Obituaries of people who lived & died in Knox County, IL
I want to make a note here of some information I have found that is useful when researching for obituaries in Newspapers. Not always were they printed, I've found. When the newspapers first began, people had to pay to have their obituaries in the Newspaper. I'm not sure when they cut off date for this was and they were just automatically put in with information from the families. That is why sometimes you don't find a lot of information on your ancestor. Now a days they put in a whole lot more.
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I've tried to sort the years out so they are in order but might not be. I have been getting quite a collection of copies of old newspapers by doing look ups for others. I can't seem to just look up the one person I sometimes get lost or see something that interests me and copy it. There are also many interesting stories in the Newspaper section, Weddings, births, marriages, adds, local, personal, it is fun to read and enjoyable to type up. I find it more interesting than today's newspapers. You can also read the latest News and Obituaries at the
Galesburg Register-Mail which is online. Just click on the link to your left. It takes you straight to the Obit page with links to other pages on the paper. Thanks.
Knox County Republican, Wednesday, 1878
Died: In this city on Monday, March 25th, 1878, Peter Bell, in the 52d year of his age. Deceased had been a resident of this place since the close of the war, but for sometime has been in ill health.
Knox County Republican, Wednesday, October 4, 1893
Gilbert G. Weeks was born in Duchess county, N. Y., March 23, 1800,
and died at Knoxville, Illinois, October 1, 1893.
Knox County Republican; Wednesday, September 5, 1894
Knox County Republican,
Knoxville, Illinois, Thursday, January 9, 1919
Obituary of Mrs.
Mrs. Elizabeth Housh died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Benfield, in Abingdon Aug. 20. About three years ago Mrs. Housh was stricken with paralysis, and never fully recovered. Saturday last she had a second stroke, and died Tuesday evening. The remains were taken to Maquon, and the funeral services were held in the Methodist church.
Mr. Wolf, a Christian Scientist of Monmouth, officiated. The music furnished by Misses Walker and Norris and Mrs. C. S. Burnside and Miss Kate Clark, was unusually fine. The attendance was the largest seen in Maquon in recent years. The interment was in the family lot in the Maquon cemetery.
Elizabeth Thornbough was born in Ohio March 3, 1810. She was married to David Housh at Greencastle, Ind., March 1, 1826. They came to Knox county in 1836, and located on a farm near Maquon, where they resided at the time of her husband's death in March, 1879.
Mrs. Housh was the mother of thirteen children, one having died in infancy and twelve living to maturity, of whom five survive her: Andrew C. of Maquon, Daniel M. of Galesburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Benfield of Abingdon, Mrs. Dr. Southard of Perry, Oklahoma Territory, and Mrs. Rebecca Phillips of Colony, Kan. There are 121 descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Housh. Five children are living, forty three grandchildren, sixty nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren, making five generations, a remarkable family record. In addition to their own children they raised seven orphan or homeless children.
Mrs. Housh devoted her long life to the care and protection of others. For many years the home of David Housh and wife was known in this part of the state for its hospitality. As to the life of Mrs. Housh, it can truthfully be said: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
Joseph A. Wilbur was born in Seneca, N.Y., January 25, 1820, and
died on Thursday, July 20, 1899, at Abingdon, Ill., aged 79 years, 5
months and 25 days. In 1842 he was married to Miss Jane Haisington,
and immediately moved to Michigan and settled at Clarence, Calhoun
County, where he continued to live until the death of his wife, in
1894, when he went to live in Marshall, Michigan.
March 24, 1900 Republican Register-- Death of Daniel Mosher
Daniel Mosher a telegram regarding whose death at Denver, Colo., was received here Wednesday, was the son of David Mosher, Sr. of West Main street, and a brother of Mrs. E. A. Hanna, Mrs. J. A. Black and David Mosher, Jr. of Galesburg. He will be remembered by many of the older residents and by the many old soldiers. His death occurred at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning and was due to a stroke of paralysis last Sunday. Word of this stroke was sent to the relatives here. Mr. Mosher's illness can be t4raced to serious wound that he received on the battlefield of Shilho. After his injury he laid upon the field until he nearly died from loss of blood. The wound was to his right knee cap and yearly was source of great pain to him. fifteen years ago ago it became necessary to amputate the leg but the poison that had permeated his system from the wound is thought to have been the cause undermining his health and finally bringing about his death.
