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  • ID: I0509
  • Name: George Wait Winslow
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 MAY 1820 in Bristol, Maine
  • Death: 1 OCT 1904 in Mt Pleasant, Benezette, Elk, Pa
  • Event: Other unmarried in 1873;Farmer; worked on home farm until 25; purchased own 200 acre farm in Benezette Township
  • Burial: Mount Pleasant, Oct. 3, 1904
  • Note:
    George W worked on the family farm until he was 25 years old when he purchased 200 acres in Benezette township. His father and mother made their home with him during the latter years of life.

    GEORGE W. WINSLOW, farmer, P.O. Benezette, was born in Maine, May 25, 1820, the second son of ten boys and four girls born to Carpenter and Beulah (Keene) Winslow, also natives of Maine, who came to Clearfield county, Penn., in 1820. They lived here one year, then removed to Punxsutawney, Penn., where they remained until 1828, when they removed to Benezette township, Elk county, where George W. Winslow still resides. They were obliged to endure many hardships incident to pioneer life, bringing all provisions in a canoe from Lock Haven, a distance of seventy-five miles, taking two and one-half days to push the canoe up the stream. George W. Winslow was educated in the common schools of Benezette township, and worked on the home farm until he was twenty-five years of age, when he purchased two hundred acres of land in Benezette township and began life for himself as a farmer. He has been successful in life, still retaining the farm he purchased in early manhood, upon which he has erected fine buildings, and which gives evidence of prosperity and thrift. His father and mother made their home with him during the latter years of their life.

    Father: Carpenter Winslow b: 3 JAN 1793 in Pittston, Kennebec, Maine
    Mother: Beulah (Elizabeth) Keene b: 3 JAN 1796 in Bristol ,Lincoln, Maine