These obituaries I copied for ten cents a piece at the Galesburg Library, Galesburg, IL., to post here for your pleasure.
Ellen Jane Kirkpatrick Babcock
The Monmouth Review January 28, 1899---- reported that the death of Mrs. George Babcock occurred at 8:30 o’clock that morning at the family residence, 206 East Broadway. She had been an invalid for the last five years but her last sickness began only last Monday night, when she was taken with an attack of the grip. She sank very fast and was quite low the day before. Toward evening she rallied and this morning was able to recognize her son and daughter, who came to Monmouth on the early trains. She was conscious almost to the time she passed away. The funeral would be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the family home. Ellen Jane Kirkpatrick was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1832. She came to Monmouth in 1855 with her family and on March 09, 1859, married George Babcock. Three children were born to them and the husband and the others were at her bedside this morning. The children are Miss Minnie E. Babcock who lived at home, Mrs. Silas Porter of Kansas City, Kansas and Fred Babcock of Omaha. Of her family, only her brother and sister, I. M. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Mary K. Rankin were living. Mrs. Babcock was a conscientious Christian and for many years had been a member of the Presbyterian church. She was also a charter member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Monmouth and retained her connection with it until her death. She was a woman who was beloved by all her friends for her gentle ways and pleasant manners.
The Monmouth Review. January 31, 1899, stated that a very large number of her friends attended the funeral of Mrs. George Babcock, which was held at the family residence, 206 East Broadway, at 10 o’clock that morning. Her pastor, Dr. A.H. Dean of the Presbyterian church, was in charge and his address showed the exceeding preciousness of the Christian’s hopes and comforts. Dr. T .H. Hanna assisted by offering prayer and Reverend W.J. Sanborn read selections from the scriptures. The music was furnished by a quartet, Miss Carrie Sipher, Mrs. Anna Morgan of Marshalltown, E .D. Brady and Will Gilbert. Their first selection was “Abide With Me” and the second “The Land to Which We Go”. The floral offerings were beautiful, including a handsome bunch of white roses from the W.T.C.U. of which Mrs. Babcock had been a member since its organization. The pall bearers were Draper Babcock, J. E. Alexander, Isaac Hodgens, George Armsby, T. H. Rogers and Walter Scott. She died at her home at 206 East Broadway. She had been an invalid for five years but died after a case of grippe. She came to Monmouth with her family in 1855. She was survived by her husband and three children, Minnie Babcock, at home, Mrs. Silas Porter of Kansas City, Kansas and Fred Babcock of Omaha. She also was survived by her brother I .M. Kirkpatrick and a sister. Mrs. Mary K. Rankin both of Monmouth. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the W. C. T. U. Her funeral was conducted at her home by The Reverend W. J. Sanborn and Dr. T. H. Hanna.
Agnes Gill Black Wright
The Monmouth Review of 28 November 1903 . Mrs. Agnes G. Wright died that morning at 1:15 o’clock from heart failure at her home, 315 West Broadway. About a year and a half ago she fell and broke her hip and since then she had been mostly confined to home. She was born 9 July 1819 in Highland county, Ohio and in 1836 was married to Washington Wright. In 1851 she came to Warren county, settling near Sugar Tree Grove and moved to Monmouth about twenty three years before where she had lived since. Eight children were left to mourn her loss, Mrs. John Shelley of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. John Nash of Barneston, Nebraska; Mrs. J.L. Graham of Norwood; Emma Wright of Monmouth; H.L. Wright of Armour, Nebraska; J. A.. Wright of Summerfield, Kansas; W. M.. Wright of Wayne, Nebraska and S. B.. Wright of Breckenridge, Ohio. Mrs. Wright was a faithful and consistent member of the First United Presbyterian church and a woman of great strength of
character. Her life was an exemplary one, and she will be greatly missed by her many friends. The funeral would be held at the residence Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock with Reverend J. F.. Jamison of the Ninth Avenue United Presbyterian church in charge. Interment would be made in Monmouth Cemetery.
