LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
Tonica News, Tonica IL July 31, 1875
Died by drowning, the youngest son of Mrs. Julia Galloway of this place, while with his brother Barclay and Ernest Gifford, at the Vermillion river, last Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. The body was found three o'clock Sunday afternoon about a mile down the river. The funeral services were held in the Congl. church Monday afternoon, in presence of a large circle of relatives, companions and friends who miss the loss greatly.
Mrs. Maggie McAtee Gardner
Henry Republican, Henry IL June August 11, 1881
Died at Mendota, July 24th, of consumption of the bowels, Mrs. Maggie McAttee, 26, wife of G. P. Gardner, editor of the Mendota Reporter.
George Lewellyn Gartman
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849
Died on Sunday morning, George Lewellyn, son of Wm. And Sophia Gartman, aged four years.
Jennie (Parker) Geddes
The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, July 26, 1883
The Mendota Reporter records the death of Mrs. William Geddes of Amboy, wife of the editor of the Amboy News. She was formerly Jennie Parker, daughter of Mr. William Parker, formerly editor of the Wenona Index. She was a lady of many accomplishments and affectionately revered by all who knew her.
Michael Giblin, Sr.
Date: May 11, 1918
Submitters Name: Karen Giblin
Obit: AGED PERUVIAN PASSES AWAY DURING NIGHT
Michael Giblin Dead, Aged 95 years
Printed in the Daily News-Herald, Peru, Illinois: May 11, 1918
Mr. Michael Giblin, who was probably one of the oldest residents of the city, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hannon, at
1822 First Street, after an Illness of only a week.
Mr. Giblin was ninety-five years of age, but not withstanding his advanced age, had been in fairly good health and active until about a week ago when he contracted a heavy cold which, owing to the weight of years, he was unable to throw off and his death followed last night.
The deceased was born in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo, Ireland, but came to America while still a young man. He first settled in the east, but later came to Champaign Co., Illinois, where he resided until about twenty years ago when he came to this city and he has since made his home with his daughter here.
He leaves to mourn his death the following sons and daughters; Mrs. John Hannon of this city, Mrs. Dennis Coffey of Champaign, Mr. John Giblin of Champaign, and Mr. Michael Giblin of Chicago. One daughter, Mrs. Thomas Synnott died some years ago. He also leaves twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 7:30 Monday morning from St. Mary's Church, where Rev. Father Culleton Wil celebrate High Mass of Requiem, and from the church the remains Will be taken to the Illinois Central station at LaSalle for shipment on the 9 o'clock train to Champaign for burial.
Hattie M. Gifford
Tonica News, Tonica IL August 28, 1875
Died on Friday, August 20, 1875, in Tonica, Hattie M. Gifford, the only child of Frank and Lizzie Gifford, aged 3 years.
Mrs. Ruth Gillet
The Ottawa Free Trader, October 31, 1845
Died at Troy Grove, on the 22d inst., Mrs. Ruth Gillet, wife of Gideon Gillet, aged 57 years and 3 months. She was formerly of Granby, Hartford county, Conn.
The Ottawa Free Trader, October 17, 1845
Died at Homer, on Saturday morning last, Mary, only child of Charles H. Gilman, Esq., aged about one year.
Tonica News, Tonica IL March 30, 1878
Died at the residence of his father 2 1/2 miles from Cedar Point, March 26, 1878, James Given aged 26 years and 33 days.
Deceased was a native of Ohio, and came to this State some six years ago. He had been severely afflicted with rheumatism which affected his heart, causing death from what is technically known as acute pericarditis. He had been at work as usual, but on Monday morning complained of pain in his left side, took to his bed, and died at 3 o'clock the next morning. Dr. Vandervort was called, but when he arrived the patient was beyond the reach of medical skill. The funeral took place on Thursday, and the body deposited in the Friend's Cemetery at Clear Creek.
Charles F. Gleason
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849
Died of the prevailing epidemic at Lowell, in this county, on the 13th inst., Rev. Charles F. Gleason, aged 36 years. He came to Illinois four years ago, with a hearty and entire devotion to the work of preaching the gospel. He died sincerely lamented by his people and all who knew him.
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, August 21, 1840
Died on the evening of the 19th inst., at his residence in South Ottawa, James Glover, Esq., in the 73d year of his age.
Charles Preston Gooding
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 14, 1849
Died on Tuesday the 4th inst., Charles Preston, infant son of Doct. And Mrs. Gooding, aged nine months.
