Levi Tanquary, a prominent farmer, who lives two and a half miles west of Pontiac, was stricken with apoplexy while plowing corn on Friday evening of last week, and died at 11 o'clock that night. [The Pantagraph, June 19, 1874; sub. by PHG]
Levi Tanquary died in Livingston county, June 18, of apoplexy, Levi Tanquary, aged 38, formerly a resident of Steuben township, this county. [Date: July 2, 1874; Henry Republican, Henry, IL; Tr by: Nancy Piper]
Rev. C. O. McCulloch, formerly pastor of the First Methodist church of this city and now located at Monmouth, is bereaved by the death of his mother, Mrs. Harriet Taylor, who passed away at Clark's Mills, Pa., aged 80 years. The remains were brought to Pontiac, Ill., for burial. [The Rock Island Argus, 4 April 1907; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: She is buried with her husband at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.]
TAYLOR, Helen M.
The funeral for Helen May Taylor, 96, a resident of Tjardes Health Care Center at Evenglow Lodge, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home. Pastor Grail Storm will officiate. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Taylor died at 9:45 Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Tjardes Health Care Center, Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac. She was born May 5, 1905, in rural Pontiac, the daughter of George Edward and Mary (Vilven) Reed. She married Otis L. Weber in 1924. She later married George A. Schott. She then married Charles E. Taylor. Survivors include three sons, Gerald Weber and Wayne Weber, both of Pontiac and Ronald Schott of Carlock; one daughter, Mary Hamilton of Pontiac, 13 grandchildren, Gloria Johnson, Shirley McCrady, Jamie Weber, Greg Weber, Gary Weber, Steve Weber, Vicki Doughan, Diane Welshans, Mark Weber, Sue Storm, Mike Weber, Joyce Eggenberger and David Hamilton; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, one in infancy, one son, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Taylor attended Reed School and graduated from Pontiac Township High School. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Taylor was a member of Pontiac First United Methodist Church. She had taught Sunday school and was a member of a church circle. [Daily Leader, Pontiac, IL Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002; Submitted by Michelle Abrajano]
Woman Leaves 111 Descendants
Pontiac, Ill., July 26: Mrs. Catherine Teach, who was one of the early settlers in this city, died yesterday near Fairfield, Ill., where she was visiting, at the age of 91. She leaves 111 direct descendants, including nine children, 50 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. [The Rock Island Argus, 26 July 1912, sub. by Pam Geyer, who adds this Note: She is buried at Swygert Cemetery, Livingston County, Illinois]
TEAL - Chamings - Barkaloo
There seems to be a general epidemic of sickness in our vicinity among young and old, and of different ailments, but proving fatal to the young, the 3 months' old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Barkaloo, and baby girls of Mr. and Mrs. Nic Chamings and Mr. and Mrs Noble Teal, having died very recently in Forrest. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Mar. 22, 1901; sub. by PHG]
Robert Telford, 78, died at his home in Dwight. He had been ill two years. Surviving are his wife; a son, Louis of Emington; two brothers and a sister. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - "Remember? June 16, 1946" by: Mary Jean)
TEWELL, James Curtley
James Curtley Tewell died at home his northwest of Fairbury Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 2 PM Monday from the home. The Rev. Mr. Fricke, pastor of the Yates township Lutheran church officiated. Burial was in Graceland cemetery. He was born July 25, 1893 in Boone County Kentucky, the son of Jacob and Martha Speks Tewell. He married Anna Louise Cutler and had lived near Fairbury for 26 years. The widow and four daughters, Laura, Gertrude, Alma and Cora and two sons, Charles, at home, and Earl of Peoria, and one granddaughter, Thelma Louise Tewell, survive. [Bloomington Pantagraph, February 5, 1934; sub. by PHG]
STREATOR - The graveside service of Elmer Thiel, 79, of rural Streator will be at 11 a.m. today at Center Cemetery, Flanagan. The Rev. Thomas Delk will officiate. Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, is handling arrangements. He died at 11 p.m. Saturday (July 25, 1998) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Thiel was born Sept. 23, 1918, at Cornell, the son of Mike and Minnie Durre Thiel. He is survived by one sister, Clara Bashton, Flanagan. Mr. Thiel was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mr. Thiel had farmed all his life. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Flanagan. (The Pantagraph)
George Thomas, a prominent farmer residing near Fairbury, died at his home, and Benjamin Best was found dead in bed at his home in Fairbury. [True Republican, 13 April 1898; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
THOMAS, Mrs. William
Mrs. William Thomas, wife of a miner at Pontiac, was murdered by her husband, who cut her throat from ear to ear and smashed her skull with a hatchet. The murderer escaped to a cornfield and a sheriff's posse is in pursuit. A family quarrel is given as the cause. [The Ashton Gazette 30 August 1906; Sub. by Pam Geyer, who added this Note: She is buried at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.]
