Chatsworth - Pauline Quint, 72, of Chicago, formerly of Chatsworth died at 2:30 p.m. at the Glen Crest Lodge, Chicago. Her funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at SS Peter and Paul Catholic church, Chatsworth, the Rev. Charles E. Karl officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery, Chatsworth. There will be no visitation. Culkin-Diggle funeral home, Chatsworth is in charge of arrangements. She was born June 29, 1913, at Wesley, Iowa, a daughter of Jens C. and Margaret Feeley Jensen. She married Louis Brown in 1932. He died in 1940. She then married Jacob Quint, Oct. 20, 1956 at Aledo. He preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Callahan, Grayslake; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. [The Pantagraph, Oct 11, 1985, page 28; sub. by PHG]
RALPH, O. R.
O. R. Ralph, a native of Ireland, and supposed to have been the oldest inhabitant of the State, was buried at Dwight on Monday week. [sic] His age was said to be one hundred and twelve years. He retained all his faculties and was actively engaged the day before his death. The funeral was very large. [The Pantagraph, Sep. 11, 1874; sub. by PHG]
RAMSEY, Zeri - d. Fairbury, Ill 8/10/1871, a. 54 y. [Compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer in 1912 - Submitted by Teri Colglazier]
Pontiac, June 3 (Special)—The death of Mr. Jesse Raridon occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hauer, a mile east of Fairbury yesterday. He leaves four children, his wife having preceded him in death. The funeral was held in the M.E. church at 10 a.m. today, after which the remains were taken to Selma, McLean county, for burial. [Daily Pantagraph 4 June 1901; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Farmer Slain In Quarrel.
Pontiac. July 21.-- Charles Raube, a farmer residing near Saunemin, was killed by his friend and neighbor, William Schulz. The two men had become involved in an argument over a wagon which they had purchased in partnership. Schulz stabbed Raube five times with a pocketknife. Death was instantaneous. Schulz surrendered to the authorities and is in jail here. [The Rock Island Argus, 21 July 1911]
REDIGER, Mrs. Jacob and Eleanor Rediger
Pontiac, Ill.,- Mrs. Jacob Rediger, 52, and daughter Eleanor, 6, were instantly killed when Big Four express struck their auto. [The Day Book, 27 August 1913]
REED, Fern Almeda Jane Webber
Fern A. J. Reed, 97, a resident of Fairview Haven, Fairbury, and formerly of Pontiac, died at 6:29 p.m. Wednesday March 9, 2005, at the nursing home. Her funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac, the Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Burial will be in Rooks Creek Cemetery, rural Pontiac. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. She was born Jan. 3, 1908, in Pontiac Township, the daughter of Albert J. and Emma J. (Niergarth) Webber. She married Frank H. Reed on Sept. 29, 1929, at Bloomington. He died March 19, 1994. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Metz, Fairbury, and Joan (Jim) Brown, Chillicothe; seven grandchildren, Roxann (Mike) Reilly, Renee (Ron) Soper, Rick (Chris) Metz, Robin (Leroy) McPherson, Melanie (Randy) Reed, Stephanie (Carl) Reavley and Valerie (Matthew) Reny; several great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
REED, George Edward
G. E. Reed, 78 of Eppards Point, dies; funeral Saturday G.E. Reed of Eppards Point township died at 3:15am today in St James Hospital. He had been ill two weeks. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on S Saturday at the Raleigh J Harris Funeral Home. The Rev. Clifford C. Brown of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm Friday. George Edward Reed was born Sept 27, 1874 near Eureka IL, the son of Lew is Jacob and Georgann (Huxtable) Reed. He was educated in the country schools of Woodford and Livingston Counties. He came to Eppards Point in 1891 and was a farmer there until his death. He was a director of Farmers Elevator since Sept 9, 1916, and president of the company since Oct 2, 1937. He was a member of the Pontiac Methodist Church. Ed also served as the Justice of the Peace for many years in Eppards Point Township. He was married to Mary S. Vilven south of Pontiac on June 10, 1897. She died on July 6, 1952. Survivors are: Vernon and Frank, both of Pontiac; two daughters, Mrs. George DeGroodt of Saunemin and Mrs. George Schott of Rowe; one brother Harry of Pontiac, and one sister, Mrs. Nona SandiFord, of Kankakee; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A brother Elmer and a sister Mrs. Amy Myer proceeded him in death. [Unknown newspaper; 2/12/1953; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Dies at Hospital, Funeral Tuesday
Harry M. Reed, 75, 117 Humiston Street, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at St. James Hospital. He had been in failing health for several years. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home, with Dr. C. C. Brown officiating. Burial will be in South Side cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Mr. Reed was born June 21, 1880, near Eureka, a son of Lewis and Georgann (Huxtable) Reed. He moved to Eppards Point in 1891 and farmed there until 1936, when he moved to Pontiac. He was married to the former Nellie Maude Osborn, of near Chenoa, in 1902. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Survivors are his wife; a son, Russell, Eppards Point; three grandchildren; a great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Nona Sandiford, Kankakee. A sister, Mrs. Amy Myer, and two brothers, Elmer and Edward, preceded him in death. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois Monday, May 14, 1956; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
The funeral of Jean Reed, 88, of R.R.#1, Pontiac, will be at 11 A.M. Saturday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac. The Rev. George Russell will officiate. Burial will be a Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Reed died at 2:45 P.M. Wednesday (December 16, 1992) at Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan. She was born October 7, 1904, near Fairbury, a daughter of Joseph G. and Edna Mack Hobart. She married Vernon V. Reed January 10, 1925, in Pontiac. He died October 29, 1985. Surviving are two sons: Roy, R.R.#1, Pontiac; and Richard, Nashua, N.H .; three sisters: Josephine Carlock, Pontiac; and Zemma Rayburn and Ferne Hobart, both of Bloomington; one brother: Gilbert Hobart, Fairbury; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Mrs. Reed, a farm wife, was educated in rural schools. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pontiac, Women of Moose, Wimodausis Club, and Women's Home Extension. She was a charter member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Central States Threshermen's Reunion, of which she was treasurer for many years. [December 1992 - Pontiac Daily Leader; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
REED, John Elmer
J. Elmer Reed, a well known farmer of Eppards Point Township, died at his farm home Wednesday afternoon, August 21, at 3:15 o'clock following an illness of eight months. Mr. Reed was born in Woodford County, Illinois, October 7, 1876, son of Lewis and Georgeann (Huxtable) Reed. His early life was spent in the vicinity of his birth, attending the Deer Creek schools. In 1891 his parents removed to Eppards Point Township, where he completed his education. He then engaged in farming, which he had followed all during his active life. He was united in marriage to Lena E. Osborn, of near Chenoa, on September 6, 1900, and they at once took up their residence on the farm where Mr. Reed's death occurred. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ada Brock, and a granddaughter, Jenette Brock. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Lewis Jacob Reed, of this city; two brothers, G. E. and H. M. Reed, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. N. D. Myers, of this city, and Mrs. Mona Sandiford, of Kankakee. Mr. Reed was a member of the Baptist Church at Ocoya and was also a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon, August 23, from the Reed family home, conducted by Rev. C. F. Kerr, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city. Burial will be in the South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, with the Modern Woodmen in charge. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois Thursday, August 22, 1929; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Mrs. Lena E. Reed, 97, Pontiac, Route 1, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at her home, where she had lived since 1900. Her funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stanley Murdoch officiating. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Reed was born Dec. 26, 1881, at Cloud County, Kansas, a daughter of Warren and Eva (Sweet) Osborn. She attended rural schools near Ocoya and she was married to J. E. Reed Sept. 6, 1900 near Ocoya. He died Aug. 21, 1929. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ada Brock, rural Pontiac; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Cutter, Pontiac; a brother, Murray Osborn, Chenoa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jeanette Benedict, Morton; a great-grandson, and two great-great-grandchildren. Four sisters preceded her in death. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, IL Mon., February 5, 1979; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
