Obituaries (I-M)

Illman, Ethel Lingenfelter, Aaron Mercer, Mrs. Ross
Illman, Raymond Lingenfelter, Alex Merrill, Rev.
Imel, Martin Lingenfelter, Frederick Mershon, Izella
Imel, Ralph Lingenfelter, Jacob Sr. Miles, Velma
Irwin, Bertha Lingenfelter, Jacob Jr. Millard, Alfred
Irwin, Hattie Lingenfelter, Sarah Miller, Alice
Jacobs, Mrs. W. B. Lintz, George Miller, Divan
Jameson, Alta Lipe, infant Miller, Hannah
Jennings, James List, Shirley Miller, LaFayette
Johnson, James Mrs. Little, Letha May Miller, Sarah
Johnson, Lucy Little, James Millison, Lydia
Johnson, Ray Littlejohn, Mary Mills, Leatha
Jones, Cannah Livers, child Miner, Adaline
Jones, Diana Lockard, Sarah Miner, Edward
Jones, Elizabeth Long, Adeline Miner, Charles
Jones, Frank Long, Albert Miner, Clark
Jones, John R. Long, Henry A. Miner, Horace
Jones, John Lord, Samuel Miner, Lucretia
Jones, Martha Loucks, George Mings, Florence
Jordan, Harlan Louderman, Maxine Mings, Willis
Kaler, Archie Lowder, Jesse Mitchell, Deborah
Kemper, Violet Serene Lowder, Nathan Mohr, Nancy Jane
Kennedy, Luzetta Lowe, Blanche Monn, Daniel
Kimbell, Riley Lowe, Kenneth Monn, Grace
King, Elsie Lowe, Patricia Monn, Irene
Kline, Lillie Lutz, Balser Monn, Marion
Klinedinst, Mayme Lutz, Blanche Monn, Sarah
Kling, Henry Lutz, Judson Monn, Walter
Knous, Robert Lutz, Sarah Montgomery, James
Koelling, Florence Loine Maas, Thomas Montooth, Hattie
Koelling, Dick Mann, Charles Montooth, John
Kovachevich, Frank Manning, John Moorhouse, Carrie
Kramer, William Manwarren, Louise Moose, Harriet
Krentz, Shirley Marchant, Edwin Moose, Jacob
Krider, Christian Markham, R. H. Morey, Lois
Kruzan, Alice Markland, James Morgan, Adlai
Kruzan, Clarence Edward Sr. Markley, Mary Morgan, Alfred
Kruzan, Clarence Edward Jr. Mariner, J. L. Morgan, Amy
Kruzan, Findley Maxson, Elmer Morgan, Delilah
Kruzan, Henry Maxson, infant Morgan, Ella
Kruzan, Hiram Maxwell, Jacob Morgan, Harvey
Kruzan, Logan Mayo, Elizabeth Morgan, Ina
Kruzan, Lydia McBroom, Bridget Morgan, Jonas
Kruzan, Mariah McCall, Henry Morgan, Mary E.
Kruzan, Mary McCowan, Christina Morgan, Mary Ann
Kruzan, Rebecca McCoy, Buena Morgan, Nancy
Kruzan, Rebecca C. McCoy, Everett Morgan, Ralph
Kruzan, Roscoe McCoy, Harry Morgan, Ray
Kueker, Charlyn McCoy, Otis Morgan, Tabitha
Laird, Ethel McCann, Sarah Morgan, William
Lamb, Annie McCann, Virgil Morgart, Frank
Lampton, Franklin McCoy, William Mueller, Sharon
Lampton, Glenn McCune, Myron Mummert, Ellis
Landis, Audrey McDougal, J. B. Mummert, Helen
Lane, Sophie McFetridge, Julia Mummey, Edwin
Lane, Gusta McKeever, Darrin Mummey, John
Larkin, John McMillan, John Mummey, Liley
Larson, Ingrid McMullen, George Mummey, Nettie
Larson, Lars McMullen, Matthew Mummey, Rose
LaRue, Emily McMullen, Nancy Mummey, Willis
Lasswell, Barbara McMullen, Sarah Murchison, Colin
Layne, Ora McNeil, Margaret Myers, Anna
Lehman, Moses Magoon, Mrs. Sarah Myers, Jacob
Lemen, Jacob Marshall, George Myers, Lucinda
Lidwell, Edward Martin, Mrs. Harmon Myers, Melinda
Lindbloom, Ruth Mayall, Abbarila Myers, William
Lindsey, Jane Melrose, James Mytish, Joe
Lindsey, Jesse Menne, Joseph  
Lindsey, Permelia Mercer, Elizabeth  

 


 

 

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(unknown newspaper, March, 1965, submitted by Bill Adams)

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(unknown newspaper, 1971, submitted by Bill Adams)

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Obituary: Ralph Henry Imel

Ralph Henry Imel, only child of Iza? and Nancy Imel, was born near Table Grove, Ill, June 19, 1903 and died Aug 31, 1923, age 20 years, 2 months and 12 days. At the age of 11 he accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized and united with the U. B. Church at Mound Chapel under the pastorate of Rev. J. T. Kew. Ralph had a very winning disposition and will be greatly missed by a host of relatives and friends. I cannot say, I will not say

That he is dead, he's just away,
And a wave of his hand
He wandered into a better land.

Funeral services were held at Point Pleasant Monday by Rev. C. W. Martin. Burial was in the cemetery near by.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Shields Chapel Woman Victim Of Phthisis This Forenoon

Mrs. Alto O. Jameson, wife of S. L. Jameson, died at 11:30 o'clock this forenoon, at her home in the Shields chapel neighborhood, following a year of illness of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Alta O. Cluts was born Feb. 13, 1883, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cluts. The mother, Mrs. Amy Cluts, lives in the same neighborhood; the father is dead. Miss Cluts was married Dec. 15, 1904, to S. L. Jameson, who survives, and there are three daughters--Goldie, Lucille and Virginia, all at home.

Five brothers and one sister also are living. They are Jasper Cluts and Dr. Joseph Cluts of Canton, Grover and George Cluts living with the mother, and a sister, formerly Mrs. Eva Turner of Canton, now living in California, and reported recently married.

Mrs. Jameson was a member and active worker in the Shields chapel, and the funeral will be held there, the date to be fixed later.

(Canton Daily Register, March 3, 1918, submitted by David Newton)

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Lucy Betts Johnson

Lucy B. Johnson, 84, of 375 West Chestnut died at 6 pm Tuesday at Graham Hospital after a long illness.

Services will be at 1:30 pm Friday at Oaks Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Clyde B. Friend officiating, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 pm Thursday in the chapel.

She was born July 25, 1888 in Buckheart Township, the daughter of George and Annie (Hughes) Betts. She married Arthur R. Johnson Aug. 28, 1917 in Peoria. He died July 25, 1967.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Peter Taraboletti, Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Neumann, Arlington Heights, and Mrs. Clara Betts, Canton; and two grandchildren.

A sister and five half-brothers died earlier. (Canton Daily Ledger, Aug. 30, 1972, submitted by Dawn Stewart)

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Obituary
W. D. Johnson has received notice that the wife of his brother, James T. Johnson, died at her home in La Grange, Ga., on Saturday, 11th inst., of typho-malarial fever, after an illness of two weeks. She leaves a devoted husband and eight children to mourn her loss. Aged 44 years.
(Fulton County Ledger, Jul 23, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Former Astoria Resident Dies at Macomb Hospital

    Mrs Luzetta May Kennedy of Table Grove, died this morning at the St. Francis hospital, Macomb, aged 42, years.
    She was born in Woodland township March 5, 1908, a daughter of William and Nettie Clark Plate. On June 7, 1933, she was united in marriage to Dale Kennedy. Two sons were born to this union.
    She is survived by her husband, two sons, Kay Doren and Loren Dale, two brothers, Fred Plate and Don Plate of Asotria, and one sister, Mrs. Buelah Fordyce of Orion, Illinois.
    Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Community Church in Table Grove, conducted by Rev. Stephen Diller. Burial in Forest lawn Cemetery, Macomb.
(Astoria Argus-Searchlight, Wed., May 28, 1952, submitted by Deana Paul)

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Died.

Riley Kimbell, some time since adjudged insane and sent to Kankakee asylum, died at that place this week. His brother James, in answer to a telegram announcing his dangerous illness, started for that place Tuesday, but would not reach there before his death. (Fulton County Ledger, May 14, 1885, transcribed by Judy Churchill)

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Canton Woman Dies In Hospital At Kankakee- Elsie (Kruzan) King

Mrs. George King, 34, 605 Anderson place, died last night in St. Mary's hospital Kankakee, where she submitted to a second major operation Monday. Mrs. King underwent an operation at Graham Hospital last fall.

Mrs. King was born March 14,1904, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kruzan. She was married April 28, 1919 to George King, who survives. Mr. King has operated a roller rink in Canton for several years.

Children are Glen, Melba, Charles and Dean, all at home. Brothers and a sister are: Jessel and Edward Kruzan, both of Canton; Sherman Kruzan, Ipava, and Mrs. Mary Vaughn, Lewistown.

The body was brought to the Murphy Memorial Home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Friends may call at Murphy's after today. (Canton Daily Ledger, June 3, 1938, pg. 10, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Mrs. Alice Kruzan- Alice Mae (McCammant) Kruzan

Mrs. Alice M. Kruzan, 65, of Rt. 1, Ellisville, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Graham Hospital after an illness of several years.

She was born April 9, 1896, at Frederick in Schuyler County, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Vail) McCammant. She was married to Clarence E. Kruzan, Jan 4, 1917, in Lewistown. He survives.

Also surviving are ten children, Robert, Richard, Joseph, Gilbert, and Harold Kruzan, Mrs. Verna Berry, and Mrs. Martha Kessler, all of Canton, Mrs. Regina Winchell of Metamora, Lawrence Kruzan of Pekin, and Mrs. Mildred Brown of Hermon, 33 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Beatty of Canton, Mrs. Anna Pickering of Ipava, and Mrs. Harriet Pollitt of Lewistown,

also survive. Her parents and a brother preceded her in death.

Murphy Memorial Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Canton Daily Ledger, June 12, 1961, pg-3, submitted by Debra Hill)

Funeral Notice Kruzan, Mrs. Alice

Funeral rites for Mrs. Alice M. Kruzan, who died Sunday will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Canton Murphy Memorial Home by the Rev. Oscar Leander, pastor of the Evangelical Free Church. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.---Murphy

(Canton Daily Ledger, June, 1961, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Clarence Kruzan Sr.

Clarence E. Kruzan, 83, of 156 Robinson Court, died at 5:15 today at the Americana Nursing home in Macomb.

Mr. Kruzan was born Jan. 1, 1893 in Waterford Township, a son of Henry and Ida Marshall Kruzan. He married Alice McCammant on Jan. 4, 1917, in Lewistown.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Verna Berry, Canton; Mrs. Martha Kessler, Lansing, Ill.; Mrs. Regina Winchell, Metamora; six sons, Robert, Richard, Joseph, Gilbert, all of Canton; Harold of Bryant; Lawrence of Pekin; 42 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jessel of Canton; and Sherman of Lewistown.

His wife, two daughters, one son, and three sisters died earlier.

Mr. Kruzan was a coal miner and farmed in the area for many years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Murphy Sedgwick Memorial Home. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Oct. 20, 1976, pg. 3, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Infant Dies at 5 Days Old; Funeral Services Friday

[Clarence] Edward Kruzan, 5 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Kruzan, 217 South Tenth avenue, died at his home at 6:20 o'clock this morning, following an illness of two days.

He was born in Canton on August 3, the son of Edward and Alice (McCammant) Kruzan. Surviving are the parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at Ipava with the Rev. Paul Shenk officiating.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Aug. 8, 1929, pg. 1, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Henry Kruzan, 82, Is Dead; Rites Saturday

Henry Kruzan 82, 605 Anderson place, died last evening at the Graham Hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 30. Mr. Kruzan, a retired farmer, had been in ill health the past two years.

He was born in Waterford township on April 5, 1857, a son of Finley and Maria (Johnson) Kruzan. His wife the former Ida Marshall, preceded him in death. Children are; Sherman, Ipava; Mrs. Mary Vaughn, Lewistown; and Edward and Jessel E., both of Canton. Three Children preceded him in death. There are 29 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was the last survivor of his immediate family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Memorial Home. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call at Murphy's. (Canton Daily Ledger, Sept. 22, 1939, pg-9, submitted by Debra Hill)

Funeral Rites Held For Henry Kruzan

Funeral services for Henry Kruzan were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Memorial Home by the Rev. Leslie G. Heuston, pastor of the Christian church. Mrs. Oscar Benson sang, with Miss Louise Andrews, organist.

Pallbearers were Daniel Marshall, William Parcell, Glenn King, Russell Vaughn, Richard Kruzan and Victor Winchell. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Sept. 25, 1939, pg. 2, submitted by Debra Hill)

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HIRAM KRUZAN DIES SUDDENLY

On Monday morning a little before 11 o'clock a.m., while mowing the lawn at the Community House, Hiram Kruzan was suddenly stricken, presumably with a heart attack and a few moments later passed away. He had been in frail health for some time, and liable to such an attack, as finally occurred.

Mr. Kruzan was a son of Findley and Maria Johnson Kruzan and he was born in Fulton County about 70 years ago. He was married three times, all of his wives having passed on. There were no children. He is survived by two brothers: Logan Kruzan of Marietta and Henry Kruzan of Canton, and a sister Mrs. Luella Allen of this city.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman Chapel, conducted by Rev. Robinson Ashby and interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

(Fulton County Democrat, May 11, 1927, pg. 8, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Logan Kruzan

Logan Kruzan passed peacefully from this life in Harris Township, Fulton County, Illinois on September 21, 1928, at 4:15 am following an extended illness, his age was 71 years 11 months 11 days having been born on October 10, 1856. He was born near Lewistown, Fulton County and was a son of Findley and Mariah Johnson Kruzan. He was one of twelve children of this couple and his death leaves only two of them living one brother Henry of Canton and one sister Mrs. Ella Allen of Lewistown.

He grew to manhood in Fulton County and in 1885 was united in marriage with Addie Barrett who long ago preceded him in death. One daughter was born to this union, Mrs. Mamie Huff of Rich Hills, Mo.

On February 20, 1894 the deceased and Mrs. Lucy Cooper were united in marriage. She survives him and also two of this union, Roscoe E. Kruzan of Prairie City and Olive Bryan at home. two grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survive.

For many years the deceased resided near the home of his birth in the vicinity of Lewistown, but moved to Marietta 17 years ago and there lived until his death.

Logan Kruzan was a kind and considerate father and husband, an accommodating and loyal friend. His friends by his acquaintances through out Fulton County and his passing mourned by many of the older generation as well as by the younger people in the community where he lived so long and was universally respected. The sympathy of the community goes out to surviving ones in their hour of bereavement.

The funeral was held from Point Pleasant United Brethren Church Sunday afternoon September 23, Rev. A. G. Hinkle of Prairie City conducted the funeral service, and burial was made in Point Pleasant Cemetery.

(McDonough Bushnell Democrat, Sept. 28, 1928, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Lydia (Jones) Kruzan

Mrs. Lydia Kruzan passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Shields, on Oct. 26, after an illness extending over four years.

Lydia Jones was born in the state of Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1838, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeptha Jones. She was twice married. In 1860 she was married to Levi Salisbury and there were four daughters by this marriage, who survive her; Mrs. Lottie Vice, Havana; Mrs. Amanda Shields, Lewistown; Mrs. Mary Kidd and Mrs. Lon Lewis Peoria.

On August 6, 1911, she was united in marriage to Hiram Kruzan, who survives her.

She had been a faithful member of the Christian church for many years.

The funeral services were held in the West Christian church on Sunday afternoon, and were conducted by the Rev. Robinson Ashby. Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.

(Fulton County Democrat, Oct. 31, 1923, pg. 4, submitted by Debra Hill)

Note: There is quite a big difference in the year of Lydia's birth. On the marriage return it gives her age as 58 years, putting her birth date about 1853. Her death certificate states that she was born on Dec. 9, 1838. ( This information was given by her son-in-law.) The census' also have conflicting years of birth.

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Mary Ruth Kruzan Dies At Hospital

Mary Ruth Kruzan, Route 2 Canton, died in the Graham Hospital at 8:45 this morning after a short illness . She was born May 21, 1937 in Canton, the daughter of Edward and Alice McCammant Kruzan, who survive. Also surviving are six brothers, Robert, Richard, Lawrence, Gilbert, Harold and Joseph; four sisters, Mrs. Regina Winchell, Metamora; Mrs. Verna Schwartz, Canton; Mildred and Martha, twins, Canton.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Memorial home. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery. Friends may call at Murphy's. (Mary Ruth was the 13th child)

(Canton Daily Ledger, Jan. 17, 1946, pg. 11, submitted by Debra Hill)

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DIED IN BARTONVILLE- Rebecca (Childers) Kruzan

Hiram Kruzan received a telegram Wednesday morning stating that his wife had died in the asylum in Bartonville. Mrs. Kruzan was taken to the asylum about the middle of March.

The deceased whose maiden name was Rebecca Childers, was twice married, her second husband being Hiram Kruzan of this city.

She leaves two brothers and five sisters, They are William Childers of this township, W. Childers of Emporia, Kan., Mrs. Maggie Anderson of Nebraska, Mrs. Jane Millard of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Sadie Felkel of Emporia, Kan., Miss Ella Childers of Kansas City and Mrs. Anna White of Cuba.

She was born Aug. 21, 1849, and died April 27, 1909.

The remains will be brought to this city for burial and interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

(Canton Daily Register, Apr. 29, 1909, pg. 2, submitted by Debra Hill)

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MRS. HIRAM KRUZAN- Rebecca Catherine (Stevemson) Kruzan

Mrs. Hiram Kruzan died Tuesday morning, at the family home in southwest Lewistown, after a several weeks illness from dropsy. She was aged 55 years, 10 months and 28 days.

The deceased was born in Indiana May 6, 1855, and came to this state and county when young. Years ago she was married to Benjamin Hensley, who died about 21 years ago. There were seven children, five surviving, being Mrs. J. G. Saunders, Mrs. J. L. Westerfield and Mrs. D. E. Sheesley, Canton; Mrs. Elmer Yocum and Mrs. Edward Bricker, of Lewistown.

The deceased was married a second time in November, 1909, to Hiram Kruzan. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, this morning.

(Fulton County Ledger, Apr.6, 1911, pg. 5, submitted by Debra Hill)

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ROSCOE E KRUZAN PRAIRIE CITY RURAL MAIL CARRIER DIES

Roscoe Ellsworth Kruzan, 51, Prairie City rural mail carrier died at St. Francis Hospital last Thursday afternoon, where he had been a patient since Jan. 5, of a heart ailment.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the Prairie City Presbyterian Church, the Rev. E. L. Sabin officiating, and burial was in Prairie City Cemetery.

Kruzan was born at Lewistown and was the son of Logan and Lucy Kruzan

He was in the service during WWI, part of the time overseas and following his discharge came to Prairie City operating a garage known as Kruzan - Hensley Garage. A short time later he sold his interest in the garage business and accepted the position of rural mail carrier, which he held until his last illness.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his widow the former Nora Brown, his mother who lives in Bushnell, two sons; Robert of Syracuse, New York, and Maurice of Antioch, a sister Olive Foster of Vermont and one half brother G. K. Cooper of Macomb. (McDonough Bushnell Democrat, Jan, 1947, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Obituary

CANTON--William G. Kramer, 96, of 1115 Lawrence Drive died at 6:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Graham Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1908, in Indiana to Bert and Sarah Mundon Kramer he married Marcella Duryea on May 30, 1960, in Canton. She survives.'

Also surviving are one stepson, Ralph Mellert of Canton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Leslie E. Kramer, and one sister.

An electrician for International Harvester Co., he retired in 1963.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Shane Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

(Peoria Journal Star, unknown date, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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Obituary

Friday afternoon, Sept 22, 1899 Christian Krider, aged 85 years, 2 months, and 20 days, died of paralysis. He had a stroke of paralysis two years ago, and since that time had been almost helpless.

Christian Krider was born July 2, 1814, and in the year 1840 was married to Hannah Rawls. To this union were born 8 children, 7 of whom still live: John and Reuben of Oklahoma, Jacob Krider, George Krider, Elizabeth Demott, Maryan Freaster, and Martha Bishop, residents in and near Lewistown.

In the year 1853 Mr. Krider and wife moved to Illinois and Mrs. Krider died 6 years later in 1859.

The funeral will take place Sunday at 10:00 o’clock at the residence of his son George, 4 ˝ miles west of Lewistown. (Farmington Bugle, Sep. 28, 1899, transcribed by Rose Bantz)

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THE DEATH RECORD

George W. Lintz died Sunday at his home, 95 Clinton Street after a six months illness aged 62 years. Mr. Lintz was born near Canton, Illinois January 16 1860 and was married to Miss Bertha McFarland of Lewistown, Ill. June 24, 1903. The family came to Muskegon from Galesburg five years ago.

