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GAR Obituaries for Daniels to Dygert

George H Daniels

George H. Daniels

"George Daniels' Early Romance,"
The Elgin Daily News, July 2, 1908, p. 1.
Woos and Wins Southern Girl During the Civil War.
Ashes of Dead New York Central Official to be Buried Here.

With the announcement of the death of George H. Daniels, general passenger agent of the New York Central lines, old friends in this city call to mind Elgin's first war romance during the rebellion in 1861.  While a Union soldier boy the man who later rose to prominence as a railway authority wooed and married a southern girl in New Berne, N.C. He returned home with his bride but she was ill and could not become accustomed to the north. She lived but a year. Later he married a second time.

Friend of L.B. Hamlin.

While serving in the war, Mr. Daniels and L.B. Hamlin of this city first formed the acquaintance that later developed into a strong friendship. Both were members of the First Marine Artillery regiment of New York, an organization that served eight months in '62 and '63 and later disbanded.

Following his service with the Marine Artillery, George H. Daniels became a pilot for the Union army along the Carolina coast. He served in that capacity for several months.

Upon the close of the Civil war the deceased became a member of Veteran Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of this city. In this society he retained his membership always, although for more than twenty years, while located in the east, he could not attend any of the meetings.

Body to Be Cremated.

The remains of the deceased will in all probability be brought to this city for burial at Bluff City cemetery. No definite word has been received by friends here to this effect but as both his wives are buried here, it is presumed that this will be done. The body will undoubtedly be taken to Troy, N.Y., for cremation and the ashes brought to Elgin for interment at the Wilber-Daniels lot in the local cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Cloudman left Elgin at noon today for the east. They will attend the funeral services to be held at 2:30 o'clock at the family home in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday.