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Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices


Mrs. Phebe A. Cadmus

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois

July 18, 1882

Died at Selma, Alabama, Sabbath morning, July 2, in the 50th year of her age, Phebe A., wife of D. F. Cadmus and sister of Mrs. W. P. Williams and Mrs. B. C. Vail

Thomas Cahill

January 19, 1882

Thomas Cahill was found dead early this morning, in the highway near Geo. Scholes's in Saratoga tonwship, with his neck broke. He was a hired hand of Thos. Cooney. Yesterday he drove Mr. Cooney's team to Henry, and in driving home some time after night, it is supposed he fell asleep, and falling from the wagon, fell on his head, causing fatal results. The teams was found not far distant. It is supposed he had been drinking. He was an unmarried man about 25 years of age, a good hand and generally respected.

Kittie Cain

August 15, 1878

At Wenona, August 6, Kittie, aged 11 months, daughter of Jerry and Catharine Cain.

Mrs. Mary E. Caldwell

May 16, 1878

Died in Steuben, May 14, of consumption, Mrs. Mary E. Caldwell.

Mrs. James Callen

June 18, 1874

Died at Sparland, June 16, of consumption, Mrs. James Callen, aged 54 years.

Mrs. Jennie Callender


February 4, 1869

Died in Bennington township, December 27, Mrs. Jennie, wife of W. H. Callender, aged 19 years.

Willie Callender
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883
Died Feb. 23, 1883 in Bennington township, Willie Callender, age 30 minutes, reported by Dr. Wm. O. Ensign.

Frank Calvetti


December 12, 1902

Front Page - Brief Locals

Frank Calvetti, an Italian miner, living on the west side, died Thursday, Dec. 4th. He was here but a few weeks, having come from the west. He was buried from the Italian church, Friday by the Miners' Union. He leaves a wife and family in Italy.

Christian C. Camery

March 19, 1874

In Saratoga township, March 11, of infirmity of age, Christian C. Camery, aged 82 years.

Christian C. Camery died on Wednesday last. He and his surviving wife were from Virginia, where they were married. Afterwards seeking their fortune by going west, living in Ohio about 20 years and as long on the farm in this county where he died. He was a soldier of the war of 1812, a pensioner up to this date. His body was interred at Sugar Grove cemetery.

Infant daughter of Isaac Camery

August 28, 1873

In Whitefield, Aug. 25, infant daughter of Isaac W. and Ellen M. Camery, aged 4 months.

Justin Camery

January 1, 1874

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Whitefield, Dec. 19, of diptheria, Justin, aged 8 years, son of Isaac C. Camery.

Nancy (Messick) Camery
The Henry Republican, April 12, 1883
Died in Saratoga township, April 5, of bilious colic, Nancy, 82 years, 2 months, 5 days, wife of the late Christian Camery.
Mrs. Nancy Camery, wife of the late Christian C. Camery, died on the Camery homestead on Thursday last, at the advanced age of 82 years, 2 months 6 days. Her maiden name was Nancy Messick; her birthplace Rockingham county, Va. She married C. C. Camery in 1821; emigrated to Know county, Ohio in 1838, where they resided 20 years. They moved to Marshall county in 1855 and for one year leased and took charge of the Richard Lloyd farm two miles west of this city. During that year they bought a 160 acre tract of land of Mr. Lloyd in Saratoga township, upon which they built a house and improved in part that season, and in 1856 moved upon it as their future home and where the old people have resided up to the time of their death. They had 12 children, nine sons and three daughters, 6 boys and two girls surviving, but who lived to see all married but two. To bring up such a family and have them honored and useful members of society, is no small task and reflects credit, character and worth upon her who bore them. Mrs. Camery was of the pure Virginia stock, resolute, vigorous, not wanting in zeal for the good and comfort of her family. A good wife, the faithful mother, the kind neighbor, a useful and valued friend in the community, she lays down the laurels of a life rounded out and replete with good deeds at a good old age. She was a member of the Christian church (Elder Goff's), uniting with the Lord's people as long ago as 1823 and for 60 years has led a consistent Christian life. Here memory will be precious to all who know her intimately and her example will be ever worthy of emulation. The funeral, on account of the driving rain storm on Friday forenoon, was dispensed with ant the body taken to the cemetery at Sugar Grove and interred without ceremony usual on such occasion, the hearse being accompanied by only such friends as could go in covered carriages. It is expected that the funeral sermon will be preached at a time yet to be mentioned.

C. C. Camery and wife of Iowa and David Camery of Cambridge, this state, were here last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nancy Camery. The two families are still here and will remain until next week.

Samuel Camery

September 23, 1880

In Saratoga township, Sept. 15, of lockjaw, Samuel Camery, 41 years, 7 mos.

Whitefield - Samuel Camery of Saratoga was buried last Friday. He died of lockjaw from the effect of a splinter in his hand.

Samuel Camery died of lockjaw in Saratoga township on Wednesday evening of last week. Some two weeks ago he was working with a scraper on the road, when a splinter from the handle pierced the center of his left hand and broke off. The wound required lancing at both ends to remove it, to which Mr. C. demurred, preferring to let nature take its course. The wound healed over, but on last Wednesdy it began to be troublesome, lockjaw set in, and in spite of medical skill, in a few hours he was a corpse. His funeral took place on Friday, at 10 a.m., at the M. E. church, Rev. W. H. Hitchcock officiating.

Mrs. Mary Camp

November 5, 1874

Died in this city, October 29, Mary, aged 62 years, wife of the late Samuel Camp

Local Items - The death of Mary, wife of the late Samuel Camp, ocurred on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. of last week, about 11 weeks intervening since the paralytic stroke she received, and which was the ulterior cause of her death. She was born in Ulster county, N. Y., July 4, 1812. In 1829 she moved with her father's family to Luzerne county, Pa., where she remained until married to Mr. Samuel Camp, September 30, 1839, when they came to Stark county, in this state, residing there nine years, in 1848 removing to Henry, which has been her home until her death. She had three children, one dying at the age of 10 years, soon after they came to Henry; the other two, Olive and William, living here at the family residence. Mrs. Camp has a large circle of relatives and acquaintances, by whom she was endeared by friendship and love. She was womanly, neighborly, pleasant to all. Nine years she had been connected with the Presbyterian church, and from its portals was her funeral solemnized by a sermon from her pastor Rev. H. McVay, on Saturday at 10 a.m., and words of comfort spoken by Rev. John Winn, who previdentially happened to be in the city. A large attendance of mourning friends and sympathetic citizens tested the great esteemed in which she was held. The remains were encased in a metallic casket, ornamented with a silver plate with the inscription of name, birth and death, and at the cemetery the casket was placed in a brick arched vault similar to the one in which Mr.Camp was consigned four years ago. Her age was 62. She was quite robust, for one of her age up to the time of her misfortune, and was one of our oldest esteemed citizens. Her death leaves quite an estate to the children.

