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Obituary was in scrapbook of Clara Hanes McCague
Contributed by Roselyn Wells

 June 14, 1897, The Butler Record   

     G. W. Hanes was born in Chautauqua County, New York, on the 29th day of May 1828 and died near Butler, Ind. on the 28th day of May 1897, lacking one day of being 69 years old.  He removed from his native place with his parents to DeKalb County, Indiana at the age of 12 years.  He was united in marriage to Harriet Altenburg on the 29th day of September 1866.  To this union was born 8 children, one of whom died in infancy, the seven surviving children were with him during his last illness to administer with loving hearts, to his wants, and witnessed the long and patient suffering of one they so much loved.  In his death relatives, friends, and neighbors have lost a good and wise counselor, his advice having been generally sought by those intimately acquainted with him.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. for about 28 years during which time he has been prominently connected with the order of the growth of the order.  "Life's race well run Life's work well done, Life's crown well worn, Now comes rest."  The friends and relatives from a distance attending the funeral of G. W. Hanes were Mrs. M. J. Bates, his sister of Kendallville, Mrs. and Mrs. O. C. Bates and Mr. Isaac Altenberg of Ithica, Mich., Mrs. M. I. Greene of Milwaukee, Wis., H. Q. Altenberg of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Walsworth, Mrs. Mary Boyer, Mrs. Daniel Altenberg and Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerman, of Auburn, Mrs. H. E. Altenberg of Indianapolis, Miss Nannie Peterson, of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. David Aldrich, of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Valieau and Mrs. S. Whitford, of Altona.