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Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Christiana Walker (St. Clair) Boal
Mrs. Elijah Bocock
Leonard V. Bogner
Mrs. Bridget Rogers Boice
Frances E. Boice
James Boice
John P. Boice
Clayton M. Bonham
Elilie Sarah Bonham
Mrs. Ellen W. Bonham
Warford Bonham
Jacob Booth
Mrs. Levi Booth
Mrs. Louise F. Booth
Harmon Edgar Borland
Salome (Strawn) Borr
R. D. Bourdette's Son
Benjamin W. Bowars
Mary (Hartenbower) Bowars
Jacob Bowman
James Ellsworth Boyd
William J. Boyd
Patrick Boylen
Harry Boys
John Boys
Samuel Boys
William Boys
Mrs. William Boys


Christiana Walker (St. Clair) Boal
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 21, 1883
Death of Mrs. Dr. Boal
We learn from the Peoria Transcript that Mrs. Christiana Walker Boal, the wife of Dr. Robert Boal, formerly of Lacon, died at Peoria early last Friday morning. For the last two years she had been confined to her home, an invalid, and her death was not unexpected. She was suddenly taken worse Thursday evening and her physician was called. He remained with her until morning when she breathed her last, death being caused by nervous exhaustion. The deceased was the daughter of James and Elizabeth St. Clair, and was born in Philadelphia, April 30, 1810. When she was quite young her parents moved in Cincinnati, afterwards to Montgomery , Hamilton County, in the same state, and then to Reading Ohio, where she was married May 31, 1831 to Dr. Boal, who had been admitted to the practice of medicine three years previously. The continued making Reading this home until 1836, when they removed to Lacon in this state. In 1865 they moved to Peoria and have since resided there. Mrs. Boal was a lady of excellent qualities, who made friends on all sides. Possessed of brilliant conversational powers and gifted with a happy disposition, she was a cherished friend and a general favorite. Possessed of brilliant conversational powers and gifted with a happy disposition, she was a cherished friend and general favorite. She was also gifted with high literary talent, which was made manifest by many graceful contributions to the press. For years her contributions were to be seen in the Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post, the Delphia Saturday Evening Post, the Ladies Friend, Graham's Magazine and local papers. While her husband was a member of the state senate, she wrote a series of letters for the Chicago Tribune under the title, "Springfield as seen by a Lady." These attracted wide attention and for a long time their authorship was kept a secret. Many of her original letters were copied into English periodicals as well as translated into a number of German, French and other foreign magazines. Mrs. Boal was the mother of three children who survive her - Charles T., of the wholesale store of Saxon, Cribben & Co., Chicago; James St. Clair, assistant prosecuting attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Clara B., widow of the late Colonel Greenbury L. Fort of Lacon. The deceased was next to the youngest of five sisters, all of whom are now dead except the eldest, Elizabeth, who is now at the residence of Dr. Boal and over 80 years of age.




Mrs. Elijah Bocock


January 23, 1879


Taken From the Henry Republican


Saratoga - Mrs. Elijah Bocock, mother of Wm. Bocock of Camp Grave, and Cyrus Bocock of Castleton, died at Camp Grove on the 16th inst., aged 83.




Leonard V. Bogner


April 1, 1915


Leonard V. Bogner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bogner, was born at the family home in Whitefield township, Oct. 26, 1902; died at the home of his parents, March 28, 1915. During the winter, the boy had been an earnest student in St. Mary's school in this city, and boarded at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Bogner. Scholars, teachers and all associates had for him the highest regard and esteem and when taken suddenly ill a couple of weeks ago the deepest solicitude was had for his welfare. From the first it was seen that the malady was a brain trouble and though the tenderest care and best of medical attention was given, all was unavailing. Besides his parents three brothers, Conrad, Harold and Charles and one sister, Mrs. Leo Schubert, with a large circle of relatives and friends now mourn the untimely death of one just preparing for the manifest duties and privileges of the human life. The funeral services were conducted from St. Mary's church on Tuesday at 9:30 am, Rev. Fr. Gensler officiating. The casket bearers were his youthful friends and classmates, Harold Daniels, Willis Kuss, Anton Kapraun, George Schmidt, George Neuhalfen, Walter Neuhalfen. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery in charge of C. C. Doran, mortician.




