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Henderson County, Illinois
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Nancy Babcook
Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James S. Farren, near Gittings Mound, Saturday, January 18, 1902, Mrs. Nancy Babcook, relict of Samuel Babcook, aged 77 years, 9 months and 26 days.
The announcement of the death of Mrs. Babcook was made last week in these columns and we glean the following facts from the "Dallas City Enterprise" and by their courtesy are enabled to give our reads a very excellent portrait of the lady.
Mrs. Samuel Babcook, who maiden name was Nancy Logan, was born near Connorsville, Indiana March 22, 1824; came with her parents to Illinois in 1839 and was married to Samuel Babcook November 27, 1842. To this union were born ten children, namely: Mary C. Royce of Stronghurst, Ill., Susan D. Gates of Welcome, South Dakota; Euphemia J. Shaw of Stronghurst, Ill., James B. Babcook of Disco, Ill., Ana M. Huffman of Clyde, Missouri; and Florence S. Farren of Disco. Those who have preceded their mother to the better world were Maggie E. and Ellen P. Babcook, Dora P. James and Lillie E. Ranck. There are also 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, one aged brother, Jas. L. Logan of Pontoosuc and youngest sister, Pricilla Jones of Knoxville, Iowa. She united with the Free Methodist church in 1862 and during her membership, extending over a period of 40 years she never lacked those Christian graces that set a good example to others and seldom fail to command respect and reverence for religion and to all such as profess it. It can be said in all truthfulness that the good lady who has so recently departed, lived a life of usefulness and like most pioneers of the west endured her share of the hardships from which there was no escape for those who subdued the forest and toiled early and late to make homes. Her last years were spent in suffering partly due to infirmities brought on by old age.
In the presence of the five surviving children and a large concourse of relatives and friends, the funeral services were held Monday at her late abiding place, Rev. J. B. King officiating, assisted by the choir of the Congregational Church of Dallas City, made up of the following persons: Mrs. W. D. Shain, Mrs. F. F. Reynolds, Walter Ramsey, W. H. Bliss, Olga Feldhausen, organist. Interment in the Shaw Cemetery by the side of her husband and children who had passed before to the better land.
[La Harper, January 1902 - Submitted by Suzanne Miller] Notes: (Nancy Babcook was the daughter of Samuel and Susan Duffy Logan of Henderson County, Illinois per will of Samuel Logan.

Hattie Belle Barker
Hattie Belle Barker died Tuesday night at her home, 1804 Brady street, after an illness of some duration.  She was born Feb 25, 1878, in Henderson county, Illinois, and came to Davenport from Hampton, Ill., 10 years ago.  Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Melissa M. Barker, and one sister, Mrs. Herman Jungjohan of Bettendorf. Mrs. Maria Ingwers, the wife of Bol Ingwers, 313 Harris street, died Tuesday afternoon at the family home after a short but severe illness.  Deceased was 71 years of age.  [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 16 April 1908]

E. Bell

Died - On the 29th February in Henderson county, Ill., Mrs. E. Bell, daughter of Alex. Frazier of Martinsville and wife of Admiram Bell, formerly of this vicinity. [Belmont chronicle. (St. Clairsville, Ohio), April 09, 1857]

Harry Bowen

Terre Haute - Mr. Harry Bowen's body was brought to the Terre Haute Cemetery for interment yesterday. (In another section of The Quill is his short obituary as follows:
"Died at his home 4 miles west of Raritan, Monday morning at 8 o'clock, June 25, 1900, W. Harrison Bowen, aged 68 years. Mr. Bowen's death was sudden being caused by heart failure. He was quite well known over a large scope of territory and his death came as a shock to all. Mrs. Al Brew of this city - La Harpe - is a daughter."
[July 3, 1900 - Sub by Suzanne Miller]

Tobias E. Butler
Tobias E. Butler, 88, who resided in Henderson County southwest of Raritan, died at Mary Davier Hospital in LaHarpe Tuesday morning after an illness of six weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Walters Funeral Home in Blandinsville at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. Faye Willey of Cameron will officiate, and entombment will be in Blandinsville Mausoleum. He was born May 30, 1865, followed the occupation of a farmer.  He was a member of Old Bedford Church 80 years.  On Sept. 20, 1888, he married Mary Houtchens, who died in 1939.  A son, Harold E. Butler, three brothers and a sister survive. [Source: Galesburg Register-Mail (Galesburg, Illinois), Wednesday, July 1, 1953]

