Obituaries (G-H)

Gallagher, Martin Harn, Reason Hinderliter, Jessie
Gatton, Lou Harper, John Hipple, Claire
Gehring, Frank Harper, Juanita Hipple, Raymond
Gehring, Gary Harris, Margaret Hipple, William
Geyer, Joseph Harmison, Joseph Hipsley, William
Gibboney, Thomas Harrison, Edward Hitchcock, Susan
Gilson, Charles Harrison, Ellen Hitchcock, Wm. (2nd obit)
Goforth, Adeline Harrison, Idris Hitz, Lantz
Goodin, Edna Harrison, Margaret Hoar, Mary
Goodin, Lewis Harrison, Ralph Hodson, Nancy
Goodwin, Hughey Harrison, Rosia Hoffman, Marilyn
Gossage, Mattie Hartley, Maxine Hooton, Esther
Gould, Christena Harwick, Frank Hooton, James
Gould, Thomas Havermale, John Hopping, Emma
Graham, David Havermale, Mary C. Hornett, Albert
Grandt, Olive Heath, Henry Horton, Helen
Gray, Jacob (picture) Heaton, Andrew Hovell, Prudence
Green, Ida Hedden, Jacob Howard, Bessie
Green, Patrick Heffren, Bernadine Howard, Harold
Grim, David Heffren, Johanna Howerter, Carl
Grimm, Patience Heffren, Michael Jr. Howerter, Faye
Grim(m), Winifred Heffren, Michael A. Sr. Hoyle, Leuella
Grissom, Ola Heffren, Raymond Hoyle, Lucinda
Grubb, James Heflin, Hettie Hubbard, Beryldean
Guyer, Joseph Heflin, Phoebe Hubbs, Judine
Hackett, Mayhew Heister, Elizabeth Huff, Cornelia
Hagaman, Mrs. N. L. Hellyer, Perry Huff, Lucinda
Hageman, Susan Henderson, Daniel Huffman, Everette
Hage, Elizabeth Henderson, Lydia Huffman, Maggie
Hague, Dora Henry, Dr. Carl Hughes, Kate
Hamblin, Judith Hensley, Margaret Hukill, May
Hamm, Albert Herlocker, Ward Hukill, Otto
Hamm, Clyde Herrick, Earl Hulit, Andrew
Hammond, Minerva Hezlep, Alva Hulvey, Esther
Hancock, Edward (2nd obit) Hickman, Steve Hunter, Carl (2nd obit)
Hardin, George Higgins, Ernest Hunter, Charles
Hardin, Linda Higgins, Wanda Hunter, Eleanor
Harlan, Mary A. Hill, Kathy Hunter, James
Harn, Albert Hill, Raymond Hunter, Mrs. Maggie
Harn, John T. Hilton, Myrtle Husted, Henry
Harn, Olive Himegarner, Herman Husted, Mary


ATTENDED FUNERAL - The following relatives attended the funeral of Martin GALLAGHER last Thursday: John McDonough and wife and Mrs. John O'Donnell, Galesburg; James Tiernan and wife, Richard Boyle and wife, Thos. Clark and wife and Mrs. Mary Sinclair, Peoria; J. Sadler and wife, St. Louis, Mo., Patrick Tiernan, Macomb; Mrs. Oscar Hemphill, Downers Grove. (The Fulton Democrat, Wednesday, December 2, 1914, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Death at Marietta

Mrs. Margaret Hensley of Marietta died March 2, of cancer. She was a sister of Mrs. Isaac Howard of this place.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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ASTORIA -- Frank Albert Gehring, 44, of Astoria died at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Covenant Hospital in Urbana.

He was born March 29, 1952, in Peoria to Albert and Catherine Foster Gehring.

Surviving are his mother and father, both of Astoria; three sisters, Jo Anna S. Morgan of Canton, Cindy M. Gehring of Macomb and Ginger R. Shawgo of Astoria; and one brother, William E. of rural Topeka. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one brother.

He attended the Love Center Church in Astoria and the Woodland Church of the Brethren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Nedra Bollinger will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery near Astoria.

(Peoria Journal Star, Nov. 22, 1996, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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MARIETTA -- Gary W. Gehring, 50, of 60 Morris St., Box 77, died at 5:26 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital emergency room in Macomb. Born Aug. 16, 1944, in Peoria to Albert V. and Catherine G. Foster Gehring, he married Alta Stevenson on Aug. 25, 1968, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Astoria; two daughters, Rachel Swift of Bushnell and Faith Ann Gehring at home; two brothers, Frank of Peoria and Bill of Topeka, Ill.; and three sisters, Joanna Morgan of Canton, Lucinda Gehring of Macomb and Ginger Shawgo of Astoria. One infant daughter preceded him in death.

He formerly worked at Clayton-Mark in Vermont, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. The Rev. Kurt Ayres will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded, and burial of ashes will be at a later date.

(Peoria Journal Star, Dec. 23, 1994, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Thomas F. Gibboney

Obituary: Thomas F. Gibboney was born April 11, 1833, in Mifflin County, PA. He died at his home in Table Grove, March 7 1916 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 26 days. He is survived by his wife and children, Henry of Colorado, George of Table Grove and Frank of Ipava.

Mr. Gibboney volunteered for service for his county in the 103rd Regiment Illinois infantry serving three years until he was honorably discharged in 1865. He was distinguished from his other comrades in that he was promoted to color bearer for snatching up the flag from the dead comrade who had borne it to death. he served as color bearer for 18 months after his promotion.

As we look back over his long life, we see great incentive to acts courageous and deeds of honor. In a measure we feel the fire that aroused him to face death to push forward the flag, burn within our own lives and urge us on in our daily task. We love his memory and we revere his name. We shall number him as one of our benefactors in the time of a great national calamity.

(unknown newspaper, March 1907, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Entered Into Rest

Mrs. Gossage Died Monday

Mattie Mae Sorrels Daughter of Levi and Cordelia (Newingham) Sorrels was born in Macoupin County, Illinois May 3, 1881 and passed away at her home west of Vermont, Illinois Monday, April 17, 1939 at the age of 57years 11 months and 14 days.

She was married to Fred Gossage 40 years ago. She is survived by her husband and the following children: namely Mrs. Pearl Moore, Ripley,Ill., Mrs. Gladys Brown, of near Peoria; Mrs. Susie Danner, Astoria; Mrs.Beulah Kelly, at home; Otto Gossage of Bernadotte; James Gossage of Vermont, and William Gossage at home. One son Robert Leroy preceded her in death. There are 18 grandchildren. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. David Gossage of Rushville and two brothers John and Williard Sorrels.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Ridgeville church, west of Bader, Illinois with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Roy W. Stocking, pastor of the Methodist church in Vermont. Mrs. Otto Ward and Mrs. Roy Stocking sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages."

(Vemont Union, April 20, 1939, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Adeline Payne Goforth

Mrs. J.C. Goforth, 97, of 1002 South Main street, mother of George Goforth, well known band and orchestra leader, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday in St. Josephs hospital after an illness of three months. The body was removed to the Murray and Carmody funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Park Hill cemetery. Andella Payne was born Nov. 4, 1842 on a farm near Lewistown. She was married Dec. 24, 1877 to J.C. Goforth, who died March 1, 1926. She is survived by three sons, Orville E., Canton; Earl, White Hall; George C., Bloomington, director of music at the Pontiac Illinois State reformatory; two grandchildren, J. Austin, Chicago and Eugene G., Bloomington. There are also one sister, Mrs. Frank Morrell, Monmouth and three great grandchildren.

(Bloomington [Illinois] Pantagraph, April 11, 1940, submitted by Clinton & Maribel Payne)

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Olive Josephine (Robinson) Grandt

Mrs. Olive Josephine Grandt, 71, of RR 1, Tennessee, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 25, 1959, at Phelps Hospital.  Death was attributed to a heart ailment.  She was a retired school teacher.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lady-Sargent Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Temple Cemetery near Adair.  The Rev. Russell Coats will conduct the services.

Mrs. Grandt was born March 15, 1887, in Wray, Colorado, a daughter of Thomas J. and Rebecca Gruell [Grewell] Robinson.  She was marred to Ernest C. Grandt on January 1, 1909.  She attended school in Ipava, and was a member of the EUB Church of Macomb, a charter member of the Navy Mothers Club of Macomb, and a member of the Lincoln School PTA.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Clement Icenogle of Colchester, Mrs. John Siepel of Tennessee, Mrs. Vincent Stromberg of San Diego, California, and Dorothy Livengood of Buffalo, N.Y; two sons, Charles Grandt of Monmouth and Leland Grandt of Crete, Nebraska; a sister, Mrs. Will Farr of Industry; and 19 grandchildren.

A daughter, Marjorie Stromberg, a brother and two sisters are deceased.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Mary Jane White)

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Scroll down to find Patrick Green's obit. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Jan McRevey)



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Ola Bell Grissom

Ola Bell, daughter of John and Emma Haist, was born in Table Grove., Ill., April 9th A.D. 1872, and departed this life, after a long and lingering illness March 20th A.D. 1912.

Sixteen years ago, the deceased was united in marriage to H.T. Grissom, and they have since resided in Table Grove, till death severed the union.

She was of a pleasant and cheerful nature; which was manifest in a marked degree even during her long and painful illness. She had been a member of the Christian church for several years prior to her death, and as long as her health would permit, was faithful in the discharge of her duties and obligations to her church. She was also a faithful member. of the Rebekah lodge. And in her relations to both organizations her life was an exemplication of the gospel of the helping hand, in that she was always ready and willing to minister to the needs of others.

Besides her husband, and her father and mother, she leaves one brother, G. H. Haisst and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Sellers, and Mrs. Loren Foster and a large circle of warm friends to mourn for her.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E.A. Cary, pastor of the Christian church, were held at the home on South Broadway at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Singing was by the Christian church quartette an floral offerings from the organizations of which deceased was a member and from relatives and friends. Interment in charge of the Rebekah lodge was made in Table Grove cemetery.

The husband and parents extend thanks to friends and neighbors for help bestowed and kindnesses shown.

(unknown newspaper, March 1912, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Mrs. Ida Green Taken By Death This Morning - Ida (Marshall) Kruzan-Wilson-Green

Mrs. Ida Green died at 10:50 a.m. today at her home, 615 East Maple street, following a years illness.

Born July 6, 1869, a daughter of Charles and Margaret Marshall, she was married three times, first to Henry Kruzan, later to Charles Wilson, who preceded her in death, then to Joseph Green, who survives. Children are: Sherman Kruzan, Ipava; Mrs. Mary Vaughn, Lewistown; and Edward and Jessel Kruzan, both of Canton. Henry Marshall, Grinnel, Iowa, and Isaac Marshall, Missouri are brothers.

The body was taken to the Murphy Memorial Home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Sept. 8, 1939, pg-10, submitted by Debra Hill)


Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Green, 70, who died yesterday at her home, 615 East Maple street, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Murphy Memorial Home by the Rev. Leslie G. Heuston.

Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Green was a member of the Christian Church and the World War Mothers Club.

Friends may call at Murphy’s.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Sept. 9, 1939, pg. 8, submitted by Debra Hill)

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George O. Hardin of near Marietta died at the Graham Hospital last evening after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 11, 1874 in Waterford, the son of John and Sarah Hamilton Hardin. He Married Clarissa Connor June 16, 1895. She preceded him in death.

Surviving are three children, Bernard of Lewistown; Mrs. Dorothy Sharpe of Racine, Wis.; Blanche Putman of Highwood; seven grandchildren: nine great-grandchildren, one brother; James of Lewistown, one sister, Mrs. Emma Hadsall.

He was a member of the Waterford Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday in the Waterford Church at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Otis Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, near Waterford, after 4 p.m. today.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Jan. 11, 1946, pg. 2, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Lewistown, Ill., Feb. 3 (Special) Alva E. Hezlep, 46, well known Lewistown resident, died last evening in the Graham Hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan. 26. He had been suffering from a sinus infection.

Born near Lewistown, Dec. 13, 1890, a son of James and Mary Bell (Patterson) Hezlep, he was married Dec. 26, 1919 to Pearl Allen, who survives, together with the following children, Phyllis Arlene, Robert Alva and Sherill Rae, at home.

Brothers and sisters are William and Fred Hezlep, Lewistown; Roy and Mrs. Almira Burnette, both of Colorado, Mrs. Minnie Payne, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Dollie Quick, Bryant.

The body was taken to the Zimmerman Funeral Home, where friends may call. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. (Canton Daily Ledger, Feb. 3, 1937, pg. 2, submitted by Debra Hill)

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     Mrs. Elizabeth Hage, widow of Daniel Hage, died at the county home at 1 o'clock this afternoon after a long illness of tuberculosis. She had been in the home about a year. She resided for many years in Canton and her maiden name was Elizabeth Miller. When still in her teens she was married to Daniel Hage, who died 25 years ago. There were two daughters and a son born to their union. The children are deceased, the son dying in infancy. There survive of the immediate family, two granddaughters, a grandson and two great-grandchildren. There are no sisters or brothers surviving.
     Mrs. Hage was a member of the U. B. church. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body was removed this afternoon to the Messler undertaking parlors. (Canton Daily Ledger, October 3, 1917, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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      Andrew B. HULIT, formerly of Canton, Il. died at Florence, Colo. He had made his home with his daughter - Mrs. Jennie Colville. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Hulit lives in Canton, Il. The remains will be brought to Canton, Il. for burial. Andrew B. Hulit was born in Highland Co. Ohio about 72 years ago. He was a small child when his parents, William Hulit and wife came to Canton, Il. Of this family Mrs. Susanna Oliver, the widow of Rev. David Oliver and residing near Fredonia, Kansas, is now the only survivor. The late Wilson Hulit was the only brother. A deceased sister was the wife of the late Elisha Resor. His first wife who died many years ago was Lettice CAPPS, a sister of Mrs. A. O. Baughman and Mrs. C. J. Main. Of her children 4 are living. The 2 sons - Charles and William are in Indian Territory. One of the daughters is Mrs. R. B. Hetrick of Red Oak, Iowa. The other daughter is Mrs. Colville. The children by the second marriage - three sons survive him. Two, Albert and John are with their mother at Topeka, Ks. The other, Andrew, is at Kansas City. Nathan Hulit of Canton, Il. is a cousin. (Canton Weekly Register, Canton, Il., Aug 30 1900, pg. 1, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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     Colonel Thomas H. HAMER has taken ill and his son was sent for at St. Anthony, Idaho. He was a Lt. Col. of the 84th Illinois Regiment and was wounded at the battle of Stone River. He was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1818. (Canton Weekly Register, Canton, Il., Oct 4 1900, pg. 11, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Clyde Cleveland Hamm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sprangler Hamm, was born near Summum, Illinois, Feb. 20, 1885, and died in Table Grove, Illinois Feb. 17. Should he have lived until next Monday he would have been 26 years old.

