Samuel Wyatt

"On Monday morning, February 4, 1901, the spirit of Samuel Wyatt passed to rest eternal. He was born in Kent Co., Delaware, August 11, 1838, making him at the time of his death, 62 years, 5 months and 24 days of age.

Mr. Wyatt came to Illinois in the spring of 1857 locating near Wyanet and has lived in this vicinity ever since with the exception of six years spent in Missouri, going there in the fall of 1868.

During his life Mr. Wyatt followed the occupation of farming. In November 1898 he retired from active life and work and moved to Wyanet where he has since resided. On January 11, 1866 he and Miss Emma Miller were joined in holy wedlock sharing together life's sorrows and joys until death removed him from her side.

To them were born three children, all of whom are living, John M., Jacob H., and Samuel Wyatt, Jr. He was the last of a family of eight, his father and mother, two sisters and three brothers having preceded him to the other world.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, three sons, two half-brothers, John H. and Thos. Wyatt, a half-sister, Mrs. James Hamrick, step-mother, other relatives and numerous friends.

About ten years ago he suffered a severe sunstroke and has been in ill health ever since. His final illness began some three weeks ago when he was taken with pneumonia. He rallied from that and seemed to be improving but on Sunday, January 3, he was stricken with paralysis which terminated his early life.

Mr. Wyatt enjoyed the esteem and respect of all who knew him and in his death the family lose a loved one, the neighbors, a good neighbor and the community a good citizen.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Wilfred J. Abel. Interment took place in Forest Hill.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Donna Wetsel)




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