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Death Of George Nelson

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Death of George Nelson.

Died, at Whitmore Lake, Feb. 3, at 9:30 p.m., George Nelson.  He was one of Northfield's esteemed pioneers, having been born and raised on the farm on which he died.  He was born Dec. 18, 1838 and was 60 years old at the time of his demise.  Three years ago he was working on the ice and was taken with a slight chill and went home, from which he has been unable to work and was a charge on his family and brother. He gradually grew worse until Friday night when he was called to join the innumerable throng in that bourne from whence no traveler returns.  As boy and man, he was known by all the inhabitants of Northfield and the large concourse of relatives and friends that followed his remains to his last resting place was strong evidence of the esteem in which he was held by the whole community. He leaves a wife and two children, respectively 15 and 8 years, also a brother Willard Nelson, who with undying brotherly devotion looked after the deceased for the past three years. The funeral was from his residence on Sunday at 2p.m. the Rev. F.E. Pierce preaching the sermon, taking for his text: "Man fadeth like the falling leaves."  He gave an eloquent and inspiring discourse which was very consoling to the bereaved.  Mrs. Nelson and family and Willard take this opportunity of thanking the neighbors and friends in this sad hour, kindnesses which will never be forgotten.