Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 2

Death Notice for infant NEWBERRY
The Rushville Times, October 10, 1856
    Also in the same neighborhood on the same day [6 miles east of Rushville, Oct. 1], an infant child of Rev. J. Newberry.

Death Notice for Eliza LAMASTER
The Rushville Times, October 10, 1856
    Also on Thursday, October 2d inst. Eliza, daughter of Mr. Lamaster; aged 3 years, 8 months and 16 days. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

Death Notice for infant son MILLSAP
The Rushville Times, November 7, 1856
    Margaret Millsap, a half idiot, gave birth, secretly, to an infant boy in the yard of the Poor-farm, after dark last night. Its body was found where she left it, early (this Friday morning). A coroners jury returned, death from exposure, at the hands of the mother. A report from next weeks paper stated that she was not an inmate of the Poor-farm, and did not want the management censured. She had washed for some one that day and came to the farm asking for lodging, because of illness. The matron did not turn her away, but did not notice her condition.

Death Notice for William CRAWFORD
The Rushville Times, November 7, 1856
    William Crawford, one of those injured by the terrible tornado storm at Littleton, died on Tuesday last. Mr. Crawford was one of our oldest and most worthy citizens. His death, especially under the circumstances, is deeply mourned. In reporting the damage of the tornado of October 24th, Mr. Crawford was severly injured, if not fatally, it is feared, his physicians supposing that his bowels have been ruptured.

Death Notice for male PERRY
The Rushville Times, November 14, 1856
    In our last paper we mentioned briefly the anticipated demise of young Perry, who was wounded in the encounter with the brothers Johnson. He died on Saturday last and his funeral took place from the M. E. church in this place on Sunday afternoon. The death, no doubt occurred from a blow at the hands of one of the Johnson's during a quarrel about the possession of a house, which they were building for the Perry's.
    From the October 16 issue--A serious and very unfortunate affray, occurred a short distance from town, on Thursday a week ago, between Mr. Perry and his son and two brothers, George and Thomas Johnson, resulting in serious injury to young Perry.

Death Notice for Ann Eliza GILLAM
The Rushville Times, November 21, 1856
    Died on Sunday evening the 16th inst., of croup, Ann Eliza, only daughter of B. C. and M. A. Gillam; aged 4 years, 6 months and 28 days.

Death Notice for Mrs. ULLMAN
The Rushville Times, November 21, 1856
    Died also on Friday morning the 14th inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. Frank - Mrs. Ullman in the 68th year of her age.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for Della V. ANDERSON ROBESON
The Rushville Times, December 11, 1940 - Mrs. Banning Robeson Of Rushville Died Friday
    Mrs. Della V. Robeson, widow of Banning H. Robeson, and a life-long resident of Rushville township, died Friday evening at her home northeast of Rushville after a long period of ill health. She was in her seventy-eighth year.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. William R. O'Neill, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian church in Rushville. Interment was in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery.
    The following obituary was read at the service: Della Virginia Robeson, daughter of Harrison and Hannah Hindman-Anderson, was born October 5, 1863, near Rushville, Ill. She passed away December 6, 1940, at the age of seventy-seven at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Carty, after a prolonged illness due to a paralytic stroke.
    She was united in marriage to Banning H. Robeson of Rushville on April 8, 1888. Mr. Robeson preceded her in death on March 23, 1932. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Pearl Carty, Gertrude, Delano, deceased, and Homer, all of Rushville.
    She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orion Anderson of San Diego, Calif., and Herman of Vermont, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Hall, of Rushville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer, who died in infancy, and Carey Anderson, of the state of Washington.
    Mrs. Robeson leaves a circle of friends to remember her as always being gentle and kind and ready to lend a willing hand in times of need. Her married life was devoted to the welfare of her family. She was baptized and made a member of the Presbyterian church in early life. Her fine characteristics will long be remembered thruout the community.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Mary VANORDER STEVENS
The Rushville Times, July 25, 1895
    Mary Vanorder was born in Ithaca, Tompkins county, New York, September 8, 1838, and died in Rushville July 16, 1895, aged 56 years, 20 months, and 8 days.
    In her native town she was married to Eli Stevens in 1852, and the family came to Illinois in 1859. She was the mother of two daughters; Mrs. Emeline Coakenour, deceased, and Mrs. Wm. Seward, who, with her father and many friends, are left to mourn her loss. She was a good mother and faithful wife, and was beloved by all who knew her.
    In early life she was converted and joined the Methodist Church. She was a sufferer for many months, but the more she suffered the more resigned and patient she was. On Monday evening at 7'oclock [July 16, 1895] the Lord gave her a happy release from her suffering and took her to her home in heaven.
    The funeral services were held at her late residence, conducted by Rev. Rogers. The large number in attendance was an expression of the high esteem in which she was held.
    The years may come, the years may go,
        She'll not soon forgotten be;
    The good she gave survives the grave,
        Lives through eternity.
    She never can return to us,
        But soon we too shall know
    The blessedness of perfect rest,
        Set free from pain and care.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for Julianna WARD MATHEWS HINDMAN
The Rushville Times, April 22, 1915 - Mrs. Samuel Hindman
    Julianna Ward, daughter of James and Nancy Ward, was born in Eldersville, Penn., Dec. 28th 1834, and passed away at her home near Rushville, April 15th 1915. She was the youngest child of a family of eleven children all of whom have preceded her to the better world. Her father came from London, England, to this country, that he might worship as he desired.
    In 1853 she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Mathews at Florence, Penn. To this union one daughter was born, Leamonia. In 1857 they came to Rushville, Ill. In 1873, Mr. Mathews passed away, and in 1876 she was united in marriage to Samuel B. Hindman, who preceded her to the better world Nov. 18, 1908. To this union two children were born, Rumsey W. and June, the wife of Lee Roudebush, Rumsey having passed away in 1881.
    Leamonia and June, both devoted daughters, have been with her to cheer and comfort her during her illness and old age.
    She was converted in her early girlhood under the ministry of Rev. John Stockton and has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church of Rushville for a number of years. She was loved by all who knew her. It can truly be said that, with the passing of Aunt Julia, as all her friends and neighbors called her, a beautiful christian character will be greatly missed. She will not only be missed by her immediate family and relatives, but by all who knew her.
    Card of Thanks.--We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear mother.
Mona Mathews, June Roudebush.

