Putnam County, Illinois History and Genealogy
Obituaries and Death Notices


 Tillie (Clemens) Waeltz

Henry Republican

November 3, 1932

Last Saturday about noon, the relatives and friends of Mrs. Adam Waeltz of New Athens, Illinois, formerly Miss Tillie Clemens of Florid were shocked to receive a message stating that Tillie had passed away. Mrs. Nancy Clemens, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pederson, and John Beck of Florid and Simon Clemens of Ottawa, left immediately for the Waeltz home. Relatives here received word later saying the body would arrive here Tuesday. Further funeral plans have not been arranged.

November 10, 1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Clemens Waeltz of New Athens were held at the Presbyterian church in Florid last Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. W.C. Harms of Hennepin in charge of the services. Relatives and friends attended from New Athens, Illinois, Iowa, Ottawa, LaSalle, Peru, Sheffield, Granville and Hennepin.

Mrs. Earl Wainright

Taken From the Putnam Record

January 24, 1935

Anchor Johnson and Arthur Olson motored to Peoria on Saturday where they attended funeral services for Mrs. Earl Wainright who passed away very suddenly Wednesday afternoon, while accompanying some friends to the business section of that city. Mrs. Wainright was formerly Miss Lula Cassell, daughter of Mrs. Nellie Cassell of Florid and was a former resident of Florid. She is survived by her husband, Earl Wainright, one son Bobby of Peoria, her mother Mrs. Nellie Cassell of Florid, one sister, Mrs. Bessie Desmang, and two brothers, Harry and Walter Cassell, all of Peoria. Her father preceded her in death about one year ago.

William C. Walker


September 23, 1880
In Hennepin, Sept. 9, of heart disease, William C. Walker.
September 16, 1880, Hennepin - W. C. Walker died on Thursday last week and was buried by the Odd Fellows on Friday. His widow removed on Monday to the north-east corner of the town into a house owned by William Allen.

Joseph Wallin


December 31, 1885
Died at his residence in Hennepin, on the morning of December 15, at the age of 58 years, Joseph Wallin. He was married to Lois Wilson in 1850. Eleven children were born to them, five sons and two daughters still living.

Mrs. Jane Downey (nee Walsch)

Putnam Record
May 18, 1899

J. L. Downey, of Hennepin received word Monday afternoon that his mother, living about six miles west of Putnam had died that morning. Mrs. Downey went up the stairs to bed the evening before to usual health, and bout 2 o'clock Monday morning, her husband and son, who slept downstairs, heard a great noise, which seemed to shake the entire house. The son lighted a lamp and opening the door found his mother lying unconscious.

Mrs. Downey had evidently fallen from the top of stairway. She was fully dressed and it is not known if she had been in bed or had simply laid won with her clothes on, as she did not regain consciousness and died shortly after being found. Hear trouble is attributed as the cause of her death. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at the M.E. church in Putnam. Deceased was probably past 70.

Mrs. Francis Downey

Henry Republican, May 18

The family of Francis Downey mourn the sad loss of a dear wife and mother. The summons came suddenly. On last Monday about 2 a.m., she got up during a thunderstorm and descending the stairs was found later at the foot of the stairs, having expired from hart disease. It was a shock to all the friends. Jane Walsch was born near Manor Hamilton, County Leitrim, Ireland, Aug. 31, 1825. Her mother having departed this life, she and a brother and a younger sister were cared for by their grandfather and grandmother until they grew to womanhood and manhood. She was united in marriage to Francis Downey April 14, 1849, and in the following Jan., took passage for America. After arriving in America they located at Troy, New York, for several years, when they concluded they would come farther west and located at South Hampton, Illinois, afterward moving to Henry, Marshall co., where they lived until 1865, when they moved to their present home in Putnam county, 5 ½ miles southwest of Putnam village. To this union were born six boys and four girls, all of whom survive her, her death being the first to break the family circle, at the age of 73 years, 8 months, 14 days, having been married over 50 years.

At the age of 14 years she united with the Episcopal Church in the old country, and later in life, August 19, 1877 she united with the M. E. church at Putnam, Ill. There were remaining at home at the time of her death, the father, and one son. Her sister, Mrs. Thomas Crawford of Dana, Ill., survives her, bout on account of sickness was unable to attend the funeral, but the husband and two sons were present. Her brother, John Walsch, enlisted in the 11th cavalry in 1862 and died of a wound received in Tennessee.

