Effingham County, Illinois
Croney of Crockett
Mattoon, Ills., Feb 12 - Mitchell Reed, 90, a pioneer resident of Effingham county, is dead at Elliottstown. He was a native of Knox county, Tenn. When 6 years old his parents took him to Jacksons, in the Cherokee Nation, and he grew up among the savages, becoming a trader and intimate of Davy Crockette, the noted frontiersman. Reed came to Illinois in 1836. [The Evening Bulletin. (Maysville, Ky.), February 13, 1901 - Submitted by K.T.]
Mrs. Bertha Manuel Of Effingham Dies -- Mrs. Bertha Manuel, 68, an Effingham county resident, an invalid for three years, died at the Cunningham Nursing Home, Mattoon, Monday at about 1:15 p.m. where she had been a patient since May 27. Mrs. Manuel who had been virtually completely incapacitated since suffering a stroke in 1952, had been released from St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, before entering the nursing home.
Her condition had been described as relatively good until she suffered another stroke a week ago Saturday evening
She was born May 3, 1887, a daughter of John and Minnie (Hoag) Bolin. Her husband, Leslie Manuel, died in 1034.
She is survived by the following, five sons, Lyle of Oreana, Wayne and Noble of Effingham, Walton of Los Angeles, and Ed of Houston, Tex.; three daughters. Mrs. Lillian Herrington. Salt Lake City. Utah, Mrs. Leona Waugh. Alhambra, Cal. and Mrs. Betty Swendsen, Los Angeles; and two sisters. Mrs. Edith Tucker, Mrs. Hinnie Tyler of Effingham. Three brothers survive. Fred BoIin, Effingham, Roy Bolin, Mason, and Earl Bolin. Mt. Sterling.
She was a member of the Church of God in Effingham. Services will be held Wednesday or Thursday afternoon at the Bauer funeral home, Effingham, pending arrival of relatives. The Rev. Joseph O. Sarver will officiate. Burial will be at Funkhouser cemetery. [Daily Journal Gazette 1955-07-05 - BZ - Sub. by FoFG]
Death of Pioneer
Guthrie, Ok, Dec 3 - Nelson Bushorr, aged 88, died yesterday at the home of his son, C.A. Bushorr, on a farm near Pawnee (OK). He was a Frenchman, a native of La Prairie, Province of Quebec, where he was born in August, 1818. He was married in 1842 to Miss Sophie Beaumier, who died in Trego County, Kansas, in 1884. Of nine children, six survive - Mrs. Louise Beaudette of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Lucena Marcil of Salt Lake City, Utah, D.J. Bushorr of Galena, Kan., Postmaster L.N. Bushorr and C.A. Bushorr of Pawnee, Dennis Bushorr, an aged brother, resides in Effingham, Ill. The remains were sent to Edgerton, Wis., for interment. [04 Dec 1905; Dallas Morning News - KT - Sub by FoFG]
Conrad C. Boos
Conrad C. Boos, of Effingham, Ills., died at St. Louis, Mo., while undergoing an oepration for cancer. He was for 14 years an alderman of the town. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), October 20, 1894, Page 2]
George H. Page
Illinoisan Dies Suddenly
Effingham, Ill., Oct 15 - George H. Page, wealthy and prominent, died last night of heart disease. He was 59 years old. [Rock Island Argus.(Rock Island, Ill.), October 15, 1912, Page 2]
Mildred Eva Reuter
EFFINGHAM - Mildred Eva Reuter, 86, Effingham, formerly of Louisville and Iola, died Wednesday (Aug. 10, 1994). Member: Louisville United Methodist Church, Survivors: daughters, Charolett Liggett, Effingham; Anna Louise Gibbons and Alice Britton, both of Iola; Peggy Fairchild, Waltonville; Helen Barton, Collinsville; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Preceded by: husband, one son, on brother, one sister, two grandcihildren. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Louisville United Methodist Church. Visitation; 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the church. Burial: Iola Cemetery. [Herald Review (Decatur, IL), Aug., 11, 1994; Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]
Eliza Ann Kelly Dennis
Called Up Higher
Eliza Ann Kelly, the daughter of T.M. and Elizabeth Kelly, was born near Granville, Licking county, Ohio, on December 6, 1838, With parents she emigrated to Effingham county in the spring of 1852 where she has since resided until death claimed her as its own. On April 1, 1858 she was united in marriage to Henry Dennis and for 39 years the two walked side by side sharing each other's burdens and conflicts. To their union was born ten children, seven boys and three girls. Three of the boys preceded her to the other shore, two dying in infancy. Last Sunday, May 30, '97 she was suddenly called by a loving Heavenly Father to reap her reward. Mrs. Dennis with her husband and one daughter professed faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church, at Blue Point in 1877, of which she lived a faithful and dutiful member until death came. Death came without warning, and without much pain her spirit took flight. She lived a quiet life. No child or grandchild ever went to her for help and failed to get it. She died May 30, '97, --aged 58 years, 6 mo., 24 days. She leaves a husband, four sons, three daughters and a great concourse of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral services took place at VanTreese Chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. F. Shouse. A very large attendence evidenced the highest esteem in which she was held. "A precious one from us has gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in the home That never can be filled."
Card of Thanks
Not as a matter of form, but from our hearts do we desire to thank our many neighbors and friends who so kindly, cheerfully and thoughtfully assisted us during the sickness of the dear one who has only recently departed from our home, We do earnestly pray and hope that such comforting ones may surround them when they come to pass through similar ordeals, May the good Lord bless them. Henry Dennis and Family [Shumway Advance, Friday June 4, 1897, page 1]
Enoch Neaville died at his home in Jackson Township, Effingham county, January 28, aged 78 years. He was the father of Mrs. Bessie Walls of this city.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
The remains of Henry Etchason, a former well-known and active citizen of North Larkinsburg Township were interred in the cemetery at Edgewood on the second inst. He died at Gary, Ind., while paying one or two of his children residing in that city a visit. Mr. Etchason was 70 years of age and past, and a brother of Elijah Etchason, a Civil War veteran, who still lives on the old place in Larkinsburg Township. E. F. Morgan, mail carrier of Route 4 out of Louisville, is a nephew of the deceased.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]
A cyclone passed through the country contiguous to Effingham, Ills., Saturday doing much damage to crops and buildings. John Bearman, a farmer, was fatally hurt. [Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 22 June 1891]
Geo. Ryan, a 10 year old boy connected with BArrett's circus, died at Effingham, Ills., from the effect of a fall received while trying to turn a double somersault. [The Daily Enterprise. (Livingston, Mont.), 24 Sept. 1883]
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