Obituary for Russell Glade SMITH
Peoria Journal Star, February 13, 1999
Who: Russell Glade Smith, of Rushville.
Died: Feb. 11, 1999, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
Buried: Rushville City Cemetery.
Born: May 30, 1909, in Fulton County.
Parents: Alfred L. and Laura Day Smith.
Married: Juanita Daly on Jan. 1, 1933, in Paxton.
Surviving: one son, James of Rushville; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.
History: He was the postmaster in Ray for five years until moving to Rushville in 1938, when he started a carpentry shop. He was a 50-year member of Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, A. F. & A. M., and a 60-year member of Modern Woodmen of America.

Obituary for Mary SIMON BIDWELL
The Rushville Times, July 25, 1895
    Mary Simon was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Simon in Schuyler county, Ill., August 7th, 1872. She received a common school education in Augusta and neighboring towns and later on took a course in misic [sic] at the Western Conservatory of LaBelle, Mo. She was converted and joined the Christian church at Augusta, Dec 8, 1892.
    In the city of Chicago, Oct. 10, 1893, with bright hopes future happiness, she was joined in holy wedlock to Mr. W. Bidwell, of Wichita, Kansas, and at Beaumont, Kan., July 15, 1895, after a protracted attack of malaria fever she quietly passed away, meeting death as serenely as a star meets morning. On April 23rd, 1895 she gave birth to a girl that, upon her death bed, was christened Mary Irene. The remains of Mrs. Bidwell were interred in the Augusta cemetery July 17th. Funeral services were held at her father's house, being conducted by Rev. J. W. Carpenter of Augusta and Evangelist Otto Bidwell of the Chicago Moody Institute.

Obituary for Margaret ALLISON INGLES
The Rushville Times, July 25, 1895
    Miss Margaret Allison was born in Pennsylvania January 15, 1818; moved to Morgan county, Ill., November 1840. Was married to Mr. Bartlett Ingles Feb. 5, 1840, and located in Woodstock, Schuyler county, the following year. To them were born ten children, seven of whom (six sons and one daughter) survive to mourn the loss of a mother. Early in life she united with the Methodist Church, and later with the United Baptist, of which she remained a consistent member until her death, which occurred at 5 o'clock A.M. July 22, 1895, at her son's Mr. Allison Ingles, in Camden township. The funeral services were held at Richland Chapel, conducted by the writer. Interment in the Langford cemetery. -- G.M. Burford.

Obituary for Marie TYSON
The Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
Who: Marie D. Tyson, of New Florence, Mo., formerly of Rushville.
Died: Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in the New Florence Nursing Home.
Burial: Messerer Cemetery near Frederick.
Born: June 19, 1908, in Olinger, Mo.
Parents: John and Maud Clemens Dunlap.
Married: Roscoe Tyson, Dec. 14, 1927, in Springfield.
Surviving: a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Fry of New Florence, Mo.; two grandsons; and four great grandchildren.
Predeceased by: two infant daughters, one brother, and three sisters.
History: She had been a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Steven O. KINNE
The Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
Who: Steven O. Kinne, of Vermont.
Died: Dec 28, 1998 at his residence.
Funeral: Jan 2, 1999, at Vermont Methodist Church with the Reverend Carl Kingsley officiating.
Burial: Vermont Cemetery.
Born: Dec. 11, 1950, in Macomb.
Parents: Wycliff T. and Mary Vaughn Kinne.
Married: Nancy Umphreys Vance on June 2, 1975, in Rushville.
Surviving: wife;  parents of Vermont; a daughter, Mrs. Brian (Shannon) Lawson of Vermont; two stepsons, Michele Vance of Lewistown, and Steven Vance of Corinth, Miss.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Kinne of Vermont and George Kinne of St. Cloud, Fla.; two sisters, Marcia Kinne of Vermont, and Lisa Mincy of Beardstown.
Predeceased brother: Philip Kinne.
History: served in the army during the Viet Nam War; worked for Mahoney Foundries, and later owned P & S Garage in Vermont; member and past commander of Carroll Ranken American Legion Post #26; past president of UAW Local #844.

