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Hillard Worthington, 73 Succumbs
to Lingering Illness at 12:15


Has Been In Busness in This City Since 1906 - Funeral Friday P. M.

Hillard Worthington, 73-year-old DuQuoin merchant and former city alderman, died at his home, Number two North Line street at 12:15o'clock this afternoon after a lingering illness which has kept him bedfast for almost six weeks. Death followed a heart attack. Mr. worthington had been in failing health for the past year and had not been active in business for about the same period.

Proprietor of the H. Worthington and Sona Dry Goods establishment on North Division street, Mr. Wprthington had been in busness in this city since 1906. Prior to his moving to North Division street he had conducted a general merchandising establishment on East Main street in the building occupied by the Frank Wells store. He had been in the North Division street location for the past two years. Most of that time, however, his only son, Alva, has been in charge of the business.

Born February 8, 1861, Mr. Worthington camre to this city in 1868 shortly after both of his parents had died. An orphan from the time he started life in this city, Mr. Worthington ........... located in the Ebenezer school near here. He served as alderman under Mayor Arthur E. Angel at one time and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Although funeral arrangments have not been announced it was believed the services would be held from the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Old DuQuoin cemetery. Mr. Worthington was a member of the Methodist church here.
Besides his widow Emma, he leaves one sone, Alva, who was associated in business with him.

  Mrs. Worthington
Rites at First M. E. Church Friday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Emma Worthington, 76, life-long DuQuoin resident and member of one of the city's estimable families will be held from the First M. E. church at two o'clock Friday afternoon. The pastor, Rev. J. E. Shafer, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Old DuQuoin cemetery.

As told in these columns yesterday, Mrs. worthington passed away quietly at her home, No. 2 North Line street, at 12:35 Wednesday, following a recurrent attack of an ailment from which she had long suffered. She had been more or less of an invalid for the past eight years but had been able to be up and about her home and to enjoy auto rides until shortly before her last attack.

Mrs. Worthington whose maiden name was Emma Wolf, was born here July 5, 1861, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, William Wolf, early residents of Perry county. She was united in marriage to Hillard W. Worthington who preceded her in death February 14, 1934.

Mrs. Worthington had been a life-long member of the First M. E. church of Du Quoin and was active in her membership until ill health precluded. She also held membership in the local Eastern Star chapter.

During the years Mrs. worthington had suffered declining health she was tenderly cared for by her son and only child, Alva G. Worthington, well known business man, whose ministrations to his mother's comfort were as unceasing as they were devoted.

Aside from her son Mrs Worthington had no close relatives.


Hillard Worthington,
Son of Preston and Olive (nee McGee) Worthington
Born : 1862 in Hannibal, Missouri
Married : Emma Wolf on October 7, 1880
Died : February 14, 1934 in DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois.
Burial : Old DuQuoin Cemetery, Perry Co., IL.

Emma E. Wolf,
Daughter of William S. and Louisa " Eliza" (nee Buckles) Wolf
Born : 1861 in Perry County, Illinois
Married : Hillard Worthington on October 7, 1880
Died : 1923 in DuQuoon, Perry County, Illinois
Burial : Old DuQuoin Cemetery, Perry Co., IL.

Children of Hillard and Emma (nee Wolf) Worthington :
1. Mabel Worthington, 1881 - January 2, 1882 (aged 4 months and 21 days)
2. Alva G. Worthington, January 20, 1885 - November 20, 1974

  William S. Wolf,
Son of Thomas Wolf
Born : 1831 in Illinois
Married : Louisa " Eliza" Buckles on March 14, 1858
Died : January 19, 1876
Burial : Old DuQuoin Cemetery, Perry Co., IL.

Louisa " Eliza" Buckles
Daughter of Josephus Buckles
Born : 1841 in Illinois
Died : September 29, 1921
Burial : Old DuQuoin Cemetery, Perry Co., IL.

Children of William S. and Louisa " Eliza" (nee Buckles) Wolf
1. Emma E. Wolf    see above
2. Charlie Wolf, _ _ _ _ - November 1872
3. Thomas "Frank" Wolf, 1874 in IL - after 1880
4. Elizabeth Wolf, 1862 in IL - _ _ _ _
5. Guy F. Wolf, 1874 in IL - November 24, 1923 in Cobden, IL.
6. Louisa Wolf, married Wm. B. Eaton circa 1894


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