Mr. Mosher was 59 years old. He was a native of New York State. When he was a child he came west with his parents . He grew to manhood in Coldbrook township, Warren County, Illinois where the family settled. When the Civil War broke out he joined Company F Fifty-Fifth Illinois regiment, and served until wounded, when his father had him brought home. He did not return to the army. His brothers, David and timothy also participate din the war. Mrs. Mosher was married to Miss Louisa Bruner. They went west and for sometime were at Homestown, Iowa. Twenty years ago they settled in Denver, where Mr. Mosher has practiced law. The following relatives survive Mr. Mosher. His wife two sons, Wilford and Worthington, and his daughter, Mrs. Ed Reed, of Denver; his father no 87 years old and still active, his step-mother; his sisters, Mrs. Gardner of Newborn, Iowa; Mrs. Mead of Osmbria, Iowa; Mrs. J. A. Black and Mrs. E. A. Hanna, Galesburg; his brothers John and Will of Randolph, Nve. Timothy of Omaha; Curtis of Iowa, and David, Jr. of Galesburg. Mrs. Mead arrived here Wednesday night.
Death of Jefferson Dawdy.
Jefferson Dawdy, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Monday at his home near Abingdon, age 88 years. He has been a resident of Knox county since 1832 and came to join the rangers of the Black Hawk war.
Mr. Dawdy was born in Hart county, Ky., January 29, 1812, and was the one of the nine children of James and Margaret Morse Dawdy. They both died in Illinois, the father in 1851 and the mother in 1855. May 7, 1834, Mr. Dawdy was married to Miss Elizabeth Dawdy. Regarding Mr. Dawdy's ancestors it can be said that Howell Dawdy, his grandfather was in the War of Rebellion.
Mr. Dawdy has a fine farm on section 17, Indian Point townshjip and broght it to a high state of cultivation. For a number of years he wa one of the best known of the county's breeders of Short Horn cattle. Mr. Dawdy was a member of the Christian chruch of Knoxville and was a helpful friend and kind neighbor.
his life has been one of honest effort.
He came the 400 miles from Kentucky here on horseback and had but$5 when he came. He started to work for John Strum and moved grass for 50 cents an acre, and perserveered until in 1847 he was able to possess himself of a farm. He was regarded with affection by the people of that section. A large family was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dawdy, and the circle of relatives surviving him is correspondingly large.
Grace Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Williams died on last Saturday morning at the home of her parents on Fifth street, of the after effects of a severe attack of diphtheria.
She was the fourth of their children to ill with the disease. Kittie was the first one to show the symptoms. After she had recovered and the card had been taken down. The three other daughters---Mable, Lillian and Grace-came down with the disease. Grace was taken ill Sunday, February 25, while she was very seriously ill, she finally grew better and on Monday the diphtheretic symptoms passed away. She still appeared to improve and there were bright hopes that she would recover but on Thursday there appeared rhenmatic complicatious and she began sinking.
Grace was born September 14, 1889, and has always lived in Galeurg. She attended St. Mary's school and was a good pupil. She ws an amiable and birgh girl, who made many friends. Her death is a sever blow to the family.
The survivors are the parents, the sisters
Kittie, Mable and Lillian, and the brothers--Frank, George and John.
Died at his residence in this city, of rheumatism, on the
15th day of April, 1881, Thomas J. Armstrong, in the 34th year of
Sat., October 15, 1887
Sat., November 12, 1887
Galesburg's Evening Mail,
March 13, 1922
In the spring of 1853 Mr. Stickney brought his family to Woodhull, Henry county, Ill., where he had previously purchased a large tract of land and prepared a house. But the change from a refined and cultured Boston society to the lonely prairie, was very great. Few realize how great the sacrifice and only love for her family and hope that it would prove for their best good reconciled her to the change.
On November 16, 1866, she was bereaved by the sudden death of her husband, leaving her with large business interests which she and her sons managed with ability and wisdom.
On July 1st, 1869, she was married to Isaac M. Wetmore, of Ontario, Knox county, Ill. This proved a very happy union, as there had existed a strong friendship between the families ever since they came West. It was now increased by this relation, and the children found in her a loving mother, and in her daughter a dear sister. It is true of her that "her children arise up and call her blessed." She won the respect and esteem of all who knew her by her thoughtfulness of other's welfare, rather than her own ease and comfort. She took a deep interest in all Christian and church work. She was President of the Ladies' Home and Foreign Mission Society of the Baptist church from April 1875, to 1878. To this she gave time, work and money. They realize their great loss, and will long cherish her memory.
