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Larkin, Rosalie Catherine Seaton , 83, of Casey died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (March 14, 2004) at Health South Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute, Ind. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Markwell Funeral Home with the Rev. Brooke Davis officiating. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born April 6, 1920, in Moonshine, the daughter of Joseph Samuel and Ruey Cecile Washburn Seaton. She married James Larkin in 1950; he died in 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters. Mrs. Larkin retired from Ettlebrick Shoe Factory and attended the Greenup First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Greenup First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lidley, John , carriage dealer, died at the home of of Jesse Gibson, his father-in-law, on Monday morning if typhoid fever.
Neoga Illinois Feb 22 1876

Logan, Dr. B.M.  died on June 11th 1874 at Brownsburg, Indiana, aged 66 years and 5 days. The deceased was the father of L.L. and William Logan of this place and was born in Brookville, Indiana in the year 1808. At the age of 22 years, Mr. Logan commenced the study of medicine, which practice he followed for 38 years. In 1833, Mr. Logan, removed with his family to Brownsburg, Indiana, where in connection with his profession he sold goods for many years. Dr. Logan was an excellent man, and although he never connected himself with any one church organization, he was a man of exemplary habits and the strictest morals, and no man ever died more sincerely regretted, or had more warm and devoted friends, than himself. His funeral was very largely attended by sympathizing friends and relatives whom came to pay their last testimonial to the worth of him who passed from this life to the reward of an honest and worthy man.
(Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday June 12, 1874 page 3 column 2)

Lovins, A.A. - a well known Christian preacher, died at Toledo.....N.P. July 27, 1892

BEULAH LETNER
Beulah M. Letner, 94, of Toledo died at 5:30 pm. Monday. Aug. 15, 1994 at Mattoon Health Care Center.
The graveside service will be at 10:30 am. Thursday (today) at Toledo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Barkley Funeral Home, Toledo, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Letner was born Jan. 17, 1900. in Toledo. She married Raymond C. Letren 1918 He died in 1967.
She was a member of Salem
United Methodist Church, rural Toledo; and American Legion Auxiliary, Toledo.
Surviving are her son, Everett W. of Fisher, daughter Norma Lou of Springfield; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons and one daughter.
Contributed by Peggy Hughes

RAYMOND CLIFFORD LETNER
[Obituary]
Raymond Clifford Letner, son of Noah and Amelia Woodburn Letner, was born in Coles County on October 7. 1895, and came to his tragic death on May 4, 1967. atthe age of 71 years, six monthsand 27 days.
He was united in marriage to Beulah Stirewalt on Feb. 2. 1018 and to this union were bom six children. Four of the children preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Beulah, one son. Wayne of Fisher, Ill., one daughter, Mrs. Noma Lott of Springfield. III., two granddaughters, Lenora Lott and Linda Letner; also three brothers, Garvey of Washington. D. C, Glen of Decatur and Donald of Mat oon six sisters. Mrs. Clara Rice, Charleston; Mrs. Lena Brewer. Peoria; Mrs. Grace Robey and Mrs. Zola Hurt of Casey. Mrs. Marie Carter, Blue Mound, and Mrs. Helen Shelton of Munster. Ind., and many other relatives and a host of friends. One sister, Bernice, preceded him in death in 1911 at the age of five.
Ray was a member of the Salem Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. He farmed near Toledo foi forty years and had retired from the serious sort of farming in I960.
Ray, as he was affectionately known, was a true and loving husband and devoted father, a loyal friend and good neighbor. His friendly sinile and pleasing personality will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Toledo Methodist Church with Rev. James Whitkanack and Hev. Charles Seeley officiating. Burial was in Toledo cemetery.
Pall bearers wrre: Guy Fogleman, Ivan Shafer, James Dryden, Wendall Letner. Leonard Brewer and Kenneth Rice.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our deepest appreciation and thanks to friends, neighbors and relatives for the food, flowers, sympathy and cards, we received after the tragic death of our loved one. May God bless you all.
THE LETNER FAMILY.
Contributed by
Peggy Hughes
Markwell, Rev. Wm. - died at his residence in Cumberland County last Friday of typhoid fever. He had been the elder of the Christian church at Brockville 17 years, lacking 1 month....N.P. Sep 28, 1876

Matteson, Una O., 94, of Casey, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 25, 2003) at Birchwood Nursing Home in Casey. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bishop Funeral Home, in Greenup, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 1, 1909, in Cumberland County, daughter of William T. and Flora Glosser Madlem. She married Harold "Doodle" Matteson in 1927; he died in 1988. Survivors include a son, Doyle Matteson of Lilburn, Ga.; a daughter, Marie Harris of Lake Mary, Fla.; two sisters, Violet Simpson of Casey and Emma Ryan of Windfall, Ind.; three brothers, W.T. Bill Madlem and Byrd Madlem, both of Charleston, and Jim Madlem of Casey; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Matteson was a homemaker and had worked at the shoe factory in Casey.
Rosalie Catherine Seaton Larkin, 83, of Casey died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (March 14, 2004) at Health South Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute, Ind. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Markwell Funeral Home with the Rev. Brooke Davis officiating. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born April 6, 1920, in Moonshine, the daughter of Joseph Samuel and Ruey Cecile Washburn Seaton. She married James Larkin in 1950; he died in 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters. Mrs. Larkin retired from Ettlebrick Shoe Factory and attended the Greenup First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Greenup First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund.


McCandlish, Melcenia Johnston, daughter of William and Melcinia Johnston. She was born in Effingham County, Illinois, August 2, 1848. When a very small child she moved, with her parents and five sisters and one brother to Cumberland County, about three miles from Cottonwood Chapel. She married James A. McCandlish in 1867, and they had four children: Zetta N. Lovins, Toledo; Edgar of Casey; Lulu Holsapple, Martinsville; and Clarence a baby boy who died young.
In 1876, James was elected sheriff, and was re-elected in 1880, and was deputy for two years. Then they moved to Toledo and remained there. He died April 14, 1894, and about nineteen years ago she married Ailson Cobie. He died February 20, 1918, and she died February 16, 1919.

