George Henry Atwood
- Born: 8 Nov 1857, Wisconsin 27,28
- Marriage: Stella Ann Cole on 23 Jan 1878 in Saunders, Nebraska 27
- Died: 22 Jun 1922, Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska at age 64 27,28
- Buried: 1922, Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska 28
Noted events in his life were:
• Census: 1880 U.S. Federal Census, 9 Jun 1880, Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska. 61
George Atwood, 22, Farmer
Stella Atwood, 21, House Keeping
Mabel Atwood, 1,
Cecilia Cole, 48, Mother
Geogre lists Wisconin as his place of birth, and Maine for his parents. My grandmother, Mabel, was born in Nebraska.
Stella lists Pennsylvania as her place of birth, and New York for her father. Cecilia, her mother, lists Pensylvania for herself, as well as her parents.
• Census: U.S. Federal Census, 17 Jan 1920, Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska. 91
G. H. Atwood,62, born: Wisconsin, Mother & Father born: Maine
S. A. Atwood,60, born: Pennsylvania, Mother & Father born: Pennsylvania
Georgia Atwood,24, born: Nebraska, Occupation: Teacher
• Background Information: George Henry Atwood on Saunder County Web Site. 571
From Past and present of Saunders County, Nebraska : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement, pages 513-514
George H. Atwood is the proprietor of the only plumbing and heating establishment at Asland, and since opeing his store in 1894, has been accorded a liberal and growing patronage which makes his business a successful undertaking. He was born in Wisconsin on 8 Nov 1857, a son of John and Sarah (Woods) Atwood.
George H. Atwood spent his early youth in his native state and there began his public education in public schools, later continuing his course in the public schools of Saunders County, to which place he drove across the county with his parents in a wagon train of twenty-two teams. They arrived in Ashland in May 1874, and George continued and completed his schooling here.
George resided with his parents until he reached adult age, then began to farm. He devoted two years to that work, then moved to Colorado for two years and took up a cliam he operated. He returned to Ashland and worked with well and mill work. He learned the plumging trade and in 1897 opened a plumbing and heating shop. Soon there was a growing demand for his labor in connection to plumbing and heating. His business is conducted under the firm style of Atwood & Company. He is a thoroughly competent workman, ready to meet any demands made upon him for work in his line. He owned the building which held his shop.
George H. Atwood married Miss Stella Cole on 23 Jan 1878. Stella is the daughter Mathew B. and Cecelia Cole, who were natives of Erie County, Pennsylvania, in which state the father spent his entire life, devoting his attention to farming. Following the demise of Matthew B., Cecelia and Stella Cole came west to Ashland, Nebraska, where she resided for many years. Cecilia eventually returned to Pennsylvania where she lived until her death.
George and Stella Atwood became the parents of four children: Mabel, who was born in Aug 1879, and who married William Blair, an undertaker residing in Ashland; Leona and Clare F., twins, the former of whom is conducting amillinery shop in Louisville, Nebraska, while the later is employed in his father's plumbing establishment; and Georgia who is atteding the State University at Lincoln.
Mr. Atwood owns the pleasant home which he and his family occupy and they are well known socially in the community, the hospitality of the best homes in Ashland being freely accorded them. Politically Mr. Atwood is independent, voting for men and measure rather than for party. His religious faith is that of the Christian church, in the work of which he is much interested, giving to the extent of his ability to its support and doing all in power to further its influence.
George married Stella Ann Cole, daughter of Matthew B. Cole and Celia Amelia Walker, on 23 Jan 1878 in Saunders, Nebraska.27 (Stella Ann Cole was born on 3 Jul 1859 in Pennsylvania,27 died on 13 Dec 1924 in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska 27 and was buried in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska 28.)