CHARLES HAAG DIES. -- Cullom Young Man Found Dead in Bed Monday.
Cullom. April 13. — Charles Haag, a resident of this place, was found dead in the house in which he was making his home at an early hour this morning. Haag was 28 years old and had lived alone for some time. He was last seen by neighbors late Sunday afternoon and at that time appeared to be in his usual health. The exact cause of his death is not known. [April 17, 1914 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Haag, Eva Katherina
Mrs. Eva Katherina Haag, the last of the pioneers in the vicinity of Cullom, is dead at the age of 80 years. [May 10, 1912 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Haag, Mrs. John
Cullom - Word was received here by the friends of Mrs. Haag of her death in a Kankakee hospital Monday night. Her remains were brought here Tuesday forenoon. The funeral will be Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. [February 04, 1916 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Hafferty, Bet -- James Dawson fatally stabbed Bet Hafferty at Fairbury. Both were drunk. True Republican, 25 June 1892; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Hahn, Mrs. Charles
Cullom, April 7: Mrs. Charles Hahn, a well known resident of this place, dropped dead last evening. [Urbana Daily Courier 9 April 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Youth Hangs Self In Jail.
Pontiac, May 25: William Hamilton, seventeen years old, hung himself in his cell at the reformatory in this city. Hamilton, who was sent to the institution from Peoria, was serving his second term at the reformatory, having been paroled in 1909 and returned in 1910. It is supposed that brooding over his inability to secure his parole is what prompted him to commit the act. [Urbana Daily Courier, 25 May 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Charles Haney, a deputy for 16 years, was shot three times on Oct. 17, 1917, after responding to a domestic call. Despite being wounded, he was able to subdue the suspect until other deputies arrived. According to accounts in the Daily Leader, one of the bullets lodged in Haney’s back and could not be removed, which contributed to his death. He died five days later at Saint James Hospital, surrounded by family. He was just 46 years old. The gunman, Robert Scott, eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Judge Patton to natural life in prison at the Joliet Penitentiary doing hard labor. He was survived by his wife Emma, and two children. He is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois. [Pontiac Daily Leader, May 15, 2012; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Hanna, Z. T.
Died of Paralysis.
Fairbury, Feb. 23. - Mr. Z. T. Hanna, who on Monday night received a paralytic stroke, died at 10 o'clock this morning. Mr. Hanna was an old resident in this city. He was up to his death deputy sheriff of Livingston county, was city clerk and has held other offices of trust for a number of years. He was 45 years of age and leaves a wife and several children. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.[The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 25, 1898; sub. by PHG]
Fairbury, Feb. 24. - The funeral of the late Z. T. Hanna was held from the M. E. church this afternoon. The members of the city council and the fire department attended in a body. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 25, 1898; sub. by PHG]
Funeral Services For Perry Hapner To be 1 P.M. Today
Funeral services for Perry E. Hapner, who died at 7:30 Wednesday night, will be at 1 o'clock this afternoon, at the Methodist church, Cornell, Mr. Hapner's former home. Burial will be in the family lot at Nigh Chapel. Mr. Hapner was born July 3, 1852, in Preble county, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hapner. When his mother died, he went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Werts, moving with them to a farm southeast of Urbana. Since that time, Mr. Hapner has lived in and about this community.