REED, Lewis Jacob
L. J. Reed passed away at the family residence, 319 West Lincoln Street, Friday afternoon at three o'clock. His death was due to pneumonia, he having been ill but five days. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at one o'clock from the First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. William Cowan Boyd, formerly past or of that church. Burial will occur in the South Side Cemetery. The deceased was a native of the state of Ohio, having been born at Shelbyville in that state February 8, 1851. His parents were Joseph and Polly (Freese) Reed. At the age of five years he came westward, locating with h is parents in Tazewell County. He was united in marriage to Georgie Ann Huxtable, of Tazewell County, October 26, 1873, and together they took up residence on a farm. In 1891 they moved to Eppards Point Township, Livingston County, where they resided until 1902, when they removed to this city and have since lived a retired life. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife and the following children, G. E. Reed, J. E. Reed, H. M. Reed, Mrs. Amy Myer, all of Pontiac and Mrs. Nana Askew, of Kankakee. Two brothers died in infancy and William Reed four years ago. [January 8, 1927 - Pontiac Daily Leader; provided by C. Pickard; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
REED, Mary Sophia Vilven
Mrs. Mary Sophie Vilven age 79 of Pontiac rt 4, died at 8:30pm on 7/15/1952 at the Ferguson nursing home. She had been in failing health the past 16 months and seriously ill for three weeks. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Wednesday at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral home. Rev Clifford C. Brown, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Reed was born March 28, 1873 near Flanagan, the daughter of John and Ann (Pickard) Vilven. She attended country schools and moved to Pontiac when a Young girl. She has lived on the same farm south of Pontiac since she was married to G. E. Reed more than 55 years ago. They were married on June 10, 1897 south of Pontiac. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Vernon and Frank of Pontiac; two daughters, Mrs. George DeGroodt of Saunemin and Mrs. George Schott, of Rowe; two brothers Charles and Lee Vilven of Pontiac and two sisters Mrs. Victor Kelly and Mrs. Jessie Kipfer of Pontiac; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by two brothers Tom and Ernest and one sister, Mrs. Daisy Brown. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Pontiac Methodist Church. ( Unknown newspaper, 7/16/1952 newspaper not known; provided by C Pickard: wife of George Edward Reed]
Mrs. Harry (Maude) Reed, 84, 117 Humiston St., died Saturday at 8:15 p.m. at Humiston Haven. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Raleigh J. Harris funeral home. The Rev. John Hansen, interim pastor at the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Reed was born July 10, 1884, in Eppards Point Township, a daughter of Warren and Eva (Sweet) Osborn. She was married to Harry Reed on Nov. 27, 1902 in Eppards Point Township. He died in 1956. Surviving are a son, Russell; five sisters, Mrs. Lena Reed and Mrs. Eunice Cutter, both of Pontiac; Mrs. Jennie Green, Forrest; Mrs. Mary Christie, Kokomo, Ind., and Mrs. Dora Fisk, Payette, Idaho; a brother, Murray Osborn, Chenoa; three grandchildren, Homer, Anita and Roger Reed, Pontiac, and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois Monday, December 16, 1968; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
REED, Richard Arlen
Richard Arlen Reed, 72, of Nashua, NH, and a native of Pontiac, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at his residence. His funeral will be at Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua. Friends may call today, Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was born October 30, 1933, at Pontiac, the son of Vernon and Jean (Hobart) Reed. He married Elizabeth Taylor Nov. 8, 1958. He had resided in Nashua since 1961, and previously lived in Chicago. In addition to his wife, Liz, of 47 years, he is survived by one son, Roy T. Reed, Medford, MA; one daughter, Cathy (Evan) Chicklis, Nashua; four grandchildren, Bryon R. Chicklis, Camille M. Chicklis, Miranda B. Chicklis, and Ian B. (Meredith) Chicklis, all of Nashua; and one brother, Roy R. Reed, Pontiac. Text Omitted [The Daily Leader, Pontiac, IL; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano; Note: Richard was the son of Vernon Reed, who was the son of Mary Vilven Reed who was the daughter of Ann Pickard Vilven; provided by Susan Storm]
REED, Vernon V.
