Obituary – George B. Aten
East Liverpool Tribune
George B. Aten, of Wellsville, died at his late residence, Seventh street and Riverside avenue, early Saturday morning (September 2, 1905). Mr. Aten was in his sixty-eighth year and had been a life-long resident of Wellsville. During the Civil War he served in the Third Ohio volunteer infantry. With his company he participated in the battle of Rich Mountain and nearly all the engagements of the West Virginia campaign. He was one of the founders of Henry Cope post No. 237, department of Ohio, Grand Army of the Republic, and served for several terms as its commander. Mr. Aten was twice mayor of Wellsville and served two terms as postmaster. He is survived by the following children: J. W., W. R. and Miss Ressie Aten, all of whom reside at home.
Mr. Aten was nominated at the Democratic county convention held Wednesday of last week for the office of county recorder, having always been prominent in the politics of county. Out of respect for the deceased Mayor Fogo has ordered that the flag on the Wellsville city hall be at half mast all day today.
Funeral services will by held at the family residence this afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. J. W. Toland officiating