This headstone was recently installed for Civil War veteran George W. Poor at Green Lawn Cemetery in Lamar following an extensive search by family members to locate his burial site. (Johnson Publications photo)

Family locates Civil War veteran’s gravesite

    George W. Poor was born in Madison County, Indiana in 1845 and was a soldier in the Civil War.
    Poor’s great-great-granddaughter, Cindy Lafferty, lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
    “We have always passed stories down through generations about our ancestors. My parents passed away, but the story about George was incomplete. No one knew where he was buried,” Lafferty said.
    She made up her mind to find out where he was no matter how long it took.
    The search led her to Chase County.
    “I was on a mission to find him so his memory wouldn’t disappear,” she continued.
    She started by searching the Madison County, Indiana census archives.
    Lafferty found out he was discharged from the army in 1866 and lived in Indiana with his wife, Delpha, and children until 1880.

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