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George Best obituary

George Best
March 9, 1933

     George Best, seventy-four, died at his home on Dexter Avenue, Middleburgh, Wednesday evening, March 1. He had been in poor health all winter. Last October he was taken to the hospital for an operation for cataracts on his eyes and for nearly two weeks after remained in the hospital in a delirious condition. Since that time he suffered severe pains in his head, and towards the end was nearly blind. The day before his death he was taken with a stroke, which paralyzed his left side, and caused internal hemorrhages. He was the son of Jacob and Catherine (Vroman) Best and was born in the town of Fulton. Mr. Best possessed a jovial disposition. Almost everyone in this section knew George and he had many friends. For many years he was Chief of Police and Constable at Middleburgh, and for a time served as court officer at Schoharie. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Mrs. Jay Reinhart of Middleburgh, one son Raymond Best of Schenectady, one sister Mrs. Emmet Jenks of Fulton, and three grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday at the home, the Rev. George E. Price officiating. Burial in Middleburgh Cemetery.


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