Samuel Camp


March 24, 1870

Died in this city, March 16 of heart disease, Samuel Camp, aged 65 years and 26 days.

Mr. Samuel Camp

The death of Samuel Camp, which took place on Wednesday of last week, has cast a pall of gloom over the entire community. The funeral took place on Friday at the congregational church where every available seat was filled by a large circle of mourning friends and citizens. He was buried with the rites of Odd Fellowship, Rev. Mr. Winn, preaching the sermon from the text selected by the deceased in Eclesiastic, line 8. Rev. Mr. Bowers spoke of the deceased connection with the lodge, making some extended remarks while Rev. Peddleton and Goff also assisted in the exercise. Mr. Camp was born in Madison county, New York. Married Miss Mary Akerley in Luzerne county, PA, where he had resided for several years and also resided in Stark county in this state some 10 years, moving from there to Henry in 1848, where he has since resided.

He was always a careful man, methodical in his habits, a man self-poised and strong in his opinions. His foresight and financial skill assisted him in accumulating a considerable competence. His judgement and trustworthiness won him great confidence and has been during his residence here a supervisor 10 years, school treasurer 20 years, a filling credibility the offices of school commissioner, town, city, bridge company, agricultural society and lodge treasurer. His opinions upon political and municipal matters were always sound and respected. In the way of improvements here, Mr. Camp once owned the entire tract from Hutchins store, including that of John Barnards, running back from Edwards to Main street. He has also built 7 houses, several of which were 2 story brick. Mr. Camp had been deaf many years, which came of too much quinine taken before he came to Henry. This debarred him from hearing conversations but he was no less alive to all that was going on and closely scanned and took part all public matters under consideration.

He experienced religion at the age of 14, though he did not join any church. He afterwards it seems felt that he had not lived just as he thought a religious man ought to where at a time several years ago which very (?) with lung fever and when all hope was given up of recovery, he gave the song of praise "My God if I could be raised from this bed, I would lead a prayerful life", and this we understand he has sacredly kept since. Mr. Camp was a practical man in his religious thought and life took a practical turn. he believed in grace in faith, in the savior, but he believed also in being honest, mainly truthful, charitable, and in the daily practice of good works. His life was a practical exemplification that his religion must be from the heart abounding in every good word and work. Three children were his, the eldest at the age of 10, being taken hence. The other two are of age and filling places of trust and tended regard in the community. Mr. Camp will be missed and while we must bow with submission to the will of him who controls our destiny, may we ever remember to emulate the example of our revered friend who has gone beyond.

Samuel Willington Camp

March 30, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Chicago, March 22 of heart disease, Samuel Willington Camp, aged 23 years, 2 months 18 days

Samuel Willington Camp

The telegraph of Thursday a.m. of last week bore the sad tidings to the friends in Henry and elsewhere of the sudden death of Samuel Willington Camp at Chicago, on the night of March 22d, at 11 p.m. He was taken ill Tuesday afternoon while riding with a friend, and so violent was the attack that he was taken into a dwelling close at hand, a physician summoned and the sick man kindly cared for; but he rapidly grew worse, vomiting blood ensued, and as nothing could be done for him he gradually sank until death ended his sufferings in the hands of strangers, being sick but 30 hours. The coroner of Chicago was notified of his death, and a verdict was rendered "Death by heart disease."

Samuel was born in Henry, January 4, 1853, in the room over the store now occupied by Mr. Ed Kline as a gun shop, known since as "Morse's gallery." His boyhood days were spent in Henry, and his many social qualities, pleasant address and tender years, won him a warm place in the esteem and affection of all our citizens. His opportunities were good, and doting parents done all in their power for an only son. His father dying six years ago, a considerable estate was inherited, and with a portion of it he embarked in the drug business at Chicago with his brother-in-law, Mr. J. Finley Baker. This not proving remunerative, the store was sold to other parties and the partnership dissolved. Thence Samuel, for information, studied law points one year, with an able lawyer friend of his in Iowa, supplementing that with the expectation of going through a full course at Rush medical college, at which he was a student at the time of his death, and had been for upwards of two years.

The estate of Mr. S. W. Camp consists of $24,000 in notes and real estate securities. Also a farm consisting of 380 acres near Gilman, containing two dwellings, an artesian well, orchards, etc., well enclosed with hedge fence. Also an undivided 10 acre lot at Chicago, and 22 city lots at Melrose, in suburban Chicago. He had also three horses, a new carriage, and a large amount of other property not necessary to enumerate here. He had also a paid up life insurance of $10,000 on the New York Mutual. This estate doubtless goes to his sister, Mrs. J. Finley Baker, the only surviving member of the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Snider responded to the telegram, and took charge of the remains at Chicago. The body was covered with a black satin shroud, very fine and white vest, and encased in a rich metallic casket, the top so arranges as to show the full length figure of the deceased. Delivered at the C., R. I. & P. depot, the cost was $205. The body arrived at Henry Saturday morning, and the funeral took place at the Presbyterian church, Sunday morning, the services being conducted by Rev. John Winn, from the text; Psalms 1xvi 10. "Be still and learn that I am God." The pall bearers were associates of Mr. Camp during his life time, consisting of Mr. George Guyer, Mr. L. E. Ellsworth, Mr. B. Crane, Mr. H. Ketchum, Mr. William Scholes and Mr. Lucian Eulver. The church was thronged with sympathizing relatives ant friends. The services were unusually impressive and the singing of the choir very sweet.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Finely Baker, the latter the sister of the deceased, came on from Philadelphia, reaching Chicago in time to accompany the remains to Henry. At the funeral, Mrs. Baker was so overcome with grief that she had to be taken from the church, and was very kindly cared for at the residence of Mr. Frank Kleinhenz. To her the affliction is very great, for within six years, she has followed to the grave a father, a mother, a birdling of her own household, and now her only brother. Those present from abroad at the funeral besides those already mentioned were Mrs. N. Griffin and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Griffin of Castleton; Miss Jennie Ward of Wyoming, Mr. Tapping and Miss Bell Tapping of Peoria, and Samuel Snider, who has spent the winter at Scanton, Pa.

Of the causes for Mr. Camp's death, just one word need be said. It pains us to know that he had to die at so early an age. But Chicago life is intoxicating, and one is drawn into the maelstrom from whence escape is impossible, hardly e'er he is aware of it. Samuel had noble qualities of head and heart, and we drop a tear over the grave now so fresh and green from youthful indiscretion - that it must be so. The lesson of warning is, shun the short comings of others, for we are poor human nature likewise. Let us beware, lest we fall - choosing that better part "that shall not be taken from us."

Mrs. Jerusha Amelia Campbell

May 18, 1879

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, April 26, of consumption, Jerusha Amelia, aged 25 years 4 months, wife of the late Charles Campbell, and eldest daughter of Mrs. Ellen Joiner of this city.

