Mrs. John Barbee
Dunn - Mrs. John Barbee died at her home in old Dunn last Wednesday afternoon. Two weeks ago she was in Findlay waiting on a sick grandchild and when she returned home she took down with the grip and from that to pneumonia. She was near sixty years old. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her departure. She will be greatly missed in this neighborhood as she was so kind to the sick. The funeral services were held Thursday at ten o'clock. [Dalton City Echo, January 26, 1900]
The Fowler Matter explained.
Editor Journal: In your notice of the death of Elder Bastion at Fowler, you unintentionally do the church at that place great injustice, and in the same notice give the Quincy church and its worthy preacher undue and unsolicited credit. Mr. Toof is out of the city so I wish to say for him, that the twenty-five dollars he took out with him to assist in defraying the funeral expenses, was not needed, the Fowler church having raised eighteen dollars at once and Dr. Reynolds, of that congregation, having advanced twenty dollars more, making more than was needed for present use. Elder Bastion had only been employed by the Fowler church about two weeks and had been dangerously sick during that time. He was cared for by Fowler church most tenderly. Miss Mary Berrian cared for him and his nurses and friends at her comfortable home, and Dr. Reynolds gave him the best medical care. So the Fowler church has done all that has been done and all that could be done to make his sickness bearable. Elder Bastion had married children living at Sullivan, Ill., where his remains were sent for burial. Of their circumstances I know nothing. If it appears necessary or desirable that the remainder of his expenses shall be raised, Mr. Toof and the Quincy church will do liberally in that behalf. Until then give the good brethren at Fowler full credit, and us none at all. Respectfully, Charles M. Gilmer [Tuesday, February 26, 1884, "The Quincy Daily Journal" (Adams Co,IL), Page 4 - DG - Sub. by a FoFG]
Rollo McAmis Bone
A little flower has been taken from the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Bone. Rollo was 2 years and 16 days old at the time of his death. He had been sick for the past few weeks with scarlet fever but a few days before his death was thought to be improving. He died early last Tuesday morning. Rev. McAmis conducted a short service at the home. The community sympathizes with the bereaved parents and family in this hour of their deep sorrow. [Bethany Echo, January 19, 1900]
May, the eight months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Burkhead, died at the family residence four miles north-west of here last Tuesday morning. She was buried Wednesday morning at ten o'clock in the local cemetery. Rev. Olmstead conducted the services at the grave. [Bethany Echo, April 21, 1899]
Loren, the three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bushart died last Saturday morning at the family residence two miles south of Hervey City. The child had been sick for several weeks past with complication of many diseases. The remains were brought to this place on the noon train Monday, and laid to rest in the local cemetery. Rev. Mcamis of the C.P. Church, made an appropriate talk at the cemetery. "See our sovereign sole creator, lives eternal in the sky, Whilst we mortals yield to nature, Bloom while then fade and died". [Bethany Echo, March 3, 1899]
Albert Caldwell, a pioneer of Moultrie county, died at his home near Arthur, on Wednesday evening, aged 84 years. [The Indianapolis Journal. (Indianapolis [Ind.]), 22 June 1888; Sub by KT]
George Cavender died at his home six miles south of here last Sunday morning. He was born in Pike county in 1855. He moved to this neighborhood in 1882. He had been sick for some time with congestion of the stomach. He has always been an upright citizen and he leaves a host of friends. He leaves a sorrowng wife and one daughter to mourn his death. His daughter is a teacher in Shelby County. Elder Gepford of the Christian church in Findlay, conducted the funeral at Wilburn Creek church last Thursday morning at ten o'clock after which the remains were laid to rest in the Bethany cemetery. It was quite a long funeral procession. If he had lived until last Wednesday he would have been forty-four years old. [Bethany Echo, April 21, 1899]
Sullivan - Charlotte Cochran, wife of Judge Cochran departed this life at her residence on West Harrison street on Thursday of last week. She had been a sufferer for several months and for the past six weeks had been very bad. Her death was expected at any time. She was born in Ohio, in 1848. When but a small child her parents moved to West Virginia. When 12 years old they came to Illinois and settled on a farm near Lovington. Shortly after moving to this state she united with the M.E. church of which she has been an active member ever since. In 1866 she was married to W.G. Cochran. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children to mourn her departure. The funeral services were co___ F. Stevenson, last Saturday at 9:30. The remains were laid to rest in the Hewitt cemetery by the side of two of her departed children. [Bethany Echo, December 27, 1899]
Amanda M. Cody
Mrs. Amanda M. Cody passed away at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at her home in the southeast part of town, at the age of 72 years. She had been in failing health for several years, but her illness was of a little over a week's duration. All of her children were at her bedside when the end came.
Mrs. Cody, daughter of Francis M. and Lucy Ann Dow, was born July 19, 1865, in Cumberland county. At an early age she joined the Christian church and lived a true Christian life.
On Nov. 26, 1890, she was united in marriage with Silas M. Cody of Toledo, Ill. To this union eight children were born. Those surviving are Charles of Cushing, Ia., Mrs. Clara Kersey and Ansel of Mattoon, Lester, Mrs. Celia Robinson, Mrs. Grace McDonald and Mrs. Dorothy Ward of this city.
A baby daughter died in 1893.
Besides the children she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mattie Hall of Mattoon; three brothers, Lawrence of Mattoon, and Aden and Clarence of Arkansas; and thirteen grandchildren. One grandchild, Patricia McDonald passed away in 1932.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the French Chapel, conducted by Rev. Ray McCoy. Interment was in French Cemetery. The Pall bearers were Henry Lincoln, Phillip Heaton, Harry Dow, Chester Dow, Carl Hall, and Orville Dow.
Silas M. Cody
Silas M. Cody died at his home here, Thursday morning from a stroke of paralysis which paralyzed his throat several days ago.
He was born March 29, 1865 and for the past 26 years lived in Sullivan. He was a retired railroad section man.
Surviving are the following children: Mrs. George Robinson, Mrs. Grace McDonald and Mrs. Clarence Ward and Lester Cody of this city; Mrs. Clara Kersey and Ansel Kersey of Mattoon and Charles Cody of Cushing, Iowa.
