Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 3

Death Notice for Sarah Ann BRAZELTON
The Rushville Times, January 30, 1857
    Sarah Ann BRAZELTON - Died on Thursday 29th January. Sarah Ann, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Brazelton.

Death Notice for Sarah J. SMITH
The Rushville Times, March 6, 1857
    Sarah J. SMITH - Died in Kelsey, California, January 11th, Miss Sarah J. Smith, formerly of this place; aged 23 years.

Death Notice for Moses AMES
The Rushville Times, March 27, 1857
    Moses AMES - Died on Monday the 22nd inst., in this place, Moses, infant son of D. S. and Clarissa Ames.

Death Notice for Dr. J. W. BRUCE
The Rushville Times, March 27, 1857
    Dr. J. W. BRUCE - Died on Tuesday 17th inst., in Brooklyn, Dr. J. W. Bruce.

Death Notice for Infant VAIL
The Rushville Times, March 27, 1857
    Infant VAIL - Died on Monday 16th inst., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vail, of whooping cough.

Death Notice for Sarah RIDINGS
The Rushville Times, March 27, 1857
    Sarah RIDINGS - Died yesterday, March 26th, 4 miles South-west of Rushville, Mrs. Sarah Ridings, wife of William Ridings, late deceased.

Death Notice for Henry BRISTOL
The Rushville Times, March 27, 1857
    Henry BRISTOL - Died on Monday 16th inst., 9 miles North-west of Rushville, Mr. Henry Bristol of bronchitis.

Death Notice for Martha JOHNSON
The Rushville Times, April 24, 1857
    Martha JOHNSON - Died at the residence of her father, Churchill Johnson, of this place, on Friday morning last, Miss Martha Johnson.

Obituary for Major Jonathan G. RANDALL
The Rushville Times, May 15, 1857
    Died Thursday May 7th at his residence, in this place, Major Jonathan G. Randall, in his 54th year, after a short but painful illness. Major Randall was one of our oldest citizens and is well known throughout the county. He was buried with the funeral honors by the Masonic Fraternity of this county.

Death Notice for Temperance SMITH
The Rushville Times, May 15, 1857
    Temperance SMITH - Died at Kelsey, California, March 19th, Mrs. Temperence Smith, late consort of Marshall Smith, formerly of this place. She leaves a husband and 3 children to mourn her loss.

Death Notice for Cleon S. SWEENEY
The Rushville Times, May 15, 1857
    Cleon S. SWEENEY - We are called upon to perform a sad task, to announce the sudden and premature decease of a friend. Yesterday the distressing news was brought to the family of Dr. Sweeney of this place that the body of their son and brother had been found on the banks of the Illinois River, cold in death. It is supposed he had started from Havana for home, when falling into the river, was drowned. His body was found as we hear, a short distance below Bath.
    Cleon S. Sweeney was about 23 years of age. He was well known in this and adjoining counties and in Danville, Kentucky and despite the faults he, in common with all possessed, his virtues were so many, his heart so warm and kind, his nature so genial that all were his friends. We tender our sympathies and those of the whole community to the afflicted family. May He that tempers the rough winds, make this mysterious dispensation of His Providence, a savor of life to each.

Death Notice for Emma Isabel WILLIAMS
The Rushville Times, May 22, 1857
    Emma Isabel WILLIAMS - Departed this life May 17th in the 5th year of her age, Emma Isabel Williams, only child of Robert A. & Mary Williams. Death has entered another happy home and borne from it the light, the hope, the joy. "Mama", spoke the little innocent, "I would like to go to God - I know Aunt Kate will be so glad to see me" - and while the prayers of the thousands ascended to a throne of Grace on that bright and beautiful Sabbath morning - while fond parents anxiously watched the little sufferer and wept her early death, angels hovered around her waiting to bear her pure little spirit to the bosom of her Father O 'tis heart rending to give her up - to lay her once active graceful form in the silent graveyard!
    Little Emma! With all that wealth of golden curls and with those bright blue eyes that beamed only with kindness, with the step of a fawn and a voice of silvery sweetness.