Rev. Peter J. Campbell

May 31, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Lacon, May 26, of hemorrhage of the brain, producing paralysis, Rev. Peter J. Campbell, pastor of St. Joseph church, aged 38 years.

Death of Father Campbell

Rev. Peter J. Campbell, pastor of the Catholic church at Lacon, who has been lying very low for some time, passed away on Saturday, amid the tears of a host of communicants and friends who loved him tenderly and dearly. During his illness his residence was thronged with comers and goers to see their worthy pastor. But he suffered under a fatal malady, and knowing his end, the priest was composed and resigned to his fate.

Mrs. Orsian M. (Paskell) Canfield

March 2, 1882

At Paw Paw, W. Va., Feb. 23, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Orsian M., 53 wife of Dr. Edgar Canfield, and only sister of Mr. Geo F. Paskell of this city.

Mrs. Jane Carlin

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

April 7, 1866

At Wainsburo, Ohio, February 27, Mrs. Jane Carlin, age 107 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Jane Carse of Saratogo township.

William Carlin


January 3, 1878

At Girard, Illinois, William Carlin, aged 74 years, brother of Mrs. Jane Carse of Saratoga township.

Ada Carney

Henry News Republican, July 6, 1882

Departed this life June 12th, 1882, Ada, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carney of Lucas county, Iowa, in the 18th year of her age. She was a great favorite of the family and beloved by all who knew her.

James Carpenter

August 22, 1878

Died in this city, August 17, James Carpenter, aged about 33 years.

James Carpenter, fireman on the Great Eagle, died here last Saturday. He was overcome by the heat in Peoria some time ago which was unfortunate circumstance. Attended with not taking proper care of himself led to the results that proved fatal. His family had just gone to Kansas to his parents when he was taken down. Had he lived he was to follow them this fall. He was taken care of by his sister-in-laws, the Morbey sisters, during his sickness, where he died. Rev. B. Edminston officiated at the funeral.

William Carr

May 5, 1870

Died in this city, April 29, at the residence of Peter Melick, of consumption, William Carr, aged 62, late of Washington, Iowa

James Carrithers

February 13, 1873

In Richland township, February 2, James Carrithers.

Edna Louise Carroll


November 24, 1870

Nov. 14, Edna Louise, infant daughter of J. D. and P. A. Carroll, aged 13 months

Mrs. Margaret Carroll

Henry Republican, Henry, IL June 24, 1915

Mrs. Margaret Carroll was born March 10 1833, in County Clare, Ireland. She came to Henry, in 1862, and in May, 1870, was united in marriage with Michael Carroll. There were no children and for some time she has lived with her sister, Mrs. Ellen Malone. In feeble health because of advanced age the transition from earth to eternity came to her calmly, quietly, Wednesday, June 16. Beside her sister, Mrs. Malone, she leaves a brother, Thomas Brown of Memphis Tenn., and two nieces, Mrs. John Hanley and Mrs. Charles Ziegler. The funeral was from St. Joseph's church at 9:30 Saturday, June 19, Rev. Fr. Brennan officiating. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Hanna Carse


July 11, 1872

Died in Saratoga township, July 5, of inflammation of the bowels, Hanna Carse, aged 23 years.

James Carse


May 11, 1871

Died in Saratoga township, April 29, at Jacob Kline's of consumption, James Carse of Ohio, aged 25 years.

Lucius S. Cartmel

September 25, 1873

At Princeton, California, June 3, Lucius S., aged 17 years, 3 mos., 11 days, son of Sandord Cartmel, formerly of Saratoga township. The deceased emigrated with his parents, five brothers and one sister to California, lived there nearly two years, and died, sending a regretful farewell to his schoolmates at this old home in Illinois.

Mary (Sullivan) Carver

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, December 21, 1882

Mr. John Carver buried his life companion on Friday last at Camp Grove, her death being caused by a severe type of typhoid fever. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral. Mrs. Carver's maiden name was Mary Sullivan, a resident of this county for upwards of 30 years. She married Mr. Carver at Lacon in July 1858, and have lived affectionately together these past 85 years.(25?) She was a kinkly disposed woman, a good neighbor and much loved by her friends.

William Norman Carver


March 19, 1868

At Steuben, February 24, William Norman, son of John and Laura Carver, aged 16 months.

John Carver

March 7, 1878

In Steuben township, March 4, of consumption, John Carver, aged 36 years, brother-in-law of Mrs. Orsemus Culver of Henry.

Mrs. Jesse Case

Henry News Republican, Henry IL, March 18 1915

Mrs. H. H. Whitney received word of the death of Mrs. Jesse Case at her home in Slayton, Minn. She has been very ill for some time and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. Case was a former resident of this city and has a host of friends here who sympathize with the bereaved family.

Algenia Castelo


April 28, 1870

At Wenona, April 18, Ida Algenia, aged 1 year, daugter of Andrew J. and Almira Castelo.

Eddie Castello

April 16, 1874

At Wenona, April 4, Eddie, aged 10 months, son of Andrew and Almiro Castello.

Infant Twin Catlin


September 2, 1869

Died at Lacon, August 18, an infant twin child of George Catlin, aged 5 months

Mrs. Lucy Catlin

November 11, 1869

Died at Lacon, October 25, Mrs. Lucy Catlin, aged 65 years. The body was brought to Henry and entombed in the cemetery here.

Mrs. J. L. Causey

September 16, 1880

At Pontiac, September 5, of heart disease, Mrs. J. L. Causey, aunt of Harry Reeder of Dr. Powell's drug store and sister of Dr. I. H. Reeder of Lacon. Internment at Metamora.

Frederick Brandenger Chance

July 18, 1878

Died in this city, July 14 of consumption, Frederick Brandenger Chance, aged 44 years.

Mrs. Abigail Chapman

March 25, 1880

At Aurora, March 16, Mrs. Abigail Chapman, 81, mother of Jason R., Edwin C. and Sylvester N. Chapman, of Lacon. She was an old settler of Marshall county, locating at Lacon in 1842. Funeral and interment at Lacon, March 18th.

Lucy Chapman


May 19, 1870

In Richland township, May 7, Miss Lucy Chapman, aged 14 years.

Matilda Chapman

December 14, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Breckenridge, Minn., Dec. 11, Matilda, aged 14 years, daughter of Samuel S. Chapman of Whitefield.

Ora Belle Chapman

May 29, 1873

At Odgen, Champaign county, May 26, Ora Belle, aged 1 year, daughter of Benjamin W. Chapman, formerly of Whitefield.

Albertus Chance

May 7, 1874

In this city, April 30, of scarlet rash, Albertus, aged 11 months, son of Samuel and Josephine Chance.