Obituary for Mary Frances WINTERS BENNETT
The Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
Who: Mary Frances Bennett, resident of Sprucewood Healthcare Center of Macomb, and formerly of Industry.
Died: Dec. 30, 1998, at the healthcare center.
Born: April 30, 1910 in Littleton.
Parents: Roy David and Ruth (McGraw) Winters.
Married: Clarence E. Bennett, Sept. 22, 1934, in Springfield.
Surviving: one son, Dwight Bennett of Industry; two grandchildren, Roy L. Bennett of Albany, Ind., and Shirley Lotz of Industry; four great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by: one sister in infancy and one grandson, David.
History: lived all her life in Schuyler and McDonough counties; schoolteacher.

Obituary for John J. CRONIN
The Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
    John J. Cronin, M.D., 81, of Beardstown died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at his residence. He was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Chicago, to the late Dr. John J. Sr. and Rose Anne Fox Cronin. He married Vella Leininger in September of 1942, in San Franisco, Calif. She died July 8, 1965. He then married Shirley Phelps in 1968 in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives, along with seven sons, Donald of Hinsdale, John of LaGrange Park, Walter of Santa Monica, Calif., William and David, both of Carbondale, Stephen of Elmhurst, and Peter of Murphysboro; one daughter, Jana Cronin of Wheaton; two step sons, David Wetherell of Beardstown, and Mark Grossman of Macomb; 11 grandchildren, including James Wetherell of Beardstown; two brothers, Thomas of Oak Grove, and Richard of Elmhurst. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert. He was senior medical doctor, serving on the USS Gillespie in the Pacific during World War II. He graduated from Loyola-Stricht School of Medicine and was an ear, nose and throat specialist, practicing in the Chicago area before retiring to Beardstown in 1980. Doc enjoyed his family, travelling and the outdoors and was an avid duck hunter. Cremation has been accorded. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Death Notice for Robert GRAGG
The Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
    Robert G. "Bud" Gragg, 97, of Rushville, died at 3:07 p.m. Monday, Jan 4, at Snyder's Vaugh-Haven Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced later by the Worthington Funeral Home.

Obituary for Byron Junior IRWIN
The Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
    Byron Junior Irwin, 68, of Littleton, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Catoosa, Okla. He was born May 27, 1930 in Cuba, the son of the  late Byron "Pink" and E. Leila (Schoonover) Irwin. He married Jacqueline Setelin on March 5, 1983, in Rushville. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Shawn Irwin of Camden, one step-son, Stacy Kamp and wife Beverly of Abingdon; one step daughter, Mrs. Steve (Lori) Wieters of Glendale, Ariz.; six grandchildren; one brother, Darwin Lee Irwin and wife Margie of Rushville; and one sister, Mrs. Carl (Donna) Lerch of Cuba. He was preceded in death by one sister, Verlina Irwin, and one brother, Guy Doyle Irwin. A Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, he was a self-employed heavy equiptment operator for many years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Littleton and the Operating Engineers Local 12 in Los Angeles, Calif., for 31 years. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Littleton with Rev. Thomas Rittichier and Matt Haberman officiating. Burial will follow in the Littleton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 at 9 p.m. Memorials may be given in care of the family and will be accepted at the State Bank of Industry.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Lillie VANORDER GREEN
The Rushville Times, January 13, 1946
Who: Mrs. Lillie May Green.
Died: December 30, 1945, Rushville.
Buried: Rushville cemetery.
Born: Rushville, November 15, 1878.
Parents: James K. and Frances Vanorder.
Spouse: Charles A. "Ott" Green.
Surviving: daughter Mrs. Helen Lamar of Pontiac, Mich; Willis and William Skiles, of Michigan, also by a step daughter, Mrs.Edna Schultz of Rushville; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Bradbury of Rushville and Mrs. Emma Willey of Quincy, and two brothers, Robert Vanorder, of Royal Oak, Mich. and William Vanorder, of Peoria.

