Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 4

Jim Prentice   Obituary for Nancy ROACH PRENTICE
The Rushville Times, March 28, 1901
    Nancy Roach was born July 29, 1826 in Rockingham Co., Va. and departed this life Mar. 21, 1901, aged 74 yr. 7 mo. 22da. She moved with her parents to Kentucky in 1827 and united with the Union Baptist Church when she was about 15 years of age and has ever since lived a consistent christian.
    She was married to Wm. Prentice Nov. 10, 1853; to them two children were born, both of them dying in infancy.
    She and her husband moved to Illinois in 1855. Her husband died Feb. 19, 1891.
    She leaves 1 brother, W. H. Roach who resides at Colchester and several nieces and nephews and many friends to mourn her loss.
    "Aunt Nancy" as she was known to all her many friends has ever been a warm friend to those in need, ever seeking to alleviate the burdens resting on other shoulders. But her great generosity was especially shown to orphan children.
    Funeral services at 11 o'clock Sat., remains were laid to rest in Bluff City Cemetery.

Jim Prentice   Death Notice for Mrs. Margaret PRENTISS
The Rushville Times, December 15, 1892
    Bluff City, Mrs. Margaret PRENTISS (better known as "Aunt Peggy") was relieved of her sufferings Dec. 7. She was an aged Irish woman who has resided in Bluff City several years. The remains were taken to the Bluff City cemetery.

Death Notice for Newton ANDERSON
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    Newton ANDERSON, a life long resident of Schuyler county, died Tuesday at his home near Ray following a brief illness from peneumonia. Mr. Anderson was about sixty years of age, and is survived by his wife, one son, and one daughter.

Death Notice for Arthur ROBINSON
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    Arthur ROBINSON, died Sunday at the family home north of Ray, following a few days illness from pnemonia, which followed influenza. He was twenty-one years of age, and besides his parents is survived by several brothers and sisters.

Lela Hite Newell   Obituary for Sarah Catherine STOUT HITE
February 26, 1930
    Sarah Catherine Stout Hite was born April 20, 1861 near Newark, Ohio and passed away at the home of her daughter near Macomb on Feb. 13, 1930 being 68 years, 10 months and 23 days of age at the time of her death.
    She was the daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Ann Stout. Her mother died when she was a small child. She, with her father, moved to Missouri, there she grew to womanhood. She was married to Oren M. Hite January 18, 1880. To this union three children were born - Mrs. Blanch Morris of Macomb, Perry Hite of Bushnell, and one son dying in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, daughter, one son and five grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Francis Folger, of Exeter, MO, one brother George Stout of Webb City, MO, one brother William, proceeded her in death.
    She was converted when a young woman and united with the church at Brooklyn, being a faithful member. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a kind neighbor, always ready to help others. She was also a member of Eastern Star at Brooklyn.

Lela Hite Newell   Obituary for Oren M. HITE
September 9, 1931
    Oren M. Hite was born near Newark, Ohio, March 15, 1850 and departed this life September 1, 1931 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Charles Morris west of Macomb. He was 81 years, 5 months and 16 days, the son of William Harrison and Mary Magdaline (Stout) Hite.
    When a small boy he came with his parents to Illinois and spent most of his life at Brooklyn. On January 15, 1880 he married Sarah Catherine Stout, who preceded him in death, February 11, 1930. To this union was born 3 children, 2 of whom survive; Perry of Bushnell and Mrs. Charles Morris of Macomb. One son died in infancy. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren. Mr. Hite was one of a family of 12, only 1 of whom survived him, Mrs. Elizabeth King of Brooklyn.
    In early manhood he united with the Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn and remained a member until his death.
    Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church of Brooklyn, Thursday Sept. 3. Interment in Brooklyn cemetery.

Death Notice for Roy MORRIS
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    The home of Mr. and Mrs. Page Morris, who reside near Roseville, was saddened Tuesday morning when their eldest son, Roy Morris, passed away following a brief illness from influenza-pneumonia. The young man was eighteen years of age, the eldest of several children. The father of deceased is a son of Mrs. Nancy Morris of Ray, and grew to young manhood in that locality.

Obituary for Carl HORTON
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    Died without a moment's warning - Carl Horton, son of Fred and Bettie Horton and nephew of Mrs. C. B. Strong of Pleasantview and John D. Horton of Littleton, died suddenly Jan. 14th at his home in Beaumont, Texas. He was employed as railroad engineer and fell dead while oiling his engine. Deceased was born in Dayton, Nevada about 1864. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and two little girls, ten and fifteen years of age. The remains were taken to San Antonio, Texas for interment where they were laid beside his father, Fred Horton, who died about twenty years ago.

Robin Petersen   Death Notice for Wm. H. CARTER
The Rushville Times, July 8, 1909
Death of Wm. H. Carter
    David Hindman of Rushville received news of the death of nephew, Wm. H. Carter, who died in Cody, Nebraska. Remains taken to Valentine, Nebraska for interment. Mr. Carter spent early life on farm n.e. of Rushville, removed to Clayton - to NE. Raised cattle - removed to Cody where he opened a livery stable. His death was brought on by a stallion kicking him in the stomach 6-8 mos. ago. Mr. Carter was born in Snithfield OH in 1861 and is survived by widow and father, Henry Carter (86 yrs.).

