F.K. George, of Batavia, Born Dec. 31, 1819, Still Well and Active and Circulates Among his Friends
Batavia must be a decidedly healthy place, for ere reside a number of healthy citizens, nearly the 90 mark, some near 100th.
This week we give a sketch of one of our old pioneer citizens and former business men, Mr. F.K. George, who has called Batavia his home ever since 1866. He has been an active, respected citizen for nearly 45 years and is well known throughout Kane County.
Francis K. George was born Dec. 31st, 1819, at Stafford, Vermont. He commenced work at 11 years of age learning he cloth dressing trade and at 20 years of age went into this business for himself, at the place of his birth, Stafford,Vermont.
During his early life he was closely associated in a business and social way with Justin S. Morrill, who afterwards was for many years, and up to the time of his death, United States Senator.
Mr. George was married in march 1844, to Edna P. Williams, who dies 1882. Three children were born, all of whom are living, Stillman K., now of Eugene, Oregon; Adella, now the widow of C.S. Conde, and Frank E., of Batavia, our present County Recorder.
Mr. George moved from Vermont to Illinois in 1864, living on a farm in Blackberry township for one year, then moving to Batavia and opening up an Insurance and Real Estate business. He is of old Revolutionary stock, both Grandfathers being in this war and his father in the war of 1812.
He was an assessor for the township of Batavia, for 8 years and held other offices of trust.
His latter life is being spent in peace, comfort and happiness, making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Conde.
--------- This newspaper item is posted as a courtesy. I am not related to nor researching this family and have no further information.