Mr. Lintz was employed at the Shaw Walker company. He was a member of the First congregational church of this city, of York Lodge No 53, I.O.O.F of Little York, Ill., Past Chief Patriarch of Colfax Encampment No. 28, I.O.O.F. a member of Canton Galesburg No. 12, I.O.O.F. of Galesburg and a member of the American Yeomen.
He leaves beside his wife, one daughter, Margery, one sister and one brother, Mrs. Margaret Colville of Ollie, Ia., and Frank Lintz, Peoria, Ill.

The funeral service will be held at 3 o'clock tusday afternoon at the residence at 95 Clinton Street. Rev Ernest Collins, pastor of the First Congregational church officiating. It will be under the auspices of Muskegon Lodge No. 92,I.O.O.F and burial will be in Lakeside cemetery.
-Muskeon, Mich., Chronicle

The friends of Mrs. Lintz in this city sympathize with her in this sorrow which has come to her.

Note: obit was hard to read dates.

(Muskegon, Mich. Chronicle, unknown date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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DIED

In Putman Township, June 11, 1885, infant child of Preston and Elizabeth Lipe. (Fulton County Ledger, June 25, 1885, transcribed by Judy Churchill)

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JESSE LOWDER

GLASFORD—Jesse J. Lowder, 98, a lifelong resident of rural Glasford, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at Pavilion Oaks Nursing Home in Peoria.

He was born July 31, 1888, in Banner Township, the son of John and Mary (Williams) Lowder. Survivors include one son, Charles J. Lowder of Peoria; one stepson, Dr. Robert G. Lowder of Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Louise) Varnes of Glasford; one brother, Amos Lowder of Kingston Mines; one sister, Mrs. George Roseman of Bartonville; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

He was a member of Glasford Baptist Church and was a farmer and coal miner in the area for many years. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glasford Baptist Church, the Rev. Rank Brozenec officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Woolsey Funeral Home, Glasford Chapel, and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.

Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery near Trivoli.

Memorials may be made to the Glasford Baptist Church.  (Canton Daily Ledger, Wednesday, August 20, 1986, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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Myron MCCUNE, son of the Hon. J. L. McCune, of Ipava, died at that place of consumption, Tuesday night of last week. (Canton Register, Thursday, May 30, 1889, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Mrs. Izella MERSHON, who had been sick for some time, departed this life on Wednesday of last week. She was born on Gloucester, New Jersey, in 1823 and moved here about 1848.  During her stay here she was highly esteemed and was well known for her kindness of heart and many other good traits.  The funeral was held last Sunday, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. (Canton Register, Thursday, June 6, 1889, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Canton - Robert LIVERS' child that had been suffering from diptheria for the past week, is dead. (Peoria Journal, Friday, October 17, 1890, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Blanche Beatrice Carrison Lutz

Blanch Beatrice Lutz, daughter of Albert and Florence Carrison was born in Farmers township, Fulton Co., November 27, 1883 and died at her home October 22, 1942 aged 58 years, 9 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage to Orval Lutz February 7, 1911. To this union was born one boy, Toler Albert Lutz, two girls Florence Buley and Elizabeth Hart, all living. She leaves to mourn their loss, husband, three children, 11 grandchildren, one brother Chas. Carrison. When a young girl and in her early womanhood she was active in Sunday school work. She has lived her entire life in the home where she was born and all her children are living in the immediate vicinity. She lover her home and always seemed contented with her surroundings, always a good neighbor and loving friend.

Funeral services were held from the Point Pleasant church Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. H. E. Longbrake officiating. Burial in Point Pleasant cemetery.

(unknown newspaper, Oct. 1942, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Mrs. Sarah Churchill [Magoon] at Rest

Former Resident of Canton Passed Away in Galesburg Hospital Sunday -- Body Brought Here

      Mrs. Sarah Churchill Magoon, a former resident of this city[Canton], passed away at 4 o'clock Sunday in St. Mary's hospital, Galesburg. The body was brought to Canton Monday morning and taken to the Fisher funeral home where the services were held at 3 in the afternoon. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.    
     Mrs. Magoon was a daughter of the late Charles B. Churchill who built the Churchill house. She was born and raised two and a half miles west of Canton, and was first married to Fred Palmer, who died in 1901. In 1903 she married Chester Magoon who is living. There is no family.
     Mrs. Frank Marr[is this an error?], North Main Street, Canton, and Mrs. Mort Churchill of Fiatt, are sisters. The body was accompanied to Canton by the husband and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Magoon and Mr. and Mrs. Will Shrader. (
Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Tuesday, September, 28, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary

John Manning died at his home in Fairview township, Wednesday afternoon March 7, 1888 after a protracted illness from a complication of  diseases.

Buried Friday in the White Chapel Cemetery. He was 83 years old. 

John Manning was born in Ireland, town Tillemore, county Mede (Meath) and moved to this country in 1825. He stopped in York state a few years, and from there came to Chicago, working on the canal two years. Then he lived in Kentucky three years and was married there to Miss Theodosia (Theodothia) Morton, who died in April 1865. Four children blessed their union, three of whom are still living--Mrs. Jerome Harden, Elijah Manning, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sherman. In '41 the family removed to Illinois and located on the farm where Mr. Manning died.

Deceased was an honest and industrious citizen and had accumulated considerable propery, all of  which he had appraised and equally distributed among his children. We have heard Mr. Manning say that he never paid a cent of interest. The children hereby thank the many kind friends who so kindly assisted them during the illness and death of their father. (unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Sue Laimans)

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St. David Miner Killed.

Crushed to Death by Fall of Roof in Room in Big Creek Mine, St. David.

     Joe Mytish, aged about 43, miner, was killed about 1 o'clock Friday afternoon by the fall of a roof in a room in the Big Creek Mine in which he was working.
     When the accident occurred, Mytish was working in one room and his companion, George Stemich, was in the room adjoining, both about a mile from the main entrance. Stemich was not injured.
     The mass of coal and slate which crushed down from the roof of the mine buried Mytish in its fall. Stemich was unable to rescue him alone and summoned aid. Other miners hurried to his assistance and in about 10 minutes Mytish was extracted from the debris. He was still alive, but died in a few moments. Dr. R. H. Maguire had been called and was at the mine by the time the man was rescued, but nothing could be done to save him.
     His head was crushed, one leg broken and there were numerous severe bruises and probably internal injuries. The head injury was fatal, the skull being badly crushed.
     The cause of the fall of debris has not been ascertained. Coroner Floyd A. Smith was at once summoned from Canton and held an inquest Friday afternoon. State Mine Inspector Thomas Back also was summoned from Canton.
     Joe Mytish had lived in St. David several years during which time he had been employed in the mine. He was regarded as a good workman and had many friends there. He is survived by his wife. As far as known here, the only other relative in this county is his brother, Matt Mytish, who also lives in St. David. (The Peoria Star, Peoria, Illinois, Saturday, September 25, 1920, submitted by Janine Crandell)  

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Obituary

     Several days ago the Register announced the death of John MCMILLAN in Ohio. He was the father of G. M. and J. S. McMillan of Canton, Il. The following biographical sketch in the Latonia, Ohio Reporter: John McMillan was born in Washington Co., Pa. Nov. 4, 1824 and died near Latonia, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1901. Mr. McMillan was a grandson of Dr. John McMillan, well-known in the History of Presbyterianism and especially in western Pennsylvanian as the founder of the Old Log College, which afterward became what is now known as Washington and Jefferson College. In 1848 he married Catherine Laughlin. In 1863, Mr. McMillan took his family from Hubbard, Ohio to a farm north west of Latonia, Ohio. Four sons and four daughters were born to them and all were present at the funeral. (Canton Daily Register, Canton, Il., Feb 28 1901, pg. 4, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary

     The remains of Mrs. Sarah McCann was brought to Canton, Il. from Jacksonville, Il. and taken to the home of George Lockwood on South Second Ave. where the funeral was held on Thursday p.m. Burial Walnut Cemetery. (Canton Weekly Register, Canton, Il., Aug 23, 1900, pg. 2, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary

     George LOUCKS formerly of Canton, Il. died Monday at the County Poor Farm. (Canton Weekly Register, Canton, Il., Aug 23 1900, pg. 10, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary

     Charles J. MANN, expected to die. Has growth on the appendix. He was born in 1838, in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. His family consists of his wife - who is the daughter of Elijah CAPPS and one son and one daughter - William E. and Miss Mattie Mann. (Canton Weekly Register, Canton, Il., Oct 11 1900, pg. 1, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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WILLIAM MCCOY CALLED TO REST LAST EVENING


     William McCoy, for several years an honored citizen of Canton, died at his home, 211 West Walnut street, at 7:30 o'clock yesterday evening following several days of illness from complications incident to advanced years.
     Mr. McCoy was born in County Antrim, Ireland, in April 1844. He came to America 69 years ago, to Illinois 50 years ago and had been a resident of Canton for the past 14 years.
     He is survived by his wife, former Miss Florence Young and by the following children: Mrs. George Stone, Mrs. W. P. Rainey and Mrs. L. A. Dailey, all of Aurora; Mrs. Leslie Elliott, Granby, Colo., Herman McCoy, Chicago, Mrs. Roy Parkin, Canton, Mrs. Roy Roddis, Kansas City, Mo., Dennis McCoy, Farmington. There are five surviving grandchildren.
     Mr. McCoy was a member of the Canton Christian Church and so long as his health would permit, was an active member in the affairs of the church. He was a man of lofty ideals and kindly demeanor and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
     Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed but interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. (Canton Ledger, Canton, Il., Aug. 15, 1924, submitted by Debi Hoffman)

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ETHEL MAE ILLMAN---Age 76, of 414 North First, Canton, Illinois died at 3:43 am. Thursday (October 19, 2000) at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton. Born December 01, 1923 in Lewistown, the daughter of Spencer and Grace (Scalf) Cooper, she married Raymond D. Illman on June 07, 1947 in Canton. He survives. Survivors include Max (Nancy) Illman of Hanna City, one daughter, Mrs. Greg Buhs (Mary Jo) of Heartland, Wisconsin and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one half brother and two sisters. She attended the Lewistown Church of the Nazarene. Services will be held at 11 am., Monday at Murphy Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, with the Reverend Steve Cecil officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm., Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be at Apple Cemetery in Lewistown. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. (Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois, unknown date, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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RAYMOND DWAYNE ILLMAN, 77 of 414 North First, Apartment 807, died at 8:24 a. m., Wednesday, November 03, 2004, in the Methodist Medical Center emergency room in Peoria. Born May 26, 1927 in Ipava to William and Mary Gladys Fey, VanFleet, Illman. He married Ethel Mae Cooper on June 07, 1947 in Canton. She died October 19, 2000. He also was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters. He married Jean Bishop on June 28, 2003, in Canton. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Max (and Nancy) of Hanna City; one daughter, Mary Jo (and Gregory) Buhs of Hartland, Wisconsin; two stepdaughters, Carol (and Dennis) Huff of East Peoria and Peggy Bishop of Lowden, Iowa; two grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren, and one twin brother; Richard of Lewistown. He was a navy veteran. He worked in shipping and crating at Caterpillar Inc. for 34 years, retiring in June 1992. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton. Services will be at 10 am, Saturday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Burial will be in Apple Cemetery in rural Lewistown. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, Illinois, unknown date, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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Canton - Frank Morgart, ex-city marshal, who has been sick a long time from dropsical blood poisoning, and whose death has been long expected, expired at about 2 o'clock Wednesday night, Dec. 10, aged about 33 years. Deceased leaves a family of a wife and small children to mourn his demise. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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The body of Lydia A. Millison of Farmington will be brought to Lewistown Wednesday morning and taken to the Mt. Pleasant cemetery where funeral services will be held. The decendent died Feb. 12, at 1:50 p. m. at Farmington and was the wife of Hiram Millison. She leaves one brother, Daniel Bolender of Lewistown, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Payne of Oklahoma. Mrs. Millison was 83 years old. (Peoria Transcript, Feb. 15, 1923, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Veteran Color Bearer is Dead

     Aaron Lingenfelter, veteran of the Civil War and Color Bearer of the Joe Hooker Post, G. A. R from its organizat­ion until two years ago, when failing health prevented further activity, died at 4:35 o'clock Sunday afternoon [died Dec. 8, 1918], at his home in Banner Township, following prolonged ill health. He was born in Bedford county Pa., and was a son of Jacob and Sarah Lingenfelter, pioneer settlers in Fulton county, where they came in the spring of 1848. He was married to Miss Charity Hedge at Liverpool, 17 March ,1870, and a few days layer moved onto the farm where he lived until his death. Mrs. Lingenfelter died 8 July, 1894.

Relatives Living

     One son and two daughters. They are Ernest Lingenfelter at home; Mrs. Nernie Pollitt, Buckheart Township, and Mrs. Lizzie Pollitt , Banner Township. There are twelve grand-children living and one dead. Other near relatives are three brothers, Josiah Lingenfelter, Banner Township; Jacob Lingenfelter, Buckheart Township, and Alexander Lingenfelter, Margo Okla. Five brothers and three sisters are dead.

Wounded Seven Times

     Aaron Lingenfelter enlisted early in the Civil War and served with distinction from 1861 to 1865. He was wounded seven times and was the last man to be wounded in the 15th Army corps in the last battle of the war at Bentonville, N. C. He was a Charter member of Joe Hooker Post from its Organization until 1916, when failing health forced him to abandon this duty. He carried the Flag at every Memorial Day observance in Canton, except for one. He was one of Fulton County s best known veterans of the Civil War with an active service record unequaled anywhere. By all who knew him he was highly esteemed, and there is general regret that his long useful life has reached its close.

Funeral Tuesday

     The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bethel Chapel and burial will be in the adjacent Cemetery.

(Submitted by Roy Girard, unknown newspaper, Dec. ? 1918)

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Alex Lingenfelter

Formerly of Fulton Dies in Oklahoma

Arthur Johnson, carrier on Route seven, received a telegram this morning announcing the death of Alex Lingenfelter, which occurred at his home in Camargo, Okla. formerly of Fulton county. Of the brothers Josiah, Matthias, Jacob and Aaron. Jacob is the only one living.

Mrs. Jacob Johnson is a sister of the decedent. Two sons, Ottis and Ruel, who live in Carmargo, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Lamb, also survive.

It is probable that the body will be brought to Canton for burial, although announcement to that effect has not been made. (Canton Daily Register, Dec. 11, 1925, submitted by Jan McRevey)

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Scroll down to find Frederick Lingenfelter's obit.

Born December 2, 1848 and
Died November 7, 1889

 (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Jan McRevey)

 

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Jacob Lingenfelter Sr.

Born October 12, 1806 and
Died September 14, 1876

 (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Jan McRevey)


 

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Jacob Lingenfelter Jr.

Born December 12, 1851
Died February 6, 1938

(Unknown newspaper and date, courtesy of Roy Girard and submitted by Jan McRevey)


 

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Born February 1, 1813
Died October 22, 1880

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Jan McRevey)


 

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Ruth Lindbloom, wife of E. A. Lindbloom, died Friday night at her home at Norris, at eight o'clock. Her age was 23 years. The funeral will take place at Norris Sunday at three o'clock the Rev. A. R. Mathis officiating. (unknown newspaper, unknown date, submitted by Kristen Dansby)

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Mrs. Miller Dead

Well-known Lady Suddenly Expires at Her Home in the Country.

     Mrs. Hannah C. Miller, wife of James P. Miller, died quite suddenly at 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening, at her home, five and a half miles northwest of Canton.
     Death was due to heart trouble. About a week previous she suffered an attack of grip but seem to have recovered her usual health. Saturday evening she was sitting in her chair reading, when she passed away without a struggle.
     Hannah Catharine Custer was born November 7, 1855, in Royerford, Pa. In 1857 she accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Y. Custer, to Illinois and they settled on a farm about a mile distant from the place of her death. She was married February 7, 1875, to James P. Miller, who survives.
     Mrs. Miller was the mother of four children, three of whom are living. They are Edward P. Miller, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Howard and Miss Emma Miller of Canton. One daughter, Mrs. Clara Belle Tuttle, died October 3, 1909, of typhoid fever.
     Mrs. Miller was a woman highly regarded by all who knew were. Her sudden death was a great shock to all her friends, and the relatives have the deepest sympathy of all in their bereavement. (Canton Daily Register, unknown date, submitted by Julie Riise)

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J. S. Jennings dies in Hospital; Buried Sunday

     Funeral Services were conducted for J. S. Jennings at the Forest Grove Undertaking chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. C. P. Sabin of the Church of Christ officiating. Mrs. Edith Collais Evans was soloist. Interment took place in the Forest View Cemetery.
     James Sylvester Jennings familiarly known as "Buzz" died at Hillsboro Hospital after an illness that extended over nine months. He was born in Liverpool, Illinois, August 5, 1851, and married April 5, 1885, at Lewistown Illinois, Sadie E. Havens who survives him. Mr. Jennings lived in California with his family several years, coming to Forest Grove 31 years ago.
     Beside his wife there are two children living, Leonard Jennings of Buena Park, Calif., and Mrs. Lilly Lamont of Forest Grove. There are four grandchildren also living. (News Times, Forest Grove, Jan. 30, 1936, submitted by Karen Morlan)

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FARMINGTON

Samuel Lord.

Samuel Lord, for years a highly respected citizen of this city, died Sunday morning at the home of his son, James Lord, president of the miners' division of the American Federation of Labor, 502 Tulip avenue, Takoma Park, Washington, D.C., and the remains were to be brought here, where funeral services and interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery either today or tomorrow. Services will be conducted by Rev. Thos. J. M. Crapp, pastor of the M. E. church.

Deceased was of a family of eleven children born to James and Betty Leach Lord, and was born January 12, 1849, in Littleboro, Lancashire, England. He was married to Miss Martha Jane Woods at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, on April 11, 1872, and to them nine children were born. They were as follows: Mrs. Eunice Plumer, who died November 5, 1905; Robert Lord, who died September 21, 1889; Mrs. Louise Boyd, wife of William Boyd, of Percy, Ill.; James Lord of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Eleanor Holliday of this city; Mrs. Minnie Spears, wife of Locke Spears, of Peoria; Sam Lord of Peoria; Lewis Lord, enroute; and Joe Lord of Phoenix, Ariz.

Mr. Lord came to America in January, 1886, and his wife and children followed him to America, arriving on November 6, 1889. Mr. Lord has always been interested in the mining business and was one of the promoters of the Nickle Plate mine, now the Alden No. 5 mine. He was a member of the K. of P. lodge as well as Local Union No. 946.

Besides the wife and children he is survived by one brother, who lives in England, and fifteen grandchildren as well as friends that numbered with his acquaintances.

Six weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Lord sold their home on E. Vernon street to John Watson and sold their household goods, expecting to visit in Washington, D.C., and later go to England for a visit at their old home. In two weeks after he left here he was taken ill, and word from his bedside the better part of the week was that he was improving nicely.

(Peoria Star, November 18, 1920, submitted by Andrew Peplow)

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OBITUARY
MARIAH KRUZAN


     Died at her residence in Duncan Mills, Thursday, at 12:20 a.m. Mrs. Maria Kruzan, widow of the late Finley Kruzan deceased. Her age was 79 years and 9 months.
     For 73 years she lived within two miles of the place she died. Funeral Friday at 1 o'clock at the residence. (Cuba Journal, Jan. 11, 1900, pg. 3, submitted by Debbie Hill)


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KRUZAN

    Mrs. Maria L. [Lucretia] Kruzan, widow of Findley Kruzan, died at her home in Duncan City 4 Jan., 1900, aged 79 years 8 months and 6 days. She was born in Vandalia, then capital of Illinois, 29 Apr., 1821. Her father, Major Johnson, was a soldier in the war of 1812. In 1824 the family came to Waterford tp and settled on the farm now occupied by E. Athy. She was married to Findley Kruzan in April, 1841. [Note: They were actually married Nov. 11, 1841.] For many years they resided on the farm half-way between Lewistown and Duncan's Mills, a half-way house where the town boys of hot and dusty days could always get a kind welcome and delicious drink, going to or coming from their sports at Spoon river. How good the cool water tasted from the Gourd and out of the deep, rock-walled well at Mr. Kruzan's! It was like Mother Davidson's well on the hill en route to Spud-a-way creek. In both cases it was "giving a cup of water to little ones in my name"- giving a cool drink to Christ!
     To Mr. and Mrs. Kruzan were born 12 children, seven whom are living, viz: Hiram, George, Henry, and Logan Kruzan, Mrs. Mary Jane Evans, Mrs. Laura Conner, and Mrs. Ella Allen. Albert was in Co. G, 11th Ill. Cav., and died in Rome, Ga., in 1864. Her husband Findley Kruzan, was a soldier in Co. A, 103d regiment three years.
     During one of Rev. J. Q. Knight's famous revivals at the Felkel schoolhouse, some 38 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Kruzan united with the M. E. church. She was a faithful Christian to the hour of her death. She had no sign of sickness. She was simply worn out. She bade her children good bye, saying that she was tired, and ready, and willing to go. Like her husband she was an honored pioneer who will long be remembered with reverence and affection. Rev. Wm. McFarland conducted funeral services at the home in Duncan City, Friday, in presence of a great company of friends. The burial was at the Hackelton graveyard, on the bank of beautiful Spoon river, beside the dust of her husband and children and her honored parents. (Fulton County Democrat, Jan. 10, 1900, submitted by Debbie Hill)

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FINDLEY KRUZAN

     Finley Kruzan, orphaned at 11, fought in the engagements of his company, and was wounded in Atlanta. Kruzan came to Fulton County in 1840 and owned 260 acres of land in Sec. 4.. He married Maria Johnson in 1842, and their children included triplets and two sets of twins. [Note: I have yet to confirm any info about triplets]
(A History of Fulton County, Spoon River Country, 1818-1879, submitted by Debbie Hill)
 

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     Findley Kruzan died of apoplexy at his farm three miles south of Lewistown, Tuesday morning February 28, 1888, aged about 71 years. He was also a pioneer, having resided in Lewistown and vicinity nearly half a century. In his temper and methods he was wonderfully like Uncle Perry Kelly, and like him in rugged integrity was never brought in question. Mr. K. was a soldier in the Civil War, and a good one. He will be remembered kindly by many friends.
     The burial took place yesterday noon, at Freeman Cemetery, Isabel township, under auspices of Fulton Lodge No. 51, I. O. O. F., of which order Mr. K. was a member thirty-two years.
(Fulton County Ledger, Mar. 8, 1888, pg. 6, submitted by Debbie Hill)

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George W. Marshall

Canton – George W. Marshall, 47 of 1035 W. Pine St., an operator at a local service station, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday at Graham Hospital, where he had been a patient since New Years Day [died 1959]. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Murphy Memorial Home where visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens. 

He was born Feb. 22, 1911, in Griffin, Fla., the son of Harry E. and Ella Bishop Marshall.  On Feb. 3, 1945, he was married in Peoria to Irene Meyer, who survives.  He is also survived by two sons: Bernard 12; and Gilbert 11; a daughter, Cora 9; a brother, Eugene, Rt. 5, Canton; and three sisters, Mrs. Abbie Miller, Rt. 5, Canton;  Mrs. Ruth Brunner, Metamora and Mrs. Helen Osterman, Peoria. His parents and a sister, Mrs. Edith Weiss, preceded him in death. 

He was a member of Meat Packers Amalgamated Union. (unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Sandy MacDonald)

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John F. Jones Dies; Was Engineer Here

     John F. Jones of 113 West Myrtle, for 40 years a resident of Canton and vicinity died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Reed of 54 West Myrtle Street, yesterday afternoon following an illness of a week of bronchial asthma and heart trouble.
     Mr. Jones has been an engineer, both in mines in this vicinity and at the high School and city pumping station for many years, and has many friends in and around Canton.
     He was born in Southern Wales on July 16, 1853, and came to this country when he was 21 years of age. He was married to Martha L. Bennett, who died Nov. 5, 1922. Following are the children surviving: Mrs. McClellen Diebert and Mrs. Robert G. Reed of Canton, Mrs. Anna J. Holms of Joy, William of San Francisco, and Mrs. Harry Thompson of Pontiac, Ill. One son died in infancy.
     He was a member of the church of Latter Day Saints.
     The funeral services will be held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Reed on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
(Canton Daily Ledger, April 30, 1927, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Mrs. Martha L. Jones Died Sunday Morning At Graham Hospital

     Mrs. Martha L. Jones, 85 West Vine Street, died at the Graham hospital yesterday morning at 8:40 o’clock.
     She was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William Bennett and was born in South Wales, July 16, 1851. She came to America 70 years ago and has resided in Canton for the past 35 years.
     She is survived by her husband, John F. Jones to whom she was married in Bryant. She is also survived by the following children: Mrs. M. C. Dibert, Canton; Mrs. Robert Reed, Canton; Mrs. Annie J. Holmes, Joy; Mrs. H. L. Thompson, Pontiac; Edward Jones, Kewanee; William M. Jones, San Francisco, Calif. There is one surviving sister, Mrs. J. C. Jacobs of Green Lake, Wis.
     Mrs. Jones was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints and was a woman held in high esteem by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, internment will be in Greenwood cemetery.
(Canton Register, Nov. 6, 1922, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Mayme Klinedinst

     Mayme Maxine (Tuthill) Klinedinst, 96, of Vermont, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
     She was born Dec. 7, 1905, in Bernadotte, the daughter of Harry L. and Eva Ann Thompson Tuthill. She married Russell Walter Klinedinst on March 31, 1924, in Havana. He died Feb. 6, 1994. Survivors include two sons, Luther (wife Nina) Klinedinst of Bushnell and William Klinedinst of Vermont; two daughters, Dorothy Jane (husband Richard) Parry of Macomb and Virginia (husband Harry) Thomas of Littleton; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 24 great-­great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and one step great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by one sister.
     Funeral services were Tuesday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial was in the Ipava Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Vermont Fire Department.
(Rushville Times, Wed., Jan. 9, 2002, pg. 11, col. 6, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Prominent Woman Resident of Ipava Passes From Life

     Ipava, July 1.--Mrs. Emily F. LaRue, wife of George C. LaRue, of Ipava, died yesterday in a sanitarium in Kansas City, where she had been for the past three weeks. Death resulted from complications following an attack of "flu" several months ago. Her husband was called to her bedside Tuesday evening. Wednesday he reported her condition was better. Nothing further was heard until a telegram received this morning, announcing her death.
     Emily F. Robinson was a daughter of Thomas Chockley and Sarah Ann Robinson, pioneers of this section and was born on the Robinson farm, near Ipava, March 22, 1853. Her entire life was spent in Ipava and vicinity. She was married to George C. LaRue Feb. 5, 1879. There were no children. She was one of a family of five, of whom one brother and one sister survive: C. B. Robinson and Mrs. C. S. Randolph, both of Ipava.
     Mrs. LaRue had many estimable qualities. Of Quaker descent, she inherited many of the old fashioned manners and customs, peculiar to those of that faith. Plain and unassuming in manner and kindly in disposition, she had formed a wide circle of friends, who, today, mourn her passing.
     The body will arrive in Bushnell, Saturday evening and will be brought overland to Ipava. Arrangements for the funeral have not, at this time, been made. (unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Mrs. Buena McCoy Dies in Hospital; Funeral Saturday

     Mrs. Buena V. (Tuthill) McCoy, wife of Harry C. McCoy, 1122 South Avenue B, died this morning in the Graham Hospital, following a four weeks illness.
     Born in Bernadotte, Dec. 20, 1896, she was a daughter of Harry and Eva Ann (Thompson) Tuthill. On Nov. 10, 1917, in St. Louis, Mo., she was married to Harry C. McCoy who survives.
     Also surviving are three children, Mrs. Vera Schnaufer, Geneseo, Harry Otis McCoy, West Locust street limits, Richard Lee McCoy, Quality Hill, a sister, Mrs. Maxine Klinedinst, Industry, her mother, who resides in Bushnell and six grandchildren.
     She was a member of the First Methodist church, Women of the Moose and College of Regents, Women of the Moose.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Murphy Memorial Home by the Rev. W. W. Bennett, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the Rev. Willis A. Reed, a pastor of the Baptist church.
     Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
     Friends may call after 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.
(Canton Daily Ledger, Nov. 23, 1955, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Harry C. McCoy

     Harry Curtis McCoy, 75, of Sarasota, Fla., a former Canton businessman, died Monday evening in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
     Mr. McCoy was in the roofing and heating business in Canton for 44 years and was a member of the Canton Loyal Order of Moose. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Sarasota.
     Born at Streator, March 28, 1892, he was a son of Otis Howard and Anna (Barrett) McCoy. On Nov. 10, 1917, he was married to Buena V. Tuthill, who died in 1955. On Jan. 26, 1963, he married Ella Hayes, who survives.
     Also surviving are two sons, Harry Otis McCoy and Richard Lee McCoy, both of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Anna Davie, Winnipeg, Canada; two brothers, Grant McCoy, Reno, Nev., and Charles McCoy, Vallejo, Calif., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two sons and a daughter died earlier.
     The Hawkins Mortuary at Sarasota is in charge of Funeral services and Burial Friday in that city.
(Canton Daily Ledger, Wed. Dec. 13, 1967, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Otis H. McCoy

     Otis H. McCoy, 80, a prominent East Moline businessman for the last 28 years, died at noon yesterday in Moline Public hospital following an illness of only one week. He resided at 701 ˝ Fifteenth Avenue, East Moline.
     Mr. McCoy was born May 19, 1868, on a farm in Louisa county, Iowa, the oldest of the nine children of Joseph T. McCoy and Samantha Gregory. When he was 4, the family moved to Kansas where his youth was spent and it was in Topeka on July 27, 1889, that, he married Anna Barrett. The couple resided in Kansas for a time, then moved in 1891 to Streator, where they lived until 1910, at which time they moved to Canada. They returned to Illinois five years later, making their home in Decatur until moving to East Moline in 1918.
     Mr. McCoy had been a sheet metal worker all his life and for the last 28 years has been in business in East Moline, owning and operating the McCoy and Son Sheet Metal works.
     He was a member of the Streator lodge of Odd Fellows and of the East Moline aerie of Eagles.
     Surviving are the widow; six children, Mrs. Anna Davie of Winnipeg, Canada, Mrs. Fannie Braum of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joseph and Grant of Reno, Nev., Harry of Canton and Charles of Moline; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services for members of the family will be held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Van Hoe chapel and public services will be held at 2 in the First Methodist church, the Rev. A. J. Copeland officiating. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park cemetery.
(Rock Island Argus, Mon. Sep. 13, 1948, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Julia McFetridge Dies in Beardstown

     Mrs. Julia E. (Sears) McFetridge 80, a lifelong Astoria resident, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday December 4, 1975, at Myers Nursing Home in Beardstown.
     She was born August 9, 1895, near Astoria, a daughter of William and Lydia Lamprell Sears. She married Curry H. McFetridge on March 26, 1920 in Virginia. He preceded her in death November 29, 1974.
Surviving are two sons, Harry of Prairie City and Bernard of St. Augustine; 5 daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Enders of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Ruth Allman of Astoria, Mrs. Charlotte Jessup of Morango, and Mrs. Vernice Sloan of Roy, Michigan; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mr. Mabel Gibson of Dallas Texas.
Preceding her in death were one son and one daughter, three brothers and two grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Mike Hargrow officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery west of Astoria.
(Astoria Argus, Dec. 10, 1975, pg. 1, col. 2, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Hattie Ashwood Montooth and son

     Again has the death angel visited our community, as the beloved wife and infant babe of Walter Montooth died this (Tuesday) morning. It is indeed very sad, as this is the third one in the Montooth family to die within one week. Mrs. Montooth was a loving wife and mother, a kind friend and a good neighbor, who will be sadly missed in the community. She was the second daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Ashwood and was at the home of her parents at the time of her death, having gone there March 2nd, while her husband attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Oscar Fry {Loletta "Louella" Montooth, husband John Oscar Fry). Mrs. Montooth lives behind her husband, two small children, her parents, two sisters and one brother, with a host of friends, to mourn her loss.  (Rushville Times, Thurs., Mar. 10, 1904, pg. 7, col. 1, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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In Memoriam

John Walter Montooth

     John Walter Montooth was born in February 23, 1879, to George and Mary Jane Sloan Montooth in Oakland Township and departed this life at the Jacksonville State Hospital on July 13, 1949, at the age of 70 years, four months, and 20 days.
     On November 22, 1899, he was united in marriage to Hattie Jane Ashwood, who preceded him in death on March 4, 1904. To this union were born three children: Rolland of Davenport, Iowa; Freeda May, wife of Alva Roudebush of Ray and infant son deceased.
      On July 19, 1908, he was united in marriage to Adah Briggs of Watertown, S. D., who died in the fall of 1934 from injuries caused by an automobile accident.
     Walter spent his early life in the Houston neighborhood, later moving to South Dakota, where he lived about 18 years. In the past 25 years, he has lived in Macomb and Rushville.
     He was one of 13 children, six of whom are still living, namely: Mrs. Frances Haney of Hazel, S. D.; Mrs. Elizabeth Welker of Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. Alice Garrison and Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb; Mrs. Katherine Phillips and Frank Montooth of Rushville. The deceased were Warren and Edward Montooth, Mrs. Mary Snyder, Mrs. Loulla Fry, Mrs. Grace Jones, and Effie Ashwood.
     Besides the son and daughter, sisters and brother, he leaves to mourn his passing a sister-in-law, Mary Davy of Girard, Illinois who lived in his home several years, five grandchildren, all of the Rushville vicinity, seven great-grandchildren of whom he was very proud, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Perry-Voornes Memorial Home, with Rev. J. A. Mason in charge. Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
(Rushville Times, July, 1949, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Young Mother Died in Hospital From operation.

     Mrs. Leatha Wooddell Mills, died at the Graham hospital about 11 o'clock Saturday night, following a Caesarian operation.
Mrs. Mills was visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Elmer Y. Hill, 602 East Walnut street, and had been in her usual health up to Saturday afternoon, when she seized with convulsions. She was to the hospital where surgeons decided that an operation was necessary. As a result of the operation Mrs. Mills became the mother of a fine baby boy, who is doing well.
     Leatha Wooddell was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart I. Wooddell and was born near Cuba, Dec. 15, 1902. She was united in marriage in April 1921 to Otis Mills, who with three small children, Betty Lee, Billy and the baby born Saturday survives.
     She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. E. Y. HILL, and by the following brothers and sisters: Elgin Wooddell, Cuba; Marvin Wooddell, St. Louis: Byron, Paul and Hugh Wooddell, Cuba, Mrs. Phillip Burgert, Mrs. Cecil Shryock and Miss Frances Wooddell, all of Canton.
     Mrs. Mills was a young woman of fine attainments and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was a member of the class of 1921 in the Canton high school and active in the social and literary work of the school. Since her marriage she had resided part of the time in Iowa, but for the last few months her home had been in LaHarpe.
     Funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church Tuesday at 2:30 P. M. Rev. Curtis Williams of the United Brethren church officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
(Canton Daily Register, Monday, Aug. 31, 1925, submitted by Judi Gilker)

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Mrs. Ella M. Morgan

     Mrs. Ella M. Morgan, died Monday morning, about 6 o'clock after a short illness from pneumonia. She had been ill with a cold for several days which developed into pneumonia.
     Deceased came of the old pioneer Morgan family, her grandfather being the first settler in this part of Fulton County, coming here first in 1818. Returning to Ohio for his family and coming back in 1820. She was a sister to William O. Morgan, who died just a week before she did.
     She was married to William Brewer, who has been dead for many years. Two children survive her: Jonas Brewer, with whom she lived. and one daughter, Mrs. Larson of Canton. She is also survived by one brother, Harvey Morgan, of near Canton, and one sister, Mrs. Robert LeMasters of Missouri.
     The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, one and one-half miles southeast of Cuba, conducted by Rev. A. L. Powell, pastor of the M. E. church, and burial was in Cuba cemetery. (Cuba Journal, Thursday, April 2, 1925, submitted by Judi Gilker)

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Kenneth L. Lowe

AVON- Kenneth L. Lowe, 77, of Rt. 1, Avon, died June 19, 1995 at St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg.

He was born January 19, 1918, in Monterey, the son of Thomas S. and Elsie (Courtney) Lowe. He married Helen M. Henderson on August 18, 1945, in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Dennis Lowe of Peoria, Gerald Lowe, of Bushnell, and Truman Lowe of Avon; three daughters, Janice Lowe of Avon, Marlene Courson and Beth Cook, both of London Mills; 14 grandchildren; one brother, George Lowe of Fiatt; one sister, Elaine Miers of Greensburg, Indiana.

He was a line inspector at Maytag in Galesburg for over 20 years retiring in 1983. He was in the U. S. Army during War World II.

Services were held June 21, 1995 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Rev. Delmar Smith officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. (Canton Daily Ledger, July, 1995, submitted by Roy Girard)

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Blanche Lowe

Blanch Lowe, 100, of 185 W. Cedar St. died at 8:42 p. m. Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at Graham Hospital Emergency Room.

Born May 28, 1898, at Banner Township, the daughter of Marshall and Mary Jane (Bedwell) Wages, she married William C.  Lowe on June 7, 1916, in Pekin. He died Nov. 19, 1974.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers.

Survivors include three sons, Allen Lowe of Lewistown, William Lowe of Ipava, and Edward Lowe of Canton; one daughter, Etta Hunnicutt of Canton; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Maxine Clause of Havana, Bernice Moomey? of Albuquerque, N. M. Hester Saunders of Davenport, Iowa, and Vera Parker of Glasford.

Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, the Rev. Layton Malone officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association. (Canton Daily Ledger, Friday, November 27, 1998, submitted by Roy Girard)

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Mrs. Lane Dead From Injuries; Burial is Here

     Mrs. Sophie Lane, 222 West Chestnut St, injured in an automobile accident in St. Petersburg, Florida Tuesday afternoon, died yesterday at 11:40 A. M., according to messages received this morning by her niece, Maude Kingery, and her financial agent, R. M. Kingsland, ex-mayor of Canton.
     The remains are expected to arrive Saturday evening, accompanied by her niece, Mabel Polhemus.
     A night letter briefly gave the particulars of the fatal accident. The coincidence in the death of Mrs. G. M. Armstrong, Mrs. Lane's lifelong friend, who will be buried this afternoon, is all the more tragic.
     The message stated that Mrs. Lane was struck by the automobile as she was returning to her apartment after sending a telegraph acknowledging receipt of the news of Mrs. Armstrong's death.
     Mrs. Lane suffered internal injuries, and her condition was so severe that no operation could be performed. All medical aid and attention availed nothing to save her life. Miss Polhemus wired further "Will leave St. Petersburg with body 12 noon Thursday (today) and expect to arrive Saturday evening in Peoria".
     Funeral arrangements are not complete, but burial will be in Canton at Greenwood cemetery.
     The death of Mrs. Lane is the third in a party of four who left Canton last November to sojourn for several months in Florida. The party, all residents of west Chestnut street consisted of Mrs. Lane and her niece, Miss Polhemus, Mrs. Armstrong and her nephew, L. D. Bass. Mr. Bass, following a long period of ill health became suddenly worse and he died in St. Petersburg. Early Tuesday morning Mrs. Armstrong died following a short attack of heart trouble. Now Miss Polhemus alone remains of the small party from Canton who journeyed southward.
     Mrs. Lane was the former Sophia Stout, and she was the daughter of Charles S. and Mary Stout of Canton, deceased. She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey 55 years ago. When yet a child, the family removed to Illinois, and 15 years ago she was married to Mr. George W. Lane, who died about 9 years ago. They resided on the Lane farm, one mile north of the city. For the past several years, the widow has resided in Canton. Of her immediate relatives there survive two brothers and two sisters-Isaac Stout of Fairview, Joseph Stout of Randolph, Iowa, Mrs. Anna Polhemus of Fairview and Mrs. Susan Hageman of Canton. Among many nieces and nephews are Miss Polhemus and Mrs. Kingery, Joseph and Ed Hageman of Canton and Mrs. Mart Willard of north of the city. Mrs. Lane was a faithful member and worker in the Presbyterian church. (Canton Daily Ledger, March 22, 1917, submitted by Tony Kaney)

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Death of Cannah Jones

     We notified our readers some days since that Mr. Cannah Jones, of Joshua township, was quite ill. We have now to announce his decease. And truly a good man has fallen. He was one of nature’s noblemen – a man who had the confidence and respect of all who knew him; upright in all his dealings, and honored and trusted by all. We regarded him as a warm friend, and deeply regret his death. A mutual friend has furnished us some particulars of his life, which we give here.
     Mr. Jones was born in North Carolina, June 8, 1876[sic], and was therefore 74 years old 8th day of June, 1870. Removed to Tennessee while quite young, settling near Knoxville. Was in the war of 1812. Moved to Indiana about 1828, and came to Illinois about 1834, settling four miles west of Canton. He filled various offices of public trust, among them these of Deputy Sheriff and Collector of taxes for the county prior to 1840, in which year he was elected Sheriff of this county, and afterwards re-elected twice, serving in that office six years. He was always a firm and consistent Democrat.
     In fall of 1848 he removed to the farm occupied by him at the time of his death, living thereon up to that time, with the exception of about one year at Henry, Marshall county, where three of his children have lived for many years. His last sickness was of about thirty days duration, and was characterized by almost constant and intense suffering, all of which was borne with Christian patience and resignation.
His children were all privileged to be with him a great portion of the time he was sick; which was a source of great comfort to him. His death occurred on Sunday morning, 10th inst., and was peaceful and happy. A kind husband, an affectionate father, a true friend and an honest man has been gathered home to that “rest that remains to the people of God.”
     The services connected with his burial were conducted by Elder J.C. Goff of Henry, a minister in the Christian denomination, of which Mr. Jones was an honored and useful member for more than fifty years.
(Fulton County Ledger, Friday, Jul. 15, 1870, pg. 3, submitted by Sandy Broda)

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Gone to His Reward
Another of Fulton County’s Honored Pioneers Has Passed Away


     The Rev. John R. Jones died at five minutes of 6 o’clock Saturday evening at his home on East Walnut street, after a long illness, and in the 78th year of his life.
     He was the second child and eldest son of the late Cannah Jones, and was born Oct. 1, 1821 in East Tennessee. He was about seven years of age when the family removed to Washington county, Ind. In 1834 – 65 years ago – his parents, with their children, left Indiana for Illinois, and settled in Fulton county, four miles west of Canton. There, and later a few miles farther west, they lived for several years. After the father was elected sheriff, removal to Lewistown followed, in 1840, but John remained on the farm, near the site subsequently chosen for the village of Fiatt. On this farm, on April 1, 1841, he was married to Miss Emily Sells, who survives him – the old pioneer justice of the peace, Joel Solomon, performing the marriage ceremony.
     Here they lived and reared their family, removing about five years ago to Canton. Eight sons and daughters are left to comfort the widowed mother. Seven reside in Canton or vicinity. The home of one son – Charles – is in Missouri. All were present at their father’s death.
     There survive him also one brother and one sister – J. H. Jones, of Henry, and Mrs. E. J. Whitney, of Gibson City.
     About 1847 Mr. Jones was ordained a preacher of the gospel by the Spoon river conference of the Christian church. He had been a member of that church for several years. Continuing to follow farming, he was actively engaged for many years in the work of the ministry, preaching at Fiatt and many other places within a radius of 20 or 25 miles. His labors were very fruitful. He preached by example no less effectively than by precept, and his earnest words, emphasized by his godly life, had influence, for good that will live after him.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pittman, of Fiatt, were held Monday noon at the house, and at 2 o’clock at the Lutheran church, four miles west of Canton. Burial was in the adjacent cemetery, beside his parents.
     It is a notable coincidence that the death of Mr. Jones should occur in the same week as that of the Rev. Peter Christian, the pioneer Baptist preacher. They were nearly the same age, and were neighbors and friends for half a century. [Note: John Jones moved to Illinois with his father and step-mother.]
(Canton Daily Register, Aug. 7, 1899, pg. 8, submitted by Sandy Broda)

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Charlyn Joyce Kueker

It reads as follows: CUERO - Charlyn Joyce Kueker, 72, of Cuero, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003. She was born March 16, 1931, in Westhoff, to the late Charles and Rosalie Goehring Rau. She was an operator for Southwestern Bell and worked at Bohman Clinic. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Meyersville and was a Cub Scout den mother. Survivors: husband, Albert Kueker; sons, Michael Kueker of Wharton and Gary Wayne Kueker and Charles Robert Kueker, both of Cuero; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5:30-7 p.m. today at Freund Funeral Home chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel, the Revs. Nick Wagner and John Kueker officiating. Burial will be at Lindenau Community Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. Memorials: Lindenau Community Cemetery Fund.

