Putnam County, Illinois History and Genealogy
Obituaries and Death Notices


 Samuel H. Taber

Taken From the Putnam County Record
April 15, 1869

Samuel H. Taber, son of Dr. C. B. Taber, and formerly a resident of this place (Hennepin) died in Cairo, Ill. on the 12th 1nst., after a lingering illness of 10 months.

Cyrus Taliaferro


August 28, 1879

Died at Snachwine, Aug. 26, Cyrus Taliaferro, aged about 40 years.

Cyrus Taliaferro was consigned to the village cemetery at Snachwine yesterday. He had been ill some time. He was born, cradled, raised, and has always lived near the place wehre he died. Few young men had better parents, or better prospects at the age of 21. He first chose farming and prospered; exchanged it for merchandising and what he had was swept away. He died at an early age comparatively cut off in the prime of life. He had many virtues, was much respected, and if he had faults, it must have been against himself. We mingle our tears with the wife and babes, and the aged parents, who, by this death, bury their sixth child. The funeral was a large one, and would have been still larger had it been more generally known.

Daughter of Cyrus Tallifero

March 6, 1873

Putnam County News - Snachwine

Sickness prevails - Wm. G. Dunnel's little girl is recovering. Mr. Cyrus Tallifero's little girl (the oldest) take sick on Monday of last week with cerebro-spinal- meningitis, yielded to the monster Death of Friday of the same week. Her funeral sermon was preached by Elde John Wherry at the Christian church.

Mrs J. Riddle Taliaferro (nee Cleveland)

From the Henry Republican
2/16/1888 exerpts only (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney)

...At Putnam of infirmities of age, wife of J. Riddle Taliaferro, 73 years, 1 month, 14 days. Her father Resolve Cleveland settled in Illinois in 1828 when she was 13. January 1833 at 18 years of age married Mr. Taliaferro...eight children but only two daughters survive...his farm on the site of a once IndianVillage.

Infant of James Taylor

Taken From the Henry Republican
Jan. 2, 1873

Putnam County News
We made mention last week of several cases of sickness recently - brain or spinal fever. Out of some six cases, four have died. James Taylor lost a babe, Saturday morning; also a child of Mr. Waldron died the same day. On Sunday A. J. Correll lost one of his children.  John Lyons, formerly living some 4 miles in the country died on Sunday also. The other cases we believe are in a fair way to recover. This disease we are told is pronounced brain fever and seems to be of a very fatal nature.

James Ellsworth Taylor
Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 Aug 1947
Judge Jas. Ellsworth
Hennepin, Ill, Aug. 22
Funeral services for Judge James Ellsworth Taylor, 85, will be held here today. He died here Tuesday. The veteran member of the Putnam County bench and bar was elected state's attorney of the county in 1888. He later served as county judge. He retired in 1942. Surviving are two sons, George of Hennepin and James Jr. of River Forest, Ill.

Adolph Teason


September 20, 1922


Adolph Teason was born in St. Louis, MO, September 14, 1856 and died at Watertown, South Dakota, September 11, 1922, being almost 66 years of age. He was united in marriage with Katherine Henning, daughter of John and Jane Henning, November 12, 1883, who departed this life at her home near Florid, Illinois, November 20, 1901. Four children were born to this union, all of whom are still living., Nellie Holmbeck of Beavercreek, Minnesota, Wesley Teason of Vienna, S.D., Margaret Whitney of North Yakima, Washington, and Wilmer Teason of Luverne, Minnesota. After the death of his wife, Mr. Teason continued farming near Florid for a few years, then went to Beavercreek, Minnesota to make his home with his children and at the time of his death was making his home with his son Wesley at Vienna, South Dakota. Funeral services were held at the church at Florid, Thursday, September 15, conducted by Rev. L.M. White of the First Evangelical Church of Granville. Internment in the Florid cemetery by the side of his wife. H.L. Dysart of Granville was the undertaker in charge and the casket bearers were Adam Deininger, Samuel Clemens, S.P. Clemens, Johnny Peterson, David Clemens and Nicholas Krafft.

Mrs. Margaret D. Templeton (nee Dicey)


January 21, 1904

Mrs. Margaret D. Templeton died in Bloomington, Dec. 23. She was the daughter of Rev. J.H. Dicey, pastor of Union Grove church near Granville in 1840. They came to Putnam County in 1837. She married Rev. S.M.Templeton in 1851. The husband and two of four children preceded her to the other life. Mrs. Templeton was a high-minded woman of broad culture and an amiable disposition. Her life was a constant benediction for those who came under its influence.

Jennie Thayli


August 3, 1897
Attended the funeral of Jennie Thayli - niece of J.B. Dagger. She was buried at U. Grove. Services at Florid.

Henry Calahill Thomas



Word came to Hennepin Wednesday of last week that H. C. Thomas or Cal as he was familiarly called was dead and his son Scott who resided here left here that night for Fairfield, Iowa where his father had lived. He returned Friday morning with the remains and the funeral took place at 2:00 o’clock Friday afternoon. Mr. Thomas lived in and near Hennepin nearly all of his life up to 1878 when he moved to Iowas and was well known all over Putnam County. He was a man endowed with a large amount of public spirit and always took an active part in all movements pertaining to the advancement of the locality in which he lived. He was a prominent factor in the Buell Institute and Putnam County Agricultural Board and acted as its head officer for several years. Henry Calahill Thomas was born in the state of Virginia, November 12, 1824. He came with his parents to Illinois in 1826 and the greater part of his life was spent in this state. He was married in 1847 to Julia A. Taggart, who more than 20 years ago, passed to the better land. To them were born 9 children, all of whom are living and all but three, Mrs. Zenor, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Smith were present at the funeral. In 1878, he was again married to Mrs. Sarah Bennett, who with one child survives him and both were present at the funeral. In the same year as his second marriage, 1878, he moved to Iowa and has since resided in that state. His death occurred at Fairfield, Iowa, April 7, 1897 at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 25 days. The funeral took place from the M.E. church at 2:00 o’clock PM, April 9, Reverend J.Z. Zeller officiating and was attended by a large number of old friends.

Mrs. Julia Thomas

June 4, 1875

Died at her residence, 4 miles east of Hennepin, June 2, of consumption, Mrs. Julia Thomas, 51, wife of H.C. Thomas.

June 10, 1875

At Hennepin, June 2, of consumption, Julia, aged 51, wife of H. C. Thomas.

Mrs. Emma Thornton (nee Fyffe)

May 19, 1881

At Magnolia, May 16, Emma, wife of James B. Thornton and daughter of G. Fyffe.

The community was shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. J. B. Thornton, which took place on Monday at Magnolia. She was the daughter of J. F. Fyffe, and had only been married a little over a year. She was an estimable woman, and very highly respected by all.

Magnolia--At 8 o'clock Monday morning, Emma, daughter of our late townsman, G. Fyffe and wife of James B. Thornton took her leave of earthly things. Her death is a great affliction. James and Emma had been married but little over a year. Their pathway appeared to be fair and pleasant till the grim messenger showed his handwriting on the wall. Deceased was buried Tuesday afternoon at this place.

Tommy Thornton

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune
July 24, 1857

Sudden Death
On Friday last, the body of Tommy Thornton, a rare old Irish gentleman, well known to our citizens was found on the turnpike road a few hundred yards from Mr. Richie’s residence on the opposite side of the river from Hennepin. How long he had been dead is hard to determine, but many persons seen him in town on Thursday afternoon. When found his head was lying on a pillow which he had made of his coat. The general supposition is that he was laboring under the influence of Mania A Po’n at the time he laid down, which together with the excessive heat of the sun caused his death. A wake was held over his body on Friday night and on Saturday morning his remains were interred.

Willis Tomlinson

Taken From the Henry Republican
April 27 1882

Died at Clear Creek, Putnam county, April 20, of an intestinal tumor, Willis, son of Carver Tomlinson.

