Wednesday, December 31, 2014
GEORGE R. HALLENBECK
Death of Well Known Farmer of McDonough
George Riley Hallenbeck was born in the town of Greene, March 25, 1850. Feb. 22, 1871, he was married to Ann E. Torry, after about four years which was spent in the towns of German and Greene. Mr. Hallenbeck bought the Mason Whipple farm, near the Ludlow pond, in the town of McDonough, and for over forty years McDonough has been his home. He has taken an active interest in the town affairs, has held and honorably filled the office of assessor and for over nine years has served with credit to himself and advantage to the town, as a member of the Town Board, and has has also acceptably filled several other official positions in town.
A little more than a year ago, on account of failing health he purchased a small place at East McDonough, and moved there from his farm. Notwithstanding that all was done for him that medical skill could devise, he gradually failed till about 11 o'clock Saturday evening, Jan. 1st, when his spirit passed over the river, and his suffering was ended.
A kind husband, a loving father, an unselfish and accommodating neighbor, a good citizen has been taken from us, but his life work has been well and faithfully done; he endured his suffering with a patience common to but few. He is survived by his wife, and four daughters, Lillian M. Fosgate and Nina Beckwith of German, Minnie E. Cummings of Coventry, and Sarah A. Yarnes of McDonough, besides six grandchildren. Many friends will miss his counsel and help.
His funeral was held at the church at East McDonough, Tuesday, Jan. 4th, the Rev. I. L. Willcox of Oxford officiating. Burial in Sylvan Lawn cemetery at Greene.