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George W. Shack - This picture was published along with his obituary

George W. ShackAge: 76 years18321908

Name
George W. Shack
Given names
George W.
Surname
Shack
Birth May 11, 1832 22 23
Source: Obituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
Birth of a sisterMargaret Shack
about 1837 (Age 4 years)
Census July 23, 1850 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: Image 30 of 32
Text:
JAMES MCGHEE, SR., Age 67, Miller, Value of real estate - 5000, Born Pennsylvania MARGARET MCGHEE, Age 67, Born Ireland ELIZA SMITH, Age 20, Born Ohio MARGARET SMITH, Age 18, Born Ohio MARY SMITH, Age 14, Born Ohio GEORGE SHACK, Age 18, Born Ohio ROMONE SHACK, Age 13, Female, Born Ohio
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames McGhee Sr
June 1858 (Age 26 years)

Publication: john_mcghee@att.net
Death of a maternal grandmotherMargaret Hazelett
January 8, 1864 (Age 31 years)

Publication: john_mcghee@att.net
Death of a motherMary Ann McGhee
July 12, 1888 (Age 56 years)

Publication: john_mcghee@att.net
Death of a sisterMargaret Shack
before 1908 (Age 75 years)

Death November 4, 1908 (Age 76 years)

Source: Obituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
Burial November 6, 1908 (2 days after death)
Source: Obituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
BirthObituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
CensusCensus, Federal, 1850
Citation details: Image 30 of 32
Text:
JAMES MCGHEE, SR., Age 67, Miller, Value of real estate - 5000, Born Pennsylvania MARGARET MCGHEE, Age 67, Born Ireland ELIZA SMITH, Age 20, Born Ohio MARGARET SMITH, Age 18, Born Ohio MARY SMITH, Age 14, Born Ohio GEORGE SHACK, Age 18, Born Ohio ROMONE SHACK, Age 13, Female, Born Ohio
DeathObituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
BurialObituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
NoteObituary
Citation details: Unknown Newspaper - November 12, 1908
NoteAnn Turner, 2nd Great-Granddaughter of George Shack
Citation details: Published in Gallia County Genealogical Society Newsletter - Date Unknown
Note
PLACED AT REST in the Beautiful McGhee Cemetery is all That is Mortal of G. W. Shack. On last Friday afternoon, covered with beautiful flowers and carried by loving hands, all that was mortal of Geo. W. Shack was tenderly placed at rest in the McGhee cemetery, which overlooks the scenes of his childhood, young manhood and old age. Our little city and its hospitable people ever held a warm corner in his heart. It was here the best days of his life were spent, and when his last hour came and the God of eternity called him to his everlasting rest, it was his desire that thebeautiful "silent city" on the hill where his kindred sleep, and surrounded by the beauty, happiness and contentment of our people, where flowers are sweeter and the birds warble their most melodious songs, should be the ____ _____ place of allthat was ____ of him. ___ ____ were held a _____ in the Baptist church, where the deceased had so often worshipped and had held membership ever since its organization. Rev. W. J. Fulton conducted the __obsequies and Funeral Directo Il__ K. Butler had charge of theinterment. Owing to his being so widely known and being one of our oldest residents, his funeral was one of the largest ever held in Vinton. Business houses were closed during the funeral hours and school dismissed. The school-children allattended the funeral in a body, and when the funeral party left the church they preceded the hearse with floral offerings which they deposited in his grave as they marched by. The school-children also sang the song "No Not One" which was one ofthe deceased's favorite songs. The songs by the choir were also sweet and beautiful. The following is a brief sketch of Mr. Shack's life which was read at his funeral. George W. Shack, the son of John D. and Mary A. (McGhee) Shack, was born in Columbiana Co., May 11th, 1832, and died Nov. 4th, 1908, aged 76 years, 5 month, and 23 days. He had one sister Margaret Grate deceased. Very little is known of his paternal ancestry. John D. his father, was born in Pennsylvania about 1810, and migrated to Columbiana Co. in 1831. Shortly afterwards he moved to Vinton, Gallia Co., and after residing here two years, he started forLouisville, from which trip he never returned. Mary A. McGhee, his mother, was one of ten children, born to Jas. A. and Margaret McGhee, who were natives of Ireland. Jas. McGhee was born July 4th, 1783 and imigrated to the United States when a boy and settled in Columbiana Co. With their family and married daughter, Mary A., they moved