His wife preceded him in death about two years ago.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the McMullins Funeral home. The Rev. Francis Strobel will be in charge. Interment will be in the French cemetery. Pall bearers will be Orman Newbould, Levi Wells, Albert Myers, Ray McDonald, Dan Robinson, and Link McCune. [Submitted by Joyce Hefner. Possibly from Moultrie County News]
The following was found in the Illinois State Archives Database at:
Groom: CODY, SILAS
Bride: DOW, AMANDA
Marriage Date: 11/26/1890
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Death of B.B. Combest * One of Our Best Citizens Called Away Suddenly
Died in this village after a short illness of pneumonia, on Sunday morning Jan. 28, Bruce B. Combest. Mr. Combest was born at Pana, Ill, March 23, 1862 and died as above stated, in the 39th year of his age. The news of his death spread rapidly over the city and was a great surprise to his many friends and relatives. At the time of his death Mr. Combest was president of the board of Village trustees, school director, and one of the United Brethren church trustees. He had been a Justice of the Peace for eight years, and postmaster four years. He belonged to the Modern Woodman and carried $3000 life insurance in that society, and was also a member of the Royal Circle with $2000 life insurance there. He was also a member in good standing of the Odd Fellows, and belonged to the lodge of that order at Mt. Zion. The funeral servicces were held at the U.B. church of which he had been a member for four years, on Monday at one o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Spayd of Decatur and Rev. Carter pastor of the church, after which the funeral was taken to Mt. Zion by special train where the interment took place, all of the societies to which he belonged attended the funeral. Mr. Combest leaves a widow and three children, an aged mother and two brothers to mourn his untimely end. He was a useful man in the community, a kind and affectionate husband and father. The widow and family and aged mother and brothers have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their loss. [Dalton City Echo, February 2, 1900]
Colonel Edward Coombes was born in Troy, Ind. Jan. 12, 1829. He died Monday of this week at his home north of Prairie Home. He became a member of the Masonic order at Troy, Ind. in 1860. Dismissed from Troy lodge 1882 and affiliated with Sullivan lodge in 1885. He joined the Methodist church about twenty-five years ago and has lived a consistent Christian life. He formerly resided here and had charge of the City Hotel but of late lived on his farm. He had been a sufferer for many years but lately has been feeling much better than usual. Sunday evening he retired in apparently good health but early in the evening became paralized and was unable to speak afterwards. Everything was done that his friends could do but death relieved the sufferer at 10 a.m. the following day. The funeral services were held at the home, Wednesday morning at 9:30 and were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Olmstead. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to the local cemetery where the lodge of which he was a member conducted the burial services. The deceased leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss. The bereaved have the sympathy of their many friends. [Bethany Echo, May 12, 1899]
Mrs. Thomas Cuttill
Todds Point - Mrs. Thomas Cuttill died at her home near Yantisville Dec. 23rd. She had been in poor health for a long time and was last stricken with paralysis a few days before her death from which she never recovered. She was the mother of Mrs. Wm. Nicholson of this place and was a respected old lady. She leaves one daughter and two sons at home with their father to share the sorrows of the loss of wife and mother. [Dalton City Echo, January 5, 1900]
Maggie Elizabeth Roney Dalton
A Mother Taken After Several Months of Suffering
On last Sunday afternoon the spirit of Mrs. Walter Dalton took its flight to another world. Mrs. Dalton had been a sufferer for several months. All was done that could be done. The best physicians were sent for, but no mortal man could relieve her of the pain. Maggie Elizabeth Roney was born in Dalton City, Dec. 5, 1867. In 1882 she became a follower of Christ, uniting with the Christian church of which she always remained true to her faith. In 1884 she moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Roney to Kansas. On Nov. 22, 1885, she gave her heart and hand in marriage to Walter Dalton, the now bereaved husband. They walked the patch of life with arms and hearts linked in affection. In 1894 they moved back to Illinois to the farm on which she died. Five children were given them, four now liv ing, to bless and brighten their home, and then later to become motherless, tho remaining to comfort as well as to weep with their father. She leaves three sisters, Agnes, Loyd and Florence, and three brothers, William, Oliver and Frank. The services were conducted at the residence by Rev. Mason, last Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, after which the body was followed by a large number of her friends to the new cemetery here. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community. [Bethany Echo, December 22, 1899]
Morgan Davis was born in Hendricks Co., Ind., in 1835 and died at Atwood Dec. 25, 1899. He was married in Putnam county, Ind. July 1, 1853, to Miss Lucinda Apple. To them were born six children, five of whom are still living. Mr. Davis and his son have run a saw mill northeast of Bethany for several years and are well known to Bethany people. The funeral was held at the Christian church at Lovington conducted by A.H. Harrell. The remains were buried in Lovington cemetery. The sorrowing family has the sympathy of the community. [Bethany Echo, December 27, 1899]
Mrs. Nancy Drake was born near Cynthianna, Harrison county, Kentucky, May 6th, 1842. When yet a child, she removed with her parents to Moultrie county, Ills , where she grew to womanhood. In early life she united with the Smyser Christian church at that place. She was married to Samuel Drake June 6 1865. In 1872 they came to Missouri and settled on a farm in Henry county, where they have since resided. Deceased leaves a husband and two children, J. B. Drake and Eura I. Kretzinger. One daughter, Ina H., died in early childhood, and another, Mrs. Ila Newberry, passed away less than a year ago. Mrs. Drake's death was due to blood poison resulting from a frozen finger. All that medical skill, all that kind and sympathetic hearts and hands could do, was done to stay the dread destroyer but to no avail. A particularly sad feature of this case was that the only surviving daughter could not be with her mother in her last sickness being herself confined to her bed. Deceased was a lady of many admirable qualities. Quiet and unassuming in manner she lived an exemplary life, doing good every day. She was a kind and devoted wife and mother. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cowan Wednesday at 11 o'clock at the Union church, and the remains were laid to rest besides the two daughters. [The Butler Weekly Times (Butler, Mo.), March 03, 1904]
Charlotte R. Duncan
Funeral services for Charlotte R. Duncan, 68, of Sullivan, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Hamilton Street chapel in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. Miss Duncan died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. She was born in Sullivan, a daughter of Delbert and Flora Duncan. She owned and operated a beauty salon in Sullivan.
