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Genealogy Trails
Marshall County Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices
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Jonas Buck
Mrs. Margaret Buck
Margaret Ann (Bell) Buck
Mrs. Sarah Buck
Earnest Buckley
Mrs. Orpha C. Bull
Mrs. Ann Bullis
Mrs. Catharine F. Bullman
Hanna T. Bunn
Vesta Bunnell
Theodore Burchard
Spencer Burdick's Daughter
Carlotta M. Burkhalter
Mrs. Anna Marie Burgun
Julia (Andrews) Burell
Mrs. Joy Hannah Burris
William Burnett
Mr. Burns
John C. Burns
Asa Burt
Charlie Burt
Jerusha (Spencer) Burt
Mrs. Nancy Burt
Infant of William Bush




Jonas Buck


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
August 8, 1872


At Elgin, Aug. 1, Jonas Buck, aged 87 years, grandfather to Miss Jessie and Kittie Buck, of this city.




Mrs. Margaret Buck


Taken From the Henry Republican


June 21, 1882


Died at Patriot, Switzerland county, Indiana, May 30, of old age, Margaret, 86 years 7 months, wife of the late James Buck, and mother of Lewis Buck of this city.




Mrs. Margaret Ann (Bell) Buck


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
July 16, 1868


Died in this city, July 13, of cancer, Margaret Ann, wife of Robert M. Buck and daughter of Zephaniah Bell of Saratoga township, age 32 years, 7 months and 7 days.


The death of Mrs. Robert M. Buck of this city is one of those overruling providences that while it bereaves, removes that life which is but a burden and separates from a body that inflicted only suffering and agony. Mrs. B. for several years has been afflicted with a cancer. One of that obstinant character that yields to no medicine or skill. It has slowly but surely hung to its victim until death was the only relief. It was denominated a rose cancer, was large in size and made her one of the greatest of sufferers. She was a pleasant wife and mother, amiable in character, beloved and respected by friends and neighbors and bore patiently the affliction of which she was visited. Her death occurred on Monday night and such was the state of the atmosphere that her funeral took place at an early hour Tuesday afternoon.




Mrs. Sarah Buck


December 13, 1877


Died in this city, Dec. 7, of vivular disease of the heart, Sarah, aged 40 years, wife of George Lewis Buck.




Earnest Buckley


November 10, 1881


Died in Henry township, Nov. 7, of laryngitis, Earnest, 2 years, son of Calvin and Louisa Buckley.




Clara Buckman


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
May 7, 1868


At Fort Dodge, Iowa, April 7, of putrid sore throat, Clara, daughter of H. W. Buckman of this city, ages 10 years, 6 months.




Mrs. Orpha C. Bull


March 19, 1874


In west Brookfield, Mass., Wednesday evening, march 11, at 10 1/2 o'clock, after a long and painful illness, Orpha C., wife of Rev. R. B. Bull, formerly of this city. "None knew her but to love her."




Mrs. Ann Bullis


Taken From the Henry Republican
June 15, 1882


Died in this city, June 13, of old age, Mrs. Ann, consort of the late Ansel Bullis, 88 years, 4 months 1 day, mother of Mrs. Menzo Marks.




Mrs. Catharine F. Bullman


March 15, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican


Local Correspondence - Lacon


Mrs. Joshua Bullman, one of our oldest and best respected citizens, died on Sunday evening. Her death was caused by pleurisy, with which she was taken sick on Wednesday prior to her death.


March 29, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican


On Sunday, March 11, of fever and prostration, Catharine F., aged 69 years, wife of Joshua Bullman.




Hanna T. Bunn


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
September 1, 1870


Died at Washburn, Minn., Hanna T., daughter of D. D. Bunn, formerly of this city, aged 19 years.




Vesta Bunnell


November 27, 1879


Died in this city, Nov. 20, at the residence of the grandfather, A. B. Clark, Vesta, 6, daughter of Rev. John J. Bunnell, late of Michigan.




Theodore Burchard


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
January 9, 1868


At Lacon, December 19, Theodore Burchard, aged 75 years. He was the father of Mrs. Thayer.




Daughter of Spencer Burdick


TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
May 9, 1867


At Chillicothe, April 26, Annie R., youngest daughter of Spencer S. and Mary J. Burdick, age 1 year, 7 months and 17 days.