to Vinton in 1832 to engage in the milling business. The deceased'sgrandfather died in 1858 and the grandmother in 1862. The deceased was but six weeks old when his parents moved to Vinton and at the time of his death had resided here the longest of any resident. In 1856 he was united in marriage to Hannah, daughter of Jacob and Matilda Shively. To their union the following children were born: John D., George E., and Virginia. There are fourteen living grandchildren and one dead, and fivegreat-grandchildren. After the death of his first wife, the deceased was married in 1861 to Catherine, daughter of Kinsey and Hannah Robinson. Three children were born to them, all of whom died in infancy. After the death of his second wife Miss Jane Dyke cared for his family and household affairs, and at the death of her mother, Hannah Dyke, a sister, assumed her duties, and for forty years she has looked after the deceased's welfare as no othercould have done. Mr. Shack's occupation as miller was not acquired, but inherited from his maternal ancestry. His grandfather, Jas. McGhee, when a boy worked in various mills in Pennsylvania, when in 1832 he purchased the Vinton mills from John Adney. Mr. Shackworked with ihs grandfather continually with the exception of a year or more in the Cheshire Mills, when on June 9th, 1859, he purchased the business from his grandfather and has continued it until the present date. In business life his best efforts were put forth, efforts of honesty and efficiency. The welfare of the public, as well as that of his family were sentiments he always expressed. He became a christian early in life. All during his life, even to the last moments, he showed to this generation the strength of the Lord in him. His christian living had the foundation of a personality and character that can not be critized. He will be missed, but his spirit and deeds will live on and on. History written or unwritten is sure to follow the lives of all such men.
Note
GEORGE W. SHACK LILLY WHITE ROLLER FLOUR VINTON, OHIO This is printed on a flour sack we have kept in our family for over one hundred years. The sack is made of heavy paper, it is red, white and blue and has a picture of the Vinton Woolen Mills and the Roller Flour Mills owned by my great-greatgrandfather George Shack. The sack has been handed down from his daughter Virginina Shack Matthews to my grandmother Vennie Matthews Butler, to my parents John William and Leola Butler of Wellston, Ohio. George W. Shack was the son of John D. and Mary A. (McGhee) Shack. John D. was born in Pennsylvania about 1810 and emigrated to Columbiana county, Ohio in 1831. Shortly after moving to Gallia County he started to Louisville, Ky. and was neverheard of again. He left his wife with two children George W. and Margaret. George Shack's mother Mary A. (McGhee) Shack was one of ten children born to James A. and Margaret McGhee, who were natives of Ireland. James McGhee was born July 4,1783 and emigrated to the United States when a boy and settled in Columbiana Co., Ohio. James and Mary had the following children: Mary A., Margaret, Emeline, Catherine, Almira, Eliza, Jackson, James, Alexander and John. They moved to Vinton in1832 to engage in the milling business. George Shack was but six weeks old when his parents moved to Vinton along with his grandparents, and at the time of his death had resided in Vinton longer than any other resident. Mr. Shack's occupation as a miller was inherited from his maternal ancestry. His grandfather James McGhee had worked in various mills in Pennsylvania, and in 1832 purchased the Vinton mill from John Adney for $3,000.00. In 1857 Mr. McGhee soldthe mill to his grandson George Shack and his partner A. B. Hamilton. The elaborate mill not only ground grain but also carded wool and sawed timber. Despite a disastrous fire, the mills were rebuilt and as late as 1874 the firm George W. Shackand Asher B. Hamilton were manufacturing woolen yarn. In 1887 Mr. Hamilton sold his interest to Mr. Shack who continued to operate the mill until his death in 1908. There have been many other men who owned the mill for short periods of time,among them my Grandfather Harold Coulter. The history of the mill is an interesting one. Finally the mill burned to the ground in the autumn of 1976. Submitted by Ann Turner
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Media objectVinton Woolen Mills and the Roller Flour Mills - This picture was published along with Ann Turner's articleVinton Woolen Mills and the Roller Flour Mills - This picture was published along with Ann Turner's article
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