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Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices


 Johan Baptist Haaser

Taken From the Henry Republican

June 8 1882

Died in this city, June 6, of chronic inflammation and ulceration of the upper part of the stomach, Johan Baptist Haaser, 58 years, 11 months, 11 days.

Johan B. Hasser, (familiarly known as Charles Haaser) died on Monday at his residence on east Second street, near B. Yaeger's Grove. He has been a long sufferer with a disorder of the stomach that baffled the skill of the medical profession. A post mortem examination was held Tuesday by Drs Baker, Jones and Hendrick, who discovered a chronic inflamed condition of the upper portion of the stomach, attended with severe ulceration. The deceased was a cooper by trade, and had been a resident of Henry for many years. The funeral was held yesterday morning at the German church. A wife and several children survive him.

Anna G. Hacker

October 13, 1881

Died in Lacon, Sept. 30, of typhoid fever, Anna G., 20, only daughter of Joseph and Magdelena Hacker.

October 6, 1881

Miss Anna Hacker died Friday night after being sick three weeks. The funeral took place and the residence of her father's Joseph Hacker, Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock.

May S. Hacker

December 16, 1880

Died at Lacon, Dec. 11, of typhoid fever, May S., daughter of Charles Hacker.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hagadon


April 21, 1870

In La Prairie, April 6, Mrs. Elizabeth Hagadon

Denny Haggerty's Child

March 15, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Local Correspondence - Lacon

A child of Denny Haggerty, about 6 or 7 years of age, died with the measles last week. This is the second child he has buried during the past six months. The measles still retain their hold upon the children of this place.

Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson Haines

FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN MARCH 9, 1905 - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney

David L. Haines, the carpenter, mourns the death of his wife which occurred Tuesday, March 7. She had long been afflicted with rheumatism and was a great sufferer. Mrs. Haines was the daughter of Richard and Mary Anderson and was born in West Virginia February 16, 1847 and was 58 years and 21 days old. When 2 years old her parents moved to IL settling in the Lone Tree neighborhood. She was twice married and leaves by her first husband two children, George B. Anderson of this city and Mary M. now Mrs. Charles Wood and three by her present husband David L. Haines, Samuel Edward at home, Della Isadore now Mrs. Charles Hubbard of Chicago and Lillian Myrtle at home.

James Hall
The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, July 12, 1883
Last Thursday our citizens were called upon to pay the last tribute of respect to another old setter, James Hall, Sr., after being a resident in our midst for over half a century, and after a life pilgrimage of over 82 years, resigned his spirit to his make and closed his earthly career on the morning of the 4th of July, after a week's illness. The remains were interred in the family cemetery. From youth to old age he has lived a faithful Christian life, and has used his time, talent and means in helping the cause of religion. In his will he bequeathed $1000 to the M. E. church, of which he was a member, $50 of the interest to be annually applied on the minister's salary, the balance of the interest accruing to be applied towards the incidental expenses of the church.

It is with sadness we note the death of James Hall, Sr. he died the morning of the 4th of July, and the funeral took place Thursday. Was sick about one week. He was one of the first settlers of this county, coming here in 1831; his aged wife and life companion survives him. She is very feeble and helpless.

Mrs. Susan T. Harl
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, June 7, 1883
Died on the night of the 31st of May, at the residence of her daughter in Galva, Mrs. Susan T. Harl, aged 87 years. The deceased was the mother of George L. Harl, of the Woodford Sentinel.

Samuel Haynes - Donated by Dena Whitesell

The Daily Inter Ocean Jan 23, 1888

Chenoa, Ill, Jan 22 - Samuel Haynes, one of Chenoa's oldest citizens, died at 5:50 o'clock this evening at the residence of his son here. Mr. Haynes was born in Genessee, N.Y., Dec. 25, 1799. He came to Steubin, Marshall County, Illinois, in 1835, and in 1866 moved to Lacon, Ill. In 1870 he came to Chenoa, where he has since resided with his son, William A. Haynes. He was of irreproachable character, quiet and unassuming, and highly esteemed by all. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Irene Haynes, 82 years of age, two sons and three daughters, William A. and Willet S. Haynes, Mrs. E. C. Silliman and Mrs. H. P. Gordon, all residing in this city, and Mrs. M. J. Minor, Hampton, Iowa. His funeral will be delayed until the return of his son, William A. Haynes, from Pensacola, Fla.

Mrs. Adam Halbleib (nee Castell)

Taken From The Henry News Republican

February 18, 1915

Eunice Victoria, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Castell, was born Aug. 11, 1863, in Putnam county, where her childhood and young womanhood was passed. Jan. 11, 1885, at Lacon, she was united in marriage with Adam Halbleib. To them nine children were born, eight of whom yet survive to, with their father, mourn the death of the life and light of a home, the wife and mother. The deceased was a member of the M. E. church and her Christian experience was a source of great comfort and hope to her during the long weary months during which she struggled with the great white plague, tuberculosis.

Relieved from pain, her spirit took its flight Tuesday, Feb. 9. The children bereft of a mother's love, care and guidance are Harry E., Merine E., Ernest M., Edith M., Annie P., Franklin, I. O., Wayne A. and Mabel E., who beside the husband, is also mourned by an aged mother and brother. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Bliss were held from the family residence on Saturday Feb. 13. Interment in the Henry cemetery on charge of A. B. Smith, funeral director. The Republican extends deepest sympathy to the family in their sorrow.

John Halder


December 22, 1870

Died in this city, December 11, of inflamation of the bowels, John, aged 9 years and 11 months, son of Jacob and Magdalena Halder

Mrs. Elizabeth Hall

March 3, 1881

At Redding, Peoria county, March 1, of consumption, Elizabeth 70, wife of Thomas Hall, and mother of City Marshal A. B. Hall of this city.

A. B. Hall and wife have gone to attend the funeral of Mr. Hall's mother at Redding, Peoria county. She has been a resident there for 25 years and dies at the advance age of 70.

