Mrs. Martin Nash

Taken From the Henry Republican
December 26, 1872

Died at Hennepin, December 18, of consumption, wife of Martin Nash

Mrs. Steven Nash


February 12, 1875
Mrs. Steven Nash died very suddenly last Tuesday evening. It had been her custom to take a nap every afternoon and on last Tuesday laid down as usual and later one of the family went to her and found life extinct. She complained of not feeling quite as well as usual that morning but no alarm was felt as she was subjected to asthma attacks. She was 86 years old.

Hanna Navlor.

February 23, 1882

Died in Blanchard, Iowa, Miss Hanna Navlor, a former resident of this town.

Laura Belle Neal (Hartsock)


October 23, 1902

On Sunday night, Mrs. Morgan Hartsock died suddenly at the home at Florid, leaving an infant and eight days old. Laura Belle Neal was a native of Wilmington, Ohio. She became acquainted thru a matrimonial advertisement some 10 years ago with Mr. Harstock, and their fun loving correspondence ripened into matrimony and made a pleasant home for both. Her death leaves bereft a husband and three children, the eldest seven years of age. Mrs. Hartsock was 35 years of age, a kindly disposed, well respected woman, a good wife and mother, a worthy neighbor and beloved by all who knew her. Mr. Hartsock had purchases a lot in Henry, built a house upon it and was about to move here and make this place his home when this calamity came upon him. The funeral was held at Florid Presbyterian church yesterday, Rev. D.S. McCown of this city officiating. Interment in Henry cemetery.

Silvester Needham

Taken From the Henry Republican
February 12, 1874

Putnam County - Miscellaneous Items
Silvester Needham of Caledonia died Tuesday on consumption. He was post master of the place and had kept store there for many years. He was buried on the round prairie.

Mrs. George Neil

Taken From the Henry Republican

March 2, 1876
Near Hennepin, Feb. 22, wife of George Neil, aged 45 years.

Mrs. Nancy Nesmith


Thursday, October 30, 1879
Died at Cottage Hill, Putnam County, Oct. 19, of dropsy, Nancy, 81, wife of Rev. T.J. Nesmith and mother of Mrs. W.S. Bosley, a member of the M.P. church for 51 years and her married life enbraced 63 years.

Aaron Newburn

December 15, 1881

Died in Hennepin township, Putnam county, Dec. 12, of typhoid fever, Aaron Newburn, 29 years, 4 months 12 days, son of Mahlon Newburn of this city.

The remains of Aaron Newburn of Hennepin township, were interred in Henry cemetery on Tuesday beside his mother's. He was the son of Mahlon Newburn. He came to Henry five weeks ago yesterday and on that day was taken sick. When he reached home he took to his bed with malarial fever, which caused his death. He owned the farm upon which he died and leaves a wife bereft of a warm, devoted husband. He was a young man of good character and will be deplored by a large circle of friends.

Hennepin - Aaron Newburn died at Sprinkleburg at 4 a.m. on Monday, after 4 1/2 weeks illness said to be typho-malarial fever. Buried in Henry cemetery beside his mother on Tuesday. Age about 29. The last day that he was out he went to Henry and came home sick. He leaves a wife but no children. His sister, Mrs. George Baxendale of Peoria, came up with her husband on Saturday before his death. His brother Stephen came from Iowa on Monday, after his death. His father Mahlon Newburn lives in Henry. Many of the relatives and friends in Hennepin were prevented from attending the burial by the almost impassable condition of the roads.

David Newburn


May 27, 1880
Hennepin -- David Newburn of Sprinkleburg died on Sunday about noon after a few days of very severe suffering.

Mrs. Gula Elma Newburn

August 9, 1877

Died in Magnolia township, Putnam county, July 27, Mrs. Gula Elma Newburn, aged 76 years.

John Newburn

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune
October 30, 1857

Died on the 19th inst. of typhoid fever, Mr. John Newburn, in the 27th year of his age.  The deceased had been ill but about 10 days, which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation. In the prime of manhood with prosperity attending him in all pursuits and hopes of a happy future ring him on, on his daily toil. He has been taken from our midst to enjoy the Christian’s happy reunion with the saints above. He suffered much during his short illness but bore his suffering like one willing to suffer for him who died upon the cross and gave up his life for the redemption of souls on earth. We sympathize with the afflicted relatives and friends.

The Putnam Record
April 16, 1880

A length obituary of Mrs. Mahlon Newburn has been handed us but for want of room we are compelled to lay it over until next week.

Son of William Newburn

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 27, 1873

Died in Magnolia township, March 6, of spotted fever, youngest son of William Newburn

Mrs. Maria Newport

June 3, 1874
Mrs. Maria Newport, mother of Leander and John Newport, died at the residence of the latter near Sprinkleburg last Tuesday and was buried at Union Grove Wednesday. Old age was the principle disease, she being in her 76th year.

