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JAMES L. CAMP , the postmaster of Dixon, Ill., and one of the recognized Republican leaders of the State, died suddenly, of apoplexy, in church, during Thanksgiving services in that city Thursday. Mr. Camp had been a resident of the State nearly thirty years, was Postmaster of Dixon for twenty-two years, being originally appointed by President Lincoln, and was 57 years of age.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - 1884 Scrapbook Clipping

FLORENCE H. (RICKERT) CANON , 83, formerly of 210 Willette Ave., Dixon, died Saturday at Sterling Care Center after a long illness. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon, with Rev. Harland Clapsaddle, pastor of St. Anne's Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Dixon. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the American Lung Association of Illinois. Mrs. Cannon was born Jan. 10, 1907 in Walla Walla, Wash., the daughter of Klyne C. and Mary L. (Lyons) Rickert. She married Floyd P. Cannon Oct. 30, 1940 in Missouri. He died March 19, 1977. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Nora) Bennett and Mrs. Eugene (Mary Lou) Sitter, both of Dixon; three sons, Klyne C. and Hugh (Joyce) Flynn, both of Dixon; Merle (Marie) Flynn, Florence, Wis.; two brothers, Edward, Freeport; John, Banning, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 17, 1990 - Monday, page A2

EMMA (LAGER) CANTERBURY - widow of the late Richard A Canterbury expired January 28, 1925 at her home in Glencoe, Ill. Mrs. Canterbury was born seventy-five years ago, June 19, 1849, at Providence, R.I. At the age of five, she came to Illinois with her parents, who settled at Franklin Grove. Her girlhood days had a patriotic background. During the enlistment meetings at the opening of the Civil War, she played and sang her encouragement for the boys going to the front. Not long after the close of that war, she married Richard A Canterbury who had come from Ireland a mere lad, had enlisted in the 5th Wisconsin Volunteers at the first call for men, having fought under the colors of his adopted country during the entire war and at its close had come to Franklin Grove to make a place for himself in the community. Untiring energy, an exalted courage and an integrity that was never questioned, won the respect and confidence of everyone with whom he came in contact. Mrs. Canterbury had a big part in this building. Eight children were born to them in Franklin Grove: Lucy, later the wife of Warren C. Durkes of Dixon, Ill., Charles, James, Leona, Richard, George, Catherine and Emma. Of these, three survive: Leona (Mrs. Maurice Mandeville) of Lake Bluff, Ill., Richard C of Highland Park, Ill., and Emma ( Mrs. George W. Wilson) of Glencoe, Ill. With her devotion to her home and children, Mrs. Canterbury coupled at earnest support of every community movement that made for good. No Chapter of the early history of the Franklin Grove Presbyterian Church but bore the imprint of her influence. In the choir, in Sunday School, or wherever a woman's help was needed, she was active in her own efficient way. After a year's stay in California, Mr. Canterbury engaged in business in Chicago in which (unreadable ) in 1893. He died in 1906 Of Mrs. Canterbury's nineteen years of widowhood, the last three years were spent in Glencoe, Ill., where she died. With this passing, is broken a tie between antebellum days and the present generation. Wherever she lived, her sterling qualities have been recognized in service to others, cheerfulness, hospitality, courage, serenity, and spirituality, all epitomized in her favorite verse of scripture, which was, "Finally brethren, whatsoever things are rue, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things." The remains were brought to Franklin Grove, Friday noon, and services were conducted in the Presbyterian church, Rev. Prentiss Hovey Case of Dixon and the local pastor Rev. T. L. Jones having charge of the services. Interment was made in the local cemetery.

RICHARD ARCHIBALD CANTERBURY - 63 years old, 4225 Vincennes Avenue, died yesterday of heart disease. He was born in Ireland, May 26, 1943, and was married in 1868 to Emma Lager at Franklin Grove , Ill., where he was engaged in the hardware and banking business from 1805 to 1901. He was a member of Columbia Post No. 706 G.A.R. and trustee of the Forty-first Street Presbyterian church. The funeral will be held at the residence at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. The widow, three daughters, and a son survive him.