When just a child he moved to this vicinity and has made his home with his father's family ever since. He received his education from the schools near this place and had prepared himself well for teaching. He was teaching his second term when he was compelled to give up his work on account of illness.

He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church (now Presbyterian) at Sugar Creek about five years ago. From that time he has lived a straightforward Christian life. He gave the best of his power as a young man to the cause he loved.

Clyde was loved by all who knew him. Old and young always had a good word when they were speaking of him. During his late illness he always showed that quiet, patient spirit that marks great and good characters. Not one time did he complain; but with patience from day until day he awaited for his Master's call.

The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 pm. Rev. Sherman A. Teague of Yates...........
(the rest of the obit was cut off).

(Unknown Newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Mayhew Hackett disappointed in Love destroys Himself


Taken in front of his sister--Was Madly Infatuated--Finally Concluded That Life Was Not Worth Living--Owing To Previous Threats Friends Were Not Surprised---Coroner's Inquest

     Unrequited love was the cause of Mayhew Hackett of this city, committing suicide Thursday morning swallowing a quantity of strychnine while in the presence of his sister, Mrs. Grace Hancock, of near Middle Grove. Mayhew or "Pony" as he is better known to his friends, was madly infatuated with Miss Dora Champlin, who for the past four years has resided at Des Moines, IA., but who came to Canton June 2, for a visit with her sister, Mrs. John Sedgewick of South Third avenue. The love affair is not recent as it dates back six or seven years, during Miss Dora's former residence in Canton and vicinity. It seems she did not return her impetuous lover's regards and finally she refused to have anything to do with him and left Canton, going to Des Moines to reside. Friends and relatives comforted Mayhew as much as was possible and finally the love affair was forgotten by all but the discarded lover, who brooded deeply over his troubles. He, however, never talked of them and his friends and relatives supposed the heart wounds and aches had departed.
     When Dora returned to Canton last June she paid no attention to her former lover for some time, but one day about three weeks ago, she met him on the street and spoke to him. That one word was all that was needed to start the old love fires anew in Mayhew's breast. About two weeks ago he was seized by a spirit of unrest and acted so queerly that his folks were forced to believe that his mind was affected. He would or could not sleep and was continuously moving about. He was not content to remain quiet and would mumble to himself. Tuesday he visited his father, B. F. Hackett, at Bryant. His parents were well aware of his mental condition and knew of the threats he made to commit suicide. He reiterated these threats while at Bryant, both to friends and relatives. He was a member of the Bryant camp of Woodmen, and while at Bryant talked with the camp clerk about his insurance papers.
     Before he left his father's house, Mr. Hackett talked with Mayhew, and tried to get his consent to be adjudged insane, so that he could be sent to the asylum at Jacksonville, and thus be removed from home sights and influences. But Mayhew would not agree to such proceedings and returned to Canton on the afternoon train. Wednesday his sister, Mrs. Charles Harter, and her husband discussed the advisability of having Chief of Police Blain take him into custody and order an inquisition held, they feeling sure that he would commit suicide, as Mrs. Harter had removed a razor from his coat a day or two before, and later learned that he had a bottle containing strychnine about his person. But as he was missing Wednesday, nothing could be done. After passing a night of unrest Mrs. Harter was not at all surprised Thursday morning to receive a telephone message from her brother-in-law, N.E. Hancock, informing her that Mayhew had killed himself, and requesting her to come at once.
     The deceased walked from Canton to Middle Grove Wednesday and stopped at his sister's house on the Dikeman farm. His strange actions and condition were noticed. At 6 o'clock Thursday morning, when he poured a quantity of the strychnine from the bottle to a piece of paper and made a powder of it, his sister asked him what he was doing. He replied by stating that he was going to take a dose of poison as he was tired of life, and take it he did, and in less than 30 minutes he was dead. As soon as Mrs. Hancock read the label on the bottle she knew what he had taken. Dr. Deahm, of Middle Grove, was summoned at once, but arrived to late to save the young man's life.
     Coroner Bovee was notified at once, and as he could not hold the inquest until afternoon, he requested 'Squire C. T. Newcomb, of Middle Grove, to summon a jury and to hear what evidence was available. The jury was composed of Albert Anderson, Noah Utter, J.C. Taylor, D. O. Smisor, Walter Moore, and William Carroll. The jury heard the evidence of those who witnessed the self-poisoning and then adjourned until Thursday afternoon, when Coroner Bovee, with one or two witnesses from Bryant present, continued the inquest.
     Mayhew Hackett would have been 30 years old had he lived until Oct 1. He was born in Buckheart township and was the son of B.F. Hackett and wife, of Bryant. He has made his home more or less in this city, and was employed during the last "run" at the P. & O. Shops. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Elihue Hackett of Glasford; Mrs. Grace Hancock, of Middle Grove; Mrs. Fannie Watson, of Selkirk, Kan; Mrs. Laura Sprague, of Dunfermline; Mrs. Charles Harter, of this city, and the Misses Pearl and Jessie and Hiland and Ross Hackett, who reside in Bryant.
     Miss Champlin had been visiting with her brother, Fred Champlin and wife on the W. B. Hews farm south of Canton last week and she knew nothing whatever of the death of Mayhew Hackett until Thursday afternoon, when her brother-in-law, John Sedgwick, accompanied by a register reporter, drove to the Hews farm to deliver a letter that had been written by Mayhew to her Wednesday. She first refused to believe the information imparted and the only emotion she exhibited afterward was that of nervousness. The letter was a short one and gave no indications of his contemplated suicide. He stated that he had been forced to sue the note, and that the suit would be heard Saturday. He asked her to come to Middle Grove to visit his sister, and said that he expected to remain there for several weeks, as he had secured employment. When questioned as to their relations Miss Dora stated that she had never encouraged his attentions to her and had always rebuffed him, and had invariably refused his proposals tending to their marriage, which proposals he had made several times. She further stated that when he visited her Monday evening at the Hews farm he informed her that he had changed his $2,000 policy in the Woodmen from his mother's name to her favor, and that the papers had been sent away for approval.
     Miss Champlin never heard him threaten to take his life, but he often talked of trouble he had with his relatives, both in a personal and financial way, and they alone seemed to cause him to be in a moody, downhearted condition.
     Mayhew has on several occasions talked to intimate friends of his love affair and informed the friends that he and Miss Dora were engaged to be married and that he did not see why she wanted to continue her studies in the college at Des Moines.
     It seems that the acting coroner at the inquest held this morning was in receipt of a letter later than the one Miss Dora received, in which the deceased bade his friends farewell and asked them to meet him in Heaven.
     Miss Champlin is a pretty young lady who is in her 21st year. She first became acquainted with Mayhew Hackett while she was employed at Charles Harter's residence, and while refusing his attentions as a sweetheart, would accompany him on pleasure trips as a friend. She is an orphan. Her family came to this vicinity a number of years ago, from Joplin, MO. Her father worked for several years for J. F. Randolph, who resides northwest of Canton.
(Canton Ledger, Canton, Il., Aug. 15, 1924, submitted by Debi Hoffman)

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Reason E. Harn Passes

Reason E. Harn former resident of this vicinity, died November 28 at the home of his son, Angelo in Rushville, where he had resided for two years. Mr. Harn was born January 26,1855, and was the son of John and Susan ( Crabtree ) Harn. Surviving him are a daughter Mrs. Tena Leonard of Astoria, four sons, Harvey of Browning, Henry of Kansas, and Willis of this city and Angelo of Rushville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two stepsons, Charles and John Thorp of Lewistown. Funeral services were held at the Waterford church on Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Waterford cemetery. 

(? Democrat, Dec. 5, 1945, submitted by Carolyn Donithan)

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Albert M. Harn, Vermont poultryman died at his home here Sunday morning aged 68 years, 6 months, 6 days. He death terminated a lengthy illness with diabetes and complications.

Funeral services will be held from the M.E. Church on Tuesday at 2:00 o'clock p.m. with the Rev. M. D. Tremaine officiating. The I.O.O.F. lodge of which he was a member will have charge of the funeral services, and the Woodmen of which he was also a member will attend in a body. Interment in Vermont cemetery. Obituary will follow.


Albert Maywood [sic - Malin] Harn, the son of John T. and Francis Harn was born at Moravia, Iowa, Nov. 25, 1863 [sic] and departed this life Sunday morning May 31st, 1931 at 9 o'clock, aged 67 years, 6 months, and 6 days.

He came to Vermont with his parents when he was 2 years of age, moving to the same location upon which stands his late residence. His entire life was lived here with the exception of one year when he resided in Table Grove.

He was married to Miss Minnie May Heflin Dec. 29, 1885, to which union were born four children, all of whom survive him, namely J. Thomas of Beardstown, Ill., Trebert S. of Table Grove, Ill., Mrs. Grace Palmer of Rockford, Ill., and Miss Phoebe at home.

He was a member of the IOOF as well as a charter member of the Modern Woodmen of Vermont.

During his life he was engaged in the poultry and egg business and was honorable and trust worthy in all of his business transactions. He was kind and courteous and always willing to do a favor to anyone. He was a true friend as well as a kind and loving husband and father and brother.

His health began to decline about six years ago, but he went about his work until a year ago last November when both he and his companion were taken sick. His companion passed away Feb. 3, 1930.

From then on Mr. Harn steadily failed. There were times when he was some better but only for a little while. Gradually his condition became more serious until death came to his release.

He also leaves besides his immediate family, seven grand children, also two sisters, namely Mrs. Margaret Smith and Mrs. Belle Kirkbride of Des Moines, Ia., and a large circle of friends all of whom will sadly miss him.

Burial is is Vermont Cemetery, Bogue Addition, Lot 91.

(Vermont Union, unknown date, submitted by LouAnn Cameron)

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John T. Harn

We are sorry to report the death of Mr. Harn, an old resident of Vermont, who died last night after a long and painful illness. All mourn his departure.

NOTE: Fulton Co., IL death record on file at Lewistown, IL
John T. Harn death reported 1 Nov 1886; d 21 Sep 1886 aged 65y 7m 11d; shoemaker; born Pennsylvania; buried Vermont cemetery; sick 2 years with liver disease.

(Astoria Argus, Sep. 29, 1886, submitted by LouAnn Cameron)

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Olive B. Harn, 87, of 127 W. Chestnut died at her home at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Born to Solomon and Amanda Pollitt Boman. She taught school in Fulton County 35 years before retiring. She was a member of retired Teachers of Fulton County, AARP and Wesley United Methodist Church. She married Charles E. Harn Dec. 29, 1915 in Peoria, and he died in 1948. Two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Marion E. of Arleta, Calif., Donald G. of Overland Park, Kan., three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Blanche Foose of Avon, Nina Cole of Peoria, Esther Hedden of Trivoli and Dorothy Tjaden of Canton.

[NOTE: Name: Olive Harn SSN: 352-32-8598 Last Residence: 61520 Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States of America Born: 15 Apr 1896 Died: Jul 1983 State
(Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1956-1957)...submitted by LouAnn Cameron]

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Danni Hopkins)

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Mrs. Phoebe Heflin, after a lingering illness, died at the home of her son, Joseph, in this city Sunday morning Jan. 10, 1904 at 8:55 o'clock.

The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Eld. G. W. Ross, after which the remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery.

Phoebe A. Burson was born in West Virginia, April 6, 1832, died Jan 10, 1904 being 71 years 9 months and 4 days of age.

She was married to James Heflin in Belmont Co., Ohio in Feb. 1848. In 1852 they came to Vermont, Ill. which was her home until death. To them was born: George, and Mrs. Renie Vance of Republic, Kas., Alexander, Hiram, Mary Farnam, Joseph and Minnie Harn of this city.

The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the community in their bereavements.

followed by a poem....

Note: Children's list as I have it is below. The ones not named in the obit were probably deceased prior to their mother. Some I've found and know they were. Others are still being sought.

George W. Heflin; Sarah A. Heflin m Robert McCoy; Alexander; Mary J. m. Abram Farnum; Roena J. "Renie" m. Henry B. Vance; Eura m. George Foster; Joseph; Minnie m. Albert M. Harn; Hiram.

(Vermont Union, Jan. 14, 1904, submitted by LouAnn Cameron)

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Marietta, March 30- The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Harris, 84, was held at the Point Pleasant church, Friday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Ralph Dean of Cuba, who was assisted by Rev. Stubblefield. Her son R.W. Harris not being able to attend the funeral, a short service was held at his home, consisting of a solo by Mrs. Winnie Harris Ellis and prayer by Rev. Dean. Pallbearers were four grandsons and two grandsons-in-law.

Margaret Ann Palmer, daughter of James Q. and Mary Ann Rutledge Palmer was born April 6, 1837, near Post Republic, Virginia. She came, with her parents, to Illinois at the age of 4 years. She obtained her education at the Marietta school, walking from their home in the Palmer grove, afterward known as the Harris grove, a distance of two miles each day. She was married to Michael Harris, Feb. 7, 1855, who died November 18, 1912. To this union seven children were born, five of whom are living: Mrs. Eliza Wand, Mrs. Margaret Blanchard of Paloma, Colo., Mrs. Harry Mathison of Yaskima, Washington; Mrs. Emma Manly and R.W. Harris of Marietta, all being present, at the funeral, but Mrs. Margaret Blanchard. Two daughters preceded her in death; Mrs. Ella Lutz, wife of G.T . Lutz, July 18, 1900 and Mrs. Flora Davis Martin, Oct 5, 1920.