Death Notice for Frank JENKINS
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    Mrs. James Denny received news Saturday that her brother, Frank Jenkins, had died at Buda Friday afternoon of influenza and that his four year old child was buried the afternoon that he died. The sad news came in a letter, and Mrs. Denny was advised not to come for the funeral which would be held privately on account of the contagious nature of the influenza.

Funeral for Mrs. Mary McDONALD
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Venters, Mrs. Ed McLaren and Mrs. Homer Beans went to Adair last Thursday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Mary McDonald.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Mrs. Alta Floy MOREHEAD WALKER ADAMS
The Rushville Times, January 14, 1969
Mrs. Alta Adams, 77, Dies at Rushville
    Mrs. Alta Floy Morehead Adams, 77, of Rushville, died Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Rayburn of Rushville, with whom she resided.
    Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. C. W. Leonard will officiate, and burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.
    She was born June 28, 1891, to William H. and Lola Rippetoe Morehead. On Aug. 29, 1908 she married William W. Walker, at Rushville.  They had seven children, Charles Walker of Redwood City, Calif., Helen Wisecup and Mrs. Rayburn of Rushville, Verna Haber of Beardstown, and the Rev. W. Lester Walker of Leachville, Ark., all of whom survive;  Dorothy Lung, who died in 1961, and a daughter who died in infancy. Mr. Walker died Feb. 16,1920. She later married William Adams, who died Sept. 21, 1950. In addition to five children she is survived by eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
    She was a member of the Rushville Baptist Church.
    Visitation will be Thursday night from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Everett LUNG
The Rushville Times, August 28, 1969
Funeral for Everett Lung Held Here on Sunday
    Everett Orlo Lung, 66, of Brooklyn died at the Culbertson hospital Thursday evening. He was admitted to the hospital on Monday.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roby Funeral chapel at Rushville with the Rev. Harvey Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
    Mr. Lung was born in Camden township, Schuyler county, Dec. 2 1902, the son of Albert and Rosetta Marlow Lung. He married Verna Haber in Rushville May 3, 1931. He later married Cloah Lung in Macomb on April 28, 1951.
    He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Betty Neff of Champaign and Mrs. Lois Rittenhouse of Macomb; one son, John W. of Quincy; four step-daughters, Mrs. Edna Peterson of Brooklyn, Mrs. Helen Caldwell of Macomb, Mrs. Emma Vouter of Macomb and Mrs. Theda Bedwell of Peoria; one step-son, Roy Lung of Canton; eight grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Harrison of Rushville, Mrs. Elsie Leverton of Beardstown, Mrs. Grace Tolles of Beardstown, and Mrs. Nettie Reeder of Rushville; and two brothers, Henry and Ernest, both of Camden.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Joanna Jane CHAPMAN WALKER
The Rushville Times, June 23, 1926
    Funeral services for Mrs. John Walker, who with her granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby, of Springfield, was killed in an auto accident last Wednesday afternoon, were held last from the Christian church in this city, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by Rev. Fred Wilson. Interment was made in the Sugar Grove North
    The services for the granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby, were held Friday in Springfield, after which the remains were taken for interment to Rockford, Ill.
    Brief account of this fatal accident was given in last week's TIMES, being received over the telephone just at time of going to press. No details could be obtained at that time as members of Mrs. Walker's family had not even learned of the accident, and the story of the sad accident is here given:
    What had promised to be a delightful visit with a daughter in Springfield ended in crushing sorrow on Wednesday of last week, when Mrs. Joanna Walker and her granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby, two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Willoughby, were killed when the automobile in which they were riding turned over near the subway on the Beardstown Springfield hard road, two miles west of Springfield, pinning them beneath the wreckage. Mrs. Walker is believed to have died instantly, and the little girl, after calling in vain for "Mamma to take her out", died before help arrived. The car was driven by the childs mother, Mrs. Ella Willoughby, a daughter of Mrs. Walker, who had been here the past week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker. Mrs. Willoughby was driving a Buick sedan, and accompanied by her little daughter, her son Clarence, and her mother, she left the Walker home about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Overtaken by a severe electrical storm, blinded by the rain, and annoyed by the constant crash of thunder and brilliant  flashes of lighting, Mrs. Willoughby became nervous and near the top of the hill which descends to the subway the rear wheels of the car left the pavement. This caused the car to skid, turning around several times. The next thing Mrs. Willoughby can recall there was a crash, and the car turned turtle in a deep ditch. Mrs. Willoughby and son managed to crawl out, but her small daughter and her mother were pinned in by the car. Mrs. Willoughby made frantic efforts to extricate her loved ones from the wreckage, but could do nothing. No help came along for some time, the first to appear being a traveling salesman from Indianapolis. He was unable to lift the machine from the bodies and he hastened to a filling station for aid. Frank Fleck, who resides near the scene of the accident, then noticed the wrecked car and summoned aid. When the auto was removed, the bodies of the unfortunate victims were placed on a truck belonging to Fleck and hurried to St. Johns Hospital at Springfield, where life was found to be extinct. The bodies were removed to a Springfield undertaking parlor, where an inquest was conducted on Thursday afternoon, the verdict being the deaths of Mrs. Joanna Walker and Eloise Willoughby was accidental.
    Funeral services for Eloise Willoughby was held in Springfield on Friday afternoon, after which her remains were taken to Rockford, Ill.
    The remains of Mrs. Walker were brought to Rushville, Friday and on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, impressive funeral services were held from the Christian church, Rev. Fred Wilson, assisted by Rev. H. W. Talley, officiating. Interment was made in the Sugar Grove (North) Cemetery.
    Joanna Jane Chapman, daughter of Jacob and Jane DeCamp Chapman, was born in Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, May 4, 1860. Departed this life near Springfield, Ill., June 16, 1926, at the age of 66 years, 1 month, and 12 days. She met instant death when the car in which she was riding with her daughter and two grandchildren was wrecked on the wet pavement during a severe electrical storm.
    When she was two years of age her parents moved to Oakland Township near Ray, Ill., and in that vicinity she grew to young womanhood. She was one of a family of thirteen children.
    On August 5, 1877, she was united in marriage to John Walker, and for nearly forty-nine years this couple have shared life's joys and sorrows together. Thirteen children were born to them, three dying in infancy, and one daughter, Bertha May, wife of Oliver Swisher, died in December 1906, leaving two daughters, Gladys and Ruby. One son, William, died in February 1920, leaving six children. The children left with the devoted husband to mourn her departure are: H. L. of  Bloomington,  Floyd A. of Galesburg, John E. of Chicago, Oscar of Ray, Maro of Rushville, Bessie, wife of Clarence Wells of Littleton, Ella, wife of Harry Willoughby of Rockford, and Nora, wife of Olen Akers, residing at home. There are twenty-three grandchildren, some of whom have made their home with the grandparents and received the same loving care as their own, and four great grandchildren. Also three brothers; John Chapman of Vermont, Chester of Rushville, and Charles of Plymouth. And a host of relatives and friends, who will miss this woman who was always ready to greet them with a cheery smile and extend to them a hearty welcome to her home.
    She was blessed with a genial disposition and was able to rise above the petty cares of every day life and look upon the bright side of everything. She made her peace with God many years ago and was associated with the Baptist Church at Christian Neck, where she loved to go and her help was always welcomed in the singing service. Of late years she has been a sufferer and was not permitted to attend church, but has told her family many times she was prepared to go when the Master called.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Mrs. Jane RIPPETOE
The Rushville Times, September 1907
    Jane Coe was born in Russell County, Kentucky, January 2, 1814; died in Rushville, Sept. 9, 1907, aged 93 years.
    In early childhood she came to Illinois with her parents and in 1837 was married to James Rippetoe and located in McDonough county, removing to Rushville a year later, where she has made her home. Mr. Rippetoe died Sept. 6, 1888.
    From this union were born ten children, six of whom have passed over the river of death. The living are: Mrs. Martha Lee, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs C. W. Gorges, Mrs. Lola Morehead, and Robert Rippetoe of Rushville.
    The deceased is remembered both as one of the eldest and most esteemed citizens. To a well developed moral character she added the grace and beauty of a devoted christian life. Her's was a life long lived in the way of righteousness, her feet having trod this way for over three score and ten. She accepted Jesus Christ and united with the Christian church and her Master. She therefore passes from us beloved by those who knew her and leaving behind the sweet aroma of the christian life.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Delilah Jane TIPTON WYAND
The Rushville Times, July 6, 1922
    Mrs. Jane Wyand, wife of George Wyand, died Friday night at her home near this city, aged eighty-six years. Mrs. Wyand had been an invalid for the past six years, during which time she was confined to her bed.
    Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Eliza Booker of Canton,  John Walker of Rushville,  Mrs. Lizzie Witchell [Mitchell] of Vermont, Mrs. Laura [Aten] of Ray, Mrs. Clara Lee of St. Louis, and Frank Wyland [Wyand], who resides with his parents. One son, J. Elmer Wyand, preceded his mother in death a year ago.
    Funeral Services, conducted by Rev. Frank Ashcraft, were held from the late home on Saturday, at 4 o'clock, interment was in Sugar Grove cemetery.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Jonas B. LUNG
unidentified newspaper, September 1879
    Died at his residence in Clayton, Adams Co., Ill., Sept. 19, 1879 in his 82nd year, Mr. Jonas Lung.
    He came to Schuyler about 1836. He first owned the McMaster farm on the Frederick road now occupied by Mr. Malcomsom. Afterwards he bought the farm now owned by Mr. Fred Nell and for many years was the principal support of ME Church in that neighborhood where Lung's Chapel has been and will be for years to come. A standing memorial to his zeal and fidelity to his church. About 1863 he moved to Clayton where he has ever since resided, then as here, an active member of the Church. In Feb. last he injured himself by a severe fall which confined him thereafter to his room. During his closing days he rejoiced continually in his assurance of a blessed immortality. In respect to his worth all the Church of Clayton suspended their regular services on the Sabbath of his burial to attend his funeral obsequies. Thus has passed away another of the pioneer worthies of Schuyler County.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for John Wesley WALKER
The Rushville Times, December 26, 1946
John W. Walker, Aged 91, Died at Beardstown
    Funeral services for John Wesley Walker, 91, who passed away Saturday in the Valley Nursing home in Beardstown, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Voohees Memorial home in Rushville. Rev. H. S. Crede officiated at the services, and burial was in the Sugar Grove North cemetery.
    John Wesley Walker, son of Lafayette and Jane Tipton Walker, was born in Georgetown, Indiana, April 17, 1855.
    He came to Illinois with his parents when eight years old, and spent the greater part of his life in Schuyler county.
    On August 5, 1877, he was united in marriage to Joann Jane Chapman, and to this union were born 13 children.
    His wife and eight children preceded him in death. The surviving children are: John of Beardstown, Floyd of Galesburg, Bessie Wells Hansen of Waukegan, Ella Fell of Rockford, and Nora Austin of Rushville. He is also survivied by  two sisters, Lizzie Mitchell and Laura Aten of Vermont, one half-sister; Mrs Clara Lee of St. Louis, Mo.; and one half-brother, Frank Wyand of Rushville. There are 24 grand-children, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Chester H. Neff   Death Notice for Jonas R. LUNG
The Rushville Times, January 1893
    Jonas LUNG, an old and well known farmer of Camden Township, died Last Saturday from the injuries he received by falling from his wagon on Dec. 27th. He was born in Kentucky in 1832, his parents locating in this country when he was a boy. He leaves a wife and five children. Funeral services were held at his residence on Sunday, conducted by Rev. G. M. Burford.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for John Wesley MARLOW
The Rushville Times, August 1914
John Wesley Marlow
    John Wesley Marlow was born Aug 16, 1840, and departed this life Aug. 3, 1924, at his home in Rushville, Ill., where he had resided for five years, formerly living on a farm in Camden township.
    To his marriage, August 15, 1861, with Eliza Jane Green, who passed away in the year 1881, were born seven children, all preceding him in death, except one son, Henry Marlow, and one daughter, Rosetta Lung, both of Camden. February 1, 1883, he was united in marriage to Jemima Weightman. To them were born six children: Asa W. Marlow, deceased, Martha Rice of Santa Barbara, California; Gertrude Davis of Rushville, John Jr. of Macomb, Minnie Davis and Ruth Morrell both of Camden, all of whom, with his wife, did all in their power to relieve his suffering and prolong his life.
    Last April he was attached by the afflictions which ended his earthly life, but especially during the last ten weeks, which time he was unable to leave his bed, did he show the patient and uncomplaining spirit which characterized his life.
    He was converted early in life and has ever since recognized God as the giver of all good, and acknowledged Jesus as his Savior. He realized his physical conditions and expressed the wish many times that his spirit might go to its heavenly home, leaving his testimony that his way was clear and he was ready and willing to go.
    He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and children, one brother, Levi S. Marlow of Camden, twenty-two grand-children, twenty-two great-grand-children, and many other relatives and friends he had gained during his long life on earth. "The truest end of life is to know the life that never ends."
    Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon August 5th at the Bethany church in Camden township. Interment was in the Camden cemetery. At the request of deceased his lifelong friend, Levi Agans, conducted the services, assisted by the pastor of the Camden M. E. church.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Lola RIPPETOE MOREHEAD
The Rushville Times, February 1921
    Lola Morehead was born in Schuyler County on June 13, 1864 and died January 25, 1921, at the age of fifty-six years, seven months, and twelve days in Beardstown.
    She was married to Harry Morehead in 1890. To this union was born one child, Mrs.William W. Walker of Rushville. Lola was survivied by her husband, daughter, six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. C.W. (William) Gorges, and one brother Robert Rippetoe.
    Mrs. Morehead lived a christian life for many years and at the time of her death was a member of the Rushville Union Baptist Church. She had been in poor health for more than a year.
    Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Lucy Waddell, were held at the late home, 1102 East 9th Street, at 1:30 o'clock, Wednesday, January 26. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Lafayette WALKER
1864 Psuedo Obituary,  by Howard Walker, 1998
    Private Lafayette Walker, 29, of Company "C," 1st Indiana Infantry Volunteers, was killed 15 Jun 1864 during a skirmish at Pine Knob near Marietta, Ga. Pvt Walker sustained a fatal gunshot wound and died on the field of battle. Interment was made at the Marietta National Cemetery.
    Pvt Walker enlisted 20 Dec 1863 and was mustered into Federal Service at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, on 6 Jan 1864. He was assigned to Company "C," 81st Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland. He received indoctrination in the field at Ooltewah, Tenn. During General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, he was at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, Buzzard's Roost Gap, Resaca, and Kingston.
    Pvt. Walker was survived by his wife Delilah J. (Tipton) Walker, a son John Wesley, and daughters Sarah, Eliza Jane, and Laura Ellen; mother Mrs. Rachel Holcomb, formerly Mrs William (Keath) Walker, Camanche, Iowa; brothers Walter, also a Pvt in Co "C," 81st Rgmt Ind Vols; Samuel, Indianapolis; Joseph Hayes, Georgetown; Andrew J, Pvt, Co "C," 23rd Rgmt Inf Ind Vols; and sisters Mrs. Lydia Ann Lingard, Camanche, Iowa; Mrs. Sarah A Cozine, Shawnee Co, Kansas; and Mrs. Mary J. Mahon, Sutter Co, California.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Mrs. Mary LUNG
The Rushville Times, February 1887
    Mrs. Mary Lung died Saturday at home of niece, Mrs. Hester Patteson (of Rushville) of general debility. Taken to Clayton for burial.
    Mrs. Mary M. Lung was born in Sussex Co., Delaware Sept. 5, 1812, died in Rushville Feb. 5, 1887 at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Hester Patteson. Her remains were taken to Clayton and interred in the Clayton Cemetery by the side of her husband who had preceded her to a better world.
    Mrs. Lung was the youngest and last of nine children, all of whom were members of the M. E. Church and lived and died faithful Christians. She converted and joined the M. E. Church, when 13 years of age, and from that time her course in the Christian way was steadily onward and upward. Although she had no children of her own, she assisted in raising eighteen, some of them her step-children and some of them orphans without homes or friends. They found in her a friend indeed, and now raise up and call her blessed. As the opportunity was given in the church for friends to take the farewell look at her dear peaceful face, a young man rushed out from the congregation leading a little child by the hand, and bending over the coffin with sobs and tears, called endearing names, "his best friend, his more than Mother". He was a homeless orphan of three or four years of age when she took him in and toiled for him with loving hands. He grew to man's estate honest and upright, and is now prospering in a home of his own. Truly she needs no eulogy. Her life speaks for itself. A short time before she died she said, "Oh, that I could stand up the mountain top, and my voice could be heard by the whole world, I would preach Christ".
    As friends gathered around the casket, old men and women with whitened heads, young men and maidens who knew and loved her, joined their voices in singing one of her  favorite hymns: Blest be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian love. And as they sang the gloom of death rolled away and a sweet and solemn peace settled down in every heart. "Let me die the death of the righteous and  let my last end be like his".

