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Alice Higgins


April 25, 1867

Died in this city, April 24, Alice, twin daughter of Rev. A. C. and L. E. Higgins, age 1 year. The remains were taken to Rushville for interment.

May 2, 1867

The last sad rite of respect was paid to little Alice, daughter of Rev. A. C. Higgins at Rushville last week. In a beautiful mini spot selected by loving hearts what was earthly of this little cherub has been quietly laid away while herself, all that is immortal and designed for the angelic life has gone hence. Life more in fullness it now has and ministering spirits will guide its tiny feet in the way of all truth.

Charles R. Higgins

April 22, 1915

Death of C. R. Higgins

One of the saddest events the Bee has been called upon to chronicle in many days is the death of Charles R. Higgins, who passed away at his home on West Harrison street last Thursday morning. The malady which resulted fatally, and which has been growing upon him slowly but surely for two years past was pernicious anaemia. Everything that loving thought and medical skill could do was undertaken in his behalf, but all to no avail. And so those who loved him so well were compelled to sit helplessly and watch his splendid manly strength fade away until the end came. The following record of his life has been handed us for publication.

Charley Ross Higgins, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Higgins was born in Saratoga township, Marshall county, Illinois, July 10, 1877 and died in Jefferson, Ia., April 8, 1915, aged 37 years, 8 months, and 28 days. He was married at Conzad, Neb., on Feb. 14, 1901, to Miss Fannie Chorpenning. There was born to them one child, a daughter, Marguerite. Mr. Higgins father and mother passed away some 20 years ago and tow brothers and two sisters have also preceded him. His remaining brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Millie Towers and R. J. Higgins of Greene county, Iowa; Mrs. E. G. Pettigrew of Afton, Ia.; Dr. G. Z. Higgins of Los Angeles, Cal.; M. H. Higgins of Powell, Wyo., and S. V. Higgins of Concaid, Eask., Canada.

Mr. Higgins came to Greene county, Ia., 14 years ago and conducted a farm three miles northwest of Grand Junction and had made his home in that vicinity until his removal to Jefferson a year or more since. All Mr. Higgins' living brothers and sisters were present at the funeral services except Dr. Higgins of California; M. H. Higgins of Wyoming and S. V. Higgins of Canada. Relatives of Mrs. Higgins presents, were: Her father, S. A. Chropenning, and brother S. F. Chorpenning of Conzad, Neb., and a cousin, Mrs. S. R. Brooks of Des Moines, Ia.

His funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the M. E. church, conducted by his pastor, A. H. Collins, assisted by Rev. Caldwell of the Presbyterian church. A large concourse of friends and neighbors attested the esteem and sympathy of the community. -Jefferson (Iowa) Bee.

B. A. Hill's daughter

February 21, 1878

Vicinity Affairs - LaPrairie

B. A. Hill buried a daughter on Sunday, the 10th inst., the cause diphtheria croup. Three of his children are now sick with diphtheria but were in a fair way to recovery at last account.

March 7, 1878

Local Items - LaPrairie

Since our last letter, death with its icy hands has taken three from our midst - the old, the young and the middle aged. First the mother of Mrs. Robert Riddle, who had seen the sun rise and set for almost a century - four score and 11 years was called to the other shore. Then Mrs. James Smith, just in the prime of life was called to leave the (?) and responsibilities of wife and mother and go up higher leaving the grief stricken husband and five interesting daughters to mourn her loss. She was buried February 22d at the U. P. cemetery. Before her remains had been carried to their final resting place, B. A. Hill, living but a few rods from Mr. Smith, was called to give up another one of his flock to the fearful ravages of diphtheria. Owing to bad roads and the deaths already alluded to, the S. S. convention, pointed for February 22, was adjourned for two weeks.

Mrs. Harriet Hill (nee Williams)


May 11, 1871

Departed this life, on the evening of May 4, A.D., 1871, at her home in Whitefield, Marshall county, Illinois, Mrs. Harriet Hill, wife of Mr. S. P. Hill, and daughter of Capt. John Williams of Princeville, Peoria county, Illinois. Mrs. Hill was born August 22, 1828 being at the time of her death, 42 years, 8 months and 12 days old. She was married to her now bereaved companion, January 22, 1849. A husband and five children are left to mourn her departure, but not as those who have no hope.

AT a meeting held at our father's house in 1841, she was lead to seek her souls salvation by repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The funeral services were held at Whitefield, M. E. church on the Sabbath, May 7, A.D. 1871, 11 o'clock a. m., under the supervision of Rev. W. J. Reck ------N. H. Tiffany

Death of Mrs. S. P. Hill

The estimable wife of Mr. Smith P. Hill, of Whitefield, after a long patient sickness, yielding her life up on Thursday last. She was one of the oldest settlers of this region, having lived near where she died some 20 years, and we don't know how many more in Peoria county before she came here. Her acquaintance was large, and her friends as numerous; so amiable, and gentle, and hospitable, to excellent in character and disposition towards all she knew, that she won that estimation of worth which expressed itself in the general mourning at the funeral, by the communtiy for miles around.

