Family History of the George Womack Family This is a limited family history of the George Womack family taken from their family history booklet done in1984. Information further than what is indicated may be obtained from the Historical Society and a copy of the booklet is located at the Towanda District Library under the number 929.2 in the local history section. George Womack was the fourth child of Thomas and Dinah (Telford) Womack who lived in Bentley, Yorkshire, England. They had eight children as follows: John, Eliza, Sarah Ann, George, Harriet, Thomas William, and Joseph. George was born Dec. 26, 1843 and he married Elizabeth Kirby on March 30, 1868 in Dorcaster, Yorkshire, England. They sailed from Liverpool for America on April 1, 1868 aboard the "City of Paris" arriving in New York City on April 10th. The couple left for Towanda, Illinois in the company of two other families. For two years, George was employed by the month as a farm laborer and Elizabeth did housework for Nelson Jones who lived in the big brick home just north of the site where the Womack's were to later move to. They saved their money and in 1870 moved to the farm known then as the Judge Reeves' farm which they farmed for a number of years and later bought. They lived in the small house that was on the farm for a time and then built a new farm home that still stands. Their grandson, George Raymond Womack III currently lives there. Seven children were born to George and Elizabeth and they are as follows: Charles Frederick Mary Emma Lucy May Elmettie Frances Anna Elizabeth Owen Thornton George Raymond born Sept 06, 1870 born May 08, 1872 born June 30, 1874 born Sept 04, 1876 born Aug 28, 1878 born Aug. 06, 1880 born Oct. 30, 1887
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