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George Wilmington & Mary Jane (Ball) Lackore

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George Wilmington LACKORE was the son of William Henry LACKORE Sr. & Elizabeth CHURCH. Born 3 Mar 1837 in Jefferson Co., New York. Died 20 Apr 1910 in Hayfield, Hancock Co., Iowa. Buried in Madison Twp. Cemetery, Hancock Co., Iowa. George was first a farmer and then a hardware merchant in Hayfield, Iowa. An item in the Oct. 10th, 1893 Forest City paper tells of George W. Lackore, Madison Twp. Mail Carrier, the route from Forest City to Steen (Grant Twp.) Winnebago Co. to be discontinued. Lackore was allowed one month's extra pay. The three oldest sons of George and Mary at one time owned much of the town of Hayfield.

He married Mary Jane BALL, daughter of Rev. John BALL & Nancy GLOVER, 23 Oct 1861 in Forest City, Iowa. Born 21 Jul 1842 in Winfield Twp., Lake Co., Indiana. Died 19 Feb 1927 in Hayfield, Hancock Co., Iowa. Buried in Madison Twp. Cemetery, Hancock Co., Iowa.

From Clifford Lackore: The Lackores were Methodists, which was the only Church in good old Hayfield and was across the street from our grandparents' home. My grandmother was a Methodist minister's daughter, a real true Christian. I'll always remember parts of her regular prayers. She ended with asking the blessing on all to the third and fourth generations and am glad and thank the Lord for that wonderful memory.

They had the following children:

   2  I.   Charles Henry LACKORE
   3  ii.  George "Howard" LACKORE
   4  iii. John Chester LACKORE
   5  iv.  Mortimer Elvin LACKORE
   6  v.   Walter L. LACKORE
   7  vi.  Emily Hubbard LACKORE
   8  vii. Frank B. LACKORE  

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