Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices


 Mrs. Anne E. Taber

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

November 15, 1857

Died on the 8th, inst., in this city, Mrs. Anne E., wife of John W. Taber, age 29 years.

Mrs. Carrie M. Taber

The Henry Republican, September 6, 1883

Died at Pinos Altos, New Mexico, Aug. 19, Mrs. Carrie M., wife of John W. Taber, formerly of this city.

Mrs. Emma (Holmes) Tabor

December 20, 1877

Died in Hopewell township, Dec. 16, of consumption, Emma, wife of Joseph Tabor, and daughter of Mr. Samuel Holmes.

Hannah L. Taber

Henry News Republican, Henry IL, July 8 1915

In Memoriaum

Hannah L. Taber, daughter of Captain and Mrs. James Taber, was born in New Bedford, Mass., March 27, 1846. In 1852 her father though a seafaring man and unaccustomed to inland scenes and work, emigrated to Illinois and settled on a farm one mile south and one mile west of Milo Boyd's Grove school house. There the family lived until 1877. In the meantime the aged husband and father and the only son and brother had died. With the widowed aged mother the subject of our sketch moved to Henry in the spring of that year. As a school girl, a young lady, in more mature years and lastly as a wife, no better, grander, purer character have we ever known. On Sept. 19, 1895, she was united in marriage with Chester Bidwell, to whom she has been all and in all that a dutiful loving helpful wife could be. Transition from finite to infinite, from pain and suffering to bliss and pleasure indescribable came to her July 4. She for long years had been a member of the New Church, whose work and teachings she greatly enjoyed and it was there the final services were held on Tuesday afternoon, July 6, conducted by Rev. Rea W. Martin, of the Presbyterian church by request. The casket bearers were her nephews, H. S. Allen, E. T. Allen, Leonard Hunter, Lucius Huntington, and two cousins, Charles and William Austin. Mrs. E. H. Harris of Princeton, a niece as soloist, sweetly sand "Abide With Me" and as the casket was lowered at the cemetery, "Good Night".

Mrs. Merab Taber

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

November 27, 1857

Died at the residence of Shubeal Taber, in this city on the 18th, inst., Mrs. Merab Taber, age 75 years, widow of the late Benjamin Taber.

Samuel H. Taber


April 22, 1869

At Cairo, Illinois, April 12, at the residence of J. C. Taber, Samuel H. Taber of the firm of Taber Bros. & Son of C. P. Taber, late of Hennepin, Illinois, after a lingering illness of 10 months which he bore with extraordinary fortitude and resignation - aged 23 years.

G. T. Taff

July 24, 1879

At Xenia, Mo., July 12 of consumption, G. T. Taff, aged 40 years, brother of Alex Taff, photographer of this city.

The following notice refers to the death of a brother of Alexander Taff of this city, who was known to some of our citizens. "Mr. Taff, was originally from Indiana and removed from thence to Arkansas, from which state he came to Nodaway county after sojourning in Kansas a short time. On reaching Nodaway he located at Xenia and removed to this city about six months ago. During his protracted illness his wants were attentively ministered to by the Masonic fraternity of which hi is a member, and his funeral which took place on Sunday was conducted by Xenia lodge No. 50, A. F. & A. M. of this city. The funeral procession headed by the cornet band, was the largest ever seen in the city and extended from the depot to the cemetery, a distance of a least a mile. Rev. W. H. Ilsley conducted the services at the residence of the deceased and the Masonic ceremonies at the grave were performed by Xenia lodge, Mr. John Donlin, W. M., assisted by a number of visiting brethren from Pickering and Defiance. He leaves a wife and three children surviving him.

John Talbot

February 13, 1879

In Hopewell township, February 10, at the residence of Frederick Tomlinson, of piles, John Talbot, aged 67 years.

A man named Talbot, a cousin of Fred. Tomlinson of Hopewell township, and living with him, died on Monday. The funeral took place at mr. Tomlinson's house on Tuesday forenoon, the services being conducted by Rev. J. S. Glendenning of this city. His age was about 67.

Levi Tanquary

July 2, 1874

Died in Livingston county, June 18, of apoplexy, Levi Tanquary, aged 38, formerly a resident of Steuben township, this county.

Mahala Tanquary
The Henry Republican, April 19, 1883
Died March 3 in Steuben Township, Mahala Tanquary, 74, reported by Dr. Tesmer.

Newton Tanquary

May 29, 1879

Died in Steuben township, May 26, of pneumonia, Isaac Newton Tanquary, aged 33 years.

Mr. I. Newton Tanquary, a farmer or Steuben, died on Monday after only a short week's illness, leaving a wife and three small children bereft of a husband and father. Mr. Tanquary was a very kind husband, a good citizen, and a member of the M. E. church. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Bethel church. The wife is a daughter of James Swift, Esq., of Whitefield Corners. The family is very respectably connected, and this sudden calamity is a sore trial to the friends, who have the sympathy of the entire community.