The Monmouth Review of 30 November 1903 reported that the funeral services of Mrs. Agnes G. Wright were held that morning at 10:30 o’clock at the late residence, 315 West Broadway. Reverend J. F.. Jamieson conducted the services, assisted by Reverend T. C.. Pollock of the Second United Presbyterian church. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. The pallbearers were W. M.. Wright, J. A.. Wright, H.L. Wright, D.C. Gowdy, J.L. Graham and W. H. . Findley. The interment was made in Monmouth Cemetery.
Calvin M. Rodgers
Monmouth Review of 17 May 1906. Honorable Calvin M. Rodgers died in his home in Hale 16 May 1906 at 6:30 o'clock the evening before, having been in poor health for some time and his death expected hourly for several days. The name of Rodgers and the family had been known in Warren county for the past seventy years. The name was not only associated with the pioneers of Warren county but was to be traced in the settlement of Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century. Reverend John Rodgers, the grandfather of the subject of the sketch, emigrated from Scotland, where he was born about the year 1736 when he was about thirty-five years of age. The father of Calvin M. Rodgers, Aleri Rodgers was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia in 1785 and in 1822 brought his wife and four children to Monroe county, Missouri. The journey was performed overland by their own conveyance and was laboriously traveled through Tennessee, Kentucky
and Illinois to St. Louis, then a small village upon the frontier. When the family had been increased to ten children, the move to Warren county was made in 1836 and the death of the elder Rodgers occurred in Hale township in 1863, followed by the death of the mother in 1880. To Aleri Rodgers and his brother, Andrew, was to be accredited the “introduction of the first reaping” machine west of the Alleghenies. It was of the McCormick pattern and was shipped from Lynchburg, Virginia to Richmond, New Orleans and up the Mississippi river to Oquawka and then by wagon to the old Rodgers homestead in Hale township. The day of its trial was one long remembered by the early agriculturists. Many witnessed the initial trial and it was at once voted a success. The life of Calvin Rodgers was a success. He was always at peace with the world and his friends were many. He held his parents in reverence and in turn had the admiration of every one who came in contact with him. Calvin Rodgers was born in Monroe county, Missouri on 15
February 1835, 1836, his parents, Aleri and Mary (Davidson) Rodgers, moved to Warren county and settled upon the land that has been the homestead of the Rodgers family since that day. The family of the elder Rodgers consisted of ten children, but to Calvin M. was given the old home and the oversight of affairs of the farm since the day of his marriage. Mr. Rodgers’ schooling was acquired in such schools as the section afforded during the winter months of its early history and this was supplemented by attendance at Knox college during the winter months of 1853 and 1854. He had a bright mind and was of a most practical nature. He was always well posted on the affaires of the community and the country and his judgment was often sought. Mr. Rodgers was early recognized as a leader among men. When but twenty-one years of age, he was elected a school trustee and for many years was re-elected to the position, and his counsel made of the schools of his district the best in the county. The election to this office was
followed by his neighbors choosing him as commissioner of highways and then as supervisor. The latter office he held for a number of years. In 1882 he was chosen by the Republicans to represent the Twenty-seventh district in the general assembly and was also elected to the Thirty-fourth general assembly in 1884. In the legislative half his ability was recognized by his assignment upon a number of important committees. Since the laws of the State established the county boards of review of assessments, Mr. Rodgers was chosen by the county court to a place upon that commission in Warren county and the office was most acceptably filled by him. Mr. Rodgers was elected one of the trustees of the Warren County Library and Reading Room Association in 1878. He served the library as one of its most intelligent and trusted trustees from that date to this. His wide reading and his business ability made of him a most valuable member of the board. His sterling integrity brought him the confidence of the entire community in this and in
many other public trusts. Having known Mr. W. P.. Pressly as an intimate friend for many years and possessing his complete trust, he helped to faithfully carry out the latter’s intentions in building up the library. Mr. Rodgers married Miss Eliza A. Paine on 27 November 1858. She was the daughter of Charles H. and Parthenia (Amson) Paine, who came to Warren county from New England and settled in Sumner township about the same year, that the elder Rodgers and his family came to Hale township. To the union were born eight children, six of whom still survived., Romaine M. Charles H., Aleri A., William D., Alexander and Emily I. The funeral would be held at the residence, seven miles northwest of Monmouth, at 1:30 o’clock the next afternoon. The interment would be made in the Sugar Tree Grove cemetery.
