Macoupin County, Illinois
Fri, Nov 17, at his residence in Cotton Hill, David Funderburk, aged about 89yrs
Mr Funderburk was, at the time of his death, among the oldest survivors of that noble band which rescued Illinois from the hands of the Indians. Her served from 1814 to 1819 in the United States army, and at the conclusion of his term of enlistment settled in what is now Cotton Hill Township, where he resided until his death. He was highly respected by all who knew him, and in his death the Old Settlers lose one from their fast-lessening ranks, and his children a kind and a loving parent. [Illinois State Journal, Nov 19, 1883, pg 8, col 3-4 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
Staunton, Feb 16 --- William Funderburk died at his home in Staunton, Saturday morning at 11:15 o'clock following a heart attack. Mr Funderburk had previously been in good health. He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs John Funderburk and was born in the vicinity of New Douglas 73 years ago. He married Miss Nora Wall and lived on a farm in the vicinity of New Douglas and later moved to St Louis where he was a policeman for thirty years. He retired as a policeman and moved to Staunton ten years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Nora Funderburk, one son Elvin, of Detroit, two granddaughters of St Louis, one brother, Joseph of Caldwell, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs Henry Reener of Litchfield and Mrs Joseph Nessel of Misoula Montana. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday at the Huntman Funeral Home in Staunton. Rev Louis V Veltji of the Christian Church will have charge of the service. Burial will be in the New Douglas Cemetery
[Edwardsville Intelligencer, Monday, February 16, 1942 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]