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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Mrs. Kizzie F. Brace
Mrs. Stephen Bradford
Almira (Thompson) Bradley
Frankie Brasfield
Mrs. Jonathan Brasfield
Elsie (Clark) Braun
Levin A. Braun
Annie T. Brearly
Mr. Brenn
Peter Brennan
Cora Belle Brereton
Mrs. James Brewer
John Brewer's Infant
Joseph Brewer
Minerva Brewer
Mrs. Rebecca Brewer
William Briggs
Adrain Neville Britton
Iva E. Berg Britton
Christopher Broaddus
Mrs. Longsford Broaddus
Mrs. Sarah Broaddus
Mrs. Louisa Brokaw
Mrs. Lydia J. Brokaw
Mrs. Pheba Elizabeth Brokaw
S. N. Brokaw
Alanson Brooks
Mrs. Hannah Brooks
Ada Lola Brown
Harriet D. Brown
Harry Brown
Isabel (Eckles) Brown
Mrs. Jennie Scott Brown
Jesse Brown
Mrs. John Brown
John H. Brown
Mrs. Maria Brown
William Brown
Willie Brown
Vivian C. Bruce
Mr. Bruner's family
Mrs. Kizzie F. Brace
March 7, 1878
At Wenona, Feb. 25, Kizzie F., wife of Rev. C. H. Brace, aged 38 years.

Henry Suppliment
Thursday, March 7, 1878
The wife of Rev. C. H. Brace, the M. E. clergy in Wenona died on Monday of last week, leaving four or five small children bereft of a mother. She was an estimable woman and wife, with all the qualities of a pastor's wife companion. Rev. Mr. Gue conducted services at Wenona and Rev. J. S. Cummings at Elmira, Stark county, where the body was buried.



Mrs. Stephen Bradford
July 18, 1878
La Prairie
Mrs. Stephen Bradford Sr., lies at the point of death with consumption. (Later, has died and was buried Tuesday - Ed.)


Mrs. Almira (Thompson) Bradley
November 27, 1879
We learn from Mr. Samuel Coleman of the death of Mrs. Almira Bradley, wife of the late Joseph Burr Bradley, who died near Coffeyville, Kansas, some six weeks since, where she was living, taking care of her youngest son, a young man of some 18 years of age. Mr. Bradley had died at the same place some two years previously. Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of Major Thompson, one of the pioneers of Henry and the west side of the river.



Frankie Brasfield
February 9, 1882
Sparland - Little Frankie, 4 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brasfield, died on last Thursday, 11 p.m. of quick consumption.


Mrs. Jonathan Brasfield
The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, November 30, 1882
Died at Peoria, Nov. 27, Rebecca, 74, wife of Jonathan Brasfield, and mother of Mrs. Thomas Coan of this city.
We learn from Mr. Thomas Coan of the death of Mrs. Brasfield, the wife of Jonathan Brasfield, which took place at their residence at Peoria on Monday afternoon. She had been ill for six weeks, suffering from prostration and old age. The funeral will take place today (Thursday) and the body taken to a cemetery in Radnor township near Dunlap at the old family burying ground. Mrs. Brasfield was the mother of a large family, several of the children living in this county, Mrs. Thomas Coan in this city, Thomas Brasfield in Whitefield and J. S. Brasfield, the coroner in Sparland. She was an estimable woman, a dear good mother in Israel, and will be revered by a large circle of old timed friends.


Elsie (Clark) Braun
Woodford County, Illinois Prairie District Library Obituaries 1887 - Present
Metamora Herald Newspaper dated 1-8-1959 page 7 column 2
Contributed by Jane Foster
Washburn - Mrs. Elsie Braun, 79, a lifelong resident of Washburn, died at 11 am Saturday, Jan. 3, 1959, at the Atteberry Nursing Home in Washburn, where she had been a patient three years. Her funeral was at 2 pm Tuesday at the Pacey Memorial Home, the Rev. Neil Saliee officiating. Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery. Mrs. Braun was born near Washburn April 26, 1879, a daughter of John T. and Salina Rediger Clark. She married Levin Braun June 30, 1903. Mr. Braun died Dec. 26, 1958. Surviving are four sons, Arthur and Walter, Washburn; Bernard, Los Angeles, Calif; and Morris, address unknown; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Pomeranky, Washburn, and Fay Miller, Decatur; five grandchildren; three great grand children; a half-sister, Mrs. Ben Schneider, Metamora; and a half-brother, Dow Clark, Washburn. She was a member of the Washburn Christian Church.


