Abbaduska, Mrs. George
Pontiac, Ill: Body of Mrs. Geo. Abbaduska, 65, found hanging from rafters in basement of home at Odell. Despondent. Ill health. [The Day Book 1 August 1913, Submitted by Pam Geyer who adds this Note: She is buried at Union Cemetery in Odell, Ill]
Mrs. Cora Abbott Dies
Mrs. Cora Abbott died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Hosselton, 513 S. Vermillion St., yesterday afternoon. She had been a sufferer from cancer for a considerable time. She was brought to the home of her sister from Galesburg Hospital about two weeks ago. A short service will be held at the Hosselton home Saturday at 12:15 o'clock, and a sermon from the Rook's Creek church at 2 p.m. Interment is in the Rook's Creek cemetery. Cora Brimmermann was born in Eaton, O. January 11, 1860, and came with her parents to Illinois when 9 years old. In 1884 the family came to a farm at Rook's Creek. In 1890 she was married to Perry Abbott of Chicago where she had since made her home. She leaves her father, Joseph Brimmermann, and her sister, Mrs. Margaret Hosselton of this city; a brother, Hendle Brimmermann, of Staunton, S.D., and an aunt, Mrs. E.J. Hendle, of Peoria. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Feb. 19, 1916, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
Henry Abnet, a resident of Pontiac, formerly this city for some years, after an illness of about nine weeks, died at the home of his son, M. H. Abnet, on East Madison Street, this morning at the age of 75 years past. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Methodist church. Interment will be in the Pontiac cemetery. Henry Abnet was born in Frederick County, Virginia, March 3, 1826. In boyhood he moved with his father to Ohio and from thence to Indiana in which latter state he grew to manhood and pursued the occupation of farming. In 1848 he was married to Miss Lavina McDonald and to this union nine children were born, eight of whom are still living. Mr. Abnet and family moved to Illinois settling first in Peoria County, then came to this county in 1872 settling first near Chenoa, thence to Fairbury. Twelve years ago he moved to Pontiac where he has since resided, having engaged in merchandising until a few years ago. He was a man of industry and good habits, an excellent citizen, a member of the Methodist church at the time of his death and had been since early life. His wife preceded him to the better land last December. Children surviving are three daughters and four sons, as follows: Mrs. Mary Cottingham living in Eppards Point township; Mrs. Emma C. Bromley, of Pontiac, and Mrs. Jennie McDowell, of Mena, Arkansas; Marion H. and John of Pontiac; Perry and Martin, of Helena, Montana, and Cassius, of Pettigrew, Arkansas. [The Fairbury Blade, Oct. 2, 1901]
George Adam Passes Away
Pontiac, Nov. 2.-- George Adam, who for the past four years has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. George Mann, at 920 East Washington street, this city, passed away in Chicago Wednesday. Death was due to tumor of the stomach, for which he had suffered for some time past. He was in Chicago taking treatment at the time of his death. The remains will arrive in Saunemin Friday morning at 11:30 and will be taken direct to Swygert, where the services will be held at the Swygert Baptist Church. Rev. Mr. Schuessler of Chicago will conduct the services. [The Pantagraph, Nov. 3, 1916, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac, July 3. - Mrs. Sarah Adams, formerly Mrs. Elijah [sic] Laycock, died at her home, 510 West Water street, this city, this morning at 10 o'clock. The deceased had been suffering for more than a year. Mrs. Adams was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came to this county with her parents when she was about twelve years of age. She was 67 years old. She leaves surviving one sister, Miss Mary Gibson, of Chicago; three sons, Edward, Frank and Grover Laycock; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Bradshaw, Mrs. Thomas Fraiel, Miss Bertha Laycock, all of this city, and Mrs. Rachel Worschle, [sic] of Dwight. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, Rev. John H. Boose conducting. [The Weekly Pantagraph, July 10, 1914]
Allen, Mrs. Joel
Mrs. Allen, wife of Dr. Joel Allen, of Pontiac, late of Graymont, died suddenly of pneumonia on Wednesday last. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Lineman Is Electrocuted.
Pontiac, Aug. 17: Germani Allwater, a employee of the Illinois Valley Gas & Electric company at Dwight, was electrocuted when a wire he was handling came in contact with a trolley wire. [The Rock Island Argus, 17 August 1911]
The Chenoa (Ill.) Times learns that a boy named Amer--adopted son of a gentleman of that name--recently met with his death in a singular manner in Fairbury. Having occasion to pass near a hot-bed, he by some means stumbled and fell among the glass. A piece of the shivered [sic] glass, some seven or eight inches in length, and tapering in form, was thrust between his ribs, piercing his heart, and causing death in two minutes.[Whiteside Chronicle, Sep. 21, 1871; sub. by PHG]
PONTIAC, Oct. 27. - Double funeral services for Mrs. Ella Anderson and her 14 year old son were held Saturday from the Harris Mortuary on West Madison street, conducted by the Rev. E. A. Kreppert, pastor of the First Lutheran church. Burial was in the City cemetery. Mrs. Anderson killed her son while he lay in bed and then killed herself. Funeral services were held privately. Mr. John Anderson is an epilepsy patient at the state hospital in Bartonville, Illinois. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, Oct. 27, 1929, Page 2; sub. by PHG](Note: Mr. Anderson died one month later in Bartonville, and the family is all buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac.)
William Arney committed suicide in Fairbury by swallowing 120 grains of chlorate. He was proprietor of the City hotel at Forrest. True Republican, 27 May 1896; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Ashton, Mildred Jacobs
Graymont - Mrs Mildred Ashton, 73, of Chicago, a former area resident, died Saturday, April 7, at Thorek Medical Center. Her funeral was held at 2 p.m. today at the A.L. Bentley Funeral Home, Chicago. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. She was born Sept. 24, 2905 in Rooks Creek Township. a daughter of Anton G. and Maggie (Saathoff) Jacobs. She married Thomas P. Ashton Sept. 27, 1927 at St Charles, Mo. Surviving are her husband, two borthers, Anton G. Jacobs, Graymont, and Russell Jacobs, Long Point; two sisters, Alvina M. Cryder, Palisades, Colo. and Phoebe A. Collins, Pontiac. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. [Unknown newspaper, April 1978 - Submitted by Amy Robbins-Tjaden]
Jobie Armstrong, 6 years old, fell on the sidewalk at Fairbury and was killed. [True Republican, 7 December 1892; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Catherine August, 78, formerly of Pontiac, died about 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, 1981, at Sparta Hospital. She was taken to Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Dec. 21, 1981, Page 4; sub. by PHG]
Funeral of John Augustine, Jr.
Pontiac, Ill., Oct. 25. - The funeral of the late John Augustine, Jr., whose death occurred last week in Seattle, Wash., will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church in this city Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Ryan conducting. The remains are expected to arrive here some time tomorrow. [The Pantagraph, Oct. 26, 1909; sub. by PHG]
Austin, William E.
William E. Austin died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at Roanoke Manor Nursing Home. He had been ill for several months and seriously ill one week. His funeral was at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Odell, with burial in Odell Cemetery. Mr. Austin was born June 30, 1883 in Union Township, a son of George H. and Mary E. Funk Austin. He had no survivors and was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. [The Pantagraph, March 30, 1967, Page 35; sub. by PHG]
The bad news was received late that Mr. Avery died yesterday while sitting in the depot at Chicago waiting for his train, of which he was conductor, that arrives here at 8 p.m. No particulars, only that he will be brought to his home here for funeral, and then taken to Wisconsin for burial. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Jan. 4, 1901; sub. by PHG]