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Obituaries and Death Notices

S. R. Allsworth
In this city, on Wednesday morning, January 9, 1856, Mr. S. R. Allsworth, passed away in the 68 years of his age.

Benjamin Franklin Armitage
Class of 1880 - A.M.; b. 22 Oct., 1853, West Brookfield, Mass. Teacher. D. 28 Oct., 1905, Monmouth, Ill.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

George Ashby
On August 18 inst., 1855, George, only son of Thomas G. and Celia B. Ashby, aged one year passed away.

Harry Randolph Blythe
Class of 1907 - B.S.; LL.B. Harvard, 1910. B. June 12, 1883, Kirkwood, Ill. Lawyer. D. Feb. 27, 1913, Swampscott, Mass.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1912-1913, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

Fred S. Broberg
"Long" on Wheat But Short on Money, Young Broker Committed Suicide
Chicago, July 25 - Fred S. Broberg, a prominent commission broker of Monmouth, Ill., who disappeared from there last Saturday on account it is said, of a $1,000 shortage in his accounts, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. The recent slump in grain is said to have caught him "long" on a large amount of wheat and that he was unable to meet his obligation.
[The Paducah Evening Sun.(Paducah, Ky.), July 25, 1906]

Ruth A. Brown
ROSEVILLE - Ruth A. Brown, 91, of Roseville died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 1995, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 18, 1904, in Rushville to Herchel and Hannah Ritchey Jack, she married Harold H. Brown in 1926 in Macomb. He died Feb. 18, 1971. One son, Jimmy, four sisters and three brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Jon H. and Jack L., both of Hollywood, Fla.; one sister, Maude Yates of De Bary, Fla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She owned and operated B&K Clothing Store and Smooth Freeze, both in Roseville, for many years.
She was a member of Roseville Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville. The Rev. Dr. Joanne Cooke will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery
[Peoria Journal Star, November 25, 1995, Page: D9, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Hulda J. Bruckner
On June 26, 1878, Hulda J. Bruckner of Greenbush township, passed away aged 21years 11 months, and 7 days of nephritis. buried in the Greenbush Cemetery.

Everett G. Burns
Rushville - Everett G. Burns, 88, of 138 E. Washington died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1992, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
Born June 9, 1904, in Monmouth to Edward and Carrie Beeney Burns, he married Edith Darrah on Sept. 30, 1929, in Rock Island. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, William Barton of Rushville; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Beverly) Herche of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One brother and one infant brother preceded him in death.
He was a farmer in his early years. He then was a manager for Brown Lynch Scott retail stores in Kewanee, Monmouth and Rushville from 1930 to 1954. He served as Schuyler County treasurer for two terms. He was also Schuyler County supervisor of assessments from 1970 to 1978. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
[Peoria Journal Star, December 14, 1992, Page: C7; contributed by Sara Hemp]

Anthony Cannon
August 17, 1855, near Little York, Anthony Cannon, aged 73 years passed on. Mr. Cannon had been in Warren County, IL, for about 23 years, and was one of the first settlers.

Mary W. Denison
Mrs. Mary W. Denison died at the house of her father Rev. A. Griggs, in Rock Island, December 27th, 1856, of consumption. She was the wife of Rev. J. W. Denison and in the 34th year of her age.

Kenneth Claude Finch
ROSEVILLE - Kenneth C. Finch, 82, of Roseville died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1992, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born March 13, 1909, in Industry to Burley E. and Ada Swift Finch, he married Hallie M. Carrico on Feb. 7, 1934. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Don of Roseville and Gary of Sherrard; two daughters, Mrs. James (Janice) Meredith of Roseville and Diann Finch of Peoria; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Toland of Industry; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one grandchild.
Raised and educated in Industry, he farmed in the Roseville area from 1930 until retiring.
He was a member of the Warren County Sportsman's Club in Roseville and the Lomax Hunting & Fishing Club in Lomax.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville, the Rev. Tom Mack officiating. Calling hours will begin at noon Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Raritan.
[Peoria Journal Star, January 18, 1992, Page: C8 Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Susan F. France
In Monmouth, on the 29th of August, inst, Mrs. Susan F. wife of A. O. France, in the 31st day of her age died. She leaves a husband and three small children to fell sad at the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother.
[Review Atlas --September 13, 1861]

Isaac Frantz Called to Home Above
Mr. I. J. Frantz, formerly a resident of Yuma (CO), died March 27, 1914, at his home in Denver, Colorado, after a very brief illness. Funeral services were held at the family residence, 1086 South Pearl, conducted by the Rev. D. Y. Donaldson, of the First Broadway Christian Church, Denver, of which church the deceased was a member, interment taking place at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, March 28.
The abundance of beautiful flowers sent by sympathetic friends were but mute witnesses of the high esteem in which Mr. Frantz was held by the many friends he had made in his short residence in that city. Isaac J. Frantz was born in Lexington, Ohio, January 14, 1850. As a boy of 14, he moved with his parents to Monmouth, Illinois, where, in 1875, he was married to Anna E. Sichman, to which union were born five children -four sons and one daughter — Ross E., Harold and Lee Frantz, all of Yuma; E. M. Frantz, of Franklin, Nebraska, and Katherine Frantz, of Denver — all of whom were at his bedside at the time of death, excepting the oldest son, E.M.  Frantz, who had been called home on account of illness.
 In 1881, the family moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, and lived there for twenty years. In 1805 they took up their residence in Yuma, where the deceased was engaged in farming and the raising of stock until September 1, 1913, when he and his wife and daughter moved to Denver.
Mr. Frantz was a man of high moral principles, a genial neighbor, and his death is a loss felt by all who knew him.  [Yuma Pioneer (Yuma, Yuma County) Friday, April 03, 1914]