McConnell, Frank - Fell from a freight car on the P.D. & E. at Greenup and was run over and killed on the 10th ult. He was braking on the road and is said to have been a hard drinker. May 1, 1899
McDonald, Mrs. Sarah - (nee Mooney) died at the residence of her son, James A. McDonald, in Newton, on Tuesday, Jan 12, 1892 at 3:15 a.m. after a brief illness, aged 81 years, 4 mos and 28 days...b. in county Caaen, Ireland, Aug. 14, 1810; m. Archibald McDonald in 1839; came to America with her husband and located at Quebec, Canada in 1847; several children were born..Mr. McDonald, Sr., d. in 1858; in 1862, she removed to Rochester, N.Y. and in 1869 joined her son James at Greenup and three years afterward with him came to Newton where she has resided ever since....4 children survive her: James A. McDonald, A.C. McDonald, St. Louis, MO; John McDonald and Mrs. R.D. Dixon, Rochester, N.Y. Services were held at St. Thomas church today at 10 a.m. by Father Molitor, after which the remains were deposited in the grave at the Catholic cemetery. Jan. 13, 1892

McElhaney, Sarah
Amanda Aleshire, writes us that Mrs. Sarah McElhaney, of Woodberry Township, a very estimable lady, died on the 18th of February 1872, in the thirty second year of her age., leaving a husband and three children to mourn her loss, and concludes the letter by the following touching and beautiful tribute to the memory of the departed.
‘Our sister the Heaven hath gained-Out lying the tempest and wind, Her rest she hath sooner obtained-And left her companions behind; The voyage of life's at an end. The mortal affliction is past; The age that in Heaven they spend, Forever and ever shall last.

Means, Christena M
    Born December 25, 1890, in Logan County Illinois.  Daughter of Matilda P (Jackson) and Frederick Harp. Died May 19, 1965, in Olney, Richland County, Illinois. Married in Cumberland County to Irvin O Means on July 3, 1908. 
Funeral Services in the Memorial Chapel of the Summers-Rainey Funeral Home in Olney,  May 21, 1965.  Rev. Joseph White officiating. Interment in Harmony Cemetery near Greenup Illinois,
Survived by 2 sons; Charles of Noble, William of Washington, Indiana; 2 daughters, Mrs. Martha Moore of Olney and Mrs. Mildred Smith of West Terre Haute Indiana, and 5 Grandchildren
(Contributed by  Brenda Duckworth  dbduck4@shawneelink.net )

Means, William W. "Bill"
     William W "Bill" Means, age 77, Olney, formerly of Peoria, IL, died at 3:36 pm, Saturday , July 23, 1994 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.
Funeral services are at 11:00am  July 25 in the Chapel of Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.  Burial will be in Crest Haven Cemetery, Claremont, with full military graveside rites performed by the Olney Veterans orginizations.
Mr. Means was born December 27, 1916 in Cumberland County Illinois, the son of Irvin and Christena (Harp) Means.  He married Berniece Pepple on December 27, 1959. Mr. Means was a retired operator for Keystone Wire Company, Peoria.  he was affiliated with the Lawrenceville Church of the Nazerene.  He was a decorated U.S. Army WWII veteran.
     Survivors include his wife Berniece, Olney: one sister, Martha Moore of Olney; one sister in law, Irma Means of Noble, and several nieces and nephews. Mr Means was preceeded in death by his parents, one brother Charles Means and one sister Mildred Smith.
(Contributed by  Brenda Duckworth  dbduck4@shawneelink.net )

[CUMBERLAND DEMOCRAT, Majority Point, 14 Feb. 1877]
Miller, Mrs. Susan C.  wife of Martin Miller, deceased, was born 6 January 1791 and died 6 February 1877, aged 86 years, 1 month. She converted to Lutheran Church. She had 9 children and many great grandchildren. Neoga, IL. Sent in by J. W. Anderson in 1877.
Submitted by Kate Keller Bourland katekb@consolidated.net

Moore, Martha Louise (Means)
    Martha Moore of Olney died at her home on Friday, July 21, 2006.  Martha was born November 23, 1922 in Cumberland County Illinois, daughter of Irvin O and Christena (Harp) Means.She married Harry V. Moore in Lawrence County Illinois on July 5, 1952.  He preceeded her in death in 1957. 
She was preceeded in death by her husband; parents;  2 brothers, Charles and William; 1 sister, Mildred Smith; one stepson (Richard) Larry, and a dear friend, Vic Fehrenbacher.
    She is survived by 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 stepson, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the Summers Kistler Funeral Home at 1 PM Wednesday, July 26, 2006. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney.
(Contributed by  Brenda Duckworth  dbduck4@shawneelink.net )

Mumford, Peggy A.
Peggy A. Mumford, widow, died at ten o'clock, Tuesday morning after a long and painful illness. The deceased was the mother of James E. Mumford, a former publisher of the Democrat.
Mrs. Mumfors had just completed her 68th year. In her death, the community lost a worthy and esteemed member and her family a kind and loving generous mother. Mrs. Mumford leaves several sorts and daughters as well as a large circle of fiends and acquaintances. By request of the deceased, her remains were kept I Or burial until Wednesday evening where they were deposited in the City Cemetery.
Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday, 8 March 18721

Mumper, Jacob
A Man of Great Talent in His Day. A Valiant Soldier and a Successful Teacher in the School room and Out
By Prof Roy Baker
Jacob H. Mumper was born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 18th, 1834. In early life he emigrated with his parents to Ohio, locating near the village of Bucyrus. Here he attended the subscription school of the pioneer days and laid the foundation of a generous education. While living in this community he formed the acquaintance of two persons destined to become National figures. They were William T. Sherman, who led the famous "March to the Sea" and John Sherman prominent as a soldier and statesman, serving Ohio as one of its United States senators for many years and taking active part in the financial legislation of his country. The remembrance of those men clung to Mr. Mumper through life and he was always proud of their record and the fact that he had known them.
    In 1852 he came to Illinois which was then undergoing the transition from primitive wilderness to productive farm. He began to serve an apprenticeship as a blacksmith under James Wisner at Woodbury with which family he made his home until 1861. He spent his spare moments in adding to his meager knowledge of things found in books. When the gates of war swung open in 1861 he saw his duty and dared to do it, enlisting in Co. A. Cap't E.W. Pierson. He took active part in the siege of Vicksburg and many of the bloody battles of the war and mustered out at Springfield, ill., about the close of the war.
    On Feb. 12th, 1865, he married Hester Bennett, of Jewett, Ill., to which union twelve children were born, of whom seven are still living. After his marriage he followed the duel occupation of farmer and school teacher. He taught in Cumberland, Effingham and Jasper counties. For a number of years he was the teacher of the village school at Montrose. He took active an (sic) part in civil affairs and held many positions of trust placed upon him by his fellow citizens. He was closely identified with the Montrose community for forty years and always sought the upbuilding of the moral and educational side of his environment. His declining years were saddened by the loss of his wife who died December 1st, 1904, but were made happy by the solace of a life well spent in behalf of his fellow man.
    The last five years he was familiar on the streets of Montrose, always ready for a joke and to discuss topics of general interest. But the weight of years began to hang heavily and age and descriptude (sic) began to tell, at last after a long and useful life, his earthly career was terminated Dec. 25th, 1911. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Rev. Willey, officiating. Interment in the Faunce cemetery.
    Thus endeth the earthly career of another of the pioneer of this section of Illinois, and another of those who fought under that starry banner, has answered the last roll call. To such as he, the present generation owes a debt of gratitude, not only for their temporal services but for their worthy example left for us to emulate and let us hope that for them, the great beyond has its reward. The respect of their associates during life will continue even in death, as one of the proudest heritages a man can leave. [Contributed by Jeffrey Johnson (Kizmaster@aol.com) , gg-grandson of Jacob H. Mumper]

Nichols, Mrs. George W. (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1896), widow of Rev. Nichols who was a Presbyterian church minister in the 1870's in Newton. Died last Tuesday in Greenup. Surviving children were Anna, Mamie, and William. [Contributed by Deanna Bennett]

Oakley, Mr. Pleasant E.  died on Sunday evening, March 15th 1874, in the 46th year of his life. Mr. Oakley was a honest, industrious man, and leaves a wife and seven children, in addition to a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. His remains were followed to the grave by a large number of friends who assembled to pay the last sad duty to him, who in life, was a man of warm heart and generous feelings. Mr. Marion Oakley and the widow return their thanks to the friends for their kind attention during the illness of the deceased and their sympathy to the family.
(Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday March 20-27 1874 page 3 column 4)

Perry, P. F.
P. F. Perry died at his residence in Greenup on last Saturday morning at ten o'clock after a brief illness. He was buried near Cottonwood Chapel in Cottonwood Township on Sunday.
Mr. Perry was a man of warm heart, noble and generous impedes. Like other men, he had his faults but where we know of human nature shown bright the principles of an honest and just man, a man that no stain of dishonesty rests upon his name. His memory will be held in kindly remembrance by his many friends to whom in life he was a true and unfaltering friend. Peace to life ashes!
[Cumb. Democ., Prairie City, Fri., 7 Mar. ‘73]

Plattenburg, Charles
Charles Plattenburg, died Tuesday morning, May 27, 1873, aged twenty years at the residence of his grandfather, Mr. Elias Armor.
Charley commenced learning the printing trade with James Mumford but the past three years he had been an attachee of the Champaign Union Office in Champaign. He was not only a good printer who took pride in his trade, but was also a young man of excellent habits and was industrious, honest and truthful. His ambition and desire to excel in his business and a too close application to work, brought on a disease of the lungs which after a very brief illness terminated fatally last Tuesday morning.
 [Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday, 30 May 1873].

Printz, Merl Gibbons, 94, of Effingham passed away 6:08 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup, with Pastor Kevin Colclasure officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery. Merl was born June 28, 1909, in Montrose, the son of Calvin S. and Pearl Gibbons Printz. Merl owned and operated a farm near New Castle, Ind., and in 1974, he retired from Dana Corp., perfect circle piston ring division in Hagerstown, Ind. After retirement, Merl and his wife moved to Olney and in 1976, they relocated to Effingham. Merl was a past member of Hagerstown Optimist Club and New Castle Christian Church. In Effingham, he worshipped in the Willow Street Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 67 years, Edith Kingery Printz; son, Gene (Sharon) Printz of Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren, David Printz of Michigan; Diana (Nick) Waldman of Mowrystown, Ohio; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Daniel Printz of Effingham; Steve Printz of Altamont; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nichols of Trilla; Mrs. Robert McDowell of Olney; Mrs. Richard Kingery of Neoga; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Isabelle and Esther; and brother, Wayne.

PUGH, ISAAC J.
from the TOLEDO (ILLINOIS) DEMOCRAT
Volume 65 (date not shown)
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT AND CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES
    Another one of Toledo’s pioneer resident, one closely connect with her early history and development, and one of the few Boys in Blue left in the township, is gone in the passing of Isaac J. Pugh, who died at his home in Toledo on Monday evening, June 23rd (1924), at 7:15 o’clock, after an illness of many months with kidney trouble.  Mr. Pugh had been in very poor health for some time, being unable to be out of the house all winter.  When the warm spring days came he made a few trips to town, only a very short distance from his home, but the past few weeks his condition grew steadily worse and his death was expected hourly for some time before the end.
    Mr. Pugh was one of our most highly respected and beloved citizens and until he retired from being actively engaged in business and community affairs, he was closely identified with the growth of Toledo from its earliest days, and was connected with many of its history making changes and events.  Being a grain and stock dealer, he shipped the first car-load of hogs over the present railroad through Toledo, built in 1877, loading them at a point between Greenup and Toledo before the track was built to this place.  In order to do this, the train came from Green as far as the rails had been laid, and, after the stock had been loaded, backed back into Green.
    Mr. Pugh, who owned stock in the telephone company when it was first organized, was the proud possessor of the first telephone ever installed in Toledo.
Probably no one person has built as many houses in Toledo as Mr. Pugh.  In all parts of town there are homes that were erected by him, and in many of them he resided with his family.
    He laid out the Toledo Park cemetery, and until he became too feeble to care for it, maintained and kept in proper condition this city of the dead with his own hands.
An interesting memory of his earlier life, and one of which he liked to talk, was the fact that he helped bring the county records from Greenup to Toledo, then Prairie City, in 1857, when the first court house was built at this place.  He was the last surviving of three men who performed this task, the trip being made with books and other county property with a yoke of oxen.
    Mr. Pugh was born in Licking county, Ohio, October 15 (1839), and was 84 years, 8 months and 8 days of ag4e at the time of his death.  He was a son of William and Lydia (Adams) Pugh, the fourth in a family of five chidden, and was of Scotch-Irish extraction.  the parents of Mr. Pugh were born in Virginia.  When he was about 14 years of age he came with his parents to Cumberland county and settled in Sumpter township.  Here his father died in 1863.
    Mr. Pugh remained at home and worked for his father on the farm until he was twenty-one years of age.  He was married January 22, 1861, to Miss Margaret A. Bloxom, who was born in Clark county, Indiana (1842-1919).  To them were born five children, Mary Jane, Albert, Oscar, Serena and Medora, the first three of whom are deceased, Albert and Oscar dying in infancy and Mary Jane passing away about 35 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on January 21, 1911.  In December 1919, Mrs. Pugh died, breaking the union that had lasted almost 59 years.
On March 19, 1921, Mr. Pugh married Mrs. Eva Smith, the youngest sister of his first wife.  She has been a loving companion and a great blessing to him during his last days.
Mr. Pugh enlisted in his country’s cause in August 1862, in Company B, 123rd Illinois Volunteer (Mounted) Infantry, and was honorably discharged in July, 1865.  He was wounded October 8, 1862, at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky.
    He took a very active part in the organization and work of Hall Wilsons Post No. 424 of the Grand Army of the Republic.  He was the last of the chartered members of this post.
This list of departed veterans, appearing on the faded and time stained charter, is as follows:  John Dare, S. F. Halite, A. T. Brewer, David Bruiser, Henry Steven’s, J. T. Confer, Matthew Hurst, Sills C. Wholesale, Geo. Adkins, W. R. Humphrey, Wm. Logan, Wm. Ross, Alex Hughes, Thomas R. Storm, R. T. Anderson, Andrew J. Lee, Wm. W. Park, Alen Gaskill, Isaac Niccum, J. J. Hastings, Phillipp Lawrence, Q. C. Tomlinson, John Priance, William Merriwether, R. D. Ashwill, Isaac J. Pugh, John Rauch, Henry Adkins, Louis Curtner, Wm. Mathews, Geo. Greenwood, and Joseph elliott.  The charter bears the date of April 4, 1884.
    Mr. Pugh was a resident of Cumberland county since 1853, and had resided in Toledo since 1881.  He was engaged for many years in the grain and stock business, and also ran a hotel for a number of years.  He was a man of just principles and fair dealing, as his success indicated.
    At one time he was a member the United Brethren church.  He later he joined the Presbyterian church of Toledo, of which he was a charter member.  He was always a zealous and devout worker and was ordained a ruling elder in the church, which office he held up to the time of his death.  His name is not transferred to the roll of the “Church of the Redeemed” around the throne of God.
    Mr. Pugh is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. John W. Stirewalt (Rena) of Charleston and Mrs. A. L. Woolery (Dora) of Champaign, eight grand children, two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Jane Elder of Plains, Kans., and many other relatives and close friends who will mourn his departure.
    Funeral services were held at the Toledo Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. G. Reynolds.  Beautiful and appropriate music was furnished by the church choir, composed of Mrs. A. F. Bussard, Mrs. W. C. Greathouse, Mrs. J. D. Hurt, Mrs. J. P. Cottingham, Mrs. Harry Thornton, Chas. A. Willis, Ben C. Willis and W. M. Lovins, with Mrs. Chas. A. Willis as accompanist.  The selections were “My Beautiful Dream,” “In the Garden,” and “That Beautiful Land.”
    The remains were laid to rest in the Toledo Park cemetery and the services at the grave were in charge of the members of Hall Wilson Post G. A. R. No. 424 who gave their ritualistic ceremonies.  Those present were W. P. Jackson, J. H. Williams, Robert Reynolds, Jasper Stirewalt, Richard Hines, David Beals and Samuel McElhiney.  Mr. Pugh’s death leaves only ten members of this post left in the township, the members not being able to attend the services being W. T. Young, J. R. Cowan and Frank Wagle.
    Full military honors was accorded the remains, a firing squad composed of Lloyd Craft, Charles Douglas, Dan Havickhorst and Jake F. Steger of the Votaw-Swank American Legion Post of Neoga firing the salute with taps being sounded by Leland Smith at the grave and Hamp Rodgers in the distance, the latter two being Boy Scouts.
The pallbearers were the four ex-service men mentioned above and Chas. Wiley and Everett Oakley.
    The many beautiful flowers were in charge of members of the Women’s Relief Corps, as follows:  Mrs. Rhoda J. Brewer, Mrs. J. C. Thompson, Mrs. Jane Shure, Mrs. J. T. Cougill, Mrs. Jemina Ferguson, Mrs. Samuel McElhiney, Mrs. Richard Richardson, Mrs. Mary Curtner and Mrs. J. H. Williams.
    Among the relatives and friends from a distance who were here on account of Mr. Pugh’s illness and death were Mrs. Walter Brewer and three children, Misses Mildred and Miriam and Robert, of Paris, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith and little son, Guy Nolan, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Mae Templeton and daughter, Miss Vera of Paris, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stirewalt and two children, Lyle and Hazel, of Charleston, Mrs. A. L. Woolery, two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Eyestone and Miss Alice Woolery, and son, Todd Woolery, of Champaign, and Lewis Havens of Rockville, Ind., a former Civil War comrade of Mr. Pugh, who was in the same company with him.       
(Contributed by Robert Perry)

PUGH, MARGARET ANN BLOXOM
Margaret Ann Bloxom Pugh was born in Parke County, Indiana, April 23, 1842 and departed this life at the family home in Toledo at 2:30 a.m., on December 6th, 1919 aged 77 years, 7 months and 13 days.
She came to Illinois with her parents at the age of eleven years.  She was united in marriage to I. J. Pugh on January 22nd, 1861, this happy wedded life continuing for 58 years.  to this union were born five children, two boys and three girls:  Albert and Oscar who died in infancy, Mary June Green who died early in life, Rena Stirewalt of Toledo, Illinois, and Dora Woolery of Champaign, Ill.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two daughters, Rena Stirewalt of Toledo and Dora Woolery of Champaign, six grandchildren, two brothers, I. H. Bloxom of Pratt, Kans. and Louis Bloxom of Adena, Colo., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brewer of Toledo and Mrs. Eva Smith of Paris, Illinois.
Mrs. Pugh was converted and joined the U. B. church at the age of 17 years and has always lived a consistent Christian life.  About 23 years ago she joined the Presbyterian church at Toledo and was a faithful member unto death.   
But now she is gone!  The death angel has called for her and she is gone to live with the Blessed Master where the sun never goes down.   
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Toledo on Sunday afternoon, December 7th, 1919, at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. E. Thomas.  Interment in Park cemetery at Toledo.   
(Contributed by Robert Perry)

Reisner, Horace "PEG" - 96, of Hidalgo, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday (Nov, 27, 1999) at Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.

Rhoads, Effie May - Funeral services for Mrs. Effie May Rhoads, 55, wife of Berlin Rhoads of Valley Rd., Millington, N.J. were held Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. from the Millington Baptist church, West Millington, with the Rev. Harry B. Morris officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Rhoads died Friday, Jan. 9, [1948] in Overlook hospital, Summit, after a long illness. She was born in Toledo, Ill., a daughter of Richard Richardson and had lived in and about Millington for 27 years. She was a member of the United Brethren church of Toledo.
    Mrs. Rhoads attended the Toledo schools and after her marriage moved to Chicago where she and her husband lived several years before going to New Jersey. Surviving besides her husband are one son, Richard, at home; two daughters, Mrs. John W. Allen, Liberty Corner, N.J.; Mrs. George H. Gehling, New Providence; her father, Richard Richardson of Toledo; one brother, Raymond Richardson, Gillette, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. W.D. Mott, Azusa, Calif; Mrs. J.L. Barger, Mrs. R.B. Oakley, both of Toledo, and three grandchildren. Mr. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Barger, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Oakley attended the funeral services. The Toledo Democrat, Jan. 29, 1948

Robertson, Clint - postmaster at Greenup, died last week. Newspaper of Jan. 21, 1891

Rodgers, Lucinda
Mrs. Lucinda Rodgers, (a sister of I. W. Hinkle), died on the 24th July 1872, in the fortieth year of her life. The deceased was a native of Delaware County, Ohio. But for a number of years, has been a resident of this and Coles County, where she was employed as a school teacher. Mrs. Rodgers leaves a large circle of relatives friends to mourn her. [Cumberland Democrat, Majority Point, Friday, 9 August 1872, p._, c. 2].

Rue, Wes - "Uncle" Wes Rue of Hazel Dell, who would have observed his 105th birthday Monday, died at 1:30 a.m., Sunday (May 9, 1948) in the home of his son Robert, where he had lived since 1928. Mr. Rue was in good health but suddenly became ill Saturday morning. He had been forced to use reading glasses only in the last two years and was active until death. On Monday, his birthday, telegrams were addressed to Mr. Rue from President Truman and Senator Scott Lucas.
    He was born in what was at that time Coles County, but which is now Cumberland County. Before his death, Mr. Rue devoted much of his time to reading daily newspapers and the Bible and was still able to eat his favorite meal -- cornbread, sour cream and kraut.
    He could look back on four wars, the Civil, Spanish-American and two World Wars, and he recalled his grandfather's fighting in the Revolutionary War. It is said that only two other members of the Grand Army of the Republic still survive in Illinois. He attributed his old age, physical vigor and mental alertness to routine living. He neither drank nor smoked and arose each morning between 5 and 6 o'clock. When Uncle Wes was 18 years old, he enlisted in the Union army with two brothers, Will and Henry. He served in the Federal army from 1861 to 1864 and married Martha Cash on being discharged. His wife died in 1928, after living together for 64 years.
    His first vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln, he had said, and he kept up to date on all elections since, voting the republican ticket each election. Uncle Wes was fond of traveling and had many friends in his own community, who with members of his family helped him quietly celebrate his birthdays in the later years. He spent most of his life across the road from the house in which he had lived since 1933 (or 1938?) with his son and his son's wife.
    In addition to his son, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Nora Foltz of Wynne, Ark., Mrs. Quincy Chapman of Yale and Mrs. Kate Sowers of Jewett. There are also eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hazel Dell church. Burial was made in the Hazel Dell cemetery.
Toledo Democrat, Thursday, May 13, 1948
Rue , Mrs. J.A. - of Mattoon died at 8:05 o'clock in Mattoon hospital Wednesday morning of complications incident to old age. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon a the Schilling funeral home. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove cemetery.
    Mrs. Hue was born as Mary M. Matteson, daugher of Mr. & Mrs. G.W. Matteson, Sept. 26, 1867, in Crooked Creek township, Cumberland county. She was married to J.A. Rue in Hazel Dell, Jan. 16, 1886 and resided in that vicinity until the couple moved to Mattoon in 1898. She and Mr. Rue celebrated their _2nd (can't read) wedding anniversary last month. Mr. Rue is retired water superintendent for the Central Ill. Pub. Service Co.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Mona Selpel (or Seipel?) of Charleston, Mrs. Fern Mandelcorn of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Alice Morgan of Bicknell, Ind., two sons, W.E. Rue of Mattoon & Orlie Rue of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Grace Henderson of Kansas, Ill; one brother Elmer Matteson of Savoy, five grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Toldeo Democrat, Thursday, Feb. 12, 1948 ......

