Decatur Herald, July 24, 1934

Rev. Pollock Died Monday
Retired Minister Succumbs to Heart Attack; Was 85

Surviving his wife only a month and a day, Rev. Henry B. Pollock, one of the oldest Methodist ministers in this section of the country, died suddenly at 9:30 a.m. Monday in his home, 234 West Leafland avenue, presumably from a heart attack. Mrs. Pollock died June 22.

Mr. Pollock was taken suddenly ill and a physician was called and the Moran & Sons ambulance was sent to take him to the hospital, but when the ambulance arrived the physician pronounced him dead and the body was taken to the Dawson & Wikoff funeral home.

In Ministry 40 Years.
Rev. Mr. Pollock served in the Methodist ministry for almost 40 years and was widely known throughout Central Illinois. He was born in McConnelsville, O., Sept. 19, 1849. His early life was devoted to farming. He felt a call to the ministry, but though he had always been interested in active work as a layman he did not enter the ministry until 1895. He had resided in Decatur for the last 29 years and during that time he was not without pastorate until he retired about 10 years ago. He served as minister of the following Methodist churches: Lake City, Herrick, Fieldon, Forsyth, Caldwell, Sanner Chapel, Divernon and Argenta. He served various churches temporarily after his retirement.

Rev. Mr. Pollock and Miss Kesiah Buchanan were married in Athens February 25, 1870. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1930. He was a member of Grace Methodist church. For a long time before taking the pastorate of the church in Argenta he taught Bible class at St. Paulís Methodist church. He leaves the following children: Mrs. Ella Taylor, Canton; Mrs. Zella Funderburk, Ramsey; Mrs. Elizabeth Casey, Herrick; John A. Pollock, Walker; William B. Pollock, and Marshall K. Pollock, both of Decatur. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

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