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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Adam Baer
Mrs. Adaline Baer
Sarah A. (Ralston) Bagley
Hiram Baker
Jehu Baker
Joseph Baker
Margaret Virginia Baker
Mrs. Maria L. Baker
Merritt Baker
Minnie (McDonald) Baker
N. R. Baker
Olive Camp Baker
Mrs. Barbara Balenseifer
James Bales
George Ball
Henry Ball
William James Ball
Franz Charles Balleweg
Joseph Balleweg
Jesse B. Bane
Josephine V. (Magoon) Bane
Mordica Bane
Charles L. Bangs
Rolland Edward Bangs
Louis Bark
Bessie Baldwin Barker
Mrs. Maria M. Barker
Pierre V. Barmore
Edward Lewis Barnard
Mrs. Mary Hall Barnard
Satira M (Dickinson) Barnard
Mrs. Betsey Barnes
Charles Newton Barnes
Chauncey Barnes Jr.'s Daughter
Mrs. Clarrissa Barnes
Dolly Barnes
Frances Minerva Barnes
Mrs. Mildred Barnes
Mott Barnes
Mrs. Nettie Ellen Barnes
Robert Barnes
Mrs. Sally B. Barnes
Stephen N. Barnes
Thoams Barnes
Frank Barns
Jennie (Harris) Barrett
William Barret
Maria Bassett
Mary Bassett
Frances Battles
Jane Baughman
Lucinda (Palmer) Bayless
Martha "Mattie" (Thompson) Bayless
William Davis Bayless

Adam Baer

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN 

January 3, 1878

Died in Chicago, Dec. 27, Adam Baer, aged about 63, father of Mr. Frank Baer of this city. One of the early settlers of Chicago.


Mrs. Adaline Baer

Taken From the Henry Republican
May 18, 1882

Died At Chicago, May 20, Adaline, 53, wife of Adam Baer and mother of Frank Baer of this city.


Mrs. Sarah A. (Ralston) Bagley

April 13, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Wenona, March 30, of erysipelas, Mrs. Sarah A., aged 38 years, wife of L. T. Bagley, and sister of J. T. Ralston, cashier of Wenona bank.


Hiram Baker

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
March 30, 1871

Hon John O. Dent received a despatch for Gilman, on Monday last, stating that Hiram Baker of that place died on Sunday night the 19th inst.  Mr. Baker formerly resided in this town, and is well known to our (..?..) citizens.  He came from the east in 1855, and settled on a farm two miles east of Wenona, and entered the mercantile business.  In 1866 he sold out in Wenona, and removed to Gilman, where he opened a lumber yard.  Seeing a good chance for speculation, he disposed of his lumber yard, and invested in Gilman real estate, laid out an addition to the town, from which he realized a handsome profit.  Since that time he has been improving and selling real estate.  He was one of the leading citizens of Gilman, taking an active part in every move that pertianed to the interests of the town.  He died leaving his family well provided for in this world's goods. - Wenona Index


Jehu Baker

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 7, 1869

Near this city, Oct. 2, at the residence of his son, Dr. J. G. Baker, of disease of the heart, Jehu Baker, in the 81st year of his age.

Father Baker
The death of Father Jehu Baker, that took place at his son’s residence, Dr. J. G. Baker’s a couple of miles from this city, on Saturday, will take many of our people by surprise. His disease was an affection of the heart, attended with lung difficulty, which human aid could not arrest. He passed away quietly at the venerable age of 80, known to a large circle of friends and revered and beloved by them all. The funeral took place at the Presbyterian church on Monday forenoon, and the remains deposited in the graveyard above town, a long train of mourners following, paying the last offices of respect to an old citizen of Henry.

Father Jehu Baker was born in Maryland in 1788. In his boyhood his father emigrated to Virginia, where he was raised. When a young man his inclinations led him to Kentucky, where he learned and followed the trade of a carpenter and married, raising a family. He educated his two sons for physicians, John and Charles, both of whom settled in Henry about 20 years ago, when our town had hardly a dozen houses in it. Here they attained a lucrative practice, and their father, having lost by death his first, and afterwards his second wife, followed his sons to Henry about 16 years ago, and has lived with them ever since.

