Arthur Cady died of diptheria in Chatsworth Monday evening. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
The Grim Reaper Gathers His Sheaves One by One
Major Cairnes: Wednesday forenoon, the citizens of this place were shocked to learn of the death of Major L.G. Cairnes, which occurred a few minutes after ten o'clock. He had been sitting out in the front yard of his residence talking with a friend, when he suddenly grew pale in the face and complained of not feeling well. He walked into the house, took a seat in a chair, but scarcely was seated when he fell on his face to the floor unconscious. Some men at work in the yard were summoned and a physician was called but he was beyond recall. Death came suddenly, though not entirely unexpected as his physical condition had been impaired for some time, he having been a sufferer of heart trouble. Major Cairnes came to this city about three years ago to make this his residence, coming from Gainesville, Texas. There he had amassed a fortune in ranching and fortunate speculations and sought a northern city to live a retired life. He decided to locate here and bought the J.C. Morrison property which he improved and made a delightful home. When a young man he lived in Bloomington and from there enlisted in the war for the suppression of the Rebellion. He served with bravery and distinction and won his title. After the was over, he went west engaging in business and afterwards located in Texas where as stated , was successful and his property interests are estimated at half a million. Since becoming a resident here, he has lived a quiet unassuming life, but has been characteristic in his generosity to the poor. No worthy poor person ever applied to him without attaining assistance. He had his faults like most other people, but these were most ungenerous to himself than to others. His relatives in Ohio have been summoned and also his business partners in Texas. Definite arrangements in regards to the funeral were made this morning and the internment will take place at the Pontiac Cemetery tomorrow. The services will be conducted at the residence by Rev. D.K. Campbell, of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. S. Hussey, of the Baptist church at 10 o'clock a.m. ([Pontiac Sentinel, April 14, 1893; sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He is buried at South Side Cemetery. His monument is the tallest in the entire cemetery.)
Calder, John Sr.
DWIGHT. - John Calder, Sr., aged ninety four years, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Geo. Applegate, near Blackstone, on Sunday, July 7th. Mr. Calder was not only one of the first settlers, but one of the oldest inhabitants of the county; he leaves an aged wife, six or seven children, and over forty grandchildren. [The Pantagraph, July 12, 1878; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac, Ill.- Dalton Campbell, 22, farm hand, was choked to death by wheel of automobile which overturned and threw its occupants to road. Three others injured. [The Day Book, 19 June 1916; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
EIGHT HUNTERS KILLED IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS
Among those were: Glenn Campbell, Pontiac —killed when he reached for his gun with the muzzle toward him. Urbana Daily Courier 13 December 1917] Note: He was 11 years old and is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.)
Joseph Campbell Is Victim Of Accident
Joseph Campbell, seaman, second class, was the victim of a peculiar accident late Wednesday when he was electrocuted and instantly killed while working in the boiler room in Camp Dewey. According to Surgeon Owen J. Mink, senior medical officer, Campbell's death was the result of a combination of the current and the hot boiler air. He came in contact with 100 volts, which, Surgeon Mink said, would ordinarily not be sufficient to cause his death had he been in the open air. A defective heart might also be partly responsible, he said. An investigation is being made to determine the exact cause of his death, with a view of preventing similar accidents. The body will be taken to Pontiac, Illinois, the home of Campbell's parents, for burial. [Great Lakes Bulletin, 19 July 1918] (Sub. by PHG: Note: He is buried at St. Paul Cemetery in Odell, Illinois.)
Military Funeral Held At Pontiac.