Obituary for Wesley GRAGG
The Rushville Times, August 1, 1946
Who: Wesley Gragg, native of Frederick.
Died: May 16, 1946, following a heart attack suffered at his home near Woodside, Calif.
Surviving: wife and two sons, Harold and Henry Gragg; three step-children, Herman Day, Stella Cunha, and Mary Vargus; and three sisters, Laura Moyer, Grace Pendergraft, and Jessie Sargent.

Obituary for Mrs. Grace DEGROTT GRAHAM
The Rushville Times, September 12, 1946
Who: Mrs. Grace Degrott Graham.
Funeral: September 9, in Augusta, at the Methodist church.
Burial: Huntsville.
Parents: Ed Degrott and Lena Abbott Degrott.
Born: Adams county, October 13, 1880. Her mother passed away while she was a small child, and she was reared in the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Carter, in Schuyler county. The Carters had an only son, Ernest, who seemed always as a brother to this young girl in their home.
Married:1906 to Lewis Graham.
Surviving: son, Lawrence Graham, and two grandchildren.
For the past several years Mrs. Graham made her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Abbott.
Those from Rushville in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. David Abbott and sons, Howard Abbott and daughter, Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wilmot, J. C. Bartlow, Mrs. James Cook, Mrs. Reba Bartlow, Mrs. Ura Sowers, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ralston, Mrs. LaVerne Ralston, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Young and Betty.

Obituary for Joseph LeRoy GOSSAGE
The Rushville Times, June 13, 1946
Who: Joseph LeRoy Gossage.
Died: Visalia, Calif.
Funeral: Gordon Funeral home, Rushville, services held at Kinderhook church.
Burial: Good Hope cemetery.
Predeceased by: wife and two children.
Surviving: children: Mrs. Lulu Lashbrook and Mrs. Florence Lashbrook of Visalia, Calif.; and Lyle and Howard Gossage of Rushville; three brothers, Fred Gossage of Vermont, David and Curtis Gossage of Rushville; and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Crafton of Beardstown and [rest missing].

Obituary for George B. GEBHART
The Rushville Times, May 23, 1946 - George B. Gebhart, 83 Passed Away Sunday
    George B. Gebhart, 83, father of Mrs. J. H. Coles of near Rushville, died May 19, in the Culbertson hospital in Rushville, following a long period of failing health.
    Short funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m., at the Lawler funeral home, after which the body was taken to the Hinchcliff & Wilson funeral home in Galesburg, where funeral services were held. Rev. M. P. Pierson of Rushville conducted both services, and interment was in Linwood cemetery in Galesburg.
    George Benjamin Gebhart, only child of William and Martha Roach Gebhart, was born March 1, 1863, near Westphalia, Knox county, Indiana, and departed this life at Culbertson hospital May 19, 1946, aged 83 years, 2 months and 18 days. In the year 1887, he was united in marriage to Ida May Daggett, who preceded him in death in 1928. To this union three children were born: Mrs. Mayme Eyhusen Brown and George Harold Gebhart, both deceased, and Mrs. Frances Coles of Rushville.
    In pioneer days, while George was still only a baby, his parents began a trip by wagon from Indiana to Missouri. When they reached Lebanon, Ill., the mother succumbed to an illness, which left the bereft father to continue on his way alone with his infant son. After some time spent in the southwest part of Missouri, they settled in Sedalia, Mo., the father having married again. At the age of thirteen, George moved with the family to Galesburg, Ill. By occupation he was a car inspector for the C. B. & Q. and resided in Rushville for twenty years. After his retirement, he lived in Galesburg until recently, when he came to make his home with his daughter, Frances. Two years ago he suffered a stroke; later fallling and breaking his hip. He was very patient and long-suffering, having been blind the past eighteen years. Possessing a kindly nature and a great love of children, many people remember his acts of kindness and helpfulness.
    He leaves to survive:  his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Frances Coles of Rushville; a half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle Camp of Peoria; a granddaughter, Mrs. Regina Eyhusen Hinds of Galena Park, Texas; two grandsons, Edwin Harvey Coles of Danville and Robert Alan Coles of Rushville.