The old gentleman has enjoyed remarkable good health since, though feeling for some years the infirmity of age. He owned considerable property in town, which yielded him a fair competence and supplied his wants. In disposition and bearing he was genial and pleasant and his manners towards al was courteous and polite, and his acquaintance was extensive and valuable. He was generally called “Father Baker:, and everybody had a sort of filial reverence for his respect towards all. We shall miss him on his daily excursion downtown, the familiar salutation of “Good morning,” that always greeted us as he passed with slow and gentle tread. We shall all miss him, while we reflect, that live as long as he has or not, we shall have to follow before a great while. We can but cherish the hope that a life of integrity and good deeds so predisposes and moulds the man that the future is likely but the removal of the dross for a better and more genial existence beyond the Vail.


Joseph Baker

January 26, 1882

Joseph Baker died at his residence nine miles west of Sparland on Tuesday of last week of consumption. Mr. Baker was among our first patrons when he came to Marshall county some 18 years ago, and we believe has ever been our friend since our first acquaintance. He was much respected by all who knew him.


Olive Camp Baker

September 2, 1880

Died in this city, Aug. 29, of membranous croup, Olive Camp, 3, youngest daughter of J. Finley and Olive Baker.


Margaret Virginia Baker

May 20, 1880

Died at St. Louis, May 22, Margaret Virginia, 21 years, 7 months, 22 days, third daughter of Dr. John G. and Mary Jane Baker of this city.

May 27, 1880

The remains of Miss Maggie V. Baker arrived from St. Louis on Monday and the funeral rites, conducted by Rev. J. S. Glendenning, solemnized the same afternoon at 5 o'clock. The family were all present but two - J. F. in Colorado, and Miss Kate in Minnesota. The grave was conpletely enveloped in white flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bradford of St. Louis, a brother of Mrs. J. G. Baker, accompanied the remains, Dr. J. G. Baker and wife and Dr. C. M. Baker, and was present at the obsequies.


Mrs. Maria L. Baker

February 3, 1881

Died in La Prairie, Jan. 20, of Bright's disease of the kidneys, Maria L., 29, wife of William Baker.


Mary E. Baker

May 28, 1874

Died in this city, May 24, of lung fever, Mary E., eldest child of J. Finley and Olive L. Baker, aged 2 years, 3 months, 15 days.


Merritt Baker

July 20, 1882

Neighborhood News - Lacon

Merritt Baker, a young man, a farmer living some 12 miles south of here, received a paralytic stroke last week; he lived only eight hours. He was the oldest son of Chauncey Baker and brother of the Misses Baker of this place.


Mrs. Minnie (McDonald) Baker

February 9, 1882

In Grafton, Neb., Feb. 1, of consumption, Minnie, 25, wife of J. W. Baker (Amidon) of Tiskilwa, and daughter of J. B. McDonald, a former resident of Henry.

Our death column chronicles the name of Mrs. J. W. Baker of Tiskilwa with those who have gone to the unseen world. She was formerly of Henry, and for some years an inmate of Alderman Snyder's family. She was a daughter of J. B. McDonald, who now lives in Grafton, Nebraska. She had been an invalid fro some years, and not long ago it was thought advisable for her to visit her friends in Nebraska, with a faint hope that it might benefit her. There she lingered and finally bid adieu to the earth earthly. Thus a very companionable lady, lovable wife and daughter, has put on immortality.


N. R. Baker

July 1, 1880

N. R. Baker, formerly of this city, and carried on business, died the past week at Fort Collins, Colorado. He leaves his children, a daughter married to Cloyd Bryner of Peoria, and a son Frank Baker. Mr. Baker was a genial gentleman and was very generally likes. He left Henry for Peoria, Mr. Geo. Schuster succeeding him here, purchasing his stock. For some years he has been in Colorado.