On April 25, 1881, she was again called to mourn the
loss of her oldest son, Henry, who was taken in the prime of his
manhood. Again on the 12th of May of the same year, death came and
removed her beloved husband, I. M. Wetmore. Since this time
she has lived with and for her children - of late with Mrs. Carrie
Crane - where after a brief sickness, she fell "asleep in Jesus",
Feb. 19, 1888. Funeral services were held there at 10:30 a. m. Feb.
22d; also at the residence of her son Alfred, in Woodhull, at 2
o'clock of the same day. In her death a beautiful and noble life has
ended on earth, but one begun in heaven. She was a woman of many
excellent qualities and mind.
Thursday, March 28, 1895
Wednesday, October 2,
Upon his return to Monica he got his team and started home, first securing a lantern at Doug McDonnell's hardware store, as the night was very dark and misty. It was about eight o'clock p. m. when he left Monica and Clyde Smith rode with him for about two miles out of town, at which point, Mr. Smith's way home separated from that of Mr. Wasson's and they parted.
When Mr. Wasson reached the home of Mr. A. B. Miller he had broken the globe of his lantern and stopped at Miller's and borrowed a lantern. Mr. Miller stated that he was all right when he left there. From Miller's place Mr. Wasson continued his way home but nothing further is known of the happenings of the drive and the fatal accident except such meager and uncertain details as were indicated by circumstantial evidence.
At the corner where the choice of two roads was
offered the poorest and most hilly was taken. Whether this was from
choice or whether caused by the...[unreadable]. At the top of a hill
it could be seen where the team pulled the load of lumber up a steep
bank upon a high embankment running down the hill. A hard pull was
required to get the loaded wagon up the bank. The wagon was driven
When the wagon reached a point where the embankment
was not wide enough to hold the wheels the wagon overturned into a
ditch by the side of the cut formed by the roadway. The wagon fell a
distance of some nine or ten feet. The body of Mr. Wasson was
sitting upright in the ditch. The load of lumber lying across him,
having struck him about the height of the breast. The arm lay upon
the bank and his head lay on his arm. Both legs and arms were free.
Death is believed to have been instantaneous owing to the great
height from which the lumber fell.
The accident is supposed to have occurred about 10 o'clock Friday night and the body was not found until 3:30 Saturday afternoon. John Porter saw the team while passing the corner on another road about a quarter of a mile away but thought that it was merely someone who had stopped in the road for a moment. The body was found by the young man's uncle, John Bitner, and W. H. Bitner, who had been chopping wood within a short distance of the scene of the accident all day, unconscious of the terrible tragedy which lay so near them. It is said that the reason search was not made sooner was that the young man's father had told him if he could not get the kind of lumber wanted at Monica, to go on to Princeville for it, and it was supposed at the home that this was the cause of the delay.
The Bitners telephoned for help and the remains were
removed to Samuel Wasson's, the boy's father. Floyd was twenty-one
years old and was married about six weeks before the accident. Great
sympathy is felt for the young wife who was almost killed by the
shock and bereavement. The same is true of the lad's mother.
An inquest was held on Monday at the home and the verdict was death
by accident. The jurors were Alex Barnes, foreman, John Porter,
Pedro Hart, Henry DeBord, David Smith and Will Stewart.
Funeral services and interment were on Tuesday.
Galesburg Republican Register
Thursday April 2, 1914 Rapatee
Galesburg Daily Republican
Register; April 9, 1914
KNOX COUNTY REPUBLICAN,
Knoxville, Illinois, Thursday January 18, 1923
Funeral Services for Miss Mary Catherine Woods, 77, who died at her
home here March 9, were held in the home Sunday afternoon.
From April 11, 1890:
Wednesday- November 24, 1943----Deaths & Funerals
Mrs. Ella Ullrich dies at San Diego. Mrs. Ella Ullrich, who for ten years resided at 1472 North Cedar street before leaving Galesburg four years ago., died this morning at San Diego, Ca., in which city she had resided since moving from Galesburg,
Funeral services are to be held at Burlington, Ia., although the time has not been determined as yet.