(Victoria Advocate, Friday, October 31st, 2003, submitted by Clinton & Maribel Payne)

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Franklin Lampton

Death summoned Frank Lampton this morning about 3 o’clock at his home, 1122 South B Street. He had been in poor health for some time, though his condition was not thought serious, but on account of his advanced age he gradually declined until death came early this morning. The deceased was past seventy years of age at the time of his death. Over forty years ago he was united in marriage to Letha Belle Payne, who is left to mourn his death. To this union six children were born, they are Cleveland, of Lexington, Ill.; Glenn, of Putman, Ill.; Bessie, of Omaha, Nebraska; Mrs. Alfred Millard of this city, and Don and Pauline at home. He also is survived by 13 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Will Lalicker, of this city. One year ago Mr. Lampton came to this city from Smithfield, Ill., and since then has resided at 1122 South B Street. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet as further word is awaited from relatives. Next days paper, June 2, 1923-

The remains of Frank Lampton who died early yesterday morning at his home, 1122 South B Street, will be taken to Ipava, tomorrow, where short funeral services will be held and interment made.

(The Daily Review, Monmouth, Illinois, Friday June 1, 1923, submitted by Clinton & Maribel Payne)

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Glenn William Lampton

Glenn W. Lampton, 74, of Rt. 2, Yorkville, died Wednesday, at Passavant Hospital, Chicago. He was born May 11, 1895, in Lewistown, ILL. He is survived by his widow, Lucile L. of Aurora; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Gustafson of North Aurora, Mrs. James (Eileen) Wallis of Vestal, N.Y., and Mrs. John (Brenda) Richmond of Aurora; two sons, Erwin P. Lampton of Elmhurst and Terrance W. Lampton of Los Angles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters in Oregon and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Healy Chapel, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas Corkish will officiate. Burial will be in West Aurora Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Friday. Should friends desire, memorials in the name of Mr. Lampton may be made to Oswego Baptist Church of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

(Aurora Beacon-News, Aug. 28, 1969, submitted by Clinton & Maribel Payne)

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Death Of Mrs. Ingrid Larson

Mrs. Ingrid Larson, aged 92 years, ten months and three days, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Samuelson, at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning, April 27, following an illness of some three weeks.

Ingrid Anderson was born on June 24, 1838 in Jemshog, Sweden, a daughter of Jonas Anderson, of Smaland, Sweden. About 48 years ago she came to this city from her native land and was married to Lars O. Larson December 26, 1859, who has preceded her in death. Ten children of this union survive: Axel of Sweden, Swan of Peoria, Henry of Long Beach, Cal., Fred, Charles, and Mrs. Anna Samuelson of this city; Gust Larson and Mrs. Emma Main of Canton; Freda Brown of Chillicothe and Mrs. Jennie Brock of Ipava.

One brother Swan Anderson of Galesburg survives and one brother and two sisters are deceased. Mrs. Larson was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church.
Funeral services were held at the Albert Samuelson home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. R. Shull and interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

(The Fulton County Democrat, Aug. 29, 1931, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Death Of Lars Olof Larson

L. O. Larson passed away at his home in the northeast part of the city on Saturday evening, Aug. 24, at the age of 91 years.

Lars Olof Larson was born in Karlskrona, Sweden, Jan. 23, 1838, and was united in marriage with Ingrid Anderson of Karlskrona on Dec. 26, 1858, who, with 10 children, survives. The children are as follows: Axel, of Sweden; Swan of Peoria; Henry of Los Angeles, Calif.; Charles E., of Canton; Mrs. Anna Samuelson of Lewistown Mrs. Emma Main and Gust Larson of Canton; Mrs. Freda Brown of Chillicothe; Fred, at home, and Mrs. Jennie Brock of Ipava. There are 29 surviving grandchildren and about 30 great- grandchildren.

Mr. Larson started to learn his trade of shoemaker at the age of 12, and entered into his business after he was married. He continued in business until 1880, when he came to this country. For a while he worked at his trade in Galesburg, later coming to Lewistown, where he set up a shop of his own and for many years he made shoes and did repair work here. Only a week before his death he was able to be up town, meeting his old friends, and his death was quite sudden.

Still later he added a stock of shoes and continued to do a very successful business until 1912, when he sold out to Mr. Canavan. He continued to do repair work until a few months ago, when he became so ill he was obliged to relinquish his work. Last winter he partially recovered, but recently was stricken with kidney trouble, to which be succumbed.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. Paul R. Nestler of the Methodist church, and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.

(The Fulton County Democrat, Aug. 29, 1929, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Jacob M. Lemen

J. M. Lemen, 68, of Pawnee died at 6:20 oʼclock Saturday night, April 25, in the S. Vincent hospital here following an illness of several months. Decedent was born in Shepherds town, W. Va. When a young man he moved to Illinois and since had resided on a farm 5 miles east of Pawnee. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Pawnee. Surviving are his wife, Alice C. Lemen; three sons, Glenn and Charles, at home and Myron of Kincaid; three brothers, Edward of Oklahoma; Charles of West Virginia and Robert of California; one sister, Mrs. Mary Alder of Arkansas. The body was taken to the Masterson funeral home here where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at 2 oʼclock this afternoon in Bethany church.

(Taylorville Daily Breeze, Apr. 27, 1931, submitted by Clinton & Maribel Payne)

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Obituary

     Mrs. A. Mayo died at her home Tuesday evening from effects of blood poison after only a few days illness. She was summoned to Vermont Friday evening by the sudden death of her nephew Charles I. Horwedel, and upon her arrival there took violently ill. Mrs. Mayo was one of oldest, best known and most highly respected citizens, a lady loved by all, and will be greatly missed by her friends. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas church, in Table Grove Saturday morning at 11:30. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Obituary

    April 19, 1854 in Dontocher, Scotland, there came to Robert and Ann (Logne) Doughtery, a daughter whom they named Elizabeth. In 1866, the family came from Scotland to Illinois, settling on a farm north of Table Grove. Besides Elizabeth there were two sons and another daughter. June 28, 1874, in St. Mary's church in Macomb, Elizabeth Dougherty was married to Albert Mayo. To this union were born four children, the son Albert dying in infancy. Surviving are the husband and the three daughters, Mrs. Carl Edie of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Mrs. Rose Horwedel of Vermont, Illinois; Mrs. L. A. Robinson of Table Grove. The grandchildren are Albert and Corene Edie, Rosalie Horwedel, Helen and Elizabeth Robinson.
    Her two brothers Robert of Canton and Hugh of Table Grove were with her to the end. Three nephews to whom she was as a mother when her sister died are James Morris and Tom Coffee, the latter with his wife being present at her funeral. To her brother Hugh's children Margaret and Robert she was more than an aunt.
    Excepting for a few years spent in the west, Mrs. Mayo has spent her married life in Table Grove. Possessed of a wonderful personality, she was known to all, her cheery smile and jovial words have lightened many hearts.
    She was noted for her generosity, charity and hospitality to rich and poor, fortunate and unfortunate in their times of illness or distress. The homes where new lives came, the homes where lives went out, never forgot Lizzie Mayo as was attested when she was stricken. Everyone wanted to help her who had helped so many: The floral tributes, the messages of comfort, the spoken words of appreciation from youths and aged these are columns of comfort to husband and daughters.
    Being a great reader, she kept up with the march of progress and was ever interested in the welfare of the nation and of her own community. Her loyalty toward her home, to her church, to her town and its people, and to the isle of her parents' nativity was worthy of imitation.
    When death's stern decree came she had so lived that she could pass quietly on, leaving a memory of good deeds and a life well spent. Her bonny smile for all will not be forgotten, as we remember that she is not dead, she is just away.
    The funeral was held from St. Thomas Catholic church, Saturday morning at 11:30, requiem mass being given by Rev. Father Sheedy. The body was reverently borne to its last resting place in the Harris cemetery by James Heflin, M. D. Hall, James Haney, Jesse Strode, Frank Rogers and W. L. Hipsley.
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Divan Miller

Obituary: Divan Miller an aged citizen of Table Grove passed away at this home on last Thursday Feb. 27, 1919 at the age of 72 years, 2 months, and 18 days. Funeral services were held Saturday conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson of Vermont. Burial in the Table Grove cemetery. He is survived by his wife and three children, one son Charles and two daughters Mrs. Alta Parks and Mrs. Lena Wright all of Table Grove.

(unknown newspaper, Feb. 1919, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Entered into Rest

Mrs. Sarah Miller

     A large crowd attended the funeral services of Mrs. Sarah Emmaline Miller, conducted by Dr. F. E. Shult Thursday afternoon at the Murphy memorial home in Canton. There were many floral offerings. Mrs. H. T. Miller and Mrs. Ernest Thixtun sang, accompanied by Miss Agnes Christopher. Pall bearers were R. C. Michael, C. B. Ball, S. E. Caldwell, George W. Parkins, Charles Compton, and C. E. Stoddard.
     Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.
     Mrs. Sarah Emmaline Miller, died at noon April first, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Sam Snyder, 644 East Chestnut street. She had been ill for two months. She was born February 17th 1847 in Bethany W. Va. a daughter of Lewis and Abarilla Lindsay Dorsey.
She was married September 13th, 1866 to David Miller who preceeded her in death many years ago. Mrs. Miller had been a resident of Canton forty years, coming here from Ipava. She had previously lived in Texas.
     She leaves the following relatives to mourn her passing: one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson of Ipava, children Mrs. Ella Snyder of Canton, Valaria Miller and Vernon Miller, eight grand children and 11 great grandchildren. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Obituary

Martin Aaron Imel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Imel, was born in Kosioskiu, Ind., Oct 22, 1844, passed away at his home four and one half miles northeast of Table Grove Friday morning, March 18, 1927, at 1:20 o'clock, after a brief illness, being confined to his bed only a few days. Death resulted from paralysis, aged 82 years, 4 months and 26 days.

He was the youngest of a family of three children, a brother and sister preceeding him in death several years ago.

He enlisted in Co. E 48th Ind. Volunteer Dec. 1861. He suffered a severe sun stroke while in the service. He was honorably discharged July 15, 1865.

He came from Indiana to Illinois in 1869. Nov 23, 1873 he was united in marriage to Miss Naomi Wright, who passed away Feb. 25, 1922. To this union was born four children, Thomas W., Table Grove, Ezra E., Bushnell; Mrs. Rachel E., Hendee, Marietta, and Archie A., of Table Grove, all of whom survive. Besides his children, he is survived by ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, a host of neighbors and friends.

(Unknown Newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Obituary

Mrs. Diana Jones, mother of Dr. P. F. Jones of Table Grove, died Thursday at her home in New Philadelphia. Following is a brief sketch of the life of this good christian wife, mother and neighbor.

Diana Haffner, the 8th child of Jacob and Susana Haffner, was born near Stanton, Augusta county, Virginia, June 16, 1833, and departed this life Sept. 11th, 1913, at the age of 80 years, 2 months and 25 days. On Nov. 28th, 1850, she was united in marriage to Fauntleroy Jones near Port Republic, Rockinghan Co., Va. After a residence of some five years in Virginia they moved by wagon to Harris township, Fulton co., Ill. In the spring of 1856 they located on a farm 2 1/2 miles southeast of the present town of New Philadelphia, where they lived until 1903, when they moved into the town of New Philadelphia.

To this union were born fifteen children, eleven sons and four daughters, tow of the daughters dying in infancy. All of the remaining children grew to maturity. Of these there have preceded her to the other shore, her husband, three sons and one daughter.

She leaves to mourn her departure two sisters, Mrs. Susanna Butler of New Philadelphia and Mrs. Sarah Groves of Astoria; two brothers, Andrew Haffner of Alabama and William Haffner of Kansas; eight sons as follows: William J. of Elsie, Neb.; Thomas J. of Lewes Station, Mo.; James Leroy of Alva, Okla.; Dr. Edward L. of Greenwood, Neb.; George W. of Omaha, Neb.; Wesley D. of Hammond, Ind.; Dr. Perry Franklin of Table Grove, Ill.; and Charles A. of Moline, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Emily M. Hiett of Peetz, Colo.; also thirty-two grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Over fifty years ago she united with the Christian church and has ever since lived a consistent, conscientious christian life, ever sacrificing for her family, highly respected and esteemed by all her neighbors and consistently acting the part of the good Samaritan.

(Unknown Newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Death of Mrs. Miner

Adaline Amelia Dobbins, daughter of Robert Newton and Mary Jane Dobbins, was born near Ipava, Ill., Sept. 19, 1818 and passed away at her late home in Farmers township, Fulton County, on Sept. 13 or 18, 1926 at the age of 77 years, 11 mo. and 24 days.

Deceased was one of a family of five girls, three dying in infancy, the one living to womanhood was Mrs. Janette Clemens who passed away in 1908. On Oct. 29, 1868 she was united in marriage to Washington D. Miner, who passed away on Dec. 30, 1914. To them were born two children, R. Janette, who lived in the home and fondly cared for her aged mother in her declining years and R. Scott Miner of Chicago. She is also survived by one grandson, Robert Miner, also of Chicago.

Mrs. Miner was one of a pioneer family in the vicinity in which she was raised and for the past fifty-two years has lived on the farm where she passed away during these years enjoyed splendid health and the association of her friends until about a year before her death when her health began to fail and for the last two or three months she failed several days before her death but from this seemed to recover and her last illness was caused from bronchial pneumonia from which in her weakened condition she was unable to rally.

Funeral services were held from the home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Wallace of Table Grove, after which the body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Temple cemetery.

(Unknown Newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Deaths.

     Died Sunday night. Jan. 12, 1912, at the Bartonville hospital, Clark Miner, aged 47 years and a few months, Mr. Miner had been in the hospital for the past year or so, and has been sadly afflicted for a longer period. He and his wife were residents of this community for many years, and later moved beyond Table Grove. The family are now living at Vermont.
     Mr. Miner was united in marriage years ago to Miss Bertha Grewell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Grewell of Ipava. He is survived by his wife and four children, namely: Earl Miner, at home; Mrs. Ethel Hamm, living near Table Grove; and the Misses Carrie and Blanche Miner, at the home of their mother in Vermont.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Obituary

Mrs. N.J. Mohr, died suddenly at her home in London, Arkansas July 21, 1920. The deceased was born at Smithfield, Illinois, January 12, 1868. She was united in marriage to James Finley Barnes at Smithfield, Illinois, March 25th, 1886. To this union was born six children. In 1896, she was left a widow. October 17, 1901, she was united in marriage to John Jacob Mohr, at Cuba, Illinois, and they resided there until February, 1902, when they moved to Lakin, Kansas. At this place was born one child. They made this heir home for seventeen years, then moved to London, Arkansas, December, 1919. For the past thirty-nine years she has been a faithful church worker and member.

She is survived by her husband, John Jacob Mohr, of London, Arkansas, four daughters and two sons. Mrs. Hattie Irwin, of Canton, Illinois; Mrs. Sylvia Barclay, of Sepo, Illinois; Mrs. Serene Greeson, Mrs. Ivah Cheesman; Martin Barnes, and Lee Barnes, all of Lakin, Ks.

She has three sisters and one brother living. James Strode, of Smithfield, Illinois; Mrs. Minnie Orwig, Marietta, Illinois; Mrs. Kate Moore, of Cuba, Illinois; Miss Halie Strode, near Peoria, Illinois. She has eight brothers, two sisters and one daughter who passed on before.

The remains will be taken to Smithfield, Illinois, for burial at the Howard cemetery. She will be missed by her many friends, but we leave her sweetly resting in the Saviors arms.

(Unknown newspaper, July, 1920, submitted by Bill Adams)

DEATH OF MRS. J. J. MOHR

The children of Mrs. J. J. Mohr, received a message Wednesday morning stating that she was called to her heavenly home at 4:40 that morning and would be buried at London, Arkansas, where they resided. Lee and Martin Barnes and Mrs. Enos Cheesman left that day on No. 8 to attend the funeral. Mrs. Scott Greeson was unable to go on account of the illness of her children. The many friends are extending the sympathies to the family of Mrs. Mohr.

Note: Nancy Jane is buried next to her first husband, James Finley Barnes in Howard Cemetery, Southwest of Smithfield, Illinois. (Wm. Adams)

(Unknown newspaper, July, 1920, submitted by Bill Adams)

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Mrs. Monn

     CANTON-Mrs. Sarah Jane Monn, 77, of Crystal River, Fla., formerly of Canton, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at Verness Hospital in Verness, Fla.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Oaks Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Clyde Friend officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens.
     Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel.
     She was born in Canton Dec. 8, 1895, a daughter of Francis and Mary Belle Ruey Williams. She married Walter Monn. He died in 1957.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Bennett of Crystal River; two sons, Daniel of Utica and Marion of Casper, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry, and a sister, Mrs. Alpha Williamson, both of rural Canton.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and one son.
     Mrs. Monn was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church here.
(Journal Star, Jan. 18, 1973, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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MARION (LEFTY) MONN

Funeral services for Marion (Lefty) Monn, 62, are pending at the Bustard Funeral Home in Casper.

Mr. Monn died late Wednesday night at his home following a very long illness.

He was born Jan. 28, 1918, at Canton, Ill., where he was reared and educated.

On Aug. 2, 1940, he married Irene Lee Howarter at New Haven, Mo. Following their marriage, they lived at Canton.

He served in the Marine Corps during 1945-46.

In 1952, they moved to Springfield, Ky., where they lived for four years and then they returned to Canton for a short time. Prior to coming to Casper in 1956, they lived in Beloit, Wis.

Mr. Monn worked as an operating engineer in Casper. In 1978, he started teaching heavy equipment operations at Casper College. He retired in April, 1979, due to ill health.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Marion Lee Terry of Casper and Diana Langley of Billings; three sons, James, Curtis and Michael, all of Casper; one brother, Dan of Utica, N.Y. (should be Utica, Il.); one sister, Jean Monn of Brendenton, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Flowers or memorials to the Blue Envelope Fund for Hospice would be equally appreciated by the family.

(Star-Tribune, Casper, Wy., Dec. 12, 1980, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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IRENE MONN

Irene L. Monn, died June 25, 2007, in Folsom, Calif.

