Iroquois County Illinois
Hon John O. Dent received a despatch for Gilman, on Monday last, stating that Hiram Baker of that place died on Sunday night the 19th inst. Mr. Baker formerly resided in this town, and is well known to our (..?..) citizens. He came from the east in 1855, and settled on a farm two miles east of Wenona, and entered the mercantile business. In 1866 he sold out in Wenona, and removed to Gilman, where he opened a lumber yard. Seeing a good chance for speculation, he disposed of his lumber yard, and invested in Gilman real estate, laid out an addition to the town, from which he realized a handsome profit. Since that time he has been improving and selling real estate. He was one of the leading citizens of Gilman, taking an active part in every move that pertianed to the interests of the town. He died leaving his family well provided for in this world's goods. - Wenona Index [Henry Republican, March 30, 1871 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Jasper N. Barritt, 64 years of age, died yesterday at his home, at Daytona Beach, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Barritt has been in declining health for some time past. He was a resident of Wellington, Ill., a nd several weeks ago leased the W.F. Bleekman cottage, on Pine Street at Daytona Beach. Mr. Barritt leaves a wife and daughter. The remains were shipped to Wellington this afternoon.
[ The Daytona Gazette-News. (Daytona, Fla.), December 30, 1905 - Sub. by K.T.]
Paula Y. Barth
1/15/1951 - 4/27/2010
Cissna Park, Ill. - Paula Y. Barth, 59, of Cissna Park, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born Monday, January 15, 1951, in Danville, the daughter of Richard and Mary Jane Regan Longfellow. On June 9, 1973, she married Robert L. Barth in Hoopeston; he survives in Cissna Park. Mrs. Barth worked at AT&T Mobility in Rantoul. She was a member of Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park and treasurer for Cissna Park Quaker Cemetery Association. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and friends, riding in the jeep, and NASCAR racing.
Also surviving Mrs. Barth are one son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amanda Barth of Clearwater, Fla.; five brothers, Richard Longfellow and Shirley Miller of Dixon, George and Vicki Longfellow of Oswego, Henry Longfellow and Candy Warf of Wellington, Tim and Loretta Longfellow of Normal, and Tom and Tina Longfellow of Sierra Vista, Arz.; one sister, Kay Longfellow of Wellington; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Perry Lober of Watseka; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Barb Barth of Export, Penn.; one granddaughter, Macie Barth of Clearwater, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and her dog, Toby. Mrs. Barth is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Tony Longfellow, and one sister, Rosemary Slinker.
Visitation for Mrs. Barth will be held on Friday, April 30, 2010, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka from 4-8 pm and also one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park at 11 am with Pastor Herb Flinkman officiating. Burial will follow in Cissna Park Quaker Cemetery in Cissna Park.
Services: Saturday, May 1, 2010; Christian Bible Church, Cissna Park; 11:00 am (Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy)
OLD WATSEKA SOLDIER COMMITS SUICIDE
Peter Bauer, an old soldier living in West Watseka, that part of the county seat known as "Old Town," committed suicide Tuesday morning by shooting himself with a revolver. Suffering from despondency the old man arose from his bed at 2 a.m., found his revolver, held it to the back of his head and fired. He lived about three hours in the new county hospital where he was rushed for surgical attendance. [Milford Herald, Thursday Afternoon, March 2, 1916]
Bill Bell, who was working for Frank Wamba, dropped dead in the kitchen just after supper, Monday evening. The man ate a hearty supper, as usual, walked across the street in front of the store and told P.H. Wamba that he was very sick and to go after the doctor and he would try to return to the house. Almost as soon as he reached the inside of the door he dropped on the floor and expired before the doctor reached the place. The man was about 35 years of age. An inquest will be held this morning (Tuesday). [Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, Iroquois county, ILL., Wednesday, November 29, 1893, under the Martinton township column dated, Nov. 28, 1893; Sub. by dmcneeley]
Henry Bergman, a farm laborer near Loda, Iroquois county, died from sunstroke, the other day. [The Daily Cairo Bulletin.(Cairo, Ill.), July 13, 1881; Sub by K.T.]
