Name: George Doolittle
Birth: 22 NOV 1809 in New Milford, Pa.
Death: 19 AUG 1881
Note: At age 16 he moved with his father's family to a pioneer settlement in Portage Co. Ohio. Later he lived at Akron, Painesville, and Elyria, Ohio At Elyria he married and in 1866 they moved to Missouri, and in 1869, to Monmouth, Ill., where he died at his residince just east of that city, after an illness of several months. Mr Doolittle had fine intellectual endowments and a marked taste for literary pursuits. His love for books was great, and he indulged the passion to an extent that made him very widely read. His patriotism and deep interest in public affairs was well shown by his inquiry, a few moments before his own death, for the latest news from the wounded President Garfield. He was an earnest Christian and died firm in the faith that death was for him but the putting on of fadeless garments of immortality. His last words were, "The Lord is my Shepherd. How merciful and good He has been to me all the days of my life." His funeral service was conducted by the family pastor, Reverend John Barr, assisted by Reverend Dr. Jamison. The wife with 2 sons and 2 daughters survived him.|
Father: Benjamin Doolittle b: 10 FEB 1771
Mother: Fanny Ward b: 1 APR 1782