Vernon V. Reed, 84, Pontiac, Route 1, died at 2:30 A.M. today, Tuesday, October 29, 1985, at St. James Hospital. He had been in failing health several months. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 A.M. at Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh of the Pontiac First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Reed was born April 17, 1901 in Eppards Point Township, a son of George and Mary (Vilven) Reed. He was educated in Pontiac area schools. He married Jean Hobart at Pontiac on January 10, 1925. He was a lifetime farmer in Eppards Point Township, retiring in 1968. He also was auditor for that township for many years. Mr. Reed was a Methodist. He was a charter member of the Central States Threshermen's Reunion and was a member of the Pontiac Moose Lodge. Survivors included his wife, two sons: Roy of rural Pontiac, and Richard of Nashua, N.H.; one brother: Frank of Pontiac; one sister: Helen Taylor of Pontiac, and two grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. [October 1985 - Pontiac Daily Leader, Pontiac, Illinois - Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Drowned.- The only son of James W. Remick, Esq., Sheriff of Livingston county, was drowned in the Vermilion river, about two miles west of Pontiac, on Friday of last week. The deceased was a bright and promising lad of about four years old. Mr. Remick was absent at the time and knew nothing of the affair till his return. So says the Pontiac News. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 15 August 1857; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
RENNE, A. B.
ONE KILLED; FIVE HURT -- Illinois and Wisconsin Dry Goods Merchants in Fatal Auto Accident at Elmhurst.
Chicago, Apr. 27: An automobile containing five dry goods merchants was struck by a Chicago & Northwestern railroad suburban train at six o'clock last night near Elmhurst, Ill., one of their number being killed and the others more or less injured. The dead man was A. B. Renne, 30 years old, proprietor of a dry goods store at Pontiac, Ill. [The Rock Island Argus 27 April 1909; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois]
A. B. Renne - Killed by Auto in Chicago
Springfield, Apr, 30: A. B. Renne, the young merchant of Pontiac, known by his friends in Springfield as "Allie" Renne, who was killed in an automobile accident in Chicago, was born and educated in this city. He lived here until eight years ago when he assumed a position with Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago. [Urbana Daily Courier 1 May 1909; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
RENWICK, George Hart
George Hart Renwick, for over 30 years employed as a stationary engineer at the Pontiac prison, passed away at the Methodist hospital in Peoria at 3:50 p.m. Sunday where he had been a patient for the past two months. Death was due to heart disease. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Erwin funeral parlors, Dr. John H. Ryan, chaplain of the Pontiac prison conducting. Burial will be in the Livingston County Memorial park, with officers and member of Pontiac lodge No. 294, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, in charge. Friends may call at the Erwin funeral parlors until the hour of the funeral. Mr. Renwick was born June 25, 1859, at North Andover, Essex county, Mass., the son of William and Mary Anne (Hart) Renwick. Early in life he came with his parents to Illinois and received his education in the rural schools of Marshall county. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Smith at Lacon, Ill., January 17, 1884. In 1904, he married Mrs. Ella Jones in Chicago. Mr. Renwick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Wiggins Renwick, and three children, J. B. Renwick of Mt. Carmel, Pa.; G. W. Renwick, of Tucson, Ariz., and Miss Elizabeth Renwick, of Chicago. He is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Harriet Odell, of Princeton, N.J.; Mrs. Wilhelmina Smith, of Peoria, and William Renwick, of Lacon, Ill., besides two grandchildren. Mr. Renwick was a member of Pontiac lodge No. 294, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the Baptist church. [The Pantagraph, July 6, 1936; sub. by PHG]
Girl Dies of Blood Poisoning.
