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Obituaries and Death Notices

Carl Ingraham
Young Man Dies at Olney Sanitarium Friday Morning
Carl Ingraham, a resident of North Stanford, died at the Olney sanitarium Friday morning, Oct. 31, 1924. The young man had been in poor health for several weeks but his death was unexpected.
Carl was the only son of Joseph and Sarah Ingraham. His father preceded him in death. Since the death of his father he made his home with his aged grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Staggs, and his devotion to them was remarkable.
The body of deceased was brought to Flora Friday afternoon and taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Effie Dunnigan, on East Third street. Funeral services were held from the First M. E. church Sunday afternoon. A large crowd was in attendance at the funeral. Burial was made in Elmwood cemetery. The members of the M. W. A. having charge of the burial rites at the grave.
[Source: Flora Journal Record November 6, 1924. Transcribed by Angelia Carpenter]

Charles J. Irwin
Charles J. Irwin, son of Mrs. Minnie Adduddell of Flora, Ill., was born in Xenia, Ill., January 13, 1890, and died at the Flora Hospital Dec. 9, 1926, after a relapse from a tonsil operation, which was performed in Detroit, Michigan, aged thirty-six years, ten months and six days.
He joined the Methodist Episcopal church of Xenia at an early age. His father, Mr. T. J. Irwin died at Evansville, Ind., when Charles was but an infant.
Mr. C. J. Irwin was united in marraige with Iris Clark of Xenia in 1909, to this union two sons were born, Earl Edwin and Paul Thomas, both of whom are now living in Boynton, Florida.
Most of Mr. Irwin’s life was spent in Xenia until the last three years which were spent in Detroit, Mich., working as an electrician for the Ford Motor Co.
He leaves to mourn his death two sons, his mother and sister, Mrs. E. C. Gunderson, of Flora, and two half sisters, Mrs. L. W. Dewhirst of Flora and Mrs. L. C. Smith of St. Louis, Mo. and a brother, G. L. Adduddell on Flora, Illinois; J. S. Irwin, an only uncle on his father side, of Xenia, also a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. church in Xenia conducted by Rev. Ferrell at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10th. Interment in Onstott cemetery.
[Source: Flora Journal Record (23 December 1926). Transcribed by Angelia Carpenter]



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