Services at Kewanee for Charles Mason
Alpha, Nov 24--- Funeral services for Charles Mason of Alpha were held Saturday afternoon at the Ward Funeral home in Kewanee, Henry Co., IL. Dr. C. H. Young, pastor of the First Methodist church, was in charge. Song service was given by Mrs. Millie Arnold and Mrs. Clint Cross. Casketbearers were Earl Strom, Louis Reiff, Otto Kuster, Glenn Hanson, Sigrid Lundahl and William White. Burial was in South Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee.
Rites for Fritz H. Swanson on Saturday---World War I Vet w/ two sons in World War II.
Services for Fritz Henning Swanson, R. F. D. 1 Knoxville, Knox Co., IL, six miles east of Galesburg, whose death occurred suddenly Monday evening at 7:50 p. m. from a heart attack, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clcock at the Kimber & West mortuary and whwere friends may call Thursday and at the farm residence Friday. Burial will be in Memorial Park.
Mr. Swanson was born june 21, 1894 at Henderson Grove, He attended the school of that vicinity and was confirmed in the Henderson Grove Lutheran Church. He was married to Miss Helen Asher at Peoria, June 30, 1920.
During the first war, Mr. Swanson was a corporal attached to the 129th Infantry with 18 months of service.
He is survived by his wife and five children. Duane, a sailor stationed in Florida; Mrs. Emry Conrad, Woodhull; Robert, a member of the marine corps in foreign service; Rollin Dean and Jennie, both at home. He is also survived by his father, Ludwig Swanson, Henderson Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Nelson, Alpha and Mrs. Harry Wolf, Henderson; and two brothers, Ernest Swanson, New Windsor; and Mauritz Swanson, Moline.
Mrs. Michael Chico dies this morning
Mrs. Michael Chico, 1156 South Cedar street, died this morning at 4:30am in St. Mary's hospital where she had been a patient the last week and after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Chico was born in Hungary in 1887 and in 1901 came to this country when 14 years of age. She was married to Andrew Szabo in Joliet, whose death occurred in 1922. Two years later, Jan 27, 1924, she was married to Michael Chico in St. Patrick's church in this city.
'Surviving are her husband; a son, Cpl. Andrew John Szabo, located at Lincoln, Neb; a daughter at Lincoln, Neb; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth at home, and a step-daughter Mrs. Max Szabo, in Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at S. Patrick's church. Friends may call at the home Thursday and where prayers will be recited that night at 8 o'clock.
CHANGE TIME SERVICES FOR MRS. MICHAEL CHICO
A delay of one day in the holding of services for Mrs. Michael Chico, 1156 South Cedar street. has been announced with th rites to be conducted in St. Patrick's Catholic church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and recial of the Rosary to occur at 8 o'clock this evening at the home.
William Wheeler rites are conducted today;
Services for William Wheeler, whose farm home was located in Coldbrook Township southwest of the Galesburg, Knox Co., IL and whose death occurred Saturday were held at the Hinchliff and Wilson Funeral chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Arthur Munson and the Rev. Mr. Leonard officiating Mr and Mrs. Derham Lucas, accompanied by Mrs. Helen Suydam, sang.
Burial was in the Mosher cemetery with Clyde Law, Charles Squires, Leslie Herslow, Charles Gardner, Oryal Anderson, and Earl Wilson as bearers.
JOHN OTIS REYNOLDS SERVICES HELD HERE:
Funeral rites were conducted today for John Otis Reynolds, well known local colored man whose death occurred suddenly, at the Second Baptist church this afternoon at 2 O'clock with Rev. W. T. Green in charge. The church choir, accompanied by Mrs. M. V. Parrot, sang several selections
Bearers were Bursie Williams, Berthol Taylor, Ralph Green, Albert Green, Norma Dodson and Douglas Wheeler. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery.
CONDUCT SERVICES FOR ROBERT E. DAVIDSON:
Services for Robert E. Davidson a lifelong resident of Henderson, Henderson Township, Knox County, Illinois, who died after a long illness the early part of the week, were conducted in the United Brethren church at Henderson this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev Mary Murrel in charge. Mrs. Schroeder, accompanied by Mrs. F. Y. Greene, sang.
Those serving as pallbearers were J. T. Nelson, W. R. Watters, R. E. Swank, Alva Simpson, C. J. Rumley and Thomas Shea. Burial was in the Ö Henderson Cemetery Ö.