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Rosetta MARLOW LUNG HORST
The Rushville Times, February 1959
Rosetta Marlow Horst
    Rosetta Marlow, sixth child of Liza Jane Green and John Wesley Marlow was born in Camden township, December 10, 1869 and departed this life February 4, 1959, being 89 years, one month, and 25 days.
    On April 21, 1889, Rosetta and Albert Lung were married. Eleven children came to bless this happy home. Three sons, Raleigh Roy, Wesley Lee, and Verney Floyd died at a very young age. Their father passed away March 5, 1934.
    After a brief courtship, Rosetta and Jakie Horst were married October 4, 1935, and lived in happy companionship until Jakie was called home September 16, 1952.
    Mother was never happier than when in her home, singing, whistling, and being with her family. Left to mourn her passing are five daughters, Mrs. Gertie Harrison andMrs. Nettie Reeder of Rushville; Mrs. Belle Lear of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Elsie Leverton and Mrs. Grace Long of Camden; three sons, Henry and Ernest of Camden; Everett of Brooklyn; 25 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; one half brother, John Marlow of California and four half sisters, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Marlow of Camden, Mrs. Gertrude Davis, Mrs. Martha Rice, and Mrs. Minnie Egan all of California, besides a host of relatives and friends.
    Services were held Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 p. m. at Voorhees-Hursey funeral home. Rev. Earl Stambaugh of Browning officiated. Burial was in Marlow Cemetery.