James Hall
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, July 19, 1883
James Hall, Sr., living one mile east of Lacon, passed over the river on the 4th to the immortal country, at the ripe age of 82. He was one of the pioneers of this county, emigrating from West Virginia to Ohio and thence to Illinois in 1831, living in the same community up to the time of his death. He served in the Blackhawk war, and had always been a prominent and exemplary man. He united with the M. E. church at the age of 15, and that consecration was never violated. His aged wife soon to follow, and his five children, all honored members of society, survive him. He was a friend to all and had not an enemy.

James Hall
The Henry Republican, Henry IL, August 2, 1883
Died July 4, in Hopewell Township, James Hall, 82 years, 4 months, reported by Dr. I. H. Reeder.

Josiah M. Hall

Taken From the Henry News Republican

February 11, 1915

Josiah M. Hall, son of Samuel A. and Mary A. Hall, was born in Fayette country, Pa., Nov. 4, 1848. He was married to Cassinda Hall March, 1879. To this union were born the following children: Arthur and Alonzo, who died in infancy; E. Gaylord, who died April 2, 1912, and Cleo Hall. Cassinda Hall died June 12, 1885. Mr. Hall was married again on Dec. 29 to Sarah Anthony. To this marriage were born the following children: Mrs. Myrtle L. Chestnut of Rudd, Ia.; Mrs. Cora May Boos of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Nina Hupprich of Toluca; Charles C. Hall at home; Orpha Hall, who died at 1897; Joseph E. Hall, at home; Lottie Hall, at home; Lucille Hall, at home.

He had the following brothers and sisters: P. F. Hall, Ohiopyle, Pa.; G. W. Hall, Star City, W. Va.; J. B. Hall, Ohiopyle, Pa.; Mrs. J. E. Radgway, Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. G. C. Eakman, Fayette City, Pa.; H. M. Hall, Wenona; Elisha and Perry Hall have died.

People say that Mr. Hall was a fine spirited man. One of his old friends of years ago said that if "Si" Hall had only one biscuit left and one of his friends should be hungry he would cut it in tow for him. We have heard such good words as these: "He never did any man any harm." "He had a host of friends." "He was a faithful, good man." He was a faithful husband, a loving father, a kind and respected neighbor.

Marion Hall

May 6, 1915

Taken From the Henry News Republican

A Heartbreaking Fatality

An awful accident happened to the family of George Hall on last Saturday. Mr. Hall and family own and live upon the farm in Saratoga township formerly the home of Major Royal Olmstead and family. Saturday forenoon Mr. Hall was using a disc pulverizer in a field of the south part of the farm and on completing his work there drove out into the north and south road to come home, his team being of four horses. In the road before reaching the lane which leads up to the residence he met the older children of the family who were trying to drive back some hogs that had gotten out of their enclosure. Believing his team to be perfectly quiet and gentle he dropped his lines for a moment to assist the children and away went the team as hard as they could run. In the road ahead was little 18 months old Marian and judge of his agony to see team and disc pass over the little one and he powerless to avert or prevent. The incident was also witnessed by the wife and mother was just able to sit up from the birth of a babe scarce two weeks old. The doctors were called and no extensive injuries could be discovered, but the shock was too great and little Marian was gathered to Him who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me". The funeral was held from the residence on Monday afternoon. Interment in the Bradford cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Hall

November 2, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Bennington township, Oct. 18, of cancer in the stomach, Mrs. Mary Hall, aged 78 years, of Washington county, Pa., and mother of Mrs. Jacob L. Pierce of B.

Mrs. Sarah H. Hall

June 4, 1874

Died in this city, May 30, Sarah H., wife of Joseph H. Hall, aged 38 years.

Stanley James Hall

October 3, 1872

Died in this city, Sept. 29, Stanley James, aged 11 months, son of Joseph H. and Sarah Hall.

William Halliday

December 16, 1880

In Bennington township, Dec. 5, William Halliday, 55, a resident of Marshall county since 1865; a native of W. Va.

Mrs. Kate Purcell Halligan

Taken From the Henry Republican

January 27, 1876

Local Items - Snachwine

The early morning train of Tuesday brought the remains of Mrs. Kate Purcell Halligan, wife of Thomas Halligan, who died in Aurora on the 22nd of cancer, where she had been for several months under medical treatment.

John Hallock

September 9, 1880

Died in Saratoga township, Sept. 2, John Hallock, 62.

Milo - Died in Saratoga, John Hallock, an old and respected citizen, aged 62 years. Funeral services at the M. E. church in Saratoga, conducted by Rev. Hitchcock.

Mrs. Sophia Hallock


September 15, 1870

Died in this city, Sept. 12, of Dropsy, Mrs. Sophia Hallock, aged 71, mother of Hiram C. Wright, Esq. The body was taken to Chillicothe for interment.

Nelson Halstead

August 11, 1881

Died at Lawn Ridge, July 29, of consumption, Nelson Halstead, 27.

John A. Hamaker

May 20, 1880

Died in this city, May 14, of typhoid pneumonia, John A. Hamaker, 59

Mr. John A. Hamaker, who has been ill for some two or three weeks, died about 11 o'clock Friday night of typhoid pneumonia. He leaves a second wife and six surviving children of a family of 10, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Mr. Hamaker was born in Winchester, Va; located in Henry in 1850, and as a carpenter has industriously plied his trade up to the date of his illness. His funeral was very large, the Presbyterian church on Sabbath afternoon being unable to contain the large numbers who desired to be present at the obsequies. Rev. J. J. Bunnell officiated. He was a good citizen and was generally esteemed. Six of his fellow carpenters were the pall bearers, Messrs. Tyler, Roberts, Syphers, Reed, Gaitra, Doty.

Walter T. Hamil

November 4, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Taylor county, Iowa, of typhoid fever, Walter T., youngest son of John Hamil, formerly of Evans township.