George E. Davidson Dies at Prairie City
Prairie City, Nov 26, 1943--George Edward Davidson, 55, passed away at the home of his mother, Mrs. Waldon Davidson, in Prairie City on Wednesday at 12:30 pm after several weeks of illness. Mr. Davidson ws born on a farm three miles east of Bushnell, the only child of Waldon and
Elmer McGrew, Altona, dies suddenly TODAY
Altona, Nov 24--Elmer McGrew, 73, years old died suddenly at 8:35am today as the result of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for some time
Immediate relatives surviving are the wife and the daughter, Mrs. Elmer Bloomquist.
Galesburg Paper, November 26, 1943--Mrs. E. Belle Collopy Dies
Mrs. Elizabeth Belle Collopy 260 East Ferris Street, who had been ill due to a hear condition the last half year, and in a serious condition the past week, died at her home Thursday night at 10:50 o'clock.
Elizabeth Belle, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Marsh, was born March 26, 1869, at Cameron, and during the greater share of her life resided on a farm three miles southwest of Galesburg. She was married to William Edward Collopy in November 1892, in this city. The husband died in October, 1936.
Mrs. Collopy was a member of the St. Patrick's Church and of the Altar Society of the church until illness prevented active participation.
There are four daughters, Mrs. J. C. McMillan, St. Paul, Minn; Miss Irma Colopy at home; Mrs. E. E. Peterson, Los Angels, Cal; and Mrs. E. A. Launch, Springfield, Ohio'; as well as a brother, Harry C. Marsh, Porterville, Cal.
Services will conducted Monday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's church. Friends may call at the family residence Saturday evening and Sunday and where the Rosary will be recited Sunday night at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Ellen Dillon of Stronghurst Dies
Stronghurst, Nov 26, 1943--(Special) Mrs. Ellen Christine Dillon, wife of Oscar Dillon died suddenly Wednesday evening at her home following an attack of heart ailment. She had been ill the past four weeks.
Mrs. Dillon was born in Sweden April 8, 1879. She is survived by her husband, three sons, two daughters and 14 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock pm Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Stronghurst with the Rev. Paul Lorimer in charge. The burial will be at the Stronghurst Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Mellar Funeral Home.
Mrs Latha Ireland died Late Thursday Night
Mrs. Latha Ireland, 64, who formerly resided at 888 East fourth street, died Thursday night about 10 o'clock at the state hospital in East Moline where she had been a patient over 10 years.
Mrs. Ireland was born in Weaver, Ia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith. In 1902 she was married to Jerry Ireland.
Surviving are the divorced husband, three brothers and a sister.
One daughter, Hilma, is deceased.
Funeral services are to be held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Rev John F. Norman of the First Christian church to officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park.
Johnston Brewer Rite held Sunday
Last services for Johnston Brewer, whose death occurred on Wednesday, Nov 24, were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Klinck's chapel, conducted by the Rev. John H. Clarke, Organ music was furnished hues by Mrs. Floyd Peterson.
The body was laid to rest tint he Knoxville cemetery and the casket bearers were Leonard Philblad,. Kenneth Witherell, Floyd Spencer, Paul Newcomer, Gilber, Unger and Russell Cronoble.
Former Alpha woman dies in Montana
Alpha, Nov 29, 1943-- (Special) Mr. and Mrs. R. Earl Knox received announcement of the death of Mrs. John A. Taylor of Gransdale, Mont., who passed away Nov 15, 1943 at LaFayette, April 16, 1887 After her marriage she lived here for several years when her husband was principal of the Alpha High School. The family later moved to Sheffield and Orion where Mr. Taylor taught school, and they have lived in Montana for many years. She is survived by her husband and three children. Burial tool place at Hamilton, Mont. Nov 19, 1943.
Charles Olson, 71, Aledo Farmer, Dies
Aledo--Nov 29, 1943--Charles Olson, 71, for many years a resident of the Aledo community, died at 10:45 am Sunday at the Monmouth hospital. He suffered a stroke Thanksgiving morning and was taken to the hospital on Saturday.
Mr. Olson was born in Sweden and came to the United States in 1893. He lived two and one half years in Cambridge and then moved to the Aledo community. He had farmed all his life and planned to retire and move to Aledo next spring. He was married in 1902 to Miss Freda Carlson. Mr. Olson was a member of the Messiah Lutheran church.