Mrs. Barbara Balenseifer

November 13, 1879

Died in Hopewell, Nov. 6, suddenly, Barbara, 28, wife of Henry Balenseifer.


James Bales

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph
December 20, 1866

Sudden Death
One of those sudden deaths that comes almost without warning, occurred in the case of James Bales in Whitefield on Saturday last.  On Thursday last he helped a neighbor butcher hogs, and though not constitutional strong he helped to left and carry off several of the hogs, and in so doing strained himself, and severed a blood vessell in his stomach, causing a hemorrhage, of which he died in two days.  Everything was done for the sufferer that could be, but no relerf could be given, and he bled to death.  Mr. Bales was an unostentatious man, a good citizen, a kind neighbor, and a fervent member of the Baptist church.  He leaves a wife in feeble health to mourn his loss.  The funeral took place on Monday.


George Ball

March 23, 1876

Died in this city, March 19, of congestion of the brain, George, aged 19 months, infant son of George and Anna Ball.

March 23, 1876
Mr. George Ball buried at infant son on Monday. A very large procession of mourning friends followed its remains to the German cemetery, a mile north of town after the usual rites had been performed by Rev. Father Albrect at the church.


Henry Ball

December 15, 1881

Died in this city, Dec. 15 of diphtheria, Henry, 9 years, 9 months, 21 days, son of George and Anna Eliza Ball. Funeral at the St. Mary's Catholic church tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9 o'clock. All the friends of the family are invited.


William James Ball

TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR, TOLUCA, IL

April 25, 1902, Front Page

Obituary

William James Ball was born at the present family homestead Aug. 24, 1881, and died Sunday April 20, 1902, from heart failure. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Chas. W. Dean, pastor of the Christian Church, assisted by the Rutland male quartet. A great throng were present and by their presence bore eloquent testimony of esteem in which they held their departed neighbor.

“Willie”, as he was familiarly called by all his friends, had a genial warmth and cordiality about him that endeared him to a large circle of companions. He was loved by others because he held a heart full of affection for his friends. In his short life he had suffered much; but death came to his release, and found him tranquil -- he closed his eyes to sleep, to rest, on earth. His awakening will be on the other side of the river we call death. He had traveled far in search of health, only to find disappointment. Only on Thursday morning last had returned from Hot Springs, Ark. His mother love had called him home, to close his eyes where loving hands of mother, sister, and brother could smooth out the last lines of suffering, dampen his cold brow with warm tears, and lay him to rest on the sun-kissed slopes of Antioch. The Toluca Camp of M.W.A. formed an escort to the grave, read their burial service and left a sprig of evergreen, to mark a Neighbor’s home.



Franz Charles Balleweg
The Henry Republican, April 19, 1883
Died March 10 at Henry, Franz Charles Balleweg, 69 years, 4 months, reported by Dr. F. A. Hamilton


Joseph Balleweg

November 3, 1881

In this city, Oct. 29 of typhoid fever, Joseph Balleweg, 19 years, 3 months, 17 days, son of F. C. Balleweg.

Joseph Balleweg, a young man of 19, died on Saturday night of typhoid fever. He was doing well under Dr. Hatan's care, but two relapses set in, causing his death. He was a young man of good habits had character, and is highly spoken of by all who were acquainted with him. His funeral was held in conjunction with that of Mr. M. Kleinhenz on Monday at the Catholic Church.


Jesse B. Bane

May 20, 1880

Died at Lacon, May 17, Jesse B. Bane, 68, a resident of Marshall county for about 40 years.

Jesse B. Bane, father of Hon. G. M. Bane, died at Lacon last week, after a long illness. He was a native of Virginia, and a pioneer of the east side of the river. He leaves the record of an honest man, and was very generally esteemed by all who knew him. Four sons and a daughter (Mrs. H. J. DePue) survive him. John S. is a Congregational minister, George M. a lawyer, and Jesse Jr. and Charles are farmers. Rev. W. Tracy assisted by Rev. Springer, conducted the funeral services. The attendance at the obsequies was very large.