(Steuben) - Our letter opens this week with the sad news of the death of one of our most esteemed citizens, Newton Tanquary died of lung fever and pneumonia after a severe sickness of one week. He was in the prime of his life (33) and enjoyed, previous to his last sickness, the best of health, but contracting a violent cold on Sunday evening, which went to his lungs, he took to his bed on Monday and in one short week passed to his long home Monday, May 26th. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church at Bethel, of which he had been a faithful member from his early youth. He was conscious to the last, bidding his friends andd dear ones an affectionate farewell. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn their loss, yet they mourn not as those who are without hope. Our own minister being absent the funeral serveces were conducted by Rev. Hitchcock of Whitefield. The funeral was one of the largest we ever attended.

(Sparland) I. N. Tanquary died at his home, one mile north of Bethel church, on last Monday at 11:20 a.m., of lung fever. Funeral services at Bethel church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. He was sick only one week, a man cut down in life's prime. He leaves a wife and three small children and many friends to mourn his demise. One by one the brave boys who stepped to the front, and defended our county's honor and our country's flag in the dark hours of '61-'65, are dropping out line, and going to fill the ranks of the grand army in the great beyond.

Jesse Tarbill

August 8, 1878

Local Correspondence - Sparland

Jesse Tarbill, formerly a resident of this township, died at his home near West Jersey, Stark county, Tuesday of last week and was brought to the Sparland cemetery and buried on Wednesday at 2 pm.

Mrs. Tarbill

December 12, 1872

At Sparland, Nov. 26, Grandma Tarbill, aged 66.

Mrs. Affie Taylor

December 11, 1873

At Lacon, Nov. 22, of epileptic convulsions, Affie, wife of Preston Taylor.

Alonzo B. Taylor

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

July 19, 1866

Died in this city, July 16, after a short illness, Alonzo B. Taylor, age 27 years.

Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth (Jokey) Taylor

April 15 1915


Mrs. John Taylor

Catherine Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jokey, was born at Belleville, Canada, in 1839. In 1861 the family came to the United States and later on moved to Missouri, where in Sheridan county, in 1874, she was united in marriage with John Taylor, Rev. Robert Terrell officiating. Soon afterward Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to the vicinity of Springfield, but soon afterward moved to the vicinity of Putnam , where and near Bradford they lived until five years ago they moved to Bunce, S. D. From there they moved back to Illinois about a year ago and since last spring have lived on Mayor Charles Dille's farm west of town. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, one dying in infancy, two sons are in Dakota, on in Indiana and a daughter in Bradford. For some years Mrs. Taylor had been in poor health and this was one reason for their returning here from Dakota. But though she had the most tender unremitting care, yet it was without avail and she passed from a bed of affliction into glory unspeakable on Tuesday, April 6. The funeral was conducted from the late residence on Friday morning, April 9, Rev. J. E. Mercer of the M. E. church in charge. Interment in the Henry cemetery with A. B. smith as funeral director. The old neighbors and friends in Putnam, Bureau, Stark and Marshall counties will join with us in an expression of sympathy for the aged husband and their children in this bereavement.

I.N. Taylor's son

October 4, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Varna, Sept. 30, infant son, 7 months old, of J. N. Taylor.

Vicinity Affairs - Varna: Died September 30, 7:00 a.m., the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Taylor, aged 7 months. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keeling of Wenona. The remains were taken to Magnolia for interment.

Mahala Taylor

September 10, 1874

Near Hiawatha, Kansas, July 12, Hannah Stokes; Near Sibley, Osceola Co., Iowa, Mahala Taylor, both sisters of Samuel Parker of this city.

We notice in this issue the death of two sisters of Samuel Parker of this city, within a month of each other; one in Kansas, the other in Iowa. Mrs. Stokes (formerly Mrs. Jones) was nearly 50 years of age, and died of general decline, resulting from protracted illness. Mrs. Taylor, formerly Mrs. James McCurdy, lived several years in Henry and Snachwine, was about 40 years of age, and died suddenly of heart disease. Both the sisters had seen much of the changing vicissitudes of life. Mrs. Stokes was twice married and twice widowed, Rev. R. Stokes, her last husband, dying in Kansas about seven years ago, suddenly too, before his wife could reach home, the family being in Illinois, while he went forward to build a house. Mrs. Taylor lost her first husband (James McCurdy) during the war, he dying in hospital in New Orleans. She also suffered much from ill health, and three children preceded her to the spirit world. Of late years her health had been beter, but how true it is, that "in the midst of life we are in death." The brothers, Samuel, John and Simeon, feel keenly the shortening of the family list, while the aged mother, who has outlived six of her nine children, feels as only a mother can. She is now in Iowa, but will soon return to Illinois for the winter.

Nellie Taylor

September 2, 1880

At Oakfield, Iowa, Aug. 4, of consumption, Nellie, daughter of I. N. Taylor, formerly of Varna.

Norman S. Taylor/Margaret Ellen Taylor

September 2, 1880

Near Wenona, Aug. 19, of diphtheria, Norman S. and Margaret Ellen, children of John and Ellen Taylor. The foregoing is peculiarly and because both deaths occurred the same day. The former was 4 years 1 month and the latter 8 month 23 days of age. -- Index.

John M. Teagarden

March 6, 1879

Henry Republican

At Golden City, Mo. Feb. 15, of fever, John M. Teagarden, aged 60, formerly from Marshall county.

