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Montgomery County, Illinois
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Anna M Harkey
Gone to Rest, Anna M Harkey
Services for Mrs Anna M Harkey of 326 West Columbia street will be Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Ross funeral Home, Rev Lawrence Heuchert, pastor of Zion Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn cemetery. Friends may call after 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs Harkey, 66 last May 26, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs Melvin Parsons, 1212 North Walnut street, where she was taken Friday after her discharge as a patient from St Francis Hospital. She had been ill for several years. Born at Moro, daughter of the late John and Minnie [Wilhelmina] Wilhelm Kruse, she married Ray H Harkey, Oct 25, 1919. They were later divorced. Most of her life she lived in Litchfield with the exception of several years at Raymond. Before her illness, Mrs Harkey was employed for four years at St Francis Hospital. Besides her daughter, Annabel, she is survived by a son, Ray Harkey of Litchfield and two grandchildren, Mrs Ronald Reener of Litchfield and Michael Harkey, with the U S Marine Corps, stationed in California. She also leaves a brother, Ben Kruse of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mrs Lena Kaskutas of Gillespie and Miss Minnie Kruse of New York. [Litchfield News Herald, Tuesday, June 20, 1967 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener; Note: Obituaries also appeared in the Hillsboro Journal, The Hillsboro and Montgomery Co News, and the IL State Journal]

Charles Harkey
Charles Harkey, age 57, died 7:15 am today [d. 1 OC 1930] . Born on a farm near Irving s/o James Harkey and Sarah Jennings, he married Hattie Bell Lynch on 20 may 18986 in Irving. They moved to Litchfield then to Raymond in 1908. He is survived by: 3 children, Marie Gutherie, Witt; Mrs. Fred Mays, Litchfield; and Ray Harkey, Litchfield; 3 sisters, Mrs. Daisy Zimmerly, Independence MO; and Mrs. Nina Fite, Carlinville; 1 sister and 2 brothers preceded him in death. [News Herald, Wednesday, 1 Oct 1930 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Elizabeth M. Harkey
DIED - On the 18th inst. [d. 18 NO 1865], of Typhoid Fever, after a lingering illness, Mrs Elizabeth M. Harkey, wife of Rev Dr Harkey of IL University, aged 56 years, 3 mos, and 20 days. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her husband on Wednesday morning the 22d inst at 10 o'clock. Religious services will be held in the English Lutheran Church, at 11 am, after which the remains will be taken to Oak Ridge for interment. The friends and acquaintances are kindly invited to attend the funeral without further notice. [Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, 21 Nov 1865, Page 2 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Herbert Ray Harkey
Services for Herbert Ray Harkey of Girard, formerly of Litchfield, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o'clock in Berry funeral home there by Rev Adam Baum, Springfield, Presbyterian minister. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mr Harkey, 79 last June 19 [b. Jun 19, 1898], died Monday morning [d. 2 JA 1978] at 5:45 o'clock in Pleasant Hill Village, Girard. He was a son of the late Charles and Hattie Lynch Harkey and while residing in Litchfield was employed for many years at the Brown Shoe Co plant. [He and his first wife also owned a tavern across the street from the Brown Shoe Co plant on South State St.] Prior to his retirement, he worked at the Roller Derby for 10 years. [First marriage: 25 Oct 1920, Gillespie, Macoupin Co IL, to Anna T M Kruse] On June 19, 1954, he married Mrs Nellie Taylor Sheppard at Muskogee, OK. Besides his widow of Girard, he is survived by a son, Ray Maynard Harkey of Litchfield [mother: Anna T M Kruse Harkey], five step daughters, Mrs Mary Ellen Mason and Mrs Vera Pratt, both of Girard, Mrs Jean Hatcher of Ft Worth, TX, Mrs Norma McKenzie of Atwater CA, and Mrs Marjorie Sheppard of Springfield with 14 grandchildren [2 grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren], two of whom Mike Harkey and Lynn Ann wife of Ron Reener are from Litchfield, and 15 great grandchildren [1 great grand child, Rhonda Reener, and 14 step great grandchildren]. He was preceded in death by a daughter Mrs Annabel Parsons [mother: Anna T M Kruse Harkey] of Litchfield. [The News Herald, Litchfield IL - Jun 1978 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Herbert R. Harkey
Herbert Ray Harkey, 79, of Girard, died at 5:45 am Monday, Jan 2 [1978], at Pleasant Hill Village Nursing Home, Girard. He was born Jun 19, 1898, the son of Charles and Hattie Lynch Harkey He married Nellie Taylor Sheppard June 19, 1954 in Muskogee OK. Herbert was employed at Brown's Shoe Co for many years and the Roller Derby in Litchfield for ten years prior to his retirement. He had resided in Girard for 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie; one son, Ray M of Litchfield; five step-daughters, Mrs Mary Ellen Mason of Girard, Mrs Jean Hatcher of Fort Worth, TX, Mrs Norma McKenzie of Atwater CA, Ms Marjorie Sheppard of Springfield and Mrs Vera Pratt of Girard; one sister Mrs Marie Gutherie of Springfield; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 am Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Girard, with Dr Adam Baum officiating. Burial was in Virden cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Mason, Ronnie Reener, Mike Harkey, Byron Billiter, Carl Baker and Jerry Tucker. [[unknown paper and date; submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Hattie Harkey
Services to be held at the Hough Funeral Home on 30 Aug 1964, burial at Raymond Cemetery, b. Atwater IL, married Charles Harkey 10 May 1896, he d. 1 Oct 1930, preceded in death by her dau, Bessie Conners [News Herald, Sat, 29 Aug 1964, pg 11]
Hattie Bell Harkey, former Raymond resident died at Springfield Memorial Hospital at 8 am today. She was 87 years old on Aug 1. She was born in Missouri the d/o Peter Lynch and Evaline Leach. Her husband died in 1930. Surviving are Ray Harkey, Girard, and Marie Gutherie, Springfield. Hough Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement. [News Herald, Friday, 28 Aug 1964, pg 3 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

James C Harkey
Father Dies -- James C Harkey, aged 80 years, who has been ill for sometime from aliments due to his advanced age, died at 10:20 Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mr W H Fite in Litchfield with whom he has made his home for the past four years. James C Harkey was born in Hillsboro on the site where the courthouse now stands on Feb 22, 1845. He resided in that vicinity for some time following the occupation of a farmer, being retired for a number of years. He was married in 1868 to Sarah Jennings whose death occurred seventeen years ago. He is survived by the following children: Mrs W H Fite of Litchfield; Mrs Fred W Fite of Carlinville; Charles Harkey of Raymond; and Mrs Robert Zimmerly of Independence IA, together with twenty two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body remained at the Carroll and Son undertaking parlors in Litchfield until 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at which time the funeral party left for Irving where services were held at the Methodist church at 11 o'clock. Interment was made in the Irving Cemetery. [unknown paper, handwritten date January 23, 1926 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

James Harkey
Death Claims James Harkey [d. 23 JA 1926]
Litchfield, Jan 24 - James Harkey, 82, who for many years was a resident of Irving and Hillsboro died at midnight at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W H Fite on East Water Street, with whom he made his home for many years. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at the First M E Church at Irving and burial will be at the Irving Cemetery.  The decedent is survived by three daughters, Mrs W H Fite, this city; Mrs Fred Fite, Carlinville; Mrs Robert Zimmerly, Independence IA; and one son, Charles Harkey, Raymond. Mrs. Harkey died in 1909 [IL State Journal, 25 Jan 1926, Pg 2 Col 3 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Jesse Harkey
Jesse Harkey died at his home in Paisley at twelve o'clock Thursday night March 17, 1904, aged 23 years. The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Irving at three o'clock Friday evening. Jesse Harkey was the son of Mr and Mrs James Harkey of Paisley. He had been employed with Short and Ernst at the Paisley Elevator until the attack of emphysema from which he suffered until death claimed him. He had many friends who mourn with the parents and the two brothers and sisters. [unknown paper and date - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener] Jesse Harkey a brother of Chas Harkey of this place died last night [d. 17 MR 1904] at Witt. He had an attack of typhoid fever and an abscess and to relieve him of the latter the doctors performed an operation several days ago. The deceased was a younG man about twenty years old. [unknown paper and date - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Rachel L Harkey