THOMPSON, Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann Thompson, 10, died at her home at 1101 N. Hazel, about noon Wednesday. She had undergone heart surgery at Cook County Hospital on July 25. She was born at Pontiac, on January 22, 1948, a daughter of Martin and Madonna Levitt Thompson. She was a student in the 5th grade at Central School. Her parents, three sisters and a grandmother survive. [The Pantagraph, Sept. 4, 1958; sub. by PHG]
PONTIAC GRID STAR FATALLY HURT IN GAME--Pontiac, Ill., Oct 7, 1918.
Maurice Thompson, star half back on the Pontiac Township High School football team, died last night from concussion of the brain received in a football game Saturday. This is the first football game casualty reported in Central Illinois this season. [Urbana Daily Courier; 7 October 1918; Sub. by: Pam Haag Geyer: Note: He is buried in Fanagan, IL, in Center Cemetery]
THORNTON, Brig. General Horace E. Thornton
Death Saddens Vet Guardsmen
Veterans of the Illinois National Guard have been saddened by the news of the death of Brig. General Horace E. Thornton. He died in his home in Pontiac Wednesday following an illness of about a year. He will be recalled in the Sycamore area through his duties as an officer in the Illinois National Guard, serving with the old 129th Infantry Regiment for years. He served through World War I, being overseas fourteen months. When the Guard was reactivated and mustered into federal service in 1942, he went with the 33rd Division to Camp Forrest. Later he became chief of staff of the Division and was retired in 1944 with the rank of brigadier general. Funeral Tomorrow During his long military and public career he became widely known. For example, he was assigned to take charge of rescue and relief duties during the great flood of 1937. His operations at that time was concentrated in the Shawneetown area. He was also secretary of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce for some years. He served fifteen years as deputy director of the Illinois Welfare Department. He was superintendent of the Illinois Youth Commission 13 years. Surviving him are his widow in Pontiac and a son, John in Piqua, Ohio. Funeral services are being conducted in Grace Episcopal Church tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 11 a.m. [True Republican; 19 April 1963; Sub. by: Pam Haag Geyer; Note: He is buried in South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL]
Pontiac, Ill.,- William Tock, prominent business man, Dwight, Ill., crushed to death by auto. [The Day Book, 3 October 1913; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]
Pontiac.-- William Tock, prominent Dwight citizen, was run down about two and a half miles north of Dwight by the auto in which he had been riding, and was instantly killed. Tock, with George Hollenback and John Hahn, was returning from Wilmington in the auto, and the party were stopped by tire trouble. Tock left the party purposing to walk into Dwight. Completing repairs, the party resumed trip unknowingly running down Tock in highway. His body was found later by a farmer passing by. [The Ashton Gazette 9 October 1913; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
Marseilles, May 13 -- Mathias Tombaugh, for nine years superintendent of schools for Livingston county, and a resident of Odell was accidentally drowned here this morning. His party, consisting of himself, Ben Jones, E.P. Church and his son Frank arrived here this morning on a fishing expedition, Mr. Tombaugh and Johnson going out on the apron of the dam where it was slippery. Mr. Church, who was near them, caught a fish, and Johnson raised up to secure it but slipped, Mr. Tombaugh reached out his hand to help him, but also slipped, when both went into the water. Mr. Church reached out his fish pole which Johnson caught hold of and drew him up to the underpinning of the dam where he was finally taken out. Mr. Tombaugh's son saw his father in the water and jumped in, and had almost saved him, so he said upon the inquest, but the current was too great for him and he was obliged to preserve his own life. [The Ottawa Free Trader, 21 May 1887 - Page 2; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
Death of Illinois Senator.
Pontiac, Ill., Oct. 4: Ex-Senator George Torrance died suddenly. He was a prominent politician and superintendent of the Illinois State Reformatory during the Tanner administration. [Urbana Daily Courier 4 October 1905; Sub. by Pam Geyer]
TRAVIS, Martin M.
Martin M. Travis, aged 87 years, died on his farm near Fairbury, which he entered in 1834 from the United States. True Republican, 2 March 1898; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]
PONTIAC - The funeral for Mrs. Rose Tronc, 62, who died Saturday will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Raleigh J. Harris Funeral Home in Pontiac, the Rev. C. C. brown officiating. Burial will be in Patty Cemetery. Mrs. Tronc was born Dec. 31, 1892 at Detroit, Mich., daughter of Louis and Sophia Maynard. She was married to Roy Tronc Oct. 1, 1938. Survivors are her husband, one brother and two sisters. [The Pantagraph, May 31, 1955; sub. by PHG]
TUCKER, Mrs. E. O.
Pontiac - Mrs. E. O. Tucker died at the residence of her husband on Saturday, the 13th, inst., aged 37 years. [The Pantagraph, Jan. 2, 1877; sub. by PHG]