Obituaries (C)

Christopher Cabbage Laura Combs
Mrs. Lucretia Cabbage   Mary Katherine Combs
W. O. Cadwallader Nelson Combs
Mrs. Sarah Caldwell William Combs
Edgar Campbell William Cook
Edward Campbell Mrs. James Condra
Joe Campbell Conkrit(e?) - infant of J.
Mrs. Betsy Carlson   Kittie Connolly
Hugo Carlson Mrs. Mary Cooper
Mary Carmody Mrs. Mary M. Cooper
Edith Carpenter Mary Jane Cope
Olive Chance Cynthia Cowman
Mrs. A. G. Charles General L. Cowman
Frank Chase Henry Cowman
Charles Cheesbro Viola Cox
Gardner Cherrington Tillman Cozad
Mary Jane Cherrington Mrs. Coziah
Mrs. Christianson E. R. Craig
Clapp, child of Henry Kate Craig
John Abram Clark Ben Cramer
Irwin Clark Clara Cramer
Lucinda Clark Edwin Cramer
Ellen Cleary Lawrence Cramer
James Cleary Marion Cramer
Margaret Cleary Mary Cramer
Lewis Coe Charles Cranston
Harry Coffman Ernest Crawford
Harry Cole George Cronoble
Nathan Cole Robert Cummings
Samuel Cole J. Leslie Curry
Zill Cole John W. Curry
R. R. Collins Mrs. Melissa Curry
Earl Combs David Cutler
John Martin Combs more to come...


 Cabbage, Mrs. Lucretia:
(KNOX COUNTY REPUBLICAN, Knoxville, Illinois, Thursday August 15, 1918, Pg 1, submitted by J. Crandell)

Died at the Old Ladies Home Tuesday evening and we understand the funeral will be held at the M. E. church Friday at 10 o’clock.

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Funeral of Mrs. Betsy S. Carlson
(Galesburg's Daily Republican-Register, Monday, January, 12, 1903, page 8, submitted by Janine Crandell)

The funeral of Mrs. Betsy S. Carlson was held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the late home, No. 826 North Kellogg Street, conducted by Rev. Peter Peterson, pastor of the First Lutheran Church. There were present from out of the city a brother, M. S. Young, out of Chariton, Iowa.

The singing was by a quartet composed of Mrs. Charles Bergland, Miss Esther Dahlberg, A. F. Lanstrum and L. A. Seward. They sang three Swedish selections.

The following is a complete list of the floral offerings:
Pillow with the name "mother" from Mr. and Mrs. Olof E. Carlson; a spray of yellow roses from N. S. Young and family, a spray of red roses and carnations from Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Young, Mr. and Mrs. John Young, Miss Carrie Young and Joe Young; a wreath from the Scandinavian lodge of I. O. O. F., No. 446; a spray of pink roses from Mr. and Mrs. H. Pearson, and Miss Esther Pearson; a spray of carnations from Mrs. E. Linstrum, Mrs. Carlson and Miss Hulda Edoff; a spray of carnations from Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Hansen; a spray of carnations from Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Nelson; a spray of carnations from Miss Emily Dickson; a spray of carnations from Mrs. Bollenbauch; a spray of carnations from Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Johnson; a spray of carnations from Miss Louise Frid and Miss Alphield Linstrum; a spray of carnations from Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holmes.

The burial was in Linwood cemetery, and the following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Joe Holmes, O. P. Norine, H. Pierson, P. W. Larson, A. P. Swanson, and A. A. Willsie.

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Funeral of Charles Cheesbro
(Galesburg's Daily Republican-Register, Monday, January, 12, 1903, pg 8, submitted by Janine Crandell)

The remains of the late Charles Cheesbro arrived from Chicago Saturday noon and were taken immediately to Hope cemetery, where the burial took place. No funeral services were held here. The remains were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Hough of Chicago, she is a daughter of the deceased; Mr. and Mrs. William Cheesbro of Joliet; Edmond Cheesbro of Chicago and R. Smith of Chicago, the business partner of the deceased. Dr. Vincent conducted the short service at the grave. The pall bearers were T. J. McKnight, Josiah Tilden, H. M. Sisson, William Browning, Robert Chappell and Ed Dunn.