Beverly J. Bisaillon; 54, of Bradley, died Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, following a three-month illness.Visitation at the Clancy Funeral Home of Bourbonnais will be at 4-9 p.m. Monday. A wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradley. Mrs. Bisaillon was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Ashkum, the daughter of Richard and Ella Betourne Lanoue. Survivors include her husband, William P. Bisaillon, whom she married Mary 16, 1953 at Maternity BMV catholic Church, Bourbonnais; two sons, Steven of Bradley and Dennis of Bourbonnais; two daughters, Debbie Bisaillon of Bourbonnais and Laurei Bisaillon of Bradley; two grandsons, Brent and Ryan; and a sister, Darlene Lanoue of Bradley. Her parents are deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. [The Kankakee Daily Journal, September 19, 1986]
Obit: Last Rites Sunday for Clell Black, 83 (Abraham Shoults Black)
Resident of Many years expires late Thursday Evening at Hospital in Danville. June 31, 1947 Clell Black, 83, one of Milford's oldest citizens, passed away at 11:30 P.M. last Thursday in Lake View hospital in Danville. Mr. Black had been in ill health for some time and a patient in the hospital the past few weeks. The deceased was born August 12, 1864 in Rose (Ross) county, Ohio the son of Abe and Rosan Schultz black. He was united in marriage with Dora Peters who died in 1922. Ten years later he was rewed to Mrs. Eva Musser at Kentland, Indiana. He had resided the past 65 years in the Milford vicinity. Two children, Mrs. Jennie Fleming of Milford and Howard Black of Hot Springs, N.M. survive him in death. Other survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Black , Milford and Mrs. Dora Briscoe, DeGrass , Ohio, and three grandchildren, Kathryn Fleming of Milford, Leroy Goff, of New Mexico and Francis Black, in addition to five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday at the Barker Funeral Home with Rev. W. G. Anderson officiating and Rev. Pearle Hasselbring offering prayer at the service and at the cemetery. Interment was in Maple Grove cemetery. A quartet composed of Maxwell Crawford, Dick Barker, Dale Keen and Ronald Brewer, accompanied by John Piersol at the piano, sang the hymns "Abide With Me. an d in the Cross".
Serving as pallbearers were Clarence Scheiwe, Buryl Hawthorne, Kenneth Richart, Fred Brewer, Fred Swadley and Harold Romine, Mesdames Fred Brewer, A. L. Hixson, Henry Hulse and Kenneth Richart were in charge of the flowers.(all of the above submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green]
Elizabeth Belle Black
SERVICES TODAY FOR MISS ELIZABETH BLACK, STOCKLAND RESIDENT
Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Belle Black, 80, longtime resident of Iroquois County, who died Tuesday morning at her home in Stockland Township, will be held at 2:30 today. The Rev. W. G. Anderson will officiate and interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Milford, Illinois. She was born February 12, 1868 in Pike County Ohio , to Abraham and Rosanna Lightle Black. She came to Stockland township in 1880 from Ohio. [Watseka Republican June 24, 1948]
Death of Mrs. Black
Mrs. Rosanna Black died at her home east of Milford, Monday, after a long illness, aged seventy two years, one month and twenty one days. Mrs. Black was a sufferer from bronchitis. Four years ago she had an attack of lagrippe and pneumonia from which she never recovered, and had been confined to her bed since last Thanksgiving. Roseanna Lightle, was born May 4th 1834, in Ross County Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. March 4, 1852, she was married to Abraham Black and to this union eight children were born: Mrs. Mary Jane Conner, living near Milford; Samuel A., who died about two weeks ago: George A., of Quincy Ohio, Mrs. John T. Jensen, of Rosenburg, Texas: William L., Abraham S., Elizabeth Belle, and Lillie Dora, all of Milford, The family moved to Fayette County Ohio, in 1870, where they resided for ten years, moving to this county in 1880, where she has since resided. Mr. Black died May 6, 1896. In early life Mrs. Black united with the Methodist Protestant Church and lived a consistent Christian life, Always zealous in the cause of the Lord and taking a great interest
in all religious matters. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and her entire life was devoted to the welfare of her family and friends. During her last illness she suffered much, but bore all with Christian fortitude and died in the hope triumphant of a life beyond the grave. Funeral services were held at the United Brethern church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. T. Killip, of
Cissna Park, and the body was laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetary. [Watseka Republican Newspaper, Watseka, Illinois]
Samuel Allen Black
Goodwine Farmer dies Suddenly Neuralgia of he Heart ends Life of S. A. Black S. A. Black a prominent Goodwine farmer, died suddenly at this home last Friday night. Death was caused by neuralgia of the heart. Although Mr. Black's death came unexpected he had not been in the best of health for some time. He had been in bed about one week prior to last Friday. On the day of his death he was up and about until the afternoon when he was taken down. The funeral was held from the Methodist church at Goodwine Sunday, Rev. Gillup of Cissna park having charge of the services. The burial took place north of Milford in the Venum Cemetery, where Mr. Black's father and other member of the family lie buried. (NOTE: His parents are buried in the Maple Grove Cem. Milford.) Mr. Black's death has caused wide spread sorrow and regret. Many expressions of sorrow were heard on the streets of Milford Saturday when it became know that he had passed. Away. By young and old he was spoken of as a splendid
man. Mr. Black was 50 years and 5 months old. He had lived in Iroquois county since a boy of fifteen. For the past fifteen years he had lived on the place where he resided at death.
Besides the heart broken widow and two children, Rosa and Robert, the deceased is survived by his mother, three brother and four sisters. The mother resides in Milford and with her is one sister, Dora. The other sisters are Elizabeth, who keeps house for her brother Will, Mrs. Jesse Conner of near Milford and Mrs. John Jensen of Texas. The brothers are Clell and Will of near Milford and Alexander of Ohio.
Milford - Helen I. Bohner, 81 of Milford died at 2:10 p.m. (Oct 25, 2004) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 209 W. Jones St. Milford. The Rev. Jason Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Stockland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Knapp Funeral Home, 201 W. Jones St. Milford, and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Mrs. Bohner was born Nov. 7, 1922, in Ash Grove Township, a daughter of Walter and Mary Natschke Luecke. She married Howard. H. Bohner on Dec. 11, 1941, in Ash Grove Township. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Young of Cissna Park and Janet Bohner of Danville; a son, Duane Bohner of Gilman; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Bohner was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford. She enjoyed square dancing with the Hoopeston Sweetcorners. She helped on the family farm and was a homemaker. [Unknown newspaper, Oct 2004, Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]
Milford - Visitation for Mildred E. Bohner, 86, of Milford, will be from 2-5 p.m. today at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. service at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford. Rev. Don Stuckwisch will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland. Mrs. Bohner died Friday (May 3, 2002) in Watseka Health Care Center. She was Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Cissna Park, the daughter of Walter and Mary Natschke Luecke. Her husband, Lewis Bohner, whom she married Oct 26, 1936 in Woodworth, died Nov. 13, 1998. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gerald and Pat Bohner of Watseka, Delmer Bohner of Milford; one brother, Norman Luecke of Sheldon; two sisters, Lucile Schuler of Gilman, Helen Bohner of Milford; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Four brothers are deceased. Mrs. Bohner was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford. [Daily Journal, May 05, 2002, Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]
Anna Boomgarden, 95, 420 N. 5th Street Watseka died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 1981 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 2, 1885 in Holland and married Harm Boomgarden on Dec. 6, 1906 at Watseka. He died Nov. 30, 1947. Survivors include four daughters, Rose Walton, Rena Alcorn, Grace Boomgarden and Florence Lease and two sons, John and George, all of Watseka; and a sister, Susie Rypkema, Donovan. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren;and 29 great-great grandchildren, as well as several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. A brother, three sisters and a son, a stepson , five grandchildren and two great- grandchildren are deceased. Mrs. Boomgarden was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church at Roseland. Services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home,Watseka with the Rev. Paul Peelman Officiating. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 2-5 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home.
Watseka - Dorothy M. Boomgarden, 78, of Watseka, died Monday (Sept. 8, 1997) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. Visitation will be from 4-8 Wednesday at the Segur-Knapp Funereal Home, Watseka, where services will be at 10 A.M. Thursday . The Rev. Tom McCann will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery Watseka. Memorials may be made to the First Chruch of the Nazarene, Watseka, where she was a member. She was born March 17, 1919 in Sugar Grove , Pa, the daughter of Ira and Sarah "Sally" Denniston Brown. Her husband, John A. Boomgarden, whom she married Dec. 31, 1938, in Kentland, IN. Died March 3, 1989. Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Arlene and Marvin Patterson of Kankakee and Sandra Tarbell of Bradley; two brothers and sister in law, Floyd and Icey Brown of Portland, Ind. and Calvin and Jean Brown of Momence; six Grandchildren and Six great-grandchildren. Seven brothers and sisters are deceased. Mrs. Boomgarden retired as a factory laborer at TRW and Little Fuse in Watseka. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Boomgarden died Sept. 8, 1997 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka, Pallbearers were Richard Boomgarden, Melvin Alcorn, Scott and Greg Patterson, Jim Tarrell Jr. , Kelly Norton, Mark Walton and Dick Brown.
Hiram H. Boomgarden, 76, of 275 S. Second St. , Sheldon, was found dead Jan. 29. He was born in Watseka on Aug. 2, 1903, the son of Henry and Augusta Volkens Boomgarden. He was married at Watseka on March 16, 1933 to Martine Reynold, who preceded him on July 10., 1979. Surviving are a sister, Gertrude Yarno of Hoopeston; one Aunt, Anna Boomgarden of Watseka; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister. Services will be held at 2 P. M. Thursday at the Segur-Knapp Funereal Home in Watseka with Rev. Jery Moe Officiating. Burial will be in the GAR Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 - 2 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. [Date of death January, 1980, Date of publication Jan. 30,1980.]
John S. Boomgarden
John S. Boomgarden , 70 Watseka, died at 7:40 A.M. Friday, March 3, 1989 in Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka,
He was born March 27, 1918, in Watseka, to Harm and Anna Medendorp Boomgarden. He married Dorothy Brown Dec. 31 , 1938 in Kentland , Ind. Surviving are his wife; Two daughters Sandra and Jim Tarbell of Bradley and Arlene and Marvin Patterson of Kankakee; one brother, George Boomgarden of Watseka; four sisters Rena Alcorn, Rosie Walton, Florence Lease and Grace Boomgarden, all of Watseka; four grandchildren and three step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Mr. Boomgarden was a member of the Donovan Church of Christ. He was a World War II Veteran and a member of the Watseka American Legion Post 23 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Watseka. Funeral services were today at the Segur Knap Funeral Home, Watseka with the Rev. Tom McCann officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka. Grave side rites were conducted by the Watseka American Legion Post. Memorials may be made to the Watseka Nazarene Church.
Mrs. Martine Boomgarden, 77 of Sheldon, passed away at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 10 at her home.
Born Aug. 17, 1901 in Owensboro, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Maryetta Winkler Reynolds. She was married in Watseka on March 16, 1933 to Hiram Boomgarden, who survives. She is also survived by four sisters, Cora Royce of
Watseka, Virgie Mae Rieser of Rice Lake, Wisc. and Lillie Mattingly and Margaret Aull, both of Owensboro, Ky., and two brothers, Otto and. M. Reynolds, also of Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services for Mrs. Boomgarden will be conducted Thursday, July 12, at 10:30 A.M. at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka by the Rev. Jerry Enlow. Burial will be in the GAR cemetery. Friends may call after 4 P.M. Today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in her name to the heart fund. Date of death July 10, 1979, Date of publication July 11, 1979.
Harm Boomgarten Claimed by Death
Harm Boomgarten , 73, retired local farmer, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in West Watseka following an illness of about six months. He had retired from farming about five years ago. Born Oct. 4, 1874 at Minionk he was the son of Coen Bertins and Sentia Haun Boomgarten. His marriage was on Dec. 6, 1905 at Watseka to Anna Medendorp. Surviving are the widow; eight children, Wiliams of Chicago, and Mrs Rosie Enlow, Mrs. Rena Alcorn, Harry, Grace, George, John and Mrs. Florence Lease, all of Watseka, a brother, Henry of Watseka 13 grandchildren and two great grandsons. The body was removed to the Segur Funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. E. S. Worley pastor of the Danville Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the GAR Cemetery.
Death of Anna Boomgartner
Patient Sufferer Succumbs to Tubercular Trouble
After being confined to her bed for nearly eight months, Anna Boomgartner, a respected maiden lady of this city, died at her home on east Oak Street Wednesday night. Death was due to Tuberculosis of the bowels. She passed away surrounded by the member of the family comprising of her mother one sister and two brothers.
Awaited death Miss Baumgarten realized that the end was near and the day before her death she summoned the members of the family to her bedside and bid them good-bye. She lost consciousness several hours before he death and breathed her last while in a state if coma. Funeral today. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Lutheran Church Rev. O. E. Wieringa will have charge of the service. Interment will be made in Prairie Dell Cemetery. Miss Boomgartner was a patient sufferer. She had been in poor health for years. Last winter her condition grew worse and about January 1st she was compelled to take to her bed. In March an operation was performed with the hope that the germs of the disease might be removed from her body.