Chalon Towle

Putnam Record
October 5, 1899

Death of Chalon Towle

As briefly stated in our last week's issue, Chalon, son of the late C. P. Towle, died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Chas. L. Young in Chicago, Monday evening, September 25, 1899 at 10:30 of typhoid fever. He was taken sick September 4, and from the first his symptoms were alarming, yet he lingered and suffered for nearly a month before death ended his sufferings. He was attended by the best medical talent to be had, and professional nurses were in constant attendance, but death had marked him and no earthly power could restore him to health again.

Under taker Treudt of this place was immediately communicated with and made preparations for the funeral which was set for Thursday September 28, at 2 o'clock p.m. Funeral services were held at Mr. Young's residence early Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. Simmons, after which the body was taken to the Rock Island depot and shipped to Bureau, accompanied by one brother and two sisters and their husbands. On arrival at Hennepin, the body was taken direct to the cemetery, where a short service was held, conducted by Rev. L. F. Zinser, at the conclusion of which the casket was opened and the corpse was viewed by the many friends who were present, then tenderly laid away in its last earthly resting place in Riverside cemetery.

Chalon Towle was born in Hennepin, Ill., and November 15, 1869 and consequently was 29 years, 10 months and 10 days old. He passed his early days and received his schooling in Hennepin. In March, 1884, he went to Manistee, Michigan, and commenced the trade of printing, and worked there about four years.

Chalon Towle
Contributed by Sally V. Houston

After a short stay in Chicago, he went to Antioch, Ill., and worked several years with his brother-in-law, A. H. Storms. He then went back to Chicago, where he had resided most of the time for the past ten years, working most of the time at the printing business.

He leaves two brothers, John P. Towle and Peoria and Walker of Abingdon, Ill., and ..?… sisters, Mrs. Scott Thomas of Abingdon, Ill., Mrs. A. H. Store of Iron Mountain, Michigan, Mrs. C. E. Young of Chicago, and Miss Jennie Towle of Abingdon, Ill., all of whom were present at the funeral. Not withstanding the day was cold and windy, a large number of friends gathered at the cemetery to pay their last respects to the deceased. Several elegant floral tokens from Chicago friends accompanied the body to Hennepin. The loss to the brothers and sisters of a kind and affectionate brother, in the prime of life, is a severe blow, and they have the sympathy of their many Hennepin friends.

Charles Towle

September 16, 1869

At Hennepin, September 7, Charles, infant son of C. P. and S. J. Towle, aged 17 months

Charles Porter Towle

Putnam Record
July 28, 1898

Death of C. P. Towle

Charles Porter Towle was born in Brunswick, Pensselaer county, N.Y., October 25, 1828, and died at his home at Hennepin, after a long, illness, July 20, 1898, at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 25 days. After living in several different states in the union he finally settled in Hennepin, Ill, April 30, 1853 where in the same year he was united in marriage with Sarah J. Storer, July 7. She preceded him to that other world several years ago. Then children came to bless this union and all but three are living and were present at the funeral. In the year 1892, January 31, he was again married to Mrs. Francis C. Boyle of Hennepin.

He had been in business in Hennepin for many years until last October when he was suddenly stricken with disease and he bore with wonderful patience the intense suffering till that same old ship sank and it sails on the ocean no more. Although not a member of any church he was a firm believer to God; acknowledging his dependence on him. His mercy, a reader of His word, and often gave evidence of his trust in God and hope of heaven.

Funeral took place Friday afternoon, July 22, at 3 o'clock from his late home, Revs J. P. Cambell and L. F. Zinser officiating. Deceased was a honored and the next oldest member of Hennepin Lodge No. 118 I. O. O. F. and after the conclusion of the services at the house the members of the above lodge took charge of the remains, conducting them to Riverside cemetery, where the were laid to rest beside those of his first wife, the beautiful and impressive funeral service of the order being used at the grave.