Married in 1883
He was married to Miss Edith Davis, of Streator, on March 7, 1883, who died in 1911. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Bessie Rinker of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Marie Louden, who died a number of years ago. Mr. Hapner was married to Mrs. Elsie Harris on October 24, 1916, who lived only a few weeks after the marriage. He moved to Cornell, where he operated a garage until 1923, when he was married to Miss Lulu Clements of Champaign. They lived in Pontiac a few years, finally moving to Champaign, where Mr. Hapner died at his home, 602 East Springfield avenue. Was Mason A thirty-second degree Mason, Mr. Hapner belonged to the Cornell lodge No. 868, A.F. and A.M. Cornell, Pontiac chapter No. 215, R.A.M., Pontiac Commandery No. 85, Knights Templar, Bloomington Consistory, and Mohammed temple, Peoria, and Pontiac chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves one sister, Mrs. John Colley, Streator; two grandchildren, and three great grand children. The body will remain at the Renner funeral home, Urbana, until 8 o'clock this morning, when the funeral party will leave for Cornell. [Daily Illini, 7 August 1931; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Harms, Alberta Evadue Thomas
FAIRBURY -- Alberta Evadue Harms, 97, of Fairview Haven, Fairbury, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22, 2005) at Fairview Haven. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury, the Rev. Charles McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Fairbury, or a charity of the donor's choice. She was born April 6, 1908, at Gibson City to John William and Bertha E. Hornbeck Thomas. She married Henry H. Harms on Sept. 14, 1929, at Springfield. He died Jan. 23, 1970. Surviving are one daughter, Maurene (Jay) Lindhjem, Palmyra, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Harms, Fairbury; two grandchildren, Christian and Erik Lindhjem; and two great-grandchildren. Her parents; one son, Dean Harms; one brother; and one sister preceded her in death. She was a former longtime resident of Colfax and a 1926 graduate of Colfax High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fairbury; Dorcas Circle; Order of Eastern Star and past worthy matron; Rebekah Lodge 112, where she was past Noble Grand; past Noble Grand Club; the Sunbeam Club, Fairbury. (SOURCE: The Pantagraph, 25 Sep 2005 - Submitted by Teri Moncelle Colglazier)
Harms, Daryle R.
FLANAGAN - The Funeral Of Daryle R. Harms, 42, of 110 N. Jefferson St., Flanagan, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Flanagan, the Revs. Thomas Delk and Dennis Scoville officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Flanagan. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, and an hour before the service at the church Sunday. Mr. Harms died at 3:51 p.m. Thursday (May 26, 1994) at Saint James Hospital, Pontiac, as a result of an automobile accident on County Road 600 East between Flanagan and Graymont. He was born March 3, 1952, in Pontiac, a son of Vernon and Doris Redenius Harms. He married Marcia Ketterer Cremeens Jan. 23, 1993, in Flanagan. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Carrie Harms, Pontiac; a son, Matthew Harms, Pontiac; a stepdaughter, Jerri Lynne Watson, Flanagan; a stepson, Jason Cremeens, Flanagan; his mother and father, Flanagan; paternal grandmother, Minnie Harms, Flanagan; and two sisters, Diane Kramer, Avon, and Sharon Chapman, Flanagan. Mr. Harms was a member and past deacon of St. John's Lutheran Church, Flanagan. He worked in the Graymont Co-Op chemical and fertilizer department for 22 years, most recently as manager. He graduated from Flanagan High School in 1970 and attended Illinois State University for two years, majoring in agriculture. (The Pantagraph)
Harms, Richard Dean
FAIRBURY -- R. Dean Harms, 62, of Fairbury died at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 1992, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. Born July 31, 1930, in Normal to Henry H. and Alberta Thomas Harms, he married Marlene R. Haberkorn on Aug. 1, 1959, in Chatsworth. She survives, along with his mother of Fairbury; and one sister, Maurene Lindhjem of Chantilly, Va. His father preceded him in death. He was raised in Colfax, moving to Fairbury in 1959. A 1948 graduate of Colfax Community High School, he attended Knox College in Galesburg. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows of Fairbury, Fairbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9789, American Legion Davis Kerber Post 653 of Colfax, Fairbury Sportsman's Club and Colfax Methodist Church. A Korean War Army veteran, he retired from Operating Engineer Union Local 150 of Ottawa. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Duffy-Pills Memorial Home in Fairbury. The Rev. Thomas Badovsky will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial home, where International Order of Odd Fellows services will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the Fairbury chapter. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery in Colfax, where military rites will be conducted by Fairbury VFW Post 9789. (Peoria Journal Star)
Harms, Richard Dean
FAIRBURY - R. Dean Harms, 62, of Fairbury, died at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 1992 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. The Reverend Thomas Badovsky officiated. Burial was in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax, with Fairbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9789 according military rites. Visitation was Tuesday at the memorial home, with a service conducted by the International Order of Odd Fellows of Fairbury. He was born July 31, 1930 in Normal, a son of Henry H. and Alberta Thomas Harms. He married Marlene R. Haberkorn Aug 1, 1959 in Chatsworth. She survives. Other survivors include his mother, Fairbury, and a sister, Maurene Lindhjem, Chantilly, Va. His father preceded him in death. Mr. Harms was a member of Colfax Methodist Church; IOOF of Fairbury; Fairbury VFW Post 9789; American Legion Davis Kerber Post 653, Colfax; and Fairbury Sportsman Club. He was retired from Operating Engineers Union Local 150, Ottawa. He was raised in Colfax, moving to Fairbury in 1959. He graduated from Colfax Community High School in 1948 and attended Knox College, Galesburg. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict, achieving a rank of corporal. (SOURCE: The Pantagraph, 5 Sep 1992 - Submitted by Teri Moncelle Colglazier)
Chenoa: The remains of Mr. Charles Harris, who died at his home in Forrest Wednesday night, were brought to Chenoa Friday and the funeral services will be held from the Catholic church this morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. W. P. Burke will have charge of the services and the burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery in Livingston county. The deceased, who was a son of Mr. George Harris, of Chenoa, formerly resided here, but has lived in Forrest for several years. He was a conductor on the T. P. & W. railroad and was 44 years old. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Mar. 1, 1912; sub. by PHG]
Harris, Eliza J.
Pontiac, Aug. 18: Mrs. Eliza J. Harris, aged 78 years, is dead here. [Urbana Daily Courier 18 August 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
PONTIAC, Oct. 12. - Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, mother of Mrs. Phillip Coons, died at the home of the latter early this morning. She was about 80 years of age and has lived here the past 7 years. Services will be conducted from the residence by the Rev. J. H. Hatfield tomorrow. Burial is in South Side cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Friday, October 13, 1899; sub. by PHG]
Harris, Russell E
PONTIAC - The Funeral Of Russell E. Harris, 85, of 203 Carol Court, Pontiac, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac. The Rev. Donald Black will officiate. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Flanagan. Visitation will be for one hour prior the service Wednesday at the funeral home. He died at 12:08 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 9, 1997) at OSF Saint James Hospital, Pontiac. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Pontiac, or a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Harris was born Nov. 17, 1911, at Pontiac, a son of Omer and Etta Fienhold Harris. He married Alice Obert Sept. 17, 1935, at Beloit, Wis. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Ronald Harris, Peoria; and one sister, Mildred Calkins, San Diego, Calif. Also surviving is a granddaughter, Kristin Harris. Mr. Harris owned and operated Gambles Hardware in Wyoming, Ill., for 15 years. He later was in television sales and repair until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of First United Methodist Church; and past member of Pontiac Kiwanis; Elks Club and Moose Lodge. While in Wyoming, Ill., he was president of Commercial Club; a volunteer firefighter; served on the high school board; and was an assistant Boy Scout leader. (The Pantagraph)
Hatling, William and Kunkel, James
Pontiac, Ill.- Intense heat here caused death of James Kunkel and William Hatling. [The Day Book, 27 July 1916; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Fairbury, Feb. 24 - Wallace Hemphill, a prominent and well-to-do farmer, died at his home, nine miles south of this city, at an early hour Wednesday morning, after a lingering illness. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of this city. Interment will take place Friday at Cooper cemetery. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 25, 1898; sub. by PHG]
Hendershot, Richard H.
Richard H. Hendershot, the four months old son of Mrs. Fern Hendershot died at St. James Hospital in this city Friday evening, death being due to pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the residence of Mrs. Hendershot's parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Lock, 6 miles Northwest of this city, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. S. McCown. Burial was in the South Side cemetery. [The Pantagraph, Feb. 12, 1923; sub. by PHG]
Gives Life Helping His Horse.
