George Southwood

George Southwood
b. 28 April 1883, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to John Quincy and Helen (Arnold) Southwood
d. 15 April 1964, Cambridge, Henry County, Illinois

m. 24 April 1918, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois
Helen Iva Lattin
b. 17 December 1892, Bradford, Stark County, Illinois
d. 29 April 1976, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois

Children with Helen Iva Lattin:
• Delores M. (b. 1919)
• Duane E. (b. 1920)
• Donald G. (b. 1922)
• Dewey R. (b. 1924)

George emigrated in 1916 to Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, to find employment at the Rock Island Arsenal, where he learned the saddler’s trade with the 7th Cavalry, U.S. Army. He worked there during WWI and again from 1936 until after WWII when he retired. Between employment periods at the arsenal, he worked at the Moline Tool Co. He retired to Henry County and operated a small farm. He and his wife are buried in the National Cemetery at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Donald G. Southwood
Davenport IA

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