Pontiac, Ill. held its first military funeral last Friday when the remains of the late Joseph Campbell, seaman, were buried with military honors. Many words of praise were said to show the community's high regard for the young sailor who was accidentally electrocuted at Camp Dewey recently. The pallbearers, all former ship-mates of the deceased here at Great Lakes, were: Frank E. Shackelton, Vernon Whitesell, Rupert Murphy, Thos. Jordan, James C. Baker, J.J. Knight, Leslie Lewis, and Bugler K. E. Voeget who also blew "taps" at the ceremonies. [Great Lakes Bulletin, 23 July 1918]
Campbell, Julia Turner
Pontiac, Nov. 12. - The funeral for Mrs. Julia Turner Campbell, who died Sunday at her home here, was held Tuesday morning from St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. J.J. Leven officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's cemetery at Odell. Mrs. Campbell was born at LaSalle, Oct. 8, 1873, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Turner. She attended the public schools there, later moving with her parents to a farm near Odell. She was married to Alex Campbell at Odell May 8, 1895. The couple lived near Odell until 1901 when they moved to Pontiac. Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Rosaile Aarvig, Wilbert Campbell and Mary Campbell, all of Pontiac; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, of Fairmount, Minn; Mrs. Bert Blum, of Armstrong, Iowa; and Mrs. Fred Lahand, of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich. Mrs. Campbell was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and the Altar and Rosary society of this city. [The Pantagraph, Tues. Nov 12, 1929 - Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Campbell, Vickie Louise
PONTIAC - Vickie Louise Campbell, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell, died at her parents' home at midnight Saturday. She had been ill since birth. Private services were to be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. at Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home, the Rev. A. B. Morrow officiating. Burial was to be in South Side Cemetery. She was born Sept. 22, 1954, in Pontiac, a daughter of Jack and Marilyn Kunkel Campbell. Surviving are her parents and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kunkel, and Mrs. and Mrs. T. Campbell. [The Pantagraph, Monday, June 14, 1954; sub. by PHG]
Cannon, Rev. J.H.
FATHER CANNON, FORMERLY OF URBANA, DIES
Pontiac, Ill., April 11: The Rev. J.H. Cannon, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church and Catholic chaplain of the Illinois state reformatory here died today. He was 64. The Rev. J.H. Schlarman, bishop of the Peoria diocese, will officiate at funeral services here at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Cannon had been pastor of St. Mary's 22 years. Previously he had been assistant pastor of St. Joseph's, Rock Island, and had held pastorates at Urbana, Gibson City and Farmer City. (Note: He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.) [Urbana Daily Courier, 11 April 1932; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Carls, James Melvin
Flanagan Child Dies Following Picker Accident.
Flanagan -- James Melvin Carls, who was injured in a corn picker accident Saturday morning, died at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, at 11:45 p.m. yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lehman funeral home. Burial will be at Center Cemetery, Flanagan. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday afternoon. The twenty-three month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Carls, was injured when he was drawn into his father's corn picker. Unknown to the father, the boy was playing in the field where he was working with the picker. Rescue workers used blow torches in a two hour battle to remove the boy from the picker. The child was pulled into the rollers of the picker. The accident happened on the Carls farm about five miles north of here. Jimmy Carls was born Oct. 21, 1950, a son of Melvin and Florence (Fischer) Carls. He is survived by his parents, a sister and three brother. He was on the cradle roll at Minonk Baptist Church. [The Pantagraph, Oct. 13, 1952, Page 5; sub. by PHG]
Carothers, J. A.
Pontiac Millionaire Gone
Pontiac, Ill., Feb. 19. -- J. A. Carothers died here today of Bright's disease. Carothers was 45 years old and was a millionaire. [The Rock Island Argus 19 February 1908; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He and his wife are interred in the Carothers mausoleum at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac]
John Carr, a citizen of the town of Cayuga, dropped dead in his house yesterday. He had been previously in good health. [The Pantagraph, March, 24, 1877; sub. by PHG]
Carrithers, Truman W.
Funeral Saturday Morning.
The funeral of Lt. Col. Truman W. Carrithers, born in Saunemin in 1882, formerly of Fairbury, and a member of the Army general staff at Washington D. C., when his death occurred several days ago, [October 16, 1918] was held in that city Saturday morning. Burial was made in the National Cemetery at Arlington. He graduated from West Point in 1903. It had been the request of the deceased, made some time ago, that when died, he wished to be buried either at the National cemetery at Arlington, or in the cemetery at the United States army academy at West Point. His father, Judge C. F. H. Carrithers, of Fairbury, was not able to go to Washington to attend the funeral, because of ill health. [The Pantagraph, Oct. 22, 1918; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Laura Cashmer, for many years a resident of near Streator, died at the home of her daughter Sunday evening from grippe. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Jan. 26 1916, Page 4; sub. by PHG]
Causey, Mrs. J. L.
