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Funeral services for Miss Myrtis Evans of 1822 N. Dechman Avenue, Peoria were held in the Gauss Mortuary in Peoria Monday afternoon with Rev. Harold Lloyd of the First Methodist Church in Peoria officiating. She was laid to rest in the Princeville Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Merle Kerns, Elza Graves, Leo Graves, Sr., Berwin Dell, Edward Best, and Leo Graves, Jr.
Miss Evans, formerly of Princeville, passed away early Friday morning, September 7, 1956, in Forest Park Home, where she had been a patient for several months.

She was born in Princeville, March 13, 1880, the daughter of David G. and Cynthia (Graves) Evans. She had resided in Peoria for many years. She was graduated from Peoria Musical College and was a music instructor for many years. She was well known water color artist and a member of the Peoria Art Institute. She was also a member of the Peoria Historical Society for 22 years and a member of the Illinois State Historical Society for many years.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Irma Graves of Winterset, Iowa, Miss Vernis Evans, and Miss Leila Evans, both of Peoria; and three nieces and two nephews. Her only brother preceded her in death in 1953.
Among those attending the services from here were Mr. and Mrs. Leo Graves Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Berwin Dell, Mr. and Mrs. Elza Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Graves, Jr., Mrs. Dean King, and Mrs. Don Gibbs. Also attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Graves and Mrs. John Graves of Winterset, Iowa; Austin Graves, Darrel Janes and Mrs. Fae Throndson of Hayfield, Minn.; Mrs. Myron Lee of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graves of Winterset, Iowa; and Mrs. Alice Best of Toulon.

Contributed by Gerald Graves

Contributed by Jean Griesan

Eliza E. Musgrave
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Ella Musgrave, 85 years old, wife of the late James Musgrave, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Proctor Endowment home chapel, with the Rev. Dr. J. B. Rosemurgy of First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Springdale cemetery.
Mrs. Musgrave died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the Proctor home, where she had lived for 10 years. She had lived in Peoria for 15 years, but had spent most of her life in Fairfield, Ill. For the past two months, she had been in failing health.
Daughter of Andrew J. and Mary Ann Heit Cox, she was born Oct. 7, 1853 in Cabell county, West Virginia. She was married to James Musgrave, who died here May 1, 1938. She was a member of First Methodist church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. R. Cox of 318 Illinois avenue; a son, Franklin Musgrave of Alton, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
Peoria Star (Peoria, Illinois), Thursday, June 22, 1939

Contributed by Jean Griesan

James W. Musgrave
Funeral services for James W. Musgrave, 86 years old, resident of Proctor Endowment home for nine years, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Proctor home chapel with interment in Springdale cemetery.
Mr. Musgave died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born in Jefferson county, Ill., April 12, 1852, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Musgrave. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza E. Musgrave; a daughter, Mrs. Belle Cox of Peoria, and a son, Franklin Musgrave, Alton, Ill.
Peoria Star (Peoria, Illinois), Wednesday, May 4, 1938

Princeville Telephone,
March 10, 1932
Last Rites Held Today for Thomas Mulally, Suicide
Last rites for Thomas Mulally, 68-year-old carpenter of 311 Fifth avenue, Peoria, and former Princeville resident, who took his own life about 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home by firing a bullet from a revolver into his right temple, were held from the Bullock funeral home in Princeville this afternoon at 2 o'clcok, with Rev. M. S. Swisher of Peoria in charge. Interment was in the Princeville cemetery.
At a coroner's inquest Wednesday morning it was found that Mr. Mulally committed suicide after having been despondent for several months because of ill health and failure to obtain steady work.
John T. Wilson, 711 Monson street, was visiting Mulally at the time. Wilson testified that Mulally had appeared at his home Tuesday morning and had asked him to go to the Mulally residence, as he wanted to show him some papers.
Wilson accompanied Mulally home and they talked for a time while seated in the living room. Mulally, Wilson said, arose and walked to a door which leads to the basement stairs, and pulling a .32 caliber revolver from his pocket, shot himself in the right temple.
His body tumbled down the basement steps. He died a few minutes after being taken to the Proctor hospital.
His wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Mulally, had left the living room only a short time before the tragedy to hang up clothes in the back yard. Mrs. Mulally testified that her husband had been despondent several months because of ill health and his failure to obtain steady work.
Thomas Mulally was born in Jubilee township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mulally, and had been a resident of Peoria the past four years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mulally were well and favorably known in Princeville, having made their home here at different intervals during the married life.

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Mrs. Charles Nickeson
Flora Martha Cole was born Oct. 29, 1859 in Worthington, MA, and died at Elmwood, IL, Aug. 12, 1918. On March 2, 1881 she was united in marriage to Charles L. Nickeson. To this union, one son, Cal was born. She had been a great sufferer for 30 years but through it all was cheerful and patient. She had lived in this community 54 years and in this home 34 years. In early life she was a teacher in the country schools. Mrs. Nickerson was a great lover of poetry and nature and an admirer of the birds. She was always listening to the different songs of the birds. She leaves a devoted husband and son, her aged mother and one sister, Jennie Kershaw, and also one brother Charles E. Cole to mourn the loss of their loved one.

Contributed by Dick Parr
Joseph Palmer Northrup
Joseph Palmer Northrup was born in Licken Co., Ohio March 23, 1863, and departed this life at Wilsonville, Nebr. Feb 3, 1935, at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 26 days.
With his parents he moved Illinois when a small child where he spent the greater part of his life.
He was united in marriage September 29, 1884, to Miss Sarah Anna Culton. To this union were born eight children: Freddie, who died in infancy, Ernest and Clifford of Holton, Kansas, Mrs. Mattie Black of Manhattan, Kansas, Mrs. Bessie Stamps of Gentry, Arkansas, Lewis and Andrew of Los Angeles, Calif., and Albert of Wilsonville, Nebr., and two grandchildren Anna Mae and Bessie Laverta Black. These with wife, three brothers and a host of friends are left to morn their loss.
In November he with wife came from Missouri for the benefit of his health. He had been a patient sufferer for several months and the end came quietly and peacefully.
Funeral services were held at the Wilsonville Baptist Church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. T. E. Smith. He was laid at rest in the Wilsonville cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 12, 1925

submitted by Joan Pearson
Obituary: Madison, WI. Newspaper
(no date for obituary, but he died January 15, 1959, Madison, WI.)

Donald R. Grover

Donald R Grover, 33, of 1129 Elizabeth St., University of Wisconsin Extension division artist, died Friday in a Madison hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral Services will be held Monday at the Patterson funeral home, Elmwood, IL.
Friends may call at the Frautschi funeral home, 120 E. Wilson St., after 7:30 tonight.
Mr. Grover had been a member of the Extension division faculty for three years, coming here after completing his undergraduate work at Bradley University, Peoria, IL. He was doing graduate work for his masters degree.
He was skilled in many forms of art, but best known for his collages, artistic compositions of contrasting patterns and textures. he held a one-man show in the School of Education galleries during December and had received the Wisconsin State Journal merit award this week at the 20th annual Madison Artists exhibition.
Mr. Grover was born in Elmwood, IL., and was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife: a son, Scott, at home: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Grover, Elmwood, IL; and three brothers, John and Frederick, both of Freeport, IL; and William, Rockford, IL.

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Miss Tillie Clauson Passes Away at the Methodist Hospital - Burial Here Wednesday
Miss Tillie Clauson, formerly a resident­ of Glasford, died at the Methodist hospital in Peoria, Monday morning, at the age of 22 years. Death was caused by pneumonia, resulting from an attack of the flu.
The remains were brought to Glasford Wednesday morning, and funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. C. W. Wolfe, pastor of the Baptist Church.
Interment was at the Lancaster cemetery.
Tillie Clauson, youngest daughter of Nicholas and Sarah Clauson, was born at Glasford, March 26, 1897. Died at the Methodist hospital, in Peoria, Monday morning, Feb. 2. 1920, aged 22 years, 10 months and 6 days.
She lived with her parents and went to school in Glasford until about ten years of age. Her twin sister, Grace, died at the age of six years in this village. She was also preceded in death by her mother, who passed away eight years ago, and by an older sister, Lillian.
She is survived by her father Nicholas Clauson, and by two brothers and one sister: James Clauson, of Canabau, Mo., Nicholas, Jr., of Dover, N. H., and Mrs. Gertrude Holt, of Eden. Besides these she leaves many loving friends and acquaintances.
Her last illness was very brief, only ten days, when she died of pneumonia Apparently with all of life before her, she was called away.
“As a child is called from play,
So the Father's voice called her away.
Come unto Me, inherit the Kingdom prepared
for you from the foun­dation of the world."
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 10, 1916

submitted by Joan Pearson
Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, IL.