The deceased was the youngest in a family of four living children. she is survived by two brothers Harm and Henry Boomgartner, and one sister, Mrs. John (Gertie) Wieringa, all residents of this vicinity and with these the aged mother remains to mourn her untimely death. Anna Boomgartner was born in this country and passed all of her life in this vicinity . She was a noble generous hearted girl and her demise is regretted by a host of friends who had learned to know her and appreciate her many womanly qualities. She was a devout Christian and faced death in hopeful anticipation of a more glorious existence beyond the grave. [Submitted by Lucy D. Briscoe/Green, Times Democrat, July 19, 1907]
Harvey G. Boudreau
Harvey G. Boudreau, 74, 595 S. Blaine Ave., Bourbonnais, a retired employee of the Wilson Paint Co., died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Hospital. He had been ill for six months. A lifelong resident of this area, he was born Oct. 11, 1902 in Bourbonnais Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boudreau. Before his retirement he was employed for 22 years by Wilson Paints. On July 3, 1928 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, he was married to the former Isabele E. Hebert, who survives. Survivors in addition to his widow include daughters, Mrs. Paul (Therese) Gund of Bourbonnais and Sister Phyllis Boudreau of the Congregation of Notre Dame stationed in New York, N.Y. and Sister Elaine Boudreau stationed in Pine Ridge, S.D., five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Rose Thurston in Georgia. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church where Mr. Boudreau was a member. Visitation at the Clancy Funeral Home will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday and until time of the services Thursday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Wednesday evening. A memorial in Mr. Boudreau's name has been established for the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, S.D. where his daughter's Sister Elaine of the Congregation of Notre Dame is stationed. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. [Kankakee Daily Journal, 1977]
Harvey Boudreau Funeral Thursday
Funeral services will be held Thursday for Harvey J. Boudreau, 67-year old former grocer who died Monday morning while in one of the offices at the Knights of Columbus building. He resided at 527 W. Merchant St. The rites will be at 10 a.m. in St. Rose Church with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. American Legion post 85 will conduct military rites at graveside. The body is at the Senesac Funeral Home where visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today and continue until hour of the rites. Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Boudreau was born May 21, 1895 in Kankakee a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boudreau. A lifelong resident of Kankakee he was employed for many years at the Erzinger Food store, then was in the grocery business for himself for 13 years on W. Court Street. Later, he was employed as janitor at St. Rose Church until his retirement in 1959. The Kankakee man was married to Lucille E. Muehler in 1917. She died Nov. 1, 1955. He was then married to Lucille Charboneau Regnier July 15, 1957. She survives along with daughters, Mrs. Charles Lockwood Jr., and Mrs. John Purcell Jr., both of Kankakee; sons, Leon of Pasadena, Calif., Paul A. of Bourbonnais and Francis (Mickey) of Bradley; stepsons, Robert Regnier of Elkhart, Ind., and Bernard Regnier of Lombard; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to the parents he was preceded in death by a son. Mr. Boudreau served with Co. H in the U.S. Army in World War I and was stationed in France. He was a member of American Legion post 85, Catholic Order of Foresters and St. Rose Holy Name Society. [Kankakee Daily Journal, Jan 10, 1960]
Ex-Builder, Dies; Rites Wednesday
Henry Boudreau, 82 of 246 N. Sixth Ave., a retired self-employed contractor, died Sunday in his home following a lingering illness. Born Oct. 3, 1880 in Papineau, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Boudreau, he was a resident of Kankakee for the past 40 years. He married the former Miss Eugenia Hubert in 1904. The widow survives. Also surviving are daughers. Mrs. Cecil Moore and Mrs. Lawrence Coppotelli, both a Kankakee; son, Hubert of Holland, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Melvina O'Lena and Mrs. Anna Cote, both of Kankakee, and a brother, Joseph of Martinton. For the past 29 winters, Mr. and Mrs. Boudreau have vacationed in the Gulf Coast area of Florida. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Rose of Lima Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rose of Lima Church, with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Senesac Funeral Home, with visitation hours there after 1 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services. [Kankakee Daily Journal, December 19, 1962]
Henry A. Boudreau
Henry A. Boudreau, 61 of 1092 S. Osborn Ave., Kankakee, died early this morning at the Danville Veterans Administration Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Visitation at the Clancy Funeral Home, will be from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church. Born Jan. 4, 1924, in Kankakee, he was the son of Wesley and Claire Boudreau. Before retiring, he was employed for 24 years by the outdoor products division of the Roper Corp. He was a member of St. Patrick Church. A veteran of service with the Army during World War II, he was a member of Kankakee American Legion Post 85.
Survivors include his wife, the former Maryrose Yvonne Bertrand, whom he married March 26, 1943, at St. Rose of Lima Church; five sons, Eldon of St. Anne, Jerry of Bourbonnais, Larry of Bloomington, Roaul and Edgar, both of Kankakee; a daughter, Shirley Harrowood of Bradley; six grandchildren; his mother, Claire Richard of Kankakee and two sisters, Agnes Paradis and Mary Welch, both of Kankakee. His father is deceased.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. [Kankakee Daily Journal, February 11, 1985]