Louise Church


December 28, 1871

At Varna, Dec. 14, Louise, daughter of Dr. Church

Mathias Claiber

March 16, 1876

Local Correspondence - Lacon

Mathias Claiber died at his son's Gus Claiber last Saturday, March 11. He was born January 1, 1819 in Reim, Wertemburg in Germany. His wife died just one week before him.

Mrs. (Courtlet) Clark

February 10, 1876

Local Correspondence - Lacon

Mrs. Clark, daughter of J. D. Courtlet died at her father's at Lacon, January 29, aged 31 years. Her husband was in Iowa on business and reached home a few hours before she died.

Eugene Clark

December 4, 1879

Died in this city, December 1, of diphtheria, Eugene, 2, son of Alonzo B. and Fannie S. Clark

Fannie Clark

March 6, 1873

In this city, Feb. 19, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, Fannie, aged 29, wife of James A. Clark

Frank Clark

September 11, 1879

Died in this city, September 5, of typhoid fever, Frank Clark, aged about 45 years.


Frank Clark died last week of typhoid fever. He has lived in Henry about three years, following fishing as an occupation. He was formerly a canalboatman and made it his home at Ottawa.

Rev. Father Clark

January 16, 1873

At Wenona, Jan. 9, of pneumonia, Rev. Father Clark, pastor of Catholic church at Wenona.

Mrs. Hannah Clark

January 8, 1880

At Camp Grove, Nov. 17, at the residence of S. A. Clark, his mother, Mrs. Hannah Clark, 69.

L. D. Clark


October 13, 1870

At Lacon, Sept. 26, of consumption, L. D. Clark, aged 55 years.

Phillip Clark

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, November 2, 1882

Died at Lacon, October 17, of palpitations of the heart, Phillip Clark, 67, resident and esteemed citizen of Marshall county since 1846.

November 23, 1882

Died - Oct. 6, at Lacon, Philip Clark, 70, reported by Dr. D. E. Thomas.

Mrs. Sarah J. Hulben Clark

April 20, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Napeville, April 10, of consumption, Mrs. Sarah J. Clark, aged 67 years, mother of Geo. E. Hulben of this city.

Stephen M. Clark

June 25, 1874

Died in Wheatland, Bureau county, June 23, of congestion of the brain, Steven M. Clark of this city. Aged about 62 years.

Death of S. M. Clark.

The community was startled yesterday morning by the announcement of the sudden death of Mr. Stephen M. Clark of this city. He left home Tuesday morning, apparently in the best of health and spirits, to go to his farm in Bureau county, some 15 miles, and which is in charge of a son-in-law, Clements, on shares. He rode out with George Green some seven miles, and was seen passing Whitefield corners, a little after two o'clock, walking very rapidly through the sweltering heat and burning sun. Passing Dr. McLaughlin's, in going 20 rods, he went from fence to road and back again three times, and his conduct was regarded as singular by a person who saw him.

In making a short cut, he passed over Mr. E. Calef's pasture, through Hugh Moffitt's corn field and out into his meadow, and while clambering up rising ground, towards his own pasture some 80 rods distance, he fell forward onto his face, whre he lay, apparently without having stirred a muscle, lying just as he fell. James Oaks, a workman, saw him lying there about half past three, but being a little timid kept on with his corn plowing until he turned out his team at sundown, and then reported at the house. Mr. Hugh Moffitt went down and examined, and found the body dead. He then called Justice J. P. Swift and others, who on turning over the body discovered the lifeless remains of their old friend and neighbor, Stephen M. Clark.

The neighbors soon flocked to Mr. Moffitt's, to whose house the remains were taken, and son-in-law, Mr. Clements, sent for, and at this request, Mr. Swift as justice, acting as coroner, empannelled a jury, and the facts as give above elicited. Dr. J. B. McLaughlin, was also sent for, who examined the body, and gave it as his opinion, that congestion of brain, induced by excessive exertion in the hot sun, was the primal cause of his sudden death. When found, he had on a linen coat, the left hand hold the flap, while under the other arm was a heavier coat and umbrella.

Mr. Clark is an old settler of this locality, and very widely know and respected. He owns a good farm in Wheatland, and a fine residence in this city. Latterly he has entrusted his farm operations to his son-in-law, with whom he farmed on shares, going back and forth as occasion required to see to things, while he lived with his children here, and took matters a little easier.

Thus bereaved are six daughters and one son by his death, while a second wife lives in Princeton, who agreed to disagree with him years ago and separated. He was elected justice of the peace of Henry township last spring, and qualified, and was highly esteemed generally. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the farm house, and his remains consigned to the family recepticle in the Hunter graveyard. This it is, as these cases come to us, that we realize the uncertainty of life, and with it comes the admoniton, "be ye ready."

William G. Clark

June 28, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Rantoul, Champaign county, of inflammation of the bowels, William G. Clark, formerly of Whitefield township, aged 65 years, and father of Mrs. William Ball of W.

A telegram to Mrs. Wm. Ball of Whitefield yesterday, bore the sad intelligence of the death of William G. Clark in Champaign county. He came to this county form England some 24 years ago, and for 20 years was a resident of Whitefield, and connected with its coal interests. He was a most excellent Christian man, a devoted husband and father, and an efficient worker in the church and Sunday school. His connection with the Presbyterian church dates back over 40 years. He was fully prepared for the change to the higher life. His useful life will be a great loss to the family, community and church. His birthplace was New Castle on the Thyme.

Willie J. Clark

September 24, 1874

At Wenona, Sept 9, Willie J., aged 9 years son of David W. and Fannie M. Clark

Mrs. Virginia H. (Davis) Clarke

November 8, 1877

At Peoria, Nov. 5, of consumption, Virginia H. Davis, aged 24 years, wife of Sumner R. Clarke, and daughter of Mr. Robert Davis of this city.

Henry Clay

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, November 16, 1882

Died Nov. 5, at Varna, Henry Clay, colored, 24, reported by Dr. J. W. Evans

Mrs. Nellie G. Clemens

November 19, 1936

Nellie G. Clemens Laid to Rest In Magnolia Cemetery

On Nov. 12, 1936, Nellie G. Clemens passes away quietly at her home in LaRose, after a protracted illness. She was born at Napoleon, Ind., on July 30, 1872. On Jan. 9, 1893, she was united in marriage at Indianapolis, Ind., to John G. Clemens, also of Napoleon, after which the young couple moved to Varna, and for the greater part of their married life, they were residents of this immediate vicinity. There were born to this union, six children; Freda and Meda, twin daughters, who died in infancy, Louis H. Clemens, Georgia C. Thrawl, Virginia C. Juers and Russell C. Clemens, who with the husband and nine grandchildren, survive to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1936 with the Rev. Sam Crabtree, officiating. Interment was in the Magnolia cemetery. Other relatives who attended the service were: George Borgstede and daughter Mildred of Magnolia; Mr. and Mrs. August Clemens of Varna; Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Clemens and daughter Mabel of Washington, Ill.; and Mrs. Gene Craine and William Long of Decatur.