Raymond Fraser
News has been received by Charles McHugh of the death at Monmouth of his nephew, Raymond Fraser.  The deceased was 27 years of age, and some years ago was a resident of this city, being then employed at the Harper.  For some time, he has been associated with his mother and brother in the conduct of the new Colonial hotel at Monmouth.  He was born in Tiskilwa, a son of Mr. and Jrs. James Fraser.  His father died some years ago and he is survived by his mother Mrs. Martha Fraser, his twin brother Ralph and his sister.  He was a bright and promising young man, and has borne the afflication with which he has been suffering for some time with patience and fortitude.  Recently he was brought to Rock Island by his uncle, Mr. McHugh, and underwent an operation at St. Anthony's hospital, but his case seemed hopeless from the first.  The interment will occur at Tiskilwa. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 27 May 1907]

Noel D. Garrett
Noel Dwight Garrett, 58, Abingdon, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the Care Center of Abingdon.
He was born July 31, 1946, in Moline, the son of Emery Russell and Dorothy Emma (Young) Garrett. He married Mary Catherine "Cathy" Hasselbacher July 17, 1966, in Brimfield. He later married Amy Lou Pumfrey Aug. 26, 1978. She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, from his first marriage, Michelle Garrett, Columbus, Ohio, and Dawn (Jonathan) Perry, Normal; one son by his second marriage, Andrew Garrett, Abingdon; two brothers, Rodney (Sharon) Garrett, Streator, and Alan (Marlene) Garrett of Cherry Hills; 2 grandchildren, Shannon Perry and Spencer Perry.
He graduated from Winola High School in 1964. He worked at the Maytag Corporation in Galesburg for 32 and one-half years retiring March 31, 2002. He later worked as an attendant at Southard’s Car Wash in Abingdon.
He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 350, Academy of Model Aeronautics, League of Silent Flight, Eastern Iowa Soaring Society, Western Illinois Soaring Society and the National Soaring Society.
Cremation will be accorded.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon followed by a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. A Graveside Committal service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hopewell Cemetery near New Windsor.
[Eagle Publications, February 3, 2005, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Ester Mary Godsil
Many Assembled to Hear the Tribute to Her Memory
(Special to the Republican-Register)
Victoria, Ill., June 10- Many neighbors, friends and relatives of Mrs. Frank Godsil, who died the morning of June 8th, assembled Saturday afternoon to pay a last tribute of respect to the young wife and mother, who had been taken so suddenly from their midst.
The funeral services were held at Maxey chapel and were conducted by Rev. Geo. H. Thorp of the Methodist church of Victoria. The songs were "Looking This Way," "Solid Rock," and "Good Night," sung by a quartet composed of Miss Katherine Gothard, Miss Rhea Schunk, Rev. Thorp and A.A. Reyonolds, with Miss Ava Henstrom as organist. The floral tributes covered the casket and were numerous and beautiful.
Ester Mary Seiboldt, daughter of John and Mary Seiboldt, was born near Victoria, Il., June 17, 1884 and died in her home in Persifer Township; June 8th, 1911, aged 26 years, 11 months and 21 days.
On the 31st of May, 1909 she was united in marriage to Frank Godsil. To this union was born four children, one of whom preceded her in death. In 1908 Mrs. Godsil was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church of which she has been a member ever since.
For the past year or two she has been in poor health. Last Saturday she was taken dangerously ill and passed away on Thursday morning at 9:05. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three children , her mother, one brother, two step-sisters, one step-brother , and many other relatives and a host of friends.
In her home Mrs. Godsil was very kind and considerate, always thinking of the welfare of her loved ones. She had a kind word and a smile for her friends and will long be remembered, especially by those who knew her best. The remains were laid to rest in the Westfall cemetery.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank all those who so kindly assisted us at the time of the death and burial of wife and mother.
Frank Godsil and family.
[Galesburg Republican-Register, June 12, 1911]

Patrick Godsil
Well Known Resident of 974 South Academy Street Passes Away.
After a lingering illness of three years duration, Patrick Godsil of 974 South Academy street, died at eight o'clock
Tuesday evening at his home. Forty six years ago he became a resident of this city and lived here continuously in Galesburg since that time.
He was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1847. He found romance in America after immigrating here in `64 and married a Galesburg girl, Miss Frances Cratty. A devout Catholic, he remained sincere in his belief and was a member for years of the St. Patrick's church. He was an employee for some time in the "Q" shops. His widow, six sons, W.H. Godsill and David Godsil of this city, M.S. Godsill of Peoria, Tom, Frank and James of Victoria and four daughters, Mrs. W.H. Fields, Mrs. Anna Sylvester of Peoria, Mrs Frances Johnson and Miss Nellie Godsil at home are the relatives who survive him. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Patrick's church. The interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The family request that no flowers be sent.
[Register Mail; October unknown day, 1914; Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois]

David Graham
David GRAHAM, aged 73 yrs., died yesterday in Monmouth, Illinois.  He was the head of one of the largest business houses in that section and was also chief owner of the Graham stock Farm at Biggsville. [The Chicago Daily Tribune, Thursday, 18 January 1894]

Thomas J. Griffin
in Greenbush, June 27, of pneumonia, Thos. J. Griffin, aged 1 year, 10 months 7 days.
[Review Atlas July 19, 1878]

