George Montgomery, valley pioneer, passed away yesterday [April 29, 1934] at his home, 712 East 8th Street following a short illness.
He was born in Jackson County, Oregon, Sept. 29, 1860, and came to the Kittitas Valley at the age of 21 from Salina, Calif. He was married to Deliah Davis, Feb. 14, 1890.
Mr. Montgomery worked as early pioneers did and driving freight in from The Dalles, Oregon, and suffered many hardships. He has been gardener at the Normal School for 14 years where he was affectionately known as “dad.”
He leaves a widow and two sons, Carl of Seattle and Frank of Ellensburg. Two brothers, James of Ellensburg and Ralph of McDermott, Nev., and one sister, Mrs. Geo. Wheeler of Ellensburg, survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Honeycutt Chapel. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman