Petersburg Observer or Democrat, October 21, 1938

Harry Allen Paine died at his home here Sunday, October 16 at 1:15 a.m. after a lingering illness at the age of sixty years. Mr. Paine was well known, having served as principal of the Tallula high school and superintendent of schools of Petersburg for several years.

Harry Paine was born January 1, 1878 at Delavan, Illinois, the son of William and Josephine Paine. In 1907 he was married to Miss Ida Sowers of Tallula. He was employed for ten years in the statistical division of the department of instruction, State of Illinois, and after resigning from that position, he conducted an insurance business in Tallula until forced to retire a year ago because of ill health. He was a member of the Laurel M.E. Church in Springfield.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Harry Allen Jr., of Chicago and William at home, his mother, Mrs. William Paine of Hopedale, three brothers, Reuben of Pekin, Ray and Earl of Hopedale and one sister, Mrs. J.L. McQueen of Normal.

Private funeral services were held at the residence at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, and at 10:30 public services were held on the lawn, conducted by Rev. Gay C. White of Springfield. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery, at Tallula.

Pallbearers were: S.J. Tompkins, W.T. Burnett, Edwin Reese, Charles Pressler, E. Chapman, George Dyson.

Transcribed by:John Feagans

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