One of Valparaiso's Well Known Citizens passes to
the Beyond this Morning after Lingering Illness.


Geo. E. Field, a well known and highly esteemed resident of this city, died this morning at 7 o'clock at his home, 1001 Oak street. He had been in a precarious condition for some time and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Field suffered an illness about a year ago from leakage of the heart. He continued to work at his trade of printing until several months ago, when his condition became critical and he was forced to take to his bed. Bright's disease developed and he became so ill that no hopes were held out for his ultimate recovery.

The deceased was born in Gibson County, Indiana, near Hazleton, on December 23, 1849. When a young man he acquired the rudiments of the printing trade and followed this for a number of years. He also taught school and then worked at the trade of carpenter until he became a contractor. This and the occupation of printer he followed the rest of his life.

On September 15, 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Knaub, who died on October 19, 1876. To this union one son, Wilbur Wallace, who died at the age of 2. On January 19, 1881, he was married to Miss Lavica Hinkle, who survives him together with five children-Clarence, Walter, Harvey, and Nelson Field of this city, and Elmer Field of Chicago. A daughter, Mary Ellen, died at the age of eight years. One brother Cain R. Field, of Patoka, Ind., also survives.

Mr. Field came to Valparaiso in 1882, and lived continuously in this city and county. He followed his trade as a carpenter in this city until thirteen years ago, when he established a printing office, doing all kinds of printing and bookbinding . This he maintained until he was forced by sickness to close his shop.

He was a member of the Methodist Church, joining when a young boy, and he was ever willing to lend a hand to its affairs. He held many offices in the church and was always looked upon as one of its leading workers.

The funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the late home, 1001 Oak street. Rev. C. A. Brooke will be in charge. Interment will be at Maplewood cemetery.

The following will act as pallbearers: Earl Dowdell, Alfred Banister, Harry Albery, Charles Crisman, M. B. Rockwell and Claus Ruge.

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Valparaiso Daily Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana,
Saturday Evening, July 17, 1915, pg.1.


George Emery Field was the son of Benjamin R. Field and Lydia Ellen Brown.

Sarah Jane Knaub died October 9, 1876. She was the daughter of Norman Keith Knaub and Caroline McCartney. Sarah and her son Wilbur Wallace are buried in the Old Patoka Cemetery, Patoka, Gibson County, Indiana.

Lavica Hinkle was the daughter of Samuel Hinkle and Nancy Cowan.

Cain R. Field, George Field's brother, should be spelled Keen.

Mary Ellen is buried beside her parents in the Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana