Martin J. Naylon, 81, Former Postmast In Polo, Passes Away

Polo: - Martin J. Naylon, 61-year-old Polo resident, died Thursday afternoon in the Dixon Public Hospital. Naylon was Polo postmaster for 15 years, being appointed in 1934 and holding the post until 1949. He was a charter member of the Dixon Council, Knights of Columbus.

Naylon was born Feb. 7, 1876, in Polo, the son of Martin and Mary Callahan Naylon. He was united in marriage to Teresa Meloy, June 21, 1909 in Ely, Nev. He lived most of his life in the Polo community.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa, at home; three sons, Martin J. Naylon Jr., Chicago; Carl V. Naylon, Sandwich; and Richard Naylon, Polo; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hackett, Madison, Wis.; Mrs. Gussie Gates, Chicago; Mrs. Nellie Bittinger, Polo; and Mrs. Lillian Bacon, Aurora; one brother, Thomas Naylon, also of Polo; nine grandchildren; in addition to a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, John, who died in military service, July 14, 1944.

Friends may call at the McNabb Funeral Home, Polo, where the Rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Rev. James Burke officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, May 31, 1957, pg. 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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