The children had reached maturity and all married but two, and all respected and useful citizens. The sons are Henry, Norville, Durbin, J. Linn, Oliver and Marshall; the daughters, Mrs. J. M. Williams, Mrs. Lizzie Vail, Mrs. J. O. Winship and Mrs. George Wheeler.

The funeral was held at the M. E. church yesterday, Rev. Northrup officiating. His tribute of the deceased was beautifully expressed and impressive. The pallbearers were the six sons. Interment at Putnam cemetery.

Henry C. Warner
Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), September 24, 1900, Image 1
Hennepin, Ills., Sept. 24. - Captain Henry C. Warner killed himself with a revolver on the street here at night in the presence of a number of people. No cause is known for that act.

Mrs. Mary Anderson (nee Waugh)


2/23/1882 HENNEPIN (Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney
Mrs. Mary Anderson died Monday at 11:30 at the house of her mother Mrs. Waugh. Deceased was sister of RR Waugh of Wenona and a number of brothers here ...came from Michigan with children a few months ago  -- (3/2/82) Near Hennepin, Feb. 13, of consumption, Mary, wife of the late Oscar Anderson.

March 2, 1882


Mrs. Mary Anderson who came with her children from Michagan several months ago to reside with her mother here, died Monday the 20th and was buried Wednesday. Her mother, Mrs. Waugh is in very poor health.

Reside Waugh


January 23, 1879
Reside Waugh, a former resident of this place, died quite suddenly in Peoria last Sunday. His remains were brought to this place where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.

William Waugh


November 14, 1878
William Waugh died at his residence near Hennepin on Saturday at the advanced age of 83 years. Funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. J. M. Murphy at the residence of the deceased.


November 15, 1878
Died at his residence, one mile east of Hennepin, on the morning of November 9, 1878, William Wagh, Sr., in the 83rd year of his life. His widow, several sons and daughters, all grown survive. He has been an invalid for many years and suffered much. He was buried in the Hennepin cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

Child of Mr. Waldron

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.

Mrs. Walk


April 24, 1879 - Magnolia

Mrs. Walk, sister of Mrs. Edward Simpson was buried here Tuesday.

Charles Edwin Walker

Taken From the Henry Republican
January 5, 1871

Died at Hennepin, Dec. 14, Charles Edwin, ages 1 year, son of Julius and Rebecca J. Walker

Mr. Walker

April 8, 1875

Mr. Walker, brother-in-law of Edward Simpson, was buried here to-day. He lived near Varna and had been confined to his room for sometime with dropsy.

Mrs. Sarah Wallin Mecartta


July 25, 1878
Died At her home, 4 miles south-east of Hennepin after a lingering illness, Mrs. Sarah Mecartta, age 60 years.  Deceased was born in Columbina County, Ohio, about 1818 and was married there to William Wallin. In 1836, they settled in Putnam County where she has lived since. Being left a widow about 10 years ago, she married Elias Mecartta. She was buried in the cemetery nearby. Thus one of our old settlers are passing away.

Major John Waugh


April 11, 1867

Died in Hennepin, March 31st of old age, Major John Waugh, aged 82 years. He was an old citizen of Putnam county having landed in Hennepin some 30 years ago. He was formerly from Pennsylvania and got a Majors title in the war of 1812. He was highly respected by all who knew him.

Samuel Waugh


September 19, 1867

Died At McGregor, Iowa, August 17th, Samuel Waugh, age 71, late of Hennepin.

Samuel Waugh

Taken From the Henry Republican
August 29, 1872

Died in Hennepin, Aug. 21, a infant of N. Schiltz, aged 3 months; Also Samuel, son of William Waugh

William Waugh

September 16, 1875

At Hennepin, Sept. 14, of congestive chill, Millie, aged 16 years, daughter of William Waugh.

William Henry Weaver

March 9, 1882

At Edgemoor, Del, Feb. 22, of lung fever, William Henry, 6 months and 10 days, only child of William H. and Fannie Weaver, and grandson of Mr. J. A. Wooley of Senachwine.