Mrs. J. L. Causey at Pontiac, September 5, of heart disease, Mrs. J. L. Causey, aunt of Harry Reeder of Dr. Powell's drug store and sister of Dr. I. H. Reeder of Lacon. Internment at Metamora. [Date: September 16, 1880; Paper: Henry Republican, Henry, IL; Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Chace, Edward -- d. Esmen, Livingston County, Ill. April 11, 1875, aged 63 years. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]
Chamings - Barkaloo - Teal
There seems to be a general epidemic of sickness in our vicinity among young and old, and of different ailments, but proving fatal to the young, the 3 months' old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Barkaloo, and baby girls of Mr. and Mrs. Nic Chamings and Mr. and Mrs Noble Teal, having died very recently in Forrest. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Mar. 22, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Chaney, Mary E.
Death of Mrs. Chaney.
Mrs. Mary E. Chaney died at her home in Pontiac, Tuesday evening, aged 78 years. She was the mother of Mrs. J. H. Miller of Bloomington. The funeral will be held in Pontiac today. Burial at South Side cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1899, Page 7; sub. by PHG]
A. B. Chesebro, of Saunemin, has received word of the death of his brother, who was killed by a switch engine at the Carnegie Steel Works in Pittsburg. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 14, 1902; sub. by PHG]
Funeral of Mrs. Clara Chesebro who died last Thursday, was held on Sunday, a brief service being had at the late residence of the deceased, after which the remains were taken to Saunemin, where the regular services were held. In charge of Rev. J. H. Ryan, pastor of the First Methodist church. [May 12, 1905 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Chester, Nyla Gail
PONTIAC - The funeral for Nyla Gail Chester, 3, who died Sunday night at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, will be held in Tamms, Illinois. She was born Feb. 2, 1954 in Cairo, the daughter of Carl and Katie Goskie Chester. Her parents, three sisters, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Goskie, of Pontiac, survive. [The Pantagraph, Tues., Feb. 26, 1957; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac, Ill.-The 3-year-old daughter of Andrew Clark, farmer, was ground to death when she became entangled in sickle of an oats binder. [The Day Book, 24 July 1916; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
PONTIAC--The four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Clark was crushed to death near Cullom, Illinois, when an oats binder ran over her. She had wandered into the oats field which was being cut. The oats were so high that the man driving the machine did not see her. (Note: Mildred Clark is buried at St. John's Cemetery in Cullom.) [The Ashton Gazette 3 August 1916; sub. by PHG]
Former Legislator Dead.
Dewight. Ill., Feb. 10. - Michael Cleary, former member of the Illinois general assembly and for 42 years a member of the board of supervisors of Livingston county, died here yesterday after an illness of two months. He was 73 years old. Mr. Cleary was born in Ireland, Feb. 9, 1840, and came to America when a baby. His father located in LaSalle county and the family lived there until 1868, when it moved to Livingston county. He served in the legislature in 1882-84-86 and 1898. In 1865 he married Miss Ellen Burke of Sandwich, Ill., and they had ten children. Mrs. Cleary and nine children survive. Although he was at one time vice president of the State Bank of Odell, Mr. Cleary always termed himself a farmer, and so gave his occupation when furnishing data for his autobiography to be used in the Blue Book of Illinois. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 10 Feb. 1914]
The 12-year-old son of Patsey Cleary, of Saunemin, died from injuries received by jumping from a low building. [April 14, 1896 - Decatur Daily Republican; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Clift, John H.
John H. Clift Dies Suddenly.
FAIRBURY. - The funeral services of John H. Clift, who died very suddenly after a brief illness at his residence in this city Friday evening, at the age of 64 years, was held Sunday afternoon at 3 p. m. from the family residence, Rev. C. S. Davies preaching the sermon. Tarbolton lodge A. F. & A. M., of which organization deceased was a member, had the funeral in charge. Mr. Clift resided until 20 years ago in Yates township, when he retired from the farm and has since resided in Fairbury. His wife and two daughters survive him. [The Pantagraph, July 1, 1912, Page 11]
Cullom: Friday, Aug. 6: The eldest daughter of Doris and Lena Coash was stricken on Sunday with meningitis, and died Tuesday morning. The remains were taken Wednesday morning to L'Erable, Illinois for the funeral and burial. [The Pantagraph, Aug. 6, 1920, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Anna Coash, 51, died at 4 p.m. Monday at her home in Cullom.
She was born in Germany, and in 1925, she married Doris Coash. She has lived in Cullom since. Surviving are her husband and her daughter Marie Birkenbeil Coyne, and her son Harry Birkenbeil, along with three step-sons, Elmo, Cullom, Charles, in the Navy, and Herschel, in the Army. Mrs. Coash's funeral was at St. John's Catholic Church with burial at St. John's Cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Mar. 5, 1940, Page 4; sub. by PHG]
Codlin, R. J.
