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Family of George William VESEY and Keziah (Kizzie) Josephine SMITH

George William VESEY b. 1879 Jul 62072 at St Joseph Co., IN2072. d. 1951 Mar 23185 at Noel Hotel, Nashville, TN3186. bd. Mixhawaka City Cem., Mishawaka, IN840.
Keziah (Kizzie) Josephine SMITH b. 1888 May 252072 at South Bend, IN2072. d. 1939840. bd. Mishawaka City Cem., Mishawaka, IN840.

Married2072 1912 Oct 152072 at St Joseph Co., IN2072.

George and Keziah were granted a marriage license on Oct 14 1912.

George's middle name is given on his WWII draft registration170 card. The 1880 census (enumerated June) for Penn Twp, IN, lists George's age as 11/12, and indicates his birth month as July. The 1900 census, in which he was living with his mother, lists his birthdate as Jul 1880. George was a salesman and secretary for a lumber company. In 1942, he resided170 with Mrs Edwina Vesey, 1306 E Broadway, Logansport, IN. He worked for John I Shafer Hardwood Co., in Logansport.

George William Veazie died3186 suddenly in Nashville, TN. The cause of his death is listed3185 on his death certificate as unknown, but his obituary3186 says heart attack. He was D.O.A. at St Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The informant for his death certificate was Geo. William Vesey Jr. His death certicate lists him as married. George and wife Edwina had left from Logansport, IN, on Thursday (Mar 1 1951) for St Petersburg, FL, to spend a month there. They had gone as far as Nashville, stopped for the night in the Noel Hotel and were going to visit friends. At 9:15 PM at the hotel he apparently died of a heart attack. George had been associated with the John I Shafer Hardwood company since 1918 and had been secretary-treasurer since its incorporation in 1920. He moved to Logansport in 1939, apparently following the death of his second wife. Survivors were: his widow Edwina; George W Vesey, Jr., South Bend; Mrs Thomas Hutchinson, Butler, PA; four grand-children and two step-daughters. He had been a member of the Tipton Masonic lodge, the Mizpah Shrine Temple in Fort Wayne, the local country club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks lodge, and the Market Street Methodist church.

Children of George William VESEY and Keziah (Kizzie) Josephine SMITH:

1. George William Jr VESEY3183 b. 1914 Apr 194951 at Mishawaka, IN4951. d. 1978 Nov 104951 at 1447 Medford Lane, Mishawaka, IN4951. bd. Fairview Cem., Mishawaka, IN4951.
md. Elinor Jane DILLAVOU
2. Eleanor Jane VESEY3183 b. 1916 Dec 184636 at Portage Twp, South Bend, IN4636.
md. Thomas Jameson Jr HUTCHINSON

170. WWII Draft and Enlistment Records;,,
840. Gravestone inscriptions -
2072. Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959; Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Indiana Select Marriages Index 1748-1993, Indiana Marriages 1811-2007, Indiana Marriages 1810-2001; 1,2,5), 3,4,5)
3176. 1930 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., South Bend;
3179. 1880 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., Penn Twp;
3181. 1900 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., Penn Twp;
3182. 1910 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., South Bend;
3183. 1920 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., South Bend;
3184. 1940 Fed Census IN, Cass Co., Logansport;
3185. Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1958;
3186. Obit - Vesey, George, Logansport (IN) Pharos Tribune, Sat, Mar 3, 1951;
4636. Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940;
4951. Vesey, George W, death certificate, Indiana Death Certificates, 18999-2011;