George Dallis Farrington
George "Dallas" Farrington
Old Soldier Passes
Kendall County Record, July 17, 1929.
George Dallis Farrington, son of Thomas and Lucy Farrington, was born in Stittsville, Oneida County, New York, July 4, 1844. He passed away at is home in Plano, Illinois, July 11, 1929, age 85 years and seven days.
He was the youngest of eleven children. At eleven years of age he came alone to Chicago, Illinois, and from there went to Lisbon where one of his brothers was living.
On September 8, 1862 he was mustered into the Federal Army as a private in Company E, 91st Illinois Infantry Regiment. At the time he was living in Lisbon. During the war he received a saber wound. He was taken prisoner and spent many months in Andersonville prison. Escaping from this prison he lived with some Indians for three months before he was recaptured and returned to prison camp. He was finally released in an exchange of prisoners. Private Farrington was honorably discharged from the service July 25, 1865, having served nearly three years as a soldier. He returned to Lisbon after his discharge.
He was united in marriage to Helen Mantor, September 20, 1867 at Lisbon. They moved to a farm near Kankakee, Illinois, but because of ill health the family moved east to Pennsylvania, where Mr. Farrington worked in the oil fields. In 1892 they moved to Plano where he continued to reside until his death.
Five children were born to them, one daughter is deceased. His wife passed away in Plano, September 16, 1926. Had his wife live four more days they would have been married fifty-nine years.
For many years, Mr. Farrington was an honored member of the R. B. Hayes Post No. 120, of the G. A. R. at Plano.
Mr. Farrington was an honored and respected citizen of this community. He loved children and they loved him.
Those surviving this loss are four daughters: Mrs. W. C. Ford of Titusville, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Willard M. Farrington, Lowell, Ohio; Mrs. Henry Meyers, Plano; and Mrs. Ross Rhinehart, Conneaut, Ohio; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a number of more distant relatives, and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Plano, Sunday afternoon, July 14, 1929. Rev. I. A. Woodrow officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young sang two beautiful hymns with Earl Miller accompanying on the organ. Mr. Miller also played the processional. The members of the Woman's Relief Corps, R. B. Hayes, Post No. 120, and the American Legion, Leon Burson Post, attended the services in a body. Interment was in the Plano Cemetery (Little Rock Township Cemetery.)
Among those present at the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. William Ford, Titusville, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Ross Rhinehart, Conneaut, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Farrington, Coldwater, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. George Shorndon, Mr. and Mrs. William Jones and daughter, Mrs. Pearl Isterman and son Lewis, Mrs. William Shepherd, Mrs. Fred Sackett, Mrs. H. Dullinger, Mrs. Nettie Smith, and Mrs. Lillian Kellher, all of Aurora; Bert Loftus, and Fred Loftus of Chicago; Mrs. Ella Vanwinkle of Sandwich; and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thurow and family of Fox Township.