Millicent P. Groves
Eagle Publications, August 31, 2006,
Contributed by Sara Hemp
Millicent P. Groves
ASTORIA - Millicent P. Groves, 88, Astoria, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at 12 p.m. (noon) in Mason District Hospital, Havana.
She was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Swan Township, Warren County, the daughter of Arthur and Mertie (McLaughlin) Millard. She married Harold Groves, Sept. 20, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Sept. 17, 1996.
She is survived by one daughter, Nadine Groves, Astoria; one son, Dwane (Ruby Neff) Groves, East Galesburg; one grandson, Jeremy Groves, Avon; two granddaughters, Michelle (Marty) Shaw, Astoria, and Amy Groves, Murray, Utah; two great-grandsons, J. R. and Michael Shaw, both of Astoria; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother Harold Millard and two sisters, Merle Scott and Bernice Snell.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, quilting, and attending quilt shows. She also enjoyed gardening and preserving fruits and vegetables for the winter months.
She was a 1935 graduate of Roseville High School.
She was a former member of the Astoria Homemakers Extension, the Ipava Presbyterian Quilters and the Busy Day Club. She was also a former 4-H leader in the Astoria Area.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, with the Rev. Gary Sheets, officiating.
Burial was in the Astoria Cemetery, Astoria.

Pascmal T. Haley
Pascmal T. Haley died in this city on the morning of November 9th, inst, 1855. Pascmal was son of the late Henry Haley, in the 20th year of his age.

Samuel Hallam
Review Atlas --- July 26, 1878
Samuel Hallam, an old settler of this township, died at his residence in this city last Saturday, in the 71st year of his age. He came to this county in 1850 and settled on a farm about three miles east of Monmouth, where he resided until within a few years, when he moved to the city, and retired from active business pursuits. For a long time he had been afflicted with rheumatism, which confined him to his bed and rendered him helpless... after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masonic Fraternity and buried with Masonic honors. Samuel died on July 20th, at 70 years and 5 months. He is buried in the Monmouth Cemetery. submitted by Kenneth Radcliffe

Rev. Richard Haney Dead
He Was a Pioneer Methodist Preacher and Many Years a Laborer in Western Illinois.
Monmouth, Ill., Jan 27.- Rev. Richard Haney, of this city, died suddenly at Altona where he was visiting friends. He was a pioneer Methodist preacher. He was 88 years old, and had spent nearly his whole life in the ministry in western Illinois. Rev. Haney was an intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln. He was chaplain of the Sixteenth Illinois.
[The Bee. (Earlington, Ky.), February 01, 1900]

Captain D.C. Hanna
Captain D.C. Hanna, a veteran of the 91st Illinois Infantry in the Civil War and a member of hte Illinois General Assembly in 1892, died at his home in Monmouth.  He was born in Warren County 74 years ago. [Chicago 0agle. (Chicago, Ill.), 23 April 1910]

Jennie Hobenburgh
In Monmouth, on September 23, 1861, Jennie Emmie Josephine daughter of Maj. L. N. and C. Hobenburgh, aged four years, eleven months, and nineteen days went to a better place.

Eliza N. Hogue
Died, At the residence of her father, ten miles south of Albany, Linn county, on the 24th September, of bilious remittent fever, Miss Eliza N., daughter of James P. and Sarah M. Hogue, aged 16 years, 6 months, and 10 days.  Macomb and Monmouth (Illinois) papers please copy.  [Source: The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT) – Saturday, October 16, 1858]

Timothy E. Hollis
Timothy Hollis Dies Of Injuries Received In Crash
Funeral services for Timothy E. Hollis, 29, of 300 S, East St. Abingdon, who was injured in a one-car accident Sept. 4 in Knox County and died at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 15, 1977 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Collis Trone officiating. Burial was in Browning Cemetery at Browning.
[Eagle Publications, September 13, 2001, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Holeman (Infant)
In Berwick township, July 13, a 3 month old child of George W. Holeman and Margaret J. passed away

Harriet N. B. Hotchkiss
At Peoria, on January 14, 1856, Mrs. Harriet N. B. Hotchkiss, wife of J. P. Hotchkiss, Esq., and daughter of Hon. Walter Booth, of Meridian, Conn.

Alexis P. Hutchinson
Alexis P. Hutchinson was a long time resident of Monmouth and a well known attorney. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis in 1916 and had been confined to his house and unable to do any work. He had graduated from Monmouth in 1872 and studied law with Judge J. J. Glenn and was later admitted to the bar. He was city attorney for a time and and had run for county judge. He was survived by two children. His funeral was held on the 17th and conducted by Reverend J. R. McCrory of his church. He was buried in the Monmouth Cemetery.
Information from Alexis Hutchinson Family Bible sent by Mrs. Richard Hutchinson
Alexis P. Hutchinson, a member of the Warren County Bar Association and for many years a prominent Monmouth attorney, died at his home on East First Ave. at 10:15 o'clock last night following an extended illness. Mr. Hutchinson was a victim of a stroke in 1916, and since that time had been confined to his home.
Mr. Hutchinson was born at Biggsville on Sept. 13, 1848, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hutchinson. He received his early education in the Biggsville schools and and later came to Monmouth and entered Monmouth College. He completed his course at the college in 1872 and was graduated. Soon after graduating, he entered the law practice of Judge Glennand and commenced reading law. He was admitted to practice in the courts of IL. In 1875 he moved to Monmouth, where he has lived ever since. Mr. Hutchinson was married June 4, 1872 to Miss Clara Brownlee at Little York and to this union *two children were born. They are both living and are: Harry Hutchinson of Biggsville and Mrs. C. H. Tornquist of Provo, Utah. In addition to his children, he is survived by three brothers, Miles and John are residents of Biggsville and Sumner lives in Oklahoma City, OK.
["Monmouth Review Atlas"]

Clara Hutchinson
Monmouth, IL., Jan. 5, 1931
Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson, nee Clara Brownlee, one of the founders of PI Beta Phi sorority died Monday. She was one of the 12 Monmouth college co-eds who started the organization then known as the I. C. Sororis early in 1867. Only five of the founders now survive.