Mrs. Bridget Rogers Boice


July 23, 1874


Died in Whitefield, July 16, Bridget Rogers, aged 37 years, wife of Daniel Boice.




Frances E. Boice


December 20, 1877


On Friday morning, Dec. 14th, after a lingering illness, Frances E., daughter of the late J. P. Boice and sister of Mary L. Boice of this city. -- The deceased came to Henry with her parents about 20 years ago, and has long been recognized as one of the competent and successful teachers in the county. …..she died in the full assurance of faith, and the radiance of a blessed hope, and until the resurrection morn she "sleeps in Jesus."




James Boice


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
October 5, 1871


In this city, Oct. 3, of chronic diarhea, James Boice, aged 45 years.



John P. Boice


May 15, 1873


In this city, May 11, of congestive chill, John P. Boice, aged 69 years.


(For more information on John P. Boice, see Marshall County Pioneers)




Clayton M. Bonham


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
May 9, 1872


AT Lacon, May 1, of congestion of the bowels, Clayton M. Bonham, aged 48 years.


Death of C. M. Bonham
Suddenly, yea we can hardly realize that the cold clods of the valley today cover the earthy form of Mr. Clayton M. Bonham. Ten days ago he was in the prime of life, attending to his business at Varna. Inflammation of the bowels brought him suddenly low, and cut him off in the prime of an exalted manhood. The funeral took place on Thursday under the auspices of Odd Fellowship, to which fraternity he had belonged many years, members being present from Lacon, Henry, Sparland, and elsewhere, the attendance being very large of mourning friends, neighbors and citizens. The Baptist minister preached the sermon and the body was conveyed to the family cemetery in Whitefield township, where a father, mother, and other members of this large family lie.


Mr. Bonham had been postmaster of Lacon, member of the county republican committee, a sincere, earnest member of the Baptist church, and a gentleman widely known and respected. He had been a lumber dealer for many years. He was a contestant two years ago against W. E. Cook, Esq., for the office of supervisor of Lacon, and his popularity as a citizen is shown in the fact that he lacked but a few votes of being elected, and was far ahead of all who had previously ran for the same office against “a life lease candidate.” The Sparland lodge was named after him - Clayton lodge I. O. O. F. - for valuable service he had rendered it. Mr. Bonham was upright in word and deed, active in public affairs, and was a very excellent citizen. He is a great loss to the family and the county, and to friends far and near. All the brothers, five living, were present at the funeral - Jeriah, George, Warford, Henson and William.




Elilie Sarah Bonham


Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL
August 20, 1868


Died in Whitefield, August 10, of congestion of the brain, Elilie Sarah, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Bonham, age 7 months and 6 days.




Mrs. Ellen W. Bonham


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
March 3, 1870


Died at Lacon, February 24, Mrs. Ellen W., wife of Jeriah Bonham of Chicago, publisher of the Rural Messenger. She leaves a family of 8 children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.



Warford Bonham


Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL
August 5, 1869


In Whitefield, July 23d, at the residence of H. D. Bonham, father Warford Bonham, at the age of 88 years.




Jacob Booth


March 9, 1876


In LaPrairie, March 3, of heart disease, Jacob Booth, aged 80 years. Deceased was amongst the early settlers of Marshall county.




Mrs. Levi Booth


March 11, 1880


Died at Chillicothe, March 6, of illness contracted from a cold, Mrs. Levi Booth, 57. President white ribbon club, a Baptist, and a daughter of Rebekah.


Sparland --We learn that Mrs. Levi Booth of Chillicothe, an estimable lady, died at that place on Saturday morning. Mrs. Booth kept a millenary store here for several years, the building she occupied was destroyed by the fire and she lost some goods also. She was buried on Monday.