William Cameron
William Cameron, who resides near Oquawka, Illinois, purchased a shot-gun that had a load in it, and a few days thereafter shot it off, when it kicked with such force as to rupture his abdomen and cause a wound that produced his death in a few hours.  This is a singular act to ruminate fatally. [The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) – Saturday, January 1, 1859]

Daniel Edmunds
Daniel Edmunds died September 20, 1889 at 2 a.m., 73 years, 5 months and 8 days. He was born in Chautauqua County, New York April 12, 1816 and came to Illinois in 1836. He always delighted to tell of his early pioneer experiences and hardships. He was twice married. In 1848 he married Eliza J. Logan by whom he had six children, four of whom are still living. His wife died in 1858 and in 1860 he was married to Harriet Summers by whom he had three children, only one of whom, Mrs. S. G. Miller is now living. He cared nothing for political honors, but served one term as county judge. In 1856 he joined the Christian Church but during the exciting scenes of war differences arose among them and he ceased to act with them and since that time we believe had not identified with any church organization. He was a strong opponent of slavery, was a man of massive brain and great mental power. He could quote whole passages from the sermons of several prominent divines that he had heard during his life. He was very industrious, persevering, energetic and had therefore secured unto himself a sufficient competence of this world's goods. The funeral was preached by Rev. Hitchcock on Sunday afternoon at the residence to a vast concourse of neighbors and friends. [La Harper, September 1889 - Sub. by Suzanne Miller]

John Huston
John Huston, a pioneer of Oregon since 1853 and a former resident of Eight Mile, in this county, passed away at the family home in Albany Oregon, Friday, June 6, at the age of seventy-four years, death being due to heart trouble. John Huston was the son of Joel and Katherine Huston, and was born in Henderson county, Illinois, October 16, 1844. When John Huston was eight years of age his parents decided to come to Oregon and started on the long journey across the plains in 1853 with ox teams. The trip required six months.
A settlement was made about 12 miles south of Albany, where the family resided for many years. On December 22, 1865, John Huston was united in marriage to Miss Leona F. Hendricson, a member of another pioneer family of '52, who came to Oregon from Iowa. To this union four children were born, Edwin R. Huston of Heppner, Mrs. Addie H. Nicholls, who died several years ago, Mrs. Ida M. Maxwell, of Albany, and Charles D. Huston, of Heppner. In 1879 Mr. Huston became a member of the Christian church and had always been a sincere Christian and a good friend and neighbor. In 1907 Mr. Huston retired from farm life, he and Mrs. Huston moving to Albany, where they have since resided. Besides the wife and three children, John Huston is survived by five brothers, Walter of Harrisburg, Joel of Halsey, Marion of Dufur, Luther of Heppner and Worth of Albany. Also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the First Christian church by Rev. S. Earl Childers, and interment was in the Riverside cemetery at Albany.  [The gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.), 10 July 1919]

Carrie Grace Logan
Carrie Grace Logan, daughter of Edward P. and Mary Trask, was born February 8, 1869 at Terre Haute, Illinois and departed this life Wednesday morning, September 25, 1957 at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, Nebraska following a brief illness, at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 13 days.
On March 4, 1891 she was united in marriage to William Davis Logan at Terre Haute. Their wedding trip was to Nebraska where they made their home on a farm at Osceola, Nebraska until 1911 when they, with their children, moved to Lebanon, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Logan left the farm in 1935 going to Boulder, Colorado where Mr. Logan passed away in 1938. In 1942 she came to Nuckolls County to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Wadley who lived at Nelson, Nebraska until March of 1951, then moving to Superior. The past 9 months have ben spent in Nuckolls County Nursing Home at Nelson, Nebraska.
Mrs. Logan was a devoted wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Christian Church in Boulder, Colo. Transferring her membership to the Nelson Methodist Church, and later to the Superior Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors for over 50 years.
Surviving are her 3 sons and 1 daughter: Albert Logan of Wichita, Kansas, Gay Logan of Los Angeles, California, Eugene Logan of Hawthorne, California, and Mrs. Eldon (Una Mae) Wadley of Superior, a grandson, Glenn Obert of Lincoln, Nebraska, who was taken into the Logan home at the time of his mother's death; six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jessie T. Coble of Wichita, Kansas, many other relatives and a host of friends. Preceding her in death were her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Nita Obert and Mrs. Tena Southworth.
Funeral services were held at Lebanon, Kansas Friday afternoon, September 27th at the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Harry Walz. Burial was in the Sweet Home Cemetery.
For the funeral services Mrs. Margaret Boatright and Norma Jean Keen sang, with Mrs. Dorothy Amen accompanist.
Flower bearers were Mildred Kattenberg, Gladys Brown, Goldie Roush, Stella Roush, Ethel Haggart and Catherine Shimp.
Pallbearers were Henry Kattenberg, Fred Brown, George Brown, Hershel Cunningham, Albert Roush and Lonnie Haggart.
[The Lebanon Times, October 10, 1957 - Sub. by Suzanne Miller]

