LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
Mrs. Deborah Adams
Mary (Chance) Allen
Henry Republican, Henry IL, January 19, 1882
Mrs. Mary Allen of Tonica, while visiting at her cousin's Mrs. Frank Dennis, two miles west of Henry last week, was taken ill with rheumatism, which proved fatal on Sunday. The funeral was held at the house on Monday, services by Rev. W. J. Minium, and the body conveyed to Magnolia, where the interment took place. She was the daughter of Hugh Chance, now a resident of Kansas.
Rev. W. B. Allen
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) July 21, 1899
Died at Troy Grove
Elder W. B. Allen, one of the most prominent members of the Church of God died Tuesday night at Troy Grove, Ills. Dr. Newcomer and Ekler Bernard left on the 5:45 train Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral, which was held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) July 22, 1899
Elder W. B. Allen
Rev. W. B. Allen of the Church of God, and one of the most prominent ministers of that body, died at Troy Grove, Ills., July 18. His disease was strangulated hernia and gall stone. He suffered intensely and died in great agony.
He was in his fifty-eighth year, having been ordained to the ministry in 1864. He was president of the Illinois eldership once and was its clerk for twenty consecutive years. He attended every general eldership since 1866 and also every annual eldership since his ordination. He was a graduate of Monmouth college, and he also took a one year course at Oberlin, O. He was two years professor of Greek and church history in Findlay college.
He was a man of transcendent Christian character. Modest, meek, diffident, true and noble, in every relation of life he combined the elements of an almost ideal life. Many will mourn his departure but the world's loss will be heaven's gain. Dr. M. S. Newcomer of this city preached the funeral Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Katie Alvord
Tonica News, Tonica IL November 2, 1878
Died in Tonica, Saturday noon, October 26, 1878, of old age, Mrs. Katie Alvord, aged 95 years, 5 months and 26 days.
Mrs. Alvord came to La Salle county with her husband, Joel Alvord, and their children, from Schoharie county, New York, arriving here July 20, 1833. They first settled on the farm now owned by John Vannatta, about two miles east of Tonica. Here they lived and prospered until 1855, when they moved onto the farm now owned by Wm. Trout. While living here Joel Alvord died March 26, 1856. For some years past Mrs. Alvord has been utterly helpless, being taken care of by Mrs. Otto, who received a stipulated allowance for her services.
The funeral services were conducted by Elder Blair at M. E. Church, last Sunday, and largely attended. Deceased had been a consistent member of this church for many years. Her remains were deposited in the Tonica Cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.
THE TOLUCA STAR NEWPAPER, TOLUCA, IL
Toluca, Marshall Co. IL, May 23, 1902 - Rutland News
Morris Armour, an old and respected citizen, died at his home last Saturday evening quite suddenly. Old age and the changeable weather of the past three weeks were the chief causes of his demise.
Rev. Father Mark Anthony
Henry Republican, Henry IL March 3, 1881
Rev. Father Mark Anthony, who died at LaSalle, on Feb. 18, was an old settler of that region, and was widely known and respected among the Catholics of the state. He had charge of the LaSalle parish nearly 35 years. His age was 70. His funeral on Tuesday was in immense affair. Rev. Thomas Quigley of this city (Henry) being present and taking part with officiating priests at the altar during the solemn, mournful service.
Orville A. Andrews
Died - Wednesday, June 5, 1895, at about four o'clock, Orville A. Andrews, one of the oldest settlers in Troy Grove, passed away, after an illness that extended over the period of about a year, the latter two months of which was passed in bed. Mr. Andres was born in Connecticut*, June 12, 1819 and married Marry A. Winter, Nov 6, 1846, moving to Troy Grove. Mr. Andrews also held the office of school treasurer for eight years, when the fund amounted to some $13,000. He had nine children by his first wife. Luther, Alpharetta, Orange, George, Lewis, Martha, Arta, William and Sherman, of whom all are living except Martha who died in 1858. His first wife died in 1867 and in 1869 he married Miss H. F. Edwards and two children, Cora and Orville, were the result of this union. Mr. Andrew was a man of decided character, just and exact to all, and in his death Troy Grove loses one of its best citizens, and the wife and children a kind husband and father. The funeral services take place today at the Troy Grove Baptist church at 11 a.m. Rev Hamilton of this city will officicate.
* Hand written note says Massachusetts - not Connecticut.
Augusta (Vincent) Armour
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 26, 1845
Died on Thursday morning, Augusta R., consort of George Armour, merchant of this place and daughter of Mr. George Vincent of Vermillion precinct, in this county. Her age was 22 years. The funeral discourse will be delivered by the Rev. G. W. Bassett at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Sabbath next, at the Mechanics' Hall.
J. G. Armstrong
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, December 4, 1840
Died in this place this morning, Doct. J. G. Armstrong. His funeral will take place on Sabbath next, at 12 o'clock M. in Masonic order.
Henry Republican, Henry IL March 12, 1874
Died at Streator, Feb. 27, of lung fever, Sabrina Atkins, formerly of this city (Henry).
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
The funeral of Burton Ayers, one of the pioneers of LaSalle county, was attended by an immense concourse of people at LaSalle. The deceased surveyed and named the city of Peru.