FAIRBURY. April 11. -- The funeral of R. J. Codlin, 62, who died at his home here Wednesday after an illness of ten days, was held Friday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church. The burial was in Graceland cemetery. Mr. Codlin was born near Weston, Sept. 8, 1868, and had spent his entire life in this section of the state. He came to Fairbury 40 years ago and engaged in the livery business, later engaging in the taxicab business. He was a rural mail carrier out of Fairbury for about 25 years, and was a deputy sheriff for a number of years. He served as third ward alderman for one term. He was married to Miss Lillian Wilson in 1896. His wife, along with four children, survive him, Lee of Chicago, Mrs. Dorothy Fleming of Berwyn, Mrs. H. Wells and Howard of Peoria. Three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Reichardt of Pontiac, and Mrs. Bower, of California, and one brother, David, of Enid Okla., also survive. [The Pantagraph, Saturday, April 11, 1931; sub. by PHG]
MRS. ANNA COE DIES - She Had Resided Near Ancona Sixty-One Years.
Streator, Ill., Oct. 11.- (Special) — Mrs. Anna Coe, widow of John Coe, who died two years ago at his home in Ancona, passed away last night at the hospital from heart trouble. Mrs. Coe returned a week ago from South Dakota, where she had been visiting her son Ralph, and has been sick since. Mrs. Coe was 61 years of age. She was born near Ancona. Her maiden name was Keith, her father long since dead, being one of the pioneers in the northern section of Livingston county. Besides the children already mentioned, there are surviving, Mrs. Blanche Ross, of Chicago, William, at Ancona, and Ward, on the home place near Ancona. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Ancona. [The Weekly Pantagraph. Oct. 13, 1911; sub. by PHG]
Collins, Mrs. James
The sad intelligence was received this afternoon that Mrs. James Collins, who attended her sister's wedding Wednesday at Roberts, dropped dead at that place. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Jan. 4, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Agnes Conger, 82, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday at the home of her son, Clifford, two miles west of Strawn, of heart ailment. The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Sibley Methodist Episcopal church. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery, Sibley. She was born at Wyandotte, O., June 29, 1853, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt and as a small girl came with her parents to Illinois, settling near Saybrook. They were the parents of seven sons, of whom four survive. They are Elzie of Brighton, Colo.,; Jay and Clifford of Strawn; Chester of Waterloo, Iowa. There are eleven grandchildren and the following sisters and brother: Mrs. Emma Flint, Mrs. Ida Garrett and Mrs. Louise Thrasher, all of Bloomington; Mrs. Mary Thrasher of Towanda and James of Saybrook. [Unknown Newspaper, Feb 27, 1936, tr. by K. T.]
Cook, A. L.
M. H. Cook, of Forrest, was called to Lakeside, Neb., by the death of his brother, A. L. Cook, who fell from a hayloft and broke his neck. The deceased formerly lived at Forrest. [The Pantagraph, Sept. 14, 1908, Page 4; sub. by PHG]
Cook, Harry C.
FAIRBURY. -- Harry C. Cook, who for many years was a resident of Fairbury, died at his home in Peoria, Wednesday, at 8:30 p. m., following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Friday in Peoria, and the body was brought to Fairbury, and placed in Graceland cemetery. Mr. Cook was born at Richmond, Ind., on March 25, 1867, the son of James and Lucinda Cook. When a boy, the family came to Fairbury. He was engaged in the implement business here for several years and moved to Peoria 27 years ago. He was married to Miss Lyda Wade who died in Fairbury in 1903. Two daughters, Miss Hazel and Miss Lucille, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose McDowell, and Miss Goldanna Cook, survive. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 8, 1938; sub. by PHG]
Cook, Mrs. H. C.
Funeral of Mrs. Cook.
