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Archived Obituaries

These obituaries were on the site when I became the Coordinator.To submit a Bureau County Obituary, please use the convenient form that has been privided for this purpose. You will find it HERE. This page will be updatesd periodically as new submissions are made.


CARROLL, OLIVER PERRY
Contributed by Mary Hagen
Name & Date of Newspaper unknown (died 18 Sep 1915)

Oliver Perry Carroll, was born in Sheffield, Bureau County, Illinois on 23 Feb 1845 and died in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois 18 Sept 1915.

The family home was near Annawan. He lived there until 1861, then was in the grocery business a couple of years, then went back to farming. In 1864, he went into the lumber business with his brother C. W. Carroll, now in Los Angeles, Cal. The lumber yard was near Chillicothe, Ill. On 26 Oct 1868 he married Clarissa Buttermore of Annawan. She died June 1873 at Green River. One son died in infancy. In Nov 1873 he was appointed railway agent for Rock Island Railroad at Green River, but resigned in 1876 to accept a similar position in Putnam County, Illinois. He continued there and buying train for 34 years until 5 years ago. He married Jennie M. Overmyer Dec 26, 1875. They had four children: Mrs. Lottie P Kelso, Tiskilwa; Mrs. Laura E. Sparling of Kewanee; Mrs. Enid M. Case, New Hampton, Iowa; Elise B. Carroll at home. Nine grandchildren. The funeral was in Kewanee, burial at Pleasant View Cemetery.

CLARK(E), JOHN LEWIS
Contributed by Mikki Judge
From The Sheffield Times, 1896

John Lewis Clark was born in Courtland County, New York, on Sept 11, 1819. He was the oldest son of his father's family and resided in Cleveland, Ohio and DeKalb County, IL before he came to Sheffield in the fall of 1853. He was married to Miss Sarah Purdy in 1847 and for the last seventeen years the family have lived in the house wherein he died. He attempted to enlist in the army at the opening of the war but for some physical disability was refused, but in 1864 he joined CO. H 146th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers and serve as Corporal in the Regiment which had the honor to receive the remains of Lincoln and officiated at the burial of the martyr President. Since its organization he has been an active member of the G. A. R.

He joined the Congregational church in 1882 and has been interested for many years in temperance work; he was a member of the Sons of Temperance in Sheffield, a charter member of the Good Templar's and for some time was the State Deputy of that organization.

In politics his sympathies were with the Prohibition party, and at one time he was made Presidential Elector. A man of strong convictions, a hard worker and intensely loyal to the cause of his choice.

For some time back he has been troubled with heart disease and knew that he might be called any moment. He passed away in his sleep, leaving a wife, two sons and a daughter beside 2 grandchildren.

After prayers at the house, the funeral service was conducted in the Congregational church by the Rev. A.W. Ackerman assisted by the Rev. Phillip Gaither. The interment was in the Sheffield Cemetery. Another grave for the J.P. Kyle Post to decorate year by year has been added to the list.

CLARK(E), OSCAR
Contributed by Mikki Judge
First notice: From The Atkinson Herald, Feb 13, 1902.

Death of Oscar Clark.

Oscar Clarke of Sheffield, who was well known here, where he had many warm friends, died at Galva of pneumonia Monday night. He had gone to Galva to bring his mother who has been visiting a daughter there to Atkinson. Monday evening C. L. Clarke was notified by telephone of Oscar's illness and the next morning just before leaving for Galva of his death. Mrs. Clarke and daughter went this morning to Sheffield, where the funeral was to be held today.

Second Notice from The Geneseo Republic (Henry Co IL)

Mr. Chas. L. Clark has been deeply and doubly afflicted the past week by the death of his mother and a brother. Mrs. Sarah Clark and son Oscar, who resided in Sheffield and conducted a nursery and greenhouse, were visiting with relatives near Galva last week and were taken sick while there. The son died Tuesday morning at 4:45 o'clock and the mother died on Thursday morning morning at the same hour. The son was 36 years of age and the mother 73. The funeral of the former was held at Sheffield Thursday and of the latter Friday. Mr. Clark has the sympathy of the entire community in his severe affliction and bereavement.

CLARKE, SARAH PURDIE
Contributed by Mikki Judge
From The Sheffield Times, 1902

Mrs. Sarah (Purdie) (sic) Clark was born in Logansport, Ind., Jan 31, 1828. While still a child she came to Illinois with her parents, living several years at Batavia and later at LaSalle. But for the past forty-eight years her home has been in Sheffield and her life and interests have been identified with the place.

In April 1882 she became a member of the Congregational church and her cheerful faith and consistent Christian life have honored the name she professed. Since her husband's death some five years ago, she and her son Oscar, whose death was recorded last week, had their home together and the mutual dependence that grew up in these years of close association had a touching climax in her following him so quickly to the other world. Her death occurred at Galva, Feb 13, the morning that her son's remains were brought here for burial. Twenty-four hours later, she too was laid to rest in the Sheffield Cemetery.

NOTE: Certificate of Death from Henry Cty Courthouse states that she was born in LaPorte, IN and that her age was, 73 yrs, 1 mo, 13 days/ wouldn't that make her BD Dec 30/31, 1828 and not Jan 31, 1828?

CORK, ALBERT
Contributed by Frances Moore
Source: Bureau Co. Rep. June 07, 1949

Albert Cork, widely known retired insurance man of Princeton and for many years a farmer in Bureau County, passed away Tuesday evening, quite unexpectedly. He had been in failing health for several years but was only confined to his bed for several hours.

Mr. Cork was 78 years of age and is survived by his widow, the former Louisa Dieringer of Arlington; one son, Henry A. Cork, Rt. 3, and two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Searl of Princeton and Mrs. Clarence Myer of Dover; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Austin of Aurora, and Harry of Kewanee, besides numerous other relatives.

Funeral mass will be said at St. Louis Catholic Church by the Rev. E. M. Farrell Friday at 9:30 a.m. The rosary will be recited at the Norberg Memorial Home this evening (Thursday) at 8 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

CORK, DARUS
Contributed by Frances Moore
Source: Bureau Co. Rep. March 1997

Princeton--Darus M. Cork, 82, of 457 E. Washington St., Princeton, died at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, at home.

Born October. 22, 1914, in Peru, to Stephen and Emma (Mosely) Cork, he married Kathleen Nyman April 10, 1951, in Princeton. She survives.

He was a chef for many years as well as a truck driver. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the army.

Survivors include one stepson, John Nyman of Lambertville, Michigan, one stepdaughter, Marilyn Pruitt of Chillicothe; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one step-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Summers Chapel in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, with the Rev. E. L. Serr officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one-half hour before services on Saturday at Summers Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

DE MARANVILLE, CHARLES HENRY
Contributed by Mikki Judge
From The Atkinson Herald, Henry Co IL

CHARLES H. DE MARANVILLE PASSES FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED ILLNESS

Deceased a Resident of Atkinson and Community for Period of Sixty-One Years. Charles Henry DeMaranville, aged 87 years, passed away at his home here following an etxended illness on Thursday afternoon, April 7, 1927. He had been a resident of this community for sixty-one years. Mr. DeMaranville was the son of Nehemiah and Phoebe Sampson DeMaranville, and a great grandson of Captain Louis DeMaranville, who fought in the Revolutionary war.

Deceased was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1839, in Ithaca, NY. He came to Bureau county in 1855 and later to Henry county, settling near Atkinson. For a number of years he with his wife have been residing in the village.

He was united in marriage to Harriet Minerva Pickard on November 1, 1890. Five children were born to this union, all of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Simon Frey, of East Moline; Mrs. LeGrand Wheat, of Prophetstown; and three sons, Kenny L., Jesse M. and Frank J. all of Atkinson. There also survives the widow and sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Mr. DeMaranville suffered a stroke about ten months ago which left him helpless and in need of care constantly. He was a kindly gentleman and until stricken with paralysis was active, and took a keen interest in all affairs of the day.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. Frank S. Brown, officiating.

Interment was in the Grand View cemetery. The services were largely attended. The singers were: Mrs. Dessie Pritchard, Miss Eva Whitted and Miss Edith Booth. The pallbearers were: Edward Nowers, Edwin Everett, John S. Nowere, Edward Johnston, John Carson and Perry Butzer.

Among the out of town relatives and friends who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Simon Frey and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Frey, of East Moline; Mr. and Mrs. Legrand Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wheat and Hal Wheat of Prophetstown; Mrs. Cora Vandervoort and daughters, Bernadine and Winifred, Frank Brown, Walter Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Kenney, Benjamin Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse English, Mr. and Mrs. C. Goddall and son, Lawrence, all of Tiskilwa: Royal Spencer, of Marseilles; Mr. and Mrs. Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Geo. Decker, Mr. and Mrs. William Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Horken Decker, Mrs. Edward Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Egert, Grant Kendrick and J. W. Boyd, all of Annawan; Mr. and Mrs. Headland, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Am Withrow, of Geneseo; Bert Brooks and son, Emory, of Erie; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Binney, of Kewanee; Mr. and Mrs. William Neal and Mrs. Fanny Neal, of Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Johnson, of Henry; Mrs. William Fones, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hartman, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pritchard, Mrs. Frank Schnauffer, Thomas K**g, James Steiner, J. L. Lamont and Mary Steel, of Geneseo.

NOTES: Charles & Harriett were married 1 Nov 1860 NOT 1890. Am Withrow is Amiriah, K**G was illegible, possibly Koag; Kenney & Binney; are these typo's for Kinney?

DRIVER, ELLIOTT
Contributed by Jerry Valenta
Source: Bureau County Republican, Bureau County Illinois, December 18, 1913 Page 11

Elliott Driver, a veteran of the civil war and for many years a resident of Milo township died Thursday evening at the Old Soldiers’ Home at Quincy. He expired following an illness of only a few hours of heart disease.

The remains were brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Thirkell, at Bradford, and the funeral services were held Tuesday at the Boyd’s Grove M. E. church, Rev. Neal being in charge. Burial was at the Mound cemetery.

Elliot Driver was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, on January 9, 1843. On July 23, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Third Indiana Cavalry, and served until 1865, when he was honorably discharged. During the war Mr. Driver was engaged in many of the famous battles, and on July 22, 1863 was taken prisoner and placed in the Andersonville and later in Belle Island prison. He survived the ordeal and returned home and later located in Milo township.

On November 30, 1870, he was united in marriage to Susan McLean, who passed away about eight years ago. “Dad” Driver, as he was better known, was a favorite with everybody in the community. Of a jovial disposition he enjoyed his jokes, but nevertheless was a true and staunch friend.

To mourn his death he leaves six children, five of whom were able to be at his funeral. They are C.W. Driver of Dana, In.; C.D. Driver, Grand Junction, Ia.; Harvey Driver, Iowa City, Ia.; W.L. Driver, Loman, S.D.; Mrs. S.B. Lutes, Shelbina, Mo.; and Mrs. Frank Thirkell of Bradford.

DUTRO, LYDIA CALISTA WOODWARD
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
(Sadly mS Rott passed away in 2007

NOTE: This is the sister of Franklin Storr Woodward. Franklin's name and residence get totally botched in these announcements. There are numerous errors in the both the obituary and the correction. They never did get it quite right. While neither item mentions Bureau County, Lydia was born in IL and resided in both Bureau and Henry Co IL. She married in Henry Co IL to James S. Dutro. Additionally, the obituary states she was buried in Brooklyn IA. This is true, but later she and her husband were moved to Muscatine Memorial Park, Muscatine Iowa, where several of their children and their spouses are buried.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL, MUSCATINE IOWA 27 Mar 1930

Mrs. Lydia Clista (sic-should be Calista) Dutro, 75, died at her home, 517 East Eighth street shortly before noon today after an illness with infirmities due to advanced age.

