Reuben Kelsey Winters

Tallula Journal, August 30, 1902

Died at his home in Tice, Ill., Monday, August 25, 1902, Reuben Kelsey Winters, aged 83 years, 6 months and 14 days. The funeral services were held at the Tice M. E. church, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Theo. Kemp of Jacksonville, assisted by Eld. Claiborne Hall, of Athens. The remains were buried in the Athens cemetery.

Deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of Menard county, was widely known and respected by all his acquaintances and friends. He was engaged for a number of years in the wagon making business in Athens with Joseph Wagoner, and subsequently removed to Tice, where he resided up to the time of his death. He is survived by his aged wife and five children Chas. W., Mrs. Mary Sill, Mrs. Grace Cantrall and Mrs. Nattie Quesoil, of Kansas, and John Winters, who resides in Missouri.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks