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Putnam County, Illinois History and Genealogy
Obituaries and Death Notices
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 James Packingham

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLIC, HENRY, IL

June 26, 1879

Died near Granville, Putnam county, June 19, James Packingham Sr., aged 75 years.


Susan Pameter

TAKEN FROM THE TONICA NEWS, TONICA, IL

August 31, 1878 - Mount Palatine
Miss Susan Pameter died on Friday night, 23, after nine days illness, aged 75 years. Deceased came from Old Hadley, Mass., 30 years ago, and has lived in this place ever since. For the last 13 years she resided with Dr. Davis, being a sister of his first wife.  She was well known and respected. Funeral services took place on Sabbath morning in the Congregational church, and were attended by a large number of relations and friends.


Amy Lightheart Panchaud

March 11, 1915

Mrs. Panchaud

Mrs. Amy Lightheart was born in Canada, near Montreal, March 15, 1825. she died in her home in Magnolia, March 4, 1915. Her age was therefore, nearly 90 years.

She came to Magnolia in 1851. Was married to Dr. Panchaud in 1858. Dr. Panchaud was a popular physician and practiced in Magnolia for years. He died in February, 1875. Mrs. Panchaud lived in the same little cottage alone for more than 40 years.

She had been for years a Baptist in faith, but in 1898, during the pastorate of Rev. J. N. Fawcett, she united with the Methodist church in Magnolia and was a faithful member till her death. She remarked to her pastor and wife that she had great comfort in her religious life. That she loved prayer and spent much time in prayer.

The only living relative that her friends know of are a niece in Kansas City, also a nephew in Detroit. These wrote her more than one to come and spend the rest of her days with them, but she preferred the quiet and freedom of her own little home. While she thus lived alone for more than 40 years, with not a relative nearer than about 400 miles, yet she had many firm friends for whom she had great admiration. Much credit is due these friends who looked after her all these years, and especially the last few weeks and months of her life.

She was possessed of fine native endowments. Had a strong personality. Had remarkable admiration for those whom she called her friends. Her memory was very vivid until the infirmities of age began to tell upon her. She could remember all the little minutia of the neighborhood history.

The funeral services were held in the Masonic Hall in Magnolia. Ther burial was in the Magnolia cemetery.


Dr.  J. C. Panchand/Panchaud

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL
February 26, 1875

Dr. Panchand of Magnolia, who has been suffering from a paralytic stroke for over a year, died last Thursday and was buried Sunday.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
March 4, 1875

Died at Magnolia, Feb. 18, of paralysis, Dr. J. C. Panchaud.


Child of Asaph Parmelee

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
APRIL 6, 1882

Hennepin

The 2 ½ years old child of Asaph and Agnes Parmelee died at Mt. Pleasant Iowa and was brought here Tuesday for burial. They stopped with Charles A. Zenor, a brother-in-law.


Edith Parmlee

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL, December 19, 1878
Local Correspondence - Hennepin

Little Edith Parmlee, infant daughter of Asaph Parmlee died of lung fever last Sabath morning, aged 5 months. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m.


L.L. Parmlee

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 1, 1874

Died at Mt. Chester, NY, September 22, L. L. Parmlee, of Hennepin

Putnam County Matters - L.L. Parmlee, one of the prominent citizens of Hennepin, went east in May for his health.  He was buried at Hennepin on Thursday, having died at Rochester, N.Y. on his way home. His loss is generally mourned.


Mrs. Jane Patten

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD

December 17, 1875
Mrs. Jane Patten, widow of the late William Patten, and mother of Jas. A. Patten, formerly of Florid, was buried at Union Grove Tuesday.


Mrs. N. A. Patten

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLIC, HENRY, IL

March 29, 1877
At Union Grove, Putnam county, March 21, at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Wallace, of pneumonia, March 29, 1877, Mrs. N. A. Patten, aged 84 years 11 days.


