Kane County, Illinois Obituaries

CLARENCE FRED HOLZE

Clarence Fred Holze, beloved husband of Margaret and father of Jerry, Marlyn, Joan and Janice was born to Henry Holze and his wife Bertha (deceased) in Pingree Grove, IL November 30, 1904. He was baptized, reared, and confirmed in the Christian Lutheran faith. He entered into the holy estate of matrimony with Margaret Phelan August 25, 1930. The Lord blessed this marriage with four children. He departs to be mourned by his widow, Margaret; son, Jerry with his wife Nancy and their daughter Katherine; Daughters, Marlyn Kremer with her husband Donald and their children Cynthia and Vivian; Joan Knight with her husband Gerald and their children Tamson and Traci; Janice Benn with her husband Norman and their children Mark, Bradley, and Dawn. Father, Henry Holze. Brothers, Fred with wife Doris and family; Lestor with his wife Jenevieve and family; Henry Jr with his wife Dorothy and family and Kenneth with his wife Mabel and family. Sister, Leona Crane with her husband William and family. His many other relatives, friends, neighbors, and his congregation are included. Christ has granted him eternal rest in which he enjoys perfect peace.

A Clarence Holze memorial building fund was established. Those donating on February 19, 1961 were: Sewing circle, Mrs. Arlo Schlecht, Dart Ball League, Mrs. Ralph Wollenweber, Mrs. George Grasley, Mrs. John Underwager, Mrs. Fred Bicknese Sr., Mrs. William Scholer, Martha and Lillie Bottcher, Mrs. Wilbur Cole, Mrs. Harry Little, Walter, Clara, Ruth, Arleen Koerner, Don and Rosemary Koerner, Carl and Dorothy Lehman.


From the Hampshire Newspaper:

Clarence F. Holze, 56, of Hampshire, a member of the village board for the last 12 years, died of a heart attached while working in the barn of his farm south of Burlington Monday night. Mr. Holze was found by his wife, Margaret, who went to the farm to investigate when her husband failed to return for supper. Coroner L. Victor Peterson will hold an inquiry in the case.
Mr. Holze was born in Pingree Grove November 30, 1904, a son of Henry and Bertha Thurnau Holze and had been a life-long resident of the area. He married Margaret Phelan of Hampshire August 25, 1930, and the couple had since farmed. In addition to his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) Kremer of Arlington Heights, Mrs. Gerald (Joan) Knight of Lavonia, Mich., and Mrs. Norman (Janice) Benn of Washington, Ia. One son, Clarence (Jerry) Holze of Mt. Pleasant, IA., his father Henry of Hampshire; a sister, Mrs. Wiliam Crane of Hampshire, four brothers; Fred, Lester and Kenneth Holze of Hampshire and Henry Holze of Durand and eight grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his mother.
In addition to servicing as a village trustee, Mr. Holze was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hampshire where funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, Rev. Martin Slovak will officiate and burial will be in Hampshire Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Frederick Funeral Home after 4 P.M. Wednesday. {
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WALTER HOLZE


Walter H. Holze of Willow Lakes Estates, Elgin
Memorial services for Walter H. Holze, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. Dr. Robert Wisehart will officiate. Born April 4, 1922, in Germany, the son of Karl and Lena Schroeder Holze, he died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at home. Burial will be private.
He had been a resident of Elgin for most of his life before moving to Gulfport, Fla. in 1984, and returned to Elgin in 1999. He was a graduate of Elgin High School, class of 1940. He attended Elgin Community College and was a graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Electrical Engineering. He was employed by Chicago Rawhide as a electrical engineering before retiring in 1984. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy. Mr. Holze was a member of First Baptist Church of Elgin, American Legion Post 57 of Elgin and the Elgin Sprocketeers. He was the northwest advancement chairman for the Boy Scouts, founder and member of "The Happy Notes" band, while in Florida.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Helen Beverly Holze, whom he married on Sept. 29, 1948; children, David (Karen) Holze of Jacksonville, Fla. and Beverly (Michael) Lee of Elgin; grandchildren, Justin and Jeremy Lee; brother, Helmuth (Margaret) Holze of Elgin; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be on Monday at the time of the services only. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Elgin. For information, (847) 741-8800. {Contributed by Source #1}


The late John VAN NORTWICK

Brief Sketch of His Life. One of the Early and Most Successful Citizens of Batavia.
The late John VAN NORTWICK was born in Washington county, N. Y., in 1809. At an early age he began the study of mathematics, preparatory to becoming a civil engineer, and when nineteen years old was employed in that capacity on the canals of the state of New York, where he soon became recognized as one of the ablest engineers in the State works. His father, W. VAN NORTWICK, settled in Batavia in 1835, and the following year his son made him a visit and was so well pleased with the location and the fatherís investmentís, that he became a partner in his enterprises. In 1846, the state of New York stopped all the public works, he was thrown out of employment, but Gov. William Marcy, then Secíty. Of War, had recognized the marked abilities of the young man, and gave him employment in the government work at the Brooklyn dry docks.
Subsequently the projection of the Galena and Chicago Union Railway opened up a new field of enterprise in the west, and the late J. B. Turner, being in want of a chief engineer, made Mr. VAN NORTWICK an offer to go to Illinois and accept the position, which he did, settling with his family in this city, in 1846. He then began railroad building in the west. The C. B. & Q. was being constructed from Turner Junction to Aurora and he was tendered and accepted the position of consulting engineer. After the extension of the Road to Burlington and Quincy, he took the position of president, which he held for eight years. At this time his ____ was demanding his ___ ___ and he retired from public work.
___ the time various milling enterprises enjoyed his attention which under the efficient management of himself and sons, have become large successes. While building the mill in Batavia, he interested a number of Eastern capitalists, forming a company under the name of Baker, House & Co. On the completion of the mill, they began the manufacture of flour on a large scale, and for some time Chicago depended largely on this city to supply itís demand of this necessary article. In 18_2, the company dissolved and the property was divided. He erected the first grist mill ever built in Batavia near where the Challenge factory now stands.
Mr. VAN NORTWICK was a large stockholder and one of the founders of the Batavia Paper Company of which he became a sole owner in 1869. It was made a joint company in 1870, and is one of the largest paper manufactories in the West. In addition to the Batavia mills, he was a large owner in various other paper and pulp mills, and other valuable water power property in the Fox River in Wisconsin.
During his younger days, he traveled extensively in Europe, giving much of his attention while abroad to some of the Old Worldís best engineering works.
He was a man that did much for the prosperity and advancement of our beautiful city, as well as the surrounding country, and was permitted to live to see it grow and flourish beyond all precedent in history, all of which was largely due to his thought, foresight, labor, public spirit and liberality. He laid the foundation of the great railway system that now so interlaces the upper Mississippi River valley. He amassed a fortune, and was interested in numerous banks and other enterprises.
He hated shams and appreciated and loved solid worth of character, and was a man of exceptional honor and rectitude. The beautiful Episcopal church on Batavia avenue was built by him and presented to the church society.
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Joseph STUBBS

Beacon News Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

March 17, 1891

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Death of Joseph STUBBS.
Died, at his residence, 338 Liberty street, yesterday afternoon, Joseph STUBBS, aged 71 years, 10 months. He was born at Nottingham, England, Aug. 2d, 1819, was married to Sarah SMITH, Aug. 4th, 1844, at Sheffield, by whom he had nine children, six of whom survive him. They are: Mrs. Johnson COPELIN, of Indianapolis; Mrs. John GREENAWAY, Miss Mary and Frank STUBBS, of this city; James and E.W. STUBBS, of Beardstown, Ill.

