Bureau County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices

James Taber
The Henry News Republican, Henry IL, December 21, 1876
In Milo, Dec. 14, of  old age, Capt. James Taber, aged 83 years.


Daily Gazette May 17, 1957 - Friday, pg 6

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

HerveyiTalley, 78, Of Hooppole, Dies (Henry County IL)

Hooppole: - Hervey (Herb) Talley, 76-year-old Hooppole farmer, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Ia., where he had been a patient for some time.

He was born Oct. 7, 1878, in Lancaster, Ill., the son of James and Mary Dorney Talley, attending schools in that community before moving to Hooppole. He was united in marriage to Sophie Gerber in Hooppole, Dec. 26, 1904, and the couple had farmed in this area since 1915.

Talley is survived by his wife, one son, Arthur Talley, Moline; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Goembel, Hooppole, Mrs. Ruby Maes, Prophetstown, and Mrs. Lena Youngberg, Annawan; one sister, Mrs. Philip Schmidt, Mt. Carmel; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, three brothers, and four sisters.

Friends may call at the Gardner Chapel until 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday, when funeral services will be held in the Zion EUB Church of Hoople with Rev. Kenneth Kortemeier officiating. Burial will be in Hooppole Cemetery.


Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

July 17, 1918 -

D. K. Taylor, former resident and highly respected citizen of New Bedford, Ill., died very suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Morse, Wednesday evening, July 10, at eight forty-five o'clock. Death being due to heart trouble.

Tuesday he had been at the home of D. D. Draper, the famous horse sportsman, and did some horse shoeing and was gone on Wednesday also, having only been home three quarters of an hour when death overtook him.

He leaves five children to mourn his loss, three daughters and two sons, the youngest having just left for camp in the last call.

There were short funeral services at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Morse on Saturday, July 13, at ten o'clock, after which the remains were taken to Dover, Ill., the boyhood home of the deceased and services were held at 2 o'clock at the church. Interment was made beside his wife at the cemetery there.

He was a member of the M.W. of A. at New Bedford and members of the order were in attendance at the last sad rites.

Mrs. Eleanor Taylor

March 3, 1870

In Bureau county, February 15, at the residence of her son-in-law, James Wilson, Mrs. Eleanor Taylor, mother of Samuel J. Taylor of Wenona, aged 90 years.


From Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

September 4, 1999 - Saturday, pg A6

Walnut: - Virginia Fay Taylor, 99, of Walnut, formerly of Carterville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999 at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Taylor was born Jan. 22, 1900 in Lincoln County Duvall District, W. Va., to James and Elizabeth (McCoy) Ballard. She married Henry Taylor on Sept. 19, 1923 in Vandalia. He preceded her in death. She was a past member of the Crainville Baptist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews among them Clarence and Mary Lubbs of Coleta and Junior and Virginia Wheeler of Ottawa; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the East Lawn Memorial Park in Herrin. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.


Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois May 19, 1957 - Monday, pg 2


Services for Fred H. Teske, 62, Sterling, who died Thursday, were held Saturday afternoon in the Melvin Funeral Home with the Rev. P. Lynn Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Yorktown Cemetery.

Mrs. Ruth Melville and Mrs. Claude Musgrave sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Safety and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling," accompanied by Mrs. J. H. Linn at the organ.

Pallbearers were Albert Pratt, Leo G. Strike, Orval Teske, Harold Meridan, Howard Covel and Clyde Kerber. In charge of flowers were Mrs. Tracy Immel, Mrs. Leo Strike, Mrs. William Pratt and Mrs. Clyde Kerber.


From Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

February 13, 1981 - Friday, pg A4

Otto L. Teske, 92, of Cazenovia, Wisconsin, a former resident of Rock Falls, died Thursday at Reedsburg Memorial Hospital, Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral home with the Rev. Robert J. LeMont, pastor of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Yorktown, officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.. Sunday. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Mr. Teske was born Dec. 8, 1888 in New Bedford, the son of Augustuv and Henrietta Teske. He was united in marriage to Mary Berge on Feb. 23, 1911 in Yorktown. He farmed for many years and had been employed by the State of Illinois and also the City of Rock Falls. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Yorktown and also a lifetime member of the Royal Neighbors.

Mr. Teske is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Everett of Edina, Minnesota; one daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Glassburn of Cazenovia, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

William Thom

May 29, 1873

Putnam County News
With deep regret we chronicle the death of William Thom, grandson of the widow Longtree of Arispie. We have been unable to learn the particulars, more than he was in the far west dealing in cattle, and at the time of his death, was crossing a stream with some stock and was drowned. Having been personally acquainted with William, we know him to have been an intelligent young man, and he will be greatly missed by his many friends.


Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 18, 1964 - Saturday, pg 2

John W. Thomas Rites On Monday

Tampico: - Funeral services for John Whistler Thomas, 74, Thomas resident, who died Wednesday in Florida will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown with the Rev. Earl Peters officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel in Tampico after 2 p.m. Sunday.

