Boy Drowned In Cistern
Pontiac, Ill., Aug. 30: Harry Iben, a nine-year-old Peoria boy, was drowned yesterday when he fell into a cistern on the farm of his uncle, Richard Iben, near here. (The Rock Island Argus 30 August 1911, Sub by Pam Geyer who adds this Note: This occurred in Pike Township, Livingston County, Illinois. He is buried at Springdale in Peoria, IL.)
Word was received in this city this morning announcing the death of Austin Irwin, at his home near Saunemin. Mr. Irwin was sixty-four years of age. His death was the result of a stroke of paralysis. January 10, 1913 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
James Jackson, among the first settlers of Fairbury, died at the age of 62 years. True Republican, 24 September 1892; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac - Clarence Jacobs, 81, of R.R. 1 died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday at St James Hospital. He had been in failing health seven years. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home, with burial in Rooks Creek Cemetery. He was born Dec. 13, 1892, in rural Pontiac, a son of Herman and Augusta Woltzen Jacobs. He married Linda F. Bertsche Sept. 16, 1937, at Meadows. His only survivor is his wife and an aunt. His brother preceded him in death. He had lived his entire life on the farm where he was born and was a member of the Rooks Creek United Methodist Church and was a trustee of the church 36 years. He managed several area baseball teams and served on the board of directors of Graymont Community Hall. He was also a trustee of Rooks Creek Cemetery for 36 years. [No source for newspaper clipping, hand dated 2 June 1974 - Submitted by Amy Robbins-Tjaden]
Jacobs, Tone W. and Miriam
Double Funeral Tuesday for Graymont Man, Wife
Pontiac - A double funeral for a Graymont man and his wife, who died within three hours of each other Sunday will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Harris Funeral Hoome, Pontiac. Tone W. Jacobs, 73, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at St James Hospital. He had been ill a month. Mr Jacob's wife, Miriam, 76, died at 3:15 p.m. at Odell Shelter, Odell. She had been in failing health two years. The Rev Gaylord Buss will officiate and burial will be in Rooks Creek Cemetery. Mr Jacobs was born Dec. 16, 1897, in Rooks Creek Township, a son of J. Herman and Augusta Barbara Woltzen Jacobs. Mrs Jacobs was born June 3, 1894, in Nebraska Township, a daughter of William and Iona McCown Emm. They were married Oct. 14, 1920 in Ottawa. He is survived by a brother, Clarence, of rural Pontiac. Mrs Jacobs is survived by a sister, Miss Wilda Emm, of Odell. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. He farmed in Rooks Creek Township his entire life. [From an untitled newspaper clipping, hand dated 21 December 1970 - Submitted by Amy Robbins-Tjaden]
Jenkins, Robert. L.
Robert L. Jenkins died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fairbury Hospital, after a 10 day illness. The funeral will be at 1:30 Saturday at Mowry Funeral Home, with burial in Graceland Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Warren, pastor of Fairbury Baptist Church will officiate. He was born Aug. 2, 1927 at Fairbury, the son of Clyde and Dora Jenkins. He was employed at the Seneca Shipyards. Surviving are his parents and his sister, Vera Dell, of Fairbury, and three grandparents. He lived here his entire life, with the exception of 8 years in Leroy, Illinois. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Fairbury Baptist Church. The body will be taken to the family home at noon Thursday and returned to the funeral home Saturday noon. [The Pantagraph, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1945. Page 12; sub. by PHG]
CHATSWORTH - Jens Jensen, died suddenly at 5 p. m. Wednesday at his home in Chicago. The body will be brought to Chatsworth, and burial will be at 11 a. m. Friday at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Mass will be said Saturday morning in Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Mr. Jensen married Margaret Feely. They lived for a time on a farm near Charlotte. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters of Chicago and two sisters. [The Pantagraph, Friday, Dec. 30, 1949; sub. by PHG]
Johnson, Dr. Darius
Pontiac - Dr. Darius Johnson, the oldest practitioner in this city, died very suddenly Saturday, about 11 p.m., of apoplexy. His funeral took place Monday at 2 p. m., from the M. E. church. [The Pantagraph, Nov. 29, 1877; sub. by PHG]
Died of Spinal Meningitis.
Pontiac, Ill., Feb. 10. - The 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Johnson, who reside four miles northwest of this city, died at 9:15 Wednesday evening, death being due to spinal meningitis. The little fellow had been ill since Sunday, when he was taken ill suddenly. The time of the funeral has not been arranged. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Feb. 11, 1910] (NOTE: Orland Johnson is buried in the Rowe Cemetery.)
Jones, Cyrus B.
Cyrus B. Jones, a farmer living six miles west of Pontiac, Livingston county, was shot and instantly killed on the 8th inst. About 9 o'clock Mr. Jones heard a noise in the barn and went with his son to ascertain the cause. When within a few feet of the door, a shot was fired by some unknown person, and Mr. Jones fell dead. The assassin escaped. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 20 February 1875]
Jones, Mrs. Emily
(Wife of Judge H. Jones, formerly of Livingston County, Ill.) d. Shasta, Cal. May 18, 1871. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]
Jones, Infant Son
Died at Pontiac, March 19th, of congestion of the lungs, infant son of Walter P., and Grace E. Jones, aged 15 days and grandson of Jared W. Jones. [Date: March 23, 1882; Paper: Henry Republican, Henry, IL; Transcribed and Submitted by: Nancy Piper]
MaClellan Jones at Pontiac, April 1, of pneumonia, MaClellan, 1 years, 7 months, 7 days, only son of Walter Pool and Grace Edith Jones and grandson of Jared W. Jones. [Date: April 13, 1882; Paper: Henry Republican, Henry, IL; Transcribed and Submitted by: Nancy Piper]
Jones, William S.
DIED.-- Near Pontiac, Livingston county, in this State, on Friday last, the 29th ultimo, Mr. WILLIAM S. JONES, formerly of Pulaski, Oswego county, New York, aged about 28 years.[The Ottawa Free Trader; 5 November 1841; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Jordan, Charlotte C.
PONTIAC. - Mrs. Charlotte Catherine Jordan, 76, former resident of Pontiac, died at 3:15 p. m. at the home of her son, Leo Jordan at Dixon. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Monday from St. Mary's Catholic church in Pontiac, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Thomas E. Shea conducting. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Jordan, nee Charlotte Catherine Fox, was born June 28, 1865 at Troy, New York, daughter of Michael and Charlotte Fox. She married Thomas Jordan, who preceded her in death July 23, 1937. She is survived by two sons, Leo of Dixon and Bernard of Milan, Mich; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Spotts of Rock Falls. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Fox of Bloomington, and George of Detroit; two sisters; Mrs. Emma Healy of Troy, New York, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thorpe of Decatur. [The Bloomington Pantagraph, Dec. 14, 1941, Page 6; sub. by PHG]
Jordan, Michael B.
PONTIAC-Michael Bernard Jordan, 75, of Milan, Michigan, and formerly of Pontiac, a retired prison guard, died Wednesday in Michigan of a heart attack. He had been in failing health several years. Mr. Jordan was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pontiac, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Jordan worked as a guard at Pontiac Prison until he moved from Pontiac in 1937. He also worked as a prison guard at Milan, Michigan. [Bloomington Pantagraph, June 11, 1965, Page 23; sub. by PHG]
Odell: Miss Elizabeth Judge died Friday with typhoid pneumonia and was buried Sunday from St. Paul's church at 2 o'clock. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 29, 1902; sub. by PHG]
Judge, Henry R.
DWIGHT - Henry R. Judge, 59, died Saturday at 10 p. m. at the Veteran's Hospital. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage two hours before in his apartment in the Frances Hotel here, which he managed. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Von Qualen Funeral Home with the Rev. George Davies, of Dwight Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. He was born at Odell, Dec. 28, 1894, a son of Thomas and Jessie Chalmers Judge. He married Gertrude Plumbley on Nov. 1, 1920 at Peoria. He was a veteran of World War I, and saw several months of overseas service. He was a member of the VFW, Post 2608, The American Legion, Post 486, and the Livingston A. F. and A. M., in Dwight. He spent his entire life in this area and retired as a wholesale candy distributor in 1946. He had been manager of the Hotel Frances for several months. His wife; three sisters, Florence, Susan and May, and one nephew survive. [Pantagraph, Sunday June 13, 1954 and Monday, June 14, 1954; sub. by PHG]