William Patterson

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL
August 14, 1874

Died at his residence in Hennepin on the 7th of dropsy, William Patterson, age 57 years.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
August 20, 1874

At Hennepin, August 7, of dropsy, William Patterson, aged 62 years.


Ella Belle Pearce

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL

November 15, 1888
Frank Pearce lost another child last Monday, Ella Belle, age 4 years and 7 months. She had been sick with diptheria about 10 days and died early Monday morning, November 12. The funeral was Monday evening. Mr. Pearce has been suffering in the same condition with the same disease but is reported better.


Mrs. Mary Pease

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL

January 21, 1875

Died in Hennepin, Jan. 14, Mary, wife of H. C. Pease.


Mrs. Susannah Perdew

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN

March 4, 1880
At Barlow, Washington county, Ohio, Feb. 12, at the residence of her son, Luther Perdew, of old age, Susannah Perdew, 85 years 1 month 10 days, mother of Moses Perdew of Magnolia township.


Gracie Perkins

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
September 6, 1877
At Snachwine, Sept 3, Gracie, aged 3 years, youngest daughter of Alvin Perkins.


Jesse Perkins

Taken From the Henry Republican
December 11, 1873

Died at Snachwine, Dec. 5, of consumption, Jesse Perkins, aged 18 years.

In is remarkable and sad to call to mind the fact that this vicinity has been sorrow stricken by a funeral every Sunday for the past four Sundays.  Jesse Perkins of this place died on the 5th inst., with consumption, age 18.  The funeral sermon was preached by Elder Wherry in the Christian church on Sunday last.  His remain were taken to the Long settlement for interment.


Daughter of William Perkins

Taken From the Henry Republican
February 12, 1874

Putnam County - Snachwine
Our village was again solemnized by the death of Wm. Perkinís little girl, aged 10 months.  Died on the 6th, while teething, was partially paralyzed. Funeral sermon was preached by Rev. G. W. Mapes in the Christian church on Sunday.


Norman Peters

Taken From the Henry Republican
April 2, 1874

In Snachwine township, March 30, at the house of his sister, Mrs. Melinda Morgan, Norman Peters, aged 36 years.

April 2, 1874, Putnam county News - Snachwine

Norman Peters, formerly owned the Isaac Newton farm, died in our village Monday. He has lived in this township about 20 years. He was a native of Connecticut. His wife survives him and will go to her children in Michigan to reside. She too, is very feeble.


Mrs. Peters

Taken From the Henry Republican
April 30, 1874, Putnam county News

Old Mrs. Peters, who lost her husband a few weeks ago, soon afterwhich she went with her son to Michigan, expired soon after completing her journey. Her body arrived here on Tuesday morning for interment.


Daniel Peterson

Taken From the Henry Republican
May 19, 1870

At Hennepin, May 5, of consumption, Daniel Peterson; also May 4, of consumption, Mrs. J. M. Kimball, and daughter of George Mawbray.


Isaac Peterson

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
January 7, 1875

At Hennepin, Jan. 4, Isaac Peterson, aged 68 years.

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL

January 8, 1875
Died at his residence in Hennepin, January 4 of lung disease, Isaac Peterson, age 68 years, 8 months.


Mrs. John Immel Peterson

Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL

December 9, 1926

The whole community was saddened Thursday evening when the news came that Mrs. John Immel Peterson had passed away at her home, one-quarter mile east of Florid. She had been sick just a week with double pneumonia and all that doctors, nurses and loving hands could do, was done, but her poor frail body could not stand that dreaded disease. She had just passed her 49th birthday. She leaves her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Earl Jegglie of Spring Valley; Mrs. Rena Anderson of Los Angels, Calif.; Mrs. Fred Carlson of South Dakota; and Pauline at home. There are twelve grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Mrs. Peterson had the sad misfortune to have her right hand amputated a few years ago but that never stopped her from doing her housework


Lorina Peterson

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL

Florid, May 31, 1916

A pall of sorrow swept over the community when the message was received that Lorina Peterson was dead. Miss Peterson was assisting Mrs. Wintershied of Hennepin Prairie with her housework and it was not known that she was sick. Miss Peterson was well known here and was a quiet and unassuming lady of pleasant disposition and much esteemed by all who knew her. Surely her death is greatly to be regretted. Her loss will be keenly felt and sincerely mourned by her numerous relatives and friends. Everyone in this neighborhood joins in offering tender sympathy for the dear bereaved ones.


