George Absolam Land was born January 19, 1861 near Wayland, Henry County, Iowa. He grew to manhood at this place. He graduated as a young man fro the Howe’s Academy at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. While in Iowa he taught three terms of school.
In 1886 on March 23, Mr. Land was united in marriage to Metta Koogler at Odell, Nebr. The young couple came at once to Frontier county where they established their home at the place where he has since lived.
Four girls were born to this union, Eva Lowry of Merino, Colo, Sadie Schelles of Moorefield, Mae and Fern of Farnam.
Mrs. Land passed from this life on Jan. 21, 1933. Mr. Land departed Oct. 20, 1934, aged 73 years, 9 months and 1 day. He was apparently in fair health until Oct. 16 when he took suddenly ill, passing from this live after a four day period of illness.
His children and sister, Mrs. Mary Reed of Bertrand, were at his bedside at the time of his departure.
He leaves to mourn his departure his daughters, nine grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Reed of Bertrand, and Mrs. Minnie Booth of Seattle, Wash., a brother, J. A. Land of Watertown, South Dakota and many other relatives and friends.
It will be remembered by many that Mr. Land taught a term of school at the Baily school in the early 90’s.
Sleep on dear brother and take thy rest
‘Twas God who called on thee, He though it best.
Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. L. H. Messersmith with burial in the Farnam cemetery.
The Farnam Echo, 54(8):1 Thursday, October 25, 1934
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