Edward F. Logan
One of Dallas City's Bright Young Men Called to a Higher Life
Edward F. Logan, son of A. F. and Nancy Logan was born December 5, 1872 in this city, where he has since resided.
He had always enjoyed the best of health until May, 1901, when he was stricken with typhoid fever. After his convalescence he went to California where he remained some six weeks, returning much benefited by the trip. His health again becoming impaired on August 2 of this year he again went to the coast. The climate not agreeing with him he came home September 27, since which time his health had been failing, until the dread summons coming, he passed from life at 2:55 p.m. Friday, December 5, 1902.
The funeral services were held at his late home conducted by Rev. King, under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Woodmen and Roy Neighbors participating, followed to his last earthly habitation by a large concourse of brothers, neighbors, and friends.
The pallbearers were: Hall Hinkley, Alf Padberg, Clay Landakar, Walter Cummings, Will Mitchell and Ad Welker.
Ed, as he was familiarly called, was a young man of sterling worth and fixed integrity, of a quiet and unassuming nature, asking but little and giving much, loyal to his friends and just and courteous in his treatment to all.
He was a member of Hancock Lodge 56 Knights of Pythias, serving in a number of offices of trust with credit to himself and honor to his order, being elected in 1901 Chancellor Commander, the highest office in the gift of his subordinate lodge.
He was a member of Camp 1496 Modern Woodmen of America having served as their excellent banker, also of Fern Camp 1533 Royal Neighbors of America.
He is survived by an aged mother, two brothers, John of California, and James of this city. Three sisters, Alice Ludlow of Cleveland, Ohio, Susie Walter and Margretta both of this city, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of trial.
[Dallas City Review, December 11, 1902 - Sub. by Suzanne Miller]

Etta Logan
Etta (Swigert) Logan died July 16, 1902 at 41 years 10 months. Her mother was Mrs. David Swigert. Etta died at her home in Endicott, Nebraska, the wife of Samuel Logan. She had two children, Cecil Logan and Mrs. Pearl Metcalf. The funeral was conducted from the Swigert home in Lomax, burial at Logan Cemetery. Etta had two sisters, Mrs. Minta Loveles and Mrs. Ida Sparrow and two brothers, Wm. And A. D. Swigert.
(Minta Loveless lived at Schneider, Colorado per August 25, 191?, Lomax News in La Harper.)
La Harper, July 1902 - Sub. by Suzanne Miller]