Nellie Peterson

Florid, November 9, 1899
Nellie Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Peterson, met with a sad accident on Tuesday. While engaged on burning up some trash in the yard, her clothing caught on fire and in some way before assistance could get to her, she was badly burned. She died Wednesday from the effects. She was about 19 years of age and a very pleasant young woman. Much sympathy is felt for the family in this sad affliction.


Mrs. Matilda Phelps (nee Nixon)

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL, May 10, 1878
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.



Mrs. James Philson
The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois, March 29 1883
Ox Bow
A daughter of Mrs. Thomas Philson's and sister of Mrs. W. Grosscup, died a very sudden death. As we did not hear when she died we can't state the date. Her name was Mrs. James Philson of Iowa. We are sorry to hear of her death.


Robert Philson

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN
May 28, 1874

In Jasper county, Iowa, April 8, of dropsey, Robert Philson, aged 45 years, formerly of Magnolia, Putnam county.


Thomas Philson

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL

August 8, 1878

Died in Magnolia township, August 6, of diabetes, Thomas Philson, aged 68 years.

Thomas Philson was buried on Monday in Magnolia township.  He was an old settler, an industrious and prosperous farmer, and a prominent citizen.  We know of no one in his section of kindlier disposition, and for sterling honesty and manly qualities few excelled him.  For many years he worked at carpentering, and was regarded as one of the best mechanics in the vicinity, and for Lyman Horrom alone, who was a neighbor of his for some years, he done over $3000 worth of work.  He was elected sheriff of Putnam county for one term, and in town offices he held nearly all from supervisor down.  For the past year he has suffered with that debilitating disorder diabetis, which has confined him to the house a greater part of the time for the past four months, and with some affection of the heart culminated in his death. His funeral was largely attended, attesting that a good man has gone to his long home.


Mrs. Ann Plier (nee Fischer)

Putnam Record

August 11, 1898

Obituary

Mrs. John P. Plier, whom we mentioned last week as going to Chicago for medical treatment, was successfully operated upon, but the disease had progressed so far that recovery was impossible, and she died Thursday morning at 1 o'clock. The remains were brought home Thursday. The funeral took place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from the family residence to the Catholic church and thence to the cemetery, Rev. Francis officiating.

Ann Fischer was born in Germany in 1835. She came to American in 1855, and was united in marriage to Adolph Hapold the following year. Fourteen children were born to them, twelve of whom, six sons and six daughters are still living, the husband having died September 6, 1886. In 1888 she was married to John P. Plier who survives her. Mrs. Plier had lived in this vicinity for many years and the large concourse of friends assembled at the funeral only proves the high esteem in which she was held by all who knew her.


Benjamin W. Pool

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
Thursday, July 22, 1869

Died At Pawnee City, Nebraska ..?.... of the stomach, Benjamin W. Pool age 43 years. The deceased was a son of Simeon Pool, one of the first settlers on this prairie and will be remembered by many of the old residents. He was a man of sterling qualities and we are informed that some time previous to his death he experienced religion and waited with the M.E. church. He a leaves a widow and seven children with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his loss.


Mrs. Ellen Pool (nee Gardner)

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL

September 26, 1878
In this city, September 24, of congestion, Ellen Gardner, age 49, wife of A.M. Pool.


Guy W. Pool

Taken from the Courier Newspaper, Henry, IL
October 23, 1857

Died on Wednesday, 20, inst., at his residence in Putnam County, of bilious pneumonia, Mr. Guy W. Pool, age 57 years.


