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Tarbox, C. S. (Fmr. of Toledo, Ohio; Agt. T. W. & W. R. R.) d. B. 5/6/1875. (Buried at Toledo, Ohio.) Left Wf. & 2 Ch. - 1 son a. 16 y.

Tavenner, Mrs. Mary L. (Wf. of James W. Tavenner,) d. B. 7/25/1871, a. 27 y.

Tavenner, Mrs. Vree, ( Wf. of John Tavenner,) d. B. 4/14/1875, a. 64 y. 7 ms. 21 ds.

Taylor, George, d. Secor, Ill. 3/23/1871, a. 62 y.

Taylor, George, b. 1792, d. at res. of his son-in-law, in Elm Grove Twp. Tazewell Co. Ill. abt. 9/25/1873.

Taylor, John L. ( Only son of James Taylor,) d. at res. of his Ftr. 1302 W. Locust St. B. 6/10/1878.

Taylor, Mrs. Mary D. ( Wf. of S. H. Taylor,) d. DeWitt Co. Ill. 5/15/1871 a. 35 y.

Taylor, Nelson, d. B. abt. 11/17/1879.

Taylor, William C. ( Ftr.-in-law of Rev. E. P. Hall,) b. 1799, d. Normal, Ill. 3/21/1876.

Teal, Benjamin M. -- Benjamin M. Teal was born in Lancaster, Fairfield county, Ohio, March 31, 1810, and died in McLean county, Illinois , March 31, 1882, aged 72 years. His early years were spent in Ohio. In 1831 he went to Kentucky where, on October 21st, 1836, he was married to his wife, who survives him. In 1856 he came with his family to Illinois and settled in McLean county, where he has since lived, till last Friday, March 31st, at 1 o'clock p.m., (it being the 72d anniversary of his birth) he passed quietly from earth. Mr. Teal was converted and united with the M.E. church at the age of 16, and continued a faithful member of the same till death. He was a kind husband and a loving father, a kind and obliging neighbor, a faithful worker in the church and Sabbath school. In his last affliction he suffered much, but no murmur escaped his lips, being fully resigned to the will of God. The funeral services were conducted at Mr. Hope church on Sabbath by Rev. J. T. Orr, after which the remains were taken to cemetery, followed by a large number of old friends and neighbors, laid tenderly away to await the resurrection. He leaves a wife and six children weeping on the shore, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. [*NOTE* Benjamin M. Teal is buried in McLean Cemetery (which was know at one time as Mt. Hope Cemetery), Unknown newspaper, Contributed by Ruth Lowery Price]

Terry, Mrs. Rhoda E. ( Wf. of N. R. Terry, of Twin Grove, McL. Co.) d. 8/30/1877.

Thacker -- CARLOCK - (PNS) - Benjamin F. Thacker, 74, died at his family home here, at 3:30 a.m. The body was taken to Otto-Vincent Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Park Lawn cemetery.He was born, March 12, 1874, in Roan county, Tenn. He married Josephine McFarland in 1895. She died Nov. 30, 1937. Surviving are four sons, John of Peoria; Martin of Bloomington; William of Weston, and Clarence and Austin, both of Carlock, and six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Reynolds of Knoxville Tenn; Mrs. Louise Woosley, Mrs. Cleo Byrd, and Mrs. Ada Henricks, all of Carlock; Mrs. Mary White of Heyworth, and Mrs. Rachel Shepard of Creve Coeur. Two daughters and two sons preceded him in death. Mr. Thacker was a member of the Mennonite church. (TRANSCRIBER NOTE: Benjamin Thacker's date of death is February 6, 1949, burial was in Park Lawn cemetery in Danvers, Mc Lean County, Illinois.) [SOURCE: The Pantagraph; Transcribed and Submitted by: Ruth Lowery Price]

Thayer, Mrs. S. H. ( Mtr. of S. A. Thayer, of B.) d. Walunt Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4/4/1875, a. 67 y.

Thomas, Algin -- Flattened Bullet Killed Thomas - Believed That It Went Into the Ceiling and Then Rebounded (Herald Bureau) Mt. Sterling, Ky., Aug. 28. -- An autopsy was performed over the remains of Algin Thomas Tuesday night. The bullet, a 32 calibre [sic] was taken from the brain. It was flattened on one side. It is now believed that Mrs. Brumet was greatly excited when she fired the shot that killed Thomas, and that it was not her accurate aim that saved her life. It was discovered that one of the bullets fired by the woman struck in the ceiling but could not be accounted for. It is now contended that the bullet which struck the ceiling, rebounded, striking Thomas in the head and causing his death. The remains of Thomas were buried today in Machpeloh cemetery, three of his children, Miss Effie Cahill and William Thomas, of Toranda, Illinois and Henry Thomas, of Lexington, Illinois, attended the funeral of their father, while the three other children are at the bedside of their dying mother in Illinois. The evidence introduced at the coronerís inquest will be referred to the Montgomery county grand jury which meets in this city next Monday. [29 Aug 1907 - Lexington Herald-Leader, Kentucky]


Thomas, Charles W. (Son of William & Catharine Thomas,) d. at res. of his parents, 502 E. Jefferson St. B. 3/31/1879, a. 23 y.


Thomas -- The death of John Thomas occurred at the residence of his grandson, H. A. Thomas, Esq., one-half mile southeast of Potosi, in the 98th year of his age. Father Thomas was born in Halifax, Windham Co., Vt., March 5, 1782. He enlisted in the war of 1812, and served until its close. He was a cloth-dresser by occupation, and worked on the farm summers and at his trade winters. He was three times married, and was the father of twelve children, nine of whom survive him. In 1852, he went to live with his son, at Adams, Jefferson Co., N. V., where he assisted, for a number of years, in carrying on a dairy. In 1868, he came to Illinois, and has since made this place his home. He had, for many years, been a pensioner of the Government. Nearly thirty years ago, a cancer made its appearance on his left cheek, which slowly made its way until the time of his death, The cavity was about four inches in diameter. Though this was not the cause of his death directly, still it may have hastened it somewhat. For some years, he has gradually lost strength, but was only confined to his bed about four months. During his helplessness, he was kindly cared for by his son and grandson, and the wife of his grandson. Think of the changes time has wrought in this county during only half of the lifetime of this aged soldier! [The History of McLean County, Illinois, Chicago: W. LeBaron Jr. & Co., 1879]

Thompson, Mrs. Alexander, d. (B.?) 6/6/1878.

Thompson -- Died on the 28th inst., Lizzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Thompson, aged six weeks. [September 2, 1857 XI 39 559 2 c6, Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.), Submitted by J. Edwards]

Thompson -- Bloomington Ill. April 8 - Special Telegram - William H. Thompson, of Arrowsmith, died tonight, aged 70. He was in former years a member of the Board of Supervisors.
[Monday, April 9, 1888; Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Volume: XVII Issue: 16 Pg: 2 - BZ - Sub by FoFG]

Thornbury, Richard, ( Fmr. of B.) d. Los Angeles, Cal. 3/4/1875, a. 27 y.


Tingler, Henry, d. 141 2 W. Chestnut St. B. 3/21/1877, a. 62 y.

Tingler, Mrs. Sophia, d. B. 8/4/1874, a. 23 y. 6 ms.

Tilden -- The Graveside Funeral Service Of LaMoyne (Martens) Harms Tilden, 68, Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Anchor, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, Deacon John Seymour of Springfield officiating. There will be no visitation. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. She died at 10 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 15, 1995) at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Survivors include her husband, Scott Tilden; one son, John Harms, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and two sisters, Muriel Hoffman, Carol Stream; and Beverly Gomien, Morton. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter. She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Anchor, the daughter of John and Mabel Martens. She married Bernard Harms Dec. 1, 1946, in Anchor. He died Nov. 30, 1970. She then married Scott Tilden Jan. 11, 1974, in Paris, Ill. She was a former postal clerk for 27 years at Anchor Post Office.
[The Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois]

Tipsord -- D. Wayne "Pistol" Tipsord Jr., 51, of Mahomet, formerly of Saybrook, died at 12:35 a.m. Thursday (June 1, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, from complications following heart surgery. There will be a private family service on Saturday, the Rev. Peggy Richards officiating. A private inurnment service will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Tipsord was born Dec. 18, 1948, in Bloomington, a son of Delmar W. and Genevieve "Red" Smith Tipsord Sr. He married Gay Carr on July 2, 1993, in DeLand. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Darrin W. (Annette) Tipsord, Bement; and Senior Airman Patrick (Tara) Tipsord, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Kimberly Barker, Bement; two stepsons, Paul (Karen) Carr, Mahomet; and Matt (Starla) Carr; Champaign; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Underwood and Melanie (Scott) Moore, both of Mahomet; one brother, Daryle W. Tipsord, Saybrook; five sisters, Gloria (Royce) Darwactor, Arrowsmith; Sharon (Wayne) Curtis, Normal; Kellie (Richard) Benjamin, Saybrook; Debbie (John) Trucelli, Tampa Bay, Fla.; and Annette (Rick) Walden, Bloomington; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. Other survivors include his mother-in-law, Margaret Marquiss, Monticello; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one granddaughter; and one sister. Mr. Tipsord was owner and operator of Tipsord Transport, Mahomet, and had been an auto mechanic. He enjoyed his dog, Rambo. He also enjoyed restoring automobiles, fishing, boating and skeet shooting. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 102 in DeLand. Mr. Tipsord enjoyed all of his family and friends and will be missed by all. (Pantagraph)

Todd, Mrs. Emma, ( Fmr. of B. Wf. of James T. Todd.) d. Kansas City, Mo. 11/1/1879.

Tolbert, Newton J. d. Randolph Twp. McL. Co. 10/9/1878.

Trainer, Mary, d. B. 6/28/1872, a. 18 y.

Trainer, Owen, d. B. 3/20/1873, a. abt. 65 y.

Trimmer, Jesse, [ Son of John & Elizabeth (Lanterman) Trimmer,] b. Huntington Co. New Jersey, 3/14/1818, std. in Ill. 1826, m. Ann Gilmore, 3/7/1839, d. Money Creek Twp. McL. Co. 8/27/1876. Ch. Mrs. Eliza N. McNaught, Mrs. Sarah E. Scott, John F. Trimmer, Mary Trimmer, Frank Trimmer, Enos Trimmer. ( See Duis' "Good Old Times" 1874, P. 701,)

Trotter, Mrs. Ann, d. B. 10/21/1880.

Tryner, George F. b. England, 1809, m. 2nd, Margaret Selover, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, d. 907 N. Madison St. B. 7/20/1879. Ch. by 1st wf. George A.; James P.; Alice A.; by 2nd wf. Edith P.; C. P.; Ella; May.

Turch, Mrs. Peter, ( Wf. of Peter Turch,) d. at res. 3 miles n. of Gridley, Ill. 9/22/1878, a. 61 y.

Turnipseed, Mrs. Christian, ( Dau. of Wm. Stretch,) d. Gridley Twp. McL. Co. 6/7/1871.



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