Marshall County IL Obits - E

Transcribed by Nancy Piper unless otherwise stated

Mrs. Anna Eagelston (nee Ellis)

July 16, 1874

Died in Whitefield, July 9th, Anna W., wife of Thomas E. Eagelston, aged 38 years. The deceased was a daughter of Levi W. Ellis, formerly of Stark county, now of Kansas.

Mrs. Julia Harding Earing

April 3, 1879

At Peoria, March 30, of congestion of the stomach, Mrs. Julia Harding, aged 47 years 8 months, wife of David Earing, and youngest sister of Mrs. J. E. Powell of this city.

U. Grant Eatenger

June 23, 1881

At Orient, Iowa, June 16, U. Grant, 17 years 11 months 10 days, son of David J. and Mary Elizabeth Eatenger, a former resident of Whitefield.

Mrs. Emma (Schwaim) Ebaugh

Henry News Republican, Henry IL, July 8, 1915

Mrs. Charles S. Ebaugh

Emma, daughter of John and Amelia Schwaim, was born Feb. 22, 1844, in New Orleans, La. On Jan. 26, 1862, she was united in marriage with Captain Charles S. Ebaugh at Beardstown, Ill. Captain Ebaugh earned his title as the master of river boats plying on the Illinois and Mississippi river. A son, Frank Ebaugh, was also a river man, but acting as pilot, became acquainted with and married a daughter of Isaac Camery of this city (Henry). Captain Ebaugh passed away Jan. 21, 1908. In the meantime the son Frank and wife had died leaving a daughter, Miss May Ebaugh and those two, grandmother and granddaughter, have clung together lovingly, tenderly since. In latter years they have lived in Bradford, where the granddaughter held a position as stenographer and secretary for the Bradford Boiler Co. Both came down here (Henry) to visit over the Fourth with Miss Ebaugh's maternal grandparents, the venerable Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Camery. Early in the morning of Sunday, July4, Miss Ebaugh noticed that her grandmother was breathing heavily and in an apparent stupor, a physician was immediately called, but the aged lady succumbed to a stroke of apoplexy.

The funeral services were held from the residence where she so suddenly passed away at 2:30 pm Monday, July 5, conducted by Rev. F. W. Haist. The casket beareres were Simeon Doyle, George Brown, Alex Brown, C. L. Loomis, J. A. Williams and Wesley Doyle.

Mrs. Isabelle Eckles

August 17, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Onarga, Iroquois county, August 12 of fever, Isabelle, aged 75 years, wife of the late William Eckles

Mrs. Eckles, mother of Hiram Eckles and Mrs. Adam Brown died on Saturday at her son Hiram's at Onarga. On Monday the remains reached Henry by the Gray Eagle and on Tuesday the funeral was held at Mr. Brown's two miles west of town. Rev. B. Edmiston conducted the services. Only a few short months ago her aged partner passed to the unseen land and quickly has she joined him on the other shore. She was a good woman, tenderly loved and respected and fully ripe for the spiritual harvest. Her age was 75.

William Eckles

April 20, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Onarga, Iroquois county, April 14, at the residence of his son, Hiram, of chronic diarrhea, William Eckles, aged 81 years, 2 months and 9 days.

Hattie Belle Edmister

July 31, 1879

Died in LaPrairie township, June 22, Hattie Belle, aged 2 years 3 months, daughter of Howard S. and Julia Jones Edmister.

James A. Edwards

December 11, 1873

At Lacon, Nov. 18, of typhoid fever, James A. Edwards, aged 49 years.

Mrs. Martha R. Edwards

June 26, 1879

Died in Lacon, June 19, Martha R., wife of Charles S. Edwards, county superintendent of schools.

Mrs. Edwards was a native of Pennsylvania, where she was born March 17, 1842. Most of her life was spent in Marshall county. March 28, 1871, was married to her now bereaved husband. When about 12 years of age she united with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a useful member and enthusiastic worker, as she had strength, especially in the sabbath school. For many years she was a great sufferer from that loathsome disease, cancer, all of which she bore with a cheerfulness that completely hid from all but her most intimate friends her real condition. She was ready when the summons came to accompany the messenger into the presence of the company of the redeemed.

