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Western Illinois Deaths

John Anderson

Monmouth - John Godfrey Anderson, 85, a former Monmouth resident died yesterday afternoon in St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, Indiana. Funeral services will be held 1:30 Friday afternoon at Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, the Rev. Gerald Youngquist officiating. Burial will be in Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 tomorrow tomorrow night.
Mr. Anderson was born Nov. 11, 1886 in Sweden and came to this country in 1906. He married Gerda Fallman on April 5, 1911 in Monmouth. They spent their entire married life on a farm northwest of Monmouth. She died in 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Perry, Upland Calif. , Mrs. Lambert Lytle, Hammond , Ind. , Mrs. Everette Nelson, Streator, four grandchildren and three great grand-children, and two brothers David Anderson of Chicago and Hilmar Ryberg in Sweden . A brother preceded him in death.

Contributed by Wini Caudell; Rock Island Argus, October 25, 1972

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Mrs. Anton Carlson

Monmouth - Mrs. Anton Carlson, 77, of 600 North B street , Monmouth, died suddenly of a heart attack at 5 o'clock last evening in her home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in First Lutheran church, Monmouth, the Rev. Ekerberg, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Monmouth cemetery.
Mrs. Carlson, the former Emma Fallman was born Feb. 2, 1870 in Sweden . She is survived by the widower.
[Information added by researcher: Emma was born in Kättilstad parish in Sweden . Her parents were Per Göran Fallman and Hedda Sofia Carlsdotter. Her mother commited suicide when she was 4 yrs. and her father remarried. Emma Carolina Fallman immigrated to the US in 1896 and soon after that her sisters Anna (Hendrikson), Gerda (Anderson), Wilhelmena (Holcomb)followed. Also brother Per Johan.

Contributed by Wini Caudell; Rock Island Argus, January 23, 1948

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J.J. Clague

Monmouth- Funeral services for J.J. Clague, retired Monmouth grocer who died suddenly Monday morning, were held yesterday afternoon in Lugg Memorial chapel. The Rev. Gay C. White of First Methodist church officiated and John Lugg delivered the sermon. The Rev. John H. Clark of Knoxville Methodist church sang accompanied by Mrs. Mitchell E. Holliday. Pallbearers were Harold Muck, Richard Woods, Harold Wilson and James C. John and George Shimmin. Burial was in Monmouth cemetery.

Contributed by Wini Caudell; Rock Island Argus, January 23, 1948

Leonard O. Ross

Funeral services for Leonard O. Ross, 66, of 321 W. 2nd Ave. Monmouth, who died in Monmouth Hospital where he had been a patient for four weeks, will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon in the Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth. The Rev. H.A. Cochran, pastor of the Monmouth First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Monmouth Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Ross was born September 16, 1893 in Warren county, a son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Ross. He spent his childhood in the Smithshire community and attended schools in Roseville . He was a graduat of Brown's Business College in Galesburg . He married Alice Streedain April 10, 1917 and most of their married life was spent in Monmouth.

Mr. Ross was a member of the Smithshire Methodist church and Galesburg Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. DeLoss Baird, and granddaughter all of Monmouth, two brothers, Fred, Monmouth, and William, Roseville and two sisters Mrs. Metta Buright of Roseville and Mrs. Charles Brown of Smithshire

Contributed by Wini Caudell; Rock Island Argus, July 8, 1959

1857 Galesburg Free-Democrat

Davis-Mrs. Esther Delilah died near Utah, Warren County, 21 March 1857 of consumption, aged 22 years. She was born and reared in Warren County, Il. And leaves a husband, one small child and a large circle of friends

Galesburg Republic

McGlothin-Mrs. James, last Thursday, 5 p.m.,August 3. 1872 wa struck by lightening and killed instantly while going from the filed to house, on the farm of Newton P. Bruington, one mile of Alexis, Warren County. Mr .Bruington also struck at the same time but was alive at last account, but was out of his head. Mr. George Collins was close by but did not affect him. He said the shaft looked like a ball of fire. Wataga, Illinois

Rock Island Argus

Feb. 20, 1994

Dorothea Connolly

Dorothea M. Connally ,89, of Alexis, formerly of Milan died at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 1994 at the home of her daughter.She was born October 18, 1904, in Milan, the daughter of Charles and Maude Ranbarger Brandenburg. She attended school in Milan and Rock Island, graduating from Rock Island High School.

Dorothea married Robert Connally on July 22, 1925 in Rock Islandand he preceded her in death on March 30, 1981.

She worked for Illinois Bell as an operator in Rock Island. She had also worked at the Milan Post Office and Milan Independent as a type setter and proof reader. She resided in Milan all of her life and loved cooking and baking.Surviving are one son and daughter in law, Robert(Wilma) Connolly of Bartesville, Oklahoma, Two daughters and one son in law, Phyllis Pegg of Milan and Donna (Ben) Randall of Alexis, one sister Winnifred L. Norton of Milan, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grand children.

Cremation will be accorded with interment of ashes in Memorail Park Cemetery, Rock Island. There will be no visitation and private services will be held at a later date.

Hoover-Hall Memorail Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Wini Caudell

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Galesburg Republican

McFarland, Mrs. Mary wife of Jeremiah McFarland, one of the oldest residents of Warren County, died Thursday evening, July 27, 1876 at her home Cameron, Ill. In her 80 th year. Her husband died nearly three years ago, since she has been severly afflicted. Funeral service by Elder S.T. Shelton. She was born North Carolina, Oct. 1796 and married Jeremiah McFarland April 1814. Her maiden name was Lewis. Her and her husband came with several relatives moved to Warren County 1829. When they came this county was a wilderness and their cabin was the stopping place for the weary traveler, and “Uncle Jerry’s” and “Aunt Polly’s” was well known for miles around as a place of friendship and hospitality. The dense forest then surrounded their pleasant home were laid low by the woodman’s axe and as a country prospered. Since that time the deceased has declined and wa called to her rest, where there is no sickness, and where her ancestors are patiently awaiting her.

Milan Independent


July 8, 1959


Monmouth-Mrs. Godfrey Anderson, 77, Rte. 3 Monouth died at 5:45 this morning in her home in Hale Township. She had been in failing health for two years.Mrs. Anderson the former Gerda Fallman, was born January 28, 1888in Sweden, a daughter of Per Göran and Anna Anderson Fallman. Shespent her childhood in Sweden and came to this country in 1908.

She was married to Mr. Anderson April 5, 1911 in Monmouth. Theirentire married life was spent in Warren County and they had residednorthwest of Monmouth for 30 years.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Louise McVeyHome Bureau unit.

Surviving are the widower, three daughters,Mrs. Mary Nelson, Streator,Mrs. Helen Lytle, Hammond, Indiana, and Catherine Perry, Uppland Calif.a brother Gust. of Sweden, a sister Mrs. Henry Holcomb Monmouth and four grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Turnbull Funeral, Monmouth where friends may call.

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