Ida Barbara Watts George
Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury, PA
Jeremiah Albert George was born near Richfield, Juniata County, PA, May 1, 1873. He was the oldest son of seven children born to Benjamin Franklin and Mary Watt George. He was married on November 19, 1899, near Richfield to Ida Barbara Watts. Barbara was born near Richfield, Juniata County, PA, February 22, 1883, the oldest daughter of five children born of the marriage of Peter and Mary Stoler Watts.
When first married, they lived on a farm for a year and then moved to Troxelville in Snyder County, PA, where Jeremiah learned the blacksmith trade.
Two children were born of this union:
They then moved to Kratzerville, Snyder County, PA, where Jeremiah had a blacksmith shop for twenty-two years. Although Jeremiah registered for the World War I draft, he was not a veteran of any wars.
He retired from blacksmithing, and the couple moved to Selinsgrove, Snyder County, PA, where they lived for five years. They moved to Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA, in 1926, and the census for 1930 showed them living at 436 North Fifth Street. At that time, Jeremiah was working in the dye department of a converting works.
Barbara died March 17, 1948, at home after an illness of one day. At the time of her death, they resided at 400 North Fifth Street in Sunbury, PA, and she had been employed for about a year at Keithans Bakery. Barbara was sixty-five years of age, and her death broke a marital union of more than forty-eight years.
Barbara was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church of Selinsgrove, but while living in Sunbury, she attended the Otterbein Evangelical United Brethren Church. She was also a member of the Womens Christian Temperance Union. Jeremiah was a member of Otterbein Evangelical United Brethren Church.
After her death, Jeremiah moved into his sons home
at 946 Reagan Street in Sunbury, where he lived until his death, which
occurred October 19, 1951. He was aged seventy-eight years and had been
ill since the spring and seriously ill since June. At the time of his
death, he was survived by his two children, seven grandchildren, and six
Pictures taken June 26, 2006.