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Review Atlas ~~ April 24, 1862
Fielding B. Bond, In Greenbush, on the 17th inst., Fielding B.
Bond, aged about 28 years, died of consumption on the 18th of April, at
the residence of his father, col. John C. Bond, of Greenbush Township,
Warren County, Ill. Fielding B. bond, late school Commissioner of
warren County, aged twenty-eight years was born upon the old homestead
where he died, and at an early age proper encouragement from his father
that enabled him to acquire a thorough collegiate education, graduating
at the Lombard University with the highest honors. He subsequently
read law in St. Louis, Mo., and emigrated form there to Texas, where he
spent three years in the practice of law, and teaching the higher
branches in select school in..... Upon the firing of the first gun at
Fort Sumter, his noble and patriotic soul burst forth with strains of
eloquence in behalf of that glorious old flag he had been taught to
cherish and revere from infancy, and although a Douglas democrat, and
surrounded by fervent and warm hearted friends who would gladly have
made any personal or pecuniary sacrifice for his safety, yet friends who
would gladly have made any personal or pecuniary sacrifice for his
safety, yet all would not suffice, his self sacrificing and earnest cry
for the maintenance of the Union at all hazards, and under all
circumstances, had gone forth and was wafted upon the southern breezes,
and he was forced to flee to the northern states, eluding pursuit of the
vigilant fire eaters as best he could. He arrived at his father's
during the latter part of the summer, and in the fall was duly elected
School Commissioner. He leaves a large circle of friends and
acquaintances to mourn his untimely death.
Review Atlas - July 13, 1862
Robert Harper, son of P. B. & N. Harper, of Little York, Warren County,
Ill., aged 24 years, 2months, and 10 days, died May 31st in Louisville,
KY. He was a member of Co. F., 17th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers.
Review Atlas - June 06, 1862
Jane Mary Luck died in the city, on the 3rd day inst. of dropsy, aged 40
years. Jane was the wife of Mr. Wilson Luck.
Review Atlas - Oct. 03, 1879
Mrs. Sarah Wallace died September 11th, 1879, at the residence of W. W.
Wallace in her 79th year, Sarah was the widow of Robert B. Wallace.
The deceased was one of the oldest settlers of Warren county. She
was born in Kentucky in the year 1800, and came to this county in 1832.
She leaves three sons and many friends to mourn her loss.
Review Atlas - October 10, 1879
Jacob E. Blair of Swan, died Sept 28, 1879, of diphtheria, aged 14
years, 5 months, and 23 days.
Review Atlas - October 10, 1879
Ellen Boozan died in Monmouth, on Oct 03, 1879, aged 27 years.
Emma was the daughter of Richard Boozan of Vermont.
Review Atlas - 1879
Francis Landon, of Berwick, died September 23, 1879, of typhoid fever,
aged 15years, 1 month, 23 days.
Ellen Simpson of Spring Grove died September 24, 1879, of consumption.
Ellen was the wife of James S. Simpson, aged 39 years.
Ralph Hood of Hale, died September 17, 1879, of inflammation of the
bowels, aged 4 years, 1 month, 11 days.
James Fried of Sumner township, died September 21, 1879, of organic
disease of the heart, aged 70 years.
Anne Sorrenson of Spring Grove, died September 23, 1879, of consumption,
aged 63 years, 5 months, and 12 days.
An infant son of William E. and Charity Dawson aged 8 days died of
convulsions on September 12th, 1879, in Monmouth township.
Review Atlas - 1862
Willie Cornell of Monmouth died March 18th, 1862, of inflammation of the
lungs. Willie was the son of T. and S. Cornell, aged 11 months and
Willis Kerney of Monmouth, died on April 02, 1862, in the third year of
his age. Willis was the only son of W. V. and Sarah W. Kerney.
Charlotte Minerva Harper on April 07, 1862 departed this life at Little
York, Warren , county, Illinois, of hopping cough and other diseases.
Charlotte Minerva was the youngest daughter of P. B. and Nancy Harper,
aged 5 years, 7 months, and 8 days.
Reuben A Grames of Monmouth died April 13th, 1862, of affliction of the
heart. Reuben was 8 years old and the son of R. H. and Lucinda
Caleb V. B. shoemaker died at the army hospital at Cassville, Mo., on
April 04, 1862. Caleb was from Monmouth and member of the 1st Iowa
October 12, 1920 Funeral Services:
Funeral services for Ernest Tracy will be held Sunday afternoon
at the Universalist church with Rev. Chas. A. Alden officiating.
It will be charge of Galesburg Lodge of Elks. The hour of the funeral
will be announced later.
Thursday, March 08, 1900:
Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Page, died yesterday afternoon at
their home, 1030 South Second Street. The disease was inflammation of
the bowels and her condition had been considered critical for several
days. The funeral will be at 2o'clcok tomorrow afternoon at the
Ninth Avenue Church.
Evelyn Page was born July 11, 1889, and had lived all her life in
Monmouth. She had many friends among the young people and they sincerely
mourn her death.
Miss Stella Higgins died at 9o'clcock last night at the county farm. She
was 37 years old and had been an inmate of the institution for nine
years. She was victim of epilepsy and her health had been poor for a
Mrs. Kate Morrison
Friends of this city have been notified of the death of Mrs. H. F.
Morrison at her home in Sedgwick, Kan. She was formerly Miss Sallie
Goddard and resided and attended college in Monmouth several years ago.
Philemon Pippin was held at 10o'clock this morning at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Jones, 920 South First Street. By the special
request of Mr. Pippin, Rev. John Rugh conducted the services. Rev. J. F.
Jamieson assisted and the choir of the Christian church sang. The
pallbearers were N. N. Coons, H. Crandall, A. J. Eby, Wm. Burnett, R. W.
Furr, and R. McCray.
March 05, 1900---Mortuary:
Philemon Pippin died at 3:450'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jones, 920 South first Street. The weaknesses of Old
age had been growing on him for several years and he has been failing
gradually. The funeral will be held at the house at 10o'clcok tomorrow
Mr. Pippin was born in Queen Anne county, Maryland, July 29, 1818. With
his parents he moved to Blooming Grove, Ind., when a young man and there
married Miss Nancy Ann Wilson. They came to Illinois and settled in
Knoxville which was their home with the exception of three years spent
in Kansas until Mrs. Pippin's death three yeas ago. Mr. Pippin then came
to Monmouth and has since made his home with his only child, Mrs. Jones.
One sister, Mrs. Swift, living at Blooming Grove, Ind., is the
only one of his family to survive.
For over sixty years Mr. Pippin was a devout member of the Methodist
church, and for a great many years was a class leader. He also belonged
to the Masonic fraternity, which he joined about thirty-five years ago.
Though he had been in poor health almost all the time he lived here and
had not gone out much, Mr. Pippin was respected highly by all who knew
George Wiedenbauer went to Chicago Saturday night called there by the
death of his brother John. The man was in a hospital and death resulted
from a hemorrhage of the brain. The funeral and interment was in the
Mrs. Carrie Vogel:
Friends in this city were notified yesterday of the death of Mrs. Carrie
W. Vogel from pneumonia at her home in Boston. Mrs. Vogel was a
resident of this city from 1880 to 1885 and until recently owned
property on East Broadway. One daughter, Miss Alice, survives. her.
Sketch of her life:
Grace Florence Lofftus was born in Ellison township, Warren County, IL
on January 20, 1862, and died in Abingdon December 13, 1919, aged
53years, 10months 23 days.
She was the daughter of Andrew J. and Mrs. Lavinia S. Lofftus, and one
of 12 children, 11 of whom grew to mature years. Two sisters and two
brothers survive, Mrs. E. A. Beam of Indianola, Ia; Mrs. Cora E. Golden
of Abingdon; Azro P. Lofftus of Warren co and Ora G. of Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Shoop grew to young womanhood on the homestead farm, which was her
birthplace. Then in 1875 she came to Avon, Fulton County, to the home of
her sister, Mrs. Beam, where she lived and attended school two years.
