Edward Maximilien Joseph George
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Edward Maximilien Joseph George. Edward was just a month and 22 days shy of his 107 birthday when passed from this world on February 26, 2011.
Edward was born on April 20, 1904 in Tongre, Belgium, to Charles Edouard George and Pauline Marie Ransbatyn. In 1913, when Edward was just 9 years old, his family immigrated to America from Antwerp, Belgium. They settled in Dallas, Texas. At the time of his passing, he could still recall the three -week Atlantic Crossing. At the age of 16, Edward had to drop out of school and find a job to help support the family. He later attended night School to get his high school diploma and his U.S. citizenship.
At the young age of 19, Edward met and married the love of his life, Rosa Lee Sunshine Brewer in 1923, and with this union, they had a daughter and two sons. They were happily married for 76 years until Rosa Lee passed away in 1999. Edward’s first job was the Texas Electric Railroad where he worked for 20 some years. He is a lifetime member of the East Dallas Masonic Lodge # 1200, which he joined in the late 1920’s. He attained master Mason status on Feb. 17, 1930.