Bureau County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices

Alexander Vail Jr.

February 4, 1875

At Lone Tree, Jan. 19, after a protracted illness, Alexander Vail, Jr., aged 24 years.

Richard R. Vail

Taken From the Henry Republican
August 4, 1881

Died in Wheatland, Bureau county, July 31 of dropsy of the chest, Richard R. Vail, 62 - interment in Henry cemetery.

Richard R. Vail, a prominent farmer and citizen of Lone Tree, Bureau county, died at his residence on Sunday last. His disorder was dropsy of the heart and chest. He was a native of New Jersey, and married a Miss Brokaw of that state, a sister of Jasper Brokaw, the furniture dealer now of Maquon, Knox county. The wife and children are bereft of a most devoted husband and fond father. He was of Quaker parentage, a peaceful citizen, kind neighbor and successful farmer, amassing quite an estate. Rev. O. L. Barler the New Church clergyman of Chicago was telegraphed for to officiate at the funeral, but being absent from home, Rev. H. R. Metcalf of Whitefield M. E. circuit was invited to conduct the services, which were held at the residence on Tuesday forenoon, which was attended by a large concourse of his old neighbors and friends. His age was 62.

Ida (VanAcker) Van DeVelde

From Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 27, 1990 - Thursday, page A2
IDA D. VanDeVELDE - 86, of Coventry Gardens Health Care Center, Sterling, formerly of Sheffield, died Tuesday at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Meismer officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Sheffield. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home, Sheffield. An Altar and Rosary Society Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today at the church. A memorial has been established to the Sheffield Rescue Unit.
Mrs. VanDeVelde was born June 9, 1904, in Kewanne, the daughter of Benjamin and Leona (Cornee) VanAcker. She married William VanDeVelde Jan 20, 1926, in Sheffield. She farmed with her husband in Fairfield Township until 1951 when they moved to Sheffield. She had resided in the Coventry Gardens Health Care Center since 1989. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Altar Society.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Dorothea) Russell, Park Forest, ill., Mrs. John (Nancy) Gentry, Clearwater, Fla.; one son, William Jr., Chadwick; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Virgil (Mary) DeMink, Sheffield. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Francis Vinson

Taken From the Henry Republican
June 15, 1876

Died in Milo, Bureau county, May 30, Francis Vinson, aged 57 years, an old settler of Boyd's Grove.

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