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Sunday's Obituary: George William Tansill (1913)

Manassas Democrat
October 30, 1913

GEORGE W. TANSILL CALLED BY DEATH

At His Home Last Thursday
Dies of Hodgkins Disease After Lingering Illness of About Three Months
Is Survived by Wife and Four Children

Mr. George William Tansill died at his home, near Canova, last Thursday evening, October 23, after an illness of about three months of Hodgkins disease.  He was born at Occoquan, March 6, 1884, his father being the late G. W. Tansill, who held the position of sheriff of this County for a number of years.  his mother was Miss Rena E. Lynn, of this county.

After serving six years in the army and receiving an honorable discharge, he was married in 1907, to Miss Georgie Renoe, daughter of the late Major John H. Renoe.

The funeral took place at Woodbine church on Sunday last at 2 p. m., Rev. H. L. Quarles, of this place, conducting very appropriate services, and interment was made in the cemetery nearby, with the Woodmen's Honor, prominent members of four camps taking part in the ceremony.

He was a devoted husband, kind father, true friend, and was always willing to help a sick neighbor or one in need.

Mr. Tansill was one of the charter members of Stonewall Camp, No. 15120, M. W. A., of this place, and was held in high esteem by the members of his camp.  He was also a member of Woodbine Baptist Church, and while a great sufferer, he had the assurance that he would meet friends and loved ones in that upper and better kingdom, where there is no sorrow or weeping but joy and peace forever.

He is survived by his wife, four children, his mother, one sister and two brothers, all of whom deeply mourn his loss.




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