Levin A. Braun
Woodford County, Illinois Prairie District Library Obituaries 1887 - Present
Metamora Herald Newspaper dated 1-1-1959 page 4 column 2
Contributed by Jane Foster
Washburn, Levin A. Braun, 86, a life-long resident of Washburn, died at 7 am Friday, Dec. 26, 1958, at the Atteberry Nursing Home. His funeral was at 2 pm Sunday at the Pacey Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Glock officiating. Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery. He was born near Washburn Jan. 29, 1872, son of Bernhardt and Martha McFarland Braun. He married Elsie Clark at Bricktown in 1903. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Walter and Arthur, Washburn; Bernard, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Morris; two daughters, Mrs. Fay Miller, Decatur, and Mrs. Edward Pomeranke, Washburn; and two sisters, Mrs. Killian Glaub and Mrs. Elmer Hahn, Washburn.


Annie T. Brearly
March 2, 1882
At Chicago, Feb. 23, of pneumonia, Annie T., daughter of D. R. Brearly, a second bereavement within six weeks.


Mr. Brenn
November 2, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican
Local Correspondence- Magnolia
Last Thursday morning, this community was shocked at the sudden death of old Father Brenn. It appears he was waiting at the gate for Austin Hannum's wagon to be driven out as he was going with them fishing of which he was very fond. As the boys came out of the gate, they found the old man dead. He had complained for the past year of feeling very bad by spells. When he had his will made last spring, he then said he expected to die very suddenly before long. Post mortem examination by Dr. Ramsey revealed the fact that the disease was angina pectoris, better degeneration of the muscle walls of the heart and ossification of the coronary arteries.


Peter Brennan
December 4, 1879
At Wenona, November 26, Peter Brennan, 65.


Cora Belle Brereton
November 14, 1872
Died at Lacon, Nov. 2 of lung fever, Cora Belle, aged 2 years, daughter of E. G. Brereton.


Mrs. James Brewer
January 20, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican
At Halsted, Kan., Jan. 6, of lung fever, Rebecca, aged 63 years, 11 months, wife of James Brewer, formerly of Henry.
January 20, 1876 - Local News
We chronicle this week the death of Mrs. James Brewer from lung fever at her residence at Halstead, Kansas. Mr. Brewer writes his sister, Mrs. Richard Dikes of his lonliness and sorrow and thinks that he may visit Henry before the winter is over. Could he dispose of his property there, he may return here to reside.


Infant of John Brewer
Taken From the Henry Republican
April 29, 1875 - Neighborhood News - Sparland
The little babe of John Brewer was claimed by the angels April 28.
May 6, 1875
Died at Sparland, April 28, the babe of John Brewer


Joseph Brewer
July 8, 1880
At Halstead, Kansas, June 29, of inflammation of the bowels, Joseph Brewer, aged 65, a former resident of this township.


Minerva Brewer
November 2, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican
At Sparland, Oct. 27, Minerva, aged 4 years, daughter of John Brewer



Mrs. Rebecca Brewer
January 20, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican
At Halsted, Kan., Jan. 6, of lung fever, Rebecca, aged 63 years, 11 months, wife of James Brewer, formerly of Henry.
January 20, 1876 - Local News
We chronicle this week the death of Mrs. James Brewer from lung fever at her residence at Halstead, Kansas. Mr. Brewer writes his sister, Mrs. Richard Dikes of his loneliness and sorrow and thinks that he may visit Henry before the winter is over. Could he dispose of his property there, he may return here to reside.


William Briggs
December 12, 1872
At Sparland, December 3, William Briggs, aged 66 years


Adrain Neville Britton
Taken From the Henry Republican
May 18, 1882
Died At Chicago, May 14 of inflamation of the stomach, Adrain Neville, 6 months, 23 days, infant son of W. J. and Delila Britton and grandson to Mrs. Anna Deyoe of Henry.


Iva E. Berg Britton
Submittted by Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Minonk News-Dispatch 24 March 1994
Iva E. Britton, 91, of Lida Home, Minonk, formerly of Wenona, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St Mary's Hospital, Streator.
She was born Nov. 30, 1902, in Varna, the daughter of Axel and Ella Estherdahl Berg. She married Carl Britton Jan. 21, 1925. He died Nov. 5, 1955.
She is survived by one brother, Maurice Berg, Wenona, and was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Mrs Britton lived most of her married life in Detroit. She was a comptroller and secretary at the J.D. Hudson Co. in Michigan.


Christopher Broaddus
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN July 20, 1871

Died in Roberts township, July 12, of inflammatory rheumatism, Christopher Broaddus, aged 52 years.
Demise of Christopher Broaddus

Mr. Christopher Broaddus of Roberts township, another of Marshall county’s oldest and most respected settlers, departed this life on the morning of the 13th inst., at the age of 52 years, after several months of intense suffering and debility with inflammatory rheumatism. The news was somewhat sudden, as his symptoms for several weeks has been encouraging, and hopes entertained that he would ultimately recover. We saw him at the old settler’s meeting, in June, when he expressed himself as hopeful of longevity and recovery. Taking cold on Sunday week, he was reprostrated, causing a hasty dissolution, closing his eyes to earth on the following Wednesday at 2 a.m.

