LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
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Minerva (Corwin) Radcliffe
Joshau G. Raley
Andrew J. Reddick
William Reddick
George Reed
William Elmer Reed
Albert Renz
John Renz
Mr. Rice

Jacob B. Rich
J. M. Richey
Nathaniel Richey
Charles A. Ristau
Mrs. J. C. Robbins
Mrs. Mary L. Roberts
Samuel W. Rogers
Ann (Newton) Rood
Jonathan Root
Mrs. Mary J. Rowley
Eddy Ruggles


Minerva (Corwin) Radcliffe
Taken From The Tonica News December 21, 1878 - Local News

Mrs. Minerva Radcliffe, wife of Geo. M. Radcliffe, living in the northern part of Eden died at the residence of her father, Hon. Franklin Corwin, in Peru, at 8 o'clock last Saturday morning. Mrs. Radcliffe had long been known in this community as an estimable lady. A large circle of relatives and friends mourn her loss.



Joshau G. Raley

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
November 6, 1873

At Lostant, LaSalle county, Oct. 28, Joshua G. Raley, aged 42 years.


Andrew J. Reddick

The Putnam RecordApril 11, 1889

At 4 o'clock Sunday, March 31, the spirit of Andrew J. Reddick, editor of the LaSalle Democrat Press passed from earth. He was born in Bedford New Jersey and was 43 years, 4 months and 15 days old. He went into the newspaper business in LaSalle in August 1876 and built up a very successful business. He was an able and fearless writer and stood high in the estimation of the community in which he lived and with all among whom his paper circulated. The funeral took place on Tuesday following his death and was the largest LaSalle had witnessed for years. By the provisions of his will, he leaves the homestead, the printing office and $2,000 life insurance to his wife and $1000 to be divided equally between his two children. Mrs. Reddick will continue the publication of the Democrat Press and conduct the printing business under her own name.



William Reddick
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 3, 1847
Died at the residence of his brother, Wm. Reddick, Esq., near Dayton, on Sunday evening, James Reddick, aged 34 years. Mr. R. had but two weeks ago emigrated with his family to this county from New Jersey. He had up to within a few hours of his death, been in good health and contracted the disease that bore him off so suddenly by exposure but the day or two before his decease. His remains were followed to their final resting place by a large concourse of our citizens. He left a widow and two children.



George Reed
Tonica News, Tonica IL October 2, 1875
Died at his residence, 8 miles northwest of Tonica, on last Saturday morning, George Reed, after an illness of only three days. His many good qualities had won for him the respect of his friends and neighbors, a large number of whom were present at the funeral services, which took place Sunday afternoon.



William Elmer Reed
Tonica News, Tonica IL July 13, 1878
On the 30th of January last William Elmer, an adopted son of Wm. Reed, a resident of South Ottawa, took one or more swallows from a bottle of concentrated lye, which he mistook for vinegar - an article he was fond of. Antidotes were administered, but the liquid had done its work of destruction, and the little fellow who was a few months over 10 years of age, went into a decline, and, although his sufferings were apparently slight, he gradually lost his hold on life, until Sunday morning last, when he died. He was buried on Monday in a Cemetery in Grand Rapids township, twelve miles from Ottawa after funeral services conducted by Rev. O. H. Barnard, assisted by Dr. Alexander. The mother of the deceased was killed by the explosion in the paper mill at Marseilles seven or eight years ago. -- Ottawa Republican.



Albert Renz
Henry Republican, Henry IL April 28, 1881
At Ottawa, April 20, of typhoid fever, Albert, 14, son of the late John Renz and grandson to Valentine Weis of this city.
Says the Ottawa Republican: Albert Renz, aged about 14 years, died yesterday morning of typhoid fever, which followed measles, from which he has just recovered. He was a son of the late John Renz, was a bright lad, and his death is a deep affliction to his mother and the surviving children.



John Renz
Henry Republican, Henry IL March 13, 1879
At Ottawa, March 10, by an accident, John Renz, age 42, brother to Andrew Renz, sister to Mrs. A. Fiedler, and son-in-law to Valentine Wies, all of this city (Henry).