Mrs. Josephine V. (Magoon) Bane

March 22, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican

Mrs. Josephine V., wife of George M. Bane, died on Saturday last. She was the daughter of the late Col. Richard Magoon, one of the old settlers. She was highly esteemed and mourned for by all her friends. Our Lacon correspondent offers an appropriate eulogy to her memory.

-- Lacon: Mrs. George M. Bane died in this city on last Saturday afternoon, after several months of sickness and suffering, such as but few could have endured, but through all of which she exhibited a wonderful degree of patience and nerve; always having a bright and cheerful smile to greet her friend with, even in her darkest hours. The disease of which she died was dropsy. For several days prior to her death she was regarded as beyond hope, but on Saturday morning she felt so much better, and her symptoms were so much improved, that it was thought that a turn had been reached in her disease and that she would recover, and she continued to improve till within three or four hours of her death, when a sudden relapse took place, and in a very short time she was dead. She had been living with Mrs. G. O. Barnes, her sister, during the greater part of her sickness, and all that loving hands and abundance of money could do for her was done. Mrs. Bane was married to Geo. M. Bane, Esq., of this city in December 1875, being a little over a year since. Her remains were taken on Monday to Wisconsin, for interment by the side of her father, who recently died. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the depot from the residence of G. O. Barnes, Esq., Mr. Bane, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. DePue accompanying the remains to Wisconsin.


Mordica Bane

October 10, 1878

Our Correspondents - Varna

Mordica Bane died the 25th alt. After suffering for 5 weeks with typhoid fever


Charles L. Bangs

February 22, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican

Charles L. Bangs, Esq., died suddenly of hart disease at Hillsboro. He formerly lived at Lacon, where he practiced law, and for a time was a partner in the publication of the Home Journal; later conducted a paper at Aurora, and then at Hillsboro. AT the time of his death was postmaster at Hillsboro and preparing for the practice of medicine. When the war broke out he enlisted in the 104th Ill. Reg., and was in the service until the close of the war. Mr. Bangs had ability and character, and was highly esteemed as a man and citizen. He leaves a wife, the only survivor of his family.


Rolland Edward Bangs

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL
March 6, 1857

On the 27th, ult., Rolland Edward, infant son of Charles and Emily Bangs, aged 1 year, 1 month, 3 days.


Louis Bark

September 10, 1874

Died in this city, September 6, by drowning, Louis Bark, aged about 40 years.


Bessie Baldwin Barker

September 16, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Wenona, Sept. 8, of cholera infantum, Bessie Baldwin, aged 6 months, infant daughter of E. P. and Maria M. Barker.


Mrs. Maria M. Barker

June 3, 1880

At Wenona, May 25, Mrs. Maria M., 41 yrs., 2 mos. 12 days, wife of E. P. Barker.


Pierre V. Barmore

March 6, 1879

Pierre V. Barmore died at his residence in this place at midnight last Monday - disease consumption. Mrs. Barmore died about one month ago and his death leaves six children orphans.


Edward Lewis Barnard

April 29, 1880

At Parsons, Kansas, April 10, Edward Lewis Barnard, 67, a native of the state of New York, formerly a resident of Henry and one of its earlier settlers.


Mrs. Mary Hall Barnard

January 26, 1882

Died At Champaign, Jan. 6, Mary Hall Barnard, 87, step-mother of John Barnard of this city.

Mary Barnard (From the Champaign Gazette)
Mrs. Mary Hall Barnard, aged 87 years, entered into rest on the evening of January 6, 1882. Mrs. Barnard was born in Sudbury, Vermont, April 13, 1794.


Mrs. Satira M. Barnard (nee Dickinson)

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
April 25, 1872

Died in this city, April 22, of bilious diarrhea, Satira M. Dickinson, aged 47, wife of Mr. John Barnard.