Henry Hamilton

August 11, 1881

In Evans township, July 28, Henry, 4 months, daughter of W. T. Hamilton

Jas. Hammet's child

July 1, 1880

A little child of Jas. Hammet died near Grantville last Friday evening of bilious fever.

Child of Henry Hancock

October 8, 1874

In La Prairie, October 3, child of Henry and Theresa Hancock, aged 8 months.

Mrs. George Hanks

August 21, 1873

At Sparland, Aug. 7, of paralysis of the heart, Mrs. George Hanks.

Thomas Hanley


Feb. 8, 1872

Died in Lacon, Feb. 1, Thomas Hanley.

Samuel Hanna

May 30, 1878

In Cecil county, Maryland, May 21, Samuel Hanna, aged 79, father of W. A. Hanna of this city.

Chas. Hansell's daughter

October 21, 1880

Chas. Hansell, buried a little girl about 4 years old on last Tuesday evening. Cause of death, diphtheria. The funeral services were held at the Lawn Ridge congregational church Sunday. Sermon by Rev. M. S. Hall.

Daniel Hansel


August 22, 1872

In Benton county, Iowa, Aug. 3, of inflammation, Daniel Hansel, aged 46 years.

Mr. Hansel was formerly a resident of Marshall county, Illinois, having moved to Benton county, Iowa, in 1867, where he resided until removed by death. Although his sufferings were intense, yet he was patient and resigned, and earnestly prayed for mercy and pardon from the hand of God. As a man and citizen he was above reproach, and his life was that of one who always did as he would wish to be done by. He was a kind father and an affectionate husband, and leaves a beloved wife and family to mourn his loss.

Frank T. Harlin

March 22, 1934

Frank T. Harlin Dies in Woodstock, IL

Frank T. Harlin, 78-year-old former farmer of Marshall and Peoria counties, passed away a week ago Sunday at a Woodstock, Ill. hospital where he had been a patient since January 16 of this year. Funeral services were conducted from the Blue Ridge church at 1 o'clock last Wednesday afternoon with many friends, relatives and former neighbors in attendance. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby.

Franklin Thaddeus Harlin was born near Worcester, Ashland county, Ohio, June 15, 1855, and died March 4, 1934, aged 78 years, 8 months and 17 days. When about 10 years old he came with his parents to Illinois and settled on a farm near Putnam. When a young man he moved to a farm near Northampton and most of his life was spent farming in Peoria and Marshall counties.

January 30, 1879, he was united in marriage to Ella A. Clark, of Hallock. To this union were born four children: Alvin J. of Woodstock, Ill.; Mrs. Mary E. Nurse who died Feb. 25, 1926; Fred C. of Brimfield, and Edith E., who passed away April 27, 1906. His wife preceded him in death June 17, 1893, leaving him to fill the place of both mother and father to his children. January 1904, he was married to Mrs. Ella Fillmore, who was taken by death January 1925. To them was born one child, Ora F. of Chillicothe. When very young he united with the Methodist church and remainded a faithful member.

Dr. Davis O. Harner

March 11, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Nebraska, on the way from Omaha to Scribner, Dodge county, March 8, Dr. Davis O. Harner, aged 27 years, son-in-law of Mrs. Orsemus Culver.

Mrs. Catharine Harney

November 28, 1878

Taken From the Henry Republican (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)

In Saratoga Township, November 23, at the residence of her son Edmond, of old age, Catherine, aged 78 years, wife of the late William Harney

Mrs. Catherine Harney, the mother of the Harney brothers, died on Saturday at her son Edmonds in Saratoga township and was buried on Monday in the cemetery below this city. The funeral services were held at the house and conducted by Reverend Father Powers of Lacon. A very large concourse of friends followed the remains to its last resting place. Mrs. Harney has lived a useful life having raised a large family, several of the sons being among our most prosperous and wealthier citizens. She was a woman of many excellent qualities and her memory is embalmed in the hearts of a large circle of friends.

Daniel Harney

May 31, 1888

Taken From the Henry Republican (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)

After only 10 days illness, Daniel Harney passed from earth at 3:00 on Tuesday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. E. Sharp where he was boarding. The immediate cause of death was degeneration of the kidneys as secondary to chronic inflammation of the bladder. He was first attacked on Saturday May 19 and Saturday night was sleepless and suffered much pain. Sunday afternoon he called at Dr. Baker's office for medical assistance and such was the violence of the malady that he had to be conveyed home in a carriage. He grew worse and though Drs. Baker and Jones gave him constant and unremitting attention, the disease could not be staid and death was the result.

Mr. Harney was one of nine children born in County Tipperary, Ireland February 10, 1823 and at the time of his death was 65 years of age. He came to this country in 1850, landing at New Orleans with the family directly to Illinois where he has since lived. He first located in Ox Bow and worked as a farm hand for Lyman Horrom, the Glenns etc. He married Miss Gillian German but who died soon after the birth of her first child, a son. Mr. Harney afterwards married in Henry, Miss Bridget McGrath who with 11 children and the stepson survive. The deceased was a farmer, one of the most methodic and successful on this prairie. He took great pride in fine horses and fine cattle and at the time he sold his personal effects and gave up farming, had one of the finest herds in this section of the country. His real estate consists of 320 acres, lying three miles northwest of this city and a fine farm. The deceased lived to see many of his sons settle in business, one a banker and three others thrifty merchants and all honored members of society and respectable citizens. His wife, who lived with her children at Seneca, was with him most of the time during his illness as also his sons James, John and Thomas, Maggie and others of the children. His brothers, Edmond and Michael who live in Henry and William who resides in Milo were also constantly in attendance. after his death, the body was removed to the residence of his brother Edmond on Monroe Street where it was prepared for burial according to the custom and rites of the Catholic Church. The face bore a natural expression, calm but pale, as if denoting long and great suffering. ...his will denoted C.R. Jones as executor....buried St. Patrick's cemetery.

Johanna McGraw Harney

Taken From the Henry News Republican (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)

FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN 3/20/1902 exerpts only

MRS. EDMOND HARNEY Johanna Harney died of internal cancer, an invalid for four years...all six of her children were in attendence except Thomas who lives in Montana. She was 70 years old.

Henry, Marshall Co., Ill., March 27, 1902




Mrs. Johanna (McGraw) Harney was born in Pallas, Limerick County, Ireland, in July 1832, and died at her home in Henry, Ill, March 18th, 1902, in her 70th year. She was a posthumous child, and was married to Edmund Harney, January 18, 1855, when she was 22 years old, and became the mother of six children: Mrs. Catherine Hennessey, William, Thomas, Edward, John and Mrs. Molly Townsend. After she was married she lived with her husband for a while in Henry, then moved to Oxbow where they resided on a farm for several years. From there they moved to Saratoga where they resided until about 15 years ago, when they retired to enjoy the fruits of years of industrious toil to the home in which she died in the city of Henry. She was a person who never allowed the troubles of life to worry her, and always looked at the bright aspects of life rather than the dark one. She was to a mark degree of the jovial and good natured dispostion and ready to forgive and forget any wrong that might be done her. Those who formed her acquaintance early in life remained to the last her steadfast friends. To know her in all that goes to make up a good woman was to admire her. In sickness, among friends and neighbors, she would administer to thier wants with the kind and tender affection of a noble woman. In all she was a kind, true, honest and big-hearted woman; no one ever came to her in need but what went away rejoicing. She was of strong character and determined at all times to champion the right and would aid those in many ways who were being wrongfully imposed upon. During all her life she was an ardent Catholic and had the most abiding faith and confidence in the Redeemer's promise. Thru the four years of suffering she bore it with a determined will, was cheerful until the last and complained but little. Her suffering only tended to sweeten her life and strengthen her faith in God.

She was a home person and cared more for her home than she did for ravel.... During the last weeks of her illness she was administered to and was inseparable from those who had been her life-long friends, especially Mrs.Patrick Hennessey and her sister Mary. The acts of those two kind women towards their devoted friend will never be forgotten by her family. The children were all present at the funeral with the exception of Thomas, who lives in Montana. The funeral was held at St. Joseph's church at 10 o'clock Thursday, March 20th, where was assembled as many as the church could hold to mourn with the bereaved family and relatives. On the casket rested a cross of beautiful flowers, also a pillow of flowers on which were the words "Mother," also a large bunch of calla lillies sent by Mr. and Mrs. O'Conner of Peoria and a large boquet of American Beauty roses sent by Miss Hannah Howard of Chicago, all of which were loving tokens of remembrance to the loved one. The sermon delivered by Father Kniery was very appropriate for the occasion. The pall bearers were all her nephews. The funeral cortege was one of the largest ever held in Henry. The remains were interred in the family burying ground in the Catholic cemetery at Henry.

John Harney

September 1892

Taken From the Henry Republican (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)

Died Sept. 11, 1892, from the effects of la grippe, at his home inWhitefield, Mr. John Harney in his 60th year of his age and was buried from St.Joseph's Church in Henry, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, surrounded by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Mr. Harney was born in Parish Galdally, Tipperary, Ireland, and came to America with his father's family in 1846. They landed in St. Louis where the father died, when the widow with her large family came to Magnolia where she stayed a while and then moved to Henry where the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Mary Boice in 1857. Soon after he moved to Putnam and in 1873 moved out to the farm where he was living at the time of his death. Seven children have been born to him, six of whom are living. Wm H. who lives in Superior, Wis, Edward in Minneapolis, John in South Dakota, Mrs. T.L. Harrington in Henry, and Thomas and Katy still in the home nest. Mr. Harney was always industrious and frugal and in consequence leaves to his family a nice property, consisting of the home farm in Whitefield, 160 acres of as fine land as is in the state, besides a large sum in notes and mortgages. Quite a number of relatives of the deceased from a distance attended the funeral: Thomas, of Chicago, and William of Bradford, brothers, and Mrs. Mary Berry and husband of Morris, ILL., sister of Mrs. Harney's, and from Wenona, came Mr. Daniel Boice, Sr. and Jr., Ed. A.C., J.R. and Miss Nora Boice, Mr. John Burke and Wife, Mrs. Daniel Sullivan and mother, J.B. Kane and Jason Winans; Mr. W.O'Leary and wife of Sparland was also there. Surrounded by relatives and friends, mourned for by all, he was laid to rest according to the beautiful ritual of the Catholic church, in the pleasant cemetery they have prepared for their dead."

John Morgan Harney

FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN 6/3/1907 - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney

JOHN MORGAN HARNEY Johnnie or Jack suffered from consumption for two years. Eight years before, an older brother and father died. He spent a few years in business with his brothers in Seneca, later was a traveling salesman. Four years ago he went to farm swamp land in Henry Co. with his brothers and caught a severe cold which lead to the death. Relatives from abroad included Thomas of Annawan, James from Chicago, Daniel from Lee Co., William Harney with wife and two sons, Phillip Real with his mother from Milo, Thomas F. Real and wife from Washburn.

Mrs.Margaret Harney (nee Murnane)


MARCH 11, 1915 - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney

Margaret Murname was born in County Tipperary, Ireland April 1, 1834. When a girl of 16, the family came to America and two years afterward she was united in marriage with Michael Harney of LaSalle. Early in their married life they came to Henry and here and in this vicinity she lived for more than 60 years.

Ten children were born to the marriage, of whom there is now living Isaac, Michael, Patrick, Fred and Catherine. The husband and father died a number of years ago, since when the aged widowed mother was kept a home with her daughter Catherine and the sons Isaac and Fred. Isaac being for a long time and invalid requiring that care which a loving mother and self-sacrificing sister freely gave. From the infirmities of age the mother passed into the eternal life, Monday, March 8. Freed from the cares habiliments, perplexities and restraints of finite being, she joined husband and children where infinite love and mercy unmeasurably reigneth forever and aye. She was a faithful wife, a loving indulgent mother, a hospitable friend and neighbor. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church where the final services conducted by Rev. Fr. Brennan, were held at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, March 10. The casket bearers were old friends and neighbors, Frank Baer, John Hartley, Charles Balleweg, Lott Sullivan, J. E. Barry, John Williams. Internment in the church cemetary in charge of A. B. Smith, Mortician.