Born July 22, 1922, in Canton, the daughter of Clyde G. and Ora V. (Beam) Howarter, she married Marion L. Monn in 1941. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; twin daughters; one stepson, James L. Monn; one great-grandson, Anthony Potter; one sister, Pat Waldrop; and one brother, Tyler R. Howarter.

Survivors include two daughters, Marian Lee Terry and Diane L. Benson; two sons, Curtis L. Monn and Michael L. Monn; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Howarter, Jr.; and one sister, Janice M. (Howarter) Blout.

She lived in Casper, Wyo. for many years. She belonged to Eastern Star and White Shrine.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, next to her husband in Casper.

(Canton Daily Ledger, June 2007, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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IRENE L. MONN
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

CASPER--Graveside services for Irene L. Monn, 84, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Memorial Gardens, next to her husband.
She died June 25, 2007, in Folsom, Calif.

She married Marion L. Monn in 1941 and he preceded her in death.

She lived in Casper for many years and belonged to Eastern Star and White Shrine.

Survivors include two daughters, Marian Lee Terry and Dian L. Benson; two sons, Curtis L. Mann and Michael L. Mann; nine grandchilren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Janis M. (Howarter) Blout and one brother, Clyde G. Howarter Jr.

(Casper Sun Times, July 2007, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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Services Conducted Wednesday For Walter Monn

     Funeral services for Walter Monn, Canton, route 1, who died Sunday in the Hillmeyer Nursing Home, were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Murphy Memorial home by the Rev. William W. Bennett.
Mrs. Edna Barker, vocalist, was accompanied by Mrs. Alice Klingman at the organ.
     Pallbearers were Rella R. Johnson, Lester Shallenberger, R. B. Rotherford, Lawrence Shepley, Roy S. Shumaker, and Charles Roberts.
Burial was in White Chapel Memory Gardens cemetery.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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WELL-KNOWN CANTON MAN DIES AFTER LENGTHY ILLNESS

A well-known Canton man, Walter Monn, 69, who resided on route 1 at Van Winkle lake, died Sunday morning in the Hillmeyer Nursing home in Havana, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Monn had retired following several years as a farmer and after serving from 1939 to 1945 as a member of the Canton fire department.
Born Jan. 3, 1888 in Abilene, Kan., a son of Daniel H. and Charlotte (Overcash) Monn, he was married on Feb. 20, 1912 in Canton to Sarah Jane Williams, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clark Dudley, in Dubuque, Iowa, two sons, Daniel D. Monn, in Utica and Marion L. Monn in Casper, Wyo., nine grand-children and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death.
The Rev. W. W. Bennett, pastor of the Methodist church, will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Murphy Memorial home where friends may call after 1 p.m., Tuesday.
Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens cemetery.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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WALTER MONN

     Canton--Walter Monn, 69, of Rt. 1, Van Winkle Lake, Canton, died Sunday at 7 a.m. in the Hillmeyer Nursing Home in Havana. He had been ill several months.
     A retired farmer and member of the Canton Fire Dept., he had lived in the Canton area most of his life.
Born Jan. 3, 1888 in Abilene, Kan., he was a son of Daniel H. and Charlotte Overcash Monn. He married Sarah Jane Williams Feb. 20, 1912, in Canton. She survives.
     Also surviving are two sons, Daniel D. of Utica and Marion L. of Casper, Wyo.; a daughter, Mrs. Clark Dudley of Dubuque, Iowa; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in deaty by two sisters.
     Mr. Monn was a member of the Fairview Reformed Church. He graduated from the Fairview High School.
     Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Murphy Memorial Home with the Rev. William W. Bennett, Methodist Church pastor officiating. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the memorial home Tuesday after 1 p.m.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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UTICA MAN DIES IN IOWA; AWAITING HOSPITAL EXAM

     Daniel D. Monn, 68, of Utica, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday of natural causes in an Iowa City motel.
Dr. T. T. Bozek, Johnson County medical examiner, was called to investigate the death Monday and ruled out foul play, according to a police officer involved in the investigation.
     Mr. Monn was staying with his wife at the Siesta Motel on Highway 6 West, a few blocks from University of Iowa Hospital and clinics where he was scheduled for an examination Monday.
Funeral services will be Thursday 11 a.m. at the Burgess Funeral Home, Utica. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Utica. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
     He was born in Canton to Walter and Sarah Williams Monn. He married Grace "Susie" Ross in 1943 (This year was wrong) in LaSalle. He was retired from Libbey-Owens-
Ford in Ottawa.
     He is survived by his wife; two sons, Ross D. in California and Ronald in Utica; two daughters, Mrs. Dannell Talbert of Utica and Mrs. Roger (Sherri) Coghill in Lacon; nine grandchildren; and one sister.
LaSalle News Tribune, LaSalle, LaSalle Co., Il.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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Grace 'Susie' Monn

     Grace "Susie" Monn, 84, of Peru and formerly of Utica, died at 4:58 p.m. April 2, 2006, in her residence. (Mom was staying with her son Ron)
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Burgess Funeral Homes, LaSalle. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery, Utica.
Visitation will be from p a.m. until the time of services Thursday in the funeral home.
     Mrs. Monn was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Clarion Township to Henry and Lilian Meyer. She married Daniel Monn in July 1944 in LaSalle.
She worked for Conco as a welder and electrician.
     Survivors include two daughters, Danna (Craig) Hopkins of Oklahoma and Sherri (Roger) Coghill of Lacon; two sons, Ross (Allan) Monn of Portland, Ore., and Ronald (Paula) Monn of Peru; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Morris of Galesburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982 and two sisters.
(LaSalle Daily News Tribune, April 4, 2006, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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Death Record.

MARTIN- Mrs. Harmon died at her home in Ipava, April 11, 1912, aged 68 years and 26 days, after an illness of some months’ duration. She was the daughter of Samuel McCamant and wife and was born in Roseville, Ohio, March 16, 1844. She came with her parents to Illinois in 1854. January 1, 1864 she was married to Harmon Martin, who died Aug. 1, 1911. They lived on the farm now owned by J. F. Brock until 1903 when they moved to Ipava. They are survived by two daughters, Anna E., (Mrs. J. F. Brock) and Vada C. (Mrs. Charles Stines) and four grandchildren. Mrs. Martin leaves two brothers, John McCamant of Cuba and Jo McCamant of Bernadotte, and a sister, Mrs. Eliza Graham, of Colorado. She was of a very quiet retiring disposition, wedded to her home. Funeral services were conducted at her late home last Saturday afternoon by Elder M. T. Cooper with interment in the Ipava cemetery. (Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Obituary

     Abbarila Dorsey Mayall, daughter of Lewis and Abbarila Dorsey, was born June 15, 1844 in Bethany, Brook county, West Virginia, and fell asleep at the home of her son, Wilbur, on June 28, 1929, aged 85 years, 13 days.
     In the year of 1854 she came with her parents to Ipava. Here, on Sept. 22, 1864, she was married to Joseph Mayall, and to them were born ten children. The father, three daughters and two sons have preceded her in death. Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Sudie aite? of Reynolds Ill.; Mrs. Lovie James of St. Louis; and three sons, Emmuis E. and Dane J. of Canton; and Wilbur of Ipava. Surviving her, also, are her two sisters, Mrs. David Miller of Canton and Mrs. Theo. Robinson of Ipava, and several grandchildren.
     Hers was the character of the true pioneer. With faith that was steadfast and a courage true, she braved the hardships of those early days, striving unselfishly and uncomplainingly to keep a comfortable home for her family.
     She was the mother of five sons and five daughters,--and it has been said "A Mother Is God's greatest Gift."
     Thoughts of her are inseperable from the memory of the home where she presided as a wife and mother and around which her life was wholly entered, until the infirmities of age began to take their toll of health and strength. Then in the home of her son, Wilbur, she was tenderly cared for, until just at the sunset of the summer day she heard the Master's voice saying gently, "Enter thou into thy rest," and passed from earthly slumber into Heavenly Peace.
     Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Wilbur Mayall, at Ipava Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. T. Nichols, pastor of the Christian church at Astoria. Interment in Ipava cemetery. (Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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JAMES MELROSE

At Canton,  Illinois,  on Thursday the 5th instant, of complicated Bronchitis and Gastritis,  Rev. James Melrose departed from this natural life to the spiritual world, aged  46 years.  His funeral took place in this city on Friday last at  2 o'clock PM.  The number of his friends in attendance was very large.  Rev.  Thomas Storry
conducted the services.

Rev. James Melrose has been the pastor of the New Church Society of Canton, Illinois for the last fourteen years,  in which office he was highly esteemed as a truthful teacher of the doctrines of the New Jerusalem Church.  And in numerous families both within and without the church he held and deserved the character of a beloved physician.

He was born in Northumberland county, England, September 19th, 1813. At the age of twenty-one he sought his fortune in the New World. Arrived in New York in the year 1833 or '4 without friends or money. He employed his time in study and lecturing upon various scientific subjects, the most prominent of which was the study of man  mental and physical.  We find him thus employed until he had completed his  medical education.

In 1840 or '41 he completed the practice of medicine, as an allopathic physician.  As a man,  he was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends by whom his loss with be deeply regretted.  A  good man has gone to the spirit land.

[Notes:  James Melrose was the only son of  John Melrose and Susanna  Melrose of Felton, Northumberland, England.  Susanna died in 1815 according to the Felton church death register.  Her maiden surname is not noted in the death record.] (Fulton County Ledger, Jul. 10, 1860, submitted by Wendell Melrose)

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WEARY OF HIS LIFE

Horace Miner Found Dead Sunday in Oak Hill Cemetery on Grave of his Wife.

PISTOL LYING AT HIS SIDE

Bullet Holes in Breast and Temple--Sad Ending of Lonely Life--Sick and Despondent.

Horace C. Miner, a respected citizen of Lewistown, took his own life early Sunday morning.

The body was found cold and stiff Sunday noon, lying on the grave of his wife, in Oak Hill cemetery, at the north edge of town.
There were two bullet wounds--one in the breast, the other in the right temple.

A revolver lying by his side, and a two-ounce bottle near by that had contained laudanum, told the story of the sad ending of a lonely life.
Mr. Miner for many years had been one of Lewistown's most honored citizens, and the news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends.

The facts brought out at the coroner's inquest were as follows:

Horace Miner had been in ill health for several years, both mind and body being affected. About a year ago he lost his second wife, Mrs. Deborah Churchill Miner, and since that time he had been restless and lonely, having lived with numerous relatives and twice at the soldiers' home, although making his home with E. B. Stevenson, of Lewistown, most of the time.

E. B. Stevenson, a brother-in-law, stated that about three weeks ago Mr. Miner left for Quincy. While in that city he stated about a week at a hotel and then went to the soldier's home. According to the discharge card which was in his testament, he left the soldier's home Oct. 19. He evidently left Quincy on Saturday, as Lewistown parties while at Galesburg saw Mr. Miner board the night train bound for Lewistown.

Clarence Keeney, a 'bus driver at Lewistown, saw him alight from the train here about 1 o'clock Sunday morning.

Mr. Miner went from the depot to the Stevenson home, where he left his satchel inside the well curl. The family found the satchel early Sunday morning, but thought nothing strange of it, as Mr. Miner had often gone to the hotel when coming home late at night.

A. J. Belts, who first saw the body after death, stated that he was out for a walk, having gone up the old Narrow Gauge right of way, and thence east to the cemetery. While walking along the north road in the cemetery, he saw a body lying over on the opposite hill, but supposed it was a tramp sleeping. As Mr. Belts came back to town he began thinking over the sight at the cemetery, and he then told City marshal Ragan what he had just seen.

In company the two men returned to the cemetery and found the prostrate form as already described.

The position of the body when found gave every indication that he had deliberately arranged the taking of his own life.

He had taken off his coat, vest and overcoat and folded them so as to make a pillow, and then placed them at the head of the grave of his first wife. Underneath these garments he placed a notebook with the requests and last words to this world. He had taken out his false teeth and laid them carefully on the base of the monument, laid his collar, tie and watch to one side, and placed his hat over them. He had evidently then drank the contents of the bottle, as a new cork was lying by his side and the bottle was found but a few feet away.
He had then lain down upon the grave, his head upon the pillow, and placing the muzzle of a 32-caliber revolver against his breast, had fired the first shot, the ball going to the right of the heart. Before losing consciousness it is believed the placed the revolver to his right temple and fired the second shot. Either would have been sufficient to cause death.

The remains were taken to McGrew's furniture store, where Deputy Coroner Floyd F. Putnam, of Canton, conducted the inquisition about 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

W. C. Fitzhenry, George Shawver, John Murphy, W. H. Ragan, L. C. Fonts and W. J. Durall were the coroner's jury. Their verdict was that Horace C. Miner came to his death by a gun shot, fired by his own hand.

The remains were taken to the residence of E. B. Stevenson, on North Main street.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of the Masons and Grand Army of the Republic.
Horace Miner for many years was engaged in the brick manufacturing business at Lewistown.

Last spring he ___ ___ --lector for Lewistown township, being the choice of the entire community for this position.

He will be greatly missed among the older residents of Lewistown, as he has stood shoulder to shoulder with the most loyal citizens of the county seat in all its many trials and tribulations.

Horace C. Miner was born March 4, 1934. He served three years in the civil war and was a sergeant in Company E, One Hundred and Twenty-fourth regiment Illinois volunteers. His first wife, Mary A. Martin, was born Feb. 23, 1828, and died Dec. 20, 1890. To them were born two children: Charles, who died at the age of 23 years, and Gussie, who died Sept. 8, 1876, at the age of 17 years.
The second wife died about one year ago.

Horace C. Miner had evidently contemplated suicide for some time past, as he left several notes stating what to do with his remains, etc. He requested that the Masonic order, of which he was a member, have charge of his body; that Editor W. T. Davidson direct the funeral services; that his body when found be taken either to McGraw's undertaking rooms or to the sexton's cottage at the cemetery. On the back of the discharge card from the soldiers' home he had written: "General Sherman did not half define what the war was, in comparison to what the soldiers and sailors' home has been to me." He also requested, in one of the notes found in a scrap book under his dead body, that he be buried in his Grand Army uniform. (Canton Daily Register, Monday, 22 Oct 1906, submitted by Bonnie Dagan)

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Alfred J. Millard

Funeral services for Alfred J. Millard, 919 South First Street, who died at Monmouth hospital at 12 o’clock noon on Saturday, will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Church. The Rev. Floyd J. Neufeld, minister, will be in charge. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Turnbull Funeral Home. Mr. Millard’s death came as a result of a fall which he suffered from a bank on Henderson creek, five miles east of Oquawka, around 9:30 Saturday morning. He had gone to the creek on a fishing expedition, and had lost his balance on a high and steep bank, and tumbled into the creek. Born January 18, 1875, at Cuba, Ill., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Millard. He was reared and spent his early life in Fulton County. Mr. Millard was married three times. His first marriage was to Orpha Routson, and his second to Carrie Belle Lampton. Both preceded him in death. His third marriage was to Sadie Buffum on April 11, 1956, and she survives him. His interests were his home, his church, and his family. Survivors include seven sons, Harold, Lawrence and James of Monmouth; Orie of St. Paul Minn.; Clarence of Weaver, Iowa; Emmett of Oquawka; and Wilbur of Spokane, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs. Russell Sowder of Monmouth, Mrs. James Suarwalt, Alvarado, Calif.; Mrs. Ben Doyle of Rochelle, and Mrs. Vess Rudd, Ft. Madison, Iowa. Thirty grandchildren also survive as well as a large number of great grandchildren, and two brothers, Earl and Arkley, both of Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, his first and second wives, and one daughter, and three sons.

(Monmouth [Illinois] Daily Review, Aug. 25, 1958, submitted by Clinton & Maribel Payne)

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Mrs. Lucretia Miner died Tuesday, March 7, and was buried at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Tullia. [note: maiden name: STEELE] (Canton Daily Register, Thursday, Mar. 9, 1893, submitted by Bonnie Dagan)

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HARLAN VINCENT "LUCKY" JORDAN

Age 84, born in Fulton, Illinois, to Lee and Harriet Jordan, February 13, 1922, died September 16, 2006. Lucky graduated from Erie, Ill. in 1941, and in the same year, enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard. He was a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer aboard the USS Belfast. He spent nineteen months in the South Pacific chasing Japanese Subs. He was also stationed in Cold Bay, Alaska.

Lucky worked for Dell Peterson Plumbing for 25 years. Following Dell's death, Lucky continued working with various companies plumbing large businesses in downtown Seattle. Lucky enjoyed helping people and was a perpetual handyman. After his retirement in 1986, he donated much of his time helping people. He was a member of Local Union #32 Plumbers and Pipefitters, Salmon-Bay Eagles #2141 and American Legion. Lucky enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his buddies and loved spending time with his family. September 3rd, 2006 marked his and his wife's 50th year anniversary in which many friends attended.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Elizabeth Jordan; two children, Patty and Michael Jordan. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Hazel Jordan. Three children, Tina Jordan Woods, Milo Jordan, Merrie Kukuk, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous friends.

Funeral Services will be held at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to Children's Hospital or any charity of your choice.
(Seattle Times, Sept. 20, 2006, submitted by Mary Ann Hagan)

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Funeral Notice
Alice Berry Miller

     Died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Berry, in Table Grove, Ill., Friday, February 9, 1912, at 1:15 A. M., aged 25 years, 3 months and 29 days.
     Funeral from the home of the parents at 2 o'clock P. M. Monday, Feb. 12, Rev. E. J. Bouher officiating. Interment at Harris cemetery.
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Died.

     We find in the Farmington News a notice of the death of James S. Montgomery, in Topeka, Kansas, Sept. 30, 1882, in the 50th year of his age. He was a brother of Mr. A. K. Montgomery, of Farmington, and during the war was a member of the 11th cavalry regiment. (Fulton County Ledger, Oct. 19, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Died.

     Our young Hickory correspondent says it is reported that Rev. Merrill is dead. He resided at one time in Orion township, this county.
At the county house, Oct. 15, 1882, George Curry, of consumption, aged 55 years. He was from Waterford township.
(Fulton County Ledger, Oct. 19, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Obituary

J. B. McDougal, formerly a telegraph operator at the T. P. & W. depot in Canton, died--in Peoria, Ill. last Saturday. Unmarried. (p. 3 col. 3)(Canton Weekly Register, Friday, Nov. 28, 1873, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Died.

DIED. At his residence, in Vermont, on Thursday, Nov. 20th, in his 79th year, Mr. C. H. Miner. (p. 2 col. 5) (Canton Weekly Register, Friday, December 5, 1873, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Edward Miner Dead

Edward Miner Dead--Friday afternoon J. J. McNally received word that Edward Miner, a former resident of Lewistown, had passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Massey, of Waukegan. Mr. Miner was in the neighborhood of 78 years of age and has been in poor health for the last year. He is survived by an only daughter, Mrs. Charley Massey, with whom he has made his home. Mr. Miner was owner of the brick yard here in Lewistown for a number of years. Mrs. Miner died less than a year ago. The body will be brought here for burial, arriving Sunday night and services will be held Monday morning from the Catholic church and burial in the Catholic cemetery. Although no definite plans have been made for the services, it is thought they will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning. 
(Canton Daily Register, Sat. February 12, 1921, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Mrs. J. B. C. Lutz of Monmouth Dead

     Sarah Catherine Lutz, wife of J. B. C. Lutz of Monmouth, died Friday at 2:30 o'clock at the Monmouth hospital following a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia, aged 61 years, 10 months and 22 days.
     Mrs. Lutz was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wetzel and was born at Astoria, June 1, 1858.
     On September 1, 1880, she was united in marriage to J. B. C. Lutz and to them were born three children, Herschel C., Mrs. Leclare H. Amerine, and Judson B., dying in infancy. Besides her husband and two children she leaves to mourn her death three sisters, Mrs. Jane Clark of Lewistown, Miss Priscilla E Wetzel and Mrs. I. E. Dial, Astoria, and one brother, Henry L. Wetzel. of Lewistown.
     From early womanhood Mrs. Lutz was a devoted Christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, a natural home maker, a loving companion and wife and a most devoted mother.
     The body was brought here Sunday noon and taken to the home of her sister Miss Priscilla Wetzel. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 2:30 p. m., Sunday conducted by Rev. W. H. Craine of Monmouth and assisted by Rev. S. C. Williams. Interment in the Astoria cemetery.
     [Note: She died April 23, 1920]
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)

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Obituary

     Judson "Judie" B. Lutz, little son of Mr. And Mrs. J. B. C. Lutz, aged 6 years, 11 months and 3 days, died Monday night of this week of membranous croup. The little fellow was sick only a few days and everything possible was done to relieve his suffering, but medical skill proved in vain and he died at 11:30 o’clock Monday night. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence on West Main street, conducted by Rev. Dillon of the Methodist church. The remains were laid to rest in the Astoria cemetery.
     [Note: His mother was Sarah Catherine Wetzel.]
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)

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Obituary

In Canton, Oct. 27, 1885, an infant child, grand-daughter of Timothy Maxson, aged 2 months and 15 days. (The Fulton County Ledger, Oct. 29, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary

Died, two miles north of Smithfield, on Monday, May 12th, Mrs. Lucinda Myers, of consumption, aged about 55 years. Deceased was the wife of Noah Myers and daughter of Jesse Smith. She was the mother of eight children. The remains were taken to Bernadotte for interment. (Fulton County Ledger, May 21, 1885, transcribed by Judy Churchill)

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Obituary

From Farmington Home Visitor, 15th

John Larkin, formerly of this part of the country, died at his home in Newton, Iowa, on Wednesday, of spinal disease, aged 53 years. Mr. Larkin was born in Schoharie Co., New York, in January, 1832. When seven years of age, he came here with his father, who settled on a farm seven miles southeast of town, which has long been known as the old Larkin place. He leaves a wife and four children. The remains arrived here last evening and were conveyed to the home of his brother, John Larkin, east of town. (Fulton County Ledger, May 21, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Obituary

R. H. Markham, a former resident of this place, died at his home in Midway, a few miles west of town, last Friday, of congestion of the lungs. Mr. Markham was born in 1855, and in 1847 his parents removed to Oregon. In 1869 he west to Oberlin, Ohio, where he attended college and graduated in June 1874. He went to Ann Arbor in 1875, where he attended the law department of the Michigan University and graduated in 1877. He came to Farmington shortly afterwards and took a position in the public schools. On his retirement from school work he and J. D. Hurd formed a law partnership and carried on the business for a year of more. He was, during this time, elected Police Magistrate, which position he held until he removed to midway, where he made his home up to the time of this death. He was married to Miss Sophrona E. Wilson, a most estimable woman, December 25, 1878, who by his death is left a widow with two children, the oldest of which is five years and the youngest sixteen months of age. (Fulton County Ledger, May 28, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Obituary for Edwin Marchant

Feb. 2, 1894—E. D. Spencer received a telegram from Nickerson, Kans. yesterday announcing the death at that place of Edwin Marchant and saying that remains would be brought here for interment. Funeral will be held Sunday, possibly from the Methodist Church, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Mr. Marchant was a little over 60 years old and was an old resident of Farmington having removed from this place to Nickerson along in ‘84’ or ‘85’.