Local Items - The report comes to Mr. Adam P. Brown, a brother-in-law, of the death of John M. Teagarden, which took place at Golden City, Mo., on February 15. Mr. Teagarden has a host of friends who will hear this sad news with a pang of keen regret. Mr. Teagarden located in Missouri some years ago, and his children, most of them married, were settled about him. He has a fine tract of land, and all the family, with his usual stir, thrift and good management, were doing well. At the time of this death he had an office at Golden City, and was a land agent, doing a good business. We sympathize with the family in their great loss.

Nannie Teagarden

October 31, 1872

Oct. 16, of infusion of the brain, Nannie, aged 10 months, daughter of G. W. Teagarden

Lennie Tennis

September 18, 1873

At Chicago, Sept. 9, of whooping cough, Lennie, aged 2 years, daughter of J. Lewis and Tennis Cook and granddaughter to Mrs. Amanda Bonham.

James William Terry

October 3, 1872

AT Lacon, Sept. 19, James William, son of Thomas Terry.

Anna Thayer

May 2, 1872

Died April 29, Anna Thayer, aged 9 years.

William Henry THIELBAR

Services Held Sunday For William Henry THIELBAR

William Henry THIELBAR, son of Frederick and Sophia WITTENBURG THIELBAR, was born Aug. 8, 1851, at Prattsburg, Ripley Co. Indiana, the fourth in a family of 12 children.

He departed this life on Nov. 14, 1940, at the age of 89 years, three months and six days.

At the age of 14 years, he, with his parents, came by covered wagon to Illinois, settling on a farm near Washington, Illinois, where the deceased grew to young manhood.

On Jan. 17, 1875, he was united in marriage with Wilhelmina LOHMEYER at Washington, Illinois.To this union were born nine children, namely, Mrs. Emma Scharp, Mrs. Elizabeth Shaffer, George Thielbar, Frederick Thielbar, William A. Thielbar, John Thielbar, Sophia Thielbar, Mrs.Pauline Kruse and Mrs. Viola Ely. He has been preceded in death by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Emma Scharp, George and John Thielbar.

In March of 1914, he moved to Henry, Illinois, where he has since resided.In his early boyhood he became a member of the Lutheran Church and throughout his life believed in the goodness of God and the life everlasting.

Death came very suddenly, following an illness of three days and was a shock to his children, twenty grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, one brother, August Thielbar of Peoria, Ill., numerous nieces and nephews, who centered all their family gatherings about him, and to whom no gathering was complete without his presence. To these and his hosts of distant relatives and friends, he will be sorely missed..

Funeral services were conducted from the home, west of Henry, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, with the Rev. Walter T. Ward, pastor of the Henry Methodist Church, bringing the message of comfort. Three hymns, "Rock of Ages," "Nearer My God to Thee," and "In the Garden," were beautifully

rendered by Mrs. T. A. Baker and Mrs. C. O. Pogemiller, accompanied by Mrs. Charles Bourdette.

The pall bearers were his six grandsons, Howard and George Thielbar,Raymond and Vernon Thielbar, Merlin Kruse and Nate Scharp.

Relatives from a distance attending the services were: Mrs. Elizabeth Thielbar and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Thielbar, Mr. and Mrs. Edw.Kruse and son, Merlin, Mr. and Mrs. Don Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Dengel,Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Eppy and family, George and Carrie Hartley, and Richard of Oak Hill, Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. William Scharp, Mr. and Mrs. August Thielbar and family,Mr. and Mrs. George Thielbar and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Thielbar, Mr.and Mrs. Edw. Sick, Loyd Ely, Mrs. Joe Ely, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, John Ehlen of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaffer and daughter, Helen,

Mr. and Mrs. Nate Scharp, Mrs. Ray Kamm and three children, Mr.and Mrs.John King, Mrs. Henry Ganzhorn, of Washington, Illinois.Raymond Smith of Wilmette, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. John Lou and family of Tampico, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thielbar, Washburn, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. R. Ropp of Washington, Illinois and John Ely of Princeville, Ill.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of A. C. Lindbloom, and interment was in the Henry City Cemetery.

[Peoria Newspaper, 11/18/1940 - Submitted by Connie Hardy]

Florence Thierry

September 15, 1881

In Evans township, Sept. 3, Florence, 3 yrs., 6 mos., daughter of T. T. Thierry.

James Thirkel

April 1, 1880

Sparland - James Thirkel, a brakeman on a freight train on the C. & A. railroad, fell from a car, while in motion near Streator, and was instantly killed. He was one of the most faithful men in the employ of the company. He will be missed by the people along the line of the C. & A. R.R. He leaves a family at Lacon to mourn his loss.

Mrs. Priscilla Thom


December 28, 1871

At Lacon, Dec. 13, after a seven hours of illness, Mrs. Priscilla Thom, aged 70 years.

Benjamin F. Thomas

April 17, 1873

Died at Lacon, April 2, Benjamin F. Thomas, aged 44 years.

Daniel Thomas

Peoria, Ill - Daniel Thomas, 43, Sparland, Ill, struck by a Rock Island train. Died. [The Day Book.(Chicago, Ill.), September 09, 1912] - Contributed by KT FOFG

Hattie Carrie Thomas


December 22, 1870

AT Wenona, Dec. 9, Hattie Carrie, 3 years old, daughter of William P. Thomas, Jr..