She then returned home and at the opening of school in the fall of 1878
she came to Abingdon and attended Hedding College that year.
On June 04, 1879, she was married to J. Wesley Shoop, sin her mother's
home. the place of her birth, near Roseville, Warren County, the Rev. N.
T. Allen conducting the marriage service. Since her marriage to Mr. hoop
their home has been at Abingdon for the past 15 years in town. Zelma is
their only child.
Mrs. Shoop was converted to God when 9 years old. When she came to
Abingdon in the fall of 1879 she transferred her membership to this
church under the pastorate of Rev. M. A. Head.
While Dr. Buckey was pastor she brought about the organization of the
Woman's Home Mission Society of the Abingdon church, which has continued
ever since; for 13 years she was its president; until her health began
to break, something over a year ago, always an officer, and in a special
way upon her heart. She made it her special care in the church.
She was president of the Galesburg District W. H. M. S. during two years
as president of this local society she was also superintendent of the
Queen Esther Society, the young's ladies, and the Home Guards, the girls
Last Rites of Mrs. J. W. Shoop
The funeral services of Mrs. J. W. Shoop were held on Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30pm at the Methodist church. The services were in charge
of the pastor, Rev. J. T. Pierce, assisted by Dr. W. D. Agnew. The music
was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. W. D. Agnew, Miss Alma
Berterman, Mrs. E. W. Cutler, Mrs. Henry Van Fuyl?, who sand two
numbers, "Rock of Ages and Abide with Me" entitled Just for Today" with
Mrs. F. J. Graves at the organ, Those who acted as pallbearers were W.
T. Weisbach, George ???ore, E. J. Earel, A. b. Cable, T. J. White. Dr.
A. P. Rolen Interment was in the Abingdon Mausoleum the large attendance
of relatives and friends at the services and many beautiful flowers.
added March 02, 2010
Funeral Thursday For Cameron Woman who died Suddenly Cameron, Ill., Aug
02, 1922-- Funeral services for the Mrs. Mildred Murphy Sheridan, who
died suddenly in Monmouth Monday. will be held at the home o her mother
in Monmouth at 10 o'clock Thursday morning and burial will be made in
the Monmouth cemetery.
Mrs. Sheridan, who lives on a farm a mile and a half west of Cameron,
died about 9 0'clcock Monday evening while driving a car down South Main
street in Monmouth. Apparently feeling t5hat she was about to collapse,
she headed the car toward the curb and shut off the engine. Death
followed in a few moments, it is thought. A coroner's inquest was held
in Monmouth this morning, having been continued from Tuesday because of
the absence of one of the witnesses.
Surviving Mrs. Sheridan are her husband, one son, aged about 3 and a
girl about a year and a half old.
G.A.R. VETERAN BURIED AT ROSEVILLE, TODAY. 1922 AUG 03 Roseville, Ill.,
Aug 03, Special to the Mail-- William A. Murrill passed away at hi home
in Roseville Tuesday at 10 o'clock at the age of 81 years three months
and six days. His death was caused by complications due to old age.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow. Mrs. Cordelia Murrill, one
brother James Murrill of Leavenworth, Kan., three children, William of
Monmouth and George and Mrs. John Manual of Roseville, 25 grand children
and seven great grand children
William Anderson Murrill son of Wiley A. and Mary Murrell was born in
Virginia May 25, 1841, living there until he was 15 years old when he
with his father and mother moved to Illinois and settled at Greenbush.
Aug 01, 1862 he enlisted in the army and served for three years with
company H. Eighty-Third regiment of the Illinois Infantry. He
participated in the fighting until June 26, 1865 when he was mustered
He was united in marriage to Miss Cordelia Talley of Roseville, Oct 01,
1867. To this union were born two daughters of and two sons. One child
Mary, died when four years of age.
He has lived in Roseville for the last twenty one years and before that
he lived on a farm in this vicinity.