Mr. Broaddus was born in Carolina county, Va., in September 1819, emigrated to Indiana in 1831, and to Illinois in 1835, then being 16 years of age. He had the energy, honesty and industry of the “new world” and buying property near Sandy, where he has ever since resided, he married a daughter of Mr. James Hall, a farmer near Lacon, and amassed a large property, which he leaves to his wife, and seven of nine children who survive him. In all the relations of this life Mr. Broaddus was upright. He dealt honestly with his neighbor, hew was circumspect in speech and deportment, kind and devoted to his family, a good neighbor, with a moral and reverential disposition that made him a valued citizen, commanding universal respect. He read and esteemed the Henry Republican, though it differed in politics, and we always took his hand and looked into his face with that intuitive consciousness of genuine friendliness, that always gave us pleasure to greet him.

His enemies were few, his mind well balanced, his opinions well founded, and his judgement excellent; he was one of the first in the circle in which he moved, and leaves behind a legacy of virtues and examples that communities, individuals and families will find, if practiced, will make peace, and ensure to this life the cup of joy and the oil of gladness. We mingle our sorrow at this separation with those that mourn. But we all will have to follow sooner or later, and may we have as clean a record and as hopeful an immortality as he.



Mrs. Longsford Broaddus
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN January 18, 1872
At Lacon, Jan. 10, of lung fever, Mrs.. Longsford Broaddus, aged 76 years. She was one of the oldest settlers of the county.



Mrs. Sarah Broaddus
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN August 8, 1872
Died at Lacon, July 31, of typhoid fever, Sarah, aged 35, wife of Andrew Broaddus.


Mrs. Louisa Brokaw
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN January 30, 1879
At Maquon, Knox county, January 27, of consumption, Louisa, aged 34 years, wife of Jasper Brokaw, formerly of this city.
The remains of Mrs. Jasper Brokaw, who died on Maquon, Knox county, on Monday, of consumption, were brought to Henry, arriving Tuesday night. The funeral was held at the Congregational church at 11 o'clock yesterday, on which occasion Rev. J. S. Glendenning preached a feeling and sympathetic sermon. Mr. and Mrs. Brokaw were residents here some three years ago, and a large number of our citizen acquaintances were present at the obsequies. Mr. R. R. Vail and family, and Thomas Philson, all of Lone Tree, were also present. Mrs. Brokaw was a native of Somerville, N. J., and married Mr. Jasper Brokaw (of the same name as her own) some nine years ago. Two children and Mr. Brokaw are sadly bereft by her death. She was a very amiable woman, much beloved by those who knew her here, and much sympathy is expressed by the community in her early death.


Mrs. Lydia J. Brokaw
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN June 22, 1871
Died at Bayside, LI, June 4, Lydia J., aged 41 years, wife of William S. Brokaw



Mrs. Pheba Elizabeth Brokaw
August 17, 1876 Taken From the Henry Republican
Died in this city, August 15, of old age, Pheba Elizabeth Brokaw in the 80th year of her age.
Local Department
Mrs. Elizabeth Brokaw, mother of Mrs. R. L. Reed died early yesterday morning. Rev. John Winn preached the funeral discourse at the Presbyterian church at 9 o'clock this morning. She had been a resident of Henry many years and was highly esteemed.



S. N. Brokaw
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
July 21, 1870
Died in this city, July 18 of quick consumption, S. N. Brokaw, aged 56 years.



Alanson Brooks
March 9, 1876
In Bennington township, Feb. 26, of lung fever, Alanson Brooks, aged 66 years.


Mrs. Hannah Brooks
February 20, 1879
Local Correspondence - LaPrairie
Mrs. Hannah Brooks, aged 93 years, was buried in the Blue Ridge cemetery in Hallock township, on Sunday last. She was an aunt to Isaha Nurs, at whose residence she died and a cousin to Mr. Ebeneezer Stowell.


Ada Lola Brown
Taken From the Henry Republican
June 15, 1882
Died in this city, June 13, of typhoid fever, Ada Lola, 12 years, 3 months, 22 days, daughter of Stephen C. and Carrie Brown
Ada L. Brown, daughter of ex-Alderman S. C. Brown, died on Tuesday afternoon. Her complaint was typhoid fever, with which she has been a sufferer for the past four or five weeks. Naturally bright, amiable and of loving disposition, Ada was endeared to her parents, to her many classmates, and to all who knew her. She was an uncommon student. She was in advanced classes for one of her age, and loved her books with a persistence truly remarkable. Her teacher was much attached to her, having been won by her gentle and winning ways, and studious habits. The bereavement is a sore trial to family and friends. The funeral was held at the Episcopal church his morning at 8 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev W. J. Minium. The floral tributes were abundant, and like heavenly incense, filled the apartments. After the solemn rites had been pronounced, the body was conveyed 1 miles distant to Mound Cemetery, Milo, Bureau county, for interment in the family sepulchre.


