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Marion County, Illinois
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Walter R. Ingram
Walter Robert Ingram, 72, of Route 1, Dix, died at 5:10 p.m. yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Ingram, a retired Rome township truck farmer, had been in declining health for several months. Mr. Ingram was born in Marion County on Feb. 17, 1900, the son of Richard and Ella Ingram. On Dec. 13, 1921 he was married, in Mt. Vernon, to Flossie Rhymes, who survives. He was a member of the Boyd Christian church. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. at the Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, with Ray Bowen and Verneil Garren officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday until the funeral hour. Mr. Ingram is survived by his wife; two sons, Walter Edward Ingram, Riverside, Calif., and Richard James Ingram, Route 1, Dix; seven daughters, Mrs. Della Massari, Placentia, Calif, Mrs. Frances Porter, Centralia, Mrs. Mary Porter, Centralia, Mrs. Ethel Border, Central City, Mrs. Emma Greenwalt, Bluford, Mrs. Ann Kilgore, Centralia, and Mrs. Betty Pullen, Mt. Carmel; 23 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Brang, Walnut Hill. [Mt. Vernon Register-News (Ill), May 2, 1972; Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd]

John Ivanhoe
Centralia, Ill - John Ivanhoe, 15, instantly killed while hunting with father, William Ivanhoe.  Older Ivanhoe's rifle discharged when they were crossing fence.  [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 23 Aug. 1912]

Frederick Nelson Jensen
Frederick Nelson Jensen was born Jan. 1, 1847, in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he grew to young manhood, received his education and graduated in Veterinary Surgery. Though only in his seventeenth year, he decided when thus equipped to try his fortunes in the new world. Alone and without the power to speak a word of English, he landed in New York in 1863 when the Civil war was just at its height. The government being in great need of veterinary surgeons in the army, he was induced to enlist at once in the Federal army. He served until the close of the war. At the close of the war he came to St. Louis, where he made his home for several years, moved to Carlyle, in 1874 and to Centralia in 1888, where he has ever since made his home. While in Missouri he was married to Johanna (Anna) Christine Leischenring in 1869. To them were born twelve children, four of whom died in infancy. Those who survive their parents are: Wilhelmina (Minnie) now Mrs A. McClellan of Odin; Anna, Morris E., Charles H., and Fred N. of Centralia; Bertha Charlotte (Lottie), now Mrs. George Henry, of Hannibal, Mo.; Jensigne (Cena) of Needles, Cal., and Ellen, now Mrs. J.L. Johnson, of San Bernardino, Cal. The mother died April 19, 1889, one year after coming to Centralia. July 9, 1891, Mr. Jensen was married again to Mrs. Emelie E. Roddy of Carlyle, who also preceded him in death, July 5, 1909. He leaves eight children, seven grandchildren, one brother and two sisters in Denmark, and many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. For over 35 years he has practiced veterinary surgery in this part of the state. He was true veterinary at heart. A suffering animal called out the best of his life. No sacrifice was too great for him to make to relieve its pain. He took many a storm of winter as well as summer, unprotected in field and wood, without the slightest hope of pay, to minister to his dumb friends. He died Nov. 3, 1911, at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 2 days. [Source: Undated Newspaper clipping, submitted by Dan Jensen]


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