Surviving are the wido, four children, Mrs. Carl Peterson, Grand Rapids, Mich; Mrs. lee Peterson, Aledo; Milton Olson Sparta, Mich, and Earl Olson Buffalo Prairie; two brothers John and Otto Olson, both of Alexis, and a sister, Miss Tidia Olson in Sweden.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday from the Messiah Lutheran church, with Rev O. F. Domiej officiating. Burial will be in the Aledo Cemetery.
Mrs. George Sharer of Rio Dies Saturday
Alexis--Nov 29, 1943--Nrs, George A. Sharer of Rio, died Saturday afternoon shortly after 1pm Galesburg Cottage hospital where she had been a patient since November 25.
Mrs. Sharer, daughter of E. T. and Florence Van Hook Christie, was born March 16, 1918 at Seaton. She married George Sharer on October 31, 1936. Three children survive, namely John Lewis, Darlene and Judith Kay. also remaining are her husband, her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
While a young girl and living with her aunt, Mrs. Lottie Wallston of Monmouth, she became a member of the First Presbyterian church of Monmouth.
The funeral service will beheld at 2pm Tuesday at the United Brethren church at Alexis with the Rev. W. E. Loomis in charge Committal services will be at the Alexis cemetery.
Charles W. Bidwell dies in Chicago
Word has been received here of the death of in Woodlawn hospital in Chicago Saturday of Charles W. Bidwell, 64, manager of Favor Ruhl & Co. an artists supply firm, following an illness of several months. He was a native of Plymouth. Many years ago before becoming associated with the firm in Chicago which he managed he traveled for an supply company, the O. T. Johnson store and one or tow other art supply places here being visited by him regularly of his trip through this territory. He is survived by his widow, Alice, and one sister, the latter, Mrs. George E. Lawton of Plymouth. Funeral services were held this afternoon in Chicago.
Mrs. C. Abrahamson, 96, dies at Altona Sunday
Altona, Nov 29, 1943--Mrs. Carolina Abrahamson widow of the later Charles Abrahamson, died at 4am Sunday at the Riesbieter Convalescent Home. where she had been a patient. She had attained the great age of 96years, six months and 27 days.
Mrs. Abrahamson was born on May 4, 1847, in Sweden and came to the United States in 1872, locating in Burea County. She married Charles Abrahamson of Princeton in 1873. The Abrahamson's moved to Altona in 1882. Mr. Abrahamson died in 1927.
Surviving relatives include August J. Abrahamson of Aurora, retired Burlington railroad dispatcher, and Herber Abrahamson, of 148 Phillips street Galesburg. There are 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Abrahamson was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran church of Altona where funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday. The Rev. H. R. Ekesberg of Monmouth, formerly of Altona, will be in charge. Committal rites will be at the family lot in the Altona cemetery.
Friends may cal this evening at the Dean Funeral Home in Galesburg.
T. E. Tucker service held on Saturday
Williamsfield, Nov 29, 1943--Thomas E. Tucker son of Ezra and Catherine Mundy Tucker, was born in Knox County March 29, 1875 and died at his home near Williamsfield Nov ??aged 68years 7 months and 3 days.
He grew to manhood in Knox county, receiving his education in the rural schools. On March , 1901, he was married to Flora Block. To this union was born one son, Everett.
Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his mother who died when Thomas was only nine days old; by his father and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Flora his son Everett: the daughter-in-law Ruth; and two grandchildren Patricia Ann and Donald Dean all of Williamsfield. also one brother, Samuel of Williamsfield a sister Mrs. Barbara Dollison of Dahinda; and a number of other relatives and a host of friends.
Mr. Tucker spent his entire life in the Williamsfield community on the farm south of town his recreation was hunting and fishing and nothing delighted him more than a hunting or fishing trip with old friends.
He was known to a wide circle of friends as a faithful husband, loving father and a friend.
Funeral services were held from the Williamsfield Methodist church at 2pm Saturday, Nov 27, Rev Fred Reed was in charge the singers were Mrs. Ruth Sargent and Mrs. Helen McClellanan. accompanied by Miss Wilma Johnson
Casket-bearers were Royce Sargent, Ed Larsen, E. G. Moon, Russell Farquer, W. F. Powers, G. N. Rice. Interment was in the Williamsfield Cemetery.