Mrs. Mary Ann Newport (nee Laughlin)

Taken From the Putnam Record

September 8, 1898

Mrs. M. A. L. Newport died at her home in Princeton last week. We copy the following from the Bureau County Republican of September 1. Mary Ann Laughlin Newport was born in Bond county, Ill., August 1, 1826; came with her father's family to Putnam county, Ill., in 1838 and was married to Leander Newport March 20, 1845. To them were born six children, four of whom survive her: Beecher, farmer, Putnam county, Hale, land agent, Oklahoma, Burton, lawyer, Minnesota, Mrs. Henderson of Nebraska.

Mr. Newport, with his family moved from Putnam county in September, 1870, and have lived here to the present time. Mrs. Newport passed into the spirit land, August 30, being 2 years of age. She was a member of the Princeton Congregational church, lived a consistent Christian life and died the Christian's death. The funeral was from the residence at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, three-quarters of a mile east of the depot, and burial at Union Grove, Putnam county, Mrs. Hoffman, wife of Rev. Hoffman, and niece of Mrs. Newport officiated.

Sarah (Sipe) Nicholas

Henry Republican

July 15, 1937

Florid Lady Dies Following Illness of Several Weeks

Mrs. Nicholas Krafft, 57, of Florid, died at her home Sunday afternoon, July 4, 1937, after an illness of six weeks. As Sarah Sipe, she was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 17, 1880. At the age of two she moved with her parents to Mt. Palatine. In 1904 she married Nicholas Krafft of Florid and they were the parents of five children, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Krafft was known as a good wife and mother and her chief interests were her home and family. Particularly did she spend her loving energies in the care of an invalid daughter.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two daughters, Miss Edith, at home, and Mrs. Mary Shepard of Streator, and a son, Eugene Krafft of Hennepin. Her mother, Mrs. Priscilla Mitchell of Mt. Palatine, also survives, with two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. John Nolte of Mt. Palatine, Mrs. Retta Winthermeyer of Harrisburg, Pa., David Sipe of Putnam and Ivan Sipe of Mt. Palatine. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Florid church with Rev. Christian Bertelson of McNabb in charge. Burial was in the Mt. Palatine Cemetery.

David Nixon


May 2, 1897
My friend David Nixon died this aftenoon. I helped prepare his body for burial.

May 13, 1897
Buried David Nixon at 10 AM. - Union Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Hannah Nixon

Hennepin, January 5, 1893
Mrs. David Nixon, an old and respected citizen of Florid, died at her home Monday, January 2. Funeral from the residence Wednesday at 1:00. Internment at Union Grove cemetery.

Mary Nixon
Mary Hannah, wife of David Nixon was born in Ballemony County of Antrim, Ireland, September 25, 1815. She was married September 15, 1838. Came to America in 1843, locating in Pennsylvania. In 1849 they moved to Illinois locating near Florid, Putnam County. There were born to them 14 children. Five only survive. Two sons died in the army and a son and a daughter have died the past year. One in Illinois and the other in Iowa. Of the surviving children, one son lives in Kansas and other in Iowa. One daughter in Colorado and two in Illinois. Mother Nixon has for many years been a member of the Presbyterian church. She passes peacefully away at 9 o’clock on Monday morning, January 2, 1893, age 77 years, 4 months, 8 days. Rev. Smith of Hennepin, Congregational preached an unusual impressive discourse at the funeral on Wednesday. Undertaker Keller of Henry had general charge.

Mrs Sara Nixon (Rhoedermal)


April 4, 1917

We are indebted to Mrs. Kate Biever of Hennepin Township for the following obituary of Mrs. David Nixon, a former resident of Putnam County and will be remember by many of our citizens, who will regret to learn of her passing. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. Biever. The obituary was taken from the Sac City, Iowa, Sunday March 15, 1917 Mrs. David Nixon died at her home in Sac City about 6:00 o'clock last Friday morning, March 9, 1917. While Mrs. Nixon had not been in good health, her passing at that time was wholly unexpected. The evening before her death, she and her husband sat up late visiting with former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Moody who had come to call on them and she retired apparently in her usual health. Mr. Nixon arose about 5:00 in the morning to give attention to the fire and then returned to bed noting that at this time his wife was sleeping naturally. He dropped into a doze when he was awakened by a slight disturbance, he found her breathing her last. The funeral was held at the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. o'clock. The funeral discourse was delivered by Reverend J. Erving Brown, pastor. Mrs. Nixon's maiden name was Sara Rhoedermal. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16, 1849 and there she grew to young womanhood. At Florid, Putnam Co. IL, on Christmas day, of 1878, she was married to David Nixon and they resided there until their removal to Iowa. They arrived in Sac County on Feb. 14, 1882 and settled first on a farm in Jackson township, moving afterward to Cedar Township. About 11 years ago came to Sac City to reside. To Mr. and Mrs. Nixon were born 4 children, namely A.B. Nixon of Sac City, Merdie Mae wife of Jessie Quail of Albert City, Iowa; Chester J. who died in Portland Oregon, March 17, 1914; and Inez, wife of Louise Kraft of Sac City. Samuel J. Nixon is a stepson who received from her a mother's care. Beside her husband and three children, Mrs. Nixon leaves 6 grandchildren. About 20 years ago she was united with the Christian Church in Sac City and continued until the end a loyal member. A large congregation of her neighbors and friends crowded the church to its capacity on the day of the funeral to testify their affection and high regard for the departed one and their sympathy for those who mourn. Relatives from a distance present at the funeral were Mrs. R.H. Smith, a sister of Mr. Nixon and her daughter Mrs. Charles Hammerock of Sheffield, IL; Mrs. Smith's daughter-in-law, Mrs. D.A. Smith of Rowen, Iowa and Mrs. Samuel A. Smith of Belmond, Iowa; Mrs. Ethel Nixon of Marathon, wife of Chester Nixon, deceased; and Reverend F.B. Nixon of Alta, a nephew of Mrs. Nixon.