John Logan
A Good Man Gone - Judge John Logan Passes to Reward
One of Nature's Noblemen at Rest. A Long and Useful Career, with More Than An Average of Life's Blessings, Fifty Years of Wedded Bliss.
Died at his home three miles southeast of Lomax, Illinois Wednesday morning, 6 o'clock, May 1, 1895, Judge John Logan, aged 73 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Mr. Logan was born in Connersville, Indiana March 20, 1822 and resided there until 17 years of age. He came to this country in 1839 with his father's family, the journey being made with ox teams. They located in Henderson County, then Warren, where the father entered about 600 acres of land, and with the sturdy pioneer strength and determination began cultivating the virgin soil, and soon saw the wilderness transformed into rich, fertile fields.
The subject of this sketch, John, remained with his father until 22 years of age, when he was given an 80 acre farm and began doing for himself. He afterwards purchased an adjoining 80 acres on which was a log cabin. He was married January 30, 1844 to Miss Barbara Davis, who went with him to his cabin home and for 50 odd years has walked hand in hand, climbing the hills of life together, assisting each other over the rough and rugged paths, and in going over the summit of ambition's hill, traveled down the declivity with the same assurance and steadfast confidence in each other's love and duty as when the journey began. Their life has been a sweet benediction to all around them. The same tender affection and concern of the groom and bride has been exercised throughout their long life together. They were as lovers. A young infatuated groom could not pay higher compliment to his newly married wife than did this gallant lover to his bride of over a half century. They may have had differences, but all was soon forgiven and forgotten. It is such kindly considerate concern that emphasizes that marriage is not a failure and makes life worth living. Their domestic life has been a perfect success.
Ten children were born to them, all of whom were at his bedside during his last moments except Taylor and John. The children have all grown to man and womanhood, honoring the parents who bore them. The names of them are Susan and Alex who have made their home with the old folks, assisting in caring for them in their declining years. Taylor lives at Perry, Oklahoma, Mrs. Mary McKim, Nevada, Iowa; Nancy D. Paul, Lomax, Ill.; Elmira Coble, Newton, Kansas, John W. Logan, Brookfield, Mo., Will Logan, Shelby, Nebraska; Annie Brown, Putnam, Kansas, and E. L. Logan, Rockport, Ill. There are 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Of the 11 children of his father's family, two sisters and one brother survive him; they are Mrs. Samuel Babcook of Disco; Mrs. Priscilla Jones, Knoxville, Iowa, and James Logan of Pontoosuc.
One year ago, January 30th, Mr. and Mrs. Logan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at the residence of the bride's father, south of Dallas City, by William Logan, a justice of the peace. On the occasion of the golden wedding, the Judge in response to the after dinner speeches said there had never been one moment's regret in the choice he had made in a life companion, but he need not have said it, for his whole life has been one of truest devotion to her whom he had pledged himself to love and protect. Such were his domestic relations.
John Logan secured a meager schooling in the log cabin schools of Indiana before the day of public schools, attending a subscription school a few months each year. These he described as being seated with slab benches and greased paper in the openings in place of window glass. These primitive ways are remembered by but few of the present day. Naturally of a bright intellect he improved every opportunity and becoming interested in politics he read closely and was well informed of all public affairs. In 1863 he was elected county judge of Henderson County serving two terms. He was defeated for the third term although nominated because he refused to pledge himself to certain interests calculated to benefit a certain few at the county capital. He was honest in politics as well as in all his dealings, and would not relinquish his convictions of right for place or honor. While he was an uncompromising Republican he was tolerant in his views and honored his opponents, giving them credit for honesty equal to his own. In argument he was fair and just. His religion was one of doing unto others as he would wish to be done by. He was charitable in speech and generous in action. Good deeds are credited to him all through life. His friendships were of the strongest. The early associations, when the country was new, brought together this noble man and the writer's father, who was a practicing physician, and their acquaintance ripened into an intimate fellowship, and that friendship was extended to the family in warmest expressions and kindliest regard. He was greatly respected by a wide circle of acquaintances.
Mr. Logan petitioned Dallas City Lodge, U.D. April 1, 1857, was elected and initiated May 2, 1857, passed to the degree of F. C. July 11, 1857, and raised to the sublime degree of M.M. August 8, 1857. He was elected S. W. of Dallas City Lodge 235 in 1859 and served his full term as such, and retained his membership to the day of his death. He was buried with Masonic honors. While all men were his brothers, he found pleasure in promoting the tenets of Masonry, and labored to unite all men in one universal brotherhood. In his death Masonry has lost a zealous member, the community a good and upright citizen, the children an indulgent father and the faithful wife an affectionate companion.
The funeral occurred Friday morning, the cortege leaving the home at 10 o'clock and going to the Lomax church where religious services were conducted, Eld. Ventress of La Harpe, preaching. The large concourse of friends attending, showed the high esteem in which he was held by the community. There were 65 carriages in line and many did not to the church from the residence. The burial was at the Logan graveyard three miles south of Lomax.  
[La Harper, May 19, 1895 - Sub. by Suzanne Miller]   Added Note: (Judge John Logan, son of Samuel and Susan Duffy Logan. Samuel Logan was a Veteran of the War of 1812 while living in Indiana.)