Charles Porter Towle
Contributed by Sally V. Houston

The attendance to the funeral was the largest seen in Hennepin for many years, friends coming from all parts of the county to pay their last tribute of respect to one they clearly loved and honored for his many acts of kindness and his noble manly qualities.

John Porter Towle

Contributed by Sally Houston

John P. Towle, Died in California

Brief mention was made last week of the death of John P. Towle, who passed away at his home in Santa Ana, Calif. No particulars were had at the time.

Mr. Towle had not been in the best of health for several months, but continued to work up to the first of June when he had a vacation. He had planned to paint his residence but grew worse, and his ailment took a dropsical form and he was compelled to take to his bed. A physician was called and a few days later about three gallons of fluid was taken from the patient, which gave him relief, but he failed to gain strength and did not improve. The doctor informed Mrs. Towle that her husband could not survive more than three or four months.

The fourth of July he went to the bathroom with a glass of water to rinse his mouth, when he suddenly fell to the floor and was unable to speak. A physician was hastily summoned but to no avail, and he passed away at 9:30 that evening never regaining consciousness.

Mrs. Towle accompanied the remains to the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.R. Guyer, at Chillicothe, where they were kept until Saturday afternoon when the funeral cortege came to Riverside cemetery where short services were held, conducted by Rev. T. Parkinson, followed by the burial service of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which the deceased was an honored member.

John Porter Towle
Contributed by Sally V. Houston

The following brief obituary was read at the cemetery:

John Porter Towle was born in Hennepin, Illinois, June 26, 1854, and died at his home in Santa Ana, California, July 4, 1925, aged 71 years and 8 days. He was the second of ten children born to Charles P. and Sarah Jane Towle. He grew to manhood in Hennepin and on December 22, 1876, was married to Mary Emma Cook, of Hennepin. To this union were born Ethel Viola and Almon I. Towle. In 1894, Mr. Towle went to the Government Services in Peoria, Illinois, where he served continuously for 31 years. In October, 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Towle took up their residence in California, where he continued in the Government Service until his death. He was taking his annual vacation when he was called. In 1895, while in Hennepin over Sunday, he gave his name into the Methodist church in Hennepin under the pastorate of Rev. Mecham.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mary Emma Towle, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Guyer, of Chillicothe, Illinois, and his three grandchildren, Eleanor, Maurice and Lawrence Guyer. His son Almon having died in Tennessee in 1908. Also two sisters Mrs. Clara Thomas of Richmond and Mrs. Addie Young of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one brother, Mr. Walker Towle, recently of St. Cloud, Minnesota. His sister, Miss Jennie Towle just passed away May 27th.

[Source: Unknown newspaper, unknown date.]

Jennie Towle

Contributed by Sally V. Houston

Miss Jennie Towle was born at Hennepin, Ill., June 22, 1864 and passed away after an illness of eight months at Ramsey Hospital, 70 Willow St., Minneapolis, Minn.

Miss Jennie united with the M.E. church at Hennepin on April 2, 1882, and during the years of her residence in Hennepin was very active in all church and Sunday school work. She had charge of a class of eighteen boys and often expressed her pride in them after they grew to be men.

Miss Jennie gave up her residence in Hennepin in 1900, when she accompanied her brother, Walker, to Abingdon, Ill., remaining there for twelve years, and in 1912 moved to Morris, Minn., where she and her brother, Walker, conducted a dry goods store for ten years. The last three years of her life, she has made her home in St. Cloud, Minn.

A very beautiful character, loved and respected by all with whom she came in contact. One of her greatest assets was the "making and keeping of friends."

She leaves to mourn her departure two brothers, John P. Towle, Santa Ana, Calif. And Walker Towle, St. Cloud, Minn., two sisters Mrs. C.W. Thomas, Richmond, Calif., and Mrs. Chas. L. Young, Minneapolis, Minn., two nephews and two nieces and a host of dear friends.

