Albert Eads, 22 years old, was seized with a fit while alone in his father's house at Manville and fell in the fireplace and was fatally burned. [True Republican, 27 February 1892; ; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Fairbury: Mrs. Sarah Easton, who went to Hamilton, Canada, some weeks ago, for medical treatment for a long-standing disease, died there on the 26th, ult., aged 24 years. She was brought home for burial. [The Pantagraph, Feb. 6, 1878, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
Find Baby Dead in Pail of Water
Pontiac, March 7: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Ebright was found drowned in a pail of water. It Is presumed that a two-year-old child attempted to carry the baby during the absence of Mrs. Ebright from the room and dropped it head first into the pail of water.[Urbana Daily Courier, 7 March 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Dwight - Edward Eckel, former resident of Dwight, died at his home in Ottawa Monday. Funeral services were held here Wednesday. Burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1939; sub. by PHG]
EDMUND, Sister Mary
The remains of Sister Mary Edmund were taken to her home in Columbus, O., Wednesday evening for burial. They were accompanied to that place by Rev. Mr. Griffey and the sister superior. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 28, 1902; sub. by PHG]
G. Eggenberger, grocer and well-known citizen of Odell, Ill., was shot dead while returning home on foot from the village of Dwight, Ill., on Tuesday night, his body being found on the Chicago and Alton Railroad track. It is believed that he was murdered by a tramp. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 45, Number 34, 15 March 1884]
EISELE, Ernest R.
Selective Service Objector Dies -- Wounds Prove Fatal to Pontiac Youth
PONTIAC Jan . 23.-- Ernest R. Eisele, a farm youth who refused to register under the selective service law, died today as the aftermath of a gun and knife fight with two law enforcement officers yesterday on his father's farm. The youth died on his twenty-second birthday in the same hospital where his father, Martin Eisele, and the two officers lay wounded. The father was shot three times and given an "even chance" to live. The officers; Deputy United States Marshal Eugene Ahrends, 45, of Peoria, and Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Jones of Livingston county, were reported recovering from severe stab wounds. United States Marshal Paul Ruppel of Springfield served a warrant on the elder Eisele today charging him with resisting and assaulting a federal official. State's Attorney Hubert Edwards also had issued a state warrant charging assault with intent to kill, which was served. [Daily Illini, 24 January 1941; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Bloomington: While skating near Pontiac, Russell Eisenhower, 11 years old, was drowned, breaking through ice which had been weakened by the mild weather of the past week. [True Republican 6 January 1906; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Died This Morning: Woodrow Elbert, the two and one-half year old son of William Elbert, of Whittlemore, Iowa, died at the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elbert, northwest of town in Pleasant Ridge Township, this morning. The little fellow had been living with his aunt and uncle since the death of his mother, last summer. The remains will be taken tomorrow to Iowa for burial. [The Chatsworth PLAINDEALER, May 11, 1916; sub. by PHG]
Death of Jacob Engle.
