrew, his mother unknown.His brothers were John (1832-1919) and Isaac (1837-1919).
As a young man, G. W. PAINTER reportedly was a stagecoach driver, and said to have had a talent for handling horses.He first appears in an 1852 Springfield [Ohio], Directory, working in the livery trade.In the same Directory was William FOOS, whose significance shall be explained below.
G. W. PAINTER first married Elizabeth "Malassa" HARR on 15 Oct 1853 in Clark Co., Ohio.(There are several young women named "Elizabeth HARR" in the 1850 Census for Ohio.)They had one son, born in or near Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio:
Emmanuel, 1854-1920; married Mary Irving ARMSTRONG
Sometime after the birth of their son, G. W. and Elizabeth (HARR) PAINTER left Ohio and headed west.Elizabeth became ill in Indiana, and died in Illinois, possibly in Champaign Co.The location of her grave is unknown.
G. W. PAINTER's second marriage was to Louisa "Eliza" STINE on 19 Aug 1859 in McLean Co., Illinois.Lousia STINE was born in 1836 in Bloomington Indiana, and died 22 Jul 1911 in Dewey, Illinois, in the home of a daughter.Louisa was the widow of John STANSBURY, and mother of John STANSBURY, Jr., born Mar 1855, and died after 1920.John grew up in his step-father's household.
G. W. and Louisa (STINE) PAINTER had eight children, all born in Illinois:
Elias (twin), 1859-before 1870
Mary Catherine (twin), 1859-1949; married John H. JORDAN
Olive "Hattie," 1860-before 1880?
Laura Belle, 1862-1939; married Joseph KEELER
Charity Jane, 1865-1950; married John Wesley PAINTER (see note below)
George Wesley, 1866-1928; married Viola VAN CLEASE
William, 1867-1935; married Katie B. KNELL
Franklin Charles "Frank," 1870-1929; married Maude Grace SARTAIN
In the 1860 Census, G. W. PAINTER's household consisted of his wife, son of his first marriage, stepson, children by his second wife, and seven foreign-born farm workers.G. W. owned no land--he never did--and had personal property worth only 40 dollars.
William FOOS purchased a tract of land in Illinois and established the village of Foosland, Champaign Co.G. W. PAINTER spent much of the rest of his life there as a farm manager.
G.W. did not appear in the 1910 Census, but made a last appearance in the 1920.He died in 29 Nov 1920--aged 99 years--in Dewey, Champaign Co., Illinois, and is buried at the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Foosland.A local newspaper briefly noted the death of "probably the oldest man in central Illinois."He outlived his two younger brothers by a year.
Note: Charity Jane Painter and John Wesley PAINTER, son of Isaac, were either first cousins or half first cousins.
Would appreciate any information or ideas.My thanks,
Eric E. (Robert K., Earl Irving, Emanuel, George Washington, Andrew) PAINTER
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