Mrs. Louise F. Booth


September 23, 1875


Taken From the Henry Republican


In Ellington, Conn., Sept. 10, Louise F., aged 93 years, widow of the late Rev. Chauncey Booth, and aunt of Mrs. H. G. Pendleton.




Harmon Edgar Borland


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
January 17, 1867


Died in this city, January 12, 1867, of intermitting fever, Harmon Edgar, son of William H. and Eva Borland, age 6 months and 25 days.




Mrs. Salome Borr (nee Strawn)


December 5, 1872


At Lacon, Nov. 29, Mrs. Salome Borr, aged 45, daughter of the late John Strawn.


Benjamin W. Bowars


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL


April 23, 1868


Died in this city, April 18, of quick consumption, Benjamin W. Bowars, aged 53 years. We record in this issue the sudden and unexpected death of Benjamin W. Bowrs, one of our well known citizens, who died on Saturday moring last of quick consumption, at the age of 54. Mr. Bowars has been ailing all winter, and for several days had complained of being chilly, and took quinine on Friday mourning that made him sick. A doctor, however, was not called until evening, and even then nothing alarming was noticed. But about 1 o'clock Saturday morning the attending physician was re-called, and he entered the house just in time to see him breath his last. Mr. Bowars in an Englishman, coming from the old country many years ago, setting in Henry in 1853, when with his brother they erected the steam mill which has been operated successfully by them ever since. He was a good citizen, attentive to business, warm-hearted and kind, and well respected by all who knew him. His funeral was very largely attended by our people Sunday afternoon last, the Episcopal impressive service being read by Rev.Mr. McGowan, in which church he was born and raised. He was buried in the old cemetery above the seminary, along side his first wife and three children, and leaves behind a second wife and five children to mourn his untimely end, as also the large circle to which he was an esteemed member.




Son of R. D. Bourdette


September 1, 1881


Died in Henry, Aug. 28, of cholera infantum, infant son, aged 29 days, of R. D. Bourdette.




Benjamin W. Bowars


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


Died in this city, April 18, of quick consumption, Benjamin W. Bowars, aged 53 years. We record in this issue the sudden and unexpected death of Benjamin W. Bowrs, one of our well known citizens, who died on Saturday moring last of quick consumption, at the age of 54. Mr. Bowars has been ailing all winter, and for several days had complained of being chilly, and took quinine on Friday mourning that made him sick. A doctor, however, was not called until evening, and even then nothing alarming was noticed. But about 1 o’clock Saturday morning the attending physician was re-called, and he entered the house just in time to see him breath his last. Mr. Bowars in an Englishman, coming from the old country many years ago, setting in Henry in 1853, when with his brother they erected the steam mill which has been operated successfully by them ever since. He was a good citizen, attentive to business, warm-hearted and kind, and well respected by all who knew him. His funeral was very largely attended by our people Sunday afternoon last, the Episcopal impressive service being read by Rev.Mr. McGowan, in which church he was born and raised. He was buried in the old cemetery above the seminary, along side his first wife and three children, and leaves behind a second wife and five children to mourn his untimely end, as also the large circle to which he was an esteemed member.




John Bowars


January 15, 1874


Death of JOHN BOWARS


The news came Saturday from Chillicothe of the death of Mr. JOHN BOWARS, after a seven week illness at his brother-in-laws, Christopher Hartenbower, of a complication of diseases of a dropsical and consumption nature. Mr. Hartenbower lives upon a stock farm of Mr. Bowars, of 320 acres or more, which is run by both on shares. Mr. Bowars went down there about two months ago, and while there was taken sick, causing death. He made a will, before his death, and was conscious till the last, having been visited by Mr. Edward Wood, the day of his dissolution. Mr. Bowars has lived in and about Henry over 20 years, was half owner, and for many years help run the steam grist mill in the north end of town. He was a quiet, unassuming and good citizen, being at one time elected alderman of the first ward of this city. By his industry and frugality he accumulated a considerable property, among which, besides his home estate and mill property in this city, he has two farms in Peoria county; also one in LaSalle county, where his brother Joseph now resides, and with whom he and his two children have made their home the past year; also a farm in Indiana and another in Kansas. We are told that it was Mr. Bowars’ dying wish that his brother Joseph Bowars should have the use of the farm he now lives upon as long as he lived. Mr. Bowars wife was a Hartenbower, who died some two years ago, the surviving heirs of the estate being two young orphan girls. The remains were brought to Henry on Monday; appropriate services held at the Episcopal church, where the funeral cortege conveyed the remains to their resting place in the cemetery north of town.