Clyde B. Hutchinson

Monmouth Review of 25 October 1892.
"Clyde B. Hutchinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson died at half past two yesterday afternoon at his home on East First Avenue in the twentieth year of his age. His disease was consumption and his illness dates from a severe cold contracted at school last November. In January he was compelled to leave school and since that time he has constantly failed. Everything was done that could be done to stay the dread disease, two months being spent in Kentucky and two in Colorado but without avail. Clyde was born in Henderson county, 23 March 1873 but most of his life was spent in Monmouth. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at the First United Presbyterian church of which he was a member."

Martha A. Hutchinson
Oquawka Spectator, 26 Feb 1896
HUTCHINSON, Mrs. Martha A, widow of Col. Samuel Hutchinson died in Monmouth Monday and funeral services will be held there. The lady's maiden name was Graham and for many years she lived near Biggsville and South Henderson. Five children survive.

Col. Sam Hutchinson
Col. Sam Hutchinson, long time resident of this community, (Monmouth), died at his residence on North Third Street on Thursday 18 February 1886, aged seventy years, after an extended illness from heart trouble. He was buried at Kirkwood the following Saturday, the exercises being conducted by Dr. W. T. Campbell, assisted by Dr. T. H. Hanna.
Colonel Hutchinson was born in Paterson, NJ, 28 June 1816, the son of James C. Hutchinson, who came with his family from Harrison county, Ohio and landed at Oquawka, more familiarly known at that time as "Yellow Banks", on the second day of June 1833 and located on lands in the east part of Henderson county, then a part of Warren.
In 1842, Col. Hutchinson was united in marriage with Miss Martha A. Graham, daughter of William Graham who had come from Todd county, KY and settled in Henderson county in 1835. To Col. and Mrs. Hutchinson were born six children, five of whom were living at the time of his death, - Mrs. William Firoved, Mrs. Isaac Woods, Mrs. William McCoy, Mrs. J. C. Wallace and William G. Hutchinson, the only son who lived on the old home farm.
Col. Hutchinson settled on and cultivated a farm northwest of Kirkwood until 1879, when he moved to Monmouth. He was for several years president of the Henderson county agricultural society and also helped organize the Old Settlers' Association of Warren and Henderson counties, having been elected to his second term the fall previous to his death.
He was a member of the Second United Presbyterian church of this city.

Ora T. Hutchinson
The Monmouth Review of 30 September 1895 has her obituary.
"The funeral of Miss Ora T. Hutchinson was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First United Presbyterian church. Her long illness with pyamemia* had caused much sympathy to be extended to her and when at last she fell victim to the disease her friends were very sad. The attendance at the church was large and the casket was almost covered with floral offerings. The services were conducted by Doctor T. H. Hanna and were made very affecting, especially to the young people. The singing was by the church choir. The pall bearers were all young friends of hers, as follows: A. C. Johnson, Robert Dunbar, Will McKelvey, Fred Paine, Clarence Glass and Rath Herdman.

Paradine M. Jones
Paradine M. Jones, daughter of Elder John Jones, of Warren county, ILl died on November 8, 1855, in the 21st year of her life. Miss Jones became a member of the Union Baptist church on October 1851, but when she died was a member of the Roseville Church. Miss Jones died of typhoid fever, of which she suffered severely for 19 days, when it pleased her heavenly Father to take her to dwell with Him. Beside a father and mother, brothers and sisters, who deeply mourn her demise.

Lena C. Larson
Lena C. Larson, 88, of RR Berwick, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born Jan. 7, 1913 at Industry, Ill., the daughter of John and Amy Dugger Sorrells. She married Jesse F. Larson, Sept.15, 1938 in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1987.
Survivors include one son, Roger (Beverly) Larson, Roseville; one daughter, Linda (Mike) Caruso, Peoria and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.
She attended school near Industry and after her eighth grade graduation she entertained at area fairs, festivals and theaters singing country western songs and playing her mandolin.
She moved to Rural Berwick after her marriage where she was a homemaker and farm wife.
She was of the Methodist Faith and a lifetime member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Abingdon Cemetery with Rev. Todd Henderson officiating.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.
[Peoria Journal Star, September 10, 2001, Page: B04 - Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Dorthea L. Lee
Funeral services for Dorthea Louise Lee, 79, Roseville, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. The Rev. Gina Sheridan and the Rev. Michael Brown officiated and interment was in Roseville Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at 9:38 a.m. at her residence. Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Hospice, the Macomb Church of God-Abrahamic Faith, or the Roseville United Methodist Church.
A daughter of Harold and Ruth Maddock Allen, she was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Ripley. She married Albert Lee on April 2, 1970, in Macomb, who survives.
She also leaves: a brother, Robert Allen, Auburn; a sister, Edna Mae Buesterhaus, Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Lee graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, Macomb, where she worked for many years until it closed. She then worked for Western Illinois University Health Center for many years.
She was a charter member of Macomb Church of God-Abrahamic Faith in Macomb, a member of the Roseville Chapter N of P.E.O. and the Roseville Woman’s Club
[Eagle Publications, October 18, 2001, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