Ida Thomas

February 13, 1879

In Lacon, February 7 of consumption, Ida, aged 21 years, daughter of Dr. D. E. Thomas

Miss Ida Thomas, daughter of Dr. D. E. Thomas of Lacon, was buried on Sunday. Her disease was consumption. She was a amiable young lady, dearly beloved, and the idol of her parents. Her sickness has been protracted and wasting, but all human skill failed to retain her. Her loss is sincerely mourned.

Peter Thomas

July 23, 1874

Died in Henry township, July 21, of organic disease of the heart, Peter Thomas, aged 60 years 10 months

Samira Thomas

August 16, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Steuben township, Aug. 3, of injury sustained by being thrown from a wagon, Samira Thomas, aged 16.

Mrs. Rose Thomason


March 21, 1872

Died in this city, March 20, of consumption, Mrs. Rose Thomason, aged 19, daughter of Isaac Parker.

Asa Thompson

February 19, 1874 - Sparland News

Asa Thompson died Sunday evening in the presence of his family, who deeply mourn his loss. Mr. Thompson was one of the oldest settlers of this county and had the pleasure of seeing his broad acres becoming valuable, which enabled him to spend his full days in luxury and ease.

Ellis Thompson

September 17, 1874

At Sparland, September 15, Ellis, aged 14 months, only child of Thorton and Amelia Thompson.

Hiram Thompson


April 15, 1869

At Eureka, March 30, of typhoid fever, Hiram Thompson, late of Lacon, aged 57 years.

Jesse Sharp Thompson

September 9, 1880

Died in this city, Sept. 4, of whooping cough, Jesse Sharp, 3, second son of M. A. and Maggie Q. Thompson

Joel O. Thompson


July 18, 1872

At Covington, Ohio, July 14, of consumption, Joel O. Thompson, aged 20, brother of Mrs. Charles N. Hull of this city.

Joseph Thompson

January 19, 1882

Joseph Thompson was born to his final rest in the Sparland cemetery until the trump of the archangel shall sound on last Saturday. The many friends of Mr. Thompson came far and near to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom we all loved.

Ora James Thompson

July 22, 1880 - Lacon

Died in Lacon, July 19, Ora James, son of J. S. and E. Thompson, aged nine months and 26 days. Ora was a sweet bright child of the best of disposition, affectionate in his nature and stayed with the fond parents, brother's and sister long enough to make himself a warm and firm place in their affections, and then went to join the angels on high, leaving a vacant place sad and sore hearts, in the bereaved home. The funeral took place from the residence at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m. Tuesday.

William E. Thompson

March 3, 1881

Died at Sparland, Feb. 27, after a long illness, William E. Thompson, treasurer of Marshall county.

William H. Thompton

March 11, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Whitefield, march 10, of consumption, William H. Thompton, aged 47 years.

John H. Thornton


October 13, 1871

In Henry, Oct. 6, of water on the brain, John H., aged 4 years, son of Arnold and Mary Thornton.

Howard Tibbitts


November 17, 1870

At Lacon, Nov. 9, Howard, infant son of O. H. and J. M. Tibbitts

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Harpst) Tichenor

Taken From the Henry Republican

May 4, 1882

Death of Mrs. B. F. Tichenor.

The most unpleasant duty revolving on the writer as correspondent from Chicago, arises from the sad necessity of mentioning the decease of former residents and friends of Henry and vicinity. The latest name on the list is that of Mrs. B. F. Tichenor, who died at Englewood, Wednesday, April 26, after an illness of two months duration, with typhoid pneumonia. The deceased, who will be readily recognized by her former name, Mary Elizabeth Harpst, lived with her parents for many years in Henry, where her childhood and school girl days were happily passed. Their removal to Peoria, her father's death and her marriage to Mr. Tichenor, are well known to all, and this last record of her death will bring sorrow to a long list of friends in Henry, Peoria and Chicago. The funeral services were held at the Englewood residence on Thursday, and a special car on the Fort Wayne road, took the city friends of the family out, while a similar favor from the Rock Island road brought them in after the service. The connection of Mr. Tichenor with the Wabash road for many years in Peoria, and his position in this city for three year past as general ticket and passenger agent, gave him a long list of sympathizing friends. . The mother, brother Will, sister Emma and the husband of the latter, Mr. Brown and others were present from Peoria, to which place the remains were taken on Friday, by special car on the Wabash road. A fine little boy six or seven years of age, is bereft of a mother's car and love in this affliction.

Mrs. Harriet (Eagelston) Ticknor


December 10, 1874

In Penn township, Stark county, Nov. 22, of inflammation of the bowels, Mrs. Harriet Ticknor, aged 34 years, daughter of William Eagelston.

Chester Timmons

April 30, 1874 - Sparland Matters

Died in Steuben township at the residence of Thomas Hoskins, of consumption, Chester Timmons.

Mrs. Cristor Timmons

February 26, 1874

At Sparland, Feb. 12, of consumption, Mrs. Cristor Timmons, aged 22 years. Leaves a babe, 7 months old.