Mrs. Mary Bowars (nee Hartenbower)


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
December 14, 1871


In this city, Dec. 8, of consumption, Mary, aged 32, wife of John Bowars, and daughter of Christian Hartenbower of Putnam county.




Jacob Bowman


December 1, 1881


In this city, Nov. 25 of paralysis, Jacob Bowman, 74 years, 4 months.


Jacob Bowman died on Saturday morning at six o'clock.  His death had been expected for several days.  The injury sustained by being thrown by a calf he was leading in his years several weeks ago, it is supposed, brought on paralysis and death.  He leaves a wife and eight children, two sons and six daughters, all married, bereft, the widow of a devoted, tender and affectionate husband and compainion and the children of an endulgent and most loved father.


Mr. Bowman was a native of Ohio, and a resident of Indiana for many years, where he married Miss Gudgell 50 years ago last May. Twenty-five years ago he landed with his family in Henry, and since then has been a resident of the Prairie State.  He owned a quarter section of land in Milo township, Bureau county, a beautiful farm, which he lived upon until two or three years ago, when he leased it and bought his present residence in Henry on North Edwards street, where Mr. Bowman and wife, a widowed daughter and two nieces have since made it their home.


Mr. Bowman was highly respected and will be general mourned.  His funeral was held at the family residence on Monday at 8 a. m., Rev. H. W. Sparling of St. John's Episcopal church officiating, from whence the remains were conveyed to the train, ant then to Tiskilwa, the family burying ground, where the body was consigned ot its final resting place.




James Ellsworth Boyd


August 10, 1876


Taken From the Henry Republican


Died at Wenona, July 27, James Ellsworth, aged 4 months, infant son of Robert and Eliza Boyd




William J. Boyd


October 22, 1874


At Concord, Ky., Oct. 18, of congestion of the brain William J. Boyd, aged 50 years, father of J. W. Boyd of this city.




Patrick Boylen


November 21, 1872


AT Lacon, Nov. 9, of consumption, Patrick Boylen, aged 29, a member of Capt. Boyd’s company, 65th reg. Ill. vol.




Harry Boys


February 13, 1873


In Richland township, Jan. 28, Harry, aged 2 years, son of L. A. and Annie Boys.




John Boys


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
May 9, 1867


Died in Roberts township of consumption, John Boys, age 36 years.




Samuel Boys


August 30, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican


In Richland township, August 22, of typhoid fever, Samuel Boys, aged 64; another old settler of this county.




William Boys


October 14, 1869
Taken From the HENRY REPUBLICAN


In Hopewell township, Oct 2, William Boys, aged 64 years.


The death of William Boys in Hopewell township on Saturday week was the departure of another old settler of Marshall county, “beyond this vail of fears”. He has been in the county 30 years and died at the age of 64, leaving a widow and four children, among whom is Charles Boys, a lumberman at Lacon. He had been in feeble health for some time previous to his death.




Mrs. William Boys


January 22, 1880


Taken from the Henry Republican


Died in Hopewell township, Jan. 11, of consumption, Mrs. William Boys, 71. A resident of Marshall county over 45 years.


Mrs. Wm. Boys died at her home in Hopewell, on Sunday last of consumption from which she has suffered for many years. She was 71 years of age. Was one of the old settlers of Marshall county, having lived here for over 45 years. She was buried at the Russell graveyard, and considering the weather, the attendance was very large. The services were conducted by Rev. Burns of Phelps Chapel. - Democrat.

 

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