Death of Mrs. Alice J. Catton
Mrs. Alice J. Catton passed away
at an early hour Christmas morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anna
Catton, in Toulon, where she had made her home for some time. She had been in
failing health and her death was not unexpected. She was a woman of sterling
character and her many fine attributes endeared her to a host of friends who
regret her loss. She lived for many years at West Jersey, and was widely known
throughout the community. Mr. Catton passed away several years ago. Mrs. Catton
was the mother of Mrs. Wiley Plankael of Lafayette, and the sympathies of the
entire community goes out to her in her bereavement.
News, Stark Co., IL, Wednesday, January 3, 1923
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw
Mrs. Alice J. Catton Is Laid To Rest In West Jersey
Funeral services for the late
Mrs. Alice J. Catton were held at West Jersey at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon,
Reverend J. T. Bliss, of Princeville, officiating.
Vocal music was furnished by
Reverend and Mrs. M. B. Van Leer of Toulon.
The body bearers were five sons
and one son-in-law of the deceased as follows: Carl, Francis, George, Fred and
Alfred Catton and Wiley Plankael.
Interment was in West Jersey
The following obituary was read
at the services.
Alice J. (Bentley) Catton was
born in a little settlement called Little Whitely in Greene county, Pennsylvania
on 12 October 1841. When about 12 years of age, she came with her parents to
Peoria county, Illinois.
She was united in marriage to
John Catton on 5 January 1859. They started housekeeping near Brimfield, in
Jubilee township, Peoria county. In 1863 they moved to West Jersey township,
Stark county, which was their home since that time.
Her husband and three sons,
Arthur H., Walter C., and Henry T., preceded her in death.
There are living to mourn her
loss, her sister, Mary Hayward, of El Paso, Illinois; her children, Alfred E.,
Charles Fred, John Francis, and Carl C., of West Jersey; Mrs. Allie Plankael of
Lafayette; George S., of Wayne City, and Mrs. Grace M. Williams of Toulon. There
are also twenty-nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren to mourn her
Her faith was in her Master and
we know she had gone to "The Place He had gone to Prepare" for he