(3/11/1915) Out of town people who attended the funeral of Mrs. Michael Harney yesterday were Mrs. Ellen Gannon, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Mrs. Anna Crowe of Chicago, Mrs Frank Timmons of Seneca, Mrs. Mathew Ryan, Miss Catherine Hickey and Bert Ryan of Camp Grove, Mrs. Owen Sharkey, Thomas Harney and EP Harney and Mrs. TS Real of Bradford and John Day of Wyoming (IL).

Margaret Dwyer Harney

Taken From the Henry News Republican (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)

NOVEMBER 6, 1902

A SUDDEN DEATH On Sunday, Mrs. Patrick Harney was taken suddenly ill and Dr. Forrest was called to see her. He found her suffering from a deep seated and internal hemorrhage, very uncommon, in fact, a kind he had not met before in his practice and requested that other physicians be called. Accordingly, Drs. Jones and Cromwell were called and upon examination and consultation all concluded that she could not live unless a very critical operation might possibly be successful, though the chance was a very small one, as she was bleeding profusely internally. The physicians informed her the case was a very critical one, and there was very little hope of saving her by an operation, but that it was the only hope. The matter was plead before her and she decided to have the operation performed, but it was no use, she failed rapidly and died before the operation was accomplished. Mrs. Harney, whose maiden name was Maggie Dwyer, was about 41 years old and was married to Patrick Harney about 8 years ago. She leaves her husband, 3 children, 3 brothers and a sister to mourn her untimely death. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 am at St. Joseph Church, Father Emery officiating. Internment at St. Patrick's cemetery.

Mary Boyce Harney

FROM THE HENRY NEW REPUBLICAN 7/23/1903 EXERPTS ONLY - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney

Mary Boyce Harney, 70. Mrs. John Harney died of heart disease. Born County Tipperary, Ireland in 1833, she arrived in St. Louis in 1853, Henry 1854. She married in 1856. She has 6 surviving children - William in Chicago, Edward in Oklahoma, John in Mineral, IL, Mrs Margaret Harrington in Champaign, Mrs Kate Studyvin in Rantoul and Thomas at home. Surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, Mrs. Margaret Glasheen at Providence RI, and Daniel Boyce of Penfield, IL.

"In Memoriam - Mrs. John Harney

In our last issue we gave a brief notice of the passing of Mrs. John Harney, on Wednesday July 22, 1903. She had been ill some time and her death was not unexpected. Mary Boyce was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, in 1833. She came to the United States, arriving in St. Louis in 1853, and came to Henry in 1854. Here in the year 1856 she was united in marriage to John Harney. By this union there survive 6 children. William of Chicago, Edward of Oklahoma, John of Mineral, Ill., Mrs.Margaret Harrington of Champaign, Mrs. Kate Studyvin of Rantoul, and Thomas at home. The sisters and brothers surviving are Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace of this city, Mrs. Margaret Glasheen of Providence R.I., and Daniel Boyce of Peu(n)field, Ill. Her husband preceded her to the other life some years ago. Her age was 70. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Harney resided in Whitefield, owning a fine farm, he being one of the most industrious and successful farmers in the township. After his death Mrs. Harney concluded to sell the farm and move to Henry, and purchasinga house has since made Henry her residence. She was a good woman, kindly as wife, mother, neighbor and friend, beloved by a large circle of friends, and to the fullness of time at a ripe old age, has gone to her heavenly home.

The funeral was held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's church, where Rev Fr Kurley, the rector, chanted a requiem high mass, following with remarks appropriate to a sorrowing occasion of this kind. The auditorium, altars and sanctuary had been draped for the memorial services be held the next day in honor of the late Pope, and seem appropriate for the solemn event in connection with the funeral of Mrs.Harney. 'Jesus lover of my soul' and 'Nearer, my God to thee,' were among the hymns sung by the choir during the services. The pall bearers were Messrs. Joseph Harrington (I think brother to Thomas Harrington, cuz Thomas had a brother named Joseph who died in Henry, Ill in 1935), John Barry, Charles McManus, John Hartley, Jr., Philip O'Mara and David Dwyer. Those present from abroad at the funeral were W.H Harney and wife from Chicago; John Harney and wife of Mineral; T.L. Harrington and wife of Champaign; Mrs. J.A. Studyvin of Rantoul; Daniel Boyce and daughter Mrs.Burke of Penfield; Mrs. McCabe of Morris, Ed Harney and wife of Bradford; Wm Harney of Sparland, and Mrs. Michael Real of Bradford. There was a very large attendance of sympathizing friends, and the services were solemn and impressive. The internment was in St.Patrick's cemetery north of the city.

Call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are o'er.

On the border land we left her, Soon to meet and part no more.

On the casket rested a cross of beautiful flowers, also a pillow of flowers on which was the word"Mother," a bouquet of white roses and a beautiful.....(I do not have the rest of the article).

Michael J. Harney

FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN 3/30/1916 - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney

Michael J. Harney, son of Mr & Mrs Michael Harney, familiarly known as Ike Harney was born near Camp Grove April 30, 1867 and died at the state hospital, Peoria, March 25, 1916. The deceased was an unmarried man, for some years suffering from and incurable attack of locomotor ataxia, cared for here by his sisters and brothers, most attentively andassiduously. His condition within the past few months demanding care he could not be given here, he was taken to the hospital. It is a matter now of great satisfaction to the relatives that all that could be was done for their afflicted one. The neighbors and friends were also very kind in their remembrance during his long affliction. The body was brought back to the old home for the final services and internment...St. Joseph's cemetary...The near relatives of the deceased yet living are a sister, Katherine Harney, two brothers Patrick and Fred Harney with whom we deeply sympathize.

