McNabb Surname Obituaries

Barbara McNabb

Petersburg Observer, March 31, 1950

Mrs. M’Nabb Dead At 93; Was Born On Ship
Mrs. Barbara McNabb, 93 years old and one of the county’s oldest residents, died at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at her home two miles east of Petersburg, following a long illness. Although she was bothered by deafness for many years, her health was excellent until about a year ago when she fell and fractured one hip.

Mrs. McNabb was the daughter of John and Catherine McCray Park, both natives of Scotland, she was born on board a ship bound for America, from her parents’ homeland. They landed at New Orleans and came up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers by steamboat, to Havana where the family lived for a short time, and then came to Menard county, living for many years in the Curtis community northeast of Petersburg. There she first attended school, starting at the age of six to Curtis school, which was taught by Mentor Graham, of New Salem fame. For many years she and her daughter had lived on the farm east of Petersburg.

Surviving are two sons, John Toohey of Oakford and Hugh Toohey of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Miss Cassie Toohey, at home, and Mrs. Mary Tebrugge of Springfield, thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at the Satorius Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Frank McLaughen of the Central Presbyterain church, and burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by: Matthew


E.H. McNabb

Petersburg Observer, January 11, 1924

E. H. McNabb Dead.
E. H. McNabb, for many years a resident of Menard county, died at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield Wednesday evening, after an illness of several months. Mr. McNabb was taken ill last summer, suffering from Brights disease and complications, and after being ill for a month, was taken to the Hospital. There his condition steadily grew worse, and Wednesday George Daniels visited him and stated that it was a matter of only a few hours at the time of his death.

His son, Edward McNabb of Mt. Vernon and his sister Mrs. Lynch of this city were at the bedside at the time of his death. The remains were taken from Springfield to McLeansboro, his old home, for burial.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks


Fannie McNabb

McLeansboro Leader, November 10, 1898, by L. P. Wilson

Mrs. Fannie Tackett McNabb was born in Owen county, Ky., May 7, 1853. Was married to Rev. E. H. McNabb, of Menard county, Ill., Oct. 24, 1875, and departed this life Oct. 14, 1898.

She was the second daughter of G. C. and Elizabeth Tackett. Her parents and two sisters preceded her to the better land several years ago.

Mrs. McNabb leaves her husband, seven children and one sister to mourn their great loss. Mrs. McNabb was a quiet, unassuming woman, faithful and devoted in all the duties of life as a wife and mother. As a neighbor she was kind and helpful, making all love her who knew her. She professed religion when young, and lived a peaceful and quiet life, leaving abundant evidence of her faith in God. Her last audible words were "Death comes and all is peace".

Her funeral was preached by the writer, from Rev. xix., 1, at Cherry Grove M. E. church, and was laid to rest in Odd Fellow's cemetery, McLeansboro, Oct. 15.

Contributed by: Matthew


Malinda McNabb

Petersburg Observer, August 20, 1881

Three miles east of Petersburg, Aug. 11, 1881, of typhoid fever, Malinda Ellen, daughter of E. H. and Fannie J. McNabb, aged 5 years. Buried in Lebanon cemetery.

Contributed by: Matthew





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