He came to America in 1849, settling first in Schenectady, N.Y., and moving to Aurora in 1853. He commenced working for the Burlington company, which was at the time called Chicago and Aurora, running the engine which some of the oldest railroad men may remember as the "Rocket," and which was engaged in constructing the road west, between Aurora and Mendota. He afterward came in the shop, acting as foreman of the car machine shop, under C.F. Allen, until he commenced work in the locomotive department, where he was worked continuously until the day he was taken sick. He was taken sick April 6th, with the grippe, which afterward developed into pneumonia, finally dying from weakness resulting from the disease.


Mrs. Sarah STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

September 9, 1899.

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Mrs. Sarah STUBBS, widow of the late Joseph STUBBS, died this morning, at her home, 265 North Union street, after an illness of but four days, of heart trouble, aged 79 years. Deceased was born in Sheffield, England, in 1820, and came to this country in 1849, moved to Aurora in 1850 and has resided here ever since. Her husband, who died some nine years ago, was identified for many years with the C. B. & Q. railroad company. She leaves six children to mourn the loss of a tender loving mother. They are Mrs. John COPELIN, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Mrs. J. S. GREENAWAY, Miss Mary E. STUBBS, F. J., J.J. and Dr. E. W. STUBBS all of this city. Funeral will be held Sunday.


Mrs. Emma Eliza JONES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

March 22, 1873

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DIED, Tuesday last, March 18th, Mrs. Emma Eliza JONES, aged 27 years and 7 months, wife of David JONES, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STUBBS, of this city. The family of the deceased desire to offer their sincere thanks to the many friends who have showed so much kindness in this severe affliction.


JOHN COPELIN

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on October 21, 1909.

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A telegram received this morning by Edward COPELIN of this city announced the death of his father, John COPELIN, in the City hospital, Indianapolis, this morning.
Deceased was a resident of Aurora for twenty-five years, and during this time was employed as an expert blacksmith at the C. B. & Q. shops. Of late he had been employed by the Indianapolis Car Works. His wife, who was Miss Jennie STUBBS of Aurora, died six years ago. Mr. COPELIN was born in Pennsylvania sixty years ago. The remains will be brought to Aurora for Interment.


Clifford COPELAND

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

August 28, 1900

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Clifford COPELAND; son of Mr. and Mrs. John (nee Jennie STUBBS) COPELAND, of Indianapolis, Ind., 18 years of age, died of cerebral spinal meningitis at 4 a.m. Monday, August 27. The funeral will be held from the Episcopal church in Aurora at 10:30 Wednesday morning.


Sarah Jane COPELIN

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on February 18, 1903.

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Sarah Jane, wife of Johnson COPELIN, died at her home, 340 North Root street, at 5:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of about 13 months, aged 53 years, 7 months and 7 days. Deceased was born in New York state, August 10th, 1849, and came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STUBBS, to this city about fifty years ago. Nineteen years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. COPELIN and with him went to Indianapolis some years later where they lived for about 10 years. She returned to Aurora some three years since. Her husband and one son Edwin COPELIN employed in the Q shops, survive her, besides two sisters, Mrs. J.W. GREENAWAY and Miss Mary STUBBS, and three brothers, Frank, Dr. E.W. and James G. STUBBS, all of this city. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the late home at 2 o'clock and will be private, only intimate friends being invited. Interment will take place Spring Lake cemetery.


John S. GREENAWAY

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

June 20, 1930

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John S. GREENAWAY, 85, passed away at his home, 37 North Spencer street, yesterday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock. He was born at St. Tudy, Cornwall, England, June 7, 1845, and had been a resident of Aurora since 1871.
He is survived by his widow, two sons, J. W. GREENAWAY, of Aurora, and Frank GREENAWAY, of DeKalb, and two grandchildren, Frances of Aurora, and Robert, of DeKalb.
Funeral services will be held at the Healy chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. John R. Humphries will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.


Mrs. Harriet Ellen GREENAWAY

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

February 6, 1933.

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Mrs. GREENAWAY, Resident Here 81 Years, Dead

Widow of Veteran Burlington Railroad Employee

Mrs. Harriet Ellen GREENAWAY, a resident of Aurora for 81 years, died last night at 11:30 o'clock at the home of her son, J.W. GREENAWAY, 15 North Anderson street, after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late John S. GREENAWAY, veteran Burlington railroad employe, who passed away in 1930. Born at Schenectady, N.Y., Sept. 3, 1851, Mrs. GREENAWAY was brought to Aurora as a baby in 1852 by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STUBBS. Her father was the first machinist in the service of the Burlington railroad. Residing here practically from the time of her birth Mrs. GREENAWAY saw the city grow from a tiny village to a thriving city. She was married here in 1871.

Prominent Rebekah Mrs. GREENAWAY was the organizer of the Claim Street Baptist church and recently celebrated her fiftieth anniversary as a Rebekah, being a member and the first past grand of Tirzah lodge. She was for 37 years chaplain of the lodge and was a delegate to the first Illinois assembly of the Rebekahs. She was a member of the Aurora Historical society and of the Burlington Veterans' auxiliary. Two sons, Frank GREENAWAY, one of the publishers of the DeKalb Chronicle, and J.W. GREENAWAY, justice of the peace here, and a former clerk of the Aurora city court, survive. There are also two grandchildren, Frances GREENAWAY, Aurora, and Robert GREENAWAY, DeKalb, and two brothers, James J. STUBBS and Dr. E.U. STUBBS, both of Aurora. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Mrs. Harriet GREENAWAY

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

February 7, 1933

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Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet GREENAWAY will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Healy chapel. The Rev. J.R. Humphries will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery. Services will be in charge of Tirzah Rebekah lodge.


J. W. GREENAWAY

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

July 6, 1959

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J. W. GREENAWAY, 15 North Anderson St., one of the most widely known men in Aurora, died Sunday at the Knights Templar home in Paxton, Ill. He was 86-years old. Known as "Judge" because of his many years as an Aurora Justice of the Peace, Mr. GREENAWAY until recent months was a familiar figure on downtown streets as he greeted friends while strolling thru the business district almost every day. Following World War I, Mr. GREENAWAY published a book which gave pictures and sketches of the Aurora residents who had served during the campaign, and which also listed leading Aurora residents and buildings. He produced a similar volume after World War II, a tremendous undertaking because of the large number of Aurorans in uniform, and because of his advanced age. He became ill before the book was complete, but he finished it in spite of his handicap, and today copies rest in may Aurora homes.
Mr. GREENAWAY was a member of the original Aurora Zouaves, the "Red-legged Centipede," in which members went thru elaborate maneuvers without commanding changing pace and direction on certain numbers reached while counting cadence to themselves. This unit traveled all over the United States and during a 14-months tour of Europe, appeared before every king and emperor. Mr. GREENAWAY was secretary of the Zouaves, who thrilled crowds with their work at the Aurora Centennial in 1937 when they were all well along in years.

Mr. GREENAWAY was born in Aurora May 6, 1873, and had lived here all his life. He was a member of Jerusalem Temple Lodge 90, AF & AM, Knights Templar, Medinah Temple, Royal Arch Masons, and the Odd Fellows lodge. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frances LAMPHLER and two granddaughters of Wheaton. His wife, Mrs. F. Maude GREENAWAY, died less than two months ago on May 14. Funeral services will be held at the Healy chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. John L. Figley officiating. Interment will be Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after noon Tuesday. Jerusalem Temple Lodge No. 90 will conduct Masonic services at the chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Helena STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

April 7, 1913

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Helena Genevieve, the 14 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank STUBBS Jr., died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. REES, 359 Hoyles avenue, at 7:10 o'clock Sunday morning. A sad coincidence is that two weeks ago yesterday the little one's great-grandfather passed away at the same home. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis REES Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. F. F. Brandt will officiate, interment will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


Lewis E. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

June 7, 1955.

