Capt. George Stiles Passes Away - (Member of The Schiller Club
CAPT. STILES PASSES AWAY Former Resident Finishes Long and Active Career in Columbus. Columbus, O., March 2. Captain George Stiles, a member of the Schiller Schiller club and a long-time long-time long-time resident of the South Side, died yesterday after suffering long' with Brlght's disease at his residence, 821 Mohawk street. He was 70 years old. Captain Stiles arose from the ranks to a captainacy In the civil war. After the war he engaged in the railroad railroad business and at the time of his death was the oldest livine enfl nppr of the Hocking Valley railroad. He came to Columbus from Chillicothe 20 years ago. Captain Stiles is .-.the sixth member member of the Schiller club to die. The Schiller club, which was organized in 1900, was composed of 11 old men who lived near Schiller park monument monument and who gathered there daily to talk over old times. These men were regarded as patriarchs of a past age and frequently were banqueted and entertained. Of the 11 members, whose group picture, may be seen in many South Side homes, only five are left. They are J. Kockenbach, Phil Schlatter, Captain Charles Selbach, B. Stoeck- Stoeck- lin and John Link. Three of these men are sick at their home and will be unable to attend the funeral of Captain Stiles. The widow, one daughter. Miss Lucia Stiles and two sons, Charles and Albert, survive. The deceased was formerly an engineer engineer on the old M. & C. through here and lived In East Fourth street. For many years he was a member of the city council and a hard working public- public- official. President Sears to-day to-day to-day appointed Messrs. W. W. Herring, Dr. E. W. Stratemeyer and Fred Rumpf a committee committee to draft resolutions upon his death. The local lodge of Odd Fellows here also issued a call for members to go to Columbus to attend the funeral. funeral. '"