Tuesday, December 15, 2015

REV WILLIAM WALTER GEORGE BAPTIST MISSIONARY 1836-1886 husband of Oressa L. Lowe Father of Harry Allan George Sr. &Grandfather of Author Elizabeth George Speare

husband of Oressa L. Lowe
Father of Harry Allan George Sr.
 Grandfather of Author Elizabeth George Speare

Name: REV William Walter George
Born: April 6, 1836 Paddlington, Middlesex, England
Died: 1886 Spouse:
  Wife 1st ?
               Oressa L. Lowe 2nd
Parents: John George, Clarissa
Occupation: Clergy/Missionary
Cause of Death:
Date of Burial:
Age at Death: abt: YRS: 49

Name: Oressa L. Lowe
Born: July 1842 Canada
Died: March 18, 1926 Mooreland Ave, Edgewood, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Spouse: REV William Walter George
Occupation: Missionary
Cause of Death:
Date of Burial: March 20, 1926
Age At Death: YRS: 83
Death Record #:
Religion: Baptist
Funeral: Mrs. William W. Chace
                64 Mooreland Ave
                 Edgewood, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Informant: Mrs. William [Katherine Louise George] W. Chace [Decease daughter]
Interment: Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Date: Saturday, March 20, 1926   Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts)   Page: 12 
Death Mrs. Oressa L. George

Committal services for Mrs. Oressa L. George, a former missionary and for many years supervisor of Hasseltine House at Newton Centre, will be held at 2 P.M. today in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.  Funeral services will precede at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William W. Chace, of 64 Mooreland Ave, Edgewood, R.I., where died on Wednesday, aged 83.

During her lifetime Mrs. George prominently identified with Baptist missionary interests and for 17 years she and her husband, the late Rev, William W. George, were missionaries in Burman, India, returning to this country in 1886 on account of Mr. George’s health.  She is survived by four children, Frank E. George of San Francisco, Cal; Mrs. William W. Chace of Ridgewood, R.I.; Harry A. George of Melrose and Mrs. Elinor T. Waterman of Framingham.


Married: August 17, 1869 Nappan, Nova, Scotia, Canada
Frank, Katherine, Harry, & Elinor George

Oressa Lowe mentioned in the record of William George and Oressa Lowe
 Name    William George        Birth Date     1836       Birthplace     Wilmot, N.B.       Age     33       Spouse's Name     Oressa Lowe      Spouse's Birth Date     1842      Spouse's Age     27       Event Date     17 Aug 1869       Event Place     Nappan, Nova Scotia       Father's Name    John       Mother's Name    Clarissa       Spouse's Father's Name    Moses        Spouse's Mother's Name    Mary       Marital Status     Widowed    
 Spouse's Marital Status     Single    
Citing this Record
"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2LW-K5M : accessed 12 December 2015), William George and Oressa Lowe, 17 Aug 1869; citing Nappan, Nova Scotia, reference p45, cn178; FHL microfilm 1,298,866



1. Frank Vanbuskirk George
    Born: December 23, 1873 Burman, India
    Died: September 8, 1929 San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Spouse: Single
    Parents: REV William Walter George
                Oressa L. Lowe
 Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Occupation: Laundry Worker San Francisco Laundry / Salesman Hotel
Date of Burial: September 12, 1929
Age at Death: YRS 55
Death Certificate #: 29-49896
Informant: Elinor George Waterman
Funeral: Halsted & Company
               Date: September 12, 1929
                1123 Sutter St
               San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Interment: National Cemetery Presidio, San Francisco, California, USA
Date: Thursday, September 12, 1929   Paper: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California) Page: 14 
George—In this city, September 8, 1929 Frank George, beloved brother of Elinor George Waterman. Funeral services will be held today [Thursday] at 11 O’clock a.m. at the National Cemetery, Presidio.  Remains at the Mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter St. Near Polk.


Frank Vanbuskirk George United States World War I Draft Registration Cards


 2. Katherine Louise George
Born: July 14, 1877 Rangoon, Burman, India
Died: March 9, 1940 Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Spouse: William Weld Chace
Parents: REV William Weld George, Oressa L. Lowe
Occupation: Housewife
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial:
Cause of Death:
Age at Death: YRS: 62
Death Certificate #:
Findagrave.com: 80100079
Interment: Swan Point Cemetery; Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Married: September 1, 1903 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Katharine Louise George in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Katharine Louise George  Event Type: Marriage   Birth Date:abt 1877  Marriage Date: 1 Sep 1903  Marriage Place: Newton, Massachusetts Marriage Age: 26  Father Name: William W George  Mother Name: Oressa Lowe  Spouse Name: William Weld Chase  Spouse Marriage Age: 31  Spouse Father Name: Stephen F Chase  Spouse Mother Name: Susan C Weld


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 3.Harry Allan George Sr.
    Born: September 22, 1879 Amherst, Nova, Scotia, Canada
Died: September 16, 1927 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Demetria Simmons
Parents: REV William Walter George, Oressa L. Lowe
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
                       Life Time Construction Engineer for Boston University
Cause of Death: Death Record Pending
Date of Burial: September 18, 1927
Graduated: Harvard University 1900
Graduated: Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1902
Membership: Mason Lodge Wyoming
                          Member: 25 Jun 1913
                          End:  16 Sep 1927
Age at Death: YRS: 47 MOS: 11 DYS: 15
Death Record#:
Funeral: Family Residence
                69 Laurel Street
                Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Interment: Newton Cemetery, Newtown Centre, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Date: Sunday, September 18, 1927 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 16  
Harry Allan George

Funeral Services for Harry Allan George 48, who died suddenly Friday, will be held at his home, 60 Laurel Street, Melrose, this afternoon at 3 O’clock.  Born in Amherst, N.S., Mr. George, graduated from Harvard with the class of 1900 and was graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1902. He was construction Engineer for Boston University at the time of his death.

More than 20 years ago he was married to Miss Demetria Simmons of Newton Centre, who survives him along with a daughter.  Mary Elizabeth George, & son, Harry Allan George Jr., and two sisters, Mrs. William W. Chace of Providence, R.I. and Mrs. Herbert L. Waterman of Framingham.

He was a member of the Wyoming Lodge Masons.


Married: June 3, 1907 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Harry Allan George  in the Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Name: Harry Allan George  Birth Year: abt 1880  Birth Place: Amherst, Nova Scotia  Marriage Date: 3 Jun 1907  Marriage Place: Newton, Massachusetts, USA  Age at Marriage: 27  Father: William W George  Mother: Oressa L Lowe  Spouse:  Demetria Simmons    Spouse Birth Place: Melrose, Massachusetts Spouse Age at Marriage: 27  Spouse Father: W Lafayette Simmons  Spouse Mother: Mary E White

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4. Elinor George
Born: June 5, 1881 Nova, Scotia, Canada
Died: November 18, 1931 Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Spouse: Herbert Langdon Waterman
Parents: REV William Walter George, Oressa L. Lowe
Occupation: Housewife
Cause of Death:
Date of Burial: November 20, 1931
Death Certificate #: VOL# 40 PG: 55 Index: 93
Age at Death: YRS: 50
Funeral:  Park St. Baptist Church
                 Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Interment: Mount Auburn, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts,

Date: Thursday, November 19, 1931   Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts)  Page: 17
Waterman—In Framingham, November 18, suddenly, Elinor George, widow of Herbert Langdon Waterman.  Funeral services at Park St. Baptist Church Framingham.  Friday, November 20, at PM Burial at Mount Auburn, Cambridge


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