Pontiac, March 20: Mert Herron, a young farmer, was drowned. He, a brother and another companion, were on a road overflowed for some distance by Rooks creek, and in crossing this piece of road one of the horses fell down. Herron got out to aid the horse and was struck down by the animal and drowned. His companions escaped. [Urbana Daily Courier 20 March 1912]
While fording Rooks creek, near Pontiac, Ill., Mert Herton's horse slipped and fell. He tried to help it up. It kicked and stunned him and he drowned. [The Day Book, 19 March 1912; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
TRAIN KILLS CARL HETLAND - Struck By Wabash Train Tuesday Morning.
Pontiac, Jan 25.-- Carl Hetland, whose home is at Corning, Ia., but who had been visiting his brother, Oscar Hetland, one mile from Rowe, was instantly killed at 11:10 this morning when he was struck by the south-bound Wabash passenger train. Mr. Hetland, who was 57 years old, and deaf and dumb, came to the home of his brother last November for an extended visit. Since that time he has been assisting his brother about the farm, and has become quite well-acquainted in that vicinity. It had been his practice for some time to walk from the Hetland home, which is about a mile from the Rowe station, using the Wabash tracks as his path, making the trip every day for the purpose of visiting in the village. This morning he left home as usual, as was his custom. After walking down the tracks for some distance, the train appeared and whistled for him. He was unable to hear the whistle on account of his deafness. A moment later the train struck him, death being instantaneous. When the train was stopped and the train crew ran back to where he lay alongside the track, life was extinct. He had spent most of his life in Corning, Ia., where he has a sister, Mrs. Malinda Peterson, and a brother, Ole Hetland. Mr. Hetland was a bachelor, and both his parents are dead. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 26, 1916, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Anthony Hicks Is Dead - Succumbs to Bronchial Pneumonia
PONTIAC, Jan. 12.--Anthony Hicks, one of the well-known residents of Pontiac died early this morning at the residence of Mrs. Hoy, at the corner of Howard and Oak streets, where he made his home, death being due to bronchial pneumonia. The funeral will be held from the residence of William Wallace on Thursday, January 13, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. O'Hara, pastor of the First M. E. Church officiating. Burial will be in South Side cemetery. Mr. Hicks was born in Ottawa, Ill., in 1855. He attended the public schools of that city. After completing his education, he moved to a farm west of this city where he engaged in farming until about 14 years ago, when he came to this city which has since been his home. For a time he was janitor at city hall, and at the time of his death he was assistant janitor of the court house. He was never married. He leaves a brother, Richard B. Hicks, of this city, besides a number of nieces and nephews. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 13, 1916, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
FUNERAL OF RICHARD HICKS - Pneumonia Causes His Death Within Week of That of Wife.
Pontiac--Feb. 5. The funeral of Richard Hicks was held this morning from his residence at 613 West Water street. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Edward Benden, of the First Baptist Church, with the Modern Woodmen of America conducting their regular burial service. Mr. Hicks was born at Ottawa, September 5, 1861. On leaving school, he engaged in farming. On coming to this area, he continued farming, locating west of this city. He was united in marriage to Miss Louise Vilven in this city on March 26, 1895. They made their home on Mr. Hicks' farm west of this city for fifteen years, when they removed to Pontiac and this has been their home since. On coming to Pontiac, Mr. Hicks was employed by the city and later with the Public Service Company. He held his position there at the time of his death. Mrs. Hicks passed away Monday morning, January, January 29, 1917. Following her death, Mr. Hicks caught a severe cold which developed into pneumonia, causing his death at St. James Hospital on Saturday afternoon. He leaves four sons, Richard T., Lester J., Charles W., and Glenn Arnold Hicks, all of this city. [The Pantagraph, Feb. 6, 1917, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Himes, Allen Walter
Allen Walter Himes died at Reading, Livingston county, Jan. 4, of epiletic fits, Allen Walter, aged 45 years, father of Mrs. John Himes of this city. [Date: January 16, 1879; Paper: Henry Republican, Henry, IL; Transcribed and Submitted by: Nancy Piper]
Hoffman, Susan Allen
Mrs. Susan Allen Hoffman, 82, died at her home in Dwight. Surviving are two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - "Remember? June 16, 1956" by: Mary Jean)
P.M. Hooker, of Chatsworth, was shaking a mixture of quicksilver, British oil and nitric acid in a bottle when the compound exploded, killing him instantly. [True Republican 4 September 1895; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Mr. John Hossack, of Odell, son of the venerable John Hossack of this city, died at the residence of J.E. Scott yesterday morning. He had been an invalid for some years from kidney trouble. He was nearly 48 years old. For the last 20 years he had been an esteemed and successful business man of Odell. Dying, he leaves of his own a wife and four children to mourn the loss of husband and father, while his father's family mourn the loss of a son and brother. The funeral will take place today at four o'clock from the residence to Ottawa Avenue cemetery. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 48, Number 44, 11 June 1887; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer, who adds this note: He was actually buried at Union Cemetery]
Hossack, John Alden
Killed by Fall in Hotel.