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Lewis E. REES, Passes Away In Hospital

Aurora's Oldest Living Baseball Player, 95, Dies Following Fall Saturday Lewis Edward "Lou" REES, Aurora's oldest living baseball player died this morning at the St. Charles hospital, where he had been taken following a fall Saturday at his home, 509 Hoyles Ave. Born Jan. 5, 1860, in Naperville, he was 95 years old at the time of his death. Mr. REES was a foreman in the Coach shops of the Burlington railroad when he retired in 1927. He was also the first captain of the No. 5 firehouse of the Aurora fire department. Always a great lover of baseball, Mr. REES was a member of the Aurora Old Timers association, and always attended that organization's annual program at Phillips Park. Despite his age he would sit and cheer and enjoy himself as dozen of his friends came by his chair to wish him well. He was injured Saturday afternoon when he fell down a flight of three stairs leading from the back porch of his home.

Mr. REES is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna STUBBS, and two sons, Herbert L. and George H. REES, all of Aurora; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a brother, Fred REES. His wife, Mrs. May REES, died July 14, 1935. Funeral services will be held Friday from Daleiden's Lincoln Avenue Mortuary. The time will be announced later. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

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REES, LEWIS EDWARD, FUNERAL, will be held at Daleiden's Lincoln Ave. Mortuary. Friday morning at 10:30. Fr. Samuel W. Vose will officiate, with interment in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at South Lincoln avenue and Clark street. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on June 8, 1955.


Mrs. Lewis REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

July 15, 1935

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Mrs. Lewis REES, 73 years, July 14, at the home, 509 Hoyles Ave. Survived by husband, one daughter, Mrs. Frank STUBBS, two sons, Herbert and Desk Sergeant George REES of the Aurora police department; three brothers, Windsor BROWN of Seattle, Wash., Dewitt BROWN of New London, Conn., George FAY of Fredericksburg, Ia., and six grandchildren. The body was removed to the Downs Funeral Home. Funeral Arrangements later.

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MRS. LEWIS E. REES, JULY 14, 1935.

Funeral service at the home, 509 Hoyles Ave., Wednesday, July 17, 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Henry Moser officiating. Interment Spring Lake. Friends may call at the home after 6 o'clock this evening. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on July 17, 1935.


GEORGE H. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

December 11, 1981.

Contributed by source #2

George H. REES, 91, of Aurora, died Thursday at Mercy Center Hospital. He was born July 9, 1890 in Aurora. Mr. REES was retired, Police Chief of Aurora in 1949. He was a charter member of the Third Ward Social Club, Policemen's Benevolent Association of Illinois, Aurora Policemen's Benevolent Association and worked with the Kane County Sheriff's office for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth M. (VOSS) REES; two sons, Robert K. REES of Aurora and Herbert A. REES of Salina, Kansas: one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jean) J. TEWS of Clarksdale, Miss.; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. William R. Burden and the Rev. Clifford Briar will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary. Mr. REES' remains will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until funeral hour. Memorials may be given to Trinity Episcopal Church.


HERBERT L. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

December 24, 1965

Contributed by source #2

Herbert L. REES, 79, formerly of 55 S. Root St., died Thursday at Joseph Hospital, Joliet. He was born in Aurora on April 7, 1886. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. M. W. (Evelyn) PARKINSON of Joliet, and Mrs. Arthur G. (Jane) LOW of DesMoines, Iowa; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, George of Aurora, and one sister, Mrs. Anna STUBBS of Aurora. His wife Zada STOPPS REES, preceded him in death in 1961. Funeral arrangements are being made at Daleiden's Mortuary. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.

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HERBERT L. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

December 26, 1965

Contributed by source #2

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Trinity Episcopal Church for Herbert L. REES, 79, former Aurora resident who died Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet. The Rev. Samuel W. Vose will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at Daleiden Mortuary, High and Liberty Streets, this afternoon and evening. Mr. REES formerly resided at 55 S. Root St.


MRS. ZADA (STOPPS) REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

October 8, 1961

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Zada (STOPPS) REES, 76, of 55 S. Root St., died Saturday at St. Charles Hospital. She was born in Aurora, Nov. 18, 1884. Mrs. REES was a member of St. Margaret Guild, as well as former member of the Altar Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her husband, Herbert L. of Aurora: two daughters, Mrs. M. W. (Evelyn) Parkinson of Joliet and Mrs. Arthur G. (Jane) Low of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Daleiden's Lincoln Avenue Mortuary, Tuesday at 1 p.m. to the Trinity Episcopal; Church at 2 p.m. with the Fr. Samuel W. Voss officiating. Interment will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p.m. today.


MRS. F. M. GREENAWAY

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

May 15, 1959

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Mrs. Frances GREENAWAY, 88, 15 N. Anderson St., died yesterday at Galena Boulevard Hospital. She was born May 6, 1871 in Wayland, Iowa. Surviving are her husband, J. William GREENAWAY of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Earl E. (Frances) LAMPHIEAR of Wheaton; one sister, Mrs. T. H. SHAY of Omaha, Neb.; two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. GREENAWAY was a member of the First Methodist church, and the Rising Sun Chapter of the O.E.S. Funeral services will be held at the Healy Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. John L. Figley officiating. Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.


Miss Mary E. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

May 8, 1922

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Miss Mary E. STUBBS, one of the oldest and best known women in Aurora, died at her late home. Sunday morning at 4:50 o'clock. She was 68 years old. She was born in Aurora, Dec. 3, 1853 and has been a continuos resident of the city from the time of her birth. She is well known as vocalist. With her sister, Mrs. J.S. GREENAWAY, she sang from the steps of the old Tremont house when the Thirtysixth regiment left for the civil war. The sisters were the first to sing "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the boys are Marching," in Aurora.

The deceased was a member of the East High graduating class of 1873. She was one of the first members of the Trinity church choir. Her father, the late Joseph STUBBS, was one of the first machinist in the employment of the Burlington railroad. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. J.S. GREENAWAY, and three brothers, Frank, James and Dr. E.W. STUBBS, all of Aurora. The funeral will be held from the late home, 338 Liberty street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and at 2:30 o'clock from Trinity Episcopal church. The Rev. B.E. Chapman will officiate. Services at home will be private. Interment will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


FRANK STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

June 27, 1923

Contributed by source #2

VETERAN "Q" EMPLOYEE DIES
Frank J. STUBBS Sr., one of Aurora best known men died at his home, 338 Liberty street, last night at 8 o'clock of paralysis. He was stricken last Friday morning. He suffered a similar stroke four years ago which deprived him of the use of his entire right side and resulted in his retirement from the Burlington railroad shops, where he had served in the capacity of machinist and foreman for 47 years.
Notwithstanding his physical handicap as a result of the first stroke, Mr. STUBBS continued to care for his garden and flowers. He was famous in the city for the tulips and wild flowers which grew in his garden.

The deceased was 65 years of age. He was born in 1858 in the old STUBBS homestead in North Broadway, which was located on the site of the present C. B. & Q. paint shop. He was married May 23, 1881, to Capitola B. HALL, who preceded him in death 27 years. He is survived by three sons, Richard of Glendale, Cal., Frank and Ralph of Aurora, one daughter, Mrs. A.B. BUTLER of Aurora and, two brothers, James J. and Dr. Edwin E. STUBBS both of Aurora and one sister, Mrs. John GREENAWAY of Aurora. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the home and at 2:30 o'clock from Trinity Episcopal church. Services at the home will be private. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


ALVIN B. BUTLER

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

June 26, 1948

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Alvin B. BUTLER, 66, of 511 North May St., died at his home last evening. He is survived by his widow, Capitola, four daughters, Mrs. Jessie WAGNER, Mrs. May SCHOLZ, Mrs. Ida SCHILTZ and Mrs. Bertha GRIEVES, four sons, Alvin F. and Edwin W. all of Aurora and Robert D. of Springfield and Ray H. of Waukegan; two brothers, Harvey of Aurora and Rufus of Somonauk.
Funeral services will be held from the Downs funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. J. R. Humphries will officiate. Interment in Lincoln Highway cemetery. Friends may call at the Downs funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

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BUTLER, ALVIN B.- THE FUNERAL will be held from the Downs funeral home Monday at 10 a.m., Rev. J. R. Humphries will officiate. Interment, Lincoln Highway cemetery. Friends may call at the Downs funeral home. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on August 27, 1948. (date discrepancy...June or August?)


