Schuyler County, Illinois

Jonathan Tharpe Obituary
Transcribed by Carol Wolf Britton

Jonathan Tharpe, son of Jonathan Sr. and Anna Tharpe, was born in 
Buenavista Township, Schuyler county, Jan. 26, 1848.
	His boyhood and early manhood was spent in that vicinity until 1871, 
when he went to Butler county, Kansas, returning to Schuyler in the 
****year, devoting his time to agriculture.
	On Feb 21, 1875, he was united in marriage to Sarah Leneke. To this 
union were born seven children--Florence Retta and John Wesley dying in 
infancy and another son Eli Franklin, died Aug 16, 1903.
	He is survived by four children--Loren, George W., Mrs. Jason Reno and 
Mrs. Timothy Donaldson, and five grandchildren, the wife having 
preceded him in death Jan 4, 1913.
	In 1889 he became a resident of Woodstock Township, where he resided 
until his death. During these years he won a large circle of friends and 
was always known as a good and steadfast neighbor, and his death 
entails a great loss to the family and community in which he lived.
	During the last few years of his life his health has been broken and 
while in Peoria for treatment his death came suddenly on Feb 23, 1917, 
being caused by apoplexy.
	At the time of his death the deceased was 69 years and 27 days of age, 
and the last member of nine children.
	Funeral services were held at Bethel church, conducted by Rev. James 
Hardin Smith. interment in Palm cemetery.
	Card of Thanks.  We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to those 
friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the death of our 
beloved father.  The Family

Courtesy of  Judi Gilker




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