Blanche Webber


December 8, 1920

In Memorium

Blanche, beloved and only daugher of Otto Weber, was born on her father's home one mile east of Florid, Illinois on November 21, 1887 and passed away at her home near McNabb, Illinois on December 2, 1920, following an illness of a few days. She was a very kind daughter and sister and will be greatly missed by those near and dear to her, especially her aged father, for whom she had been a homemaker and councellor for many years. Her entire life had been spent in the community and the heartfelt sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father, three brothers, Max and Robert of McNabb, Illinois and Walter of Forrest Grove, Oregon. Also a host of friends. ...........The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church of Florid at 2:00 PM Friday, December 3, 1920 conducted by the Reverend R.A. Reeves of Hennepin, Illinois. After which the Royal Neighbors led the funeral cortege to the Florid cemetery where they held a brief ceremony at the grave.


Florid, December 9, 1920

Miss Blanche Webber who died at her home near McNabb last Tursday morning was buried here Friday afternoon. She sure was a fine young woman and will be sadly missed by her aged father, brothers and many friends, for they sure are many as I hink it was the largest funeral ever held here. .........

Mr. Webster

March 11, 1875 - Snachwine

Since my last, the remains of a young man, Mr. Webster, a nephew of Rev. John Wherry, were brought here for burial, he having died in Peoria.

N. G. Wedgwood

March 18, 1880
Taken From the Henry Republican

At Webber, Saline Co. Nebraska, March 5, by being thrown from a wagon, N. G. Wedgwood, formerly of Granville, Putnam county, where he had lived nearly 40 years.

Mr. West

September 22, 1881 - Magnolia

W. A. West, our postmaster, daughter and niece went to Stark county last week to see his old father who was laying sick. The old gentleman was buried before they got there.

William A. West


April 20, 1882

In Memoriam
Died April 3rd, 1882, William A. West, member of post 83 G. A. R., Magnolia, Illinois.

Taken From the Henry Republican
April 6, 1882

Died at Magnolia, April 5th, 1882, in the 49th year of his age, William A. West. Mr. West enlisted the 15th day of August 1862, in Co. B, 77th regiment Illinois volunteer infantry, and was with his company in Sherman's attack on Vicksburg in December 1862, and took part in the battles of Arkansas Post, Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, Black river bridge, seige of Vicksburg, and Jackson, Miss., and was with Banks on his cotton raid up Red river, where he was captured on the 8th of April, 1864, and was furnished lodging with the Johnnies at Camp Ford, Tyler, texas, until the 10th of June, 1865, when he was paroled and sent home. Comrade West was buried with military honors on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Magnolia - William A. West, late postmaster, died about 7 pm, April 3d, arrangements are not yet made for the burial.


April 20, 1882

In Memoriam
Died April 3rd, 1882, William A. West, member of post 83 G. A. R., Magnolia, Illinois.

Samuel Wharton

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 21, 1872

Putnam County News - Other Towns
Samuel Wharton, living on the Hennepin Road, fell dead from his chair on heart disease at the residence of David Field of Hennepin on Tuesday evening of last week about 9:00. He was attending court, was in apparent good health, and conversing lively at the time. He asked for vinegar, complaining of being sick, swallowed it and fell to the floor on his face. He was turned on his back and died in a few minutes. He leaves a wife and several children. Was buried at Florid Thursday. He was well off, a good farmer and an old settler.

Miles E. Wheeler

December 15, 1881

At Putnam, Dec. 12, of neuralgia of the heart, Miles E. Wheeler, 65.

Miles E. Wheeler died suddenly on Monday about noon. He was at his house in Putnam, and entertaining friends. He stepped to the table to sip a cup of tea; in taking it he suddenly startled, fell into a swoon, and in a short time passed over the river. The friends were shocked at the suddenness of his death and the summons. Mr. Wheeler was one of the old pioneers of Senachwine, and being widely known and universally esteemed his death will be deplored by a large circle of warm friends. The funeral was held at Putnam yesterday, Rev. John Wherry preaching an appropriate discourse to a very large concourse of people. He was long an active, influential member of the Christian church, a prominent citizen, a man of integrity, probity and character, a good husband, father and neighbor, and respected by all who knew them. He built the finest house in the village this year, but was unable to enjoy it long. He leaves a wife and four children bereft.