John P. Long
BERWICK - John P. Long, 66, of Berwick died at 5:05 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.
Born May 21, 1938, in Farmington to Paul A. and Ella Mae Kimbrell Long, he married Stella L. Miller Simmons on July 17, 1964, in Abingdon. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Belinda (and Jason) Bower of Pace, Fla.; two sons, John C. (and Rhonda) of Abingdon and Paul of Valley Station, Ky.; two stepsons, Rick Simmons of Berwick and Michael (and Debbie) Simmons of Abingdon; two sisters, Sharon Hillebrand of Farmington and Linda (and Gene) Polen of Elmwood; five grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two stepgrandchildren.
He was an Air Force veteran, serving as a radio operator from 1955 to 1959.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Abingdon Cemetery. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
[Peoria Journal Star, April 1, 2005, Page: B4, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Cody M. Lumpkins
Peoria Journal Star, August 4, 1992, Page: C3,
Contributed by Sara Hemp
ABINGDON - Cody Michael Lumpkins, 2-month-old son of Joe and Kristy Jo Marsh Lumpkins Jr., of 104 Brookview Drive, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 1992, at his home.
He was born May 27, 1992, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his parents; his grandparents, Terry and Rae Ann Gielau of Abingdon, and Terry and Joyce Naslund of Hillsboro, Ohio; his great-grandparents, Ethel Marsh of Savanna, Ill., Lloyd and Arnita Williamson of London Mills, Leland Baker of Clinton, Iowa, and Arthur and Lois Gielau of Beardstown; one brother, Brandon, and one sister, Brandy, both at home. He was preceded in death by a grandfather.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Larson Funeral Home. The Rev. George Terry will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery.

Dr. G.E. Luster
Dr. G. E. Luster Dies Suddenly In His Office
His Body Was Found by His Son Few Minutes After the Death
Made Usual Morning Calls
Dr. George Edward Luster, for 22 years a physician and surgeon of Galesburg, died suddenly in his office about 10:30 o’clock this morning. Either apoplexy or heart disease is believed to have been the cause of his death.
The lifeless body of the doctor was found by Vernon Luster, his son, lying on the floor in one of the rear rooms of the offices occupied by Mr. Luster in the Lescher Building. Believing that his father had only fainted, Mr. Luster ran to the Lescher Drug company below. Dr. John Bohan, who occupies offices just east of the Lescher Building, was at the side of the physician in a moment but the spark of life had gone before his arrival.
Dr. Luster had not complained of feeling ill. He has been in his usual good health as far as is known. This morning he made his usual morning calls, returning to his office about 9 o’clock. His son, Vernon Luster, talked with him and there was nothing in his appearance or conversation that indicated he was ill.
Vernon left the office a few minutes later to buy a pair of shoes. Upon his return as he was ascending the stairs he heard the telephone bell in the doctor’s office ringing. He answered the call believing that his father had left the office. Going into one of the rear rooms he found his father lying on the floor unconscious.
Shortly after the arrival of Dr. Bohan, Drs. Cowan and McClanahan also arrived. Artificial respiration was resorted to but to no avail. Life had been extinct before their arrival.
Dr. Luster was born in Berwick, Ill., on July 7, 1856 and was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Luster. Later his parents removed to Monmouth and his father served as circuit clerk there. He attended the public schools in Monmouth and later attended the Keokuk Medical School. Afterward he practiced medicine in Warren County for a number of years.
Later he enrolled in Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia and after his graduation from that institution he came to Galesburg. He has lived and practiced in this city continuously since that time.
Dr. Luster was married to Miss Zoe F. Yaple at Good Hope, Ill., on Sept 9, 1874. To this union there were born the following children still surviving: George Luster, Good Hope; Vernon Luster, at home, and Pearl Luster at home. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rayburn of Roseville and Mrs. Hattie Heister of Bushnell. Charles Luster, a brother, died a year ago.
After coming to this city, Dr. Luster united with the Baptist Church. He was a member of the state medical society and of the local Elks lodge. Dr. Luster was conscientiously devoted to his profession and never took a vacation after he entered the practice. Last summer he took a postgraduate course in the New York Polyclinic, but returned immediately after the close of the school and re-entered the practice.
Among the local physicians, Dr. Luster was known as one of the most ambitious of local physicians. He was interested in the advance of his profession and the hours when he was not engaged in making calls he spent reading of advanced treatments in his profession.
The doctor’s favorite sport was baseball. He was known as a confirmed baseball fan and while he enjoyed sports of all kinds he was peculiarly fond of baseball.
Dr. Luster was a member of the Elks, the Country Club and some other organizations.
[Galesburg-October 19, 1916 Galesburg Paper - Sub. by Lola Luster]

Dr. G. E. Luster Buried In Macomb
Born July 7, 1856 Died October 19, 1916
The remains of Dr. G. E. Luster were taken to Macomb Sunday for interment. The funeral party accompanying the body left Galesburg on the ten o’clock train Sunday morning. Harry F. Kimber being in charge. Several of the pallbearers were life-long, personal friends of Dr. Luster. The pallbearers were Doctors J. E. Cowan, Jesse Rowe of Abingdon, C. B. Horrell, W.S. McClanahan, J. M. Bohan and B. D. Baird. The following physicians served as honorary pallbearers: William O.R. Bradley, E. C. Franing, C.G. Johnson, W. H. Maley, G. S. Bower, C. B. Ripley. The Macomb physicians and surgeons who acted as pallbearers were James B. Bacon, C. Howell, T. H. Downing, A. R. Adams, S. F. Russell, Ben D. Jenkins.
A short burial service was read at the grave with a number of Macomb friends in attendance. The beautifully located lot of the Luster's is on the crest of a hill with a granite monument in the center.
There was a profusion of flowers. Among these were floral remembrances sent by Galesburg Lodge No. 894, B. P. O. E., by local physicians and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Club. The flowers were sent to the local hospital so that every patient shared.
These lines are an original tribute to Dr. Luster from his wife:
“Tenderly borne to Sunshine Hill by beloved physicians,
“’Twas God’s will that he counsel with the Great Physician,
“And he smiles and comforts us still.”

