Captain George W. Mullen

by Laurel | February 3rd, 2007

[Adapted from the Adams County News, Gettysburg, PA. Vol. III, No. 9, 21 January 1911, Page 1.]

Postmaster Captain George W. Mullen of Dillsburgh, a former resident of this county, died at his home Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m., aged 70 years. Captain Mullen’s health had been failing for the past year, but he was able to attend his official duties until four weeks ago.

Captain Mullen was a native of Liberty county, Maryland. He removed to Bendersville, where he learned the tailoring trade. In 1862 he enlisted in the army, serving three years, and rising to the rank of captain in the One Hundred and Thirty-eight Pennsylvania Volunteers. On his return from the army he removed to Dillsburg and engaged in business for himself, which continued for himself until he was appointed postmaster, eight years ago. He had received his third appointment and his present term would not have expired until February 1912.

He is survived by a widow and two sisters, Mrs. George Durbin, of Holyoke, Mass., and Mrs. Hewill, of Bendersville.

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