James Maher, aged 78 year, a pioneer resident of Pontiac, is dead from apoplexy at his home in that town. ([Urbana Daily Courier 7 May 1906; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.)
Ernest Mallary's Wife Dead.
Lacon friends of M. M. Mallary and family are pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Ernest Mallary, a beautiful young woman who became the bride of Ernest Mallary about a year ago. She was a Pontiac girl and resided there until her marriage when she went south with her husband. The particulars of her death have not yet reached Lacon. The funeral was held in Pontiac Tuesday. (The Lacon Home Journal 22 October 1914; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Her name was Marguerite Young Mallary. Her baby boy died at birth and she died the next day, according to her grave marker. They are buried together at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.)
Marguerite Mallary: Last week we briefly mentioned the death of Mrs. Ernest Mallary of Amasa, Mich. This young woman who was but 27 years of age became a mother just one week previous to her death, her beautiful baby boy dying at its birth. Uremic poisoning caused her death. On Oct. 8, 1913 she was married to Ernest Mallary, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Mallary, and they moved to Amasa where he had charge of the manual training department of the public schools at that place. The funeral of mother and babe was held at Pontiac on Monday of last week. Lacon friends of the Mallary family extend sympathy to the heart broken young husband. [The Lacon Home Journal 29 October 1914; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
MALLON, Mrs. Hattie
FORREST - Mrs. Hattie Mallon, 64, of Reddick, died at 3:35 p. m. Wednesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Merle Righter in Forrest. Funeral services are at 2 p. m. Friday in Reddick Methodist Church. Burial will be in Round Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Mallon was born Dec. 23, 1883 in Reddick, daughter of Michael and Mary Pritchard Guest. She was married to John Mallon who died in 1931. One daughter, Mrs. Righter, survives. Four brothers, Will, Howard, John and Oliver survive, along with one sister, Mrs. M. E. Jones, and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the WBA lodge in Reddick. [The Pantagraph, Thurs., Jan. 29, 1948; sub. by PHG]
MANGAN, Constance Jean
Miss Constance Jean Mangan, of Strawn, was killed in a car accident which state officials said was one of the worst in downstate Illinois history. There were 8 people in both cars, and none survived. There were no witnesses to the accident, and no skid marks on the road. There were 6 teenagers killed in one car, who were headed to the drive-in movie at Gibson City. Two men in the other car were also killed. The men's car was allegedly in the wrong lane, which resulted in a head-on collision. Miss Magnan's funeral and burial were held in Strawn. Her father preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are her mother and a number of siblings. [The Pantagraph, May 5, 1969, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
Sunday the body of Frank Mangon was discovered lying on the Wabash tracks about half a mile north of the station, badly mangled; life having been extinct for several hours. He was last seen about 11 p. m. Saturday, then going home. It is supposed he was struck by a train which had used the siding about 11 or 12 o'clock. There being no witness to the accident very little could be learned at the inquest, which was held Sunday morning, but the verdict would indicate that the unfortunate man had wandered on the track and being badly dazed was struck by the train. Mr. Mangon was 40 years of age. He is survived by father, a brother in Iowa, and two sisters who reside in this vicinity. Funeral was held from Catholic church in Strawn Monday morning. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 8, 1902; sub. by PHG]
George Maplethorpe, of Forrest, received word that his brother, William, who left Forrest twenty years ago, was killed while working in a mint at Rosalyn, Washington. [The Pantagraph, Sept. 14, 1908, Page 4; sub. by PHG]
Ernest Marks Killed by Train.
Cullom, Sept. 17.-- Ernest Marks, living north of Griswold, was killed between 6 and 7 o'clock Saturday evening at Cardiff by the Banner Limited. He was ground to pieces. He formerly lived near Cullom. [The Pantagraph, Sept. 18, 1916, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
Mr. Michael Marks, aged about 40 years, died at his home four miles north of Chenoa at Rook's Creek recently. [The Pantagraph, Aug. 31, 1891, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
MARR, John E.