Infant son of Aaron Pool

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL

September 19, 1878
Died In Hennepin Township, September 10, of cholera infantum, infant son, one year old of Aaron and Sarah Pool.


Sidney Pool

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL

Back Page, December 26, 1917

Sidney Pool, one of the prominent residents of Julesburg, Colorado died at his home in Julesburg last Saturday, December 8 after an illness of almost 2 years. For a week previous to his death, the deceased had been in a critical condition and slight hopes were had for his recovery. The deceased was born July 3, 1849 in Putnam County, IL. on the Hennepin Road 5 miles above Henry and was age 68 years, 4 months and 8 days at the time of his death. He came to Cheyenne County, Nebraska from Illinois in the year 1886 and homesteaded near where the town of Dalton, Nebraska is now located. About 6 years ago the deceased in company with his family moved to Julesburg, engaging in the lumber business with his son Guy Pool. The business being known as the Julesburg Lumber Company of which his son Guy had been an active manager for several years. The deceased leaves to mourn his death besides his wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters who are as follows: A.C. Pool, Portland, Oregon; Guy W. Pool, Julesburg; F.J. Pool, Dalton, Nebraska; Sidney Herbert Pool, somewhere in France; Mrs. R.P. Scott, Mrs. Elbert Scott, Bridgeport, Nebraska; Mrs. W.J. Ewing and Mrs. H.R. Cloud, Dalton, Nebraska. With the exception of Sidney Herbert Pool and A.C. Pool, all the children were at the bedside of the father at the time of his death. Funeral services were held in Julesburg at the home last Monday at 9:00 o'clock, conducted by Reverend W. T. Gately, pastor of the Methodist Church and the remains accompanied by the members of the family, Reverend Gately and Miss Irma Bower were taken to Dalton, Nebraska that morning at which place funeral services were conducted at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon and internment was made in the Dalton cemetery. Julesburg Colorado Grit-Advocate.


Albert Price

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
Nov. 3, 1881

Magnolia

A week ago today, Albert Price, son of William M. Price, was buried at the Friend's cemetery. He died with cancer which started in his arm. He leaves a wife and two or three children.


Phillip Purcell

Henry Republican, Henry, IL, December 21, 1882

Putnam

While the above subject lay cold in death, another household was stricken by the same felled destroyer. A wife, 4 little children, brothers and friends stood about the bedside of all that was mortal of Phillip Purcell. About 10:30 pm, life was extinct. He has suffered long and terrible with typhoid fever, but his sufferings are now over. His body lies buried in the Catholic cemetery, northwest of here. A kind and indulgent father, an honest and upright man is gone. Thus in the short space of one week, three parents have died in this vicinity - two mothers, one father.


Serafinia Pucci

Front Page, May 27, 1965

Aged Former Local Man laid to rest

Serafinia Pucci, 91, father of Judge Albert Pucci died shortly after 5 PM Thursday May 30, 1965 in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton where he had been a patient 17 days. He had resided at the PrairieView Nursing Home in Princeton the past 3 1/2 years. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11:00 at St. Patrick's Church in Hennepin with the Reverend John Kwak officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony's cemetery at the county seat. Visitation was held Friday evening at the Dysert Chapel. The Rosary was recited at 8:00. A native of Italy, he was born December 5, 1878 and came to the United States in 1908, settling in Mark. He is a retired coal miner. In 1907, he was married to Adele Carboni and they lived in Mark until 1927 when they moved to Hennepin. Mrs. Pucci died August 8, 1944. Surviving are two sons, Guisti of Naperville and Judge Pucci, one daughter, Mrs. Byron (Mary) Larson of Hennepin, one stepson Julius Bassi of Ontario, California, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one brother in Italy. He was preceded in death by one stepson, Ernest Bassi of Hennepin in 1938 and six sisters. Pall bearers were James Peterson, Raymond Monks, Vivian Colby, Simon Sederfield, Royal Clemens, and Raymond Marchiori



Diadama S. Pulsipher
Windham County Democrat. (Brattleboro, Vt.), February 28, 1839, Image 3
Died in Hennepin, Putnam Co.(Illinois), January 21st, Miss Diadama S. Pulsipher, late of Wilimington, Vt., aged 23 years and 5 months.


