Obituaries/Death Notices
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Alanson Hakes Maria Hathaway William C. Hodson
Albert Hakes Harvey Hauck Fredericka Hofer
Susan Hakes Charles Hayes Harry Hofer
Will Hakes Max Hayes Lucas Hofer
Florence Hale Mina Hayes Barney Holler
Charles Hall Burt Hayward Ralph Holley
Cora Hall Clifford Henderson Charles Homan
Ellen Hall Sean Henderson Eliza Homan
Francis E. Hall Henry, Sherman & Lois Eliza Homan
Simpson Hall Hensel, John James Homan
William Hall Beatrice Herath Monetti Homan
Cloyd Haller Clyde Herath D. C. Horner
Benjamin Hamer Anna Hergadine Caroline Hosdowitch
Martha Hamer Peter Herkens Martha Hotaling
Clifford Hamilton D. H. Herrell John B. Hough
Florence Hamilton Hallie Herriott Paul S. Hough
Paul Hamilton John Heuring Charles Hovenden
Alice Hammer Hiram Hickey Charles R. Hovenden
Anna Hammer William Hick Charles S. Hovenden
Charles Hammer Joyce Hickey Daniel Hovenden
Elmer Hammer Mary Hickey Earl Hovenden
Emma V. Hammer Abigail Hicks Emma Hovenden
William Hammer Ira Hicks (2nd obit) Florence Hovenden
George Hammerbacher Elizabeth Hight Frances Hovenden
William Hardesty Betsy Hill George Hovenden
Emma Harding Eugene Hill George F. Hovenden
William Harding John Hill George H. Hovenden
John Hardy Susanna Hill Harry Hovenden
Luella Hargreaves Adelia Hines Hedley Hovenden
Theo Hargreaves Bernadine Hines Hiram Hovenden
Joseph Harker Daniel Hines Lou Hovenden
Pearl Harker Donald Hines Susan Hovenden
Huldah Harkness Everett Hines Tilford Hovenden
Amelia Harris Henrietta Hines Jeannette Howland
Absalom Harrison John Hines Henry Hunkler
Edmund Harrison John G. Hines Jo Ann Hudson
Elizabeth Harrison Laura Hines Arthur Huey
Flora Harrison Lindley Hines Julia Huey
Hester Harrison Louis Hines Luella Huey
Ida Harrison Lucille Hines Margaret Huey
Lydia Harrison Murray Hines Mary Huey
Myron Harrison Myrtle Hines Robert Huey
Thomas Harrison Walter Hines Mrs. W. G. Huey
Thomas Hartley William Hines Webster Huey
John Harty J. C. Hoag William Huey
Larry Hasselbacher Rena Hoag Julia Hunter
M. Elizabeth Hasselbacher Grace Hoagland Marcus Hurd
Orville Hasselbacher Ann Hodson William Hurd
Rosalia Hasselbacher Ira Hodson Joseph Hurder
Hannah Hathaway William Hodson Mrs. Thomas Huxtable

 


Gone To His Reward.

Death has again laid claim to another old settler. This time it has taken Alanson Hakes, of West Hallock.

He was stricken with apoplexy on Thursday, June 2nd, and died on Saturday evening at half past ten o'clock. The deceased was buried at West Hallock cemetery on Monday. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Burdick. A beautiful draped casket held the remains and on it were placed beautiful flowers, a large bouquet of calla lillies and a handsome anchor of lovely flowers, on each side of the pulpit hung a wreath of flowers and bouquets and the word "Father" inscribed in arbor vitae across the pulpit.

The deceased was born in Cortland Co., N. Y., on April 22nd, 1819, consequently he was 73 years, 1 month, 12 days old, time of his demise.

Mr. Hakes came here with his bride, Lucy Hendricks, forty-seven years ago, has resided in Peoria Co. most of the time.

Mr. Hakes purchased his farm in a primitive condition, not a sod having been turned and has improved into a valuable farm.

He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss, they are all married but Willie and Louisa who live at home. Emerson, Lewis, Eddie, Mrs. Thomas Keach and Mrs. David Bland.

Too much cannot be said of this good man, he has left a vacancy no other can fill, both at home and abroad, no one knew him but to love him, he had no enemies, a man of steady habits who did well for his children, he was a wise counselor and loving advisor, honest and upright in all things.

Death has claimed three of the Hakes brothers inside of four months, Van Rensselear Hakes near Long Point, Antony Hakes of West Hallock, and the deceased, who has held most of the town offices of the county, such as supervisor, Justice of the peace and at one time post-master for about fourteen years, of what was known as Southampton.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Gaile Thomas, submitted by George Zane)

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Obituary

The funeral of Mrs. Hakes was held Saturday morning at 10:30 from the West Hallock S. D. B church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Hakes was one of the oldest settlers in this part of the country, being with her husband, Rev. Anthony Hakes, one of the pioneers of Hallock township. All of her immediate family excepting her grandson, Anthony Potter of Tampa, Florida, who could not come, were there.

Susan Saunders, wife of Rev. Anthony Hakes and daughter of Deacon Truman Saunders, was born at Berlin, Ranseller county, N.Y., Sept. 29, 1821, and died at her home in West Hallock, May 9, 1901. She was married to Rev. Anthony Hakes Sept. 17, 1842, and to their union were born two children. Mary S. was born Dec. 1, 1845, and Eugene, born April 5, 1848, of which Eugene survives her. Her husband, Rev. Anthony Hakes, preceded her, dying Jan. 7, 1891. She came to Illinois in June, 1845, and settled in Peoria county, and has lived on the farm on which she died forty-five years. Mrs. Hakes has always been a kind and loving wife, mother and neighbor. Being one of the pioneers of this section of the country has seen and helped by her influence in the improvement and growth of the community. She has always been a consistent christian woman. She joined the S.D.B. church at Berlin, N.Y. when but 16 years of age, and has remained true to this faith ever since. She was one of the fourteen charter members in the organization of the West Hallock S.D.B. church in 1852, of whom only three survive her. She was a very active member of this church in its early days...

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Gaile Thomas, submitted by George Zane)

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Obituary

Charles Hall, well known here, died at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria on Tuesday. Mr. Hall had been in poor health for some time past, with an affliction of the stomach. He has been at the hospital for the past 2 months, where every thing possible was done to relieve him. He was married to Miss Cora Galbraith, who with 2 children, Mrs. Francis Newsam of Peoria and Fred Hall, survive him. For a number of years past he had been superintendent of the Lynch stock farm at Edwards, where his knowledge of the live stock business and fidelity to duty were recognized by his employer to the fullest degree. The family have the sympathy of many friends here in their time of sorrow.

(Brimfield News, Jun. 12, 1919, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Mrs. Charles E. Hall died December 4 at the Methodist hospital in Peoria.

She had been a patient for 9 weeks. She had been in failing health for a long time.

She was born February 2, 1869 in Galatia, Ill. The daughter of Samuel and Francis Caroline Herriott Galbrith.

She married Charles M. Hall December 5, 1894 and resided in Peoria county most of her married life. Her husband died June 10, 1919.

Surviving are a son Fred E. Hall of Peoria and a daughter Mrs. Frances Newsam of Glendale, California. One brother Fred Galbrieth of Fargo N. Dakota; a sister Mrs. E. J. Bravton of Peoria Heights, and 2 grandchildren.

Services were held in Peoria Thursday December 6.

(Brimfield News, Dec. 20, 1945, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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OBITUARY

Simpson B. Hall, a former resident of Lyons, and late of Frederick, was born in Grafton, West Virginia, November 23, 1859, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fay Ontjes, forty miles south-west of Sterling, June 14, of heart failure, aged 54 years, 3 months and 24 days.

One December 29, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Catton at Brimfield, Illinois. Their first home was on a farm near Brimfield. During the boom days they moved to Kansas and located at Lyons. During the six years that Mr. Hall resided in Lyons, he was known to all of our citizens and was a prominent member of the I. 0. 0. F. lodge here. After moving to Frederick he joined the the Masons and K. P.'s. and while there was an active member of those orders. Later he removed to Lorraine, but retained his membership in Frederick.

His health has not been very good for several years, but he kept up and about his business, being head clerk at one of the Lorraine stores until in March when he decided that he must rest, resigning his position, and went to Sterling where his son Merton had lived for years, and where his daughter Fay (Mrs. John Ontjes) had recently removed. Here he made his home and seemed much as usual till within the past week, when he complained more of his head. Saturday night he went with his daughter and her children to a recital at the Triumph church, nearby. Upon his return he threw himself upon the floor, lay there for a short time to "rest and cool off." Upon attempting to rise he fell back with an exclamation of pain, and was dead before aught could be done. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church of Frederick, by Rev. Zook, of the Lorraine charge. His masonic brothers had charge of the final service and buried him with full Masonic honors.

The church was filled to its capacity with old time friends and neighbors, all of whom were full of sympathy, and the body was laid to rest in the Frederick cemetery.

The family desires to express their thanks for the many kindly acts and words of sympathy. (Originally from the Lyons, Kansas, paper.)

(Brimfield News, Jul. 2, 1914, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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William Merton Hall

Albert Catton received word Wednesday of the death of his nephew, Merton Hall, son of the late Mrs. Tillie Catton Hall. Mr. Hall died of
hemorrhage of the brain at his home in Jettmore, Kansas, where he has been a rural mail carrier for many years. (Brimfield News, Mar. 7, 1935, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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FRACTURED HIP IS FATAL TO PEORIAN; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Memorial services for Mrs. Martha E. Hamer, 81 years old, 434 Stanley Avenue, who died five days after fracturing a hip in a fall at her home, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Frank M. Endsley parlors, with the Rev. F. K. Mertz of Grave Evangelical church officiating. Interment will be in Parkview cemetery.

Mrs. Hamer died at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at St. Francis hospital. She fell last Friday at her home, and had been in feeble health for three years. She had lived in Peoria 65 years.

Born in St. Charles, MO, March 9, 1855, she was married at St. Joseph, MO, March 22, 1871, (I believe this is the incorrect date of marriage) to Benjamin Hamer who died July 20, 1932. Surviving are three sons, Edward and Joseph Hamer, Peoria; Charles B. Hamer, Washington; three daughters Mrs. Daisy P. Evans, Mrs. Margaret Manger and Mrs. Elizabeth Walmsley, all of Peoria; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. ( I copied this obit as found in newspaper, event hough I know there are mistakes)

(Peoria Star, May 21, 1936, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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Benjamin Hamer Resident of City, 81 Years, Passes

Well known lifelong resident of Peoria, died at his home, 434 Stanley Avenue last evening at 10:25 o'clock. He was a retired miner.

Mr. Hamer was born May 30, 1851, the son of Henry and Martha Hamer. He married Martha McCoy, March 16, 1872. (I believe the correct year of marriage is 1871) The couple observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary last March. He belonged to Local No. 707, U. M. W.

Surviving are his widow; three sons, Charles, Edward and Joseph all of Peoria; three daughters Mrs. Daisy Evans, Mrs. Margaret Manges and Elizabeth Wamsley of Peoria; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Homan, Mrs. Catherine Wascosky of Arkansas, and Mrs. Ollie Bradley of Peoria; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the South Side Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

(Peoria Star, July 21, 1932, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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Obituary

Mrs. E. H. Mallery received word Monday of the death of her brother, Paul Hamilton, which occurred at the home of his niece, in Peoria, from a stroke of paralysis while at breakfast on the morning of the 14th inst. Mr. Hamilton was born in Philadelphia, May 22, 1825, so was aged almost eighty years at the time of his death. He was the oldest of a family of eleven children and comes of a long lived stock, his father having died at the age of eighty seven and his mother at the age of ninety six years. The family lived for some time, years ago, in the vicinity of Henry and for a number of years past has been a resident of Dunlap. He is survived by his wife who is at present an inmate of St. Joseph home.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Gaile Thomas, submitted by George Zane)

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George W. Hammerbacher Buried at Oak Hill

George W. Hammerbacher passed away at his home in Oak Hill, Illinois, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Mr. Hammerbacher was born in Peoria County on August 10, 1850, the son of Ludwig and Mary Hammerbacher, and has lived all his life in the vicinity of Oak Hill.

In 1870 he married Elizabeth Dawson, who preceded him in death on April 19, 1930.

Mr. Hammerbacher was a carpenter until he retired some years ago. For 25 years he served Rosefield Township as school treasurer.

Funeral services were held at his late residence in Oak Hill at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

(Brimfield News, March 23, 1933, submitted by Janet Bledsoe, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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William Hardesty

Rock Island- William C. Hardesty, 89, of 2527 15th Ave. died Friday at the Lutheran Hospital in Moline.

He was born April 18, 1897, in Norris to Edward and Mary Davison Hardesty.

Several cousins survive.

Services will be 10 a. m. Monday at the Hodgson Funeral Home in Rock Island. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. today. Graveside services will be noon Monday at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. (Peoria Journal Star, Feb. 15, 1987, submitted by Cliff Oliver)

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W. F. Harding, Brimfield Mayor, Dies

BRIMFIELD William F. Harding, 71, mayor of Brimfield for the past 24 years, and former mail carrier, died at Dwight Veterans Hospital in Dwight Wednesday, where he had been a patient three weeks.

He was born Dec. 22, 1890 in Wyoming, the son of Adam K. and Mary Media Harding. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church of Brimfield, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion of Brimfield.

His only survivors are 12 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Brimfield, with the Rev. Thomas Harrison officiating. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday at the Taylor-Schreiner Funeral Home, Brimfield.

The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. The Brimfield American Legion Post will hold graveside services. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Brimfield.

(Unknown newspaper, June 14, 1961, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Mrs. T. C. Hargreaves

Memorial services for Mrs. Luella Hargreaves, wife of the Reverend T. C. Hargreaves, were held in the Union Church here Saturday afternoon. The service was conducted by an old friend of the family, Dr. Charles Wicks of Madison, Wis., assisted by Reverend W. Harvey Young of Chillicothe. Two solos, favorites of Mrs. Hargreaves, "Crossing the Bar" and "In God's Eternal Day" were sung by Professor Thomas Williams of Knox College, accompanied by Mildred Pacey.

Interment was in the Brimfield cemetery and the graveside service was conducted by Dr. G. L????, of Princeton, director of the northern area of Congregational Churches and Reverend L. ?????? of Kewanee. Casket bearers and escort were young boys who have been in the church school classes taught by the deceased in her home until a few months ago-- Ward Harding, Robert Pacey, Charles Meyer, Robert Porter, Virgil Traver, Homer Lynn, Raymond Johnson, George Wagner, Franklin Beall and William Woodrow.

Mrs. Hargreaves was born in Ontario, Canada. Her mother died when she was four years of age and she was reared by an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sills, who now live at Fuzborough?. Her father, after eight years, remarried, and her American home was at Holton, Mich.

In September of 1915 she married Reverend T. C. Hargreaves and their ministry was in Saskatchewan until 1922 when they came to the Church at Grand Haven, Mich. Other pastorates were at Eagle River and Edgerton in Wisconsin before coming to Brimfield in 1940.

Surviving are her husband and two children, Carleton, serving in the Navy Air Force in the Pacific and Yvonne at home. Her father, Dr. B. F. Black and her stepmother reside at Holton, Mich.; a half brother, Dr. Harold Black is a professor at Westminster College in Pennsylvania and a half sister Miss Lucille Black resides at Detroit.

