George Washington


Personal and Family Information

George was born on 18 DEC 1891 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, the son of James Washington and Harriet Jane Wilkinson.

He died on 24 APR 1910 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


George Washington


James Washington


John Washington


Thomas Washington




Mary Hersfield


Thomas Hersfield




Harriet Jane Wilkinson


William Harry Wilkinson


Hanah Barber



Birth18 DEC 1891
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Death24 APR 1910
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Place: Burlingame Cmtry, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas


Note 1

!Note: Killed by a railroad train at 19 years old.

!Note: Aunt Artie stated that he had red curly hair and freckles. The Washingtons had lived at that same location 25 years at the time of George's death.

!Obituary: [From Burlingame newspaper, 28 Apr 1910, B-175, column 5 & 6, page 5] - Death Beneath Car Wheels - A most distressing accident occurred here shortly after noon Sunday, when George Washington, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Washington, met instant death beneath car wheels. The young man had been at work near Eskridge on a fence gang for Santa Fe, and wishing to return to his work attempted to board an extra stock train going up the Alma branch. The tracks pass the home of Mr. Washington, and the boy had gone down near the Black Diamond crossing at the top of the grade to board the train, which was going only about six miles an hour, so the train crew states. In some manner he fell beneath the wheels and his body was badly mangled. Elmer Austin and others were soon at his side; death was evidently instantaneous as the skull had been fractured.

!P: George was a good boy, with many friends. He was sober and industrious and well liked generally. He was but nineteen years of age, having been born at the present home of his parents December 18, 1801. Of a family of twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Washington, four boys and eight girls, this is the first death to occur in their home.

!P: Funeral services were held at the family home, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. D. Boyer, pastor of the Church of Christ. All members of the family were present at the services, including Tom Washington of Scammon, Kansas; Mrs. Emma Beeson of Topeka and Mrs. Annie Hagge and little son, of Maple Hill. Mr. T. H. Beeson and Wm. Hagge were also present.

!P: The kindest sympathy of many friends has been expressed for the bereaved family, that death should come to one of their family in so terrible a form.

!P: -- Card of Thanks -- We wish to express our deepest gratitude to those who have assisted us in our recent bereavement. No one could ask more friends than we have found at this time. -- James Washington and Family.