Mother Harris was converted and joined the Methodist church when young, she lived in close communion with her Master. When the physician told her he could not restore her to health, she said, "That is all right, I have lived a long time, I am ready to go when my Master calls. She heard the call of the Master March 19, 1922 ages 84 years, 11 months, 13 days at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Manly. In addition to her children she leaves to mourn: one brother, Rev G. R. Palmer of Enterprise, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Emma Koon, Onarga, Ill; 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

[note: Michael Harris b. Dec 25, 1829 d. Nov 18, 1912 Margaret Ann Palmer his wife, b. Apr 6, 1837, d. Mar 19, 1922] (Unknown newspaper, March 30, 1922, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Idris W. Harrison

His Death On Thursday Evening, At Five O'clock, Following Long Illness

Age Was Thirty-three

Former Town Clerk and City Treasurer - Member Of Independent Order Of odd Fellows And Modern Woodmen Fraternity And Of Presbyterian Church - An Active, Useful And Blameless Life Prematurely Ended

The untimely death of Idris W. Harrison brings sorrow to the community. Few men are held in higher esteem. His life has been spent in Canton and there are no blots upon the fair record of a sterling, manly Christian character. He was quiet and unassuming, a friend to be trusted, with a warm heart and a generous hand. Despite business reverses, no word of complaint escaped him, and he worked with the steadfast, stubborn purpose to retrieve his fortunes. It is to his overwork and application that his death is attributed. All through his long illness he has been patient and uncomplaining, always with a thought for others rather than for himself. He leaves a place in the hearts of his friends which will never be quite filled. To his stricken wife and fatherless little one the tenderest sympathy goes out.

Idris W. Harrison was born Nov. 6, 1867 in Orion township, Fulton county. He was one of the eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harrison. His education was in the public schools of Canton and he was a graduate of the Canton Commercial college. On leaving school he learned the cigar maker's trade, which he followed until his last illness. It was found some years ago that his heart was affected by the nicotine, but as he was unable to secure other and more congenial employment, he continued at work in the Canton Union cigar factory, in which he was interested. He became too ill to work last August, and since then has grown steadily weaker until the end came at 5:15 Thursday afternoon . It was a relief from suffering, and he sank to sleep like "one who draws the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams."

Mr. Harrison was married in June 1895, his bride Miss Edna W. Grant, daughter of Captain Frederick M. Grant. With one child, Constance, three years old, she survives him. His parents are living as are also four sisters - Mrs. Elizabeth Bronson, and Misses Mary, Catherine, and Margaret Harrison and three brothers - Will, Frank and Thomas. He has led an active life, was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America, and was chairman of finance committee of the Cigarmaker's union. He was an active member of the Presbyterian church and a teacher in the Sunday school. He formerly held the office of town clerk and was city treasurer from 1894 to 1896. In public as well as in private life he was always the same warmhearted, trustworthy, upright gentleman.

The funeral will take place from the residence, 25 South Avenue B, on Sunday afternoon,
On account of Mr. Harrison's death the cigar factory with which he was connected is closed for the remainder of the week.

(Canton Daily Register, Thursday, Feb. 14, 1901, submitted by John Dooley)

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Ralph Harrison Dies Suddenly

Old and Honored Resident Of Canton Is Stricken By Apoplexy

Former Member Of County Board

Prominent In Mine Workers' Union In Former Years - Esteemed Highly In City

Ralph Harrison, for many yeas a well-known and highly-esteemed resident of Canton and vicinity, dropped dead at his home, 514 South Avenue A. Death was attributed to apoplexy,

Mr. Harrison had been somewhat feeble for months, but was able to be about, and on Sunday visited the home of a daughter in the same block. He experienced a slight attack of apoplexy about five yeas ago and two or three similar since that time, none of which, however, had serious effects.

Monday morning, about 9:20 o'clock, Mrs. Harrison found it necessary to go up town on a business errand and left her husband sitting in his accustomed chair by a window in the dining room. He was in his usual health and spirits, apparently, and looked better than in some time. In his wife's absence the final attack came, and when Mrs. Harrison returned, about 11 o'clock, she found her husband lying dead, face downward, in the front room of the house. He had started evidently to walk into this room and fell just inside the door, doubtless dying instantly.

Coroner Ziegler was summoned, and an inquest probably will held later.


Ralph Harrison was born in Durham county, England, Aug. 7, 1837. In the old country he married his first wife, whose maiden name was Hannah Jameson, and in 1862 they came to America, locating at Pekin, where Mrs. Harrison's death occurred the same year, leaving one daughter who is Mrs. Elizabeth Bronson of Canton. A son by the first marriage is dead.

In Union township Mr. Harrison was married the second time, April 4, 1865, to Miss Ellen Williams, who survives.

Of a family of nine children by the second marriage, six are living. They are W.H. and F.M Harrison, Mrs. Andrew Reeve, Mrs. Thomas Abney and Miss Margaret Harrison of Canton and R. T. Harrison of Phoenix, Ariz.. Two sons and one daughter by this marriage are dead. One son and one daughter died in infancy, and the other son, I.. W. Harrison, died about 10 years ago.

Mr. Harrison at the time of his death had been a resident of Fulton county for about 48 years, and for 27 years his home had been in Canton. He was for years engaged in mining and was formerly a member of the United Mine Workers, having represented the local union on one occasion at a national convention. For several years he was a janitor of the Hulit school. He was widely known, and was universally esteemed throughout the community.

Service On County Board

In politics Mr. Harrison was a life long Democrat. Political office he never sought, but on several occasions he was called to represent his fellow citizens in positions of trust, having served one term as assistant supervisor for Canton township, besides officiating as school director and in other similar capacities in other townships in which he resided before removing to Canton.

In his long residence in Canton he had made many warm friends who learn of his sudden death with deep regret, and whose heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives.

Arrangement for the funeral have not been completed.

(Canton Daily Register, Monday, Oct. 16, 1911, submitted by John Dooley)

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Funerals of Two Elderly Citizens Conducted Today

Funeral services for two elderly citizens of the community were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Ellen Harrison, 81, for many years a resident of this community we held at the home of her daughter, Mrs.. A. B. Reeve, 554 South Avenue A.

The Rev. N. W. Evans was the officiating minister for Mrs. Harrison and the pallbearers were D. P. Martin, Richard Fawcett, Zeno Yelton, E. E. Carper, Otis Miller and Reginald Nelson. Mrs. O. M. Benson and Mrs. Robert Whitaker gave special music.

(Canton Daily Register, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1927, submitted by John Dooley)

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Retired Telephone Operator Dies; Services Monday

Miss Margaret H. Harrison, 73, of 26 West Elm street, a retired Illinois Bell telephone operator, died Friday evening in the Graham Hospital following a year of failing health.

Born in Fulton county, July 4, 1881, a daughter of Ralph and Ellen (Williams) Harrison, she was the last member of her family, four bothers and four sisters having preceded her in death. Several nieces and nephews survive.

She had lived in the Canton community her entire lifetime, was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Jolly Knitters Club and a past Noble Grand of the Rebekah lodge.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm, Monday in the Murphy Memorial home where friends may call after 1 o'clock, Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Saturday, March 12, 1955, submitted by John Dooley)

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Died, at his residence, near this city, on Tuesday, June 18, Henry Heath, aged 78 years.  (Fulton County Ledger, Jul. 2, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Lewistown, Illinois, December 02, 1940---(Special)

     Funeral services for Mrs. Johanna Heffren who died yesterday at her home in Lewistown, Illinois, at 804, South Adams Street, will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary's Church in Lewistown. The Reverend Keith Roche of Havana will officiate, and burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Lewistown, Illinois. Mrs. Heffren had been ill for about four years. A daughter of Timothy and Margaret (Foley) Heffron, she was born May 01, 1855 in Petersburg, Pennsylvania. She was married in 1873 to John Heffren, who died May 22, 1924. She came to Lewistown three years ago from Waterford township and had since made her home here. Ten children were born, five of whom are living. They are Edward Heffren, Fred Heffren, and Mrs. Maggie Clark of Lewistown; Hannah Huff of Ipava, and Mrs. Stella Mann of Los Angeles, California. Theodore Heffron and Mike Heffron of Lewistown are brothers. (Note the spelling). Thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive. She was a member of the St. Mary's Church of Lewistown. (Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, Illinois, December 2, 1940, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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Lewistown, April 23, 1949---(Special)

     Michael A. Heffren of Havana, Illinois, died at 3:15 o'clock this morning in the Graham Hospital, Canton, Illinois, following a two year illness. Born November 01, 1857 in Canada, a son of Timothy and Margaret Foley, Heffren, he was married to Mary Kearney, who died August 11, 1943. Surviving are six children, Frank Heffren, Mrs. Anna Duff, Mrs. Mayme Dunn, Michael Heffren, Jr.,Thomas Heffren, all of Havana and Mrs. Julia Bainter, Lewistown; twelve grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death. He was a member of the St. Patrick's Church in Havana. The Rosary will be held at the Zimmerman and Henry Funeral Chapel, Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the St. Patrick's Church in Havana. Friends may call at the Zimmerman and Henry Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lewistown, Illinois. (Unknown newspaper, Saturday, April 23, 1949, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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     Michael Heffren, Jr., 100 years of age, of 434 Dean Court, died April 24, 1989 at 7:45 p.m., Monday at the Heartland Health Center of Canton, Illinois. Born October 01, 1888, in Isabel Township, the son of Michael and Mary (Kearney) Heffren, Sr., he married Ruth Wrestler on December 23, 1918, in Havana, township. She died in 1927. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include three sons, Raymond and Milford both of Canton, Illinois and Richard of Oklawaha, Florida; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He had farmed his entire life in Fulton County. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Havana, Illinois. Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday at Oaks Memorial Chapel in Canton, Illinois, the Reverend Robert Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery, Enion, Illinois. [Later Mr. Heffren and his wife, Ruth were moved to Laurel Hill cemetery.] (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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     Raymond A.  Heffren, 74, of 743 South First, Canton, Illinois, died at  2: 07 P.M., June 20, 1991, Thursday at his residence.  Born October 15, 1916, to Michael Heffren, Jr.  and Ruth Estelle Wrestler/Heffren.  He married Bernadine Cooper/Heffren, April 16, 1939, in Havana, Illinois.  She died February 03, 1982.  He also was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stephanie Rene Heffren, and his parents, Michael and Ruth Heffren.  Surviving are one son, Robert of Bryant, Illinois, two daughters, Mrs. James (Judy) Wickert of Lewistown, Illinois, and Kathy Lynn Smart of Canton, Illinois, two brothers, Milford of Canton, and Richard of Oklawaha, Florida, eight grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren   He was a welder at International Harvester for 32 years, retiring in 1976.  A W.W. II  Marine veteran, he was a member of Veteran for Foreign wars 1884 and United Auto Workers, Local 1357.  Services will be, Monday, at Oaks Chapel, Canton, Illinois, the Reverend Barbara Short officiating.  Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Sunday, at the Chapel.  Burial will be at Mt.  Pleasant Cemetery aka Apple Cemetery, Fulton County, Liverpool township, Lewistown, Illinois, R.R.#. (Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, Illinois, unknown date, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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Memorial Obituary

Entered into Eternal Rest, Wednesday, February 03, 1982

     Bernadine Cooper/Heffren, 61 years of age, died at Graham Hospital, Canton, Illinois. She was born to Spencer Wiley Cooper and Grace Scalf on August 19, 1920.  She married Raymond A.  Heffren on April 16th, 1939 at St.  Patrick's Church in Havana, Illinois.  Surviving are her husband, Raymond, one son, Robert, and one daughter, Judy Heffren/Harris of Canton; two sisters, Imogene Shaw and Ethel Mae Illman, both of Canton, Illinois.  Visitation  will be at 6-8 P.M.  tomorrow, the Reverend Thomas Krider will officiate, and burial will be at Mt.  Pleasant Cemetery, Fulton County, Liverpool township, Lewistown, Illinois, R.R.#. (Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois, unknown date, submitted by Judy Heffren/Wickert)

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Dr. A. C. Clutes was called to Vermont Saturday night to hold an inquest on an old soldier named Chas. Gilson. Frank Sheckler accompanied the doctor. The jury found that Mr. Gilson came to his death by drinking carbolic acid with suicidal intention. (London Times, London Mills, Illinois, May 27, 1904, submitted by Todd Walter)

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Mary A. Harlan died at the home of her son, Milo Harlan, one-half mile south of London Mills, Monday morning July 24th, 1893, aged, 83 years, 11 months and 15 days. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Crain, of Abingdon, at 10:30 o'clock, Tuesday, at the Mt. Pleasant church, where burial took place.

Mary A. Cowman was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, August 9th, 1809. From there with her parents she removed to Ohio where she was married June 27th 1832 to David S. Harlan. To this union were born nine children-five boys and four girls. Two of the sons, Cyrus and Napolean, and the husband had crossed the river of Death before the mother and wife. The others are all living and are: J. A. Harlan and Milo Harlan, both living near London Mills, Plato Harlan, living in Kansas; Mrs. Louisa Swartz and Mrs. Adelia Surlock, living in and near London; Mrs. Saxon, living in Nebraska; and Mrs. Minerva Daily, living in Los Angeles, California. The living children were all present at her death with the exception of Plato, who was here a few days ago, but had been called home, and Mrs. Daily who was unable to come. Besides the family, Mrs. Harlan leaves two brothers, David Cowman of this place and Pressly Cowman of Iowa. She had twenty-nine grand-children and one great-grand-child.

"Grandma Harlan" as she was familiarly called, was an old settler in this state, having resided in this vicinity for thirty-eight years. She was a faithful, loving wife, a kind, true mother, a good neighbor, and a useful member of society, respected and beloved by all. Her death has cast a shadow over the entire community.
(London Times, London Mills, Illinois, July 28, 1893, submitted by Todd Walter)

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A Pioneer's Death

David Grim, who came to Canton when it was a village of log cabins.

David Grim, one of the pioneers of Canton, died at his home, 40 North Fifth avenue, at 6:05 o'clock Thursday evening [April 25, 1907].

