From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
DR. GEORGE T. CARSON
MAY 2, 1913
Dr. George T. Carson died at the Chatsworth hospital, of which he was the proprietor, on Friday evening last, April 25, shortly before six o'clock. His health had been gradually breaking for several months, and although he had continued to practice his profession, he had complained to his friends and associates for several months past that his physical condition was anything but pleasing to him. He took to his bed on April 11, and his death occurred exactly two weeks later. Everything that the medical profession could do was done to save his life, and even up to the day of his death, some of the physicians who had studies his case, gave out hopes for his recovery.
George T. Carson, was born on July 2, 1860, at Arthur, Canada. He spent his boyhood days in Buffalo, N.Y., and it was in that city that he received his early education. He came west and entered Rush Medical College, in Chicago, and graduated from that institution in 1896. Soon after his graduation he came to Chatsworth and located here for the practice of his profession. After being here about five years, he started the Chatsworth hospital, of which institution he remained proprietor until his death, and which he had made a success entirely through his own efforts and management.
Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Carson, one son, John Harvey, both of this city; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Grace Thompson, of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. C.H. Felthousen, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and three brothers, William, James and Frank.
The funeral services were held at The Grand on Monday afternoon under the auspices of the Masonic order, the opera house being incapable of accommodating the hundreds who desired to attend the services. Rev. J. Harvey Gunn, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated, assisted by Rev. H.F. Sohreiner, pastor of the M.E. church. Every seat in the theater was filled, the aisles were crowded, and a couple hundred people remained upon the outside. The funeral cortege was lengthy, the remains having the Masonic escort followed by the members of that order, members of the Elks lodge of Pontiac, members of the local order of Royal Neighbors of America, members of the Modern Woodmen of America, and neighbors and friends. Interment was at Chatsworth cemetery.
The following out of town physicians attended the funeral: Dr. E.H. Fitzpatrick and Dr. John Schouler, Pontiac; Dr. N.M. Otis, Fairbury; Dr. M.V. Gunn, El Paso; Dr. Pressler, Cullom; Dr. Barnhizer, Forrest; Dr. Boshell, Melvin.