Surviving is an aunt, Lorena B. Duncan of Sullivan, with whom she made her home for a time. One sister preceded her in death. [Moultrie County News?, June 30, 1977 - Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts]
Services at Chapel for Delbert Duncan
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Street chapel for Delbert W. Duncan, conducted by Miss Leah Harshman, assisted by Felix Hagerman. Pall bearers were Donald Moore, David Moore, Burrell Moore, Romaine Harshman, Allan Dickens and Evan Dickens. Interment was in Greenhill cemetery.
Mr. Duncan was born Sept. 24, 1875, in Dow City, Iowa, to W. A. and Lydia Duncan and died Thursday, Oct. 27 in his home after a short illness. He was a retired contractor and had lived in Sullivan for the past 70 years. He leaves his wife, Flora E.; two daughters, Miss Charlotte and Miss Martha, both of Sullivan- one brother, Raymond of Sullivan, and one sister, Miss Rena of Sullivan.(Note: Died 10/27/1960 at 12:30 p.m.) NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, his name was Delbert W. Duncan. Moultrie County News, November 3. 1960, (Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts)
Ethel B. Duncan
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel B. Duncan, 85, of Sullivan were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Hamilton Street Church. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. Mrs. Duncan died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born June 28, 1887 in Garrett and married Raymond Duncan Sept. 26, 1916 in Garrett. He died Jan 4, 1972. Survivors include one son, William W. of Sullivan; and one brother, Hugh L. Wyeth of Elk Grove. [Moultrie County News?, February 22. 1973 - Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts. NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, her name was Ethel B. (Wyeth) Duncan.
Flora E. Duncan
Flora Duncan Dies, Burial in Sullivan
Mrs. Flora E. Duncan, 93, of Sullivan, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday, July 27 at her home. She was born July 31, 1870 in Fulton County, the daughter of John and Martha Chaney Poland. She had been a resident of Sullivan for 84 years. She was the widow of Delbert W. Duncan who preceded her in death in 1960. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte and Martha both of Sullivan and one sister, Mrs. Olive Carter of Sullivan. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Street Chapel. Miss Leah Harshman officiated and was assisted by Felix Hagerman. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. McMullin Funeral Home was in charge. [Moultrie County News?, Obituary dated July 27. 1964 - Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts]
Lorena B. Duncan
Funeral services for Lorena B. Duncan, 100, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Hamilton Street Church of Jesus Christ in Sullivan with the Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. She died at 3:10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1986 in the Sullivan Living Center. Born April 15, 1886 in Dow City, Iowa, she was a daughter of William A. and Lydia Yarnell Duncan. She was a retired credit manager and a member of the Hamilton Street Church of Jesus Christ. A nephew, William Duncan of Sullivan, survives. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Moultrie County News ?, July 18, 1986 (Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts)
Martha L. Duncan
Services for Martha Duncan Held Friday
Martha L. Duncan passed away Thursday morning at her home at 4:15. She was born October 2, 1911 in Sullivan, a daughter of Delbert and Flora Duncan. She leaves one sister, Charlotte Duncan of Sullivan Funeral services were held at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Street Chapel, conducted by Felix Hagerman and assisted by John Hagerman. Interment was in the Greenhill Cemetery.
(Note: Died 5/30/1975) NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, her name is Martha Lydia Duncan. Moultrie County News ?, June 5, 1975(Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts)
Ray Duncan Passed Away At His Home
Raymond (Ray) Duncan passed away at his home here, early Tuesday morning. He was born February 23, 1889 in Chester Oak, Iowa, a son of William and Lydia Yarnell Duncan. On September 28, 1916, he was married to Ethel Wyeth, at Garrett.
Mr. Duncan was a carpenter by trade, and in recent years was employee of what is now the local Yard-Man plant, until he was forced to retire due to ill health a few years ago. He is survived by his wife, one son William, and a sister, Miss Lorena Duncan, all of Sullivan. A daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Hamilton Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at the Hamilton Street Chapel at 3:00 o'clock., conducted by Felix Hagerman, assisted by John Hagerman. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery. [Moultrie County News? 1/6/1972 Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts.NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, his name was Jesse Raymond Duncan.
Rhoda Bell Duncan
Rhoda Duncan Dies, Funeral Tuesday
Rhoda Bell Duncan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Duncan, died in a Staunton hospital at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, a few hours after a six-car crash on U.S. 66. She was born in Sullivan, Oct. 26, 1917 to J. R. and Ethel Wyeth Duncan and was employed as a seamstress in Community Industries at the time of her death. She is survived by her parents, and one brother, William W. Duncan of Sullivan. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at the Hamilton Street Chapel on Tuesday, conducted by Miss Leah Harshman, assisted by Felix Hagerman. Interment was in Greenhill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dean Harshman, Sam Harshman, Jack White, Phillip Hagerman, Carleton Harris and Dave Moore. (Note: Died 10/20/ 1962) NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, her name is Rhoda Bell Duncan. Moultrie County News?, 10/25/1962 (Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts)
William Alexander Duncan
W. A. Duncan, the broom corn buyer of Sullivan, died November 12th, at the age of 62 years. Died: November 12, 1913. [Moultrie County News?, November 1913 (Contributed by Linda (Duncan) Roberts. NOTE: Per Linda Roberts, W. A. Duncan is William Alexander Duncan. )
Wayne L. Eckel