Coming from a distance for the funeral were Rev. N. O. Bartholomew of Wyanet; Rev. E. B. Fisher of Sheffield; Kitchel Sayre and mother, Mrs. Sayre Mrs. Wallen, Miss Raymond and Mrs. McCaigue of Fulton, Wis.; and Mr. and Mrs. Amundson, Miss Lorna Amundson, Miss Shirley Bradley of Edgerton, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Miss Patricia Smith of Farmington.

Reverend Hargreaves and Yvonne wish to thank the friends for their many kindnesses and expression of sympathy during their recent bereavement. (Brimfield News, Oct. 19, 1944, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Mrs. S. E. Harker Dies Friday at Streator; Last Rites Held Here Monday

Mrs. Pearl Idell Harker, wife of S. E. Harker of Streator, Ill., and well-known former Princeville resident, passed away at her home in Streator Friday evening, December 1, about 7:30 o'clock, following an illness of several weeks from a heart ailment.

Following brief services at the late home Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the cortege left Streator at 12 o'clock for Princeville, where services were held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the Methodist church, in charge of Rev. T. J. M. Crapp of Streator, assisted by Rev. A. H. Nothdurft of the local church. Interment was in the Princeville cemetery.

Obituary

Pearl Idell, daughter of Hanford and Ida May Manker Harrison, was born September 6, 1888, on a farm near Princeville, Ill., and died December 1, 1939, at her home in Streator, Ill., at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 25 days.

She attended the local schools and was graduated from Princeville high school with the class of 1907. She later taught school for about five years in the district schools in the Princeville and Dunlap communities.

On June 11, 1913, she was united in marriage to S. E. Harker of Dunlap, Ill., at Princeville. To this union two daughters were born, Margaret of Laura, Ill., and Virginia of Peoria, Ill.

Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Harker resided in the Princeville community for about ten years, moving from here to Streator, where they since resided.

Mrs. Harker was a lifelong member of the Methodist faith, and was an active member in both the Princeville and Streator churches. She was also a member of Union Grove chapter of O. E. S. of Princeville.

Mrs. Harker was a great lover of her home, where she was deeply loved and revered. Her cheerful disposition and true Christian character won for her the friendship and love of all who knew her, and her untimely passing is deeply mourned by all.

Besides the husband and two daughters, she is survived by her father, Hanford Harrison of Princeville, and a large number of more distant relatives and a wide circle of friends. Her mother passed away in 1891, and one brother, Robert, died in infancy (unknown newspaper, 1939, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete).

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Obituary of Huldah S. Harkness, formerly known as Huldah S. Walker

Huldah S. Harkness was born in Pelham, Mass., Dec 66, 1803. She removed with her father's family to Covington, Pa., when she was about twelve years old. She grew to womanhood, and was married to Roswell Walker, Nov. 11th, 1830. She with her husband came to Peoria County, Ill., in the year 1834, and soon settled in Jubilee Township, where she has since resided. She, with her husband, united with the Christian church in the year 1844 and has always lived a cheerful, happy and Christian life.

She survived her husband 34 years and departed this life Mar. 1st, 1889, surrounded by relatives and friends, whom she told she was ready and willing to go, only waiting the summons of her Savior, having reached the good old age of 85 years, 2 months and 22 days. She leaves 3 sons, with their families, and eight grandchildren, to mourn her loss. But their loss is her gain. The funeral services were held at her house March 3rd, 1889, conducted by Rev. D. S. McCown.

(Brimfield News, 7 March 1889, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe and submitted by Jacqueline Gerber) (note: punctuation and capitalization are as published)

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Mrs. Frank Harrison, Beloved Resident, Dies

Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison, wife of Frank Harrison and highly respected lifelong resident of the Princeville community, passed away at her home on Santa Fe street in this city Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock, following a lingering illness of almost five months' duration.

Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Margaret (McWhalen) Kelly, was born on a farm in Jubilee township, Peoria county, Illinois, October 18, 1872, and passed away February 20, 1945, aged 72 years, 4 months and 2 days. She was one of a family of seven children and grew to young womanhood in the vicinity of her birth.

On February 18, 1903, she was united in marriage with Frank Harrison, and the young couple took up resident on the farm known as the Harrison homestead on the Jubilee road about two and one-half miles southwest of Princeville. To this union two daughters were born, Theolinda E., now Mrs. Floyd J. Hill of Princeville, and Dorothy F., now Mrs. Edward Westefer of Wyoming, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison and family remained on the farm until the fall of 1917, when they came to Princeville to make their home.

Mrs. Harrison was a devout member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic church, Princeville, and also a faithful member of its Altar and Rosary society. Her religion and her home were her chief concerns, and she remained ever faithful and true to both. While of a retiring disposition, she made friends with all of whom she came in contact, and her gracious manner won the esteem and love of all who knew her.

Her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Fairfield and Miss Jane Kelly, one brother, Peter Kelly, and one half-brother, Michael Kelly, preceded her in death.

Besides the husband and two daughters, she is survived by one sister, Miss Catherine Kelly, who has made her home with the Harrison family for a number of years; one half-sister, Mrs. Mary Kelly, of Peoria, Ill.; three grandchildren, Pfc. Colleen C. Hill of Hunter Field, Georgia; Frank J. Hill of Champaign, Ill., and Miss Nancy Lee Westefer of Wyoming, Ill., besides a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of warm friends who join in mourning the passing of this good woman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harrison will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at St. Mary of the Woods church at 9 o'clock, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. J. A. Gordon. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery, Princeville.

(Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1945, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete).

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Thomas Francis Hartley

The funeral of Thomas Francis Hartley will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at Boland Mortuary chapel, with mass at St. Mary's Cathedral at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery. (Peoria Star, Thursday, April 30, 1931, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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BRIMFIELD -- Rosalia M. Hasselbacher, 76, of Brimfield died at 11:43 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Born March 2, 1923, in Jubilee Township to William and Bertha Fussner Fussner, she married Orville Hasselbacher on July 5, 1946, in Brimfield.

He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bill Fussner of Yates City; three brothers, Harold Fussner of Quincy, Frank Fussner of Oak Hill and William Fussner of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and two sisters, Bessie Stoller of Marquette Heights and Dorothy Hasselbacher of Elmwood.

Four brothers preceded her in death.

She worked at Pabst Brewing Co. in Peoria Heights and later was a cook and a waitress at local restaurants in Brimfield.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Brimfield and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at her church. The Rev.

Tom Seibert will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood, with recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Brimfield.

Memorials may be made to B. Y. E. Ambulance Service.

(Peoria Journal Star, Apr. 5, 1999, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Yates City - Orville F. Hasselbacher, 94, of Yates City died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2007, at the Veterans Hospital in Danville, Ill.

He was born March 9, 1913, in Jubilee Township, Ill., to Joseph and Minnie (Shane) Hasselbacher. He married Rosie Fussner on July 5, 1946, in Brimfield. She died April 3, 1999.

Survivors include one nephew, Bill (Kathy) Fussner of Yates City; one sister, Ruth (Ken) Kelly; and three grandsons, Chris Fussner, David Newell and Thomas Pierce Jr.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Lewis, Wilbur, Everette, Roy, Harold and Gerald Hasselbacher.

Orville worked at Pabst Brewery.

He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran who received three Purple Hearts. He was a member of the Elmwood VFW Post 4724.

Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Brimfield. The Rev. Perry Cooper will officiate. Cremation has been accorded.

Memorials may be to the Illiana Health Care System C/O Voluntary Services.

(Peoria Journal Star, March 14, 2007, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Princeville - Larry Lee Hasselbacher, 70, of 20601 N. Larson Lane died at 1:57 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his residence after a battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 7, 1935, in Brimfield, the son of Lewis LeRoy and Mildred Koreane Craig Hasselbacher, he first married Phyllis Larson on Jan. 19, 1954, in Princeville. She died on Jan. 20, 1978, in Princeville. He then married Lyle Tanner Bryant on April 28, 1978, in Princeville. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Rita Ford of Princeville and Susan Hasselbacher of Hanna City, Ill.; one son, Craig (and Cheryl) of Fort Worth, Texas; two stepsons, Donald (and Janet) Bryant of Peoria and Terry (and Christine) Bryant of Villa Rica, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Donna (and David) Edwards of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Cheryl Bryant of Evansville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sylvia (and Harley) Stoller of Dawsonville, Ga., and Vicki Lorengo of Metamora, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, DeRoy "Butch" Hasselbacher on Aug. 23, 1984.

A graduate of Williamsfield High School, he served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 15, 1954, to Jan. 26, 1956. He first farmed for the Turnbulls in LaPrairie, then later worked as a welder for Larson Machine Company in Princeville. In 1973, he went to work as a welder for Caterpillar Inc. in

East Peoria and Mossville, retiring on Aug. 1, 1997.

He was a volunteer firefighter with Akron-Princeville Fire Department, where he currently served as a trustee and treasurer.

He was a member of Princeville United Methodist Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. Pastor Rex Hendrix will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Princeville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, where members of the Akron-Princeville Fire Department will stand as honor guard. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, where Brimfield American Legion Post 452 will honor him with military rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Akron-Princeville Fire Department, Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service or to the American Cancer Society.

Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Peoria Journal Star, Nov. 19, 2005, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

  Maria Sabin was born in Rockingham Town, Vermont, Feb. 7, 1807. Entered into rest Oct. 16, 1896. She was married to Alphens Willard on Dec. 27, 1825 and did not leave her native state until 1837, when they came to Peoria County and settled one mile east of Brimfield. In 1843 Mr. Willard left for the East to buy stock, but was taken with a fever and died Oct. 12, 1843, leaving her with seven children for whom to care, one having died before they left Vermont. It was 57 years ago today, Oct. 18, since they came to Illinois.
  After seven years of struggle and hardship she was married to Gilbert Hathaway, who was to her a kind and loving husband, on whom she leaned with loving dependence in her old age until he was suddenly called to his rest on May 28, 1893. Two sons and two daughters survive her to pay the last tribute of love and respect to the memory of her, whose christian life and example always commanded their loving obedience. To them she was a remarkable mother, loving and gentle and they cherished her with care and tenderness. But not only in the home was the influence of her life felt. Her kindly interest in all with whom she was brought in contact, raised up for her a large number of friends wherever she moved.
  In early girlhood she confessed Christ as her Savior and during all her life held a deep and sacred love for the church. Though unable for a number of years to attend many of its services, her interest in its work never failed and she was identified with it to the last, removing her letter from Farmington to Brimfield when she made this her home a year ago. Patient, cheerful, trustful, she has entered into the joy of her Lord, for which she so longed, and reunited with the long parted friends, awaits the coming of those who remain faithful unto the end.
  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cox, of Brimfield, Sunday afternoon at the home of A. Marshall and the remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery.
  At the thought of her the air grows pure, And tremulous and sweet;
  It was a vision perfected
  A lovely life to meet. ? crowned,
  Brave woman, wife and mother
  And angel now beside;
  The world is richer that she lived; And heaven; that she died.

[Note: For more information about Maria, please email Sandy.]

(Brimfield News, Oct. 22, 1896, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Harvey Hauck

Harvey W. Hauck, of ------W. Custer Court, died at 10:00 p. m. Saturday in the Methodist Medical Center emergency room.

Born February 19, 1924, in Peoria to John and Marie Hauck, he married Betty Schmitt Walker on June 14, 1947, in Peoria.

Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Donald R. and Gary D. Walker, both of Peoria, three brothers, Willard and John Hauck, both of Peoria, and Irving Hauck of Arizona; one sister Mrs. Evelyn Lane of Peoria, and three grandchildren.

He first worked as a supervisor at Armour Co. in Peoria for 20 years and then as a supervisor for F. W. Means Co., retiring Feb. 28.

Services will be at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at Wilton Mortuary, the Rev. Kenneth R. Yocum officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services on Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

(Peoria Journal Star, May 26, 1986, B7, transcribed by Anna Petrick)

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Sean Henderson

Sean M. Henderson, 20, of 121 E. Orchard died at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1993, at Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room.

He was born June 14, 1972, in Peoria to Clifford and Holly Sommer Henderson.

Surviving are his parents, one sister, Tara Henderson, and grandparents, Virginia and Ralph Henderson and Frances Sommer, all of Peoria. His maternal grandfather preceded him in death.

He worked for Liberty Pest Control for one year.

He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Ben Rodriguez will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, with a Scripture service at 8. Additional visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mohammed Temple Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Pat Schneider)

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Clifford Henderson

PEORIA -- Clifford "Clif" Henderson, 53, of 1917 W. Wiswall? died at 7:21 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Born Nov. 28, 1950, in Peoria to Ralph L. Sr. and Virginia P. Curran Henderson, he married Holly Sommer in 1979 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Peoria; two daughters, Jennifer Henderson of Peoria and Tara Henderson of San Diego; two brothers, Ralph (and Nancy) of Peoria and David (and Robin) of Pekin; two sisters, Patricia (and Poncho) Phillips of East Peoria and Robin (and Greg) Ramsay of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his father and one son, Sean.

He was a painter. He also was a member and worked out of Laborers Local 165, working with Walsh Construction on the I-74 Upgrade for the past four months.

He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Pat Schneider)

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Obituary

Mr. John Hensel, who has been in a serious condition from paralysis for some weeks, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 15. Had he lived to the first of February he would have been eighty-four years of age. He was born in Germany, and has been a resident near Lawn Ridge since 1860. Was a German Lutheran by early education and life-long practice. The funeral was held at the Lawn Ridge Congregational church, Saturday, conducted by Rev. Kent, of Edelstein, and was largely attended. His pall bearers were six of his grandsons.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Gaile Thomas, submitted by George Zane)

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Mrs. Herath Dies Suddenly in Denver

Mrs. Beatrice Theodora Herath, Peoria resident for 41 years, passed away unexpectedly yesterday in Denver, Colorado where she had been visiting for the past two months.

Born in Brook, Ind. Dec. 19, 1893, she was the daughter of Theodore and Ellen Dowty. Her marriage was to Clyde Herath who passed away Dec. 1, 1949. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist.

Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Glen of Dunlap; Raymond, of Colorado Springs; and Robert and Harry both of Peoria; one daughter Doris War; three brother, Earl and Owen? Dowty both of Goodland, Ind.; one sister, Ethel Loughridge of Peoria; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services, in charge of First Church of Christ Scientist, will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Cumerford-Endsley memorial home and burial will be in Springdale cemetery.

Friends may call at the memorial home tomorrow evening. (Peoria Journal Star, June 11, 1950, page D-9, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Clyde Herath

Clyde Herath, 65, of 329 California ave., died at 10:03 p. m. Sunday at Proctor hospital where he had been a patient 24 hours. He had lived in Peoria 40 years, retiring last week from his position as supply superintendent at Hiram Walker & Sons, Inc.

He was born Mar. 26, 1884, in Forgeman?, Ind., a son of Henry and Rachel Herath, and married Beatrice Dowty in Kentland, Ind., Jul 13, 1908. In his earlier years, he operated a grocery store in Averyville before it was incorporated into the city of Peoria.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Doris H. Ward, Salem, Wash.; four sons, Glen H. Herath, Dunlap; Raymond of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert and Harry Herath, both of Peoria and nine grandchildren. (Peoria Journal, Monday, April 4, 1949, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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DIED

Hallie Herriott, aged 8 years, youngest child and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Herriott, of Monica, died at her home last Wednesday, May 17, 1893. He was stricken with inflammation of the bowels and was ill but a few days, having attended school on the Monday preceding her death. She was an exceedingly bright little girl and a favorite with all. The sympathy of their many friends is extended to the bereaved family in their great affliction.

(Brimfield News, May 25, 1893, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Hiram Hickey was born March 1st 1808 in the state of New York. Died Jan. 1st, 1892 at 8 o'clock a.m. at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Miller 823 North St Peoria Ill. where the funeral services were held the same evening on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Miller, who was not able to attend the funeral at any other place. The remains were brought to Brimfield, where he was lain by the side of his wife, Magdalena, who was laid to rest 39 years ago when he was a resident of this vicinity. Deceased was married three times, the second wife is the one by whose side he now rests. He was the father of twelve children, three of whom preceded him to “the beyond,” two having died in their infancy and the third was the late wife of Robert Bradford near Yates City. The caase of his death was heart failure and a general wearing out by age, he has been a great sufferer in his time, not having been able to perform manual labor for nearly a quarter of a century and at many times being confined to his bed for months at a time. A few words were said at the grave by Rev. J. S. Onion, pastor of the Congregational church of this place.

Mr. C. E. Miller and sons John and Walter, George Hickey and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Murray accompanied the remains from Peoria to their final resting place.

A Card of Thanks

We, the relatives of Hiram Hickey, deceased, wish to return our sincere thanks to the citizens of Brimfield for their kindness to us, as strangers in their midst.

    George Hickey
    C. E. Miller
    Mr. And Mrs. Jas. C. Murray

(The above two items were published in the Brimfield News, January 7, 1892. Transcribed by Susan E. Stemont, 2006. Thanks to researcher Janet Bledsoe, who located these items.)

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In Hallock township, April 9, 1888, of catarrhal pneumonia, Abigail Hicks, aged 75 years, 9 months and 2 days. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, June 7, 1888, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary for Mrs. Elizabeth Hight

Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church for Mrs. Elizabeth Hight, 67, long time resident of Perry and vicinity. The rites were held at the Methodist church and were in charge of the Rev. F. C. Edwards. Interment was in the Violet Hill cemetery.

Elizabeth Needham Stansbury daughter of Daniel and Sarah Stansbury was born at Brimfield, Illinois, May 29, 1864 and died at Perry, Iowa January 16, 1932 at the age of 67 years 7 months and 18 days.

On Feb. 3, 1885 she was married to Clarence M. Hight at Brimfield, Illinois. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom are living , one son Richard Earl having died at the age of eight years.

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hight established their home on a farm near Wyoming, Illinois. In 1893, they moved to Bouton, Iowa, where they lived until 1905 when the family moved to the Dawson vicinity. Here, Mr. Hight died in 1924. In 1926 Mrs. Hight moved to Perry where she has since resided.

When a girl, she joined the Baptist church and was a faithful member. In 1929 she transferred her membership to the Methodist Church of this city. She was a regular attendant of the Willing Workers Sunday school class until two weeks before her death when illness prevented. She was a member of the Jamaica Chapter of O.E.S. The chapter gave the ritual burial service during the rites.

(Brimfield News, Feb. 4, 1932, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe and submitted by Donna Shane Carkenord)

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"Funeral of John Hines."

"The funeral of the late John Hines, one of the old-timers of Peoria County, and a man of unusual prominence in Richwoods township where he lived, will be held from his late residence on Knoxville avenue, just beyond the mile track, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock."

"In the passing of John Hines, Richwoods township loses one of its most faithful friends. Born in Coshocton (sic) [Coshocton], Ohio, on January 6, 1826. He accompanied his parents to Peoria county when he was ten years old and has lived in the same neighborhood ever since. He was married in 1857 to Miss Laura N. Corrington, a daughter of the late Washington Corrington and with his widow leaves nine children, all grown. They are: Louis M., John B., Mary Eliza., Charles W., Walter S., Gilbert B., Laura A., Everett and Winfred."

"During his later years Mr. Hines has been much in public life, having served as road commissioner and school director for the township. In both offices he has served acceptably, showing good judgement and a keen appreciation of the needs of his neighbors."

(Peoria Journal Star, March, 1904, submitted by Murray Hines)

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"MRS. LAURA HINES RITES ARE MONDAY; PIONEER RESIDENT"

Last rites for Mrs. Laura N. Hines, widow of John Hines, and daughter of Washington Corrington, one of the pioneer residents of Peoria County; who died at the Methodist hospital Friday Morning at 10 o'clock, will be held at the Cumerford Memorial home, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. E. Shaw, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Springdale cemetery. Mrs. Hines at the time of her death was one of the oldest residents of the county, being aged 91 years.

It is doubtful if any Peoria woman held a higher niche in the esteem and affection of neighbors and friends than Mrs. Hines enjoyed. She was known as a woman of high Christian character, of generous impulse and possessed of a kindly solicitude for the welfare of others, especially those less fortunate in the scheme of things.

She was the mother of the late Lew Hines, former Sheriff and Treasurer of Peoria County. Her husband John Hines, likewise and old and respected resident died several years ago.

Mrs. Hines was born in Butler county, Ohio, March 26, 1828 [1838], the daughter of Washington and Elizabeth Corrington. At the age of 8 years she came westward with her parents, journeying by boat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The Corrington family settled in the section of the city near the present avenue named in its honor, and remained there until a comparatively few years ago.

At one time Mrs. Hines was very active in local affairs of the Grange agricultural society.

The aged lady's memory held many interesting glimpses of the Peoria of other days and it was her delight to recount the same at the frequent gatherings of friends at her home. Despite her advancing years, Mrs. Hines remained in full possession of her faculties until very near the end.

She is survived by six sons, J. B.; C. W.; W. S.; G. B.; Everett and Winifred, and two daughters, Miss Mary E. Hines and Mrs. Laura A. Sammis, all of Peoria. A brother Murray Corrington, New York City, N. Y., 39 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-grand child, also survive."

(Peoria Journal Star, April 14, 1929, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

PEORIA HEIGHTS -- Murray "Barney" Hines, 83, of Peoria Heights died at his residence. Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Peoria to Gilbert and Mary Crowell Hines, he married Teresa "Cecelia" Heinz on May 28, 1940, in Kickapoo. She survives. Also surviving are one brother, Walter of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one sister, Nellie Forney of Gainsville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

A Caterpillar Inc. employee for 29 years, he last worked in the tool room. A musician, he played in small bands in the Peoria area.

He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Bowan Schmitt will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a Scripture service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation also will be 30 minutes before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Kickapoo. Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice or his church.

(Peoria Journal Star, Jan. 30, 1999, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

"Everett Hines, 85, a resident of Bel-Wood nursing home, died in St. Francis hospital this morning, where he had been a patient the past two months. He had operated a fruit farm and nursery business on Lake Avenue until his retirement in 1930. Born July 25, 1873, in Richwoods township, a son of John and Laura Corrington Hines, he married Adelia Gouran in Pontiac Aug. 11, 1900. She died Dec. 28, 1958.

Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Ray Gramlich, Peoria, and Mrs. Delmar Welch, Detroit, Mich.; five sons, Charles, Peoria, James, New Ulm, Minn., Frank and Robert, both of Golden, Colo., and Howard of Chicago. There are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Davison funeral home, with cremation rites to follow in Davenport, Ia."

(Peoria Journal Star, unknown date, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Mrs. Hines

Mrs. Adelia Hines, 83, of 2625 W. Meidroth St., died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Born in Peoria, July 2, 1875, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gouran. She was married to Everett Hines, Aug. 11, 1900 at Pontiac. Surviving are her husband; five sons, Charles Hines of Peoria, Frank Hines and Robert Hines, both of Golden, Colo., Howard Hines of Chicago, and James Hines of New Ulm, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Gramlich of Peoria and Mrs. Delmar Welch of Detroit, Mich.; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Davison Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph A. Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery."

(Peoria Journal Star, Dec. 29, 1958, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

"HINES - Daniel H., Wednesday, October 9 at 10:55 a.m. at his son's residence. Age 67 years. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Winzeler Chapel, corner Madison and Hamilton boulevard. Interment in Springdale cemetery."

(Peoria Journal Transcript, Oct. 10, 1918, pg. 17, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

Lindley Murray Hines obituary, Honolulu Star Bulletin, April, 1934

Lindley Murray Hines, retired warrant officer of the U. S. Army who was attached to the inspector general's office at Fort Shafter for 16 years, died in the Tripler General Hospital at 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Hines was a member of Aloha Temple Shrine, a life member of Army Consistory of the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Aloha Temple patrol, a life member of Alamo Lodge No. 44, A. F. & A. M. Of San Antonio Texas, and a member of Elmer J. Wallace Post No. 7 of the American Legion.

Hines was born in Peoria, Illinois, July 8, 1879. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Leda Hines, two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Ward and Mrs. G. C. Kelso, both of Pittsburg, California, and a son, Lindley Murray Hines, Jr.

(Honolulu Star Bulletin, April 1934, submitted by Murray Hines)

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PEORIA - Donald M. Hines, 89, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Peoria, died Friday, August 9, 1996, in Tucson. Born October 5, 1906, in Alta to Walter Sherman and Maud Hines, he married Bernadine McKeel in March 1936 in Chicago. She preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, William C. of Tucson and Richard of Wichita, Kansas.; one daughter, Virginia G. Schramm of Seattle; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He owned West Bluff Furnace Co. and Don Hines Furnace Co., both in Peoria. He was also a retired farmer. He formerly lived in Florida and North Carolina, where he was a shuffleboard champion in both states. He was a 33rd degree Mason. There will be no services. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Wolfrey Peace Chapel in Tucson is in charge of arrangements.

(Peoria Journal Star, Aug. 11, 1996, C14, submitted by Murray Hines)

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OBITUARY

Bernadine E. Hines, 82, of Hendersonville, N. C., formerly of Peoria, died Monday, March 15, 1993, in Hendersonville. Born June 14, 1910, in Chillicothe to John W. and Grace Adami McKeel, she married Donald M. Hines in 1936. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, William C. of Tucson, Ariz. and Richard A. of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Virginia G. Schramm of Farmington; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. She served as President of Hines School Mother's Club in Peoria. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Peoria. She also was a three-time state amateur shuffleboard champion in Florida.

Private graveside services were March 22 at Springdale Cemetery. Cremation was accorded. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors in Hendersonville were in charge of arrangements."

(Peoria Journal Star, Mar. 28, 1993, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

ONEIDA - John G. Hines, 90, of 220 Wataga St. died at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1992, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.

Born Aug. 31, 1902, in Dunlap, to Gilbert and Mary E. Crowell Hines, he married Myrtle L. Flickinger on Nov. 10, 1926, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Esther) Killeen of Clinton, Iowa; two sons, Howard W. of Kansas City, Mo., and Willis G. of Rochelle; three sisters, Elsie Blundy of Brimfield, Sarah Werckle of Chillicothe and Nellie Forney of Gainesville, Fla.; two brothers, Walter of Morton and Murray of Peoria Heights; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

He farmed in Brimfield and Oneida, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. David Esche will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his church or the National Kidney Foundation."

(Peoria Journal Star, Oct. 22, 1992, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

"GALESBURG - Myrtle L. Hines, 91, of 2345 N. Seminary St., formerly of Oneida, died at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Born Nov. 1, 1905, in Elmwood to Irvin and Emmaline Riner Flickinger, she married John Gilbert Hines on Nov. 10, 1926, in Peoria. He died Oct. 21, 1992. One brother and one sister also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Willis G. of Rochelle and Howard w. of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. William (Esther) Killeen of Clinton, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Oneida and its women's group. She was a member of Oneida Women's Club.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at her church. The Rev. Donald Pratt will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church or the Alzheimer's Association."

(Peoria Journal Star, Nov. 22, 1996, submitted by Murray Hines)

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"MORTON - Lucille M. Hines, 91, of 262 Veronica, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Morton, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

Born Sept. 12, 1912, in Joy to Golden and Susan Simpkins Lierle, she married Walter Hines in October 1934 in Carthage. He died Oct. 19, 2001.

She also was preceded in death by one sister.

Surviving are two daughters, Sylvia (and Bradley) Duckworth of Port Charlotte and Ann (and John) Ward of Morton; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was a seamstress for Carson, Pirie, Scott and for Bergner's from 1954 to 1961. Before her marriage, she was a hairdresser for several years.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Church in Morton, where she taught Sunday school and vacation bible school.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at her church, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Revs. Doug Habegger and Milo Nussbaum will officiate. Burial will be in Groveland Mennonite Cemetery in Groveland. Arrangements are by Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to her church."

(Peoria Journal Star, Feb. 26, 2004, submitted by Murray Hines)

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DEATH OF MRS. HINES

"Mrs. Henrietta Morris Hines, widow of Major L. J. Hines, died yesterday morning at her residence, 518 Bluff Street, aged 76 years.

The deceased was born in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1834 [1816]. She was a lineal descendant of Robert Morris, the famous financier of the revolution. Mrs. Hines was one of the oldest and best known residents of Peoria. Four daughters and a son survive her. The daughters are; Mrs. A. S. Cole and Mrs. V. A. Densberger of this city, Mrs. J. G. Garner of St. Louis, and Miss Josie Hines of Des Moines, Iowa. The son is Morris T. Hines of Alton. The funeral will be private and will be announced later."

(Peoria Daily Transcript, Oct. 29, 1892, submitted by Murray Hines)

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DIED

LOUIS HENRY, son of Major L. J. Hines. The funeral will take place from the residence of his mother, Mrs. Hines, in Richwoods, on Tuesday, January 11, 1881, at 2:00 p.m. Friends of the family invited to attend."

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A Stricken Family

A sad bereavement has fallen on the family of Henry Hines, who resides in Radnor, between Alta and Dunlap. He had been suffering for some time with an abcess [sic] on his back. His wife took care of him and also of five children. The scarlet fever broke out among the children, and Mrs. Hines had all to attend to. On Christmas Day exhausted nature gave way, and she sank to sleep, to find on awakening that one of her children had died [Ella Hines mjh]. On Sunday night last, Mr. Hines died, and his wife [ Mary Densberger, mjh] is very sick and unable to do anything."

(Peoria Daily Transcript, Jan. 11, 1881, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary

 MORTON - Walter Hines, 97, of 262 Veronica, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Morton, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his residence. Born March 17, 1904, in Alta to Gilbert and Mary Crowell Hines, he married Lucille Lierie in October 1934 in Carthage. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Ann (and John) Ward of Morton and Sylvia (and Bradley) Duckworth of Port Charlotte; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Nellie Forney of Gainesville, Fla. He was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

He was a farmer in Brimfield, retiring in 1949. He then worked as a meter reader in the utility office for the village of Morton, until retiring as superintendent of sanitation in 1976. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Mennonite Church in Morton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Milo Nussbaum will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Groveland Mennonite Church Cemetery in Groveland. Arrangements are by Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Peoria Rescue Mission.

(Peoria Journal Star, Oct. 23, 2001, submitted by Murray Hines)

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Obituary for Mrs. Elizabeth Hasselbacher

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hasselbacher, wife of Ludwig Hasselbacher died at 12:45 Sunday morning (May 2, 1948) at St. Francis hospital after an illness of five days.

