Yorktown Man Dies In Chicago - Rob't Owen
Succumbs After Several Months' Illness
Yorktown: - Robert Owen, a resident of this
community almost all of his life, passed away at a Chicago hospital at 6
o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Owen had not been well for several months. He
was taken seriously ill about a week ago while working with a dredging
company in Iowa, and was removed to a hospital in Chicago, where he had been
bedfast until death came to relieve his suffering. Mr. Owen was born in
Greenville Township, Bureau County, May 11, 1897, the son of Harvey and Mary
One son Donald and one daughter passed away in
infancy. A sister Florence preceded him in death.
The remains will be brought to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. James Thompson in Yorktown, the latter being a cousin of the
decedent. Funeral services will be held from the New Bedford Christian
Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Kerns of Walnut conducting the
rites. Burial will be in the Fairfield-Greenville Cemetery.
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, September 29, 1932 - Thursday, pg 2, submitted by Melva Taylor)