Joe Timmons' son

July 1, 1880

Taken From the Henry Republican


A boy of Joe Timmons, aged 8, died of diphtheria last Monday evening.

Joseph Timmons

December 23, 1880 - Sparland

Joseph Timmons died at his residence on Tuesday of last week of consumption, and was buried on Thursday at the Sparland cemetery. Funeral services were held at the house. Rev. W. H. Hitchcock preached the sermon. The funeral was largely attended, as Mr. Timmons had many friends here. His brother D. C. Timmons and family were up from Peoria.

Josiah Timmons' daughter

September 27, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Sparland, Sept. 17, of spinal complaint, a daughter, aged 13, of Josiah Timmons.

Charles Titus

January 23, 1873

In La Prairie, Jan. 12, of typhoid fever, Charles Titus, aged about 50 years.

Mrs. A. H. Todd

August 5, 1880 - Wenona

On Tuesday of last week, Mrs. A. H. Todd was taken very sick with a congestive chill, after which she became paralyzed, her case being hopeless from the first, died on Saturday morning. The funeral services took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church.

Ira Todd


October 7, 1869

Died at Wenona, Sept 28, Ira Todd, aged 86 years.

Mrs. Sibble (Ludwig) Toemmes

June 3, 1915

Mrs. Peter Toemmes

Sibble Ludwig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig, was born in Germany in December, 1835. In 1858 she was united in marriage with Peter Toemmes at Peoria, to which city the family had emigrated some years before. To this union there are five living children, Eugene of Ottumwa, Ia.; Frederick of New Richland, Minn.; Mrs. Julia Lyons of Pontiac, and Mrs. J. J. Hank and Louis Toemmes of this city (Henry). The husband and father died at Odel, this state, in 1898. In 1903 the family came to this city, where the aged mother passed into eternal rest on Saturday, May 29. The funeral was from St. Mary's church, of which she was a devoted member, conducted by her spiritual advisor, Rev. Fr. Gensler at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 31. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery in charge of A. B. Smith, mortician.

George Tomlinson

August 27, 1874

Died in Hopewell township, August 21, of congestion of the brain, George, aged 7 months, only child of Frederick and Margaret Tomlinson.

George Tomlinson

January 28, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died in Hopewell, January 26, of lung complaint, George Tomlinson, aged 77 years. Father of W. Fred Tomlinson

Mrs. Margaret Tomlinson

September 19, 1872

In Hopewell township, Sept. 17, of dysentery, Mrs. Margaret Tomlinson, aged 74 years.

Johnny Tommes


January 14, 1869

In this city, January 3, of teething, Johnny, infant child of Mathias and Margaret Tommes, age 1 year.

Benoni Torrey/ Mrs.Rosamond Torrey

Taken From the Henry Republican

March 30, 1882

Died at Thornburg, Keokuk Co., Iowa, of smallpox, March 23d, Benoni Torrey, 63 years, 10 months, 14 days. Also, at the same place, and of the same disease, March 24, Rosamond, wife of Benoni Torrey, exact age unknown.

Mrs. Charity Lotitia Torrey


July 25, 1872

In Saratoga township, July 18, of congestion of the brain, Charity Lotitia, aged 78 years, wife of Nicholas Torrey.

The good old mother in Israel, Mrs. Nicholas Torrey, died on Thursday last in Saratoga township, and was buried on Friday, attended by a large concourse of friends, the body being interred in the M. E. graveyard. She has lived to the good old age of 78, borne 13 children, all of whom are married and prosperous, respectable and religious. Her aged partner is left behind, but he too will soon follow, as an ear of corn fully ripe. Both have lived to see their hopes fully realized as regards their children, have rounded the age of three score years and ten, and are ready for the summons. .... Her death is the first tie sundered in that large family.

Nicholas Torrey

August 29, 1878

Taken From the Henry Republican

In Whitefield, Aug. 18, at the residence of his son, Ira Torry, of paralysis, Nicholas Torrey, aged 86 years, 16 days.

Nicholas Torry

September 5, 1878

Death of Three "Old Settlers"

The ranks of the old settlers are being thinned fast. One by one they are being gathered to their rest. We give below the names of three whom the inexorable reaper has called away. Coming here at the early settlement of the country, their lies were full of trials and privations, but nobly pushing on through them all, they attained to an honored old age, universally respected and esteemed.

Nicholas Torrey was born August 2, 1792, and died Aug. 18, 1878, at the residence of his son, (Ira Torrey) in Saratoga township, Marshall county, Illinois. His native place was Rensselaer county, New York, where he grew to manhood, and at the age of 22 was married to Miss Letitia Deyoe. They raised a family of 13 children, all of whom were living at the time of his death. Mother Torrey preceded him to the better land six years and one month. Father Torrey experienced religion when 17 years of age, and soon joined the M. E. church, of which he ever remained a consistent and useful member; he occupied the position of class leader and steward for 45 years; and though never possessed of an abundance of this world's goods, yet he was laying up treasurers in heaven "where moth and rust doth not corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal". For several years he was an invalid and perfectly helpless, during which trying time he was cared for by his son. He has gone to his reward. May all his children try so to live that they may meet their father and mother on the other shore, there to part no more, but make an unbroken family forever.