Rachel L Harkey died at her home in St Louis, Friday, June 10 [1898], Mrs Rachel L Harkey age 73 years 2 mos.  The body of Mrs. Harkey who formerly resided in this city was brought to Springfield yesterday for burial and the remains were taken at once to Oak Ridge Cemetery where the burial services were conducted by Rev M F Troxell, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. Mrs Harkey was the daughter of one of the pioneer Lutheran ministers of IL, Rev Daniel Scherer, and was the wife of Rev Simeon W Harkey, D D formerly pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church and a professor of the old IL University which is now the Concordia College of this city. Dr Harkey died a year ago and was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery and now the body of his wife rests beside him. [Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, 13 Jun 1898 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Ray M Harkey
Services for Ray M "Jocko" Harkey of 326 W Columbia street, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Ross Funeral Home by Rev Gene Ellis, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery.Friends may call between 3:30 pm and 5 pm and 7 and 9 pm today. The Moose ritual will be held at 7:30 pm tonight.  Mr Harkey, 57. last May 16 was pronounced dead on arrival at St Francis Hospital Thursday [d. 30 NO 1978] at 4:40 pm following an apparent heart attack. Born in Raymond, a son of the late H Ray and Anna M Kruse Harkey, he came with them to Litchfield as a child and was graduated from the local high school in 1940. For the past nine years he had been a partner in the P & H Auto Service Center, West Tyler Avenue and US 66. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3912. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Lou Ballard whom he married last May 12 at Carlinville, a son Michael Harkey of Litchfield, three stepsons and a stepdaughter, James, Bill and Michael Ballard, Cathy wife of Wayne Meyer and a step-grandson, Keith Wayne Meyer, all of Litchfield. He also leaves a niece, Lynn Ann, wife of Ron Reener of Litchfield, his stepmother, Mrs Nellie Harkey of Girard and five stepsisters, Mrs Mary Ellen Mason, Mrs Vera Pratt of Girard, Mrs Jean Hatcher of Fort Worth TX, Mrs Norma McKenzie of Atwater CA, and Mrs Marjorie Sheppard of Springfield. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mrs Annabel Harkey Parsons of Litchfield in June of 1970. [the News Herald, Dec 1-2, 1978 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Services for Ray M "Jocko" Harkey of Litchfield were conducted Saturday, Dec 2 in Ross funeral home by the Rev Gene Ellis, postor of the First Baptist Church, Litchfield. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Mr Harkey, 57 last May 16 was pronounced dead on arrival at St Francis Hospital Thursday, Nov 30 [1978], at 4:40 pm following an apparent heart attack. Born in Raymond, a son of the late H Ray and Anna M Kruse Harkey, he came with them to Litchfield as a child and was graduated from the Litchfield school in 1940. For the past nine years he had been a partner in the P & H Auto Service Center, Litchfield. He was a member of the Moose lodge, Veterans of foreign Wars Post 3912. Surviving?..[rest of the obit is the same as the previous - [unknown paper and date - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Sarah Francis Harkey