[Macomb paper, October __, 1916, submitted by Lola Luster (Note Thomas Luster and his two wives are buried in the Greenbush Cemetery]

Rev. R.C. Matthews
Reverend R. C. Matthews, Doctor of Divinity
Death of Dr. Matthews -- Rev. R. C. Matthews, D. D., of Monmouth, died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart on Tuesday evening of last week, at his residence in that city. Dr. Matthews will be remembered as the old gentleman who took part in the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Presbyterian church in Rushville, one year ago last January. In alluding to his death the Review says:
Tuesday, he was on our streets, and was feeling better than usual and more cheerful as to his future health. He has so much improved in his general health and strength, that on Sabbath last he preached twice - morning and evening. Tuesday afternoon he out in the lot at his residence with his son, John and one or two others, who were shooting at a mark and shot with them. About four o'clock he complained of pain and a smothering sensation about the heart. Medical aid was immediately called, but he only lived about an hour after being taken sick. No death in this community, among our prominent men, has ever caused such universal sorrow as the demise of Dr. Matthews. He was beloved and revered by all classes, and no pastor ever had a stronger hold upon the affections of his flock than he had. He was in every particular the true, straight-forward, consistent christian gentleman, and the most richly honored and adorned his profession and the cause of his Master.
His place in the church will not easily be filled for there are but few like him as a citizen, a neighbor, and a christian, and his loss to his congregation is almost irreparable. Dr. Matthews was born in Sheperdstown, Virginia, April 2d, 1822. He came to Monmouth in December, 1851, and took charge of the First Presbyterian church, and continued as its pastor till the day of his death, nothing occurring during all these long years to mar the harmony or shake in the least the confidence that existed between him and his congregation, which continually grew and strengthened under his wise administration. We believe this was the first congregation he was ever chosen to preside over and minister to, and he faithfully continued to the end. It was his great desire to see the new and handsome church building erected this summer completed and dedicated, then he expected to quickly lay his armor by to enjoy the rich rewards of a well-spent life. But it has been otherwise ordered.
[Contributed by Sara Hemp; Rushville Times, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, November 24, 1881]

Hattie A. McCord
In Monmouth, July 13, 1878, of convulsions, Hattie A. McCord (colored), aged 4 months.
[Review Atlas-- July 19, 1878]

James D. McLean
James D. McLean, aged 47 years of Monmouth passed away October 16, 1861.

Rev. J. B. McMichael
Dropped Dead in Pulpit
Springfield. O., Jan. 2—Rev. J. B. McMichael, formerly president of Monmouth college, Monmouth, Ill., fell dead shortly after he entered the pulpit of the Sugar Creek United Presbyterian church, near Xenia. He had just taken off his coat and members thought he had slipped from his chair. When they reached his side he was dead. He was elected president of Monmouth in 1878 and served for 20 years.
[The Caucasian.(Shreveport, La.), January 04, 1903]

Vivian F. Millard
ABINGDON - Vivian F. Ruhl Millard, 83, of 307 W. Bernard St., died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her residence.
Born July 6, 1917, in Schuyler County to John and Amy Dugger Sorrells, she married Elmer C. Ruhl on Feb. 15, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Dec. 7, 1968. She married George F. Millard on Sept. 1, 1973, in Fiatt. He died Sept. 15, 2000.
She also was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Sally Ruhl, five brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one son, Doug (and Mary Jo) Ruhl of rural Abingdon; one sister, Lena Larson of rural Berwick; five grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren.
She had worked for Abingdon Nursing Home and later was a janitor at Briggs Manufacturing Co. in Abingdon.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Abingdon Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Myers will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
[Peoria Journal Star, June 13, 2001, Page: B05, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Elizabeth Moore
Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, wife of S. R., died of congestive fever on the 3 of October near Cameron in the 29th year of her life.

Moore (Infant)
Infant daughter of George and Margaret Moore died on the 30th day of December, 1855, of bronchitis

Lina Bell Moore
November 10, 1855 - Lina Bell Moore was called home. She was the infant babe of Sample R. Moore, aged three months dying of congestive fever.

Amanda Naomi
Amanda Naomi, daughter of James Moore, Esq., aged 1 year and 8 months passed on in Tompkins township. [
Review Atlas--October 4, 1861]

Hildah Norman
In the city of Troy, New York, on April 15, Miss Hildah Norman, aged 19 years 12 days, and formerly a student of Monmouth College, died from congestion of the brain.
[Review Atlas, September 20, 1861 ]

Rosey Owens

Rosey Owens, aged 39 years, 5months, and 8 days died on the 31st of July, of inflamation of the liver, at Monmouth, Warren Co., IL.
[-- Review Atlas -- Aug 9, 1878]

W.H. Page
Mail Agent Instantly Killed
Naperville, Ill., Dec. 26 -- W.H. Page, mail agent on the fast mail on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, was instantly killed here yesterday. He threw a mail pouch from the car and it rebounded and, while leaning out of the car to watch the results, he was struck by the crane from a water tank, thrown from the car and killed. He lived at Monmouth, ILl., and was about 21 years old.
[Rock Island Daily Argus.(Rock Island, Ill.), December 26, 1891, Page 4]

Barton S. Parker
Six miles east of this place, Cameron, an old citizen, Barton S. Parker, passed away on August 28, 1855.

