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George Washington Place

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: West Branch, MI, USA
Death: July 29, 1958 (69)
Rock Island, IL, USA (Lung Cancer)
Place of Burial: Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Washington Place and Jane Elizabeth "Jennie" Place
Husband of Dorathy Katherine Place
Father of Capt. August George Place, USAF Ret.; Carroll Arthur Place and Baby Place
Brother of Lutie F. Merrill; Julia Evon Perrin; Gertrude "Tootie" Place; Thomas Place; Peerless Moore and 2 others
Half brother of Josie Peace Banta; Guy Place; Ruhie Place; Hilda Stephens; Princess Alice Place and 3 others

Occupation: Owner, Place Dairy
Managed by: Justin Swanstrom (taking a break)
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About George Washington Place

George Washington Place (1889-1958).

He was a dairy farmer (1921, 1940) and mail carrier. He moved from Michigan to Davenport, Iowa in 1912. He married there in 1914, and moved across the Mississippi River from Davenport to Rock Island, Illinois. The 1921 City Directory shows their address as 4618 12th Street. In 1923 they went to live with his wife's parents at 3100 24th Street. George took over his father-in-law's dairy business, running it as as Place Dairy until 1949. The 1940 City Directory shows their address once again as 4618 12th Street. He then worked as star route mail carrier in lower Rock Island County and Mercer County, retiring in 1956. He died at home (3100 24th Street, Rock Island) in 1958 of lung cancer after a one year illness. Funeral services were held at Bethel Assembly of God. He was an Episcopalian and a Democrat. There are photos of him at Illinois State Historical Library, donated by Justin C. S. Howery.

He is said to have been a Freemason but the card file of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Illinois, which begins in 1920, does not show George W. Place as a Mason.

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George Washington Place's Timeline

January 28, 1889
West Branch, MI, USA
Age 10
Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States
June 8, 1918
Age 29
March 29, 1920
Age 31
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
August 13, 1931
Age 42
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
July 29, 1958
Age 69
Rock Island, IL, USA
Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States