William Davis Logan
William Davis Logan was born at Lomax, Ill., November 4, 1858 and died at Boulder, Colorado December 14, 1938 at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 10 days.
He was united in marriage to Carrie Grace Trask on March 4, 1891 at Terre Haute, Ill. and moved to Polk County, Nebraska where they resided and engaged in farming until March of 1911 when they moved to the farm south of Lebanon where they lived until August, 1936 when Mr. Logan's health required them to move to Boulder, Colorado where they resided until the time of his death.
To this union was born 3 sons and 3 daughters. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Mrs. Carrie Grace Logan, Albert Willard Logan of Boulder, Colorado; Jesse Gay Logan of Santa Monica, Calif.; Mrs. Tena Southworth of Wichita, Kansas, Eugene W. Logan of Maywood, Calif., Mrs. Una Mae Wadley of Nelson, Nebr. One daughter, Mrs. Nita Obert preceded him in death on February 9, 1923. Besides these children he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna Brown, the only remaining member of a family of 11 brothers and sisters. Also there are 5 grandchildren: Glen Edward Obert, Wanda Marie Southworth, Arden Lee Logan, Phyllis Gay Logan, Dennis Gene Logan.
Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. L. B. Tremain and by the pastor Rev. O. C. Brown. Music was furnished by Mrs. Blanche Bell and Mrs. Carrie Snow with Miss Clara Bunker at the piano. Burial was in the Sweet Home Cemetery.
[The Lebanon Times, Thursday, December 22, 1938]

Lucy Manifold
Terre Haute: Died at the residence of her father, Capt. James Frits in Terre Haute, after a lingering illness of consumption, Mrs. Lucy Manifold, aged 22 years. [La Harper - June 9, 1876 - Sub by Suzanne Miller]

Dr. Hugh Marshall

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., April 11 — A special from Monmouth announces the death in that city of Dr. Hugh Marshall, a prominent physician, at the age of 77 years. He was born in South Carolina and came from there to Henderson county, Ill., with his parents in 1839. He graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago. [The Times Dispatch. (Richmond, Va.), 12 April 1903.] 

Robert Moir Sr

Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 19 - Robert Moir, Sr., a well known banker of Oquawka, Ill., died at the home of his daughter here today, aged seventy-seven. His wealth is estimated at $1,000.000. (The Saint Paul Globe, St. Paul, Minn., December 20, 1901, page 7)

Farrel D. Northrup
Farrel D. "Hap" Nortrup, 91, of Stronghurst, died at 12:58 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in the Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst. He was born May 21, 1920, in Meredosia, the son of John and Faye McAllister Nortrup. On Aug. 7, 1940, he married Margaret Ellen Bacon in Palmyra, Mo. Mr. Nortrup owned and operated Nortrup Petroleum Company in Stronghurst for 50 years. He had served on the Stronghurst School Board and was past president of the Stronghurst Booster Club. He was a licensed Realtor for many years and was a member of the Burlington Moose Lodge, and the Bethel Lutheran Church of Stronghurst. He enjoyed trap shooting, dancing, and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dwight (Charon) Nortrup of San Benito, Texas, and John "Toby" (Mary Lue) Nortrup and Jerry (Lou Ann) Nortrup, both of Stronghurst; 10 grandchilden; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Hinners of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Randy Countryman; and two brothers, Garland and Gerald Nortrup. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, where the family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral service for Mr. Nortrup will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Banks & Beals, with the Rev. Terry Muller officiating. Burial will be at Stronghurst Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Nancy L. Paul
Died at her home two miles east of Lomax, Illinois Monday at 9 o'clock p.m. December 22, 1902, Nancy L. Paul, wife of B. H. Paul, aged 49 years 11 months and 9 days.
Mrs. Paul was the fifth child of the late Judge John Logan and wife, was born January 13, 1853; married to B. H. Paul, November 27, 1870. To them were born three children, two daughters and one son. Nessie died in January 1895. Myra and Fallie, with the husband, aged mother and two grandsons survive her. Of the ten children of her father's family, five brothers and four sisters are living. They are Susan and Alex of Lomax, Illinois, Taylor Logan of Cripple Creek, Colorado, Mary McKim, Nevada, Iowa, Elmira Coble, Newton, Kansas, W. D. Osceola, Nebraska, John W. Logan, Brookfield, Missouri, Annie Brown, Newton, Kansas, and E. L. Logan of this city.
For 19 years she has been a patient sufferer, having had a stroke of paralysis in January 1884. Her last illness was of short duration. The fatal complaint being pneumonia. Only one short week before her demise she was in her accustomed place attending to her household duties, and making preparations for a Christmas dinner to be given in honor of her two sisters who were coming to make the old home a visit.
These sisters were Annie Brown and Mary McKim-the former arriving before the death of Mrs. Paul. She had made arrangements for all of her relatives living in the immediate vicinity to be present and enjoy the festivities. There were all there, but it was far from the joyful occasion that had been planned; they met on that festal day to pay the last sad tribute to the departed spirit. It was an especially sad day for the friends; it had been but a few days that the family had occupied their new home. A home that for which they had planned and strived for many a day. Their day of comfort had all but arrived when the grim reaper stepped in and broke up one of the happiest homes which ever existed. The husband and wife had traveled through all the trials and troubles incident to this life without even the smallest cloud to arise and dim the horizon. They were perfectly mated, and while the loss to the children, mother, brothers, sisters and friends will be great the husband alone knows what it means to be separated from the better part of his life.
In early life she became a Christian and united with the Methodist Church at Lomax. Her vacant place will be hard to fill. Her absence will excite deepest sorrow. All feel that a dear friend is gone. The funeral occurred Christmas morning at 10 o'clock at her home and was conducted by the Rev. J. Barr King. The discourse was a worthy tribute to one who in all the relations of life did well her part. The interment was made in the Terre Haute Cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement.
One less at home; The charmed circle broken; A dear face missed day by day; From its accustomed place, But gone before our coming to await, One more in heaven.
[Dallas City Review, January 1903 - Sub by Suzanne Miller]