Charles Clemer

February 19, 1880


Charles Clemer died of consumption on the 11th inst. The remains were interred in the Blue Ridge cemetery on the 13th.

Christian Clewell

September 15, 1881

At Wenona, Sept. 4, Christian Clewell, 73.

Edward Clifford

September 1, 1881

Obituary of Edward Clifford

Edward Clifford was born in Brook county, Va., March 7, 1806, and died at his residence near Wenona, August 10, 1881. At six years of age, he with his parents emigrated to Cadiz township, Harrison county, Ohio, and settled in a dense forest. He was the eldest of 12 children. By persevering industry on the part of the family a farm was opened in this new country where the subject of this notice spent his youthful years. On the 10th of February, 1831, Mr. Clifford was married to Miss Rebecca Dunlap of Harrison county, Ohio. After his marriage he settled in Cadiz and there remained until his removal west.

He sold his farm in Cadiz consisting of 120 acres and purchased in Marshall county, Ill., one of the most beautiful and desirable farms in the west. This purchase was made in June, 1853, and in the fall of the same year he brought his family to this lovely home, and there remained until death signed his release. he added to his original purchase until he become the possessor for rising 400 acres of as fine land as can be found in the country.

Mr. Clifford was a man of rare common sense, a safe counselor and successful business man. His promptness and integrity served to secure the confidence and respect of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. This was clearly evident by the large attendance at his funerl. He leaves a faithful wife who has accompanied him with encouragement, assistance and devotion for rising 50 years. A family of six children and a large number of grandchildren remain to cherish his memory. His health had been failing for months, but he was patient in all his afflictions, and when the crisis came he expressed himself willing and anxious to go. His business was carefully arranged, and he gave directions in detail respecting his burial. In the providence the community has lot a respected citizen and the family an affectionate father and devoted husband.

John R.(B.?) Clisbee


January 28, 1869

Died in the city, January 26 of inflamation of the liver, Jonas R. Clisbee, aged 69 years.

We learn with sadness of the death of Mr. Jonas B. Clisbee of the firm of Seymore and Clisbee of this city, wagonmakers. He has been sick some 2 to 3 months with inflamation of the liver and for 2 or 3 weeks passed has suffered much pain and anguish. He was generally esteemed and his death will be lamented by all who knew him. His funeral obsequies took place yesterday from the Christian church.

Levi Fayette Clisbee


March 9, 1871

Died in Lebanon, Collin county, Texas, Feb. 7, of paralysis, Levi Fayette Clisbee, aged 57 years.

Local department - Levi Clisbee who left Henry for Texas, 2 years ago, departed this life last month in the latter state. He passed through here a year ago and while on his route received a paralytic stroke, partially disabling him. A week before he died, he received another which was the cause of his death. He was doing well financially, was engaged as a cattle drover.

Mrs. Deborah C. Coan

September 4, 1879

Died at Lacon, August 15, Deborah C., wife of C. A. Coan.

Mrs. Ella C. (Huffman) Coan

February 12, 1880

Died in Saratoga township, Feb. 9, Ella C., 22, wife of Frank Coan and daughter of Mr. Cornelius Huffman.

The sudden death of the young wife of Mr. Frank Coan, in Saratoga township, Monday night is an afflictive dispensation, which has cast a gloom over the entire community. A happy family is thus destroyed, and a babe, 12 days old, is left motherless. Mrs. Coan surrenders her precious life that she might give life to her offspring. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. Cornelius Huffman, and one of the most accomplished and lovely women on the prairie; a devoted wife, who made home so dear and precious to her husband. We mourn with him in his grief, his desolation, and his disruption. It is indeed a trail hard to be borne. The interment took place yesterday in the cemetery at Whitefield Center M. E. church, but the funeral sermon was deferred until Sunday a.m., Feb. 22, which will be preached by Rev. H. H. Hitchcock, at the above church.

Robert I. Coan

July 15, 1880

Died in this city, July 11 of brain fever, Robert I., son of Frank Coan

Benjamin Coddington


December 7, 1871

Benjamin Coddington, an old gentleman living on the east edge of Sugar Grove, Whitefield was found dead in the grove on Monday. He had been out hunting. He was stone dead when discovered and being a severe day, some think he was frozen or the more plausible reason is either heart disease or apoploxy. He was originally from New Jersey. The funeral sermon will be preached on Sunday afternoon next at Sugar Grove school house at 3:00 by Rev. John Winn of this city.

Ellen and Mary Collins


December 14, 1871

Died in this city, Nov. 30, Ellen, and Dec. 9, Mary, infant twin daughters of Francis and Jane Collins. Were born November 2.

Willie Collings


November 2, 1871

In this city, Oct. 28, after a protracted illness, Willie, aged 2 years and 10 months, son of Francis and Jane Collings

Mrs. Ella (Guyer) Colter

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, October 19, 1882

Died at McVeytown, Pa., Oct. 6, of congestion of the bowels, Ella Guyer, 25 years 11 months 9 days, wife of Dr. F. M. Colter and sister of Mr. G. G. Guyer of the Boston Clothing Store.

Hannah Colter

April 19, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Saratoga township, April 9, of pneumonia Hannah, aged about 23, daughter of William Colter.

James M. Colvin


May 20, 1869

In Pike township, Ohio county, Indiana, April 12, James M. Colvin in the 23rd year of his life. The deceased was a brother to Mrs. C. Dehart of this city.

Mrs. Combs


FRONT PAGE, January 17, 1902 - Brief Locals

Grandma Combs died at Belle Plain last Saturday at a ripe old age and was buried on Monday. Mrs. Combs was well known to many people in this city.

Mrs. Elizabeth Combs

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

August 9, 1866

Died in Whitefield, August 7, of liver complaint, Elizabeth, wife of Warner Combs, age 36 years.

Jacob Combs

November 21, 1878

At Kewanee, Nov. 14, at the residence of his daughter Mrs. B. W. Pitzel, of diabetis, Jacob Combs, aged 81 years, 6 months, 10 days, formerly of Henry.

Jacob Combs was born in Hampshire county, Va., in the year 1797. He was married to Mrs. Sarah Edwards, May 19, 1817. Emigrated to Ohio, settling in Crawford county in 1830; lived there till the year 1851, when he moved to Marshall county, Illinois, where he lived many years. Much of the latter part of his life, might be said, he had no home to call his own, but wandered from place to place among his children and other kind friends. In Ohio, Jacob combs united with the Episcopal Methodist church, and lived a useful member in that church for years after. Coming to this state he united with the Free Methodist people; his whole object was trying to lead souls to Christ. He was a strong believer in that perfect love which casteth out all fear. Was taken down on his sick bed Nov. 4, and died Nov. 14. He bore all his sufferings with Christian grace; was not heard to murmur or complain, passing off without a struggle or a groan. His children that live in this state had the privilege to with him in his last moments; neighbors and friends were very kind and attentive in lending their assistance. Was laid away to rest in his long resting place on Friday, the 15th, in a beautiful lot in the cemetery in Wethersfield, Henry county, Illinois.

