Obit: Trumbull, Henry Edson (1877 - 1942)
Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Trumbull, Jacklin, Bihlmayer, Egbert, Fischer, Donelson, Florentine, Dechant, Farning, Nelson

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 17 Dec. 1942

Trumbull, Henry Edson (9 June 1877 - 9 Dec. 1942)

Henry Edson Trumbull, of 14904 Millard Ave., Midlothian, Ill., was born at Horicon, Wis., June 9th, 1877.

He died on December 9th, at the age of 65 years and 6 months to the day. He was killed instantly when he was struck by a West bound Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad passenger train, known as the "Bankers’ Special," a through train from Chicago to Joliet, while he was enroute to his home from his work. He had been employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for the past 25 years as a switchman. Previous to this employment, Mr. Trumbull was employed by the Rock Island Railroad for a period of ten years.

Mr. Trumbull was due for pension June 30, 1942, but felt that it was his patriotic duty to remain on the job in order to release a younger man for military service.

He was united in marriage in 1914 to Josephine Jacklin, in Chicago. They later moved to Blue Island, Ill.

Two children were born to this union, Raymond and Vivian. The son preceded his father in death on June 4, 1936, at the age of 21 years. The young man was followed in death by his mother, Josephine, on January 12th, 1939.

On the 12th day of October, 1939, Henry Trumbull was united in marriage to Edith Bihlmayer at Midlothian, Ill., where he lived until his death.

He leaves to mourn his death, his widow, Edith, the daughter, Vivian, Mrs. Joseph Egbert, Blue Island; three step-daughters, Mrs. Mae Fischer, Chicago; Mrs. Emma Donelson, Harvey, Ill., and Hazel Florentine, Midlothian, Ill.; two step-sons: Raymond Bihlmayer, La Porte, Ind., and William Bihlmayer, Chicago. There are 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held at Hallinan Funeral Home at Blue Island, Ill.; December 11, 1942, at 7 p.m. and at Neillsville on December 12th, 1942, at 2 p.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home, the Rev. N. J. Dechant conducting. Burial was made in the Weston Cemetery beside his wife and son.

Mrs. Trumbull and a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Egbert and George Farning, Blue Island, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nelson and children, Minneapolis, were here for the rites.



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