Jennie Towle
Contributed by Sally V. Houston

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, May 27th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. Parkinson. A large gathering of sympathizing friends were present to pay their last earthly respects to a dear departed friend.

Interment was made in Riverside cemetery in charge of H.L. Dysart, of Granville. The following persons acted as casket bearers: C.J. Zenor, A.J. Stewartson, C.N. Nash, O.C. Cofoid, D.S. Wood and L.E. Morine.

[Source: Unknown newspaper, unknown date.]

Mattie (Towle) Storms

Contributed by Sally V. Houston

Mattie Towle (Mrs. A.H. Storms)

As briefly stated last week, Mrs. A.H. Storms died at her home in Iron Mountain, Michigan, Monday morning, October 7, 1901 after an illness of but a few days. Mrs. Storms, we learn, had visited a sister at Abingdon, Ill., and also one in Chicago, only a few days before taken ill, in fact just before leaving Chicago for her home she was quite ill, but rallied and made the long journey safely. Shortly after reaching home, however, she suffered a second attack, and notwithstanding she had the best medical attention and the most tender and careful nursing, she failed to find relief except in death. One sister, Mrs. C.L. Young, of Chicago reached her before death took place, but the two brothers and two other sisters failed to reach her bedside until after death had claimed her. They were John P. Towle of Peoria, Walker and Jennie Towle and Mrs. Clara Thomas, of Abingdon, Ill. All the brothers and sisters remained to the funeral, which occurred Thursday, October 10, at 2 o'clock p.m. We copy the following from the Iron Mountain Gazette:

Mattie E. Towle was born at Hennepin, Illinois, Feb. 3, 1862. On May 28, 1882, she was married to A.H. Storms. Together they moved to Princeton, Ill., and later to Chicago. In 1884 they moved to Manistee, Mich., from which place Mr. Storms was appointed to the railway mail service coming to Menominee range about ten years ago, since which time they have lived in Florence, Wis., and Iron Mountain, Mich., except for a short time spent in Illinois.

Mattie (Towle) Storms
Contributed by Sally V. Houston

At Manistee two sons were born to them, both of whom preceded her to the spirit land. At Iron Mountain, her eldest son, Ralph, was born, and the youngest son Walter, was born at Antioch. Mrs. Storms, while not a member of any church, was a regular attendant at the Methodist Episcopal Church, and lived an exemplary life, being essentially a home-lover, valuing her family and friends above all other things. There are left to mourn a husband and two sons, three sisters, two brothers, a step-mother besides innumerable friends to whom she had endeared herself.

[Source: Unknown newspaper, unknown date.]

Sarah Jane Towle

Contributed by Sally V. Houston

Sarah Jane Towle was born in Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. April 29th 1837.

Died in Hennepin, March 3d, 1884, aged 46 years, 10 months and 4 days.

Her maiden name was Storer. She was united in marriage to Charles P. Towle in Hennepin, July 7th 1853. She was the mother of ten children - five girls and five boys - three of whom in infancy preceded her to the spirit world. Seven - four daughters and three sons - remain to mourn the loss of a mother's care.

She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Hennepin in Jan. 1858, during the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Murch. Her Christian life though not demonstrative, seemed deep and abiding and during an illness of about fourteen months sustained and comforted her to the last. When her pastor read the scriptures to her or prayed with her, she frequently gave expression to her hope in Christ, and always sought to leave her all in his hands. Of her also it may truly be said, a brighter example of patience and Christian fortitude is seldom witnessed in this world. Her home life seemed singularly pleasant and joyous. Though seldom physically strong she was greatly attached to her husband and children, and earnestly labored for their comfort and welfare.

She said to the writer only a few days before she passed away, that she had hoped for a long time to recover, and greatly desired that she might be spared to her children and home, but she had given herself submissively into the Lord's hands and was now willing that His will should be done. She accordingly during the same day gave all desirable directions in reference to her burial to her eldest daughter. She talked but little of death, though she frequently gave assurance of her hope in the promises in the Gospel.

