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The Daily Review, Monmouth ILL

Kirkwood, Sept. 12 – Diadamia Vandenburg died last night, 88 years, 8 months and a few days. Suffering with a malignant growth on the face for some years. She and her husband, Everett Vandenburg, came from New York nearly fifty years ago. Everett died twenty-five years ago. Survived by, Mrs. Henry Engler, moved here with her husband, from Kansas City last winter to care for her mother, one son, Will, lives in Baraboo, Wis. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

From Daily Review Atlas, Monmouth, IL, Monday, Feb. 7, 1938:

Funeral services for
Mrs. Nellie Jacobs were held at the Lugg & Holliday funeral chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock with Dr. Guy Z. Moore of the 1st Methodist E. church in charge. Mrs. Franz Ahlstrand and Mrs. C. E. Breed sang two numbers with Mrs. John Lugg accompanying. Interment was made in Glendale cemetery, the pallbearers being Archie Hendrickson; Arvid and Carl Johnson; Will Hayes; Frank Mink; and Alva Smith.

Mrs. Jacobs was born in Skone (sic), Sweden, 15 Feb 1861. When she was 6 years old she came to Monmouth and had resided in this part of Ill. ever since. On April 14, 1883 she was married to John M. Jacobs, who passed away on 13 Feb 1906. Following their marriage, the home was for 8 years in Monmouth, 9 years in the Rozetta neighborhood, and about 10 years in the the Larchland community. Following the death of her husband, she returned to Monmouth to live about 30 years ago.

    The members of the immediate family who survive are: 2 daughters and a son:
Mrs. Oscar Fillman of Monmouth; Mrs. Fred M. Johnson of Roseville; and Marion Jacobs of East Moline. Another son, Alfred, is deceased. There are 5 grandchildren. There remain also 2 sisters and a brother: Mrs. William Sinton of Keokuk, Ia.; Mrs. Matilda Jacobson of Los Angeles, Ca.; and John O. Tilson of Elwood, Ne.

    Mrs. Jacobs had not been in robust health for some time and 2 weeks ago her condition became such that she was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Johnson
near Roseville, where she was given every care and where she was greatly comforted by the presence of her sister Mrs. Sinton. A bad heart condition combined with pneumonia caused her death on Saturday morning of last week at 10:30 o'clock.

    For 30 years Mrs. Jacobs had been a member of the 1st M. E. Church and her place at the service was never vacant whenever it was possible for her to be present. She was a devoted mother and an earnest Christian character.

Note: Mrs. Nellie Jacobs was born in Nasum Skane, Sweden, the daughter of Martin John and Christine (Olson) Tilson. Her parents and two brothers, Swain M. and John O. Tilson, all eventually left Illinois and settled in Elwood, Gosper Co, NE.

Mrs. Mehitabel Quinby, mother of the late Judge Quinby, Rodney Quinby and Mrs. Nathan Carr. Jr. Mrs. Quinby died this city on the 13th, she was 87 years of age.

She was one among the oldest residents of Monmouth, coming here when Monmouth was but a small collection of houses and has seen it grow up to a city of seven thousand inhabitants. She was a woman of remarkable vitality and activity, fine presence, intelligent and kind, and richly adorned the Christian character she maintained for the last quarter of a century.

Services were held at her residence with Nathan Carr, Jr. and Rev. R. Haney.

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John N. Murphy Died Yesterday;

Was hurt in run away yesterday  never regained consciousness

 Monmouth Daily Atlas, undated. 1917 

John N. Murphy, who was injured in a runaway yesterday morning died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock from injuries received when was thrown to the pavement from the wagon in which he was riding.  Mr. Murphy drove to town yesterday and in some manner his horse became frightened and started running.  The wagon wheel hit the front of an automobile and tipped the wagon so that the driver was thrown out and when he fell he struck his head on the pavement.  He was picked up in a n unconscious condition, but the attending physicians did not think that he was seriously injured.  

He was immediately removed to his home, 307 South I street, where everything was done to relieve his suffering.  At 11 o’clock he had a hemorrhage and from that time never regained consciousness.  Although at times he was rational, he did not have control of his mind long enough at any one time to tell any particulars concerning the accident, which later caused his death.   

The deceased was born near Good Hope in Sciota Township, February 1, 1858 and the early part of his life was spent near Good Hope.  Seventeen years ago he moved to Monmouth with his family and since then has made home on South I street.  He was married to Miss Hannah Jane Robinson on June 6, 1879, the wedding ceremony-taking place in Newton County Kentucky.  

Eleven children were born to this union, four of whom preceded their father in death.  The widow and five sons and two daughters are left to mourn his death.  They are Robert E. Murphy of  Macomb, Fred and Carl Murphy of Monmouth, Archie and Irvin Murphy at home, Mrs. Phil Miller of Moline and Mrs. Phil Sheridan of Galesburg.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry Banetten of Missouri, and one brother, J.W Murphy of Oklahoma, and also two half brothers and two half sisters.  They are Richard Parker of Astoria, Mrs. James Busby of Roseville, Mrs. Ora Bugg of Good Hope and Mrs. Ben Murphy of Peoria.  

The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the family home and Rev. W.H. Craine, pastor of the First Methodist church will have chard of the services.  Burial will be made in the cemetery at Good Hope.

Mrs. Hanna Murphy Died This Morning; Burial at Good Hope
No paper name and no date. Monmouth Paper 1933

Mrs. Hanna Jane Murphy passed away this morning at 5:55 o’clock at her home 731 East Thirteenth Avenue. Her death coming as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered on February 13.

