Champaign County, Illinois
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Robert M. Saxon
Robert M. Saxon died at his home in Greenbush (MN) from ailments incumbent upon old age on November 30. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James A. Geer at the family home in Greenbush on Monday afternoon, and Miss Marie Winsor, Miss Joyce Briggs, L. S. Briggs and Grover Umbehocker rendered hymnal selections. The remains were interred in Oak Knoll cemetery. Robert M. Saxon was born on November 3, 1846, in Brown county, Ohio, and was therefore 72 years 3 weeks and 4 days old at the time of his death. He resided on a farm in Brown county until 10 years of age, when he moved with his parents to Logansport, Ind., where the family resided but a short time, having decided to move to a farm near Delphi. Here he received an academic education and grew to manhood. In 1868 he located in Champaign county, Ill., where he was married in 1871 to Libbie Jane Canfield of Galesburg. He was engaged in the produce business in Galesburg for a number of years and ultimately came to Mille Lacs county. Fifteen years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and since then has been in failing health. He is survived by his wife and three sons - Edward and Charles of Greenbush and Lewis of Cambridge. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, viz: James, Blue Hill; William, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; Mrs. Joseph Amberg, Chicago; and Mrs. Rachael Houser, Indianapolis, Ind. Robert Saxon was a man of sterling character, true to his friends and devoted to his family.  [The Princeton Union. (Princeton, Minn.), 05 Dec. 1918]

Joseph Shaffer
Danville- Joseph C Shaffer 73, Tilton died at 8:30 p.m Saturday (Dec 14 1984) at Sy Elizabeth Hospital , Danville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Funeral chapel. Danville, the Rev. Steve Kerby officating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Danville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 6 p.m Tuesday. Mr. Shaffer was born Feb 16 1911 at Urbana , a son of Danial W and Flora Bannister shaffer. He married Ora V. Sinkes on June 21, 1932, at Urbana she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ronald L Shaffer of Danville and Joseph R. Shaffer of Tilton, a daughter, Phyllis Nightlinger of Catlin, three brothers, Milton Shaffer of Punta Gorda, FLa, Russell Shaffer of St. Joseph and Daniel "Mike" Shaffer of Batesville, Ark, A sister , Helen Reynolds of Urbana, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and seven step- great- grandchildren. Mr. Shaffer retired as a millwright at General Motors, Danville, in 1973 after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Catlin Masonic Lodge, the Danville Consistory, Local 579 and was a trustee of Local 579 and was a Republican precinct committeeman

Wilbur J. Snyder
Wilbur James Snyder 59, of 209 E. Main St. Urbana died at 11:50 P.M Sunday 1959 at his home . He formerly lived at 313 1/2 Walnut St. Champaign Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in Benner Funeral Home with John Pierce, Minister of Webber St Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Friends my call form 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at the Funeral home. The son of James and Elsie Snyder was born Dec 31 1900 in Newcastle Pa. on june 15 1944 he was married to Ethel Aikman. Mr Snyder was a aircraft mechanic . employed at Chanute Airforce Base. He served in WW1 and WW2. He was a member of the United Brethern Church. He leaves his widow , his father in Florida: a step - daughter, Mrs Ruth Raquet, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. and a step- son, Lewis James Aikman, Chicago

Orville Sullivan
Football Injury Fatal - Boy at Urbana, Ill., Dies of Hurt Received Oct 12.
Urbana, Ill., Oct 29 - Orville Sullivan, a 13 year old boy of Urbana, died yesterday from a broken neck, received on Oct 12, while he was playing football with schoolmates.  The boy's ailment was first diagnosed as scarlet fever.  It is considered remarkable that he lived as long as he did.  [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 29 Oct. 1909]


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