Capitola Bess BUTLER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

August 12, 1966

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Mrs. Capitola Bess BUTLER, 84, of Rt. 3, Box 514, Prairie Road, died Thursday at Hill Crest Nursing Home. She was born April 2, 1882 in Aurora.

She was a member of Claim Street Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Alvin F. of North Aurora, Ray H. of Waukegan, Robert D. and Edwin W. of Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Jessie) WAGNER, Mrs. Max (Mary) SCHOLZ and Mrs. Glenn (Ida) SCHILTZ of Oswego and Mrs. Kenneth (Bertha) GRIEVES of Aurora; two brothers, Rozzel STUBBS of California and Ralph J. STUBBS of Aurora; 23 grandchildren; and 65 great grandchildren. Mrs. BUTLER was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin B.; one son, Ralph; and one daughter Dorothy.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieterle South Broadway Memorial Home. Rev. N. Wesley Bettcher will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln memorial Park. Friends may call after noon on Sunday at the funeral home.


James J. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

February 21, 1936

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AGED 75 YEARS died February 21, 2:45 a.m., at home, 515 S. Fifth St. He is survived by his wife, Anna, two daughters, Mrs. Harriett YOCUM and Mrs. Margaret ANNABLE; a son James J. Jr.,; a grandson, James YOCUM; one brother Dr. E.W. STUBBS, all of Aurora. He was a member of First Presbyterian church, Postal Rural Carriers union and Aurora lodge No. 400. L.O.O.M. The funeral will be held at Healy chapel, Monday at 3 p.m., Rev. J.E. Congdon officiating. Interment in Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call at home until Monday morning.

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STUBBS, James J.--- THE FUNERAL will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Healy
chapel, Rev. James E. Congdon officiating. Interment in Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call the home 515 S. Fifth St., until Monday morning. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on February 22, 1936.


MRS. HARRIETT E. YOCUM

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

February 3, 1955

Contributed by source #2

MRS. HARRIETT E. YOCUM, formerly of 355 Evans Ave., aged 68 years, died Feb.
2 at her home in Stockton, Calif. She was born Feb. 9, 1886, Beardstown, Ill. She is survived by her son James L. YOCUM, Stockton, Calif.; a sister Mrs. Margaret ANNABLE of Aurora; a brother, James J. STUBBS of Aurora; three grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal church and the Copley Hospital Nurses Association. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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YOCUM, MRS. HARRIETT E.... The funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal church
Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Fr. Samuel W. Vose officiating. Interment Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Healy chapel until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on February 4, 1955.


YOCUM Infant

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

January 28, 1924

Contributed by source #2

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. YOCUM died yesterday morning at Aurora hospital. A private burial took place today at the Spring Lake cemetery.


Anna B. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

September 23, 1910

Contributed by source #2

BERNICE STUBBS DIES AT HER HOME.... Popular young lady's death is mourned

Miss Anna B. STUBBS, better known in Aurora as Berdee STUBBS, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James J. STUBBS, 319 South Fifth street, aged twenty years, three months and thirteen days.

Miss STUBBS has been ill for a number of months. For a time she seemed to improve, but suffered a relapse. She graduated from the East Aurora High school in 1908 and has always been a prominent worker in the Presbyterian church. She was a girl of sweet character and was beloved by many friends. She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, two sisters, Harriet and Margaret and one brother, James STUBBS. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Henry Hepburn and Rev. Montgomery officiating. Interment will be at Spring Lake cemetery. The services at the cemetery will be private.


MARGARET ANNABLE

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

January 10, 1971

Contributed by source #2


Mrs. Margaret ANNABLE, 74, formerly of 429 Marion Ave., died Saturday at the Zace Nursing Home in Winfield. She was born Feb. 15, 1896, in Aurora. She is survived by a nephew.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel. The Rev. Oscar T. Nicholson will Officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.


James J. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

September 25, 1970

Contributed by source #2

Dies at Age of 70
James J. STUBBS, 70, of 817 Hinman St., died Thursday at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born May 6, 1900, in Aurora. Mr. STUBBS is survived by his widow, Margaret; one sister, Mrs. Margaret ANNABLE of Aurora and a nephew.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 705 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 400.
Funeral services will be held at the Corcoran Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m.with Rev. Gerald F. Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.


Dr. E. W. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

May 26, 1945

Contributed by source #2

Pioneer Local Physician, Dies
Dr. Edwin W. STUBBS, a retired physician, died of pneumonia at Copley hospital last night. He was born in Aurora Dec. 2, 1863, the youngest child of Joseph STUBBS, who was among the first Aurora employes of the Burlington railroad. After receiving his early education in the Aurora public schools he attended St. Louis university. After he completed his course he returned to Aurora where he practiced medicine for 28 years. During this time he served residents of the community as county physician and served as an examining physician for the draft board in World War I. He retired in 1926 after an automobile accident which crippled one arm seriously enough to handicap him.

His widow, Harriet Ann STUBBS, who resides on the New York street road; two sons, Dr. J. W. STUBBS and E. W. STUBBS Jr., of Aurora; three daughters, Helen L. SULLIVAN and Marion A. MARKEL of Chicago, and Alice C. FOGLE of Long Beach, Calif., survive. There are 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren surviving also.

He was a member of Aurora lodge 254, A. F. and A. M. Services will be in charge of Aurora lodge 254, A. F. and A. M.

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STUBBS, DR. EDWIN W. - The funeral will be held at the Healy chapel with
services in charge of Aurora lodge No. 254, A. F. & A. M., Monday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. E. J. Hamrick officiating. Interment, Lincoln Highway cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on May 27, 1945.


MRS. HARRIET ANN STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

November 17, 1947

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Hariett Ann STUBBS, 82, for many years a resident of Aurora and widow of the late Dr. E.W. STUBBS, of Aurora, died Nov. 14 at Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by two sons, Dr. J.W. STUBBS and Edward W. STUBBS, both of Aurora and three daughters, Mrs. John SULLIVAN of Chicago, Mrs. Raymond MARKEL of Chicago, and Mrs. Otis FOGLE of Long Beach.

The deceased was a member of the Claim St. Baptist church. Funeral services will be held at the Healy chapel Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. E.J. Hamrick officiating. Interment in the Lincoln Highway cemetery. Friends may call the chapel Tuesday evening.


EDWIN W. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on August 21, 1965

Contributed by source #2


Edwin W. STUBBS, 75, of Eola, died Friday in his daughter's home in Eola. He
was born Oct. 22, 1889, in Aurora. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Harriet) KORCEK, Mrs. Leslie (Ethel) RAINES, both of Aurora, and Mrs. Robert (Jean) WHITNEY of Eola; one son Edwin W. STUBBS of Aurora; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Others survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Alice JOHNSON of Vista, Calif., Mrs. Marion MARKEL of Colorado and Mrs. John (Helen) SULLIVAN of Chicago; and one brother, Dr. Walter STUBBS of Bath, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Biedelman-Wunderlich Funeral Home, Naperville. Rev. Robert K. Kinney of Central Bible Church of Aurora will officiate. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Frank J. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

July 29, 1940

Contributed by source #2

STUBBS, FRANK J., 58, 517 Hoyles Ave. Died at his home July 29. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Luella of Aurora, a son, George R. of Detroit, Mich., 2 grandchildren, Mary May and Luella Lynn STUBBS of Detroit, a sister Mrs. Alvin BUTLER and a brother Ralph J., both of Aurora and a brother, R.R. STUBBS of Glendale, Cal. Funeral notice later. Friends may call at Downs funeral home.