She was born December 1856 in Jubilee township. The daughter of Joseph and Louise Mankle Letterman.

On her birthday in 1877, she was married to Mr. Hasselbacher and they established their home on the corner where they have resided through their seventy years of happy married life. Last December a community celebration in honor of the 70th anniversary of their marriage was held in the high school here and a throng of neighbors and friends assembled to offer congratulations.

Her husband and six children Mrs. Florian Klingert, Joseph and David of Brimfield; John of Laura and Harry and Lloyd of Peoria, also 17 grand children and 15 great grandchildren survive.

Funeral services were held from the residence at 2:30 and the Methodist church at 3:00 o'clock, the Reverend W. S. Wright officiating. Two hymns "God will take care of you" and "Beautiful home" were sung by Rolland Cady, accompanied by Mildred Pacey.

Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery and casket bearers were grandsons, Carl and Rolland Hasselbacher. Robert Hasselbacher. Roy and Orville Hasselbacher. Lawrence Hasselbacher.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the kind friends, neighbors and relatives for the beautiful flowers, cards and other assistance given at the time of our sorrow, Ludwig Hasselbacher.

(Brimfield News, May 6, 1948, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe and submitted by Donna Shane Carkenord)

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Miss Grace Hoagland

Miss Grace Hoagland, daughter of John C. Hoagland, traveling salesman for the Culter and Proctor stove company, and former Peorian, died at Wyoming on Sunday evening. The remains are to be brought to this city, arriving at the union depot at 11:45 a.m. tomorrow, and from thence the friends of the family will accompany them to the last resting place at Springdale cemetery. Miss Hoagland formerly resided on the West bluff but after her mother's death removed to El Paso, where her brother, William Hoagland is agent for the United States express company. The family had lived in Wyoming; but a few months before the lady's death, which was sudden and accompanied by convulsions. Miss Hoagland was a young lady of many excellent qualities and very popular among the young people. Her sudden death will be learned with regret by many Peoria friends. The funeral service of Miss Grace Hoagland will be help at the Episcopal church at Wyoming at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, Jan. 19, 1888, transcribed by Sandy MacDonald)

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OBITUARY

Mrs. Ann Catton Hodson

Ann Catton was born in Lincolnshire, England, Feb. 4, 1844. May 15, 1867, she was united in marriage to William Hodson at Asby Hall, Lincolnshire, England. Four years later they emigrated to America and in June 1871, arrived in Brimfield. Here in this immediate vicinity this worthy couple builded them a home, enduring the hardships and privations that were common to our pioneers, yet their courage never failed them.
     To this union three children were born, a daughter, Mrs. John Caldwell, and two sons, William Catton Hodson, who passed away Dec. 28, 1895, and Ira Clark Hodson, with whom the deceased made her home. Feb 16, 1915, Mr. Hodson after a lingering illness answered the summons of his Heavenly Father, and the devoted wife and mother after years of companionship was left to mourn for the love of him who had been a helpmeet and comforter.

Mrs. Catton was a member of the church of England from her youth and lived a consistent Christian life. As long as her health permitted she worshiped in the Methodist church in this village and was interested in its welfare. Fourteen weeks ago while eating dinner with her children she was stricken with paralysis, and after weeks of suffering passed quietly away at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening, Sept. 28, 1917. Every attention known to medical science was given her and the untiring love and care of the children was shown her, but the body was too weary to respond to the treatment and the devoted wife and mother has gone to join her departed loved ones. The community has lost another one of her pioneers, the neighbors a thoughtful kind neighbor, and the children, Mother.

The funeral service was held at the M. E. church, Monday, Oct. 1, 1917, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Varney Jacobs, assisted by Rev. R. Pacey and the remains were laid to rest beside her loved ones in Brimfield cemetery. The music was rendered by Mrs. Addison Pacey, Mrs. H. O. Cady, and Messrs. William and Judson Harding. The pall bearers were F. W. Clark, Fred Arber, S. H. Nelkirk, Chas. Moss, A. S. Herriott and Addison Pacey.

CARD OF THANKS

We desire to sincerely thank the kind friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy in our time of sorrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hodson
Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell (Brimfield News, Oct. 4, 1917, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Ira Clark Hodson

Ira C. Hodson died at his residence in Glasford at 10;30 Saturday evening February 24, after a short illness. During the past two weeks he had suffered several strokes.

Mr. Hodson was the son of William and Ann Catton Hodson and was born June 5, 1881 in Jubilee township. He lived on that farm where he was born until he retired five years ago and moved to Glasford. Surviving are his wife, the former Clara Brown, whom he married June 1, 1916, and two great nieces, grandchildren of his sister Mrs. John Caldwell, deceased. His parents, one brother and the sister preceded him in death.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Glasford, the Rev. J. T. Hutching officiating. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery. (Brimfield News, Mar. 1, 1951, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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OBITUARY

William Hodson

William Hodson, a old and highly respected citizen of Brimfield, died at his home just east of town on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. aged 71 years, 2 months and 6 days. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M. E. church. Mr. Hodson came to this country from England many years ago. He was a man of most honorable character and the strictest integrity, and his death will be learned with regret by many friends. (Brimfield News, Feb. 18, 1915, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)
 

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OBITUARY

William Hodson was born at South Rauceby, Lincolnshire, England, Dec 11, 1843, and died at his late home near Brimfield, Feb. 16, 1915, aged 71 years, 2 months and 5 days.

He was united in marriage to Ann Catton at Ashby Hall, Lincolnshire, England, May 15, 1867. This worthy couple emigrated to America in the year 1871, arriving in Brimfield in the month of June of that year. Most of the time intervening between that period and this they have lived in or near the home where he died.

There were born to this union three children, one daughter, now Mrs. John Caldwell, and two sons, William Catton Hodson, who passed into eternity Dec. 28, 1895, and Ira Clark Hodson, who has remained at home and with tender solicitude and unwearied care has consistently done what he could to comfort and help those who gave him birth.

William Hodson was a member of the church of England from his youth, having been trained up to that faith. He always loved the house of God, and in the absence of the privilege with the church of his youth, he worshipped with the Methodist church of this village when himself and companion were physically able to be present.

One of the best evidences of the genuine goodness of any man is found in the testimony of the inner circle of those who have had a constant intimacy with him through a long series of years. It is a pleasure and a joy for Mrs. Hodson and her children to bear testimony to the even tenor and uniformity of the character of husband and father, always kind, tender, and gracious, and yet, always insisting upon absolute probity and uprightness in every affair of life whether conducted with the family or the public. He was one of the best and most respected citizens of this vicinity, a man of deep convictions of right, and a man with the courage of every rightous conviction that seized him, ready to condemn where condemnation was just, and just as ready to forgive where forgiveness would be a virtue. (Brimfield News, Feb. 25, 1915, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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DEATH OF WILLIAM C. HODSON

William C. Hodson, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hodson, residing east of town, died last Saturday, Dec. 28th, 1895, from the effects of a revolver shot inflicted by his own hand.

The particulars leading up to the culmination of the sad affair are about as follows: The day before, on Friday, shortly after dinner, he bid his mother good by and told her that he was going to visit a neighbor, His last words to his mother were "Good bye, mamma, I'll not be gone long if they have gone to town." He then went to the home of Frank Clark where he visited a short time and then accompanied Mr. Clark and other members of the family to Brimfield. Here he separated from them and went to the depot where he spent the remaining part of the afternoon at the grain office of Dungan & Son. In the evening he took the passenger train for Elmwood and remained there overnight, returning to Brimfield on the passenger train Saturday morning. In Elmwood he purchased a new 32 caliber revolver and a box of cartridges. After getting off the train he went again to Dungan's grain office and remained there until about 11 o'clock, a.m. when the proprietors and employes had occasion to leave for a short time and he was alone. Almost immediately after being left to himself, it seems, he went into the engine room back of the office and fired the fatal shot, the bullet entering the brain, in the center and just back of the forehead. He was discovered shortly afterward by Gussie Bennett, a little girl, who entered the boiler room for the purpose of washing her face. She immediately gave the alarm. He was in an unconscious condition and died at 12:40 p.m., a little over an hour after being found.

The coroner was summoned and an inquest held, the jury rendering a verdict that deceased came to his death from the effects of a revolver shot fired by his own hand.

William Catton Hodson was 21 years, 9 months, and 2 days old, and was a young man of exemplary habits, happy in his home life, industrious, kind hearted, and esteemed by all who knew him. Having become of age, he farmed land for himself this year, and lived with his parents, where he had a pleasant home and was surrounded by every comfort. He had not been in the best of health for some time past, and of late had become quite despondent.

His untimely death is a sad blow to the bereaved family and relatives, and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to them in their affliction.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Dec. 30th, at the M. E. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Jordan, and the remains were laid to rest in Brimfield cemetery.

Among those present from a distance at the funeral services were the family of John Catton, of West Jersey, Charles Cooling, of West Jersey and Mrs. Alice Ayers, of Fairbury, Ill. (Brimfield News, Jan. 2, 1896, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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George Hovenden

LOCAL NEWS

Died - At his home near Trivoli, September 30, 1901, Mr. George Hovenden, aged 86 years.

(Elmwood Gazette, Oct. 3, 1901, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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OLD PIONEER AT REST

Mrs. Susan Hovenden, whose maiden name was Kitchener, was born in the County of Kent, August 3, 1818, and died at her old home near Trivoli, October 25, 1911, in her 94th year.

She was married to George Hovenden of Borden, Kent, England, on November 16, 1841. They remained in England but a few months before sailing to America, crossing New York state to Saratoga Springs, where he pursued his trade of carpentry and their eldest daughter Susan was born. Hearing favorable reports of Illinois they once more set forth to travel by way of the Great Lakes to the west, and after a long wearisome journey of rough waters and river boats, they proceeded overland by wagon to the little settlement known as Trivoli, where this dear old lady has spent almost 70 years in the same neighborhood.

By rigid economy they were able in a few years to buy eighty acres of the farm which was their home for nearly sixty years, said eighty being purchased at the low price of $1.25 an acre, but as scarcely any money was in circulation, that $1.25 was as hard to raise as the high prices of today, with a great many discomforts and sacrifices.
Her long life has been spent in hard and patient toil for the family dearer to her than life itself.

Her husband was called to that Eternal Home about ten years ago. Four children survive their mother, Mrs. Susan Wasson of near Trivoli, Mrs. Effie Tinen of Washington, D. C., Daniel of Red Oak, Iowa, and Hiram of Cody, Wyoming. Besides these there are 24 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Her later years were spent at the home of her daughter, a few miles from her own home place, but a few weeks ago she became very desirous to be at her old home farm near Trivoli, where she spent most of her married life. Her grandson, Dan Hovenden, now farms this place, but grandma was readily and affectionately granted her wish, and this grandson and his wife did all that could be done to make her life comfortable. During these last five weeks while at the home place she many times spoke of an intimation of the approaching end. It came suddenly, but quietly, and hardly anybody had time to learn that grandma was sick.

In her girlhood she united with the Church of England and always loved its doctrines and lived a Christian woman. She dearly loved to worship with the Lord's people and now worships with the glorified in Heaven.

Outside her children and many relatives there are a host of friends who will miss the dear old lady and all sympathize with each other.

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church at Trivoli by the pastor R. H. Figgens. Her pallbearers were five of her grandsons and one great grandson.
Interment was in the family lot in Trivoli Cemetery.

NOTE: Susan Kitchener was in fact born in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. She and her husband were married at St. George's Church, Camberwell, County Surrey, England.

(Elmwood Gazette, Nov. 1, 1911, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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Obituary

Mrs. Jeanette Howland died Friday at Kewanne Public hospital. Funeral services were held Monday from the Siefert and Smith Funeral Home, Dr. Loyal M. Thompson of the First Methodist Church Officiating. Burial was in South Pleasant View cemetery.

She was born her Dec 1, 1890, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hibbs.

She married Wm. Howland in Hartsville, Mo. And had lived most of her married life in Kewanee. The husband survives.

(Unknown newspaper, Jan 1955, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Arthur E. Huey

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Elliott Funeral Home at New London, Iowa for Arthur E. Huey, who passed away at his home in Danville Friday morning [Feb. 7, 1941], following a long illness. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Mr. Huey was the youngest son of Webster and Anna Jones Huey and was born near Brimfield, 68 years ago. For many years his home has been in Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. May Wasson Huey, and two daughters, Mrs. Sam Palmer (Leafy) and Marguerite Huey, and four nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Art Ross of Normal; Mrs. Clifton Logan of Somerville, Mass.; Mrs. B. W. T. Fry of Andalusia; Elsie Huey and Charlie A. Huey of Brimfield. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1941, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Miss Belle Huey

    The Princeville Telephone contains the following account of the death of Miss Belle Huey, a second cousin of Mrs. Alf Whetzel, and well known here.
    "News which brought many expressions of surprise and regret spread quickly throughout the community on Monday with the word that Miss Belle Huey had passed away. Miss Huey, who was 80 years of age suffered from pneumonia and being naturally frail was unable to cope with this dread disease. Margaret Isabel Huey was born in W. Virginia Sept. 23, 1839. John and Margaret Huey, her parents, moved in the spring of 1846 near the line between Pennsylvania and West Virginia where they lived about 12 and one half years. Then they came by steam boat to Peoria, Illinois, Dec. 8, 1858. From there they came to live near where the Prospect church used to be north of Dunlap. They united with this church and lived there more than seven years. They moved to Akron township in February, 1866, to the farm one mile east of Princeville where they had since made their home. Many of the hardships of the pioneer were theirs and once their home was burned. Two brothers, Robert H. and Wm. Hervey have preceded Miss Belle in death; also a sister, Mary R. and her parents she being the last of the family. Her nearest relatives now are first cousins. She was a member of the Princeville Presbyterian church, the Sunday school and Missionary society, all of which she attended with a faithful devotion. For a great many years she had been a member of the W. C. T. U. In her younger days she was a teacher in the country schools for a good many years. She was always interested in the growth and welfare of children and will be missed by them as well as by the older people. Miss Huey was a member of the old Settlers Association. The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church here at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, conducted by the pastor Rev. E. M. Snook, assisted by Rev. C. P. Blekking of Dunlap. Interment was in Prospect cemetery near Dunlap."  (Brimfield News, Jan. 15, 1920, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Miss Julia Huey

    Funeral services for Miss Julia Alice Huey, who died at the home of her niece, Mrs. C. C. Logan, 415 E. Madison street, on December 2, 1926, were held at the home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. They were simple according to her wish. Pastor Frank Weston of the First Baptist church conducted them, and spoke from Psalm 23:3. Many old friends and neighbors were present. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Pastor Weston spoke of the useful and helpful life of the good woman who will long be missed by her loved ones and neighbors. Messrs. C. S. Rogers, Neil Campbell, Isaac Van Tuyl, S. Skipton, George Ross, and Dr. J. P. Hunt carried the body to its last resting place beside her father and mother in the cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
    Julia Alice Huey was a daughter of Webster and Anna Jones Huey. She was born in Brimfield, Illinois, September 9, 1860. She was the oldest of five children, three of whom with their father and mother have preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure one brother, Arthur Huey, Danville, Iowa; her nieces and nephews, Mrs. A. H. Ross, Bloomington, Ill., Mrs. C. C. Logan, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Zelline Carlisle, Chicago, Ill.; Miss Elsie Huey and Mr. Charles Huey, Brimfield, Ill.; Miss Leafy Huey, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Paul Lambert, Danville, Iowa; several great grandnieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors. -- Mt. Pleasant Daily News.  (Brimfield News, Dec. 30, 1926, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Died