Carlotta M. Burkhalter


November 29, 1877


Near Wenona, November 9, Carlotta M., aged 1 year, daughter of Robert and Minna Burkhalter




Mrs. Anna Marie Burgun


May 4, 1876
Taken from the Henry Republican


In Henry township, April 26 of old age, Anna Marie Burgun, aged 88 years, mother of Mrs. Joseph Merdian




Mrs. Julia (Andrews) Burell


March 15, 1877
Taken From the Henry Republican


Local Items


The remains of Mrs. Julia Burell, from Ford county, daughter of the late Capt. Harmon Andrews, arrived Tuesday evening and were interred yesterday beside her father and mother in the Whitefield cemetery. Mrs. Burell was a loving and lovely woman and a large number of warm friends will mourn over this early and untimely death. We have no particulars as to her sickness.



Mrs. Joy Hannah Burris


April 10, 1879


Died in Evans township, March 27, of apoplexy, Joy Hannah, aged 63 years, wife of Richard Burris.




William Burnett


May 27, 1915


William Burnett, son of Thomas and Belle Burnett, was born at Invernesshire, Scotland, June 17, 1841. Came to America in 1854 with his parents and settled in La Prairie and Steuben townships, where he spent nearly all his life. The last 35 years have been spent in his home in La Prairie, where he died May 19, 1915, mourned by a large circle of kindred and friends. He belonged to a family of 11 children, six girls and five boys. Six are living to mourn their brother. Mr. Burnett was an upright, faithful citizen. While he did not identify himself with any of the denominations he was a firm believer in God and the scriptures. As to honesty and integrity he was thoroughly upright; as to purity of life and speech he was exemplary and took a faithful part and interest in all questions relating to morality and to the civil interests of our neighborhood, state and nation.


The funeral services were held in the U. P. church Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Thomas Martin, assisted by Rev. Tussey. The pall bearers were six nephews, namely, Walter Burnett, James Burnett, Thomas Burnett, Henry Burnett, Harry and Wm. Scott. Interment in the U. P. cemetery.




Mr. Burns


October 23, 1879


Father Burns, one of the veterans of LaPrairie, passed to that bourn from whence no travelor returns last week.  He was considered among the best of the vetrinary surgeons of the country.  He was a Scothchman by birth, and lived to be over 80.  His funeral was very largely attended.




John C. Burns


March 18, 1880


John C. Burns, a son of Judge Burns of Lacon, was instantly killed by a T. P. & W., train at Breeds, Monday midnight. Burns was employed as a brakeman on the road and was making his first trip. At Breeds he ran ahead of the train to turn the switch, and in running fell into a culvert running under the track, and before the engineer could stop the train the locomotive was on to Burns and crushed him to death. He was aged about 30 years, married and resided at Peoria. The funeral and interment will take place at Lacon today.




Asa Burt


July 1, 1880


Died in Steuben township, July 1, of old age, Asa Burt, 78, brother of George Burt, Sr. and Mrs. Minier of Whitefield township.


Asa Burt, one of the unfortunate of earth, insane since the age four years, died at the poor farm this morning. For some 20 years he lived with his brother in Whitefield, but for a few years past has been at the poor farm. He lived to almost four score.




Charlie Burt


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
September 14, 1871


Died in this city, Sept 8, Charlie, infant son of George Jr. and Cornelia Ann Burt




Mrs. Jerusha (Spencer) Burt


November 25, 1880


In Whitefield township, Nov. 23, at the family residence, "Our Mother", Jerusha, 80 years, 4 months, 27 days, wife of George Burt, Sr., and mother to J. Spencer, George Jr., and Clarence E. Burt and Mrs. Cornelia Ellen Losee. Funeral today (Thursday) at 2 pm at the family residence. Rev. J. J. Bunnell, her pastor will officiate. Interment at Sugar Grove cemetery.


The subject of this obituary sketch was "Our Mother," who departed this life on Tuesday afternoon a few moments past three o'clock. Ah! How much comes home to the bereft as he writes that ever recurring, endearing title - those memories of the past, of a mother's care, anxieties, kindly and untiring offices, and the highth and depth of a love that was so generously bestowed upon her children from their birth to her death.


Jerusha Spencer was born in the city of Hartford, Ct., June 27, 1800. She was the second of a family of 11 children, all but one of whom reached maturity and married. From Father Spencer and his wife Mary there is a family connection, quite extensive and in many respects remarkable. The first and second cousins alone number upwards of 100 by a late census. Not one of the family was ever sent to prison, while all were good citizens, and most of them members of churches. This is a proud record for any family, and especially of so great a progeny.


