Macon County Obituaries
Minnie (Springer) Koehler Davis
Funeral Tomorrow For Mrs. August Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. August Davis, 79, who died at 11:20 a.m. yesterday in her home, 1203 East Wood street,
will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Moran & Sons chapel with burial in Graceland cemetery. Friends may call
at the family residence between 11 a.m. today and noon tomorrow.
Mrs. Davis had been in failing health for the past year, and seriously ill since Thursday.
She was born, Minnie Springer, in Austria, Feb. 24, 1866. Forty-seven yeas ago she came to Decatur with her
husband, Ernest Koehler, who died in 1917. She was remarried to August Davis in 1906.
She leaves behind her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Robert E. Gates and Mrs. Fred Prell, both of Decatur, two
sons, Charles and Alfred Koehler also of Decatur; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
[Source Unknow, February 14, 1939 - Submitted by Peggy McElfish]
Samuel Scott Davidson
A Pioneer Dead
Samuel S. Davidson Died at His Home Near Casner Friday Morning
S.S. Davidson, one of the early settlers of Macon County, died at his late home one and one-half miles south of
Casner, at 8:15 o’clock Friday morning. Mr. Davidson’s death was caused by a complication of diseases. He had been
in poor health for three or four years and had been critically ill for two or three weeks.
Samuel Scott Davidson was born in Wayne County, Illinois, May 7, 1830. He moved to Macon County with his parents
when he was quite young and had resided in the county ever since. The place on which he lived during the greater
part of his life he entered from the government in 1852. Politically Mr. Davidson was a democrat. Over forty years
ago he identified himself with the Cumberland Presbyterian church and has lived a consistent member of that denomination
since. In the neighborhood of his home he was known as “Uncle Sam Davidson.” He had a genial, generous nature that
made him a popular man.
January 4, 1854, he was married to Mary A. Lindsay, who survives. They had eight children, the following named
still living: Mrs. Ferdinand McDonald, Mrs. James King of Oakley, Mrs. Michael Siehr of Elwin, Mrs. Charles Myers
of Long Creek, John E. Davidson of Freeland, Wyo., and M. L. Davidson of the 25th U. S. Infantry now serving in
the Philippines. A brother, Alexander Davidson, and a sister, Mrs. Lucinda Perdue of Elwin, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Mt. Zion at 11 o’clock Sunday morning. A
brief service will be held at the residence at 9 o’clock on the same morning. Burial will be at Mt. Zion cemetery.
[Source: Decatur Herald (Decatur, IL) Tuesday, 5 Aug 1902; page 8; submitted by Marla Zwakman]
Helen J. deBrun - nee Mercer
Newspaper: Decatur Herald & Review
Date: 8 Jan 2008
Submitters Name: Denise Parsons
Obit: Published in Decatur Herald & Review on January 8, 2008
ASSUMPTION - Helen Josephine DeBrun, 101, died (2:20 p.m.), January 5, 2008 in Lincoln Manor Nursing Home, Decatur.
Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 11 in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption, with visitation from 6-8 p.m.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Assumption.
Helen Josephine Mercer was born on May 2nd, 1906 in Seymour, Indiana to Frank and Maude (Mains) Mercer. She was
the oldest and only surviving sibling of four. A historical event that occurred that year was the San Francisco
earthquake on April 18th. Shortly after, the Titanic sank, when Helen was five. Her parents personally knew some
of the people who were on that voyage.
The family moved to Iowa City when Helen was in grade school. They moved again when she was in high school to Champaign,
Illinois. She later graduated from Champaign Commercial College, in 1927, and became a secretary. She discovered
that was not her niche and decided to go to nursing school at Burnham City Hospital, Champaign. She obtained her
nursing degree in 1930. Her first job was at Carle Hospital in Urbana. She was one of the first night RN's hired.
