Vaughn Surname Obituaries

Albert Vaughn

Newspaper unknown, 1937

ATTERBERRY MAN KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS TRUCK
Albert Vaughn Dies in Hospital After Crash at Atterberry

Albert Vaughn, twenty-nine years old, died a few minutes after midnight Sunday night at Springfield Hospital, of injuries sustained at noon that day when his car, a small Ford truck, was struck by the southbound C. & I.M. passenger train at the Atterberry crossing. Vaughn suffered a fractured right arm, concussion of the brain, chest injuries and a broken neck. He was placed aboard the train and brought to Petersburg, where Dr. Irving Newcomer was summoned, and accompanied him to the hospital where he died without regaining consciousness. He was taken to the hospital from this city in the H.P. Satorius ambulance.

Vaughn had been hunting, and had stopped at the home of his brother, near the railroad crossing. Starting home, he entered his car and drove directly in the path of the approaching train, without apparently noticing it. The car was turned over three times by the force of the collision, and was demolished. The fatal accident occurred at the west crossing in Atterberry, where the railroad crosses the highway that goes west toward Oakford.

Coroner W.L. Dragoo of Sangamon county conducted an inquest Thursday at the Sangamon county court house, in Springfield.

Mr. Vaughn was born in Atterberry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Vaughn. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Raymond, of Atterberry; four half-brothers, Phil, Walter and Carl Vaughn of Atterberry and James Bell of Petersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Ball of Petersburg and Mrs. Helen Childers of Indianapolis; two half-sisters, Mrs. Norma Ferguson of Athens and Mrs. William Hohimer, of Petersburg.

Funeral services were held at the Atterberry Baptist Church at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.A. Ogden of Oakford and burial was in Oakland cemetery.

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn


Arthur Vaughn

Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, May 24, 1950, Page 25

Arthur Vaughn, of Atterberry community five miles north of Petersburg died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 1950, at St. John's hospital, age 68.

Survived by wife Gertrude; one daughter, Mrs. Julius Vaughn, of Kilbourne; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters Mrs. Alla Bell, of Petersburg, and Mrs. Anna Ogden, of Chandlerville. Remains to Thompson, Harms and Hurley funeral home, Petersburg, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Harry Evans officiating. Burial in Oakland cemetery, Petersburg.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Effie Vaughn

The Peoria Journal Star (IL), September 4, 1991

Effie L. Vaughn, 84, of Menard Convalescent Center in Petersburg died at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1991, at the center.

Born April 27, 1907, in Oakford to Luther and Grace Lutes Lynn, she married Julius Vaughn on Nov. 18, 1928, in Petersburg. He died April 19, 1957. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, six brothers, a sister and a granddaughter.

Surviving are three daughters, Janice Goben and Marilyn Blakeley, both of Kilbourne, and Joyce Atterberry of Petersburg; two sons, Roger of Petersburg and Jack of Oakford; one sister, Eleanor Justice of Oakford; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was a clerk for the Secretary of State's office. She was a member of Oakford Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home, Havana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Elizabeth Vaughn

The Fairbury [Nebraska] Journal

Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Vaughn
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Vaughn of Endicott, Nebr., passed away at her home Wednesday, May 19, 1943 at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 1 day.

Elizabeth Ann Price, daughter of Carl and Mary Price, was born January 18, 1858 at Galesburg, Iowa. She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of Galesburg and taught several terms of school. She married Levi Vaughn January 13, 1879 and he preceded her in death November 6, 1926.

The family moved from Galesburg, Iowa to Petersburg, Ill., and then to Kansas. Several years were spent near Lincoln, Nebr. And in the spring of 1901 the family moved to the "Blue Valley Farm" near Endicott.

When a young girl Mrs. Vaughn joined the Christian church but after moving to Endicott joined the Methodist church there. For a number of years she was superintendent of the Mount Vernon Sunday school and president of the Ladies Aid of the Endicott Methodist church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Woodbury, formerly of Lead, South Dakota and Mrs. Flora Belle Davis of Denver, Colo.; by three sons, Clay P. Vaughn of Endicott, Harry L. Vaughn of San Jose, Calif., and Charles C. Vaughn of Omaha, Nebr.; and by 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. One son, William E. Vaughn, passed away in 1920 and a granddaughter in 1932.

Funeral services were held in the Endicott Methodist church Sunday afternoon with the pastor Rev. Raymond Rush officiating. Burial in the Fairbury cemetery. Traum service.

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn


Gertrude Vaughn

Illinois State Journal Register, February 21, 1975, Pages 21 and 35

Gertrude Vaughn, 92 of Atterberry died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 1975 at Menard County Convalescent Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg and burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Rev Odell Bell officiating.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Beard of Petersburg, seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


James Vaughn

The Chetopa [Kansas] Clipper, Wednesday, February 2, 1927

Obituary
James A. Vaughn was born in Green County, State of Kentucky, March 5, 1850. At the age of 7 years he moved with his parents to Petersburg, Ill., there he met and married Hannah J. Conyers a few yeas later they came to Kansas locating near Fredonia. The following year they located near the town of Gilford, where they lived until their family of five children grew to man and womanhood, one daughter having died in early life. In the year of 1920 they moved to Bartlett, where they lived until the death Jan. 28, 1927.

Being 76 years, 10 months, three week and two days of age. He has left to mourn his loss, his wife, five children, eight grandchildren and one great grand child, also one brother, Philip Vaughn of Attabery, Ill., one sister, Eliza Woldridge of Kirksville, Mo., and a host of friends. The children are Mrs. Mae Lugeanbeal of Bartlett, Mrs. Katherine Morrison of Benedict, Kans., Mrs. Irene Travis, of Erie, Kans., Walter M. of Kansas City and J.P. of Benedict, Kans.

Jim Vaughn as he was know to his many friends was a man of a pleasing personality, being honest, kind and generous. He bore the greatest love for his family, his home and many friends.

He became a member of the Methodist church a good many years ago and has lived much like God would have us live, always ready to do for others, asking little in return, kind, patient and true, while we know he would like to have lingered longer with family and friends, we also know he could not have feared to go forth to meet his master.

Mr. Vaughn died at Erie at the home of a daughter where they went several months ago to spend the winter.

The remains were brought here Saturday and the funeral services were held in the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by the Pastor Rev. V.H. Thompson and burial in Lake Creek Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our Dear Friends and Neighbors for their help and sympathy in paying last respects to our Dear Husband and Father.
Mrs. J.A. Vaughn and Children

Conrributed by Kristin Vaughn


John Vaughn

Illinois State Journal, November 19, 1946 Page 13


John Vaughn, 76 died at noon Monday at his home north of here. The body was removed to the Thompson, Harms and Hurley funeral home in Petersburg.

Mr. Vaughn is survived by his wife Melissa; four daughters, Mrs. Nora Ferguson of Athens, Mrs. Dollie Hohimer and Mrs. Helen Ball, both of Petersburg, and Mrs. Goldie Childers, Indianapolis, Ind.; five sons, Phillip and Walter, both of Atterberry, James, Raymond and Carl, all of Petersburg, and Mrs. Anna Ogden of Williamsville; one brother, Arthur, Petersburg.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Julius Vaughn

Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL April 21, 1957 Page 10

Julius Vaughn, 54, of Kilbourne, died at 6:20 p.m. Friday in St. John's hospital, Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Effie; four daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Blakely, Mrs. Janice Goben and Mrs. Shirley Daniel all of Kilbourne; Mrs. Joyce Atterberry, Urbana; two sons, Jack and Robert both of Kilbourne; mother , Mrs. Gertrude Vaughn, Atterberry; sister; Mrs. Leslie Beard, Springfield.

The body will be removed from the Lintner Funeral home to the residence Sunday afternoon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kilbourne Methodist church, with Rev. William Laughlin officiating. Burial will be in Kilbourne cemetery [Mason Co.]

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Levi Vaughn

The Fairbury [Nebraska] Journal, Thursday, November 11, 1926

Death of Levi Vaughn
Levi Vaughn died at his home in Endicott, Nov. 6, 1926 at the age of 79 years. Mr. Vaughn had lived in that community for 26 years. A few years ago he left the farm and has since lived in Endicott.