Ruth Irene Grover

FREEPORT - Ruth I. Grover, 78, of Freeport, homemaker, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at St. Joseph Home for the Aged.

Born Feb. 19, 1919, in Oakhill, she was a daughter of Walter and Rilma (Moody) Kratzer. She and John B. Grover were married in 1934 in Eureka. He died in 1984.
She was a former employee of Microswitch and was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Larry) Pearson of Reno, NV.; two sons, Larry (Marilyn) Grover of St. Cloud, MN., Robert (Susan) Grover of Independence, MO., two sisters, Betty (Dick) Daily of Bartonville and Linda (Ray) Simmons of East Peoria; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 7, 1997 at 1:30 pm. at Walker Mortuary with the Rev. Larry McMellen of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Matthew Grover, Michael Grover, Todd Grover, Christine Lamia and Lu Anne Lamia. Honorary Pallbearers were Danielle Grover, Emily Grover, and John William Grover.

Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Il.

John Brown Grover

John B. Grover, 69, of 300 N. Park Blvd., died Wednesday night at Freeport Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.
He retired from Micro Switch in 1977. A member of first Presbyterian church, he was active with the Boy Scouts there for years. He was an Eagle Scout and had received the Order of the Arrow.
Born April 16, 1914, in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the son of Cyrus F. and Mitylene (Robinson) Grover. He married Ruth Kratzer in 1934, in Eureka, Illinois.
Surviving are his widow; one daughter Mrs. Joan (Lawrence) Pearson of Freeport; two sons, Larry of St. Cloud, MN., and Robert of Eldorado; one brother, William of Monroe, WI; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Service will be 11 am. Saturday at Walker Mortuary with Dr. Douglas Baer, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Judith Hinton

Peoria Daily Transcript
Monday August 17 1864
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN—Mr. Thos.(Thompson) Poplett, for more than a quarter century a citizen of Peoria county, died at his residence, in Richwoods township, las Thursday, Aug. 13th. Mr. Poplett was nearly seventy years of age, and well known in this county. He had amassed a considerable fortune, which he leaves to several children, who survive him. He was buried on Friday in the cemetery at Mount Hawley

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette
John Clauson, Sr., well known retired farmer and resident of Glasford for many years, died Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m.. as the result of a paralytic stroke the previous Tuesday. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Glasford Baptist Church conducted by Rev: John Schlenker..
Two hymns were sung by a quartet composed of Misses Ilene Bateman, Etta Tift, Opal Davis and Mrs. Marybelle Elson.
Interment was in Lancaster cemetery. The pall bearers, all nephews of the deceased, were John Jr., John A., Frank, Henry, Theo. and Arnie Clauson.
John Clausen, Sr., the son of Adam Clauson, was born Nov. 7, 1860, in Limestone township, and' passed away June 20, 1941, at the good age of 80 years, 7 months and. 13 days.
On Feb. 9, 1878, he was united in marriage to Yetta Behrends. For over 63 years they have borne together each others joys and sorrows.
To this union were born one son and two daughters. They are Edw. J. CIauson of Industry, Mrs. Millie Doubet of Hanna City, and Mrs. Edna Burge of Peoria.
There are also seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and three , brothers, George and Edward of Glasford, and Henry of Peoria.
Mr, Clauson had retired from the farm in 1938. He was a good neighbor _________.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. July, 1941

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Mrs. Rachel Clark of Nebraska Buried Here
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Clark of Bladen, Nebr., who died Jan. 1, 1946, were held Sunday afternoon at the Glasford Methodist church, conducted by Rev. John Sehlenker.
The singing was by Mrs. Beryl Bonk, accompanied by Mrs. Lois Baker.
Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery, in charge of Howard's Service. The pall bearers were Lester Johnson, Glenn Clark, Robert Clark, Archie Elson, Gerald Davis and Thos. H. Scarcliff, all nephews of the deceased.
Rachel Clark was born in Coshocton, Ohio, March 15, 1857. Her parents were George and Elizabeth Brown.
She was united in marriage to James Will Clark in Tazewell County on Jan. 6, 1881. They resided on a farm near Glasford, Ill., until 1895 then moved to Webster County, Nebr. They lived on a farm near Blue Hill until 1913 at which time they moved to Bladen, Nebraska. On Jan. 19, 1931 her husband ,passed away.
She was a member of the Christian Church at Blue Hill, Nebraska. She died at Bladen, Nebraska Jan. 1, 1946 at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 14 days.
She leaves to mourn her death one sister, Margaret Clearwater of Sparland, Ill. Three nieces that she took to raise, Mrs. Owen Call of Bladen, Nebraska, Mrs. Chelo Risse, living at Sioux Falls, S. Dak., ,and Blanche Clark with whom she lived at the time of her death.
Two sisters preceded her in death. They were Mrs. Mary Elson and Mrs. Jane Scarcliff.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 10, 1946

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette
Adam Clauson
One of the oldest residents of Timber township has passed away. His death occurred at the residence of his son Henry, Wednesday at 3:30 a. m., at the ripe old age of 85 years.
He was born in Hanover Ger­many and came to this country 52 years ago and has seen it grow from a wilderness into the fine farms of today. He has been quite feeble of late and seldom came to town, although on the day previous to his death he was out doors as usual and had no cause to apprehend that the end was so near.
He had no illness that would protend death, but old age had accomplished its work and he passed away.
The funeral procession will leave the house at 2 P. M. Friday and the services held at the German church by Rev. Algiers, burial at the German cemetery.
Deceased leaves six sons, Nicholas, Jordan. John, George, Edward, and Henry and daughters, Mrs. Mary Bollman, Peoria, and Mrs. Gaskie Clauson of Kansas City.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. October 2, 1903

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Alice Clauson
Alice, little daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Jordan Clauson, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, age 2 years and 21 days.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. November 4, 1926

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Mrs. Christena Clauson died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wilbur Hall, in Glasford, Tuesday, May 7, 1918, at 6:00 a. m. Mrs. Clauson has been sick about two years, and death was caused by dropsy.
Christena Lightbody was born near Glasford, May 13, 1878, and was 39 years, 11 months and 24 days old at the time of her death.
Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. Mrs. Sharpe, of the U. B. Chapel, The casket was opened at the house from 12 to 1:30 o'clock today. Interment at Lancaster cemetery. The W. R. C. of which the deceased was a member, conducted their burial service at the church.
The deceased leaves to mourn her death, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lightbody, four brothers and four sisters, Charlie, Delmer, Elmer and Orie Lightbody, Mrs. Stella Clark, Mrs. Grace McMann, Mrs. Velma Hall, and Miss Eva Lightbody, two children. Walter and Ora Clauson, all of Glasford, and a host of other relatives and friends. An infant daughter, Opal, preceded the mother in death, two years ago.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 9, 1918

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Edward J. Clauson Dies, aged 82 Years
Edward Johnson Clauson, son of Adam and Jennie Uphoff Clauson, passed away Friday Dec. 26, 1947, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 26 days at the home of his daughter, Janie Elson, with whom he has made his home since retiring from farming. He was confirmed in the St. Peter's Lutheran church on April 18, 1886.
He was united in Marriage to Mary Margaret Wagner on May 1, 1886. She passed away June 4, 1924. To this union were born eight children, all whom are living: Fred of Peoria, Frank of Trivoli, George, Henry and Amiel of Glasford, Anna Robinson of Mapleton, Edna Terrell of Pekin and Janie Elson of Glasford; One grandson, Cecil Clauson of Peoria; whom he raised from infancy. Also 32 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Clauson of Peoria, and a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral. services were held Monday afternoon at the Glasford Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Schlenker.
Mrs. Beryl Bonk sang, accompanied by Mrs. Lois Baker.
Burial was in Todd Cemetery, in charge of Howard's Service.
The pall bearers were Harry Beckstead, Herman Ihnes, Harold Geltmaker, Eldon Clauson, Ralph Spenny and Robert Clark.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 1, 1948