Some 117 carriages were counted in attendance at the church on Sunday, and from 400 to 500 were present. The remains were encased in an elegant casket of rosewood and black velvet, the silver plate bearing the inscription "Harriet Hill, died May 4th, 1871, aged 42 years, 8 months," surmounting it. Rev. W. J. Beck of this city preached the discourse, and a number of singers from Henry, rendered impressively the solemn requiem of the occasion. Messrs. J. Chambers, John Gregory, Cyrus Brown, William Carter, J. B. Mock and Lewis Snyder were pall bearers.

The remains were taken to Suger Grove cemetery, where they were interred beside a son and daughter who had been summoned to the spiritual world before her. Mrs. Hill's death was caused by a complication of diseases, from which there was no seeming hope of relief. But she was forewarned and forearmed, and ready for the spiritual world. We shall always remember her with the preciousness of a good woman, trusting that the mantle may fall upon the bereaved family, to emulate her example and be like her.

Josephine Hill


October 6, 1870

Died in Whitefield September 29 of typhoid fever, Miss Josephine, daughter of Smith C. Hill, aged 16 years

Philip Hill

August 1, 1878

Local Items

Philip Hill, who lived about 4 miles southeast of Lacon, died on his farm recently from the effect of sunstroke. This is the only case which has proved fatal in this section of the country, but cases of prostration by excessive heat have been quite common with both men and beast.

Mrs. Elisha Hills

March 17, 1881

Died at Chicago, Sunday, March 13, at the residence of her son-in-law, J. H. Dunham, 233 Michigan Avenue, Mrs. Elisha Hills, 90, mother of R. E. Hills of this city. Remains taken east for interment.

Mrs. Elizabeth F. (Owens) Hills

March 22, 1883

Taken From the Henry Republican

In this city, March 21, of paralysis, Elizabeth F., 51 years 11 month, 23 days, wife of Mr. R. E. Hills, the grocer.

Death of Mrs. Hills

Yesterday afternoon the crape on the door announced that Mrs. R. E. Hills had passed the portals to the inner life. On Sunday last Mr. and Mrs. Hills occupied the accustomed seat at the Presbyterian church. After reaching home and taking a seat at the stove, Mrs. Hills was stricken with paralysis, the entire right side being affected. Dr. Kalb who resided in an adjoining house, was immediately summoned, who pronounced the case critical. Mrs. Hills lingered until yesterday about one o'clock when gently, without a struggle or the perceptible movement of a muscle, mortality put on immortality.

Elizabeth T. Owens was born in Ontario county, N. Y., March 29, 1831, but was taken to Seneca while an infant, where she was educated, and where she was married to Mr. R. E. Hills in 1849. They afterwards moved to St. Charles in this state, where Mr. Hills was engaged in business for 10 years, leaving there and locating in Henry in August 1865, where since they have resided, Mr. Hills doing a successful business. Mrs. Hills was a woman of rare mental gifts. She had a genius for books and fancy work, and her home abounds with myriads of novelties of her handiwork. She had a passion for rare plants and flowers, and at the time of her death had the care of about 200 pots, many of them valuable, a number being in bloom, to adorn the bier of their stricken owner. She united with the Presbyterian church of Henry some years ago, and was greatly interested in all that pertained to the church. Her Christian faith and trust was her support in her last hours on earth. Always loveable, she enjoyed a large acquaintance, who will condole sincerely and feelingly with Mr. Hills in his desolation and sore bereavement.

The funeral is appointed at the house on Friday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. L. O. Thompson officiating. Interment at Henry cemetery.

Hubbard G. Hind
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, March 29 1883
Died Dec. 20, 1882 at Camp Grove, Hubbard G. Hind, age 75, reported by J. L. Hoover

Nellie Hitchcock


June 2, 1870

Died in this city, on Sunday, May 29, of consumption, caused by catching cold after having the measles, Nellie, youngest daughter of L. N. & R. J. Hitchcock, aged 3 years and 4 months.

Allen Walter Himes

January 16, 1879

Died at Reading, Livingston county, Jan. 4, of epiletic fits, Allen Walter, aged 45 years, father of Mrs. John Himes of this city.

Mrs. Ned Hoadley

December 12, 1878

Our Correspondence - Sparland

Mrs. Hoadley, wife of Little Ned, the famed fortune teller, died of typhoid fever, Sunday night last and was buried Tuesday. She leaves four little children to the cold charities of the world.