Death was the result of an illness succeeding a fall, in which Mr. Grim sustained sever injuries several weeks ago, and from the effects of which, owing to his advanced age, he failed to rally.

David Grim was born in Augusta County, Va., Feb. 18, 1819, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Grim, who removed from Virginia to Ohio in a early day, and after a residence of 12 years in the Buckeye state, with their 12 children came to Illinois in 1832, settling in Canton. The journey was made by wagon and occupied 18 days.

The father was a veteran of the war of 1812 but early sold his claim in the military tract and took up his residence in Canton. He and his wife were among the earlier pioneers of the county and they as well as the members of their family were closely identified with the early history and later development of Canton. When they came to Canton it was little more than a frontier village. Isaac Swan's "catchall", a log structure where all comers stopped, and the first building on the original town plat, had been erected only eight years, and in those eight years the growth of the village had been slow. The year after the Grim family arrived saw the erection by Lewis Bidamon of the first frame house on the public square, and in the following year Tryon & McCutchen built and occupied the first store on the square. The old log school house, with its immense wooden fireplace, was still standing and was used as a place of worship, as well as for educational purposes.

Mr. Grim was in Canton at the time of the great storm of 1835, and he remembered well the severe cold of the winter of 1836 as well as many other things in the early history of the city.

For 15 years after their arrival in Fulton County, Mr. Grim lived with his parents and engaged in the primitive pursuits of pioneer life. Then came his marriage. He met his future wife, Miss Rebecca Berkshur, at a camp-meeting in Knox County, and before they parted they were engaged to be married. The young lady's parents opposed the match, and on this account the young people eloped, swam the Spoon river, and were united in marriage in Canton, Feb. 7, 1847, by the Rev. Richard Haney. Following his marriage, Mr. Grim engaged in coal mining in the vicinity of Canton and by hard work and economy amassed sufficient money to purchase a farm in Knox County where he and his wife settled. There Mrs. Grim died Aug. 9, 1881, and her remains were interred in the old Grim cemetery, not far from the old home.

About ten years ago, Mr. Grim returned to Canton and on July 28, 1897, married Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, who survives.

Of a family of nine children by the first marriage, four are living. They are David Grim and Mrs. Lucinda Suydam, of Knox County, Mrs. Anna Durham, of Canton, and Edwin Grim, of Atlanta, Ga.

There is also living one daughter, Mrs. Alexander Bell, of Streator, the only child by the second marriage.

A sister of Mr. Grim, Mrs. Susanna Murphy, resides in Canton, and another sister, Mrs. Lavina Marshall, lives in Missouri.

With the death of David Grim there passes one of the earlier figures in the history of Canton. Few there are now living who were here when he came, way back yonder in 1832. He knew the hardships and privations of pioneer life, and his useful career and many estimable traits of character placed him in the front rank of his fellows and won for him the respect of all who knew him and the deeper regard of those who learned to appreciate his worth by the test of three-quarters of a century of association. (Unknown Canton newspaper, April, 1907, submitted by Roy Girard)

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Died. - In Canton, yesterday morning, of general debility, Mrs. Patience Grimm, aged 68 years. Funeral this afternoon, from the residence on South Main Street. The remains were interred in Greenwood cemetery, followed by a large circle of friends. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Aug. 11, 1887, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Miss Winifred Grimm died Tuesday morning of consumption. Age 21 years. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Grimm. She leaves two sisters - Miss Alice James and Miss Harriet Grimm and a brother - Fred Grimm of Chicago, Il. (Canton Register, August 9, 1900, submitted by Roy Girard)

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     Dora G. Hague, wife of James Hague of East Chestnut Street, died Friday night at nine o'clock, of consumption. Her age was 41 years. She leaves beside her husband four children, 3 girls and 1 boy, to mourn her death. She was a daughter of the Zal Green, deceased, of Orion Township. George Green of Orion Township, Mrs. Jerry Wooden of Michigan and Mrs. James Hudson of McDonough County where respectively her brother and sisters. Mrs. Wooden was summoned here some time ago on account of her illness and was present at her death. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the residence and the interment will be in the Breeds cemetery.
(unknown newspaper, unknown date, submitted by Kristen Dansby)

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     Minerva Caroline Harland, daughter of John and Rachel Harland was born Dec. 20, 1845 on the old homeplace now occupied by the oldest child, Ross. This place is now known as Homestead Farm and how well named it is. Here Mrs. Hammond was born, here she was married Dec. 28, 1865 to Wm. Hammond, who preceded her in death four years ago last month: here the family of eight children were all born and here the eldest child now lives. It was in January 1892 that she moved to the home in Table Grove, so the long life with the exception of about one year at the time of her marriage was spent in these two homes, but how many the experiences have been.
From the old home community she saw three of her brothers go to War in the service of their country. The brothers were David, James and William. One of these David laid down his life. Now in the presence of conflict she has seen two of her grandchildren answer the call of humanity and Mrs. Hammond has the pride of a courageous hero in knowing that Everett and Nowen have been able and anxious to give their country this service.
     In these long years of intervening peace, Mrs. Hammond's has been the patriotism of devotion, righteousness, sacrifice and love. To such lives we owe the armies of justice today.
     All her children were loyal and devoted to the mother, because of the heroic motherly qualities of her life. To the daughter-in-laws, too, she was as Naomi to Ruth and Orpha , and they in turn would claim her people and her God, and her country as their own. And the nineteen grand-children and the one great grand-child always found a welcome there. Mrs. Hammond with her social fortitude blended with warmth of sympathy her rare combination of humor and seriousness, her evenness of disposition that ignored so many of the trifles, and concerned itself with the more important, her religious spirit that found daily companionship in Christ and inspiration in the World of God, not only blessed her own home and the lives of her near beloved, but reached in blessing wider circles. In the Christian church with which she was united in 1889, she was always a willing and intelligent worker. For years she taught a class in the Bible school and the class was always taught in a most conscientious and thorough manner. It was her desire that churches be a real minister in a community. Her mind grew and her spirit became even richer with the going of the years; her face was toward the rising sun. Her bequests in moral values are rich and her desires were not only to have them conserved, but added to with each generation.
     Funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Nichols and the remains were laid to rest in the Table Grove cemetery.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Hold Services March 16 for J. G. Harmison

Veteran Teacher Called March 13 at City Hospital; Burial at Canton, Illinois.

     Funeral services for Joseph G. Harmison, a member of the Geneseo High School faculty, who died at the J. C. Hammond City Hospital late Thursday afternoon, March 13, were held on Saturday morning at 9:30 at the high school auditorium.
     More than 200 students, former students, teachers and friends attended the last rites, which were conducted by Rev. Waldo S. Richards, pastor of the First Congregational church.
     The service included a reading by Miss Josephine Reschke, a musical number by Robert Lash, Jack Little, James Hutchinson, John Hartman, Arlo Kemmis, James Berg, Glenn Lodge, Albert Taube and Willard Nelson, accompanied by Miss Mary Fragd on the piano.
     Student ushers were Irwin Borkgren, Robert Cherry, Donald Cherry, Eugene Ague, Carl Blumenstein, Morris Vickroy, Elmer Schweninger, Robert Schweninger, Walter Bolte, Jerald Keag, Tom Carter, Robert Young, Clyde Snodgrass and Lauren Weineke.
     Pall bearers were Glenn Robinson, Clifford Soukup, E. O. Reiser, S. Fred Calhoun, C. R. Lash and Charles Rivenburg, all members of the high school facility. The remains were taken to Canton, Illinois, for interment in Locust Lane cemetery. Rev. David G. Davies, pastor of the Canton Congregational Church officiated at the short service at the grave.

Was Native of Canton

     Mr. Harmison was born in Canton, Illinois on January 16, 1860, and received his early education there. He attended Canton Commercial College, Spencerian Business College in Cleveland, Ohio, Bryant-Stratton Business College and took special work at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Colorado.
     He began teaching in 1884 and taught in Canton, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Savannah, Rome, Ga., Rushville and Lexington before joining the Geneseo high school facility in 1915. He is been an instructor here for twenty-six years and was known to everyone as " Harmy. " He produced many lines of commercial ? in the high school and for several winters conducted a night school for the benefit of those who were unable to attend day classes.
     Mr. Harmison was known for his beautiful penmanship and was also a handwriting expert, having served as a witness in a Georgia forgery trial many years ago. He loved outdoor Life and traveling and with his wife enjoyed vacation trips in the north and west. He was a member of the Congregational Church and of Stewart Lodge and Royal Arch Masons.
     He was married December 24, 1885, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Florence Crane, who preceded him in death. On September 30, 1899, he was married to Aline Gartner in McMinnville, Tennessee.
     Surviving are his wife; two sons, J. S. Harmison, of Frederick, Colorado, and C. R. Harmison of Great Falls, Montana; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Toncray, of Canton, Illinois, and Miss Lali Harmison of Chicago; also 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A daughter, Miss Ruth Parmesan, died in 1928.
(unknown newspaper & unknown date, submitted by Charlie McDaniel)

Tribute to Mr. Harmison

     We, the students of Geneseo High School, which express our deep gratitude and appreciation of "Harmy", a friend to as all.
     "Harmy" first came to Geneseo in February, 1915, as an instructor in commercial subjects. He had been a member of the high-school teaching staff for 26 years. For 21 years he taught in the commercial department, introducing many new subjects. In 1919-1920 school years he conducted a commercial night school. For the last 5 years he checked attendance (and discipline) and the study hall.
     Mr. Harmison and was born in Canton, Ill., on January 16, 1860. He obtained his early education in Canton schools. He received his training in the Canton Commercial College, the Spencerian Business College at Cleveland and the Bryant-Stratton Business College at Providence, Rhode Island. He attended summer school at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Colorado.
     "Harmy" was well known to us all for his penmanship, and many of us would cherish our high school annuals with our names inscribed by his handwriting.
(unknown newspaper & unknown date, submitted by Charlie McDaniel)

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     Mrs. Emma A Hopping, wife of John Hopping, was born March 5, 1878. Died May 24, 1911, aged 33 years, 2 months and 19 days. They were married June 5, 1895. To this union was born five children, one girl and four boys. She united in the christian work in her early life and last fall, or about nine months ago, with her husband, joined the Brethren church at Woodland, living in this faith till the death summons came. Deceased leaves a husband, five children, mother, three brothers and two sisters, two half sisters, and a host of other relatives to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Walters, assisted by Rev. S. G. Bucher. Remains were laid to rest at Union chapel. The mourning ones have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad bereavement. (From the Astoria newspaper circa March 31, 1911, submitted by Marilee Griffin)

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County News

(From the Avon Sentinel)

Died, May 6, 1885, Prudence Hovell, wife of Thomas Hovell, aged, 64 years, 11 months and 19 days. Deceased was for many months a patient sufferer from that dread disease—consumption.

Prudence Reynolds was born in Rising Sun, Indiana, May 25th, 1820. She remembered having seen Lafayette while on his last visit to the United States. She came to this state and located on the old Freeborn place in this township in 1836. She was married to her now bereaved husband on Christmas Day, 1838.
(Fulton County Ledger, May 21, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Mrs. Bessie Howard of Marietta Dies Here

Mrs. Bessie May Howard, 68,of Marietta, died at the St. Francis Hospital Friday, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Kugler Funeral Home at Bushnell, The Rev. Rodney Rueberg officiating. Interment will be in Marietta Cemetery.

Mrs. Howard, a lifetime resident of the New Philadelphia and Marietta communities, was born in Fulton County April 18, 1885, a daughter of Robert and Rachel Yocum Rutledge. Her husband, Frank Howard, who died 10 years ago, had operated a threshing and custom corn shelling business.

Ten sons and daughters survive. They are John Howard of New Philadelphia, Lloyd Howard and Mrs. Hazel Nenigar of Peoria, Virgil Howard and Mrs. Ruby Harris of Macomb, Ray and Kenneth Howard and Mrs. Thelma Yonkin of Marietta, Lyle Howard of Table Grove, and Delbert Howard of Bushnell. Five brothers, George Rutledge of Good Hope, Grover Rutledge of New Philadelphia, Ira Rutledge of Onarga, Claude Rutledge of Adair, and Roy Rutledge of Galesburg, and several grandchildren also survive.

(unknown newspaper, ???, 1953, submitted by Diane Herd)

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The following obituary of this young mother was furnished us by a friend:

Leuella Hoyle, youngest daughter of Robert and Rachel Rutledge of New Philadelphia, Ill. died at her home at Ainsworth, Iowa, Thursday morning Feb. 6, 1919. Deceased was born in Farmers township, near Table Grove, Illinois, July 18, 1894.

She was united in marriage with Lloyd Hoyle Aug 1914. To this union were born one son, Dwight, not yet four years old, daughter Helen 22 months and a baby daughter six weeks old, all left besides the husband to mourn the loss of an indulgent an faithful wife and mother. She is also survived by her parents, six brother and two sisters, namely: Perry of New Philadelphia, George of Good Hope, Grover, a soldier overseas, Ira of Piper City, Ill., Claude of Macomb; Roy of Bushnell; Mrs. Bessie Howard of New Philadelphia and Jessie Blagden of Avon. Deceased was well and favorably known in these parts, having spent all of her earlier life around here.

Since her marriage she has resided in Iowa. Although of a healthy and robust constitution, she fell a victim to the dreadful influenza, which developed in pneumonia and ended her life.

How sad to see death enter our homes and snatch our dear ones from our grasp and we unable to stay the icy hand of death. Not our will but God's be done and we must submit. To see this young mother taken from her babes and hear them calling mamma, seems so terrible and she in her last hours while delirious was pating the covers saying baby, imagining she was still caring for her little ones. we must pass this dark picture and look beyond to a brighter and fairer picture of meeting our dear Savior and those dear ones gone before.

The funeral services were held at her home near Ainsworth, Iowa, Friday at 2:30. Burial in the beautiful cemetery nearby.