John Thomas was born June 17, 1889, the son of William and Martha Sandrock Thomas in Thomas. He was reared and educated in the Thomas area. On Dec. 7, 1910, he married Blanche Fullerton in Morrison. He was a member of the Fairfield Lutheran Church transferring to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown one year ago. He was director of the Thomas Telephone Company and a former member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ted (Leora) Wiseman, Thomas; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother, Frank, Tampico; one sister, Mrs. John (Anna) Gudgell, Yorktown and several nieces and nephews.


Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 1, 1002 - Thursday, pg A2

(Buried in Ohio IL - Bureau County)

Ohio: - Muriel J. Thomas, 85, of 301 W. Church St., Ohio, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at her home. She was employed by Sears & Roebuck, Chicago, and then by Dixon State School until her retirement.

Mrs. Thomas was born May 3, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of George B. and Marie Jeanette (Clark) Andeway. She married Charles Thomas on Dec. 18, 1948, in Chicago. He died July 20, 1967. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Ohio, and the OCCW of the church.

Survivors include two sons, Charles (Gayle) Thomas and Richard Thomas, both of Ohio; three daughters, Shirlee Kane of Wheaton, Marjorie (Gary) Christensen and Kathleen Thomas, both of Ohio; a brother George (Anne) Andeway of Chicago; nine grandchildren; a great-grandaughter and son, nieces and nephews.

Mass of trhe Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Ohio, with the Rev. Binh K. Tran, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ohio. Visitation at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, 5-8 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A memorial has been established.

Robert E. Thomson

The Hennepin Herald and Bureau Advertisement
March 20, 1847

Died at Princeton, on Thursday, the 11th inst., Robert E., infant son of R. W. Thomson, aged 1 year.

William Thompson

Taken From the Henry Republican
June 12, 1879 - Milo

Wm. Thompson of Milo died on Wednesday, May 28th, of consumption, aged 63 years, 7 months and nine days.


The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 23, 1971 - Tuesday, pg 2

Wayne E. Trabelot Services Wednesday

Walnut: - Wayne Edward Trabelot, 20, died Monday March 22.

Private services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ross Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ray Baldwin of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Chaplaincy Center, Dixon State School, Dixon. There will be no visitation.

Wayne was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Princeton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Trabelot, Walnut.

Survivors are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Neil (Paula) Ely, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Sue and Faye, both at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Alshouse.


- Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

February 6, 1946 - Wednesday, pg 9

Funeral Services for Fred John Tornow, 83, at St. Paul's on Thursday

Funeral services for Fred John Tornow, 83, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Yorktown, preceded by a prayer service at the Parent Chapel in Tampico at 1:30. The Rev. C. J. Gess, pastor, will officiate. Committal will be at Yorktown. The body reposes at the funeral home.

Mr. Tornow passed away Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the home in Tampico, following a short illness of pneumonia. He was born Jan. 29, 1863 in Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tornow. He received his education in Germany and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He was first a farm worker near Walnut and later operated his own farm, retiring to Tampico 14 years ago.

He married Frederica Thurow in Bureau Township, Sept. 16, 1900. He was a member of St. Paul's Church. Mr. Tornow was a successful farmer and highly regarded by his neighbors.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, John, William and Carl of Tampico, and Ben of Deer Grove; six grandchildren and one brother, William Tornow of Sheffield.


February 11: Rites at Yorktown for Fred John Tornow

Funeral services for Fred John Tornow were held Thursday noon at 1:15 p.m. with a short prayer service at the Parent Chapel and at 2 p.m. at the st. Paul's Lutheran Church at Yorktown. Rev. C. J. Gess, pastor, officiated. Mrs. Carl Nelson sang "In the Garden" and "Good Night and Good Morning," accompanied by Carl Sandrock at the organ. Burial was in the Yorktown Cemetery with six nephews, Edward, Laverne, Arlie, Elmer, Floyd and Lester Tornow, serving as pallbearers. Among those who attended from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Lester Tornow, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tornow, Mrs. Charlie Tornow, Edward, Laverne, Floyd Tornow, Walnut; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wright and Fred Steers, New Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Marshall, Rock Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Johnson of Sterling.

George W. Towner

January 21, 1875

At Fort Scott, Kan., Jan. 6, George W. Towner, aged 22, formerly of Tiskilwa.


The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

January 9, 1941 - Thursday, pg 11

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

Yvonne Arlene Tucker, daughter of Carl and Edna Tucker, was born in New Bedford Dec. 29, 1938, and passed away Jan. 3, 1941, after undergoing an operation at the Princeton Hospital, at the age of two years and five days. She leaves besides her parents, a brother, Robert, and two sisters, Marilyn and Dolores, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kiser, and three uncles and three aunts and several cousins.

The funeral was held Monday at the New Bedford Church of Christ. Rev. Maynard Woudsma officiated. The singing was by Teressa Lathrop and Blanche Woudsma. Casket bearers were Billy and Jimmy Anderson and Norman and Richard Peterson. Interment was in the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery.

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