George W. Forrester

 

Sept. 12, 1945 Hillsboro Mirror

George W. Forrester

Resident of County 71 Years Dies at Whitney

Following a brief illness, George W. Forrester, prominent and pioneer Whitney citizen and retired merchant, passed away at his home in Whitney at 4 o’clock Thursday morning, aged 87 years.

Funeral services will be held at the Whitney Missionary Baptist Church at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. F E Weller and J L Ray. Interment will be in Ridge Park Cemetery under the direction of Marshall and Marshall.

Mr. Forrester was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, June 17, 1858. He came to Texas in 1874, located in McCown Valley near Whitney and had resided in Whitney for the past sixty years.

He was married to Miss Sarah Jane Walker in 1878 in Bosque County. Mrs. Forrester passed away in 1906. In 1907 he was married to Miss Lola Burks.

Mr. Forrester was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business for many years and was associated with the late M. V. Anglin until 1910 when he purchased Mr. Anglin’s interest and continued to operate the business until 1924. In 1926, he and H. S. Connally began the operation of a grocery business and two years later Mr. Forrester retired.

He united with the church in 1882 and for many years had been a member of the Whitney Missionary Baptist church and was an outstanding, active and devoted churchman.

Fraternally, he was identified with the Masonic Order holding membership in Whitney Lodge A. F. and A. M. and members of this order will serve as pallbearers and will have charge of the services at the graveside.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, Grover and Herman of San Antonio, two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Hicks and Mrs. Vance Bray, both of Houston; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.