Davis, Carrie Ollie Funk
Mrs. WIlliam Davis died suddenly at her home, 106 Constitution Street, at 7:15 o'clock this morning. Her death was due to the reaction of poison in her system, caused by kidney trouble. Lately she had been subject to minor attacks from this cause, but otherwise was in good health. She arose this morning and was found dead in the sittingroom soon afterwards. Her death was a severe shock to the members of her family, and her many friends. Until relatives at a distance can be heard from, no funeral arrangements will be announced. Mrs. Davis's maiden name was Carrie Ollie Funk. She was born October 17, 1873, in Livingston County, Illinois and came to Emporia with her parents when she was 4 years old. She was married to William Davis November 7 1895, and was the mother of four children, three of whom are girls. The children are Chester, aged 17; Esther, aged 15; Nellie, aged 13, and Margaret, aged 7. She also is survived by her mother, Mrs. Henrietta Funk of Emporia, and by four brothers and two sisters. They are Charles Funk, Mrs. Warren Hobbs, Emporia; Bert and George Funk, Winslow, Ariz.; Mrs. Thompas Deady, Faulkton, S. Dak., and Thomas Funk, of Thompson Falls, Mont. Mrs. Davis was a devoted wife and mother and found her greatest joy in the care of the home and the rearing of her children. She was a willing and able nurse and often helped in families where there was sickness. Her most important work outside her home was in the church. Mrs. Davis became a Christian at an early age, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. [28 May 1914; Emporia Gazette]
Fall From Car Is Fatal.
Pontiac, Ill., April 11. --John Davis of this city, employed by the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois was killed when he was thrown from the top of a repair car on the Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Electric Railway near here. [The Rock Island Argus, 11 April 1913; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois]
Day, Harvey Raymond
CHATSWORTH BOY KILLED BY TRAIN
Harvey Day, 20, Falls Under Trucks [sic] Early Tuesday Morning in Piper City. - HOLD FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
Chatsworth, March 18: Harvey Raymond Day was killed at about 2:30 o'clock this morning at Piper City when he attempted to board a freight train to come home. He had been at Piper City to attend a dance. The body was brought to Chatsworth about noon and funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Evangelical church. Burial will be in the Chatsworth cemetery beside his father.
He is survived by his mother and one brother, and was 18 years of age. He had been an employee of the Plaindealer office for four years. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Mar. 19, 1924, Page 2; sub. by PHG, Note: The obituary states two different ages, 18 and 20.]
Deffenbaugh, Lois M.
ODELL -- Lois M. Deffenbaugh, 74, formerly of Odell, who has been living with a daughter in Whittier, CA since 1960, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1982, at Community Hospital, San Gabriel, CA. A rosary service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Watson Funeral Home, Odell, the Rev. Francis J. Ryan officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Odell, IL. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Deffenbaugh was born September 29, 1907 in Campus, a daughter of Thomas and Maurina Mae Weber Tarrant. She married Michael Deffenbaugh in November 1924. He died December 5, 1959. Survivors include two sons, two daughters, two brothers, a sister, 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Theresa Church, Alhambra, Calif. She was educated in rural Campus schools [The Pantagraph, Sat., Jun 5, 1982, Page 13; sub. by PHG]
Dies Unexpectedly; Rites Wednesday
George Tomson DeGroodt, 65, Saunemin, route four, died at his home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, of a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home with the Rev. Walter Krech of the Saunemin Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in South Side cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Mr. DeGroodt was born July 7, 1892, near Graymont, the son of Rudolph and Gertie (Gerdsen) DeGroodt. He attended rural schools and lived near Pontiac most of his life. He moved to his home near Saunemin 13 years ago where he farmed. He was married to Mabel Reed March 18, 1919. Mr. DeGroodt was a member of the Eylar Methodist Church. He is survived by is wife; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Oltman, Pontiac route four; Mrs. Myrtle Nicol, Pontiac route five; Mrs. Norma Obert, Pontiac; Mrs. Thelma Scott, Pontiac; Mrs. Marjorie Shubert, Saunemin; Sandra, at home; and 14 grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Ralph DeGroodt, Bloomington; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Wiggins, Mrs. Thelma Zimmerman and Mrs. Mary Westermeyer, all of Pontiac. He was preceded in death by two daughters, two grandsons, three brothers and a sister. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois Tuesday, May 6, 1958]
DeGroodt, Mabel Ann (Reed)
Mabel Ann DeGroodt, 77, 1201 North Chicago Street, Apartment 6B, died at 3 P.M. Sunday at Loyola Hospital, Maywood. She had been ill for months. Her funeral will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glenn Loder and Rev. David Bultemeier officiating. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. She was born June 11, 1898, in Eppards Point Township, a daughter of G. E. and Mary (Vilven) Reed. She attended Reed School and graduated from Pontiac Township High School. She married George T. DeGroodt March 18, 1919, at Pontiac. He died in 1958. A member of the First United Methodist Church, Mrs. DeGroodt taught the Gleaners Sunday school class and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She also was a charter member of the Livingston County Home Extension and member of the North Side Club and the Jolly 24 Saunemin. The DeGroodts farmed in the Pontiac and Saunemin area for many years. Surviving are six daughters: Mrs. Ralph (Gladys) Outman, Mrs. Bruce (Myrtle) Nicola, Mrs. Millard (Norma) Ferguson, Jr. Mrs. Raymond (Thelma) Scott, and Mrs. Russell (Sandra) Fearman, all of Pontiac, and Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Shubert, Saunemin, two brothers: Vernon and Frank Reed, both of Pontiac; one sister: Mrs. Charles Taylor, Pontiac, 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, and two grand daughters. [October 27, 1975 - Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Dewhart, Charles Herbert
Boy Playing Indian Kills Baby
Pontiac, July 7: Adelbert Dewhart, a boy of ten years, played Indian with a 32-caliber revolver and accidentally shot three-year-old Charles Herbert, who died instantly. [Urbana Daily Courier, 7 July 1911]
Pontiac, Ill.,- Body of Miss Christine Diemer, missing since Oct 27, when her family announced she had gone to Florida for winter, found in river with skull crushed and neck broken. Mother and sister held. [[The Day Book, 15 November 1916; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac, Ill., - Arthur Duff, 34, suicide. Rope. Motive unknown. [The Day Book, 11 December 1912; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mr. Carlton Durfey, an old resident of Pontiac, the father-in-law of C. P. Culver, Esq., died at his residence last week. Buried at South Side. [The Pantagraph, Feb. 23, 1872, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Durham, Ralph Jr.
Pantagraph Central Illinois Service
PONTIAC - Ralph Durham, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Durham Sr., died at the home Monday evening. Death was caused by pneumonia. He was born Dec. 28 1930 and is survived by his parents. The funeral will be held Thursday at 4 2:30 p.m. at the Raleigh J. Harris mortuary, with the Rev. E.A.A. Kreppart, pastor of the First Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pontiac cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Wed, Mar. 30, 1932 - Page 12; sub. by PHG]