He was a member of the Christian church of Roseville and lived a
The funeral was held this afternoon at the Christian church. The
services were in charge of the Rev. D. E. Hughes of Cameron. The music
was furnished by a quartet composed of Miss Julia Anderson, Mrs. Arthur
Malcolm, W. S. Bughy and M. S. Yoho.
The funeral was a military one being in charge of the American Legion of
Roseville as the deceased was a member of the Grand Army of the
Death of Dr. Matthews
Rev. R. C. Matthews, D. D., of Monmouth, died suddenly of neuralgia of
the heart on Tuesday evening of last week, at his residence in that
city. Dr. Matthews will be remembered as the old gentleman who took part
in the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Presbyterian
church in Rushville, one year ago last January. In alluding to his death
the Review says:
Tuesday he was on our streets, and was feeling better than usual and
more cheerful as to his future health. He has so much improved in his
general health and strength, that on Sabbath last he preached twice -
morning and evening. Tuesday afternoon he out in the lot at his
residence with his son, John and one or two others, who were shooting at
a mark and shot with them. About four o'clock he complained of pain and
a smothering sensation about the heart. Medical aid was immediately
called, but he only lived about an hour after being taken sick. No death
in this community, among our prominent men, has ever caused such
universal sorrow as the demise of Dr. Matthews. He was beloved and
revered by all classes, and no pastor ever had a stronger hold upon the
affections of his flock than he had. He was in every particular the
true, straight-forward, consistent christian gentleman, and the most
richly honored and adorned his profession and the cause of his Master.
His place in the church will not easily be filled for there are but few
like him as a citizen, a neighbor, and a christian, and his loss to his
congregation is almost irreparable. Dr. Matthews was born in
Sheperdstown, Virginia, April 2d, 1822. He came to Monmouth in December,
1851, and took charge of the First Presbyterian church, and continued as
its pastor till the day of his death, nothing occurring during all these
long years to mar the harmony or shake in the least the confidence that
existed between him and his congregation, which continually grew and
strengthened under his wise administration. We believe this was the
first congregation he was ever chosen to preside over and minister to,
and he faithfully continued to the end. It was his great desire to see
the new and handsome church building erected this summer completed and
dedicated, then he expected to quickly lay his armor by to enjoy the
rich rewards of a well-spent life. But it has been otherwise ordered.
[Contributed by Sara Hemp; Rushville Times, Rushville, Schuyler County,
Illinois, November 24, 1881]
Samuel Hallam--- Review Atlas --- July 26, 1878
Samuel Hallam, an old settler of this township, died at his residence in
this city last Saturday, in the 71st year of his age. He came to this
county in 1850 and settled on a farm about three miles east of Monmouth,
where he resided until within a few years, when he moved to the city,
and retired from active business pursuits. For a long time he had been
afflicted with rheumatism, which confined him to his bed and rendered
him helpless... after which the remains were taken in charge by the
Masonic Fraternity and buried with Masonic honors. Samuel died on July
20th, at 70 years and 5 months. He is buried in the Monmouth Cemetery.
submitted by Kenneth Radcliffe
Hattie A. McCord--Review Atlas-- July 19, 1878
In Monmouth, July 13, 1878, of convulsions, Hattie A. McCord (colored),
aged 4 months.
Thomas J. Griffin Review Atlas July 19, 1878---in Greenbush, June 27, of
pneumonia, Thos. J. Griffin, aged 1 year, 10 months 7days.
Perlie Adefia Taylor--Review Atlas--July 19, 1878, ---In Greenbush
township, May 19, 1878, of cerebral meriingitis, Perlie Adefia Taylor,
aged 6 months and 4 days.
Henry C. Spurgeon:
Henry C. Spurgeon, 69, one of the most extensive landowners in Greenbush
township, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 16, about 10 a.m. on
a country road near his farm residence, his death being attributed to a
Mr. Spurgeon was a member of an old and honored family of Warren county.
