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George Washington Reddick

Male 1866 - 1948


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  • Name  George Washington Reddick  [1, 2, 3
    Born  7 Jul 1866  Locust Grove, Adams County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • George Reddick, white, male, age 13, son, occupation at home, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Indiana
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [5
    • Name: George W. Reddick; Sex: M; Born: 1866; Died or Buried: 1948; Age: 82; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-86; Notes: born 7 July 1866; died 1948; [LCC 1991 Correction].
    Biography  1911  [3
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • George W. Reddick. who has been engaged in agricultural pursuits during the greater portion of his life, was born in Adams county, Ohio, on the 7th of July, 1866. He is the eldest son of William H. and Rachel A. (Stahl) Reddick, the father a native of Indiana and the mother of Decatur, Illinois. The family came to Iowa in 1876, locating in Kossuth, where they resided for two years, and then removed to Northfield where they spent a similar period. At the expiration of that time they went to Newport, where they lived for seventeen years, following which they located in Muscatine county. and there the father passed away in 1903. He was taken to Letts for burial and there his widow has since continued to reside. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted in 1861 in Company E., Thirty-third Ohio Volunteers. He served for four years and was discharged with the rank of second lieutenant. His eldest son has the sword which was presented to Lieutenant Reddick by his admirers and friends in Ohio and upon one side is engraved: "Presented to Lt. William H. Reddick by his friends in Locust Grove, Ohio, May 15, 1863." On the other is inscribed: "Reward of Valor, Thirty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteers." He had the misfortune to be taken prisoner at Big Shanty, Georgia, when the Union army seized the Confederate train. Unto Mr. and Mrs. William H. Reddick were born eight children besides our subject: Clark T., who is a resident of Centerville, Kansas; Emmer L., of Muscatine county; Jackson A., of Louisa county; Frank G., also of Muscatine. Iowa; Lilly M., the wife of Marion Frizzell, of Grangeville, Idaho; Merritt, of Muscatine; William H., of Louisa county; and Leora D., the wife of Clark Altakruse, of Muscatine county.

      At the age of sixteen years George W. Reddick began his business career by renting twenty-eight acres of land in Louisa county, in the cultivation of which he engaged for five years. At the expiration of that period he purchased the old Florence place, eight miles southeast of Wapello, which contained one hundred and sixty-six acres. After operating this for two years he disposed of it and removed to Newport, where he resided for two and a half years, and then rented one hundred and eighty acres four miles south of Wapello, where he resided for three years. He subsequently went to Conesville, Muscatine county, where he farmed until August 1909, following which he came to Oakville, where he is now residing.

      Mr. Reddick completed his arrangements for a home of his own by his marriage on the 21st of May, 1893, to Miss Della M. Shaffer, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Pontjius) (sic) Shaffer. They were the parents of the following children: George E., who is a resident of Wapello; Della M., now Mrs. Reddick; Frank H., of Louisa county; Etta R., the deceased wife of Albert Babbitt, of Muscatine; William D., of Louisa county; Stella E., the wife of Stanley Honts, of Muscatine county; James R. L., deceased, and Charles W., also deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Reddick were born seven children: one who died in infancy; Vinnie G.; Cecil F., deceased; George C.; Harrold D.; Jessie S.; and Cleda R.

      The religious views of the family are manifested through their affiliation with the Methodist Episcopal church, while fraternally Mr. Reddick is identified with the Masonic order. His political support he always gives to the candidates of the republican party, although as he has never been an aspirant for public honors or the emoluments of office he does not prominently participate in political affairs, preferring to give his undivided attention to his personal interests.
    The Biography of George Washington Reddick (1866-1948)
    The Biography of George Washington Reddick (1866-1948)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 519-520.
    Died  3 Apr 1948  Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I19772  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Henry Harrison Reddick,   b. 18 Sep 1840, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1903, Seventy-Six Township, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rachael Ann Stahl,   b. 19 May 1848, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1930, Seventy-Six Township, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Mar 1864  Locust Grove, Adams County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F6960  Group Sheet

    Family  Della May Shaffer,   b. 17 Nov 1873, Richland County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953 
    Married  21 May 1893  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Issue 
    • There were seven children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F872  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 7, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 126, Sheet 453C; Enumerated on June 4 and 5, 1880

    2. [S729] World Connect - Perdue/Knight: jdpurdue, (last updated: 2009-07-07 00:15:14 UTC (Tue), contact: John D. Purdue) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 519-520 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    5. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S728] World Connect - Havens - Friend: 041255, (last updated: 2012-01-13 20:53:18 UTC (Fri) , contact Louise) (Reliability: 3).