On May 8, 1833, she married George Burt, Sr.; a native of Lansingburg, N.Y., but at that time a leather dealer in Hartford. Five children adorned their hearthstone, four of whom survive - J. Spencer and George, Jr., of Henry, Clarence E. and Mrs. Cornelia Ellen Losee of Whitefield. Elizabeth Reeve, the third child died 20 years ago. The family came to Illinois in 1846, and for 34 1/2 years Father and Mother Burt have occupied the homestead where our good mother has been laid to rest. Great has been the changes of that 34 years. Few remain to recite the privations, hardships and inconveniences of the early settling of this section. Those that do remain are like Mother Burt has been for some time, waiting for "the golden slippers" to mount the stairs of the upper kingdom. Of these venerable in ago and endeared by ties of long association are Mrs. Richard Hunt, Mrs. Samuel Coleman, Mrs. Chauncey Hoyt, Mrs. John Locke, Mrs. F. A. Raymond, Mrs. Frances Gregory, Mrs. Richard Tremain, Mrs. L. A. Jones, Mrs. John Gregory, Mrs. Henry Clift, Mrs. David Culver, Mrs. Orsemus Culver, Mrs. John Clawson, Mrs. W. E. Cook, Mrs. Allen Ford, Mrs. Abijah Lyon, Mrs. W. H. Williams, mrs. Clara Morgan, Mrs. Riddle Taliaferro, and a number of others whose names we cannot now recall. It is blessed to reflect that they all have lived three score and more years, have discharged with womanly fidelity and honor the work of life, and are ready for the decree that shall number them in the circle of the blessed hereafter.


A blessed career has been that of our mother. She was generous to a fault. Sympathy was one of her ruling traits. She never hesitated to help the sick, to aid the poor, or to do any neighborly or kindly service. She gave much time for many years to religious meditation and was a faithful observer of the Sabbath, while by principle and example taught her children to love the Lord, respect his word and to lead holy lives. Much of their success in life is due to a mother's admonitions for temperance, fidelity to duty, for an upright life and for industry.


The western climate seemed to agree with the deceased. From a spare figure she developed into a strong, portly woman. She has had but little sickness in all these years. Blessed with good constitution, she has always had the care of her own house, and its only about three years that she has given up active domestic work, and assigned it to help. Her final sickness commenced August 5th, and from the first she was cognizant of the fact that her life's work was done, and that her end was near. Her physical powers gently relaxed, followed by a giving away of her mental powers so that in the past few weeks she has been indifferent to surrounding objects. Her last hours were peaceful, and the change quiet, as she fell into that deep sleep that knows no waking.


Father Burt, faithful in life, was her patient and constant attendant, day and night, during all her long illness, and watched with intense anxiety and trust the slowly descending sun of her who has been his bosom companion 47 years and upwards. It may be said of them, that so harmonious were their ties of mutual love, that there are no recollections of a harsh word being spoken one to the other in all these years. Thus has life at the hearthstone been peaceful, serene, joyous and blessed - a home frought with all the virtues, the hopes and felicities of devoted love in unity of life.




Mrs. Nancy Burt


Taken From the Henry Republican
April 20, 1882


Died at Long Meadow, Mass., April 14, of pneumonia, Nancy, 70, wife of Lucius C. Burt, and aunt of Mrs. George Burt Jr.




Infant of William Bush


September 19, 1878


Died in this city, Sept. 15, infant child of William Bush.

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Geralaine Curtis Byers
Mary J. Byers
Samuel Byers



Geralaine Curtis Byers


Taken From the Marshall County Telegraph
September 28, 1866 - Brevities


Died in Whitefield, September 18, Geralaine Curtis, infant daughter of Samuel and Rachel C. Byers, age 2 months and 21 days.


An infant child of Samuel Byers of Whitefield died Tuesday morning after a short illness with Cholera infantum. This will be an afflictive stroke to these doting parents though the consulatory thought that the little ones go to Jesus will tend to releave the broken heart of each.



Mary J. Byers


June 1, 1882


At Dunlap, Peoria county, May 18, of consumption, Miss Mary J. Byers, 25 years, 2 months, 14 days, formerly of this county. She was a member of Dunlap Grange, and highly esteemed by all who knew her.




Samuel Byers


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
February 29, 1872


Died in Saratoga township, Feb. 22, of consumption, Samuel Byers, aged about 45 years.


We chronicle this week the death of Samuel Byers of Whitefield; he has been an invalid for a number of years, but after losing two wives by death, he has managed to keep his little family of three children together. At his death the friends have given homes to the orphans. He enlisted in Col. Mashall's 1st Illinois cavalry at the commencement of the war, was captured at the battle of Lexington, Mo., and parolled. Subsequently, by accident, his name got on the enlistment roll twice, and both names were drawn, but on examination he was rejected. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Whitefield and lived a consistent life.

 

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