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STUBBS, FRANK J. ..... The Funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal church Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Wm. W. Horstick will Officiate. The Masonic service will be held at Spring Lake cemetery. Jerusalem Lodge No. 20.
A. F. & A. M. in charge. Friend may call at the Downs funeral home until 9:30Thursday morning, after which the body will lie in state in the church. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on July 30, 1940.


ANNA M. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

March 3, 1973

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Anna M. STUBBS, 87, of Aurora, died Friday at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by the Daleiden Mortuary.

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ANNA M. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

March 4, 1973

Anna M. STUBBS, 88, of Aurora, died Friday at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville. She was born April 17, 1884, in Aurora.

She is survived by a son, George R. of Lake Elmo, Minn; a brother, George H. REES of Aurora; three grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
Mrs. STUBBS was a member of Royal Neighbors Lodge 196 and the American War Mothers, Chapter 10. Funeral services will be announced by the Daleiden Mortuary where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.

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ANNA M. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

March 5, 1973.

Funeral services for Anna M. STUBBS of Aurora will be held Tuesday, at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Aurora at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Camm will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Daleiden Mortuary. Contribution in Mrs. STUBBS's memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. STUBBS, 88, died Friday at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville. She was born, April 17, 1884 in Aurora.


George W. STOPP

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

July 20, 1915

Contributed by source #2

George W. STOPP Called By Death.... Watchmaker Who Had Tested Burlington Timepieces for Years, Succumbs to Illness.... Was Employed by Trask & Plain Jewelry Store for Forty Years Funeral Thursday.

George W. STOPP, watchmaker for Trask & Plain, who has tested the watches of all Burlington engineman and conductors in Aurora for more years than most men can remember, died this morning at 7:45 o'clock at his home at 47 South Root street after an illness of five months. He was 62 years old, and has been employed at Trask & Plain's over since he came to Aurora 40 years ago.

STOPP was born at Glasgow, Mo., Nov. 24, 1852, and learned the trade of a watchmaker at Boone, Iowa. During his lone residence in Aurora he had formed a wide acquaintance, especially with railroad men with whom he was very popular. He was known also as a pearl expert which carried his fame beyond Aurora. He was a great Cub fan and always a follower and supporter of local sports.

He is survived by his wife, a son George Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Herbert REES, and three grandchildren living in Aurora, and a sister, Mrs. F. M. TAYLOR of Macon, Iowa. The funeral will be held from the home Thursday afternoon and will be
private. The Rev. Charles A. Hollbrook officiating. Interment will be Spring Lake cemetery.


Jennie B. STOPPS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

April 25, 1950

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. STOPPS, Born Here 91 Years Ago, Dies

Mrs. Jennie B. STOPPS, 91, one of Aurora's oldest, native born residents, died at her home, 55 S. Root St., late last night. She was born in Aurora on April 8, 1859, and was the widow of George Warner STOPPS well known watchmaker employed by the Trask and Plain jewelers when located at Fox and Broadway years ago. Surviving are one son, George and one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Zada) REES, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Downs funeral home Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Samuel W. Voss officiating. Interment to Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


A. D. WARNER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

January 15, 1908

Contributed by source #2


A. D. WARNER, passed away at his late home, 21 South Anderson street, this morning at 12:15 o'clock, aged seventy-nine years, after an extended illness. Decedent leaves to mourn his loss a wife and one daughter, Mrs. George STOPPS, of South Root street. Mr. WARNER was born in New York state, but had been a resident to Aurora since 1838, being one of the city's oldest residents. The funeral will be held from the late home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be private. Friends will please omit flowers. Reverend Holbrook will officiate. Interment will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


Mrs. Caroline B. WARNER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

April 27, 1915

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Caroline B. WARNER, a resident of Aurora for the past 83 years, died last night at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George W. STOPPS, at 47 South Root street, at the age of 84 years. She was born in the east, October 12, 1830, and came to Aurora with her parents when a little than a year old.
Mrs. WARNER was the widow of Alonzo D. WARNER who died about 10 years ago. The family home was at 21 South Anderson street. She moved to the home of her daughter a short time ago. Private funeral services will be held Wednesday from the home. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.


George Johann STOPPS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois on March 12, 1936

Contributed by source #2

STOPPS, GEORGE JOHANN - FUNERAL services will be held from the Downs Funeral Home Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Rev. W. W. Horstick officiating. Interment Spring Lake cemetery.


Richard REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

November 30, 1918

Contributed by source #2

Richard REES died at his residence, 243 South Fourth street at 9 o'clock last evening of urema, aged 89 years, 2 months and 15 days. The funeral will be held from his late home at 2 o'clock Sunday. December 1. Interment will be held at Spring Lake cemetery.


Fred REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

February 22, 1957

Contributed by source #2

Oldtime Ball Player Dies

Fred REES, 90, last surviving member of Aurora's first baseball team, died yesterday at the Galena Boulevard Hospital. REES, a retired Burlington Railroad trainman, lived at 806 S. Fourth St. He was born May 9, 1866, in Aurora.

Mr. REES retired in 1933 after 46 years with the Burlington, and since that time had been one of the most active members of the Aurora Old Timers Baseball Association. He had played with the city's initial team, before 1890, when games were held at Hurd's Island. He played the outfield and was a heavy hitter. His brother, Lou REES, died two years ago at the age of 96, shortly after attending the Old Timers 1954 reunion.

Mr. REES is survived by two daughters, Mrs. EMMONS (Ethel), Mrs. Irene STILLINGS, both of Aurora; a son Richard REES of Aurora; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. His wife, Mrs. Eva REES. died in 1933. He was a charter member of Columbian Lodge 479 of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 o'clock from the Healy Chapel, with the Rev. Wesley McKelvey officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call the chapel after 6 o'clock Saturday.


Mrs. Eva Ethel REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

November 21, 1933

Contributed by source #2


Mrs. Eva Ethel REES died at her home, 416 Marion avenue, last night at 9 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, Fred H. REES; a son, Richard L. REES; two daughters, Mrs. Emmons REES and Mrs. Harry STILLINGS, and one grandson, Billy REES, all of Aurora.
The funeral will be private at the Healy Chapel, Thursday afternoon ay 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. W. J. Schuerman of the Fourth Street M. E. church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery. Friends who wish to see Mrs. REES may call at the chapel tonight and tomorrow.


E. Emmons REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

October 1, 1947

Contributed by source #2

Funeral services for the late E. Emmons REES, 50, who was killed in a train accident yesterday, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Healy chapel, with the Rev. W. E. McKelvey officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery.

Mr. REES, one for Aurora's outstanding sports enthusrats, was found dead along the Burlington right of way west of Naperville. The date for an inquest to determine the nature of his death has not been set, altho an investigation is now being conducted by the state's attorney's office of DuPage county, the Naperville police, and officials of the road.

Search is still being made by both Aurora and Naperville police for persons who may have seen REES Tuesday morning either in the local passenger station of the Burlington railroad or on the train from which it is suspected he fell. Any persons having information are requested to call Chief of Police George H. REES at 8601.

Mr. REES was assistant to the chief passenger agent of the Pennsylvania railroad. He was born in Oswego, March 2, 1897. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel REES; a son William; a daughter, Beverly; his father Edmund REES of Bristol; and a sister, Mrs. Earl MCVICKER, Oswego. Friends may call at the chapel.