Mary Amy Lorena Wherry

January 21, 1915


Last Saturday evening at 7 o'clock the angel of death entered the home of Mr. And Mrs. James Wherry and called their only daughter, Amy, to her reward, after a sickness of over two years. Mary Amy Lorena Wherry was born on the farm near Putnam, Jan. 27, 1890. She obtained her education from the home school, and showed a liking for music and the fine things of life that tend to make a refined and noble character.

At the age of 10 years she united with the Christian church at Putnam, being baptized by Bro. Bennett. In this faith she lived her life, proving herself a true Christain by kind, loving and patient ways.

During he sickness she was patient and very considerate. She lived to the age of 24 years, 11 months and 19 days, when her spirit took its flight and she went to her heavenly home to be with her three sisters who had preceded her.

She leaves a father and mother, four brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Thomas, and the body laid to rest in the Putnam cemetery. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. F. Hunter, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Strong of Southampton, Mass.

- Transcribed by N. Piper

Son of Joseph Whitaker

Taken From the Henry Republican
May 9, 1872

Putnam County News - Magnolia
On Thursday of last week a son of Mr. Joseph Whitaker, and a son of Mr. Wm. Grubb, citizens of this county, while planting corn, happened to find some wild parsnips which they took to be artichoke, and ate freely of it, causing their death. The boys were aged respectively 11 and 14 years. The son of Mr. Grubb died in about four hours after eating the poison, and Mr. Whitaker’s boy lived till five o’clock next morning. The boys’ funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Moore.

Mrs. Adeline White (nee Crege)

Taken From the Henry Republican
May 7, 1874

At Snachwine, May 4, of consumption, Adeline Crege, aged 47, wife of H. Willard White.

Mrs. Adaline Crege White, died in Snachwine, May 4th, aged 47 years.  She was born in New Jersey; came to Illinois in childhood, and was reared at Hennepin.  Married H. W. White in 1847; was the mother of nine children, seven of which survive to mourn.  Her death was the result of consumption from which she suffered nine months. Prepared for the great change, her only regret was at leaving her family, especially her three little girls, the youngest of which is but two years old.  When 10 years of age she united with Baptist church, of which she was a worthy member for 37 years.  Three of her brothers were Baptist ministers, one of which died as a missionary in Birmah, India. As a wife, mother, and friend, all interested must testify of her in the highest manner.  Her last prayer was that all her children should meet her in heaven.

Taken From the Putnam Record
May 8, 1874

Mrs. Adaline White, wife of H.W. White of Senachwine, was buried at this place (Hennepin) last Tuesday. Mrs. White was born in New Jersey and was 47 years of age. She had been a member of the Baptist church for 30 years. Her disease was consumption from which she had suffered about 9 months

Mrs. Benjamin White


May 3, 1877
Died At Hennepin, April 27, of consumption, Mrs. Benjamin White.
Mrs. Benjamin White, who has been very low with consumption for some weeks past, died last Friday evening. The body was taken to the Florid cemetery for internment, Sunday afternoon.

George White

October 15, 1875

George White, age 20, son of Willard White of Senachwine, who has been sick for some time with typhoid fever, passed to the spirit world on the 5th. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church after which his remains were taken to Hennepin to be laid beside his mother.

Henry White

April 5, 1877

Died at Snachwine, March 21, Henry, aged 5 years, son of Sydney White, and grandson of J. R. Taliaferro.

Local Correspondence - Snachwine
Since writing last "news items", death had been in our midst, and taken a victim from both youth and old age. Henry, only son of Sidney White, and grandson of J. R. Taliaferro, a very bright and interesting boy of five summers, died suddenly on March 21st

Hiram P. White

Taken From the Henry Republican
April7, 1870

Hiram P. White, an old and respected citizen of Hennepin, died on Thursday last from heart disease, after only four hours illness.

Mrs. Lucinda White

Taken From the Hennepin Herald and Advertisement
August 23, 1845

On Friday afternoon, Mrs. Lucinda, wife of Mr. Willard White, aged 20 years

Mrs. White


September 14, 1876
The mother of Willard White, died at Streator last week. She had gone there to visit him, and while there was suddenly taken ill and died last week Monday. She was about 80 years of age, and the lamp of life burned clear out. Her remains were taken to Hennepin, her old home the next day for burial. She had lived in Putnam county since 1833.

