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
Obituary for Charles Wesley Wedding, Bureau County Republican, Princeton,
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)
County Tribune, Princeton, Illinois, December 20, 1940, pg. 2, col. 6,
submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)