The funeral of Mrs James Harkey, who died at her home in Staunton last Friday, was held at the Methodist church in Irving Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev Clark, pastor of the church. Mrs Sarah Francis (Jennings) Harkey lived in Irving during her girlhood and until about six years ago when the family moved to Raymond and then only a few weeks ago, to Staunton. She was 62 years of age at the time of her death [d. 8 JA 1909]. Mrs Harkey leaves her husband and six children, Mesdames Ada Site [Fite] of Collinsville, Nina Site [Fite] of Staunton and Daisy Zimmerry [Zimmerly] of Raymond and Charles Harkey of Raymond and Frank [Harkey] of Womac. She also leaves two sisters Mesdames Millerd Nussman and T R Coffey of Irving. [unknown paper and date - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Sarah Francis Harkey, wife of James Harkey, was born Dec 16, 1846. She died at Raymond, Jan 8, 1909. I immediate cause of her death was heart trouble, which resulted in a paralytic stroke. She was ill but four hours and the end was peaceful. She confessed faith in Christ at the age of 20 years and became a member of the Baptist church. Within the last few years she united with the Methodist church at Irving. She was a kind and loving mother, a good and faithful wife and always willing to help the sick and the afflicted. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, five children as follows: Mrs. William Fite, of Barnett; Charles Harkey, Raymond; Mrs Fred Fite, Staunton; Frank Harkey, Atwater, and Mrs Robert Zimmerly, Raymond. She is also survived by four sisters, namely: Mary Cook, of Kansas; Kate Knight, of Missouri; Hattie Nussman and Prudie Coffee, of Irving. The deceased was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Irving on Sunday, January 10th, after which the remains were laid to rest in Irving cemetery [unknown paper and date - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Rev S W Harkey
HARKEY - The remains of Rev S W Harkey will arrive on the O and M Train this afternoon from Knoxville where he died on Friday morning [d. 1 MR 1889]. Mr Harkey formerly preached in this city where he had many friends. The funeral services were held at Knoxville and the body will be taken directly from the depot for interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery. [Illinois State Journal, Springfield, 4 Mar 1889 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Died at his home in Knoxville, IL, Mar 1st, 1889, Rev S W Harkey D D aged 77 years. Simon [Simeon] Walker [Walcher] Harkey, Doctor of Divinity, pastor and teacher was born in NC Dec 3, 1811. He was educated at Gettysburg, PA, College, which he entered at the age of 19, maintaining himself by his own exertions and without aid of anyone. After serving as pastor for nearly 20 years in the East, he was elected to the chair of Theology in the Lutheran Seminary at Springfield, IL, where he made an honorable record and became widely known as one of the leading divines of his denomination. Since he came to Knoxville seven years ago he has not ceased to teach and preach, continuing his active ministry in a school and congregation long after most men would have ceased to work. The example of his long life of energy, perseverance and fidelity to duty has the admiration and gratitude of all who knew him. It can be truly said that as a true soldier he died at his post. Amid discouragement, that would have dismayed many young men he kept bravely on, not doubting that his work should not be in vain. He was loved and respected by all. It is hardly possible that he had an enemy in the world. He was so unassuming, so ready to bear all things and do all things for Christ. He kept uncomplainingly and unselfishly doing his duty in the state to which it pleased God to call him. In the comparatively humble work of his declining years there was nothing to excite the applause of the world, and doubtless for this cause it failed to attract the attention and support which it deserved. In his death Knoxville and Knox county have lost one of their most learned and worthy citizens. We knew Dr Harkey only in the period of his declining strength. But age could not dim the shining qualities of a sanctified soul nor take from a consecrated life its crown of glory and honor. In his death religion has lost one of its noblest examples; education, an able and conscientious teacher; society, an influence for good; a family, one who was dearly loved and honored. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, by Rev Littingwell, assisted by Rev A Norrboun, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church, the choir of this church furnishing the music. The remains were taken to Springfield for interment. [The Knox County Republican, Wed, 6 Mar 1889 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Anna Hart
Hornsby Lady Died on Yesterday