Sarah Jane Towle
Contribued by Sally V. Houston

She was conscious until the last, and realizing that she must soon pass over the river, she gathered her children about her and beginning with the eldest and continuing to the youngest with one exception, (one daughter, Mrs. Young being absent) she bid them all a calm and affectionate farewell. She then closed her eyes and in a few moments more had gone to be with the angels and the loved ones who had gone on before, leaving a record and a heritage to her husband and children greater than the riches of the earth.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

The funeral took place from the M.E. Church Tuesday at 2 o'clock, p.m., Rev. H.A. Peters officiating, and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

[Source: Unknown newspaper, unknown date.]

Walker Towle

Contributed by Sally V. Houston

Walker Towle was born in Hennepin August 25, 1873 and passed away suddenly at his home in Rhinelander, Wis., February 19, 1927, aged 53 years, six months and 25 days. He was the youngest of ten children born to Charles P. and Sarah Jane Towle. Two brothers and a sister died in infancy. When a child ten years old his mother passed away. His father died in 1899 and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Storms, in October 1900. In May 1925 his sister, Jennie Towle, died and in July of the same year the eldest brother, John P. Towle was taken.

Of the large family, two sisters remain to mourn the loss of a kind and loving brother, Mrs. Scott Thomas of Richmond, Calif., and Mrs. C.L. Young of Rhinelander, Wis., and a number of nephews and nieces, with a host of friends he made in his busy active life.

Mr. Towle was married to Mary Zenor in Henry, June 14, 1900. She passed away in March last year.

When a boy sixteen years of age he entered the mercantile world, working with the C. & W. Eddy and Patrick Dore dry goods store of Hennepin. Later he entered the employ of the H.R. Crouch Dry Goods Co. of Abingdon. About twenty years ago he engaged in business for himself, which he conducted successfully until his death. He located in Eldora, Ia., later. He was also located at St. Cloud, Minn., for several years. After the death of his sister Jennie he moved to Rhinelander, Wis., where he has been conducting his business for more than a year.

He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges, a director in the National Merchants Association of Minneapolis and St. Paul and a member of the Commercial Club of Rhinelander.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Hennepin, February 22, at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. Thomas Parkinson. Many friends were in attendance to pay their last respects to the deceased. Burial was in Riverside cemetery where all the family have been laid to rest.

Walker Towle
Contributed by Sally V. Houston

The following friends and acquaintances were the casket bearers: J.E. Taylor, Adam Deck, W.A. Boyle, P.M. Morine, W.A. Paxton and O.C. Cofoid.

Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Young of Rhinelander, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Guyer and two sons, Maurice and Lawrence of Chillicothe; Mrs. Lizzie Zenor, Miss Mattie Evans and Miss Ethel Zenor of Henry; Mrs. Myra Redfield of Streater and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Otto of Magnolia.

[Source: Unknown newspaper, unknown date.]

Mrs. Rachel Townley

February 11, 1869
Died at Snachwine, Feb. 8 of paralysis, Rachel, wife of Clark Townley, in the 66th year of her age.
We chronicle the sadness in this issue of the death of paralysis of the esteemable lady of Clark Townley of Snachwine. She was a lady highly loved and esteemed by all who knew her. The family came from New Jersey 14 years ago. Lived in Toulon 2 years and then bought and settled on the place which they now dwell upon. The husband and two sons with a large circle of relatives mourn her departure. Three daughters who have joined the heavenly throng while they lived in Jersey, will gather at the river to welcome her in that bright land of the great hereafter.