The Monmouth Review of 18 May 1906 reported that the funeral of the late Calvin M. Rodgers, whose death occurred Wednesday was held that afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence northwest of the city. A large number of friends attended the funeral to pay their last respects to one who they had honored in life. Reverend Samuel Brown of the Henderson church conducted the service and the pallbearers were chosen from the sons and nephews of the deceased. . Interment was made in the Sugar Tree Grove Cemetery.
Mary Wier Millen
Monmouth Review of 26 November 1906. Mrs. Mary Millen, widow of Reverend Samuel Millen, one of the pioneer ministers of Warren and Henderson counties, died at her home on North Sunny Lane 25 November 1906 after a long and lingering illness. About a week ago, she took a change for the worse and her son, Dr. Will Millen was summoned to the Monmouth from Omaha. Miss Mary Wier was born in Chester district, South Carolina, in 23 September 1822, so was 84 years old at the time of her passing. She moved with her parents to Monroe county, Indiana in 1834 living near Bloomington where she grew to womanhood. She united with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church under the ministry of Reverend William Turner at Bloomington, Indiana. In August 1846, she was united in marriage with Reverend Samuel Millen, well known to the older residents of Warren and Henderson county. The couple came to this county soon after their marriage. The husband
dying here in 1871. The deceased was the mother of five boys, Theophilus, who died in infancy, John W. who died in 1882 just as he was ready to enter the ministry, Dr. Samuel of Clarinda, Iowa who died in June of 1906, Dr. W. M. of Omaha and Theodore M who was for many years the librarian of the Warren county library. An adopted daughter, Mrs. Fannie Mark of Monmouth and a sister Mrs. Wylie of Bloomington, Indiana survive. Mrs. Millen was a woman of find strength of character and lived a life that was worthy of emulation. She was a member of the Second United Presbyterian church. Funeral services would be held the next morning at 10 o’clock at the residence on North Sunny Lane with Reverend S. H. Weed in charge. Interment would be in the Monmouth cemetery.
The Monmouth Review of 28 November 1906 stated that her funeral was conducted by Reverend S. H.. Weed in the absence of her pastor Dr. T. C,. Pollack. Burial was in Monmouth cemetery beside the remains of her husband, who had preceded her in death by many years.
Monmouth Daily Review of 8 April 1907. He died at 6:30 at his home on North Main Street. His death was a result of a lingering illness of three years, he had been very low for the past weeks and his death was expected. He had a stroke while on a trip to Pecos Valley in New Mexico and had been paralyzed since then. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth. He was born in Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio on 30 Dec 1830. His father was a farmer. He moved to Park County, Indiana when he was a young man and later came to Fulton County, Illinois. After his marriage he lived in Mercer County. In 1892, they moved to Monmouth. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Monmouth and was a zealous religious worker in the congregation at Norwood in the early day. He was survived by a son Frank of Alexis, a daughter Mrs. Fannie Porter of Alma, Nebraska. He was survived by his brothers, Dr. J. M.. McCutcheon of Alexis, E.G. of Glamore I. T.., and his sisters, Mrs. T.
M.. Miller of Monmouth, Mrs. Sarah M. Stewart of Brookfield, Mo., Mrs. William Patterson and Mrs. C.R. McClelland of Alexis. The funeral will be held Wednesday am from his residence and Dr. J. A.. Burnett will officiate, concluding services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday at the Norwood United Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers were relatives of the deceased living near Norwood, C.R. McCutchan, Robert Miller, Clarence Stewart, N. McClellen, Clarence McClellen and Melvin Patterson. Burial was in the Norwood Cemetery.