He was born in Greenbush township, December 19, 1868, a son of Israel
and Elizabeth (Marshall) Spurgeon. He attended the district schools, the
public schools of Colorado Springs, Colo., and the preparatory
department of Knox college. From the time he was ten years old, he lived
at Colorado Springs and Leadville, Colo., but about 1888, returned to
In 1889 he was married to Miss Irene Abbott, who was born in Monmouth.
Following his marriage Mr. Spurgeon rented a farm in Greenbush township,
and then some years later bought a farm. Later his holdings were
expanded by the addition of several hundred acres from his father's
extensive estate. In 1900 he went into a hardware and implement business
at Prairie City, and before then served as salesman for a large
agricultural implement house at Bushnell.
Thirty-one years ago, in 1907, Mr. Spurgeon went to Santa Fe, New
Mexico, for his health and remained there for a year, leaving for
Colorado where he remained until 1917, and during this period worked for
the Great Western Sugar company. After four years there he went with the
Spaulding Deep Tiling Machine company of Denver, Colo. Returning to
Warren county, he resumed his shareware business, and looked after his
farm land. He was known for years as a raiser of Duroc-Jersey hogs and
also of Poland-China and Hampshire hogs.
Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon became the parents of twelve children, tow of whom
preceded their father in death. A son, Harold, died of influenza at Camp
McArthur, Fort Worth, Texas, during the World War, and a daughter, Amy,
died at the age of two. Surviving are the widow and ten children: Mrs.
Marie Alkire of Mesa, Ariz., whose husband died in the army during the
war; Merle of Springfield, Ill.; Mrs. Ardis Levoy of Oak Park, Ill.;
French of Galesburg; Henry of Los Angeles; Mrs. Irene Terrell of San
Francisco; Eileen of Denver, Colo.; Bronald, Bernadine and Ione, all of
Chicago. He leaves five Grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emma Dixon, Mrs. Mary Abbott, and
Mrs. Dora Long, of that community; and Elmer of Longmont, Colo.
[Contributed by Sara Hemp; From the scrapbook of Ida Trimmer Fowler, a
long time Bader, Schuyler County, IL resident]
Nellie Pearl Firoved White
Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. George White, 96, who
died Sunday, September 5, 1971. Born June 17, 1875, in Warren County,
the former Nellie Pearl Firoved, was the daughter of William and Sarah
(Hutchinson) Firoved, and spent her early life in Hale Township. She
attended Farmers Academy school and the Monmouth Academy. A homemaker,
Mrs. A homemaker, Mrs. White was the oldest member of the First United
Methodist Church. She also was a charter member of the W.S.C.S. and
Philaters Sunday School Class of the church. She was a charter member of
the Farmers Academy Book Club. Mrs. White enjoyed needle work and hand
sewing. Her marriage to George E. White took place Dec, 27, 1899, in
Warren County, and he preceded her in death in1 950.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Dorothy) Saville of Monmouth,
a granddaughter Mrs. Donald E. (Mary Ann) Bulen of Panama City,Fla.,
five great grandchildren; Harold E., Barbara Sue, George E., Donald E.
Jr., and Cynthia Bulen; two nieces, Mrs. James O'Daniel of Monmouth and
Mrs. Everell Bruington of Galesburg; and a nephew, Bruce Firoved of St.
Petersburg, Fla. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by two sisters, two brothers and infant daughter.
Obit - Oquawka Spectator, 26 Feb 1896
HUTCHINSON, Mrs. Martha A, widow of Col. Samuel Hutchinson died in
Monmouth Monday and funeral services will be held there. The lady's
maiden name was Graham and for many years she lived near Biggsville and
South Henderson. Five children survive.
Col. Sam Hutchinson, long time resident of this community, (Monmouth),
died at his residence on North Third Street on Thursday 18 February
1886, aged seventy years, after an extended illness from heart trouble.
He was buried at Kirkwood the following Saturday, the exercises being
conducted by Dr. W. T. Campbell, assisted by Dr. T. H. Hanna.
