VeteranGeorge Deary, Summum, World War Veteran Dies

George William Deary, only son of Ida Lau and Vance Deary, was born Dec. 20, 1891, on a farm near Summum, and passed away in the Methodist hospital in Peoria, following a second operation on May 17, on his sixth wedding anniversary, at the age of 45 years and 5 months.

On May 17, 1930, he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Jeffrey, who with his 11 months old son, survives. He also leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Ida Deary, Summum, and the following sisters, Mrs. Jennie Raker, Mrs. Emma Ward, Mrs. Doris Danner, Mrs. Hattie Weese and Mrs. Geneva Trone, all of Summum, Mrs. Alice Trapp, Havana, Mrs. Phyllis Quigley and Mrs. Mary Wilson of Lewistown.

He confessed his faith in Christ and on Dec. 7, 1911 was baptized by the Rev. G. W. Burnett, minister of the Summum church at that time.

“Bill,” as he was commonly known, entered the service for his country on May 27, 1918, and served until the Armistice was signed.

Since his return from the war he has been a coal miner and at this time operated a mine near Liverpool.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, at the Summum Christian church, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Burial in Summum cemetery. Members of the Astoria Legion Post conducted services at the grave.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 5/20/1936

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