Fairbury, Ill., Dec. 9. -- The funeral of Mrs. H. C. Cook was a large one. The new Methodist church being crowded to its utmost capacity. Rev. E. S. Wilson had the ceremony in charge and was assisted by other city clergymen. Many friends of the family were present out of the city, to be present at the last rites of this noble woman, who was so unexpectedly suddenly called to her final home. The burial was in the family lot in the city cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Dec. 10, 1903; sub. by PHG]
Cook, William Almeron
William Almeron Cook died in Chicago following a short illness. He was the son of William and Mary Sherwood Cook. He was born Sept. 25, 1855 in Galesburg. The family moved to Odell in his early childhood, and he attended public school there. Soon after the Chicago fire, the family moved to Chicago where he has lived since. Oct. 1, 1879, he married Miss Sophia Des Voigne. She died Dec. 24, 1883, and he married Elizabeth Ross of Odell in 1884. She died in 1925. Surviving are a brother and sisters, George Cook, Minnie McGee, and Phoebe Grace Ball, and a number of nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded him in death. Burial was in Odell Union Cemetery, where both of his wives and his daughter are buried. [The Pantagraph, Dec. 28, 1938, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
John Coomer died at Fairbury aged 75 years. He was a retired capitalist and the first resident of Fairbury . [True Republican, 8 August 1891; Submitted by Pam Haag Geyer]
FORMER ST. CHARLES SCHOOL BOY IS HANGED
Meet Death By Law For Killing Guard of Pontiac Reformatory of Which He Was An Inmate. Myron Corbridge, aged 22, was hanged Friday morning last in a dingy auctioneer's tent in the jail yard at Pontiac for the murder of "Sol" Jones, a guard over him at the Illinois State Reformatory there, which occurred six months ago. This "child of the jails" who has spent half the years of his life in penal institutions stepped out without faltering as he accompanied the priest. On scaffold, borrowed from Cook County, Corbridge read a poem and died denying his guilt. It was the first hanging in Livingston County in 40 years. Corbridge was convicted of mauling the life out of John Sullivan Jones, an Illinois state reformatory guard with three feet of gas pipe. To the last he denied his guilt. Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Corbidge, mother of the condemned man, made a vain appeal to the pardon board for mercy for her son, declaring that he was subject to fits of insanity. She asked a commutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment, but strong opposition from local organizations fought the attempt to save Corbridge from the gallows. Corbridge served time at the Chester penitentiary and the St. Charles School for Boys. [True Republican, 20 December 1922; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Saunemin Pioneer Dead
Albert Cording, who came to Saunemin forty-one years ago, and who was one of the oldest residents of that place, died at 11:45 o'clock last night at his home there. His death was due to a general physical breakdown. Mr. Cording was a native of Croydon, England and came to the United States when a very young man. He was one of the first business men of Saunemin, he and the late Henry Bennett starting what is now the business section of that village forty-one years ago. Eight years ago, Mr. Cording retired from active business, turning his affairs over to his son, Bert Cording. He was married at Forrest to Miss Ida Seaton on May 27, 1875. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Saunemin lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of which he was secretary when he died. The funeral services will be held from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Saunemin at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. O. I. Truitt. Burial will follow in Sunny Slope Cemetery. [The Pantagraph, June 1, 1921, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Corkhill, William H.
FAIRBURY - William H. Corkhill, 78, died Sunday in Santa Rosa Calif. His funeral will be Monday at 2 p. m. at Cook Funeral Home and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. He was born June 11, 1894 in Fairbury a son of Frank and Clara Pate Corkhill. He married Mary Daube. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Kenneth, two grandchildren and a great grandchild. [The Pantagraph, March 31, 1973; sub. by PHG]
Corrigan, Frank P.
Cornell -- Funeral services for Frank P. Corrigan, 70, a native of Amity township, who died Saturday in East Liverpool, Ohio, will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday in the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home, Pontiac. Rev. Joseph J. O'Dea will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery, Pontiac. Mr. Corrigan was born in Amity township, Aug. 7 1904 to Peter and Fannie C. (Foley) Corrigan. He attended Cornell schools and graduated from Brown's Business College. He married Jessie Mae Underhill. He was a livestock and implement dealer in Pontiac many years. Mr. Corrigan was a horseman all his life and raced horses at Waterford Park in West Virginia. Surviving are his wife, two sons, two daughters, two sisters, and 15 grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. [The Pantagraph, Mar. 15, 1975, Page 13; sub. by PHG]
FAIRBURY - Mrs. Belle Cottingham, 96, died at 3:45 Sunday at Fairbury Hospital, following a lingering illness. Services will be at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at Cook Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. She was born in Chautauqua County, New York, on August 9, 1857, a daughter of Henry and Harriet Odell Hilton. She moved to the Fairbury vicinity in the Spring of 1865, and lived on the Dirk farm. She was married to George Cottingham at her home on Dec. 24, 1885. They farmed near Fairbury for 11 years, and moved to town in 1896. He died Feb. 14, 1935. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Nora Cottingham, at home, a granddaughter, and four great grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church. [The Pantagraph, Monday, June 14, 1954; sub. by PHG]
Cottrell, Joseph Clark
PONTIAC - Funeral services for Joseph Clark Cottrell, infant son of Mrs. Mary Cottrell Joles, were held from the chapel of the Harper funeral home at 4 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. A. B. Morrow officiating. Burial was made in South Side cemetery. The child died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of 30 days. It was born in Pontiac May 14, 1938. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Cottrell Joles and a brother, William Henry Cottrell. [The Pantagraph, Aug 25, 1938, Page 5; sub. by PHG]
Cottrell, Paul and John Knudsen
TRAIN KILLS TWO PONTIAC, Ill.,
Jan. 15. - A doubleheader Alton system limited train struck an automobile at a grade crossing here today, killing John Knudsen, 21, and Paul Cottrell, 28. [Daily Illini, 16 January 1937; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Cover, W. L.