Mr. Rice

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune, Hennepin, IL

April 30, 1858

We learn from the La Salle Press that a man named Rice, while attempting to cross the Little Vermillion on horseback, was carried downstream by the force of the current and was drowned. Search was made for the body but at last accounts it was not found.



Jacob B. Rich
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 29, 1849
Died at Ottawa on Sunday morning last of bilious typhoid fever, Jacob B. Rich, formerly of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.
We are seldom called upon to record the demise of one who had more friends and fewer enemies than the subject of this notice. Mr. Rich came to this place in 1844 and resided here uninterruptedly up to the time of his decease. He was an open hearted, generous, honest and industrious mechanic, with perhaps no dazzling or shining qualities, but will all that sound intelligence and good sense about him - those elements which make up the eminently good citizen - whose loss it always is hardest to supply.



J. M. Richey
Taken From The Tonica News January 8, 1876
Lostant Locals

December 29, 1875, Mr. J. M. Richey of Lostant.  Age 69.



Nathaniel Richey

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
September 5, 1872

Died At Tonica, LaSalle county, Aug. 16, Nathaniel Richey, aged 78 years.

Local department
Nathaniel Richey, a pioneer of this county and state, had settled on the east side of the river in 1830. Died in Tonica recently aged 78. He was father of 11 children and much respected.



Charles A. Ristau
JULY 26, 1909 Daily NewsTribune
Donated by Tracey Ristau-MacLeod
LASALLE MAN IS KILLED BY A ROCK ISLAND TRAIN
Charles A. Ristau, Fifity Nine Years of Age,
Lost Life East of Utica Saturday.
Charles A. Ristau of LaSalle aged 59years, was struck by an east bound Rock Island passenger train about 3:20 o'clock Saturday afternoon and was instantly killed. Ristau was employed with a section gang and was working along the tracks about four miles east of Utica when the accident occured.
The men were engaged in doing repair work along the tracks and when the passenger, known in railroad circles as the "Mountaineer", approached from the west the work ceased will the train passed. It seems as though Ristau quit work when he heard the approaching train and stepped off to one side he did not step away far enough from the rails and as the engine passed, the piolet beam struck him, killing him instantly.
Ristau is a LaSalle man, but for some time past had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. William (Minnie) Lamey of Utica. Besides Mrs. Lamey there are three other daughters and two sons. They are Mrs. Fred (Rose)Hafferman of Wisconsin, Mrs. William (Louise) Reynolds of LaSalle, Mrs. Homer (Augusta) Reynolds of LaSalle, and August Ristau of LaSalle, and George Ristau of Utica.
The remains will be brought to this city this evening and will be taken to the residence of the deceased daughter Mrs. Homer Reynolds 1116 Fourth St.. The funeral will be held tommorrow afternoon at two o'clock from the Reynolds home to the German Lutheran Trinity church . Interment in Oakwood cemetery.



Mrs. J. C. Robbins
The Dixon Sun (Dixon, Illinois) November 26, 1873

Mrs. J. C. Robbins of Earlville, formerly a resident of Dixon, died on the morning of November 25th. She had been ill for many months.



Mrs. Mary L. Roberts
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 30, 1873

At Tonica, Oct. 4, of consumption, Mary L., wife of the late John A. Roberts, aged 33 years.



Samuel W. Rogers
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 27, 1847
Died on Monday last the 23d inst., also in this place, Samuel W. Rogers, aged about forty years. Mr. R. had been a resident of this place for the last twelve or fifteen years, and for a number of years kept the ferries here.



Ann (Newton) Rood

The Ottawa free trader., December 22, 1843
Died on 12th inst., at her residence on Fox river, in this county, of inflammation of the lungs, Ann Rood, wife of Lancelot Rood, daughter of Peter and Cloe Newton, aged 32.



Jonathan Root
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, January 1, 1847
Died on Tuesday, December 15th, on Indian Creek, Mr. Jonathan Root, aged 44 years.



Mrs. Mary J. Rowley

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
September 24, 1874

At Mendota, Sept. 12, Mrs. Mary J., aged 37, wife of L. D. Rowley, and daughter of the late Marshall McCall of the county.



Eddy Ruggles

January 9, 1868

Died at Mendota, December 29, of congestion of the brain, Eddy, oldest son of Robert H. and Helen Ruggles, age 9 years and 9 months.

 

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