Christopher Columbus Hoagland


March 25, 1869

Died in Des Moines, Iowa, March 19, of apoplexy, Dr. Christopher Columbus Hoagland, formerly of Henry and late of Snachwine, Putnam County. The doctor's death was very sudden. He was sitting in a drugstore when he fell from his chair onto the floor and laid in a death stupor in which he died in about 2 hours after. The family here was immediately telegraphed to. The remains reached here on Monday and the funeral held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, Rev. J. Winn preaching the discourse. Peace to the revered dead.

Dr. C. C. Hoagland whose sudden death by apoplexy in the city of Des Moines Iowa, so shocked us all as the wires flashed the news on Friday evening last, and whose mortal remains have just received at our hands the last sad rite of burial, was a man, whom to be in a community was to be known. As agent of the American Bible society, for several years in this state, and recently state agent for the southern half of Iowa, he has become somewhat widely known. A short sketch of his life, as we have been able to gather it, may not be uninteresting.

Dr. Hoagland was born in Somerset County, NJ on the 17th of May, 1810. He was the youngest of five children (all boys), only two of whom survive him - Peter W., the father of Alex. Hoagland, and Henry V., the father of J. C. Hoagland of the Granite Mills. He sprang from the old Holland stock, who settled thickly in all the northern half of New Jersey, and especially in Somerset county, giving to it a population which for homogeneaouness is rarely met with in this country of races. There, in the modest graveyard of the "old homestead," res. the remains of several generations of his ancestors, and there s surviving brother (Henry) still lives in the expectation of "sleeping with his fathers."

The doctor received his literary education at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J., and after graduating, studied medicine in New Haven, CT. He commenced the practice of medicine at Coxsakie on the Hudson. After several years of practice he returned to New Jersey, and practiced a short time at Somerville, the county seat of his native county.

From thence he removed to a farm, but its monotonous round of duties could not restrain his restless spirit. The cause of common school education was at a low ebb there, as everywhere else outside of New England. He saw that it was a cause vital to the permanence of our free institutions, and soon became known as one of the most active advocates of progress in common school education, and by lecturing, holding county institutes, and ultimately as state agent, leaving an impression on the common school system of the state of New Jersey which its leading educators of today would, we doubt not frankly acknowledge.

In the year 1855 he came to this city, and with Alex. Hoagland built the Granite mill, taking at the same time a deep interest in the public school cause of this and adjoining counties. At one time, when our schools were in charge of the city, he filled the office of city school commissioner with great acceptance, and visited and lectured on the subject of common schools in all the region round about.

The last work in which the doctor was engaged was an agent of the American Bible society, flying with "the harness on", as was his wish, as expressed to his wife at their last interview. How well he discharged the duties of agent we know not, but we know he was accounted worthy of promotion, from the sphere of a few counties in this state to be the general agent of half the state of Iowa; we do know it was a work he loved with all his heart, and to engage the society of his family and the comforts of his home.

In early life he made a public profession of his love for Christ, uniting with the Dutch Reformed church, and afterwards with the Presbyterians, and through all the scenes of his checkered life he "stood up for Jesus". At home and abroad, in the public assembly, in the Sabbath school, in the social circle, at the domestic fireside, he was every where the zealous working outspoken Christian.

Dr. Hoagland had his faults. "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." He was a man of restless energy, and his ardent impulses may have at times led him to the extreme verge of reform - may have prompted the use of impracticable means; but in every community, the "masterly inactivity" party are numerous enough to hold all such tendencies in check, if indeed they do not stop all progress. Would to God we had among us here a few more of the one, and a few less of the other.

Elder Lucas V. Hoagland

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

April 7, 1866

At his residenct three miles north of Henry, on Wednesday evening the 4th, inst., after a short illness, Elder Lucas V. Hoagland, in the 69th year of his age. The funeral obsequies will be held in the Presbyterian church today, Saturday, at 11 a.m. The friends are invited to attend.

Mrs. Phebe Williamson Hoagland

January 4, 1883

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Griggstown, N. J., Nov. 6, of pneumonia, Phebe Williamson, wife of the late Henry V. Hoagland, in the 75th year of her age, mother of J. Calvin Hoagland, and sister of Mrs. J. P. Hummer, both formerly of Henry.

Mrs. America Hocken

September 21, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Independence, Kan., Sept. 10, America, aged 50 years, wife of Samuel Hocken, formerly of Lacon.

Wilhemina Christiana Hockenstien


July 4, 1872

At Lacon, June 21, Wilhemina Christiana Hockenstien, aged 63.

The Journal alludes editorially to Wilhemena C. Hockenstein, who died at Lacon recently. She was a German woman, and a singular creature. "Her home was in a little cabin, where she lived with no other companions than her cat and dog, doing most of her work at night, and never known to sleep on a bed. There was something uncanny in her sharp looks, and as she was always attended by a black shaggy dog, children feared, and believed her to be a witch. She was a Protestant in belief, in her peculiar way very devout, the greatest sin being idleness. She would knit, sew or wash on the Sabbath, but always with the bible by her side. One of her peculiar whims was never to lie in a bed, and in her lonely cabin her couch was occupied by the dog while she lay rolled up on the floor, and often slept out doors from choice. It was only a few days before her decease, when too weak to interpose, that at the solicitation of neighbors she consented to lie down like a Christian."

