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Schuyler County, Illinois

Francis Marion Wardell
Transcribed by Molly Miller

Published: January 25, 1928

F. M. Wardell

Francis Marion, the oldest son of Samuel and Isabella Brown Wardell, was born in Schuyler county, Feb. 2, 1843, and passed away Jan. 9, 1928 after a brief illness, age 84 years, 11 months and 7 days.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Robbins, Dec. 25, 1873, at the home where he passed away. His wife preceded him in death about ten months ago.

To this union were born nine children, two dying in infancy. The surviving children are: Mrs. Sheridan Tharp, Lester and Harry of Rushville; James of Colmar, Ill.; Earl of Crookston, Minn; Sammie and Myrtle at home.

He also leaves to mourn his loss, twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Joseph and John, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a kind father and neighbor who was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need and around the community where he spent his entire life.

Funeral services were held at Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson. The interment was in the Palm cemetery.

Card of Thanks - We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the expression of sympathy and kindly services during the illness and death of our beloved father. - The Children.

Courtesy of Judi Gilker




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