     Robert J. Huey, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Webb Huey, died at his home at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Monday Oct. 19, of pneumonia, after a brief illness. The remains were prepared for burial and brought to this place, arriving Tuesday evening, and taken to the home of James King where funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body was accompanied from Mt. Pleasant by Mrs. R. J. Huey, Mr. Webb Huey and A. E. Huey. The Modern Woodmen held a short funeral service at the home at Mt. Pleasant and at Brimfield. Rev. Cox, of the Baptist church, made a short address after which Brimfield Camp, M. W. A., of which he was a faithful and honored member, took charge of the body and the services were conducted in accord with the impressive and beautiful burial ceremony of the order, the remains being laid to rest in Brimfield cemetery. A large crowd of relatives, neighbors and old friends were in attendance.
     Robert J. Huey was born July 4, 1867, near Brimfield, where he grew to manhood and where he was married to Miss Eva King, Sep. 13, 1893, who with two children, a boy and a girl, survive him. He was an industrious, honest and warm hearted young man, full of life and vigor, ever ready to do a kind act, and had many friends. Two years ago last spring, in company with his father's family, he moved to Iowa, where he has since resided. He was ill only a few days and the sorrowful news of his death was a great shock to the old friends and neighbors here, many of whom had not heard of his sickness. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction. (Brimfield News, Oct. 22, 1896, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Obituary

    At 12:15 o'clock Sunday morning Nov. 4, 1894, Mary, wife of James Huey, passed away, ripe in years, full of blessings and after a long and useful life, and for the first time in 66 years the paths of this venerable and worthy couple separated, hers diverting to the unknown and his continuing on through life. Mrs. Huey had been in poor health for eight months from general debility, due to her advanced age, and dropsy and it was the later that was the immediate cause of death. She was a great sufferer during her last illness and was unable to lie down until within a few hours of her death, when no longer able to sit up she was placed in bed. Her death occurred at her home, 402 South Fellows street, in the presence of her husband, son, and other members of the family.
    Mary A. Hahn was born June 25, 1809, at Zanesville, O. and was married May 14, 1829 to James Huey, who at the advanced age of 94 years survives her. They lived together as husband and wife, obeying the laws of God and man, for nearly 66 years. Twelve children were born to them 11 sons, and 1 daughter, of whom three died in infancy and nine came to maturity. The survivors are Melvin G., of South Bend; Milton S., David N., and Perry K. of Indianapolis, Cyrus K., of Pickering, Mo., and James F. of Stockton Kan. In 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Huey located in Indianapolis and remained there until 1858, when they came to South Bend and have resided here ever since. Soon after her marriage Mrs. Huey united with the Baptist church and transferred her membership wherever she went. Her fine Christian character was manifested in her visits to the poor, in the relations with her friends, in her domestic life and in the patience and fortitude with which she bore the suffering incident to the later days of her life. She was a constant attendant at church and always had a kind word for all. Her memory will be kindly cherished by the members of her family and many friends. --The South Bend Daily Tribune

    Mrs. Huey was the wife of James Huey, a brother of Virgil Huey, one of the early settlers of this county. (Brimfield News, Nov. 22, 1894, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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John Hill, 72, Long Time Pekin Resident, Expires

    John Hill, 72, long time resident of Pekin, died in the Pekin hospital at 4:35 o'clock this morning [died April 23, 1943]. Several months ago he suffered a severe fall, but had recovered sufficiently to resume his occupation as a salesman. He had a relapse a few days ago, however, and was taken to the hospital, where he continued to decline until his death this morning.
    Mr. Hill was born at Mapleton, Peoria county, Aug. 7, 1870. His parents, John and Susannah Harris Hill, were natives of England and came to this country nearly a century ago. They were the first settlers at Bartonville, and made their home there for many years. Mr. Hill married Phoebe Stoker in Peoria, Aug. 29, 1895. She died in 1931 and the husband several years later married Cora Bush in Pekin.
    Surviving daughters and sons of the first marriage are Mrs. Cecil Weyhrich, Pekin; Orrin A., Amhoy; Harold, Pekin; Mrs. Eloise Baer, Pekin, and John M., Farmington. One son, Edward, died in early boyhood. Thirteen sisters and brothers preceded him in death and one sister, Mrs. George Hermann, Peoria, survives. He also leaves 10 grandchildren.
    The deceased was engaged in the salon business in Pekin for 38 years and always conducted it in a manner that was within the law. Jack, as his acquaintances knew him, leaves many friends.
    Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. Friends may call at the Preston and Jackson funeral home until time of services. (Peoria newspaper, unknown date, submitted by Carole Martin)

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ELIZA HOMAN

Funeral rites for Mrs. Eliza Homan, 707 Warren Street, will be held from the Wilton mortuary chapel at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment is to follow in Lancaster cemetery, Timber township.

Mrs. Homan, widow of Levi J. Homan, died in Methodist hospital at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. She was 85 years old.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Nolan, she was born in Peoria January 15, 1852. She married Levi J. Homan here, and he died at Glasford in 1913.

Surviving are six daughters, two sons,? grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The immediate sons and daughters include Mrs. Katherine Gallaway, Mrs. Eliza Clifford, Mrs. Abbie Clauson and Richard Homan, all of Glasford, and Mrs. Rosa Moore, Mrs. Vera Carpenter, Miss Alice Homan and John W. Homan all of Peoria.

(Peoria Star, July 10, 1937, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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CHARLES H. HOMAN, 80 YEARS OLD, DIES

Charles Henry Homan 80, of 725 Western Avenue, died at his home last evening at 5:45 o'clock.

He was born in Stark county, December 30, 1853, son of Levi and Lucy Homan, and had resided in Illinois all his life. He came to Peoria 15 years ago.

Surviving are one son, William Homan of Hanna City, six daughters, Mrs. Lucy Anderson and Mrs. Margaret Jacobs of Trivoli; Mrs. Daisy VanDyke, East Peoria; Mrs. Millie Bell of Moneta; Mrs. Carrie Mutzelbaugh, Peoria; and Mrs. Mary Dell of Brimfield; one sister Mrs. Ola Bradley of Bartonville; two half-brothers, Richard Homan of Glasford and John Homan of Peoria; and six half-sisters Mrs. Katherine Galloway, Mrs. Elizabeth Clifford, Mrs. Abbie Clauson, Mrs. Alice Homan and Mrs. Rose Moore of Glasford and Mrs. Vera Carpenter of Peoria.

Funeral rites will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Frank M. Endsley South Side funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Ridge cemetery at Trivoli. The Rev. O.C. Bolman pastor of Howett Street Christian church will officiate. (I copied from newspaper, even though there are mistakes)

(Peoria Star, July 11, 1934, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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ELIZA HOMAN

Mrs. Eliza Homan, 85 years old, wife of the late Charles Homan, 725 Western Avenue, died at 9:12 pm Wednesday at her home.

She was a native of Peoria county, born December 17, 1852, daughter of William and Martha Sill-Hamer. She was married to Mr. Homan, who died July 10, 1934.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Lucy Anderson of Galesburg, Mrs. Maggie Jacobs and William Homan of Trivoli, Mrs. Daisy VanDyke of Peoria, Mrs. Millie Dell of Monica, Mrs. Carrie Mutzobaugh of Peoria and Mrs. Mary Dell of Brimfield; a sister Mrs. Kate Waskowski of Pine Bluff, Ark; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Frank M. Endsley parlors, with interment in Penn Ridge cemetery, at Trivoli.

(Peoria Star, Feb. 3, 1938, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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RETIRED MINER DIES SUDDENLY

James M[onroe]. Homan, 166 Stanley Avenue, a retired coal miner and well known Peoria church layman, dropped dead in the 3100 block South Adams Street, Thursday afternoon. He had been to a grocery store.

Mr. Homan had received treatment for heart disease for years. He was 75 years old.

He was born in Stark county, August 27, 1855, and married Miss Nettie Swords, August 24, 53 years ago, in Peoria county. From his youth he had been employed in the mining industry, retiring about seven years ago. He was an elder in Central Christian Church and took an active part in its affairs.

Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Mead; and two sons, Charles H. and Theodore D. Homan of Peoria.

Memorial services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Central Christian Church. Rev. C.C. Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Parkview Memorial cemetery.

(James is the son of Levi J. Homan and Lucy Hollister)

(Peoria Star, Apr. 17, 1931, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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MONETTI HOMAN, LIFELONG PEORIA RESIDENT, DIES

Mrs. Monetti Homan, lifelong resident of Peoria county, died at 1 o'clock after a long illness. She resided at 710 East Virginia Avenue.

She was born in Limestone township, February 14, 1860, daughter of Nathan (I believe her father is Jacob) and Nancy Swords. She married James M. Homan in Peoria August 24, 1876. She was interested mostly in her home and in her church activities at Central Christian Church.

Surviving are three children Charles H. , Theodore D. and Mrs. Nora Mead of Peoria; one brother Nathan Swords of Peoria; three sisters, Mrs. Sophronia Fisher of East Peoria; Mrs. Armineda Carroll of Gillespie, Ill., and Mrs. Della Bridgeman of Bartonville; three grandchildren, Cecil, Harold and Virginia Homan of Peoria; and three great-grandchildren.

Memoria services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cumerford-Endsley Memorial home, the Rev. C.C. Carpenter, pastor of Central Christian church, officiating. Interment will be in Parkview cemetery.

(Monetti, is the daughter of Jacob Swords and Nancy Sill-Swords)

(Peoria Star, Apr. 2, 1935, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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Meets Death

MRS. THOMAS HUXTABLE, aged 76, of Bartonville, who was killed near Spencer, Ia., on Monday when the automobile driven by her husband skidded and upset. Her granddaughter, Vera Huxtable, aged 14, was cut and bruised about the head and face. They were en route to Harrisburg, So. Dak., to visit their son, John Huxtable. (Peoria newspaper, unknown date, submitted by Carole Martin)

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Mrs. E. M. Hall

     Mrs. E. M. [Ellen Matilda] Hall died very suddenly on Monday, about midnight, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Ontjes, on their farm north of Sterling [Kansas].
     Mrs. Hall had not been feeling very well all summer but she was not thought to be in a particularly serious condition. Late Saturday afternoon while she was out in the yard, she suffered paralysis of the brain, and fell to the ground. She suffered intensely for a time after being taken into the house, but later in the evening she became much easier and did not suffer much pain from that time until death came to her release, and she passed peacefully away about midnight, Monday.
     Ella Catton was born at Brimfield, Ill., September 3, 1859. She was married December 20, 1880 to Simpson Hall, and the couple resided at Brimfield for about six years. They moved from Illinois to Kansas and lived on a farm near Lyons for six years, when they moved to Frederick, where they made their home for several years. Following that they lived in Utah for four years, returned to Loraine, Kansas, and resided there until Mr. Hall's death in 1914. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Hall had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ontjes, for the most part, but had spent some time also at the home of her son, Merton Hall.
     The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Triumph. She is survived by two brothers, Ira C. and Albert Catton, one sister, Mrs. Flora Grant, all of Brimfield, Ill., and her two children, Mrs. John Ontjes, of Lyons, and Wm. Merton Hall, of Sterling, also four grandchildren, Max and Juanita Ontjes, and Robert and Charles Hall.
     Funeral services were held from the Lyons M. E. Church, at 3 o'clock, this afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. P. McGarey. (Published in the Sterling Kansas Bulletin) (Brimfield News, Thursday, Sep. 14, 1919, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Jo Ann Hudson

PEORIA - Jo Ann K. Hudson, 70, of 2914 W. Scenic Drive, Apt. E13, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 1995, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria County.

She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Brimfield to Willis E. and Mildred Mendenhall Kingdon.

Surviving are her mother of Peoria; two daughters, Patricia O'Connor of Peoria and Brenda White of Washington; one son, Michael of Decatur; one sister, Lois Anderson of Medina, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. She was the sales manager at P. A. Bergner's for 22 years at Madison Park and Sheridan Village, retiring in 1989. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Burial of ashes will be in Brimfield Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Saint Francis Medical Center hospice program.

(Peoria Journal Star, April 27, 1995, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Mrs. Charles Huey

     Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Huey were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Mrs. Huey passed away suddenly Friday afternoon at the Methodist hospital where she had been a patient since December 9 when an emergency appendectomy was performed. She apparently was making good recovery and was looking forward to returning home when stricken.
     The home was filled with relatives and friends for the service conducted by the Reverend W. H. Young of Thawville. Rudolph Savage sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Interment was in the Brimfield cemetery and casket bearers were Harold Cecil, Keith Cecil, Arthur Sollenberger, Eugene Coyle, Wallace Phillips and Dean Miller.
     Luella Huey was born August 2, 1898, a daughter of Andrew and Ada Catton Whittaker. At the age of 16 she moved to Brimfield with her parents and younger brother.
     Surviving are the husband, her father, one brother, Andrew; a niece and nephew Carol and Buzzy Whittaker, who have spent many happy hours with her, and a nephew Dale Whittaker of [ ], Montana. Her mother and a brother, Harry, preceded her in death.
Card of Thanks
     We wish to convey to the relatives, friends and neighbors our sincere appreciation of the many expressions of sympathy in our bereavement. We also wish to thank everyone for the cards and letters Luella received during her illness.
Charles Huey Andrew Whittaker Andrew Whittaker, Jr. And Family

(Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1950, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Last Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Silloway received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Margaret Huey of Princeville, Il. and left immediately for that place. The deceased was an aunt of Mrs. Silloway and was born in 1801 consequently was nearly 90 years old. She was one of the early settlers and at the time of her death was the oldest living member of the Presbyterian Church at Princeville. Mr. and Mrs. Silloway, Mrs. Lizzie Pursell, and Mrs. Alf Whetzel from this place attended the funeral which occurred Monday. The remains were laid to rest in the Prospect Cemetery. (Brimfield News, Aug. 28, 1890, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Obituary

Mrs. W. G. Huey

Mrs. W. G. Huey died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at her country home southeast of this city, after an extended illness. Her death was the result of valvular disease of the heart. The funeral occurred on last Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the M. E. church. The services were conducted by Rev. Geo. T. Wetzel of Easton, Ill., an old friend of the family, assisted by Rev. Madden, pastor of the church here. The remains were buried in the Gibson cemetery.
Mrs. W. G. Huey was born near Espyville, Penn., June 9, 1839, her maiden name being Elsie Caroline Herriott. In the spring of 1866 she moved with her father's family to Brimfield, Peoria county, Ill. She was married at Brimfield on Feb. 5, 1868, to William G. Huey, who still survives. Mr. and Mrs. Huey moved to Bloomington in 1884 to educate their children, and moved from that city to their farm near Gibson in the spring of 1892, where they had since resided. It was in this country home that Mrs. Huey quietly passed away on Wednesday evening of last week. Three children and the devoted husband live to mourn the loss of this noble woman, the three sons, Virgil L., Winfield G., and Harry B., all living on the farm, the second being married and living near the old home. Three sisters and two brothers also survive Mrs. Huey. Since she was a little girl Mrs. Huey had been a member of the M. E. church. During the entire half century of her membership with this church she was a devoted follower of the Master, and an active worker in His cause. She was always especially active in temperance reform, and was a member of the W. C. T. U., being deeply interested in the success of that great national movement. Among those from a distance who were present at the funeral last Friday were S. W. Herriott (a brother) and wife of Peoria: Mrs. James Lucas (a sister) from Oak Hill, Ill.: Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Silloway of Peoria (the latter a sister of Mr. Huey): D. W. Huey (a brother of Mr. Huey) from Danville, Iowa, and Will H. Johnson of Bloomington. -- Gibson Courier  (Brimfield News, March 12, 1903, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Webster Huey

    Mr. Webster Huey, who has been ill for some time and who had been gradually sinking for several days passed away at his home last evening about eleven o'clock. Mr. Huey has been in declining health for three years having suffered a stroke of paralysis at that time and recently suffered another which grew fatal.
    He was born near Wheeling, W. Virginia, on March 27, 1835, and died October 13, 1910, at the age of seventy five years. Besides a widow he leaves three children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Miss Julia Huey, resides at home, Mrs. George Ernest resides at Woonsocket, S. D., and Mr. Arthur E. Huey lives at Danville, Iowa, all being children of the deceased.
    Mr. Huey has been a resident of Henry county for seventeen years and of this city four years. He was a farmer by occupation and had many friends who held him in high esteem. Was a member of the Congregational church in Illinois.
    The funeral services will be held from the family residence on East Monroe street tomorrow at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. F. E. Weston will have charge of the funeral services at the house and interment will take place at Pleasant Hill cemetery.--Mt. Pleasant paper. (Brimfield News, Oct. 27, 1910, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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HERVEY HUEY CALLED BY DEATH WEDNESDAY

Resident Near Here For Many Years, Summoned After Brief Warning.