Jerome Buckner Egbert


May 20, 1869

Died in this city, May 14, after an illness of 9 days, Jerome Buckner Egbert, M. D., aged 27 years, 7 months

Death of Dr. Egbert

The death of Dr. J. B. Egbert, one of our most successful and esteemed physicians, which took place on Friday last, has thrown the community into the most profound sorrow. His sickness was short, of only eight days duration, the disease being pronounced bilious fever attended with severe hemorrhage of the lungs, and of so serious and complicated a nature as to baffle all human aid for relief. He was removed to the residence of Mr. C. Everett at an early stage of his sickness, and assiduously cared for by the family, the Odd Fellows, and other friends that came in, but his disease would not succumb, and he gradually sank, on Friday morning entering a state of unconsciousness which lasted until his death early in the evening.

The remains were encased in a costly metallic casket, and taken to Metamora, Woodford county, where his father, Capt. L. J. Egbert, and friends reside, and where the funeral was held on Sunday, from whence the body would be taken to Georgetown, Brown county, Ohio, his birthplace, and interred in the family burial ground beside a mother who had preceded him. The remains here, after a solemn prayer at the house by Rev. John Winn of the Presbyterian church, were escorted to the depot by the order of Odd Fellow, Protection Fire Company No. 1, both of which he was a worthy member, as also by a large concourse of sympathizing citizens, from whence he was borne away, and to the resting place from whence there is no return.

The doctor chose a profession in which his inclinations led him as from his early years, his father tells us, he had an ardent love for anatomy and the laws governing the operations of the human organism. His course of medical study embraced eight years, and graduated from Rush medical college with high honors. In the army he had four years practice and at the close of the war came to Henry, entered into partnership with Dr. Chas. Baker, and proving himself a skillful physician and surgeon, secured a large and successful business.

The doctor's acquaintance was unlimited - he knew everybody and everybody knew him. He was frank, open handed, possessed of many excellent social qualities, generous to a fault, alive to the interests of the community and universally respected.

The doctor's sudden death, too, severs an affectionate betrothal about to culminate in marriage. During his sickness she was his comforting spirit, constant at the couch of suffering, administering in kindly deed and word and gentle presence all the solace and comfort compatible to a dying bed. His loss will be deeply felt by her, by the friends, by the community and the profession - loss for one gifted and cut off in the prime of a useful manhood. May his end be peace.

Dr. Egbert studied two years with Dr. J. W. Gordon of Georgetown, Ohio, during which time he attended one course of lectures in one of the Ohio schools of medicine, in Cincinnati. When the war broke out in 1861, he enlisted in company C, 59th regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, and was immediately made hospital steward at Camp Dennison, at which place he took sick and was discharged. In 1868, he enlisted as hospital steward of the 88th Ill volunteer infantry, and served during the war in that capacity, going from Nashville to the seas, and at the end of the war received an honorable discharge.

His father, in the meantime, having moved to Metamora, Woodford county, Ills, Dr Egbert turned his face westward, and during the year 1865, spent the last year of his studentage in the office of Drs. J.S. & Z H. Whitmire in Metamora. During the winter of 1865 and 1866, he attended the last course of lectures in Rush medical college, Chicago, where in the spring of 1866, he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In the spring of the same year he settled in Henry, Marshall county, Illinois, in the company of Dr. Charles Baker, an eminent practitioner, where he remained till his death.

Dr. Egbert during the three years in Henry, made himself an enviable reputation as a surgeon and practitioner of medicine. He was esteemed by the profession as a rising man and a bright particular in the fields of (..?). By the wealthy he was esteemed an estimable citizen; by the poor as their reliance in time of need, and by the philanthropist he was esteemed for his many good qualities of head and heart. When the world lost him it was like a planet that had flitted from its orbit and ceased to shine upon the earth.

Emma Barbara Eiler


September 7, 1871

In this city, Sept. 3, of dropsy of the brain, Emma Barbara, aged 19 months, 6 days, daughter of Mathias and Barbara Eiler.

Mrs. Minnie (Lawless) Eiler

March 25 1915


On Tuesday evening the body of Minnie Lawless Eiler was brought to Henry to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hickerman and Wednesday morning, funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Fr. Gensler officiating.