Dorothy L. Strickler Parsons
ROSEVILLE - Dorothy L. Parsons, 78, of Roseville died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, March 18, 1994, at Henderson County Retirement Center in Stronghurst.
Born Sept. 20, 1915, in Point Pleasant Township, Warren County, to Harry A. and Inez Trone Strickler, she married Rollin H. Parsons on Oct. 21, 1932, in Warren County. He died April 8, 1973. Two sisters, one in infancy, and one grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Harold S. of Alexis; one daughter, Marie H. Taylor of Roseville; one brother, Clyde Strickler of St. George, Utah; two sisters, Eva P. Holloway of Alexis and Ruth Wagoner of Green Forest, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She worked at Galesburg State Research Hospital in Galesburg for 18 years. She then worked at F.W. Woolworth's in Monmouth for 16 years.
She was a member of Swan Creek Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Point Pleasant Cemetery in rural Roseville. The Rev. Tom Mehaffy will officiate. Visitation will be from noon today until 10 a.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville.
[Peoria Journal Star, March 20, 1994, Page: C18, Contributed by Sara Hemp]

Elizabeth M. Phillips
At Young America, on November 6, 1861, Elizabeth Mayes Phillips, wife of George L. Phillips at the age of 22 years lost her fight with consumption.

May Phillips
On October 16, 1861 May Phillips, daughter of George L. and Lizzie M. Phillips, aged 3 months went to a better place.

Elizabeth C. Rosecrantz
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Rosecrantz, 43 years old, 2414 11th Ave. B, Moline, died last evening.  She had been ill of Bright's disease fo the last six weeks. Mrs. Rosecrantz was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Bergholtz of Monmouth.  She was born at Monmouth Dec 20, 1873.  She was married to Richard E. Rosecrantz at East Moline Dec 19, 1901.  She was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church.  Surviving are the widower, her mother, Mrs. J.P. Bergholtz; one brother A.E. Bergholtz of East Moline, and two sisters, Mrs. J.B. Brown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Mrs. Thomas Bland of Hampton. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 15 Dec. 1917]

Sally Salisbury
On December 27, 1861, S. S. Salisbury's wife, Sally, in the 56th year of her age died of paralysis.

Mrs. Shoemaker
Bury Mrs. Shoemaker in Monmouth, Ill.
W.C. Shoemaker, traveling freight and passenger agent for the colorado & Southern Railway company and the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway company, will leave today for Monmouth, Ill., where he is taking his wife, who died recently, for interment. At Kansas City Mr. Shoemaker will be joined by his son, Leonard E. Shoemaker, who was formerly connected with the telephone company here.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shoemaker have been held, but brief services will be conducted in Monmouth before interment. Monmouth is the old home of Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker.
[The Salt Lake tribune.(Salt Lake City, Utah), June 04, 1913, Page 12]

David Smith
Kirkwood, Oct. 22--David Smith passed away last evening at 5 o'clock at his home in the east part of town after suffering for several months with cancer of the bladder. He was operated on at Monmouth hospital in July, but the surgeon's knife afforded no relief.
Mr Smith was born in county Down, Ireland, July 1st, 1849, and came to America in 1871. On October 4, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Gamble, at Monmouth.
Eight children were born to this union, seven of whom, with the mother, survive. They are: Sam W. Smith of Kirkwood, Mrs,Anna Boston,Parma, Idaho: Joseph H. Smith, Kirkwood; Mrs, Sara Miller, Parma, Idaho; Mabel Smith, Kirkwood; Mr. Geo C Smith, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Ellen McMahon, Kirkwood. He also leaves one sister, Mrs John Armitage and one brother, Samuel Smith both living in Monmouth.
Mrs. Boston has been here with her father for some weeks. The other children in the west are unable to come on account of illness. The brother Samuel is in Ireland on a visit.
Mr. Smith first settled in the Sugar Tree Grove neighborhood where he farmed for several years. He then came to the Kirkwood neighorhood where he continued farming operations until last December, when he retired and moved into Kirkwood. Early in life he was converted and united with the church. After coming here he united with the United Presbyterian Church. He remained steadfast in his belief and was a staunch supporter of all the church work. In his everyday life he was honorable and was highly esteemed by all.
The funeral services will be held at the home Sabbath afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. Nat Childs.
[Oct 22 1921, Submitted to Genealogy Trails By Joanne Harris]

William T. Smith
Mr. William T. Smith, on Saturday last, February 2, 1856, and living near Berwick, in this county, in company with his son-in-law and a small boy, started in a two-horse wagon to come to Monmouth, on business. After traveling some distance, Mr. Smith became somewhat benumbed by the severe cold, and got out of the wagon, telling his son-in-law to drive on as fast as possible, and save the young boy from freezing, and he would walk. Being a man near sixty years of age, he was soon overcome by the wind and storm and sunk to the ground. to be continued.
[Review Atlas--- Feb 8, 1856]

Henry C. Spurgeon
Henry C. Spurgeon, 69, one of the most extensive landowners in Greenbush township, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 16, about 10 a.m. on a country road near his farm residence, his death being attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Spurgeon was a member of an old and honored family of Warren county. He was born in Greenbush township, December 19, 1868, a son of Israel and Elizabeth (Marshall) Spurgeon. He attended the district schools, the public schools of Colorado Springs, Colo., and the preparatory department of Knox colege. From the time he was ten years old, he lived at Colorado Springs and Leadville, Colo., but about 1888, returned to Warren county.
In 1889 he was married to Miss Irene Abbott, who was born in Monmouth. Following his marriage Mr. Spurgeon rented a farm in Greenbush township, and then some years later bought a farm. Later his holdings were expanded by the addition of several hundred acres from his father's extensive estate. In 1900 he went into a hardware and implement business at Prairie City, and before then served as salesman for a large agricultural implement house at Bushnell.
Thirty-one years ago, in 1907, Mr. Spurgeon went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for his health and remained there for a year, leaving for Colorado where he remained until 1917, and during this period worked for the Great Western Sugar company. After four years there he went with the Spaulding Deep Tiling Machine company of Denver, Colo. Returning to Warren county, he resumed his hareware business, and looked after his farm land. He was known for years as a raiser of Duroc-Jersey hogs and also of Poland-China and Hampshire hogs.
Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon became the parents of twelve children, two of whom preceded their father in death. A son, Harold, died of influenza at Camp McArthur, Fort Worth, Texas, during the World War, and a daughter, Amy, died at the age of two. Surviving are the widow and ten children: Mrs. Marie Alkire of Mesa, Ariz., whose husband died in the army during the war; Merle of Springfield, Ill.; Mrs. Ardis Levoy of Oak Park, Ill.; French of Galesburg; Henry of Los Angeles; Mrs. Irene Terrell of San Francisco; Eileen of Denver, Colo.; Bronald, Bernadine and Ione, all of Chicago. He leaves five Granchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emma Dixon, Mrs. Mary Abbott, and Mrs. Dora Long, of that community; and Elmer of Longmont, Colo.
[Contributed by Sara Hemp; From the scrapbook of Ida Trimmer Fowler, a long time Bader, Schuyler County, IL resident]