Mrs Dutro was born July 4, 1854. She married James Dutro and he preceded her in death. She had made her home here for the past seven years. She was a member of the United Brethren church.

Surviving are the following children; Samuel, Arthur of Idaho, Clarence Elmer of Eldon, Ia; Martin Ulysses and Mrs. G. L. Zirkle, both of Muscatine, Mrs. T.C. Hanson of Marengo, Ia, and James K. Dutro of Muscatine. Two brothers, Richard Woodward of Ohio (sic-he did not live in OH but was visiting there at time of his sister's death) and Frank Atkinson (sic-should be Frank Woodward OF Atkinson IL) of Muscatine, also survive.

The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and announcement of services will be made later.

MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine IA Fri, 28 Mar 1930

Mrs. Lydia Clista (sic) Dutro
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Clisita (sic) Dutro, who died at her home 517 East Eighth street Thursday, will be conducted at the United Brethren church tonight at 7:30 by the Rev. Ira Hawley. The services are scheduled late because the body will be shipped to Brooklyn, Ia. for burial early Saturday morning. A brother, Frank Woodward of Muscatine (sic-of Atkinson IL) and a daughter, Mrs. Lomax Chapman of Muscatine, survive in addition to those mentioned Thursday.

HIGHT, Emily R. Coddington
Submitted by Lisa A. Ferris, her great-great-granddaughter.
Source: not provided

Note: Born June 10, 1847 Died March 12, 1924 Age 76 yrs, 9 mos, 2 days

Emily R. Coddington was born in Stuben County, New York June 10th 1847 and died at her home in Ladd Illinois March 12, 1924, thus being at the time of her death 76 years 9 months and 2 days. In 1855 she came west with her parents and settled on a farm two miles west of Princeton.

On August 16, 1874 she was united in marriage to J.T. Hight of Neapolis, Ohio.

She leaves to mourn her death her husband and eight children. Jos. C. Warner of Johnston City, Illinois, a son by a former marriage. J.E. Hight of Marion, Illinois, Daisy of Hornell, New York, Mrs. Mabel Sabbatina, Nellie Ingram, Roscoe, Walter, and Charlie of Ladd, one sister Mrs. Etta Chase of Manlius, Illinois, 18 grand children and 2 great grand children.

She professed religion at the age of 14 and united with the Baptist church of Princeton later transfering her membership to the Ladd Presbyterian church of which she was a member at the time of her death. The services were held from the church with C.W.Caldwell officiating. The choir sang two of Mrs. Hights favorite hymns,"One Sweetly Solemn Thought" and "Abide With Me."

The pallbearers were her 5 sons and one son-in-law. Interment was made in Peru cemetery. For the past fifteen years Mrs. Hight has been unable to walk and was compelled to go about in a wheel chair, she was patient in her affliction never complaining.

HUBBARD, JAY C.
Contributed by Frances Moore


Source: Bureau County Republic, Feb 3, 1944

Jay Hubbard, 50, Fatally Crushed By a Coal Truck

Jay C. Hubbard, 50, employee of the Hopkins Coal Company, was crushed to death Tuesday morning when he was trapped between the Clyde Miller home at 226 South Pleasant Street and a coal truck driven by Francis M. Hannan, 208 Railroad Avenue. A coroner’s jury absolved Hannan of responsibility for the fatal accident and returned a verdict of accidental death.

Funeral will be at 2 p. m. today, Thursday, from the Baptist Church of Princeton, with Rev. Francis Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Malden Cemetery.

It was the second time within five months that tragedy had struck the Hubbard family. Last fall two daughters of Mr. Hubbard were seriously injured in an automobile accident near Wyanet. One of the girls, Evelyn, still is in the hospital. Several years ago, Mrs. Hubbard was injured by an automobile in Princeton.

At the inquest into the death of Mr. Hubbard, County Coroner A. A. Myer presented statements from several witnesses, including an eye-witness report by Harold Josephson, who was making a short cut to work through the Clyde Miller property at about 8:30 a. m. Tuesday, and saw Mr. Hubbard killed.

In part, Josephson told the jury the following: I saw the coal truck backed up to the terrace (at the side of the house). And I saw Mr. Hubbard in back of the truck, attempting to guide the driver in backing up. The terrace was slippery with frost, and steep, so the driver took a little run for it as he backed up. The truck came up on the terrace so fast that he couldn’t stop the truck quick enough, and hit the house. Mr. Hubbard was pinned between the truck and the house. An ambulance was called to take Mr. Hubbard to the hospital, following notification of Dr. K. M. Nelson.

Testimony from Dr. Nelson stated that Mr. Hubbard was dead when he was examined in the ambulance enroute to the hospital, and probably had been killed instantly. The doctor said death was due to crushing injuries to the upper right side of the chest and to the throat, causing hemorrhage.

Mr. Hubbard was born April 1, 1893, in Dover Township,Bureau County, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Hubbard. He had been a resident of Princeton for the past nine years, and had been an active member of the Baptist Church prior to the time he moved to Princeton. He was engaged in Farming.

He was married in February 1918, and his widow survives him. He also leaves 3 daughters, Mrs. Verna Lawton, Joyce and Evelyn, all of Princeton: a son, Pvt. LaVerne Hubbard, stationed in Georgia: one brother, Earl Hubbard of Princeton; and four sisters, Mrs. Alta Stoner and Mrs. Jennie Young, both of Princeton; Mrs. Ethel Smith, of LaMoille; and Effie Wilson of Carthage.

HUBBARD, Stephen Earl
Contributed by Frances Moore
Source: Bureau County Republic Dec. 06, 1956

Earl Hubbard, 58, Dies; Rites Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Stephen Earl Hubbard, 58, were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Norberg Memorial home with the Rev. Clarence Pearson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Mr. Hubbard died Saturday at Perry Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past seven weeks.

He was born Sept. 02, 1878, in Dover Township, the son of Stephan and Carolyn Shifflet Hubbard. His home was located four and one half miles north of Princeton and his occupation was that of farming. Mr. Hubbard was one of the Leaders of the Cloverleaf 4-H club.