Patrick Harney



Following a long and excruciating illness with complications, death came a merciful release to Patrick Harney, a lifelong resident of Henry, on Saturday, May 11,1929 at the age of 67 years 11 months and 19 days. The deceased was the oldest son of Michael and Margaret (Murnane) Harney and was born in this city May 22, 1861. He spent his entire life of over 3 score years, was educated and married to his wife, now deceased, being Margaret Dwyer, a sister to the late John and David Dwyer and of Mrs. Julius Meister of Indiana.

William Harney

FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN 1/1/1903 EXERPTS ONLY - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLandy

William Harney was born in Aherlow, County Tipperary, Ireland June 5,1834...immigrated in 1851 landing in New Orleans arriving in Henry, IL in 1852. He was 68 years old. He married Mary Madden February 16, 1858 and they had six children: William in Pontiac, Johanna, Thomas, Edward and Emmett. David died ten years ago. All are prosperous farmers except Emmett, a Chicago bookeeper. All of his brothers except Edmond are deceased. (Letter is signed) Mrs. Mary Harney and family

William Henry Harney

February 28, 1889

Taken From the Henry Republican (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)


William Henry Harney, son of the late Daniel Harney was brought from Seneca, LaSalle County...to the home of uncle Edmond Harney...St. Joseph's church...born near Magnolia September 28, 1858....he was a teacher ...dry good store in Chicago...opened same in Seneca...married Nellie Mahaffey...has a two year old daughter.

George F. Harpst

August 7, 1873

At Peoria, August 3, George F. Harpst, aged 53 years, formerly of this city.

Andrew Harrington

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

February 3, 1866

Died in Henry Township, January 26th, of lung fever, Andrew, son of James Harrington, age 8 months.

Edwin Harris

Taken From the Henry Republican

June 15, 1882

Died at Eureka Springs, June 11, Edwin Harris, brother of George and Lucy Harris of this city.

June 21 - Edwin Harris, brother of Geo. And Miss Lucy Harris of this city, whose death at Eureka Springs, Ark., on June 13, we reported last week, was buried with marked honor at Lewiston, Fulton county, on Thursday last. The Lewiston Democrat says of him: "The death of this honored, influential, public spirited citizen, in the prime of his life, and in the midst of his usefulness, constitutes the severest loss our city has experienced. We do not know a citizen who could not as least have been as well spared. He was the leading merchant, member of the school board, and for the past 25 years has been identified with the growth and welfare of his city and community. A public meeting was called by the mayor of Lewiston when learning of his death by telegraph, and resolutions befitting the demise of this noble man were passed. The funeral was largely attended, and Mr. Harris was generally mourned by all its citizens." Both Geo. And Miss Lucy Harris attended the obsequies.

Mrs. Eliza Harris

October 29, 1874

Died in this city, October 23, of consumption, Mrs. Eliza, aged 69 years, consort of the late Dr. Harvey Harris of Whitefield.

Mrs. Eliza Harris, was born Feb. 7, 1805, in Tompkins county, New York. She was married to Dr. Harris in 1831, and removed to Illinois and settled in Whitefield, in 1854, and resided there until the death of her husband in 1870, and has since resided in Henry till her death, which occurred October 23, 1874. Mrs. Harris joined the Methodist church in her 17th year, and it is believed has ever since witnessed a good profession. ......

Mrs. Emma H. (Rowe) Harris

May 26, 1881

Died in this city, May 25, of bilious fever, Emma H., 37, wife of George Harris, and daughter of the late William Rowe of Whitefield

The community was shocked yesterday afternoon to learn of the death of the wife of Mr. George Harris. Nearly all were apprised of her severe illness by the intelligence of her death. She had been ailing for some time, but able to be about the house. About two weeks ago she was taken down, but not supposed at the time to be seriously ill, but calling in a physician a few days after, he informed Mr. Harris she was a very sick woman. Yesterday morning her disease took an alarming turn, and telegrams were sent to friends in distant states apprising them of her condition. At four o'clock she departed this life. She was a native of Whitefield in this county, and daughter of the late William Rowe, one of the pioneers of this county west of the river. She leaves a husband to whom she had been married but 13 years, five children between the ages of 12 and 6, an aged mother and a number of brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held at the house by Rev. J. S. Glendenning, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, when the body will be conveyed to the burial ground at Whitefield Center M. E. church, where Mr. Harris has a family lot. The community sympathizes deeply with the family and friends in their great sorrow and bereavement.

June 2 - At the funeral of Mrs. George Harris last week Thursday, Mrs. William Rowe, the aged mother, and Mrs. Caroline Payne, a sister, both of Charlton, Iowa, and three brothers of Whitefield, were present at the funeral. Also J. S. Manchester, a brother-in-law of Iowa.

Harvey Harris


May 12, 1870

Died in Whitefield township, may 12, of heart disease and lung complaint, Dr. Harvey Harris, in the 75th year of his age.

Dr. Harvey Harris of Whitefield departed this life on Tuesday evening. He has been feeble for a considerable time, with an occasional heart difficulty. A recent severe cold combined with other ailments have proved fatal. He was a good man, much respected, an exemplary member of the M. E. church, and at one time was a successful medical practitioner. He has raised a large family od children, and lived to see them settled in life, most of whom, with a second wife, survive him. The funeral takes place today at 2 o'clock in that township.

May 19, 1870 - Obituary

Dr. Harvey Harris was born in the State of Massachusetts, A. D. 1895, and was 75 years old the 13th of last April. He moved from Massachusetts to Tompsins county, New York, in the year 1816 - followed his profession there for nearly 40 years, when his health became so much impared that he was obliged to abandon his practice; hence, removed with his family to Whitefield, Marshall county, Illinois in 1854, and settled on his farm where he remained until his death which occurred May 10, 1870. He experienced religion and united with the M. E. church in 1832. For 38 years his walk, was with God, and his conversation in heaven - a man of sterling integrity, a consistent christian, and having lived the life of the righteous, he died as the rightous die. Having passed from labor to reward.