Death Notice for Milton CADDELL
The Rushville Times, May 29, 1857
    Milton CADDELL - Died on the morning of the 22d inst., at his residence in Bainbridge township, in this county, Milton Caddell; aged 26 years. He leaves a young wife, to whom he had but recently been united and a large circle of personal friends, who sincerely mourn his loss. His neighbors say no man could covet a prouder epitaph - "He was a honest and generous man."

Pat Smith   Affidavit of Disease for Sherwood KENNEDY
Schuyler County Courthouse - State of Illinois, Schuyler County In the County Court of said County on this 24th day of March A.D. 1856 personally appeared before the undersigned, Clerk of the Court of said County, William H. Kennedy who being duly sworn says that Sherwood Kennedy late of said county, departed this life on or about the 20th day of March A.D. 1856 intestate, as it is said, so far as I have knowledge and belief. Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. M. Moore Clerk - William H. Kennedy

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Mrs. Sarah VANORDER
The Rushville Times, June 8, 1911
    Mrs. Sarah Vanorder died at the county farm on Thursday morning of last week, aged ninety years. She has been at the county farm for the past two years, and Supt. Leary, who looked after her pension money, had sufficient funds to pay for her burial expenses. The remains were taken to Osmer [Hosmer] cemetery in Bainbridge township, for interment following funeral services at the county farm, conducted by Calvin Newell.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Mrs. Nancy VANORDER
The Rushville Times, April 1914
    Mrs. Nancy Vanorder, an aged lady residing in the east part of the city, died Thursday of last week, after a brief illness. Mrs. Vanorder was the widow of George Vanorder and was seventy-three years of age. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Joseph Quinn, were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for John A. EWING
The Rushville Times, June 6, 1911
Death of John A. Ewing
    John A. Ewing, a prominent farmer, died May 20, at his home, near Huntsdale, Pa., of heart trouble. He had been in declining health for two years past, but his death was very sudden.
    He is survived by one brother, Dr. Jamison Ewing of Urbana, Mrs. Samuel Snoke of Nebraska, and Mrs. John A. Claudy of Carlisle; his wife Sara F. Ewing and two step-daughters, Miss Mary Ernest at home, and Mrs. Elmer E. Sellers of Carlisle.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, May 23, at the residence in Carlisle, Pa.
    Mr. Ewing was well and favorably known in this vicinity. Coming here with his parents soon after the close of the war, they lived the first year or so in Woodstock township, then located on a farm two miles east of Rushville, where the father and mother spent the remainder of their lives. In the early spring of 1888, John A. Ewing was united in marriage to Mrs. Sarah Erust of Huntsdale, Pa., and two years ago he sold out here and went back to the scenes of his childhood, where he spent his last days. The only relatives left here was S. B. Ewing, who died at the Soldier's Home about two years ago.
    To know John A. Ewing was to respect him. He had a host of friends in this vicinity who will be grieved to learn of his sudden demise.

Carol Longwell Miller   Death Notice for Charles BROWN
The Rushville Times, June 1, 1911
    Charles Brown, a leading citizen of Bath, committed suicide Tuesday of last week on the grave of his wife by shooting himself. He was found there by his daughters, he having just previously met his youngest daughter on the street and given her a nod. The child gave the note to her elder sister. It read: "You will find me down at the cemetery over mother's grave." Brown has been in ill health for some time.

Obituary for Reatha Jona HILLYER
The Rushville Times, June 1, 1911
    Reatha Jona Hillyer was born near Brooklyn Nov. 16, 1900, and died Feb. 1, 1911, her age being 10 years, 2 months and 29 days. For the past year she has been sorely afflicted. One week before her death she told her parents she was going to die. While sitting on her mama's lap she asked what kind of a place Heaven was, and said: "I want to go there. I know you will miss me, but mama don't cry; I am going to heaven." She called for all her little school-mates and Sunday school teacher, and bidding them all, and the women in the house, good bye one by one. On the following Saturday night she was taken with severe pain in her head. She said "Oh God, help my head. Oh, Jesus, let me die in peace. Papa, pray to God that he may help my head." She told her papa to kneel at her bed and repeat the Lord's prayer with him. Her prayer was almost immediately answered. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving father and mother, four brothers - Gus, Glen, Guy and Harry, and one sister, Lola. Funeral services were held at Guinea church at 11 o'clock Friday, conducted by Rev. Karsiske of Huntsville. Interment in Blackburn cemetery. Card of thanks-We wish to thank the neighbors and the community who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of daughter and sister. Geo Hillyer and Family

Death Notice for Nicholas EMERICK
The Rushville Times, June 8, 1911
    Nicholas EMERICK, an old resident of Woodstock, died at the old homestead farm Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. Emerick was eighty-nine years of age and he has been one of the substantial farmers of South Schuyler. Funeral services will be held today at the residence; interment in the Palm cemetery.

Obituary for Frank Onell WILSON
The Rushville Times, June 29, 1911
    Frank Onell Wilson was born Jan. 15, 1872, and departed this life June 19, 1911, aged 39 years, 5 months and 4 days. He was the youngest son of T. J. and Mary E. Wilson. He was bereft of a mother's tender love and care when a mere babe, but was taken into the home of his grandmother, where he grew to young manhood and went out in the world to make his own way. Frank never affiliated with any religious body, but was always ready and willing to extend a kind and helping hand to any one in trouble or sorrow. He was a member of the M. W. of A. at Denver, Col., but after coming back to Illinois ceased to be a member. He returned to Rushville Sept. 19, 1910, and since made this his home. He was engaged in the horse training business, in which he took great pride until sickness forced him to give up his work. Frank was very patient during his last illness and longed with an ever hoping heart to be restored to health, but, alas for human hopes, his longing was in vain and at 6 o'clock Monday evening, as the golden sun was sinking in the west, his spirit went out to the great beyond to be with father, mother and sisters who had gone before. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry Treadway of Arensville, and brother, W. J. Wilson of Cannon City, Col., also other relatives besides a host of friends to mourn his death.

Death Notice for Emma Waren CARSON
The Rushville Times, June 12, 1857
    CARSON, Emma Waren - Died of erysipelis on Monday the 3rd inst. Emma Warren, between 7 and 8 months old, daughter of Willis Carson.

Death Notice for Mary GARRETT
The Rushville Times, June 12, 1857
    GARRETT, Mary - Died also on Monday the 8th inst., of consumption, Mary Garrett, aged 14 years, daughter of Richard Garrett.

Obituary for Peter KLINE
The Rushville Times, April 2, 1914
    Peter Kline was born in Germany in the year 1824, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leroy Goodwin, March 17, 1914 at the age of almost ninety years. He emigrated from Germany in the year of 1852 and settled near Carrollton, Ill., and a few years later he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Ebert of Green county. To this union were born five children, one son and four daughters, three of whom preceded their father to the great beyond, and the loving wife passed away Feb. 24, 1891. He leaves to mourn his death, two daughters, Mrs. Christina Frisby of Eldorado, Kan., and Mrs. Leroy Goodwin of Rushville. Also eighteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
    He had been in failing health for several years, but his last illness was of short duration. Everything was done by loving hands to relieve his suffering, but he gradually grew weaker until death came to his relief.
    When the civil war broke out and the call for volunteers came he left his home to fight for his flag and country and served three long faithful years. He enlisted at Brooklyn and was ordered to Chicago. After going to Chicago he heard of Col. Fred Hecker making up a regiment of Germans, so he got a transfer to Hecker's German regiment, and went to Camp Butler at Springfield, Ill., and there joined Co D, 82d Reg. Ill. Vol. His regiment was then ordered to the army of the Potomac. He was in the battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863, and for three days he fought beneath a scorching July sun with all the ardor of a true, brave and gallant soldier. Again in October, 1863, his regiment was ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., and he was also in the battle of Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Dalton, Ga., and Resaca; then on thru to Atlanta with Sherman on his march to the sea. He was in a number of engagements on this march and many other battles too numerous to mention. After this march to the sea they returned to Washington D.C., where he was in the grand review in April, 1865, in which it took them two days to pass in review. He then received an honorable discharge and returned to Schuyler county, where he has resided until his death. He was always a good, true soldier and could always be found at his post of duty. In after years nothing pleased him more than to relate to his family and friends the many deeds of valor in that awful conflict between the North and the South.
    Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leroy Goodwin, Thursday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. C. Adams after which he was laid to rest.
    Card of Thanks: We wish to extend our sincere thanks to friends and neighbors who were so kind during the sickness and death of our beloved father and grandfather, also to the Royal Neighbors for the beautiful flowers. Leroy Goodwin and family.