Mrs Anna Hart, aged 72, widow of the late Mahlom Hart died at her home in Hornsby yesterday. The funeral services will be held at the Hornsby Baptist church Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev Crouch of Gillespie officiating. Burial will be in Irvin cemetery at Irving. The deceased is survived by two daughters Mrs Link Kidd of Decatur and Miss Orlean Hart who resided with her mother. The husband who was a brother of W.W. Hart of this city died thirty two years ago. [Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, April 14, 1928 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Harold J. Henderson
Dr. Harold J. Henderson, retired optometrist of Litchfield, died Friday, 6 Feb 1981 at St Johns Hospital, Springfield, IL. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Dr. Henderson was born 9 Apr 1889 in Raymond to Robert H. and Minnie M. Sharp Henderson. He married Abigail Beatrice Custer on 19 Aug 1920 in Charleston, IL. She died 3 Jan 1969. He was a WWI veteran and member of St. Timothy Methodist Church, Litchfield. He was survived by Dr. Harold Victor Henderson, Jerseyville; Dr. Robert H. Henderson, Florissant, MO; Carroll J. Henderson, Roseville; Miss Virginia Henderson, Litchfield; and Marilyn wife of Robert Garrells, Staunton. [MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEWS, Pg 3 and NEWS HERALD, Pg 1, 9 Feb 1981 and NEWS HERALD, Pg 3, 11 Nov 1981 submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Sophia Hensley
Mrs Sophia Hensley, wife of A N Hensley, formerly of Litchfield died suddenly of heart trouble at Ferris TX, Aug 27. The deceased was born and raised in Montgomery County, being the youngest daughter of the late Peter Doerr of Harvel. She was married to Albert N Hensley in Morning Sun, IA in March 1882. Two children were born to them. One died in infancy and the other Bertie A Hensley died in Texas at the age of twenty years. Mrs Hensley was converted and joined the ME church when but a young girl. She lived a consistent Christian life. She had long been a sufferer from heart trouble, but the end came suddenly. She leaves besides her husband, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs A M Jones of Raymond, Mrs D A Blackwelder of Litchfield, A T Doerr of Harvel, and Gustave Doerr of Lincoln Ill, besides a host of friends to mourn their lost. [paper and date unknown - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Cornelius Hill
Cornelius Hill, one of the old and prominent citizens of Fillmore township, died at his home six miles southeast of Fillmore on Friday night, January 25th, aged 70 years. The deceased is survived by his widow, four sons and four daughters namely: Lafayette, William Henry, Elijah, and Jesse all of Fillmore Township; Miss (sic) John Ziegler and Mrs Hubert Cole of Fillmore, Mrs Rolla Henson of Tampico, Ill and Mrs Josie Hurst of Mullberry Grove Ill. He also leaves one brother Isaac Hill of Hillsboro. The funeral services were held Sunday at the family residence the remains being buried at Hurricane cemetery. [Montgomery Co News, Hillsboro, IL, 28 Jan 1919 pg 6 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Isaac Hill
Isaac Hill Ends Career Packed with Industry, Hillsboro Pioneer is Dead at Age of 76
[If this is your ancestor, you may want to order the entire article from the IL State Archives. It is a complete column on page one and continues on page 5 col 7. Here are the highlights.]
Isaac Hill for many years a leading resident of Montgomery county passed away at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning at his residence in Tilson place, Hillsboro. He had been ill with a heart disease for several years and the condition became quite acute several days ago. Funeral services were held this morning?at the Methodist Church in Fillmore. The Rev Ezra Keller, minister of the Lutheran Church of Hillsboro, officiated. Mr Hill was a Baptist and had been reared in that faith. His brother, Cornelius was a Baptist minister. Mr Keller, he had known for many years. Mr Hill was born November 23, 1852 in Fayette county just across the Montgomery county line. His parents were Elijah and Hannah Allen Hill, pioneer residents of this county who came to the vicinity of Fillmore from Kentucky, their native state. There were seven children in the family and Isaac was next to the youngest. He was the last of the family. Others were William Henry, Corneliuis, Thomas Jackson, James, Ellen wife of George McFarland, Mary wife of George Jones and Amanda wife of George Isbell.
