George Washington Sceley

1875

George Washington Sceley was born September 10, 1875 in Richland County, South Carolina, son of William F. Sceley and Elizabeth Morrell Sceley.

1930 Census Information:

According to the 1930 United States Census recorded on April 8, 1930, George W Sceley (54) owned a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina, with whom he shared with his wife, Cora Sceley (41). They reported having been married when he was 39 and she was 26. Also in the home was their son, Cecil Sceley (8) and George’s father, William F Sceley (84). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. George W Sceley was a teacher in a public school.

1940 Census Information:

According to the 1940 United States Census recorded on April 4, 1940, George Seeley (64) owned a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina. Also in the home was his wife Cora Seeley (51). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. They reported living in the same house on April 1, 1935. George Seeley was a teacher in a public school.

1941

On January 27, 1941, George W Sceley was listed in the newspaper article, “Army Will Use 265,000 Acres.

On January 28, 1941, George W Sceley was listed in the newspaper article, “Co-operation of Kershaw Landowners Being Sought.”

1943

Funeral services for George Washington Sceley, 67, of Pontiac, who died at the Columbia Hospital at 8:30 a.m. today, August 5, 1943, following an illness of three months (according to death certificate the cause of death was carcinoma of the pancreas), will be conducted at 4 p.m. tomorrow from Spears Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Harry E. Alban of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. Assisting him will be the Rev. Mr. Benton of the Spears’ Creek Church. Interment will follow in the churchyard.

Active pallbearers will be: Earl Jacobs, A. L. Jacobs, Curtis Jacobs, I. J. Jacobs, Roger Ellisor and Howell Ross.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Wade Hampton Cobb, Ernest M. DuPre, T. Alex Heise, W. M. Mobley, A. Fletcher Spigner, J. W. Conder, A. B. Cook, Brooks Boney, Ennis Spencer, W. D. Sanders, Dr. E. G. Baumgardner, John W. Ford, Bernice Harmon, Jock Wilson and R. T. Medlin.

The son of the late William F. Sceley and Elizabeth Morrell Sceley of Pontiac, Mr. Sceley had taught school for 45 years in the Pontiac community and retired from that profession in July, 1942. He was also a farmer in this section. He was a member of Spears’ Creek Baptist Church, and also was a Woodman of the World. He was held in high esteem in his community.

Surviving him are his widow, the former, Miss Cora Nelson of Blaney, and one son, Cecil H. Sceley of Pontiac.

August 5, 1943  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 3
August 6, 1943  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 15
Located in Section B, Grave 61 at Spears Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Patricia Johnson

Standard Certificate of Death

State of South Carolina
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Board of Health

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