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George W. Rouse


George W. Rouse was born at Griswold, February 20, 1847, and received a public school education. 

His boyhood was spent in a cotton-mill at Voluntown but at the age of sixteen he obtained employment in a Norwich hotel. One year later he enlisted in the Twelfth Connecticut and served with that command at New Orleans and in the Shenandoah under Sheridan, being in the hottest of the fight at Cedar Creek. He is a member of the Grand Army and is actively interested in the welfare of the soldiers. Mr. Rouse is a member of Mount Vernon Lodge, No. 75, F. and A. M., of Jewett City, and is connected with the order of Odd Fellows and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. 

The family of Postmaster Rouse consists of his wife and four children, three sons and one daughter. The former was Hattie Maynard before her marriage. He has held the offices of grand juror, notary public, and registrar of births, deaths, and marriages. He is a republican in politics. He is engaged in the grocery and confectionery business.

SourceIllustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut - 1891 Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding Hartford Conn.  Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company 1891

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