The Demise of Mrs. John Barnard
The short illness and sudden death, as it were, of Mrs. John Barnard on Monday, reminds us that “in the midst of life we are in death.” But a week of illness, first with a kind of ague and fever, and then with a bilious diarrhea, for which human skill was baffled completely, Mrs. B. was taken from earthly associations and removed to the spiritual world, leaving a devoted husband, four children, and a wide circle of friends unprepared for the separation.

She was born in Cincinnatus, Courtlandt Co., N. Y., April 10, 1825 being one of five children, and at the time of her demise had just rounded 47 years. She married Mr. John Barnard in 1852, and since that time has lived in Henry, almost completing 20 years, and as it were being one of our old settlers. Albert, Charles and Chauncey Dickinson were her brothers, who followed her to Henry, and for many years were residents here. Albert died some time ago in Iowa, Chauncey returned two years ago to resume business in his native town, where his mother and another brother resides, while Charles remains here. Mrs. B. was an only sister, and the eldest, and dearly loved by family and friends.

She was a Presbyterian in faith, holding a letter from the church in Cincinnatus, but which had not been deposited here, dying in full hope “of the promie that in Christ all would be made alive.” The community are in sorrow by this sudden and irreparable loss. The funeral took place at the house yesterday, ther services being conducted by Rev. John Winn, at which, was a very large attendance of our citizens generally.


Mrs. Betsey Barnes

April 9, 1874 - Local News

The mother of C. W. Barnes, Esq., who died recently at a comfortable old age in Pennsylvania, raised 4 boys of which Squire Barnes in Whitefield is the youngest. She had been a widow many years and during her married life was a residence of Hamden county, Mass. After her husband’s death, she helped her boys clear a forrest farm in Pennsylvania. She always lived among her children and was universally beloved by those who knew her.

April 16, 1874

In Sullivan county, Pa., April 8, Mrs. Betsey Barnes, in her 87th year, mother of C. W. Barnes of Whitefield.


Charles Newton Barnes

February 11, 1932

Charles N. Barnes, Lawyer, Dies at Age 71 Years

Charles Newton Barnes, former state senator, long a leader in Democratic circles in this district and prominent for half a century in legal circles, died at 1:30 o’clock last Thursday morning at the Methodist hospital in Peoria. He was 71 years old. While he had been in ill health for about two years, he was able to be about until he was stricken two weeks ago. His condition became steadily worse, having been critical for several days.

He was born at Washburn, Ill., March 25, 1860, son of Thomas and Anna Little Barnes, pioneer settlers in that community. He was educated in the schools there, graduating from Washburn High school in 1878 after which he attended Iowa City college at Iowa City, Iowa, where he received his A.B. degree in 1881. He then continued his education in the law school at Northwestern university at Chicago, where he graduated with the degree of L. LB in 1883. He was admitted to the bar the next year, entering practice at Lacon.


Daughter of Chauncey Barnes Jr.

October 24, 1872

Died in Whitefield, Oct. 19, of teething, only daughter of Chauncey Jr. and Mary Barnes, aged about 1 year.


Mrs. Clarrissa Barnes

January 8, 1880

Died in this city, January 5, at the residence of Theodore Smith, a son-in-law, suddenly, Clarrissa, 63, wife of William G. Barnes.

Mrs. W. G. Barnes
Death came suddenly at the residence of Theodore Smith, on Monday morning the summons coming upon Mrs. Smith’s mother, Mrs. Clarrissa Barnes. She had been ailing slightly for several days, but able to be about the house, a part of the time. She was about to rise that morning, when she fell over back on to the pillow; her husband called Mrs. Smith who had just left the room, who came running in, just in time to find her breathing her last. A doctor was summoned whose medical opinion was heart disease.