During this time she also worked as a nurse during the University of Illinois football games. A notable patient
of hers was Red Grange, one of the most famous football players of all time. She served as his private nurse during
his stay at Carle. At one point, she also provided nursing care for Al Capone.
Helen met Clarence Eugene "Buddy" DeBrun from Assumption in 1935. They married when she was 29 and he,
28, on September 7, 1935. He was the second oldest of 11 children. While he served in the U.S. Army during WWII,
Helen worked at Pana Hospital, where she remained for approximately 25 years, as an OB nurse. She was a member
of Bethel Bible Church in Decatur.
In 1947, shortly after his return from the war, Helen and Buddy adopted their son Michael. He was 10 months old.
They attempted to adopt another child soon after, but because of Buddy's health, were not allowed to. Buddy preceded
Helen in 1968 as a result of emphysema. Helen continued living in Assumption on her own until she was 92. After
an unfortunate fall, in 1997, Helen moved in with her son and his family and remained there until 1999. She then
moved to Lincoln Manor Nursing Home.
Surviving are one son Michael and wife Carol of Decatur. Helen has three grandchildren; Bryan, wife Hiromi and
son Tyler in Escondido, CA; Tina, husband Rob and sons Joey and Jalan in Dickson, TN; and Michelle who lives in
Decatur with her parents.
Preceding her are husband, parents, sisters Francis Shaffer and Agnes Harrell and brother George. The family extends
a special thank you to the administration and staff of Lincoln Manor Nursing Home for their costless hours of compassion
Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with care and service arrangements. Obituary written by family
Chas. Durning Infant
Weekly Herald Dispatch (Decatur, Illinois) December 16, 1893
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Durning died this morning at 2 o'clock. - Contributed by Debra Burgess
Mrs. Drucilla Durning
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) February 21, 1899
Mrs. E. A. Durning died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, Feb. 19, at the family residence in Boody. She was 66 years
old. Her death was caused by lung fever.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the residence. The services were conducted by Rev. Logenbaugh.
The interment was at Salem cemetery.
- Contributed by Debra Burgess
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) December 30, 1911
- Contributed by Debra Burgess
Edward Durning died at 6 o’clock Friday evening at the home of Joseph Edwards in Prospect alley. He was seventy-nine
years old Dec 10. His death was due to the infirmities of age. He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of
Dunham post. 141, G. A. R.
He was born in Kentucky, but came to Macon county before the war and this had been his home ever since. He had
been in poor health for several years and was bedfast for the past two weeks. His wife died thirteen years ago.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Gilmore, Decatur; Mrs. William Pattee of Oklahoma, and James
Durning of Decatur. He also leaves a brother, D. P. Durning of Chanute, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Turpie of Kansas
City and Mrs. Elizabeth Kincaid, who lives in Kentucky.
The body was removed to Dawson’s undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.
The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at Salem church. The interment will be in Salem cemetery.
Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) June 13, 1910
- Contributed by Debra Burgess
James Durning died at 11:30 Sunday night at his home in Mt. Zion, aged eighty-two years. His death was caused by
Mr. Durning was born June 28, 1828, in Caldwell County, Ky. He came to Macon county in the early 50’s and has lived
here ever since. He was one of the best known farmers in Mr. Zion and vicinity and had many friends. He is survived
by his wife and two children, Miss Stella Durning and C. M. Durning, both of Mt. Zion.
The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning at the church in Mt. Zion.
Mr. Durning was a brother-in-law of Jerry P. Nicholson of Decatur. He was engaged in the stock business for many
years and was one of the best known men in Macon county. He was always a religious man and a great church worker.
He was just as good as he pretended to be and his life was blameless.
Father of James Durning
Saturday Herald (Decatur, Illinois) June 24, 1882
The father of James Durning died last week near Humbolt, Kansas. He was quite aged. - Contributed by Debra Burgess
Greenwalt, Ralph F.
Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth
Obit: Ralph F. Greenwalt, of Franklin, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. He was 95 years old. Ralph was born and
grew up near Manchester, moving to Franklin, N.C., 30 years ago. During World War II Ralph was a Lieutenant in
the U.S. Army Air Corps, Eighth Air Force, 398th Bomb Group, 603rd Bomb Aquadron, where he piloted B17s. Ralph
received numerous awards and medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. Upon returning home, he married Linda
Petrillo of Amsterdam, N.Y., who preceded him in death. They lived in Valley Stream, N.Y., until retirement and
had two children, Wayne Greenwalt and the late Karen Greenwalt. Ralph is survived by son, Wayne, daughter-in-law,
Betty, grandson, Richard, and sister, Helen Evans, all of Jacksonville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Father Tien Duong will officiate.
Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion
Post 108. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Macon Funeral Home.
John H. Gilmore
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) October 10, 1912
John H. Gilmore died at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at the family residence, 875 South Broadway. He had been ill
for almost a year with dropsical trouble. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Fannie Gilmore. The
body was removed to Moran's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.
- Contributed by Debra Burgess
Russell W. Hill
Russell W. HIll died Saturday morning at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Hill, 349 East Herkimer
street. He had been ill for a week. His age was five years and two months. Beisdes his parents he leaves
a sister, Martha Hill. The funeral will be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the First Christian church. The
interment will be in Long Point cemetery, south of Niantic.[Source: “THE DECATUR REVIEW”. September
28, 1912 Page 8 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]
MRS. ALICE A. HAMMOND
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) September, 12, 1918
- Contributed by Debra Burgess
Mrs. Alice A. Hammond widow of Pleasant Hammond died at 5 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. Arthur Doran, 1248 West Macon street. She was seventy years old last January. Her death was caused
by cancer, after a long illness.
Mrs. Hammond was born in Marietta, Pa., Jan 12, 1848. She had lived in Decatur for a long time and was well known
here. She was a member of the First Methodist church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Burgess and
Mrs. Arthur Doran, both of Decatur. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Meek of Decatur, and two brothers, O. A.
Cook of Macon and A. J. Cook of Decatur. There are four grand-children. The body was removed to the Monson &
Wilcox undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.
William J. Hamilton
William J. Himilton, veteran of the Civil war and for many years an employee at the Wabash shops, died early Monday
morning at the Soldier's home in Quincy. He was seventy-nine years old. He had been in feeble health
for some time. Mr. Hamilton was known to most of the old residents of Decatur. He had lived here since
the close of the Civil war and during most of that time was employed at the Wabash shops. He had many friends
here. He was a membeer of Dunham post, 141 G.A.R. He is survived by three children, Attorney Fred Hamilton
of Decatur, and Miss Cora Hamilton and Mrs. Stella Mallory, both of Phoenix, Ariz. The body was brought to
the Moran undertaking establishment Monday to await arrangements for the funeral. [Source: “THE DECATUR REVIEW”.
Monday Evening, December 8, 1919 Page 3 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]
Melissa J. (Kellum) Harlow Hirst
Date: May 1890
Submitters Name: Harlow
Obit: Died At 1044 West Charles Street on Saturday evening May 3rd of hemorrhage of the lungs. Mrs Melissa J Hirst,
wife of Richard R Hirst, aged
The deceased leaves a husband and two children. She was born in Clark
Co, In where she was married. The family lived at Clinton ILL, until 8 years ago when they moved to Decatur. The
funeral took place this afternoon, Rev
A Bradshaw officiating.
Note; Burial is listed as block 11, lot 208 Greenwood cem Macon co. This was her 2cnd marriage to Richard R Hirst.
Referenced children are issue from her 1st marriage, to Joshua Frank Harlow 2/21/1865 Jasper Co, ILL.
