Alice Jane Catton

Stark County News, Stark Co., IL Wednesday, December 27, 1922
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 


Lafayette News

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.


Stark County 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 cemetery.

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 loss.

Her faith was in her Master and we know she had gone to "The Place He had gone to Prepare" for her. 

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