Frances M. Whiteaker

The Putnam Record
April 16, 1880

Died - Whitaker

At the residence of his brother, B. M. Whiteaker, April 13, 1880 of consumption, Frances M. Whiteaker, aged 36 years, 7 months and 26 days.

Margaret Irene Whittington

Taken From the Putnam Record

December 19, 1935

Little Margaret Irene, 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whittington and granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Foster of near McNabb died Wednesday morning December 11 of Scarlet fever at the home of her grandmother and internment was made in the Florid cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. W. H. Gillis of Hennepin held a brief service at the grave.

Mrs. Charles Whorrall


April 13, 1899

From the daily Peoria Herald, of April 10, we learn of the death, at Wichita, Kansas, of Mrs. Charles Whorrall, wife of Rev. C. Whorall, who was at one time pastor of the M. E. church at Hennepin.  Re. Whorrall was pastor of Bethel Presbyterian church at Peoria, but resigned some time ago in order to take his wife to Kansas, hoping that the charge might give relief, tbut death had marked his victim.  She died April 9.

Lewis Wierman

April 6, 1876
Taken From the Henry Republican

The sad intelligence was received on the 31st ult. of the death of Lewis Wierman at or near Colorado Springs. Mr. W. has for some years past been suffering with an affection of the lungs; last spring he concluded to take a trip to the “far west,” and see if a change of climate would not restore to him his former health; he remained there during the summer, was well pleased, felt better, and returned a few weeks since to settle up his affairs, take his mother with him, and make Colorado his future home. But alas, the messenger of death visited him, and called him to that home where a universe of angels dwell. His brother Isaac started on Saturday to accompany the remains back to their future resting place.

Charles Edward Willey

Taken From the Henry Republican

February 11, 1915

Charles Edward Willey, son of Mr. And Mrs. George Willey, formerly residents of this city, was born Feb. 19, 1863; died at his home near Warren, Minn., Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 1915. On Dec. 20, 1888, he was united in marriage at Princeton with Miss Rebecca Harris. The wife and mother passed into eternity ten years ago, leaving six children to the father's care and keeping. With patient industry, loving care and wise guidance did he strive to fill the position of both father and mother to his flock. And now the children and five living sisters and thrice bereaved in the death of one whose life, precepts and example will ever be remembered as leaving nothing to be desired. Those who knew him best here in his early home and in the vicinity of Magnolia are those who speak the highest in his praise. The bereaved children are George Edwin, Laura Forrest, Gilbert Stewart and Bernadine of Warren, Minn., and Perry Homer and Olive Lucille, who are teachers in the public schools of Putnam county and make their home in Magnolia. The sisters present at the funeral are Miss Frances W. Willey of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Mrs. C. H. Willard of Chicago, and Miss Lou Willey of Peoria. Two nieces, Miss Jean Wilkim of Minneapolis, and Miss Temperance Carson of Valparaiso, are also here to attend their uncle's funeral. Services were held at Warren, Minn., at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. L. W. Bartholomew, and the remains were brought here for burial, accompanied by the three children who were with their father in Minnesota. From here the body was taken to Magnolia, where further services were held, conducted by Rev. M. P. Lackland. The casket bearers were members of the M. W. A. and M. W. W., of which societies the deceased was a member. He was also a member of K. of P. order and Henry lodge sent flowers as a remembrance. To the bereaved and sorrowing family, The Republican offers deepest sympathies in their affliction.

Mrs. Alanson Williams Morgan


July 20, 1876
In Snachwine township, July 17, at the residence of John Williams, of cancer, Mrs. Alanson Morgan, aged 84, mother of Mrs. John Williams.