Dolly Pearl Compton

July 15, 1915

Taken From the Henry News Republican

Every heart was filled with sorrow when it became known that Dolly Compton was dead. She had been sick for about ten days, with not much of a chance for recovery. She was a great comfort to her mother, who was bereft of her husband several years ago. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Compton, and was born in Sparland March 30, 1903. She was taken sick at the home of her aunt, Mrs. John McCall, who lives in Putnam. She was brought home but several diseases developed with her frail constitution, could not resist, and on Friday afternoon she went to sleep. She leaves her mother, one sister and five brothers who will miss her sweet gentle spirit in the home.

The funeral services were held from the home on Sunday at 10 a.m. Rev. D. McLeish, her pastor, conducted the services. The little home was filled with sympathizing friends and the many beautiful flowers covered the white casket and lay all around it for she dearly loved flowers and her schoolmated remembered this and brought them in great numbers. The ball bearers were schoolmates, Robert Bussell, Robert Murdock, Milford Marshall, and Harry Anderson. She was buried beside her father in the Sparland cemetery.

William Compton


December 14, 1871

At Wenona, Dec. 4, William, infant son of W. H. Compton

Mary Elizabeth Cone

October 3, 1872

AT Lacon, Sept. 20, Mary Elizabeth, aged 1 year, daughter of Joseph Cone

Phillip Conley


April 14, 1870

April 1 of consumption, Phillip Conley, aged 17 years

Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad


June 19, 1903

Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad died at her home, near Toluca, June 9th, 1903, after all illness of about six months. She was stricken with paralysis last December, but seemed to rally from that, getting able to walk around some with assistance, until six weeks ago, when she took a relapse, gradually growing weaker until the end came. Deceased was born in Schuyler county, October 21, 1829. Later with her parents moving to Ox Bow, where she resided until she was married to George W. Conrad, July 28, 1848. To this union six children were born, two dying in childhood and four children and her husband still living to mourn her loss. She was united with the Baptist church some years ago and has always been a conscientious, faithful Christian, a devoted wife, a kind and affectionate mother, always patient and self-sacrificing. Her funeral services were conducted at her home last Thursday morning by Rev. W. Thompson of Springfield and G.W. Thomas after which the remains were interred in the Cumberland cemetery.

Arnola C. Cook

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

April 3, 1857

Died in Henry, March 26, Arnola C. Cook, age 5 years

Martin K. Cook


April 4, 1867

We hear with sorrow of the death of Martin K. Cook of Lacon, son of Washington E. Cook, which occurred on Sunday. It will be remembered that he was badly shot through the shoulder by the accidental discharge of a gun some time ago and as was supposed had materially recovered from it. But it had troubled him at times and finally, perhaps from cold or other cause, it created congestion of the lungs, of which he died. Martin was about 25 years of age, was a young man of considerable talent and leaves a wife and a large circle of friends to mourn his departure.

Mrs. Minnie Cook and infant

December 9, 1880

At Chicago, Dec. 2, of heart disease, Minnie, wife of J. Lewis Cook, formerly of Henry. Also an infant son buried with the mother. Interment at Snachwine.

Snachwine - On Saturday last the morning train brought from Chicago J. Lewis Cook, his two daughters Clara and Viola, with all that remained of the dear wife and mother and infant son, she having died suddenly of heart disease on the morning of the 2d inst. Mr. Cook, son of Wm. F. Cook formerly of Henry, went to Chicago after the close of the war, where he married Miss Minnie Blake an English lady, who was loved by all who knew her, and who filled the place of wife and mother second to none. It has been Mr. Cook's sad duty since his residence in Chicago to bring the remains of six members of their family for burial (his father and two sisters having been buried in our cemetery before they left) and there were his only brother Dewitt C. Cook, two half brother Bonham boys, then a beautiful little daughter, and lastly the wife and companion, which is a crushing blow; his grief and anguish was seemingly too great for utterance. The funeral took place at the "Church of Christ", Elder Parker conducting the services on Sabbath at 11 a.m., and those who looked into that beautiful casket and seen those beautiful features of marble whiteness (the mother with her babe folded lovingly in her arms, as if it was too precious to leave behind,) will not soon forget the impression made upon them. Lewis having spent his childhood days in this vicinity, has very many warm friends who sympathize with him, and would were it possible, do anything for him to assuage his grief; but who can only commend him to God "who doeth all things well."

Washington E. Cook

January 16, 1879

In Chicago, Jan. 7, at the Matteson House, Washington E. Cook of Lacon, aged 70 years, 10 days. (For more information see Marshall county Pioneers)

Mrs. Jeremiah Cooper


March 5,1868

Died at Sparland, February 21 of consumption, Mrs. Jeremiah Cooper, aged 17.

John Cooper

February 11, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Sparland, Feb. 9, John Cooper, aged 34 years.

Infant of I.N. Cooper

February 11, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Sparland, Feb. 9, infant child of I. N. Cooper, aged about 1 year.

Letti Cooper

October 17, 1872

At Sparland, Oct. 4, Letti Cooper, aged 15 years.

He was a Scotchman by birth, an energetic man, but financially seems to have accomplished little. His land business was a "castle in the air", on which he built much - on which he realized - nothing. A large number of publishers are thus left to mourn his death.

John Cornell

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, December 14, 1882


John Cornell died at his residence, two miles west of Sparland on the 11th, at 7 pm. He was one of the old pioneers of Marshall county.

William Cornell

February 14, 1878

William Cornell, the land agent, who died of pneumonia recently, near Sparland, leaves and wife and two children.

William Patterson Cort

January 23, 1873

At Vinton, Benton county, Iowa, Dec. 22, of a cold, William Patterson, son of Rev. Cyrus and Susan M. Cort, formerly of Henry Seminary.

Mrs. Nannie Cortney


March 14, 1872

At Augusta, Arkansas, March 3rd, Nannie, aged 24, wife of R. H. Cortney

Joseph C. Cotney


August 4, 1870

Died in Augusta, Arkansas, June 27, of apolexy, Joseph C. Cotney, father-in-law to C. H. Kellogg of this city, aged 68 years.

Russell H. Cotney

September 22, 1881

At Augusta, Ark., of malarial fever, Russell H. Cotney, 49, brother of Mrs. C. H. Kellogg of this city and M. G. Cotney of Saratoga township.

William Coulter

April 1 1915

We learn this morning of the death of Mr. William Coulter at his home at Clara City, Minn. Mr. Coulter was a Saratoga township boy, but for several years has been a resident of Minnesota, where he owned a fine farm. He was a person of excellent character and very worthy citizen. We extend condolence to the sadly bereaved family.