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Eliza Clauson, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Petty, was born March 17, 1860, near Glasford, and lived on the same homestead at the time of her death. She passed away November 24, 1934, at 9:30 a. m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Nuhn, of Trivoli.
At the age of 16 years she united with the Baptist Church. On December 16, 1880, she was united in marriage to Jordan Clausen. To this union was born 12 children, as follows: Mrs. Frank Clark, Glasford; Wm, Clauson, Peoria; Mrs. Albert Shafer, Glasford; Mrs. Charles Barron, Mapleton; Mrs. Lewis Saylor, Pekin; Mrs. Rena Miller, Galesburg; Mrs. Irwin .Sprague, California; Mrs. Albert Nuhn, Trivoli; Charles and John Clauson, Glasford, Two children died in infancy.
There are also surviving, the husband, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grand children, one sister, Mrs. George Clauson, of Glasford, one brother, William Petty of Portland, Oregon, one half brother, James Petty of Elmwood, and a host of relatives and friends, who are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and a dear mother.
Dearest mother, how we'll miss you,
And your loss we deeply mourn,
But in heaven we hope to meet you
When our toils on earth are done.
Mrs. Clauson was brought to the Wilkey mortuary in Glasford.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev, M. Scherf pastor of the Timber Lutheran Church. Appropriate selections were sung by Mrs. Mabel McEhaney and Mrs. Fern Lightbody, accompanied by Mrs, Anna Wikey.
Interment was in Lancaster Cemetery. The pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, Archie Barron, Clinton Saylor, Merlin Clauson, Dean Shafer, Clyde Burbank, and Henry Lacock
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. November 29, 1934

Contributed by Dick Parr
The many friends of Mr. George Clauson, Sr., well know Glasford resident, were shocked to hear that he had passed away Tuesday afternoon at 2:45, after a very short illness.
Mr. Clauson, who enjoyed very robust health for a man of 70 years, attended the Clauson reunion at the Pekin park Sunday, and enjoyed a big dinner. That evening he was taken sick with symptoms of ptomaine poisoning. A doctor was called and he improved. Tuesday he complained of feeling faint, although he had never had any heart trouble. Tuesday afternoon he died, from a blood clot in the heart.
The body was taken to the Howard mortuary, but was returned to the home, where friends may call until the time of the service, which will be Friday, Sept. 12 , at 2:30 p.m. DST, conducted by Rev. John Schlenker of the Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Mr. Clauson was born July 5, 1862, north of Glasford, a son of Adam and Janie Clauson. He was married in March of 1884 to Mary Elizabeth Petty. He has always followed the occupation of farming, and they have always made their home in this vicinity and near Birds Corners.
Mr. and Mrs. Clauson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary seven years ago. They moved to Glasford in 1921, but he continued to work on his farm until about three years ago.
Mr. Clauson served several years on the village board as a trustee and he has always set an example as a good citizen and neighbor
He was confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran church in Peoria on April 6, 1879.
Surviving are his widow; four sons, Joseph, of Glasford, Adam Edward of Redlands, Calif., John and Theodore, of Glasford; and two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Lightbody and Mrs. Emma Leonard, both of Glasford. Two children died in infancy.
Edward is expected to arrive from California tonight by bus.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. September 11, 1941
Funeral Services for George Clauson (Obituary)
Funeral services for George Clauson, Sr., who died Sept. 9, 1941, were held at the home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. John Schlenker. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung by Mrs. Fern Lightbody and Mrs. Marybelle Blessing.
Burial was at Lancaster Cemetery. The pall bearers were Lloyd Gouff, Wm. Uphoff, John A. Clauson, Henry Clauson, Arnie Clauson and Frank Clauson.
The funeral was postponed from Friday because son, Adam Edward, of Uplands, Calif., did not arrive until Friday night.
Mr. Clauson is survived by his wife, who was Mary Elizabeth Petty, and four sons, Joseph, Adam Edward, John and Theodore and two daughters Mrs. Jennie Lightbody and Mrs. Emma Leonard, all of Glasford.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. September 18, 1941

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Gracie Clauson
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Clauson, died Saturday, January 23, at 9:30 a. m., with membranous croup. Gracie was born March 29, 1897, and was 6 years, 9 months and 24 days old at the time of her death. She was one of a pair of twin girls who look so much alike it was with difficulty strangers could tell them apart. The little one had been sick for several weeks with a cold, but at times seemed to improve and then get worse again. Thursday the doctors had no hopes of her, but Friday she was reported better, but it was only, apparent and temporary. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Monday at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Oldham, and the little body tenderly laid to rest at Lancaster. The afflicted parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 29, 1904

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Jeanie Barron Clauson, wife of Fred Clauson of Peoria, died Wednesday evening at the St. Francis hospital, where she had been a patient for several weeks. A serious heart ailment was the cause of death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 at the Cumerford-Endsley funeral home, and at 9:00 at St. Thomas Catholic church. Burial will be in Todd Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Clauson were former Glasford residents.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. November 13, 1941

shared by Lloyd Lawrence Sr.
DeNorville - Ruth Hayslip DeNorville was born at Canton, Ill., October 18, 1904, and died at Detroit, Mich., December 19, 1937, following an emergency operation. Until the year 1922 she lived in Peoria, Ill., where she was educated and attended the Free Methodist church. Since then she has been traveling almost constantly. Beside her husband, K. Hugh DeNorville, she leavers her parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Hayslip of Los Angeles; five sisters, Clara of Harrisonburg, Va., Mabel and Mrs. Elizabeth Jefferies of Los Angeles, Mrs. Nettie Lawrence of Oakland, Calif., and MRs. Bernice Pease of Peoria; three brothers, John of Fresno, Calif., Andrew of Los Angeles, and James R., pastor of Highland Heights Church of the Nazarene, Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services were held in Peoria with Rev. H. B. Jensen, Nazarene pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. O. L. Mullet, the Free Methodist pastor. Interment was made in the Parkview Memorial Cemetery at Peoria.

Contributed by Rosa
Old Resident of Timber Township
Passed away Wednesday
After an illness of several weeks duration Mrs. Selina E. Bandy passed away at 8:45 p.m., March 5, at the home of her son, W.L. Bandy, 408 East Park place.
Mrs. Bandy was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Sept. 13 1842. She came to Illinois 12 years later, settling in Timber township, and has been a resident of Peoria county for the past 65 years.
She was the daughter of Abram and Eleanor Waters and was married in 1864 to S.C. Bandy of Glasford, Ill. Whose death occurred about three years ago. To this union 12 children were born, seven of whom preceded her to the great beyond. She is survived by the following children: W.L. Bandy, Mrs. Emma Kennedy and Mrs. Nellie Thompson all of Peoria and Mrs. Gertrude West of Denton, Tex., who has been attending her mother’s bedside for the past ten days.
Mrs. Bandy united with the Baptist Church at the early age of 15 years and has lived a long and useful life, and her many friends over the county will be sad to learn of her death.
Funeral services will be held at the Wilton chapel, 1300 block South Adams street at 1p.m. Friday, March 7, conducted by the Rev. E.T. Munns. The remains will be interred at Lakeside cemetery at Pekin at 2:30 p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend these services.

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Nephi Picton and Miss Laura Rogers
Mrs. Nephi Picton age 54, a resident of Hanna City, was instantly killed when struck by a car in front of Lee Hamm’s garage Saturday evening about 8 o’clock, and Miss Laura Rogers, 32 year old school teacher of Mackinaw, was also instantly killed about 2 p.m. Saturday when struck by a car near the Pinkerton school, one mile east of Hanna City.
Mrs. Picton was hit by a car driven by Tony Ferro, of near Farmington, who said he did not see her until just before the car struck her. He said he was driving about 20 miles per hour. At the inquest Monday his testimony was corroborated by Irene and Ruby Scott, of Farmington, his companions, and the only eye witnesses of the accident. Dr. Robert Plumer of Trivoli, testified that her neck was fractured in two places.
The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
Miss Rogers, the other victim, was returning with her sister, Mabelle, from Yates City, where they had been to see about a teaching position.
They had stopped at the Pinkerton School and Laura got out to learn the name of the school.
A car driven by Jack Ashby, of Peoria, appeared over the crest of the hill a short distance to the east, and Miss Rogers apparently become confused and changed her direction. In trying to avoid hitting her, Ashby crashed through a fence and into a cornfield. The left side of the car struck her, and her head crashed against the shatterproof windshield, fracturing her skull.
Ashby rushed Miss Rogers to the Methodist hospital in her sister’s car, but she was dead on arrival.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il 19 Apr 1934

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Minerva Bandy Dead (Death Notice)
Mrs. Minerva 'Nerva' Bandy, lifelong resident of Glasford, died Monday at midnight at the home of her niece, Mrs. Emma Kennedy of Peoria, where she had been visiting the past two weeks.
Mrs. Bandy was taken suddenly ill with double pneumonia Saturday eve­ning and her condition was at once serious.
The body will be brought home Thursday morning and funeral services will be held at her home in Glasford, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Inter­ment will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
Mrs. Bandy was born in Glasford, August 4, 1852. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sarah Fahnestock, St. Louis, Mo; two grandchildren, Mrs. Edwin Laux, Bushnell, Ill., Mr, Harold Rathbun, Long Beach, Calif.. and two great grandchildren, Evelyn Laux, Bushnell, and Roberta Rathbun of Long Beach, Calif
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il September 19, 1929
Mrs. Minerva Bandy Petty (Obituary)
Mrs. Mineva 'Nerva' Bandy Petty was born August 9th,1852 near Gasford, Illinois and departed this life, September 15, 1929 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Emma Kennedy in Peoria, Illinois. She was preeeded in death by her hushand and two daughters and leaves to mourn her loss one sister, bars. Sarah Fabnestock of St. Louis, Mo. a granddaughter; Mrs. Edwin Laux of Bushnell; a grandson; Harold Rathbun of Long Beach„Calif.; and two great grand­daughters, Evelyn Nadine.Laux and Roberta Joan Rathbun, also several nieces and nephews and a host of friends by whom she will be sadly missed. Mrs. Petty was a member of the Womens Relief Corps of Glasford. She was 77 years, 1 week and.l day old at the time of her passing.
Funeral services were held at the residence in Glasford. Friday afternoon, September 20, conducted by Rev. E. L.Fahnestock of Colchester. Two hymns were sung by Mrs. Fern Lightbody and Morris Rader. There were many beautiful and elaborate floral tributes.
Interment was in the Lancaster Cemetery. The Women's Relief Corps, of which the deceased was a member, conducted their burial services at the grave.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il September 26, 1929

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Mrs. James L. Petty
Helena Loudenslacker, daughter of Jacob and Katherine Decker Loudenslacker, was born November 8, 1861, in Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois. There she lived and grew to womanhood.
On September 17, 1899, she moved to Peoria and followed her occupation of dressmaking, in which she was very successful.
On January 2, 1912, she was united in marriage to James L. Petty, of Glasford. In July, 1914, they moved to Elmwood, where they have made their home since that time
Mrs. Petty had been a member of the Rebekah lodge since 1895. She was also a member of the First M. E. Church of Peoria.
Mrs. Petty passed away at her home in Elmwood October 27, 1931, after an illness of a year.
Funeral services were held at the Elmwood M. E. Church October 29, conducted by Rev. J. W. Turner. Elmwood Rebekah Lodge No. 319 held their burial services at the church. Musical selections were by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Troth.
Interment was in Lancaster Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il November 5, 1931

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Mrs. Judith Perry, aged 80 years, died Thursday, May 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Buhl, of Elmwood, after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Sund­ay afternoon at the Cottonwood church, north of Hanna City, con­ducted by Rev. M. J. Hall, pastor of the Elmwood Methodist church. Burial was in the Cottonwood Cemetery. ­
Judith Binegar, daughter of John and Corinda (Adams) Binegar, was born in the state of Virginia, January 18, 1859. She was married to Henry Perry, July 30, 1881 and nine children came to bless this union. .The husband and five of the children preceded her in death.
Surviving are her four children, Edward Perry of Cuba, Ill., Mrs. Nellie Bonetto, of. St. David, Thomas Perry of Hanna City and Mrs. Anna Buhl, with whom she made her home in Elmwood. Also 21 grandchildren and 14 grandchil­dren.
Sympathy from friends and neighbors in this community is extended to the bereaved son, Tom Perry, and family, of Hanna City.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il May 18, 1939

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Samuel Parr
Samuel Parr died August 21st, 1890. His disease was evidently peaceful and quiet, retired in his usual health and awoke in eternity.
He was fifty-eight years old. Emigrated to this country with his parents in the year eighteen hundred and thirty nine.
He then being a child of seven years settled in the state of Illinois where he resided 'til the year eighteen sixty nine when he moved to Warren County, Iowa, where he continued to make for himself and family a home until his death.
In the year eighteen hundred and sixty he married Miss Martha J. Houghtaling. His wife and five children still survive him.
Mr. Parr was a good citizen and one of the most energetic and well to do farmers of this county. He was a man of strong will and determination-just the kind of character which has developed and made the great west what it is today. He was a busy, active life probably too much so as he retired to bed in usual health and passed into the sleep of death. His work is done.
Source Unknown
Date Unknown

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Myrtle D. Parr
The eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Parr, of Harkers Corners, died Monday afternoon, after a short illness, and was buried at Smithville cemetery Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., a number of the residents of this place attending the funeral.
Source Unknown - Marked January 27, 1897

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Irwin ARRENHOLZ Sr., 59 of Bartonville died Sunday (19 Jan 1964) at home. Born Aug. 10, 1904 at Bartonville, he was the s/o John & Hester Lane Arrenholz. He married Gladys Whitlow in Bartonville on Feb. 29, 1926. Surviving are his mother of Bartonville, two sons Irving W. of Hammond, IN & James of Washington, a brother A. Bill of Chicago, two sisters Mrs. Dorothy Manz & Mrs. Aleene Heinz both of Bartonville & seven grandchildren. A daughter, a son, his father, & a brother preceded him in death. Stone Mortuary/Lutheran Cemetery Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Monday January 20, 1964

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Jimmie R. ATWOOD 58, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at his residence (1107 S. 14th St. Pekin, IL)

Born May 3, 1943, in Peoria to Kirby and Peggy P. Plaeger Atwood, he married Mary C. Lane on May 27, 1974, in Logan County. She survives. Also surviving are five sons, Rick Davis of Minonk, Tom (and Sheryl) Miller of Bloomington, William Miller of Pekin, and Derek Atwood of Sheridan; five daughters, Donna Miller, Janelle (and Chuck) Slagel, Lea Atwood and Jamie Wire, all of Pekin, and Orinda (and Fred) Gardner of San Jose; two brother; Robert (and Jo) of Texas and Scott Brewer of Minonk: three sisters, Marsha (and Bud) Tribbet of Texas, Syd Buell of Chillicothe and Jill (and Tim) Sunderland of Bartonville; and 17 grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Preston-Hanley/Cremated.

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Thomas BURK Sr., 87 of 1518 S. Faraday died at his home Monday (20 Jan 1964). A lifelong resident he was born at Bartonville June 20, 1876 s/o Thomas and Elizabeth Wiles Burk . He married Minnie Conrad in Peoria June 23, 1902. Surviving are his wife and two sons Thomas W. Burk Jr. of Monica (wife-- Marjorie added by nfc), Franklin F. Burk of Peoria (wife--Dorothy added by nfc). Two daughters Mrs. Wilhelmina Prochno of Morton Grove & Mrs. Virginia Welch of Wonder Lake (husband-- Harry added by nfc), 15 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Six brothers & 1 sister preceded him in death. Endsley & Son Funeral Home/Swan Lake Memory Gardens Taken from Peoria Journal Star Tuesday 21 Jan 1964

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Mrs. Delilah ("Lollie") (Stear) HARTSEIL, 70, of Bartonville died yesterday in the emergency room at Methodist Medical Center. (Taken from the Peoria Journal Star Thursday 1 Feb. 1980) Born in Peoria County Sept. 10, 1909, a d/o Ernest and Mary Ann Scott Stear, she married Mr. William Hartseil Sept. 8, 1928. Surviving are her husband; a son, William Hartseil Jr., of Morton; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Orville and Earl Stear, both of Peoria; and one sister Mrs. Ira (Mabel) Nelson, rural Hanna City. One sister preceded her in death. Davidson-Fulton Funeral Home/St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

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Thomas MITCHELL, 85, a resident of 3003 W. Farmington Rd. 39 years and of the Peoria area all his life, died at his home yesterday. (9 Sept 1965). Born in Kickapoo April 10, 1880, s/o William and Wilhelmina Heinemann Mitchell, he married Laura Dailey in Peoria June 4, 1902. He worked for the railroad till retiring and then St. Joseph's cemetery. Surviving are his wife; one son, Wayne A. Mitchell of Peoria; four daughters; Mrs. James (Lavina) Chimbouris of Elkhorn, Wis., and Mrs. Letha Harris, Mrs. Pearl Snowden and Mrs. Robert (Ora) Burdett all of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and 30 great - grandchildren. A son, Glenn, died in 1920, a daughter, Hazel, in 1941 and five brothers and seven sisters also preceded him in death. Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home/Christ Episcopal Church Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Friday 10 Sep 1965

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Laura (Dailey) MITCHELL, 93, of Christ Church Rd., RR 3 Peoria died Wednesday (2 Feb 1977) at Bel-Wood Nursing Home. Born in Rosefield Township Nov. 18, 1883 d/o Charles & Lavina Jones Dailey, she married Thomas Mitchell in Peoria June 4, 1902. He died here Sept. 9, 1965. Surviving are one son, Wayne of Peoria; three daughters, Mrs. Ora Burdette and Mrs. Letha Penrod, both of Peoria, and Mrs. Pearl Goebel of Washington; 11 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, & 15 great-great-grandchildren. One son, two daughters, three grandchildren, five sisters and three brothers receded her in death.

Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, of which she was the oldest living member. Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Friday 4 Feb 1977
Peoria Davison Funeral Home/Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery

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Irwin E. PATTON, 78, of RR 2, Brimfield died yesterday (19 Feb 1977) in High View Nursing Home. He was born in Rosefield Township Oct. 29, 1898, a s/o George and Elizabeth Mitchell Patton. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Wagner of Kickapoo and Mrs. Marie Reents of Brimfield. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Sunday 20 Feb 1977 C4

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Richard PILLMAN 85, of Elmwood, a retired farmer, died yesterday (10 Feb 1969) at the home of his daughter Mrs. William Archibald at Brimfield. Born in Rosefield Township July 5, 1883 s/o Richard And Mary Ann Quick Pillman. He md) Hattie Johnson Feb 24, 1908. She died Nov 19, 1967. Surviving are three sons; Delmar & James of Hanna City and Russell of Brimfield. Three daughters; Mrs. William (Bertha) Archibald of Brimfield, Mrs. Neva Clark of Elmwood & Mrs. Ina Snider of Peoria. William ZUELDORFF was raised by the Pillmans, 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Emma Largent of Bellwood. Patterson Funeral Home/Smithville Cemetery Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Tuesday 11 Feb 1969 A5

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Hattie (Johnson) PILLMAN 80, of Elmwood died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Everett (Ina) Snider of 903 W. Florence Ave. Peoria where she had resided the last 2 months. Born in Rosefield Twp. May 27, 1887, d/o Ashford & Winnie Roxwell Johnson. She married Richard Pillman Feb 24, 1908. He survives. Also surviving are three sons; Delmar & James of rural Hanna city & Russell of Brimfield. Three daughters; Mrs. William (Bertha) Archibald of Brimfield, Mrs. Neva Clark of Elmwood, and Mrs. Everett (Ina) Snider of Peoria; 19 grandchildren & 31 great-grandchildren. Three sisters; Mrs. Bessie Brandt of Elmwood, Mrs. Ethel Mahieke, & Mrs. Daisy Reimers both of Peoria. Patterson Funeral Home/Smithville Cemetery Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Monday 20 Nov 1967 B7

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Ellis RANDLE Sr. 60, of Peoria County, IL died yesterday at Graham Hospital in Canton (IL). (taken from Peoria Journal Star Thursday May 12, 1977). He had been a coal miner since he was 16, last working in 1974 at Peabody Coal Co. He was born in Peoria Dec. 29, 1916, he was a son of William and Beatrice Turner Randle and married Vera McGovern Sept 15, 1956. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Stanford W. of Glasford and Ellis Randle Jr. of Pottstown; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Laird of Bryant and Mrs. LaVonne Smith of Peoria, and three grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Wilton Mortuary/Pottstown Cemetery

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Absalom RANDLE, 61, of 1925 N. Kickapoo Creek Rd. died Sept 18, 1975. A resident of the current address 24 years, he was born at Pottstown, IL Dec 26, 1913, a son of William and Beatrice Turner Randle, and married Ruth Beeney at Davenport, Iowa, Sept 29, 1939. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. David (Carol Ann) Kohtz; one son, Billy "Randy" Randle, both of Peoria; his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Milroy of Lewistown, and three grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, Ellis Randle Sr. of Alta; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Laird of Bryant, and one half sister, Mrs. LaVaughn Smith of Peoria. One grandchild and one sister preceded him in death. Endsley & Son Funeral Home/Parkview Cemetery

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Carrie E. (Coon) STEER, 84, of Elmwood died Saturday July 22, 2000, at Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon. (IL) Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Neosha, KS to Harvey and Anna McCoy Coon, she married Jack Steer on May 29, 1945, in Washington, D.C. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Ruth VanBriesen of Gilbert, AZ and Leticia (and Harold) Smith of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Kapraun of Benson and Minnie Shea of Metamora. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She lived in the Elmwood area for most of her lift. Patterson Funeral Home/Cremation

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Elon STEER, 93, of Elmwood died 2 Jan 1979 at Elm Haven Nursing Home. Born )ct 4, 1885 in Stark County to Mr. and Mrs. (Lydia Nelson - my note added/nfc) Elon Steer, he married Maude C. Anderson Oct. 2, 1907, in Toulon. She died Oct. 25, 1963. Surviving are two sons, Dr. A. Elon Steer of Springfield and Jack of Elmwood; one brother, Oscar of Urbana; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter. He founded Steer's Pharmacy, Elmwood, and was a registered pharmacist for over 50 years. Patterson Funeral Home/Elmwood Cemetery Taken from:Peoria Journal Star Wednesday 3 Jan 1979 D7

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Mrs. Margaret (Lanner) VICARY, 93, a resident of 2827 W. Farmington Rd. for 34 years and of Limestone Township all her life died at her home at 2 p.m. Thursday Dec. 21, 1961. Born in Peoria Dec. 13, 1868, she was a daughter of Michael and Ellen Murphy Lanner and was married to George W. Vicary at Christ Church in Limestone Township Dec. 24, 1888. He died in Peoria May 9, 1946. Surviving are five sons, George, Chester, Lester, Frank and Roy Vicary; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Wolland; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie White and Mrs. Eva Koeppel, all of Peoria; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A son, Harry Vicary, and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Caho, preceded her in death. Wilton Mortuary/North Lime Episcopal Church Cemetery (Christ Church)

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Samuel E. WOLSTENHOLM, 80 of Cameron Lane died at his home Thursday (11 Mar 1965). A lifelong resident of the Peoria area, he was born in Pottstown Oct 2, 1884 s/o Edmond & Agnes Glaze Wolstenholm. He married Ethel Slater in Peoria Sept . 27, 1920. Surviving are his wife, three brothers Earl of Ventura, CA, and Phillip & Russell of Peoria. One sister Mrs. Mary (Charles) Gudat of Peoria. One brother & one sister preceded him in death. He was a coal miner and caretaker for Peoria Motorcycle Club on Cameron Lane. Endsley & Son Funeral Home/Lutheran Cemetery Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Saturday 13 Mar 1965 A2

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Donald F. WOLSTENHOLME, 32 formerly of 2003 NE Adams St. & 924 Front St. Chillicothe for the past 8 months died Monday (4 Sept 1961 at Blessing Hospital Quincy, IL. He was born 13 Feb 1929 in Peoria to Harry & Mary Hutchinson Wolstenholme. He married Dorothy Gollaher Dec. 19, 1954 in Indiana. Surviving are his wife and mother and grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Hutchinson of Peoria. Two brothers Harry of Chillicothe & Russell of Peoria. A sister Mrs. Delores Golliher of Dunlap and several nieces & nephews. One brother Robert preceded him in death. Wilton Mortuary/Swan Lane Memory Gardens. NOTE: maiden name of wife and married name of sister Taken from: Peoria Journal Star Wed. 6 Sept 1961 pg. A-4