Mrs. Francis Williams


May 10, 1900

Died at her home, east of Florid, after illness of nine weeks, Mrs. Francis Williams, aged 37 years. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church in Florid on Sunday, May 6, at 2 o'clock PM, Rev. Denning of Magnolia officiating, undertaker Treudt of Hennepin. The funeral was very largely attended. She leaves a husband and seven children. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Mrs. Malinda Williams

Taken From the Putnam Record

November 17, 1898

Putnam - Nov. 21

Malinda, widow of the late John Williams, passed to the other life during the night of November 17, at 12:30 o'clock, at the advanced age of 81 years. She had been feeble in both mind and body for a number of years, and recently she had been laying in a stupor most of the time. Mr. daughter, Mrs. Funson, of Keota, Ia., arrived in time to attend the funeral, which took place at the M. E. church, Rev. Northup officiating. He having a grand discourse to a large and attentive audience.

Deceased was born in Litchfield, Warren county, Conn., October 19, 1817. Her father and family moved to the west in 1835, when the subject of this sketch was 18. After moving several times the family settled on Crow Meadow Prairie, not far from Henry, in 1841. October 22, 1843, she was married to John Williams. In 1844 they settled on the farm where they have since lived until called higher. Their family consisted of nine children, five sons and four daughters. Their daughters all live in the far west with their families. She also has several great grand children. The sons, with the exception of two, one who died (... can't read...) from his family, but a few months before the father, are settled near the old home.

Jacob Willis


March 30, 1899
Died and the residence of his sister Mrs. Peter Clemens in Florid, Illinois on March 24, 1899, JACOB WILLIS, aged 61 years. A brother John from Kenesaw, Nebraska and a nephew Charles Willis of Rock Island were present when this man laid down his burden and slept. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania. Came to Putnam County in 1849 and resided in or near Florid until his death. ................ Funeral was conducted by Reverend Bliss of Lostant and the very large attendance manifested the communities love for the deceased.


Florid, April 6, 1899
Jacob Willis, who has been confined to his bed for the past eight weeks, died last Friday morning, March 21. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, Sunday, March 26 at 11:00 AM. Undertaker Truit of Hennepin and Reverend James Bliss of Lostant officiating.

Mrs. Jane Willis


Florid, November 14, 1895
Grandma Jane Willis died on the evening of the 6th, she being 93 years, 8 months and 1 day old. Rev. J.W. Fox, pastor of the Congregational Church at Granville conducted the funeral service. She was laid away in the cemetery at Florid on the 8th, followed by a large number of our citizens. She I believe was the oldest person that resided in Hennepin Township, if not in the county. She became a Christian lady in life and everyone that visited her soon found out that she had hope that reached beyond and in that respect all may wish that their end be like hers.

Amos Wilson

January 20, 1881 - Magnolia
Amos Wilson died last Saturday. Was buried at Friends burial ground Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Deceased owned a very good farm 1 1/2 miles north of this place from whence he was carried to his last resting place. He was quite aged.

John Wilson
The Dixon Telegraph 24 May 1947
Mrs. Frank Warkins and Mrs. Walter Krapff attended funeral services in McNabb Friday afternoon for John Wilson, father of Mrs. Joe Hawks.

Infant Daughter Wilson

Thursday, September 22, 1898

The infant daughter of Mrs. C. Wilson died at the home of Mr. Heckendorn, Saturday night. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the church. The pallbearers were Frank and Clyde Allen, Bert Hetrick and Chester Seibert.

Walker O. Wilson

Taken From the Tonica News

March 23, 1878, Mt. Palatine

Walker O. Wilson, who has been living with his uncle Dan McNabb, was kicked by a vicious horse and instantly killed last Tuesday morning.  Dan was holding the horse with his left hand and lifting the boy on with the othe, when the animal whirled around and knocked them both over, jerked loose from Dan, then kicked, striking Walker in the breast, bursting one of the auricles of the heart, and causing instant death.  The attendance at the funeral was very large for the time of year, as the farmers here are quite busy getting in their small grain.

Mrs. Ellen M. Wiles/Wilse


February 11, 1875

Died At Hennepin, Jan. 30, of puerperal mania, Ellen M., wife of Joseph M. Wiles.


February 5, 1875
Died January 30, Ellen M. wife of Joseph M. Wilse, leaving a babe 10 days old.

Aaron Wilson

September 10, 1875

Died at his residence in Hennepin, Saturday, September 4, of disentary, Aaron Wilson, age 62 years. His funeral was largely attended on Sunday. He died very suddenly being sick little more than a week.

