George W. Deison

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The Clarksburg Telegram., December 16, 1909

Many sorrowing friends attended the funeral Wednesday afternoon of George W. Deison, the veteran hotel proprietor who died Monday night after a long illness. Services were held at his late home on West Main Street with the Rev. B. D. Stelle, pastor of the First Baptist Church, in charge and the burial took place at the Odd Fellow’s Cemetery.


Former Hotel Man of the City Succumbs to Bright’s Disease.
The Clarksburg Telegram., December 16, 1909, page 4

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George W. Deison, one of the city’s best known and highly esteemed citizens, died Monday night at 9:15 o’clock of Bright’s disease. He had been ailing several years and was bed-fast fourteen weeks.

Mr. Deison was born October 22, 1844, at a point on the West Fork river near Good Hope and he was a son of C. B. and Susan Miller Deison. His age was 65 years. He moved to Clarksburg in 1871 and resided here ever since. He married Lavinia Stout, daughter of Edward Stout, now deceased, of Rockford, in 1867.

Three children were born to them, namely, W. L., Edward B. and Charles S. They and Mrs. Deison survive. Three sisters also survive, namely, Mrs. Lucy Queen and Misses Mary and Martha Deison, all of Good Hope.

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For many years until a few years ago Mr. Deison was in the hotel business. He conducted the old City hotel now the Manhattan on West Pike and North Third streets, which he kept a number of years.

He continued the management of this hotel until seven years ago, when he retired from active business life. As a hotel man and buyer and shipper of live stock he became widely known and a host of friends made by association, geniality and integrity are deeply pained to learn of his death.

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