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(Galesburg Republican-Register, Saturday, August 27, 1887, submitted by Janine Crandell)

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. J. Conkrit(e?) died Monday, aged 2 1/2 years.

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(Galesburg Republican-Register, Saturday, August 27, 1887, submitted by Janine Crandell)

Harry W. Cole, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cole, died Tuesday, after an illness of four months, aged one year and six months.

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(Galesburg Republican-Register, Saturday, August 27, 1887, submitted by Janine Crandell)

Miss Kittie Connolly, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terence Connolly, died Thursday morning at her home 924 West Street, aged twenty-seven years. For several years she was a dressmaker here, and was known as being very proficient in this calling. For over a year, however, owing to ill health, she has been unable to work. Her death was due to consumption. She was beloved by a large circle of acquaintances. The funeral will probably occur on Saturday.

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Obituary of Nelson Combs
(Galesburg Weekly Mail, October 25, 1900, submitted by Todd Walter)

Maquon - News came here Tuesday morning of the death of Nelson Combs, father of Mrs. C.D. Briggs of this place, which occurred at the soldiers home, Quincy. The remains will be interred in the national cemetery of that place.

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Obituary of Mrs. Mary Scott Cooper
Knox County Republican, Wednesday, October 4, 1893, submitted by Janine Crandell)

Mary Scott Cooper was born in North Carolina, Sept. 22, 1818.  She lived for several years in Ohio, where she was a member of the Baptist church.  She moved to Illinois in 1844, where she lived until death claimed her.

She died Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 1893, aged 75 years, 4 days.

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(Galesburg's Republican Register, Saturday, April 16, 1881, pg 6, contributed by J. Crandell)

Gone Home: Thursday, of last week Mrs. Mary M. Cooper, the wife of Dr. E. S. Cooper, Sr., died in Henderson, Knox County, of paralysis.  Some two years ago she had a similar attack, from which she never fully recovered.

The deceased was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1823, her maiden name being Mary Martin, and was married to Dr. E. S. Cooper, Sr., in 1841, and emigrated to Knox County, in Feb. 1842.  She was the mother of seven children, of them four sons and two daughters -- all living.  Three of the sons are physicians, and the fourth is taking a classical course in Yale College.  The two daughters are attending Knox College.  Mrs. Cooper was a consistent member of the Methodist Church, and had many friends, both in and out of church.  She was beloved by all who knew her.

Before her death, which she was expecting, she expressed a willingness to die at any time if it was the Lord's will to take her.  She was buried on Sat. morning in the Henderson cemetery.

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Obituary of Nathan Cole
(Galesburg's Republican Register, Wednesday, October 11, 1893, contributed by J. Crandell)

Mr. Nathan Cole, who has lived here as far back as our memory goes, died at his home on south street, on Tuesday morning of last week.  Long before the introduction of steam thresher engines into this country, he owned and managed a threshing machine, doing work for nearly all the farmers for many miles.  His acquaintance was thus quite extensive and with all he had a good reputation for uprightness and honesty.  He was a member in good standing of Knoxville Lodge No. 66, A. F. and A. M. and the funeral services which were held at the home on Wednesday, were under the auspices of the Masonic order.  Rev. D. W. Wilson of the Christian church, of Camp Point, Ill., conducting the services.

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(Galesburg's Republican Register, Saturday, April 2, 1881, contributed by J. Crandell)

A child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Clapp died Tuesday morning.

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(Galesburg's Register-Mail, Friday evening, Nov. 4, 1927
, contributed by J. Crandell)

Mrs. James Condra, formerly of Henderson, died at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday at the home of her son, Ed. Condra, 292 N. Prairie St.  She was about 88 years of age and had resided in Galesburg about three years.  Funeral arrangements had not been made today pending word from relatives dwelling in Canada.


(Galesburg's Republican-Mail, Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 1927, contributed by J. Crandell)

Mrs. James Condra: The funeral services for Mrs. James Condra who died on Thursday evening will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday from the late home at 292 North Prairie St.  The Rev. N. T. Allen will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Rice cemetery northwest of Henderson. 

