Date of Death: 27 Oct
Subject: George Proffit
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 7 Nov 1919, p. 5
George Proffit, Jr., was born July 2, 1880, and died October 27, 1919, in the Sisters' Hospital, St. Joseph, Mo., from a complication of diseases. The deceased had been in failing health for the past few weeks. The great white plague, tuberculosis, being the case of his breakdown.
The subject of this sketch was born in Nodaway township, and spent the most of his life in and near this vicinity. He was married to Miss Flora Hughes in 1900. To this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded him to the great beyond.
Funeral services were conducted in Fillmore, Wednesday, Oct. 29, by Bro. Sweet, of Kansas City, Mo.
George united with the Christian church several years ago, and was a faithful and consistent member.
The deceased leaves a father and step-mother, a wife and seven children to mourn his passing away, which will be keenly felt by them. We are not able to fathom the reasons of Death's Messenger. We have to content ourselves with knowing that our Creator doeth all things for the best.
The remains were placed away in the silent city of the dead, near Fillmore.
Mourn not his departure, he will live in the eternal glory of his maker.