SULLIVAN - Wayne L. Eckel, 83 , of Sullivan, died 4:20 p.m. Friday (June 23, 2006) in Eastview Terrace, Sullivan.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ, Sullivan with Felix Hagerman officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan and at the church one hour before services. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Wayne was born February 18, 1923 in Schuyler County, Illinois, the son of Ace and Louise Colclasure Eckel. He had worked at Community Industries, Yardman and Agri-Fab in Sullivan, was a member of the Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ, past president of the Coles Moultrie Electric Co-Op, had been a board member for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, board member of Illinois Printing Service, past president of Sullivan Industrial Marketing, Inc. and was a RSVP volunteer for Mrs. Bolin's reading class. Wayne married Nancy L. Lane on June 23, 1951 in Sullivan. Surviving are his wife Nancy; son, Chris Eckel and his wife Jeri; grandchildren, Brandy Neville, Schuyler Eckel, Kelsey Eckel and Ryan Eckel; great grandchildren, Ethan Neville and Maddie Neville all of Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale. [Obituary written by family members. , Herald & Review, Decatur, IL, June 25, 2006]
Another Citizen Taken
Died on Monday morning of bronchial pneumonia at 3 o'clock William Fitzgerald, he was born at Limerick Ireland about 63 years ago and died as above stated. Mr. Fitzgerald made his home the past few years with Mr. and Mrs. John Whemhoff, at whose residence he died. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at the church of the Sacret Heart, this city Rev. McGuire officiating, after which the remains was taken by train to Decatur, where the interment took place at the Catholic cemetery. He leaves a brother here and two brothers and one sister in Ireland. He was a man of few words and attended to his own business. He was well thought of by our citizens and it is said that he did not have an enemy. He owns a good farm east of town and is supposed to have a great deal of money loaned out. A number from here went with the body to Decatur. [Dalton City Echo, February 16, 1900]
W.M. Flemming Meets Death Attempting to Arrest Nimrod Huff at Sullivan
Decatur, Ill - Sheriff W.M. Flemming of Moultrie county was shot dead near Sullivan, Ill., when he attempted to arrest Nimrod Huff, who was wanted for an assault with a corn knife on Nora Sipe, his sweetheart, a domestic in the employ of Mrs. Perry Bland. Policeman John Tolly was wounded by a shot from the second barrel of the gun, but his injuries are superficial. Huff ran to a cornfield a quarter of a mile from the scene and killed himself with the same gun with which he had murdered the sheriff. [Marble Hill Press. (Marble Hill, Mo.), 11 Sept. 1913]
Sullivan - Albert Fortner who has been at the home of J.L. Kirk the past three weeks very sick, died Monday night at 11 o'clock. Deceased was thirty-one years of age, born and raised in Whitley township almost his entire life. He enjoyed the respect and good will of all who knew him. He leaves a wife and a little son to mourn his departure. He was buried at Whitfield cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. T.H. Griffith assisted my M.W. Lodge of Bruce. [Dalton City Echo, December 8, 1899]
Stock Raiser Falls Dead - Was Preparing to Drive When the End Came
Mattoon, Ill., March 19 - John Foster, a wealthy Moultry County stockraiser, died very unexpectedly Monday. He was preparing to drive to Sullivan with a restive team and called his wife to open the driveway gate. As she looked around after doing so, she found him on the ground dead. The Coroner's jury decided that his death was due to heart failure, brought on by overexertion. [The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), 20 March 1901]
Wm. Ham d. Oct. 22, 1897
Wm. Ham, aged 57 years, was found dead about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in a corn crib on O. B. Lowe's farm, in East Nelson Township, [ed., by] Mrs. T. J. Winchester, who lived on the place. The deceased had been husking corn and had brought in a load. Mrs. Winchester noticed that the team was standing a long time at the crib which led her to investigate, with the result that she found him dead as stated above, John D. Purvis, a justice of the peace for East Nelson township in the absence of Coroner Gladville, impanelled a jury consisting of Dr. E. L. Hardin, foreman; Charles J. Booze, clerk and J. R. Pogue, Wm. Davis, Felix Feist and Ed. Hollenbeck. The verdict of the jury was that death was caused by epilepsy. The deceased was born in Moultrie county and had lived in Sullivan the greater part of his life. He was a blacksmith by occupation, but had not worked at the trade for several years. He leaves two sons and a daughter, all about grown. The internment was at the Sullivan cemetery yesterday afternoon. - Saturday Herald. Oct. 22, 1897. Lovington Reporter. (Contributed by Aly Hamm firstname.lastname@example.org)
Their Darling Taken
Freddie, the fourteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hampton, departed from this world last Saturday night. The little one was sick only a few days-since Monday. Her death was hastened by catarrhal fever. She was a bright little child and her place around the fireside will be unoccupied. The funeral was conducted by Rev. McNish at the Oak Grove church, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Four little girls acted as pall bearers, Misses Maud Bragg, Jennie Shipman, Lula Butler and Cora Shasteen. The community sympathizes with the bereaved parents in the loss of their darling child. [Bethany Echo, January 26, 1900]
Sullivan - Mr. James Harrell died at his home on North Main Street Sunday night after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Harrell had resided here only about nine months having moved here from Cumberland county to be with his son who kept a candy store here for quite a while. Deceased was a veteran of Civil war, the G.A.R. post and Rev. Bricker had charge of the funeral services which were held at the home Wednesday morning at halfpast ten o'clock. The remains were taken to Cumberland county for burial. [Bethany Echo, December 27, 1899]
Anna Muzetta Herman
