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Obit For George W. Marbut
Headline Geo. W. Marbut Dead
Text Geo. W. Marbut Dead: George Washington Marbut, one of this county's pioneer citizens passed away at his home near Bethel Church in the north part of the county, Friday, Nov 3, at the advanced age of 79 years, from broken health and general debility.

He had lived in this county since the early forties, having moved where when only a small boy with his parents who came from Tennessee. His father Phillip Marbut was one of the early settlers of the county and started what has for years been known as the Marbut settlement little Flat Creek northwest of McDowell. There was a large family but there are now since the death of G. W. Marbut only two of the children living, they are A. J. Marbut and Mrs. Clemens.

G. W. Marbut was married in 1851. His wife's maiden name was Fly which was also one of the oldest families to settle in this county. She is still living and is 81 years old. To them were born ten children. Seven are still living and all but one, E. A. Marbut, live in the immediate vicinity of their parents. The children living are in order of their ages. E. A. Marbut, J. W, Geo. D. and Ira M. Marbut, Marinea J. Morlin, M. Davis and M. J. Inmon.

In the death of G. W. Marbut the county loses a good citizen and another one of its oldest settlers who have been passing away rapidly during the past few years. Those remaining who here here as far back as 1840 are very few.

The funeral was held Saturday and his body buried at the Bethel Cemetery.

[Research Note: George Washington Marbut's wife, Permelia Rowena Fly, died March 11, 1915. She was born Jan 4, 1837 in Tennessee.

George Washington Marbut was married to Permelia Rowena Fly, Jan 22, 1852, in Barry Co., MO. She was a daughter of William Asher and Nicea (Sooter) Fly.

Permelia's siblings were Nancy Matilda who married to James Roden; Elisha Brown Fly who married Rebecca Marbut - sister of George Washington Marbut, mentioned above - Sarah Melvina Fly who married to Lewis M. Smith; Martha Emmeline Fly who married to Francis Marion Henderson; Asher Fly who married Sarah Matilda Patrick; Stacy Elinor Fly, who married Thomas Moudy; Lavina Penelope Fly who married Henry Jefferson Smith, nephew of Lewis Smith, and son of Giles Ira Smith; and William Bond Fly.

[Please be aware: Some researchers say that William Fly did not have a middle name - others say that he did. Documentation would be needed to prove the point.]
Newspaper or Funeral Home Cassville Republican
Date November 9, 1911, Thursday
Death Cert Link -
Resource State Historical Society of MO Microfilm
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