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(Galesburg's Weekly Republican Register, Saturday, April 30, 1881, contributed by J. Crandell)

Frank M. Chase died on Monday morning, at Newton, Kansas, after a lingering illness of many months.  He lived formerly in Galesburg, and was in the employ of the Frost Manufacturing Company.  Last summer he went to Kansas in hopes that a change in climate would improve his health.  He was a member of Galesburg Lodge no. 142, I. O. O. F., and was much respected by his borther Odd Fellows and acquaintances generally.  He leaves a widow, who has the sincere sympathy of many friends in this city in this hour of her great distress.

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(Galesburg's Weekly Republican Register, Saturday, April 23, 1881, contributed by J. Crandell)

Mr. David H. Cutler, who has been sick for some time, died at his residence on Ferris street, last Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Cutler served on the police force during ex-Mayor Brown's administration and was well-known in the city.  He was a middle-aged man [45 years old].  His funeral took place Monday afternoon.

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Funeral Services Held for Veteran Power Co. Worker
(The Illinois Star, Thursday, March 21, 1940, contributed by Janet Durst)

     Funeral services for Ernest Crawford, 72, of 885 West Berrien street, who died at 1:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon at St. Mary's hospital, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Horton, Hinchcliff and Wilson Funeral home in charge of the Rev. W. T. Green. Burial was in the Linwood cemetery.
     Mr. Crawford was born in Palmyra, Mo., on Jan. 12, 1868, the son of Ernest and Elizabeth Crawford. He was educated in Palmyra and there married Matilda Mitchell on July 22, 1891.  The family moved here in 1893, and for the past 37 years Mr. Crawford was employed at the Illinois Iowa Power company gas works. He belonged to the Second Baptist church.
     Surviving are his wife and three children. 

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(Galesburg's Evening Mail, March 13, 1922, contributed by Janet Durst)

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Christianson will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Horton and Foley undertaking establishment. The Rev. Mr. Youngdahl of Knoxville will be in charge.

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Death of Lewis Coe
(Galesburg's Weekly Republican-Register, Saturday, April 30, 1887,  contributed by Janine Crandell)

     We copy the following notice of the death of a pioneer citizen of Knox county from the Muscatine (Iowa) Journal of April 16:
     As the clock of St. Matthias began striking the hour of noon today, the spirit of the venerable Lewis Coe took its flight from earth.
     The city has been prepared in some degree for this sad news. For some weeks Mr. Coe has been seriously indisposed, and the reports from his bedside gave little hope of his recovery. Yesterday, at evening, it was apparent that the end was rapidly approaching. During the night his breathing was labored and it seemed at moments that life could not continue the struggle till morning. There were moments of consciousness to which the dying christian expressed to his wife a firm faith in the Saviour. His death was quiet and painless.
     Deceased passed his 73d anniversary the 29th day of last November. On the 22d of December following he and his bride of fifty years' companionship celebrated their golden wedding, an occasion of rare beauty to the large company assembled to honor the occasion. In the elaborate report of this celebration the Journal gave an extended sketch of the deceased and it was so recent that it would seem to leave little to be said in the shadow of today's sad sequel. Deceased was married to his surviving wife at Middlefield, Ct., Dec. 22, 1836. Soon after the marriage they came to Coeburg, Ill., and removed to Muscatine in 1856. Three children survive, Mrs. A. F. Demorest, J. E. Coe, and a beloved adopted daughter, Mrs. Chas. W. Bridgeman, all of this city. No citizen stood higher in the best esteem of this community than Lewis Coe. He was a man of cultivated attainments, of spotless probity, of unbending devotion to principle, an earnest, faithful Christian, a loving and tender husband and parent, a public spirited and dutiful citizen. Every circle in which he was known will treasure his memory.
     Lewis Coe and his brother Nelson settled in Knox county, Illinois, in 1837, and were the first settlers of Coeburg, Rio township. where Lewis lived for nineteen years. He was much interested in religion and education, and actively encouraged the building of churches and school-houses, and all work calculated to better the condition of the early immigrants. He is favorably remembered by many of our older citizens.

