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Marion County Obituaries

John William Davidson
Funeral services were held at Patoka Sunday afternoon for
John William Davidson, who died at his home there Friday night.  He was 88 yrs old and had lived almost all his lifetime in Marion Couty.  He had been in poor health for some time.  Mr. Davidson leaves six children as follows:  Mrs. Ollie Farmer, Mrs. Rettie Clark, Mrs. Ellen Simpson, Mrs. Lizzie Wassem , G L Davidson, and Neil Davidson.  Interment was made in the Patoka Cemetery. (Dec.2,1932)

James M. Dean
Burdette, Hand Co., SD On Wednesday, March 13, 1912, there passed away a very highly respected friend and neighbor in the person of James M. Dean, aged 33 years, 11 months and 23 days. He had been operated on for appendicitis and other complications set in, which resulted in death. He was born in Marion Co., Illinois. His parents came to Hand County in 1886. He married Eunice Christian in 1904. To this union were born three children, two of whom are still living.
[pub. March 21, 1912 in The Miller Press, Miller, SD and reprinted in the March 21, 2012 edition - sub. by Dennis Hargens]

Anna Doudera
Anna Doudera
was born near Prague in Bohemia on Dec. 6, 1866 and passed peacefully away at her home in Alma, IL on May 7,1936, havng attained the age of 70 yrs.  She lived in the country of her birth until some time in the late 1870's when, as a girl in her teens, came with her parents and her brothers to seek a new home in the United States.  The first home of this family group was established in Chicago, but after only a few years residence there they moved into the rural community west of Alma, IL. and there located a permanent home.  It was there she was married to John Mazanek in Jan. of 1887......(no date)

Margaret Downen
The death of Mrs. Margaret Downen, one of the oldest residents of this vicinity, occurred this morning at 6:50 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Hall on South Cherry street. The deceased was 78 years, 1 month and 19 days of age. The funeral services will occur at Gilead Church, five miles southeast of Centralia, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
[21 Oct. 1911, Centralia Sentinel - Sub by Mona Foltz]

Mark Durant

Class of 1845 - MARK DURANT. A.M. -- b. 28 Mar., 1819, Walden, Vt. Teacher. d. 21 May, 1906, Centralia, Ill.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]


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