Ethel M. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

May 25, 1991

Contributed by source #2

Ethel M. REES, 90 of Aurora, passed away on Friday, May 24 at Hillside Living Center in Yorkville. She was born on February 21, 1901. She was a life long member of the Fourth St. United Methodist Church; the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League and the Royal Neighbors.

Survivors include her daughter, Ms. Beverly CALIENDO; one son William W.
(Arlene) REES; four grandchildren, Scot CALIENDO, William W. (Laurie) REES, James E. (Vicki) REES and Ronald REES. all of Aurora and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmons REES in 1947; her parents, Fred & Eva (HANKES) REES; his sister, Irene STILLINGS and one brother, Richard REES.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the Spring Lake Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Fourth St. United Methodist Church or the Animal Welfare Association in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were completed by Dieterle Memorial Home.


William Walter REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

November 27, 1997

Contributed by source #2


William Walter REES, 74, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, November 24, 1997 at his home. He was born on October 12, 1923 in Aurora.

Mr. REES graduated from East Aurora High School in 1941. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Wll. He was wounded on Okinawa and received the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church and Barber- Greene Hunting and Fishing Club. Mr. REES was retired from Deluxe Cleaners. He was a long time fast pitch coach and an avid sports fan. He loved sports, his church, his family and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene (BERG) REES, whom he married on December 29, 1946; three sons, Ron (Cindi) REES of Montgomery, Jim (Vicki) REES of Oswego and Bill (Lori) REES, Jr. of Mt. Home, Arkansas; his sister, Beverly CALIENDO and seven grandchildren, Cari and Crista REES of Montgomery, Lindsay and Ben REES of Oswego and Jennifer, Billy III and Jacob REES of Mt. Home, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmons and Ethel (REES) REES.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 28, 1997 at Fourth Street Untied Methodist Church, where he will lie in state from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour. The Rev. Gary Hougen will officiate with interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Dieterle Memorial Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. REES memory to Fourth Street United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by the Dieterle Memorial Home. 1120 S. Broadway, Aurora, Illinois 897-1196.


HARRY M. STILLINGS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

October 25, 1958

Contributed by source #2

Harry M. STILLINGS, 416 Marion Ave., 58 years old, died yesterday at Copley Memorial Hospital. He was born April 28, 1900 at Colfax, Ia. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene STILLINGS of Aurora; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas VANDEVENTER and one grandson, Thomas Dean VANDEVENTER, both of North Aurora.

The funeral will be held at the Healy Chapel Monday at 3 p.m., Rev. Sidney Bloomquist officiating. Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Healy Chapel after Sunday noon.


IRENE STILLINGS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

February 20, 1986

Contributed by source #2


Mrs. Irene STILLINGS, 83, of Aurora, died Wednesday, February 19, 1986 at Countryside Healthcare Center. She was born December 24, 1902 in Aurora. She was a member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Kay) SHERRY of Aurora; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister. Mrs. Ethel E. REES of Aurora; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry STILLINGS in 1958; and by one brother, Richard REES in 1959.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Healy Chapel with the Rev. Douglas P. DeGraaf officiating. Burial will be at Spring Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until the funeral hour on Friday at the Healy Chapel.


Frank H. REES

Beacon News. Aurora, Illinois

November 27, 1925

Contributed by source #2

Veteran in "Q" Service Dies

Frank H. REES, one of the oldest and best known conductors on the Burlington railroad, died at his late home, 231 South Fourth street, early Thursday morning, of pneumonia, following an illness of eight months. As a conductor on thru passenger trains between Chicago and Burlington, Ia., of 30 years he was known by thousands of the traveling public.

The deceased, a robust man who all his life was a love of outdoor life, was taken ill about eight months ago and for a time it appeared that he had made a successful fight against his aliment. He suffered a relapses however, and in his weakened condition pneumonia developed, which resulted in his death.

Mr. REES was born at Naperville. Feb. 14, 1858, and had resided in Aurora 60 years. He was employed by the Burlington for 48 years, 30 years of that time as passenger conductor on the main line from Chicago to Burlington. For the last six years he was in the suburban service between Chicago and Aurora. He was at all times pleasant and accommodating and owned hundreds of friends. The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Russell, Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. W. A. MCDONALD, of Troy, N. Y.; three brothers, William, Lewis and Fred REES, and one sister, Mrs. John BLAIR.
He was a member of the Order of Railway conductors serving the seven years as chief conductor of the local division Aurora lodge No. 254, A. F. & A. M. And Aurora chapter.

The funeral will be held from the late home, 231 South Fourth street tomorrow afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


Mrs. Frank H. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., IL.

January 2, 1933

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Frank H. REES died at 9 o'clock Sunday night at her home, 331 South Fourth street. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. William A. MACDONALD, of Rochester,
N.Y., one son, Russell R. of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, George A. ROSIER, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred WRIGHT and Miss Sadie BARRETT, all of Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home, 331 South Fourth street. Services will be private. Dr. Walter Macpherson, of Joliet will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


GEORGE ROSIER

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

January 31, 1943

Contributed by source #2

George ROSIER, 81, of 223 Fifth street, died last night at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1861, in Aurora, and had lived here all his life.
Surviving are his wife, Ellen Mary, a nephew, Russell REES of Detroit, Mich., and a niece, Mrs. William MCDONALD of Hartford, Conn.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at the Downs funeral home.

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ROSIER, GEORGE A., 82, OF 233 Fifth street. Survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. F. W. WRIGHT. Funeral from the home Tuesday at 1:30. Rev. Peter R. Joshua officiating. Interment Spring Lake. Friends may call at the home. Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois on February 1, 1943.


MRS. ELLA ROSIER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

July 2, 1952

Contributed by source #2


Mrs. Ella ROSIER, who resided for many years in Fifth Street before moving to Beardstown, died at Beardstown yesterday after a short illness. She is survived by one brother, Fred MUELLER, of Beardstown; one niece, Mrs. Hazel REES MCDONALD, of Rochester, N.Y., and one nephew, Russell REES, of Detroit, Mich. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at Spring Lake cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. H. W. Teed officiating.


William R. REES

Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois

September 19, 1926

Contributed by source #2

William R. REES is Dead, Following Stroke of Apoplexy

William R. REES, 71, for years a prominent figure in the public affairs here, died at 9:50 o'clock last night at his home, 239 Weston avenue. Apoplexy struck him down last Sunday.

Mr. REES was born in Naperville and came to Aurora with his parents when he was six years old. He entered the employ of the Burlington railroad in 1874 and remained with the company until 1888. Later he was elected alderman of the old Third ward and then was appointed superintend of the city water department. After leaving the city service he became assistant postmaster, a position he held for some years. He resigned from the postal service two years ago. Surviving Mr. REES are a widow Mrs. Jennie, and two brothers, Fred and L. E. REES. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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William R. REES

Funeral services for William R. REES will be held from the residence at 239 Weston avenue tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. W. W. Aylesworth officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lake cemetery. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on September 20, 1926.


Luella May SAFFORD

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

March 1, 1897

Contributed by source #2


Luella May, wife of Fred F. SAFFORD, died about 5 o'clock this morning at their home, 8 North Lake street, aged nearly 24 years. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard REES, and a most estimable lady. With her life also went out that of her infant child, and the husband is thus doubly bereft. The funeral will be held from the house at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and it is expected Rev. Thomas Galt, her old pastor, will be here to officiate, arriving in Aurora tomorrow. Interment at Spring Lake cemetery.


Fred SAFFORD

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

April 7, 1911

Contributed by source #2

FRED SAFFORD PASSES AWAY.... First Taken Seriously Ill Last Sunday Though Not in Good Health for Some Time.... ORIGINAL 'NIC COLDWATER' Humorous Writings for Newspapers Gained Deceased Note....Funeral Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon.

Fred F. SAFFORD, forty-two years old, member of the cement firm of R. S. Safford & Son, died at the St. Charles hospital this morning at 9:35 o'clock. Death was due to Kidney trouble.

