Person:George Walters (23)

George Frederick Walters
m. 1842
  1. George Frederick Walters1847 - 1919
  2. Eugene A. Walters1848 - 1919
  3. DeEtta L. Walters1850 - 1942
  • HGeorge Frederick Walters1847 - 1919
  • W.  Frances Potter (add)
m. Jul 1876
Facts and Events
Name George Frederick Walters
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Jan 1847 Linn, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage Jul 1876 to Frances Potter (add)
Death[1] 11 Apr 1919 Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder . (New York City, New York; later Plainfield, N. J.)
    86:18:575, May 5, 1919.

    George Frederick Walters was born at Linn, Walworth County, Wis., January 25, 1847, and died at his home near Albion, Dane County, Wis., April 11, 1919.
    He was a son of Thomas Walters and Alzina Maxson. His mother came from Leonardsville. N. Y., and his father from Worcester, England.
    When about ten years of age he removed with the family to Juneau County, Wis., and here the mother died, leaving a family of six children, he being the third child. His father then with the family removed to Walworth with ox teams, passing by the site of his late home, and stopping over night with Jesse Saunders, well-known to many of the citizens here.
    At Walworth he was engaged for some three years working on a farm by the month, then as an apprentice under William Higbee. He then moved to Albion where he engaged in labor for Billings Lanphear, and later for Thomas Stillman, of Edgerton. At Edgerton he became very prominent and influential in the Good Templar organization and it was here that he became acquainted with Frances Potter to whom he was united in marriage late in July, 1876. Mrs. Walters passed into the glory land in 1905, leaving one son, George L., who has been his father's stay during his declining years.
    When but a boy Mr. Walters was converted to the faith of Christ, and became identified with the Walworth Seventh Day Baptist Church, but in May, 1892 changed his membership to the Albion Church where he has remained a faithful consistent member to the day of his death.
    He possessed a loving and genial character, winning friends wherever he went. He possessed the delightful quality of always looking on the bright side of things. A friend who has lived a close neighbor from childhood said of him, "He was a good neighbor, one who could always be depended upon in any time of need. He was a loyal friend, seldom, if ever, speaking ill of anyone, and hardly ever showing any signs of uncontrolled passion." Thus he impressed himself upon all, ever ready to lend a helping hand, especially in time of sickness or bereavement, always comforting the bereft.
    He was a good story-teller, and often, delighted his companions with a story to fit the occasion, and this gift served him to the last. No father could hardly be more self-sacrificing than he.
    He loved his home and family, and in return he had the love and respect of every member. The daughter-in-law proved her loyalty by her love and devotion to him during his illness, patiently and tenderly ministering to his wants to the last and was with him, trying to make him more comfortable when his spirit went home.
    He leaves to mourn their loss, the only son, George L., and wife, Ella, and two grandsons, La Clede and Fred; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Green, of Chicago, and Mrs. De Ett Randolph, of Walworth; two brothers, Herbert, of Chicago, and Eugene, of Walworth; also one half-brother, Clarence, of Rhinelander, Wis., also one brother-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Potter, of Beloit, Wis.
    Funeral services were held at his late home at Albion, conducted by his pastor, Rev. C. S. Sayre. Interment was made in the Evergreen Cemetery by the side of his beloved wife. C. S. S.