Robin Petersen   Death Notice for Mrs. Mary Ellen HOWELL
The Rushville Times, January 1, 1914
    Mrs. Mary Ellen HOWELL, a former resident of Rushville died in Macomb on Christmas day; aged 76 years, 2 months and 3 days. She was a daughter of David Hindman and was born in this city, the family removing to McDonough county in 1858.

Death Notice for John Walter SCOTT
The Rushville Times, June 19, 1857
    SCOTT, John Walter - Died on Thursday, the 11th inst., John Walter, infant son of L. & M. A. Scott, of this place.

Obituary for George W. GREGORY
The Rushville Times, May 25, 1922
George W. Gregory Died in Canton
    George W. Gregory, a former resident of Bainbridge townhip, and honored civil war veteran who served in Co. D, 115th Inft., from August 1862, until June, 1865, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Wallace, in Canton, on Wednesday afternoon of last week; aged 83 years, 2 months and 17 days.
    On Feb. 28th he suffered a paralytic stroke, and on May 16th he was again stricken and passed away the day following at 4:40 p.m. Impressive services were held at Canton and on Friday the remains were brought to Rushville. Funeral services were held at Ebenezer church in Bainbridge township that afternoon and interment made in the cemetery near by.
    George W. Gregory was a son of William and Martha Cox Gregory, and was born March 1, 1839, in Jackson county, Indiana. He was the eldest of a family of ten children, all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond. His parents removed to Keokuk, Iowa, when he was fourteen years of age, but in 1861 removed to Schuyler county and settled in Bainbridge township.
    In response to President Lincoln's call for volunteers Mr. Gregory enlisted August 1, 1862 in Co. D, 115th Ill. Inft. and served until June 11, 1865. He was in the famous block house fight at Dalton, Georgia, where a squad of Capt. Hymer's company held an entire division of the enemy at bay. He was held a prisioner at Millen, Georgia, until the close of the war.
    On August 25, 1865, he was united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth Wardell, who died Oct. 26, 1908. To this union were born eight children, five daughters and three sons. Two daughters, Eliza J. and Mella E., dying in infancy. The six surviving children are: Mrs. George Wallace and Mrs. L. J. Cross of Canton; William F. of Cameron; Lawrence E. of Bushnell and Thomas E. and Mrs. W. H. Bedenbender of Bainbridge township. He also leaves twenty-five grand-children.
    After the death of his wife, Mr. Gregory spent the remaining years of his life with his children, except a few months each year he spent in the Soldiers' Home in Quincy, where he was held in highest esteem by his comrades as a valiant soldier and comrade. Of the company of 101 men, recruited from Schuyler county, who were members of Co. D, 115th Ill. Inft., who participated in the battles at Stone river, Resacca, Lookout Mountain and Chickamaugua, there are only three living in Rushville or vicinity, namely: E. W. Dace, Michael Dace and Thomas Smedley, while A. J. Terrill, another member of the company, resides in Beardstown.

Obituary for Abner WINNER
The Rushville Times, June 1, 1922
Death of Civil War Veteran
    Death came suddenly to Abner Winner, a veteran of the Civil War, when he dropped dead in the yard at the home of his son, Nathan, in this city, on Thursday morning of last week, death being due to heart failure. Mr. Winner was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Winner and was in his eighty-first year. Besides his son, with whom he resided, he is survived by several grand-children and a wife.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson, of Vermont, were held from the Ray Christian church on Saturday morning. Interment was in the Salem cemetery near Astoria.
    Abner Winner, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Winner, was born in Schuyler county in the year 1843. He was twice married. He was married to Sarah B. Heaton in the year 1865, June 15. To this union was born seven children. One son, Nathan, survives. The wife and mother departed this life Sept. 29, 1910. He was again married to Mary H. Seward on April 13, 1913, at Rushville, Ill. This wife, still survives with the son and grand-children--Douglas Heaton of Vermont and Mrs. John White of Springfield. Mrs. John Taylor of Rushville, Maro D. Cameron of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. J. H. Pryor of LaHarpe.