The death of Fred SAFFORD who had not been in good health for several months, takes away one of the best known men about town in Aurora. He was at one time prominent in club and lodge circles. He gained note by humorous writings for newspapers. Few Aurorans knew that SAFFORD was the original "Nic Coldwater." Paragraphs in "B. L. T's" column in the Chicago Tribune signed "Nic Coldwater" were from SAFFORD's pen.

Taken Down Last Sunday.
While he was not been in good health for several months he was first taken seriously ill last Sunday and was removed to St. Charles hospital. There was no hope of recovery in the last days of his sickness. Besides his father he is survived by a widow, Mrs. Bessie SAFFORD; who was Miss Bessie CULVER of Sandwich, and a sister, Mrs. Henry CHENEY. They were married in 1900. His first wife was Miss Luella REES.
The funeral will be held from the home of the father, R. S. SAFFORD, 245 Walnut street, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. E. H. Montgomery of the First Presbyterian church will Officiate. Interment will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


HENRY DIXON CHENEY

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

August 20, 1947

Contributed by source #2

DIED Aug. 19 at his home, 427 Walnut St. He was born in Montgomery, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Mabelle JONES CHENEY, Aurora; a daughter, Mrs. Oswald E. NESS, and a granddaughter, Miss Jane BROWER, both of Frankfort, Mich.; a brother, George P. CHENEY, Seattle, Wash., and a sister, Miss Jennie CHENEY, Chautauqua, N.Y. The funeral will be held at the Healy chapel Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. Paul Stowell officiating. Interment Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after Thursday noon.

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CHENEY, HENRY D. - The Funeral will be held at the Healy chapel, Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. Paul Stowell officiating. Interment Spring Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on August 21, 1947.


Mrs. Henry D. CHENEY

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

August 2, 1919

Contributed by source #2


Mrs. Fannie S. CHENEY, aged 46 years, wife of Henry D. CHENEY, died at 1 o'clock this morning at her home at 245 Walnut street, following a lingering illness. She was born in Aurora Sept. 11, 1872, and had lived in Aurora her entire life. On Oct. 4, 1893, she was married to Henry D. CHENEY and had resided at their late home at 245 Walnut street practically ever since. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. SAFFORD, old Aurora residents. She leaves her husband and one daughter, Miss Margaret CHENEY. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, the Rev. A. R. Heaps officiating. Interment in Spring Lake cemetery.


Henry COX

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

March 24, 1913

Contributed by source #2


HENRY COX DIES IN HOYLES AVE... Aged Auroran Passes Away at Home Last Evening After Long Illness.... Had Watched City Grow From Wilderness to Thriving Industrial Center-Funeral Tomorrow.

Henry COX, 87 years old, died at his home, 367 Hoyles avenue, where he had lived for the past 52 years, last night at 8:10 o'clock of general debility. While he had been in falling health for the past year he was confined to his bed for three weeks. When Mr. COX occupied his home over half a century ago the home of the late Whitaker Holden was the only one south of Hoyles avenue, and he saw that part of the city grow from a wilderness into a thickly populated neighborhood of beautiful homes. The three large trees standing at the northwest corner of New York and Root streets were planted many years ago by Mr. COX.

He was born in Butternuts, Ostego county, N.Y., Feb. 21, 1826, and was a
carpenter and pattern maker by trade. He came to Aurora in 1856, working for himself until 1863, when he engaged with Carter & Pinney, following the fortunes of that institution, later known as Hoyt Brothers, until complied by an accident to give up work. He was married Jan. 31, 1853, to Miss Phoebe HOWLAND, who died four years ago today. He is survived by four brothers, living in New York state, one daughter, Mrs. Lewis REESE, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Frank J. STUBBS Jr., Herbert L. REES, superintendent of the McCarthy Construction company, and George H. REES of the Beacon-News forces. All of them reside in this city with four great grandchildren who also survive him.

The funeral will be held from the home 367 Hoyles avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and will be conducted by the Reverend Mr. Matthews, former pastor of the Park Place Baptist church. Interment will be in Spring Lake cemetery.


Lucy STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

March 14, 1888

Contributed by source #2

DIED - Lucy STUBBS
A four month old daughter of Mr. F. J. STUBBS died Friday morning of conjestion of the lungs. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the residence, 285 Superior street.


MRS. MILDRED E. STUBBS

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

April 6, 1972

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Mildred E. STUBBS, 78, of 715 Spruce st., died Saturday at the Aurora Manor Nursing Homes. She was born March 29, 1894, in Aurora. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth M. ERICKSON of Aurora and Mrs. Fred (Marilyn) DECKER of St. Louis, Mo., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph J. in 1970.

She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Paul Gamm will officiate. Burial will be at the Springlake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dieterle Memorial Home Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.


ALVIN F. BUTLER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

December 9, 1966

Contributed by source #2

ALVIN F. BUTLER, North Aurora, Dies
Alvin F. BUTLER, 63 of 12 S. Adams St., North Aurora, died Thursday in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1903, in Aurora. Mr. BUTLER retired in September as a vice president of Trio Brass Foundry. He was a member of the North Aurora Planning Commission and the Masonic Lodge AF & AM 254. Mr. BUTLER was past president of Local 1202 I.A.M. Surviving are his widow, Frances E.; two sons, Alvin W. and Frank J., both of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Frances) HOLMES of Oswego, Mrs. Richard (Delores) FETZER and Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) WOOD, both of North Aurora; 22 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Ida) SCHILTZ of Oswego, Mrs. Elmer (Jessie) WAGNER, Mrs. Max (Mary) SCHOLZ and Mrs. Kenneth (Bertha) GRIEVES, all of Aurora; three brothers, Ray of Waukegan, Robert of Atlanta, Ga., and Edwin of East Point, Ga.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Daleiden Mortuary where friends may call after noon Sunday.

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ALVIN F. BUTLER

Funeral services for Alvin F. BUTLER will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Daleiden Mortuary with Rev. Joseph Kulak officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Sunday where Masonic services in charge of A. F. & A. M. 254 will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. BUTLER. 63, of 12 S. Adams St., North Aurora, died Thursday in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Beacon News, Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois on December 10, 1966.


Frances E. BUTLER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

September 17, 1986

Contributed by source #2

Frances E. BUTLER, 84, of North Aurora, died Tuesday, September 16, 1986 at Countryside Healthcare in Chicago. Survivors include two sons, Frank (Patricia) and Alvin (Dorothy) BUTLER, both of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Frances) HOLMES of Oswego, Mrs. Richard (Delores) FETZER and Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) WOOD, both of North Aurora; 26 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters.

Funeral from Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to Blessed Sacrament Church at 10 a.m. Father Edward S. Wright will officiate with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation at the mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday where the rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.


HERMAN RAY BUTLER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

January 12, 1975

Contributed by source #2


Herman Ray BUTLER, 69, of Tavares, Fla., formerly of Aurora, died Saturday. He was born Feb. 1, 1905. He is survived by his widow, Alicia of Tavares; two stepdaughters, Betty and Janet, both at home; four sisters, Jessie WAGNER, Mary SCHOLZ, Bertha GRIEVES, all of Aurora, and Ida SCHILTZ of Oswego. Mr. BUTLER was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held Monday at Severson's Funeral Home in Tavares.


JESSIE R. WAGNER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

January 31, 1983

Contributed by source #2

Mrs. Jessie R. WAGNER, 71, of Aurora and Mesa, Arizona, died January 29 at Mesa Lutheran Hospital. She was born January 13, 1912 in Aurora, Ill. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Elmer C. WAGNER of Aurora; two sons, Elmer E. WAGNER of Kirkland, Washington and Richard B. WAGNER of Hinckley; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Karin) RUSSELL of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Ida SCHILTZ of Oswego, Bertha GRIEVES and Mary SCHOLZ both of Aurora. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Capitola BUTLER; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Gerald Rygh will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Healy Chapel. Memorial may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.