He was united in marriage on February 26, 1920, in Princeton to Myrtle Dremann.

Survivors include his widow; son Douglas, of Princeton; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Young, Mrs. Ethel Smith, both of Princeton, and Mrs. Effie Nelson, of Carthage; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

HUNTER, LORENA MARIA
Contributed by Charles McKelvey
Written by Rev. J. A. Riason, from unknown Bureau County newspaper

Hunter-Mrs. Lorena M., beloved wife of Seneca Hunter, died of dropsy at the residence of her son Edward, near Tiskilwa, Ill., aged sixty-one.

She was born in Vermont in 1823, with her parents moved to Cortland county, N.Y.; was married to Seneca Hunter in 1840. Six years later they moved to Illinois, and settled in Bureau county, where a life of thirty-eight years was devoted to the interests of home, neighbors, and the church. She realized the regenerating power of the gospel of Christ when a child, and proved in her own experience the truth of the promise,"Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end." She united with the M.E. church at fourteen and continued a faithful and active member, honoring the church and her profession by consistent Christian example until death.

There was no truer woman to Methodism than Sister Hunter. Her house was always home to ministers. When Illinois was a mission field, her house was the first place opened to the Methodists for public worship in this community.

Kirkpatrick was among the early ministers who held services at her home. God blessed their self-sacrificing labors, and under his providence the "little flock" has grown into a strong appointment, Bro. Hunter being the only remaining member of the original class. She had not enjoyed good health for several years, but was confined to her room only five days, unconscious most of the time. A few hours before her death she regained consciousness long enough to recognize and welcome her pastor and his wife, and when asked how she was felling answered: "Not very well, but I am trusting in Jesus and all is right." April 22, 1884 she closed her eyes on earth to open them in heaven. Her death is a great loss to the church, relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.A. Riason. - J.A.R.

Note- Lorena Maria Hunter was the first cousin of Seneca Hunter, their fathers being brothers Edward and Andrew Hunter. The entire Hunter family moved to Bureau County from Cortland County, NY in 1846.

INGAMELLS, ALMA (Mrs. J.F.)
Contributed by Emily Jordan
Source: From a Clay Center, KS, newspaper. (Corrections & additions in square brackets.)

Mrs. J.F. Ingamells Dies at 77 Monday [February 22, 1954]

Mrs. J.F. Ingamells, 77, died at her home at 6:30 p.m. Monday after suffering a heart attack. She was born September 10, 1876, the daughter of Dennis and Lydia J. Osborne[Osborn], in Beauta[Buda], Illinois.

Mrs. [Alta] Ingamells was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. G.H. Crawford and husband of Wichita; three sons, Gerald and wife Mildred of St. Francis, Kansas; Ronald of the home and the Rev. Jack and wife Irma of Nebraska, a sister-in-law and a half brother Wilbur Osbourne of Oregon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Peterson-Neill funeral home with the Rev. Arnold Kuzee and the Rev. Jack Ingamells officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Respect calls will be Wednesday in Peterson-Neill parlors from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Source: Clay Center, Kansas. Monday Evening, March 8, 1954:

From Buda, Bureau county, Illinois, came Dennis and Lydia Jane Osborne to the plains of Kansas. With them were Ben, Alta, and Florence. Alberta, another daughter, had died as a child in Illinois.

It was the late reconstruction years following the Civil War. Alta, born September 10, 1876, was eight years old. Many times she told of their overland trip, their adventure to seek a Kansas home, and the new little frame farm house. Dennis secured land south of Clay Center, now the Clarence Neill farm, and began a new life on the Republican river. Alta, her sister and brother, were enrolled in Lincoln Creek school. The trail between home and school proved to supply experiences, alluded to for years. Friends, prairie storms, horseback and buggy rides, romance, square dances and box socials. From these experiences came marriage to Fred Ingamells on September 15, 1897. Their first baby, Nina, soon entered their lives. Then came Gerald, Ronald, Florence, Evelyn who died at three days, and Jack.

The years rolled on in Clay Center with but one interruption, a short business venture in Council Grove, Kansas. Nina married and has lived with her family in Wichita for a number of years. Gerald and his family, now of St. Francis, serves that community as a newspaperman. Ronald has remained at home. It is singularly distinctive that the care for an invalid mother has been his principal responsibility. As his brother I say his has been a great privilege and a work for which his brothers and sister commend him highly. Jack, a Christian minister, serves his people in Calvary Baptist church, in Omaha, Nebraska.

In May 1951 our mother fell with a broken limb. Anxious care-filled days saw her partial recovery. In December, 1953, whe suffered another fall and her declining health reached a climax on February 22, 1954.

Her quiet life ended and she stepped onto the other side of death to be with her God. And so over 77 years of living were completed, 56 of them given to being wife and mother. Alberta, Ben and Florence, her brother and sisters, her father and mother, and infant daughter preceded her in death.

Those whom she leaves: Wilbur Osborne, her half brother, her husband, Fred Ingamells, Ronald Ingamells, Gerald and Mildred Ingamells, and daughters: Venice Slyhoff and husband and Gerre Andrist and husband; Nina and Guy Crawford and daughter; Jeanne Lemon and husband; Jack and Arnetta Ingamells and sons John and Douglas; Bea and Roy Woodbury, sister-in-law and husband and daughter, Gloria Eddy and husband and three great grandchildren, Scott and Linda Lou Lemon and Debbie Andrist.

But these are the other important things she left:
A love which those of us who knew her best recognized as belonging peculiarly to her. She loved her children. She loved us as we ideally think of mother love. She disciplined us, but out of love. She loved her son-in-law and daughters-in-law. No derogatory mother-in-law stories have been directed toward her. She loved her children’s friends and their families. Two of her “boys” honored her as pallbearers—Lloyd and Phil. Over 56 years as a wife bespeak volumes of experiences which had love as their motivating force. Courage.