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J .W. Curry Funeral
(unknown newspaper, Nov. ?, 1927, contributed by Gayle from Kansas)

Abingdon, Ill. Nov. 7 -- The funeral rites of John W. Curry were held from the Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. L. Connolly. The music was furnished by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Fred Ehrenhart, Jr., Mrs. J. M. Shipplett, Carl Johnson and W. H. Palmer, with Miss Florence Irene Young at the organ. The beautiful floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Grant Alderfer and Mrs. W. H. Palmer. The casket bearers were Ora Kelley, J. E. Hamilton, Albert Maginnis, W. G. Dunlap, Leo Fitch, Fred Copeland. Interment was in the Abingdon cemetery. The members of Post 58 G. A. R. and the Ladies' Circle of the G. A. R. attended the services in a body.

John Wilson Curry, son of James and Hannah Armstrong Curry, born in Huntington county, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1841, and departed this life on November 3, 1927, aged 86 years, 30 days.

He was the third in a family of six children, of which four were boys and two girls. All have preceded him in death except one brother, William A. Curry, now living at Leon, Iowa. (Those deceased are Thomas A., Agnes, Rachell Curry Upp, Joseph Reed Curry of Gentry Co, MO.)

There were also two half sisters, one of whom, Mrs. Martha Ellen Knowles, is now living in Los Angeles, California and Mrs. Sam Curry, (Mary Ann) who lived at Woodland Decatur Co IA.

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Mrs. Melissa Curry Dies at Quincy Home
(unknown newspaper and date, contributed by Gayle from Kansas)

Mrs. Melissa Curry passed away at 8:35 last night in the hospital at the Soldiers' Home in Quincy. Mrs. Curry, a resident of the Home for several months, recently fractured her hip in a fall. The accident on account of her age -- she was 98 years old -- caused complications which resulted in her death.

Her husband and only son preceded her in death. She leaves several grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Congregational church, in charge of the Rev. H.R. Jay. Interment will be in the Abingdon cemetery. Friends may call at the Huggins Funeral home any time prior to the services.

Melissa was born Oct. 18, 1846 in OH (the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Stroup, married John Wilson Curry Apr. 30, 1868 and died Feb. 7, 1940 in IL. Her only child was James Leslie Curry.)

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Curry Funeral Held Tuesday Afternoon
(Galesburg's Daily Register Mail, Wednesday, Mar. 20, 1929, pg. 15, contributed by Gayle from Kansas)

Abingdon, Ill., March 20 - The funeral rites for J. Leslie Curry were held from the Congregational church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Frank J. Brown officiating.
     Music was furnished by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. J. M. Shiplett, Mrs. C. S. Bartlett, Carl J. Johnson and William H. Palmer, with Miss Florence Irene Young at the organ. They sang "My Jesus As Thou Wilt, " "Nearer My Father's Home" and "Jesus is Mine."
     The profusion of beautiful floral offerings were in charge of Mesdames W. H. Palmer, Henry Stephans, Grant Alderfer, E. D. Blair, W. J. Robinson and G. A. Hickman.
     The casket bearers were: W. G. Rork, Glenn Dunlap, A. L. Swigert,, W. G. Dunlap, Fred Ehrenhart Sr., G. T. Tuttle.
     Interment was in the Abingdon cemetery. The members of the A. F. & A.M., I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges attended the service in a body.

Sketch of His Life

     James Leslie Curry, only child of John and Malissa Stroop Curry, was born in Rainsboro, Highland county, Ohio, July 20 1878, and departed this life on March 18, 1929, after a short illness of pneumonia.
     He received his education in the Rainsboro schools. Later he engaged in carpenter work under the capable instruction of his father.
     On November 4, 1896, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Holmes, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1906. To this union were born two children, Elizabeth, who died in infancy, and Rubie Curry Famulener of this city.
     In the year 1901 the family came to Abingdon, where he has since made his home with the exception of five years spent in the south.
     On October 28, 1908, he was united in marriage to Ella Webb of Good Hope, Ill., and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Mildred Curry Daily of Bushnell and Mary Curry, at home.
     There remain to mourn his death, besides the widow and daughters, his aged mother, Mrs. Malissa Curry of this city and three grandchildren, Flavia Joyce Daily of Bushnell, Marian Jean and Norma Beth Famulener of Abingdon. His father preceded him in death November 3, 1927.
     In the year 1907 he united with the Congregational church of this city of which he has since been a faithful member.
     He was a member of the Masonic, the Odd Fellow and the Rebekah lodges whose fellowships he enjoyed very much.
     His quiet and unassuming manner won for him a host of friends whose love for him has been proved by the great number who have called to aid and to extend their sympathy during his illness and death.
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Many Attend Rites From Out-of-Town

     Those attending the funeral services of J. Leslie Curry from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Cad Fisher, Prairie City; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hamilton, Good Hope; Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Webb and son Harry of Scotia, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. J. L Webb and family, Mrs. J. E. Weber, Mrs. Mc... (sorry I don't have the rest of the article).

