Charles Wesley Wedding

Dover Man Is Dead After Long Illness

Charles Wedding, 83 years old last month, life-long resident of Bureau County, died Sunday right at his home in Dover Township following 2 years illness. Mr. Wedding had farmed in this county for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Elmer of Walnut; Harry of Minneapolis, Minn; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Wilson, near Kasbeer, Mrs. Lillie Witthoft, Clear Lake, Wis.

Obituary for Charles Wesley Wedding, Bureau County Republican, Princeton, Illinois

Charles Wesley Wedding, son of John Wesley and Harriet Adams Wedding was born near Ohio, November 20, 1857, and departed this life Sunday, December 15, aged 83 years and 20 days. He grew to manhood in Bureau County and on May 17, 1883, was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Jane Cork. To this union were born five children, three sons and two daughters. One son Stephen Wesley, died in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Wedding followed the occupation of farming and reared their family on a Bureau County farm. His first wife departed this life November 1, 1916. He then quit farming and came to Princeton to live. On November 20, 1919, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Rosa Williams, who survives him. He is also survived by four children, Mrs. F. H. Withoft of Clear Lake, Wisconsin; Mrs. Herbert Wilson, Kasbeer; Elmer Wedding, Walnut, and Harry D. Wedding, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survives him.

Mr. Wedding was a life long resident of Bureau County, where he had many friends who enjoyed his genial personality.

He bore his last illness with fortitude and though confined to his home kept in touch with the world by newspaper and radio. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and passed on to the other world with joy. Ever and always kind and generous, he will be greatly missed.

(Writer's Note: the marriage year for Charles and Rosa Jane Cork is incorrect, marriage certificate shows 1884)

(Bureau County Tribune, Princeton, Illinois, December 20, 1940, pg. 2, col. 6, submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)




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