Anna Muzetta, the eighteen-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Herman died at the family residence in the south part of town last Saturday morning. It had been sick for the past month and had been growing gradually worse all the time. Five or six days before it died, it was only kept alive by the doctor giving it nitro-glycerin. It had the lung fever. It was a very bright child for one of its age. Little Muzetta died while yet in her infancy, thus proving the truth of that sentence which declares that in the midst of life we are in death. She was a great favorite among those who knew her, and her departure to the world beyond the tomb has cast a gloom over many countenances. However, in such a bereavement, we may derive great consolation from the reflection that she is not lost but gone before, that whivh to us appears in irreparable loss will rebound to her precious gain, and that by and by when the voyage of life with us is ended, we shall be reunited in that happy land where death divided friends shall meet to part no more. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Elder Mason of the Christian Church, in the midst of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. The little one was laid to rest in the local cemetery. The pallbearers were Misses Lola Bone, Phoebe Marlow, Bertha and Floy Roney. [Bethany Echo, March 3, 1899]
Sarah Aubert Heskett
A Former Citizen Taken
Miss Sarah Aubert was born in Johnston, Ohio, April 12, 1846. When but a small child her parents moved to Illinois and settled two miles north of Bethany. When but a child she gave her heart to God and has been an active worker in all Christian work and especially in the work of the W.C.T.U. On account of poor health the last years of her life she was deprived to this great privilege. She was married to E.V. Heskett March 14, 1866 and to this marriage were given six children, five girls and one boy, two of the children dying in infancy. The children now living, Mrs. Ol Bushart of Decatur, Mrs. W.A. Lee of Sullivan, Missess Idella of Pekin, Bessie and Charles of Sullivan and Mrs. Ross Wilson who is traveling with a troupe. All were present at her death except the last named and they could not find her location. Mrs. Heskett had been partially paralyzed for the past two years and gradually grew worse. Last December she moved to Pekin where her daughter, Idella was, thinking the change of location would be better for her, but she gradually sank lower until the Spirit took its flight last Saturday at ten o'clock. Her remains were taken to Sullivan on the noon train Sunday and at three the funeral services were held at the home of her daughter Mrs. W.A. Lee conducted by Judge Cochran assisted by Rev. Clarence Reed. She lived for her family, always ready to aid them. She was a kind neighbor, always ready to help those who needed it. The loved form was borne gently out to the City Cemetery and lowered to its resting place to await the trump that shall usher in the general resurrection. A large number of persons surrounded the grave thus attesting to the high regard they had for this departed good woman. We join in sympathy for the bereaved children and hope for them all a meeting in a happier world. [Bethany Echo, March 2, 1900]
Sullivan - Henry Hunt died at the home of his daughter in Indianapolis last Saturday night at midnight. He had been ailing for the past months but was not considered dangerous. He died rather suddenly with apoplexy. Mr. Hunt was born in Leesburg, Virginia on July 31, 1818. He moved to this county in 1858. When the Civil war broke out, he volunteered joining the 126th regiment. He lived here until four years ago when he went to Indianapolis. His body was brought here last Monday and buried in the home cemetery. He was in his eighty second year. [Dalton City Echo, December 27, 1899]
Died in the Hospital
Edward Jones and another man came to the home of A.H. Bliss who lives west of here, two years ago last August. They were begging for something to eat. The man wanted to leave the boy a few days and he would call for him but he never returned. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss became interested in the orphaned lad and they decided to keep him, the better they liked him. This winter his eyes became very sore and no one seemed to know what was the matter with them. Two weeks ago he went to a hospital in Chicago to have them treated. He died from the operation. He would have been seventeen years old next May. He has no folk as far as known. He could not have found a better home to live than the one heas been in for the past two and a half years. The cause of death was a tumor in the eye. [Bethany Echo, March 31, 1899]
Dorothy Frances Griggs Kearney
KEARNEY, Dorothy Frances Griggs, wife of Harry Corwin Kearney, was born Dorothy Frances Griggs 8 Mar 1892 Sangamon Co., Il d/o George Alexander Griggs and Susan Edith Humphrey, and 15 April 1969 in Bridgeport, CT (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Harry Corwin Kearney
KEARNEY, Harry Corwin, husband of Dorothy Frances Griggs, was born Sep 1882 in IL s/o Thomas Corwin Kearney and Sarah Elizabeth Overstreet, and died 5 May 1944 in East St. Louis IL. (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Mrs. Lennie May Kirkwood
Mrs. Lennie May Kirkwood (nee Majors) wife of James Kirkwood was born near Sullivan Ill., March 28, 1879 and died at Findlay Ill., Jan 4, 1900. She was married to J.W. Kirkwood at Bethany, Nov. 13, 1895. To them were born two children, Hiram Dale was born Feb. 23, 1897 and Vera Marie was born Nov. 11, 1898. They both survive to bless and comfort their sorrowing father. The youngest has been with its uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Roney since July. Deceased was converted to Christ and united with the Christian church at Bethany under the ministry of Rev. A.H. Harrell who also preached her funeral at the Pleasant Grove church. She was buried at the Camfield cemetery. She was a faithful affectionate wife and mother, a devoted christian and enjoyed the love and confidence of all who knew her. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathies of the community. Peace be to thy rest and love to thy memory. A.H.H. [Bethany Echo, January 19, 1900]
Mrs. N.J. Langston
Mrs. N.J. Langston daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Armantrout, died at Gays, April 10th, aged 50 years, 3 months and 19 days. The funeral was held at the Christian church at Gays, conducted by Elder Harrell. The remains were laid to rest in the Gays cemetery. Deceased was a niece of J.A. Vaughan and Mrs. Adeline Sharp of this place. [Bethany Echo, April 14, 1899]
Mrs. I. J. Martin
Sullivan, Ill. Nov. 6.—Mrs. I. J. Martin, one of the most prominent Sullivan, died this morning at her home in the southwest part of the city, after an illness of about a month.
Mrs. Martin was a daughter of former Congressman John K. Eden of Sullivan. Her husband is editor of the Sullivan Progress and also president of the Moultrie County Abstract company. Mrs. Margin was a member of the Christian church and also of the Twenty club and was active in club work.