Pontiac April 17 - Services for W. L. Cover, who died Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Kemp, Pontiac, will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Harris Mortuary, with the Rev. John H. Ryan officiating. Burial will be in the South Side cemetery. William L. Cover was born in Williamsville, Ill., May 2, 1861. He was educated at the place of his birth. He came to Pontiac about 40 years ago. He was a farm laborer most of his life. About 25 years ago he was married to Miss Hattie Leady, who died about three years after. [The Pantagraph, Apr. 17, 1928; sub. by PHG]
Coyne, Marie G.
Forrest -- Mrs. Marie G. Coyne, 39, died unexpectedly at her home at 1:15 Sunday. Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at Culkin Funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Fairbury. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Cullom. Mrs. Coyne was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Chicago, a daughter of Edward and Anna Gepperth Berkenbeil. She married Clarence Coyne on June 29, 1935 at Cullom. She had been a telephone operator the last 5 years in Forrest. The family came here from Cullom 13 years ago. Surviving are her husband and son Ronald, along with 3 daughters, Wanda, Clarene and Elizabeth, her parents in New York City, two brothers, Harry and Edward, and three half brothers. [The Pantagraph, Nov. 29, 1954; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac, Jan. 21. -- John Craddock, a prominent farmer, aged 61, is dead of cancer. [Urbana Daily Courier 21 January 1916](SUb. by PHG: Note: He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.)
Pontiac, Ill. -Edward Cramer, 45, beat Grace Rochatt, waitress, into unconsciousness with lead pipe, then killed himself with gun. Infatuation. [The Day Book, 9 April 1913; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Crandall, Myra E.
Died, of consumption, on Saturday, the 13th, Myra E. wife of Frank Crandall, aged 25 years and 27 days, of Long Point. Mrs. Crandall was a daughter of Wm. Miller, an old and respected citizen of Livingston county. Funeral services were held at Long Point M. E. church on Sunday afternoon last, conducted by Rev. M. Wright, of Hennepin, assisted by Rev. Darnell, of Rutland. About four years ago Rev. Wright officiated at the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Crandall. Burial was at Long Point. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Sept. 24, 1886; sub. by PHG]
Crawford, Ida Jane
Burial of Mrs. Crawford
Pontiac, Jan. 19.--The remains of Mrs. Ida Jane Crawford, mother of Guy Spray, of this city, whose death occurred Sunday evening in Gladsen, Ala., arrived here last night. The funeral services were held at the Spray home, 103 Humiston street, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. E. H. Reed, pastor of the First Christian church conducting. The burial was made in the South Side cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 20, 1916, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
Crawford, Josephine Estelle
Mrs. William Crawford Is Dead.
Pontiac, Ill., Oct. 25 - Mrs. Josephine Estelle Crawford, wife of William Crawford, passed away this morning at 5:30 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Dolde, 401 West Livingston street, death being due to Bright's disease. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 27, 1909, at 3 o'clock from the Dolde residence, Rev. J. H. Ryan conducting.
Josephine Estelle Turner was born in this city October 4, 1873, her parents being the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Turner, early settlers of this city. She attended the city schools and gradated therefrom. Following her school life, she remained at home until her marriage to Mr. William Crawford, in this city, November 25, 1894. To this union, one son was born, Prentice E. This son and the husband,a sister, Mrs. Lorena M. Bradford, of this city, and a brother, Albert E. Turner, of Ketchikan, Alaska, survive her. [The Pantagraph, Oct. 26, 1909; sub. by PHG]
Croswell, Rose Josephine
Mrs. Croswell, 79, is Dead at Pontiac.