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Frank Chambers Killed When Tile Ditch Caves In (Death Notice)
Frank Chambers, 56, a well known Glasford resident, was almost instantly killed Wednesday morning about 10 o'clock, when a sewer ditch caved in on him.
Chambers was working with four others, R. D. Shreffler, John Parr, Ted Clauson and Frank Saylor, under the supervision of Marshal Horace Hill, and they were digging a ditch to lay a sewer across Oak street in the hollow south of Henry Krisher's place.
The ditch was about nine feet deep and three or four feet wide. At the bottom they struck an old concrete culvert, and had to undercut one side of the ditch to get the sewer placed right.
Chambers and Parr happened to be in the ditch at the time it caved in. John saw it start to break loose and yelled to Frank, and jumped. The slide caught John, but his head and shoulders were above the dirt, and his companions soon dug him out.
Frank was stooping over a tile, and was completely, buried by the fall. It took the men 20 or 30 minutes to dig him out, and when he was taken out it was apparent that Chambers was dead.
There was no physician in town. Ray Watson, member of a miner's accredited first aid team, attempted to produce artificial respiration, without result.
Dr. F. C, Hammitt of Hanna City was called and arrived in a short time, but found life extinct.
Coroner W. R. Elliott was notified and came Wednesday afternoon and conducted an inquest.
The jury was composed of G. W. Hobble, foreman, Jos. Thompson, John Hess, Elisha Robertson, Chas. Sites and Albert Wynn.
The witnesses were Mr. Chambers fellow-workers, on the job, also Mrs. Ida M. Kaszens, of Peoria, step-daughter of the deceased.
The coroner inquired whether the ditch was considered safe, and some said they thought it was, and some thought it was not. They agreed that Chambers was experienced in tiling and ditching, and they that rather left the bossing of the job to him.
The jury returned, a verdict of accidental death from suffocation, while in the performance of his duty as a tile layer for the Village of Glasford.
Frank was afflicted badly with asthma, and his chances for resuscitation were considerably lessened for that reason. The undertaker was also of the opinion that the neck was broken.
The body was taken to the Kuecks Funeral Home in Pekin Wednesday evening. Funeral services will he held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. at the Baptist church. Friends may view the remains at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Chambers is survived by his wife, but has no children. His sudden death was a shock to his many friends, and the wife has the sympathy of the whole community.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. October 21, 1926

William Franklin Chambers, son of Martha and Samuel Chambers, was horn February 23, 1870, near Glasford and departed this life on October 20, 1926, at the age of 56 years.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L .C. Meller of the Baptist church and the body was laid to rest beside his mother and father in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
The greater part of his life was. spent in Peoria county with the exception of a few years spent in Alaska and the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma.
He is survived by the following: his wife, Mrs. Alice Chambers of Glasford, one son, Raymond Chambers of Peoria, four sisters, Lillian Kennedy of Mason City, Iowa, Martha Chuinard of Portland, Ore., Elizabeth Goodman of Peoria and Sidney Moore of Pekin, two brothers, Sherman of Marysville, Wash.., and James J. of Peoria.
His mother preceded him in death one year ago and the father in 1908.
Frank, as his friends called him, was universally liked by all who knew him. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and was sincerely devoted to his office of Noble Grand, which he held in the order.
In his early manhood he was converted in the Baptist church of Peoria and throughout his life he has maintained a religious devotion and deep respect for God's word. He spent much time reading the Bible and received much comfort from the promises which he found therein. His entire life was spent unselfishly and his kindness for those with whom he came in contact will never be forgotten. His integrity and honesty were of sterling quality and his untimely death would be much more deplorable had he not manifested his true faith in God in so many ways.
Sometime when all life's lessons have been learned,
And sun and stars forevermore have set,
The things which our weak judgement here has spurned.
The thing o'er which we grieved with lashes wet,
Will flash before us out of life's dark night
As stars shine out in darker tints of blue;
And we shall see how all God's plans were right,
And how what seemed reproof was love most true.
And if thru patient toil we reach the

The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. October 28, 1926

The reporter overlooked the last regular meeting of the village council, at which the most important business was the settlement of the claim for compensation through the death of Frank Chambers who was killed while digging a sewer ditch for the village.
The village settled with the widow for $1650, which is the minimum amount as provided by law. Half of the amount was paid in cash, and the balance will he paid March 1, 1927. The settlement was handled by the village attorney, L. A. Lightbody, and the village escaped all court costs.
The village is still endeavoring to obtain some reliable compensation insurance.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. November 18, 1926

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Mrs. Lucy Chiotti, 75, wife of Stephen Chiotti, well known farmer residing one mile east of Kingston Mines, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.
She was born in Venasca, Italy, March 13, 1859 daughter of Bartholomew and Mary Micheletti-Madala. She married Stephen Chiotti in Venasca December 25, 1883. They came to this country 30 years ago.
Surviving are the husband and three sons, Anthony and Thomas Chiotti, of Mapleton, and John Chiotti of Peoria. Two children are deceased. Also surviving are three grandchildren.
She was a member of St, Joseph's church of Pekin.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Joseph's church.. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 16, 1934

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published online with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Joseph Chellew
Joseph Chellew was born in England in 1840 and when four years old came to Canada. When grown to manhood he came to Glasford, where he resided for a number of years and became a very prominent man, educationally, financially, and politically:
He was one of the prominent school teachers at that time and taught: the Glasford school, Bateman, Tindall, Cowser, at the Red School House, and in Limestone twp. Many of our present business men and farmers went to school to him.
Mr. Chellew also engaged in farming and owned the farm where E . H. Fahnestock now lives, beside considerable other property. His name will always be connected with the village by reason of "Chellew's Addition to Glasford", in the south part of town which was platted a few years ago, He was also an active worker in the grange movement.
Mr. Chellew always took an active part in politics, being a staunch republican. He held the offices of Assessor and Supervisor of Timber. He was chairman of the republican county committee and was appointed by President Harrison as U. S. Timber Claim Agent with headquarters at Phoenix, Ariz.
He also took an active part in incorporating the village of Glasford and was elected clerk of the same. He was also a member of Lancaster Lodge 106 Masons and held the position of clerk several years.
Mr. Chellew had been in poor health for some time and the doctors decided that an operation was necessary. Accordingly he went to the hospital at Buffalo, N. Y. A letter from Walter to his sister, Lettie, at Peoria informing her that the doctors said their father would recover and no cause for alarm was necessary, reached her after a telegram informing her of her father's death which occurred Mar. 12, 1902, aged 63 years. He did not survive the operation, dying at 9 P. M. the same day. Clarence and Lettie left at once for Canada to attend the funeral.
Mr. Chellew was married July 21, 1870, to Miss Florence Ladd who, with four children, survive him. Clarence, clerk in the Globe Tea Co., Peoria, Lettie, a teacher in Brown's Business College, Peoria, Walter and Arthur, clerks in Buffalo, N. Y.
When Cleveland was elected, a democrat was appointed to the position held by Mr. Chellew at Phoenix and he then moved to St. Catherines, Ontaria, Canada, where he has resided and where the funeral occurred Sunday, Mar. 15, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. March 20, 1903

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James J. Chambers
James J. Chambers, a former resident of Glasford, died at his residence, 1515 N. Jefferson st., Peoria, Tuesday Feb. 11, 1936, at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 3 days.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Wilson mortuary chapel, in Peoria. Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
James J. Chambers, the son of Samuel and Martha Jones Chambers, was born March 8, 1882, at Mapleton. Most of his boyhood was spent in Glasford, where he attended the public schools.
After moving to Peoria, he spent 10 years on the police force, being promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
On August 4, 1919, he was married to Mrs. Alza Foster.
Besides his wife, Mr. Chambers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Richardson and Miss Janelle Jean Chambers, both of Peoria, also one brother Sherman Chambers, Marysville, Washington and four sisters, Mrs. Sidney Moore, Pekin, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodman, Peoria, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, Mason City, Iowa, Mrs. Martha Chuinard, Portland, Oregon.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 20, 1936

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Mrs. Martha Chambers, for many years a respected resident of Glasford, passed away last Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Kennedy, of Mason, City Iowa.
The remains were brought back to Pekin, and from there to Maple Ridge, where services in memory of Mrs. Chambers were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. C. Meller, of Glasford.
Mrs. Martha Chambers was the daughter of Hugh and Sidney Meskimen Jones. She was born September 7th, 1841 in Timber township about one-half mile east of the present site of Glasford and spent her whole life in that community until three months ago when she went to Mason City, Iowa to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Kennedy and there passed peaceably into the great beyond at 3 o'clock on the morning of Thursday, October 22nd, 1925, at the age of 84 years, 1 month and 15 days.
She was in her usual health until a few hours previous to her death which was due to the infirmities of old age.
March 13th, 1859 she was united in marriage to Samuel G. Chambers who preceded her in death seventeen years ago. To this union eleven children were born, four of whom are deceased, Charity Hamilton, Cordia L., Gertrude, and Flossie.
She leaves to mourn her loss two sisters, Barbara Northrup of Glasford and Charity Ray of Joplin, Mo., two brothers, Amos Jones of Hennessy, Okla., and John Jones of Brownsville, Texas, and seven children, Mrs. Sidney Moore, Pekin, Illinois, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodman, Peoria, Mrs. Mary Lillian Kennedy, Mason City, Iowa; Sherman E. Chambers, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Wm. Franklin, Glasford, Mrs. Martha Chuinard, Portland, Oreg., and James J. of Peoria. She also leaves ten grand-children, twelve great-grand-children and many other relatives and friends.
In her early life she united with the Maple Ridge Baptist church and later transfered her membership to Glas­ford Baptist church and continued a devoted member until her death. She devoted much time to reading the Bible, having read it through carefully five times. She was greatly devoted to her home and was happy in the thought of returning to her home and friends in Glasford in the spring.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. October 29, 1925

