George Roland Hankins

9/27/1907 - 9/9/1923


Mother: Ethel May Lewis

Father: William Roland Hankins


Birth: 27 Sep 1907 in Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming

Death: 09 Sep 1923


Person Notes: George Roland Hankins Obituary, Worland Grit, Thursday, September 13,  1923




George Roland Hankins was born at Ten Sleep, September 29,1907 and passed away at the Hankins home near Worland, on Sunday morning September 9,1923, aged 19 years, eleven months and ten days.  When less than four years of age he came with his parents from Tensleep to Worland. When he reached school age

he entered the grades in Worland Public School graduating from the eight grade in the spring of  1922 and last year completed the Freshman year in the Washakie County High School and had it not been for his illness and operation would have been with the Sophomore class in their studies this year,

but the relapse that followed the operation resulted in death which took him from the books of the school room to the pages of the Book of Life where the names of the faithful ones are ever recorded.


On the 25th day of March 1917, he was received into the Membership at the Worland Methodist Episcopal Church by Rev. Charles M. Brown and has his childhood days blossomed into the days of youth he was faithful to the vows he took as a boy. How blessed it is to have the children of our homes safely in the church and like the Master in the Father's business.  Since his illness George expressed more than once his regrets that home duties had prevented his reaping the benefits of the Epworth League institute at Thermopolis the past month. His young heart was right and his habits of life were above reproach.  His father and mother, his three sisters and little brother who will ever remember him have the deepest sympathy at all and the neighborly sympathy extends to the other relatives of the one who now rests from suffering.


The mystery of such an early departure of such a fine boy is beyond our solving, but we know that the tie between the earthly home and the heavenly mansion as his going have been strengthened. "We know that to them who love God, all things work together for good. "He giveth His belovedsleep."  Funeral Services were conducted at the Methodist church Monday morning, by Rev. J. A. Alford. The church was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and every seat was occupied by sympathetic friends. Mrs. Barr sang beautifully two solos and Mrs, Shult presided at the piano.

His remains were taken to Tensleep for burial an unusually large number of autos following in the procession. This death is very sad and many are the friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.




Worland Grit, Thursday, September 13, 1923