She is survived by five children: Alice, Mabel, Eden, Neely and Robert Martin. Eden and Neely are students in the Sullivan high school. Miss Alice Martin is a teacher in the Sullivan schools. Mrs. Martin also leaves three sisters and one brother, as follows: Miss Emma Eden. Mrs. J. K. Martin and Attorneys Walter Eden of Sullivan and Mrs. Paul Thackwell of Terre Haute. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence. Rev. J. C McNutt will conduct the service. The burial will take place in Green Hill cemetery. [Thursday, November 7, 1907, Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) Page: 5]
Mrs. (Bridgett) Masterson
Mrs. Masterson died in Decatur last Tuesday. She was born in Ireland in 1833. She lived on her farm one mile south of town until twelve years ago when she moved to Decatur. A paralytic stroke was the cause of her death. She had nine daughters, six of whom still survive her. Her remains were brought here from Decatur Wednesday and taken to St. Isidore cemetery where they were interred. She was well known here. [Dalton City Echo, January 5, 1900]
Gone to Her Reward
Mrs. R. McCarty was born in Canada, Aug. 16, 1853. When twenty-four years old she moved to this country with her parents. She was married to her surviving husband in 1873. They have lived here for the past five years. Three children were given to this marriage, two of whom are still living, Eva and Victor. She was sick for two weeks with chronic bronchitis. The funeral was conducted by Father McGuire, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at St. Isidore. The hands of loving friends did all they could in her last hours upon earth. The bereft father and children have the sympathy of the community. [Dalton City Echo, January 19, 1900]
Glessner McMahan who lived with his uncle Joe Stark near the Pull Tight school house, died last Sunday morning with consumption. He had been ailng for the past year. Rev. McAmis conducted the funeral at the home last Monday after which the body was placed in the Hampton cemetery. [Bethany Echo, April 28, 1899]
Mrs A H Resse’s cousin, Miss Ida Miller, aged 70 years a former resident of this city and a daughter of the late John Miller died at Sullivan today. Mrs Resse will go to Sullivan to attend the funeral. [Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Thursday, Aug 11, 1927 – Submitted by Lynn Reener]
Col. J.W.R. Morgan, an octogenarian of Moultrie county, died in Sullivan Thursday. [The Indianapolis journal. (Indianapolis [Ind.]), 08 Feb. 1890; Sub. by KT]
A Death: Isaac Patience who lived with his brother Arthur five miles west of town, died Sunday evening of Bright's disease. He was in town Friday, but was looking very bad then. He was about twenty-seven years old. The funeral was held Tuesday morning, after which the body was laid to rest in the New Hope cemetery. [Bethany Echo, March 31, 1899]
Esther Frances Loy Reedy
Esther Frances Loy Reedy died on September 2, 1987.She was the daughter of Earl and Frances Loy. She was born on July 3, 1914 in Moultrie County, Illinois. She married Ira Glenn Reedy on December 25, 1932 in Witt, Il. She is survived by her husband and four children, Chloanne Greathouse, Janice Sutton, Terry Reedy and Jim Reedy. (Contributed by Janice Sutton)
Ira Glenn Reedy
Ira Glenn Reedy died on May 30, 1989. He was the son of W. H. and Charlotte Reedy. He was born on November 11, 1908 in Moultrie County. He was married to Esther Loy on December 25, 1932 in Witt, Il. He is survived by his four children, Chloanne Reedy, Janice Sutton, Terry Reedy and Jim Reedy. [Contributed by Janice Sutton)
Bluford Wiley Richardson,Jr.
RICHARDSON, Bluford Wiley Jr., husband of Laurel Belle Smith, born 19 Sep 1875 Johnson Co., IN s/o Bluford Wiley Richardson Sr. and Mary Sophronia Burton, and died 3 July 1898 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL. [Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Bluford Wiley Richardson, Sr.
RICHARDSON, Bluford Wiley Sr., husband of Mary Sophronia Burton, born 11 Mar 1842 Hensley, Johnson Co., IN s/o John (Jack) Richardson and Nancy Buttram, and died 17 Sep 1889 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Clarence Guy Richardson
Military Rites For Burial of C. G. Richardson
Funeral services for Clarence G. Richardson, of Springfield, were held at the McMullin Funeral Home in Lovington on Wednesday afternoon in Lovington on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. His death occurred Sunday afternoon at St. John s Sanitarium near Riverton [ed., St. John's Sanitarium served crippled children and tuberculosis patients]. The services were in charge of Dr. Richard Paul Graebel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield.
The deceased was born at Lovington on May 5, 1897, the son of Bluford and Laurel (Smith) Richardson of this place. The father passed away when he was one year old. The mother, who is now Mrs. Laurel B. Campbell, lives in South Pasadena, Calif., and due to ill health was unable to attend the funeral.
Clarence Richardson and Miss Frances Johnson of Bloomington were married about 1930. To this union four children were born, Sally, a senior in Springfield High School, David and Mary Frances, and a child dying in infancy. He also leaves two half-brothers, Robert W. and William L. Campbell, of Pasadena, Calif., and a half-sister, Mrs. Mildred Garner, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Richardson and family have lived in Chicago, Bloomington, and years previous to that they have at one time resided here.
The deceased served in the Army during World War I and during World War II was employed as an engineer at the Bureau of Yards and Docks at Chicago.
The pall bearers were C. O. Hesler of Springfield, Fred B. Wood of Decatur, Jess Fisher of Bloomington, Ray Shotwell of Normal, and A. A. Shields and Walter Gentry of Lovington. Graveside services at the Kellar Cemetery were with military honors in charge of Community Post No. 429, American Legion. Commander Willie B. Elliott of the local post conducted the burial rites, assisted by Jack Dixon as chaplain.
The color bearers were Jack Wilt and Gerald Murphy, with Don Wilt and Charles W. Sharpe serving as the color guard. The firing squad was composed of Cleo Davis, Harry Suderley, Robert Frantz, Gene Frantz, Guy Frantz, David Coslow and Duward McClard. Jack Mechling was Sergeant of Arms. Taps were sounded by Iverson Barr and Robert Foley. Lovington Reporter 3 June 1949 (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Frances J. Richardson
RICHARDSON, Frances J., wife of Clarence Guy Richardson, was born Frances Moselle Johnson 14 Apr 1909 near Hooker, Texas Co., OK, d/o Frederick Boyd Johnson and Sarah Helen Griggs, and died 6 Mar 2002 Marrietta, Cobb Co., GA.(Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Mary S. Richardson
Bring Body of Mrs. Richardson For Burial Here
FORMER WELL KNOWN LOVINGTON WOMAN DIES IN DECATUR
Mrs. Mary S. Richardson, 94, for many years a well known woman of this community, died Saturday in a nursing home at 364 West William Street in Decatur. The body was brought to the Methodist Church in Lovington Monday afternoon where funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. L. E. Kettelkamp. Mrs. Kettelkamp and sister, Miss Freda Beeker sang with Mrs. C. A. Gregory as the accompanist. Burial was in the Kellar cemetery.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Brown county, Ind., April 18, 1846. She was united in marriage with Bluford W. Richardson in 1865. The latter passed away in 1889.
The deceased is survived by three sons, U. E. and John W. Richardson of Decatur and Lewis Richardson of Taylorville; also one sister, Mrs. H. M. Riggs and one brother, Nicholas Burton, both of Iola, Kans. There are 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Richardson had been a member of the Methodist church for 56 years. She had been living in the nursing home in Decatur for the past two years.