September 16, 1875

At Hennepin, Sept. 4, of dysentery, Aaron Wilson, aged 62 years.

Byrd Wilson

Taken From the Henry Republican
May 8, 1873

Putnam News - Miscellaneous Items

And in Magnolia township, Byrd Wilson has died, a settler of 44 years of Putnam county.

Mrs. Isaac Wilson

April 8, 1869
At Snachwine, April 6, of disease of the heart, Mrs. Isaac Wilson, aged 37 years.
Putnam County Department
Mrs. Isaac Wilson of Snachwine, formerly known as Mrs. Little, a lady of talent and a lecturer on phrenology and reform was found dead in her room by her little daughter about 10 o’clock A. M. on Tuesday. It is thought her death was occasioned by disease of the heart.

Mrs. Mary Ella Wilson (nee Howard)

June 18, 1874

Died at Magnolia, May 29, Mary Ella, aged 20, wife of Oliver Wilson, and daughter of John Howard.

Mrs. Mary Bracken Wilson

Henry Republican, Henry, IL, November 23, 1882


Mrs. Wilson, mother of Mrs. Hiram Stickle, William Bracken and Mrs. A. Dawson, an old resident, died of old age. Was buried in the township cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The services were held in the Christian church.

Mrs. Elizabeth Durley (nee Winters)


Hennepin, February 28, 1895
At 12:20, in the early morning of February 21, the spirit of our beloved friend, Mrs. Williamson Durley, took its heavenly flight. She went to bed in her usual good health and ten minutes before her death, held quite a conversation with her husband. She had been up and looked around through the rooms for a window that had been rattling. After she had laid down, not to exceed 10 minutes, he heard her making a little noise. He got up and asked her what the trouble was and she answered “I am gone”. He lit the lamp and discovered her with her face lying in the wash bowl which she had on a chair beside her bed. He lifted her head back on the pillow and it was then he discovered the bowl half full of blood and the spirit of his beloved companion of 60 years had fled. Dr McCormick was called and pronounced death caused by the bursting of a blood vessel.

Elizabeth Winters was born in Miami County, Ohio, March 30, 1810, being the 6th of a family of 10 children. Two sisters survive her, Mrs. Nancy Gun of LaSalle older and Mrs. Cynthia Beck of Oakland, California, younger. She came to Illinois on horseback in the fall of 1833. Was married to Williamson Durley in a log cabin at Mt. Palatine, December 2, 1834. To them, nine children were born, five sons and four daughters. Five sons and three daughters, with their aged father survive her. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Wm Excell delivered a very fine address and was assisted by Rev. Fox of Granville. Mrs. Durley was a member of the Congregational church of this city and was very much devoted to her church, her family, and all who were in anyway connected with her. She was 84 years, 10 months and 22 days old.

William J. Winters

April 1, 1875
Neighborhood News - Hennepin

William J. Winters of DuQuoin, formerly of Mt. Palatine is dead. Also Mrs. Fransway of Morris, sister of Mrs. T. W. Shepherd. The latter was interred at Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam County.

Mrs. Hulda Marie Wood

Taken From the Henry Republican
April 7, 1870

Died at Hennepin, March 23rd of consumption, Hulda Maria, consort of John M. Wood, aged 44 years.

Lizzie Wood

Taken From the Henry Republican
December 19, 1872

AT Hennepin, Nov. 6, of consumption, Miss Lizzie Wood, aged 16.

Mary E. Wood

(12/15/1876) - Courtesy Kandi Anderson McLaney

Died at Senachwine November 28 of Lung fever, Mary E. Aged 11 months, daughter of Fred A and Helen E. Wood and granddaughter of Mr. George E. of Sparling

Newton Worrell

Taken From the Henry Republican

Hennepin, March 4, 1880
Newton Worrell died at Ottawa on last Wednesday. He was brought here and buried at Union Grove on Friday. We have not been able to obtain any further reliable particulars but understand that he died suddenly rather unexpectedly.

Mrs. Harriet Cassell (nee Wyckoff)


December 7, 1882
A STEPDAUGHTER of GEORGE TAYLOR of Florid, died at Decatur last week, she formerly resided at Florid and was MARRIED TO JOHN CASSELL - brother of Judge Cassell of Florid.


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