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Mrs. Lucinda Hatch Clark
(Unknown newspaper, Jan. ?, 1886, contributed by Doug Clark)

     The beloved wife of Mr. T. L. Clark of this city was born at Eaton, Madison County, N.Y., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hatch. She came to this city in 1856, several years after her marriage to Mr. Clark, and Galesburg has since been her home.
     Some time ago she went with her husband to the home of her sister [Sally (Hatch) Fitch] at Oakwood, Indiana and received at the hands of her nephew, Mr. Lemuel S. Fitch, and his wife, the best of care. All efforts to save, however, proved unavailing, and this sincere and good Christian woman died there Monday morning [Jan. 26, 1886]. Of her own family, there survive her sisters, Mrs. Fitch of Oakwood, Ind., and a brother, Mr. Daniel Hatch of South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Smitzer of Oneida, N.Y. Mr. Ed Leach, of this city, is her nephew.
     The late Mrs. Clark belonged to a family remarkable for its longevity. Mrs. Clark was 79 years of age at the time of her death. Her sisters, Mrs. S. Fitch and Mrs. Mary Smitzer are 81 and 83 years old, respectively, while her brother Daniel is at least 76 years of age. Mrs. Clark’s mother lived to be 99 years old.

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(Williamsfield Times, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1908, contributed by J. Crandell)

     Mrs. Sarah Caldwell, a former well-known resident of Williamsfield, died at her late home in Knoxville, Saturday, November, 28th. Funeral services were held from Bethel chapel on Sunday afternoon.

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G. B. Cherrington

Gardner B. Cherrington, who lived at 109 Walnut street, died at 12:15 this morning in his home, after a long illness. He was born April 29, 1858. Funeral rites will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday from Maxey chapel northeast of Knoxville, with burial in Westfall Cemetery. Friends may call at the home, 109 Walnut street, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. (Register Mail, Thursday, May 17, 1934, submitted by Mike Osler) [Note: Gardner married Mary Jane Milroy on 10/14/1885 according to the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]

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Mrs. Mary Jane (Milroy) Cherrington, 90, died at 9 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl King, 442 S. Chambers St.. She had been ill for several years and bedfast for eight months.

She was born at Victoria Feb. 14, 1864, and lived all her life in Knox County, residing in Galesburg for 20 years. She was married to Gardner B. Cherrington in Galesburg Oct. 14, 1885, and he died in 1934. She was a member of the First Church of God.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eva Stevens and Mrs. Pearl King, both of Galesburg, and Mrs. Alice Slagle of Maquon; Three sons, Irvin C., Forrest E. and G. Glenn all of Galesburg; a brother, John Milroy of Lexington, Neb.; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Klinck Chapel in Knoxville, where friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening, by the Rev. Henry Stamm. Burial will be in Westfall Cemetery, Copley Township. (Register Mail, Thursday, May 17, 1934, submitted by Mike Osler)

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Earl Combs

     Earl Combs, 67, of Maquon, died Thursday at 10:40 a.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, where he had been a patient for two days.
     He was born near London Mills March 3, 1887, had resided in Maquon for 12 years and retired from farming two years ago. He was married in Galesburg June 10, 1919, to Emma M. Tasker, who survives.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie V. Owen and Mrs. Alice F. Owen, of Maquon; a son Howard M. Combs of Maquon; three sisters, Mrs. Verda Vermillion of Hermon, Mrs. Tressa Sampson of Sheridan, Wyo., and Mrs. Mary Langford of Abingdon, and five grandchildren. His parents and a brother preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Klinck Chapel at Knoxville. The Rev. Ira Moats will officiate and burial will be in the Maquon Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel this evening. (Galesburg's Register Mail, Nov. 1954, submitted by Todd Walter)

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William Combs died at his home northeast of London at midnight Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1900, after a long and painful illness.