Mrs. Barnes’s native place was Bradford county, Penn., where she married W. G. Barnes in 1836. Has resided in Illinois about 24 years. Their family circle consisted of eight children. Mrs. Theodore Smith and Mrs. Charles G. Smith reside in this city; Mrs. Cyrus Brown and Arthur Barnes are residents of Whitefield; Mrs. Wm. Hailey and Mrs. Dennis Byrnes reside in Kansas. The remains of the other two lie in the church yard in Whitefield, beside which the mother was interred Tuesday afternoon.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. David, a short service at the house at 9 a. m., Tuesday; a full service at the Center M. E. church in Whitefield at 1 p. m., in which and the interment took place.  We mourn with the friends in their sudden bereavement, in the loss of one of the best of mothers. The aged husband, a cripple, will mourn greatly the loss of an affectionate wife, upon whom he leaned for counsel, car and comfort during his declining days. It is a sad loss to all. Death is mysterious, and let us heed its lessons to be also ready.


Dolly Barnes

Contributed by Jane Foster

Metamora Herald dated 9-23-1891 page 4 column 4

Miss Dolly Barnes died at the home of her brother, Thomas Barnes, on last Monday.


Frances Minerva Barnes

TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
April 4, 1867

In Whitefield township, March 30, 1867 of heart disease, Frances Minerva, daughter of William G. and Clarrisa Barnes, age 12 years.


Mrs. Mildred Barnes

May 5, 1881

Died at Varna, April 23, Mildred, 81, consort of the late Robert Barnes.


Mott Barnes

August 17, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican

At Fairbury, August 4 of inflamation of the brain, little Mott, ages 3 months, son of Dr. H. E. W. and A. E. Barnes. Remains taken to Crow Creek, Lacon township for interment. Some 66 relatives at the funeral.


Mrs. Nettie Ellen Barnes

June 3, 1915

Mrs. Nettie Ellen Barnes was born Jan. 24, 1866 at Frederick, Ill. In 1884, at Monmouth, she was united in marriage with Charles A. Barnes. From this union there remain six children, Mrs. Delta McLaughlin of Monmouth; Robert A. of Davenport; Mrs. Myrtle Gauf of Peoria, William of Monmouth, and John and Nellie of this city. Mrs. Barnes and her two last named children came to this city almost a year ago and have since that time used as a home the living rooms above The Republican office. The husband and father had died through an injury received by falling from a building on which he was a work in Monmouth on January 24, 1904. To all appearance she was in good health up to 11 o'clock Saturday forenoon when she was suddenly stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage, which from the very first was seen to be fatal. Drs. E. A. Hall and J. A. Swem were summoned who strove in every way know to the profession to alleviate conditions, but at the same time gave no hope to the agonized children who lived with their mother.

Those living at a distance were summoned, but the sufferer only lived eight hours from the first attack. The remains were taken to Peoria for interment, where the services were held on Tuesday afternoon.


Robert Barnes

Metamora Herald, December 16, 1993

Contributed by Jane Foster

Robert A. "Packy" Barnes, 91, of Rural Route 1, Lacon, died Dec. 8, 1993, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Jan. 6, 1902 in Richland Township, Marshall County to C. Frederick and Lucretia Short Barnes, he married Enid Sandberg May 28, 1938 in Paris, Ill. She died Feb. 24, 1976. He married Sarah Sandberg Aug. 16, 1977, in Lacon. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert A. of Lacon and Richard S. of Vail, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. James (Ede) Kidder of Dunlap and Mrs. William (Carole) Warnes of Bellevue, Neb.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

An attorney, he practiced law in Lacon from 1925 to 1993.

He graduated from the University of Illinois Law School in 1924. He was a starting pitcher for the University of Illinois Baseball Team and signed and pitched for the Chicago White Sox in the 1924 season.

He was a member of the Illinois Bar Association and Washburn Masonic Lodge 421, AF&AM, both since 1925.

Services were private. Lenz Memorial.


Mrs. Sally B. Barnes

December 12, 1872

In Whitefield, Dec. 7, of paralytic complaint, Sally B., aged 50 years, consort of Chauncey B. Barnes, Esq.