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, November 26, 1847
We understand from Peru that Mr. Gorman, of this place, a teamster who took down Capt. Mower and some of his men yesterday, was drowned at the crossing place of the Vermillion, on his way back, with both his horses. We have not learned the particulars of the accident.
Mrs. Eliza B. Gridley
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, January 22, 1841
Died in this place on the morning of the 19th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, W. H. W. Cushman, Mrs. Eliza B. Gridley, aged 46 years, widow of the late Rev. Ralph W. Gridley, formerly of Williamstown, Mass.
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 13, 1849
Died in Ottawa, on Monday evening, at 10 o'clock Francis Gregg, youngest daughter of David R. and Sarah Gregg.
Enos M. Griggs
The Ottawa Free Trader, July 19, 1844
Death by Lightning
We are sorry to learn that on yesterday Mr. Enos M. Griggs on Indian creek in this county was struck by lightning and instantly killed. He was at work on the west side of his farm making fence when the sad event happened. A boy, four or five paces from him, was not hurt. Mr. G. was an industrious farmer and has left a wife who is deeply afflicted by his untimely end.
Hugh M. Griggs
The Illinois Free Trader, Ottawa, Ill, March 26, 1841
Died on Indian Creek, on Saturday last, Mr. Hugh M. Griggs, aged 43 years.
Grimshaw - Vincent Grimshaw, April 18, 1941, beloved husband of the late Pauline, nee Boelter; fond father of Earl, son of William and the late Edith of LaSalle, Ill., brother of Louis, Charlotte, Helen, and Elmer. At chapel, 4041 W. North ave., until 10 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Interment LaSalle, Ill.
LaSalle, Ill. papers please copy.
Contributed by Colleen Dobrzynski
Mendota Reporter March 18, 1937
Infant Son Called by Angel of Death
Allan, the two day old son of Mr and Mrs Adolph Grinka passed away Wednesday morning, March 17th at 11 o'clock. The child was born at the family home on Monday, March 15th. Mrs. Grinka, nee Vera Florschuetz, was a daughter of Mr and Mrs John Florschuetz of near Compton.
Short services were held this Thursday afternoon and interment was made in the Brooklyn Lutheran Cemetery.
Mrs. Jacob Grubber
Tonica News, Tonica IL April 27, 1878
Died - Mrs. Jacob Grubber, of Farm Ridge, on Wednesday, April 17, aged 68 years. She had had a protracted illness and recently lung fever set in. She leaves a family and warm friends to mourn her loss.
Tonica News, Tonica IL October 2, 1875
Died at his residence in Eden township, on last Monday, Cyrus Gunn, aged 65 years. He resided in the vicinity of Cedar Point and was sick only about a week. He passed away suddenly and left many friends to mourn his loss.
Jason Gurlet Sen.
The Ottawa Free Trader, November 28, 1845
Died at Troy Grove, on Thursday morning last, Jason Gurlet, sen., in the 67th year of his age.
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, January 12, 1849
Died at Troy Grove, on the 3d inst., Joel Gurley, aged 45.
MRS. FRED GUSTAVSON, 56 (nee Pohl)
Mrs. Fred (Mildred P.) Gustavson, 56, of 1407 Lincoln Ave. died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Mendota Community Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Albert Heidmann, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Meusel, W. B. Walters, Robert Gillette, Karl Brunner, Paul Mealey and Arthur Unzicker. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday at Merritt s Funeral Home. Mildred Gustavson, nee Pohl, was born April 19, 1912 in Mendota, the daughter of Jacob and Carrie Herman Pohl. She was a graduate of Mendota Township High School with the class of 1930 and of the Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital School of Nursing at Dixon. She was employed for a number of years as a registered nurse at the former Harris Hospital. On April 29, 1947 she was united in marriage to Fred Gustavson. Surviving are her husband, nieces and nephews. Her parents and an infant son, William Charles, preceded her in death. Mrs. Gustavson was a member of St. John s Lutheran Church and Esther Circle of the ALCW, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Rebekahs, Eastern Star, Galilee Shrine and Royal Neighbors. She was also a charter member of the Mendota Business and Professional Women s Club and of the Mendota Nurses Club, and held membership in the Fourth District Nurses. - Contributed by Pat Esterday
Taken from: The Mendota Reporter, Thursday, March 6, 1969, Page 8 Col. 5-6