Chicago, Apr. 6: John Alden Hossack met his death at the Auditorium Annex Sunday by jumping or falling from the window of his room to the bottom of an air shaft, eight floors below. He was a grandson of John Alden Hossack, the abolitionist, who was famous for his trial in the federal courts of Chicago more than half a century ago on the charge of underground railroading of slaves, bound for Canada from the south. Young Mr. Hossack, who was 26 years of age, came to Chicago from his home in Odell, Ill., last Thursday to consult physicians on account of a threatened nervous breakdown. [True Republican 8 April 1908; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: The Hossack family is buried at Union Cemetery in Odell, Illinois]
Houchin, Clarence E.
C.E. Houchin '24 Is Fever Victim First This Year
Clarence E. Houchin died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at the University hospital from scarlet fever, complicated with pneumonia. He had been unconscious for two hours prior to his death. His father and mother were at his bed side, having arrived from their home in Pontiac last Tuesday. The 19 year old student was brought to the hospital last Sunday afternoon with scarlet fever. He had been very sick all week and is believed to have contracted pneumonia Tuesday. His sickness caused the quarantine of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, 709 South Second Street, Champaign, of which he was a pledge. He was registered in the College of Commerce and was in good scholastic standing.
Hold Funeral Monday
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Monday from the home of the parents, 10 North Main street Pontiac. Members of Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Phi will serve as pallbearers if they are released from quarantine in time. The release depends on the observation case of Wilbur E. Johnson '24 of the same house who was taken to the hospital yesterday with a fever of 104. Houchin's is the first student death from a contagious disease this year. [Daily Illini, 27 February 1921; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
C.E. HOUCHIN BURIED AT HOME IN PONTIAC
Fraternity Brothers Released From Quarantine; Act as Pallbearers
Release of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity from quarantine Sunday enabled six of its members to act as pallbearers at the funeral of Clarence E. Houchin '24, which was held yesterday morning from the home of his parents, 10 North Main street, Pontiac. The pallbearers were: D.H. Crum '23, A.M. Howser '21, E.G. Staley '21, L.B. Anderson '23, Allan B. Conant '23, and R.L. Heaton '23. Houchin died at the University hospital from scarlet fever which he contracted one week ago. It was the first student death from a contagious disease this year. [Daily Illini, 1 March 1921; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Humbert, L. C.
L. C. Humbert, one of the oldest residents of Pontiac, who has been missing for the last few days, was found dead in a cistern. [True Republican 19 December 1903; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Lewis C. Humbert is buried at South Side Cemetery]
Hurdle, Eliza Titus
Funeral of Mrs. Hurdle Held Sunday Afternoon
Fairbury: Mrs. Eliza Titus Hurdle, relict of the late Henry Hurdle, died Friday at her home here with the family of James Blakesley, her daughter, at the age of 80 years. The funeral services were held Sunday at the Blakesley home with the burial being in the Fairbury Cemetery. The deceased moved here with her husband about forty years ago, and has been a continuous resident since that time. Two children, Mrs. James Blakesley and Henry Hurdle, survive. [The Pantagraph, March 10, 1916, Page 10; sub. by PHG]