Obituary for Sarah Catherine ASHLEY HOLMES
The Rushville Times, November 9, 1922
    Mrs. Joseph Holmes died at her home in Rushville on Friday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. C. Brown, were held from the First M. E. church on Monday forenoon. Interment was in the city cemetery.
    Sarah Catherine Ashley Holmes was born in Bunkrom, Pulaski county, Ky, on June 23, 1852, and departed this life on Saturday morning, Nov 4, 1922, aged 69 years, 4 months and 12 days. On June 1, 1873, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Holmes. To this union were born seven children: Mrs. Notie M. Angell of Rushville, Edward Everett (deceased), Mrs. Jessie A. Laughlin of Industry, Paul H. of Monmouth, D. Webster of Chicago, Thomas L. of Beardstown and C. Kenneth of Chicago, all of whom survive except Edward Everett, who preceded her in death, March 19, 1903. In addition to the above, the following brothers and sisters survive: Jas. K. Ashley of Science Hill, Ky., W. F. Ashley of Indianapolis, R. S. Ashley of Chicago, Silas R. Ashley of Kansas City, and Mrs. F. B. Lyons of Peoria. Also her step-mother, Mrs. Sarah J. Ashley and half-sisters Mrs. Ross Taylor, Mrs. Ackley Taylor and Mrs. May Landon of Rushville, one step-brother, E. H. Ashley of Springfield, seventeen grandchildren and one-great-grandchild. Early in life she affiliated herself with the Baptist church of Quincy, Ind. In 1875 she, with her husband and one child, came to Rushville, where she has since resided, and in 1876 she became a member of the First M. E. church of this city.

Obituary for Mrs. Harriet LUCH STOFFER
The Rushville Times, November 9, 1922
    Mrs. Harriet Luch Stoffer, past eighty-three years of age and for a great many years a resident of Brown county, died at the home of her daughter, with whom she had been living in the village of Ripley, Thursday morning of last week. Mrs. Stoffer had been in ill health since a year ago last August when she suffered a stroke, and a short time before her death suffered the second stroke, from which she failed to rally.
    Mrs. Stoffer was born in Ohio, July 31, 1840, and came to Illinois when a young girl. She was married to Elihue Stoffer, who died a number of years ago, and to this union two sons and two daughters were born. Mrs. Stoffer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Vincent, who with Mrs. William Hardin of Kewanee, Arthur Stoffer of Beardstown and Leslie Stoffer of Mt. Sterling, survive.
    Mrs. Stoffer was a member of the Christian church at Ripley and the funeral was held from that house of worship Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Wright of Rushville, officiating, followed by interment in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for Mrs. Amelia STONEKING CROXTON
The Rushville Times, November 23, 1922 - Mrs. Henry Croxton Died In Macomb
    Mrs. Amelia Croxton, widow of Henry Croxton, a pioneer resident of Pleasantview, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Austin Campbell, in Macomb, Thursday morning, of cerebral hemorrhage; aged seventy years. The remains were taken to the old home at Pleasantview for interment, where funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson of Vermont.
    Mrs. Croxton, whose maiden name was Amelia Stoneking, was born Aug 10, 1852, near Pleasantview, where she spent the early years of her life. She was left an orphan when quite small. In 1870 she was married to Henry Croxton, who died two years ago. For a number of years Mrs. Croxton has lived in Macomb and she will be sadly missed by her many friends as well as relatives. She is survived by her two sons, Leonard, of Schuyler county, and Walter, of Macomb, and two daughters, Mrs. Sadie Quinn, of Littleton, and Mrs. Bessie Campbell, of Macomb; two grandchildren whom she raised, Clarence and Charles Croxton; fifteen other grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister and three half sisters.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Elmer MARSHALL
The Rushville Times, November 16, 1922 - Brought To Old Home For Burial
    The remains of Elmer Marshall, who died on Tuesday of last week at his home in Macomb, were brought to Rushville Thursday night, and on Friday funeral services were held from the home of Walter Bradbury, Rev. C. E. Fisk, officiating. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Marshall and was born in Rushville, Feb 8, 1900. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers: Everett of Elgin, James of Quincy, and Robert of Normal, and one sister, Hattie Marshall, of Chicago. Interment was in Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary for Mrs. Easter FRYE
The Rushville Times, November 16, 1922 - Death of Former Resident
    Mrs. Easter Frye, wife of W. D. Frye, died Saturday morning at her home in Kewanee, following a brief illness: Easter Brown, daughter of George and Sarah Brown, deceased, was born near Rushville, April 1867, where her childhood days were spent, and she grew to young womanhood. In early life she was united in marriage to W. D. Frye, who with two sons, George and Harry, are left to mourn their loss. She is also survived by one brother, George W. Brown of Rushville, Ill. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in Kewanee, where interment was made.

Obituary for Mrs. Isabelle JENNINGS-PAYNE
The Rushville Times, November 23, 1922 - Died Suddenly Tuesday
    Mrs. Isabell Jennings-Payne, wife of Merrill F. Payne, died suddenly at her home three miles south of Industry, Tuesday afternoon at 10 o'clock; aged 61 years, 5 months and 20 days. Mrs. Payne had not been feeling well for a week, and had been attended by a physician, but was able to be up and about. About noon Tuesday she collapsed while seated in a chair and died in an hour.
    Mrs. Payne was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Jennings, and was born in Astoria, June 1, 1861. She was married to Merrill F. Payne, Jan. 18, 1882, and two children, with the husband survive. They are Earl Jayne of Littleton township and Mrs. Leia Blyth of Oakland, Ill. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. John McKeivie of Plymouth and Mrs. Mark Obenschain of Galva.

