"E" Surname Obituaries

Thomas Eaton

Sangamo Journal, July 25, 1844

Died -- Near Petersburg, Menard County, Ill, on the 18th inst., Mr. Thomas Eaton, aged 25 years, formerly from Bradford, New Hampshire. The N.H. Courier and Eagle, will please copy.

James Moody Eddy

Newspaper Unknown

James Moody Eddy,
Born February 1st, 1838,
Died December 2nd, 1906
James M. Eddy died at his home in Athens, Illinois, on Sunday, December 2, 1906, aged 68 years, 10 Mos 1 day.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in Athens, Illinois, on Tuesday, December 4, 1906, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. F.E. Welton officiating.

Funeral under the auspices of Pollock Post No. 200, G.AR. Interment in South Cemetery.

Contributed by: Rajean Gallagher

Ruth Elam

Petersburg Observer, September 1, 1939

Wife of Former Local Man is Buried Here.
Mrs. Ruth May Elam, wife of E. E. Elam of Peoria, died Sunday at Proctor Hospital, at the age of forty seven years. Funeral services were held at the Gauss Mortuary at 10 o?clock Wednesday morning and remains were brought here for burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Elam, a former Petersburg man, is engaged in the electrical business in Peoria.

Contributed by: Matthew

Charles Elliott

Farmers' Weekly Review, June 8, 1938

Old Settler Dies
With the death last week of Charles T. Elliott of Menard county, there passed from the Illinois scene one of the last of those who knew Abraham Lincoln in his pioneer years. Mr. Elliott whom faded records in a family Bible showed to be either 100 or 110 years old said that he had watched Lincoln splitting rails. At one time a resident of Springfield, Elliott had lived in Menard since the close of the Civil War.

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn

Clara M. England

Born: Sept. 30, 1871---Died: June 1, 1922
Born at Kinmundy, Illinois, September 30, 1871, and died At the family residence in Athens, Illinois, at 1:30 P. M., Thursday, June 1, 1922, aged 50 years, 8 months and 1 day.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 P.M. Rev. C. M. Day officiating. Services will be in charge of the Royal Neighbors.

Interment in Hall cemetery.

Contributed by: Bertha Emmett

Joshua Ennis

Petersburg Observer, December 1, 1911

Good Man Is Called Home.
Joshua Ennis Of Greenview Falls Asleep, Full Of Honors, Following A Long Life Of Usefulness.

Died, at the St. John's hospital, Springfield, Tuesday morning, Nov. 28, 1911, Joshua Ennis, aged 86 years and 5 days.

The body was taken to his home in Greenview, Tuesday afternoon, the transfer being made here from the DC. P. & St. L. to the C. & A. The funeral was held at Greenview.

The decedent has been an honored citizen of this county for over half a century. He was a man of more than usual ability combined with great strength of character. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and Greenview lodge No. 19, A. F. & A. M.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Kelly whom he married in 1854, and five sons: John T. and George J., Petersburg; I. S., Greenview; Doctors Emery and Seba Ennis, Springfield, and one daughter, Mrs. Martha Markwell, Kingman, Kansas.

Contributed by: Matthew

John Ensley

Newspaper Unknown - April 1927

John W. Ensley, brother of Charles Ensley of this city, died at his home in the Sandridge community, April 12, 1927, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 13 days.

Decedent was born in Fulton county, Illinois, but for the past fifty-eight years he had been a resident of Menard county.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Parthena Ensley, one brother, Charles Ensley, of Athens, one sister, Mrs. William Luck of Tallula and two stepdaughters.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, April 14, Rev. George Nichols of Salisbury officiating.

Interment was made in the Concord cemetery.

Contributed by: Bertha Emmett

Nellie Estaque

Newspaper Unknown - April 8, 1981

Mrs. Nellie C. Estaque, 89, of Champaign, formerly of Springfield, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at Burnham Hospital in Champaign.

Mrs. Estaque was born June 22, 1897, in Athens, the daughter of Wiley and Mahalia Easton Courtwright, who preceded her in death. She married William Estaque in 1920 in Michigan City, Ind., and he died in 1966. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and one great-great-grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of Clementine Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Tennant of Champaign, Mrs. Ken (Mary Jo) Watts of Irving, Calif., and Mrs. E. O. (Pollyann) Lees of Sun City, Calif.; two sons, Don W. Estaque of Cropsy and William A. Estaque of Walhalla, S. C.; one sister, Winifred Courtwright of Springfield; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, with Dr. Ralph E. Nast officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Contributed by: Bertha Emmett