Death Notice for Andrew MEGGLEY
The Rushville Times, July 3, 1857
    Andrew MEGGLEY who has lately been keeping a grocery in Frederick, in this county, committed suicide by shooting himself in a vacant house in that town on last Friday morning. No cause for the rash act is assigned. It is supposed he shot himself twice, as the blood indicated that he re-loaded the gun after the first shot and two wounds were found on the body. He leaves no family, but a widowed sister, with whom he had been residing. Deceased had been in ill health for some time, unable to perform his usual physical labor and it is thought that this may have led him to commit this terrible act.

Obituary for Edward G. HALL
The Rushville Times, July 31, 1857
Edward G. Hall
    We are pained to announce the sudden and painful death of this long resident and well known citizen, which occurred at his residence a few miles north of this place, on the morning of the 28th inst. Mr. Hall was generally and well known in our community and his death will be regretted by many of his old friends. He had his faults, glaring ones; but they were not disguised. Nothing of the hypocrite was in his composition. Let these faults sleep in his quiet grave. He had his virtues, too, among which sterling honesty and active business enterprise were not the least prominent. Thus all who knew him however much they might have pitied and even blamed him, respected him. All sympathies with his bereaved family. Let us throw the cloak of charity over his foibles and frailities, let us emulate his virtues and each strive to learn a profitable lession from this sad dispensation of Providence.

Robin Petersen   Death Notice for Harrison H. ANDERSON
The Rushville Times, January 4, 1878
    Sudden death on Monday morning last to Mr. Harrison H. Anderson, a well known and respected farmer residing about 6 miles north of town, was attacked with paralysis and died about noon the next day. He was one of the early settlers of this county, having resided here for over 40 years. His remains were brought to town on Wednesday evening by train, in consequence of the bad roads, the funeral services taking place the next day from the Presbyterian church.

Death Notice for Jesse M. McCUTCHEON
The Rushville Times, August 14, 1857
Jesse M. McCutcheon
    All of the old friends of this most excellent gentleman, and they are many in this county, will hear with regret of his sudden passing, which occurred at his residence in Fulton county, on, we believe, Friday last. Mr. McCutcheon was a very superior man in every point of view, physically, mentally and morally. All who knew him respected and admired him, while those to whom he was connected by nearer ties, loved him exceedingly. His death will be greatly lamented; and his memory cherished as is that of few men. We are told he was attacked with bilious colic, was recovering apparently, when congestive chills came on, soon terminating his useful life.

Death Notice for Lemuel GAY
The Rushville Times, October 16, 1857
    Died on Monday of the 5th inst., at the residence of his son in this county, Lemuel Gay; aged about 88 years.

Death Notice for Grover Ervin SHIRLEY
The Rushville Times, April 2, 1914
    This community was shocked Monday morning to hear of the sudden death of Grover Shirley, which took place at the home of Arthur Ellis, where he was at work. The remains were taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Samuel Montgomery, Monday afternoon, where funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Center Church; interment in the Phillips cemetery.

Obituary for Grover Ervin SHIRLEY
The Rushvlle Times, April 9, 1914
    Grover Ervin, youngest child of William and Ella Shirley, was born Jan. 9, 1890, near Ray, Ill., and died at the home of Arthur Ellis, where he was employed, March 3, 1914; aged 24 years, 2 months, and 21 days. His death came as a great shock to his relatives and many friends, as his illness was of but a few hours duration, verifying the words that in the midst of life we are in death.
    Grover was of a kind disposition and generous almost to a fault, always thinking of the happisness of others, and especially that of his mother, as was evidenced by his many gifts and remembrances. He was a member of the men's adult Bible class of the Ray Christian Sunday school and will be greatly missed by the class as well as by many families in the Houston neighborhood, where he has been employed.
    He leaves a step-father, mother and a brother, Charles Monroe, of South Haven, Kan., Orva Mitchell of Galesburg, Ill., Lola Aten of Gerard, Kan., besides one half-brother, Birl, and two half-sisters, Mary and Gertrude Montgomery at home. Funeral services were held at Oakland Center church, conducted by Rev. T. A. Baley of Vermont, assisted by Rev. B. F. Ray of Vermont.