Mrs. Matilda Phelps (nee Nixon)

Died near Florid, May 6, 1878 of dropsey and heart disease, Mrs. Matilda Phelps, daughter of David Nixon, age 19 years. Mrs. Phelps was married last Christmas to Charles H. Phelps. The funeral took place last Tuesday at 2:00 from Union Grove Church, Rev A.J. Bailey officiating.

Wesley Noble

Taken From the Henry Republican
April7, 1870

Wesley Noble died at his residence near Hennepin last week Tuesday, after an illness of three days, caused from scrofula of the stomach.

Mrs. Katherine Adla Danley (nee Noe)

Taken From the Putnam Record

December 15, 1898

Died at her home in Hennpin, Ill., December 11, 1898, at 3 o'clock of heart disease, Mrs. Catherine A., wife of D. W. Danley, in the 66th year of her age. Short services were held at the residence at 9:30 Tuesday morning, after which the remains were conveyed to Henry, Ill., where regular services were held in the Presbyterian church at 1:30 p.m. Interment in the Henry cemetery. A more extended obituary will appear next week.

Mrs. D. W. Danley

Katherine Adla Noe was born in Rahway, N. J., July 19, 1833 and departed this life, of heart disease at her home in Hennepin, Ill., December 11, 1898, being 65 years, 4 months and 21 days old. She came to Illinois with her parents when 18 years of age and made her home near Henry. Here she was united to D. W. Danley February 26, 1857, and to them were given four children, one, a daughter having died in infancy. Their married life was spent in Henry until their removal to Hennepin in November 1878, where they have since resided.

Mrs. Danley joined the Presbyterian church in early life and was an earnest member of the Woman's Christian Temperance union, of Hennepin, of which noble organization she had been president for a number of years. Her children were with her except Willis, who is in Australia.

Mrs. Mary S. Norris (nee Hailey)

Taken From the Putnam Record

November 17, 1898

Before the RECORD was put to press last week news reached us that Mrs. C. A. Norris, of Henry, formerly of Magnolia township, had passed from earth, but we were unable to get any further particulars in time for that issue. We copy from the Henry Times of November 15:

Mrs. Charles A. Norris, who has been very sick for several weeks, and whose death was not unexpected, passed quietly from earthly scenes at 6:40 a.m., Monday, Nov. 14, aged 49 years, 9 months and 21 days. Mrs. Norris, whose maiden name was Mary S. Hailey, was born near Caledonia on the Ox Box Prairie, October 23, 1849, and was married to Charles A. Norris, January 14, 1869. After their marriage they lived for several years in Kansas, but later they returned to Illinois and lived on the old homestead in the Oxbow, but two years ago Mr. Norris moved to Henry.

Three daughters, Mesdames William Mathis, Henry King and Daniel Horrum and one son, Willard, besides her husband, are left to mourn for her, as well as her aged mother and one brother, Mr. Henry Hailey of Peoria. Mrs. Norris was a stirring, energetic woman, and will be greatly missed by her husband and children. She was a good neighbor and kind parent, was loved by her children and respected by her friends.

The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday at 10 o'clock (..?..) At the close of the services the remains were taken to the Caledonia cemetery, there to rest near the home of her youth and younger womanhood, and beside her father and friends who have gone before.

Mary Novak

Taken From the Putnam Record

October 25, 1934

Florid Child Died Sunday of Heart Trouble

Mary, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Steve Novak, Florid, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Sunday at the family home, the result of a lifetime illness with heart trouble. The child was born December 18, 1924 at Florid, and resided there all her life. She was in the fourth grade of school at the time of her death.

Surviving her are the parents and two sisters, Anna, nine and Frances, six. The grandparents and other relatives all reside in Poland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Catholic church in Hennepin. Burial was in the Hennepin cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Noyes (nee Brumfield)

Taken From the Henry Republican
November 27, 1879
Died at Hennepin, Nov. 11, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Noyes, nee Brumfield, 53.

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