Zebulon G. Cantrall
Cantrall - Died, at the family residence, 52 North First Street, at 12:30
p.m. May 3, 1896, of brain fever, Zebulon G. Cantrall, aged 60 years, 11 months, and 26 days.
About four months ago, Mr. Cantrall was struck on the head and knocked down by some unknown person. He sustained a fracture of the skull that finally resulted in brain fever. This caused his death. The deceased was born in Sangamon County May 7, 1835, and has always lived in the county. He was well known and highly respected and held a number of positions of trust. He was a member of the Christian church for several years and was a deacon of the Christian church at Cantrall.
Besides his widow, the deceased leaves two son, A. E. and Z. G. and two
daughters, Mrs. W. S. Womack and Mrs. F. A. Gillman. Two brothers, J. M. and J. G. Cantrall of Cantrall also survive him.
The funeral will be held from the residence at 1 p.m. today. The interment will be in the Cantrall cemetery.
Source: Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 4 May 1896