Death of an Old Citizen
This week it is our painful duty to chronicle the death of another of Menard county's old and respected citizens.
William Wilcox, of Baker's Prairie, was summoned by the grim reaper, Death, to give up his worldly abode, at his residence on Tuesday, at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 11 days. He had been in ill health for about a year previous to his death, and was confined to his bed for three weeks, when he was relieved of his pain as above stated.
He was born in Kentucky in the year 1810, and came to this locality and settled in baker's Prairie 56 years ago. He was noted for his kind hospitality and generous disposition. Deceased leaves two daughters, one son and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his demise.
The funeral services were held at the Baker's Prairie church, conducted by Rev. P.G. Clark, on the 28th, after which his remains were interred in Rose Hill cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.
Thus has another one of Menard's old landmarks been removed, and in the removal of which our county has lost an honored and true citizen. May he rest in peace.
Submitted by:Jeanie Lowe