JOHN E. MARR DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Funeral for Sycamore Man to be Held This Friday Afternoon. — Other Rites and Burial Saturday in Chatsworth, Native Town of Merchant. John E. Marr, for more than eight years a resident of Sycamore, died at his home, 329 West Exchange street, about 7:15 o'clock Wednesday night from cancer after a prolonged illness of about a year. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this Friday afternoon from the residence in Sycamore, with the Rev. W. H. Tope of the Methodist church officiating. The body will be shipped to Chatsworth, Ill., Mr. Marr's native town, for funeral services and burial there Sunday. Mr. Marr had been in a serious condition for about a month after his long illness. He was 61 years of age at the time of his death, having been born July 11, 1865, in Chatsworth, the son of James Marr and Nancy Jane Wright-Marr. His father was a native of Scotland and his mother's native state was Indiana. His entire life was spent in Chatsworth until his removal to Sycamore in March, 1918, when he went into partnership with C. W. Steenrod in the furniture and undertaking business here. This past June the partnership was dissolved and the business sold to O. V. Kebil. Mr. Marr was married to Julia Roberts, who died in 1916. Two sons and two daughters survive from this marriage: Ray of Chatsworth, Everett of Pierrepont, S. Dak., Mrs. Eva Van Auken, Pewaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Zola Brown, Bochelle. One son, Vernie, died at an early age. In April, 1918, Mr. Marr was married again to Erika Linde, and she survives him with a daughter Marguerite. He also leaves a sister Mrs. Dora Bangs of Wesley, Iowa. [True Republican, 24 July 1926; sub. by PHG]
MATHIESSEN, Fred M.
Fred M. Mathiessen, a printer, quite well known in this county, committed suicide at Odell on Thursday. He was publishing a paper there. Some years ago he was sent to Germany to finish his education, but broke down under the pressure, and never recovered. He was 24 years old.[The Ottawa Free Trader, 26 May 1888; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac, Ill., - Uriah McArdle, 76, farmer, died trying to save grandchild when yoke of oxen ran away. [The Day Book, 8 June 1912; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
McBAIN, Fannie M Smith
NATIVE OF PENNSYLVANIA;HERE SEVENTEEN YEARS - Mrs. John McBain dies of Cancer of Stomach---Funeral Services on Monday at M. E. Church. Mrs. Fannie M. McBain, wife of John McBain, died yesterday afternoon at twelve minutes past 12 o'clock at the family residence, corner of Everett and Bridge streets, from cancer of the stomach. She had been ailing for three months, but had been confined to her bed only three weeks. Mrs. McBain, whose maiden name was Smith, was born at Smithfield, Bradford county, Pa., September 14, 1851, but when a baby moved with her parents to Illinois, locating at Ancona, where she remained until her marriage, when she and her husband moved to Washburn, where they lived until seventeen years ago, when they came to Streator to make their home. Mother of Four Children. Mrs. McBain was the mother of four children. One is dead. The surviving children, all residents of Streator, are Dugald, Miss Jessie and Paul, the former only being married. Mrs. McBain is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Louisa Smith, who is 83 years old, and in very poor health, and by a sister, Miss Jennie Smith, both of whom made their home with the woman now dead. Besides Miss Smith there are two other sisters, Mrs. John McCormick of Sterling, Kansas, and Mrs. John Carrithers of Washburn; and a brother, Guy Smith, of Jolley, Ia. Member of Relief Corps. Mrs. McBain was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and that organization will take an active part at the funeral, which will be held Monday, with services at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church and the interment in Riverwood cemetery. (...from Streator Daily Free Press - Saturday, September 9, 1905, page 01 - submitted by: Bluejay201)
VETERAN IS SUMMONED - John M'Bain dies of Hemorrhage of Stomach---Here Forty Years - John McBain, a veteran of the civil war and for about a half century a respected resident of Streator or vicinity, died this morning at 5 o'clock at the family home, 710 East Hickory street. He had been in poor health for several months, having stomach trouble, the end being hastened by a hemorrhage of the stomach. Mr. McBain was a native of Canada, where he was born March 10, 1847. In his boyhood he came to Illinois with his parents and settled on a farm near Ancona. When the war broke out he volunteered his services and went out as a member of Co. C. 64th Illinois. Married at Ancona. After hostilities had ceased he returned to Ancona and there, October 22, 1868, was united in marriage to Fannie Smith, who died three years ago. For forty years Mr. McBain had resided in Streator, being employed as teamster by the Streator Lumber Co. until stricken with the illness which has proven fatal. There are surviving three children: Dougald, Jessie and Paul. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock; services at the Methodist church and interment in Riverwood cemetery. Streator Post No. 68, G.A.R., which buried Comrade Crowll yesterday will be called on to lay away another member by the death of Mr. McBain. (...from Streator Free Press Daily - Monday, August 31, 1908, page 01 - submitted by: bluejay201)
Pontiac, Ill., - Wm. McCartney, saloon keeper, Campus, Ill., shot and killed himself after telling friends he had quit drinking. [The Day Book, 31 January 1913; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Ex-Police Chief Kills Self.