Mrs. Lydiana W. Townsend

July 13, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Camp Grove, July 4, of consumption and dropsy, Lydiana W., aged 49, wife of Benjamin Townsend.

Mrs. Susie (Copeland) Townsend

February 10, 1876

Taken From the Henry Republican

Died at Marinette, Wisconsin, January 25, 1876, of pulmonary consumption, Susie C. Townsend, wife of Charles E. Townsend, aged 25 years.

Susie Copeland lived the most of her short life in Henry and was well known to most of the people here and known to be what the better bringing these tidings to us says she was, a pure, honest, earnest girl, and a true Christian woman. Such a girlhood as hers grows into womanhood blameless here and saintly yonder. All that was mortal of her lies under the snow in that cold north country. .... And yet, there, with no past to bewail, no future to dread, with all rapture welling in her heart and rippling over the lips in songs that sing themselves, we much mistake the deathless mother instinct, if she does not often turn a listening ear earthward to catch once more her little two year old's baby prattle and the patter on the pine floor of her darling's little feet.

William K. Townsend

March 9, 1882

Died at Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 20 of dropsy, William K. Townsend, 58 years 5 months, brother of Mayor J. C. Townsend of this city.

Bruce Wallace Tremain

April 21, 1881

Died at Palmer, Kan., April 11, Bruce Wallace, 1 year 1 month 19 days, beloved son of John and Ella W. Tremain, died of pneumonia and inflammation of the lungs.

Ellen W. (Davis) Tremain
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, April 5, 1883
Died at Palmer, Washington County, Kansas, April 1, of sciatic rheumatism, Ellen W. Davis, 20 years, 7 months, 3 days, wife of John W. Tremain, late of Whitefield township.

Richard Tremain

June 20, 1878

Died in Whitefield, June 18 of consumption, at the residence of Richard Tremain, his father-in-law, John Neal, aged 27 years, 6 months and 6 days.

Death stalks abroad in the land, and we note its ravages with every issue of the paper. This week it is our painful duty to publish the death of John Neal, the husband of Jennifer Ann Tremain, his disease being that fell destroyer, consumption, that so ruthlessly and relentlessly carries off thousands from the ranks of the living. Mr. Neal has been ailing for the past three years, and for the past year and a half has been making preparation for the dissolution that now frees him from earth. He was born at Brimfield, Peoria county, and for several years was a member of the family of John Monier, of which he was a relative. About four years ago he bought the Carter place near John Gregory's and married the fourth daughter of Mr. Richard Tremain, where he has lived up to a few months ago, when he rented his place and took a journey with his wife to Colorado. Finding no relief, and that his health was giving way, he returned, and was received in Mr T's family, where he has had the tenderest care and nursing up to his death on Tuesday. During his illness he was baptized by Rev. B. Edmiston of this city, and received from time to time the consolations of peace from pastoral visits. . His funeral takes place today at 10 a.m. at Mr. R. Tremain's residence. Rev. B. Edmiston will officiate. He was a young man of excellent character, and highly respected by a wide acquaintance. To the bereaved wife we extend the sympathy of the entire community.

Richard F. Tremain

July 31, 1873

Died at Russell, Iowa, July 21, of whooping cough, Richard F., aged 1 year 6 months, son of Albert and Mary Tremain, and grandson of Richard Tremain of Whitefield.

William Trench


September 14, 1871

At Lacon, Sept. 8, of typhoid fever, Mr. William Trench, editor of the Statesman, aged 60 years.

Charles Troendley

June 5, 1879

At Loda, Iroquois county, May 22 of brain fever, Charles Troendley, aged 35 years, formerly of Henry township.

Fridolin Troendley

December 12, 1878

Died in Henry township, Dec. 9, suddenly Fridolin Troendley, aged 68 years 3 months.

Mr. F. Troendley of this township, died suddenly on Monday morning of typhoid pneumonia. He was born in the dukedom of Baden, Germany. He came to Lacon about 40 years ago, and lived there some two years, marrying in the meantime Mary N. Herr, whose parents resided in Black Partridge township, Woodford county. He then moved to Henry, buying the place upon which he died. This he bought of Valentine Weis at the congress price $1.25, which he improved with his own hands and made it "blossom as the rose". His family consisted of wife, three sons and three daughters, five whom are now married and have families. One daughter, the wife of Mr. A. C. Weis, is a resident of this city (Henry). Two sons and a daughter reside in Iroquois county. His son Frank and his family and an unmarried daughter reside on the home place. All very useful and worthy citizens. Father Troendley was a quiet gentleman, unostentatious in dress or manner, but one possessing character, influence and esteem in the circle in which he moved. He was honest, industrious, and a very kind neighbor. He was a member of the German Catholic church and a devout worshipper. The funeral yesterday, held at the church, was very large, attesting in no small degree the esteem in which he was held by a large circle.

Ellen Trowbridge

Taken From the Courier, Henry, IL

April 23, 1858

Died on the 14th, inst., of consumption at Troy Grove, La Salle County, Miss Ellen Trowbridge, formerly of this place.