Alva Paul
Died at the residence of his father, Judge M. Paul north of Terre Haute on Tuesday morning the 9th, Mr. Alva Paul of consumption.
[May 12, 1876 - Sub by Suzanne Miller] 

Captain John Pence

Oquawka Pioneer is Dead - Monmouth, March 9 - Captain John Pence, the first white child born in Henderson County, died in Oquawka. He was born in 1830. He was a member of the Seventh Missouri cavalry in the civil war and a well-known farmer, cattle dealer and Chicago shipper. (Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, Ill., March 9, 1912, page 2)

Mrs. Elma Peterson

Mrs. Elma Peterson answered death's summons yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Freed of Prospect park. Death resulted from infirmities of age. She was born in Sweden, March 1, 1823. She came to America with her husband 41 years ago and they settled in Oquawka, Ill. Mr. Peterson died in December of 1909 and then his widow came here. She leaves three children: Mrs. Freed and Mrs. Anna Wheelock of this city and P. O. Peterson of Oquawka. She also leaves 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The remains will be taken to Oquawka Friday and laid to rest beside the remains of her husband. (Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, Ill., November 24, 1910, page 2)

Terre Haute -- Mr. Summers died Thursday of lung fever. He was buried in the Bedford Cemetery Saturday.
[The Quill, May 22, 1900 - Sub by Suzanne Miller]

Thos. D. Wells
Oquawka, Ill., July 20 - Thos. d. Wells, the oldest man in Henderson County, aged 96 years, died at noon to-day. (Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, Ill., Tuesday, July 30, 1878)

Mrs. George W. Werts Dead

Mother of Representative From This District Passes Away at Aledo
Aledo, Feb. 7 - (Argus Special) - Mrs. George W. Werts, mother of Representative E. L. Werts of Oquawka, died at her home here yesterday, aged 66 years. She had been a resident of Mercer county many years, the family having lived near Sunbeam until three years ago, when they moved to this city. Mrs. Werts is survived by her husband, five sons and three daughters. The funeral will be held from the First M. E. Church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. (Rock Island Argus, Rock Island, Ill., February 7, 1907, page 2)