(unknown newspaper, Feb. 1919, submitted by Diane Herd)

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     Christena S. Watkins was born May 3,1849 in Mason Co. Ill. she was united in marriage to Thomas W. Gould Oct 16, 1867.
     To this union were born ten children. She departed this life, at her home in Woodland township Nov. 15, 1915 at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 9 days.
     She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband and eight children, namely Mrs. Edith Bankert, St. David, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Curless, Monroe City, Mo.; Mrs. Sarah Smith, Table Grove, Ill.; Mrs. Rosa Royal, Gittlette, Wyo.; Mrs. Sylvia Nichols, Morris, Okla.; Mrs. Pearle Derry, Summum, Ill.; Dempsy W. of Eltoro, Calif. and T. Lewis of Astoria, Ill. Two sons, Samuel and Austin having proceeded her to the fair beyond. One sister of Drain, Oregon.
     The deceased has for many years been a true and faithful member of the Primitive Baptist church. A loving wife and mother, and a sympathizing friend, who will be greatly missed by all who have known and loved her.
     Funeral services at Mount Zion Wednesday, Nov 17, conducted by Elder L. F. Frazee. Burial in Mt. Zion cemetery. (Note: Christena was the daughter of James S and Winifred Whiteley Watkins.) (From the Astoria newspaper circa November 17, 1915, submitted by Marilee Griffin)

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Another Veteran of the Civil War passes away.

     Thomas W. Gould son of Samuel and Sarah Gould was born in Brown county, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1846 and departed this life Sept. 17, 1916 aged 69 years, 10 months and 1 day.
     At the age of 7 years he came to Illinois with his parents. In Feb 1865 enlisted in Co. I regiment for the service of his company and served until the close of war.
     He united with Presbyterian Baptist church in 1877. Was married Oct. 17, 1867 to Christena Watkins, who proceeded him to the great beyond 10 months ago.
     To this union ten children were born, eight of whom survive: Edith Bankert, St. David, Ill.; Mary Curless, Monroe City, Mo.; Sarah Smith, Vermont, Ill.; D. W., Eltora, Cal.; Rosa Royal, Gyblette, Wyo.; Lewis, Astoria, Ill.; Sylvia Nichols, Morris, Okla.; Pearl Derry, Summum, Ill.; three brothers, two sisters with a host of relatives and friends.
     He was making his home with Lewis at the time of his death. Lewis having cared for both parents and administering to every want in their declining years.

Dearest father now has left us,
And our hears are aching sore,
Though Our Savior whispers softly,
He has only gone before.

To a land of joy and gladness,
Where no bitter tears shall flow,
There's no parting filled with sadness
When the serges cease to roll.

Send some messenger of comfort.
Teach us patience, Oh Dear Lord,
Let us realize that our Dear One
Has gone home to his reward.
---Sadie Gould

(From the Astoria newspaper circa November 22,1916, submitted by Marilee Griffin)

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Mrs. N. L. Hagaman. Word has been received here of the death in Fairview, Ill. Wednesday of Mrs. Nicholas L. Hagaman, who before her marriage was Miss Martha Suydam of Washington Valley, near Pluckamin. Miss Suydam once attended the old Washington School. She united with the Pluckamin Presbyterian Church under the pastorate of the Rev. F. F. Cornell, November 8, 1862. Miss Suydam was married to Nicholas L. Hagaman December 12, 1867 by the Rev. Thomas Carter, then pastor of the Pluckamin church. Soon after their marriage Mr. Hagaman sold his farm near Lamington, adjoining the old church and moved to Fairview. (The Somerset Messenger Gazette, Somerville, Somerset County, NJ, Wednesday, May 1, 1929, page 7, submitted by Pam Bush)

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    Mrs. Edna F. Goodin, 98, of Abingdon died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at the Care Center of Abingdon.
    She was born Oct. 3, 1901, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Logan and Nola Robeson Settles. She married Rev. Frank Goodin Dec. 14, 1921, in Macomb.  He preceded her in death May 28, 1984.
    She is survived by one son, Dwight Goodin of Galesburg; two daughters, Dorothy Goff and Mrs. Charles (Velma) Rogers, both of Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
    She was a homemaker and was very active in assisting her husband in his ministry. She was a member of many Assemblies of God churches in the area.
Graveside services will be Wednesday; Nov. 24, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Bushnell City Cemetery with Rev. Todd Henderson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 p. m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Church or the Care Center of Abingdon, both in Abingdon.
(Rushville Times, Wed., Nov. 24, 1999, pg. 15, col. 4, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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     Lewis Franklin Goodin, son of Bryant Y. & Mary Ellen Goodin was born in Hardin Co., Ky. June 26, 1860 and passed away at his home near Ray, IL. March 23, 1923, aged 62 years, 8 months & 5 days. Death resulted from pneumonia.
     The deceased was united in marriage to Debbie Tweddell on December 22, 1892. To this union 5 children were born 2 daughters, & 3 sons; Lillian Ebert, Mrs. Maude Wright, Frank Jr., Herbert and Bryant. In early life he was united with the Baptist Church at Younger's Creek, Kentucky. The deceased was always a farmer and took great interest in his work. He came to IL in 1909 where he has since resided.
     He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, his 5 children, 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lon Cooper & Susan Goodin of Kentucky & a brother Harve Goodin of Louisville, Ky.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Brown at his late home March 23.
(Rushville Times, Mar. 29, 1923, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Judith Hamblin

     Judith Mary Hamblin, 52, of Burlington, died at 8 a.m. Mon day, Dec. 25, 2000, at her home. Born June 18, 1948, in Beardstown, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward Eugene and Mary Crumley Hamblin. Miss Hamblin was director of Des Moines County Community Services. She attended Burlington College, Western Illinois University and Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Okla. She was an active member of Wings of Praise Church, predominately in the children's program. Survivors include her mother of Lancaster, Mo.; one sister, Vickie Russell Morton of Lancaster; one niece; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father. The body has been cremated. Friends may sign the register book after noon today in Prugh's Chapel. The memorial service for Miss Hamblin will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wings of Praise Church, with the Rev. Brenda Distelhorst officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster. A memorial has been established. (Unknown paper and date, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Obituary for John Havermale

John J. Havermale died at about eight o’clock Sunday morning at his home on South Avenue B-No. 30. Mr. Havermale’s death was very sudden and resulted from internal hemorrhage caused by a small tumor only lately noticed. The first hemorrhage was on Saturday morning. The alarm felt by the family was, however, soon much allayed. That afternoon he was thought to be in no immediate danger. Sunday morning at half past seven o’clock his brother, J. S. Havermale, left him feeling in good spirits, conversing brightly and hopefully, and expectedly to arise from his bed presently.

Hardly had his brother gone a block from the house until a second hemorrhage set in. And in thirty minutes death had ensued.

The community thus loses one of its best citizens—a man whose record was clean, whose sterling integrity of character commanded the respect of all, whose life was filled with usefulness—one whose world was better because he lived in it, and whose examples will, be an inspiration to uprightness so long as his honored memory shall remain.

He was the third son of that noble old pioneer couple, Peter Havermale and wife, both of whom died in the same week only a few years ago. His surviving brothers are the Rev. Samuel G. Havermale, of San Diego, California; Daniel G. Havermale of Canton; the Rev. George W. Havermale, of Wilder, Kansas; the Rev. Marion F. Havermale of Elvaston, Ill, and Joseph S. Havermale of Canton. There is one sister—the wife of John F. Randolph. One brother Noah, was killed in the Chatsworth wreck in 1887—his death being the first one to break the family circle.

John J. Havermale’s age was sixty-six years on the first day of last September. He was born in Washington County, Maryland. When he was six years old the family removed to Montgomery County, Ohio and from there in 1844 to Illinois and Fulton County.

On January 1, 1852 he was married to Caroline Ellis, who died February 14, 1874, leaving four children and four having died in infancy. Those who survive their parents are two sons and two daughters. The sons, Peter and Paul, live on the old family homestead in Joshua Township. One of the daughters—Mrs. Charles Divilbiss—also resides in Joshua. The other—Miss Jessie—is at home. On November 9, 1875 Mr. Havermale was married to Sarah A. Smith, who survives him.

He was for a number of years prior to 1862 a contracting brick mason, and built the High School and many other edifices to be seen in Canton today. In the year mentioned he removed to the Joshua Township farm, four miles west of the city, where he lived until two years ago last March, when he returned to make his home again in town.

He had been form more than forty years a consistent and active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Canton Church at the time of his death.

Opportunity to view the remains was given from twelve until two o’clock this afternoon at the residence. The funeral procession leaves for the Lutheran cemetery in Joshua Township at ten o’clock tomorrow. Services, at which his pastor, the Rev. Alexander Smith, officiates, will be held at the church adjacent to the burial ground. (The Daily Cantonian, Feb. 9, 1894, submitted by Dorene Fox-Sprague)

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Mrs. Havermale Is At End Of Long And Honored Life

Mrs. Mary Catherine Havermale, widow of the Rev. Marion F. Havermale, died at her home, 260 West Locust street, Sunday evening (May 18)at 5:45 o'clock, following an illness of 10 days.

Mrs. Havermale was a daughter of Joseph and Eva (Eckenrode) Cluts and was born in Maryland Nov. 2, 1837. She was united in marriage Dec. 30, 1855, to Marion F. Havermale, who died June 12, 1901. She is survived by three children: Charles M. Havermale of LaFayette, Ind., and Mrs. Jessie M. Drake and Miss Mattie Havermale, both of Canton.

There is one survive brother, Benjamin F. Cluts of Cuba, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Newton of Canton.

Mrs. Havermale had been a resident of Canton for the past 44 years and during all that time had been held in very high esteem by every one with whom she came in contact. She was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday (May 21) forenoon at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Arthur H. Smith officiating. Internment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Canton Daily Register, May 19, 1924, submitted by David Newton)

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Mrs. Myrtle Hilton

Mrs. Myrtle Hilton, 89, formerly of Smithfield, died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Nursing Home.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the East Side Nazarene Church, the Rev. William Beauchat officiating. Burial will be in the Cuba Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy Memorial home and one hour before the services at the church.

Born July 28, 1883, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Phillip and Cora (Waughter--should be Waddell) Sipe. She married Dayton Hilton Sept. 26, 1907, in Cuba. He died June 28, 1957.

Surviving are a son, Harold Hilton, Smithfield; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Walton, Canton; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Della Newton, Canton.

Two grandsons, Robert Reed, Fairview, and Billy Reed, San Antonio, Tex., were reared by Mrs. Hilton.

A son, a daughter, three brothers, and three sisters died earlier.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Nov. 5, 1972, submitted by David Newton)

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Canton Woman Dies in Peoria Hospital

     Mrs. May Mary [Kepple] Hukill died early this morning in a Peoria hospital following six years illness.
     She was born in McDonough county Nov. 29, 1874, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kepple. She was married to Otto Hukill in 1893 and he preceded her in death April 15, 1926.
     Surviving are five children, William Hukill, Mrs. Twila Polich and Leo Hukill, all of Canton; Verne Hukill, Bremen, Ind., and Verle Hukill, South Bend, Ind.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three brothers, Walter Kepple, St. Augusta; Oren Kepple, Canton route 2, and O. A. Kepple [Oren and O. A. are the same person], Canton route 1, and Arthur Kepple, Bushnell; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Westlake, Bushnell and Mrs. Edith Westlake, Quincy.
     She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Fidler, two sisters and three brothers.
     Mrs. Hukill had resided in Canton since 1926.
     Funeral services will be held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Memorial home and burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Murphy Memorial home.
(Canton Daily Ledger, May 1, 1947, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Otto Nathan Hukill Funeral Services to Be Here Tomorrow

      Word was received yesterday of death of Otto Nathan Hukill, formerly of Canton, which occurred at the home in Jerseyville yesterday morning at 8:20 o’clock.
      Otto Hukill was born on March 29, 1867, near Bushnell to Nathan and Hannah (Whiting) Hukill.
      He grew to young manhood in Bushnell and in 1894 was married to May Kepple of that place. His wife survives him.
     Besides his wife he leaves the following children: Mrs. Ernie Fidler, William E. Hukill, and Mrs. Edward Slater of Canton; Vern L. of South Bend; Verl G. who has just arrived from west to make his home here and Leo N. at home.
     Mrs. Edward Osborn of Cuba and Dr. Hannah L. Hukill of Glendale, Calif., are surviving sisters.
     Mr. Hukill has spent all of his life in Illinois, ten years of which have been on a farm near Canton. For the past six years the family has been residing on a farm near Jerseyville.
     The funeral services will be held at the Murphy Memorial home at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Greenwood.
Friends may see Mr. Hukill at the Murphy memorial home any time after 4 o’clock this afternoon.
(Canton Daily Ledger, April 16, 1926, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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A Difficult Surgical Operation

     For the past 5 years, Mrs. C. L. Huff of this city has been troubled by an ovarian tumor in the abdomen. It has caused her a great deal of pain and anxiety, and on 2 occasions, Dr. G. W. Wright of this city has operated on her, but with only temporary relief afforded. After due consideration and reflection, and upon the advice of relatives and friends, she consented to have an operation performed for the removal of the tumor. Accordingly, her physician sent invitations to a number of medical gentlemen residing in adjoining cities and towns, and those of this city, to be present when the operation was to be performed.
     Tuesday last was the appointed day, and after all the necessary preliminary measures were taken, the tumor was carefully removed. It weighed nearly fifteen pounds. The patient was placed under the influence of chloroform during this terrible operation, as it was of a most serious and dangerous character.
     The following physicians and surgeons were in attendance: Dr. Skinner of Peoria, Dr. John Gregory of Farmington, Dr. Hull of Lewistown, Prof. W. T. Wright of Keokuk, Iowa, Dr. Fisher of Lewistown, Drs. Durran and Clark of Blandensville, and Dr. Sutton of this city.
     Mrs. Huff is very low as of this writing (Thursday noon). Telegrams have been sent to relatives at a distance to come to her bedside.
(Fulton County Ledger, Feb. 6, 1874, submitted by Tony Kaney)