Chester H. Neff   Obituary for Verna WALKER HABER
The Rushville Times, March 1997
    Beardstown - Verna Haber, 81, of Beardstown died Monday evening (March 3, 1997) at the home of her son in Springfield.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sager Funeral Home, 202 E. 8th St., Beardstown. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
    Mrs. Haber was born June 17, 1915, in Schuyler County, a daughter of William and Alta Morehead Walker. She married Thomas Haber. He died in 1964.
    Survivors include a son, John Lung of Springfield; two daughters, Betty Neff of Champaign, and Lois Rittenhouse of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
    Mrs. Haber attended Schuyler County schools. She previously worked for Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville and Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sangamon County.

Chester H. Neff   Death Notice for William WALKER
The Rushville Times, February 1920
    William Walker died early Monday morning at his home southeast of Rushville following a few days' illness from pneumonia, which developed after he had been ill from the "flu". He came to Rushville last Thursday and the exposure brought about the illness which caused his death. Conditions at the Walker home were pathetic as father, mother, and six children, ranging in age from 3 months to twelve years, were all ill at the same time, and for several hours on Saturday the family were in a helpless condition, no member being able to care for the others. When the attention of neighbors were attracted to the condition of the family, aid was extended and the MWA lodge and Red Cross notified and the stricken family was given the needed attention. On Sunday, Maro Walker and wife came to attend them and were with his brother when he died.

