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Submitted by Mary
from Galesburg, IL
not sure if you should make a
separate webpage for these... they are my Knox county family related
obits... i have some from warren county also... and i have a lot of
early newspaper tidbits to type up for you for Knox county...
Relatives of mine ... in and around Knox County that someone may
yes, that is a great idea
OBITUARY for Beverly A. Meehan (my sister) Galesburg Register-Mail
Jan. 31, 1995
Beverly's school photo & Then
BEVERLY A. MEEHAN
MONMOUTH -- Beverly Ann Meehan, 42, 315 S. Fifth St., died at 11:30
p.m. Sunday (Jan. 29, 1995) at her sister's home in Galesburg. She
was born May 15, 1952, in Galesburg, the daughter of Eugene A.
and Bonnie E. Briggs Sr.
She married LaRue J. Meehan on Oct. 20, 1972, in Galesburg.
Surviving are her husband; her mother, Bonnie E. Briggs, Galesburg;
three daughters, Wanita J. Meehan, Crystal L. Meehan and Michelle R.
Meehan, all of Monmouth; three sons, Patrick L. Meehan and David L.
Meehan, both of Monmouth, and LaRue J. Meehan Jr., in the U.S. Army
in South Korea; one stepson, Anthony R. Meehan, Burlington, Iowa;
two sisters, Joyce M. Cox, Galesburg, and Mary L. Moeller,
Carpentersville, and one brother, Eugene A. Briggs Jr., Galesburg.
She was reared in Galesburg, and was graduated from Galesburg
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Bible Church,
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Turnbull Funeral Home,
Friends may call at the funeral home today and Wednesday until the
service; the family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery.
A memorial fund is being established.
Ernie Warren Albert and Ruth McMillan are Ruth's real parents
(biological). Charles Wainman is her uncle.
L. RUTH HORN
Galesburg Register-Mail (my brother's mother-in-law)
GALESBURG -- L. Ruth Horn, 71, 1159 Family Court, died at 5:38 p.m.
Saturday (June 9, 2001) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born
May 7, 1930, in Larchland, the daughter of Ernie Warren and Ruth
Isabelle McMillan Albert. Following the death of her mother she was
placed in the care of Charlie and Marie Wainman and was raised as
their daughter. She married A. Eugene (Gene) Horn on Nov. 7, 1954,
Surviving are her husband; her mother, Marie Wainman,
Monmouth; two sons, Mark (and Chris) Horn, Hamilton, and Guy (and
Barb) Horn, Alpha; two daughters, Gloria (and Jim) Briggs, Wataga,
and Lorie (and Gene) Briggs, Galesburg; two brothers, Kermit Wainman,
Galesburg, and Cecil Albert, Monmouth; one sister Heidi Johnson,
Aurora; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight
several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her natural parents, her father, three
brothers and three sisters.
She graduated from Roseville High School in
1948 and attended Brown's Business College, Galesburg. She was a
secretary, working first at Cronin Insurance Agency, Galesburg. She
then worked for Galesburg School District 205 at Silas Willard
Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School. She then worked at
Fidelity Federal Bank for 11 years, retiring in 1989.
She was past president of Insurance Women of Galesburg and a member
of the American Business Women's Association. She served as
secretary and treasurer of the Northgate Summer Mixed League for
several years. She was of Methodist faith.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial
services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Galesburg Chapel, with the Revs George Terry and the Mark Horn
officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of
America, American Diabetes Association or the Costello Terrace
Activity Fund, Monmouth.
OBITUARY for Eugene A Briggs, Sr GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL 15 Jul
EUGENE A. BRIGGS, SR (my father) GALESBURG -- Eugene A. "Gene"
Briggs, Sr., 63, 658 E. South St., died today at 7:45 a.m. in his
He was born in Williamsfield Oct. 9, 1924. He was the son of
Clarence and Georgia Cooksey Briggs. He married Bonnie Pratt in
Galesburg March 25, 1949.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Eugene A. Briggs, Jr.,
Galesburg; three daughters, Joyce Cox, Galesburg, Beverly Meehan,
Monmouth, and Mary Ashby, Carpentersville; one brother, Wayne
Briggs, Galesburg; one sister, Doris Thompson, Galesburg, 15
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He worked as a lumberjack and later as a contractor and carpenter
before retiring. He lived in Galesburg for several years.
Funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel, the Rev. J. T. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Memorial
Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home
Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
OBITUARY FOR Clarence Briggs (Galesburg Register-Mail 10 Mar 1960)
MAQUON - Clarence Max Briggs, 55, of Maquon, died Wednesday at
1:10 a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg. He had been a patient
there for the past two weeks.
Mr. Briggs was born May 1, 1904 in Galesburg and lived here until
five years ago when he moved to Maquon. He was a farmer. He married
Miss Jennie Slagel in 1953 in Galesburg and she survives. Other
survivors include three sons, Clarence Jr and Wayne Leroy, both of
Galesburg, and Gene of Elba Center; two daughters, Mrs. Marian
Thompson of Galesburg and Mrs. Darlene Thompson of Gilson; a brother
Frank of Galesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Marian Welch and Mrs. Alta
Boone, both of Galesburg; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist
Church in Maquon. Friends may call at the Root-Davis Funeral Home
after 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Maquon Cemetery.
OBITUARY for MRS. W. BAUGHMAN (my grandmother) d: 25 Jan 1978
MAQUON -- Mrs. William (Georgia) Baughman, 69, of Maquon Route 2,
died Tuesday at 5 a.m. at her home.
The former Georgia Cooksey was born Feb. 1, 1908 in Aledo, and
married William P. Baughman on June 7, 1946 in Galesburg.
He survives with three sons, Eugene, Clarence and Wayne Briggs,
all of Galesburg; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Thompson, Wataga, and
Mrs. Doris Thompson, of near Gilson; 22 grandchildren and nine
Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Root Funeral
Home, Maquon, where friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. Rev.
Carroll Ochsner will officiate. Burial will be in the Maquon
L. Boone (my father's aunt, my great-aunt) Newspaper: Galesburg
Aug. 23, 2005
Alda L. Boone 1917-2005 Monday, August 22, 2005
GALESBURG - Alda L. Boone, 88, 911 Lincoln St., died at 8:35
a.m. Saturday (Aug. 20, 2005) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born July 11, 1917, in Rio, the daughter of Albert and
She married LeRoy Boone on Oct. 8, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa. He
died in 1972.
Surviving are three sons, Gary (and Iona) Boone, Galesburg, Carl
Dean Boone, Mountain Home, Ark., and Thomas (and Donna) Boone, Mesa,
Ariz.; one sister, Vera Morrison, Galesburg; nine grandchildren
including Tyler Boone and Tom Boone, Jr. whom she raised; and two
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one
daughter, one granddaughter, one brother and one sister.
She worked at Knox Laundry for more than 30 years, retiring in
She attended First Church of the Nazarene.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Lawn
Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Ron Scarlett officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before the service Tuesday at
Hinchcliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made
to the First Church of the Nazarene or to a charity of the
MS. ROSALEE S. BOONE GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL (my great aunts
daughter, prob a second cousin to me)
Ms. Rosalee S. Boone, Galesburg Chapel, 52, 911 Lincoln St.,
Galesburg, died at 2:20 AM Thursday, October 14, 2004 in OSF St.
Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. She was born October 9, 1952 in
Galesburg, the daughter of Leroy and Alda Boone. She is survived by
her mother, Alda Boone, Galesburg, a son, Tyler J. Boone, Galesburg,
and 3 brothers, Thomas (and Donna) Boone, Mesa, AZ, Carl Dean Boone,
Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Gary (and Iona) Boone, Galesburg. She
was preceded in death by her father.