Pontiac, Ill., Feb. 8. -- John McCully, former chief of police, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself. [The Rock Island Argus, 8 February 1911]
Fairbury: The three weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDowell, who died Saturday, was buried from the family residence on Sunday, the 7th, at 2 p. m., Rev. Jamison of the Avoca M. E. church, conducting the ceremony. [The Pantagraph, Wednesday, Sep. 10, 1890, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
McDOWELL, Isaac P.
Isaac P. McDowell, president of the First national bank of Fairbury, died at Denver, Col. His body was taken to Fairbury for burial. [True Republican, 23 January 1901; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Hugh McGee died at the residence of Mr. Smith of Broughton, Livingston county last week. He was sick only about 24 hours, and died in the most painful agony of billous colic. The deceased had no relatives, except a son in Canada. [The Pantagraph, June 25, 1880; sub. by PHG]
Mrs. Phillip McGinnis, a lady well known in Ottawa, died at Odell Monday evening. The funeral will occur to-morrow morning and relatives from Ottawa will attend. The funeral of the late Mrs. Margaret McGinnis was at Odell yesterday.[The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 52, Number 48, 5 July 1890; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Death of Phillip McGinnis
Phillip McGinnis, formerly of Wallace township, in this [LaSalle] county, died at his home north of Odell, on March 25th last, of heart disease, at the ago of 58 years. Mr. McGinnis was well known here, where he lived for many years prior to his moving to Livingston county, a year ago. He was a thoroughly upright and honest man, a good citizen and a good neighbor, and both in LaSalle and Livingston counties had the respect of every man who knew him. He leaves a family, provided for, we believe. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 49, Number 37, 21 April 1888; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
The invalid brother of Rev. McGregor [of Chatsworth] died recently. [November 28, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
The announcement Wednesday morning that Mrs. Jimina McKee, the wife of Mr. Hugh McKee, had quietly passed away the previous night at the family residence in the southern part of the city, was received with sorrow by every one. Mrs. McKee and her husband had resided here since 1853. The funeral services occurred at the Baptist Church, "of which she has been one of the foremost and devoted female members since its organization," Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. J. Coker, the pastor, conducted the ceremony, assisted by Elder O.D. Merritt. A large congregation of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the city cemetery. A husband, one son and two daughters are left to mourn over her death. [Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19 - tr. by Nina Kramer]
McMAHON, Hugh J.
Pontiac -- Hugh J. McMahon, of Kempton, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Katherine Foley in Pontiac, at 5 PM Tuesday after a long illness. His body was taken to R.J. Harris Funeral Home here. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, other arrangements are incomplete. Mr. McMahon was born Aug. 4, 1867, near Leland, son of Michael and Mary Duffy McMahon. Surviving are 5 sisters. the Misses Margaret, Delia, Sarah and Julia, all of Kempton, and Mrs. Foley. A son at Joliet also survives. Five sisters preceded him in death. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Nov. 17, 1948, Page 5; sub. by PHG]
Johnny McManus, the intelligent little deaf mute who has been to the State Institution for such children, was killed yesterday at Odell. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 19 June 1886; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Dwight, Ill., - Josephine McQuirk, Gardner, Ill., suicide. Carbolic acid. Harrison Bergman refused to marry her. [The Day Book, 1 August 1912; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac, Oct. 18, 1915. Mrs. Mary Menke, an old resident of this county, is dead at the home of her daughter, aged 73. [Urbana Daily Courier; 18 October 1915; Sub. by: Pam Haag Geyer: "Note: Wife of Wilhelm Menke, gravestone is in Waldo Cemetery in Flanagan, where her name is engraved as "Marie."]