Leon J. Boudreau
Leon J. Boudreau, 88, of Kankakee, died Tuesday morning at St. Mary's Hospital following a short illness. Visitation at the Clancy Funeral Home of Bourbonnais will be at 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maternity BMV Church, Bourbonnais. Mr. Boudreau was born July 3, 1898 in Bradley, the son of Louis and Annise Dominick Boudreau. Survivors include his wife, the former Teara Brown, whom he married Jan. 21, 1925 in Amite, La.: a son, Leon W. Boudreau of Bourbonnais; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Boudreau of Bradley. His parents, three sisters and three brothers are deceased. Mr. Boudreau had been employed for 38 years at the appliance division of the Roper Corp. before retiring. He was a member of Maternity BMV Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. [Kankakee Daily Journal, August 5, 1986]
Lucille E. Boudreau
Mrs. Lucille E. Boudreau, 58 Dies; Funeral Thursday
Mrs. Lucille E. Boudreau, 58 of 527 W. Merchant St., died in St. Mary's Hospital at 6:30 .am. today following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Rose Church, with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Senesac Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Boudreau was born Dec. 29, 1896 at Dorchester, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Muehler. She was a member of the council of St. Cecile of St. Jean de Baptiste and of the post 85 American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Harvey J., whom she married in 1917; sons, Leon of Pasadena, Calif., Paul A. of Bourbonnais and Mickey, at home; daughters, Mrs. Charles Lockwood Jr. of Kankakee and Shirley at St. Joseph's Nursing School, Joliet; brothers, Bruno Muehler of Dorchester, Wis., Otto Muehler of Abbotsford, Wis., Richard and William Muehler of Kankakee and Paul Muehler of Waverly, Minn.; sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ziemer and Mrs. Clara Kunde of Kankakee, and Mrs. Anna Garski of Dearborn, Mich.; and eight grandchildren. A son, Arthur, preceded Mrs. Boudreau in death. [Kankakee Daily Journal, November 3, 1955]
ESSEX - Margaret I. Boudreau, 72, of Essex, died Saturday at the Americana Healthcare Center, Kankakee. Visitation at the Patterson Funeral Chapel, Braidwood, will be from 2-4 and 7-9 today. Services Tuesday will be at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel with a funeral mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Essex. The daugher of Edward and Lena Ratz Couash, she was born June 14, 1913, in Bradley. On June 15, 1935, in Bradley, she married Lionel C. Boudreau, who survives. Mrs. Boudreau was a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Essex and the Council of Catholic Women of the parish, a member of the Ladies of the Lions and a member of the Essex senior citizens. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Norma Jean Boudreau of Buckingham; a son, Larry of Bradley; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Her parents, a brother, Oliver, and a sister, Lillian Ortman, are deceased. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee. [Kankakee Daily Journal, January 21, 1986]
Archie Benjamin Brady
Archie B. Brady, 81, Sheldon Fireman Since 1919, dies
Funeral services were conducted Sunday for Archie B. Brady, 81, Sheldon, who died at 6:55 p.m. Friday (19 May 1967), at Iroquois Hospital, Watseka, shortly after being admitted. He was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries in a fall at home. The Rev. James Whitlock officiated at 2 p.m. services at Towers Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Clayton Christenson, Harold Marketto, Ray Busick, Charles Truseau, Tom Rice and Loran Hagan. Honorary pallbearers were Gordon Snow, Gordon Heck, Jay Bishopp and Wayne Swanson. The body was taken to Sheldon Cemetery for burial via the hose and pumper fire truck of the Sheldon District Fire Department as he was the oldest member of that organization, having joined in 1919. Mr. Brady had been a decorator and painter by trade. he was born February 7, 1886 in Plato, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brady. He was never married. His only survivor is a nephew, Louis Brady of Watseka. [The obit was taken from the Genealogical Library in the Old Courthouse in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, in the form of a newspaper clipping. (no newspaper name was mentioned) [Submitted by Joan Brady Norstedt.]
Benjamin F. Brady
Benjamin Brady Rites Conducted Last Saturday
Benjamin F. Brady passed away at his home here last Wednesday night (23 Nov 1938) about 11:30. He had been seriously ill for several weeks. Mr. Brady had been totally blind for the past ten years.
Born on January 19, 1855, at Chebanse, Illinois, he was a pioneer resident of the county and of Sheldon, having spent the past 47 years here where he engaged in the produce and junk business until he was forced to retire. On January 20, 1876, he was married to Sarah Madison, the ceremony taking place in Watseka. To this union two sons were born, Ora, who passed away ten years ago, and Archie, who with Mrs. Brady survive, along with three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.S. Worley from the Sheldon Christian Church on Saturday afternoon and burial in charge of P.W. Minier, was made in the Sheldon Cemetery. Mr. Brady leaves quite an enviable record having been married more than 62 years and having spent his entire life of 84 years in Iroquois County. [Note: This obit was taken from the Genealogical Library at the Old Courthouse in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, in the form of a newspaper clipping. (No newspaper name was mentioned] Submitted by Joan Brady Norstedt.