James Harris

February 19, 1874

At Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dec. 29, James Harris, an early settler of Hopefully township.

Mary R. Harris


August 5, 1869

At Hamburg, Iowa, Mary R. , daughter of William and Katherine E. Harris, formerly of Lacon

Matthew Joseph Harris

July 17, 1873

Died at Wenona, July 7, of cholera infantum, Matthew Joseph, aged 1 year, son of Henry and Sarah Harris.

Nickolas Harris
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883
Nickolas Harris, an aged gentleman, an old resident, who has been nearly blind for years, died Friday morning and was buried Saturday.

Nicholas Harris
The Henry Republican, Henry IL, August 2, 1883
Died March 28, 1883, in Lacon, Nicholas Harris, 61 years, 6 months, reported by Dr. I. H. Reeder.

James Harrison

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, August 17, 1882

Died in Henry township, Aug. 16, of dysentery, the venerable James Harrison, 73 years 6 months, 15 days. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at M.E. church.

The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois August 24, 1882


James Harrison, the subject of this sketch, was born at Peckington, Yorkshire, England, March 4, 1809, where he lived until the year 1822. At the age of 13, he sailed with his parents for this country, taking passage in the ship Fair Trader. After a stormy voyage, which lasted nine weeks and three days, they arrived in America, settling in Virginia.

Mr. Harrison remained with his parents, until the year 1832, when, having arrived at the age of 33, he was married to Susan Mary Evans by whom were born to him 11 children, 10 of whom reached maturity and nine still live to mourn his loss. In 1834, with his family, Mr. Harrison started for Illinois, traveling by land with one horse and a "carry-all." He arrived at Kickapoo, Peoria county, where he had some acquaintance, July 25. Being a blacksmith he soon became very useful.

He remained in Peoria county until the year 1864, when his health having failed him, hre removed to Henry, where he remained until his death. His last illness was quite brief. He was taken sick on the 6th, death coming to his relief on the 16th. His children were all present when he died. Those from a distance were John R., Robert W., and wife Harriet E. Little and husband, Absalom, Paul H. and wife, for Peoria county; Ira D. from Madison Co., Iowa; Susan E. Gregory, Weston, McLean Co., Ill. And James A and Jessie F. living at Henry. Wm. Harrison of Peoria county and Robert Harrison of Saratoga township, brothers of the deceased were also present.

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

Died Aug. 16, in Henry township, Jas. Harrison, 73 years, 5 months, reported by Dr. C.

Mrs. Susan Mary (Evans) Harrison

February 21, 1878

Died in Henry township, Feb. 20 of pneumonia, Susan, aged about 68, wife of James Harrison.

(February 28, 1878) In the death of Mrs. Susan Harrison, wife of Mr. James Harrison, the family has lost a most excellent mother, the M. E. church a venerable mother in Israel, and the community one of its best citizens. Mrs. Harrison was born in Virginia, February 15, 1813, which at her death scored 65 years on the dial of time. Her maiden name was Susan Mary Evans; was married to Mr. Harrison September 13, 1832. In 1834 they emigrated to Peoria county, and located two miles south of Princeville where they resided until moving to Henry nine years ago. They were pioneers, being among the first to settle in that part of the county, and for a long time the only Methodist household in the vicinity, their humble cabin was the home of the circuit preachers of those days, as it was the stranger or the neighbors, for Mr. and Mrs. Harrison were open hearted, and freely made all welcome to their hospitality. Mrs. Harrison was connected and united with the M. E. church when she was 14 years of age, and her membership was unbroken to the day of her death. She was the mother of 11 children, 7 boys and 4 girls. All survive her but tow, and of the survivors, all were at the funeral except one daughter, Mrs. Little, who is still ill at Princeville. Their names are John R., Paul, Robert W., Absolom, Ira, James and Jesse Harrison, and Mrs. Susan Gregory. There was also present at the funeral her sons-in-law, Aaron Moffit and John W. Little, and her brother Alexander Evans. . The funeral took place at the M. E. church on Friday morning of last week, Rev. E. C. Wayman, her pastor, preaching an appropriate discourse for the occasion. The attendance was large of sympathizing friends.

Sarah Maria Hartenbower


March 7, 1872

Died at Wenona, Feb. 28, of fever, Sarah Maria Hartenbower, aged 16, daughter of Mrs. J. A. Lagercronts.

Mary Ellen Hartley

July 3, 1879

Died in this city, June 30, of congestion of the brain, Mary Ellen, aged 10 weeks, daughter of James and Anna Hartley

Frank and Carl Hasser

February 18, 1869


Died in this city, Feb. 14, by drowning, Frank and Carl, sons of Carl and Catherine Hasser, age respectively, 9 years, and 9 months and 7 years and 4 months.

George Hatfield

January 2, 1873

Died at Chatsworth, Dec. 28, by accidental shooting, George Hatfield, aged 23 years.

A Horrible Accident

A terrible accident, that proved fatal, befell George Hatfield, a young man of 23 years of age, son of Abel Hatfield of Saratoga township, and brother to Capt. John Hatfield. He went over to Chatsworth about two weeks since to assist a brother-in-law to gather corn until the New Year, when he was to return and enjoy a New Years dinner which was on the tapes at home. On Thursday afternoon last, in company with a friend, he rode out into the prairie in a sled hunting for prairie chickens. His comrade had a revolver, and coming on to a flock, he cracked away twice at them, but the piece would not discharge. In disgust at the action of the pistol he tossed or threw it down into the sled, and it fell with such force, as to discharge a barrel, the load entering the body above the thigh into the bowels of George Hatfield.

The young men were about a mile and a half from the house, and both stood up the entire distance, Mr. H. feeling at the time no particular distress from the accident. On the way both were severely chilled, and not until being warmed at the house did the pain and agony of the wound appear. Mr. H. lived until Saturday morning, dying after intense and much suffering. The friends here were telegraphed, and the corpse arrived Monday night to the stricken and bereaved friends.

