Champaign County, Illinois
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Virgil E. Oliver
CHAMPAIGN, IL - Virgil E. Oliver, 77 yr, of Champaign, formerly of Mattoon, died at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday (11 May 1994) at the Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Owens Funeral Home in Champaign with Larry Simms officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Champaign, with graveside military rites conducted by VFW Post 5520. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  He was born 10 June 1916, in Altamont,<Effingham Co, IL > the son of Ezra and Corda Foster Oliver. He married Hilda Saathoff in 1961; she survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas V. Oliver of Fisher; a step daughter, Stella Sue Baugher of McClure; two brothers, Farrell Oliver and William J. Oliver, both of Mattoon; three sisters, Hazel Creviston of Decatur, Juanita Farris of Mattoon and Virginia Hilligoss of Humbolt; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.  Mr. Oliver owned Oliver Radio and Repair Service in Mattoon and worked at Glenn Poor's Television and Video in Urbana. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veternan and a member of American Legion Post 24 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Champaign. [11 May 1994, submitted by Marlene Olson]

George W. Painter
"Aged Dewey Man Buried Wednesday"
Funeral services for George W. Painter who died Monday evening were held at 10:00 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter south of this village. Rev. A.N. Simmons of White Heath was in charge and burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery near Foosland. Mr. Painter was born March 12, 1821, in Clark county Ohio, and came to Illinois in the early days making the trip in a covered wagon and resided in this community for many years. He was 99 years, seven months, and 18 days old at the time of his death. He was married two times, his last wife, Mrs. Louisa Painter dying nine years ago. He leaves the following children: Mrs. Laura Burchnall, Urbana; Mrs. Charity Painter, Dewey; William Painter, Rantoul; Frank Painter, West Liberty; Manuel Painter, Foosland. One child by his first wife died in infancy. He also leaves one stepson, John Stansbury of Champaign; 31 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and one great great greadchild. [News Gazette, Dec. 3, 1920; Sub. by Teresa Haines Rigney]

Hannah Platter
Champaign county, Sept. 13, at her daughter's Mrs. John Combs, of old age, Mrs. Hannah, aged 81 years, wife of the late Jacob Platter. Grandmother Hannah Platter, wife of Father Jacob Platter, was born in Miami county, Ohio, on the 13th day of September 1795, and died in Champaign county, this state, Septembe 13, it being her 81st birthday. She, with her family, emigrated to this state in 1841, and settled in Peoria county, and lived there till 1852, when she moved into Whitefield town, Marshall county, where she lived until September of last year, when she went to her oldest son on a visit in Indiana. She stayed there until sometime during the following winter, when she went to her oldest daughter in Champaign county, where she died of the infirmity of old age. She was the mother of 12 children, nine of whom are living, five boys and four girls, 52 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She became a member of the church of Christ over 50 years ago, living an exemplary christian and a devoted mother. [September 21, 1876 Taken From the Henry Republican At Tolona]


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