Joliet--Lewis L. Brady, 86, a former Sheldon resident, died at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1988, at his home. He was born August 4, 1902, at Iroquois, the son of Orie and Martha Barr Brady. He was married to Elsie Durflinger, August 31, 1946, at Kentland, Ind. His wife survives along with five daughters: Marilyn Shannon, Joliet; Juanita Rasdall and Judy Brady, Sheldon; Donna Garcia, Lovell, Wyo; Peggy Baggett, Hobenwald, Tenn.; six sons: Edward and Larry of Sheldon; Howard, Springfield; Dale, Black Rock, Ark.; Lewis Jr., Decatur; Rodney, Powell, Wyo.; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Lewis was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Monday, at the DeValk Funeral Home in Sheldon. Rev. Forrest Light will officiate. Burial will be in the Gaffield Cemetery, Iroquois. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services at 9 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Sheldon American Legion. [Submitted by Joan Brady Norstedt]
George Brady Dies at Beaverville Home
George Brady, former Sheldon resident and more recently of Beaverville, died at his home a mile east of the latter town Wednesday evening after a short illness. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Born June 1, 1899 in Sheldon, he was a son of Ora and Martha Barr Brady, both of whom preceded him in death. His marriage was to Opal Lashbrook at Watseka on Sept. 15, 1920. She survives along with five daughters and six sons: Mrs. Martha Laney of St. Anne, Mrs. Florence Austin of Otterbein, Ind., Mrs. Doris Durflinger of Morocco, Ind., Mrs. Betty Jessie of Reddick. Mrs. Ramona Wolford of Beaverville, Howard of Braidwood, George with the USAF at Mobile, Ala., Norman with the USN at Hawaii, Donald, Ronald and Ralph at home. Two children preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held from the Bussert funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. E.S. Worley will officiate and burial will be in Sheldon cemetery. [Sheldon Journal, Oct. 4, 1956; Submitted by Joan Brady Norstedt]
Opal I. Brady, 85, Watseka, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, July 24, 1989, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. She was born Dec. 18, 1903, at French Lick, Ind. to John Abraham Lincoln and Mary Jane Love Lachbrook. She married George M. Brady on Sept. 15, 1920, at Watseka. He died Oct. 3, 1956. Survivors include three daughters: Martha Lanie of Fowler, Ind. Betty Bruner of New Jersey, and Ramona Williams of Watseka; five sons: Howard, Donald and Ronald of Watseka, George of Zion, and Norman of Los Gatos, Calif.; 54 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Six brothers, five sisters, one son, three daughters, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death. The Rev. Joe will officiate at 10 a.m. services Thursday at DeValk Funeral home, Watseka. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Submitted by Joan Brady Norstedt]
Sarah Madison Brady
Last Rite Held For Mrs. Sarah Brady
Sarah Madison was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17, 1860, and passed away at her home in Sheldon January 21, 1940, at the age of 79 years, 3 months and four days.
When a young child, she came with her parents to America, settling in one of the northwestern states. Some years later she and a sister, Annie, came to Illinois to make their home.
January 20, 1876, at Watseka, she was united in marriage to Benjamin F. Brady. To this union two sons were born. Ora passed away in the year 1925. The other son, Archie, survives the mother.
Forth-eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Brady moved to Sheldon, and here they resided until death came to both of them. The husband passed away on November 23, 1938.
Remaining relatives are the son, Archie, one sister, Mrs. Annie Lane of Chebanse, Illinois, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her church affiliations were with the Sheldon Church of Christ.
The deceased was of sturdy pioneer stock, coming from the Scandanavian country, being a Dane by birth. Among the hardships suffered was the dangerous voyage of ten weeks from the land of her birth to the land of her death. Funeral services were held in the Sheldon Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon, January 23. E.S. Worley preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. Lenore Kusch and Miss Genevieve Fetherling, with Mrs. E.S. Worley at the piano, furnished the music. Burial was in the Sheldon Cemetery. [Note: This obit was taken from the Genealogical Library at the Old Courthouse in Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, in the form of a newspaper clipping. (No newspaper name was mentioned). [Submitted by Joan Brady Norstedt.]