She came as a pioneer. Her pattern of living followed faithfully pioneer courage. She did not always know this truth, but I shared it with her in our last conversation: “There has no temptation become yours but which is common to man. But God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above your ability.” I Cor. 10:13. It sums up much of Mother’s courage.

Her loyalty, her forebearance and her moral sensitivity are all intertwined with her love and courage. It has occurred to us that these things were true for the reason that she affirmatively answered the query: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” I Cor. 3:16.

No mere man or woman ever attains this rule, but she believed it – “Therefore; as ye would that others do unto you, do ye also unto them.”

It was my privilege to hear her confession of faith in Christ.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 25 at 2 in Peterson-Neill funeral parlors with the Rev. Arnold Kuzee and the Rev. Jack Ingamells of Omaha, Nebraska officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Walter Obenland and Mrs. Bert Sorem, accompanied by Mrs. Austin Bernal, sang, “Good Night and Good Morning.” And “Nearer Still Nearer.”

The pallbearers were Lloyd Starkweather, Phil Humfeld, Ralph, Clarence and Elmer Neill and W.H. Borland.

JENKINS, ALBERT L.
Contributed by Emily Jordan
Source: prob Buda Plains Dealer, Thurday 27 Jul 1939

Albert Leonard Jenkins was born in Buda on May 25, 1871, and died at the home of his brother in Moline on July 22, 1939, at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 28 days.

He was well known in this community, having lived here all his life, and operated a blacksmith shop in Buda for over 40 years. He was never married.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna Shaw, of Fresno, California, two brothers, Stiles Jenkins of Stockton, California, and Edson [Edison] Jenkins, of Moline, Illinois. There are also a number of nephews and nieces. His parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist church with Rev. W.A. Norton in charge. Mrs. J.N. Arnold and Mrs. Gaile Akin sang, with Gaile Akin playing the accompaniment.

The bearers were O.B. Winslow, Fred Winslow, Leroy Hartley, Charles Gebeck, William Smith and Warren Zink. Interment was in Hopeland cemetery.

JENKINS, Amanda Osborn
Contributed by Emily Jordan
Source: Buda Plain Dealer, June 1, 1928

Amanda Osborn Jenkins, wife of the late Orlando Jenkins and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Osborn, was born on October 6, 1847, and passed from this life at her home in Buda, Illinois, the morning of May 22, 1928.

Amanda Osborn was born in Huntsville, Bedford county, Pennsylvania, and when nearly seven years of age moved to Bureau county, Illinois, where with her parents, one sister and five brothers, she resided on a farm near Buda.

On February 5, 1870, she was united in marriage to Orlando Jenkins, who preceded her in death in the month of March, 1893.

To this union were born ten children: Albert, Benjamin Franklin, Martha, Cora, Anna Laura, LeRoy Herman, Nellie May, Bertha Alice, Edson Orlando and Stiles Osborn Jenkins.

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by two daughters, Anna Jenkins Shaw, wife of Le Roy Shaw and Martha Jenkins Denny, wife of James Denny and by her sons, Albert, Edson and Stiles Jenkins, together with two brothers, Eri and Stiles Osborn.

Those preceding the mother and sister in death were three daughters – Cora, Nellie and Bertha, two sons – Le Roy and Frank Jenkins, one sister – Emily Osborn Lincoln and three brothers – Owen, Dennis and Ezra Osborn.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren – Bertha Jenkins, Bessie Reichardt, Susie Murset, Noble Jenkins, Isabella, Lillian and Clell Shaw, Irene Denney and Howard Jenkins. She has taken care of Howard since he was left motherless at three years of age.

Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Baptist church, where she was a faithful attendant as long as her health permitted. She was a kind and useful citizen and will be greatly missed by the community in which she lived.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. Walter Laetsch. A large congregation of relatives and friends assembled to pay a tribute of respect to the departed. Burial was in the family lot in Hopeland cemetery.

Card of Thanks.

We wish to thank one and all of the people who helped us in the time or our grief. Especially Anna Peterson who was exceedingly good before and after our loved one’s death

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The Jenkins Family

MAKINEY, Adeline (nee Renshaw)
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. May 10, 1881, Kemblesworth England d. June 1954, Spring Valley, IL a. 73 yrs

Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon for Mrs. Adeline Makiney, 73, a resident of Spring Valley for more than 50 years, who died in her sleep at about 8 o'clock Saturday morning in her home at 412 W. St. Paul St.

The Rev. Grafton M. Thomas, pastor of the First Congregational church officiated in rites in the Keegan-Mahan funeral home at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the Valley Memorial Park cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Earl Makiney, Lee Konetschny, Fred Kinkin, Jr., Henry Fusinatto, Irving Franckey and Joseph Magnani.

Although in ailing health for some time, Mrs. Makiney and been up and about as usual before retiring Friday night. During the night she awakened and told her daughter, Miss Stella Makiney, Spring Valley kindergarten teacher, who resided with her in the family home, that she felt a little ill. The latter assisted in getting her a drink of water and she then returned to sleep in more or less of a normal manner. When Miss Makiney later checked on her mother's condition, she found that she was dead.

Mrs. Makiney was born in Kemblesworth, England May 10, 1881, and came to this country at the age of two. She was married to Sebastian Makiney Jan. 2, 1902 in Seatonville.

Survivors in addition to Stella are a son, Earl S. Makiney; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren, a brother Robert Renshaw, Spring Valley and two sisters, Mrs. Isabel Burnell, Princeton and Mrs. Carl Ericson, Lombard.

MAKINEY, Cleime (nee Cerezo)
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. July 5, 1883 Naussannes, France d. May 13, 1951 Tovey, IL a. 67 yrs

Funeral services were held last Tuesday at Tovey, Illinois for Mrs. Theodore Makiney, age 67, former Spring Valley resident. Burial was made at Taylorville. Mrs. and Mrs. Theodore DeSerf and Mrs. Dan Pohl attended the services. During their residence in Spring Valley the Makiney family operated the old Liberty threater in the building now occupied by the Kiyak and Riva wholesale house.