Lovington Reporter 24 Jan 1941. (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Earl E. Richardson
Obituary - born 26 Feb 1905 in Lovington, IL son of Ulysses Ellsworth Richardson and Fannie B. Cochran. [8 Sep 1993 Wednesday - maybe a Decatur newspaper - Contributed by Dave Richardson )
Earl E. Twisty Richardson
Earl E. Twisty Richardson, 88, of Decatur died at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1993 in his home.
Grave side services will be held at noon Friday in Macon County Memorial Park with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday in the Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Born Feb. 26, 1905 in Lovington, he was the son of U. E. Richardson. He was a graduate of Millikin University where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, and he received a joint Millikin Alumni Loyalty award with his wife in 1988. He was also active in the Millikin Quarterback Club, was past local president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, past vice president of the Illinois Junior Chamber of Commerce and past director of the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a 50-year member and past President of the Kiwanis Club and served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army.
He founded the accounting firm of Richardson, Karloski & Pinkley [ed., now McGuire, Yuhas, Huffman, & Buckley], was a member and elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Elks Club and the Decatur Club and was a former member of the Country Club of Decatur and the South Side Country Club. He was also active with SCORE and with Dove. He married Ruth Fern Watkins April 28, 1934 in Decatur, and she died Oct. 24, 1989.
He is Survived by daughters, Mrs. C. Elliott (Nancy) Bell Jr. of St. Louis, Mo. and Mrs. Daniel E. (Linda) Garver of Omaha, Neb., and five grandchildren.
Two sisters preceded him in death. (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Lucy P. Roane
Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Lucy P. Roane, who died at her home In Sullivan, Ill., at 3 o'clock Friday, March 4, 1910, at the age of 80 years.
Mrs. Roane, whose maiden name was Miss Lucy Garland, was born and reared In this city. She has many old friends in this city. She was married to Hon. Charles L. Roane, of Moultrie county, and moved to Sullivan where she has since resided.
Decedent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hetty Campbell of Sullivan. Mrs. Fanny Rawlings, of Jacksonville; one brother Hon. J. M. Garland of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Will and Mrs. Fanny Muncle, of Decatur, and Mrs. Thomas Butler, residing at home; one son, Charles K. Hoauc, of Sullivan.
The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the family residence at Sullivan.
Interment will be made in Sullivan cemetery.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 1910 Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) Page: 6
A Useful Life Closed * Died, on Saturday morning Feb 10 at 9 o'clock, Mrs. Julia Rouse.
Juliaett Bobbit was born in Monroe county Missouri, Oct 21, 1856, and moved with her parents to Illinois in Spring of 1877. The following winter she confessed her faith in Christ, and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was married to C.A. Rouse, Aug. 29, 1878. To this union were born three children, all of whom are living. Mrs. Rouse was one of those devoted wives and mother, who's loss must ever be regretted and remembered by her husband, children and friends, always patient, and hopeful under the most adverse circumstances, always kind and indulgent to her children and husband, a kind neighbor, and a friend to all. She leaves a husband, three children, an aged mother, now perhaps upon her death bed, sisters and brothers to mourn her untimely death. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, sermon by Rev. Malcom pastor, after which the interment took place at Mt. Zion. The husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their companion and mother. [Dalton City Echo, February 16, 1900]
At the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Shield Sanner, three and one-half miles north of Prairie Home, occurred the marriage of their daughter Lina, to John Orris, on last Thursday at high noon. After the ceremony and congratulations of the guests present they were invited out to a big feast that was in readiness. After those who had eaten at the first table had gone from it, the second was prepared and at this one Miss Grace Sanner, a half sister of the bride, sat. She seemed very jovial and from all outward appearances was having as good a time as anyone there. After she had sat down she took a small package from her pocket, emptied the contents into a spoon and swallowed it, drinking some water to wash it down. Nothing was thought of it except that probably she was taking headache powders. She soon left the table without eating anything and went to her room. She was followed by a friend who was visiting her and she soon went into convulsions. Dr. Vadakin was sent for but she had been dead for some time when he arrived. As she said nothing nor left any note as far known, the motive is not definitely known. There may have been more than one reason. The groom had been keeping company with her up until about a year ago. They had been going together for three or four years until one day they quit, no one but themselves know why. Everyone thought they would be married. He began to keep company with the bride, but up to the day of the wedding, Grace showed no signs of emnity. She went to Decatur and there met John Orris and helped to select the furniture. Miss Grace was a daughter of one of the wealthiest in that neighborhood. She had plenty of money to spend and traveled a great deal. She was a graduate of the business college at Decatur, and also attended college a year or two at Evanston. She taught her home school this winter and was hired for next summer. Of course she had this all planned and the wedding day was to be the day on which she was to do this terrible deed. She was somewhat headstrong and that is what kept up her good spirits all the time. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paisley of Mowequa at the Prairie Home church last Friday. [Bethany Echo, March 3 1899]
Sudden Death Claims Retired Blacksmith
Wm. S. Smith, Well Known Citizen Stricken With Heart Attack Tuesday.
Wm. S. Smith, for more than a half century a well known citizen of Lovington, died Tuesday morning about 9:00 o'clock, at the home of his son, Bert Smith, 2 1/2 miles north of Lovington. He had been suffering from stomach trouble and a few weeks ago heart trouble developed. The end came suddenly Tuesday morning, after Mr. Smith had been able to be up and partake of his breakfast. The news of his sudden death reached his many friends as a great surprise. The body was removed to the McMillin funeral home and prepared for burial.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Lovington Christian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Franklin. Music was furnished by Mrs. Homer White and H. M. Walmsley, with Mrs. Fred I. Clark at the Piano. Burial was in the Kellar cemetery.
The pall bearers were Dale Smith, C. G. Richardson, Raymond Smith, Robert Campbell, Will Simpson, and Bert Simpson, all grandsons of the deceased.
William S. Smith was born near Lexington, Ind., Sept. 5, 1851. He came to Illinois with his grandparents when 10 years of age. They resided in Coles County for a short time, coming to Moultrie County and living south of Lake City until the deceased was 18 years of age. He went to Decatur and began work in the Gaman Wagon shop and while living in Decatur was a member of the Decatur Volunteer Fire department, an organization that has long since given way to a highly efficient city fire department.