Mrs. Evaline Trask

Taken From the Henry Republican, April 22, 1915

Our Hennepin, McNabb and Magnolia readers, who knew her more or less intimately, regret the death of Mrs.Evaline Trask, who departed his life at her home in Hennepin lst week. Although nearly 90 years of age, she had remarkably good health and resided alone at her home. Saturday and Sunday she visited the neighbors and did not complain of being ill, but about 5 o'clock Sunday evening when Miss Mary Read called at her home, she found Mrs. Trask in a serious condition. She notified the neighbors and immediately called Dr. McCormick, who ministered to the sick woman, but without avail, and death resulted in about an hour. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. D. G. DuBois of the M. E. church, and was attended by a large gathering of neighbors and friends to pay their last respects to the deceased. Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: Miss Flora West of Cuba, Kas.; Mrs. Marie Trask of Galesburg; Mrs. Maude Thompson of Pontiac, and Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Trask of Davenport, Ia. A brother at Zanesville, (?), was unable to be present. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery by the side of her husband and daughter. The casket bearers were old neighbors and friends of the deceased. Earl Taylor acting as mortician.

Mrs. Hanna N. Trask

July 16, 1868

In Hennepin, July 2, of consumption, Hanna N., wife of John Trask, age 45 years.

Hattie Trask

Taken From the Henry Republican
September 8, 1870

At Hennepin, Aug. 31, Hattie, infant daughter of John and Eveline Trask, aged 14 months.

John Trask

Taken From the Henry Republican
January 4, 1872

Died at Hennepin, December 28, John Trask, aged about 70 years.

Putnam News
John Trask of Hennepin, one of its old and respected citizens, died suddenly last week.  On his way to the post office he fell and being born home he died in a few moments.  Heart disease or apoploxy are supposed to have been the cause.

Infant Daughter of Charles Treerwiler

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune
September 11, 1857

On the 1st, inst., an infant daughter of Charles and Susannah Treerwiler

Lizzie Trerwiler (Klein )

Taken From the Putnam Record

September 8, 1898

The following obituary is copied from the Henry Times of September 2

Yesterday the body of Mrs. Adolph Klein, of Whitefield Corners was brought from Chicago to Henry for burial, services heing held from St. Mary's church at 9 a.m., Fr. Gerardy officiating. Mrs. Kein, whose maiden name was Lizzie Trerwiler, was a native of Hennepin, the daughter of Charles Trerwiler. She was between 40 and 45 years of age and had been married to Mr. Kline about 24 years.

She was the mother of 14 children, 11 of whom survive her, the youngest about two years old. Mrs. Kline has been sick sometime and about a month ago was taken to Chicago fro treatment. It was thought at first that she was improving but a week or so ago she began to fail and her husband was sent for. She grew rapidly worse and expired at the home of her sister in Chicago Sunday and was laid to rest yesterday.

Louie Trerwiler

Louie Trerwiler, son of Charles Trerwiler, succembed to that dreadful disease, consumption, after a long and painful illness, on Saturday morning.

John Trerwiler

March 7, 1878
At Hennepin, Feb. 25, John Trerwiler, aged 29 years.

Mr. Trerwiler


April 18, 1878
Vicinity Affairs - Hennepin

Old Mr. Trerwiler, father of Charles Trerwiler, an old and highly respected citizen of Hennepin, was buried here on Sunday. This is the fifth old person who has died in the last five weeks.


April 19, 1878

Old Mr. Trerwiler, father of Charles Trerwiler died Friday night of last week very suddenly. He had been quite feeble for some time but was able we believe to walk out on the day previous to his death. On Friday evening he complained of feeling worse and his son deemed it best to watch with him during the night, but the old man told him he could do no good by doing so and Charley retired. On awakening during the night, he went to the bed of his father and found him dead. We have not been able to learn his age but he was quite advanced in years. The funeral took place Sunday evening at 4 o'clock from the Catholic church and was largely attended.

Charles Treudt


October 8, 1875
Died at his residence in Hennepin, Wednesday, Oct. 6, Chas. Treudt, 51 years old.

Mrs. Christine Trone


Christine Trone, spoken of in last week's article, as being very sick with lung fever, was buried last Sunday at the Caledonia cemetery. It will be remembered by most of the people in this township that her husband, David Trone, was killed about 20 years ago by the bursting of a grindstone propelled by a horse. Mrs. Trone was a member of the M. E. church, and lived a very exemplary life. Rev. M. P. Porter preached the funeral discourse. She left, surviving her, two daughters and one son. One daughter is the wife of Wm. Haws, Jr., the other of John O. Kidd.