Harvey Trowbridge


August 22, 1902 - Obituary

The late Allen Harvey Trowbridge, whose death was briefly mentioned in these columns last week, was born in Washington county, Ind., April 13, 1826. He was the second of a family of eleven children. His father was a teacher and a preacher as well as a farmer. The family was musically inclined, some of the children being able to hum tunes before they were two years old. The father gave them what training they could get in the singing schools.

In 1839, when Harvey was 13 years of age, the father died, leaving the mother with a large family to provide for. The children were very helpful to her and they succeeded well. When Mr. Trowbridge was a young man he began teaching singing schools and continued that work for many years, both in Indiana and Illinois.

In 1849, in company with Joel Skelton, they came to Illinois to look for land, securing farms in Bennington township, Marshall county. He returned to Indiana and on June 6th, 1851, he was married to Sarah Stafford, and in July they came to Illinois to settle on the farm he had secured. To them were born four children -- Tomas L., Mary Luvica, Noma and Etta -- all of whom still live except Luvica, the wife of Dr. Evans of this place. Mr. Trowbridge became a Christian in 1841 at the age of 15 years. He has ever been an example of Christian life and activity. Soon after settling in Illinois he was made elder of the Pattensburg church and was urged to begin preaching, which he did. He prepared his sermons while following the plow.

The first ten years of his ministry he received no remuneration for his work. He preached in nearly all the neighborhoods around his home, and the churches at Antioch, now Toluca, Rutland, Dana, Varna and Minonk are in some measures due to his work. He also labored at Long Point, Ancona, Sanuemin and Flanagan, and at many school houses. He was a constant worker, preaching three times nearly every Sunday, and driving many miles to do it. In 1868 he moved to Rutland, remaining until the winter of "71-72" when he went to Eureka to give his children better school privileges. In the spring of 1872 he returned to the farm and in "79" he located in Minonk, and in "82" again returned to the farm. In "85" he made his last change of residence, locating then in Rutland where he died Aug. 11, 1902.

Oct. 31, 1886, his wife passed away and left him alone. He missed her greatly. He married Mrs. Justina Thompson, of Rutland, July 26, 1888 and she though in poor health, still survives. Mr. Trowbridge was an exemplary man, conscientious, faithful and kind, a man of good business ability and yet liberal to a fault if such could be. Few men would be able to do the mission work he did and yet secured enough to keep him when old age came upon him. He gave his children all a good education and has seen them all useful Christians. His life has been a blessing to the world.

The Church of Christ has lost an able and true worker, yet his works shall follow and many shall rise up to call him blessed. Funeral at Rutland Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. conducted by S.A. Ennefer, minister of the Christian church, burial at the old Antioch cemetery west of Toluca.

Mrs. Robert Trumbull

September 5, 1878


After a painful sickness of nine weeks Mrs. Robert Trumbull closed her eyes upon all things earthy at half past two o'clock on Sabbath afternoon, September 1st. An affectionate and faithful wife and mother. A kind and sympathetic neighbor has gone to her rest. In a quiet and unobtrusive way she strewed her pathway through life with deeds of live, and kindness, that endeared her to all who knew her. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn in bitterness of heart, the irreparable loss of wife and mother .. Mrs. Trumbull has been for many years a devoted member of the U. P. church The funeral service was held at the U. P. church on Monday at 4 p.m. and was largely attended; the sermon by the pastor of the U. P. church, Rev. H. H. Houston was very appropriate and full of hope and comfort to the bereaved family.

Rev. John Turbitt

April 15, 1880

Died at Lacon, April 12 of pneumonia, Rev. John Turbitt, aged near 70.

April 22, 1880

Rev. John Turbitt, who married the widow of the late Dr. George Davis, in April 1875, and has been living with her at her house, in Lacon, since, died of pneumonia, last week Monday, at the advanced age of 68 years. He was a native of Lenavady, county Londonderry, Ireland, and was educated for and was a clergyman of the Presbyterian denomination for many years. He was a man of culture, and possessed literary attainments that others might envy. He was miserly in his disposition, even to almost starve himself and his family, which crippled his usefulness as an man and minister, desolating his peace at home, and prejudicing society against him. The funeral was held at the house, where a large company of friends of the widow and her family met to perform the last rite over the dead. Rev. O. L. Barler of Chicago, was called to officiate, preaching an appropriate discourse. It is said the will bequeaths the bulk of his fortune, form $40,00 to $60,000 to nephews in Ireland, but on account of informalities and an undue zeal to defeat her statutory rights, Mrs. Turbitt will probably not abide by its terms.

Turner, daughter
The Henry Republican, April 26, 1883
Mr. and Mrs. Turner lost their little 11 year old daughter by scarlet fever last week.

Last Friday, Benj. Turner of Evans township lost his youngest daughter with scarlet fever.

Alice Maria Tuttle

August 30, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

At Lacon, Aug. 20, Alice Maria, aged 17 months, daughter of John and Emma Tuttle.

Ella Tuttle
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 10, 1883
Ella Tuttle, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Tuttle, died Saturday evening suddenly and unexpected. She had been ill about six weeks. The funeral services took place Monday at 2 p.m.

