from The New York Times, December 10, 1901:
Col. George W. Stilwell.
Col. George W. Stilwell died on Sunday
at the home of his son, 250 Garfield Place,
Brooklyn, in his ninety-first year. He was
born in the New Utrecht section of Brook-
lyn, and was a direct descendant of Nich-
olas Stilwell, who came from England in
1638 and settled in New Utrecht.
For a number of years he was engaged in
business in Brooklyn as an iron founder.
In the early thirties he joined what is now
the Seventh Regiment of the National
Guard, and was the oldest surviving mem-
ber of the regiment at the time of his
Col. Stilwell served through the War of
the Rebellion with the Sixty-seventh New
York Volunteers and was brevetted Colonel.
He was a member of the Seventh Regiment
Veteran League and of the War Veterans'
Association. He was one of the organizers
of the Society of Old Brooklynites, and was
one of the oldest members of the Grand
Army of the Republic in Brooklyn. Col.
Stilwell for a number of years had held a
position as Inspector in one of the city de-
partments. The funeral services will be
held at the Greenwood Baptist Church to-
Maintained by Sue Greenhagen.