Boy Is Killed in Mine.
Pontiac, Nov. 4: Robert Gailbreath, son of a wealthy director of the Brady Coal company of this city, was killed by a huge rock falling on him while he was in the mine. [Urbana Daily Courier 4 November 1911; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Mrs. Mary Gaylord, 25 years old, of Pontiac, while visiting her sister in Bloomington, fell downstairs, receiving injuries which resulted in death. Her husband, a physician, died a few weeks ago. [The Ashton Gazette 1 August 1907; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Her age is incorrect in this article. She is in the Gaylord mausoleum at South Side Cemetery with her husband]
GLEASON, Frank F.
Find Strange Man, Head Battered, Along Highway
Chicago, Dec. 19: Chicago police were notified today by a highway-patrolman that an unconscious man, his head battered, had been found in a ditch on route four between Pontiac and Bloomlngton, Ill. From union cards found in the man's pocket he was tentatively identified as Frank F. Gleason, of Chicago, but police were unable to find his family at the address indicated on an accident insurance policy found in his pocket. The victim, apparently slugged, appeared be about 35 to 40 years old, was well dressed and weighed about 150 pounds. ([Urbana Daily Courier 19 December 1931; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Mr. Gleason was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.)
FIND CHICAGOAN FATALLY HURT BESIDE HIGHWAY
A man tentatively identified as Frank F. Gleason, 6546 Woodlawn Avenue, an electrician out of work, was found fatally injured in a roadside ditch south of Chenoa, ILL., early yesterday. He died early this morning at St. James hospital in Pontiac. Police were investigating the theory that Gleason, having left home on Friday to hitch hike to Peoria where he believed he would find work, had been struck by an automobile. Dr. Carl Ward of Pontiac, who treated the injured man, said he believed he had been slugged. [Chicago Tribune--December 20, 1931; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Lawrence, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goldsmith, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at their home on the McCarthy farm near Ocoya, of dysentery. The funeral took place Thursday and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 18, 1899; sub. by PHG]
Glenn Funeral: The funeral for Austin Glenn, who died at Fairbury Hospital Wednesday morning, May 15, will be held at 1:30 Friday at the Saunemin Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sunny Slope Cemetery. [The Pantagraph, May 17, 1940. Page 15; sub. by PHG]
Chatsworth: A young lady by the name of [Sarah] Gorman, about sixteen years of age, was killed on Tuesday by the accidental discharge of a gun. Her parents reside about 4 or 5 miles northeast of this place. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Mar. 29, 1878, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
PONTIAC - The funeral for Mrs. Emma R. Grassall, 95, who died Sunday at the Livingston County Nursing Home, will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Behrendt Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. Mrs. Grassall was born June 2, 1871, at Pontiac, the daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Schlosser Calkins. She was married to William A. Grassall October 15, 1902 at Pontiac. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Susie Calkins, Pontiac, and four nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Royal Neighbors. [The Pantagraph, Feb. 21, 1967; sub. by PHG]
GREENE '21 DIES AFTER ULCER OPERATION, REPORT
Announcement of the death of H.N. Greene [Class of '21], Pontiac, yesterday noon as the result of an operation for ulcers of the stomach, was received here last night. Mr. Greene became ill two weeks ago, but the operation was not performed until Sunday. He was a student in the College of Agriculture while here and received his degree of Bachelor of Science from that college. While in school he was a member of the Ag and Chem clubs, and was a lieutenant in the University Brigade, and won preliminary honors. He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.[Daily Illini, 25 January 1927; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac, Ill.,- William Grief, 20, of Chicago, was the second victim of typhoid fever epidemic there. Died today. [The Day Book, 16 October 1912; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac, Nov. 27 - Joseph Gross passed away at the county hospital this afternoon at 2 o'clock. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Nov. 28, 1916, Page 2; sub. by PHG]