Jacob Engle, a prominent farmer, died at his home five miles northwest of Chenoa on Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. Cancer of the stomach caused his death he having been ill with the disease the past four months, but was not confined to his bed until the last six weeks. He was born in Germany November 13, 1848; moved with his parents to America when he was 6 years old, and settled in Ohio. In 1869, he moved to a farm in Pike township, and for the past twenty-four years has lived on the same farm. He was married to Miss Katie Lane of Meadows, March 25, 1870. His wife, four sons and two daughters, one brother, Mr. Christ Engle, of Goodland, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Peter Claudin, of Meadows, survive. Mr. Engle was a highly respected farmer and will be missed by the entire community. The funeral will be held at the Mennonite church north of Meadows on Thursday afternoon at l o'clock, Rev. Andrew Vercler, pastor of the church, and Rev. Peter Shantz of Hudson, will conduct the service. Interment will take place in Waldo cemetery in Waldo township, Livingston county. [Daily Pantagraph, Volume 45, Number 141, 20 June 1901; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
CORNELL- Elmer Eutsey, 64, of rural Cornell, died about 6 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after collapsing along the road near the Orin Campbell farm southeast of Streator. He had been cutting weeds along the road, when he complained of heartburn. He decided to go to his home to relieve the pain, but collapsed before he reached his truck. The Coroner found that death was due to a heart attack. Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 at the Cornell Methodist Church, with burial in Cornell Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, and one brother, Ray Eutsey, of Streator. [Feb. 4, 1954, The Bloomington Pantagraph, Page 5; sub. by PHG]
EUTSEY, Fern Riccolo
Mrs. Fern Riccolo Eutsey, 40, of Dwight, daughter-in-law of former Sheriff Ray Eutsey of LaSalle County, died at 1:05 PM Tuesday in St. James Hospital of injuries received in an auto-truck collision here Monday night. She had been in critical condition since the accident. Mrs. Eutsey was a passenger in a car driven by her husband Eugene Eutsey 43, who is in serious condition at St. James Hospital. Their car was broadsided by a truck loaded with hogs. The accident occurred on U. S. Route 66 in Pontiac. The truck driver was unhurt. Mrs. Eutsey's father-in law headed the LaSalle County Sheriff's office during the Starved Rock triple slaying investigation. Mrs. Eutsey was taken to Von Qualen Funeral Home in Dwight, where her funeral will be at 2 PM Friday. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. [March 27, 1963, The Bloomington Pantagraph, Page 28; sub. by PHG]
EUTSEY, Lena Carmichael
Blackstone Woman's Sister Dies at Streator
Blackstone: Mrs. Lena Carmichael Eutsey, 49, of Streator, sister of Mrs. Clarence Perry of Blackstone died at 9:20 AM Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator. Her funeral will be at 2:30 PM Sunday at First Methodist Church in Streator with burial in Phillips Cemetery, Livingston County. Surviving are her husband, Verne, two sons, a brother, and one other sister besides Mrs. Perry. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, June 7, 1968, Page 12; sub. by PHG]
Ole Evenson, aged 65, died at his home near Pontiac last Tuesday. A wife and four children survive. Buried in Earp Cemetery. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Mar. 16, 1900; sub. by PHG]
Memorial Services - Sunday will be a day long remembered at Echo school house, as on that date memorial services were held in honor of Pete Faken, who was killed in action in France on August 11th. Pete Faken was born at Weston, Livingston County, Illinois, December 4, 1895, and gave his life in defense of his home, your home and the homes of all mankind on August 11, 1918, having reached the age of 22 years, 8 months and 7 days. Private Faken came with his parents to Oklahoma on December 24, 1904, settling on a farm eighteen miles northwest of Perry where he grew to manhood and resided until he was inducted into the U. S. Service October 3rd, 1917, going to Camp Travis and from there to France, where he died for us. He leaves a father, mother, three sisters and four brothers to mourn his untimely departure, one brother and one sister having preceded him. His brother, George Faken, has been in training for some time, and is now on his way over seas. Private Faken grew to manhood in the Echo shcool district No. 7, attended Sunday school, church and the entertainments of the young folks, always kind to young and old, he was loved and respected by all. The news of his death was 33 days on the road Mr. Faken receiving the telgram on Saturday evening, September 14th. Memorial services were held at the Echo school house, September 22nd, at 3 p.m. Friends and neighbors gathered for miles around to show honor and respect to the memory of one who had been reared in their community and had given his life to the cause of humanity and universal democracy. The building was far too small to hold the immesnse audience assembled, but weather being fine all were able to hear and witness the services. Revs. Strouse of Billings and Dennis of Perry, officiated, splended and appropriate music was furnished by local talent, while Chairman Tebbe of the local exemption board made an earnest and patriotic talk comforting to the relatives and friends. Sergt. Mac Miller, the only soldier boy present, made a short address which was well received by the audience. The parents of this dead hero have the sympathy of all in the loss of their loved one, but they have the supreme satisfaction that he gave his life that others might enjoy life, liberty and freedom all time to come from despotic rule. They have another son in the war and it is the hope of all that he may be spared to comfort and console them in their declining years. [26 SEP 1918; Perry Republican]
John Farwell, aged 60 years, an early settler of Livingston county, was instantly killed by being thrown from his wagon at Pontiac. [True Republican, 11 December 1895; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pioneer Merchant Dies: Thomas Feehery, who conducted the first grocery store in Campus, died at his home in Chicago last Friday. The remains were brought to Campus for burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, Jan. 18, 1926, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Chatsworth Woman Failed to Recover Following Stroke.
