Randolph County Illinois
On Tuesday, July 21st, at Sparta, Ill., at the residence of her daughter, MRS. FRED LINER, MRS. J. L. TAGGART, of Campbell Hill, quietly departed this life after a long illness. Her children had come from their far off homes; DR. THOS. and MISS BERT from Tulare, Cal., DR. DAVE from Birmingham, Ala., and the others from their homes in this county, to be near thier beloved mother in her last illness. Thus surrounded by her husband and children, except DR. CHARLES of Tulare, Cal., she passed into the great beyond, there to receive the reward that the life of a consistent Christian faithful wife and kind and devoted mother entitles her to. The interment took place at her old home at Palestine, Ill., on Thursday. (There is a poem written for Anna Taggart by her friend, MRS. MARION RUSSELL) [Ava Advertiser, Friday, July 24, 1891 - Sub by FoFG]
Mary Jane Thompson
Died. THOMPSON, Mary Jane (mcKee). At the residence of her mother, Mrs. William McKee, in Six-mile Prairie, on Friday night, January 1, after a short illness of congestion of the stomach. Mrs. Joseph Thompson, aged about 45 years. Funeral services were held Monday morning. The remains were interred at Caledonia cemetery. Mrs. Thompson when to her mother's on a visit Monday and took sick that night. She was sick only four days. Her death is a severe blow to her husband and family and is mourned by a large circle of friends.
A CARD, Myself and family desire to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends for their kindness and sympathy during our sad bereavement.
Jan 7, 1886 Joseph Thompson
[News-Plaindealer , Sparta, Jan 8, 1886, Page 3 - Sub by FoFG]
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