Death of Mrs. C. L. Huff

     We mentioned in last week's Ledger the particulars of Mrs. Huff's illness and the operation performed upon her by Dr. G. W. Wright of this city. The operation was performed on Tuesday February 3rd, and she died on the Friday following. Her sons, Samuel M. and Charles A. Baudouine of Chicago, and other relatives who were advised of her recent illness by telegraph, arrived in season to be at her bedside prior to her demise. The funeral services were held in the Baptist Church on Sabbath afternoon last, Rev. D. H. Cooley officiating, assisted by Rev. Johnsey of the E. M. Church. The attendance was very large; the audience room of the church densely crowded with friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Rev. Cooley took as his text II Kings 20: 1, 2, 3. In accordance with the wishes of Mrs. Huff, expressed by her some days before her demise, the services were brief.
     Cornelia Louise Stout was born in New Brunswick, N.J. June 5, 1818. She united with the Baptist Church there in 1837 and was a member of that denomination until the day of her death. She moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn, NY, residing there for 15 years, where her first husband, Abraham Baudouine, died. Shortly afterwards she came to Illinois, arriving in Canton in January, 1855. In that year she was married to Mr. Reuben Huff of this city. Mrs. Huff was engaged in the millinery business here for many years, and her circle of friends and acquaintances was very extensive. She was the mother of the wife of Honorable Stephen Y. Thornton, editor of the Ledger, and a lady of generous impulses and warm affections. Her loss will be keenly felt in her family circle and in the community.
     We are requested by the family of the deceased to correct certain rumors that are current in regard to the operation performed on her, etc. The history of her case is briefly thus: some 3 years ago Dr. G. W. Wright was called to see Mrs. Huff and counsel her with regard to her disease, which was then assuming alarming symptoms. The doctor informed her of the state of her disease, and attended to her professionally for several months, when it became necessary to perform an operation for the removal of a dropsical fluid which had accumulated in her abdomen. At this operation he withdrew 3 gallons of the fluid from her. These operations were repeated 6 times within the space of a 3-year interval, and a total of about 18 gallons of a watery substance was taken from her system. It was apparent to her physician and herself that death was inevitable unless an operation could be performed for the removal of the tumor. The doctor did not counsel her to submit to the removal of the tumor but told her of the imminent dangerous results that would probably attend such an operation. He read to her the best medical authority on the subject, and requested her to consult eminent physicians and surgeons whenever she visited Chicago. This she did, but never stated the results of the interviews except to members of her family. Some 3 months ago, she concluded in her own mind to have the operation performed, and sent for Dr. Wright and told him of her determination, and said that she had confidence in him and in his skill as a surgeon, and desired him to perform it. The doctor then consulted with members of her family and found that it was Mrs. Huff's personal desire, not influenced by any other family members or parties. Preparations were made accordingly, and the operation was performed on the third of February.
     Before she placed herself on the operating table, she called her daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Thornton, to her side and remarked that if she should die from the operation, that no blame should be attached to anyone as it was her own decision and no one else's that she go forward with it.
(Fulton County Ledger, Feb. 13, 1874, submitted by Tony Kaney)

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     In Canton, on Tuesday, November 28, Lucinda, wife of Reuben Huff, aged 42 years, 10 months, 28 days. She was a consistent member of the First Baptist Church of this place, and a few hours before her death was apparently as well as usual, but now with her little infant has entered into that sleep which knoweth no awakening until the Resurrection morn. She has left a tender husband and three children, with many sympathetic hearts to mourn at this unexpected bereavement; Yet we mourn her not as do those who have no hope. Her end was peace, our loss her eternal gain. Remarkable alike for dignity, purity and truth, as also a well-ordered life in following her Savior in all things, will long commend her to those who had an acquaintance with her. Uniform kindness and an urbanity of manner secured her many warm friends who readily unite in saying that to know her was only to love her.
     Her maiden name was Freeman. She was baptised by Phineas Fletcher and united with the Baptist Church at Saratoga Springs, New York, at the age of 15. She was married on the first of May, 1832 to Reuben Huff, by Elder Gillette, then pastor of the church at Schenectady. In the fall of 1837 they removed to Evansville, Indiana; thence the spring following, while it was yet comparatively a wilderness, to Canton, Illinois, where they found about a score of brethren and sisters of the same faith and order, with whom they went in turn from house to house, praising him who, in showing them the way to life and salvation, had done so much for them. She was permitted to see the wilderness blossom as the rose, and the little one become a thousand and the small one a great people."
(The Ledger, Dec. 1, 1854, submitted by Tony Kaney)

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Title of Article Unknown

     The little mining village of Dunfermline was the scene of another shocking tragedy Saturday evening. This time a husband and six children are left to mourn the sad and untimely death of a wife and mother.
     It was just about 6 o’clock when Mrs. Maggie Hunter, the wife of Charles H. Hunter, a colored miner, was arranging to do her week’s ironing. The family had eaten supper, and Mrs. Hunter, desiring a quick fire in the cook stove, and raked out the ashes and left a few live coals on the grate. On these a little kindling was placed and a small quantity of coal oil was poured over it. The fire did not start, and picking up the gallon can, containing about three quarts of oil, Mrs. Hunter removed one of the stove lids and commenced to pour the oil from the can. While so doing, she turned her head away from the stove to call to one of her children, and had noticed the flames started by the live coals.
     In an instant there was a terrific explosion and the can was blown from her hands. The bottom of the can was blown off, and the entire quantify of burning oil was scattered over her person. An instant later the poor creature was nothing but a mass of flames. Her little son, Edward, was in the kitchen at the time, and he ran out for assistance. The victim of the awful accident had not lost her presence of mind, or made an outcry. She ran to the bedroom and catching up a blanket enveloped her head and shoulders in it, but her efforts to save herself were unavailing, as the blanket was almost completely consumed. Meanwhile, her husband and D. T. Coles had arrived and they found her clothing entirely burned from her body, with the exception of her shoes. Her stockings had been burned away to the shoe tops. The husband and neighbor, on catching the first glimpse of Mrs. Hunter, thought her flesh was also burning, as sickly white flames seemed to be issuing from various portions of her body, but it was the oil, that had soaked through her clothing. When the frenzied husband attempted to smother the flames with his hands, he caused large strips of charred flesh and skin to drop to the floor.
     The shock had been so terrible that the woman could not utter a sound. Dr. R. W. Bovee was summoned instantly and he found that no portion of her body had escaped the flames, with the exception of the feet. The deepest burns were on her abdomen and right side. The tendons and muscles of the right wrist had been torn completely loose, and were charred on the ends.
     To relieve her of the intense pain, she was wrapped in cotton soaked in linseed oil and limewater, and given opiates. At 8:30 o’clock that nigh, she died.
     There being some suspicion that gasoline had been mixed with the coal oil, it was deemed necessary to hold an inquest, and at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning, Coroner Bovee impaneled the following jurors: W. H. Webb, A. Randolph, John Fulton, D.S. Holmes, W. T. Cadle and W. S. Bryson. The inquest was held in the colored people’s church, and the evidence of Mr. Hunter, Edward Hunter and D. T. Coles, all that was heard, satisfied the jury and coroner that there was nothing in the oilcan but kerosene, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
     The deceased was in her 30th year, and leaves a husband and six children. One daughter, the eldest, is the wife of a miner named Dillinger.
     The funeral, held at the colored church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, was largely attended. The Rev. Daniel Holmes officiated. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. (Canton Daily Register, Aug. 7, 1899, p. 8, submitted by Sandy Broda)

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Havana Woman Fatally Injured Late Friday Evening

     Mrs. Hettie Heflin, 84, died in the Graham hospital at 5:15 o'clock this morning from injuries sustained when struck by an automobile as she was walking in Havana.
     Dr. C. L. Lambert will conduct an inquest in Table Grove, her former home, to determine the cause of death, presumably due to shock and possibly a fractured neck. Her left leg also was injured and she sustained several lacerations and bruises.
     Edward (Nick) Berry, 21, of Table Grove, accompanied by Harold Rasmussen, also of Table Grove, and a girl named Roddis, of Ipava, were in the automobile which struck the aged womanas she went to the pavement to pick up a cat that had been killed, according to reports.
     The accident occurred about a half-mile south of the Havana Normandy club, where the vistim lived. Berry, who was reported to be driving about 35 miles an hour, said a car was approaching from the opposite direction, making vision difficult.
     Mrs. Hefflin was brought to the hospital in a Havana ambulance at 10:45 o'clock last evening.
     About 15 years ago the woman moved from Table Grove to Havana where she lived alone. Her husband, james Hefflin, died in 1943. The only near living relative is a brother-in-law, Arthur Bartholomew of Table Grove.
     An inquest is tentatively set for 8 o'clock Monday evening in the Hukill Funeral Home in Table Grove, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements were not completed today.
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Deanna Paul)

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Beryldean G. Hubbard, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2005. Beryldean was born in Rockford, Illinois on August 20, 1921 the daughter of Eva B. Saverly and Frank W. V. Groom of London Mills, Illinois. The family moved to Peoria, Illinois where she spent her school years and adult life until she married Thomas E. Hubbard on February 6, 1946. After short stays in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago Danville, and Peoria Illinois, they moved to Evansville, Indiana where Mr. Hubbard was employed by Kraft Foods. While in Evansville, Beryldean joined the Beta Sigma Phi business sorority and continued as an inactive member when Mr. Hubbard was transferred to Indianapolis in 1957. Her interest was especially great in genealogical research for both the Groom family and the Hubbard family. She is survived by her husband, Tom; son Tom Hubbard, Jr. of Princeton Junction, New Jersey; daughter, Terri Deanne Hubbard of Indianapolis; five grandchildren: Krista Hubbard of Chicago, Illinois, Kim Gruber of Boston, Massachusetts, Tom Lee Hubbard, of New Jersey, Tyler Hubbard of Florida, and Katelyn Hubbard of New Jersey; and two great-grandchildren: Emma and Ellie Gruber. The family will be receiving friends from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2005 at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center- Broad Ripple. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2005 in the chapel at Northminster Presbyterian Church, where she was a member since 1958. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Network Hospice Services or Northminster Presbyterian Church. (Indianapolis Star, unknown date, submitted by Jan Foster)

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     In Canton, Oct. 15, 1882, of Bright’s disease of the kidneys, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Heister, aged 64 years, 7 months, and 17 days. The husband of Mrs. Heister, Mr. Joseph Heister, died only a few months since. (Fulton County Ledger, Oct. 19, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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     In Canton, Oct. 17, 1882, of brain affection, Albert, son of Thomas N. and Rebecca Hornett, aged 10 months and 2 days. (Fulton County Ledger, Oct. 19, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Daniel Henderson Dies of Pneumonia

Word was received here Monday morning by relatives that Daniel Henderson, a former well-known resident of this community, had died at his home, two miles north of Canton, about 11 o'clock Sunday night.

He had only been ill a short time, having been at his son, Harrys sale east of Cuba, last Thursday. He took pneumonia immediately after and died Sunday night.
Mr. Henderson was born on Dec. 28, 1865. At Cuba, son to James Henderson and Lydia Morgan Henderson.

He was married in 1890 at Cuba to Elizabeth West. He has lived in Illinois all his life, and near Canton for 12 years, previous to moving here having lived near Cuba.
Besides his wife he leaves the following children; Morris, Harry Raymond, Ernest, Will, Maude and Lydia, who reside in Fulton County.

He leaves besides his wife and children his brothers Samuel, Harvey, John, Lee and James A. and 2 sisters, Matilda Fierce and Selma Mason of Cuba.

Word was received from Sam Henderson Saturday that he intended starting for Cuba Saturday or Sunday to visit. (Cuba Journal, Jan. 28, 1926, pg. 1, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Mrs. Lidia Hederson (Note: spelling incorrect should be Lydia Henderson)

Lidia Morgan was born Putman Township, Fulton County on Feb. 24, 1838, and died at the home of her son at Civer, Ill. Sunday morning April 11, 1909 after 13 weeks of suffering aged 71 years 1 month and 18 days.

She was united in marriage to James Henderson Nov. 28, 1856. To this union were born 13 children of whom 10 are living, 6 boys and 4 girls. Mr. Henderson died Nov. 28, 1890. She has forty grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren living. She was a loving mother that her children could rise and call her blessed, a kind grandmother, a true neighbor and was loved by all who knew her. She united with the Brethren Church early in life and remained a faithful and constant Christian to the end. During her sickness she often expressed herself as ready to depart and be with Christ.

While in Cuba she generally attended services at the M. P. Church, always taking part in the services when present. Before she passed away she made arrangements for her funeral, requesting that it be held from the Methodist Protestant Church. Her requests have all been complied with as all that loving hands could do was done for her comfort and happiness. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Thomas Ringland assisted by Rev. Morris of the United Brethren Church.
(NOTE: Illinois State Archives has marriage date as October 29th, 1856) (Cuba Journal, Apr. 15, 1909, submitted by Debra Hill)

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     Miss Lou Gatton died at the residence of Mr. Wm. Gibson in this city, at 12 o’clock Tuesday night, of consumption of the bowels, aged nearly twenty-six years.
     Miss Gatton was a niece of Messrs. Atharine and Hayden Keeling and Mrs. David McConnell. Her parents died a number of years since. She grew up in this city. Two years since she became a pupil of the Northern Indiana Normal Institute and graduated from there last summer. She has for several months been engaged in giving elecutionary entertainments and was ambitious beyond her strength.   Saturday evening, Oct. 28th, she gave an entertainment in Abingdon. It was a stormy evening, and she took the cold which caused her death. She had an appointment for Bushnell for last Saturday evening, but was obliged to cancel it.
     Her three sisters, from Springfield, Elmwood and Trivoli, and her aunt. Mrs. A. Keeling, of Farmington, were with her when she died. She was a member of the Baptist church of this city and died a triumphant death. (Fulton County Ledger, Nov. 16, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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     Mr. Joseph Geyer died at his home northwest of Lewistown, Tuesday morning, Nov. 7th, of consumption, aged about 78 years. Mr. Geyer came to this country from Germany about 50 years ago, residing nearly all that time in Canton and this county. Mr. Geyer was a good man, a member of the Baptist church and no man in the county was more highly esteemed. He was the father of Mrs. H. C. Bolton, of this city. We had hoped to be able to give an extended notice of this old friend, but have not been able to secure the particulars in time for this week. (Fulton County Ledger, Nov. 16, 1882, submitted by Bonnie Dagen)

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Departed this life August 22, 1869, Henry P. Husted, in the 76th year of his age. Brother Husted was born, I learn, in New York, March 10, 1794; lived a while in Peru; moved to Ohio in about 1820 or 1821, and thence to Fulton county, Ill., in 1836, where he resided until the time of his decease. At an early age he made a profession of religion and joined the Regular Baptist church, and from that time to the hour of his departure, for a period of over fifty years, he sustained an unblemished character as a Christian and a citizen. No reproach was ever brought on the cause he professed and loved by any of his deportment. He was for many years, and up to the time of his death, connected with the Mt. Zion church, where he had the love and confidence of all who were connected with him. His disease appeared to be an affection of the heart, which he bore with resignation, and calmly met death, looking to and trusting his his risen Redeemer. He left six children and many friends to feel and realize their loss. (Copied from "Signs of the Times," 1869, Vol. 37, page 251, submitted by Robert Webb)

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His [Henry P.] wife, Sister Mary Husted, formerly Mary Potter, departed this life Oct. 31, 1865, in her 74th year, having been born March 29, 1792. She, also, was a member with her husband from early life, and lived through its trials and temptations without a stain on her profession, and died in the triumphs of faith. The writer addressed a large and solemn audience on the occasion, on the fifth Sunday in October, from Psa. 71:18. May the Lord support the bereaved and prepare them by his grace for a better world. (Copied from "Signs of the Times," 1869, Vol. 37, page 251, submitted by Robert Webb)

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At Breeds, May 31, 1885, of hasty consumption, Mrs. Nancy J. Hodson, wife of James Hodson, aged 45 years. Was born in Fulton County in 1840. Leaves a husband and ten children. (Fulton County Ledger, June 4, 1885, submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Farmington, July 25 Jacob F. Hedden, 92, former resident of Farmington, died at Peoria in his home at 525 Munson St., yesterday morning.