ALVIN W. BUTLER

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

April 21, 1999

Contributed by source #2

Alvin W. BUTLER, 72, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Provena Mercy Center Hospital. He was born January 19, 1927 in Aurora. Alvin was a veteran of WWII. He worked for Stephens-Adamson for 37 years and then worked for Sheldon's Manufacturing in Elgin for 7 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Blue Army. Alvin was dedicated to making and distributing rosaries locally and internationally. He also was a skilled woodworking craftsman. He will be greatly missed by his loving family.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy (HOFFMAN) BUTLER; seven children, Paulette THAYER (Michael HARDY), Mary Lou (Craig) REHKOPF, Virgina (Robert) JOHNSON, David (LynnO BUTLER, Jane (Paul) ALOISIO, Michael (Donna) BUTLER and Peggy (Scott) OLSON; 22 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four brothers and sisters, Frances HOLMES, Delores (Richard) FETZER, Frank (Patricia) BUTLER, Dorothy Joy (Gerald) WOOD; a sister in-law, Marilyn LANGHART; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Alvin F. BUTLER; a granddaughter, Andrea Hope ALOISIO; a son in -law, Thomas W. THAYER and a brother in-law Robert HOLMES.

Funeral from The Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary will be Friday, April 23, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary Church at 10 a.m. where traditional Latin mass will be offered by Fr. Brain A.T. Bovee. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 5 p.m. at The Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary. 220 N. Lake St. Aurora.


Robert J. HOLMES, Sr.

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

August 27, 1988

Contributed by source #2


Robert J. HOLMES, Sr., 65, of Oswego, Illinois, died Thursday, August 25, 1988 at Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora. He was born June 15, 1923 in Aurora. Mr. HOLMES was employed at Dukane Corporation as an Electrician until his retirement in 1986 after 10 years of service. He was a member of the Aurora Odd Fellows Lodge #870 and a Veteran of the United Sates Army serving in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Frances L. (BUTLER) HOLMES of Oswego; two sons, Robert J. HOLMES, Jr., Glen Ellyn, Illinois and John R. HOLMES of Oswego; three daughters, Mrs. Linda MCMICKEN of Oswego, Mrs. Michael (Diane) SHAW of San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. Raymond (Patricia) CARLSON of Aurora; one brother Warren (Kathleen) HOLMES of Aurora; one sister, Mrs. Homer (Alice) CAINE of Manhattan, Kansas and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Essie HOLMES; two brothers and one sister. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 29, 1988 at the Deiterle Memorial Home. The Rev. D. B. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dieterle Memorial Home.


Bethany Holmes CARLSON

Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois

July 22, 1987

Contributed by Source #2

Infant daughter of Raymond A. and Patricia A. (HOLMES) CARLSON, passed away Monday July 20, 1987 at Copley Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her parents; one brother, Drew; one sister, Shayna all of Aurora; her maternal grandparents, Robert J. Sr. and Frances L. (BUTLER) HOLMES of Oswego; her paternal grandmother, Verdell B. (KONEN) CARLSON HANKINS of Rockford, Illinois numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Clarence E. CARLSON. Graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 1987 at Marywood Cemetery. Father Mario Pedi will officiate. Local arrangements were handled by the Daleiden High Street Mortuary.


HIRAM C. STONE

no exact date or newspaper name... c. 1913

contributed by Source #3


Death of H.C. Stone Nov 17

After an illness of many months, Hiram C. Stone passed away at his home, Nov. 17th, 1913 at 3 p.m. in North Washington avenue, Batavia, Ill. Deceased was 81 years old, was born in Pennsylvania. He came to Batavia nearly 50 years ago and this has been his home ever since. He was for 30 years faithful sexton of East Batavia cemetery. For one term he served as collector of the Town of Batavia.

Deceased survived by the following children: Frank, Charles, Walter, Allie and Woodrow Stone and Mrs. George Pope, Chicago and Mrs. E. R. Brown of Oregon. One sister of San Juan, Calif. also survives him. His wife and two daughters were deceased some years ago.
Funeral at his late home Wednesday afternoon, Nov 19th, Rev. J.D. Leek officiating.
Interment in East Side cemetery.


Barnes Nicholson
Unknown Newspaper, c. October 1915

Contributed by Source #4

1850-1915
Albert Barnes Nicholson, son of Patrick and Betsy Nicholson was born Jan. 11, 1850 and died at his home near Aurora, Ill, Oct. 6, 1915. He was married to Ruhama Allen in Jan. 1875, at New Albany Ind. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive.
He was raised east of Lerna near what is now the Indian church and over twenty years of his married life was spent in this vicinity. Twenty years ago the family moved to Lawrence Co., and later moved near Aurora, Ill., where he conducted a large dairy for a number of years but of late years he farmed. Mr. Nicholson had been ailing for a year but had been bedfast only eight weeks. Death was due to tubercular trouble.
The body was shipped Friday, from his home near Aurora to Lerna and then taken to Indian church where funeral services were held and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. Grimes, pastor of the Lerna Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Bracewell, pastor of the Lerna M. E. church.
The deceased is survived by his widow, five children, three sons and two daughters, six grandchildren, one brother, Will Nicholson, who lives at the Soldiers' Home in Danville, five sisters, Mrs. Ann Balch of Mattoon, Mrs. Ella Newman of Champaign, Mrs. Hattie Leitch of Charleston, Mrs. Sarah Endsley of Nebraska, and Mrs. T. J. Newman, of Knoxville Tenn, besides a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Nicholson was a good Christian man and was prepared to answer his Master's call to come up higher and even became anxious to go, so great were his sufferings.

Mrs. Nicholson is Mrs. D. B. Duvall's sister.


Mrs. Patience A. Balch

From the Vigo County, [Indiana] Tribune 11 Nov. 1915

Contributed by Source #4

By Special Correspondent.
MATTOON, Ill., Nov. 13. -- Mrs. Patience Ann Balch, aged 81 years, and a lifelong resident of Coles county, died Thursday evening about 7 o'clock. She resided in Charleston for a number of years but removed to this city twenty-five years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. D W. Ewing, of this city, and a number of grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the family home, 1421 Lafayette Avenue, with burial in Mounds cemetery, near Charleston.


Myrtle Nicholson

unknown paper, with penciled notation 12-19-64 written on cutout obit

Contributed by Source #4 who says: "The birth year in this obit is wrong.

She was born in 1884"


Miss Myrtle Nicholson, 80, of Sumner, died Thursday at 8:55 a.m. at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Coles County January 7, 1880, daughter of Albert and Ruhama Allen Nicholson. Surviving are a brother, Charles Nicholson of Aurora and Mrs. Mae Hart of Sumner. She was a member of the Sumner Central Christian church.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sivert Funeral Home in Sumner, with (?Rev.) Elton Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Lerna, Ill. cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


Mrs. Ruhanna Nicholson

From the Aurora Beacon News, Aurora, Ill.

c. January 1937

Contributed by Source #4 who says: "Her first name was really Ruhama, not Ruhanna. The mistake seems to have arisen from the handwriting on her death certificate, which does indeed look like Ruhanna"

NICHOLSON, MRS. RUHANNA, 312 N. Locust St., aged 80 years, died January 4 at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mae Hart and Miss Myrtle Nicholson; three sons, Amos, Frank and Charles,all of Aurora; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elton Duvall, Lerna, Ill. Funeral services will be held from the Healy chapel Tuesday at 8 p.m., Rev. Steuart White officiating. Services will also be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Methodist church in Lerna, Ill. Interment in Indian cemetery, Lerna, Ill.


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