Margaret G Harlow
Robert Hiram Harlow
Mother maiden/pension records
Malissa J Kellum b 1844 Clark co, ILL d May 3, 1890 Macon co, ILL
Mrs. Martha Fletcher
Mrs. Martha Ann Fletcher, wife of Teron W. Fletcher, died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternnon in the family residence,
1088 South Franklin street. She was forty-six years old last January. Her death was caused by a complication
of diseases with which she had suffered since Nov. 22.
Mrs. Fletcher's maiden name was Martha A. Barlett. She was born in Christian county Jan 29, 1873. She
had lived in Decatur for twenty-six years and was one of the best known and best liked woman in the southeast part
of the city. For the last eighteen years she had resided in the house where her death occurred. She
was a member of Grace Methodist church, and also of Golden Crown Camp, Royal Neighbors of America and of the Daughters
of Pocahontas. She was greatly interested in church work and in lodge work, and she was a friend in anyone
in need. Shewas never too busy to help out in cases of illness in the neighborhood and she was never appealed
to in vain.
Mrs. Fletcher is survived by her husband and two children, Perry and Luella Fletcher. There are two grandchildren.
She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barlett, and three brothers, C.M Barlett of Decatur,
J.A. Barlett of Mt. Auburn and J.E. Bartlett of Florida. The body was removed to the Moran undertaking establishment
and prepared for burial. [Source: “THE DECATUR REVIEW”. Monday Evening, December 8, 1919 Page
3 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]
Benedict W. Fuerstenberg
It is always sad to look for the last time upon the face of one dear to us in life, and difficult to offer words
of consolation that may assuage the pangs of the suffering hearts at a new made grave.
Yet it is no small consolation in that hour of supreme grief to find mirrored in the closing eyes of our beloved
one, the certain pledge of a reward exceedingly great – a calm and truthful resignation to the will of God and
an unshaken faith in Him who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
And such indeed was the death of our young friend.
Benedict W. Fuerstenberg who died in Macon, Ill. Fev. 27, at the age of 23 years. Our dear departed was one
of our first graduates. He was mind and gentle by nature and grace; he was the favorite of his classmates and teachers
alike. His parents, six brothers and five sisters remain to mourn his loss.
[Source: The Indian Advocate, Sacred Heart, Okla., April 1, 1908 - Contributed by Dale Donlon]
Mrs. Harriet Grace Gates
Jan 1, 1899 - Decatur Daily Review
The funeral of Harriet Grace Gates, wife of Robert E. Gates, was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from
the family residence, 154 East Eldorado street. The services were conducted by Rev. M. B. Spayd. There was a large
attendance. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The body was taken to Bement for interment. - Submiited
by Peggy McElfish
December 31, 1898 - Decatur -
Mrs. Harriet Grace Gates, wife of Robert E. Gates, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday, Dec 30, at the family residence,
1543 East Eldorado street. Her age was 19 years and 5 months. She leaves a husband and one child, aged three weeks.
Her death was caused by peritonitis. She was a daughter of Mrs. Rachel Hoffhein. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Alonzo
Doty, and two brothers, Otis and Curtis Hoffhein. She was married to Robert Gates in February, 1896. The funeral
will be held this afternoon. The body will be taken to Bement for interment. - Submiited by Peggy McElfish
Ernest H. Koehler
April 15, 1920 - Decatur Review -
Ernest H. Koehler died at 4:30 Thursday morning at the state hospital in Jacksonville. He was thirty-three years
of age. Nearly two years ago he suffered from an attack of the infulensa and had never been well since.
He was a coal miner, and was a member of the Local 3622. He leaves his mother, Mrs. August Davis, two brothers
and two sisters, C.C. and O. Koehler, Mrs. Ida Brill and Miss Minnie Davis.
The body will be brought back to Decatur Thursday night by J. J. Morgon and funeral arrangements will be made
- Submiited by Peggy McElfish
Mary Jane E. Loy
Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) March 19 1857
Died in this city on the 13th inst., Mary Jane E. Loy, daughter of John G. and Louisa M. Loy aged 1 year, 1
month and 6 days.