CHATSWORTH, Jan. 11--Mrs. Catherine Feely, 77, died at her home here Sunday after failing to recover from a stroke of apoplexy she suffered a week ago. She was married to Thomas Feely over 50 years ago. She was born in Ireland in 1848, and came to America at an early age. The family lived in Galesburg for a time. The following children survive: Thomas, Chatsworth, Joseph, Denver, Colorado, Margaret Jensen, Chicago, and Kathryn, at home. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna Ryan, Kansas City, Mo., and one brother, William Carney of Kankakee. Services are at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Catholic church, with burial at St. Patrick's cemetery in Chatsworth. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 11, 1926, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
CHATSWORTH - Funeral services for John P. Feely, who died Wednesday, June 30, will be held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday from the St. Peter and Paul church here. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery. [The Pantagraph, July 2, 1943; sub. by PHG]
FEELY, Thomas H.
Chatsworth - Thomas H. Feely, 66, died at 12:45 a.m. at his home here. Death was caused by complications resulting from influenza. The funeral will be at 9:30 Friday morning at the Catholic church in Chatsworth, with burial in St. Patrick's cemetery. He was born January 22, 1873 at Charlotte, the son of Thomas and Catherine Carney Feely. He farmed with his parents and for himself until 1920. Since then he has been manager of the Farmer's Grain elevator at Charlotte. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Julia, a nurse in Chicago, and Miss Kathryn, at home. Two brothers, Joseph of Paxton and John of Chatsworth also survive. [The Pantagraph, March 22, 1939, Page 6; sub. by PHG]
DIED--At Pontiac, on the 1st inst., infant daughter of Mr. Augustus and Mrs. Maria FELLOWS, aged four months and sixteen days. [The Ottawa Free Trader; 5 January 1844; Sub. by Pam Geyer; Note: She is memorialized on the same monument as her mother in South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois. Baby's name was MARY J. FELLOWS.)
John Ferguson, Jr., a boy 15 years of age, was killed near Odell last week by lightning. He was herding cattle at the time and was on horseback, the boy and horse being killed by the same stroke. [The Ottawa Free Trader, July 4, 1874; sub. by PHG]
Archie Ferrell was mortally wounded by the accidental discharge of his gun while out hunting near Fairbury. [True Republican 26 January 1898; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
FIKE FUNERAL AT CHENOA - Accident Victim is Accorded Final Honors - Further Details of the Drowning.