Carol Longwell Miller   Death Notice for Edward Logan VANORDER
The Rushville Times, July 4, 1907
    Edward Logan Vanorder, the infant son of Edward and Katie Vanorder, was born Feb 13, 1907 and departed this life June 19, 1907; aged 4 months and 1 week, wherefore the Master plucked another precious bloom, when it had been with the fond parents a brief time, causing darkness and desolation. Funeral services were held at the Houston church on Friday, June 21, conducted by Rev. Barringer, after which the dear little form was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Death Notice for Daniel E. KIFF
The Rushville Times, October 1, 1880
    Daniel E. KIFF, a former citizen of Oakland township, who recently returned from Nebraska, died in Rushville on Saturday, of consumption. His family arrived on Sunday, just in time to attend the funeral.

Death Notice for infant PRESTON
The Rushville Times, October 1, 1880
    An infant son of B. P. PRESTON of Littleton township, died last Tuesday of whooping cough; aged three weeks.

Death Notice for infant YATES
The Rushville Times, October 1, 1880
    An infant child of Charles YATES died on Sunday.

Obituary for Edgar Romain WRIGHT
The Rushville Times, September 24, 1880, from the Tecumseh Journal
    Edgar R. Wright died at his residence in Tecumseh, Tuesday night, September 14, 1880 of Gerebritis. Mr. Edgar Romain Wright was born at Marcelles, Onondago county, New York, October 6th, 1834 and was at the time of his death, aged 45 years, 11 months and 8 days.
    This city was thrown into a deep state of sorrow on Wednesday morning last by the announcement that E. R. Wright had died Tuesday night at 11 o'clock. Although not  unexpected, yet is seemed almost beyond belief that so stout and healthy a man as Mr. Wright had always appeared, should be called from our midst, when he was just in prime of life.
    In company with Mr. Charles McCrosky, Mr. Wright came to Tecumseh, Nebraska from Illinois in the fall of 1871, and engaged in the merchandising business, since then he has been indentified with every movement tending to the advancement or improvement of the town and county in which he lived. By his death Tecumseh loses one of her best and most honored business men, and one in whom all had a friend.
    In July 1880, Mr. Wright was feeling quite poorly and concluded that a trip to Colorado would be of benefit to him, but contrary to expectations, it only tended to hasten him to an early grave. After his return from Colorado, Mr. Wright was seen but a  few times on our streets.
    The deceased leaves a wife and six children, his mother and a sister in Tecumseh, besides a large circle of friends who deeply mourn his untimely death. There is not a man, woman or child in this city, or in fact Johnson county, who has not lost a friend by the death of Mr. E. R. Wright of Tecumseh.
    It is thought the funeral will take place today, under the direction of the Knight Templars, assisted by the Masonic Fraternity, of which organizations Mr. Wright was a member.

Death Notice for infant DISRON
The Rushville Times, September 24, 1880
    Huntsville Jottings - An infant two months old, of Henry Disron's died Wednesday of last week.

Death Notice for Annie VERTNER
The Rushville Times, September 24, 1880
    Huntsville Jottings - Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Brooks went to Carthage this week to attend the funeral rites of Miss Annie Vertner, formerly of this place, whose remains were returned from Idaho, where she resided at the time of her death.

Death Notice for child KELLY
The Rushville Times, September 24, 1880
    Bader Items - A child of James Kelly was buried on the 13th.

Death Notice for Nathan HARRISON
The Rushville Times, September 24, 1880
    Mr. Nathan HARRISON, an old citizen of Buenavista township, died on Sunday of inflamation of the bowels; aged 56 years.

Death Notice for Wells WRIGHT
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    The remains of Wells Wright was taken to Clayton for burial Saturday, after short services at the church. He leaves a wife and five chirdren to mourn his departure.

Obituary for Flora Elizabeth MORRIS PHILLIPS
The Rushville Times, January 29, 1920
    Mrs. John Phillips passed away at the Monmonth hospital January 19th, 1920, after undergoing an operation.
    Flora Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Edward P. and Nancy L. Morris, was born on a farm in Oakland township, March 1, 1873, where her girlhood days were spent and she grew to womanhood, and on Sept. 7th, 1893, she was married to John W. Phillips. They resided near Ray until three years ago, when they moved to near Roseville.
    She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and three sons, Ralph W., Carl R., and Glen J., all  of Roseville. She also leaves a mother, of Ray; her father preceded her in death, Jan. 21, 1913. She also leaves six sisters and three brothers, and many other relatives.
    She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a loving daughter and sister, a near and dear friend of all who came in touch with her. She was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. She bore her suffering patiently and when she realized the end was near she called her husband to her bedside and told him she had to leave him and told him what to do. She will be greatly missed in her home as she was always there to welcome the ones she so dearly loved, for it was her greatest pleasure to make them happy.
    The body was brought to Ray on Tuesday and taken to her mother's. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30, at the Free Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Turnbow. Interment in Phillips cemetery.
    Card of thanks--We desire to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. John Phillips and family.

Death Notice for J. H. WELLS
The Rushville Times, January 29, 1920
    J. H. WELLS, a former resident of Rushville, died in Beardstown on Tuesday of last week at the home of his son Durward. The remains were taken to Mt. Sterling for interment.

