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Unless otherwise stated, these obituaries were compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer and published in 1912


JACKMAN, Mrs. Alice H. ( Nee Twining; Wife of John A. Jackman,) b. in N. Y. State, 1848, d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 22, 1875.

JACQUES, Mrs. Henrietta, ( Wife of Rev. J. R. Jacques, formerly of Bloomington, Ill.) d. Bellville, Ont. Can. April 24, 1880. [a. n. s.]

JEFFRIES - Myrtle L. Jeffries, 87, of Kokomo, Ind., a native of Cooksville, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday (March 21, 1991) at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, the Rev. Al Serhal officiating. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blue Mound Cemetery, near Cooksville, the Rev. Jerry McNemee officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Kokomo mortuary. Mrs. Jeffries was born Feb. 2, 1904, at Cooksville, a daughter of Joshua and Iva Willis Freeland. She married Clarence M. Jeffries on Feb. 26, 1924. He died Oct. 9, 1971. Surviving are one sister, Ruby Krise, Oakford, Ind., and one brother, Glenn Freeland, Kokomo, Ind. Mrs. Jeffries retired in 1966 from Cooksville School, where she had been employed as a cook in the kitchen department. She was a member of the Union Church at Cooksville. Mrs. Jeffries moved to Kokomo in 1975. (The Pantagraph)

JEWETT, .... d. of injuries received in digging a well, at Gridley, Ill. Sept. 22, 1878, aged about 31 years. Left wife and one child.

JEWETT, Mary Cochran -- Chenoa, Illinois -- May 4 1876 -- Mrs. Mary Jewett, wife of Parker Jewett, Esq., died at Gridley, Ill. this morning of paralysis, at the age of 71 years. She was born at Belfast, Me. in June 1805 and was a daughter of John Cochran. Her father was one of the number who threw the tea overboard in Boston Harbor. She came with her husband and settled in this city in April, 1858, and resided in this vicinity ever since. She has been an earnest and active Christian and a member of the Congregational Church for about fifty-two years. She has one brother now living in Belfast. She has had seven children, six of whom are now living.
[1876, [Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL, submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]

JOHNSON, Dr. Darius, d. of apoplexy in Pontiac, Ill. Nov. 17, 1877, a. 50 yrs.

JOHNSON, Jacob, b. Monroe County, Va. March 6, 1794, m. 1819, d. Dale Twp. McLean County, Ill. March 18, 1877, (Left 10 ch. Wife d. 1862.)

JOHNSON, Mrs. Rachel, ( Mother of Mrs. E. V. Augustus.) d. Bloomington, Ill. (?) Feb. 16, 1877, aged 70 years, 9 months, 3 days.

JOHNSON, William, ( Father of William J. Johnson and Clark Johnson.) d. Normal, Ill. Jan. 24, 1880, aged 73 years.

JOHNSON, William J. d. Normal, Ill. April 30, 1880, aged 38 years. Left wife nee ... Howell, and ... ch.

JOHNSTON, Miss Mary, d. at the res. of C. M. Kopp, 1105 North Oak Street Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 3, 1873, aged 23 years.

JOHNSTON, Mrs. Lee, (Nee Clark; dau. of Hon. Ingram Clark,) b. 1855, m. Sept. 14, 1876, d. Normal, Ill. April 20, 1880.

JONES, Abraham R. Jr. settled in Ill. about 1848, d. Towanda Twp. McLean County, Ill. April 4, 1878, aged about 60 years.

JONES, Charles, Sr. b. Mass. settled in Ill. 1834, d. Streator, Ill. July 27, 1874, aged 90 years. Sons, Charles Jones, Jr., Cushing Jones, N. N. Jones.

JONES -- Mrs. Ella Jones of Newton, nee Miss Ella Johnson, a lady who remained in our city a part of two summers, taking music lessons, and she made many friends among our young people, died very suddenly last week at her home in McLean county. Mrs. Jones was but recently married and her death will be learned by her friends here with much sorrow. [Thursday, March 20, 1879, The Effingham Democrat, Submitted by arnetia at consolidated.net]

JONES, Mrs. Emily, ( Wife of Judge H. Jones, formerly of Livingston County, Ill.) d. Shasta, Cal. May 18, 1871. [a. n. s.]

JONES, G. W. (Formerly of Rensselaer County, N. Y.) d. at his res. cor. of Front and Lee streets Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 19, 1872, aged 47 years. Left wife and 2 daughters .

JONES, Mrs. Mary A. ( Wife of William W. Jones, Sr.) b. Ohio, settled at Towanda, Ill. 1859, d. Towanda, Ill. July 8, 1874, aged 54 years, 8 months, 1 day. Left 3 ch.

JONES , Mrs. Matilda, (Nee Noel; widow of Abraham R. Jones, Sr.) b. Ky. 1795. m. 1813, settled in Ill. 1856, d. Towanda Twp. McLean County, Ill. March 7, 1880. ( Husband d. 1865.) ch. Nelson Jones, Frank Jones, Cyrus Jones, and others,

JONES, Mrs. Nellie, Wife of Albert Jones of Dwight, Ill d. Bloomington, Ill. Jan. 4, 1876, aged 26 years.


JORGESEN - Paul A. Jorgesen, 66, of Normal, formerly of Rushville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. He was born Nov. 26, 1938, in Evanston, the son of the late Robert Walter and Bess Benson Jorgesen. He married Nancy Bartlow Aug. 17, 1958, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville. She survives, along with one son, Robert Jorgesen (wife Tina) of Farmer City; one daughter, Jane Kliffmiller (husband Jeff) of Industry; two granddaughters; one step-grandson; and one sister, Roberta Jorgesen of Skokie. He owned and operated Schuyler Grain Co. in Rushville from 1960 to 1982. He then worked for James and Associates Insurance Co. in Bloomington, and Sun-Ag-Inc. in El Paso, retiring in December of 1998. He served in the U.S. Navy from Aug. 24, 1954, to Aug. 17, 1956, serving 22 months on the aircraft carriers USS Midway and USS Oriskany, receiving the China Service Medal and National Defense Service Ribbon/Medal. A 1959 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He also was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley and Rev. Jo Siders officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery where military services were conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post No. 4. The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services. Memorials may be given to the Central Methodist Church, Kenton Ave., Skokie, IL 60076; The Baby Fold, Willow St., Normal, IL 61761; or Scripps Park Golf Course, Rushville, IL 62681. [The Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 19, 2000, page 15, column 5 - Submitted by Sara Hemp]


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