Ida Oliver Stevenson
July 21, of convulsions resulting from a burn, Ida Oliver Stevenson, aged 15 months and 12 days passed away.
[ Review Atlas Aug 9, 1878]

Susan N. Tally
Susan N. Tally was born in Edmundson County, Ky., October 9, 1844. She died near Raritan, Ill., Sunday Dec 30, 1906. Aged 62 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was the mother of eight children. Two having preceded her to the better land, there remain four sons and two daughters with her aged husband to mourn her departure.
Mrs. Tally and her husband united with the Christian church nearly 30 years ago and showed her works in giving a kind neighbor and loving and beloved wife and mother. She loved the church and delighted in all its services, and just a few hours before her death she expressed a desire to attend the morning services, but while the worship on earth in the little church was in progress her spirit took it's departure to the great assembly of spirits above.
Her funeral services were held in the Christian church at Roseville Jan 1, 1907, conducted by Elder J. A. Clemmens. Interment in the Roseville cemetery. Pall bearers were G. W. Monroe, W. H. Carr, Sam'l Curry, Harvey Hastings, Jams Pittman and J. H. Lang. Music was furnished by J. F. fisher, Mary and Albert Fisher; Mrs. Millie Bradley, pianist.
[December 30, 1906]

Perlie Adefia Taylor
In Greenbush township, May 19, 1878, of cerebral meriingitis, Perlie Adefia Taylor, aged 6 months and 4 days. [Review Atlas--July 19, 1878]

Jonathan Tracy
At the residence of his son, Henry Tracy, died on December 18th, 1855, Jonathan Tracy was aged 83 years.

Alexander Turnbull
November 20, 1855, Mr. Alexander Turnbull, aged 56 passed away. Mr. Turnbull had come from Ohio over twenty years ago.

Jeffrey Lynn Wade
Jeffrey Lynn Wade, 54, of Jacksonville, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. He was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Monmouth, to Robert D. and Ruth Ameen Wade. Jeff is survived by his mother, Ruth Wade of Monmouth; companion of 23 years, Debra Strickler; sister, Kathy Mussat of Jacksonville; brothers, Robert Jr. (Renee) of Davenport, Iowa, and Bradley (partner, Darren Coleman) of Candler, N.C.; nephews, August Mussat of Jacksonville and Brandon (Jen) Wade of St. Louis; nieces, Chelsea (Jason) Wade Guerin of Davenport, Iowa, and Janet Mussat McDannald of Henderson, Nev.; great-nephew, Foster Wade; great-niece, Lindsay McDannald; and several aunts; and one uncle. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wade Sr.; brother-in-law, Leonard Mussat; and several uncles. Jeff graduated from Culinary School in Springfield as a sous chef and worked his way up to executive chef. He worked in several restaurants in the St. Louis area, Fort Smith, Ark., Muldaner's in Springfield and co-owned Chef Jeff's Cafe in Jacksonville with his sister. He has been a newspaper carrier for several newspapers most recently the Journal-Courier. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Cardinals, Lakers and Bears. Jeff wanted his body donated to science to hopefully help find a cure for cancer. Arrangements are being handled by Medicure. A Memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Monmouth. [ Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by: : Ella Tittsworth]

Louisa Wells
In Monmouth, on August 28th, 1855, Mrs. Louisa, wife of Samuel T. Wells, died of Flux aged 26 years.

Nellie Pearl Firoved White
Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. George White, 96, who died Sunday, September 5, 1971. Born June 17, 1875, in Warren County, the former Nellie Pearl Firoved, was the daughter of William and Sarah (Hutchinson) Firoved, and spent her early life in Hale Township. She attended Farmers Academy school and the Monmouth Academy. A homemaker, Mrs. A homemaker, Mrs. White was the oldest member of the First United Methodist Church. She also was a charter member of the W.S.C.S. and Philaters Sunday School Class of the church. She was a charter member of the Farmers Academy Book Club. Mrs. White enjoyed needle work and hand sewing. Her marriage to George E. White took place Dec, 27, 1899, in Warren County, and he preceded her in death in 1950.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Dorothy) Saville of Monmouth, a granddaughter Mrs. Donald E. (Mary Ann) Bulen of Panama City, Fla., five great grandchildren; Harold E., Barbara Sue, George E., Donald E. Jr., and Cynthia Bulen; two nieces, Mrs. James O'Daniel of Monmouth and Mrs. Everell Bruington of Galesburg; and a nephew, Bruce Firoved of St. Petersburg, Fla. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and infant daughter.
[Unknown newspaper, c. Sept. 1971]



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