PAST 73rd. YEAR AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING

Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon At Presbyterian Church--Burial in Dunlap.

Hervey Huey, a resident of this locality for a great many years, died yesterday morning about 11 o'clock at his home on the Peoria road a short way east of Princeville. He had been suffering since last Friday and was more than 73 years of age at the time of his death. He made his home with his sister, Miss Belle, on their farm of forty acres.

Funeral Tomorrow.

The funeral service will be conducted at the Presbyterian church here at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by the pastor, Rev. E. M. Snook. The remains will be taken to Dunlap for interment.

In next week's paper a more complete obituary notice will be published.

[Transcribed by Laurie Huey: "Hervey Huey Called By Death Wednesday," undated clipping from unidentified newspaper, 1918; Uncatalogued Scrapbook; Princeville Heritage Museum, Princeville, Illinois. Digital image supplied by John Melton. This green scrapbook has a yellow post it note taped to the front that obscures the printed title. Words that do show are "Knowledge is the material with which genius builds her fabrics" and "No. 4055." Hervey Huey was William Hervey Huey, son of John and Margaret (Hervey) Huey.]

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SUDDEN PASSING OF MRS. H. A. HARRISON

Neuralgia of The Heart Cause of Death of Well Known Lady in Country,

LIVED NEAR DUNLAP NEARLY SIXTY YEARS

Funeral Service Will Be Held At Home Saturday Morning at 10 o'clock

Death came with little warning to Mrs. Hester A. Harrison Tuesday evening at 11:35 o'clock at her home in the country six miles south and one mile east of Princeville.

Mrs. Harrison, wife of Absalom Harrison, had been in usual health Tuesday, and was around the house singing and to all appearances feeling well.

Late at night she was stricken and a physician was called from Princeville, but death had entered the home and no aid could be given.

Death was caused by neuralgia of the heart.

Mrs. Harrison, whose maiden name was Hester Ann Kidd, was born October 31st, 1842 at Pottstown, Ill, and thus was aged 76 at the time of her death. When a child, her parents moved to a farm three miles east of Princeville where she grew to young womanhood. Her marriage to Absalom Harrison occurred in 1863 and since that time the family had resided continuously at the homestead where death occurred, a span of 65 years last May.

Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Dunlap.

Besides her husband and a number of brothers and sisters the following children remain to mourn her death:

Mrs. J. M. Emery of Deming, NM, Mrs. J. W. Parks of Clinton, MO. Miss Lydia at home, Myron of Princeville, Miss Agnes, a trained nurse now at Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, SC, and Fred.

The funeral service will be held at the family home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and the remains will be interred in the Dickinson cemetery located southwest of Dunlap.

(Unknown newspaper, July 17, 1919, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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ABSALOM HARRISON LIVED IN DUNLAP NEIGHBORHOOD FOR GREAT MANY YEARS

Absalom Harrison, son of James and Susan (Evans) Harrison, was born near Princeville July 17, 1841 and died at Arlington, California, February 4, 1920 at the age of 78 year, 6 months and 18 days.

His death was due to myocarditis. He was married to Hester Kidd May 24, 1853 with whom he lived at the present home for more than 56 years or until she preceded him to the better world July 15, 1919. Since then he had often expressed a desire to soon go be with her. He was the father of seven children --- four daughters and three sons --- one son Loren Edmund whose death occurred in 1888, Mrs. J M Emery of Arlington, California, whom he was visiting at the time of his death, Mrs. J W Parks of Clinton, Missouri, Myron and Fred of Dunlap, Illinois, and Lydia and Agnes who were with him at the time of his death. Of his ten brothers and sisters but two survive him, Jesse Harrison of Vilas, Colorado and Mrs. George Gregory of Ralston, Iowa who was also visiting in California and who was with him during his last illness. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and was affiliated with the orders Patrons of Husbandry and the (part of the article is missing)

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days and previous to this enjoyed his brief stay in California where he made many new friends who lovingly gathered at Riverside California on the morning of February 6th to pay their last tribute. The Rev. Dundas officiated at these services.

An associate for many years has written since his death: "During the period of our business relations with Mr. Harrison we have grown to have a genuine regard for him. He always brought a little cheer and sunshine into the time he came and we welcomed his visits accordingly."

The body was brought to the old home near Dunlap, Illinois where services were held Tuesday afternoon February 10, the Rev. C P Blekking officiating. A male quartet,

D H Hervey, John Shehan Wesley Adkinson and Clarence sang the following hymns" Rock of Ages, Beautiful Home in Heaven, When the Roll is called up yonder. The pall bearers were D H Hervey, Robt. Symonds, Chas. Gordon, A J Rogers, Geo. Rowcliff and Robt. Bush. Interrment was in the Dickinson cemetery.

(Unknown newspaper, 1920, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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EDMUND HARRISON IS CALLED BY DEATH

Dunlap Young Man Succumbs to Disease After Long Illness

The community was saddened Friday to learn of the death of Edmund Harrison of near Dunlap.

Mr. Harrison had just passed his twentieth birthday in February. He was well liked by all the relatives and friends with whom he came in contact, and his passing is the more keenly felt because of his sterling qualities and his ambitions.

He has been bedfast for several months and though he looked forward to the time that he might regain his health and strength, the end came last Friday morning at 10:15.

Edmund Gilmore Harrison, eldest child of Myron A and Ida Gilmore Harrison, was born February 20, 1903, on a farm adjoining the present home, where his death occurred Friday, April 6, 1923, at 10:15 a.m., after an illness of over seven months caused by endocarditis.

During all this time, he was confined to his bed, but bore his affliction with the utmost patience and cheerfulness. All that human love could devise and that science could discern had been promptly and tenderly performed but nothing could stay the grim hand of death, and his spirit has returned to God who gave it.

Although young in years he had made many friends and was loved and esteemed by the many king remembrances he received all through his sickness.

He graduated from the Dunlap high school with the class of 1920, which consisted of four boys and for girls.

He was a faithful member of Dunlap Grange P of H.

He was baptized when an infant during the pastorate of the Rev. R C Townsend and made a confession of Christ a few months before his death. Edmund was a young man who in his everyday life showed a reverence for God, respect for the Sabbath, and was ever true in a thought and deed to have the principles and teachings of Christ. All his life he had been deeply interested In a gaining an education, anders spent all his leisure time in search of the information, and was unusually well informed or one of his age, not only on subjects pertaining to his a school and farm life, but also on the deeper and more serious things. His love for home and nature was shown by his decision to take up farming and stock raising as his own life work.

He leaves besides his father and mother, three brothers, Robert, Wilbur and Leslie; four sisters, Eleanor, Helen, Marian and Mildred, all at home; also aged grandmother, Mrs. Ruth E. Gilmore, living in a Gibson City, Illinois; and several uncles and aunts besides numerous other relatives to mourn his loss.

The funeral was held from the residence to Prospect Presbyterian cemetery at the Dunlap Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. John Acheson of the Princeville Presbyterian church had charge of the services.

The pallbearers were David Shaw, Laurence Kuhn, Herbert Herrmann, George Heinz, Walker Campbell and Bert Bush.

The flower girls were Leta Allen, Abbie Kellar, Mabel Kent, Eleanor Fry, Esther Herrmann and Jessie Shehan.

A quartet composed of Herbert Harket, Laurence Shehan, Edna Schwab, and Hazel Adkinson, with Grace Campbell at the piano, furnished the music. Elmer Harker, Frank Smith, Theodore Harlan and Carl Hermann acted as ushers.

The funeral was largely attended, quite a number of relatives and friends being present from a distance.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the late illness and at the time of the death and burial of our son and brother.

Mr. and Mrs. Myron A Harrison and family.

(Unknown newspaper, 1923, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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MYRON HARRISON PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY SUNDAY

The entire community was greatly shocked to learn of the sudden death of Myron Harrison, well known farmer of this community, which occurred at about 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning.

Mr. Harrison had attended a meeting in Bloomington on Saturday, and on his return trip home that evening in the storm was so severe he was compelled to stop at the Delbert Daily home over night. Sunday morning, the snow had drifted is so deep, he decided he could not make it in the car and started to walk home. He got as far as the Herrmann home and was so exhausted that he stopped in to rest. He passed away almost immediately after entering the home.

Funeral services for Mr. Harrison were held at the Dunlap Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Thomas A Stamp, pastor. He was laid to rest near his son and his parents in the Dickinson cemetery.

Obituary.

Suddenly, and without warning, on Sunday morning, February 9, Myron A. Harrison passed on to his eternal life. While his passing was unexpected, he had prepared his future home throughout a life of kindness and thoughtfulness. He was a devoted husband, a kind father and a good neighbor.

Myron A. Harrison, son of a Absalom and Hester (Kidd) Harrison, was born December 21, 1876, and died February 9, 1936. He spent his entire life in Radnor township and his home was located just 1/2 a mile from his birthplace, the old family homestead.

He attended the nearby public school and his advanced education was secured at the Jubilee college and at Greer college, Hoopeston, Illinois. While attending the latter school, he met Ida B Gilmore, who became his wife on March 20, 1901. To this union were born eight children, Edmund Gilmore, the eldest, preceding him in death in 1923. He leaves his wife; four daughters, Eleanor, Helen, Marian and Mildred; three sons, Robert, Wilbur and Leslie; three sisters, Lydia and Agnes of the Dunlap and Mrs. J. W. Parks of Clinton, Missouri; one brother, Fred of the Dunlap, and a nephew, Robert H. Emery, of Dunlap, as well as several other nieces and nephews. In addition, there are many friends and relatives who will miss him.

His sister, Mrs. J M. Emery, his son, his parents and his older brother preceded him in death.

The cause of Mr. Harrison's death was angina pectoris.

He was taken from a busy life which he enjoyed most when he was serving his family and his community. He was a strong advocate of the higher education and constantly worked toward higher standards in the local grade school and Dunlap high school, both of which he served as a director for many years.

He was a member of Prospect Presbyterian church in Dunlap. For many years he was an active member of the Patrons of Husbandry. His life was spent in farming and he felt that the production of food for humanity was man's greatest work. He desired the stability of the soil for the foundation of his business and a basis upon which to establish a home for his family.

His passing was a distinct shock to his family and to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in central Illinois. While they will miss him, they know that he had prepared himself for the life everlasting through a life of helpfulness to any one near him who was indeed.

Card of Thanks.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their expressions of kindness and sympathy during our recent bereavement, the death of our beloved husband, father and brother. Thanks to the men who so kindly assist in opening up the road to our home.

Mrs. Myron Harrison and family, Lydia, and miss and Fred Harrison. Robert Emery.

(Unknown newspaper, Thursday, February 13, 1936, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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Miss Flora Harrison of near Dunlap Dies

Miss Flora Harrison, youngest daughter of Absalom and Hester Harrison, and a sister of Lydia Harrison, Fred Harrison and Mrs. Dora Parks, died at her home near Dunlap last Thursday, July 6.

Memorial services were held from the Trethaway funeral home at Princeville Sunday afternoon. Bishop Essex and Reverend E. L. Fernandes officiating. Burial was in the Dickinson cemetery.

Relatives from a distance attending were Lt Leslie Harrison, of Selman Field, La. Elliott Parks of St Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Parker of California, Mrs. Helen Hurt of Washington, DC and Mrs. Myron Harrison, a Mrs. David Ostfeld and sons, all of Chicago. S Sgt David Harrison, now probably overseas, could not be present. Four nephews, Robert, Wilbur and Leslie Harrison and Elliott Parks, and two members of the local school board with whom she served, Mr. Brattain and Mr. Johnson, acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Bouton rendered to musical selections chosen by Miss Harrison.

Miss Harrison received her educational training at Bradley college, Plowe school of music and the Peoria kindergarten training school and was a well known teacher in Peoria county for a number of years in Peoria, Dunlap, Chillicothe and in the rural schools of Bell Tree and Hazel Dell. She also taught in Ashville, NC, Columbia, Supreme Court, and LaJunta, CO. During WW1 she enlisted in the army school of nursing a and was on duty in the army hospital at the Spartanburg, SC, a receiving hospital for soldiers returning from overseas. After the war she devoted her time to rehabilitation and Red Cross work for a time. It was a source of deep regret to her that she could not be of greater service to her country during the present war. However, she did what she could --- she served on the local school board and wrote letters to the boys in service so long as she was able to do so.

She was a member of St Paul's Episcopal church of Peoria and was an active Sunday school worker when and wherever she had the opportunity to serve. Her life was one of Christian service in the home and the community.

(Unknown newspaper, 1944, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)


Miss Harrison Taken By Death

Was Former Teacher In Peoria Schools

Funeral services for Miss Flora Harrison, a former teacher in the Peoria schools and a well known resident of the Dunlap community, who died July 6, were held Sunday were held at the Trethaway funeral home at Princeville. Bishop William Essex of St Paul's Episcopal church of, assisted by the Reverend E L Fernandes of Arcadia Avenue Presbyterian church officiated. Interment was in Dickison cemetery.

Miss Harrison, who made her home with her sister, Miss Lydia Harrison, and a nephew, Robert Emery, had been prominently identified with the educational development and welfare of children. A graduate of the Peoria kindergarten training school, she taught in schools here and later in Chillicothe and Dunlap and in rural communities there.

She enlisted for training in the army school of nursing at Spartanburg, SC, during WW1, and at the close of the conflict spent much time in rehabilitation and Red Cross work. Following that she resumed her kindergarten work in Ashville, NC and Columbia, SC. She returned to her native state Following the death of her parents.