Minnie Lawless Eiler was born on a farm near Wenona in 1863. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lawless. In 1887 she was united in marriage to Frank Eiler, who later found employment in Henry, and for a number of years they made their home here. Later they removed to Chicago, where they have lived for the past 12 years. About four years ago her health began to fail and she spent several weeks in Henry in hopes that the country air would prove beneficial. She has been under the doctor's care most of the time since, and though the best specialists in Chicago were consulted that dread disease, cancer, did its work, and she passed away at midnight Sunday. She was a great lover of home and family and devoted her entire strength to the care and comfort of her loved ones. Her friends and relatives always found a warm welcome at her home, and ministering to their pleasure and comfort was never irksome to her. She leaves her husband, Frank Eiler, her daughter, Catherine, now Mrs. Fred Schafer, and two sons, Raymond and William, aged 17 and 10 to mourn her early loss. One child, Lucile preceded her mother to the spiritual world in her infancy.

Those accompanying the remains to Henry besides the immediate family, were Mrs. Barbara Eiler of Whittemore, Ia.; W. A. Eiler, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eiler, Mrs. Charles Barry, Miss Agnes Consuela and Mr. Ryan, all of Chicago.

Nicholas Eiler

March 10, 1881

Died in this city, March 9, of gangrene of the lungs, Nicholas Eiler, 23, brother of Mrs. Theodore Bickerman.

Mrs. Nancy Eldridge

December 10, 1874

Died at Galva, Dec. 5, of two years prostration, Nancy, aged 43, wife of Benjamin S. Eldridge, formerly of Henry.

Mrs. Ann Ellison

July 29, 1880

Died at Wenona, July 15, Mrs. Ann Ellison, 68.

Mrs. R. A. Elliston

September 7, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Local Correspondence - Lacon

The wife of R. A. Elliston (who is Mr. Brereton's carriage maker) died very suddenly last Friday evening. That day she seemed to be as well as usual and did the washing. About dark on the evening of that day she was taken with a severe pain in the head and before midnight she was a corps. Her disease was pronounced congestion of the brain. Mr. Elliston has the sympathy of the entire community because he is almost an entire stranger here. He is a young man of excellent reputation and has been married but a few months and is left with a child, 11 months old.

Albert Edward Ellsworth

November 9, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, Nov. 7, Albert Edward, aged 16 years, son of L. D. Ellsworth of Wyoming, Stark county and brother of L. E. Ellsworth of the firm of Kalb & Ellsworth of this city.

A Sudden Death

The community was thrown into grief on Tuesday by the announcement of the death of Albert E. Ellsworth, a clerk in Messrs. Kalb & Ellsworth's drug store, a brother of L. E. Ellsworth, the junior partner; his death being occasioned by his own hands, probably through mistake. He had been a clerk in the store from the time Kalb & Ellsworth succeeded C. & W. Everett, something over a year, and was a young man who had made quite a large acquaintance among our people, who bore good character, was attentive to the duties of his situation and generally esteemed. He slept over the store with William Lundy the chief clerk, and both boarded at the City Hotel.

On Sunday he was given orders to remain at the drug store a portion of the afternoon, which it seems incensed him, and while the proprietors and other clerks were absent, he took a bottle of liquor up stairs and imbibed very freely, until he became badly intoxicated. For this act, a violation of the rules of the store, the proprietors decided to discharge him, and on Monday morning Dr. Kalb held an interview with him, and arrangements were made that he should leave for his father's at Wyoming, Stark county, on Tuesday, by early boat via. Peoria.

Nothing appeared wrong with the young man during the day Monday, and he retired at night with Lundy as usual, the latter packing the valise under Ellsworth's orders, who disrobed himself for bed complaining of headache, taking his accustomed place at the back side of the bed. Ellsworth asked for water during the night and Lundy got up and waited on him, the second time, which was near five o'clock, dressing himself and going down to arrange the store for business.

At the proper time, Lundy went up stairs to call Ellsworth, so as to enable him to make the boat, when he found him ill. He immediately summoned Dr. Kalb, who responded prompty, finidn his patient in a comatose condition, with symptoms indicating that poison had been taken. Drs. John Baker and Koehler of this city, and Dr. Gale of Lacon were summoned as counsel, whose combined professional medical skill failed to avail, the young man lingering in the same condition until about eight o'clock Tuesday night, when his spirit took its flight to that bourne from whence none return.

During the morning of Tuesday it was discovered that a new unopened bottle of morphine had been misplaced and lef partly unstopped, and this disclosure led to the conclusion that the young man had meddled with it and helped himself. If he did take it, and there is no doubt of it, he must have done so before retiring for the night, as his bedfellow avers he could not have got up in the night without his knowledge. The effects of his Sunday dissipation has a somewhat depressing effect upon his feeling on Monday it is said, and it is presumed that her resorted ot it, knowing its nature, for something to quiet his nerves and give him proper rest; in the hurry or fear of being discovered, taking an overdose.