Schabbing, Cecilia M., 82, of Neoga, formerly of Sigel, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 7, 2004) at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. The funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Sigel. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Sigel.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today with a 5 p.m. Parish Wake service and a 6 p.m. parish rosary at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham.
She was born Feb. 26, 1921, in Jasper County, daughter of Herman and Elizabeth Esker. She married Louis A. Schabbing in 1954; he died in 1998. Survivors include two sons, Tom Schabbing of The Colony, Texas and Paul Schabbing of Neoga; two daughters, Ann Peddecord of Carrollton, Texas and Jane Trosper of Seffner, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Schabbing was a homemaker and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sigel. Memorials may be made to Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.


Scott, George - aged about 12 years, was accidentally shot and killed at Greenup, yesterday, by Wm. Mitchell while handling a target gun. Scott accompanied Ed Bennett to the Greenup reunion for the purpose of rubbing out the marks on the targets. The supposition is that Mitchell was drinking and while thus intoxicated prematurely discharged the gun, the ball entering Scott below the shoulder blade in the back and lodging under the chin where it was extracted by the doctors. The body was brought to Newton for interment this morning. It was a distressing accident and we do sincerely sympathize with the grief-stricken mother, and relatives. The first report received was to the effect that Bennett was handling the gun when it went off, but this was a mistake as he wasn't present at that time. Reported Sep 17, 1890
Ed Bennett went to Greenup Monday to see about the report of the coroner's jury concerning the death of George Scott. The verdict was that Scott's death was the result of the accidental discharge of a gun in Bennett's hands. There is much conflict of testimony but those who have investigated the matter do not believe that Ed Bennett was present when George Scott was shot. Oct. 8, 1890
Sherman Ira
On last Tuesday, Mr. Ira Sherman cut himself with a corn knife while cutting up corn. The cut was on the inside portion of the knee joint and the doctors thought it of little consequence and in a few days Mr. Sherman would be all right again. The wound became inflamed and on Sunday, mortification insued and on Monday morning, Mr. Sherman died at about eleven o'clock (abt. 29 Oct. 1873).
[Cumb. Dem., 3 Oct. 1873].

Shepherd, Albertine, 90, Greenup, homemaker, died Friday (July 2, 2004). Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Toledo Cemetery. Memorials: Cumberland County Life Center.

Simmons, Mrs. Isaac
Hall of Ross Lodge, No. 356, 1.O.U.F. It’s deep sorrow that the Lodge has learned of the death of the wife of Isaac Simmons. And at motion of Charles Hanker, the following preamble and resolutions was unanimously adopted.. ..The wife of our esteemed brother, Isaac Simmons, who was a worthy member of the Rebecca degree of this lodge
[Cumberland Majority Point, Friday, 23 May 1873]

Smith, Isaac
At his home near Roslyn, Ill. Sept. 12, 1911. Isaac Smith. aged 66 years, 9 months and 3 days passed away. Deceased was born near Muddy Point, Coles County, Dec. 9, 1844.
Eruption of the gall bladder was the cause of his death. He lived six weeks after he was stricken down. Though his suffering was severe, he waited patiently for his time to come, for he said he was ready to go.
He was married to Rachel Bartlett, March 20, 1867. To this union were born two children, namely: Mrs. Sarah Lake, of Lexington, Ill. and Mrs. Elizabeth Cross, of this place.
He leaves, besides the wife and two daughters, one brother-James Smith of Toledo, and four sisters- Mrs. Nettie Baker, of Dundas; Mrs. Emma Downey, of Neoga; Mrs. Margaret McElhiney and Mrs. Ida McClain, of Roslyn, and seven grandchildren, to mourn the loss of a faithful and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He united with the M.P. church at Roslyn a number of years ago, and remained a faithful member of this body until death. His life was full of good fruits and loving deeds of kindness, which he was ever ready to do.
Funeral services were conducted at the Roslyn M.P. Church Sept. 13. Though it was a rainy day and the creeks were high, the church was filled with sorrowing friends and relatives, who have our heartfelt sympathy, for we shall miss him greatly. He was laid to rest in the Brush Creek Cemetery.
(Contributed by
Veronica Morsey)

Smith, Mildred (Means)
    Mildred Means Smith  died at her home in Terre Haute, Indiana  on July 13, 1969.
Mrs. Smith was born in rural Cumberland County Illinois October 21, 1909 to Irvin O Means and Christena (Harp) Means. Her parents preceeded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Marion Ervin Smith of Terre Haute, Indiana, two brothers, William Means of Peoria, Illinois, Charles Means of Noble , Illinois, and one sister Martha Moore of Olney, Illinois.
Services will be held at Bedina Chapel of the Valley in Terre Haute on Wednesday July 16, 1969 at 10 AM.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
(Contributed by  Brenda Duckworth  dbduck4@shawneelink.net )