Death Notice for Peter L. KELLY
The Rushville Times, February 1, 1878
    Peter L. KELLY, son of James Kelly, died at the residence of John H. Lawler, 7 miles south of Rushville, on the 25th inst., of consumption; aged about 25 years. He leaves a wife and two little children.

Obituary for Matthew BOICE
The Rushville Times, February 8, 1878
    Died on Thursday night, January 31, 1878 at his residence 4 miles east of Rushville, of pneumonia, Mr. Matthew BOICE, aged 58 years. The deceased was born in Winchester, Virginia, January 25, 1821 and came to this county with his parents in 1838, from Ohio, where they had resided about two years. He was converted and joined the M.E. church when a young man, living a consistent christian life up to the time of his death. His funeral took place on Saturday, conducted by Rev. J. A. Greening of the E. M. church, which society he united with about ten years ago. He was sick only six days, remaining conscious to the last moment, giving every indication of being prepared to meet his God. He leaves a wife and five children, the youngest about 17 years of age.

Lela Hite Newell   Obituary for Abraham L. HITE
The Rushville Times, 1885
    It is with sadness that we chronicle this week the death of one of our efficient and experienced teachers, Mr. A. L. Hite, a citizen of Brooklyn, but at the time of his decease was teaching at Littleton. He died December 24, 1885, at the residence of David Agnew, in Littleton.
    Mr. Hite was with us in a teachers' meeting at Littleton on December 19th, Saturday and took an active part in the discussion and seemed to enjoy the meeting. In the after noon he complained of feeling chilly. We were with him at his room after the meeting closed and left him about 5 o'clock, complaining slightly. He continued growing worse and Sunday was under the care of a doctor. Monday forenoon we saw him again and he was feeling quite poorly, but he hoped to be able to go home that afternoon, when noon came however, he was not able to sit up and continued growing worse until about 4 o'clock Thursday morning, when he died. His friends had been notified of his severe illness a few hours before his death, but did not reach Littleton in time to bid him farewell.
    Mr. Hite was a good teacher and a conscientious, christian gentleman. He had many friends, among whom were his pupils who had great respect for him. The bereaved friends have the sympathy of the writer and teachers of the county in this their sad bereavement. We feel that the cause of education in this county has lost a valuable auxilary, the church of which he was a member, a zealous member and society a valuable citizen. He rests from his labors but his works will follow.
    Abraham L. Hite born 27 Sep 1840 in Licking County, Ohio, died 24 Dec 1885 in Littleton, Schuyler County, Illinois, buried Brooklyn Cemetery, son of William Henry Harrison Hite and Mary Magdalene (Stout). He was a Civil War Veteran in Co. A 78th Ill. Inf.

Death Notice for George Summerville LYON
The Rushville Times, October 16, 1857
    Died on Monday, October 15th, 1857 George Summerville, infant son of D. P. & E. Lyon, of Pleasantview aged 23 days.

Death Notice for Capt. George W. ROBERTSON
The Rushville Times, October 16, 1857
    Died last evening, Captain George W. Robertson, of the mercantile firm of Nelson & Robertson & Co. Mr. Robertson was one of our most respected citizens and the loss of no man, perhaps will be more generally or deeply felt. He leaves a young family and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. His disease was consumption.

Death Notice for Lucy SEELEY
The Rushville Times, October 16, 1857
    Died yesterday, Lucy, only daughter of E. H. O. Seeley Esq. of this place; aged about 6 years of age.

Death Notice for Jumus MAXWELL
The Rushville Times, October 16, 1857
    Died on Saturday the 10th inst., Jumus, only child of Mr. Robert Maxwell, of this place, aged 2 years, 1 month and 8 days.

Death Notice for child RUCKER
The Rushville Times, October 23, 1857
    Died on Thursday morning, Mr. N. Rucker's little son, aged about 5 years was burned so badly that he died after a few hours of intense suffering. His clothing came in contact with a heated stove and bursting into flames and could not be extinguished until too late.