We chronicle the death this week of Mrs. Chauncey Barnes of Whitefield. She has been sick for several years, the last two being entirely helpless, unable even to raise her hand to feed herself. Her husband has been her constant companion, night and day, during that time, and through his unwearied and faithful attendance her slow and painful dissolution was made comfortable as the keenest sympathy and tenderest care could make it. She was one of the first settlers on the prairie and a very excellent woman. The funeral was largely attended on Sunday. Mr. Barnes has gone to Pennsylvania, his childhood home, for a three months visit, to recuperate from the wearied and exhausting car to which he has been so long subjected, and to see the old friends of his youth. It will do him much good, and we trust he may return much improved.



Stephen N. Barnes

Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL
August 27, 1868

Died in Whitefield, August 19, of epileptic fits, Stephen N. Barnes, son of C. W. and Sally Barnes, aged 26 years, 9 months and 27 days.


Thomas Barnes

Contributed by Jane Foster

Metamora Herald dated 4-9-1895 page 5 column 3

Wm. V. Martin and Harvey Long attended the funeral service of Thomas Barnes of Washburn Tuesday.


Frank Barns

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
March 14, 1872

Died at Lacon, March 4, a congestion of the brain, Frank, age 8, son of John Barns, Esq.


Mrs. Jennie Barrett (nee Harris)

Taken From the Marshall County Republican, Henry, IL
October 31, 1867

Died in Whitefield suddenly, Jennie E., wife of John N. Barrett and daughter of Dr. Harvey Harris, age 32 years.

Mrs. John Barrett nee Harris
We are pained, deeply pained to chronicle still anothe death on Friday last in the circle of our noble women, that of the estimable lady of John N. Barrett and daughter of Dr. Harris of Whitefield.  Nothing has so shocked the community for a long time as these sad tidings, coming as they did without any warning of her illness; and, indeed it was a surprise to all.  She was married to Mr. Barrett, October 24, 1866, and October 25, 1867, she passed from earth.  She was one of our most esteemed ladies, having a large and endeared acquaintance noble womanly qualities, was school teacher for many terms, and much beloved by her many pupils.  Her short illness was attended with much suffering, and her babe, hardly tasting of life, was borne to her at the portals. The funeral services took place at the M.E. church in Whitefield, Rev. Mr. Cowden preaching an impressive discourse, and the body interred in the silence and solemnity of the churchyard.  The community deeply sympathize with the busband and friends of the deceased in the severe afflictive dispensation of a desolate hearthstone, a lonely companion, and society robbed of one of its brightest jewels.  Our grief can only be assuaged in the hope of reunion voch-safed for the life to come, when by purity and a life in obedience to the Lord's commandments, we may attain unto that promise she had inherited. May we be also ready.


William Barret

January 1, 1880

William Barret of Wenona was recently killed while in the employ of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. He was buried at Wenona on Sunday week.


Maria Bassett

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
June 1, 1871

Died in Whitefield township, May 31, of cancer in the breast, Miss Maria Bassett, aged 52 years.


Mary Bassett

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
June 20, 1872

In Whitefield, June 13, at the house of William Ramsey, of cancer, Miss Mary Bassett, aged 46 years, 6 months and 16 days. This is a second sister dying within a year of cancer.


Frances Battles

January 4, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican

At Rock Island, Dec. 21, of consumption, Frances, daughter of Morris Battles


Jane Baughman

TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
January 23, 1868

Died at Lacon, 13th, after a protracted illness, Miss Jane Baughman, aged 15 years.


Mrs. Lucinda (Palmer) Bayless

SOURCE UNKNOWN - OBITUARY (COURTESY JULIE GERDES)

1911

Mrs. W.D. Bayless Dead

Mrs. W.D. Bayless died at her home in this city last Sunday afternoon at four o'clock after an illness of several months of kidney trouble, which was the cause of her death.  The funeral service which was largely attended were held in the Christian, on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Moore officiating and paying a high tribute to the deceased, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Ball Cemetery.