He was born Aug. 30 1852, the son of Thomas and Rebecca Hedden. He was married March 15, 1875, to Mary Waller, who preceded him in death. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Anna Bauwens and Mrs. Allen Caupp, both of Peoria, Luther Hedden, Farmington, Albert Hedden, Hanna City, Ben Hedden, Canton, and Charles and William Hedden, both of Wisconsin; 34 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren and a brother, Frank Hedden of Farmington.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Anderson Funeral Home, where friends may call. Burial will be in Providence Chapel cemetery. (unknown newspaper, 1945, submitted by Sue Laimans)

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BLOOMINGTON - Maxine Hartley

Maxine E. Hartley, 84, of Bloomington, Ill., passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at the Bromenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, Ill.

She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Farmington Township, Ill., the daughter of William C. and Ethel Voorhees Cline. She married Donald Hartley on Aug. 12, 1971, in Rock Island, Ill.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Hartley; one daughter, Linda and Rick Simmons of Bloomington, Ill.; one son, Jim and Cheryl Price of Phoenix, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Becky and Joe Foley of Bloomington, Ill., and Jordan Price of Omaha, Neb.; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lillie and Will Foley of Bloomington, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and one brother.

She worked for many years as a receptionist for School District 205 in Galesburg, Ill., and McLaughlin Body Company in Moline, before retiring to Sun City Center, Fla.

She enjoyed her many friends and golfing in Sun City for 20 years until she moved to Bloomington in 2004.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2007, at Corman Memorial Home in Avon, Ill. No visitation is scheduled. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery in Abingdon, Ill.

Memorials may be made in the charity of donor's choice. (Peoria Journal Star, 7/26/2007, submitted by Bill Wilson)

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Mary I. Hoar, nee Irwin, was born in Lancaster County, PA, April 14, 1807. She died in the faith of the Gospel in Fulton County, Illinois November 24, 1891.

Her parents were Presbyterian. At fourteen years of age she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. For seventy years she lived a faithful consistent life, loved and esteemed by all.

She was married to Jesse K. Hoar in her twenty-second year. Of this union were born four sons and seven daughters; three sons and six daughters lived to attain manhood and womanhood. The youngest son, Rev. B. A. Hoar, is a member of the Southern Illinois Conference. Sister Hoar lived to see forty-five grand children and twenty-five great grandchildren.

She removed in 1844 from her native state to Knox County, Ohio, thence to Fulton County, Illinois, in 1856, thence to Fayette County in 1859. The home of Sister Hoar was always a hospital retreat for the itinerant. Prudent and careful with her neighbors, loving and kind to her family, her life has been a constant benediction. One of her sons said of her, "She never gave unholy council, nor said an unholy word in the presence of her family." The words of the wise man, Proverbs 31, Chapt. 10 - 31 verses are eminently true of this saint of God.

She was buried in the cemetery at Cuba, Illinois, November 25. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev.W. H. Whittock of the Central Illinois Conference. Full years and worn by time and care she was anxious to depart and be with Christ. (unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Betty Jo Ehn)

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James Hooten*, Veteran Coal Miner, Succumbs After Lingering Illness

James Hooten, 89, a resident of Canton for the past 21 years, died at his home; 929 North Fifth avenue, at 7:30 o'clock last evening. Mr. Hooten, who had been a coal miner, had been in ill health for the past two years, suffering from complications and the infirmities of old age.

The decedent was born Feb. 1, 1843 in Lancashire, England, a son of Thomas and Mary (Cheatem) Hooten. He was married to Hester Carrol** on Aug. 7, 1865, in England. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Joseph Bexson, William Hooten, both of Canton; James Hooten, Chicago; Henry Hooten, Kankakee; Edward Hooten, Davenport, Iowa; George of Kewanee; and Sam of Wyoming. Six children are dead.

Thomas Hooten, a brother, resides in England. There are seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Hooten, who was a member of the Church of England and the United Mine Workers of America, Drake's local, came to this country 51 years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. E. A. Gilmore from the Murphy Memorial home at 9:30 o'clock Thursday forenoon. Friends may call at the Murphy home at any time. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Streator.


* The surname should be spelled HOOTON, however the death certificate was issued under the spelling of Hooten.
** Esther CARROLL Date of death: March 18, 1932

(Newspaper location is unknown as is the date of publication. Submitted by Shelly Harris.)

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Aged Canton Woman Dies Late Saturday Afternoon

Mrs. Esther Hooton, 929 North Fifth avenue, died at 3:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon at her residence, after having been ill for one week. Death was attributed to complications.

Born Feb. 7, 1848, a daughter of John and Martha (Lowe) Carroll, Liverpool, Eng. she was married in England 68 years ago to James Hooton, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1932. Mrs. Hooton has lived in Canton for 22 years.

Surviving children are: Mrs. Joseph Bexson and William Hooton, both of Canton; James, Streator; Henry, Kankakee; Edward, Davenport, Iowa; George, Kewanee; and Samuel, Wyoming. There are nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Streator. The funeral procession will leave Canton at 9 a.m. Friends may call the Murphy Memorial home.


Date of death was April 21, 1934.

(Newspaper location is unknown as is the date of publication. Submitted by Shelly Harris.)

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Mrs. Susan Hageman Reaches Life's End

Aged Pioneer Woman Dies at Country Home Yesterday Afternoon-

Mrs. Susan Hageman, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her home, southeast of Canton. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.

Mrs. Hageman was born Susan Fisher Stout in New Brunswick, NJ on March 24, 1838, the daughter of Charles S. and Mary F. Stout. She came to Illinois with her family in her youth, October 1853, and was twice married. Her first marriage was to John S. Hageman in 1856 at Fairview. Nine children, four of whom are still living, were born to them; they are Josiah S. and Edwin V. Hageman of Canton, Mrs. D. H. Van Liew of Fairview, and Charles S. Hageman of Cuba.

In 1882, John Hageman died at the age of 52 and in 1902 Mrs. Hageman married his brother, Garret V. in David City, Nebraska. Her second husband died about 10 years ago, after which Mrs. Hageman returned to Canton.

Other near relatives are ten grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Anna Polhemus of Fairview, and two brothers, Isaac Stout of Fairview and Joseph Stout of Randolph, Iowa.
The decedent was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church in Fairview and was well-known and highly respected among her friends and associates.
The casket will be open tomorrow at the home of her son, J. S. Hageman, at 216 Martin Avenue, and funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church in Canton. Rev. A. O. Elliot will officiate, and burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. (Canton Daily Ledger, Apr. 5, 1917, submitted by Tony Kaney)

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Charles Huffman, father of Everette Huffman, who died at the Peoria State Hospital Wednesday, was here yesterday arranging for the funeral.


To all who assisted us in any way at the time of our bereavement, we extend our heartfelt thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huffman and Family.

Everette Huffman was buried Friday, December 7, 1932, following services conducted by the Rev. Glenn Hollister of Marietta who conducted rites at the Methodist Episcopal Church. Pallbearers were John McKinney, Courtney Little, John and Harry Beaird and Charles and Cleo Keime, Jr.

Internment was in the Howard Cemetery. Mr. Huffman was born near Smithfield August 10, 1900 a son of Charles and Ella (Dunblazier) Huffman. He died at the Peoria State Hospital.

He was married to Della Chenoweth on Feb. 6, 1921. Two children survive: Everett Eugene and Harold Dale. Brothers and sisters living are George of Lewistown, Mrs. Inez Abshire, and Mrs. Essie Harvey of Marietta; Mrs. Eunice Robinson, Smithfield, Merritt of Colchester, Mrs. June Cleer of Ipava and Cletus at home.

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PRAIRIE CITY -- Harold E. "Butch" Howard, 69, of Prairie City, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday (November 4, 2007) at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

Born July 13, 1938, in Canton, the son of Harold W. "Jack" and Clara (Haffner) Howard, he married Nancy Jane Morgan in Galesburg. She died August 10, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include four sons, Donald Howard of Lewistown, Randy Howard of Canton, Jay Howard of Winchester, and Clay Howard of Canton; two daughters, Missey Melanie Belles of Lewistown and Brenda Howard of Canton; seven grandchildren, Amanda and April Eggert, and Ashley, Cassie, Dustin, Dalton and BayLee Howard; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Arleigh, Kayleigh, and Lili; six stepchildren, Michael Norville, Buddy Norville, Steven Norville, Tamara Paul, Dena Norville, and Alicia Pierce; and one sister, Sherry Ward of Chatham.

He worked in all areas of the railroad system. He loved working crossword puzzles.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, with Pastor Frank Shaw officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the funeral home, with calling hours after 2 p.m. Burial was at Prairie City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Lung Cancer Research.

(Unknown newspaper, Nov. 2007, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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C. D. Hipple, Vermont Resident Dies at 69

Claire David Hipple of Vermont died Sunday about 6 a.m. at the Culbertson Hospital in Rushville. He had been ill several months. He was a retired railroad clerk.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Vermont Methodist Church. The Rev. Marshall Ervin will officiate and burial will be in Vermont Cemetery.
Mr. Hipple was born in Vermont March 9, 1896, the son of Milton and Lela Chipman Hipple. He married Bertha Chlee Ree in Macomb June 11, 1921. She died June 2, 1956.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Rowena E. Hipple of Vermont and Mrs. Edith E. Moore of Rushville; a grandchild; and three half-brothers Roy and Myron Frey, both of Vermont and Perry Frey of Menard. A sister and a half-brother died previously.

Friends may call at the Kost Memorial Home in Vermont this evening. [Note written in by other researcher - death date June 6, 1965]

(Unknown newspaper, June 1965, submitted by Diane Herd)

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Mrs. John Hoyle (Lucinda Walters Hoyle)

......'s oldest lady, passed away at her home in Adair, Friday evening after a short illness, of obstruction of the bowels. Until her last illness, Mrs. Hoyle enjoyed very good health for her advanced years and helped care for the home, and was blessed with a clear mind; she always enjoyed company. In her going another of our old settlers is taken from our midst after a long and useful life.

Lucinda, daughter of Wm. and Elizabeth Walters was born in Fulton County, Ill, May 6, 1830 and departed this life at 11:30 p.m. June 14, 1918 at her home in Adair, Ill. at the age of 83 (or 85) years, 1 month and 8 days.

She was united in marriage to John Hoyle, April 22nd 1847 and lived in Fulton County until 14 years ago, when they moved to Adair, where she resided until her death. She and her husband spend 71 years of happy wedded life together.

To this union was born 13 children, 7 of whom have preceded her to the better world, namely, Selia Hoyle, Caroline Murphy, Mary Hoyle, Lavinia Cannon, and three infant children. The children living are, Sarah Gossage, of Long Beach, California; Franklin Hoyle, of Smithfield, Ill.; Joseph Hoyle of Fairfield, Iowa; John Hoyle, Jr. of Table Grove, Ill., Etta Brush, of Washington, Iowa; and Lawrence Hoyle at home, all of whom were present at the funeral except Mrs. Gossage, who was unable to attend on account of poor health. Besides her aged husband she is survived by two brothers, Daniel Walters, of Table Grove, and John Walters of Canton, Ill. , 28 grandchildren, 39 great grand-children, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

She united with the Baptist church at Hickory Grove, in early life and remained a true and faithful member until her death, always showing to the world by her cheerful disposition that her hopes were always for the brightest and best. Her devotion to her family was unfathomless and she was never to tired or weary to lend aid to a friend or neighbor.

This home has at last been broken. After years of toil and care
With a loving heart as a token
That she is waiting over there.
Shall we meet in that beautiful city,
Where God and the angels abide?
With her hands beckoning you to come.
And sit by the Savior's side.

Funeral services were held at the Temple church. Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. W. Hostetter of Greenville, Ill. Interment in the Temple cemetery.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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FIATT, IL - Marilyn J. Hoffman, 56 of 14109 Fiatt Rd., Fiatt passed away Friday March 9, 2007 at 4:30 pm at her residence.

She was born February 28, 1951 in Bartonville, IL to Wilbur and Alberta (Howard) Schwindenhammer. She married Danny Hoffman on March 9, 1973 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Danny Hoffman of Weematuk and one daughter, Ann Marie of Fiatt, five brothers; Robert (Mary) Schwindenhammer of Rock Falls, Wilbur (Suzanne), David and Jim Schwindenhammer all of Bartonville, and Larry Schwindenhammer of Peoria, two sisters, Carol (Archie) Green of Pekin and Janet (Larry) Thompson of Kernersville, N.C., three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Canton.

