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Death of George W. Mehaffey, One of the Best-Known Residents of Marietta.

George W. Mehaffey, one of the most prominent residents of Marietta, died at his home in that borough on Friday evening, aged seventy-nine years, death following a lingering illness of several years’ duration. Mr. Mehaffey received his education at Princeton College, and shortly after graduation engaged in the lumber business on the West Branch of the Susquehanna. In 1865 he purchased and for some years conducted the saw mill which formerly occupied the site of the present Pennsylvania Railroad station in Marietta. He was one of the original stockholders of the First National Bank of Marietta, a stockholder and director of the Exchange Bank of Marietta, and for forty years was a stockholder and director of the Columbia National Bank. He was also a director in the Marietta and Maytown and the Marietta and Mount Joy turnpike road companies. Politically he was a staunch Republican. He served as County Auditor from 1869 to 1892, and as County Commissioner from 1872 to 1875. Locally he served as Chief Burgess, and was a School Director for a number of years.

Deceased was an active figure in St. John’s Episcopal Church of Marietta and had represented that congregation at the meetings of the general church body on numerous occasions. Three children survive: David, of New York; Mrs. Richard Mott and Miss Gertrude at home.

1910.7.6 Semi-Weekly New Era