April 8 1915

Will Coulter of Clara City, Minn., passed away on the afternoon of Monday, March 29, 1915, after an illness covering a period of several months. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Coulter and was born in Marshall county, Oct. 13, 1867, where he grew to manhood, and married Miss Jennie King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John King of Camp Grove, Ill. To this union six children were born, who with the widow survive him. He also leaves to mourn his demise an aged father, one brother and two sisters. The body was brought back from Minnesota to their former home at Havelock, Ia., where interment took place.

Infant son of J.W.J. Coulton

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

November 26, 1858

Died in this city, November 23, Willie S. infant son of J. W. J. Coulton, age 4 months

Charles Cowan
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883
There has been three funerals the past week. The remains of Charles Cowan, a son-in-law of Geo. F. Wightman was brought here from Peoria last Friday; the funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at 10 a.m.

John Cowen

November 4, 1880

Died at Isadora, Worth county, Mo., of throat complaint, John Cowen, 4, son of Royal and Amanda Olmsted of Saratoga township, and grandson and namesake of ex-may J. C. Townsend of this city.

Samuel Cox

November 18, 1880 - LaRose

Died at his residence in Belle Plain on November 10, Samuel Cox, aged 81 years. Mr. Cox was a native of Virginia, but came to this state some years ago and was a good citizen.

J. B. Coykendall

August 15, 1878

At Yates City, Aug. 8, of old age, J. B. Coykendall, aged about 82, father of Mrs. E. George Green of Whitefield.

Mrs. Eleanor Craig

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, December 14, 1882

Died in Saratoga township, December 6 of heart disease, Eleanor Craig, 74 years, 8 months, sister of the late Jacob Combs.

Mrs. Craig

Mrs. Craig, on of the venerable woman of Whitefield, died at the house of her niece, Mrs. John Noyes, in Saratoga township one day last week. For some years she has made it here home with her son John N. Barrett of Whitefield. She was a plain spoken woman, kind, sincere and highly esteemed. She was one of the pioneers of Peoria county and had survived two husbands. Mrs. Henry Mohler and Mrs. Francis Gregory were daughters of the deceased. The funeral was held at Mr. Barrett's on Saturday, Rev. M. Minium of this city officiating, the house being filled with friends of the family. The interment was in the beautiful cemetery at Sugar Grove.

Mrs. Eliza D. Crane

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

February 17, 1866

Died in Lacon, February 9, 1866, Eliza D. Crane, wife of Henry L. Crane, age 46 years and 3 days.

Greenbury F. Crane

November 24, 1881

At Lacon, Nov. 12 of typhoid fever, Greenbury F. Crane, 25 years, 9 months, 1 day, brother of Mr. W. W. Dean.

Henry L. Crane

February 19, 1880

Died at Lacon, Feb. 17, of congestive chills, Henry L. Crane, about 67, formerly sheriff of this county, and at present, "storekeeper" of the U.S. Government.

Henry L. Crane of Lacon, a prominent citizen, sheriff of this county some years ago, and still "storekeeper" for Uncle Sam, unless he has recently surrendered his commission died at Lacon, Tuesday at 4 a.m. of congestive chill. The funeral took place at 2 p.m. yesterday. He was a man of property, quiet and unobtrusive, a stalwart republican, useful and beloved, and has gone home with a record of good deeds that will live after him. His age was between 65 and 70.

There being four funerals since the last issue of your paper. Mrs. John Fay was buried on last Saturday, Mrs. Myers on Sunday, Mrs. James Fay on Monday and Henry L. Crane, the first of the week. Three weeks ago we chronicled the death of James Fay, husband of the lady who was buried on Monday.

Judge Henry T. Crane


October 5, 1871

At Lacon, Oct. 1, of typhoid fever, Judge Henry T. Crane, aged 75 years.

Henry W. Crane

May 15, 1873

Died at Lacon, May 13, of scrofulous affection, Henry W. Crane, aged about 35 years.

Sidney L. Crank

Metamora - Sidney L. Crank, age 89, of Metamora, IL., formerly of Washburn, IL., passed away at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

He was born Dec. 10, 1922, in LaRose, IL., to Ora D. and Grace E. (Ehringer) Crank. He married Ruth G. Buckingham on Jan. 30, 1948, in El Paso, IL., and she passed away on June 5, 2005.

Surviving are nephews, Robert (Angie) Crank of Toluca, Ken (Denise) Crank of Washington and Jon Crank of Pekin; and nieces, Shelley Presley of Henry and Nancy (Doug) Soltow of Freeport, IL. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews in other states.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Sidney was a World War II Navy veteran and was a retired painter.

He was a member of Washburn United Methodist Church.

Cremation rites have been accorded, with graveside burial of ashes at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Buckingham Cemetery in rural Washburn, with the Rev. Lindsay Churchman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washburn Methodist Church, Maple Lawn Health Care Center and Snyder Village.

Online condolences may be left at www.masonfuneralhomes.com

-- Contributed by Jane Foster

Henry Crawford

November 20, 1879

At Rockford, November 14, of heart disease, Henry Crawford, 72, the father of Mrs. C. Gould of this city.

Mrs. Henry Crawford

May 12, 1881

At Rockford, May 10 of diabetes, wife of the late Henry Crawford, 72 and mother of Mrs. C. Gould of this city.

Child of George Cree

October 15, 1874

In Steuben township, October 10, youngest child, 10 months old, of George Cree.

D. L. Crist

March 25, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Bloomington, March 18, of nervous prostration, D. L. Crist, M.D., aged 58 years, brother of Rev. P. A. Crist of this city.

Infant of Rev. P. A. Crist

October 30, 1873

At Sparland, Oct. 19, infant of Rev. P. A. Crist. Remains taken to Bloomington for interment.


December 14, 1882

A telegram was received on Monday by Mrs. A. C. Christern, from Bethlehem Pa., conveying to that lady, the sad intelligence of the death of her father. For the past two or three years he has been an almost helpless invalid, caused by a paralytic stroke. He was a carriage maker, doing a large business and was in good circumstances. A third wife survives him, and a number of grown up children. He was highly respected.

Mrs. Eliza Croft

April 3, 1873

In Roberts township March 27, Eliza, wife of Abram Croft, aged 28 years.

Hutchinson Croft

March 14, 1878

(Magnolia) - Hutchinson Croft was buried last Sunday at the Sandy Cemetery.

(Local Items) - Hutchinson Croft of Roberts township is reported as one of those who had gone the way of all living. Mr. Croft for several years was connected with the Wenona bank and had been an extensive buyer and shipper of stock. The past three years he had been paralysed from the shoulders down, hence almost helpless. He owned a very large farm on the Meridian and had been a very active business man and farmer. And in connection with the bank, and livestock operations had made extensive acquaintance. He was highly esteemed. His infirmities made him a sufferer and perhaps with recent business troubles, shortened his life.