Had there been the motive of self-destruction, as some might be lead to infer, it would have been natural for him to have made some threats in regard to it. The clerks and his companions say that nothing he uttered during the day had the remotest intimation of such a purpose, and he expressed no disappointment that would lead to so desperate an act. Another reason going to corroborate this view is the fact that the two brothers, Eugene and Albert took an affectionate leave of each other on Monday evening, and that the best of feeling existed between them.

That he took the poison there is little doubt, but that it was purely accidental most of his friends believe, taking all the circumstances into account. It is a terrible visitation, but a warning to the living to not tamper with dangerous drugs.

Early in the day of Tuesday, the mother was notified of the illness of her son, and arrived on the evening train in time to get a glimpse of her darlingboy, as the transitional chariot rolled by bearing him beyond all that is earthly. In the afternoon the tidings by telegraph bore to the father that his son was dying, and he was met on the way by the funeral cortege enroute for Wyoming, where the obsequies will be celebrated today, probably in the Episcopal church.

Benjamin Ellsworth


November 18, 1869

Died at Yankee Settlement, Delaware county, Iowa, Oct. 31, Benjamin Ellsworth, father of Spencer Ellsworth, editor of the Lacon Journal, aged 81 years, 6 months.

Edna May Ellsworth

October 4, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, Oct. 1, at the residence of J. L. Jones, Esq., of cholera infantum, Edna May, aged 1 month 2 days, infant daughter of L. Eugene and Alice Jones Ellsworth.

Jesse Lee Ellsworth

July 17, 1879

Died in this city, July 16 of teething, Jesse Lee, aged 9 months, infant son of L. Eugene and Alice Ellsworth.

Mrs. Roxanne Ellsworth

July 3, 1873

In Yankee settlement, Iowa, June 12, at the residence of Mrs. F. B. Peet, her daughter, of disease of the heart, Mrs. Roxanne Ellsworth, aged 78, mother of Spencer Ellsworth, Esq., editor of the Lacon Home Journal.

We chronicle elsewhere the death of Mrs. R. Ellsworth, mother of Spencer Ellsworth, Esq. of Lacon Home Journal, who passed away at the ripe old age of 78. Her death was sudden, the news being sent during the absence of the editors on their western excursion. She was one of earth's noble women, living long on the earth, with the satisfaction of seeing her nine children in places of honor and usefulness. We copy her son's fitting allusion to her departure: "During our absence with the editorial excurionists a telegram came announcing the sudden demise of our dear mother. Death comes to all, but though unexpected it did not find her unprepared. She has fought the good fight, and finished her work, and now sleeps on the hillside beside him with whom she labored for more than 50 years. For more than half a century she was a member of the Methodist church and a humble follower of Jesus of Nazareth. She never tired of doing good, never spoke ill of anyone, and if she had an enemy the writer never knew it. She was an indulgent mother, and love her children as only a mother can to the last hours of her life. She lived to see six sons and three daughters grow to man and womanhood and occupy honorable positions in society, and at the ripe age of 78 her steps was firm and her eye undimmed. Peace to her memory, best and kindest mothers."

Mrs. Cassey Emerick

October 25, 1877

Died in Henry township, October 22, of enlargement of the heart, Cassey, aged 51 years, wife of George W. Emerick.

The pall of death, as a vestment, enshrouds the home and hearts of the Emerick homestead, as the death angel, with the scythe of time, has mown another victim, in the person of the wife and mother, Mrs. Cassey Emerick, who left what was mortal - the natural for the spiritual - on Monday morning. Her disease was enlargement or dropsy of the heart. Before her death, the marriage of her son Emanuel and Miss Jennie Moodey was solemnized at her bedside, it being her desire to see them married before her dissolution, which she and the family were aware, was very near at hand. Rev. E. C. Wayman conducted the ceremony, who informs us that there was not a dry eye in the house, and that it was a very effecting scene, one, the nature of which, he never experienced before during his ministry. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the house, Mr. Wayman preaching the sermon, which was attended by a large gathering of the friends and neighbors, who come to pay their last tribute of respect to the dead, and to attest their sympathy with the bereft husband and children in this dire extremity. Mrs. Emerick was a noble woman, kindly in all her ways, and revered and loved by a large circle of friends. She was the mother of six children, three of whom have already gathered to meet her in the spiritual world; the three others are bereft of a very tender, affectionate mother. She had been a member of the M. E. church over 30 years, and her marriage to Mr. Emerick dates back not far from the time she united with the church.