Miss Nellie Rich, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Maurice D. Rich, of Saunemin, died at the family home there Thursday night, death being due to blood poisoning. The funeral will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church in Saunemin Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Sunny Slope cemetery. [The Pantagraph, July 29 1916, Page 3; sub. by PHG]
Takes Nap on Rails; Is Killed.
Pontiac, July 7: Albert Rider, a farmhand employed near Ancona, returning home from Streator, sat down on the tracks of the Santa Fe railroad to rest and dropped asleep. He was struck by a fast passenger train and instantly killed. [Urbana Daily Courier 7 July 1911]
Saunemin - Leo Ridgeway, the two and a half month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delorine Rideway, of Cedar lake Indiana, formerly of Saunemin, died Saturday night in a Hammond, Indiana hospital after a week's illness. He was brought to the Barker Funeral Home here, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Sunny Slope Cemetery. He was born in Chicago July 23 and is survived by his parents, two brothers, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ridgeway. [The Pantagraph, Oct. 31, 1952, Page 5; sub. by PHG]
Pontiac, Ill., Jan 10: Phillip Rollins, an old and respected citizen of this county who lives two miles east of here died late last night. It was the result of a stroke of paralysis which he received the fore part of the week. He was 84 years of age and was the oldest inhabitant around, having moved here in 1839. His wife died last October at the same age. [The Pantagraph - Mon. Jan 11, 1897; sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: He is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.]
ROSS, Matilda and infant daughter
DIED -- Near Pontiac, Livingston Co., Ill., on the evening of the 30th ult., Mrs. MATILDA ROSS, consort of William Ross and daughter of G. M. Blue, aged 16 years. At the same time and place, the infant daughter of Wm. and Matilda Ross, aged 6 days. ([The Ottawa Free Trader; 5 January 1844; Sub. by Pam Geyer; Note: Believed to be buried at Johnson Cemetery, Livingston County.)
ROYER, May S.
MAY S. (STROTHER) ROYER, 81, of Hannibal (Marion Co MO) Route 2, a retired Registered Nurse, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday (May 10, 1981) in the Luther Manor Nursing Center. Mrs. Royer was born in Fairbury, Ill. (Livingston IL) , Aug. 24, 1899, a daughter of Daniel W. and Anna L. Geist Strother. She married Ernest A. Royer March 8, 1930, in Hannibal. She was a member of the Christian Church and the Ninth District Nurses Association. Surviving are her husband; two brothers, Earl Strother of Baylis, Ill., and Major Strother of Pittsfield, Ill.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mable Edith Tompkins of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Violet Martin of Muscatine, Iowa, and Mrs. Alice Carter of Hannibal. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Smith Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Steve Lake and the Rev. Bill Miller. Burial will be in Grand View Burial Park. [Virginia Hart Collection, Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]
Mrs. Ruff Dies: Mrs. Eva Ruff, of near McDowell, died at 12:45 o'clock this noon at the Livingston County sanatorium, death being due to tuberculosis. She had been in ill health for the past year. No arrangements have been made as yet concerning the funeral. [Bloomington Pantagraph, Mar. 29, 1926, Page 2; sub. by PHG]
DIED -- At Pontiac, Livingston Co., Ill., on the morning of the 9th inst., TRUMAN RUTHERFORD, Probate Justice of the Peace of said county, aged 55 years. Judge Rutherford was a native of Vermont, and for the last seven years a resident of this county. During his sickness, which lasted about fifteen days, he appeared perfectly resigned, and died in the triumph of faith. In losing him the county has lost one of its most worthy and respectable citizens, and his family an affectionate protector. Pontiac, Oct. 9. [The Ottawa Free Trader 13 October 1843; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
John Rutz died at his home yesterday after a lingering illness. Mr. Rutz was 36 [sic; sub. by PHG] years of age. A wife and two children survive him. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Dec. 8, 1899; sub. by PHG]
RYAN, George and James
George and James Ryan, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan, who reside on a farm near Fairbury, died of the grip. [True Republican, 6 February 1892; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]