Mrs. Maud Brault, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Harling was born in Clifton June 10, 1880, and died at her home in Clifton Tuesday evening June 14, 1938, aged 58 years and 4 days. Her death was not unexpected, as she had been very low for weeks, and a patient and uncomplaining sufferer from that dread disease, cancer, for a number of years. Everything that human hands and human skill could do-had been done for her, but all were unavailing to save her life; and to her, death was a blessed relief from unendurable pain. She spent her entire life in Clifton. She attended the village schools here, and in the spring of 1897 received a teacher's certificate. That fall she began teaching and continued in that profession until her marriage to J. Wilfred Brault Jan. 19, 1904. To Mr. and Mrs. Brault a daughter Alice Mae, was born, who with her grief stricken father survives. Other surviving relatives are her oldest sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dowdell, of Iowa; brothers, Edwin Harling, and Bert Harling, of Clifton; Harry F. Harling and Guy Harling, of Chicago; Will Harling, of Kansas City, Kan.; George Harling, of Durant, IA., and Ralph Harling, besides numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a member in good standing of the Royal Neighbors; had been a member for many years of the O.E.S. but had withdrawn her membership, when she became unable to share in the activities of the order; held membership in the Women's Club, and was a faithful member of the Congregational church, taking an active and interested part in all church activities as long as she was able. Funeral services are being conducted this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Congregational church, with Rev. E.E. Hoats, of Somonauk, a close friend of the family, in charge of the services. (Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois, Thursday, June 16, 1938; submitted by Jan Wagoner)
While enroute to Milford on Tuesday last your correspondent fleaned the particulars of a sudden death that occurred at Goodwine at 11:30a.m. that day. Walter Brining, a young man living on the J.B. Wilson farm near Amity church, came to town apparently in the best of health and spirits, and while doing some trading at Judy & Ours' store he suddenly fell forward on the counter and is supposed to have died instantly without the slightest warning. Dr. Phar was summoned and stated that his death was due to heart disease. Mr. Brining was about 27 years of age and a man of exemplary habits. He was buried in Amity church yard on Thursday. The sympathy of the community is freely extended to the widow and her child.[Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, Iroquois county, ILL., Wednesday, January 10, 1894; Sub. by dmcneeley]
Walter Bringing, a farmer aged 27, living near Amity church in Fountain Creek township, fell dead of heart disease while trading in Judy's store at Goodwine, on Tuesday of last week. [Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, Iroquois county, ILL., January 1894; Sub. by dmcneeley]
Lillie Dora Briscoe
GRAVESIDE RITES FOR FORMER RESIDENT ARE HELD HERE SUNDAY
Graveside services for Mrs. Lillie Dora Briscoe of DeGraff Ohio, formerly of Milford, were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Maple Grave Cemetery. Mrs. Briscoe was born in Ross county Ohio in 1870 and moved to near Milford in 1880. she was united in Marriage to Curtis Briscoe, who preceded her in death in 1913. She is survived by three children, Miss Mabel Briscoe and Mrs. Catherine Long of DeGraff, and William Briscoe of Milford; Mrs. Hazel Crouch, a niece whom she raised from infancy; three grandchildren and Mrs. Jennie Fleming, Milford, a niece. Mrs. Briscoe passed away Thursday evening, August 16 at her farm home near DeGraff. [Milford Herald News - Milford, Illinois 23 August 1951]
Death Cert. Information: David Curtis Briscoe death certificate 6031 Iroquois Co. Il. Died in Belemont Twp. Iroquois Co. Il. cause of death Pulmonary tuberculosis, had for 20 months. Secondary cause of death Tuberculosis, intestinal ulceration and diarrhea had for 6 months.
Sallie Florence Bryant
Residence: Tompkinsville, KY
Died: Thursday, 11 January 2001, Monroe County Medical Center, age 87.
Born: 8 December 1913 Monroe Co KY
Daughter of: Sherman and Mattie Gordon Bryant, decd.
3rd Husband: Stanley Bryant
Sons: Roosevelt Dubree of Summer Shade, KY; Robert Curtis of Milford, IL; Joe Curtis and Mitchell Curtis, both of Tompkinsville.
Daughters: Jane Warren of Tompkinsville; Pearl Stinebring of Buckley, IL; Tilda Jaskula and Ethel Lucht, both of Milford, IL
Step-sons: Dewey Curtis and Geroge Bryant, Tompkinsville
Step-daughters: Pearl Vibbert, Summer Shade, KY; Earline Birch, Millford, IL; Zella King, IN; Myrtle Botts, Donnie Rich, Velma Emberton and Rachel Bartley, all of Tompkinsville.
23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.
Brothers: Kaleb and Denton Bryant, both of Tompkinsville.
Sisters: Martha Spear and Maggie Vibbert, both of Tompkinsville.
Preceded also in death by:
1st husband: Ranzie Dubree
2nd husband: J W Curtis
Sons: Jonnie Dubree and Jacob Curtis
Andrew J Burkitt
Death Of Andrew J. Burkitt
Died, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 29th, at his home near Pittwood, Andrew J. Burkitt, aged 46 years, six months and 17 days. Andrew J. Burkitt was born at Fredricksburg, Ohio, May 12, 1847. When but eight years old he removed with his parents to this county and settled in Middleport, now known as Watseka. With the exception of a few years spent in the west, his entire life has been passed in this vicinity. He was married in 1874, to Miss Effie L. Swank, who with two children survive him, three other children having passed away in their infancy. For the past six months of his life he has passed through great suffering, but bore it all with patience and fortitude, expressing himself many times during his last illness as being perfectly resigned to the will of God and exhibiting that child like faith and trust which is most consoling to the stricken family and friends, who in the hour of affliction, sorrow not as others that have no hope. His remains were interred in the Lyman cemetery Thursday afternoon and the funeral services were held at the Lyman school house, conducted by Elder D.N. Longhburrough, of Chicago. The tender sympathy of the entire community are with the brereaved wife and children. [Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, Illinois, Iroquois county, ILL., Wednesday, December 6 1893; Sub. by dmcneeley]