Death Notice for Riley WEDDLE
The Rushville Times, November 23, 1922
    Word was received last Friday of the death of Riley Weddle at his home in Astoria. Mr. Weddle was a well lnown resident of Browning township, having lived
in Bader for perhaps more than half a century, but moved to Astoria a few years ago. His wife is critically ill and has not been informed of the death of her husband.

Obituary for Mrs. Emma STACKER
The Rushville Times, November 16, 1922
    We are compelled to chronicle the death of one of our old and most highly esteemed citizens, Mrs. Emma Stacker, which occurred at her home north of Huntsville, Nov 13, 1922. She was the daughter of William and Mary Greenwell and was born near Rushville, March 4, 1846, being at the time of her death - 76 years, 8 months and 9 days of age.
    She was united in marriage to Abraham Stacker April 30, 1861. There was born to them nine children, three children together with the husband dying some years ago. The children who survive are Mrs. Rosie Sprigg of Eldorado Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Saultz of Huntsville; Charles Stacker of California; Otis Stacker of Augusta and Willie and Everett who remain at home. She is also survived by nine grand-children.
    She accepted the Savior a number of years ago and has lived a consistent Christian thru these years. She was of a quite unassuming nature. She was one of those lovable women, always thoughtful and considerate of the feelings of others. She sought to bring sunshine and gladness in place of gloom to those around her. She was deeply interested in the welfare of others, never tiring day or night doing for others and especially for those near and dear to her.
    Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. G. G. Maple. Interment in the Huntsville cemetery.

Obituary for Zelma WEISHAAR
The Rushville Times, January 20, 1999
    Zelma F. Weishaar, 85, of Browning, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Heritage Manor East in  Beardstown.
    She was born March 7, 1913, in Browning, the daughter of William and Caroline (Himmel) Harris. She married Donald Weishaar on Nov. 16, 1929 in Beardstown. He survives. She also is survived by two daughters, Elaine Stroup of Pekin and Elsie Gobel of Browning; on son, Jerry Weishaar of Browning; nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
    She was a member of the Browning Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker.
    Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Browning Cemetery. Jerry Houchins officiated. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Mrs. Eva Hicks VIERRA
The Rushville Times, December 19, 1918
    Mrs. Eva Hicks Vierra, a former resident of this city, died Friday morning at her home in Jacksonville, after a short illness of influenza. She was the daughter of Mrs. Etta Laughlin and grand-daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James T. Kirby of Industry. Mrs. Vierra was born September 19, 1891, as was at the time of her death aged 27 years, 2 months and 20 days. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn their loss two children, Dorothy and James Leslie.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Mrs. Mary Margaret MARSHALL-VANORDER
The Rushville Times, December 19, 1918
    Mrs. Mary Margaret Marshall died at the home in Beardstown Dec. 14, 1918. She was born in that city March 10, 1892; was united in marriage to James William Vanorder December 3, 1906. To this union was born eight children, five having departed this life. She was a kind and loving mother and an affectionate wife.
    She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband and three sons; also a father, one sister & one brother who is in the U.S. Army.
    The remains were brought to Rushville Tuesday morning for interment.

Death Notice for Matthew H. VOORHEES
The Rushville Times, November 21, 1918 - Military Tract News
    Matthew H. Voorhees, a retired farmer and stock-holder in the London Mills Bank, residing in London Mills, committed suicide by drowning in Spoon River Friday morning. The body was found about two hours later. Mr. Voorhees had been in poor health for some time.