He was born in Green County, Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1847. On Jan. 13, 1876 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Price. To them were born six children, all surviving, Mrs. Vaughn Woodbury, Pomona, Cal.; Wm. E. Vaughn, Sterling, Colo; Mrs. Flora B. Davis, Denver, Colo; Charles C. Vaughn, Ewing, Nebr.; Harry Lee Vaughn, Ontario, Cal; Clay Price Vaughn, Endicott. Besides the children, he is survived by his widow, two brothers, James of Bartlett, Kans., and Phillip of Oakford, Ill., two sisters, Mrs. Mary Woldridge of Fay, Okla., and Mrs. Eliza Woldridge of Kirksville, Mo., and ten grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday, in the Endicott church with the services conducted by Rev. L.U. Blough formerly of Endicott but now of Wilber. Burial was in the Fairbury cemetery.

Note: Levi Vaughn moved to Menard County with his parents about 1858 and lived there until the early 1880's.

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn


Martha Vaughn

Illinois State Journal Register, March 30, 1980, Page 54

Martha F. Vaughn, 76 of R. R. 2 Petersburg died at 11:50 p.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg.

Surviving are her husband, Walter, three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Martha) Cox, Mrs. Kenneth (Bertha) Kinkade, both of Chandlerville and Mrs. John (Louise) Roys of Spokane, Wash.; one son Leroy of Oakford; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Grace Tribbett of Manito and Mrs. Marie Brundige of Oaklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers Harmon Bucks of Petersburg and James Bucks of Chatham; several nieces and nephews.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Mary Jane Bond Vaughn

Petersburg Observer 28 Jan 1905

Mrs. Phillip Vaughn, residing near Atterbury, died at her home at 2 a.m. Saturday Jan 21, 1905. The funeral was held Monday at the Mt. Olive Church at 11 a.m., the pastor of the M.E. Church at Oakford officiating.

The burial was made in the Mt. Olive Cemetery [Cass Co.]

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Philip Vaughn

Pekin Daily Times, Sat. September 22, 1928, Page 1

Philip Vaughn Who Died Friday Left Many Descendents
Philip Vaughn, aged 84 years, a retired farmer who has been a resident of Pekin for the past two years, died at the home of his son, Francis Vaughn, 1417 Henrietta Street at 2 Friday afternoon. He was born in Kentucky, January 1, 1842 and his marriage was to Mary Jane Bond. His wife died several years ago.

He is survived by the following children: Thomas Vaughn, Pekin; Mrs. Alice Bell, Petersburg; Francis Vaughn, Pekin; John and Arthur Vaughn, Atterberry; Mrs. Julia Voth, Oakford; Mrs. Anna Ogden, Chandlerville. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary Woldridge of Oklahoma and Mrs. Lizzie Woldridge of Keokuk, Ia. 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Noel funeral home and Monday morning will be taken to Oakford, where funeral services will be held at the Mt. Olive church at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, in Sangamon county.

(Note: Mt. Olive Cemetery is actually located in Cass county)

Contributed by Kristin Vaughn


Philip Vaughn

The State Journal-Register, (Springfield, IL), March 12, 1986, Page: 6

Phillip Vaughn 86, 1720 E. Stanford Ave. died at 10:49 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Medical Center.

A retired farmer, Mr. Vaughn was born in Menard County.

His wife Alice, died in 1963. Surviving are three sons, John, Vernon and Frank, all of Springfield; four daughters, Leona Harris, Mary Carter, Rebecca Lwitzki and Meredith Watkins, all of Springfield; two brothers, Walter of Petersburg and Bill of Springfield; one sister, Helen Ball of Petersburg; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bisch Memorial Home, with the Rev. William Pittman officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe


Walter Vaughn

The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL), April 2, 1990

Walter Vaughn 89, of Petersburg died at 4:40 a.m. Sunday at St. John's Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg. Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are one son, Leroy of Petersburg; three daughters, Martha Cox of Chandlerville, Bertha Kinkade of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Louise Roys of Spokane, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond of Petersburg; two sisters, Helen Ball of Petersburg and Goldie Childers of Indianapolis, Ind.

Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe





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