Flora Matilda Tuttle


April 30, 1868

Died at Sparland, April 7, Flora Matilda, infant daughter of Samuel B. and Emma M. Tuttle, age 6 months.

Cornelius Twinam


July 16, 1868

At Lacon, June 15 of disease contracted in the army, Cornelius, son of James and Sarah Twinam, age 25 years.

Jonathan Tullis

October 3, 1872

At Wenona, Sept. 17, Jonathan Tullis, aged 62 years.

September 26, 1872 - Local Items : Lawyer Tullis of Wenona died last week. He was a prominent citizen and much respected. His remains were taken to Cedar Point for interment.

Edward L. Turner

September 12, 1878

At Lacon, Aug. 22, Edward L. Turner, aged 65 years, a resident of Lacon 14 years.

Harry Earle Turner

April 7, 1881

Died at Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 27, of congestion of the brain, Harry Earle, son of Dr. and Hattie Turner, the doctor and late principal of the Henry public schools.

Jesse B. Turner

September 15, 1881

At Creston, Iowa, Aug. 31, of typhoid fever, Jesse B. Turner, 21, adopted son of Joseph R. Foster of Wenona.

Rev. J. L. Turner

May 6, 1875

Taken From the Henry Republican

At New Virginia, Iowa, April 17, Rev. J. L. Turner, aged 58 years, a former resident of Henry.

Local Items - Rev. J. L. Turner, a former resident of Henry, died at New Virginia Iowa last month. He was a preacher in the Protestant Methodist Connection and lived here between 6 and 8 years during the prosperity of the college. He owned a tract of land near the college, built a brick house and for some time run a boarding house for the students. He afterwards traded the property for Iowa land where he removed. While he lived here, D. G. Edmiston, a brother of Rev. B. Edmiston came here to school and while boarding with the Turner family became enamoured of the only daughter Anna, who accepted his hand, and who were married here in 1860. Mrs. Edmiston attended her father's funeral and on her return stopped here a few days last week at her brother-in-law's Rev. B. Edmison, calling upon Mrs. C. S. Woodward and other old church friends with whom she was formerly acquainted. Her present home is at Adriane, Michigan.

Ezra Tuttle

March 6, 1879

Henry Republican

At Lacon, FEb. 23, of old age, Ezra Tuttle, aged 80, father of J. S. Tuttle.

Mrs. Beatrice Tutus

April 12, 1877

Taken From the Henry Republican

Local Correspondence - La Prairie

A very large procession followed the remains of Mrs. Beatrice Tutus to their last resting place in a cemetery near the U. P. church on Monday March 26. The funeral was preached by Rev. H. H. Houston who was assisted in the service by Rev. T. Martin and Rev. T. D. Wilson. The circumstances attending her death were sad indeed. For more than a year she has been in delicate health. She removed to Iowa with her husband last spring. The change seemed to benefit her for a short time. Last fall she returned to her old home in La Prairie to spend the winter at her fathers. As cold weather advanced, she failed rapidly. As a last and almost forlorn hope, her father Robert Pringle took her to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Again for a short time she seemed to revive, then suddenly and rapidly began to decline. Satisfied that death would very soon claim his loved daughter, he started home in the vain hope as proved that he might reach home before the death messenger came. When he arrived at St. Joseph, Mo., she was too weak to proceed father on their journey. He managed with great difficulty to get her to a hotel, where in a few hours alone, and amongst strangers, the agonized father pressed the last kiss to the lips of his dying child and her spirit took its everlasting flight. The family and friends have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.

Hiram Twitchell

February 19, 1880

Died in this city, Feb. 14, Hiram Twitchell, 66

Mr. Hiram Twitchell died on Saturday at his residence in this city, the result of nearly four years of extreme suffering from bodily ailments for which there did not seem to be a cure. He was a native of Bethel, Me., was married at Marlborough, Mass., and had lived in this city about 20 years. His property embraced 20 acres adjoining S. G. Worley's farm in this township and the homestead. He had no children, but in the 37 years of married life had raided two girls and a boy, Mr. George (Hill) Twitchell being the adopted son. He served as city marshal one term, and also township constable one term. He was a quiet man, of strict probity and honesty, respected by everyone, and a member of the Congregational church. The funeral was held at the residence, Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. S. Glendenning officiating, the house being well filled with sympathizing friends.

John Twist
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
John Twist, who has been at Jacksonville insane asylum for the past two years, died on Tuesday of last week. He was an aged man, upwards of 70. He was buried in Bennington Township, the funeral being held at his son's residence on Thursday last.

Charles Herbert Tyler


October 1, 1868

At Wenona, Sept 19, of inflammation of the bowels, Charles Herbert, infant son of A. H. and E. B. Tyler, ages 1 year

Daisy Tyler

January 6, 1881

Died at Meridan, Cherokee county, Iowa, Jan. 2, of heart disease, Daisy, 2 months, infant daughter of Albert N. and Eva Tyler, and only grandchild of Mr. O. H. Tyler of this city.

Joseph Ebenezer Tyler

Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph

March 17, 1866

Died in this city, March 11 of heart disease, Joseph Ebenezer, eldest son of O. H. and C. Tyler, age 17 years and 10 months.


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