Death Notice for Mrs. George LOGSDON
The Rushville Times, November 21, 1918 - Frederick Items
    Mr. & Mrs. Everett Newell and son Robert have been in Beardstown the past few days as Mr. Newell's mother, Mrs. George Logsdon passed away Sat. morning at her home in Beardstown, a victim of the influenza.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for George LOGAN
The Rushville Times, May 11, 1983 - George Logan Dies In Cycle Mishap Friday
    George W. Buckwheat Logan, 29, of 417 E Jefferson was killed early Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve at the intersection of Adams and Monroe streets in Rushville. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 a. m. by Schuyler County Coroner Robert Cox.
    Logan was eastbound on Adams Street when he lost control of the motorcycle, ran off the north side of the road and struck a fence, according to state police report. He was thrown from the motorcycle which skidded across the road and stopped on the road's east side. An inquest is pending.
    Logan was employed at Mick's Car Care and was a 1972 graduate of Rushville high school. He was a guest card member of the American Legion. Services were held Sunday in Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Chockley officiated and burial was in Rushville city cemetery.
    Born Feb. 26, 1954, in Rushville he was a son of James and Aline Rebman Logan of Rushville. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Richard and Dannie; and two sisters; Mrs. Dixie Shephard and Nancy Nielson, all of Rushville; a half sister, Vergie E. Wakefield of Quincy, and a grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Rebman of Rushville.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for William HINDMAN
The Rushville Times, June 17, 1915
Old Time Resident of Rushville Died at His Home in LaSalle
    William Hindman, a former resident of Rushville who was well known to the older generation of our citizens, died at his home in LaSalle, Ill., on June 5th. He had been in failing health for a year or more and his death was not unexpected.
    Mr. Hindman came of an old Schuyler pioneer family that located in Rushville in the early thirties and notwithstanding he left this city in 1866 to make his home in LaSalle, Ill., he never lost interest in Rushville, and every few years returned to the town of his birth to renew old acquaintances, and his visits here were ever a keen joy to him.
    As a naturalist and geologist Mr. Hindman spent his leisure time in scientific work and made many investigations along this line in Schuyler county and contributed interesting articles that were published in the last history of the county. He was a man of more than usual ability and had gathered a wonderful fund of information during his half a century of personal research.
    The following notice of his death is taken from the LaSalle Post:
    William Hindman, for almost half a century a resident of LaSalle and one of this county's best known naturalists, passed away at the family residence, 605 Ninth street, at five o'clock Saturday evening, June 5th. Mr. Hindman had suffered several attacks of paralysis during the past few years and the final stroke came about two weeks ago. He was unconscious during the last twenty-four hours and passed quietly away as if asleep.
A Native of Illinois
    William Hindman was born at Rushville, Illinois, on July 12, 1843, and would have been 72 years of age next month. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife; one daughter, Luella, who conducts a private school in the Congregational church clubhouse here; one son, Boyden E. Hindman, purchasing agent for the Western Clock Co.; two grandchildren, Boyden William and Virginia Hindman. A sister and two brothers of Mr. Hindman died several years ago.
    Mr. Hindman came to LaSalle in 1866 to take charge of the M. & H. Zinc Co. cooper shop; at that time this firm was shipping its sheet zinc in barrels. Later he embarked in the contracting business with his brother-in-law, Newt Wilcoxen. After this partnership dissolved, Mr. Hindman opened a cooper shop at Ninth and Gooding street, where he made tanks, cistern and similar articles of the trade. His product was always in demand and, even during the last few months, when he was confined to his home, many enquiries came for his cisterns and tanks.
    In his earlier days as a resident here, Mr. Hindman served this community as town clerk. He also was quite active in church work and for many years was affiliated with the First M.E. church here, later, changing his membership to the Congregational church. This latter church he served for many years as a deacon. When he was incapacitated at the expiration of his natural term of life, he was elected honory deacon of the Congregational church, a position he held at the time of death.
A Great Naturalist
    Mr. Hindman was a great lover of nature in all its phrases and found much happiness in the big outdoors. He studied geology and made a valuable collection of minerals and similar specimens. In his later years he devoted much of his time to the study of the various kinds of woods and several years ago he presented to the LaSalle-Peru township high school a valuable collection of native woods. His opinion was often sought by many noted scientists, who appreciated his wonderful store of information gained at first hand by actual work in the woods or along the streams.
Funeral Was Monday
    Mr. Hindman's funeral was held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock; the Rev. E. J. Ridings, former pastor of the LaSalle Congregational church and a close friend and admirer of the deceased Mr. Hindman, officiating at the service in the Hindman home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery, the pallbearers being the Messrs. Charles Robinson, Otto Castendyck, Charles H. Nicolet, Stanley Boughner, R. M. Newstadt and August Dittmar Sr. The deacons and trustees of the Congregational church acted as honory pallbearers, while a quartette from the Congregational church choir sang both at the house and cemetery services. During the service Mrs. F.G. Trenary read Lord Tennyson's noble poem "Crossing the Bar."

Death Notice for Mrs. GILLENWATER
The Rushville Times, August 27, 1891
    Old Mrs. Gillenwater died last night at the residence of her son-in-law, Thos. Byers, north of Rushville.

Death Notice for infant PERSINGER
The Rushville Times, August 27, 1891
    An infant daughter of Wm. Persinger, living 4 miles northeast of Rushville, died on Monday. Funeral services were held at the residence of his father, L. G. Persinger, on Tuesday.

