Macon County Illinois
Walter Herbert Ireland
S. S. Jack
William F. Naftel
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
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
Upland Citizen Taken By Death
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
The Henry Republican, April 19, 1883
Illinois State News
Samuel Nicholson, a prominent farmer living near Maron, Macon County went out to work the other morning, and, while plowing along suddenly dropped dead in the furrow. He was in good health, and had been in the best of spirits that morning at the breakfast table. He was found shortly after his death and was carried home to his stricken family. The doctors on making an examination of the body, pronounced the cause of his death heart disease.
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.
S. S. Jack
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)