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WADE, Jack Allen


[Survivor information omitted for privacy] Jack Allen Wade, 66, of Clinton, the brother of a Chillicothe (Peoria County) man, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. Born Oct. 29, 1932, in Texas Township, DeWitt County, to Oran and Hilda Wright Wade, he married Norma Schaumburg on Feb. 9, 1957, in Schwer. Surviving are two sons, two brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren. He was a Korean War Navy veteran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, where visitation will be one hour before services. Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton, where military rites will be accorded. [Source: Peoria Journal Star, 9 Nov 1998 -- Submitted by C.H.]



Died at hospital at Bartonville, IL, Sunday, December 12, 1915, 8:00 p.m., Adam WALLER, 65 years, 2 months, 16 days. Funeral: M. E. Church, December 15. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]

WARREN, Tighman


Died at home one mile west of Parnell, IL, Wednesday, 30 April 1902, 12:30 p.m., Tilghman WARREN, aged 70 years, 2 months, 26 days. Funeral: late home, May 2. Burial: Camp Ground Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]


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Died at Indianapolis, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J. GARDINER, on January 9, 1896, at 12:25 p.m., J. G. WATSON, aged 78 years, 7 months, 7 days. Funeral, M. E. Church, Farmer City, January 11. Burial, City Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]

WATT, Elijah

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AN AGED MASON DEAD. Elijah Watt's Remains Interred With Fitting Honors. CLINTON, Nov 19. The funeral of Elijah Watt of DeWitt took place there today. Mr. Watt, at the advanced age of 82, went early to Eureka Springs, Ark, to improve his health and spend the winter. But complicated troubles and waning vitality took the old man off on Friday last. Mr. Watt has been in DeWitt County nearly sixty-five years. He was in the expedition of the "forty-niners" to California, and in an early day made other extensive trips. He was the father of fourteen children, twelve of whom survive him. They are greatly scattered and but six were able to attend the funeral. Mr. Watt belonged for years to the M.E. Church but was liberal in his views. He was a Free Mason, and perhaps the oldest man in this part of the state who kept up promptly to his Masonic duties. he was deeply interested in political events which he read and talked to quite intelligently in his advanced years. Mr. Watt was quite well-to-do but made no effort to attain riches and was content to see his large family comfortable and happy. He was married over 53 years when his wife died, less than three years since. It has been said of the old man by one of his lifelong friends that be was incorruptibly honest and always truthful and made it the practice of his lifetime to keep his word and do his promises. Quite a turnout of the Masonic fraternity attended the ceremony of interment. [Source:The Decatur Daily Dispatch, 20 Nov 1889, pg1]


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Died at his home in Grandin, MO, Monday, 13 May 1901, 7:55 p.m., Thomas S. WEEDMAN, aged 62 years, 4 months, 1 day. Funeral: M. E. Church, May 16. Burial: Camp Ground Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]

WELCH, Eliza

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Died at home of son, H. H. WELCH, in Farmer City, Friday, 23 February 1900, 11:00 p.m., Mrs. Eliza WELCH, 81 years, 11 months, 23 days. Funeral: M. P. Church, February 26. Burial: City Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]

WELD, Rachel [nee Giddings and 1st Hickman]

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Born 7 Jul 1836 Mechanicsburg, OH; d. 3 Nov 1901 Clinton IL [Source:Weld Collections" by Charles Frederick Robinson; Ann Arbor, Mich.: Priv. print., 1938]

WELD, William

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Born 4 Feb 1821 in Roxbury, Mass.; d. 12 Mar 1895 in Clinton, IL [Source:Weld Collections; by Charles Frederick Robinson; Ann Arbor, Mich.: Priv. print., 1938]

WILLIAMS, Mrs. Charles T

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Died at her home in Farmer City Tuesday, October 3, 1916, 8:30 p.m., Mrs Charles T. WILLIAMS, 45 years, 2 months, 29 days. Funeral: Christian Church, October 5. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]

WILLIAMS, John Edward

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CLINTON - John Edward Williams, 75, Clinton, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday (April 20, 1988) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Herington-Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson Officiating. Burial will be in Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Williams was born Dec. 14, 1912, in Cropsey, a son of Edward and Mattie Harms Williams. he married Glenna White on Sep 2, 1939, in Bloomington. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Kenneth L., Clinton; two daughters, Carole McWilliam, Bloomington and Mary Lou Klaus, Coppell, Texas; a brother Wayne Williams, Colfax; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Williams was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to DeWitt County Heart Fund or Dr. John Warner Hospital. (The Pantagraph, submitted by Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

WILSON, Lucinda (Cisco)

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Local Woman Passes Away At Waynesville. Mrs. Lucinda Wilson Dies in Home of Daughter Saturday Afternoon. Mrs. Lucinda Wilson of this city, died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Abbott, two miles east, of Waynesville. Mrs. Wilson had gone to Waynesville several weeks ago to visit her daughter and a few days ago suffered a stroke of paralysis.
Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cisco and was born near Wapella, May 7, 1841, being in 88th year at the time of her death. She was married to Samuel Wilson, who died a number of years ago. She resided near Wapella until a few years ago, when she moved to Clinton to reside with her son. She was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mollie Halsey, of South Dakota; Mrs. Mrs. Cecil Arthur of Lane; Mrs. William Abbott of near Waynesville and one son, Samuel, of Clinton. Two brothers also survive. They are Ira and Amos Cisco of Waynesville.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Rock Creek church, four miles east of Waynesville conducted by Rev. Mr. Miller. Interment was in Rock Creek cemetery. [Transcribed by: Susan Rogers]

WILSON, William

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Died home in Farmer City, Monday, 27 March 1916, 10:30 a.m., William WILSON, 84 years, 6 months, 13 days. Funeral: M. E. Church, March 29. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]


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Died at home of son, W. C. DEVORE, Farmer City, 5:25 p.m., Friday, 15 April 1898, Mrs. Susan WOOLINGTON, 80 years, 7 months, 10 days. Funeral: residence, April 17. Burial: City Cemetery. [Source: Death/funeral cards -- tr by Linda Kingery.]