During the past several years, due to failing health, Miss Harrison had devoted her time to working with the young people in Hazel Dell Sunday school and with the local school district. The

(PEORIA JOURNAL-TRANSCRIPT, Page 10, July 13, 1944, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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DUNLAP, PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1965

Funeral Services For Mrs. Ida Harrison Are Held Saturday

Funeral services For Mrs. Ida R Harrison were held from the Prospect Methodist church in Dunlap, Saturday, May 8, with Reverend Phillip Richardson a officiating. Burial was in Dickinson cemetery near Dunlap. Visitation was from Hammitt Memorial Chapel Friday after 6:30 PM.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, David Ostfeld, Craig Ostfeld, Arnold Harrison, George Brown, Stanley Hurt, and her nephew, Fred Gilmore.

Mrs. Harrison was born in Gibson City February 18, 1879, a daughter of Craig and Ruth Richey Gilmore. She was graduated from Greer college, Hoopeston. She was married To Myron Harrison, who also attended Greer college, March 20, 1901, in the Gibson City and came to live in the Dunlap area for the rest of her life with the exception of extended the visits with her children. She was visiting in the home of her daughter Eleanor at the time of her death in Bakersfield, California. May 3, a day after returning from a brief stay in the hospital. Her daughter Mildred was a visiting in Eleanor's home at the time of her mother's death. Mrs. Harrison had been a member of the Prospect Presbyterian church in Dunlap for over 60 years. She was a member of the Friendly Circle Club.

Survivors include her children, Mrs. Eleanor Parker of Bakersfield, California, Mrs. Helen Hurt of Dunlap, Robert Harrison of LaGrange, Wilbur Harrison of Princeville, Leslie Harrison of Saybrook, And Mrs. Mildred Ostfeld of Chicago; a sister, Miss Anna M. Gilmore; the and a brother, Craig M. Gilmore of the Gibson City. Preceding her in death were her husband Myron in 1936, her daughter Marian in 1963, and her son Edmund in 1923.

Those from a distance attending the services were Mrs. Eleanor Parker of Bakersfield, California; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrison and family of LaGrange; George and Faye Brown, who make their home with them; Mr. and Mrs. David L. Ostfeld Sr and family of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Harrison and Curt of Saybrook; Mrs. Ethel Sawyer, Mrs. Ida Gilmore, Miss Anna M. Gilmore, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gilmore, Mr. and Mrs. George Gilmore, and Mr. And Mrs. Fred Anderson of the Gibson city; Mr. And Mrs. Peter Garbis of Davenport; Mrs. Margaret Garbis of Greece; Mrs. William E. Altschuh and Barbara Lou of St Louis; Mrs. Mabel DeWall and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roose of LaGrange; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bertschi and daughter of Streator; Mrs. Eva Hufendick and Mrs. E A Nelson of Henry; Miss Mabel Allen of Normal; Mrs. Richard Copple and Mrs. Margaret Harrison of Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. David Harrison and family, Robert H Emery, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Larson; Mrs. Lena Gebauer; Mrs. Marjorie Gebauer and Marcia, Glenn and Elmer Heitzman; Mrs. C F Ehrein, Mrs. Herschel Norman, and Mrs. Amanda King of Peoria; Mrs. Grace Mooney and Mrs. Anna Roger of Chillicothe, Miss Stella Berry and Mr. and Mrs. George Berry of Pekin; Mr. and Mrs. N S Fox and Mrs. Florence Heinz of Brimfield; and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Tucker and Flora Jean of Speer.

(Unknown newspaper, 1965, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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DUNLAP, PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1965

Final Services For Miss Lydia Harrison Are Held Tuesday

Miss Lydia Hester Harrison, 91, who had resided all her life on a farm near Dunlap, died at 5:35 AM Saturday in the Methodist hospital in Peoria, where she last was admitted ten days ago.

Born in Radnor township December 10, 1873, she was a daughter of Absalom and Hester Kidd Harrison. She attended Jubilee college and was a graduate of the Greer college in Hoopeston. She also attended the University of Wisconsin and the School of Home Economics in Menominee, Wis. She was a Farmer's Institute state speaker seven years and was a Red Cross worker in WWI and WWII.

An active member of the Radnor Grange and Dunlap Grange, she has served as Ceres officer in the state grange. Miss Harrison also was active in the Peoria County Historical Society, the Kickapoo Homemakers Extension and the Friendly Circle club of Dunlap. She had been an officer of the Dickison cemetery Association since 1943 and was a member of the former Prospect Presbyterian church.

Surviving are 15 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services were at 2 PM Tuesday in Hammitt's Memorial Chapel in Princeville with Reverend Philip Richardson of Dunlap officiating. Burial was in Dickison cemetery.

Pallbearers were Merle Smith, N F Fox, Fred Yess, J Elwood Harlan, Robert Snyder and D A Evans.

(Princeville Telephone, 1965, submitted by Bobbie Verstraete)

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(Peoria Daily Transcript, Jan. 2, 1898, submitted by Gaile Thomas, courtesy of Janine Crandell)

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DOUBLE FUNERAL HELD HERE LAST FRIDAY

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Mr. and Mrs. Sherman T. Henry, Killed in Wreck, are Laid to Rest in Princeville Cemetery

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LARGEST FUNERAL EVER KNOW IN PRINCEVILLE

The people of this community were called upon last Friday to witness one of the saddest occasions that has ever occurred here, the burial at the same time and in one double grave, of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman T. Henry. Seldom, if ever, has there been manifested such universal and such keenly felt sorrow and regret as was evinced by the vast concourse that gathered from Brimfield, Monica, Princeville and the surrounding territory to pay the last tribute of love and respect to the memory of this young couple who were so highly esteemed and so well beloved and to whom relentless fate had been so harsh just as the morning of their married life had so happily begun. Any attempt to express the depth of sorrow that was felt by all and the grief of the stricken relatives as they stood about that open double grave only brings the writer to a realization of his weakness. Words are inadequate at such a time. The flowers in their beauty and fragrance can express something of our love and hope, the message of the Gospel can give us some comfort, the words can carry the soul beyond the earthly vale of tears to the grandeur of a better world: But these can only feebly express and not measure what the heart feels at such a time. We cannot know, we can only submit and wait and hope that sometime we may know what these things mean.

The circumstances attending the sad accident are quite well known to our readers. Mr. and Mrs. Henry had left for a brief visit with Mrs. Henrys aunt, Mrs. Walter Plummer, who resides on a farm near Mt. Vernon, Illinois about 70 miles out from St. Louis. They were obliged to go to St. Louis and take a train from there to their destination. They had reached a point about 60 miles south of Springfield on the Illinois Traction System, near the town of Staunton, when the awful disaster occurred, in which they and thirty-four others met death and many were injured. It was a great shock to the entire community when the news of Mr. and Mrs. Henrys untimely and tragic death was received, and it seemed the whole community was enshrouded with a pall of sorrow. Mr. Henry was a member of the Masonic order and his body was identified by means of Masonic papers he had with hi. Word was communicated to members of the Masonic lodge here on Wednesday morning, the day after the wreck, and C. J. Cheeseman, a brother Mason, and B. E. Henry a brother, and Wm. Cornish, a brother-in-law of Mr. Henry, went at once to the scene of the disaster. In the meantime Roy Stowell, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Henry, of Peoria and Mr. Mrs. Frank Belford of Brimfield, step-father and mother of Mrs. Henry, who were at Springfield, had heard the sad news and gone to the scene to identify the bodies. They had found Mrs. Henry had not been identified, but they and those went from here found and identified her body that night. It was an accident from all they could learn that both had been killed instantly, as were many others on the ill-fated car, without a moments warning, and it was a source of some consolation to their sorrowing friends to know they could have had practically no suffering and scarcely time to realize that hey were in any danger. Mr. Cheeseman was fortunate in finding as station agent at Staunton, Mr. Frank Culiver, a relative by marriage. Through his assistance and through the kindly aid of Masons and others they were enabled to get the bodies ready for shipment to Princeville with but little delay. They reached here Thursday evening and the bodies were taken to the home of Mr. Henrys mother, Mrs. J. M. Henry of Princeville.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the Presbyterian church. It was probably the largest ever held, the attendance being variously estimated at from 1200 to 1500. The Royal Neighbors of Brimfield, of which lodge Mrs. Henry was a member, attended in a body, and the Masons of Princeville, where Mr. Henry was a member, also attended in a body and took charge of the burial ceremony at the cemetery. The relatives of the deceased and their many friends and acquaintances who attended made more than twice as many as the capacity of the church could accommodate. There was brief service at home, where the remains were viewed by all who desired. The funeral then proceeded to the church, members of the Masonic order acting as pallbearers, where the funeral service proper was conducted by Re. Max B. Wiles of Monica. Rev. Wiles delivered an impressive funeral sermon and appropriate music was rendered by a quartette comprised of Mrs. John Oakes, Mrs. B. W. Heath, and Mrs. Fran Butts and Walter Heasty. A solo was also sung by Mrs. Oakes and Mr. Heasty. The floral tributes were very profuse and beautiful and spoke silently but eloquently of love and esteem in which the departed were held. At the grave the Mason took charge of the ceremony, and nothing could have been more beautiful and impressive than the manner in which brother Whepley delivered the Masons tribute to the departed and the touching way in which brother Masons rendered their last tribute of love and duty.

Sherman Tecumseh Henry was born near Princeville, Illinois April 10, 1865, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Henry, He attended the school near his county home, later spent some time in the Princeville public school, and completed his education at Valparaiso Indiana. He taught school for some time in the vicinity, clerked at Cheeseman Bros. Store, and later entered into partnership with Charles Collins in the general merchandise business at Averyville. After a number of years in business there he sold out and came to Princeville, where he was employed for a time in the store of M.V. Conklin. Five years ago he went to Monica and took charge of a store, which he was conducting at the time of his death, he and M.V. Conklin being joint owners of the stock. Mr. Henry had been for several years clerk of Princeville Township. He was a man of the highest honor and integrity and was universally esteemed for his high character, his kind, gentlemanly, courteous bearing at all times and his fine intellectual and personal qualities. And it is with a heavy heart that those who knew him so well in life and who shared his joys and sorrows contemplate that he now lies in the cold embrace of death, just when life had begun to take on a more roseate hue and success and the joys of a happy home were his.

Lois Moore Henry was born in Brimfield October 12, 1877, the eldest daughter of John and Susie Harker Moore. She grew to womanhood in course and practiced her profession for about six years. She was a lady of refined tastes, had a most agreeable and lovable deposition and the graces and accomplishments that made her a worthy companion and an adornment in her home. She was a skilled pianist and was gifted with a sweet voice. She was an accomplished as an artist, and her home was adorned with many pictures painted by her own hand, her favorite subject being animal life. She loved life in all its forms. She was always amiable and pleasant and thoughtful of others and her whole lifetime was employed in something good, in something to bless the world. She was dearly loved by those who were nearest to her in life, and their great sorrow at her misfortune and her untimely death is hard indeed to bear.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry were married February 23, 1910. They had enjoyed was others companionship only a little over seven months. Their home life had been a most beautiful and happy one. And that such lives and such a happy wedded state should be thus abruptly and tragically ended is today this communitys great sorrow. May the rest together in peace secure from all the earthly ills, and as those who lie down to pleasant dreams.

Mr. Henry is survived by his aged mother, two brothers, Albert, of Texas and Bruce E. of Princeville, and four sisters, Miss Rie Henry and Miss Julia, who resides with their mother, Mrs. Blanche Sheelor of Galesburg and Mrs. Wm. Cornish of this place. Mrs. Henry is survived by her mother, now Mrs. Frank Belford of Brimfield, a sister, Mrs. Roy Stowell of Peoria and a brother Seba Moore, also of Peoria. Hers is the second tragic death in the family, her father having been killed by accidental discharge of a gun while out hunting on Dec 7, 1893.

(Princeville Telephone, 1946, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Henry Hunkler was born in Canton Saint Gallen, Switzerland, Mar. 6, 1864, and died at his home southeast of Brimfield, Illinois, Sept. 27, 1928, at the age of 64 yrs., 6 months, and 21 days. Two brothers, George of Elmwood, Il., and John of Washington, Il., and one sister, Mrs. Adella Myers of White Pigeon, Michigan, came to live in the United States with him and still survive. Neither his father or mother, John and Margaret Egger Hunkler, nor his sister, Mrs. Ursala Gasser or his brother Ulich left the native land. Mr. Hunkler was 19 yrs. of age when he crossed the ocean to make his home in Washington, Il. There he met Elizabeth Hess, who became his wife on January 16, 1891. They established a home on a farm and worked together at most useful employment until April 6, 1927, when Mrs. Hunkler was suddenly called by death. The family consists of four children: Elmer, Irma, Arthur, and Mildred. Since Mrs. Hunklers death, Mr. Hunkler and 3 younger children have continued to run the farm, which has been their home for a dozen years.

When he was younger he joined his wife in affiliation with the church. Religious magazines have long been read in the home.

The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Union church, being given by his pastor Rev. W. Harvey Young, and was largely attended. Following the service the funeral cortege drove to Washington, Illinois, where the body was laid to rest in the Glendale cemetery by the side of his wife.

The pall bearers were Chas. Ekena, John LaFollette, Frank Notske, David Wagner, and Horace Moon.

(Brimfield News, Oct. 4, 1928, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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SOMETHING OF LIFE OF LATE MRS. BETSY HILL

Betsy E. Bliss was born in Chautauqua Co., New York, July 26, 1833 and died at her home south of Monica on February 5th. 1919, aged 85 years, 7 months and 9 days.
When four and one half years old she came with her parents to the state of Illinois.

She was born of the Spirit on the fifth day of October 1848 in her 15th year, and Jesus came into her life so sweetly that she ever after loved His service.

She was united in marriage to Clark Hill who preceded her in death, departing this life for his heavenly home December 1, 1901.

To this union seven children were born. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, 29 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hill was the last of the charter members of the Mount Zion M.E. church. From childhood to death her life was made sublime in Christian service.

The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. L.P. Bear, assisted by her nephews, John and James Bliss, Thursday afternoon at the M. E. church in Monica and interment was in the Princeville cemetery.

(Princeville Telephone, Feb. 1919, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Obituary

The funeral of Mrs. Emma Thatcher Hovenden was held in the Congregational church last Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. T. Dwinell.

It was a peculiarly sad service; the manifestation of the sorrow of the motherless children especially arousing the sympathy of the large number of people present.

Mrs. Hovenden was born in Farmington Jan. 1, 1860, the daughter of Jacob and Matilda (Merchant) Thatcher; and was married to Hiram A. Hovenden on Nov. 1, 1876. She leaves seven living children, the youngest of which is about three years of age.

She was a member of the King's Daughters' Circle of the Congregational church and took an interest in all the church services generally. In her life and work she manifested, to those who knew her best, a worthy and christian spirit.

She will be greatly missed by the husband and children, to whom she was a devoted wife and mother.

After the services at the church the interment service was at the Trivoli cemetery.

(Elmwood Gazette, July 25, 1895, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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Death Notice

HOVENDEN - Hiram A. at the home of his nephew, Daniel H. Hovenden, at Trivoli, Jan. 16, at 7 PM, aged 69 years. Memorial services at 3 PM Friday, Jan. 18, at the Methodist Episcopal church, at Trivoli. Friends invited. Interment in Trivoli cemetery.