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Feb. 9, 1894—"The remains of Edwin Marchant arrived here last Friday morning from Nickerson, Kans. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church and was conducted by the Rev. J. B. Dillie. Remains were interred at Oak Ridge.

Mr. Marchant was an old resident of Farmington having removed from here to Nickerson, Kans. in 1884. Edwin Marchant was born in Farmington, Ill. Feb. 18, 1830 and was therefore 63 years, 11 months and 13 days old at the time of his death.

He was married to Ellen Fink Jan. 1, 1852 and they have thus lived in the loving companionship of marital life for over 41 years. Four children blessed their union, three of whom survive. Mary E., now the wife of John T. French of Prairie City, Iowa; Amanda A., now Mrs. Jas. F. Round of Nickerson, Kans. Their only son Truman died at the age of five years. They resided on a farm near Farmington for about 13 years when they moved into Farmington, living here a little over 11 years. In 1884 they removed to Nickerson, Kans. to be near their children.

Mr. Marchant united with the M. E. Church at the age of 14 and lived an active Christian life for many years, until an affliction came upon him which prevented him from attending public gatherings. He was only sick a short time. He was unable to speak to his friends the last days, but at night while those near and dear to him were anxiously watching for the nearing end, those about this bedside distinctly heard him say, "Open the gate; I’m going home, home." They said "goodbye father." He could no longer speak, but nodded his head. He was a man whom no friend or neighbor cold say aught against."

(Farmington Bugle, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 1894, submitted by Dorene Fox-Sprague)

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Obituary for Henry McCall

Jan. 19, 1894—"Died at his residence in Farmington Friday morning, Jan. 12 at 2 o’clock of consumption after a lingering illness, Dr. Henry McCall aged 71 years 10 months.

Dr. Henry McCall was born in Gallia county, Ohio March 14, 1822. When he was seven years old his mother died. When 12 years old he and his father moved to LaSalle county, Ill. After losing his father he went with his two youngest sisters to Schuyler county, Ill., in the spring of 1840. Three years later they went to Iowa, 12 miles north of Ottumwa.

Nov. 9, 1843 he was married to Elizabeth Hale. Seven children blessed their union. In 1846 they moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he united with the church in 1859. After graduating from a medical college in N. Y. he opened a sanitarium in 1860. After two years of lingering illness his wife died in 1864. The next year he moved to Galesburg, Ill., where he could have room for his increasing practice. After seven years of successful practice he was burned out Feb. 13, 1872. He took some of his patients and went to Brighton, Ill., where he practiced successfully for five years.

In Oct. 1875 he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth J. Marsh of Farmington, Ill. In the spring of 1877 he retired to his farm near Farmington, Ill. where he resided until three years ago, when he removed to town. Last spring he was called to the sanitarium at Hamilton, Ill., where he presided for three months. His health failing he was forced to give it up and return to Farmington where he was sick until death claimed him.

He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. The latter are in different parts of the west. Mrs. N. E. Black at Burlington Junction Mo.; W. F. McCall at Edgerton, S. D.; James D. McCall at Lamborn, Kans.; Mrs. Hattie L. Ross and Henry T. McCall are at Central City, Nebr. He was ever kind and loving to his family; was sad when misfortune befell them, and mourned at their losses. He was a friend to everybody and none knew him but to love him. His is a record of a well spent life of usefulness in behalf of others."  (Farmington Bugle, Jan. 19, 1894, submitted by Dorene Fox-Sprague)

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Died

On Wednesday, May 13th, 1885, three miles north of Smithfield, Melinda Myers, aged 52 years and 2 days. Melinda Myers was the daughter of Susan and Jesse Smith. She was born in Harrison County, Ohio, May 11, 1833, moved to the state of Illinois with her parents in 1840; her father bought what is known as the John Lewis farm, four miles east of Bernadotte. She was married to Noah Myers March 15, 1855, by John Lewis, formerly judge of Fulton County court. She had been a church member for sixteen years. Her funeral was held in the church at Bernadotte. She was buried in the Walters grave yard, four miles east of Bernadotte. (Fulton County Ledger, May 28, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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W. D. Myers Dead.

William D. Myers died at his home, 145 North First avenue, at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon of typhoid fever. (Canton Daily Register, July 1, 1909, submitted by David Myers)

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DEATH CLAIMS HIM

William D. Myers Succumbs to Typhoid Fever and Passes to his Reward

POPULAR BUSINESS MAN

Funeral Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon at the Pythian Temple
Burial in Greenwood.

     The death of William D. Myers, brief mention of which was made in Thursdays REGISTER, occurred at 2:30 oclock that afternoon, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Myers, 145 North First avenue. The end followed about three weeks of illness of typhoid fever which appeared in most severe form from the outset. Coupled with the malignant character of the disease, was the patients more or less run-down condition and weakened constitution, which was insufficient to bear him safely through the crisis of illness.
     W. D. Myers was born in Canton, June 30, 1872. His father died about 25 years ago, and the son has always made his home in Canton with his mother. There is one sister, Mrs. Blanche Roos of Des Moines, Iowa and one half-brother, S. A. Drake, of Canton.
     For fully 20 years Mr. Myers was associated with Mr. Drake in the coal business, holding several responsible positions, and at the time of his death he was superintendent of the Canton Coal company, of which Mr. Drake is the head. He was able and ambitious and always a hard worker, and to his zeal in his efforts to make a success in his business is due largely the condition of his health which rendered him unfit to withstand the attack which resulted in his death.
     Mr. Myers was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Elks, Modern Woodmen and Court of Honor lodges and also of Post H of the Travelers Protective association. Everywhere he was recognized as a young man of sterling integrity and marked business ability and there was before him bright promise of a successful future. By all who knew him he was greatly esteemed, and there is general sincere sorrow at his untimely end. The relatives have the sympathy of the whole community at this time.
     The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pythian temple, the Elks and the Knights of Pythias being in charge. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.
     The casket will be open at the home on North First avenue on Sunday from noon until 3 o'clock. (Canton Daily Register, July 2, 1909, pg. 4, submitted by David Myers)

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A Sudden Death

     Jacob Myers, one of Cantons old and respected citizens, was found dead in his chair at 1:30 oclock Friday afternoon by his daughter, Mrs. Alice Dow. Mr. Myers, who was an aged man, had enjoyed fair health all winter and never until Friday morning did he complain of heart illness. About 10 oclock a. m. he told his daughter, Mrs. Dow, with whom he lived at 225 South Fourth Avenue, that he was suffering with pains in the region of his heart. Nothing serious was thought of it and Mr. Myers, shortly afterwards, laid down. A little before 1:30 oclock this afternoon he arose from his bed and walked out into the sitting room and sat down in the rocker. Mrs. Dow asked him if he felt any better and he replied by saying that he felt no worse. She then left him and ran to a neighbors in quest of a mustard plaster. When she returned she found him dying and before she could summon help he had passed away.
     Jacob Myers was born in Mercersburg, Penn., June 25, 1817. He married Miss Mary Heller of that city and 43 years ago they removed to Canton. Six children were born to them. Two died in Mercersburg and three have died since the family came to Canton. Mrs. Myers died four years ago. Mrs. Dow is the only one left of the immediate family.
     Mr. Myers was a tailor by occupation, which he followed with industry and honesty while engaged in it. He retired from active work years ago. He was not a member of any lodge, church or society, but nevertheless he was a good Christian and guided his lifes steps by the teachings of the bible. Three brothers survive him. They are George and Andrew Myers of Mercersburg, Penn., and David Myers of Nebraska.
     The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 oclock from his late residence at 225 South Fourth avenue. (Canton Weekly Register, Jan. 12, 1899, pg.1, submitted by David Myers)

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Died

The wife of W. B. Jacobs, of this city, died last night, of congestion of the brain. [Mrs. Kate Jacobs, wife of W. B. Jacobs, aged 47 years, 11 months and 15 days] (Fulton County Ledger, May 28, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Died

In Canton Township, June 1, 1885, of bilious fever, Mrs. Lillie Kline wife of E. E. Kline, aged 20 years and 9 months. An only child, an infant son but a few days old, died the following morning; and mother and child were buried in the same grave. The funeral services were in Canton, at the residence of H. m. Kline, father of the bereaved husband. Rev. Mathes officiated. (Fulton County Ledger, June 4, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Margaret A. Ruble McNeil

Margaret A., eldest daughter of Theodore and Catherine Ruble, was born January 24, 1836, in Tennessee, Labete county. In 1856, she was married to James T. McNeill of Astoria. There were twelve children born to this union, six girls and six boys. Five children with the husband preceded her to the other world. There are sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The living are Mrs. C. H. Halst of this place; Mrs. Nettie Gross of Beardstown; Henry M. Minnie Schaffer and Dollie Ashman of Havana, John H. of San Diego, Calif.

Mrs. McNeill united with the Universalist church in 1908 and always led a good christian life. She was highly respected and loved by all who knew her. She departed this life on March 7th, 1916, aged 80 years, one month and twelve days.

(unknown newspaper, Mar. 1916, submitted by Diane Herd)

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AGED RESIDENT DEAD

Jacob Moose, Died at the Home of His Daughter, Mrs. Angelina Kessler at Leesburg, Tuesday morning.

Jacob Moose an aged and highly respected citizen died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Angeline Kessler at Leesburg, Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock, aged 81 years, 8 months and 13 days. Death was due to pneumonia.

Mr. Moose was born in York County, Penn. and came to Illinois in an early day. He was an industrious hard working man. Since the death of his wife he has been making his home with his children.

He leaves to mourn his death the following children: Mrs. William Beck, Bader; Mrs. Angeline Kessler, Leesburg; Columbus Moose, Ipava; Mrs. Louisa Willock, Table Grove; Mrs. Lizzie Ewing, Dunfermline; Mrs. John Schaefer, Mrs. Jacob Schaefer, Samuel Moose, Mrs. John Moss of Astoria; Jacob Moose of Iowa; Mrs. J. A. Moore, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Ada Janachewsk of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m. at the Astoria Dunkard church, conducted by Rev. Dave Lind. Interment in Astoria cemetery.

(Note: His full name was Jacob Henry Moose and he was born 19 April 1836 to David Moose and Elisabeth Powell. He married Harriet Kidd on 12 June 1859 in Fulton Co.)

(Argus Search Light, Jan. 3, 1917, submitted by Anne Marie Willis)

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Mrs. Jacob Moose Dead

Harriet Kidd was born at Jefferson, York County, Pennsylvania, Feb. 1, 1840 and came to Astoria when quite young and has resided in this vicinity since.

She was married to Jacob Moose in 1859 and to this union were born thirteen children, nine daughters and three sons surviving her, namely: Mrs. Wm. Beck of Bader; Mrs. Sherman Ewing of Dunfermline; Mrs. Ella Willock of Table Grove; Mrs. Belle Dixon of Peoria; Mrs. Ada Bacon of Chicago; Mrs. Angie Kessler of Leesburg; Mrs. John Schaffer, Mrs. Jacob Schaffer, Mrs. John Moss, Samuel, Columbus, and Jacob of this vicinity.

At a late hour on April 25, 1910, she suddenly passed away, aged 70 years, 2 months, and 15 days, death being due to heart trouble from which she was a long sufferer.

The Funeral was held at the Dunkard church in Astoria at two p.m. Wednesday, April 27, conducted by Rev. Lind. Burial in Astoria cemetery.

(The Astoria Argus, Apr. 28, 1910, submitted by Anne Marie Willis)

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EDWIN T. MUMMEY

     Funeral services for Edwin T. Mummey, 58, formerly of Galesburg, who died Thursday at Albuquerque, N. M., were conducted today at 10:30 a.m. in the Kimber and West Chapel. [Edwin was born on Apr. 23, 1896 and died on Feb. 16, 1956]
     The Rev. M. L. Raymond of Trinity Lutheran Church officiated and songs were by Arvid Erlandson, with Mrs. Wayne Tryon as organist. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, where military rites were conducted by Ralph M. Noble Post of the American Legion. Members of the firing squad were Warren Thomas, commander, Louie Zeldes, George Spillman, William Peterson and F. E. Lasecki. Thomas and Spillman were flagfolders, with Eddie Walker as bugler.
     Pallbearers were Arthur G. Sargent, Hubert Crump, Ronald Starr, Richard Brashear, Lyman C. McKeown and George Meyer. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Richard Powell)

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     E. T. Mummey, formerly of Galesburg, died Thursday, at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital, Albuquerque, N. M. where he had been a patient since suffering a stroke last December. He was a veteran of World War I. While a resident of Galesburg, he resided on North Seminary street.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Angeline Hancock of Galesburg; three sons, James C. and Robert of Galesburg and Richard who is stationed in Germany with the Army but who was called home by his father's illness; a daughter, Mrs. Dale Sackey of Moses Lake, Wash. and four grandchildren.
     Funeral services and burial will be in Galesburg, with the time to be announced.
(Galesburg Register, Feb. 1956, submitted by Richard Powell)

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OBITUARY OF JOHN MUMMEY
Was an Honored Resident of Avon for Fifty-Nine Years--Sketch of His Life

     John Mummey, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mummey, was born near Hooksburg, Morgan county, Ohio, August 14, 1834. His boyhood days were spent on a farm in that vicinity and it was there that he grew to manhood. At the age of twenty-one he crossed Indiana and entered this state, coming to Avon in March, 1855. The journey was made by way of the Ohio and Illinois rivers from Copperas Creek landing, from which place he walked through Canton, Fairview and Ellisville. At the latter place he met Barney Sloey, who is well-remembered by older residents, who had been there to the mill, and rode with him to Avon, stopping at the home of his uncle, who then resided in the residence now occupied by Arthur Belding. He built his present home 53 years ago, and has lived there ever since. [John was born on Aug. 14, 1834 and died on May 13, 1914]
     August 11, 1858, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Ann Dustman. There were five children born to this union, four of whom are living in Avon, while the other child, a girl, died in childhood. Mrs. Mummey departed this life January 24, 1911.
     Beside the four children--Stanley, Willis G., Liley A. and Mrs. Charles McCammon, he leaves to mourn his loss seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Two aged sisters in Ohio also survive him.
     Mr. Mummey worked at the blacksmith trade until an attack of erysipelas left one hand and arm crippled. He learned his trade back in his native state and it is interesting to know that his old boss is still living there at the age of 92 years.
     He was the last surviving charter member of Avon Harmony Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and until his health failed him he was a faithful attendant at all lodge sessions.
     Mr. Mummey had been in declining health for several years and his eyesight was badly affected.
Death occurred suddenly at 12:10, Wednesday afternoon, May 13, 1914. Beside his immediate family and relatives a host of friends and neighbors will mourn his loss in the community.
     The funeral services were held from the Universalist church at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. E. Blackmer. He read the 23rd Psalm and his sermon was one of sympathy and comfort to the bereaved ones.
     The music was furnished by a quartette composed of Geo. A. Tompkins, W. S. Bliss, Miss Elizabeth Bliss and Mrs. G. H. Schneider. The selections, "Rock of Ages," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "Nearer, My God, to Thee," were the same as were rendered at Mrs. Mummey's funeral. Miss Bernice Burrage presided at the organ.
     The pall bearers were Dr. P. Harrod, W. H. Rose, D. Burnaugh, A. B. Tompkins, D. J. Shaughnessy and M. F. Shawcross. Interment was in the Avon cemetery, the ceremony at the grave being conducted by the Masonic Lodge. (Avon Sentinel, May, 1914, submitted by Richard Powell)

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LILEY A. MUMMEY

     Liley A. Mummey, 85, of 596 Monroe St., died Thursday at 7:45 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital. He had been ill for a year and hospitalized for two days. [He was born on Jul. 23, 1869 and died around 1954]
     He was born July 23, 1869, at Avon and had resided in Galesburg for 38 years. He was a retired laborer for Central Engineering Co. of Davenport. He was a member of the Universalist Church at Avon.
     Surviving are a son, Lester in California; a daughter, Mrs. Lelah Holgate of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. John Lutz of Galesburg, two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First and Puckett Funeral Home, where friends may call this evening. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery. (Galesburg Register, unknown date, submitted by Richard Powell)

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Well-Known Avon Resident Dies, Services Wednesday

AVON (Special)--The Rev. Marvin E. Maris will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday [Feb. 16, 1956] in the Brand Funeral home for Willis Grant Mummey, 89, local resident who died Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glen Powell. Burial will be in Avon cemetery.
     Born in Avon, Oct. 21, 1864, a son of John and Elizabeth (Dustman) Mummey, he was married on April 4, 1894 to Nettie Tate who died in 1950.
     Surviving are two sons, Edwin T. Mummey, of Albuquerque, N. M., and Willis Mummey, of Canton, a daughter Mrs. Marcia Powell, of Avon, eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary Lutz, of Galesburg, and a brother, Liley Mummey, of Galesburg.
Friends may call at the Brand Funeral home until the hour of services. (Avon Sentinel, unknown date, submitted by Richard Powell)


DIES AT AVON.

Willis Grant Mummey, 89, of Avon died Saturday night at 11:40 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glen Powell of Avon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brand Funeral Home at Avon, the Rev. Marvin Maris officiating, and burial will be in Avon Cemetery. Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Edwin of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. Powell, and Willis Mummey of Canton; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary Lutz of Galesburg, and a brother, Liley Mummey of Galesburg. Friends may call at the funeral home. (Galesburg Register, unknown date, submitted by Richard Powell)

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OBITUARY

DIED.--At her home in Avon, Ill., Monday, February 9th, 1891, Mrs. Rose Lloyd Mummey, wife of L. A. Mummey, and daughter of Mrs. J. E. Amos, aged 19 years, 10 months and 5 days. [She was born on Apr. 4, 1871]
     Mrs. Mummey was one who only needed to be known to be loved. From her early childhood to her death her daily walk was such as commended her to all who knew her. By her life she gave evidence that her soul was clad with that adornment which in the sight of God is the pearl of great price, "A meek and quiet spirit." The sun may be turned to darkness, the moon to blood, and the stars may fall from heaven, but the blessedness of such a life will endure through endless ages. The finest specimen of art the world can produce fades into insignificance compared with such a life. Such will certainly be accounted worthy to obtain that world where they die no more.
     The deceased was married to her now bereaved husband May 8th, 1890, at her mother's home in Greenbush Tp. Warren county, Ill., Eld. H. H. Like officiating.
     Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dinsmore of Macomb, assisted by Eld. J. S. Hanger, were held at Olive Chapel Wednesday. The remains were followed by a large procession to the cemetery and consigned to a silent grave to await the sunrise of the last great day.
Mrs. Mummey from her childhood loved the Sabbath school and church, and as she advanced in life her activity increased. She was Secretary of the school at Olive when she became the wife of Mr. Mummey.
     Having been acquainted with the deceased from her childhood I take pleasure in thus bearing testimony to her many excellent qualities. (Avon Sentinel, Feb. 1891, submitted by Richard Powell)

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. NETTIE MUMMEY

AVON.--Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie (Tate) Mummey, who passed away quietly at her home Tuesday, January 17 [1950], were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Brand Funeral home with Dr. Stanley Manning officiating. Harold Bell sang "In God's Other Room" and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by Mrs. Bell. Pallbearers were Albert Sundberg, Walter Burgard, George McFarland, Heloy Woods, William Mark, and Lewis F. Lillie. Burial was in the Avon cemetery.
     Mary Nettie Tate was born in Knoxville, Illinois, on October 28, 1867, the daughter of Thomas B. and Mary (Booth) Tate. She attended St. Mary's school in Knoxville, and later taught school for several years near her home. She was also a dressmaker. At an early age she united with the Methodist church of Knoxville.
     On April 4, 1894, she was married in Knoxville at the home of her parents to Willis G. Mummey. They came to Avon to make their home, attending the Universalist church, now a part of the Federated church.
     She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Marcia Powell, Avon; Edwin T. Mummey, Galesburg, and Willis G. Mummey, Jr., Canton. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marcia Stromberg, Galesburg, and Mrs. Asenath White of Tacoma, Washington; one brother, John T. Tate of Kimberly, B. C. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. There are eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One grandson, Thomas Mummey, died in World War II.