Frank Hoelin

July 10, 1873

Died in this city, July 7, suddenly, Sophia, aged 43 years, wife of Frank Hoelin

Georgie Perry Hoge

February 5, 1880

At Wenona, Jan. 25, of scarlet fever, Georgie Perry, 4, only son of Charles F. Hoge, of Great Bend, Kan.

Nancy A. Holcomb

May 17, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Wenona, May 5, Miss Nancy A. Holcomb, aged 56 years

Mrs. Edith Holeton

June 19, 1873

Died at her residence, in Evans township, June 2, Edith, wife of J. W. Holeton, aged 27 years.

Mrs. Anna Holland

February 5, 1874

Died in this city, January 31 of consumption, Anna, aged 29, wife of Jack Holland.

Jack Holland

May 7, 1874

In this city, May 4, Jack Holland, aged about 38 years.

George H. Holler

Henry Republican, Henry, IL, June 10 1915

George H. Holler was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, Feb. 10, 1831, and died June 4, 1915, aged 84 years, 3 months and 24 days. He came to Whitefield township in 1853 and was the first teacher of the Burson school. On Sept. 6, 1855, he was married to Miss Henrietta Nighswonger, who was one of his pupils of the Burson school. Four children were born to them, two boys and two girls, one son Oscar, died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Adda Jones, died several years ago, leaving one son, Glen Wagner, by a former marriage, who was raised and beloved by his grandparents. The living children are Milton R. Hollar of Peoria, and Mrs. Annie McCluskey of Whitefield township.

Mr. Holler joined the Presbyterian church when a young man, but later became a Baptist and for many years was one of the pillars of the Whitefield Baptist church, and upon the disbandment of that church transferred by letter to the Sparland Baptist church, where he was one of its faithful and earnest workers until the health of his wife and himself became frail. A beautiful memorial window will perpetuate the memory of Deacon Holler and wife for years to come.

Mr. Holler followed the occupation of a farmer for many years, residing on the place whre his daughter now lives. They moved to Sparland about 23 years ago, where they lived together until he was bereaved of his dear companion Jan. 22, 1913. Since then he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. George McCluskey. He has been feeble for some time, but about a week ago complications set in which, with his venerable age, mastered the frail body and he went peacefully to sleep on Friday morning. He leaves besides the son and daughter, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.

The funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. George McCuskey. The pall bearers were six grandsons, Glen Wagner, Ralph and Thomas McCluskey, George, Harry and Walter Holler. The burial was in the Nighswonger burying ground beside the beloved wife and other members of his family.

Harry Holloway


April 14, 1870

Died at Lacon, April 2 of measles, Harry, aged 7 years, son of E. M. and M. A. Holloway

Mrs. Holmes
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, July 19, 1883
A Mrs. Holmes, a very aged lady, the mother of Mrs. B. Thomas, was interred in the Lacon cemetery last week.

John Lincoln Holmes

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

June 9, 1866

Died in Henry, June 3 of whooping cough, John Lincoln, infant son of Joseph and Avis F. Holmes, age 8 weeks.

Mrs. Mary Maria (Fountain) Holmes

March 10, 1881

At Fort Wayne, Ind., March 4, of congestion of the liver, Mary Maria, 65, wife of Joshua Holmes and sister of Mr. William Fountain of Whitefield.

Ruth Ella Holmes

October 7, 1880

Died at Loda, Iroquois county, Sept. 26, Ruth Ella, 27 years, 10 months 15 days, daughter of Joseph and Avis Holmes, formerly of Henry.

Charles Holtgrain Infant

June 10, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Varna, June 2, infant son of Charles Holtgrain.

Joseph Henry Holtmyer

March 13, 1879

Died in Saratoga township, February 27, of congestion of the lungs, Joseph Henry Holtmyer, aged about 38 years.

Joseph H. Holtmyer, one of Saratoga Township's most industrious and successful farmers, died quite recently of congestion of the lungs. He had located in Iowa, and was ready to move when he was taken down, ending in his death! He has 240 acres in Iowa, and had he lived would undoubtedly made comfortable for himself and growing family. He leaves a wife and six children bereft of a kind husband and father. James E. Noyes, a brother of Mrs. Holtmyer has been appointed administrator of the estate. The two sons of Mrs. Holtmyer, by her first husband, go to take charge of the Iowa estate, Mrs. H. remaining on the old homestead for the present. It is a sad loss, Mr. Holtmyer being highly respected for his indomitable industry and his many excellent qualities of head and heart. His family feels the separation keenly. The entire community condole will all the family in this hour of deep sorrow.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hoover


August 15, 1872

Died in this city, Aug. 12, after protracted illness, Elizabeth, aged 61, wife of Samuel Hoover

Jonas Hoover

February 19, 1874

At Hooverville, Somerset county, Pa., Jan. 10, Jonas Hoover, aged 79, brother of Samuel Hoover, formerly of this city.