Lucinda Palmer was born in Missouri June the 11th, 1844 and with her parents moved to Marion County, Iowa, where on November 3rd, 1865 she was united in marriage to William D. Bayless, and to this union there were born twelve children, nine of whom are living.  In 1901 the family moved to Toluca, Illinois where they have since resided, with the exception of about six months when they were in Missouri.

The deceased was well known and highly respected by all who knew her, was a kind mother, and friend to those who were near and dear to her, and ever ready to lend a helping hand.  She leaves to mourn her death, the husband, and nine children:  Mrs. H.O. Clark, Loren, Phillip, and William of Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Joseph Rush, Mrs. M. Schneckenberger, Mrs. John Mehl of Valley NE, and Samuel of Quincy and John of Toluca.


Martha "Mattie" Thompson Bayless (1866-1939)

Birth: September 16, 1866, Memphis, MO

Death: 1939, Toluca, Marshall Co. IL

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Toluca, IL

Parents: Mike and Mary Jane Thompson

Siblings: Addie (1. Dersey, 2.Maier), Lillian, Claud, Martin

Marriage: March 25, 1890, Memphis, MO

Spouse: John Bayless

Children: Roy

Mattie was a resident of Toluca for 42 years. Her husband, John worked as a carpenter for the Devlin Coal Company until the mines closed and then John and Mattie operated a restaurant on East Santa Fe Ave. A history of Toluca published by the City of Toluca, under the section written by Pete Aimone, mentions a restaurant about in the area of Clanin's building by the name of Thompson's. She died at her home at Toluca at 11:00 PM after a seven month illness.


William Davis Bayless (1842-1928)

Birth: September 14, 1842, Chillicothe, Ohio

Death: January 22, 1928, Toluca, Illinois

Buried: Antioch Cemetery, Toluca, IL

Parents: James Bayless and Rachel Davis

Siblings: Andrew, Jacob, Margaret (1. Adams 2. Miller), Louisa (Wheeler), Elmira (Redding)

Marriage: November 3, 1865, Marion Co. Iowa

Spouse: Lucinda Palmer Pearce

Children: John Alfred, Della Charles(Schneckenberger), Bertha May (Mehl), Loren Orwell, Samuel Edgar, Laura Belle, James Gibson, Philip Otis, William Andrew, Libbie Margret, Cora Ann

William was 5 feet 3 3/4 inches tall with hazel eyes and light brown hair. William moved with his parents to Iowa as a young man. He was a civil war veteran and served with Company "A" 40th Regiment Iowa Infantry commanded by William S. Blaine. He served from November 21, 1864 to August 2, 1865. While in the service he was stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

During the civil war he was hospitalized at Fort Smith during March of 1865 due to "catching a severe cold about Feb. 20, 1865 by wading out where a boat was run aground in the Arkansas River. He has never fully recovered from this cold and it settled in his head and eyes". According to his physician J.D. Skidmon M.D. "William is deaf in one ear had his eyesight was partially impaired due to overexposure and hard duty while in the United States service". William eventually lost the sight completely in his right eye.

William and his son John came to Toluca in 1901. They had previously been farmers and brick masons. He may have worked for the Devlin Coal Company for a couple of years. His son John worked as a carpenter for the Devlin Coal Company until the mines closed and then John and his wife Martha "Mattie" operated a restaurant on East Santa Fe Ave. A history of Toluca published by the City of Toluca, under the section written by Pete Aimone, mentions a restaurant about in the area of Clanin's building by the name of Thompson's. When the Baylesses came here, they brought Martha Thompson , Martha's brother Martin Thompson and also a sister, Mrs.(Addie) C.B. Dersay.

About a year before his death, William's health began to fail. He died at the home of his son around five-thirty, Sunday evening, January 22, 1928, after a two week illness with "dropsy and heart trouble". He was laid to rest, Tuesday February 24, 1928 in the Antioch cemetery, Toluca, IL.

 

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