Spiker, Eli - Toledo, Ill, December 14 - Eli Spiker, one of the oldest residents of Cumberland County, died at the County Home on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Spiker suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago, and had been bedfast since that time. The funeral was held at the Salem church southeast of Toledo, Monday afternoon, Rev. H.P. French officiating, and burial in the nearby cemetery. Those who survive are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and brother Edward Spiker of near Toledo, and two sons, John Spiker and William Spiker, who reside in Jasper County.
Newton Press, Friday, December 17, 1926

OWEN STIREWALT
Owen Stirewalt, 86. of 6505 N W Fifty-fourth St. in Johnston, died of pneumonia Friday at Riverview Manor. Services will be at noon Monday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, with burial at Glendale Cemetery.
A retired employee of Iowa Packing Co. here,
Mr.  Stirewalt was born to Toledo, Ill.. and lived in Des  Moines  about 60 years. He lived in Johnston several years.
Mr. Stirewali was a member of Central Bible Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Robinette of Johnston and
Isabelle Soucy of Marshalltown; a sister, Stella Geb of Racine, Wis.; two
grandchildren and four great-grand-children.
Contributed by Peggy Hughes


Syms, Paul - MAN KILLED BY A FALLING LIMB. On Friday last, while Mr. Paul Syms was engaged in felling a tree, in Cumberland county, near the Coles line, about four miles below Farmington, after the tree fell a limb flew up and came down with great force on Mr. S's head, knocking him down. A couple of his neighbors hearing his cry of distress went to his assistance. By one getting on each side of him, he was enabled to walk to his house, a distance of about a quarter of a mile. On arriving there he laid down and at once became insensible. A physician was called in, but to no purpose. The poor man lingered until about four o'clock Sunday morning, when death put an end to his miseries. The deceased served during the war in an Indiana regiment. He was about thirty five years of age, and leaves a wife and children, in humble circumstances, to mourn his untimely loss.
The Charleston Courier, March 21, 1867

FORMER NEOGA RESIDENT DIES
William C. Albin Had Lived in Chicago for Score of years
NEOGA, July 18—The body of William C. Albin was brought to Neoga on Monday afternoon, accompanied by the family and taken to Neoga cemetery where funeral services were conducted by the Masonic lodge, and Rev. Mr. Tumner of the Presbyterian church. Interment took place on the Albin burial lot
Mr. Albin was born in Neoga on July 15, 1868 the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Albin. He was educated in Neoga schools, married to Miss Lura McCartney of this place on Oct. 22, 1890. To them were born two children Miss Wilma Albin and Frank Albin who with the mother survive. The family resided here until 1900 when they moved to Chicago where they have since resided. Mr Albin had been in declining health for some time and since April had been unable to be about. He died at his home on July 13. He was a member of Neoga A. F. A A. M.
The Wiley M. Egan Chapter, Chicago Commandery and Life member of Oriental Consistory. Beside his immediate family he is survived by one sister, Mrs. M. C. Fencher of Neoga and one brother, O. W. Albin of Trilla.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McCartney of Indianapolis accompanied the family to Neoga and attended the funeral as did also Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Albin and daughters of Trilla
Decatur Evening Herald Thursday, July 18, 1929, Decatur, Illinois

TWO KILLED AT GREENUP I.C. CROSSING
Greenup, IlI.—One man died and another lay fatally injured here early Sunday for more than a half hour after their automobile had crashes into 'the side of an Illinois Central freight train. The victims, found after a truck driver sighted the wreckage of their automobile near the railroad crossing on Route 40 at the west edge of Greenup near the fairgrounds, were Michael Sherrick, 80, a retired Greenup farmer, and Sylvester C. Perisho, 69, a Greenup rural mall carrier.
Auto Crashes Into Cars.
Their eastbound automobile crashed into the west side of a string of coal cars on a train bound for Mattoon. A lighted wig-wag warning signal and a bell are on the east side of the crossing to warn of approaching trains, railroad officials said. Three Mattoon men were members of the train crew. Conductor Harry Ealy, Engineer Perry Reed and Fireman George Sprino.
Men investigating the accident found the victims lying near the tracks a short distance from the car, The train did not stop, as the crew was unaware of the accident. Car inspectors in the Mattoon yards later found that the seventh and eighth cars ahead of the caboose had been struck.
Mr. Perisho was found alive, but he died in an ambulance on the way to the Effingham hospital.
A coroner's Jury Sunday afternoon determined that both deaths were accidental.
Time of Funerals.
Mr. Sherrick is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur McElravey, Mrs. Ellis Elwood Ward and Mrs. Wayne Roan, and a brother, Noah, of Greenup. His funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Greenup Presbyterian church, with burial in Greenup cemetery.
Mr. Perisho is survived by his wife, Ada; a son, Wayne of Greenup two daughters, Mrs. Onieta Jobe and Mrs. Olive Holt of Greenup; two brothers, Clem of Canton, S. D., and Dick of Mortonsville, and a sister, Mrs. Daisle Short of Greenup. His funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Bishop funeral home, with burial in Greenup cemetery.
Daily Journal Gazette Monday Evening February 13, 1950 Mattoon, Illinois

Death of James Paden of Greenup
Special to the Journal-Gazette
Greenup, Ill.—James Paden, a retired school teacher and farmer, died this morning at his home three miles south of Greenup. He had been ill a year. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. He was 61 years old.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Liberty Hill church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Mr. Paden was born on Nov. 17, 1888, near Martinsville, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paden. He taught rural schools around Greenup for many years, retiring eight years ago.
Surviving are his wife, who was Nettie Eveland of Greenup; two daughters, Mrs. Theo Shull of Greenup and Mrs Delbert Judson of Pekin; a son, Fred of Champaign: seven grandchildren; a brother. Clint Paden of Mattoon, and two half-brothers, Clarence Strader of Mattoon and Noel Strader of Evansville, Ind.
The Daily Journal Gazette and Commercial Star December 09, 1949