The funeral services will be held in the M. E. church in London, Friday, Jan 5, at 2 p.m., Rev. J. J. Hunter officiating. Burial will take place at Midway.

Wm. Combs was born in Highland Co., Ohio in April 1825. He came to Illinois with his father, Robt. Combs, in 1835. In 1852 he went to Oregon, where he married the first time. His wife only lived a short time and left no children. In 1868 he returned to Illinois and has lived in this vicinity ever since. He was married to Miss Sarah Timmons in 1874, and she survives him. He also leaves three brothers: James of Oregon: C. A. of Kansas: and John of this vicinity. Two brothers and four sisters have proceeded him to the other world. They are: Mary Shreves who died near here something like forty years ago; Elizabeth Hughbanks who died near here about thirty-five years ago; Martha Timmons, died twenty-one years ago; Doc Combs, died in Kansas sixteen years ago; and Andrew Combs who died a week or two ago in Kansas City.

Deceased has been for some time a member of the M. E. church of this place. He was an industrious, earnest man, a good neighbor, a kind husband. A good man has gone to his reward. The stricken wife has the sympathy of the entire community. (London Times, London Mills, Illinois, Jan. 5, 1900, submitted by Todd Walter)

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(Galesburg Republican-Register, unknown date, submitted by Wini Caudell)

Clark-Irwin J., son Charles & Wilmina Clark, born Victoria Sept. 23, 1862 died after illness three weeks, October 5, 1887, being 25 years, 12 days. After completing common school he prepared for college and attended Knox College 1882-1884, but did not graduate. Member of Order of Good Templars.

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Her Death Was Sudden

Mrs. Ellen Cleary of South Chambers Street Found Dead In Her Room

Mrs. Ellen Cleary, for more than fifty years a resident of Galesburg, died suddenly of heart failure Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at her home at No. 544 South Chambers street. Death came to her while she was in her room changing her dress for supper, and was a great shock to her family and friends.

Mrs. Cleary has been in the best of health and had not complained of feeling badly. Sunday morning she attended the services at Corpus Christi church and in the afternoon had been visiting among her neighbors, returning home only a few minutes before her death.

She was found dead sitting in a chair by her son, Daniel, who, had called her for supper and hearing no response went to her room. Her husband was summoned and both were deeply shocked. A physician was called who pronounced the cause of her death heart failure.

Mrs. Cleary, whose maiden name was Miss Ellen Carmody, was born in County Limerick, sixty-five years ago, and came to this country when nine years of age, settling first near Pittsfield, Mass. A few years later she came to Galesburg, which has since been her home, and forty years ago she was united in marriage with John Cleary, who survives her.

Mrs. Cleary was a faithful member of the Corpus Christi church, and was highly respected by all who knew her. She was a home-loving woman and kind to those who came under her care. She was a kind woman in the time of sickness and death and was ever ready to help in the comfort of others.

To mourn her death she is survived by her husband and three sons, Daniel Cleary of Galesburg by her second marriage and Edward and John Gleason of Arkansas, Kansas, by her first husband. Four children died in infancy. She is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Corpus Christi church. The burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The family requests no flowers. (Transcribed by E. Lutz, Galesburg (IL) Daily Republican Register, Mon., May 21, 1906)

Mrs. John Cleary Dies Suddenly

Son Finds Her in Her Room After She Had Returned From a Walk

Sketch of Her Life

Mrs. John Cleary, an aged and respected resident of this city, was found dead in her room at her home, 544 South Chambers street, last evening. She was found by her son, Dan, who immediately called Dr. Maley, but when he arrived he pronounced her dead, the cause being a sudden attack of heart disease. Mrs. Cleary had been out making calls upon neighbors during the afternoon and had just returned. She had just gone to her room to change her clothes.

As she was gone an unusually long time the family called several times and finally the son went to the room and found his mother dead. The occurrence is a great shock to her many friends in this city, where she has lived for many years.

