David Cation

Princeville Telephone, March 1936
Submitted by Mike McMullen 


DAVID CATION

WILLIAMSFIELD, Ill (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.

He 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.

He 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.

 


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