"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