She was born in County Limerick, Ireland, in 1841, and came to America when nine years of age. For a time she lived in Pittsfield, Mass., later coming to this city, where she was married to John Cleary. She is survived by her husband and one son, Dan, both of this city and two sons by a former marriage, John and Edward Gleason of Arkansas City, Kansas. Mrs. Cleary was a life-long member of the Corpus Christi church and was of a cheery disposition that made her friends everywhere. She had been in seemingly good health and no intimation was given of her sudden demise. Coroner A. F. Stewart of Oneida was called this morning and made an investigation, coming to the conclusion that she died of heart's disease.

The funeral of Mrs. John Cleary will take place Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, at Corpus Christi church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's. (Transcribed by E. Lutz, Galesburg (IL) Evening Mail, Mon., May 21, 1906)

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Old Resident Of This City Passes Away

At the age of eighty-seven years, Mrs. James Cleary, 491 East Brooks street, an old and esteemed resident of Galesburg joined the great majority in death. Her fatal sickness took place New Year's day at three o'clock after an illness of a short period.

Margaret Magnor was born in the county of Cork, Ireland, eighty-seven years ago. When seventeen years of age she came to America, going to Pittsfield, Mass., where she was united in marriage three years later to James Cleary, February 9, 1853. Two years later the couple moved to Galesburg. Here they have spent their life, reared their family and taken an active part in the city's growth. Seven children were born to this union, three of whom are dead. Those deceased are Katherine Doyle, Elizabeth Cleary King and James. Those alive are, John E., at Spokane; Daniel, at San Antonio, Texas; Robert, Chicago, and William at Lake Charles, Louisiana.

She was a member of Corpus Christi church for many years. Her life has been devoted to the teachings of the church in every phase, caring for children outside of her own family and giving them the same advantages as doled out to her own sons and daughters.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at nine o'clock in the Corpus Christi church. Father Doubleday will be in charge. (Transcribed by E. Lutz, Galesburg (IL) Evening Mail, Mon., Jan. 3, 1921)

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James Cleary's Death Comes Very Suddenly

It never rains but what it pours.: This old adage has been brought into the minds of the friends and relatives of Mr. And Mrs. James Cleary, 491 East Brooks street, both of whom have passed away in the last six days. Mr. Cleary's death came quite suddenly on Wednesday afternoon about four o'clock. Since his wife's death on New Year's day he has grieved to such an extent, that the shock was more than his advance years could stand.

He was born eighty-eight years ago in the county of Limerick, Ireland. When eighteen years of age he came to America, going to Pittsfield, Mass. It was in this town that he was married to Margaret Magnor February 9, 1853. In 1855 the happy couple came to Galesburg. He immediately received employment on the C. B. & Q. working for them close to fifty years. The last few years of his life have been spent in retirement.

Mr. Cleary was one of the first aldermen in Galesburg. He represented the Seventh Ward for fourteen consecutive years. His efforts given in civic matters will be long remembered by the city and the people who were acquainted with him at the time.

He was a member of Corpus Christi church, doing everything that could be desired of a Christian character. His faithful attendance of the church's religious gatherings and the part he played in all functions speak for themselves. He was also a member of the Holy Name society and the oldest man in the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Cleary was the father of seven children, four of whom are living. They are: John E., Spokane; Daniel, San Antonio; Robert, Chicago; and William at Lake Charles, Louisiana. The three deceased are Elizabeth Cleary King, Katherine Doyle and James.

Mr. Cleary's death came just as the family were eating dinner. He had eaten a small amount of food and complained of feeling choked. He left the room for the reason that he felt stomach sick and retired to another room. It was here that he was found in a critical condition, passing away a few moments later.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at Corpus Christi church at 9 o'clock. Father Doubleday will officiate. Interment will be made at St. Joseph's cemetery.

Knights of Columbus will meet at the home of our late brother, James Cleary this evening at 8:15 sharp.

Ralph Hucley

(Transcribed by E. Lutz, Galesburg (IL) Evening Mail, Tues., Jan. 6, 1921)

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Obituary of Mrs. Coziah
(Galesburg Weekly Republican Register, April 22, 1899, contributed by Todd Walter)

HENDERSON - The funeral of Mrs. Coziah, of near Rio, was held in the M.E. church Monday at 2 o'clock p.m. She was buried in the Henderson cemetery. Mrs. Coziah was one of the oldest settlers of the county. She was almost 90 years of age and was highly respected.

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