Emery E. Painter
Emery E. Painter, one of Rushville's most widely known residents, died Sunday afternoon at his late home on East Jefferson
Street as the result of paralysis, which came upon him eight days previous.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Church, Rev M. A. Warren officiating.
Internment was made in the Rushville Cemetery.
Emery E. Painter, son of Leonard and Matilda Painter, was born on a farm near Sheldon's Grove, Hicktory Township, February
23, 1883, and departed this life at his home in Rushville on November 11, 1934, aged 51 years, 8 months, and 12 days.
Mr. Painter was one of a family of eight children, namely, David Painter of Hickory Township; Leonard Painter of Astoria; Mrs. Douglas Harmon, and
Mrs. Elizabeth Schultz. both of Peoria; Mrs. Charles Stambaugh of Bader; Mrs. Ed. Wright of
Henderson, Colo, and Mrs.
Ellsworth Jolly, who precedes him in death.
In the year 1903, Mr. Painter came to Rushville where he took a position as a barber, and for twenty-nine years was
employed in the same shop. He was active in local Democratic political circles and also served as alderman in the city of
Rushville for several terms. In June, 1932 he was appointed an inspector in the Department of Registration and Education of
the State of Illinois, a position he held when stricken with his fatal illness.
On December 24, 1906, Mr. Painter was joined in marriage to Miss Ethel Courtright of this city, a former resident of
Somonauk, Illinois. To
this union was born one daughter who died in infancy.
Besides the bereft wife, two brothers, and four sisters, many realitives and hosts of friends mourn the passing of Mr.
Painter who was taken in the noonday of his life.
Published November 14, 1934