Margaret Miller Warnock
Monmouth Review of 30 October 1909 . Mrs. Margaret Warnock, formerly of Alexis, died at the home of her father Thomas Miller at 417 North First Street in Monmouth 30 October having been dangerously ill for some months. Her home was in Alexis but she had come to Monmouth for medical care for her cancer. Margaret Miller had been born in Fulton county but moved to the Alexis vicinity in her early childhood. She married in October of 1891 and moved to a farm southeast of Alexis. She left her father, her husband and six sisters and three brothers to mourn her loss. Her sisters were Mrs. Mary Millen of Monmouth, Mrs. Ella J. Montgomery of Ewing, Nebraska, Mrs. Emma A. Wiley of Monmouth, Mrs. V. I.. McKelvey of Monmouth, Mrs. Cora Brownlee of Shannon, Iowa and Miss Lena Miller of Monmouth. Her brothers were R. F.. Miller of Alexis, W. B.. Miller of Kansas City, W. B.. Miller of Kansas City and George E. Miller of St. Anthony, Idaho. The funeral was held at the home of her father. Her funeral was conducted by the Reverend C. M.. Lawrence of the
Alexis United Presbyterian church assisted by Reverend J. A.. Burnett.
The paper says she was buried in the Monmouth cemetery but her stone is in the Alexis cemetery. Her death certificate is found in Warren county records, book B, page 223, #6109. She died at 55 years, 10 months and 21 days on 30 October 1909 at 1 am at 417 North 1st Street. She died of carcinoma of the rectum, she had had this for 1 year and six months. She was buried in the Monmouth cemetery 2 November 1909 by Blackburn & Turnbull, undertakers. Her doctor was E. L.. Mitchell of Monmouth.
She is also found in the Turnbull Funeral Home records, they say she died at 55 years, 10 months and 21 days and was buried 1 November 1909 in the Monmouth Cemetery.
Charles Rollins Mc Cutchan
The Monmouth Review of 21 June 1909 reported that C.R. Mc Cutchan, whose home was six miles north of Monmouth died the night before at 9 o’clock. His death was caused by appendicitis which had been allowed to develop so far that it was found impossible to remove the cause of the trouble. Mr. McCutchan was one of the most respected citizens of the county. He was also an influential member of and worker in the United Presbyterian church in Gerald. C.R. McCutchan was born 31 March 1857 in Mercer county, Illinois. When he was 14, he moved with his parents to the state of Virginia where he lived until 1882 when he came back to Warren county where he lived until his death. On 4 March 1885, he married Miss Jennie Crozier, to which union there were four children born, all of whom lived at home with their parents. They were as follows, Lella, Hattie, Gerald and Gretta. He was also survived by two brothers and one sister, who all lived in Indian Territory. The funeral services would be held on 22 June 1909 at the late residence, six miles north of
Monmouth. The services were conducted by Reverend J. F.. Jamieson, pastor of the Ninth Avenue church after which the body was brought to Monmouth for burial.
He is found in the Turnbull funeral records, he was born in Warren county, Illinois, died Spring Grove township. He was married and was 52 years, 2 months and 20 days old.
James Douglas Porter
Monmouth Review Atlas of 5 April 1909. James D. Porter who was a well known and well respected resident of Monmouth died at his home at 214 West Archer Avenue on the afternoon of 4 April 1909 at 12:15 after a serious illness of years and although the end was not unexpected, the many friends of the old man learned the news of his death with deepest regret. James D. Porter was born 29 May 1826 in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania. He was one of a family of ten, only one brother survives him, A. J.. Porter of Fairmount, Nebraska. He came to Illinois in 1854 settling on land the county line near Norwood, where he engaged in farming for many years.. He married Miss Mary H. Irvin of Philadelphia in 1852 and they had two children, John B. Porter of Lewiston, Missouri and Mrs. Anna Greene of Chicago. Mrs. Greene was here when her father died. He also left a widow, nee Miss Mary M. Watt of Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Mr.
Porter was an old resident of Norwood. Mr. Porter was one of the founders of the Norwood church, having united with the church at an early age. Since coming to Monmouth he had become a member of the First Presbyterian church in Monmouth. He was a prominent Democrat and was one of the stockholders in the Warren County Publishing Company which published the Warren County Democrat for some years and later the Evening Gazette. His funeral was conducted by Dr. W.R. King assisted by Reverend Mr. Fleming of Norwood and he was buried in the Norwood cemetery.