Funeral service will be Wednesday March 14 at 11:00am at the church. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7:00pm at the church. Pastor Greg Ogle will officiate. Burial will be in Fiatt Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Rosia L. Harrison

SPRINGFIELD - Rosia L. Harrison, 84, of Springfield died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Fiatt, the daughter of Roy M. and Mildred Cook Cluts. She married Gilbert H. Harrison on Oct. 4, 1969; he preceded her in death on May 18, 1999. Her parents and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Harrison worked in the trust department for First National Bank in Peoria. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid seamstress, gardener and cook. She graduated from Manual High School in Peoria.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Jo (husband, George) Haven of Springfield; stepdaughter, Lynda Johnson of Springfield, Mo.; stepson, Leonard (wife, Mona) Harrison of Adrian, Mo.; a grandson, Patrick (wife, Roseann) Haven of Springfield; a great-grandson, Graham Haven; seven step grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Seibert officiating. Burial will be in Fiatt Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League, First United Methodist Church or American Heart Association. 

(State Journal-Register, Feb. 5, 2008, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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GALESBURG - Ernest Nelson Higgins Sr., 102, Galesburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 7:10 a.m. at his daughter's home.

He was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Fulton County, the son of Charles Meredith and Jessie Madonna (Beers) Higgins.

He married Mary Elizabeth Gustine on March 30, 1930, in Indiana. She preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 1998. He married Wanda Schrodt Mills on July 30, 1960, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2010.

Surviving are sons, Ernest (Margaret) Higgins Jr. of Mountain Home, Ark., Dan (Roberta) Higgins of Galesburg, and Howard (Debra) Higgins of Chatham; daughters, Alice Jane Lawson of Monmouth and Debora (Mark) Hessler of Galesburg; stepdaughter, Victoria (Roger) Zezulka of Lake Wales, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Painter of Las Vegas, Nev. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Howard and Paul; and a son-in-law,

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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WANDA L. HIGGINS, age 81, of Galesburg, Illinois went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:05 A.M. at her daughter's home. She was born on October 6, 1929 in Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Edna Bowles Schrodt. She married Ernest Higgins, Sr on July 30, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois. He survives of Galesburg, Illinois.

Surviving are one son, Howard (Debra) Higgins of Chatham, Illinois; two daughters, Victoria (Roger) Zezulka of Lake Wales, Florida and Debora (Mark) Hessler of Galesburg, Illinois; two stepsons, Ernest (Margaret) Higgins, Jr. of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Dan (Roberta) Higgins of Galesburg, Illinois; one stepdaughter, Alice Jane Lawson of Monmouth, Illinois; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandson; eight step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; and two step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant sister; and one brother: Richard Schrodt.

She was raised and educated in Bushnell, Illinois graduating from Bushnell High School in 1947. She moved to Galesburg, Illinois in 1947 and was employed by Burlington Truck Lines. She was bookkeeper for Higgins Sealtest Dairy until it closed and then she worked in the office of O. T. Johnson's. In 1973, she went to work for First Farmers National Bank in Knoxville (now First Midwest Bank) and Bank of Galesburg. She retired in 1993. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois. Rev. John Carlson officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial in Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois or the Hospice Compassus.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Gaile Thomas)

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Carl Hunter

Carl Hunter a soldier who died overseas about two years ago was brought home to Table Grove Tuesday evening and a military funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in Bernadotte Cemetery near his old home. Mr. Hunter was married to miss Ora Johnson a short time before entering the service, she with a baby survive.

Beside the widow and child he is survived by his mother, Miss Ella Hunter of Bernadotte and four brothers and four sisters.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Gary Green)

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Eleanor Hunter

Vermont, Jan. 27 (Special) Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Hunter, 77 who died Saturday evening in the Graham hospital in Canton, following a three weeks illness, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Vermont Christian Church by Rev. E. E. Catlin of Ipava.

Mrs. Hunter was born near Summum, Nov. 20, 1869, a daughter of Jesse and Rebecca (Zimmerman) Green. She was married Dec. 31, 1886 to William Hunter, who died in August 1906.

Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Mable Smith, Smithfield; Mrs. Myrtle Irwin, Astoria; Mrs. Dollie McCamant, Ipava; Curtis J. Hunter, Vermont; Mrs. Ivy Corey, Maywood, Mo; Harry Hunter, Rushville; William Hunter, Peoria. Two brothers, Delno Green, Vermont and Robert Green, Chandlerville also survive.

Friends may call at the home. Burial will be in Temple cemetery, north of Table Grove.

(Canton Daily Register, January 27, 1947, submitted by Gary Green)

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Obituary for James Hunter

Feb. 23, 1894—"Died at his home in Farmington, Friday evening, Feb. 16, at 8 o’clock, James Henry Hunter, aged 52 years, 7 months and 28 days. Deceased was born in Farmington June 28, 1842 and was the second child of George and Elizabeth Hunter who removed to Farmington from Philadelphia in 1838. The parents of deceased both natives of county Tyrone, Ireland, the father George Hunter, having immigrated to America and settled at Philadelphia in 1827.

Here he was married in 1832 to Elizabeth Bell, and to them were born 10 children. The second child, James Henry, grew to manhood and on Feb. 25, 1860 was married to Amanda Fink. They moved onto a farm west of town where they resided nine years, when they moved into town and opened out in the restaurant business in 1869. Engaged in the restaurant for five years and then carried the mail and ran a hack line between Farmington and Peoria for seven years and a half. Moved thence onto a farm in 1881 northwest of town, but after a few years, in 1885, again moved into town having purchased the restaurant of M. S. Mason. Here himself and family have since lived. Deceased was the father of two children both of whom survive; Adelia, born Dec. 17, 1864, now Mrs. Curtis of Mexico, Mo., and George Alva, born Aug. 29, 1871 who lives at home.

Deceased’s health has been very poor and gradually failing for several years. Stomach trouble changed him from a robust hearty man to an invalid. The near relatives of deceased, who were present at the funeral were: Mrs. Mary Wilson, Chariton, Iowa; Mrs. Lucy Haven, Atchison, Kans., Mrs. Carry Hunter, Monett, Mo.; David Zook and wife, Chenoa, Ill. Funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. G. J. Luckey of Galesburg, assisted by the local ministers. The local lodge of Odd Fellows, of which deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body, and the ceremonies at the cemetery were conducted by them from the beautiful ritual burial service of the order. There were also present visiting Odd Fellows from Elmwood, Yates City and Fairview lodges." (Farmington Bugle, Feb. 23, 1894, submitted by Dorene Fox-Sprague)

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Relatives and friends of Mrs. Kate Hughes, formerly of Table Grove received word there Wednesday that she had passed away in Michigan, where she had been living for some time. Her remains will be brought back to Table Grove where funeral services will be held Saturday and interment will be made in the cemetery there.

Mrs. Hughes was well and favorably known throughout this vicinity as she lived for many years in Table Grove, she being the widow of the late John Hughes, and she and her husband were both Ministers of the Universal church.

(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)

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"Death of Father Guyer"

In response to our request for some notes in relation to our old friend, Joseph Guyer, who died recently, we have been handed the following, which was furnished to the Democrat newspaper by Mrs. Guyer, and copy it entire:

Joseph Guyer died at his old home, six miles northwest of Lewistown, on Tuesday Nov. 7th, 1882, after a two year's illness with consumption. He spent the summer in Kansas in hopes of regaining his health but all hopes failed and he came home two weeks before his death.

He was born in K???shime, near Frankfort, Germany, March 12, 1804; left Germany in 1825, and spent a number of years in Paris, from there he came to the United States, and arrived in Canton, Ill. in June 1833. He was married to Bethsheba Breed May 5, 1834. In 1837 he moved to his farm in Lewistown tp. where he has since resided. He was born of Catholic parents, and raised in that religion, but in 1862 he was converted and united with the Baptist church, by which church he was ordained a deacon. He visited Germany in 1847-48. He leaves his aged companion, and two daughters, Mrs. H. C. Bolton of Canton and Mrs. A. W. Stearns of Towanda, Kansas. He was resigned to the will of God and met death calmly. Elder Neff conducted the funeral services at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

(Fulton County Ledger, Nov. 23, 1882, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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A Suicide

Early supper goers were thrown into wild excitement Wednesday evening about five o’clock when it was discovered that Dr. C. R. Henry, a dentist with offices over the Farmer’s State Bank, had committed suicide some time during the night or early morning hours by shooting himself with an automatic pistol.

The doctor was in the habit of sleeping on a davenport in his office and took his meals at Mrs. M. E. Hughes restaurant in the same block. When he did not come to breakfast Wednesday morning, Mrs. Hughes remarked about it but did not think much about it, but when he failed to show up for dinner she began to be worried and went up to call him. She then tried to unlock his door with another key but he had the night lock on and she was unsuccessful.

Harry Clayberg and Robert Pusey were appealed to and they got a ladder up to one of the windows and Pusey, looking in, saw the doctor lying on the davenport. He came down the ladder and Frank Jacobs of the Journal force ascended and cut the screen out.

He saw that the doctor was apparently dead and went in to investigate. The doctor was lying on his face with a revolver pressed against his head. Mr. Jacobs did not touch anything, but passed out and locked the door behind him.

Alderman Richard Jayne telephoned Coroner Smith and Dr. Ray; Mr. Jayne, and the editor of the Journal went into the room; Dr. Ray to make sure that Dr. Henry was dead.

The doctor had undoubtedly been dead several hours and death had been instant. He had disrobed and lain on his face on the bed. The gun, a Savage automatic, had been placed against his head just back of the right ear and fired once; one empty shell was found on the floor. Satisfying themselves that the man had been dead for several hours, they, too, came away without moving anything until the coroner arrived.

Dr. Smith came on the 6 o’clock train, and assisted by ex-coroner Ray, quickly gathered a jury and the witnesses, and held the inquest at the office of Dr. Ray. But very little was brought out except the facts as above stated.

Ernest Tomkins, an intimate friend, was the last person known to have seen him alive, and he left him a little before 10 o’clock in his usual spirits. He had been in the Journal office Tuesday forenoon and asked for a statement of his account. It was given him and he paid up in full, taking a receipt.

The witnesses examined were Mrs. Hughes, Charley Wheat, Robert Pusey, Frank Jacobs, R. Jayne, Dr. Ray, and Ernest Tomkins.

The jury was composed of Ben Day, Geo. Herbert, John McAdams, Chas. Newburn, W. S. Kraute, and Geo. Heller.

The jury was not long in arriving at a verdict, it being to the effect that the deceased came to his death from a self-inflicted bullet wound some time between the hours of 10 p.m. Tuesday and 4 o’clock a.m. Wednesday.

Carl R. Henry came to Cuba about a year ago and opened a dental ofiice. He was a tall, fine young man of pleasing manners and being a good workman, soon built up a fine practice.
He joined the Odd Fellows lodge and was elected secretary last winter. He was popular with all who knew him and seemed to be well pleased with Cuba.

Some time ago he enlisted in the officers’ reserve as a dentist and had been commissioned as a first lieutenant. He was getting his kit together and was expecting a call to service at any time.
The doctor’s father and mother and a brother and sister live at Tomah, Wisconsin. He also has a wife living in Chicago. The Odd Fellows notified the father, who is sheriff of his county, and asked instructions regarding the disposal of the body. He belonged to the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Rebekahs.

(Cuba Journal, Sept. 6, 1917, submitted by George Zane)

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CANTON--Juanita N. Harper, 72, of Rural Route 3 died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1993, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 3, 1920, in Orion Township near Breeds to Roy and Leila Link Williams, she married Robert L. Harper on Oct. 31, 1936, in Pekin. He died Feb. 27, 1988. She also was preceded in death by one brother, two half brothers and one sister.

Surviving are two sons, Jack of Rockford and Marion "Bud" of rural Canton; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Hester Fidler of Branson, Mo.

He owned and operated Harper Restaurant in Banner and the Mobile Service Station for 45 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Amaranth, White Shrine of Jerusalem and Evening Star Lodge 46.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. The Rev. John Beesley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery in Banner.

Memorials may be made to the Spoon River Hospice or any charity.

(Journal Star, Peoria Ill., May 19, 1993, submitted by Danni Hopkins) 

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CANTON--Kathy Angela Ellis Hill, 43 years old, of Ashland, Ill., formerly of Canton, Ill., died Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2005, at her residence.

She was born March 8, 1962, in Canto., the daughter of Monte and Sharyl Strode Ellis.

She married Franklin Jay Hill on May 29, 1992, in rural Alexander, Ill. He survives.

She is also survived by a son, Kristopher Jay Hill of rural Ashland; her parents of rural Canton; her maternal grandmother, Gladys Strode of Canton; a brother, Eric Ellis (wife, Cathy) of Springfield; and several uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Hill graduated from Canton High School in 1980 and attended Spoon River College in Canton, where she received an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, In the past, she was employed by numerous day-care centers and later served as a customer service representative for an insurance company. She most recently worked with the Ashland Sentinel newspaper in Ashland for 12 years.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Walnut cemetery, located on U.S. Route 24, three miles southwest of Banner, Ill. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Ashland.

Memorial contributions are suggested to an education fund to benefit her son Kristopher Hill, through the State Bank of Ashland.

(Journal Star, Peoria Ill., Dec. 22, 2005, submitted by Danni Hopkins) 

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Biggsville - Raymond W. Hipple

Biggsville-Raymond W. Hipple, 88, of RR #1, died on August 10, 2007 at the OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth.

He was born December 25, 1918 in Banner township to Jesse and Mary Paul Hipple.

He married Mary Reed on March 24, 1945 in Canton, she survives.

Also surviving are two children, Michael (Jan) Hipple of Urbana, and Cathy (Curtis) Churchill of Cuba, one sister Helen Welch. of N.C., four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.

He worked at Hipple brothers Garage in Canton and was a self employed farmer.

He also was a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church and served in the US Army.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Monterey United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Rick Atchley will officiate. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery in rural Banner.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.

(Journal Star, Peoria Ill., June 12, 2002, submitted by Danni Hopkins) 

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