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Many of the friends of Newton Chellew, a former resident of Glasford many years ago will be sorry to hear of his death which occurred in Chicago Sunday August 4th. Mr. Chellew came to Glasford when a young man, and was, employed at the Davis (Bill Davis) Mill as a miller.
He married Edith Davis the daughter of his employer. Mr. Chellew was one of the organizers of the first Glasford Cornet Band and was elected its leader.
He and his wife were both passengers on the ill fated train which was wrecked at Chatsworth, Ill., August 12, 1887. Both of them sustained serious injuries.
Subsequent to this he entered the furniture and undertaking business, building a business house on the corner where Elmer Lightbody's store now stands. From here Mr. Chellew moved to Duluth, where we are informed he again entered the milling business. Several years later he removed to where he lived until his death. While in Glasford he was one of the leaders in the affairs of the village and respected citizen.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Ethel. His daughter was born in Glasford.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 8, 1940

I. N. (Isaac Newton) CHELLEW
Notice of the death of I. N. Chellew, of Chicago, on August 4, was recently published in this column.
The following obituary of Mr. Chellew, who was a former Glasford resident, is copied from a Chicago paper:
Ravenwood Manor lost one of its first citizens with the death of I. N. Chellew, 2951 Wilson avenue, which occurred at his home Sunday night. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about two months ago but had been apparently improving until last Wednesday, when he suffered another attack and Saturday lapsed into a coma from which he did not recover.
Mr. Chellew, who was 79, was one of the first home owners in Ravenwood Manor, having settled there about twenty-two years ago. He was the organizer about twenty years ago and had been the presi­dent ever since of Ravenwood Manor Gardens Improvement as­sociation. The association fought the erection of apartment buildings in the Manor and he and the as­sociation are credited with keeping it a community of homes and bungalows only, The deceased was also the oldest member of Albany Park Masonic lodge.
Funeral services were held yesterday from Alt's, with the Rev. J. M. Schneider, former pastor of Albany Park Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in Memorial ark cemetery. He is survived by his widow Edith, daughter, Mrs. Adolf Hoffman, and granddaughter Helen.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 22, 1940

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Samuel Chambers
Mr. Samuel Chambers, son of Wm. and Sarah Chambers, was born in Adams County, Ohio, on August 24, 1835 and died Sept. 19, 1908.
In his early manhood he removed to Illinois where he located on Maple Ridge and moved to Glasford about fourteen years ago.
At the age of 24 years he united in marriage with Miss Martha Jones on the 13th day of March, 1859. To this union eleven children were born, four daughters having previously been called away.
Those living are Mrs. Sidney Moore, of Pekin, Mrs. Lizzie Goodman and Mrs. Lillian Kennedy, of Peoria and Mrs. Mattie McQuown who lives here and Sherman, of Carcross, Canada, Frank, of Peoria and James who is at home. Those who have been called by the hand of death are Flossie, age 10 months Gertie, age 9 years, Mrs. Charity Hamilton, of Fulton Co. and Cordia age 25 years.
Mr. Chambers had two brothers, Joel Chambers of Onega, Kan. who died year ago last March and the other brother died in Iowa. Two sisters living, Mrs. Vesti Saylor of Nardin, Okla. and Mrs. Eliza Haynes of St. Joe, Mo.
Mr. Chambers had been sick since January but was able to be up and around until just recently. He had the much dreaded disease, consumption, but did not seem to suffer any great agony and knew and realized everything up to the last. When his children came to have their last look before death should take him away, he said: "Oh I'm so glad you came" and quietly passed away.
The nine grand-children, Mrs. Gertie Ferne and husband, Edward Goodman and wife, Dorris Kennedy and Homer Goodman of Peoria, Wm., Blanche and Harry Moore of Pekin, Harry Hamilton and Irvan McQuown who live here all attended the funeral.
Rev. Scheerer preached the funeral sermon at the Baptist church, Monday morning at 10 o'clock where a large crowd of friends and neighbors, besides the relatives, came to view his last remains.
Interment in the Maple Ridge Cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. September 24, 1908

Contributed by Dick Parr

Elzy Chamblin

Elzy Chamblin passed away at his home in Albion, Nebr., September 19, aged 87 years, 11 months and 19 days. He was born in Ohio.
In 1861 Mr. Chamblin enlisted in the Illinois Volunteers and served until the end of the Civil War, In 1868 he was married to Mrs. Martha Ladd Glasford, widow of Samuel Glasford, who died in the service during the Civil War.
Mr. Chamblin is survived by his widow, and one daughter, Mrs. Grace Cole, of Albion. Nebr.; and one step-son, Oliver Glasford, of Bartonville. Five children are deceased. He was a brother-in-law of G. W. Hess of Glasford.
The remains were brought to Peoria and funeral services were held at the Zeigler Funeral Home last Friday, and burial was at the Cottonwood Cemetery four miles north of Hanna City.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. September 29, 1927

Contributed by Dick Parr

Mrs. Sophia Champ Dies of Heart Disease
Mrs. Sophia Champ, wife of John Champ, of Hollis, died at her home, Friday, February 12, 1904, at 8 P. M., of heart disease, aged 70 years, 4 months and 7 days:
Sophia Emerson was born in Ohio October 5, 1833, and was married to John Champ, March 3, 1853. They came to Illinois soon after and settled near Hollis, where they have lived fifty years. Besides her husband, she leaves three children, Oliver of East Peoria, Mrs. Wolfer of Hollis. Several children died in infancy.
Mrs. Champ was in her usual health Friday evening and was reading the paper. About 7 o'clock she had an attack of heart trouble and died as above stated at 8 o'clock.
Funeral services were held by the Methodist minister of Pekin. Interment at the Hollis cemetery.
Mr. Champ, the husband, was a brother of the late Victor Champ and is well know in Glasford. Mrs. Champ was an aunt of Mrs. John Payne.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. February 19, 1904

Contributed by Dick Parr
Former Resident Dies in New Mexico
Mrs. Geo. Hess has received word of the death of Clarence Chellew, of Albuquerque, N.M., former resident of Glasford.
Mr. Chellew was born in Glasford Jan. 12, 1872; was the eldest son of Joseph and Florence Ladd Chellew. He was married to Etta Glasford, to whom were born three sons, Chester of Albuquerque, N.M., Ernest of Torrance, Calif., and Howard of Peoria, He left Glasford moving to Peoria where he run a grocery store on the corner of Fayette and Knoxville for a number of years.
About twenty years ago the moved to New Mexico.
He died Thursday, November 28 at 6 a.m. and was buried in Albuquerque. He leaves two brothers, Walter of Buffalo, N.Y., now in Los Angeles and Arthur of New York City, and one sister Lettie of Peoria, and two grandchildren, Jean and Martha of Albuquerque.
Mrs. Chellew died 2 years ago.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il December 5, 1940

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Florence Chellew, a former Glasford resident, died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, at her home, 318 No. Sheridan Road, Peoria. She had been ill for many years.
Funeral Services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cumerford & Endsley funeral home in Peoria. Mrs. Chellew was born in Lancaster, July 10, 1851, the daughter of Joseph and Oraline Barnes Ladd.
She was married in 1870 at Glasford to Joseph Chellew, who died in 1903. They lived in Glasford for many years while Mr. Chellew taught school. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Lettie Chellew; three sons, Clarence Chellew, Albuquerque,
N. M.; Walter Chellew, Buffalo, N. Y., and Arthur Chellew, New York City; three grand children, two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Oraline Matheny of East Peoria.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 12, 1938

Contributed by Dick Parr
Charles M. Clark
Charles M. Clark, 81 years old, a long time resident of Hanna City, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maude Partridge, in Peoria where he had lived the last nine months.
Mr. Clark was born September 15, 1854, in DuPage County, Ill. He was married to Miss Anna Stauffer, who died April 17, 1925. He farmed in Logan township for many years before his retirement to Hanna City 20 years ago.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Partridge of Peoria, and Mrs. Harry Hudson of Hanna City, a step son William Beese, of Peoria, seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Pavey and Mrs. Ella Hunt, both of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Wilton mortuary chapel. Rev. Wade Smith, of Hanna City officiating. Burial was in Smithville cemetery.
Besides the relatives, Mr. .Clark leaves many friends to mourn his loss.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 20, 1936

