Hamilton County, Illinois
Genealogy and History


Rueben Dale
-- Killed by Explosion of Rueben Dale’s sawmill on Saturday morning.
[McLeansboro Times, Oct 28, 1878 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Douglas W. Daily

Douglas W. Daily son of John Wesley and Louisa Maulding Daily, was born March 9 1862, in McLeansboro ILL.
He departed this life January 1, 1942, at his home near Blooming Grove Church at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 22 days. His early manhood was spent in McLeansboro, where he attended
the public schools and graduated from the old McLeansboro College. He was united in marriage to 'Flora Echols Dec. 16, 1885. To this union four children were born, A. W. Daily, of Peoria, ILL., Frank Daily of McLeansboro, ILL., Mrs. W. H. Cullins of Mt. Vernon, ILL, and Mrs. James Rawls, who preceded him in death eleven years ago January 6th.
He leaves besides his widow; and the above named children, four sisters, Mrs. Ada Edwards of Mt. Vernon, ILL., Mrs. Susan Lambert of Redlands, Calif., Mrs. Mima Mills of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Julia Proctor of Oakland, Calif., thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was converted in a meeting held at Blooming Grove by Eld. W. H. Garner in the year 1881 and united with Booming Grove Church, where his membership remained until his death. He was devoted to his church, always being present when his health would permit. He served faithfully in the capacity of trustee for the past several years.
Mr. Daily's early life was spent working at his father's mill in McLeansboro. Later he was engaged in the lumber business in Wayne, Jefferson and Hamilton counties. After retiring from the lumber business he resided on a farm ,northwest of McLeansboro ,where he took an active interest in civic affairs, being elected as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Hamilton county, and as school treasurer of South Crouch township, which position he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Daily was a faithful and devoted husband and a kind and loving father, his honesty and integrity being above reproach. His friends were numbered by those who knew him.
During the last two years of his life he endured much suffering but he was patient and pleasant through it all, expressing his readiness to meet his maker.
Death brought this life to a successful and peaceful close, as he passed quietly to his reward. Remember me as you pass by, As you are now so once was I. As I am now you soon must be, Prepare for death and follow me. Funeral services were conducted by Eld. John B. Maulding, assisted by Eld. C. W. Maulding at Blooming Grove Sunday, January 4. Burial in Blooming Grove Cemetery

[Added by: Kyle Shoultz]

Flora Echols Daily
Flora Echols Daily, daughter of Shelby and Mary Echols was born; in the Blooming Grove community, near McLeansboro Aug. 10, 1867 and died Oct. 28, 1957. At the time of her death she was 90 years, 21 months and 18 days of age.
On Dec. 15, 1884, she was married to Douglas W. Daily with whom she spent fifty-eight years of happy married life.
At the age of ten years she accepted Christ as her savior and united with the Blooming Grove Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member for eighty years. She was the oldest living member of Blooming Grove Church and of the Fairfield Baptist Association. Before the days when instruments were used in church singing she would stand beside her father and start the songs for the church service. She sang in the church choir for many years and at a recent revival her voice could be heard from the congregational singing. When she grew to womanhood, with the help of others, she solicited funds and the first organ was bought for the church. She also helped organize the first W. M. S. for the Blooming Grove Church.
For the past three years she had been in failing health, but could always be seen at church services when it was at all possible for her to attend. Her Christian example of living set a fine standard of living for her community.
Her husband, Douglas Daily, one son A. W. Daily and one daughter Myrtle Rawls preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing one son Frank Daily and one daughter Lurene Cullins, both of McLeansboro; two brothers Harry Echols of Dahlgren and Bert Echols of West Frankfort; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren; besides a host of other relatives and many friends. She will be sadly missed by her family, the church, the community and her many friends.
[Added by: Kyle Shoultz]

John W. Daily

John W. Daily died at his home in Belle City Wednesday morning, June 23 (1902), aged 72 years (b. May 6, 1830). The deceased was long a resident of this city, where he was known and respected by everybody. He was the father of Capt. Milton Daily of Chicago, Mrs. Julia Proctor of California Douglas W. Daily, Mrs. A. J. Guilland, Mrs. Hiram Lambert and Mrs. Ada Edwards of this city and county. The deceased was a soldier of the Civil war, serving his country faithfully as a member of Co. D, 6th Illinois Cavalry. Interment takes place at Blooming Grove today and will be under the auspices of the Great Army post of this city. A large number from here are attending the funeral. Mr. Daily was a high minded honorable man and his death is deeply deplored by a large circle of relatives and friends
["Times Leader" July 7, 1902 - Added by: Kyle Shoultz (this is his gggg-grandfather)]

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