19 January 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: George Downing Still

George Downing Still is a grandson of my 3rd great grandfather, George David Still, and the great grandson of my 4th great grandmother, Margaret Still.

He and his wife Ida are buried at the Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.

George & Ida Still
Buried at Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery
Their stone reads:
Ida C. Still                  1872-1937
George D. Still            1875-1922

George was born 8 April 1875 to Robert and Albina Williams Still. His brother Alban Williams Still was born when George was four. (Side note – this makes me curious as to where the middle name Downing came from since Robert’s father is George David).

George married Ida C. Groce in 1898. They had two children: Robert W. and Isabel May. Both the 1880 and the 1900 Census show George was a farmer in East Fallowfield. By 1910 however the family had moved into Coatesville, on Woodland Drive, where he was employed as a team driver. At that time, they were living next door to his mother and his brother.

Ten years later, in 1920, the family was now living on Fifth Avenue in Coatesville. He was a retail merchant – a grocer. Son Robert was the delivery driver for the grocery store. While George would not appear on the 1930 Census, Ida and the children do. They still live on South Fifth Avenue but it seems the grocery store is gone. Son Robert is now a salesman and driver for the Bond Bead Co. and daughter Isabel is a milliner. Ida’s widowed father, George Groce, is also living with them

Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016

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