Grant H. Crompton


January 1, 1880

Died in Steuben township, Dec. 13, of diphtheria, Grant H. Crompton, 14.

Elmer Crone

October 16, 1873

Died in this city, Oct. 14, of congestion of the lungs, Elmer, aged 12 years, son of Robert and Emily Crone. Funeral services at the temple today at 10 a. m. All friends of the family are invited to attend.

Local News

A son of Rober Crone died suddenly on Tuesday morning. He was out on Saturday, though unwell and was about the house on Sunday. On Tuesday morning he was quite uneasy, laying down and rising up at intervals. Returning to his bed at one of these periods, his mother said he must be careful, for he would catch his death. Lying down she observed his extremities were cold and while trying in infuse warmth, he suddenly died. It was without warning to the distressed family. Elmer was a good lad, and his decease is a severe blow to all of the friends. His disease was congestion of the lungs.

Infant Crossly


August 19, 1869

Died in this city, August 11, of diarrhea, infant son of W. and E. Crossly, aged 1 month and 16 days.

Tiffany Crutchman


March 14, 1872

At Wenona, March 6, of typhoid fever, Tiffany Crutchman, aged 29

Thomas Culter

May 4, 1876

Taken from the Henry Republican

At Peoria, April 28 of paralysis, Thomas Culter, aged 77 years, father of Hard Culter of this city.

William Harden Culter

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois

August 24, 1882

Died in this city, Aug. 21 of Bright's disease of the kidneys, William Harden Culter, 59 years, 6 months, a pilot on the Illinois river for many years.

Death of W. Harden Culter

On Monday afternoon at quarter before two o'clock, W. Harden Culter departed this life. He has been an invalid for two years and an intense sufferer for eight weeks. He went to the Hot Springs, Ark., during the winter and received benefit. Some time after his return, his old complaint asserted itself and such was the violence of the attack that he had to give up his position on the Grey Eagle and prepare for death, as his physician assured him there was no hope. His complaint was Bright's disease of the kidneys, followed by dropsy.

Mr. Culter was born at Ripley Ohio, Feb. 22, 1823. At the age of 17 he came west and became enamored with western life. He delighted in gunning and fishing and was in his days one of the best hunter in this section. Many is the marvelous story he used to tell of his exploits in hunting the deer and wild turkey. Becoming familiar with the Mississippi and Illinois rivers he chose a boatsman's life, first mat, then pilot, which he followed up to the time of his sickness. He was a safe, reliable man at the helm, and one of the best pilots on our western waters. Mr. Culter was a general favorite up and down the river with man, women and child. He had a word for all; his genial, overflowing nature was so contagious that to be with "Hard" was always a pleasure. His pilot house was always filled when "en route" and hard was never at a loss for entertainment for his guests. As a story teller he had few equals and he could always go "one better: on any of "the boys". He was generous to a fault and the needy and suffering always found in him a warm and sympathizing friend and assistant. During the war he piloted the "Jacob Musselman" up White River, having on board the principal officers of the squadron and was in two battles, one on the White river and the other at Fr. Pillow, both bloody engagements, but through both escaping without a scar.

He was married Jan. 1, 1868 to Miss Mary Dikes, eldest daughter of Richard Dikes of this city, to whom he has been an affectionate and kind husband. The wife, and a son of 18 and daughter of five years of age, are bereft by his death. Two brothers and a sister survive him. The first wife of Mr. John Black was also a sister of Mr. Culter.

The funeral was held at the family residence yesterday forenoon, the Rev. J. S. Glendenning conducting the services.

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, September 14, 1882

Died Aug. 21, at Henry, Hardin Culter, 50 years, reported by Dr. C.M. Baker

James Culton

February 17, 1881

Died at New Paris, Ohio, Jan. 31, James Culton, 83 years, 10 months, father of J. D. Culton of this city.

Kate Blanchard Culton

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois

August 24, 1882

Died at LaGrange, July 8, Kate Blanchard Culton, a former resident of Henry.

Frank Orsemus Culver

June 16, 1881

Died in this city, June 14 of consumption, Frank Orsemus Culver, 24 years, 3 months.

Horace Culver


January 3, 1878

At Lake City, Minn., Dec. 7, Horace Culver, aged about 72, formerly of Henry.

Oesemus Culver

March 6, 1873

DIED In this city (Henry, IL), March 3, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, Oesemus Culver, aged 60 years.

Sadie and Roger Culver

March 20, 1873

In Henry, March 15, of spotted fever, Sadie, aged 4 years; and on March 16, Roger, aged 20 years, 11 months, children of the late Orsemus Culver.

John Cummings

April 3, 1873

At Lacon March 21, John Cummings, aged 81 years.

Mrs. Mary C. (Matthew) Curtis


October 17, 1902

Page 5


The funeral services of Mrs. Edward Curtis were held at her late home on Thursday morning Oct., 2nd at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. J.T. Bliss, who gave the following obituary. Mary C. Matthew was born in Clinton county, Ohio, April 20, 1834 and died at her home in Hope Township Sept. 30, 1902, aged 68 years, 5 months and 10 days. She was married to Edward Curtis, Feb. 14, 1852. To the union 8 children were born, 2 of them dying in infancy. Six are living, namely, Mrs. Jane Umbarger, of Lostant; Mrs. Mattie Shipley of Toluca; Job, William and Mrs. Frances Barr of Lostant, and Oscar of Magnolia, who with the bereaved husband were present to follow the remains to their last resting place.

Sister Curtis gave her heart to God while young in years. She joined the M.E. church by letter in 1869 - 33 years ago. Mrs. Curtis has always been so far as we can learn, a devoted Christian woman. She was untiring in effort to get to the church services and said to me many times, "I am delighted to attend church services." .........There was a large attendance at the funeral services and many carriages followed the remains to their resting place in Hope cemetery. Those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Straton, Mr. and Mrs.Clark and son of Ancona, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shipley and daughter, Alice of Toluca, and Mrs. and Mrs. Oscar Curtis of Magnolia

Rufus S. Curtis

October 1, 1874

At Lacon, September 26, Rufus S. Curtis, aged 27 years.

Local Items - Rufus Curtis was buried at Lacon with the solemn rites of Odd Fellowship, on Sunday. He was hurt in the spine by a bombshell while serving his country in the army, from which he has suffered beyond description, and which has cut short his life. For the past two months he has had the assiduous care and attention of his brother Odd Fellows night and day, and nothing was left undone for his comfort to the river of death. The sermon was preached by Rev. Dennis of this city, also a member of the order, the funeral being very large and imposing, a large number of the fraternity from here being in the procession. To so honorable a death may true peace attend.


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