Colonel Hutchinson was born in Paterson, NJ, 28 June 1816, the son of
James C. Hutchinson, who came with his family from Harrison county, Ohio
and landed at Oquawka, more familiarly known at that time as "Yellow
Banks", on the second day of June 1833 and located on lands in the east
part of Henderson county, then a part of Warren.
In 1842, Col. Hutchinson was united in marriage with Miss Martha A.
Graham, daughter of William Graham who had come from Todd county, KY and
settled in Henderson county in 1835. To Col. and Mrs. Hutchinson were
born six children, five of whom were living at the time of his death, -
Mrs. William Firoved, Mrs. Isaac Woods, Mrs. William McCoy, Mrs. J. C.
Wallace and William G. Hutchinson, the only son who lived on the old
Col. Hutchinson settled on and cultivated a farm northwest of Kirkwood
until 1879, when he moved to Monmouth. He was for several years
president of the Henderson county agricultural society and also helped
organize the Old Settlers' Association of Warren and Henderson counties,
having been elected to his second term the fall previous to his death.
He was a member of the Second United Presbyterian church of this city.
The Monmouth Review of 30 September 1895 has her obituary.
"The funeral of Miss Ora T. Hutchinson was held Saturday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at the First United Presbyterian church. Her long illness
with pyamemia* had caused much sympathy to be extended to her and when
at last she fell victim to the disease her friends were very sad. The
attendance at the church was large and the casket was almost covered
with floral offerings. The services were conducted by Doctor T. H. Hanna
and were made very affecting, especially to the young people. The
singing was by the church choir. The pall bearers were all young friends
of hers, as follows: A. C. Johnson, Robert Dunbar, Will McKelvey, Fred
Paine, Clarence Glass and Rath Herdman.
His obituary is found in the Monmouth Review of 25 October 1892.
"Clyde B. Hutchinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson died at half
past two yesterday afternoon at his home on East First Avenue in the
twentieth year of his age. His disease was consumption and his illness
dates from a severe cold contracted at school last November. In January
he was compelled to leave school and since that time he has constantly
failed. Everything was done that could be done to stay the dread
disease, two months being spent in Kentucky and two in Colorado but
without avail. Clyde was born in Henderson county, 23 March 1873 but
most of his life was spent in Monmouth. The funeral will be held
tomorrow morning at the First United Presbyterian church of which he was
FOUNDER OF PI BETA PHI SORORITY DIES AT MONMOUTH
Monmouth, IL., Jan. 5, 1931
Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson, nee Clara Brownlee, one of the founders of PI
Beta Phi sorority died Monday. She was one of the 12 Monmouth college
co-eds who started the organization then known as the I. C. Sororis
early in 1867. only five of the founders now survive
Obituary from Monmouth Review Atlas
Alexis P. Hutchinson was a long time resident of Monmouth and a well
known attorney. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis in 1916 and had
been confined to his house and unable to do any work. He had graduated
from Monmouth in 1872 and studied law with Judge J. J. Glenn and was
later admitted to the bar. He was city attorney for a time and and had
run for county judge. He was survived by two children. His funeral was
held on the 17th and conducted by Reverend J. R. McCrory of his church.
He was buried in the Monmouth Cemetery.
Information from Alexis Hutchinson Family Bible sent by Mrs. Richard
Alexis P. Hutchinson, a member of the Warren County Bar Association and
for many years a prominent Monmouth attorney, died at his home on East
First Ave. at 10:15 o'clock last night following an extended illness.
Mr. Hutchinson was a victim of a stroke in 1916, and since that time had
been confined to his home.
Mr. Hutchinson was born at Biggsville on Sept. 13, 1848, and was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hutchinson. He received his early education in the
Biggsville schools and and later came to Monmouth and entered Monmouth
College. He completed his course at the college in 1872 and was
graduated. Soon after graduating, he entered the law practice of Judge
Glennand and commenced reading law. He was admitted to practice in the
courts of IL. In 1875 he moved to Monmouth, where he has lived ever
since. Mr. Hutchinson was married June 4, 1872 to Miss Clara Brownlee at
Little York and to this union *two children were born. They are both
living and are: Harry Hutchinson of Biggsville and Mrs. C. H. Tornquist
of Provo, Utah. In addition to his children, he is survived by three
brothers, Miles and John are residents of Biggsville and Sumner lives in
Oklahoma City, OK.
