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Lyon Ford Vandeventer

The Mount Sterling Message, is giving an account of the death of Lyon Ford, infant son of W.L. and Annie Vandeventer aged 5 months and 17 days, has the following: "The little one was taken sick Thursday morning and suffered greatly before death, cholera infantum being the cause.  Every remedy was used to save the life of the cherished omne, but the fell destroyer demanded and the little flower was plucked from the hearthstone, peacefully breathing his last in the arms of that one who alone loves as none others can - mother.  The funeral services were held at the family residence and were conducted by Bishop Burgess of the Episcopal church, Quincy, the first Episcopal funeral service ever held in our city.  The services throughout were beautiful, and the singing by the friends present and remarks by the bishop were most appropriate and impressive that we ever listened to."
Quincy Daily Whig, September 17, 1881



Obituary of Mildred Hess Seckman Vincent
died: January 26, 1988
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 28, 1988

Mildred Vincent
Mrs. Mildred Vincent, 85, of 825 W. Jefferson St. died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born on Feb. 15, 1902, in Ripley, the daughter of John and Angeline Hess. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Vincent, in 1946; one daughter, Florence Logsdon, in 1944; and one sister, Lillian Miller.
Mrs. Vincent retired from the state of Illinois in 1962.
Surviving are three sons, Darius Seckman of Rushville, Clifford and Harland Vincent, both of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. James R. (Evelyn) Bean of Springfield; 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roby Funeral Home, Rushville, with burial in Ripley Cemetery, Ripley.


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