George Harrison ARNOLD

Male 1838 - 1883  (44 years)


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  • Name George Harrison ARNOLD 
    Born 25 Dec 1838  Truxton, Cortland, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Civil War Veteran 8 Aug 1861 - 11 Oct 1864  [1
    Office Held 1879  , Cortland Co., NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1878, and represented Cortland County in the Legislature of 1879. 
    Died 14 Jul 1883  Cortland, Cortland, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 44 years 
    Buried Tully Cemetery, Tully, Onondaga, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1009  Tully Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2019 

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1838 - Truxton, Cortland, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1878, and represented Cortland County in the Legislature of 1879. - 1879 - , Cortland Co., NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1883 - Cortland, Cortland, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tully Cemetery, Tully, Onondaga, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S112] US GenWeb: Cortland Co., NY, Tim Stowell, Obituaries transcribed from the Cortland Co. Democrat (Reliability: 3), 1883.
      Hon. George H. ARNOLD, born December 25th, 1838, died July 14th, 1883.

           Last Saturday afternoon the community was startled by the intelligence that Mr. ARNOLD had passed away. Strong and robust in appearance - in the prime of his life - a picture of health - it could hardly be realized that he was dead. Mr. ARNOLD was violently attacked about eight weeks since with typhoid pneumonia, which eventually resulted in an acute disease of the heart, causing his death.

           Mr. ARNOLD was born in Truxton, December 25th, 1838. Here he passed his boyhood days, receiving a fair education at the local schools. During the summer of 1861, at the commencement of the war, he enlisted in the 44th Ret. N.Y. State Volunteers, "Ellsworth's Avengers," and marched to the front. The regiment was placed in the 6th Army Corps, under FitzJohn PORTER, and passed through the terrible seven days battles with McCLELLAN, on the peninsula. He was engaged in the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg, and numerous other battles of less importance. Serving three years, and nearly through the war, he returned in the fall of '64, and engaged in the drug business at Truxton, remaining there until 1870, when he removed to Homer, purchasing an interest in the Tisdale flour mills. Here he remained but a short time, but removing to Cortland, he bought a half interest in the drug business, then conducted by Isaac W. BROWN, in Cortland. He continued in partnership with Mr. BROWN for about two years and then, taking his interest, conducted the business very successfully in his own name until the spring of 1882, when he sold the drug stock to Messrs. JOHNSON & BARNEY.

           Mr. ARNOLD was elected to the Assembly in 1878, and represented Cortland County in the Legislature of 1879.

           Securing an interest in the Cortland Wagon Co., he assumed the control of the Cortland Omnibus Co., and was gradually but surely placing it in the front rank of our local manufacturing interests, when he was prostrated by his last sickness.

           In his business life he was candid and straightforward - reliable at all times, he was a man to be trusted - a man to be respected. Accomplished in the social and domestic virtues; useful and honored as a citizen; patriotic and devoted to duty, as men count age, he had many years of usefulness before him; but view it as we may, his life was well shaped and rounded.

           He leaves a wife and an adopted son.