Mrs. Murphy was born in Arkansas on March 7, 1860 and was the daughter of John and Mary Dixon Robinson. She was united in marriage to John Murphy in Newton County, Missouri, in June of 1879 and he preceded her in death in 1917.

The family came here for Good Hope, Illinois, and Mrs. Murphy had been a resident of Monmouth for thirty-two years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Murphy leaves six children, Robert C. of this city, Maidie Miller of Moline, Fred, Carl, Archie and John of this city, twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Four children, Clyde, Clement, Mabel and Mildred, preceded her in death.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Turnbull Funeral Chapel, Rev. I. M. Thompson of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. W.M. Hay of the West Side Church, will conduct the services. The remains will be taken to Good Hope for Burial.

Mrs. Hanna J. Murphy

Last services for Mrs. Hanna J. Murphy were held at Turnbull Funeral Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The service was in charge of Rev. L. M. Thompson of the First Methodist Church with Rev. W. M. Hay of the West Side Church assisting. Miss Minnie Searles sang three numbers. The remains were taken to Good Hope for burial and those serving as casket bearers were Charles Chad, Lawrence Graff, Ed Bear, Chris English, Joseph Weaverling and Charles Fowler.  Hand written is “buried Sun, Feb 26, ’33.”

Galesburg Register Mail; Thursday January 10, 1952

Alexis: Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt of Alexis and Carl J. Ahlstrand of Monmouth were united in marriage Sunday (January 6) afternoon at 2:3 o’clock in the First Lutheran church of Monmouth with Rev. Gerald K, Johnson officiating at the single ring ceremony.

Attendants were the bride’s son, Robert Hunt and wife of Alexis, and bridegroom’s son, Keith Ahlstrand and wife of Burlington.

The bride chose a blue suit with navy blue and beige accessories. She wore a corsage of red roses and rhinestone necklace. Mrs. Ahlstrand wore a red suit while Mrs. Hunt had a light blue suit, and both had white rose corsages.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Anna Danukos, sister of the bridegroom. Greeting guests were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheridan of Monmouth and Mr. and Mrs. George Danukos of Peoria.

The living room was decorated with a bouquet of pink and white snapdragons. At the dining room there were a 2-tier wedding cake topped with a miniature bridal couple and lighted white tapers. Mrs. Hunt presided at the silver coffee service, and Mrs. Keith Ahlstrand served the cake.

After a tri p to New Orleans and other southern cities, the couple will reside at 220 South A Street, Monmouth.

Mrs. Ahlstrand is a supervisor at From Fit company and belongs to the Friendship Rebekah lodge No. 22, while Mr. Ahlstrand is a carpenter and building superintendent and is a member of I.O.O.F. lodge No. 61. Both are members of First Lutheran Church

Monmouth Daily Review; Undated

Young Couple Were United in Marriage

Miss Laura Sheridan and Axel Ahlstrand married last night.

Miss Laura A. Sheridan of Cameron and Axel Ahlstrand of this city were united in the holy bonds of matrimony last evening at 6 o’clock at the home of Rev. D.E. Hughes, pastor of the Christian Church. Only a few of the immediate relatives were present at the ceremony. The marriage will come as a surprise to the many friends of Mr. Ahlstrand as there were only a few people who knew that he was contemplating marriage.

Miss Sheridan is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheridan of near Cameron, and is well known to the many people of this city and in Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1910 and since has resided with her parents.

Mr. Ahlstrand is the oldest son of Robt. Ahlstrand and has been a resident of this city all his life. He is a carpenter by trade and is a hard working young man. For the past three years he has been working for A.C. Phillipson. He received his education in the public schools of this city. The young couple will receive the heartiest congratulations from their many friends for a long and happy married life.

The will be at home to their many friends after November 20 at their new home 731 East Sixth Street
Foxie's note: This is not an obituary obviously, but am putting here as was contributed by John Sheridan and same family.

John Sheridan Passes Away;

Death Also Claimed His Wife Week Following

Monmouth Atlas no date. Year was 1924

Monmouth (Ill) Atlas: John A. Sheridan, well known farmer of the Cameron community was claimed by death Sunday Morning (June 8) at 11:32 o’clock at the local hospital after a short illness. Mr. Sheridan was taken ill Wednesday and was brought to the hospital Saturday morning. Pneumonia caused his death.

Deceased was born December 10, 1853 in Erie, Pa. And was a son of James and Rosa Sheridan. He came to the vicinity a number of years ago and had been a resident of Floyd Township for the past forty years. Mr. Sheridan was engaged in farming and resided on a farm one mile west and one half mile south of Cameron. He was united in marriage to Mary Marsh in Cameron on December 7, 1882. Mrs. Sheridan was very ill at present and little hope is held for her recovery. She was taken ill Sunday.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan and five survive their father. They are Mrs. Axel Ahlstrand of Central Islip, Long, Island, NY; Phil Sheridan of Cameron; Frank Nelson of Galesburg; and Mrs. Henry Isaacson of Kirkwood. One daughter, Lena passed away December 3, 1893.

Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Seymour of Seattle, Wash; and Miss Abbie Sheridan of Cascade, Ia; and two brothers, Tom and Steve Sheridan of Cascade also mourn the death of Mr. Sheridan.

Mrs. Sheridan Dies

On June 15 Mrs. Mary Sheridan, wife of John Sheridan dies at 10:30 and was buried on the 17th.



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