MAKINEY, Peter Paris
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. February 20, 1884, Braidwood, IL d. May 31, 1941, Sacramento, CA a. 57 yrs

Pete Makiney Dies in California

Pete Makiney, native Spring Valleyian who was a pioneer motion picture theater owner here, died Saturday morning in Mercy hospital at Sacramento California. Mr. Makiney, who had been engaged in building contract work since moving to Sacramento 21 yrs ago, was stricken with a heart ailment while at work twelve weeks ago. He had been a patient at the hospital since then. Born in Spring Valley (incorrect) he grew to manhood here and opened two of the first motion picture theaters in Spring Valley.

About forty years ago he was united in marriage to Rose Ranzany of Spring Valley, and about five years later they moved to LaSalle where Mr. Makiney opened two theaters. Twenty-six years ago he disposed of his theater interests in LaSalle and moved to Webster Park to reside.

Twenty-one years ago he moved to Sacramento to make his home. In June 1940 Mr. Makiney and children visited for three weeks at the Biama home in LaSalle and with friends and relatives in Spring Valley. Surviving in addition to the widow, are three sons, Ted, Bill and Peter, Jr., and one daughter Mrs. Estelle Melvin all of Sacramento.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Sacramento.

MACKINEY, Ruth (nee Stewart)
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. June 13, 1903, Elmwood, IL d. October 6, 1945, Peru, IL a. 42 yrs

Mrs. Ruth Makiney, 42, the former Ruth Stewart, 2804 Fifth St. Peru, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at a Peoria hospital where she had been a patient for the past month suffering with a heart ailment.

Born in Elmwood, June 13, 1903, she was a daughter of Ralph Stewart who died in 1919 and Mrs. Emma Putnam Steward, who resides at the above address. She came to Peru at the age of right, accompanied by her parents. She attended the Peru public school and the LaSalle Peru township high school. She resided for about 20 yrs. in Spring Valley before returning to Peru. She was a member of the Lily Rebekah Lodge, Peru. The lodge will conduct services Tuesday.

Surviving besides her mother are a daughter, Virginia at home, a son Cpt. Earl R. Makiney, Army Air Corps. Pueblo Colo. and three brothers James S., Wichita Kan: and Clarence P. and Ralph W. of Peru.

Friends may call at the Weerta funeral home, Peru. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Weerta chapel.

Rites will be conducted by Dr. J. Richmond Morgan pastor of the Peru Congregational church and members of Rebekah lodge. Interment will be in Memorial Mausoleum in the Peru City cemetery.

MAKINEY, Stella
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. November 20, 1902, Spring Valley, IL d. December 11, 1984, Peoria, IL a. 82 yrs

Miss Stella Makiney, 82, of 412 W. St. Paul St., Spring Valley, a retired teacher, died in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1984. She had been a a patient there one week and, prior to that, was a patient eight days in St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley.

Services were Friday in the Spring Valley United Church of Christ. The Rev. Robert Knapp officiated. Burial was in Valley Memorial Park. Visitation was in the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Memorials may be directed to the United Church of Christ or Lighted Way.

Miss Makiney was born in Spring Valley Nov. 21, 1902. She graduated from Hall High School and received a bachelors degree in education from Illinois State University and master's degree from the University of Illinois. She started her teaching career in DePue and then moved to Spring Valley where she taught 54 years. In Spring Valley School District she had served as teacher and principal in various schools. After officially retiring from the Spring Valley school system, she taught one day a week at Lighted Way in LaSalle and was still teaching there until the day before Thanksgiving.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ, was Sunday School superintendent. She served on the Education Board of the church and was on the Diaconate Board. Miss Makiney was a member of the Spring Valley Woman's Club and its Art and Literature Department.

Surviving are a brother, Earl S. Makiney of Apache Junction, Ariz: a nephew, Earl R. of Spring Hill, Fla (Hernando County): and a niece Mrs. Virginia R. Konett of Rockford.

MAKINEY, Theodore
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. April 23, 1877, Seraing, Liege, Belgium d. January 21, 1962, Tovey, IL a. 84 yrs

Theodore William Makiney, 84, a retired coal miner residing at Tovey, died at 1:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient four days. He had been ill two weeks.

Mr. Makiney was born in Belgium April 23, 1877. He was married October 20, 1899, at Spring Valley to Clementine Bouvet Cerezo who preceded him in death May 13, 1951. Mr. Makiney had resided in Spring Valley for many years where he followed the occupation of a miner, prior to his retirement a number of years ago. Surviving are a brother, Emil at Chicago, two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at Kincaid and burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Masterson-Mcmanus Funeral Chapel at Kincaid after 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon until the funeral hour.

MAKINEY, William
Contributed by Denise Parsons
Source: (Newspaper unknown)

Note: b. September 24, 1853 Seraing, Liege, Belgium d. May 15, 1925 Aurora, Illinois a. 72 yrs

William Makiney, 72 years, a former resident of Spring Valley, passed away at the home of his son Emil at Aurora on Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. He had been ill about three weeks and his death was due to asthma and heart trouble.


Deceased was a native of Belgium and had resided in this country for 48 yrs.

His wife died about ten years ago. He left Spring Valley for Aurora four years ago. Surviving are three sons, Theodore of Tovey, Peter of Sacramento Cal. and Emil of Aurora. Ten grandchildren also survive. The remains were brought to the home of Clarence Malcom at Spring Valley and the funeral held n Monday afternoon. Services were held at St. Anthony's church and interment made in the Polish cemetery. (Millers Cemetery)

MOORE, EUGENE L.
Contributed by Pam Hamilton
Source: Buda Plain Dealer, Buda Illinois, Friday, May 17, 1907

An Aged Citizen at Rest.

Eugene L. Moore, son of Benjamin G. and Mary B. Moore, was born in Deckerton, N.J., March 14, 1826. In 1834 the family drove across the country and settled in Canton, Ill. While living there Mr. Moore united with the Baptist church. Later the family residence was changed to Monmouth.