MEGQUIRE, Job Haskell
Chattsworth, Ill., Jan. 30. -- Special Telegram. -- Job Haskell Megquire, one of the first settlers of Livingston County and a veteran of the Mexican war, was buried here yesterday, having died at his home in this city on Sunday evening at 10:10 o'clock. He was born in Wenham, Cumberland County, Me., Feb 10, 1827. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was one of General Miller's brigade at Lundy's Lane, and his grandfather was a soldier in the revolutionary war. When 18 years old he enlisted in the Eighth United States Infantry at Lowell, Mass., under General W. T. Sherman, and served through the Mexican war. He was at the erection of Fort Brown and was engaged at the captures of the Cities of Monterey, Relnosa, Camargo, Mier, Vera Cruz, Gerro Gordo, the bombardment of the City of Mexico, the storming of Chepultepee, and battles of Palo Alto, San Antonio, Contreras, Cherubusco, San Augustine, and Molina del Rey. In the last battle he received two sever wounds, one of which proved almost fatal. When the gold fever was running high he took passage to California via the Isthmus of Panama, and engaged in digging gold with varied success. After returning to his native state he made another trip to California over the same route, and met with better success in mining. He was married at East Corinth, Me., to Miss Sarah Henrietta Young in 1856 and came to Illinois in 1857 and settled in Livingston Count, near Oliver's Grove, where he engaged in farming. He then moved into the Village of Chatsworth where he has since resided and was the oldest citizen at the time of his death. For a number of years he was engaged in the real estate business and laid out tow additions to the Village of Chattsworth. He was one of the first school directors in the village and had been assessor of the Township of Chatsworth for many years prior to his death. His acquaintance in Livignston County was large and he had long been a member of the Masonic fraternity, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted today from the Baptist church, Rev. John Small officiating. His wife, eight sons, and one daughter survive him. [Date: 1896-01-31; Paper: Inter Ocean]
MERRILL FUNERAL RITES TO BE OBSERVED TODAY
Funeral services for J.G. Merrill, Civil War veteran, will be held at 9:30 this morning from the home at 802 West Healy street, Champaign, Rev. H.A. Keck of the First M.E. church officiating. Interment will be in Pontiac.[Daily Illini, 7 August 1923; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
THREE LEADERS IN FARM BUREAU TAKEN BY DEATH
The Grim Reaper struck three times last week, taking leaders in Illinois Farm Bureau activities, reports the Illinois Agricultural Association. Charles Mies, former president and long a leader in the Livingston County Farm Bureau, was killed in a railroad crossing accident near his home at Saunemin. Mrs. Mies was seriously injured. Mr. Mies and his wife were riding in an automobile at the time. The circumstances surrounding his death were almost identical with that of his brother Henry who was killed in a railroad crossing accident several years ago. [Farmers' Weekly Review, 26 May 1937; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
CHARLES B. MIES DIES IN EMINGTON ACCIDENT
Charles B. Mies, 59, Saunemin, father of Clarence W. Mies, Class of '37, was killed Sunday night when his automobile was struck by the Banner Blue Wabash Flyer near Emington, Ill., and Mrs. Mies was taken to a hospital in Pontiac where her condition was described as serious. Two other children surviving Mr. Mies have attended the University, Miss Mildred Mies, and Charles B. Mies, Jr. Mrs. L.H. Mamer, a sister, lives at 906 West Oregon Street, Urbana. Services will be held in Saunemin Tuesday afternoon. [Daily Illini, 11 May 1937; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Elizabeth Mies Dies at Home
1938 Auto Collision Injuries Fatal to Pontiac Girl
Elizabeth Mies, ex-'39, Pontiac, died yesterday morning at her home as a result of injuries sustained Feb. 12, 1938, when she was struck by an automobile at Illinois Street and Mathews Avenue, Urbana. Since the accident, Miss Mies remained in a coma, and had never spoken. She sustained a severe concussion, a leg fracture, and back injuries. She was treated at Burnham hospital until May, 1938, and was then moved to her home. She was enrolled in the home economics curriculum at the University, and would have graduated last June. Besides her mother, Mrs. George Mies, she leaves a sister, Catherine, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, and two brothers, Eugene and Harold, the latter a member of Farm House fraternity, all graduates of the University of Illinois. [Daily Illini, Date: 30 September 1939;; Sub. by: Pam Haag Geyer: "Note: The ex- '39 refers to the fact she was a former student at U of I, and would have graduated in 1939. She is buried in South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL."]