Isaac Hill grew up on his father's farm and spent his early manhood in that vicinity. In August of 1872, he married Miss Mary Sears, who was living with her grandfather, a Mr Alexander. The union was blessed with four children: Attorney L V Hill of Hillsboro, widely known over this part of the state; Louisa, who died in infancy; Jess who passed away in Hillsboro a number of years ago; Lona wife of Fred Hendricks who now is deceased and Nora wife of T H King of Hillsboro. On June 14, 1923 Mr Hill was united in marriage to Mrs Orpha Rudesill who survives him?.. Hillsboro Journal, Hillsboro, IL, 10 Jan 1929 pg 1- submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

James Hill
James Hill died at his residence east of Fillmore in the edge of Fayette county, June 9, 1908, aged 49 years. The deceased was born and raised near where he died and was a son of Mr and Mrs Elijah Hill, pioneer settlers of that neighborhood. He was married to Miss Alza Cook, 17 years ago and his widow and one son 15 years of age, survived him. Besides his widow and son he leaves three brothers and one sister, viz: Corneliius and TJ Hill of Fillmore, Isaac Hill of Hillsboro, and Mrs Mary Jones. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Fillmore Wednesday, June 10, at 2 o'clock pm. Interment at the Fillmore cemetery. Mr Hill was a faithful __?___ Christian man and a good citizen, enjoying the friendship and esteem of a large circle of friends who deeply deplore his death right at a time when he was prepared to enjoy the fruits of a life of frugality and industry. His ailment was consumption and he had been sick for a long time. [Montgomery Co News, Hillsboro, IL, 12 Jun 1908 pg 1 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Louisa C Hill
Mrs Louisa C Hill died at her home in Fillmore, Friday, Dec 10, of heart failure. The funeral was held Saturday at the Baptist church in Fillmore, Rev Hill officiating. Several Hillsboro relatives and friends attended the funeral. Mrs Hill was born in Montgomery County, April 2, 1843 and was therefore aged 66 years, 8 months, and 8 days. She was the widow of the late W H Hill who passed away about five years ago. Mrs Hill was the last member of the well known family of Johnnie Alexander who was one of the pioneers of the southern part of the county coming to Illinois from Tennessee at an early date. She was the mother of thirteen children, three of whom survived as follows: Sidney and Hershall and Miss Josie, all of Fillmore. Mrs Hill was a woman who was beloved to the entire neighborhood where she spent almost all of her life. She will indeed be missed by a large circle of friends as well as by her immediate family. [Hillsboro Journal, Hillsboro, IL, 17 Dec 1909 pg 1 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Sufphire Hill
Mrs C Hill Is Dead, Old Resident of Fillmore
Mrs Sufphire Hill, widow of the late Cornelius Hill and one of the oldest and best known residents of the Fillmore community died at 12:40 o'clock this morning at her home south of Fillmore from infirmities of old age. She was nearly 81 years old when she died and had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock Saturday morning at the Hurricane Baptist church south of Fillmore. The Rev D C Baker will officiate at the services and burial will be made in Whitten cemetery. Mrs Hill was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Isbell Garland, pioneer settlers of the Fillmore community and was born near Fillmore on January 10, 1856. At the time of her death she was 86 years, 10 month, and 6 days of age. She was reared in the Fillmore community and had lived nearly all of her life in the neighborhood in which she died. She was united in marriage with the late Cornelius Hill at Vandalia on July 14 1870 and they went to housekeeping on a farm south of Fillmore. To this union eleven children were born eight of whom survive their mother. They are: Lafayette Hill, William H Hill, Elijah Hill, Jesse Hill and Esther wife of John Ziegler all of Fillmore; Mrs Josie Hurst of Mulberry Grove; Mrs Ida Cole of Butler, and Mrs Dora Rouch of Planet City, Florida. Three daughters, Mrs Hannah Bailey, Mrs Rosie Dure and Mrs Mary McDonough preceded her in death. Three brothers and four sisters and four sisters also preceded her in death and she was the last surviving member of her family. Mrs Hill was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and was always active in the affairs of the church. She was beloved by all who knew her and leaves many friends and relatives who were saddened to learn of her death. [Montgomery Co News, Hillsboro, IL, 16 Nov 1939 pg 1 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

T J Hill
T J Hill senior member of the firm of Hill Brothers, general merchants of Fillmore, was born in Missouri, Dec 23, 1845 and died at the family residence in Fillmore at 9 am Oct 21, 1917, aged 71 years 9 months and 28 days. In his parent's family there were 10 children of whom two only, are now living: Isaac of Hillsboro and Cornelius of Fillmore. The deceased spent his boyhood days in Fayette county and continued to live upon the farm until 1892 when he moved to Fillmore. In February, 1872, Mr Hill was united in marriage to Mahala Donaldson, who died in 1876. By this union two children were born: Joseph, who died in infancy and Oscar E, who resides on a farm in Fayette county. In 18879 our subject was married to Rebecca Robertson who survives him. As a result of this marriage, two children were born who share with their mother in her loss, namely Ethel, wife of Homer S Builer of Hillsboro, and Miss Jessie of Fillmore. Besides the wife and children the deceased leaves twelve grand children and 2 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. T J Hill familiarly known as "Jack" Hill was a man of unusually strong character and lived an absolutely clean life. He was converted in early life and lived a life that was an open book. When stricken with pneumonia for the fourth time his vigorous constitution made a hard fight against the grim reaper but Death prevailed.