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT GREENUP
GREENUP, July 9—Lot Hadley, 8 a resident of Greenup for nearly 2 years died at his home there Monday Mr. Hadley was born in Indiana March 1, 1844. In 1886 he was married to Hattie Mercer «f Knightsville, Ind. who with the following children survive him: Ray L. Hadley and Mrs Maude Rattliff of Lewistown. He also leaves three grandchildren, two sisters and a brother,
Mr. Hadler was a Civil War Veteran, serving in the 70th Indiana volunteers and participating in Sherman's march to the sea. He was the chaplain of the G. A. R. post a Greenup until it disbanded because of the death of most of the member
Mr. Hadley was a member of the Christian church.
The Decatur Herald July 09, 1927

Ex-Decatur Vet Dies in Greenup Local V.F.W. Post to Assist in Military Rites
Lucien Bowman, formerly of Decatur, and an ex-service man, died in his home in Greenup at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death was caused by complications resulting from an operation six months ago in a government hospital in Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Mr. Bowman was 36 years old. He served with the 130th Infantry regiment In France during the World war. While In service, he contracted dysentery and never recovered from the effects of it. The  operation of six months ago was performed in the hope of arresting the course of the disease.
Mr. Bowman leaves his widow and one daughter three years old. He also leaves a brother in Centralia. He was a Mason and a member of the Greenup Methodist church.
Plan Military Funeral Herbert D. Ryman post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of which Mr. Bowman was a membei, and the Vandalia and Effingham posts of the V. F. W., will Join in giving Mr. Bowi man a military funeral. The Decatur post will furnish a bugler and a firing squad and the Effingham drum corps of 50 veterans will play muffled drums on a march from the church to the cemetery. The Masonic lodge of Greenup will carry out the Masonic ritual.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Greenup Methodist church. Burial will be in the Greenup cemetery
Decatur Herald Saturday Evening January 3 1931

CUMBERLAND CO, NATIVE DIES
Funeral for Abram Pierce to Be Conducted in Charleston Home Today
CHARLESTON, Aug. 31—Abram Pierce, 78, native of Cumberland county, but who had resided in Missouri and Kansas for the last 22 years, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thornton Hall, 827 Fifteenth street, at 11:40 o'clock Wednesday evening after an Illness of complications. He had been ill since Sunday.
The funeral services will be conducted sometime on Friday, the exact hour not being set, in the home of Mrs. Hall. The Rev. H. B. Lewis, pastor of the First Methodist church of Charleston, will officiate. Burial will be made in Mound cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jane Pierce and five children: Alva Pierce of Blythedale, Mo., Melin Pierce, S. E. Pierce, Charles Pierce and Mrs. Etta Hall, all of Charleston. A brother, Addison Pierce and a sister Mrs. John Cooper of Charleston, also survive, there also are a number of grandchildren.
Mr. Pierce was a member of the Methodist church and was a member of the Odd Fellows for 41 years,
The Charleston Odd Fellows will have charge of the funeral services.
He was born in Cumberland County, on January, 1850, a son of Le Roy and Mary Pierce. Mr. Pierce and Miss Jane Devore were married on July 4, 1871. They resided in and near Charleston most if their lives, moving to Missouri 22 years ago, and returning here last March.
Mr. Pierce was well known and respected citizen of Charleston
Decatur Herald Friday Evening August 31, 1928

PLAN RITES FOR MRS. ETTLEBRICK
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Ettelbrick, of Greenup former resident of Springfield who was fatally injured Saturday night in an automobile accident near Rochester, will be held at 10 a. m. tomorrow at the Church of Christ the King in Greenup, Bishop James A. Griffin will be celebrant of solemn high requiem mass. Burial will be in Greenup cemetery.
Mrs. Ettelbrick died at 6:30 a. m. Sunday at St. John's hospital. She was 61 years old. Remains were removed Sunday evening to the Bauer funeral home at Effingham and will be taken to the residence in Greenup this morning.
Miss Marie Ettelbrick, who suffered a spinal fracture in the autobile accident Saturday whichclaimed the life of her mother, was reported still in a serious condition last  night at St. John's hospital. Her general condition, however, was reported improved.
The accident occurred when a tire on the car in which Mrs. Ettelbrick, her husband and daughter were riding, blew out, causing the machine to leave the highway near Rochester and overturned three times. The family was en route to this city to attend a family reunion at the home of Mrs. Ettelbrick's brother, Frank Link, at
Lake Springfield.
Among Mrs. Ettelbrlck's survivors are five grandchildren.
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1939   Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL)  Page: 4 

ETTELBRICK, MRS. EMMA—Of  Greenup died at 6:30 a. m. Sunday. June 18, 1939 at St. John's hospital, ago 61 years, Survived by husband. Nicholas; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Hiltebrand and Miss Marie Ettelbrick. all of Greenup; four sons, August, of Casey, Nicholas. jr., of Frater  Rene Ettelbrick, Teutopolis; Albeit, of North American college, Rome.   Italy;   one   sister, Mrs. Clara Distelxweig. city; three brothers, Valentine Link, ol Laredo, Ton., and Frank and Albert Link, of Springfield. Remains were removed to the Staab funeral home and Sunday were taken to the Bauer funeral home, Effingham, where they may be viewed until Tuesday morning, when they will be removed to the residence in Greenup where funeral will be held at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday and at 10 a. m. at Church of Christ the King, with solemn high requiem mass, a nephew, Rev. August Hohl celebrant; son. Frater Rene Ettelbrick, deacon, and Rev. John Gramke, subdeacon. Burial in Greenup cemetery.
Please omit flowers.
Date: Monday, June 19, 1939  Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL)  Page: 10

Will Take body to Neoga
The remains of Rufus Walker, who died of cancer, yesterday afternoon, at  the county hospital, will be taken to Neoga for burial leaving tomorrow morning.  Burial will be made in Gaskell cemetery at Neoga. [Urbana
Daily Courier, 29 August 1917]



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