Mr. Moore was of a studious nature, completing an academic course but yielding to force of circumstances cheerfully gave up a cherished desire of obtaining a college education.

On January 1, 1851, he was married to Miss Osee M. Alward. Soon after his marriage his interest in christian work was so intensified that he began to exercise the gift of preaching and was licensed by the Baptist church of Monmouth, May 3, 1856.

His first pastorate was at Union and Young America churches, the latter is now known as the Kirkwood church.

In 1865 the family moved to Kewanee, here he was regularly ordained a minister in the Baptist denomination Jan. 22, 1867.

While residing there he served the churches at Burns, Osceola and Neponset, at the same time giving efficient aid to the cause in Kewanee, where he helped in revival efforts and the construction of a meeting house.

The cause at Neponset calling for more attention the residence was moved thither in 1869. For seven years Mr. Moore served there as resident pastor and for five more years continued making that his home while laboring in other fields under the direction of one of the Mission Boards.

Ill health forbidding continued active service the family came to Buda in the spring of 1880. Mr. Moore uniting with the church May 5th, just twenty-seven years previous to the day of his death. From here he continued to occasionally go forth on his Master's business as health permitted and the urgency of demand appealed to his ever abiding interest.

The twenty-seven years of life here is too well known to need words of commendation. Loyalty to the cause of religion and his church led him to the conceptions of high ideals of life, which he sought to inculcate. Somewhat retiring in disposition he yet yielded a strong influence for good which was recognized by his fellow citizens, whose welfare was ever upon his heart and whom he had the honor of serving as president of the village board.

Mr. Moore was the last member of his father's family to break away from the confinements of physical existence. With the burden of eighty-one well rounded years he yet desired life that to some extent he might give something of guidance, help and comfort to his family, yet in a spirit of submission he was ready to obey the summons of the Author of life and so peacefully yielded his spirit upon the day he had always delighted to use for the advancement of the master's cause.

Mrs Moore preceded her husband seventeen years having passed away in April 1890. The five daughters, Mrs. O.P. Bestor, of Dundee, Mrs. B.F. Waite, Miss Emma J. Moore, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Miss Caroline S. Moore, of Detroit, and Miss Eugenia I. Moore, their kindred and a host of friends are united in a sorrow born of the departure of him who bound them to him by the integrity of life. All the immediate family were present at the funeral except the grandson, Arthur E. Bestor now at Chautauqua, N.Y. The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday afternoon - May 7th, the pastor Rev. Harry E. Miles officiating.

Referring by way of introduction, to the character and life of Elder Moore the pastor said it would be fitting to use Luke's encomium pronounced upon Barnabas, "He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith." Yet greater honor would be shown by enforcing some one of the great doctrines for which he so stanchly stood.

The words of Paul were quoted as a text. "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him."

The passage suggests the naturalness of God's interest in bringing to himself those who have identified themselves with Christ. For Christ He has unbounded love having commissioned him to save from sin. In associating ourselves with Christ as Redeemer we become joint heirs, hence God's will to call us to himself is similar to that to have eternal fellowship with the Son. In referring to the length of life the pastor

closed with these lines.

Life! we've been long together
Through pleasant and through cloudy weather;
Tis had to part when friends are dear-
Perhaps it will cost a sigh, a tear;
Then steal away, giving little warning.
Choose thine own time;
Say not "Good night" but in some brighter clime
Bid me "Good morning."

Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Randolph of Canton, Ill., the latter a favorite niece, were the only relatives of the deceased outside of the family able to be present. Others present from out of town were Mrs. E. Rynearson and Mrs. Will Drysdale, of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs S.T. Miles, Robert Moore and George Tunnicliffe, of Kewanee, Ill.; Mrs. Ezra McIntire and Edwin Malaney, Mrs. Joseph Markee, Mrs. L. Nichols, George Bates, and wife, Joshua Markee and wife, of Neponset, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. T. Currier of Sheffield, Ill

NORTON, GEORGE
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott (sadly Ms. Rott is deceased as of 2007)
Bureau County Repubican, Oct. 1887

Died, Mr. George Norton, at his residence, on Thursday evening, Sep. 29, 1887. He was aged 71 1/2 years.

Mr. Norton was born in Yorkshire, Eng. but came to this country in early manhood. He was one of the earliest settlers in this vicinity, and when this township was organized it was called Brawby, after his native village. This name it retained until a few years ago when it was changed to correspond with that of the station and post office.

Mr. Norton was so throughly identified with all the interests of this place that he was known and respected far and wide.

His death had been anticipated for some time, but now that it has really occured, it is hard to realize that he has really gone.The funeral services were held Sunday in the M. E. Church. The floral decorations were elaborate and his accourtrement in the place of worship was draped in mourning.

The sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. J A Northrop. The text was Psalm xv; and when the minister said this scripture described the life of the desceased, everyone in the vast audience knew what he said was true.

The whole community unites with his widow and ten children in mourning his death.

O'BYRNE, CATHERINE CARR
Contributed by Denise Parsons

b. 1864 Ireland d. 1947 Spring Valley, Bureau, Illinois

SPRING VALLEY, Mrs. Catherine O'Byrne, 82, widow of Andrew O'Byrne, who died in 1906 succumbed Sunday at 12:55 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Pohl, 226 1/2 E. St. Paul St.

Born Aug. 15, 1864 in Kilkenny Ireland, she was the daughter of the late James & Johanna Brown Carr. She came to the US at the age of 14 and lived in LaSalle before moving to Spring Valley after her marriage in 1890. She resided most of her life at 120 E. Devlin st. but for the past several years had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Pohl.

Those surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Josephine Mackiney, Mrs. Theodore Deserf, Mrs. Theresa Pohl, Mrs. Abbie Corsolini and Mrs. Catherine Pigatti. A brother, the Rev. M.J. Carr.