Death Notice for Cleon SWEENEY
The Rushville Times, August 23, 1906
Death of Cleon Sweeney
    A  telegram was received in Rushville yesterday by John L. Sweeney, announcing the death of his nephew, Cleon Sweeney, who died at San Diego, Cal., on Tuesday.  Mr. Sweeney had been an invalid for years and was afflicted with locomotor ataxia. On July 4 he fell and broke his thigh and the resulting complications caused his death.
    Cleon Sweeney was a son of the late Joshua Sweeney and was fifty-two years of age. He left Rushville when a young man and engaged in the newspaper business and was for many years on the Scripps paper at Cinncinnati, Ohio. When he was no longer able to attend to regular work on the paper he removed to California and made his home with Edward Scripps at San Diego. It is expected the remains will be brought to Rushville for interment.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Horace A. VANORDER
The Rushville Times, June 2, 1892
    After a long lingering illness, at his residence in Rushville, Horace A. Vanorder died May 26, 1892; aged 56 years, 5 months and 22 days.
    He was born in Ithaca, Tompkins county, New York, Nov 17th, 1835. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. The G.A.R. took charge of the body and conducted it to Hosmer cemetery on the 27th, where it will be decorated and remembered by those left behind and are still waiting to hear the last bugle call. He cast himself at the foot of the cross and died happy.
    Funeral services were held at the cemetery, conducted by Comrade P. F. Thrasher.
A loving husband, a father dear,
    A faithful friend when he was here.
His friends were many, but enemies none,
    It is to bless where he has gone.

Obituary for Mrs. Francis CLARKE
The Rushville Times, 1892
    Died at her home in this city on Sunday, May 29, at 5 o'clock P.M., Francis, wife of Dr. Luke W. Clarke.
    For a long time the attention of the general public has been attracted to this case. The unequal struggle began nearly twelve months ago. Tireless and unremitting attention was given day and night. Unusual hazards were taken, with but temporary, yet hope progressed to its final termination. Francis Schenk was born of pious parents, at Summon, Fulton Co., Ill., April 21st, 1853. Doubtless home influences imparted to her mind a prepossession favorable toward religion. She attended Chaddock College in Quincy, where, also, these impressions must have ministered to her, we learn that she spoke of death with composure, and of deliverance from suffering as so much to be desired. She was married April 18th, 1872, and was 39 years, 1 month and 8 days old when she died. Short funeral services were held with a large number of relatives and neighbors on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Rushville cemetery.--M.C. Sweeney

Obituary for Andrew Jasper RENO
The Rushville Times, 1892
    Andrew Jasper Reno was born March 3, 1860, in Pleasantview, Illinois; died in Rushville, May 31, 1892, aged 32 years, 2 months and 28 days. He was married Oct. 1, 1882, to Nancy E. Kuhn, who with his father, mother and one sister, remain to mourn his early loss.
"Sleep in the dark cold grave,
    The blue skies smile above him.
He was too kind and good for earth--
    None knew him but to love him.
His sweet, fair form has faded now,
    His cheeks have lost their roses,
His guileless heart so free from sin
    In heaven now reposes." Sister

Death Notice for Horton UPSON
The Rushville Times, 1892
    Among those reported killed by the tornado at Wellington, Kan., last Friday night, was Horton Upson, son of A. L. Upson, a former resident of this township (Camden).

Death Notice for Infant STRONG
The Rushville Times, August 20, 1891 - STRONG, infant
    A child was born last Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strong, but death claimed it a few hours after birth.

Death Notice for Mrs. Charles FOX
The Rushville Times, August 20, 1891 - FOX, Mrs. Chas
    Theo. Jones received a telegram Monday from Utica, N.Y. announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Chas. Fox who died that morning.

Death Notice for Arthur BELL
The Rushville Times, August 20, 1891 - BELL, Arthur
    James R. Bell and family of Elkhorn township were visiting their neighbors, Isaac Meets and family on Sunday last, when Mr. Bell's four year old son Arthur, while playing about the premises, fell into the cistern and drowned. As there is a box over the cistern, and the lid was down and did not present the appearance of having been disturbed, it is supposed the little fellow raised the top and climbed in so as to become overbalanced, and that he dropped into the cistern, the cover fell to its place. He had been missed about a few minutes when search was instituted and the boy found in the cistern.

Obituary for Dr. T. N. McCORKLE
The Rushville Times, August 27, 1891
    The death of another of our older citizens occurred Monday evening, August 24, 1891.
    Dr. T. N. McCorkle was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, February 24, 1825. He emigrated to Iowa with his parents, in 1840. In early manhood he was converted and united with the M.E. Church. In later years he became a member of the Christian Church. Shortly after his conversion, he felt himself drawn toward the ministry and joined the Illinois Conference and was stationed in Quincy, in charge of Quincy Mission, what is now one of the largest churches of that city. After spending some there he resigned in order to better fit himself for public life and entered the McKendzie College at Lebanon, Ill., where he graduated in 1853. He then entered the profession of teaching, which he followed for 37 years. His funeral was conducted by Rev. D. W. English, assisted by Elder Groves of the Christian Church.
    Mr. English spoke of his early convictions and impressions of right, to which he ever adhered; of his literary turn of mind, having perhaps read more books than any man in the city. He said that while life had been somewhat eccentric, it had always been pure. After religious services, the body was given in charge of the Masonic fraternity, who buried it with the ancient Masonic rites. A very large company of friends and neighbors attended the services.

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