Death Notice for Jasper DERICKSON
The Rushville Times, November 6, 1857
    Died at the residence of M. Warren, on the 6th inst., Jasper Derickson. The funeral services will take place at the Cumberland Church tomorrow, at 10 o'clock A.M. The friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

Death Notice for Francis D. ISHMAEL
The Rushville Times, August 23, 1906
    Wm. Tyson of Bainbridge township received news last week of the death of Francis D. Ishmael, who died at the Soldiers' Home at Quincy July 23. Deceased was a member of Capt. Hymer's company and was a blacksmith by trade. He was sixty-six years of age. He went to the Soldier's Home from this county ten or twelve years ago.

Death Notice for child FREW
The Rushville Times, January 18, 1878
    An infant son of Mary FREW, an inmate of the Alms House, died on the 11th inst., of whooping cough; aged 4 months.

Death Notice for child McCREERY
The Rushville Times, January 18, 1878
    An infant child of R. H. McCREERY of Rushville died on the 2nd inst.

Jim Prentice   Obituary for Nancy MOSS WRIGHT
Mason County Democrat, February 8, 1924
    Nancy Moss was born 9 April 1854 in Hickory, Schuyler County, Il. Her parents were William and Margaret Tippitt Moss. She had two brothers James T. and Allen, three sisters Sarah Ellen, Susan M., and Salvia Moss. Nancy married Joseph Caldwell Wright Jr. on the third day of July 1871, by J. A. Brown minister of the gospel in Mason County, Illinois. There were born to this union seven children. Only two are known. William Henry born 1872 and Rosa May born Dec. 1890. She removed to Snicarte in her youth (abt. 1857) and spent the remainder of her life there. Her husband died Saturday, March 5, 1910. Nancy died January 31, 1924. In her sickness she spoke of her not being alone that the lord was with her and at last she said He was calling her. Nancy and Joseph are buried in Snicarte cemetery.

Jim Prentice   Obituary for Joseph WRIGHT
Mason County Democrat, March 12, 1910
    Lynchburg - Joseph WRIGHT one of the oldest citizens of Snicarte, died Saturday morning of heart failure. Although he was under doctors care for some time no one thought he was dangerously ill. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon from the Baptist church, Elder J. Barrett. A large congregation was present and followed the remains to the last resting place in Snicarte cemetery. The deceased was 66 years, 2 months, and 15 days of age at the time of his death. Mrs. Nancy Wright, wife of the deceased is also very sick and confined to her bed for the past two weeks.

Jim Prentice   Obituary for Isaac Henry PRENTICE
Mason County Democrat, May 13, 1932
    Isaac Henry Prentice, son of Berry and Margaret Prentice, was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, February 4, 1862 and passed away at his home near Snicarte, May 4, 1932 at the age of 70 years, 3 months.
    At an early age he came to Snicarte where he spent the remainder of his life. On August 19, 1915, he was united in marriage to Rosa Wright and to this union seven children were born, two dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and the following children, Emery, William, Junior, Linus, and Berry, all at home; two half-brothers Thos. Waddell of Beardstown and James Waddell of Carman, Illinois, and many other relatives and friends. His sister, Mrs. Ruth Lane preceded him in death. He was a kind and loving husband, father, brother and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Funeral services were held at the Snicarte Baptist church Friday, May 6th, 1932 p.m. [sic] Rev. Wm Ray officiating, followed by interment in the Snicarte cemetery with the Lintner Funeral Service in charge. Special music was furnished by Arthur and Raymond Sariff, Mrs. Lowell Sarff and Mrs. Carpenter, with Orana Blessman at the piano.

Jim Prentice   Obituary for Rosa May PRENTICE
Mason County Democrat, Friday, June 9, 1933
    Rosa May Prentice, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Wright was born in Snicarte on December 24, 1890 and passed away at Springfield, Illinois, June 3, 1933, at the age of 42 years, 3 months and 9 days. On August 19, 1915 she was united in marriage to Isaac Prentice, who passed away May 4, 1932. She was the mother of eight children, three dying in infancy.
    Those left to mourn her passing are five sons, namely Emery, William, Junior, Linus and Barry, all of whom reside at home. She also leaves other relatives and friends.
    During a meeting held by Brother Morrill in 1912 she was converted and united with the Hopwee [sic] Baptist church. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her children. "A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled."
    Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Baptist church Monday, June 5, 1933, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. J. M. Branson officiating. Burial was made in the Snicarte cemetery with the Lintner funeral service in charge.

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