MILKIE, Mrs. Henry
Pontiac, April 7: Mrs. Henry Milkie is also dead here. [Urbana Daily Courier 9 April 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
FAIRBURY - Mrs. Bertha Streib Miller, 78, died at Fairbury Hospital at 6:30 p. m. Sunday after a fall 11 days ago. She was taken to Cook Funeral Home, where services will be Tuesday at 12:30 p. m. and at the Apostolic Christian Church at 1 p. m. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. She was born Oct. 19, 1875 in Fairbury, the daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth Landis Streib. She was educated in country schools. She was married to Ben Miller in March, 1927 in Fairbury. They lived in Cissna Park for one year and returned to Fairbury where they lived the remainder of their lives. Mr. Miller died in 1935. Surviving are four sons, Alpha, Frank, Mike and Ezra, and two daughters, Miss Esther and Miss Emily. One sister, Mrs. Lena Miller, and two brothers, Phillip and Henry also survive. [The Pantagraph, Monday, June 14, 1954; sub. by PHG]
MILLER, Georgenna (WATTS)
Georgenna Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Watts, of South Ottawa tp., died at Emington, Livingston county, on Friday, March 15, in child birth, at the age of 29 years, 11 months and 22 days, having been born in South Ottawa March 24, 1859. She leaves a husband and four small children. She was the wife of Thomas Miller, son of Dr. Miller; and for some time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Miller lived in South Ottawa township, until four years ago when they moved to Emington. In both places of residence Mrs. Miller made many friends both as a girl and as a woman. A good wife, a kind friend and sympathetic neighbor, she was esteemed by all who knew her, and her death is most keenly regretted by those who had known her best. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Volume 51, Number 35; 6 April 1889; Sub. by: Pam Haag Geyer]
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Miller, living south of town, died Sunday night and the funeral was held at St. Paul's church. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Nov. 4, 1904; sub. by PHG]
MRS. SUSAN MINER DIES - Claimed to Have Been 116 Years Old
PONTIAC--Jan. 3--Mrs. Susan Miner, probably the oldest woman in Illinois, died in the county hospital at 7:30 o'clock on New Year's morning. The funeral was held today at 3 p.m. from the African Methodist Episcopal church. The burial was made in the South Side Cemetery. Her maiden name was Mitchell and she was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1799. She was of white parentage. She came to Illinois and to Pontiac about 36 years ago, during which time she had been feeble from the infirmities of age. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Hatfield. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Jan.4, 1916, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
DIED, At Moon's Point, Livingston county, on the 8th inst., Mr. Thomas Moon, aged about 26 years. [The Ottawa Free Trader 15 October 1841; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
MORAN, James Francis
PONTIAC - The funeral of James F. Moran, 76, a resident of Livingston Manor, Pontiac, since June, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church, Pontiac. The Rev. Steve Loftus will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac, with the rosary to be recited at 4 p.m. He died at 2 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 14, 2002) at Livingston Manor. He was born May 9, 1926, in Pontiac, a son of James D. and Mary F. Spaniol Moran. He married Kay Hinshaw Nov. 25, 1972, in Pontiac. She survives in Pontiac. Also surviving are one son, James W. Moran, Pontiac; and one sister, Mary An Eymann, Reno, Nev. One brother preceded him in death. He was a lifelong truck driver. From 1973-1986, he was a partner in Kock Transfer in Pontiac. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Pontiac. He was educated at St. Mary's Grade School and Pontiac High School. (SOURCE: The Pantagraph, 14 Aug 2002 - submitted by Teri Moncelle Colglazier)
MORAN, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Moran died last Monday morning of child-bed fever. Her child survived. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery on Tuesday. The funeral procession was very large. [The Pantagraph, Oct. 18, 1877, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
The pilot of a Navy carrier type plane was killed in a crash, near here yesterday and was identified through papers in his wallet and an identification bracelet as Mahlon Morris, 23, of nearby Fairbury. Both Wing and Fairbury are in Livingston county. Morris was a Marine fighter pilot before discharge from the service six months ago and according to the death certificate had presumably taken off from the Glenview Naval air station to put in flying time. He was a member of the naval reserve. [Daily Illini, 12 July 1946; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
MORROW, James E.
James E. Morrow, president of the National bank of Pontiac, Ills., died, aged 63 years. ([The Rock Island Argus 4 June 1898; sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He is buried at South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, Illinois.)
MOWRY, Elwood T.
Killed by Auto.
Pontiac, Dec. 18: Elwood T. Mowry of Fairbury was struck and killed by an automobile. [Urbana Daily Courier 18 December 1914; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
PONTIAC- Henry Mund died at the home of Mrs. Mary Shepard on Tuesday. He was born in Hanover, Germany, July 9, 1856. At age 11, he came to America with his parents and went to Grundy County. In 1869, the family moved to Owego Township. In 1875, Mr. Mund moved to Odell Township, and in 1925, he came to Pontiac. He was a farmer. He is survived by a brother, Louis, of Cullom, and two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Stahler of Odell, and Mrs. Augusta Mai, of Pontiac. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church at Odell. He was buried at the Swygert cemetery. [The Pantagraph, June 5, 1929; sub. by PHG]
Charles Munhall, who was reported to have been killed Saturday night in Indianapolis by falling from a third story window, is now supposed to have been pushed out the window while intoxicated by his wife. Mrs. Munhall has been arrested. Munhall hailed from Fairbury, in Livingston County, Illinois. [The Weekly Pantagraph, June 22, 1883; sub. by PHG]
MUNRO, Everett L.