DANIEL T. CASH - The funeral services of Daniel T. Cash were held at his home on South Eighth avenue on Tuesday Sept. 21, 1915 at 4 p.m. Mr. Cash was born at Franklin Grove, in 1862. When a boy of 18 he engaged in the service of the C. & N. W. railway and has been in their employee for 36 years and for a number ofyears was a conductor. He was pensioned this year. He was married to Alma Cramer at Sterling IL in 1888. He came to Belle Plaine 18 years ago. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Dodd of this city and one son, Mr. Charles Cash of Marshaltown, one sister and two brothers to mourn his death. The Order of Railway Conductors and the Masonic lodge attended in a body. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. Vinton E. Lee, assisted by the Masons. The remains will be taken on Wednesday morning in a special car to Franklin Grove, Il. where services will be held and he will be laid to rest.
Obituary from Martha Long at Find-A-Grave

AUGUSTUS WELLINGTON CHANDLER - well known northern Illinois physician and surgeon, founder of the Lincoln hospital at Rochelle and director of that institution for many years, died today (24 Mar 1936) at his home, 922 C Street, Rockford, after an illness of a year. He was 75 years old. Dr. Chandler retired three years ago after practicing in Dixon and Rochelle for the past ten years following his retirement as director of the Lincoln hospital. He moved to Rockford a year ago from Dixon. Studied in Europe. Born at Walnut, Ill. Oct. 12, 1860, Augustus Wellington Chandler was educated at Northern Indiana Normal School, Valparaiso, and Rush Medical college from which he graduated in 1897. He studied in Germany and Vienna, Austria. He was married in 1888 to Lulu Hariett Talcott of Ionia, Mich., who survives him. He started his general practice at Compton, Ill in 1904, but moved to Rochelle in 1914 where he established his hospital. He was a member of the Ogle County Medical Association, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A year ago he was made an honorary member of the Winnebago County Medical society and the American Medical Association. He was a member of the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and the Dixon Country Club. In addition to the widow, Dr. Chandler is survived by a son Elliott Talcott Chandler of Rockford and by two sisters, Mrs. Effie Peterman, Oregon and Mrs. Norman Trimble of Omaha. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in Dixon, although detailed arrangements had not been completed today.
Contributed by Elsie Harman Rockford Register-Republic, Rockford, IL., Tuesday Mar 24, 1936, Page 1
Father Name: Elliot Celia Chandler. Mother Name: Mary Ann King. Spouse Name: Lulu H. Chandler

JAMES O. CONWAY , 62, of Amboy, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at his home. He was employed by Edelmann's, Dixon, for 16 years and then by TLC, Rochelle, retiring in 2005. He was born June 20, 1944, in Amboy, the son of James and Norma (Miles) Conway. He married Karen Eller on Dec. 27, 1976, in Dixon. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Dawn Conway of Amboy and Lorri Conway of Rockford; special daughters, Jennifer Fahs and Susan Wilcox, both of Amboy, and Lori Tuftee of Sterling; and special granddaughter, Makayla of Amboy. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy, with Rev. Frank Brozenec, pastor of East Grove Union Church, officiating. Burial is at Prairie Repose Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

HAROLD E. CRANDALL , was born on April 24, 1925, in Prophetstown to Harold and Alice (Anderson) Crandall. He married Elizabeth Stickel, of Tampico, on May 3, 1944. Together they raised five children, Dale (Terri), of Greenville, Ohio, Gail (John) Carrillo, of Sterling, Douglas (Rachel) and Diana (Kent) Verkruysse, of Prophetstown and Harold (Pam), of Rock Falls. Elizabeth died in 1991. Harold later married Dorothy Heinsen in Florida in 1993. He was the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Larry(Teresa) Keag, and Lori (Joel) Lacy, of Erie; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. He also had two sisters, Ardith (Clark) Woolums, of Prophetstown, and Ramona (Died 4 April 2008)

CLEO L. (KELCHER) CROSSLAND , 88, of Dixon, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon. She worked at Freeman Cut Sole, Dixon, for 20 years prior to her retirement. Mrs. Crossland was born September 4, 1918, in Harmon, IL, the daughter of Ervin and Christina (May) Kelchner. She married Raymond Bruce. He preceded her in death in 1964. She married Warren Lee Crossland on September 2, 1966, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2006. Survivors include two sons, Roger (Mary) Trotter, Dennis (Vicky) Trotter, both of Dixon; one daughter, Patricia (Carl) Christensen of Bedford, TX; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Trotter of Dixon; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Cleo was also preceded in death by one son, James Trotter; one grandson, Guy Trotter; one brother, Earl Kelchner; four sisters, Ruth Kelchner, Gladys Cassell, Fern Fischer, and Avis Burrs. Interment of cremains will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, with the Rev. Tony Hawkins, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Dixon, officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials have been established to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Arrangements were completed by the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, IL.
Shilling Funeral Home

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