George House (1827-1910) Obit
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Transcribed from The Watertown Daily Times
GEORGE HOUSE DIES IN THERESA
Highly Respected Citizen Passes Away
WAS NEARLY 83 YEARS OLD
For Many Years He Was Prominent Farmer In Theresa -
Suffered Stroke of Paralysis Days Before Death
Theresa, July 7 - The death of George House, so aged and highly
respected resident of this village, occurred on Wednesday noon at the Theresa
hospital.Mr. House had been about his home on River street in
ordinary health on Saturday.He resided with his daughter Mrs. Herbert Wecks,
and so Saturday afternoon, as Mr. & Mrs. Wecks planned to spend a
couple of days at Red Lake, he entered their carriage and went across the
village to the hospital to remain until their return.He was in good
health when he retired but suffered a shock shortly after , from which he
He was born in Herkimer County on Aug 20, 1827 being aged nearly 83
years.His parents were Jacob and Bessie House, who located at an early
date in the town of Orleans, being pioneers in that section.By
industry and thrift he became the owner of an excellent farm at Orleans Four
Corners upon which he resided until about 25 years ago, when he
purchased a place in the village and retired from active work.During the days
of the civil war he purchased milk and engaged in the manufacturing of
On Oct 13, 1859 he was united in marriage to Miss Julia Ford, Rev. Mr.
Euspy of Orleans being the officiating clergyman.Mrs. House's death
occurred April 2, 18?7.Mr. House married again married, his second
wife being Mrs. Catherine Peck.Her death occurred three years ago.
Mr. House was a leader in the Lutheran church at Orleans Four Corners
and upon his coming to this village united with the Methodist church,
being a trustee for a number of years.
There are four children, Mrs. Emma Pool of Watertown, Herman House of
Orleans Four Corners, Mrs. Herbert Wecks of this village and Ford House
of Watertown.He is survived by a brother, Jacob House of Orleans and
one sister, Mrs. Bessie Clarke of Detroit.
The funeral will be held from his late home on River street on Friday
afternoon, Rev. W.J. Haneock, his pastor, officiating.Burial will be
at the family plot at Oakwood cemetery.