Death Notice for Thomas A. LEWIS
The Rushville Times, January 29, 1920
    Thomas A. Lewis, a former resident of this city and a cousin of Judge Isaac Lewis died Jan. 10th, at his home in Platteville, Neb., aged seventy-two years. Mr. Lewis was born in Rushville Feb. 17, 1848, and has been a resident of Nebraska for many years. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. Funeral services were held from the late home and interment was made in the Platteville cemetery.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Pauline May VANORDER
The Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
    Pauline May, little daughter of Willis Robert and Rosa May Vanorder, was born February 23, 1918, in Rushville, and died at the home of ther foster parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Edmond Poole, Jan. 29, 1920.
    She was left motherless at her mother's death January 19, 1919, her father being in France at the time in answer to his country's call. She was placed in the home of her cousin, Mrs. Poole, and they have since cared for her as their own. Pauline May was greatly loved and will be missed in this family circle. She died very suddenly, so that her father, who is at work in Keokuk, Iowa, was unable to reach home before the little life slipped away. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. Poole Saturday afternoon, Jan 31, by Dr. Fisk of the Presbyterian church.

Carol Longwell Miller   Death Notice for Frederick Harold VOLLMER
The Rushville Times, January 29, 1920
    Mr. & Mrs. David Vollmer mourn the loss of their little son, Frederick Harold, who passed away Monday night, aged ten months. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Geo. P. Snyder, were held from the late home Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the Rushville Cemetery.

Death Notice for Mrs. Della STEPHENS
The Rushville Times, June 1, 1922
    Mrs. Della Stephens, wife of Alex Stephens, died Monday night at her home in Littleton, aged  fifty years. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning. Interment was in the Littleton cemetery.

Obituary for James RITTENHOUSE
The Rushville Times, June 1, 1922
James Rittenhouse Drowned
    Rushville relatives were notified last week of the death of James Rittenhouse who has been a resident of Pioneer, La., for several years. He came to his death by drowning, his body being found May 19th in a creek near his home, by some boys who were  fishing. The fact that he was in his sock feet raised the theory that he was walking a foot log when he lost his balance and fell into the water. He had no family, and altho he had not been seen around town since May 4th, his absence created no alarm as he often made visits away from home.
    James Rittenhouse was born  in Schuyler county sixty-one years ago, and is survived by five brothers and four sisters, viz: Washington, William, Hiram, Marion, and Henry Rittenhouse, Mrs. Sam Montague, Mrs. Thomas Burnside, Mrs. Henry Hatfield and Mrs. Edward Grist.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Lorinda VANORDER MERCER
The Rushville Times, June 1, 1922
Death of Former Resident
    Mrs. Lorinda Mercer died Friday at her home in Vermont in her seventy-eighth year.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Grove, of Vermont, were held on Sunday. Interment in the Vermont cemetery.
    The following obituary was read at the services:
    Lorinda Jane Vanorder  was born in Ithaca, N. Y., April  2, 1844, and died at her home in Vermont on May 25th, 1922, aged 78 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was married to George Mercer on Jan. 30, 1865, at Rushville. Four children, Robert of Macomb; Charles, who died in infancy; Mrs. Pearl Dawson, of Macomb, and Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Vermont, were born to this union.
    She joined the M. E. church of Rushville in 1896, but later transferred her membership to Vermont.
    She also leaves  to mourn her death ten grand-children and an only brother, A. J. Vanorder, of Rushville, to mourn  the loss of an ever-ready, sympathetic mother and sister.