Effa May Emerick

September 26, 1872

At Wenona, Sept. 15, Effa May, aged 4 months, daughter of Nath. Emerick.

Mary Elizabeth Emerick

June 8, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Henry township, June 3 of quick consumption, Mary Elizabeth, aged 24 years, daughter of George W. Emerick.

Emanuel Brown Emerick

September 9, 1880

Died in Henry township, Sept. 8, of consumption, Emanuel Brown Emerick, 30. Funeral tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the residence 2 miles west of town.

Mrs. Emerick

December 21, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican


Mrs. Emerick, a very worthy lady who moved from Wenona to this place, died in Lacon on the 8th inst. Her remains were taken to Wenona for interment.

William George Emerick

June 9, 1881

Died in this city, June 2 of consumption, William George, 17 years 7 months, son of Mr. G. W. Emerick.

Enoch Emery

Taken From the Henry Republican

June 8 1882

Died at Peoria, May 30, after a long illness, Enoch Emery, 59, veteran editor of the Transcript.

Mrs. Jacob Emler

February 3, 1876


Mother Emler, wife of our fellow townsmen, Jacob Emler died Monday night at 7 o'clock, after an illness of four days. Funeral at 3 pm Wednesday as mortification has set in and it is impossible to keep her longer.

Valentine Engalbracht

December 15, 1881

Died in this city, Dec. 10, of diphtheria, Valentine, 6 years, 9 days, son of Adam and Mary Engalbracht. Mr. Engalbracht is tailor at Geo. Schuster's merchant tailoring establishment.

Louis Epple
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Died April 24, in Lacon, Louis Epple, 7 months 21 days, reported by Dr. E. H. Gale

Mrs. Annie Eppy

January 21, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Peoria, Jan. 15, Annie, aged 30 years, wife of Philip Eppy, conductor on the Bureau Valley railroad.

The wife of Philip Eppy, conductor on our railroad died in Peoria last week. She was a fine woman and dearly beloved. One child is left motherless. We mingle our grief with that of Mr. E. in this sad desolation of home.

Mrs. Eliza Erwin

October 3, 1872

At Harrisonville, Mo., Sept. 17, of congestive chills, Eliza, wife of N. S. Erwin, formerly of Wenona.

John F. Erwin

June 6, 1878

In Whitefield, June 4, of old age and infirmity, John F. Erwin, aged 84 years 9 months, 22 days.

The funeral of John F. Erwin took place yesterday at the residence of his son, Robert S. Erwin in Whitefield township. The deceased was born at Pittsburgh, Penn., in August 26, 1793. He served in the war of 1812 and was one of the very few veterans who survived that noted event in the history of our country. Some years ago he sustained a fall which disabled him, rendering him an almost helpless invalid up to the hour of his death. Rev. E. C. Wayman of this city conducted the obsequies at the house at which there was a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

William Erwin

May 6, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died near Wenona, April 25, of inflammation on the brain, William Erwin, aged 49 years. Had been a member of the M. E. church 41 years, and came to this section 23 years ago.

William D. Esmond

July 17, 1879

At Newburg, NY, July 7 of disentary, William D. B., aged 5 years, 8 months, son of Damen W. and H. C. Esmond and grandson of William P. Williams of Henry.

Mrs. Harriet (Springer) Evans

Copied from The Wenona Index, "Harriet Springer Evans, Former Wenona Resident

(Courtesy of Peggy Brock Cacciamatta)

June 3, 1909

Harriet Springer

Died at Her Home in Nevada, Mo., Last Thursday, Aged 76 Years",

Harriet Springer, daughter of Isaac and Charlotte Springer, was born in Putnam county, Illinois, near Magnolia, in July, 1834, and departed this life at her home in Nevada, Missouri, May 27th, 1909. Her parents were among the early settlers to this section of Illinois. The children, although left parentless in early life, grew up to be an honor to the home and a blessing to the world. Milton C., who passed to the spirit world several years ago, was at one time president of Hedding college at Abingdon, Illinois. Creighton and Lewis have been for many years honored members of the Central Illinois Conference. Melville is a successful business man in Denver, Col. The daughters are Mrs. Sarah Kimball, state of Washington, Mrs. Amelia Iliff, of Denver, Col., Mrs. Adelia Kemp and Mrs. Helen Axline, of Wenona.