Daniel Horrom

February 24, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Santa Barbara, Feb. 8, of dropsy of the chest, Daniel Horrom, aged 58 years 5 months and brother of Mr. Lyman Horrom of this city.

Local Items

We chronicle this week the death of Daniel Horrom of Santa Barbara, the brother of Lyman Horrom of this city. Mr. Horrom was born in Indiana but has lived the greater portion of his life in Illinois. He resided some time at Tonica and at one time carried on the dry goods business at Morris. The past four years he has been in California. He was a most excellent man and will ever be remembered for his virtues and uprightness.

John S. Hoskins

November 8, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Steuben, Nov. 3, John S. Hoskins, aged 64 years.

Local Department -- John S. Hoskins, one of the old settlers of Steuben, departed this life on Saturday after a severe illness of a few weeks. He was widely known, was as widely respected and his death is a sore bereavement to a large circle of friends and relatives. He was a brother we believe of Mrs. H. D. Bonham. (See Marshall county Pioneers for more information.)

Josiah Hoskins


March 16, 1871

In Steuben township, March 8, Josiah Hoskins, in the 80th year of his age.

Old Grandfather Hoskins was buried last Thursday in Steuben township. A good pious, devoted Christian has gone to his rest. He was 80 years old. We remember him when he used to ride in the early day as a Methodist exhorter. He couldn't read, but told the first line of the hymn he wished to have sung from memory. If there ever was a good man we believe he was one in mind and practice. May we emulate his virtues and life.

Silas Houcks

October 2, 1873

Local News

Silas Houcks, a colored barber of Lacon for many years, died last week after a long illness. In his earlier years he was a slave and was born somewhere in the vicinity of Glasgow, Missouri. After reaching manhood, he purchased his own time, and afterwards bought his wife, paying $600. He was the owner of a house and lot here, but otherwise in destitute circumstances. - Journal.

Willis Thaddeus House

December 9, 1880

Died in this city, Dec. 6, of obstruction of the bowels, Willis Thaddeus House, 75 years, 10 months 13 days. For eight years collector at the Lock.

Entered into rest eternal on Monday the 6th inst., Willis Thaddeus House, late of this city. Mr. House was born at Malone, Franklin county, New York, January 24, 1805. During an unusually long and busy life he was a merchant at Rochester, New York; merchant and banker at Constantine, Michigan; salesman for a leading wholesale dry goods house of New York city; merchant and mill owner at Grand de Tour, Ogle county; a merchant at Dixon in this state, and since the opening of the lock and dam at this city to navigation in March 1872, the collector of tolls here.

He was twice married, and for many years a consistent member of the Episcopal church. In common with others he has stood before financial whirlwinds that took everything from him except a serene temper, an indomniable courage and honor; in no one of these was he ever under a suspicion of having lost or abandoned for a moment. Since he has been here he has lead a quiet life, one devoted to every duty; every day was complete in itself; its entries were made and posted, its balances struck and paid, with the close of the day.

On Thursday morning last he visited his physician in his office, and was told by him that his life was short and liable to a sudden ending. From his physician's office he went to his own, wrote up the last of the reports required of the year's business, mailed them, and went to his bed that night sick. That night was the close of a day's, a week's a season's, a life's work, and with it came a realization that for him the hopes of earth were gone, and his were the immortal years.

The funeral cortege left Henry yesterday morning for Grand de Tour, Ogle county, where the funeral services and interment took place during the afternoon, from St. Peters Episcopal church, Rev. Wilkinson a former pastor, conducting the services. Mrs. House, the widow, Miss Nellie Marrh, which embraced the family, accompanied the remains attended by F. S. Potter Esq., and son Ellsworth.

Mrs. Peocena Howard


December 7, 1871

Died in Roberts township, Nov. 23, Mrs. Peocena Howard of Lacon, aged 64 years.

Mrs. Eliza Bell Howe


September 28, 1871

Died at Loda, Iraquois county, Sept. 23, Eliza Bell, aged 36 years, wife of Capt. Edward Howe, formerly of this city.

Charles Melvin Hoyt

November 3, 1881

In this city, Oct. 30, of malignant diphtheria, Charles Melvin, 4 years, 3 months 14 days, youngest son of Edwin Hoyt.

Mrs. Eliza Smith Wheeler Hoyt

August 21, 1879

Died in this city, August 16, of dysentry, Mrs. Eliza Smith Wheeler Hoyt, 70, consort of the late Matthew Hoyt. (For More Information see Marshall county Pioneers)

Mrs. Emma Hoyt

February 15, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Chicago, Feb. 9, Emma, aged 23 years, wife of Judson Q. Hoyt, and daughter of Ephraim and Jane Hoyt, formerly of this city.