The funeral services of Lester Fike who was drowned in Jordan's stone quarry, five miles northeast of Chenoa Friday evening, were held from the Baptist Church Sunday at 2:30 PM, Rev. F. W. Wood, pastor of the church conducting the services and the burial was made in the Chenoa Cemetery. It was first reported that the young man was drowned while swimming in Wade's stone quarry, but the accident occurred at Jordan's quarry, about one mile east of Wade's, in Livingston County. He had been helping put up hay for Mr. Owen McCarthy, where he was employed as a farm hand, and on account of the warm day, they had come in from the field about 5 PM, and had an early supper. Soon after the meal he accompanied some of the other young farm hands in the neighborhood for a swim. Coroner Myers of Livingston County came to Chenoa Saturday and conducted an inquest, and the verdict of the jury was that the young man's death was caused by cramps, with which he was stricken immediately after entering the water. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, July 10, 1916, Page 7; sub. by PHG]
SUDDEN DEATH SUNDAY MRS. WILLIAM M. FLYNN
Passed From This Life at Her Home North of Sycamore. — Interment at Pontiac, Ill. This Tuesday
Anna, wife of William M. Flynn, died at their home two miles north of this city on Sunday morning. She had been ill for about a week, suffering from hemmorhage of the brain. She was a pleasant, interesting woman in the prime of life, just past her 53rd birthday. She was married to Mr. Flynn in March 1917, coming from Pontiac. He survives with a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Lee Depoy of New York, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert Garrett of Chicago, and many friends whom she had gained during her short residence at Sycamore. The family accompanied the body on Monday to Pontiac, where the funeral and burial occurred on Tuesday. ([True Republican, 12 November 1919; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Mr. Flynn was her second husband and she is buried under the name Anna Fox Donner at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois. Her first husband was John M. Donner.)
FORMAN, Rosalie McCord
Woman Unconscious for Year
Pontiac, Ill., June 18; Mrs. Lewis Forman, fifty-nine years old, who has been unconscious for a year following an attack of ptomaine poisoning, is dead at her home in McLean county. Her case is a remarkable one in medical history and has created widespread interest. [Urbana Daily Courier, 18 June 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Rosalie McCord Forman is buried at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois]
FORNEY, Earl E.
Earl E. Forney, an 18-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Forney, who live 11 miles northwest of Chenoa, in Livingston County, died on Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. Cholera infantum was the cause of death, the boy having been ill only a short time with the fatal disease. The funeral service was held at the Ewing church in Pike township and the interment was in Beeks cemetery. (NOTE: No Beeks Cemetery in Livingston county, likely should have said Pike Township Cemetery.) [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 1, 1901; sub. by PHG]
FOSTER, Gerald Allen
PONTIAC - Funeral services for Gerald Allen Foster, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foster, who was killed Thursday morning when he ran into the side of a truck, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. The child, going to meet his grandmother, ran from behind another truck into the side of a truck driven by a Pontiac man. The boy was born July 20, 1956, at Pontiac, a son of Robert and LaVerne Mann Foster. His parents, three brothers, two sisters, three grandparents, and a great grandmother survive. [The Pantagraph, Friday, May 13, 1960; sub. by PHG]
DIED -- Near Pontiac, Livingston county, Ill., on the 9th inst., Mrs. MARTHA FOSTER, consort of John Foster, in the 24th year of her age. Mrs. F. was consistent member of the Methodist church, and has doubtless gone to join her father, who but a year ago took his departure, exhorting her to "be ready to meet him in the clouds of Heaven." Then she was in full health and vigor. But she has gone to "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." An affectionate husband mourns her loss. Many friends to whom she was endeared by her kindness will long remember her. --May. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Feb. 28, 1845; sub. by PHG]
DIED--Near Pontiac, Livingston County, III., on the '9th., inst. Mrs. Martha Foster, consort of John Foster, in the 24th year of her age. Mrs. F. was consistent member of the Methodist church, and has doubtless gone to join her father, who but a year ago took his departure, exhorting her to "be ready to meet him in the clouds of Heaven." Then she was in full health and vigor. But she has gone to "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." An affectionate husband mourns her loss. Many friends to whom she was endeared by her kindness will long remember her. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 28 February 1845; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
FOX, Charlotte Baker
MRS. C. B. FOX IS DEAD.
Pontiac, March 28: Mrs. Charlotte Baker Fox, a pioneer of Livingston County, having come here in 1868, and herself 88 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Jordan, west of the city, death being due to the infirmities of old age. She had been in failing health for a number of years. The funeral service was held Saturday morning, March 27, at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic Church in this city. The services were in charge of Rev. J.H. Cannon of that church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Mar. 29, 1926, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
FUNERAL OF MICHAEL FOX
Last Services Held Over the Remains of Livingston County Pioneer.