In 1872 Mr. Smith came to Lovington to make his home and in January 1876, he became a member of the Christian church.
On Aug. 27, 1876, the deceased was united in Marriage with Mary R. Mullinix, by the late Rev. H. Y. Kellar, at his home in this city. To this union six children were born, Laurel B., Arthur R., Edith, wife of James Simpson, William H., with whom he made his home, all of this city, Fredrick G., of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lillian, who died in infancy. The mother passed away Feb. 16, 1890 .
Besides the children Mr. Smith leaves one sister, Mrs. Emma Keifer, of Rock Island , Ill. , also 19 grandchildren, one great grandson and two great grandsons by marriage.
Mr. Smith retired from business in 1920. Four years ago he moved to the country with his son Bert, where he passed away on March 5, 1929 , aged 77 years and six months.
Mr. Smith was a lover of the great out-of-doors and his customary diversion from work was a long walk. He usually spent his leisure time in roaming the timbers and along the banks of the streams within walking distance of his home. Mr. Smith was engaged in blacksmithing for many years, only retiring from active business a few years ago, when his advanced age forced him to take a well earned rest. [Lovington Reporter, March 1929 - Contributed by Dave Richardson)
F. Pauline Spence
F. Pauline Spence, 95, of Bethany, passed away 10 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the funeral home in Bethany. Burial will be at Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Pauline was born Feb. 14, 1916, in Westfield, the daughter of Harland O. and Ferry (Adams) Fitzpatrick. She married Paul H. Spence on Dec. 23, 1939, in Charleston. He preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2000. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bethany and Moultrie County Home Extension. Pauline is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Theron) Ennis of Casey and Paula (Jerry) Utsler of Franklin; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; one brother; one sister; and two grandchildren. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub by Ella Tittsworth]
An Old Citizen Gone
John Taylor, whose death took place in this town Thursday November 23d., was born in Oldham Co., Kentucky, Jan. 1st, 1819. In the above named place his boyhood days were spent. When he was a young man his parents moved to Illinois and settled on a farm two miles south of Bethany. He leaves one sister and two brothers. In 1853 he went on a gold hunting trip to Oregon. On this mission he was gone about one year. When he returned he brought back about $10000 in gold dust. He was a soldier in the Civil war. He fought in the 41st Ill. regiment. Was married July 29, 1873. Most of his life was spent in or near Bethany. [Bethany Echo, December 1, 1899]
Robert William Richardson
Robert W. Richardson, three months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Clarance Richardson passed away Monday morning May 15, 1933 at the home of his parents. The babe died of pneumonia being ill only a short time. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home. Burial was in Kellar Cemetery. [Lovington Reporter 19 May 1933 - Contributed by Dave Richardson]
Robert William Richardson
RICHARDSON, Robert William was born 10 Feb 1933 Normal McLean Co., IL, s/o Clarence Guy Richardson and Frances Moselle Johnson, and died 15 May 1933 Normal McLean Co., IL [Lovington Reporter, 19 May 1933 - contributed by Dave Richardson]
Born 10 Feb 1890 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL d/o William S. Smith and Mary Rachel Mullinix, and died 2 June 1890 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Mary Rachel Mullinex Smith
SMITH, Mary Rachel Mullinex, wife of William S. Smith, was born was born Mary Rachel Mullinix 27 Dec 1856 Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, d/o John Wesley Mullinix and Nancy Dennis, and died 16 Feb 1890 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
William S. Smith
William S. Smith husband of Mary Rachel Mullinix, was born 5 Sep 1851 Lexington Scott Co., IN s/o George W. Smith and Mary Catherine Covert, and died in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL. (Contributed by Dave Richardson)
Ivy May Wilson
Mrs. Ivy May Wilson, 74, of Decatur, died Thursday 9 Aug 1961 at the home of her son, Darrell in Arthur.
Mrs. Wilson was born 20 Mar 1887 near Cadwell, a daughter of Henry and Susie Wiser Ray where she married Roy Wilson in 1906, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of Grace Methodist church of Decatur.
She leaves one son, Darrell, of Arthur; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Fern) Waller of Decatur; one brother Guy Ray of Decatur, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Chandler of Fontana, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Fleming Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial was in Kellar cemetery near Lovington.
Mrs. William Winings
Lake City - Died at her home in this city, Saturday evening, Mrs. Wm. Winings aged 65 years, after suffering several years with a cancer. The funeral was preached on Monday at 10 o'clock by Rev. Waltz. The remains were interred in the Long Creek cemetery. She leaves many to mourn her loss. [Dalton City Echo, January 19, 1900]
Miss Amanda Younger died Saturday at the home of her nephew, James Younger, West of town. She was born in N. Carolina on the 24th of March 1829. When 19 years old she united with the Baptist church. In 1868 she came to Ill. where she has lived ever since. Two years ago she united with the Christian church here and was always found at church when able. She leaves one brother, one sister. The funeral was held in the Christian church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and the sermon was preached by Elder W. S. Herman. The body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery. [Taken from a scrapbook owned by Mrs. J. H. Sharp of Bethany, Ill. ca 1901 - Found in Vol. II, No. 4 November 1974 Moultrie County Heritage, Sullivan, Illinois]
Margaret Potts Younger
Another Citizen Gone
Miss Margaret Potts was born in Oldham Co., Ky., March 8, 1830. Her parents moved to Illinois when she was nine years old. At nineteen she gave her heart to God and united with the Christian church of which she has always lived a consistent Christian life. She was married to A.S. Younger and to them were given four children, three girls and one boy-all living. She has nineteen grandchildren. She departed this life last Friday evening at her home in south-west part of town. Congestion of the stomach was the cause of her death. The funeral services were held in the church, Saturday at 2:30 conducted by Elder Herman, assisted by Eld. Mason. She was buried in the old cemetery. Although it was a rainy afternoon the church was nearly filled. She was a good woman and was held in high esteem. She was 69 years and 8 months old. [Bethany Echo, December 22, 1899]
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