She was an administrative assistant for the TRIO Student Support
Services Program at Carl Sandburg College for the past 9 years. She
graduated from Galesburg High School in 1970 and received an
associate of arts degree from Carl Sandburg College. She was a
member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Galesburg. She was the
secretary for the Galesburg Babe Ruth Baseball League.
Funeral will be 1:30 PM Tuesday in the First Church of the
Nazarene. The Rev. Ron Scarlett will officiate. Visitation will be 6
to 8 PM Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial
will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to an
education fund for Tyler Boone in care of Heritage Credit Union.
OBITUARY for LeRoy Boone (married to Alda my great aunt) Galesburg
November 2, 1972
Le ROY BOONE
LeRoy Boone, 57, of 911 Lincoln St., died Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.
at Cottage Hospital.
He was born Dec. 31, 1914, at Gross, Kan. He married the former
Elda Briggs on Oct. 8, 1940 at Iowa City.
He was employed as a car-man by the Burlington Northern Railroad
and was a veteran of
He is survived by his widow; three sons Gary and Thomas, both of
Galesburg, and Carl, Bourbonnais; a daughter, Miss Rosalee Boone, at
home; four brothers, Daniel of Knoxville, Dewey in Arizona, Dudley
of Galesburg and Jim of Peoria; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Mildred)
Christianson, Wataga, and Mrs. LeRoy (Grace) Lovitt, Galesburg, and
Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home,
Knoxville. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation
will be Friday evening at the funeral home.
OBITUARY for MARION C. WELSH (married to my great aunt Marie Briggs)
Galesburg Register-Mail May 24, 2000
MARION C. WELSH
GALESBURG -- Marion Charles Welsh, 84, 203 S. Pearl St., died
at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday (May 23, 2000) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital,
695 N. Kellogg St.
He was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Abingdon, the son of Charles and
Hazel McCracken Welsh.
He married Marie Francis Briggs on Dec. 1, 1937, in Kahoka, Mo.
She died July 24, 1996.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary McCullough and Barbara Jean
Quinn, both of Galesburg, and Marian Francis Lynch, Maquon; one
brother, Robert Welsh, Rockford; one sister, Ruth Woodside,
Galesburg, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two
great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three
brothers and three sisters.
He worked at Sirco Rendering Plant and later for Schnowske
Rendering Plant, Cambridge.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel, where visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
From the Galesburg Register-Mail: Jun 1979 (my grandfather's
brother- my great uncle)
FRANK E. BRIGGS
Frank E. Briggs, 65, of 1057 Garden Lane, died Thursday at 11:10
a.m. in Cottage Hospital.
He was born Jan. 23, 1914, in Strawberry Point, Iowa. He married
Myra Standish on April 18, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She survives with three sisters, Mrs. Alda Boone, Mrs. Harry
(Vera) Morrison and Mrs. Marion (Marie) Welsh, all of Galesburg,
and nieces and nephews.
He was a cooker for Schnowske By-Products in Cambridge for nine
years, retiring in 1974. He was a lifetime area resident and served
in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Foley-Watson Mortuary, with
Rev. J. E. Hazelwood, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene,
officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends
may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the mortuary.
OBITUARY for MYRA BRIGGS Aug 1994 Galesburg Register-Mail (she was
my great aunt through my great uncle Frank)
GALESBURG -- Myra Briggs, 79, 1057 Garden Lane, died at 8:25 a.m.
Sunday (July 31, 1994) in Rosewood Care Center, 1250 W. Carl
She was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Muscoda, Wis., the daughter of Roy
and Leona Richardson Standish.
She married Frank Briggs. He died in November 1979.
Surviving are one brother, Leslie Standish, and one sister, Lois
Hanson, both of Mauston, Wis. She was preceded in death by three
sisters and two brothers.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oak Lawn Memorial
Gardens, with the Rev. Phillip Bevard officiating. Visitation will
be one hour before the service at Watson Funeral Home.
OBITUARY for Selena Cooksey d: Dec 1977 (she was the wife
of Forrest Cooksey, the son of Timothy Cooksey who is the
brother to George Cooksey, my great grandfather.)