The funeral services will be held at the ME church in Fillmore at 2 o'clock pm on Tuesday, Oct 23. Rev Martin Hicks officiating, interment at Glendale cemetery The sympathies of the entire community are extended to the bereaved family. Mr Hill was a member of the school board of Fillmore for six years and was one of the organizers of the Fillmore State and Savings Bank and was a director of this bank at the time of his death. He was a democrat of the old school and he was recognized as a leader in the party at that place. He was a man of courage and stamina, a leader in every movement for the betterment of the community in which he lived, and his loss will be greatly felt in Fillmore where he was honored, loved, and admired by everyone. [Montgomery Co News, Hillsboro, IL, 23 Oct 1917 pg 1 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

W H Hill
W H Hill an old resident of Fillmore died Tuesday morning July 12, 1904 in Colorado where he had gone for his health. Mr Hill was 62 years of age and was born in Fayette county, four miles east of Fillmore. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Elijah Hill, pioneer settlers of Fayette county. He was married to Miss Louisa C Alexander, a daughter of the late John Alexander of Fillmore township and there were twelve children born to this union, nine of whom are dead. Those living are: Sidney, Hershall and Josephine. The last two are living at home. Sidney is married and living at Fillmore. Deceased also leaves his widow, four brothers and one sister living. They are TJ Hill, Cornelius Hill, Isaac Hill, James Hill, and Mrs Mary Jones. Mr Hill moved to Hillsboro when the Clover Learf railroad was first built through that place. He was in the lumber business there for some time but during the last twelve years has been a stock buyer. He was a member of the Baptist church and was a man whose honesty and integrity was never questioned. His upright character and honest business methods won for him the esteem and confidence of all who knew him. The deceased had been in failing health for some time with an ailment akin to consumption, although his lungs were said to be perfectly sound. Despairing of regaining his health here he concluded to try a change of climate and about a week before his death he went to Colorado. He was resting after his long trip at the home of a cousin, Thomas Supinger, near La Junta, when it was his intention to go into the mountain, but he suddenly took a change for the worse and died. His remains were sent home for interment and will be buried in the Fillmore cemetery today (Friday). [Montgomery Co News, Hillsboro, IL 15 Jul 1904 pg 8 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Dorothea Hinnrichs
Mrs Dorothea Hinnrichs of New Douglas passed away Tuesday [d. 25 MY 1949] at 6:25 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs Albert Eilers. She was born Nov 19, 1863, and had attained the age of 85 years, six months and five days. She was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Frederick Rener. She was married to George Hinnrichs Dec 11, 1884, who preceded her in death in 1928. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Anna Eilers of New Douglas, Mrs Marie Kane of Decatur and Mrs Emma Kane of Carrollton; two brothers, Herman Rener of Alhambra and Edward Rener of Staunton; one sister, Mrs Elizabeth Hobbie of Granite City; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. One son, one daughter, five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church in New Douglas. Friends may call at the Latowsky-Burgett funeral home until Friday at 2 o'clock (CST) when short services will be held at the funeral home and then at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev Elmer F Klingensmith officiating. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery [Edwardsville Intelligencer, 25 May 1949 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Elizabeth Minnie Hobbie
Elizabeth Minnie Hobbie, 92, of Livingston, died at 5:30 am today, Nov 7, 1977, in Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton. Mrs Hobbie was born Oct 26, 1885, in New Douglas, a daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Suhre Reener. She was married in Hamel to Fred A Hobbie. He died in 1947. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Everett (Olivia) Maulding of Naperville, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Georganne Louis of Minneapolis, Minn, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Several brothers and sisters are deceased. Mrs Hobbie was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Livingston. Friends may call after 4 pm Tuesday in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. A funeral service has tentatively been set for Wednesday, the Rev Robert Gaiser, pastor of Holy Cross Church officiating. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. [Edwardsville Intelligencer, 7 Nov 1977 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Elizabeth Minnie Hobbie, of Livingston passed away Monday, Nov 7 [1977], at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Mrs Hobbie was a resident of the Staunton Health Care Center for the past three years. Born Oct 26, 1885, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Minnie (Suhre) Reener and had attained age 92 at the time of death. She was married to Fred A Hobbie in Hamel. He preceded her in death during April of 1947. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Livingston. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 9, at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston by Rev. Robert Gaiser. Internment was in New Douglas Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Olivia Everett Maulding of Naperville, IL; one grand daughter, Elizabeth Georganne Louis of Minneapolis, MN; one sister-in-law, Mrs Anna Hobbie of Witt, IL; one brother-in-law, Fred Klindworth of Litchfield; also nieces, nephews and cousins. [Unknown Paper, 1977 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Fred Hobbie
Fred Hobbie Dies at Granite City
Fred Hobbie, 58, a native of Harvel, died early Wednesday morning [d. 2 AP 1947] at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City, following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Gerlt Funeral Home in Litchfield. The Rev. William Ufkes of New Douglas will officiate at the services and burial will be made in New Douglas Cemetery. Mr Hobbie was a carpenter by trade. He was born near Harvel, a son of John and Mollie Trauernicht Hobbie and lived at New Douglas for twenty years before moving to Granite City five years ago. He married Miss Lizzie Reener a number of years ago and she survives, with a daughter, Olivia, of Granite City; his mother, Mrs Mollie Hobbie of Litchfield; a sister, Mrs Fred Klindworth, Litchfield, and brother, Herman Hobbie, Witt. His father died many years ago and a sister, Mrs Herman Wolf died in 1920. [The Montgomery News, 3 April 1947 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Thomas F. Hodges
Thomas F. Hodges, a gentleman of some 60 years, died February 16th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Van Hynan, 15 miles southeast of Liberal. Mr. Hodges had not suffered an illness, but was washing his hands when death overtook him. The remains, accompanied by relatives, were shipped to Hillsboro, Illinois, for burial. The Liberal Undertaking Company had charge of the remains. [The Liberal Democrat. (Liberal, Kan.), 21 Feb. 1918]

Virginia Murphy-Hooper
The Hooper Funeral: Mrs Virginia Murphy-Hooper were conducted from the family residence by Rev Cullison of the Methodist church.
Card of Thanks - Harry J Hooper and family for those assisting during the death of Mrs Hooper. [Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, January 12, 1926 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Abbie B Huddleston
Graveside service for Abbie B Huddleston, formerly of Litchfield will be held at 10 am Wednesday in Camp Butler national Cemetery. Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Huddleston died Friday, October 9, 1998, in her home. She was 85 years old on Jan 24. She was employed by the Hope School for the Blind before her retirement. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of John and Neva Parnell Robbins. She married John W Huddleston on Apr 12, 1946, in Hillsboro. He died Apr 25, 1975. Surviving are sons, Robert Huddleston and William Coyle both of Springfield, James Coyle of Poynette, WI, Russell Coyle of Jamestown CA; daughters, Sharon Coyle of Springfield, Betty Coyle of Antioch, CA, Nancy Coyle of McClelland IA, 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren.  A son, Maynard Coyle, preceded her in death. [News Herald, Litchfield, IL, Monday, 12 Oct 1998 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Mrs. Charles Hussey
Mrs. Charles Hussey, Member of Southern Family, Dies at Litchfield
Litchfield, Ill., Feb 3 - Mrs. Charles Hussey, for 40 years a resident of this city, died today at the age of 67 years.  She was born in Georgia and was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of the South.  She was a cousin to Alexander Stevens, Vice president of the Southern Confederacy.  Besides her husband, she is survived by five grown children.  The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. [The St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, Mo.), February 04, 1905, Page 14]


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