The funeral took place on Tuesday at the family residence in Saratoga township, 11 miles from the city, and the body interred in the cemetery at the head of Boyd's Grove. The deceased was an excellent young man, and had been a home body all his life, so much so, that his going to Chatsworth was the first time he ever took passage on a railroad train. He had just sold 2000 bushels of corn, his summer's crop and leaves a team, some money and other property.

Mrs. Mary Hathaway

The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, September 21, 1882

Died at New Bedford, Mass. July 25, Mrs. Mary Hathaway, 90 years, 4 months, mother of Mrs. A. H. Tabor of this city.

Forsyth Hattan

March 2, 1876

Died at Pattonsburg, this county, Feb. 17, Forsyth Hattan, aged 77 years. One of the oldest settlers.

The Journal records the death of one of the oldest settlers in eastern Marshall county in its last issue, Mr. Forsyth Hattan, who passed away at Pattonsburg, in Belle Plain township, on the 17th inst., aged 77. He was born in Virginia, where he was married in early life. Emigrated to Ohio, thence to his present residence in Illinois, where he has resided for over 40 years. His grief stricken widow, enfeebled and superannuated by the snows of 80 winters, sorrowfully survives him who has provided for and protected her for nearly 56 years.

Paulina Haun

Taken From the Henry News Republican

April 29, 1915

In Memoriam

Paulina Haun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Haun, was born in Germany, Jan. 1, 1875. When a babe, her parents and family removed to this country and settled in this vicinity. On Jan. 4, 1899, she was united in marriage with Ira Brown and except two years of life on the farm they have resided in Henry since their marriage. Two children were born to this union, a son now 6 years old and a daughter, 3 years of age. For about three years she has been in failing health, the end seeming inevitable to her relatives and friends. For when once the great white plague, tuberculosis, attacks there is no avoidance. On Friday, April 23, the great change took place and she exchanged time for eternity. The funeral was from St. Mary's church, Rev. Gensler officiating, on Monday morning at 9 o'clock, April 26. Interment in Henry cemetery.

George Hausmann


March 10, 1870

At Lacon, February 24, George Hausmann, aged 38 years.

Timothy Hay

August 3, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

The last sad "office of respect" were paid to the remains of Timothy Hay of Saratoga last week, of whose frightful injuries we already have had occasion to speak. David McDonough, was the undertaker, and 59 wagons was counted in the escort to their "last resting place." Now, who will prosecute the mower machine maker for this ruthless tragedy?

William Hayden


May 20, 1869

At Lacon, May 13, William Hayden, aged 23 years.

Mrs. Delphia Haynes (nee Fosdick)

Taken From the Henry News Republican

January 21, 1915

Passing of An Old Resident - Former Lacon Resident Died Recently in Chicago.

The Chenoa Exchange records the passing of a former resident of Marshall county as follows: "Delphia Fosdick, daughter of Aaron and Oliver Fosdick, was born in Alleghany county, New York, July 5, 1834, and came to Marshall county, Ill., with her parents in 1844. She was married to William A. Haynes, Jan. 1, 1855. Resided on a farm until 1865, when they moved to Lacon, Ill., and in 1869 moved to this city (Chenoa), which was their home until about 15 years ago, when they moved to Chicago, which has since been their home.

Mrs. Haynes joined the Baptist church near her home when a young girl and on coming to Chenoa joined this church, in which she retained her membership until he death; always taking a deep interest in tis affairs. She died at her home, 6226 Woodlawn avenue, Chicago, at 5:45 p.m., Friday, jan. 8, 1915. The funeral party arrived on the Chicago and Alton "Limited" on Sunday and services were held at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. F. W. Wood, the pastor, and burial was made in Payne's cemetery. The pall bearers were Charles Fosdick, Albert Fosdick, Elmer Fosdick, John Scallan, E. R. Haynes and Lester Silliman, nephews of Mrs. Haynes.

Parties from a distance were Mr. Jay Fosdick, a brother from Missouri Valley, Ia., Mrs. Ida Lamb of Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. H. P. Gordon, Cyrus Atwood and E. R. Haynes of Chicago; Mrs. Delphia Hollinger of Sparland; R. M. John and wife of Pontiac, Mrs. Alpha Fosdick and a number of her family from Fairbury. Mrs. Ruth Webster, her only living sister, was not able to attend. The church was filled with an audience of old friends, who sincerely sympathized with the family anf felt the loss to them and the church".

Richard Hayes

June 8, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Whitefield township, June 1, at the residence of Peter M. Wikoff of inflamation of the lung, Richard Hayes, aged about 50 years.

Samuel Haynes

- Donated by Dena Whitesell

The Daily Inter Ocean Jan 23, 1888

Chenoa, Ill, Jan 22 - Samuel Haynes, one of Chenoa's oldest citizens, died at 5:50 o'clock this evening at the residence of his son here. Mr. Haynes was born in Genessee, N.Y., Dec. 25, 1799. He came to Steubin, Marshall County, Illinois, in 1835, and in 1866 moved to Lacon, Ill. In 1870 he came to Chenoa, where he has since resided with his son, William A. Haynes. He was of irreproachable character, quiet and unassuming, and highly esteemed by all. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Irene Haynes, 82 years of age, two sons and three daughters, William A. and Willet S. Haynes, Mrs. E. C. Silliman and Mrs. H. P. Gordon, all residing in this city, and Mrs. M. J. Minor, Hampton, Iowa. His funeral will be delayed until the return of his son, William A. Haynes, from Pensacola, Fla.

Mrs. Amanda Hayward

May 21, 1874

At Springfield Mass., May 7, Amanda, aged 58, wife of Deacon Josiah Hayward, and aunt to Mrs. George Burt Jr. of this city.

Josiah Hayward

November 7, 1878

At East Long Meadow, Mass., October 18, Josiah Hayward, age 80 years, 10 months, uncle of Mrs. George Burt, Jr., of this city.


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