TOMKINS, ISAAC
Transcribed as written by Mary Thompson Saban, g. g. granddaughter of Isaac and Rebecca Tompkins, dsaban@trib.com
Name of Newspaper is unknown - Isaac Tompkins Obituary reads as follows:

By the death of Isaac Tompkins which occured the 18th from pneumonia, Mineral loses one of her oldest, and most respectable citizens. Honest and upright in all his dealings, not a spot or blemish can be found against his memory. Naturally of a retiring disposition, he neither saught nor accepted any office prefering to remain quietly with his family.

Deceased was born in Tenn. 76 years ago last January. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Rebecca Carroll. By this marriage eight children were born, four of them now living, one son and a daughter living in Nebraska, a daughter in Iowa, and a daughter in Tiskilwa. Several years after the death of his first wife, he was married the second time, and by this union four children were born. Mrs Hamrick residing at Wyanet. Two sons Charles and Frank and a daughter Lydia living in Mineral. He is also survied by his wife. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday a.m. and were conducted by Rev. Ward of the M.E. Church of Sheffield. The church was crowded to overflowing (many being obliged to stand on the side walk by the open door) by relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects to the memory of "Uncle Isaac" whom they had loved and honored for so many years. Mr. Prior of Sheffield was director, assisted by Amos Fry. The pall bearers were: Charles Harris, Will Steel, Thomas Jacobs, S. Williams, Ed Walker and Charles Riley. Interment at Fair View Cemetery.

WOODWARD, FRANCIS S. "Frank"
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott(Sadly Ms Rott Passed away in 2007)
From a newspaper clipping provided by Glen Ray Yotter; source unknown, dated 12 Jan 1943

Frank Woodward, 90, Resident of Atkinson 68 Years, Dies
Native of Illinois farmed for Several Years; Eight Great-Grandchildren

Atkinson--Frank Woodward, 90, a resident of Atkinson for the last 68 years, died Sunday morning in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Nickerson, with whom he had resided for the last thirty-five years.

Mr. Woodward was born April 17, 1852 at Henry. When 6 years old he moved to Bureau county. In 1909 he came to Atkinson and has made his home here since. On March 27, 1873, he married Sarah Laughrey at Annawan. They lived on a farm until her death on Dec. 25, 1907, after which he made his home with his daughter.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Nickerson of Atkinson; a brother Richard Woodward of Kewanee; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Nickerson home at at 2 in the Congregational Church. The Rev. G.W. Engelter of Grace Evangelical church Geneseo, will be in charge. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery, near Annawan.

WOODWARD, RICHARD
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott (sadly Ms Rott passed away in 2007)
Source: Kewanee Star Courier, Tuesday, Jan 14, 1944

Funeral rites for Richard Woodward, Kewanee resident, who died Friday were held at the Seifert and Smith Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. Oren Baker, pastor of the Nazarene Church, officiated. Musical numbers were given by Mrs. Millie Arnold and Mrs. Betty Cosner.

Bearers were James Hardy, Jr., Harold Moon, Merle Huff, Paul Skrinski, John Martin and Carlus (sic) Woodward. Burial was in Pleasant View cemetery.

Attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and family, Lone Tree, Iowa; Mrs. Vesta Minor, Muscatine, Iowa; Thomas Martin, Muscatine, Iowa; Mrs. Elva (sic) Hamilton, Conesville, Iowa; Mrs. Glenn Yotter, Silvis; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Nickerson, Miss Mae Nickerson, Miss Sarah Nickerson, Mrs. Eleanor Hoburg, Mrs. James Woodward, Atkinson; Mr and Mrs. Dewey Woodward and family, Moline; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Huff and family, Pottstown, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon and Jerry Huff, Annawan.

Note: while this funeral notice doesn't give any dates or places, Richard Woodward was born 16 Apr 1856 in Henry, Marshall, IL and resided in Neponset, Bureau Co as a child. In 1860 he is listed in the household of Lucius Gaddis of Neponset as a "chore boy". He was the son of William H. Woodward and Mary Mathilda Norton. He died 07 Jan 1944 in Kewanee, Henry Co IL.

* Carlus should read Carlos, a son of Dewey Woodward; Mrs. Elva Hamilton should read Mrs. Elza Hamilton (Myrtle Martin).

WOODWARD, WILLIAM HENRY


Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott (sadly Ms. Rott passed away in 2007)
Bureau County Republican, May 8, 1902 (p3)

Wm. Woodward, Co. F, 151st Illinois, Capt. S. S. Newton's company, and an old resident of Wyanet, but lately of Princeton, was brought here for burial Sunday afternoon. The G.A.R. ritual was followed, sixteen of the members of the order being present. Mr. Woodward has been in poor health for some time. He leaves a widow and several children.

Aged about 65.


This is also from the Bureau Co Republican, page 10

William Henry Woodward, for over forty years a resident of Bureau county, died on Friday last. May 2, at 12 o'clock.

The decendent was a native of Albany, N.Y., and came west to Illinois nearly fifty years ago. He first settled in Henry county, and afterward in Wyanet. On February 3, 1863, Mr. Woodward was married to Miss Caroline Stocking, of Princeton. Besides the widow, he leaves four children.

The deceased was a soldier of the civil war, having enlisted in Co. F, 151st Reg. Ill. Vol. During the last six months, Mr. Woodward has been unable to do any work. Since January 1 he has been confined to his home.

The funeral was held Sunday, at 1 p.m. Rev. J. H. Odgers conducted a short service at the home and the G.A.R. has charge of the interment, which took place at Wyanet.

Note: First settled in the town of Henry, in Marshall Co, not in Henry Co. This man is assumed to have been married twice-first to Mary Mathilda Norton, who had 4 children. In 1860 Mary Mathilda is living with her mother in Neponset and William is listed as a farm laborer for the Day family in the Wyanet area. Since Mary Mathilda did not die until 1870, it is assumed the couple divorced but no record of such has yet been located. The children of Mary Mathilda Norton Woodward were told their father had "died" in 1860.



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