Matthew Hoyt

January 22, 1874

Died in this city, Jan. 19, of kidney complaint, Matthew Hoyt, aged 70 years, 4 months, 1 day. (For More information on Matthew Hoyt, See Marshall County Pioneers)

Mrs. Susan Hubbard

March 13, 1873

In Whitefield, Feb. 26, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, Susan, aged about 46, wife of George Hubbard.

Willie Hubbard

September 30, 1880

Died in Whitefield, Sept 18, in spasm, Willie 2, son of George and Emma Hubbard.

September 23, 1880 - The funeral of the child of George Hubbard, in Whitefield township, was held at the family residence on Sunday last. The attendance was very large of the neighbors and friends, and many went out from this city. Rev. J. J. Bunnell preached a comforting sermon. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard have the sympathy of the community in this suden and unexpected loss.

Miss Eunice Huffann


January 31, 1867

Died in this city on the 25th, inst., of affections of the heart, Miss Eunice Huffann, age 62 years, 8 months.

Luther Huffman

October 10, 1872

At Lawn Ridge, Oct. 2, of bilious fever, Luther Huffman, aged about 40.

Mrs. Anne Hull

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

March 24, 1866

Died in LaPrairie, Marshall County, Illinois, March 15, 1866, Anne Hull, wife of Josiah Hull in her 66th year. The deceased was born in Corinth, Vermont. In an early life imigrated with her parents to the state of New York where in 1828 she was married to her now bereaved husband and in 1851, removed to Illinois. In early life, Mrs. Hull learned to trust God with the interest of her soul and in 1831 united with the M. E. church and lived a worthy member of it through the remainder of her life. Her last sickness was protracted and at times her suffering great. But in the midst of all her trust in God was abinding and all born without murmering. In her death, the church has lost a good member, the children a kind parent, the husband a loved and trusted wife and the community one of its best citizens. A. C. Price.

Dana C. Hull


October 26, 1871

At Atchison, Kansas, Oct. 25, of brain fever, Dana C. Hull, aged 34 years, formerly of this city.

Death of Dana C. Hull

A telegram from Atchinson, Kansas, announced the death of Dana C. Hull, at 9 a.m. yesterday, of brain fever. A previous dispatch had informed the friends of his dangerous illness, and Mr. Asa V. Hutchins, and the latter's mother started by first train for Kansas.

Overwook is thought to have induced the disease of which he died. He was a man of excelent business and social qualities, and generally prosperous in wheatever he undertook. He was engaged in a very large and increasing business in Kansas, which he had built up by that remarkable energy, executiveness and boldness which has always given him success. In all the relations of life he was a prominent and useful character, and he contributed liberally of his influence and purse in every public, feasible measure, both in church, political, municipal and private good, and in all these he ever took a lively interest. He done business in Henry many years, which we may say laid the foundation for a successful business on a more extended scale elsewhere. He held the office of supervisor several terms, was alderman of ward 2 in this city, and held other important trusts with alike acceptance and ability.

He had a good constitution, a robust frame, with the apparant guarantee of a long hold on this life, and under ordinary circumstances would undoubtedly have lived the full time. But death cometh unawares, and our lamented friend was not without the pale of dissolution. Thus two of our best and successful merchants - A. N. Dickinson and D. C. Hull - leaving Henry for larger fields, b the ordinary diseases of the country have been taken from earth in sod of each drops the tears of regard and affection of a long train of friends and business connections. Mr. H. had been a Master Mason in good standing for many years, and we believe a member of the Presbyterian church. The body will be brought to Henry, and will probably reach here on Saturday. If so, the funeral obsequies will take place on Sunday.

Jabez Hull


May 25, 1871

Died in La Prairie township, may 17, by an accident, Jabez Hull, aged 62 years.

Jabez Hull of La Prairie township met with a fatal accident last week at Sparland. He was loading coal, and measuring it by the box, and while in the act of turning over one of the boxes after being measured, his foot got caught, and he was thrown from the wagon, striking on the back of the head near the spinal cord, which paralyzed his body below the neck, and rendered him insensible. He recovered his senses after he reached home, and was able o talk, but his condition was beyond human skill, and after suffering acutely several days with his head, (the only part in which there was feeling), death relieved him of his distress. Mr. Hull leaves a wife and four children grown. He was one of 10 brothers, odd in his way, but honest and sincere and generally respected. he was an uncle of J. G. and Charles N. Hull of this city.

Isaac Hull

December 29, 1881 - Lacon

The messenger death has taken 4 from our midst within a week, all past the prime of life. Isaac Hull, one of the oldest settlers of Richland departed life on December 22d. Mrs. Nancy Brown, an aged lady who was beloved by all who knew her, died Sabbath evening. The funeral took place Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Ben Thomas died Friday and Clinton Welch, Saturday.