Jane McCutchan Miller
Monmouth Review Atlas of 24 November 1908. At the ripe old age of four score and one, Mrs. Thomas M. Miller, a pioneer resident of Warren county passed to her reward at her home on North First Street at 6 o’clock in the morning on 24 November 1908. She had been an invalid for about four years and proved to feeble to withstand a severe attack of cold contracted some time before. Jane McCutchan was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCutchan and had been born in Adams county, Ohio 7 June 1827 and was one of a large family of whom two brothers and three sisters still survived. In October of 1848 she married Thomas M. Miller in Parke county, Indiana where they resided for several years. In 1854 they came to Warren county, settling about ten miles north of Monmouth. They lived there for 40 years before moving into Monmouth in 1894. The "60th" anniversary of the couple occurred October 11 1908 and the death of Mrs. Miller was
the first to occur in the large family. Besides the family, ten children, nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, the last both little girls were left with the brothers and sisters to mourn the deceased. Of the ten children born to the union, five of them lived in Monmouth, Robert and Miss Lena Miller, Mrs. Edith McKelvey, Mrs. Emma Wiley and Mrs. Mary Millen. Those living elsewhere are William O. Miller of Kansas City, George Miller of St. Anthony, Idaho, Mrs. Margaret Warnock of Alexis, Mrs. Ella Montgomery of Ewing, Nebraska and Mrs. Cora Brownlee of Shannon City, Iowa. She also left two brothers, Dr. J. M.. McCutchan of Alexis and Gilmore McCutchan of Indian territory and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Stewart of Little York, Mrs. Martin McClelland of Monmouth and Mrs. Mary Patterson of Norwood. Her funeral was conducted by Reverend J. A.. Burnett at the late home on North First Street with burial in the Monmouth cemetery. Pallbearers were W. M.. Miller, William Miller, Vernon McKelvey, Robert Miller, Alban Brownlee and John Warnock, sons and sons-in-law of the deceased.
Richard Carson McClelland
Monmouth Review Atlas of 20 August 1908. Richard Carson McClelland died at his home on South Eleventh Street 19 August 1908 as a result of a fall received in his home five years prior while painting his house.. He had been in ill health since the fall. He was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania 25 September 1908. at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted with Company H. of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteers and served until the close of the war with credit and bravery. He came to Mercer county and settled in Norwood in 1866 marrying Martha McCutchan that same year on 25 October. He was a prominent and influential member of the community there for a number of years, moving to Monmouth March of 1908. . He had five children, four surving with the widow, N. R.. of Norwood, Everett S. of Chicago, Clarence R. of Monmouth and Mrs. Della R. Duncan of Lanisville, Texas. Two of his brothers and three sisters survived him. W. T.. of Chula Vista, California, Frank L. of Topeka, Kansas, Mrs. Mary Archer of Kansas, Mrs. W. T.. McCutchan and Miss Sue McClelland of Monmouth. Mr. McClelland was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Norwood and belonged to the Alexis post of the G.A.R. Short funeral services would be held at the home on South Eleventh Street on Friday morning and held at the Norwood church in the afternoon with interment in the Norwood cemetery. He is buried in lot 4, block 27. He was buried in Norwood cemetery.
Lucinda Abigail Struthers Wallace
Monmouth Review of 21 May 1906. Mrs. Gail Wallace died this morning at 10'o'clock at her home 545 North A Street after a long illness, the cause of her death being consumption. Gail Struthers was born 15 March 1855 five miles northeast of Monmouth and had always made her home in the city or vicinity. She was joined in marriage to William E. Wallace 16 March 1876. He had died three years previous. There were left to mourn her death, her father Thomas Struthers, one son, Kyle Wallace of St. Louis, Missouri and a sister Mrs. Oliver Crosier. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and during her residence in the city had gained a wide circle of friends who will hear of her death with sorrow. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the late residence and the remains interred in the Monmouth Cemetery.
The Monmouth Review of 22 May 1906 reported that funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Gail Wallace, whose death occurred recently, were held that afternoon from her late residence 515 North A Street. Dr. W. R.. King of the Presbyterian church was in charge of the service which was held at 2:30. Interment was made in the Monmouth cemetery
Samuel Rutherford Millen M.D.
