Thomas L. Harris

The Ottawa Free Trader, November 27, 1858

Death of Thos. L. Harris
From Tuesday Chicago Times we copied an article announcing the severe indisposition of Maj. Harris, member of Congress elect from the 6th district in this State. In Thursday's Times we find the following announcement of his death:

Death of Major Harris -- It is with most painful emmotion that we announce that the HOn. Thomas L. Harris, of the 6th Congressional District, died at his residence in Petersburg, Menard county, yesterday morning.

Major Harris served with great distinction in the Mexican war, and on his return, in 1848, was nominated by the Democrats for Congress in that strong Whig District. He was elected, defeating Judge Stephen D. Logan. He served two years in Congress, and was then beaten by Mr. Yates; in 1852, he again carried the district; was re-elected in 1854, again in 1856, and less than a month ago carried his district by over 4,000 majority. We have not time to-night to give a more extended notice of his life, but his name and fame are part of the glorious history of Illinois. He was one of the purest men of great ability, he was nevertheless a gentleman of the greatest modesty. Long will he be remembered for his personal virtues as well as his public services.

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn


Elizabeth Herndon

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) Friday, September 10, 1841

Died On Friday, the 3d inst., in the sixteenth year of her age, at Menard Academy, Monastery of the Visitation Kaskaskia, after a painful illness of nine weeks, Elizabeth T. eldest daughter of Mr. Wm. D. Herndon, this city. Educated to adorn society to protect and guide her infant sisters and cheer the desolation of a widowed parent's heart, the interesting subject of this obituary has been cut off, at that moment when the long cherished hopes of family and friends were about to be realized at the age when the prospect of life opens so brightly when the unalloyed virtues and young affactions of the heart are purest and sweetest.

Contributed by Jim Dezotell


Saul Hicks

Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) October 9, 1854

Died Near Sugar Grove, Menard county, on the 27th of Sept., of consumption, Mr. Saul Hicks, aged about 22 years.

Contributed by Jim Dezotell

Samuel Hill
Sangamo Journal, November 24, 1857

Died -- In Petersburg, Ill., on Saturday, the 14th inst., Major Samuel Hill, of the firm Ball & Hill, in the 57th year of his age. He was one of the earliest settlers of Menard county; has lived in prosperity and died in peace.


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