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George Warren Prescott (1851 - 1924)

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George Warren Prescott
Born in Laurence, Essex County, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Sergeant Bluff,
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Died in Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury, County, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Dec 2012
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Categories: Union Army, United States Civil War | Sergeant Bluff Cemetery, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.


When George was 12 he ran away to join the Union Army in the Civil War. They found him, acting as a drummer boy, in Maryland or Pennsylvania. He came west while still in his teens. He was employed as a government scout in the Black Hills for a number of years during the Indian uprisings. It was at this time he became a very close friend of the great chief, Sitting Bull. He was a member of the first Sergeant Bluff band.

George W Prescott was born in Lawrence, MA, December 22, 1851. He came west while still in his teens and was employed as a government scout in the Black Hills of South Dakota for a few years during the Indian uprising. At this time he became a very close friend of the great chief Sitting Bull. Later he was employed in building a railroad from Sioux City, Iowa, to the Black Hills. He came to Woodbury County in 1871. In 1878 he was married to Clara Ellen Hite, daughter of a pioneer land owner of Monona County, on November 25. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott were the parents of eight children, five of who lived and grew up in the community, graduating from the Sergeant Bluff High School. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott were members of the Congregational Church, Mr. Prescott serving a long period of years as Superintendent of the Sunday School. In 1895, they became charter members of the Christian Endeavor Society. Mr. Prescott was associated with Holman Brothers Company as clerk in the store and bookkeeper for the store and Brick Co. for thirty years. He was very active in all phases of community life, serving as a member of the School Board and a piccolo player in the first Sergeant Bluff Band. He was one of the most interested and hardest workers in the Old Settlers Association, becoming well know throughout the county for his efforts in promoting the organization. He was also an active member of the M.W.A. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott built a cottage into which they moved in 1886. Mrs. Prescott passed away on February 23, 1924, and Mr. Prescott on May 13, 1924. They are both buried in the Sergeant Bluff Cemetery.[1]


  1. Information developed from Find A Grave memorial no. 72970637

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On 20 May 2016 at 09:47 GMT Melanie Pohl wrote:

Category "Cemeteries" is a high level category and should not be used for individual profiles. Correct category is "Sergeant Bluff Cemetery, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa".

On 20 May 2016 at 09:45 GMT Melanie Pohl wrote:

On 10 May 2016 at 04:48 GMT Isara (Chellis) Argent wrote:

Category Findagrave should be changed to Category: Cemeteries. Click on Findagrave for the information.

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