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Funeral of Dominican Nun Today
Funeral services for Sister Ruth Marie Able, Dominican Nun, who died suddenly Friday night at St Isidores convent in Farmersville were conducted at the convent chapel in Springfield this morning. Bural took place in Calvary cemetery.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, April 2, 1928 Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Woodsboro Farmer Died Saturday Night, Buried Today - Charles Edwin Alexander aged 40 years, a prominent farmer of the Woodsboro neighborhood, near Hillsboro died Saturday night after an illness of several months…The funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Woodsboro church at 2:30 and interment was made in Clear Springs Cemetery. The deceased was a son of the late Edwin Alexander who died ten years ago. He as born in Woodsboro. He is survived by his widow and one son, James Edwin, aged 3 years and his mother Mrs Rose Ella Alexander. He was a first cousin of Mr Asa Hearlston of this city. He and Mr Hearlston were inseperable companions. He was also a relative of ex-alderman, Walter Wilson of this city. [Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Monday, July 11, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]

Lieut. Jesse K. Allen
(Born Ten.) (Ap'd Ill.)
Born Sep. 5, 1828, Kingston, TN.
Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.
Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1855, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1855; (Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Oct. 16, 1855) and on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1856, — Yakima Expedition, 1856, — Ft. Simcoe, Wash., 1856-58, — and in Scouting, 1858, being engaged in the Surprise of a party of Yakima Indians, where he was Killed, Aug. 15, 1858, on the Upper Yakima, Wash.: Aged 28. Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL.
[Source: "Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, since its establishment in 1802", Vol. 2, pg. 638; by George W. Cullum]

ALLEN, LIEUT. J.K. --Of the 9th Infantry, U.S. Army, on the Yakima River, Aug. 15. He was in command of a detachment in pursuit of some Indian murderers; his party of 15 captured 21 warriors, and some 70 other prisoners. In the engagement, Lieut. A. received a mortal wound. He was a brave and talented officer from Illinois, graduating at West Point in 1853 [Correction: 1855]
[Source Citation: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by K. Mohler.]

Infants Funeral Today
Funeral services for Carl Wayne Andres, infant son of Mr and Mrs Paul Andres were conducted at the residence near Butler at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial took place in Crabtree cemetery.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, April 29, 1927 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Raymond Lady Died This Morning
Mrs Bernadine Mary Ahrling , aged 65, wife of Henry Ahrling residing three miles southwest of Raymond died shortly after midnight after an illness extending over a period of two years. The funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St Raymond's church, Rev Oppenheim officiating. Burial will be in St Raymond's cemetery.
[Litchfield Daily Union, 28 April 1927 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


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