Electric Wire Kills Man.
Pontiac. Oct. 14: Everett L. Monroe [sic] was killed when he attempted to take out an electric fuse plug in his home. He was standing on the concrete floor in the basement of his home and as he touched the fuse plug a short circuit was formed, killing him. He feared the wires would set fire to his residence. ([Urbana Daily Courier 15 October 1912; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Mr. Munro is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois]
Mrs. Lydia Munro, of Saunemin, died at Brokaw hospital Monday night at 5:30. She has been a resident of Saunemin, where she was universally respected. [September 21, 1906 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Scarlet fever is prevailing southwest of town. Mr. Munson has lost one child, and a second one has been given over to die. It is supposed to have been imported by some Danes just arrived. (Note: John Munson, age 7, is buried at South Side Cemetery.) [The Pantagraph, Wednesday, May 21, 1879, Page 1; sub. by PHG]
MURDOCK, Alexander W.
Alexander W. Murdock, 6910 Parnell Ave., [Chicago] killed by train at Fairbury. [The Day Book, 24 January 1914; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Denver, Col., July: Miss Marie Murphy, of Pontiac, Ill., whose clothing became ignited on the street in this city Friday and who was terribly burned, died from her injuries Saturday morning. [Urbana Daily Courier, 14 July 1903; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: Miss Murphy is buried at South Side Cemetery. She was 22 years old at her death.)
Michael Murphy, of Dwight, died Friday at 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, where he had been confined for several months. Funeral services were at 9 a.m. Monday morning at at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Dwight. Burial was in St. Paul's Catholic cemetery at Odell. He was the son of the late Michael and Katherine Ahern Murphy. He was born March 24, 1858, in Red Bank, New Jersey. When a small child, he moved to Highland Township with his parents where he was engaged in farming until about 30 years ago, when he retired and moved to Dwight. He was unmarried. [The Pantagraph, Apr. 14 and 15, 1940; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac, July 3. After an illness of several months, Patrick Murphy, a blacksmith, died here Wednesday night. [Urbana Daily Courier; 3 July 1915; Sub. by: Pam Haag Geyer: Note: He is buried in South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL]
MYER, Amy Teresa
Mrs. Amy Teresa Myer, 65, died at her home in Eppards Point Township at 4:15 p.m. yesterday. She had been ill more than 10 years. Funeral services will be at the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home, Pontiac, at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Leslie R. Stewart, pastor of the Cornell Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after tomorrow noon. She was born Nov. 19, 1881, in Woodford County, daughter of Lewis and Georgeann (Huxtable) Reed. She has lived in Eppards Point Township about 55 years. She and Nelson DeBird Myer were married in Pontiac, Feb. 24, 1904. She was a member of Center Methodist Church and was active in church affairs in her community. Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Alberta E. Asper and Mrs. LaVerne Studebaker, both of Pontiac; a sister, Mrs. Nora Sandiford, Kankakee; two brothers, G. E. Reed and Harry M. Reed, both of Pontiac, and five grandchildren. A brother Elmer Reed preceded her in death. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois November, 25, 1946; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Dies Here; Funeral Thursday
Nelson DeBird Myer, 73, an Eppards Point Township retired farmer, died at 6 a.m. today at the Redlich Nursing Home here. He had been ill two years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul McCleary of the Center Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Myer was born in Eppards Point Township on July 9, 1881, a son of Nelson Jay and Elizabeth (McElhiney) Myer. He attended Eppards Point schools and lived in that township until he retired from farming. He was married to Amy Theresa Reed at Pontiac on Feb. 24, 1904. She died in 1946. After that, Mr. Myer made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Alberta Asper, Gibson City. Mr. Myer was a member of the Center Methodist Church and of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Laverne Studebaker, Pontiac, and Mrs. Asper. Eppards [Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois August 17, 1954; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Pontiac, June 21: Miss Pearl Myers, a junior in high school aged 17, died here after continued illness from over-study. [Urbana Daily Courier 22 June 1915; Sub. by Pam Geyer]