Milton Hull

February 28, 1878

Vicinity Affairs - Lacon

Mr. Milton Hull, who went to Florida for the benefit of his health some months since returned home on the 19th inst. and died at his residence in this county on the 24th. He was a man of most excellent qualities and highly esteemed by all who knew him and whose loss will be deeply felt.

Charley Hult


December 12, 1902

Charley Hult, a former well known resident of Toluca, died near Magnolia last week. He was buried in Magnolia last Friday. He lived here in one of the company houses on the west side. He was troubled for many years with a goiter, besides other complications.

Charles Williamson Hummer

April 20, 1876

Taken from the Henry Republican

At Netawaka, Jackson county, Kansas, April 16, in the full assurance of the Christian hope, after two days illness, Charles Williamson, only child of John P. and Matilda W. Hummer, aged 24 years. He was an affectionate and dutiful son.

Mrs. Mary T. Humphrey

March 20, 1873

At Lacon, March 14, of concussion of the brain, Mrs. Mary T. Humphrey, aged 67 years, mother of Wm. Humphrey, storekeeper at the distillery.

Infant Hunt

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

September 30, 1865

Died in Whitefield, September 21, after a few hours illness, infant daughter of Timothy and Zeruh Hunt, age 4 months.

John S. Hunt


January 14, 1869

Died near Wenona, January 5, John S. Hunt, aged 60 years. Mr. Hunt was an old resident of the county and much esteemed.

Mrs. Mary (Coen) Hunt


December 17, 1874

In Whitefield, Dec. 15, Mary, aged 28 years, wife of Lyman C. Hunt, and daughter of David Coan.

Mrs. Lymon C. Hunt died suddenly Tuesday morning, throwing friends and the community into grief and mourning. She had just given life to a beautiful babe when suddenly alarming symptoms manifested themselves and she sunk gently into that sleep that knows no waking. Thus life was given for a life. The bereaved husband and the two children and their friends have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad and terrible visitation.

Mary Violetta Hunt

April 29, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Whitefield, April 21, Mary Violetta, aged 4 months, 6 days, infant daughter of Lyman C. Hunt.

Nattallia Elenor Hunt

December 21, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Whitefield, Dec. 14th, of diptheria croup, Nattallia Elenor, aged 6 years 10 months, 17 days, daughter of Timothy and Zeruiah Hunt.

Richard Hunt

September 29, 1881 - Whitefield

Died in Whitefield September 24 of infirmities of age, Richard Hunt, 77 years, 4 months, 15 days.

Richard Hunt, one of our oldest and most esteemed neighbors, passed away Saturday, the 24th inst. His funeral was largely attended Monday afternoon at the Center M. E. church.

Departed to a higher life Sept. 24, at the family residence in Whitefield, Marshall county, Ill., Richard Hunt, aged 77 years, 4 months and 15 days. He was one of the first settlers of Illinois, having come to Putnam county in the year 1828, where he engaged in teaching school and working and lecturing for the advancement of the temperance cause. On January 1, 1833, he was married to Ruth Horrum, they having lived together nearly 49 years, and raising a family of eight children, seven of whom with the mother still survives him, one son going before, giving his life for his country in the late rebellion.

In the beginning of the year 1842, Mr. Hunt removed with his family to Marshall county, where he resided till his death; having endured the privations and hardships of the early settlers, he has closed a life of labor and gone to his final rest. His early training was in the Presbyterian faith, his parents being strict members of that church, but in later years he became a member of the M. E. church, his house being a place where religious services were held in early times before other places of worship were built.

Though he had been a great sufferer for many years, he was never heard to murmur or complain, always insisting that the ways of Divine Providence were just and right, and that God was infinitely merciful to all. He was ever ready to assist in relieving the wants of the needy, and such as knew him best can say of him that in striving to relieve the wants of others he often wronged himself, in all transactions striving to deal justly with all, ever willing to forgive as he would be forgiven.

Though feeble, he was not confined to his room until Thursday afternoon, when he remarked to his friends that his days were few, and knowing that his work was done he was ready and willing to go. A kind and an affectionate husband and a loving father has gone from among us.

October 13, 1881 - Personal

The late Richard Hunt was a native of New Jersey, born in Somerset county in 1804. He moved to Illinois in 1833, and had been a resident of Whitefield since 1842. He had secured a large estate, providing well for the family that survive him. He was one of the most generous men we ever met and the poorest was never turned away from his table. He lived to the venerable age of 77 and died esteemed by all.

Mrs. Zeruiah Ada Hunt/Henry Pesmer Hunt

July 10, 1879

Died in Whitefield, July 5 of consumption, Zeruiah Ada, aged 42 years, 10 months, wife of Timothy Hunt. Also July 1, suddenly, Henry Pesmer, aged 2 months, 5 days, infant child of Timothy and Zeruiah Hunt.