Tom E. Tucker, Nov 26, 1943--Tom E. Tucker of Williamsfield dies
Tom E. Tucker, 68, a farmer residing south of Williamsfield, died Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at his home after an illness of one year. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday from the Methodist Church in Williamsfield with Rev. Fred Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Williamsfield Cemetery. Friends may call a the Regan Funeral home tonight.
Surviving are th ewidow; one son, Everett; two grandchildren; one brother, S. B. Tucker, Williamsfield, and one sister, Mrs. W. A. Dollison of Appleton.
MRS HARRY LITTLE, DAHINDA DIES HERE.
Mrs. Harry Little, 76, a resident of the Dahinda community, died at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital at 9:50pm Sunday. She had been ill the past year. Surviving are the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Sam Davis, Galesburg, and Mrs. Marion Hodge, Dahinda.
Funeral Services will be held at 2pm Wednesday from the Klinck chapel in Knoxville with the Rev. John H. Clarke officiating. Burial will be in the Knoxville cemetery . Friends may call at the Klinck chapel any time up to the hour of the service.
GORDON E BROWN DIES EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
Following an illness of two years, Gordon E. Brown, 1672 Willard Street, died Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock in St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Brown a constable, had served as an officer ofr a period of 20 years.
Mr. Brown was one of those few individuals whose birth occurred on a February 29, and accordingly had only observed 16 birthdays despite the fact he was 67 years of age. His date of birth was in 1876, at North Henderson, Ill, a son of William and Mary Brown natives of Knox county. Mr. Brown has resided in Galesburg for 50 years.
His marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hall took place in Galesburg, March 30, 1904.
Those surviving are the wife and a daughter, Mrs. Ornie Reynolds, both of Galesburg, and several brothers and Sisters, T. W. Brown, Leed, S. D.; J. A. Heflin; Viola; Mrs Belle Brown, Long Beach, Cal; Mrs. H. G. Jackson, Sturgeon, Altona; and Mrs. Titia Brown, Leed, S. D., and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2pm at the Dean Funeral home and where friends may call this evening. Burial will occur at Mt. Vernon Cemetery at North Henderson.
FUNERAL FOR STAFF SGT. VIVION SMITH ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Vivion Paul Smith, 28, St. Augustine, who was killed in an accident at Tucumari, N. M. on Monday evening, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm from the Christian church at St. Augustine in charge of Rev. L. Hadaway. Friends may call at the home of the parents Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Smith in ST. Augustine this evening and any time up the hour of the service. Burial will be in the Babbitt Cemetery.
Complete details concerning the accident are lacking. Staff Sgt. Smith, who was a military police in the air corps, was taking a prisoner to a penitentiary when the truck in which he was riding with four or five other soldiers turned over. Sgt. Smith and another soldier were killed.
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1969---Andrew Delforge.
Last rites for Andrew Delforge, former East Galesburg resident who was fatally injured in a coal mine accident near Bushnell last Wednesday were held at 9 o'clock this morning from Corpus Christi church, where requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. M. J. Cronin, with responses sung by the church choir. Burial was in the Linwood Cemetery. Casket-bearers were William Richards, Marion Allison, Edwin Alstedt, Wilbert Sargent, Wade McNaught, and Leo Blanchard.
RESIDENT OF COUNTY MANY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS SURVIVING-DEC 19, 1915
Gilson, Ill Dec 15, 1915--Harmorah Richardson, daughter of Pluny and Betsy Richardson was born, January 9, 1839, and departed this life December 12, 1915 aged 76 years 11 months and 3days.
She was one of a family of eight children of whom three brothers and one sister are living. Daniel and Owen of Nebraska, Orley of Gilson and Richard Pickerel of Knoxville.
She was united in marriage to Byl Sherman in 1858. To them were born 13 children of whom eight are living; 7 sons and one daughter. Four children died in infancy and Mrs. John Hart in 1907. The remaining children are Jay Alva, and Leonard of Gilson, Pluny and George of Knoxville, Lester of Victoria, Rueben of Dahinda and Mrs. F. W. Butts of Phoenix, Ariz.
For many years she was a patient suffer, never complaining and always thinking of the welfare of others.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. R. Shinn assisted by Rev. W. A. Wilson at the residence of O. J. Sherman Tuesday am Dec 14, 1915.
The singing was by Miss Daisy McKown and Maude Bushong, with Opal Mills as organist. The burial was in Gilson.