MRS. NETTIE MUMMEY

AVON--Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie (Tate) Mummey, who passed away quietly at her home Tuesday, January 17, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Brand Funeral Home with Dr. Stanley Manning officiating. Harold Bell sang "In God's Other Room" and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by Mrs. Bell. Pallbearers were Albert Sundberg, Walter Burgard, George McFarland, Heloy Woods, William Mark, and Lewis F. Lillie. Burial was in the Avon cemetery.
     Mary Nettie Tate was born in Knoxville, Illinois, on October 28, 1867, the daughter of Thomas B. and Mary (Booth) Tate. She attended St. Mary's school in Knoxville, and later taught school for several years near her home. She was a dressmaker. At an early age she united with the Methodist church of Knoxville.
     On April 4, 1894, she was married in Knoxville at the home of her parents to Willis G. Mummey. They came to Avon to make their home, attending the Universalist church, now a part of the Federated church.
     She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Marcia Powell, Avon; Edwin T. Mummey, Galesburg, and Willis G. Mummey, Jr., Canton. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marcia Stromberg, Galesburg, and Mrs. Asenath White of Tacoma, Washington; one brother, John T. Tate of Kimberly, B. C. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. There are eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One grandson, Thomas Mummey, died in World War II.

MRS. NETTIE TATE MUMMEY

AVON.--Mrs. Willis G. Mummey died at her home Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. She was born in Knoxville Oct. 28, 1867, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tate.
     She is survived by her husband, Willis G., two sons, Willis G. Mummey, Jr., Canton; Edwin T. Mummey, Galesburg; a daughter, Mrs. Marcia Powell, Avon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Brand Funeral home in Avon Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. Stanley Manning will officiate and burial will be at the Avon cemetery. (Avon Sentinel and Galesburg Register and Peoria Journal , Jan. 1950, submitted by Richard Powell)

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Cuba, Ill., June 30, 1885

Died, at her residence, three-fourths of a mile west of town, Saturday, June 27, 1885, Mrs. Barbara Lasswell, at the advanced age of 77 years, 8 months and 3 days. She was born in Trumbull Co., Ohio and moved with her parents (her maiden name being Baughman) to Indiana in 1821 and was married to Andrew Lasswell in 1826, who moved to Fulton Co., Illinois, in 1828 and has been a resident of Putman township ever since. She was the mother of 10 children, 6 of whom survive her, 4 daughters and 2 sons. Was a kind and indulgent wife, mother and neighbor, always administering to the wants of the distressed when opportunity offered. A consistent Christian, and was a member of the Christian Church for over fifty years. The funeral services took place from the Christian church on Sunday, at 11 o'clock a. m., conducted by H. C. Littleton, assisted by Elder Marion Stevenson, of Lexington, Ky. Her remains were laid at rest in the Cuba cemetery, by the side of her husband, who preceded her to the far beyond several years ago. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends were in attendance at these last sad rites. (Fulton County Ledger, July 2, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Obituary

J. L. Mariner, some thirty-five years of age, died at his home near Greenbush last Tuesday morning and was buried in the Bushnell Cemetery, after services at the home. Deceased was a nephew of Henry and Orin Mariner, of this vicinity and leaves a wife and several small children. (Fulton County Ledger, June 25, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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OBITUARY

At the residence of her son-in-law, Leonard H. Churchill, at Fiatt, Friday morning, November 25 [1893], Mrs. Bridget McBroom, widow of Hewit McBroom, aged 91 years, 5 months and 24 days. Buried at Shields Chapel Sunday afternoon.

Hewit McBroom and family were early settlers in Fulton County. They were natives of North Carolina; came to Fulton County, Illinois, in 1830 and settled near Canton. Mr. McBroom died in November 1877, aged 75.

Alf [Alfred] McBroom is the only son living. Three daughters survive her--Mrs. George Loar, of Iowa; Mrs. Cal Ogden, of Texas; and Mrs. Leonard Churchill, of Fiatt, Fulton County.

Mother McBroom was a noble woman and of the sturdy nature which marked the successful pioneers. She and her family came from Indiana to Illinois with an ox team. (unknown newspaper and date, provided by Nicki Fox and transcribed by Judith Churchill)

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Obituary of Archie Edward Kaler

Canton - Archie E. Kaler, 88, of 1125 S. Fifth Ave. died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center.

Born April 22, 1914, in Pleasantville, Iowa, to Clarence Allen and Minerva Hedge Kaler, he married Geneva E. Ashwood on Jan. 12, 1937, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara (and Keith) Waljasper of Normal and Sharon (and Robert) Sharpe of Summerville, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

He was a tool grinder for Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1972.

He was a member and past master of the Morning Star Lodge 734, AF&AM.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, where Masonic rites will be accorded. The Rev. Paul Walles will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in the Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to his church's building fund.

[Note: Waljasper is spelled wrong, it should be: Walljasper]

(Peoria Journal Star, July 30, 2002, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Florence "Loine" Loine Ashwood Koelling

Canton - Loine Koelling, 86, of 476 Baxter Court died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Sunbridge Care Center in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Born April 12, 1914, in Ray to Ned D. and Daisy Robinson Ashwood, she married F. Elmer Koelling on March 31, 1933, in Winchester. He died in July 1968.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Esther L. Koelling, one grandchild and three brothers.

Surviving are two sons, Jack of Canton and Richard (and Betty) of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Patricia (and John) Benedetto of St. David and Merry (and Lee) Chambers of Danville, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Archie (Geneva) Kaler of Canton.

She retired from the United Electric Coal Co. Buckheart Mine.

She was a member of Havana Order of Eastern Star.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Paul Walles will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to the court-appointed special advocate of Knox County.

(Peoria Journal Star, Apr. 12, 2001, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary for Dick Koelling

Canton- Services for Dick Koelling, 68, of 500 N. Nineth Ave., will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Murphy Memorial Home, the Rev. Clyde Friend, pastor of the Wesly United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Orendorff Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Koelling was a carpenter and member of Carpenters Local 293, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday in Graham Hospital after five year's illness.

He was born July 22, 1904, in Augusta, Mo., son of Henry and Lenpra Cook Koelling and was married March 31, 1933, in Winchester, Ill. to Loine Ashwood, who survives. his father also survives in Warrenton, Mo.

Mr. Koelling is also survived by two sons, William of Denver, Colo., and Richard in Ridge Crest, Calif. and by two daughters, Mrs. Merry Chambers of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Patricia Howard of St. David. There is also a brother, Kenneth Phillips of St. Louis, and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Graeff and Miss Esther Koelling of St. Louis, and Mrs. Lurlene Cameron, of Carrolton. There are 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, a daughter, one brother and one sister.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Jul. 2, 1968, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Shirley Joan Ashwood Crawford Krentz

Farmington - Shirley Joan Ashwood Krentz, 67, of 700 E. Court St. died at 6:37 a.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, in the Graham Hospital emergency room in Canton.

Born Dec. 3, 1931, in Roodhouse to Earl and Annabelle Fraily Ashwood, she married Jerry Crawford.

She later married Felix Krentz.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Crawford of Canton and Gregory Krentz of Lewistown; two daughters, Susan Shaffer of Pekin and Debora Bowen of Venice, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Ashwood of Smithfield and Thomas Ashwood of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills; and four sisters, Hazel Henderson of Smithfield, Betty Sprout of Canton, Daisy Baxter of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills and Linda Smith of Cuba.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

She was a licensed practical nurse for 16 years, retiring in 1991. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. There will be at prayer service during the visitation by the Rev. Dr. Althea Alton. Cremation will follow the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

(Peoria Journal Star, Aug. 3, 1999, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Mrs. Anna Mary Myers died at the home of her son Edward Myers in Astoria, Sunday, aged 87 years and one day.

Anna Mary Sheaffer Myers was born in Adams County, Pa., March 20, 1839.

April 3, 1862, she was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Myers of York County, Pa., where they spent the first eleven years of their married life. To this union were born three sons and three daughters. Two sons and two daughters died in infancy. In 1873 she with her husband and family moved to McDonough County, Illinois. On Nov. 15, 1900, she was bereft of her husband and for the last 17 years has resided in the home of her son.

Soon after her marriage, she and her husband united with the Church of the Brethren in the Upper Conewago congregation. After moving to Illinois they became members of the Camp Creek congregation where she labored faithfully with her husband in the deacon's office until his death. She was a woman of excellent Christian character, humble and unassuming in her service, but faithful to her convictions. Eternity only will reveal the worth of those who have been pioneers in the work of the Kingdom in the middle west.

She leaves to mourn her departure an only daughter, Mrs. Lucy Lewis of Bozeman, Montana, and one son, Edw. Myers of Astoria; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends, all of whom will miss her as one who enjoyed her Christian life and one whom to know was to love and respect.

Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren, conducted by Rev. E. F. Caslow and assisted by Rev. A. H. Lind. Interment in cemetery near Colchester, by the side of her husband. Funeral services were held there at ll:00 o'clock today.

(Astoria Search Light, Mar. 24, 1926, submitted by LouAnn Cameron)

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MRS. W. O. (Tabitha Ann Warriner) MORGAN

Mrs. W. O. Morgan aged 84 years, widow of one of Putman townships most respected pioneers, died Tuesday night at her home in this city after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Morgan suffered a slight stroke some weeks ago and had gradually failed every since.

Tabitha Ann Warriner was like her husband, of early pioneer stock and was a native of Putman township, where she was born January 5, 1843. All her life had been spent in this worship and after her marriage to William Morgan, she lived on the farm southeast of town that was recently sold to the Electric Coal Co. with her good husband Uncle Billy as he was called in later years, no couple in the community was more highly respected.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter. Harvey and Noah C., of Cuba; Alfred, of Lewistown, and Grace who lived at home.

The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 oclock, at the home in the north part of town, conducted by Rev. Elsie Anderson, former pastor of Bishop United Brethren church, and burial will be in Cuba cemetery.

(Cuba Journal, Jan. 20, 1927, submitted by Debra Hill)

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William Morgan

William Morgan, one of Putman Townships most highly respected and beloved citizens died Monday night at his home three miles southwest of town in the Bishop neighborhood, after an illness of long duration. Mr. Morgan had been in poor health for nearly 20 years and had not been to town for ten or twelve years.

Mr. Morgan was born within a mile of where he died, his birthplace being on the farm now owned by Leroy Pittman. His parents were Virginians, having come to Fulton County at a very early date. The early thirties. March 7, 1839 was the date of his birth, making him 86 years and 16 days old at the time of his death.

Uncle Billy Morgan was one of the finest characters to ever live in Putman Township. His name was a symbol of honesty and integrity, and he was respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Bishop Chapel United Brethren Church, but in recent years he had been unable to attend. One day last summer the pastor and members went to his home and held a special service, greatly to the old gentleman's delight.

He was a staunch Democrat in politics and his last trip to Cuba was made to vote at a presidential election when Wilson was elected the first time.

He is survived by his widow and four children, Harvey, the well known contractor and builder, of this city; Alfred, of the hardware firm of Morgan & Williamson, of Lewistown; Noah C., who farms the old home place, and Grace, at home with her parents.

The funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Elsie Anderson, pastor of Bishop church, and burial will be in Cuba Cemetery.

(Cuba Journal, Mar. 26, 1925, submitted by Debra Hill)

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MRS. MORGAN

Delilah Burge was born in Licking county, Ohio, April 5, 1804; was married to Jonas Morgan Sept. 9, 1828, died April 8, 1895, aged 91 years and three days. She and her husband came to this vicinity at a very early day, and they experienced their full share of the privations and trials of pioneer life. She lived to see the fourth generation. She was ever kind to her children and grandchildren, and was ever ready to assist the suffering and needy. No night was too dark, no storm too severe to keep her from answering the call of the sick. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. M. Douglass on Tuesday and the body laid away in the Cuba cemetery.

(Addition: Same newspaper and date.)
Card of Thanks

I desire to return my sincere thanks to my kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted me during the illness and death of my beloved mother.

(Cuba Journal, April 12, 1895, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Jonas Morgan

Jonas Morgan was born September 12th, 1800, in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and died Jan. 15th, 1893, aged 92 years, 4 months and 5 days.

Mr. Morgan professed the Christian faith when he was about 30 years of age and united with the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a devoted Christian until his death. He leaves a Christian wife. Twelve children were born to them, ten of whom survive him.

Mr. Morgan came to Fulton County in the year 1837 and located on section 28 in Putman Township. Like all the old pioneers he suffered many privations and hardships in getting his wilderness farm under cultivation. By his economy and industry he succeeded in accumulating considerable property.

The funeral services were held at the house on account on the illness of Mrs. Morgan. The text was, Thou shalt come to the grave in a full age, like the shock of corn cometh in his season. Job 5-26. The sermon was preached by Rev., E. O. Norville.

(The People's Press, Feb. 20, 1893, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Deaths

Ray Morgan, aged 59 years, a resident of Cuba all his life, died suddenly supposedly from a heart attack, at his home Saturday afternoon. He had not been well recently and had suffered two or three previous attacks. A son of Harvey and Mary (Jenkins) Morgan he was born May 1, 1896.

The son of a carpenter, he early in life began working at the trade but in later years worked as a strip miner at Truax-Tracer.

He was married tin 1927, in Macomb, to Amy Mason, who died in 1940. Surviving are Mary Lou Herrick, of Lewistown, Mrs. Flossie Ruth Doyle and Mrs. Minerva Rutledge, both of Cuba; a son, Pfc. Raymond W. Morgan, Camp Carson, Colo; a step daughter, Mrs. Wilma Scalf of California, a step son, William Jenkins, of Cuba: two sisters, Mrs. Lula Beckelhymer and Mrs. Flossie Parkinson, both of Cuba and an aunt, Miss Grace Morgan, of Cuba.

One son, one stepdaughter and a grandson preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Methodist church in Cuba and of the U.M.W. of America.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Paul DuBois.

Pall bearers were Edwin Ray Parkinson, Virgil Henderson, Edward Melow Alvin Edwards, Dwight Strode, George Shaeffer. Singers were Mrs. Dennis Bishop and Mrs. Owen Winship, accompanied by Mrs. Ed Wilson.

He was a veteran of World War I and was buried with full military honors by Russell Smith Post No. 533, American Legion and the United Mine Workers gave their burial service at the grave.

Burial was in Cuba cemetery. (The Cuba Journal, June 16, 1955, submitted by Debra Hill)

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RALPH MORGAN

The body of Private Ralph Morgan, who died from pneumonia following influenza, at Camp Mills, Long Island, a week ago Wednesday, arrived in Lewistown Monday, accompanied by Private Sebastiano Ricco, of Private Morgan's company. Private Morgan was the second son of Mr. and Mr. A. D. Morgan, who live just over the line in Lewistown township.

Private Ralph Morgan was twenty-three years of age and was born on the farm where his parents now live. He had always followed the business of farming and was a splendid young man, a worthy son of an honorable father, and came of good Putman township families on both sides, his mother being a member of the well-known Bath family of Cuba.

The funeral services were held at the family home, midway between Cuba and Lewistown, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. John T. Sullivan, of the Presbyterian church of Lewistown, and was attended by a large concourse of people from Cuba and Lewistown. Lieut. Turall, of Unit No. 95, with a detail of men as pall bearers took charge of the body after the house service and the full company met the body at the city limits and acted as funeral escort to the grave, where the firing squad fired three volleys over the grave and Bugler Henderson sounded the last call, taps.

The Pall bearers were: Frank Dilts, H. I. Sparks, A. E. Wilson, J. E. Hartstirn, William Anderson and Roy Marshall. (The Cuba Journal, Oct. 17, 1918, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Pioneer Cuba Resident Dies in Iowa

NANCY ANN MORGAN

After years of ill health, at the extreme age of 91 years and four days, Nancy Ann Morgan gave up the struggle and passed peacefully onto the better world, at five oclock Monday morning.

The funeral service was held in the Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Warrior, in the presence of a large number of relatives and close friends. The body was taken to the Gravity cemetery and placed in the family lot, beside other members of her family, who have preceded her in the last journey.

Nancy Ann Warriner was born in Fulton County, Illinois, May 28, 1834, and passed away June 1, 1925, being at the time of her death, 91 years and 4 days old.

She was married to Daniel Morgan, March 17, 1855. To this union was born 12 children, 3 having preceded her in death: Marshall W., who died in infancy; Charles M.; and Clyde V. The living are: Clarence H., of Bedford, Iowa; D. W., of Springfield, Missouri; Olive Anderson, of Clarinda, Iowa; Mrs. J. W. Martin, of Gravity, Iowa; Mrs. Frank Marshall of Berford (Bedford?), Iowa; Jesse C., of Omaha, Nebraska; Joe, of Holt; Mrs. Marion Sharp, of Gravity, Iowa, with whom she made her home; and Cecil, of Gravity, Iowa. The husband and father passed away August 14, 1913.

Grandma Morgan, as she was familiarly called, was one of the pioneers of Taylor county.

Leaving her birthplace in Illinois, in 1866, with the husband and family, she move to Booneville, Missouri. The following year they came to Iowa, and settled in Holt township, where she resided on a farm, until retiring some 30 years ago. Moving then to the present home, where she peacefully passed away after many months of suffering.

At an early age she became a member of the Methodist church and a firm believer in God; a mother, of whom all children and friends ever turned for sympathy and love.

Besides her immediate family, she leaves to mourn her departure: one sister, Mrs. W. O. Morgan, at Cuba, Illinois; one brother at Leavenworth, Kansas; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; a host of neighbors and friends.--- Gravity (Iowa) Independent.
(Note: Illinois State Archives gives marriage date as March 29, 1855)

(The Cuba Journal, June 25, 1925, submitted by Debra Hill)

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MRS. HARVEY [Mary E.] MORGAN

Mrs. Harvey Morgan, widow of the late Harvey Morgan, well-known carpenter and contractor, died quite suddenly Friday morning, her daughter, Mrs. Lulu M. Wilcoxen, finding her dead in bed about 8:30. She had evidently suffered a heart attack. She was still warm when found. She had been under the care of a physician for some time, but had been out in the garden a few hours before her death and was not considered seriously ill.
The decedent, whose maiden name was Jenkins, was born Dec. 27, 1867 near Old Waterford, south of Lewistown. When quite small the family went west and she grew to woman-hood in the western country. Returning to Fulton County, she was married to Harvey Morgan, of Cuba, in December, 1893. Four children were born to them, three of whom are living, Mrs. Lulu M. Wilcoxen, at home; Ray Morgan and Mrs. Flossie Parkinson of Cuba. Mr. Morgan died March 1, 1930. Besides her own children, Mrs. Morgan has raised the son of a deceased niece, Virgil Henderson, and there are three grandchildren. She also has two brothers living, William and Frank Jenkins, both of Lewistown.
She was formerly a member of the Methodist Protestant church, but has not been active in recent years because of failing health.
Funeral services were held at the late home Sunday afternoon at 2 oclock, conducted by the Rev. L. E. Hague. Burial was in the Cuba cemetery.

(The Cuba Journal, July 7, 1932, submitted by Debra Hill)

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MRS. MARY ANN MORGAN

Mrs. Mary Ann (Bath) Morgan, who resided at 327 North Main St., Lewistown, Ill., passed away at her home at 2:20 p.m. Oct 13, 1948.

She was born Nov. 16, 1871 in Canton, Ill., the only daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Phillips) Bath, who came from Wales to America in 1869 bringing with them their three sons. Ameston, Jacob H. and Thomas H., who have all preceded her in death. While Mary Ann was still in her infancy the family moved to Cuba, Ill. Where they built and operated the Bath Hotel, later known as the Commercial Hotel. Mary Ann attended both Cuba grade and High school. She also sent much time doing church work and was much in demand to play and sing at church and school entertainments in Cuba and surrounding communities.