The father died about 55 years ago and the mother about 38 years ago. Harriet being the eldest at home, much of the care and management of the home fell upon her. These grave responsibilities she met with remarkable devotion and cheerfulness. In 1855 she was married to Albert Evans, and to them were born the following children: Judge Winslow Evans, of Peoria, Ill.; Ella, Lincoln P., Charles and Addie, of Nevada, Mo., and Mrs. Belle Wright, of Wenona.

The family moved to Nevada, Mo., several years ago, after the deceased had made her home in and near Wenona for more than fifty years. Here, where she is best known, "none name her but to praise."She united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Sandy when about fifteen years of age, and with rarest fidelity she had held fast the profession of her faith. For a number of years during her life she was a great sufferer and her final fatal illness extended through many months, but she endured it all with true Christian fortitude. She was tenderly cared for by her children, and her sister, Mrs. Iliff, was with her at the last.

The remains were brought to the old home for burial in the Cherry Point cemetery. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Adelia Kemp on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. C.E. Erwin and Miss Alice Moulton sang very sweetly the following selections: "I Shall Not be a Stranger Up There," "O, that will be Glory for Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Rev. J.D. Calhoun had charge of the services, basing his remarks on "God's Sheltering Care." He also paid a tribute to Christian motherhood. The following were pallbearers: L.W. Kemp, Carmi Swartz, J.W. Argubright, N.F. Brown, E.G. Becher and W.H. Parkinson. Those from a distance attending the funeral were L.P. Evans, of Nevada, Mo., Winslow Evans and wife, and Mrs. C.K. Woolf, of Peoria.

Karn Evans

September 14, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Whitefield September 6 of paralysis, Karn Evans, aged 72 years. Buried in Providence, Ill.

Mr. Karn Evans, one of Whitefield's esteemed citizens, died last week of paralysis, after an illness of some months. He had lived to a good old age, ending the journey of life a a ripe maturity. He owned a fine farm in Whitefield of 160 acres, and a house and fine acres in Providence, Bureau county, besides personal property, his possessions exceeding $15,000. The funeral was quite largely attended by sympathizing relatives and neighbors. A wife and one child, mourn the loss of a husband and father. Mrs. Jesse Brown, mother of Mrs. Evans, and J. C. Brown, a brother, of Washington, Iowa, were present at the funeral, spending several days with the bereft before returning home. Rev. Samuel Woods conducted the funeral rites, and preached a comforting sermon.

Mrs. Visa Evans


Front Page, Toluca, Marshall Co., Illinois, September 6, 1901

Mrs. Visa Evans was born in Bennington, Marshall county, April 22, 1854 and died at her home in Minonk August 14, 1901 being 47 years, 4 months and 2 days old at the time of her death. She was married to Dr. P.M. Evans, June 12, 1872. To them, one child was born, Elsie, who after a lingering illness died August 25, 1893, having preceded her mother by eight years and one day. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon, August 27, 1901 at 2 o'clock, Rev. Marquis of Rock Island conducting the services. There was present an unusually large congregation sympathetic friends, whose presence testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. The floral offering were numerous and handsome.

Minnie Everette

March 4, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in this city, March 2, of sore throat, Minnie, aged 1 year 8 months, youngest child of William and Mary L. Everette.

Local Department - The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. William Everette died on Tuesday of sore throat and bronchitis. Funeral services were held at the house yesterday afternoon. It was a sweet pet, the joy of the household, and its death is a terrible affliction to the family and friends.

Caroline Everly
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883
Died March 1, 1883 in Evans township, Caroline Everly, aged 43, reported by Dr. Franklin Potts.

Ella May Everly

April 27, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died At Wenona, April 16 of whooping cough, Ella May, aged 5 months, 24 days, daughter of G. and C. Everly.

George W. Ewalt

December 3, 1874

At Champaign, Nov. 22, a apoplexy, George W. Ewalt, aged 63 years, formerly of Whitefield.

Mrs. Esther Ewing


August 31, 1871

At Wenona, Aug. 21, Mrs. Esther Ewing, aged 52 years

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