PONTIAC, June 1. - Mrs. Rose Josephine, widow of the late James T. Croswell died at her home at 322 West Washington street Sunday night, death being due to a complication of diseases. She had been ill for six weeks. Funeral services will be held from the home, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. Brabson Morrow, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the South Side cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Tues., June 2, 1925; sub. by PHG]
Death of Daisy CROUCH: Miss Daisy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Crouch died Sunday morning at her home in Weston, after an illness of only one day with inflammation of the stomach. She was 19 years old. She taught school on Friday afternoon. She was an estimable young lady. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Rev. Wilson, of Fairbury officiating. The interment was in the Fairbury cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Nov. 24, 1898; sub. by PHG]
A HORRIBLE DEATH
Fragment of a Bursting Saw Kills Frank Crouch Near Pontiac.
PONTIAC, Ill., Dec. 16., -(Special.)- Frank Crouch, son of Emery Crouch, living four miles southeast of here was accidentally killed this afternoon while sawing wood with an engine and circular saw. He was feeding the saw when it suddenly broke. A piece of the saw struck the young man on the head splitting the head open. It also cut into his shoulder so deep as to sever the shoulder blade. Death was instantaneous. It was an accident of the most horrible and appalling nature. The accident happened at M. C. Sneethen's place near McDowell. [The Pantagraph, Dec. 17, 1896, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
RICHARD CROUCH IS DEAD -- Pioneer of Livingston - County Dies After a Lingering Illness.
Fairbury, Ill., May 16.-- The death of Richard Crouch occurred at the family residence in the north part of the city Saturday night at 11 o' clock after a lingering illness. He was aged 82 years. Deceased was a pioneer and to everyone known as Uncle Richard. He resided on a farm, one and a half miles south of Fairbury up to about twenty years ago when he removed to the city to enjoy himself in his later years. He was married four times and the fourth wife and twelve grown children survive him. He was a worker and a member of the Methodist church and his funeral will be from the church on Wednesday, the time having not fully been decided upon.[Urbana Daily Courier, 17 May 1904; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Funeral of Mason Crow: The remains of the late Mason Crow arrived in Saunemin on January 12, 1922. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Crow of Saunemin, and died in 1918 while with the American Expeditionary Forces in France in WW I. His military funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church at 1:30 o'clock in Saunemin. The military service will be in charge of the Saunemin-Verdun Post of the American Legion. Burial will be in Sunny Slope Cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Jan 14, 1922, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Cryder, Alvina M. Jacobs
Graymont - The funeral of Alvina M. Cryder, 80, of Palisade, Colo., formerly of the Graymont area, who died Tuesday (May 29, 1984) in Palisade, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home, Pontiac, the Rev Gordon Peabody officiating. Burial will be in Rooks Creek Cemetery. She was born Nov. 15, 1903, in Graymont, a daughter of Anton G. and Margaret Saathoff Jacobs. She married Miller J. Cryder in Peoria in 1938. He died in August 1956. Surviving are two brothers, Anton Jacobs, Graymont, and Russell Jacobs, Ancona; and a sister, Pheobe Collins, Pontiac. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Mrs Cryder moved to Colorado more than 40 years ago. She was a graduate of Mennonite School of Nursing, Bloomington, and a member of Rooks Creek Methodist Church. [Unknown Newspaper, June 1984 - Submitted by Amy Robbins-Tjaden]
Cudahy, John R.
INQUEST IN CUDAHY DEATH
CHICAGO, Sept. 12 --- While his death at Dwight Monday was being investigated by the Livingston county coroner, John R. Cudahy, son of John Cudahy, late millionaire packer, was buried here today. [Daily Illini, 13 September 1929; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
DROP CUDHAY INVESTIGATION
PONTIAC, Sept. 13. -- Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of John R. Cudhay, son of the late John Cudhay, millionaire packer, at Dwight, Livingston County, Monday, was dropped tonight by Coroner Elmo Knick.[Daily Illini, 14 September 1929; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Last Wednesday at Cornell, Fannie, daughter of J.B. Cummins, died of typhoid fever, aged 8 years. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]