On Feb. 25, 1891, she was married to Alfred D. Morgan of the Bishop neighborhood. The first two years of married life was spent on a farm in Putman township. From there, with their son Mearl (sic), they moved to the Morgan farm in Lewistown township, where they lived until Dec. 12, 1919. The remaining years being spent at he present residence in Lewistown. Mr. Morgan preceded her in death May 7, 1946.

Seven children were born to this union: Edgar Mearl (sic), of Cuba; Ralph B. who passed away Oct. 9, 1918 at Camp Mills, William J. Morgan, of Lewistown; Esther L. Monroe, Lewistown; Jacob P. Morgan, Beardstown,; Mary Schonaberger, Fiatt; Arthur F. Morgan, Lewistown. Besides these six children, she is survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also three sisters-in-law; Mrs. Thomas H. Bath of Reno, Nevada: Mrs. J.H. Bath of Cuba and Miss Grace Morgan, Cuba.
Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Lewistown Methodist church bringing her church letter here from Cuba several years ago.

Pall bearers were Don Williamson, George Morgan, Joe Buck, Roy Bath, John Morgan and William Marshall.

Flower bearers were Verna Ely, Anna Bays, Hilda Ewan, Helen Shull,(? Smeared) Noalena Berkley, Lulu Becklehymer, Sally Cooper, Judith Morgan, Ruth Simpson, Pauline Allman.

(The Cuba Journal, Oct. 21, 1948, submitted by Debra Hill)

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MRS. N. C. [Ina] MORGAN

The many friends of the Morgan family were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Ina Morgan, wife of Noah Morgan, about 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home on North Third street. She had been sick only since last Thursday and her death was entirely unexpected. Euremic poisoning was the cause that hastened the end.

Ina Nelson, daughter of Simon and M. E. Nelson, was born near Tennessee, McDonough county, Illinois, April 6, 1871, and came to Fulton county with her parents when a child. At the age of nineteen she married Noah C. Morgan, of the Bishop Chapel neighborhood, who with six children survive. One daughter, Mrs. Verda Spencer, died three years ago. The children living are Oscar, of Seattle, Wash., Adlai, Warren, Elva and Hubert, all of Cuba; Mrs. Nolena Berkley, Arcadia, Fla.

Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Bishop Chapel United Brethren church, having joined about twenty-five years ago.

As the Journal goes to press (Wednesday evening) the funeral arrangements had not been made as they were waiting for word from Oscar at Seattle, and Nolena at Arcadia, Fla. (The Cuba Journal, Feb. 4, 1926, submitted by Debra Hill)


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Funeral of Mrs. Morgan

Funeral rites for Mrs. N. C. Morgan were held from the late residence Friday afternoon at 2 oclock, the Rev, Mr. Sibert, pastor of the U. B. Church at Smithfield, preached the sermon. Mrs. Will Marshall and Miss Esta Snively sang. The pall bearers were nephews and immediate friends. The flowers were in profusion and very beautiful.

Among those from out of town attending the funeral were her mother, Mrs. M. E. Nelson, her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson and two sons, all of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Morgan of Lewistown; Ralph Spencer of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Henderson, of Highmore, S. D., and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Larson of Canton.

(The Cuba Journal, Feb. 11, 1926, submitted by Debra Hill)

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H. F. Morgan

Harvey F. Morgan, one of the best known carpenters, in this section of Fulton County for more than 35 years, died last Saturday at his home in this city after a short illness, form a stroke of paralysis. He had been in poor health for several years before he had the stroke.

Mr. Morgan came of one of the best known pioneer families of Putman Township, his grandfather having been the first settler in the Bishop neighborhood, southeast of Cuba, and his father, the late "Uncle Billy" Morgan, one of the first children born in the township. Harvey F. Morgan was born August 4, 1865 and grew to manhood on a farm south of town, the farm now being swallowed up by the Electric Mine. He learned the carpenter trade and followed it all his life, being an extra good workman.

In 1893 he married Miss. Mary E. Jenkins, who with three children survive him. The children are Ray Morgan, Mrs. Lula Wilcoxen, Mrs. Diane Parkinson, all of Cuba. He also had two brothers A. D. and N. C. Morgan of Lewistown and one sister, Miss Grace Morgan, of Cuba.

The funeral services were held at the late home Tuesday afternoon conducted by the Rev. B. F. Langdon, and burial was in Cuba Cemetery. The pall bearers were nephews of the deceased.

(The Cuba Journal, Mar. 6, 1930, submitted by Debra Hill)

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MRS. RAY [Amy] MORGAN

Mrs. Amy Morgan wife of Ray Morgan, died Sunday morning at her home here after an illness of nearly two years.

Amy Ruth Mason, daughter of Seymour and Minnie (Ackerson) Mason, was born in Cuba April 28, 1907. She married Ray Morgan in Macomb on April 19, 1928, except for about two years spent in Rock Island, had lived her entire life in Cuba.

She is survived by hr husband and the following children: Wilma, George, Mary Lou, Flossie Ruth, Minerva Rae and William. Also surviving are her father, Seymour Mason, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Albert Stonehouse, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Wesley Strode, Smithfield; Mrs. Ada Seymour, Cuba; Mrs. Margaret Pauwels, Rock Island; Mrs. Alberta Bartlett, Linton, Ind., Mrs. Josephine Pauwels, Rock Island; Clive Mason, Canton, Jesse Mason, Galesburg; Raymond Mason, Escoba Texas; John Mason, Washington, Iowa; and Ray Mason, Rock Island.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Taylor Memorial Chapel, conducted by Rev. F. Roy Doland. Singers were Mrs. Owen Winship and Mrs. Dennis Bishop with Miss Lucille Inman as accompanist. Pall bearers were Adolph Pouwels, Emil Pouwels, Edwin Parkinson, Virgil Henderson, Clive Mason, E. M. Morgan. Burial was in the Cuba cemetery.

(Note: Spelling of Pauwels spelled 2 different ways in this obit)

(The Cuba Journal, Sep. 12, 1940, submitted by Debra Hill)

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ALFRED D. MORGAN DIES IN HOSPITAL

Alfred D. Morgan of Lewistown, died early Tuesday morning in the Canton hospital. He had been in poor health for several years. He was a farmer until a few months ago, when he and N.M. Williamson bought a hardware store in Lewistown. He retired from business four or five years ago.

Born Nov. 18, 1867 southeast of Cuba, a son of William O. and Tabitha (Warrener) Morgan., he was married Feb. 25, 1891 to Mary Ann Bath of Cuba, who survives. He was supervisor of Lewistown township several terms and was the Democratic candidate for sheriff once.

Surviving are the widow, six children, E.M. Morgan of Cuba, William J. Morgan, Mrs. Ester L. Maural and Arthur F. Morgan, all of Lewistown, Jacob A. Morgan of Beardstown and Mrs. Mary Schoenenberger of Canton; one sister, Miss Grace Morgan of Cuba, 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. George Mayo in the Lewistown Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Cuba cemetery.

(The Cuba Journal, May 9, 1946, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Adlai E. Morgan

Adlai E. Morgan, 54, a veteran of the first WW, died April 23rd, at Glamis, Calif. He had lived in California the last 21 years. He was a son of Noah and Nina (Nelson) Morgan and was born about three miles southeast of Cuba on December 15th 1893.

He survived by three brothers two sisters and one aunt. They are Oscar Morgan, Ellensburg, Wash; Warren Morgan, Philadelphia, Mo; Hubert Morgan, Rushville; Mrs. Eva Dunn, Mrs. Nolena Berkely, Lewistown; Miss Grace Morgan, Cuba.

He served three years in the army during World War I in Siberia and the Philippines. He was a member of the Cuba Legion Post.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Zimmerman and & Henry Chapel in Lewistown, conducted by Rev. Geo. Mayo with military exercises at the grave in Cuba cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel until Friday morning, when the body will be taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert Dunn.

Pall bearers will be Joe Jackson, Ray Morgan, Doane Parkinson, Ralph Spencer, Willard Spencer, Kenneth Berkley Jr.
Music by Ina Mae Berkley, Nona Lee Morgan and Patsy Morgan.

(The Cuba Journal, April 29, 1948, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Bernice Lockard Dies At Age 63

Mrs. Sarah Bernice Lockard, 63, of Rural Route, Ipava, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 1973, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria following a year long illness.

Mrs. Lockard was born Sept. 18, 1910, in Quinter, Kansas, a daughter of David S. and Ida Mae Mummert Baker. She married Ross Lockard on March 30, 1931, at Dixon. He survives.

She was a lifetime resident of the Summum area and a member of the Summum Christian Church and the U Go and I Go Club.

Other survivors include two sons, Aubrey P. Baker of Canton and Robert Eugene Lockard of Ipava; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon at the Summum Christian Church with Price Flannery, Jr. and Larry Manship officiating. Burial was in the Summum Cemetery.

(Astoria Argus, Nov. 1973, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Ethel Dickson Laird

CANTON - Ethel L. Laird, 79, formerly of 151 W. Olive St. died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 1994, at Graham Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1915, in Waterford Township, Fulton County, to Willis and Edna Eveland Dickson, she married Samuel B. Laird on Sept. 16, 1940, in Mexico, Ill. He died March 18, 1985, in Canton. One brother also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one niece, Edna Pratt of Bath.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home. The Rev. Delmar Smith will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

(The Peoria Journal Star, September 12, 1994, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Darrin Michael McKeever

CANTON, IL - Darrin Michael McKeever, infant son of Rachelle Zaborac and Chris McKeever, was stillborn at 5:50 p.m. Monday May 12, 2008 at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Surviving are his parents of Canton, two brothers Brendan and Ashton McKeever, maternal grandparents Sheldon and Yvonne Zaborac of Canton, paternal grandmother Jeanne Martin of Kingston Mines, maternal great grandmother Alice Edwards of Canton and paternal great grandmother Esther Lovell of Canton.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Fiatt Cemetery, Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate, there will be no visitation.

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Velma Jean Walters Miles

Jean Miles, 69, of 230 Court St., Apt. 401, Pekin, formerly of Lewistown, died at 7:37 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, in the Pekin Hospital emergency room.

Born May 12, 1932, in Harrisburg to Benson and Jewel Hughes Walters, she married Ruben Stortzum on July 27, 1952, in Effingham. She later married Richard L. Johnson on Oct. 27, 1972, in Cuba, Ill. He died Dec. 5, 1984. She married Jim Miles on Aug. 9, 1997, in Manito. He survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Richard Stortzum of Bartonville, Brad (and Nancy) Stortzum of Crystal Lake, Bruce (and Janice) Stortzum of Deer Creek and John (and Jo) Stortzum of Creve Coeur; one brother, Richard Dykeman of Alton; one sister, June Grah of Rockwood; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

One sister preceded her in death.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Manito.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt. The Rev. Ralph Sauter will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to her church or to WBNH-FM radio station in Pekin.

(Peoria Journal Star, June 13, 2001, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Deborah "Debby" Caroline Glass Mitchell

Fiatt - Mrs. Debby Mitchell's [daughter of Samuel Glass and Mary Myers, and wife of Mathew Mitchell] funeral took place last Sunday at the Free Baptist Church, the Rev. Mr. Turner preaching the sermon. She was forty-six years of age, and leaves a husband and seven children - four girls and three boys. She was a kind, true mother and had a wide circle of friends. She died as she lived, a consistent Christian.

Note: Birth: Jul. 10, 1843 - Death: Jan. 31, 1890

(Canton Weekly Register, February 6, 1890, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Sharon K Kaffer Mueller

Cuba – Sharon K. Mueller, 57, of Cuba, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at her residence.

She was born on January 20, 1954 in Hannibal, MO to James and Margaret (Warden) Kaffer.

She married Robert Mueller in Cuba on September 12, 1992. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother of Canton, granddaughter Miranda Viano of Cuba, five siblings Lillie Graham of Bushnell, Bud (Linda) Kaffer of Bushnell, Dene Walker of Canton, James (Pam) Kaffer of Lennox, MO and Jeri Gourley of E. Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her son John L. Viano, father and sister Lorene Williams.

She retired from Fulton County Clayberg Nursing Center with 33 years of service.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday March 3 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at Fiatt Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Helen Mummert Dies of Burns From Trash Fire

Mrs. Helen Mummert, 79, of 29 E. Hickory St., Canton, died at 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, in Graham Hospital, following burns received Saturday, Nov. 20.

Mrs. Mummert suffered burns over about 80 per cent of her body when her clothing ignited as she was burning waste paper in her yard. Her death was ruled "accidentally sustained by burns" by a coroner’s jury at an inquest Friday evening.

Mrs. Mummert had resided in Canton community since 1917. She was born in Pleasant Township, Oct. 19, 1886, a daughter of Milton and Rachel (Smith) Carter. On Oct. 17, 1911, she was married at Havana to Ellis H. Mummer, who died Sept. 29, 1965.

Six children surviving are Mrs. Margaret Smith and Russell Mummert, both of Canton; Mrs. Melba Barkley and Mrs. Barbara DeFord, both of Peoria; Mrs. Wilmadene McLaren, Mossville, and George Mummert, Indianapolis, Ind.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred McMullen, East Moline.

A son, Guy, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Murphy Memorial Home in Canton with Rev. Dale Wellbaum officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery in Canton.

(Astoria Argus, Dec. 1, 1965, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Ellis Mummert Dies At Age 85

Ellis H. Mummert, 85, of 29 E. Hickory St., Canton, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Graham Hospital, after an illness of several months.

An area resident since 1917, Mr. Mummert was employed by International Harvester Co., retiring May 28, 1951. Born in Woodland Township, Sept. 10, 1880, he was a son of George and Elizabeth (Bricker) Mummert. On Nov. 17, 1911, he was married at Havana to Helen Carter, who survives.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. Margaret Smith and Russell Mummert, both of Canton; Mrs. Melba Barkley and Mrs. Barbara DeFord, both of Peoria; Mrs. Wilmadene McLaren, Knoxville, and George Mummer, Indianapolis, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a son, Guy, two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Murphy Memorial Home in Canton, with Rev. Dale R. Wilbaum, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Astoria Argus, Sep. 1965, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Died on Monday, April 27, 1885, at his residence, Balser W. Lutz.

Mr. Lutz was born in the state of Kentucky on the 25th day of August, 1819. Removed to Astoria October, 1854 where he has since resided. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. Three of his children died previous to his death. Mr. Lutz was one of the old settlers, highly respected and loved for his many good qualities as a man and a citizen. His funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church of this place. The services were conducted by Rev. Shinn, assisted by Rev. Joseph Long. (Fulton County Ledger, May 7, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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R. E. Johnson Dies at 60 In Canton

Canton, April 27—Ray E, Johnson, 60, of 669 Keeling court, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Graham hospital in Canton after a short illness, Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of the Canton area.

Born June 21, 1892 in Fulton county, he was the son of R. M. and Elsie Jibson Johnson. He married Annie Tindall Lightbody in Canton on May 31, 1951. Mr. Johnson was an employee of the International Harvester Co. since 1916.

Active in Masonic circles, he was a member of the Canton Order, First Morning Star, 734, AF&AM, Order of Eastern Star, chapter 46, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem 41, Royal Arch Masons 68, Scottish Rite Consistory of Peoria and the Mastery Commandery 41, Knights Templar of Havana.

Surviving are his wife; three step-children, Roy Lightbody, Glasford, Mrs. Pearl Rader, Alexander, Va., Ray Lightbody, Long Beach, Calif. and three step-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.

Murphy memorial home will announce arrangements. Friends may call at the memorial home after 3 p.m. Tuesday

(unknown newspaper, Apr. 27, 1957, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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MRS. ORA LAYNE

Mrs. Ora E. Layne, wife of Kimber Layne, cashier of the Farmer’s State Bank, died last Wednesday night about 11 o’clock at the Graham Hospital where she had been taken for an operation on the Saturday before. Had she lived until the next morning, she would have been thirty years old, her birthday coming on Thursday.
Mrs. Layne had been in poor health for several years, having been a sufferer from diabetes until a few months ago. Recently she had been troubled with gall stones and had several attacks which nearly carried her away, and as a last resort she agreed to an operation.
The operation for gall stones was performed last Saturday morning and from this she rallied in good shape, but Tuesday the old trouble, diabetes, returned and though the attending physicians, Drs. D. S. Ray and H. H. Rogers, and Dr. Bacon of Peoria strained every nerve, she gradually sank away until the end came Wednesday night. Her husband, her mother, and Mrs. W. S. Kidd were with her at the end.

Ora E. Moore was born on a farm about six miles east of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri on August 16, 1887. Twelve years ago at the age of eighteen she married Kimber Layne, a neighbor boy who had grown up in the same neighborhood, attended the same school and the same church with her.

They continued to reside in the same neighborhood for some time after their marriage until they removed to Quincy, Illinois where they lived for a year.

In April 1908 Mr. Layne secured a position in the Farmers State Bank in Cuba, later becoming cashier, and they moved here where they have lived ever since.
Only a few months ago they had moved into a beautiful new residence on South Broadway which they had built after plans of their own making.

Mrs. Layne united early in life with Moorhead Chapel Methodist Church near Lamar, Missouri, and since coming to Cuba has been a regular and faithful attendant at the services of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Sunday School. She was a particularly active worker in the ranks of the C.I.C. of the M. E. Sunday School and will be greatly missed by the membership. She was also a member of the Rebekahs, Pythian Sisters, and Pocahontas lodges and of the F.A.K. Club.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, who was with her at the last, and three brothers and two sisters. They are Mrs. Laura Honse and Corda Moore of Lamar, Mo.; Mrs. Bert Jones of Lockwood, Mo.; Elwin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Elmore of San Jacinto, Calif. Three children died in infancy.

The funeral services were held Friday aftenoon at 3 o’clock at the home on South Broadway, conducted by Rev. J. H. Boggers, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. A. J. Green, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church. A quartette consisting of Messrs. R. V. and Leon Whitnah, Mrs. J. W. Nelson, and Miss Lucy Stevens sang. Mrs. C. J. Mowery was the accompanist. The body was taken on the 6 o’clock train to Lamar, Missouri where burial occurred Saturday afternoon at Moorhead Chapel. Mr. Layne and C. M. Ewan accompanied the body. The pall bearers were D. N. Geyer, L. A. Whitnah, J. E. Mosher, C. D. Smith, C. M. Ewan, and J. W. Nelson.

(Cuba Journal, Aug. 23, 1917, submitted by George Zane)

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AUDREY "GERALDINE" LANDIS

Canton Headline:

Audrey "Geraldine" Landis, 77, of Canton, died at 4:45 pm Friday, February 13, 2009 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.

Born March 14, 1931 in Canton to James and Alice (Losey) Davis, she married Paul Harper, he preceded her in death in March 21, 1966, she later married Vernn Landis, October 29, 1966, in Banner.

He survives along with tow daughters, Cindy (Larry) Lawver of Indianapolis, In, Carol Morris of Forty Myers, Fl, three step children, Cynthia (Jim) Olsen of Atlanta, Ga, Elizabeth (Charlie) Tucker of Albany, Ron (Laurie) Landis of Maquon, nine grandchildren, five step grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one sister Shirley (Gale) McNett of East Peoria and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, one daughter, Paula Barnes, one son, Ed Harper, one grandson four brothers and one sister.

Geraldine was a homemaker, loved crafts and co-owned and operated the Crafty Lady in Canton.

There will be no visitation, cremation rites have been accorded.

Burial of ashes will be in Walnut Cemetery, rural Banner where there will be a graveside service at 11:00 am Monday, March 2, 2009. Pastor Rick Atchley will officiate. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or Renaissance Care Center.

(Journal Star, Peoria Ill., June 12, 2002, submitted by Danni Hopkins) 

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NATHAN LOWDER

Nathan Alan Lowder, 36, of Canton, died at 4:31 a.m. Monday (October 22, 2007) at Spectrum Health Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Born December 24, 1970, in Canton, the son of Carol Sue Jarrad of California, and William "Bill" (Vicki) Lowder of Canton, he married Tracie Bishop on March 23, 1991, in Canton. She survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Samantha Lowder of Canton; two sons, Nathan Lowder Jr. and Josiah Blagden, both of Canton; two brothers, William Lowder II of California and Jake Lowder of Canton; three sisters, Windy Hamseyer of California, Lacie Montgomery of Canton, and Denise Berg of Massachusetts; two brothers-in-law, Craig Bishop and Karras Bishop, both of Canton; grandparents, June and Peachie Fidler of Canton; two uncles, Jerry Fidler of Chicago and John (Tina) Fidler of Canton; two aunts, Susan Lane of Lewistown and Betty Page of California; several great aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Irene Lowder Sr., and one aunt, Peggy Ford.

He worked at Keystone Steel and Wire for a number of years, and recently was employed with the H & H Track Works in Bartonville.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and was very involved in his sons' sports.

Private graveside services for family will be held at a later date. A Celebration of Life for family and friends was held at 6 p.m., October 26, at the VFW in Canton.

Memorials may be made to MidAmerica National Bank in the name of his children.

(Canton Daily Ledger, unknown date, submitted by Danni Hopkins) 

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