Monmouth Review of 20 June 1906. Word had been received in Monmouth of the death at Bigelow, Missouri at 1:40 Tuesday afternoon of Samuel R. Millen, M.D. of Clarinda, Iowa 19 June 1906 from heart disease. Dr. Millan was a son of Mrs. Mary W. Millen of North Sunny Lane and a brother of Theodore M. Millen, librarian at the Warren county library. His wife was a sister of Judge T. G.. Peacock, Mrs. W. M.. Pinkerton, Mrs. T. H.. Spicer and the Misses Anna, Sarah and Matilda Peacock of Monmouth. Dr Millen was born near Clayton in Adams county 21 July 1853, his father being the late Reverend Samuel Millen. The family came to Henderson county in 1856 where the father was pastor of the Smith Creek church for a number of years during which he was prominent in the movement for the establishment of Monmouth college. In 1881 he married Miss Kate Peacock, who survived him. To them were born five children, James, Mary, William, Matilda and Catherine. Mary was in Monmouth for the college commencement but left Monday for Davenport, Iowa for a visit before returning home. The doctor was quite ill the last December but was better again recently and his death was sudden and unexpected. He was at Bigelow for a rest, his son James being with him. The funeral would be held at the home in Clarinda Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Pinkerton and Mrs. Spicer had gone to Clarinda that afternoon and William Millen, a brother who had been visiting in Monmouth would go that night for the funeral.
Elizabeth McCrery White
The Monmouth Review of 6 March 1906 reported that Mrs. Lucian White had passed away at 3:25 o’clock the afternoon before at Monmouth hospital where she recently had underwent an operation for appendicitis. Lizzie Almina McCrery, the daughter of the late David H. and Katherine McCrery, was born in Spring Grove township, Warren county on 6 August 1864. She became the wife of Lucian White in October of 1890. To that union were born three children, one of whom died in infantry. The husband and two children, Russell and Sarah Katherine were left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and loving mother. In addition she was mourned by her stepmother, Mrs. Jennie McCrery of Monmouth, by four sisters, Mrs. H. A.. Foster, Mrs. J. W.. Reynolds, Mrs. W. S.. Gallaugher of Gerald and Mrs. T. N.. McClanahan of Monmouth and four brothers, John C. of Julesburg, Colorado, David R. of Greeley, Colorado, Swight C. and Ernest A. of Gerald. When quite young, Mrs. White joined
the United Presbyterian church of Gerald and when she was married, she and her husband became members of the First United Presbyterian church of Monmouth. She was a member of the Missionary society of the Presbyterian church. The funeral would be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home, two miles northeast of the city. The pastor, Dr. W.R. King would officiate.
The Monmouth Review of 9 March 1906 reported that the funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Lucian White were held the afternoon before at 1 o’clock from the residence northeast of Monmouth. Reverend W.R. King was in charge of the service in which he was assisted by Reverend T. C.. Pollack and Reverend J.F. Jamieson. The following relatives of the deceased acted as pallbearers: Dwight McCrery, Ernest McCrery, John Reynolds, Will Gallaugher, E. Thompson and Dr. H. A.. Foster. The remains were laid to rest in Monmouth cemetery.
This orbit from Knox County, IL
I copied from looking at Microfilm at the Galesburg Library while doing research for others at 10cents a copy for your convenience. Will name paper and dates if I didn't forget to put them down. Sometimes I do that. I don't like it when I do; but it happens.
Galesburg Republican-Register, June 12, 1911
Many Assembled to Hear the Tribute to Her Memory
(Special to the Republican-Register)
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. Reynolds, 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.
From Galesburg Daily Register, 1945, Galesburg, IL _____under
ABINGDON NEWS NOTES:
BY MISS MARGARET HOOKER;
OFFICE PHONE: 1424; RES. PHONE: 1971
MRS. J. W. MURPHY DIES WASHINGTON
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. J. W. Murphy Friday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vonna McCurdy, Washington, D. C. A son, Dr. Lester Murphy, Ft. Madison, IA. also survives. The body is being returned to the Tarrant Funeral home Funeral arrangements will be announced.