Pontiac, Ill., Nov. 19. - The funeral of the late Michael Fox was held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, interment being at the Catholic cemetery east of this city. Mr. Fox was one of the oldest residents of Pontiac. He came to Pontiac fifty years ago and up until a few years ago made this his home here continuously. During his entire active life he engaged in his trade, that of a mason, and as such erected a number of the earliest brick buildings here. He was also a house mover, being the first men to engage in that business here. Several years ago he gave up active work and retired to make his home with his children. He has been living with his son, George Fox, and wife, at their home in Michigan, until several months ago when he came to this city for a short visit with his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Jordan, and husband, who reside on a farm west of this city, where he was at the time of his death. His death was caused by a general breaking down, and he was 85 years of age when death overtook him. Mr. Fox left to mourn his death his wife, two daughters and four sons, Mrs. Jordan, of west of this city; Mrs. Jester, who resides east of this city; Charles of this city; George, of Michigan; Hugh and Michael, Jr. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, Nov. 20, 1907, Page 1.; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Rebecca Frazeur has received word of the death of her granddaughter, Miss Leona Frazeur, which occurred at the sanitarium at Pontiac Sunday. Miss Frazeur was twenty years old and had many friends in Lexington. Miss Frazeur's mother, Mrs. J. Reilly, was killed in an automobile accident while on the way to Pontiac to make arrangements for the funeral of her daughter. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Sept. 6, 1923; sub. by PHG]
The funeral services of the late W.H. Fread, who passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joseph Watkins, Saturday morning, were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church, in Fairbury. Rev. D.F. Wilson had charge of the services and the interment was at Pleasant Ridge cemetery in Wing. [Urbana Daily Courier, 13 December 1921]
FROBISH, Doris E Eden Thiel
FLANAGAN - Doris E. Thiel Frobish, 84, of Flanagan died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2005, at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. Born May 9, 1921, in rural Flanagan to Wessel and Katie Hinrichs Eden, she married Henry Thiel on Sept. 9, 1939, in Flanagan. He died Feb. 6, 1977. She later married Roy Frobish on Aug. 2, 1980, in Flanagan. He died Oct. 30, 1999. She also was preceded in death by one infant son; one daughter, Carol Jean; and one sister. Surviving are one son, Harold (and Lin) of Chenoa; one daughter, Janet Furrow of Phoenix; two stepsons, Eugene of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Harold of Pontiac; one brother, Wilbur Eden of Streator; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Flanagan and its Naomi Circle and quilting and sewing groups. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at her church. The Rev. Heidi Punt will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home in Flanagan. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before services at the church. Burial will be Center Cemetery. (Peoria Journal Star)
FULLERTON, Thomas C.
THOMAS C. FULLERTON, republican candidate for congress in the Eleventh district, died in a hotel at Fairbury, ILL., of heart disease. He was 55 years old and a veteran of the late war. [True Republican, 8 Aug 1894]
Fairbury, Ill., May 20.- James Fulton, a prominent and well-to-do farmer of Saunemin township, was killed by a horse kicking him and then tramping on him. In attempting to help his father one of his sons also received serious injuries. [May 23, 1895 - Monmouth Warren County Democrat; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
The funeral services of Thomas Fulton, aged 42 years, were held from the Catholic church in Cullom Monday at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Fulton died after a three weeks' illness with typhoid fever. He was born and reared to manhood in Peoria county and settled east of Cullom sixteen years ago. He reared a worthy family and was a man of good character and standing in the community. He was a member of the local Woodmen camp and carried a $2,000 insurance policy in the order. A wife, aged father and mother, and six children survive. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 1, 1901; sub. by PHG]