Obituary Details

George Hamilton Grant

(04/28/1876 - 11/09/1938)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 11/17/1938

County Commissioner Geo. H. Grant Passes Suddenly

The passing of George H. Grant has brought to a close the career of a man who has been prominent in the affairs of the county for nearly thirty years.

Mr. Grant was taken ill with a complication of diseases several weeks ago and was brought to the Manring Convalescent Home in Lusk where he failed to respond to the treatment so was taken to the Douglas hospital on Tuesday evening of last week but he passed away the following evening, Nov. 9th at the age of 62 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant came to Lusk as bride and groom in 1908 from Iowa and after living in Lusk for a few months located on a homestead at Jireh, which place has been their home all through married life.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 12th. A short service was conducted from the Peet Mortuary Chapel at 12 o'clock after which to cortege accompanied the remains to Keeline where services were held with Rev. P.H. Evans officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. O.M. Rasmusen, Mrs. Robert Taylor, J.M. Hungate and F.B. Kuns accompanied by Mrs. J.P. Watson.

The honorary pall bearers were Chas. Calhoun, Arthur Thompson, Albion Lind, Lee Shrum, Christ Ruffing, Dudley Fields, Jim Christian and Wm. D. Miller. The officiating pall bearers John Anstice, Mr. Heinie, E.E. Fullerton, Fred Campbell, Jack Gottlieb, and C.
W. Pfeifer.

Burial was made in the Jireh cemetery.

George Hamilton Grant, son of Frances and Daniel S. Grant, was born at Rhodes, Iowa, April 28, 1876, and died at Douglas, Wyoming, age 62 years, seven months and 11 days.

He spent his boyhood days and early manhood on the home farm near that place, receiving his education in the schools of Marshall County, Iowa.

He was married to Della Harding of Rhodes, Iowa, in 1908, coming to Lusk, Wyoming the same year, where they lived for some months, finally locating in the Jireh community, where he has been engaged in farming and ranching. He was elected as county commissioner in 1920, holding that office continuously with the exception of two years. The total time in office was sixteen years.

He is survived by his wife, Della Harding Grant, three sons, Robert W. and Maurice G. of Lance Creek and Neil A and three daughters, Frances, Mary Eleanor and Claudia of the family home at Jireh. Three brothers, Theron S. of Jireh, Ulysses S. of Box Elder, Wyoming, and Merril J. of Rhodes, Iowa, one sister, Mrs. Herzog of Glenrock, Wyoming, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by father and mother, five brothers, Fred, William, Walter, Charles and Lester and one daughter, Josephine Elizabeth Glenn, who passed away in 1933.

The wife at his death, loses a devoted husband, the children a loving affectionate father and the community, a loyal friend.

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