Harriet D. Brown
March 27, 1873
Died in Henry, March 24, of consumption, Harriet D., aged 13 years, 9 months, daughter of Adam P. and Isabelle Brown.


Harry Brown
May 20, 1880
Died in this city, May 18 of congestion of the lungs, Harry, 8 months, infant son of Alderman Stephen C. and Carrie Brown
Alderman Brown lost his infant son on Tuesday evening, after only a day or two illness. The remains were taken to the family lot at Boyd's Grove for interment yesterday morning. It was a bright child, and is a sore affliction to the family.


Mrs. Isabel (Eckles) Brown
August 5, 1880
Died in Henry township, Aug. 3, of paralysis, Isabel, 47, wife of Adam P. Brown
Death has entered the family of Mr. Adam P. Brown, and taken from it one of its chief jewels. Mrs. Brown was buried yesterday from the residence west of the seminary, 22 carriages following the remains to the grave. She has been ailing some time, and attended with paralysis, caused death. Rev. C. David officiated at the funeral. Mrs. Brown was a sister of Hiram Eckles, and a sister of Mrs. William Brown. She was a loving wife, a tender and faithful mother, greatly respected by all her neighbors and terminates with her death a 15 years connection with the M. E. church, of which she was a consistent and devoted christian woman. Her marriage with Mr. Brown dates back 24 years, and two sons and two daughters with the husband and father, mourn for her who was the joy of the household, and their best and truest friend on earth. The community sympathize deeply with the family in this extremity and desolation.


Mrs. Jennie Scott Brown
July 29, 1880 - Wenona
Mrs. Jennie Scott Brown, the wife of Clarence Brown, died on Saturday last. The announcement of this sad event caused a feeling of profound sorrow to all who heard it. This couple was married about six months, started out in life with the bright prospect for a happy future; but death has robbed him of his dear companion. He has the sympathy of the entire community in this bereavement. As a wife, daughter, neighbor and friend she was loved and steemed. The funeral services was conducted by the Rev. Evans, and the largest attendance that has ever been in Wenona.


Jesse Brown
December 6, 1877
Died in Washington county, Iowa, November 17, Jesse Brown, aged 66 years, formerly of Whitefield.


Mrs. John Brown
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
April 18, 1872 - Lawn Ridge Items
Mrs. John Brown, another of the old settlers in this section, we are informed, died yesterday. I have no knowledge concerning her sickness.


John H. Brown
May 11, 1876
Taken from the Henry Republican
Died at Brookfield, Missouri, March 23, John H. Brown, aged 42 years, formely of Henry


Mrs. Maria Brown
September 2, 1880
At Wenona, Aug. 19, Maria, 78, wife of the late Charles Brown, a former resident of Magnolia.

August 26, 1880 - Wenona
Mrs. Maria Brown, one of the oldest citizens of Wenona, died on Thursday last and was buried on Friday. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church by Rev. Marrow. The remains were taken to Magnolia for its final resting place. Mrs. John Judd, daughter of the deceased, was in town a part of last week to pay her last sad farewell to her honored and beloved mother.


William Brown
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
March 21, 1872
In Henry (2 miles below town) March 15, of consumption, William Brown, aged 48 years.

March 28, 1872
Died March 15, 3 miles southwest of Henry, in the 49th year of his age, William Brown. Mr. Brown was born in West Finley township, Washington county, Pa; was the son of Emanuel Brown, formerly of Henry; was married to Elizabeth Eckles at the age of 21 years. He has been a consistent member of the M. E. church for some 30 years, in which he died in the full faith of a blissful immortality. His character as a neighbor and citizen was that of peacefulness, honesty and strict integrity, never knowing an enemy, never having an enemy. For some two years past his health has been failing him under that flattering but fatal disease consumption. .... Mr. Brown leaves his wife with an adopted child in favorable circumstances, who have gone to make their home with her son-in-law and only daughter living, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Robertson, who with a large connection of friends and neighbors, do mourn this their loss, which is his eternal gain.


Willie Brown
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
May 30, 1872
Died in Henry, May 27, by drowning, Willie, aged 5 years, son of Adam P. and Isabella Brown.


Vivian C. Bruce
September 13, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican
At Lacon, Aug. 22, Vivian C., aged 9 months, son of S. C. Bruce.



Mr. Bruner's family
January 16, 1879
Our Correspondence - LaPrairie
There have been 5 deaths at Lawn Ridge with diphtheria within about 3 weeks. The deceased so far has been confined to two families, Daniel O. Donavan and a German by the name of Bruner.

 

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