Obituary for Mary J. SHOEMAKER
The Rushville Times, April 16, 1914
    Mary J.  Shoemaker was born in Galla county, Ohio, July 7, 1824, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Miller of Stoutland, Mo., April 3, 1914; aged 89 years, 8 months and 26 days. February 25, 1914, she fell and fractured her hip, and after suffering for five long weeks she finally passed away.
    She was married in Ohio to Wm. P. Carter in 1845. They moved to Putnam county, Missouri, and lived there all thru the war, then in 1865 moved to Adams county, Illinois, near Kellerville; then  moved to Schuyler county in 1881, locating on a farm near Camden, where her husband died October 23, 1891. Since then she has lived with and kept house for her son, Henry Carter, until five years ago when she came to live with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Miller.
    She was the mother of twelve children, four of whom have preceded her to the better world. She leaves to mourn their loss eight children, thirty grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren; also many relatives and friends. Her children are: Mrs. A. Utter and Mrs. Eliza Bowen of  Bartley, Neb.; Mrs. Mary Miller and Henry Carter of Stoutland, Mo.; Mrs. Ellen Ebe of Divernan, Ill.;  Mrs. Lizzie Maon of Jacksonville, Ill.; and Wm. H. Carter of Camden, Ill.
    She was a faithful member of the Methodist church since her youth and remained so to the last, and was ready and willing to go.
    Her remains were brought back to Camden where funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 10 o'clock April 16, 1914, after which interment was made in the King cemetery.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for Ann MACE HINDMAN
The Rushville Times, October 14, 1897
Schuyler's Oldest Citizen - Mrs. Ann Hindman Died Oct. 6th, Aged 95 Years, 11 Months and 22 Days
    Another of the early pioneer residents of this county passed away last week and the long, useful life of Mrs. Ann Hindman came to a peaceful end. She was for nearly sixty years a resident of this county, and at the time of her death was the oldest person in the county. The infirmities of age made the last few years of her life a dreary one. Her eyesight failed her and bodily ailments kept her confined indoors. She lingered between life and death for several weeks and last Wednesday night, at her old home northeast of Rushville, passed peacefully to the world beyond.
    The following sketch of her life is furnished by her son, James Hindman:
    The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Ann Hindman, whose maiden name was Ann Mace, was born in the state of Maryland, Oct. 14, 1801. While quite young she removed with her parents to Pennsylvania. There she grew to womanhood, and was married to Elijah Hindman, Dec. 29th, 1825.
    She united with the Round Hill Presbyterian church in which she remained a consistent member until the family moved to the state of Ohio, where they lived five years. Thence she removed to Illinois in the year 1838 and settled in Schuyler county, where she lived until her death. She held her membership in the Presbyterian church; at various times being connected with the churches of Rushville, Doddsville and Kinderhook.
    She was the mother of nine children, three of whom have preceded her to the land of spirits, namely: John Hindman, Mrs. Mary Carter and E. E. Hindman. Surviving her are: Mrs. L. J. Wilson (aged 71), Mrs. H. Anderson (aged 66), of Rushville; Samuel B. and David Hindman, who reside on the home farm; Elijah Hindman, now residing in Oregon, and Jas. Hindman, who lives in Texas.
    Her's was a long and laborious life; undergoing the hardships of a new country in the early days she lived to see the advanced civilization to which her generation so much contributed. While we mourn her loss we are satisfied; for she did not depart this life until her work was finished. Peace to her ashes.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for David HINDMAN
The Rushville Times, January 26, 1927
David Hindman, Schuyler Pioneer, Died Saturday
    David Hindman, a pioneer resident of Schuyler, died Saturday night at the county home, where he had lived for the past several years.
    Mr. Hindman was a son of Elijah and Sarah Ann Hindman and was born in Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1838. He came here with his parents when a child and the greater part of his life was spent in Rushville or vicinity.
    During the active years of his life Mr. Hindman was engaged in farming and met with good success. While his education was limited to the rural schools he spent much time in profitable reading and was unusually well informed on history and kindred subjects and had a well-rounded education. He was of a mechanical turn of mind and after he had left the farm spent a great portion of his time working on inventions--none of which, however, were perfected to the point where they made any return on his investment of capital or labor.
    As a citizen and neighbor, Mr. Hindman was ever held in the highest respect by those with whom he had been associated thruout the long lapse of years.
    Monday afternoon funeral services were held at the Robt. Lawler funeral parlors, conducted by Rev. George E. Muran; interment in the Rushville cemetery.

Robin Petersen    Obituary for Mrs. Hannah Ann HINDMAN ANDERSON
The Rushville Times, January, 1913
    After an illness of four weeks, Mrs. Hannah Ann Anderson ended her earthly pilgrimage and entered her heavenly habitation on the morning of Jan. 1st, 1913, in the eighty-third year of her age.
    Mrs. Anderson was born in Allegheny county, Pa., Jan. 14th, 1832, and came to Rushville in 1838 with her parents. She has been a continuous resident of this county for seventy-four years. She was married to Harrison Anderson April 21, 1858, who died Jan. 1st, 1878.
    In her youth she united with the Presbyterian church and continued steadfast to the end.
    She is survived by three sons, Carey C., of St. Louis, Orion, of Acorn, Ark., Herman B., of Rushville; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Hall, Mrs. B. H. Robeson; two step daughters, Mrs. Matt Speed of Rushville, Mrs. Henry Gardiner of Brookfield, Mo., one stepson, Edwin R. Anderson of Bushnell. Two brothers, David Hindman, formerly of Rushville, and Elijah Hindman of Oregon, also survive.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for James HINDMAN
The Rushville Times, September 16, 1909
Brought Home for Burial
    James Hindman died on Monday at the hospital for the insane at Jacksonville, and was brought back to the old old home Tuesday for interment. The remains were taken to the undertaking parlors of A. J. Lashmett and from there to the cemetery, where services were conducted at the grave by Rev. C. A. Foreman.
    Mr. Hindman was born in Rushville township in 1840, and was a son of Elijah Hindman, one of the early pioneer settlers. He is survived by one brother, D. C. Hindman; a sister, Mrs. H. A. Anderson, both of this city, and a son, Warren Hindman of Whiteoak.
    In 1876 Mr. Hindman became interested in the Greenback movement and took an active interest in the campaign, and for the next thirty years he was active in politics. He removed from Schuyler to Texas, and there gained renown as one of the best Populist orators in the state. He continued in this work until 1899, when he was stricken with paralysis at Dallas, Texas, where he had an appointment to deliver an address.
    Returning to the old home soon afterwards he was cared for by his brother, D. C. Hindman, until 1906, when his mind became affected and he was taken to Jacksonville, where he remained up to the time of his death.

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