MRS. SELENA COOKSEY
Mrs. Selena Cooksey, 90, of 335 N. Cedar St., died Sunday at 5:15
p.m. at Cottage Hospital.
The former Selena Willetts was born April 17, 1887, in Chariton,
Iowa, and married Forrest Cooksey Feb. 10, 1915, in Rock Island. He
died in 1952.
She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Surviving are two brothers, Floyd Willetts, Galesburg, and John
Willetts, LaFeria, Tex.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery, Henderson. No visitation is
Ledonia was the daughter of Julius Augustus Briggs (son of George
Washington Briggs, who was the son of Daniel Briggs the elder,
married to Augusta Goodell, my great great great grandfather Daniel
Briggs was the brother to George Washington Briggs)
OBITUARY for (1903) BRIGGS - Ledonia Pearl daughter of Mr & Mrs J.
Briggs of Alpha died yesterday morning at the Galesburg Sanitorium
of acute appendicitis aged 11 year, 11 months, 19 days. Survivors,
Parents, one sister, three brothers. Remains taken Dean
Parlors then to Alpha Sunday afternoon and funeral be Tuesday
afternoon. August - 24 - 1903
Edwin Calkins - Elijah Calkins is the brother of Stephen Calkins,
the father of Poenia Calkins (my gggg grandmother)
OBITUARY for (1886)
CALKINS - Edwin died Monday, April 12, 1886 at his home 1 mile
south Oneida, Ill., aged 74 years, 5 months, 19 days. Settled on
the farm where he died. (1847?) Suffered all the privations of a
pioneer. He leaves four children, all married and settled in
life. The older son, Fred P. Calkins lives at Clare, Iowa; Mrs.
Aurelia E. Bishop of Oneida; Rev. A.C. Calkins of
Forrest Hill; Mrs. Hattie Lumpkins, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. His
children were all with him the last two weeks of his life. Funeral
M.E. Church, Rev. N.T. Allen of Wataga at Oneida, Ill., April
Wednesday 14, 1886. from the "Galesburg Republican-Register"
From the 1878 History of Knox County, Illinois published by
Charles C. Chapman. [Contributed by Joan Achille.]
EDWIN J. CALKINS. The son of Elijah and Philena (Colelman)
Calkins, he was born 23 Oct 1811 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co, NY. He
learned the carpenter trade in his youth and followed the business
until 1837 when he quit it and went to farming. He settled in Sparta
Twp. in 1837, where he has since resided. He was united in marriage
with Harriet Alvira Park in 1836, and has three sons and two
daughters. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is
one of its Trustees. He is a Republican. Post Office, Galena.
The pictures are as follows:1.aldaboone (my great
3. Beverly Meehan, my sister (deceased - buried in Monmouth
4. Beverly's school pic
5. My mother and father in 1947 while they were dating. My dad is
dead and my mother is near 80 right now.
6. Clarence Briggs... oldest son of Francis Albert Briggs and Tekla
Sophia Erickson (my grandfather-deceased)
7. Hester Martin Cooksey (my great grandmother in 1955). she married
George Cooksey, then William Coultis.
8. Marriage Certificate of F. Albert Briggs and Tekla Sophia
this is a thumbnails of the original scanned
marriage of F. Albert Briggs and Tekla Sophia Erickson, they were
married in Knox co., IL. Click on it and it will open in own
window for a bigger view.
Below is the return of the marriage is it also a thumbnail you
will have to click on it and it will open in it's own window for
a bigger view. Thanks!
9. the other side of the certificate...
actually had a lot of valuable data on it
2. taken on mother's day it shows five
generations of our family together (mother's day 2007) my
mother-Bonnie Brigss, me, my sister Joyce Cox-Wright, Georgia
(Joyce's daughter) Stephanie, Felicia, Jamie, Cassie (Joyce's
granddaughters), and Madison (Joyce's great granddaughter) (my
mother's great daughter)
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