(Special)—Funeral services for David Cation, 80 years old, pioneer
resident of Peoria and Knox counties, who died March 10 at the home of
his brother, William Cation, were held Saturday afternoon at the
residence of brothers with Rev. A. J. Copeland officiating.
was a son of Catherine Gray Cation born in Peoria county, June 16, 1856.
His boyhood days were spent in Peoria and Knox counties where he
attended the rural schools, later being a student at Hedding college at
Abingdon and Gen City Business college at Quincy. He taught county
schools a few terms and then went to Oregon in 1881, where he spent nine
years in the wheat and lumber industries.
In 1884 he was married
to Miss Ella Barber who died in 1905. In 1908 he married Miss Emma
Parker of Williamsfield.
He is survived by the widow; a son,
James L. Cation of Monica; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine C. Wycoff of Laura
and an adopted daughter; Mrs. Verna Swanson of Victoria; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two brothers, William of
Williamsfield and John C. of Salem, Ore.
In 1890 he returned from
Oregon to become associated with L. J. Baird as cashier in the Bank of
Williamsfield, at Williamsfield a private which was late reorganized as
the State Bank of Williamsfield, of which he was first vice president
and later president. He also served as village treasure for many years,
as supervisor and as township school treasurer for 28 years.
was a member of the Williamsfield Methodist church and active in all its
affairs, serving at various times as Sunday school superintendent,
teacher of the Men’s class and church treasurer.