(Peoria Journal Transcript, January 17, 1924, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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THE GRAVE

Charles R. Hovenden, youngest son of Hiram and Emma (Thatcher) Hovenden, died Sept. 14, 1902. He was born at Trivoli on Aug. 6, 1887. The funeral services were held at 9:30 yesterday morning from the Methodist Episcopal church at Trivoli. The remains were laid to rest in Trivoli cemetery.

(Elmwood Gazette, Sept. 18, 1902, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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DEATH SUMMONS CHARLES HOVENDEN

Charles Hovenden was born in Borden, county Kent, England, October 15, 1828. He was the son of George and Mary (Saxby) Hovenden, and came of a distinguished family. His boyhood days were spent upon his father's farm. When but fifteen years of age he, in company with his brother, Alfred, bade adieu to his native land and sailed for America. They first settled in Peoria, Illinois, but later removed to Trivoli township, in the same county. While there he learned the carpenter trade. The gold excitement spreading to this section in company with his brother he emigrated from Illinois in 1849 bound for California. They crossed the plains with an ox team, but owing to the wild state of the country, they took the old Emigrant Road which took them to Oregon, but in the fall of that year they continued their journey to California and spent the winter of 1849/1850 in Sacramento. Like most of the old pioneers his first venture was digging for gold. He mined on the Yuba about four miles from Foster's Bar and afterwards in Indian valley, but met with but little success. In 1852 he began packing into Indian valley where he started a store. In the following spring he sold out his store but continued to run his train of mules until 1856 when he sold out his pack train and started for Oregon for the purpose of purchasing cattle. His route led him through Scott valley, then wild and lonely as nature had made it! He was so charmed by the richness and lovely scenery surrounding this region that he at once determined to make it his home. He purchased the farm on which he spent more than fifty years of his life, now so widely known as "The Hovenden Ranch." He returned to Illinois in 1860 and was married to Sytheria E. Harkness of Elmwood of that state. With his young bride he again crossed the plains, this time with a horse team, in that year and landed in Scott valley on September 8, 1860.

Their union was a happy one. Few indeed of all the aged couples I have ever known came nearer filling the pen picture of Robert Burns' poem of "John Anderson, My Jo," than this aged couple. Five children were born to them, four girls and one boy: Lillian A. Hovenden, wife of James Rainey, who died November 21, 1896; Rowena E. Hovenden, wife of Hoover H. Kingery; Cora A. Hovenden, wife of Michael H. Holmes; Nellie M. Hovenden, wife of Charles F. Bryan; and Charles W. Hovenden, all of the living being present at his bedside at his death.

Charles Hovenden was in many respects a remarkable man. He possessed all of those peculiar characteristics of that heroic band of pioneers who led the vanguard of our civilization across the western mountains to the shores of the Pacific. He was brave, noble and generous. He feared no hardship nor quailed at no danger. He was warm hearted, generous and true to humanity. By his upright and true life he won the respect and love of all who knew him. He filled many important positions in life. He was for several years supervisor of Siskiyou county and a director and stockholder in the Carlock Banking Company of Fort Jones and Etna.
Notwithstanding the unusually heavy storm which raged in Scott valley on the day of his funeral his friends and neighbors from far and near came to pay their last respects to his memory and see his remains laid to rest. His funeral took place from the Odd Fellows Halls and his remains were buried in the Masonic cemetery. I wish to place this heartfelt tribute to his memory. I have never known a truer man or had a better friend.

May his soul rest in peace and may he awake in a better world to reap the reward of a well spent life.

Note: Copy from the Yreka, California Journal

(Elmwood Gazette, March 18, 1909, submitted by J. Robert Schmidt)

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Obituary

William Harding son of John J. and Jane Harding was born on a farm near Trivoli, Mar. 6, 1861.

He remained at home with parents until the age of 24, at which time he married Miss Emma Baggs of Brimfield at their home on the farm, Mar. 4, 1885.

To this union four children were born, 3 sons and 1 daughter. John, Fred, and Judson, all of Brimfield; one daughter Marie at the home in Brimfield. One son Fred passed away 5 years ago.

Mr. Harding became a christian at the age of 18 and united with Trivoli Baptist church. Jan.19, 1893, he united with Brimfield Baptist church and remained a faithful member till the time of his death.

He was a man of pronounced conviction and high ideals. As has been stated by his brother Judson " he was a character that would never enter into any Clique or ring and was honest to the last degree in any purpose that he undertook".

Mr. Harding was an unselfish man, he not only had the welfare of his own immediate family at heart, but he was interested in and worked for the welfare of the community and country side. He appreciated deeply the confidence of the people of the community placed him as evidenced by his selection to many places in Public trust.

Beside the faithful wife and 3 children; there remain 4 great grandchilden, 4 brothers; John J. and Henry W. of Hanna City, Eleaner E. of Peoria and A. Judson of Trivoli.
Mr. Harding with sons, were a pioneer breeder of Duroc Jersey swine and the name of firm was know far and wide for the excellence of their stock, and fair dealing with all.

With organization of the Farm Bureau he became a strong advocate in its favor, and for many years represented Brimfield Township on the board. Recently he was made a member of its executive committee.

For 12 years he has served as Assessor of his township, discharging the duties of the exacting position with fairness to all, and doing his utmost to bring about a more fairer assessment over to the county.

He was a good singer and particularly fond of all kinds of music in which he took a deep interest and where he found great enjoyment.

The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the M.E. Church at 2 p.m. and was largely attended. The large auditorium being filled to the doors.

The sermon was preached by Rev. H.F. Jones, of Macomb, a former pastor and warm friend of the family. He was assisted in the service by Rev. W. H. Young, pastor of the Union Church of Brimfield.

He passed on to his great rewards at 12:15 Friday morning, Jan. 25, 1924 at the age of 62 years, 10 months, and 15 days.

Pallbearers were; F. W. Clark, John Schessler, Horace O. Cady, John Rusk, Ira Catton, and Henry Blundy.

The body was laid to rest in the Family lot at the Brimfield cemetery.

(Brimfield News, Jan. 31, 1924, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Born in Jubilee township at the Baggs homestead east of Brimfield, Il., Feb. 22, 1861, and passed away May 28, 1925, at the age of 64 year, 3 month, 6 days, She grew to womanhood at her childhood home, spending her entire life in and around Brimfield.

She was the daughter of William and Charlotte Berrien Baggs, she was the youngest of three sisters; Mrs. Martha Moon, Mrs. Amelia Slocum survive her.

March 4, 1885 she was united in marriage to Willliam Harding of Trivoli, at the Harding homestead S. W. of Brimfield. To this union 4 children were born, John W., Fred J., and A. Judson, and Anna Marie. Fred J. preceded her to the great beyond Sept. 8, 1918, and her husband passed away Jan. 25, 1924. This leaves a family with 2 sons and one daughter, and four grandchildren; Robert H., Ruth E., James Paul, Frederick James Harding. Robert and Ruth have made there home with grandparents since their mother Mary's, death in 1914.

Mr. and Mrs. Harding lived at the farm home many years, but moved to Brimfield in the fall of 1914.

Funeral services were held Sunday p.m. at the M.E. Methodist Church. The sermon preached by her pastor Rev. W. Harvey Young, Rev. M. P. Lackland offered prayer. Mrs H. O. Cady, Mrs. A. Pacey, H. C. Cady, and H. B. Bowman sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Christians Good Night" with Mrs. H.O. Cady accompanist. Lewis Dierck sang "When roses are in Bloom". Pallbearers were Fred Arber, Thomas Maher, S. H. Neikirk, H. A. Blundy, John Shissler and A. Pacey.
Burial was in the Brimfield Cemetery.

(Brimfield News, June 4, 1925, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Former Resident Dies in Fairbury Home

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha M. Hotaling were held in Fairbury on Sunday, April 14. She died Friday at her home there after one year of illness. Mrs. Hotaling was born at Brimfield, the daughter of William and Martha Shepard VanWormer. Her husband, Miller Hotaling, preceded her in death. Three daughters survive: Mrs. Bryce Knight of Quincy, Mrs. Clifford Barnes, and Mrs. Susan Ploense of Fairbury. There are 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was half-sister to Samuel Oscar, Edgar J. (ED), and Joseph A., children of Sam S. and Martha.

(Brimfield News, Apr. 19, 1945, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Rev. Hargreaves, Ex-Lacon Pastor, Dies

YATES CITY The Rev. Theo C. Hargreaves, 80, of Yates City, retired Congregational Church minister, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, where he had been a patient one week.

He was born in Scotland Dec. 7, 1883, and was married to Lucella Clair Black in 1915. She died in 1944.

Survivors are a son, Carleton, of North Freedom, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. Jerald Bowers of Yates City; nine grandchildren; and three sisters in England.

The Rev. Hargreaves received his college and theological education in Canada, and served various Congregational churches as a minister for 50 years. He retired and moved to Yates City about five years ago after serving at the Lacon Congregational Church.

He had recently been serving as interim pastor at the Congregational Church of Peru, and preached his last sermon there Jan. 19.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood, the Rev. Dale Wellbaum of the First Congregational Church of Canton officiating. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the

(Unknown newspaper, 1964, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Max Hayes, Public Aid Supt., Dies

Max M. Hayes, 53, of 2418 W. Kellogg Ave., Peoria county superintendent for the Illinois Public Aid Commission, died unexpectedly at his home at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He last worked Friday.

Born at Brimfield May 23, 1907, he was a son of Charles Leslie and Mina Miller Hayes, and married Virginia Clark at Brimfield June 27, 1937. He had lived in the Peoria area 16 years and at the Kellogg Ave. address for 12 years.

He was graduated from the Brimfield Grade School and High School and from Bradley University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity. With the Illinois Public Aid Commission for 24 years, he had been Peoria County superintendent since 1942 with the exception of the time spent in service in World War II. He was a supply sergeant with the Signal Corps.

He was a member of the organizing body of the Legal Aid Society and was the organizer and past president of the Illinois County Superintendents of Welfare and a member of the board of directors of the group. He also was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and president of the Roosevelt Band Club.

Surviving are his wife; his father, Charles L. Hayes of Brimfield, and two brothers, Charles T. Hayes, also of Brimfield, and Donald L. Hayes of Bernadillo, N. M. One sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilton Mortuary, with the Rev. William R. ONeill of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 p.m. Monday.

(Unknown newspaper, Dec. 3,1960, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Rev. Harrison dies at age 76

BRIMFIELD The Rev. Thomas C. Harrison, 76, pastor of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church here since 1931, died at 8:30 p.m. yesterday at St. Francis Hospital where he had been a patient since March 18.

He was born April 23, 1891.

After being ordained May 18, 1918, Rev. Harrison served as assistant pastor at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Danville until being assigned to St. Josephs Church in Rock Island in 1919 again as assistant pastor.

In 1922 he left St. Josephs to become dean of discipline at St. Viator College at Bourbonnais. He later served as chaplain at Guardian Angel Home in Peoria for several years prior to his pastorate at St. Josephs in Brimfield.

He suffered a heart attack in October of 1961.

Services will be announced by Wright & Salmon Mortuary.

(Unknown newspaper, 1968, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Burt F. Hayward Dies at Age 75

Funeral services for Burt Forney Hayward, 75, of 1817 W. Glen Ave., who died at 10:1? p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Clugsten Memorium.

The Rev. E. L. Fernandes of Arcadia Avenue Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery.

Friends may call at the memorium from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

Mr. Hayward was employed by the Central Illinois Light Co. for 41 years before he retired Sept. 1, 1953, as line superintendent. One of the founders of the Peoria Riding and Driving Club in 1942, he devoted much of his time after retirement to instructing them in proper handling of horses and riding techniques. He also was an ardent hunter and fisherman.

Born at Brimfield Aug. 15, 1888, he was a son of William and Cora Forney Hayward, and married Maude A. Wheeler in Peoria Nov. 16, 1916. He was a member of the Temple Lodge 46, AF&AM; the Quarter Century Club at Cilco and the Brimfield Congregational Church.

Surviving are his wife; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Woods of Los Angeles, Calif.; two nieces and one nephew. One sister preceded him in death. (1964)

(Unknown newspaper, 1964, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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John T. Harty, Retired Brimfield Farmer, Succumbs

BRIMFIELD John T. Harty, 63, formerly of Brimfield, died at Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, at 8 a.m. Monday after being ill one day.

He was born Dec. 2, 1896 in Brimfield, the son of John and Nell Craham Harty. He never married.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Carson of Brimfield, Mrs. Margaret Colgan, Peoria, and Mrs. Viola Watters of Mt. Pleasant.

He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, St. Alphonsus at Mt. Pleasant, and was a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be at St. Josephs Church, Brimfield, at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be

(Unknown newspaper, 1960, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Obituary

Clifford Hamilton, son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Prior Hamilton, was born in Brimfield November 5, 1879, and passed away January 23, 1963.

He had worked on many farms in this community and also was a carpenter and painter. In later years he was custodian of the cemetery. A friendly, jolly person, he always had a smile and kind word for everyone. He appreciated and enjoyed people stopping to chat when he was sitting in the yard in the summer, especially enjoying the many young people.

Funeral services were held January 26, 1963, in the Schreiner Mortuary in Brimfield with Rev. Wayne Nordstrom officiating. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery.

Surviving are two nieces and their families, Mrs. Foster Miller of Brimfield and Mrs. Orville Miller of Philo, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents four brothers, and one sister.

(Unknown newspaper, Jan. 1963, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Obituary

Florence Hamilton, daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Prior Hamilton, was born in Brimfield April 21, 1893, and passed away January 23, 1963.

She was pianist and Sunday school teacher in the Methodist church for many years and was very faithful in the performance of the offices. Also active in the W.S.C.S. and a neighborhood club. Until the W.R.C. was disbanded in Brimfield she was an active member in that organization also.

Her hobbies were her garden and flowers, tatting and a salt and pepper set collection, and unusual rocks from various parts of the United States.

Funeral services were held January 26, 1963, in the Schreiner Mortuary in Brimfield with Rev. Wayne Nordstrom officiating. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery.

Surviving are two nieces and their families, Mrs. Foster Miller of Brimfield and Mrs. Orville Miller of Philo, and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and one sister (Jan. 23, 1963).

(Unknown newspaper, Jan. 1963, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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William Hick

FARMINGTON William Henry Hick, 80, died at 1 p.m. Monday in his residence.

He was born Feb. 28, 1883 in Edwards Station, the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Ritson Hick. He was married to Florence Catton, who survives.

Also surviving are a brother, Hugh Hick of Farmington, and Mrs. Selina Danzeiser of Morton. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

He had been employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for five years prior to his retirement in 1948. He had previously been employed as a coal miner.

He was affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Anderson Funeral Home, the Rev. H. Hampton White officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Joseph Hurder

BRIMFIELD Joseph Hurder, 84, a retired barber of Brimfield, died at 6: 30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Schreiner Funeral Home, Brimfield. The Rev. Kenneth Stuckey will officiate. Burial will in Brimfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hurder was born in Yates City Oct. 19, 1879, a son of Henry and Ida Cowley Hurder. He married Gertie Arnold in Brimfield, May 21, 1904. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Homer Hurder of Brimfield; one sister, Mrs. Maude Curren of Brimfield; four grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. One son, a daughter, two brothers, and a sister died earlier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Church Building Fund (1964).

(Unknown newspaper, 1964, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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