June 12, 1911
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois
Many Assembled to Hear the Tribute to Her Memory (Special to the
Victoria, Ill., June 10- Many neighbors, friends and relatives of Mrs.
Frank Godsil, who died the morning of June 8th, assembled Saturday
afternoon to pay a last tribute of respect to the young wife and mother,
who had been taken so suddenly from their midst.
The funeral services were held at Maxey chapel and were conducted by
Rev. Geo. H. Thorp of the Methodist church of Victoria. The songs were
"Looking This Way," "Solid Rock," and "Good Night," sung by a quartet
composed of Miss Katherine Gothard, Miss Rhea Schunk, Rev. Thorp and A.A.
Reyonolds, with Miss Ava Henstrom as organist. The floral tributes
covered the casket and were numerous and beautiful.
Ester Mary Seiboldt, daughter of John and Mary Seiboldt, was born near
Victoria, Il., June 17, 1884 and died in her home in Persifer Township;
June 8th, 1911, aged 26 years, 11 months and 21 days.
On the 31st of May, 1909 she was united in marriage to Frank Godsil. To
this union was born four children, one of whom preceded her in death. In
1908 Mrs. Godsil was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church
of which she has been a member ever since.
For the past year or two she has been in poor health. Last Saturday she
was taken dangerously ill and passed away on Thursday morning at 9:05.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three children , her mother,
one brother, two step-sisters, one step-brother , and many other
relatives and a host of friends.
In her home Mrs. Godsil was very kind and considerate, always thinking
of the welfare of her loved ones. She had a kind word and a smile for
her friends and will long be remembered, especially by those who knew
her best. The remains were laid to rest in the Westfall cemetery.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank all those who so kindly assisted us at the time of
the death and burial of wife and mother.
Frank Godsil and family.
Register Mail; October unknown day, 1914; Galesburg, Knox County,
Well Known Resident of 974 South Academy Street Passes Away.
After a lingering illness of three years duration, Patrick Godsil of 974
South Academy street, died at eight o'clock
Tuesday evening at his home. Forty six years ago he became a resident of
this city and lived here continuously in Galesburg since that time.
He was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1847. He found romance in America
after immigrating here in `64 and married a Galesburg girl, Miss Frances
Cratty. A devout Catholic, he remained sincere in his belief and was a
member for years of the St. Patrick's church. He was an employee for
some time in the "Q" shops. His widow, six sons, W.H. Godsill and David
Godsil of this city, M.S. Godsill of Peoria, Tom, Frank and James of
Victoria and four daughters, Mrs. W.H. Fields, Mrs. Anna Sylvester of
Peoria, Mrs Frances Johnson and Miss Nellie Godsil at home are the
relatives who survive him. Funeral services will be held on Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Patrick's church. The interment will be
in St. Joseph's cemetery. The family request that no flowers be sent.
Register-Mail; March 20, 1911; Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois
Edmund Scully for the past 46 years a resident of Galesburg died at his
home, 888 S. Academy St. He had taken sick at noon, but nothing could
save him. Death was caused by strangualation hernia. Born in county Cork
Ireland he came to America when a young man, settling in Galesburg. He
was employed as a blacksmith by CBQ railroad. He married Margaret Godsil
who died April 9, 1907. Ten children survive. Edward died Feb 27, 1901,
James P, Taylor, TX, John J. El Paso, TX., William H., Mary Wilson,
Nellie Sipes, Margaret Forsyth, Kathyrn Farrell, Annie and Dan living at
home. Member of the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Baines performing the
service at Saint Patrick's Church. Burial at Saint Joseph's Cemetery.