We chronicle in this issue the death of Mrs. Timothy Hunt. Her maiden name was Zeraiah Ada Platter, a daughter of Jacob Platter, and sister of Mrs. Elnathan Platter and Mrs. Franklin Kirk of Davenport. She was born in Shelby county, Ohio, but most of her life was spent in this county. The writer had known her from a young girl, and in her girlhood days she was one of the lovelier young women of the prairie. She professed religion in 1858, and joined the Christian (Campbellite) church, holding her member ship until her death. Her marriage with Timothy Hunt took place in 1863, both of whom assimilated, making a very affectionate family. Six children was born to them, three still surviving the mother. For some two or three years, Mrs. Hunt has been an invalid, but she has had unremitting care of a devoted husband, and nothing was spared that would contribute to her relief or comfort. The funeral was held on Sunday forenoon last in Whitefield, at the Christian church where she had worshiped upwards of 20 years. Rev. S. H. Brown of Chillicothe preaching a sermon from the text "Comfort ye my people with these words." The last words to her husband were, "We have three on this side and three on the other." A large concourse of old neighbors attended the burial at Sparland cemetery. She was an excellent woman, as wife, mother, daughter, friend or neighbor. She had all the noble graces, and her weariness of physical suffering is laid by for the rest of a heavenly triumph in the land immortal. Her infant child Henry, two months of age, had died sevearl days previous and had been buried two days before. It is a time of sadness to all the friends.

Mrs. Andrew Hunter (nee Baker)

Taken from the Henry News Republcian

February 18, 1915

Mrs. Sirena Maria Hunter, wife of Andrew Hunter of this city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Barber, formerly of Milo township, Bureau county, was born July 13, 1846, in Tompkins county, New York. When she was quite young, her parents and family came from their native state and settled on the east side of Milo township, near the Cottage school. And it was in that vicinity her early life was passed. When quite young she was converted to Christianity and its precepts were evident in her daily life, example and conversation, through the long years which followed.

On Aug. 30, 1862, at Tiskilwa, she was united in marriage with Andrew Hunter, the son of a near neighbor and intimate friend of her parents. Seven children came to bless this union, but tow of whom remain to mourn their mother's decease, Hiram Harvey Hunter of Buda, and Minnie Arleene, a teacher in our high school at home. The deceased possessed a most kindly, peaceful, unruffled nature, while her great heart of charity and Christian forbearance enabled her to make and hold friendship in a most unusual degree. Happily married to the man of her choice, they together with great joy lived to see and celebrate their gold wedding anniversary at their residence in this city. They removed from the farm home and settled here in 1904. For some years Mrs. Hunter has been in feeble health. Many times seeming to be near the parting, then would revive and give promise of a near recovery. But each time left her yet more frail and on Saturday, Feb. 13, the end came to her as she had lived. Quietly, peacefully her spirit took its flight. Her age was 68 years and 7 months. The aged husband with son and daughter, have everything to console their grief in the thought of the pure, blameless life of her whom they mourn.

The funeral was very largely attended at the family residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, may being compelled to stand, though the large house and 50 or more chairs from the undertaker's were used. Rev. J. E. Mercer conducted the religious service, his impressive and appropriate remarks being founded upon the words, "Blessed are the dead that died in the Lord from henceforth." The singing was by a quartet, composed of Miss Jessie Mercer, Miss Edna Bell, Miss Edna Hiltabrand and Miss Rose Reinbeck, contralto, whose selections were "Lead Kindly Light" and "Asleep in Jesus". Miss Mercer also sand a solo "Perfect Day," a favorite humn of the deceased. Miss Eva Harrison was the accompanist. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The bearers of the casket were Messrs. T. J. Segraves, C. Elsie Smith, J. A. Williams, Edward Haddon, J. J. Hartley and Caleb Condit. Interment in Henry cemetery. A. B. Smith had charge of the funeral.

Jason L. Hunter

November 16, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Lacon township, Nov. 6, of consumption, Jason L. Hunter, aged 48 years. One of the pioneer citizens, coming to Marshall county with his father in 1838.

Guy L. Hupp
The Henry Republican, April 19, 1883
Died March 29, in Hopewell township, Guy L. Hupp, 17 months, reported by Dr. S. O. Hendrick

George Huribut's son

April 18, 1878

Vicinity Affairs - Sparland

George Huribut buried a little boy of seven months last week.

Edmond B. Hurlburt

Taken From the Henry Republican

May 18, 1882

Died at Watseka, May 4, of typhoid pneumonia, Edmond B. Hurlburt, 25, formerly of Sparland.

Theodore Hutchins

March 24, 1881

At Lacon, March 11, Theodore Hutchins, 62.

Lucy A. Hyde


March 5,1868

Died in this city, February 20, while teething, Lucy A., daughter of H. P. and Susan F. Hyde, age 3 months and 12 days.


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