Meigs County News For The Year 1896

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unknown Meigs Co Newspaper December?, 1896
George W. Chase This man, who is prominently known in Meigs Co, died at Nevada, Mo., Friday, Dec 13, of Bright's disease after a lingering illness. He was born in Rutland Sept 4th 1838 and became deaf from an attack of cerebro spinal meningitis in Feb 1847. In 1850 his father took him to the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Columbus, the journey being performed overland in a buggy, three days being consumed in performing it. On the death of Mr. Ball, one of the teachers, he was given his position in April 1857, which he filled very successfully, Dec 23, 1860, he was married to Miss Anna D. Wood, of that institution, who is a deaf mute. In April 1864 he left that institution and came to Columbus. The same fall he went to Faribault, Minn., where he remained until 1870, and left on account of failing health and came to Rutland in June 1872 where he remained until August 1874, when he took charge of the Meigs County News, and edited it until in Feb. 1875. In April he went back to Rutland and soon after became a teacher again in the Deaf Asylum at Columbus. From there he went to Oiathe, Kansas in 1882 and taught in a similar institution where he taught for two years, and then moved to Nevada, Mo, in 1891 where he has been in business until his last illness. He was buried at Deep Wood Cemetery at that place. (last paragraph unreadable) [Transcribed by Kay Wililams]

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