Mrs. Arthur True


September 24, 1903

Died at Whitefield Corners, on Sunday night about midnight, Mrs. Arthur True, aged 80 years. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday afternoon, was well attended, being conducted by Rev. H. Coolidge. Burial at Sugar Grove cemetery beside her husband. Mrs. True was one of the pioneers of this country, and beloved by all who knew her. She leaves several sons and daughters, all married and had full-filled all the duties of wife, mother, neighbor and friend, and the "well done good and faithful servant" has gone to a higher use. Her end was peace.

Alvan Turner

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 2, 1876

At Hebron, Me., Feb. 9, Alvan Turner, aged 70 years, elder brother of Oaks Turner of Hennepin.

Daniel B. Turner

Taken From the Henry News Republican

January 28, 1915

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Daniel B. Turner of Hennepin, after a week's illness, passed into the spiritual world. Mr. Turner's life was spent in his home town, educated, resided and died at the parental home. In early life he qualified himself as a surveyor and for 40 years or more held the office of county surveyor of Putnam county.

Mr. Turner was married in Henry, Ill., to Miss Ella Hiltabrand, sister of A. G. and George Hiltabrand, the wedding taking place in the latter's home while he lived in this city in 1893, some 21 years ago and home while he lived in this city, and as she only lived a short time he has since lived with a maiden sister, Cornelia and brother Henry, the trio occupying the Turner homestead in Hennepin as stated above.

For the past two years he has been ailing with a stomach trouble, and last winter was at the Proctor hospital, Peoria, where he was benefited. Two months ago he was in Henry, when he stated he never felt better in his life. However his old foe returned, the last attack proving fatal. His age was 65.

He leaves a competence which will no doubt be divided between four sisters and three brothers who survive him.

Oaks Turner


Dec. 13, 1888
Died at Hennepin, December 9, Oaks Turner, 80, an old settler.

Abel Barnum Turrell

Taken From the Henry Republican
February 19, 1874

Died at Snachwine, Feb. 17, Abel Barnum Turrell aged 84 years, father of Mrs. Henry Hunter.

Putnam County News - Obituary
Father A. B. Turroll died Tuesday evening, at the house of his son-in-law, Henry Hunter's in Snachwine, the victim of an accident with an ax, that befel him some two weeks since.  We recapitulate: In the absence of the family he was engaged in chopping and splitting wood in the yaerd with a new sharp ax, and while bringing it down with great force, the ax glaced sideways, and entered on the right side of the left leg above the ankle, going through the boot leg, cutting off the ankle joint, and passing in under the ankle, severing a main artery to the foot and about half of the heel cord, inflicting a fatal wound. Dr. Jones of Henry, who was passing at the moment, was called, who took up the arteries and dressed the wound, rendering the old gentleman comfortable, who no doubt would have bled to death had it been necessary to summon a surgeon and wait his coming. His extreme age prevented amputation, and the severing of an important artery to the foot, cut off the life blood to the disabled member, which brought on mortification, when death ensued.

Father Turrell was a native of Connecticut, but has lived most of his life in New York state, engaged in silversmithing, which was the occupation of his life. He had five children and two wives, the second wife surviving him, whose age is now 77.  He was an old line abolitionist, voted for James G. Birney for president in free soil times, and was an exemplary member of the Congregational church for upwards of 50 years.  The last six years Mr. and Mrs. T. have resided with the daughter of the first wife.  The deceased had a vigorous constitution for one of his great age, had hardly been sick a day in 40 years, and what is still further remarkable, his father's family of seven all lived to be over 70 years old. The funeral takes place to-day at 11 o'clock at the m. E. church in Snachwine, Rev. J. L. Ferris preaching the sermon, the interment to be made in the cemetery near the village.  Thus a good man has gone to rest.


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