HOLD FUNERAL FOR GEORGE W. DAVIS,
Funeral services for George W. Davis were held at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon from the Christian Church in St. Augustine in charge of Rev. F. H. Willey of Cameron. Favorite hums were sung by Mrs. C. B. Holstine and Mrs. Lowell Whitsitt with Mrs. J W. Shipplett accompanying. Burial was in the Greenbush Cemetery and the casketbearers were Ardie Jones, Roy Gillett, Leo O'Hern, Cecil Schrodt, J. S. Harrod and Clare Sailer. Those who cared for the flowers were Mrs. Dale Smith, Mrs. Ronald Sandberg, Mrs. Paul Matthews and Mrs. Albert Traversino.
George Washington Davis was born January 21, 1857 at Lexington, Ind., one of five children born to Beechum and Martha Davis. he came to Illinois at the age of 21 and engaged in farming, the occupation he followed for life. In 1884 he married Ida Malinda Simmons who preceded him in death on October 16, 1940.
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John Thomas Dunn Died in Montana
London Mills, Jan 13---(Special)----John Thomas Dunn, second of the sic children of Henry and Eliza Teach Dunn, was born March 21, 1876, near Pontiac, Livingston county, Illinois. He passed away Jan. 02, 1945, in the Community Hospital at Big Timber, Mont, at the age of 68 years 9 months and 12 days, after an illness of six days with pneumonia.
In 1890 his family moved to a farm about four miles southeast of Maquon and in 1899 they moved to London Mills. the following year he was married to Estella Knable. One daughter, Mildred, was born to them.
In 1912, he went to Melville, Mont, and made his home on a ranch near there for the reminder of his life. He was member of the Masonic order.
His parents, two sisters, Mrs.Louella Goforth and Miss Elva Dunn and one brother, Ira, preceded him in death. Surviving him are his daughter, two brothers, Myron of Billings, Mont., and Bert of London Mills, and number of nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon Jan. 07, at 2 o'clock at the Cale funeral home in London Mills. Rev. Sibert of the U. B. church officiated. Pallbearers were Ralph Hummell, Bert Benson, Ralph Hatten, Curtis Wilkin, Harle Benson and John Wolford.
Burial was in the East Midway Cemetery.
Margaret E. Simkins Funeral on Monday
Funeral services for Margaret Eva Simkins, 18, who died Thursday night at 10:15 o'clock at her home at 1374 Monmouth boulevard, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hinchliff and Wilson Funeral chapel, where friends may call Sunday. Burial will be in East Linwood.
Margaret Eva Simkins was born Dec. 30, 1926 at Douglas, the daughter of John F. and Nellie A. Diefendorgf Simkins. The family moved to Galesburg when Margaret was 15 months old. She attended Cooke school and Galesburg Senior High School. She also attended the Pentecostal Sunday school. Miss Simkins had not been well since last fall but had been ill only four days with influenza when she died.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs. Mary Arnold, Galesburg, and two brothers, Jesse E. Simkins at home and Pvt. Herman J. Simkins who is in the United States Army overseas.
Mrs. Ray T. Tubbs and Baby Die:
Galesburg friends of Mrs. Ray Tubbs of Kirkwood, Illinois, were saddened yesterday to learn of her death, which occurred Sunday noon at the Monmouth Hospital. On Thursday night, Mrs. Tubbs gave birth to a baby boy, who died almost immediately. since that time she has been dangerously ill and under the care of a Chicago specialist. All efforts to save her life were unavailing, however, and death came yesterday.
Ethel Andrews Tubbs was the daughter of Mrs. J. W. Andrews of Chicago. She was born September 10, 1883. During her Girlhood she made many visits to Galesburg as the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, on North Pearl Street. In 1905, she attended Knox Conservatory, studying voice with Prof. W. F. Bentley. While at Knox she became a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She later graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and taught voice a year in Wisconsin before her marriage to Mr. Tubbs, which took place in Chicago, October 12, 1909. Surviving her are her husband, a sister, Gertrude, and brother, Roy, of Chicago; two little daughters Mary Gertrude, five years old and Margaret, three years old. Mrs. Tubbs was second cousin of W. A. Armstrong, the Misses Armstrong, and Mrs D. J. Griswold of Galesburg.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in Kirkwood and the interment will be in the cemetery there.
Ray Tubbs is a prominent Kirkwood banker. He is a Knox man and a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.