Robert Joel Worley

Jan. 18, 1867 - Mar. 9, 1936
Robert J. Worley Robert J. Worley, son of Edward A. and Christia Thrasher Worley was born in Indiana on January 18, 1867, and passed away at his home six and one-half miles southwest of Raritan, Monday, March 9, 1936. He had been failing in health for months, but was only bedfast a short time, suffering from kidney trouble and complications. When he was a small boy he came with his parents to Illinois where they settled on a farm in the Old Bedford neighborhood, and it was there that he grew to manhood. In February of 1883 he was united in marriage to Ellen Hazelwood who preceded him in death a few years ago. Three children were born to them, all of whom remain to mourn their father’s passing. They are Mrs. Emma Thomas, of Raritan; Fred Worley, of LaHarpe; and Frank Worley of Monmouth. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Worley followed the occupation of farming and was an honest, industrious citizen, a good husband and father and a fine neighbor. for about 35 years he had been a member of the Old Bedford church. Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon at the Blandinsville Christian church. Rev. F. W. Leonard of Month, assisted by Rev. Mr. Willy of the Old Bedford church, officiating. Accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Ray Metcalf, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Grate, Mrs. Arthur Grate, and Nelson Maraton sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Going Down the Valley"
Among those who attended the funeral services were the children and their families; Mr. and Mrs. Alva Thomas and children of Raritan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Worley of Monmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Worley and Mrs. Gale Scandlan of LarHarpe, two grandsons, Robert Worley from Florida and J. R. Worley of Raritan, a granddaughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Kempt of Stronghurst, a granddaughter Miss Mabelle Thomas of Monmouth, a nephew Roy Worley of Fairfield, Iowa, nieces Mrs. Mary Cook of Stronghurst and Mrs. Clora Conway of Gary, Indiana, Mrs. Olive Worley and Mrs. Maggie Worley of Raritan and Mrs. Minnie Ball of Bushnell.
[Unknown newspaper, Mar. 10, 1936 - Sub by Jane Worley Knapp]
Additional Information Submitted by Researcher Jane Worley Knapp:
Children of Edward & Christia Worley: 1. Robert Joel Worley Farmer; b. 1-18-1861 Old Harmony, IN d. 3-9-1936 Blandinsville (Raritan), Henderson Co. IL m. Minerva Ellen Hazelwood/Haselwood 2-6-1883b. 9-20-1860 Henderson Co. IL; d. 11-4-1929 Raritan, Henderson Co. IL Blandinsville, McDonough Co. IL Liberty Cem.
Parents: James Haselwood (b. Bradfordsville, KY) & Jane Duncan (b. McDonough Co., IL) 2. Willis Edward Worley Farmer in Raritan, ILb. 2-24-1862 Monroe Co. IN; d. 7-16-1927 Blandinsville, McDonough Co. IL Glade City Cem.m. Stella A. Green 12-23-1888b. 7-27-1862 Sperry, IA d. 3-1-1926 Blandinsville, McDonough Co. IL Glade City Cem.
Parents: Edward Green (PA) & Eliza Jane Howard (TN) 3. Martha (Mattie) Worley; b. 1863 d. 4. Emma Worley; b. ? 1866 /1867; d. 5. Harley L. Worley Mercantile/grocery/restaurant -- b. 8-27-1872 Blandinsville, McDonough Co. IL; d. 6-7-1934 Macomb, McDonough Co. IL
Blandinsville, IL Glade City Cem. m. Margaret (Maggie) R. Worthington 12-20-1905 Raritan Twp. IL; b. Warren Co. IL; d. Gary, IN bur. Blandinsville, IL Glade City Cem.

Mary T. Wyatt

Funeral Sunday Of Mrs. Mary T. Wyatt - Another Pioneer
Slowly but steadily the ranks of the old pioneers of Oregon are being decimated by death. One by one these familiar faces are passing from earthly view to join the great band on the other side, and in a few more years the last of these revered pioneers of Oregon will have passed on. One of these noble women was summoned Thursday. She was Mrs. Mary Wyatt, widow of the late Thomas Wyatt, one of the best known and most highly respected women in Benton county. She was aged 83 years, 11 months and 14 days, having been born March 21, 1823 at St. Pancreas, Loudon, Middlesex England. Her maiden name was Theodosia End. In 1836 she emigrated to New York and on April 18, 1838 was united in marriage to William Wyatt. With her husband Mrs. Wyatt went to Adams county, Illinois, where they resided one year, going then to Henderson county, Illinois where they made their home until the spring of 1847 when the trip to Oregon was made by ox team across the plains. The travelers arrived in this section in October 1847, and settled five miles west of Corvallis, where the home has ever since remained, one of the best known in all Benton County. Mrs. Wyatt was converted in September 1853 and ever there-after remained a noble, conscientious and devout christian. Sne was the mother of eleven children, of whom the following five survive: Mrs. A. J. Williams, Philomath; J. E. Wyatt and S. T. Wyatt, Corvallis; Frank Wyatt and Miss Eva Wyatt, Philomath, all of whom are honored members of the communities in which they reside. The funeral of Mrs. Wyatt was held in the M. E. church at Philomath at 11 a. m. Sunday, a large company of neighbors and friends being present to show their respect for the departed. The interment was in Mt. Union cemetery.  [Corvallis Gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.), 19 March 1907]


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