Upland Citizen Taken By Death
William Francis Naftel, 1095 West Arrow highway, Upland resident for the last 35 years died last night at
an Ontario rest home following a two years' illness at the age of 67 years. A native of Macon county, Illinois,
Mr. Naftel came to Upland from Crowley, La. Widely known as a citrus rancher he served for many years as a member
of the board of directors of the Upland Citrus association, much of
the time in the capacity of vice president. He was also a director of the Mountain View Water company. A member
of the Upland Methodist church, he served as superintendent of its Sunday School for 20 years without missing a
session except when in the hospital or attending a church conference. Surviving Mr. Naftel are his widow, his mother,
Mrs. W. J. Naftel, Pomona; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Grothe, Upland and Mrs. Glenn McLaughlin, Ontario; three
sons, Earl Naftel, Detroit, Mich.; Eldon and Robert Naftel of Upland, the last named now being stationed with the
army in Maryland; three sisters, Mrs. N. H. Garrison, Ontario; Mrs. A. Tauner, Sacramento; and Mrs. V. Teska, Pomona;
two brothers, Charles Naftel, Santa Monica and Harry Naftel, Covina, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Naftel will be conducted Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.,. at the Upland Methodist church, with the
Stone mortuary in charge. The remains will be entombed at Bellevue Mausoleum. [ The Daily Report, Ontario, California
- August 9, 1943]
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John D. Nesbitt
Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) Saturday, April 28, 1855
Died in this county, at the residence of his father, Mr. John D. Nesbitt, son of Wm Nesbitt, esq., aged 21 years.
-- Contributed by Nancy Piper
Daughter of W. S. Oglesby
September 10 1857
Died on the 17th inst., the youngest daughter of W. S. Oglesby. Her death was caused by a fall down stairs,
which produced congestion of the brain.
Mrs Robert Reed
Decatur Review, Saturday, April 15, 1911, page 8.
OREANA WOMAN CANCER VICTIM
Oreana, April 15-- Mrs Robert Reed died at her home 3 1/2 miles south-east of Oreana Thursday afternoon. Death
was caused by cancer from which she had been a sufferer for the past two years and had been confined to her bed
for the last three months.
Louisa Barbara Fulk was born in Indiana, August 13, 1856 and was married to Robert Reed April 19,1875, in Decatur,
Mrs Reed was the mother of fourteen children, all living and all present at the funeral. She leaves a husband and
the fourteen children who are: Albert and Mark Reed of Decatur, Roy Reed of Casner, Lee Reed and Mrs Frank Stuart
of Oakley, John Reed, Ralph Reed and Mrs. Guy Bullock living near Oreana and Byron, Melvin, May and Fern all at
home. She also leaves one brother near Oakley.
The funeral services will be at the Union Church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev F E Gallgar
of the Christian Church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Death of Mrs Robert Reed
Mrs Robert Reed died at her home three and one half miles southeast of Oreana April 13, 1911, aged 54 years and
eight months. She had been a sufferer from cancer for the past 2 years and for the last three months had been confined
to her bed. Through all her sufferings she was kind and patient and always thoughtful of those who cared for her.
Barbara Fulk was born in Green County, Indiana August 13, 1856. She came to Macon County with her parents when
she was quite young and has spent the remainder of her life in this vicinity. She married Robert Reed April 19,1875
and to them were born 14 children all of who are living. They are Albert F and Mark T of Decatur, John W, Mrs Fannie
Bullock and Ralph H. of Oreana, Lee A, and Mrs Nellie Stuart of Oakley and Lester, Homer, Byron, Melvin, May and
Fern who reside at home. Besides the children and husband she leaves one brother, John Fulk of Oakley, 16 grandchildren
and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a noble wife and unusually kind and loving mother and an excellent
neighbor. The funeral services were held at the Oreana Christian Church Sunday morning at 11 o;clock conducted
by Rev F E Galigern, pastor of the Oreana Christian Church. The music was furnished by a double quartet composed
of Mrs E E Conley, Misses Grace Kirby and Ida Strope, Mrs J C Spooner, Misses Ira Thompson, Kenneth Cooper, J C
Spooner and J H Moothart. The honorary pall-bearers were O L Stuart, D Turpin, J Stuart, H Hirsch, D Seitz and
H C Bower. The active pall-bearers were J H Burgess, T Pensinger, J P Dilling, N Larson, J W Duvall and M Boyer.
The flowers were in charge of Mrs C Betzer and Mrs E Thurman. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment
was in the Union Cemetery.
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Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) March 12 1857
On Saturday morning last, Mr. Elam Rust, Esq., Editor of the Democratic Herald in this city, was taken with
fits and delirium, and died in a fit about 10 o'clock that night. Mr. R. was buried on Monday evening. The Funeral
services were performed at the Presbyterian Church, by Rev. E. W. Thayer. Mr. R. leaves a family.
The funeral of Louis Joubert was held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles
Mccormick, 1042 West Decatur Street. The services were conducted by Rev. Elisha Safford, pastor of Westminster
Presbyterian church. There was a large attendance, members of Dunham post, 141, G. A. R., being present in a body
and conducting their ritualistic exercises.
The music was furnished by Mrs. Corydon C. Nicholson and Mrs. Homer Bateman.
The active pallbearers were J. B. Stocks, Roy Phillips, Samuel Phillips, C. E. Hildreth, W. Linhurst and T. J.
The honorary pallbearers were Jacob Hanes, Henry Barnhart, L. W. Nichols, J. T. Beldon, Samuel S. Welfley and J.
T. Francis. The interment was in Greenwood cemetery. The Decatur Review, Saturday Evening, December 20, 1919 [contributed
Walter Herbert Ireland
Walter Herbert Ireland; b. 12-16-1909 - d. 11-2-1954, 6:15am. born; Moweagual, Ill, m/w divorced. Occupation
State Patrol Judge-Racing Assn. Em: W. Virginia Horse Racing Assn. Place of death - Decatur, Macon Co., Ill. -
Buried Fairlawn Ceme Lot 720-3 Section L. - Parents John W. & Lillie Edith Ireland. Children 1st Lt. John Ireland,
Jr., Europe, no other info, Mrs. Charlotte Ann Maunsell, Salem Depot, NH.; Mrs. Mildred (Dawson-Ray) Ireland, Montebello,
Calif. - Sister,; Charles Edward Ireland - Montebello, Calif. - Brother. (contributed by Linda Dawson Alvey - Pookey5409@aol.com)
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Herald Despatch (Decatur,Illinois) October 8, 1892
Funeral of Henry Traughber,
From Thursday's Daily
The funeral of the late Henry Traughber, who died at his home in Mt. Zion, on Monday, occurred yesterday afternoon.
The services at the residence of Chat Traughber were conducted by Rev. W. L. Bankson, of Blue Mound, and were largely
attended. The pall bearers were Messers, J. Durning. E. B. Scott, J. Waller, A. J. Black, Milo Thomas and Alexander
Greenfield. Messers, John Wilson, D. Binlock, John Henry, Benj. Smith, John Scott and Claybourne Jones, all old
residents of that vicinity, served as honorary pallbearers.
The deceased was a native of Kentucky, where he was born January 9, 1803. In 1829 he came to Illinois and has since
resided in Macon county, being engaged as a farmer in Mt. Zion township. Nancy Smith, who he wedded soon after
coming to Illinois, died about twenty-five years ago. Of the six children born to the couple, only A. C. Traughber,
of Mt. Zion, and Mrs. Mary Durning, of Humbolt, Kan., survive. The deceased had been one of the most prominent
and active farmers of Mt. Zion township, and years ago had accumulated a competence. For many years he had been
a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian.
--Contributed by Debra Burgess
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