ISABELLE Oakford (James) HEATON - Funeral services for Mrs. C. R. Heaton, 92, pioneer resident of Princeton, were held Monday afternoon in Princeton, with the Rev. Francis Cooper, First Baptist pastor, officiating. Committal was in Oakland Cemetery.

Mrs. Heaton passed away Saturday morning at the home of her son, Robert Heaton, three miles north of Princeton, where she had lived since the death of her husband in 1923. Mrs. Heaton was born Isabelle Oakford James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan S. James, in Pennsylvania, July 7, 1851. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1855 and they settled near Sheffield. The trip overland was made in a prairie schooner. Her marriage to C. R. Heaton was solemnized Aug. 29, 1869. Eight children, seven of whom survive, were born to this union. One son, Harry, died in 1918. Mr. and Mrs. Heaton observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1919. Surviving are four sons, Robert of Princeton, Hensel and Frank, both of Walnut, and Elmer of S. Dakota; three daughters, Carrie Heaton of Walnut and Mrs. Gaylord Edwards of Winterset, Iowa, and Mrs. Iva Ewalt of Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Valentine who lives in California.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, June 5, 1944, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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