Amos T. Purviance

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN

January 21, 1904

Passes away Thursday at 12:20 p.m. Jan. 14, 1904

Amos T. Purviance was born near Smithfield, Jefferson county, Ohio, March 6, 1823. At the age of 16 years, he entered the office of the Steubenville Herald. Soon after learning the printer's trade, in connection with a cousin who was an attorney, he purchased the paper which they published for about a year and on selling out he came west. Previously Mr. Purviance was married Aug. 7, 1843, in Jefferson county, Ohio, to Miss Mary Ong. They came to Putnam county in the spring of 1847 and located on a farm and for seven years, he devoted himself to farming. In September 1853, he moved to Hennepin, where he clerked in E.F. Pulsifer's dry goods store, and in 1854 was elected sheriff of Putnam County, in which office he served for two years, and the following year was a member of the dry goods firm of Grable, Cowles & Purviance. In 1857 he was first elected County Clerk and was repeatedly re-elected until he had filled the office for 41 consecutive years. Aug. 7, 1895, Mr. Purviance and his estimable wife celebrated their golden wedding. His whole life, socially and politically, was singularly pure and lofty. He joined the I.O.O.F. lodge meeting, Oct. 14, 1853, and has been a stalwart supporter of that body up to time of his death. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.L. Douglas, and followed by services the cemetery by the I.O.O.F. lodge, which were very impressive. Truly, one of Putnam county's able men has left us. The family are very grateful to all who kindly assisted them in the care and burial of their beloved father. Those present from abroad were Robt. Pettibone of Chicago, Hon A.W. Hopkins of Granville, John Swaney, Amos Wilson, Abel and Perry Mills, Judges Mills and McNabb, John Sutherland and wife of Magnolia and a large number of brother Odd Fellows from Henry, Granville and Bureau.

Barton County democrat. (Great Bend, Kan.), February 05, 1904, Image 4
In the death of Ames T. Purviance of Hennepin, Ills., passes away a man who is well known to many of our formerly of Illinois people. Mr. Purviance was a brother of J. A. Purviance of this city and was nearly 81 years old. He was for 41 consecutive years county clerk of Hennepin county, Ill., being elected the first time in 1857. In his death his community has lost a most estimable citizen and his county a man who at all times was alive to the interests of his constituents.


James Purviance

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLIC, HENRY, IL
March 29, 1877

At Hennepin, March 20, of heart disease, James Purviance, Sr., aged 70, father of Amos T. Purviance, Esq., county clerk of Putnam county.

Mr. Amos T. Purviance, county clerk of Putnam county, buried his aged and venerable father James Purviance last week. His disease was suffocation from heart disease, dying in half an hour from the last attack of it. Mr. P. was born in Redstone, Pa., December 28, 1800; in early life emigrated to Smithfield, Ohio, where he resided about 30 years. He moved to Putnam county in 1846, and until eight years ago followed farming, since which time he has made it his home in Hennepin. In religion he was a Quaker, and hence a friend to all. He was a gentleman of character and standing and highly esteemed.

Local Correspondence - Hennepin
Death has again been in our midst and claimed as its victims two of our aged people. James Purviance, Sr., father of A. T. Purviance of this place died of heart disease on the 20th inst. And Grandmother Patten, as she was familiarly called, by her acquaintances all over the county, mother of Robert Patten of this place, died on pneumonia, the 24th inst. at the advanced age of 84 years.


Nora Purviance

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
August 30, 1877

Near Mt. Palatine, Putnam county, Aug. 23, Nora, aged 9 months, youngest daughter of James Purviance

 

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