Contributed by Dick Parr
Christina Townsend was born November 23, 1854 at Camp Grove, and died at her home in Powell, Nebraska, May 8, 1918, after 5 years and 6 months of illness, and most of the time was confined to her bed.
She was 63 years, 5 months and 15 days of age. She joined the U. B. Church when she was 14 years old and lived a constant Christian life until her death and had been a patient sufferer through all her illness.
She was married to S. A. Clark, August 20, 1874 at Camp. Grove. and resided on a farm for two years and then came with her husband to Jefferson Co., Nebr. where she has since resided until her death. To this union ten children were born nine of whom survive: W. R, Clark, Helvey, Nebr.; Mrs. H. S. Holley, Alexandria, Nebr.; S. F. Clark died from injuries in an accident 2 years ago, Elmer Clark, Lebanon S. Dak,: Charles Clark, Belvidere, Nebr.; Miner Clark, Dustin, Nebr.; Cora Baruth, Powell, Nebr.; Estella Forch, Powell, Nebr.; and Edith and Mildred at home.
She has been a faithful wife and mother to these during all her troubles.
She was a member of the R. N. A, lodge, Blue Valley Camp No. 1183 and had been a member for the past 19 years and joined as a charter member. Besides her husband and chil­dren she leaves to mourn her death 24 grand-children, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Mrs. Marshall Nelson, Mrs. Henry Spilker and James Townsend, of Indiana and Ben Townsend, of Helvey, Nebr. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. P. B. Davis at the M. E. Church Friday after at 2 o'clock and she was laid to rest in the Powell cemetery. The pall bearers were her four sons and two sons-in-law.
Mr. Clark was raised at old Lancaster and will he remembered by his many old friends here in his bereavement.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 1918

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

Mrs. Ellen Clark.
Mrs. Ellen Clark, wife of J. Q. Clark, died at her home north-east of Glasford,
Wednesday morning at 6:30 o'clock, after a short illness of pneumonia. Deceased was 81 years, 7 months and 2 days of age.
Funeral services will he held at the home Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock conducted by Rev. Hiram Essex. Interment at Lancaster cemetery.
Ellen Chaney, daughter of William and Sarah Chaney, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, May 30, 1834.
She was married March 2, 1859 to J. Q. Clark, and they came to Illinois in 1862. In 1866 they settled on the farm which has been home to them for fifty years.
To Mr. and Mrs. Clark ten children were born, seven of whom, with the husband survive her, as follows: Jansen, of Bladen, Nebr., Mrs. Sarah E. Johnson., Mrs. Hanna Davis, Andrew,
Charles and Frank, all of Glasford.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the Christian church early in life, and later joined the Copperas Creek United Brethren church, of which she was an earnest and faithful member until the time of her death.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 27, 1916

Contributed by Dick Parr
Elmer R. Clark
Elmer R. Clark, a lifelong resident of Peoria County passed away last Friday morning at the Pekin hospital, where he had been taken a few days previous suffering with acute appendicitis. He was 71 years, 8 months and 3 days old.
Funeral services were held at the Kuecks funeral home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E W. Reynolds of Hanna City. interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
The pall bearers were Bert Parr, Thurman Scott, John Fuller. T. C Cowser, Oral Parr and R. C. Watson.
Elmer Richard Clark was born in Ohio. June 27, 1862. He came to Illinois when but a small boy, and settled near Glasford.
He was married in 1889 to Eliza Shepard, who preceded him in death, also three children.
Mr. Clark made his home in this vicinity until 11 years ago, when he went to Iowa to live with his daughter, Mrs. Mary White. He returned to Illinois about three years ago and has since made his home with his brother, William Clark.
Mr. Clark is survived by four children, George Clark, Glasford; Mrs. Vern Batton, Pekin: Wm. Clark, Glasford; and Mrs. Otto White, Osceola, Iowa; also 17 grandchildren, and four brothers, Lewis and John of Peoria, and William and Seth of Glasford, and one sister, Mrs. Manda Broumns, of Peoria, and several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He had spent all his life working on a farm, and was a kind and loving father, and a good neighbor.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. March 8, 1934

Contributed by Dick Parr
published here with the permission of the Glasford Gazette

J. W. Clark, of Bladen, Nebr., a former resident of Timber township, passed away at his home Monday morning, January 19, at 1:10.
The body is being brought back here for burial, the relatives expecting to arrive this morning.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at the Glas­ford M. E. Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. W. Reynolds. Inter­ment will be in Lancaster Cemetery, where Mr. Clark has owned a lot for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark celebrated their golden wedding anniversary January 6. The news of his death was a surprise to his brother here, although he had not been in good health for some time. Complete obituary will be published next week.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 22, 1931
JAMES W. CLARK (Obituary)
Again the silver cord of life has broken and another friend and neigh­bor has passed the way of all. When James William Clark answered the final summons, we lost a friend whose fidelity and constancy of service proved the phrase "Friendship" and of the finest of earthly ties.
James William Clark was born in Freeport, Ohio, March 19, 1858, and passed away on January 19, 1931 at his home in Bladen; Nebr., at the age of 72 years and 8 months.
On January 6, 1881 he was united in marriage to Rachel Brown. On January 6, 1931, they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary and a host of friends came to their home to help, make it a day to be long remembered.
Mr. Clark's home has always been one of welcome to all.
In 1903 Mr. Clark united with the Christian Church at Blue Hill, Nebr., ,and has since then remained faithful to his Christian teachings, spreading everywhere the beautiful rays of life. He lived in close touch with the Master.
He leaves to mourn their loss, the widow and three foster children. Blanche Clark, Bladen, Nebr., Chloe Reise, Auburn, Nebr., Maude Peil, Thedford, Nebr., and the following brothers and sister: Charlie, Andrew, Frank Clark and Mrs. Hannah Davis, all of Glasford. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, January 23, 1931, at the Glasford M. E. Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. W. Reynolds. Many friends of the deceased, a former resi­dent of this locality, who had not seen him for many years, came to pay their last respects. Interment was in the Lancaster Cemetery, where Mr. Clark has owned a lot for many years.
The remains were accompanied to Glasford by the widow, Mrs. J. W. Clark, Mrs. Blanche Clark and son, Kermet, and Mrs. Maude Piel, and sons, Kenneth and August. They returned home Monday.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 29, 1931

contributed by Karen Seeman

Michael L. Alderman
Michael L. Alderman was born in Erie, PA January 27, 1836. His first work was to ride a horse on the towpath of the canal for the boat of which his elder brother was captain. In 1846, when he was ten years old, the family removed to Illinois, coming thru by wagon. They made their first western home in Knoxville, and there the brothers and sisters went to school, and there Michael remained until he was of age. In 1857 he came to Stark county and found employment with Sewell Smith in Essex township, west of the present village of Stark. Afterwards, for two or three years, he engaged with other farmers in the township.
July 4, 1861, he was married in Toulon, by Rev. James Bates, to Miss Joicey E. Graves, of Essex. They made their home in the same neighborhood, near Cox’s mill, and in that vicinity they continued to reside for 27 years.
In 1862 he enlisted in Company E., 112th Illinois Infantry, and served until his health gave way and he was discharged for physical disability. He had also five brothers in the war. One of them, Lafayette Alderman, was killed at the battle of Stone River.
In 1889 Mr. Alderman removed to Toulon, where his home has been ever since. About seven years ago he believed he experienced a change of heart, and had a hope in Christ, and he continued to hold fast to the same hope to the day of his death, but from various circumstances he never made a public profession of his faith.
This summer his health became so poor that he ceased active work, yet most of the time he was around as usual. His last sickness continued but four days. He died at half past two in the morning, October 16, 1902, aged 66 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Besides one son, Ralph E., who died in childhood, he leaves a wife and a family of four children, vis., Mrs. Ella B. Jones of Mankato, Minn., and Charles J. Alderman, Mrs. Nora D. Finley, and Mrs. Emma May Cree, of Toulon. Of his father’s family of nine there are not five survivors, Mrs. Phosey Thompson, of Sterling, Kansas; Mrs. Calista Case, of Oklahoma; O. J. Alderman and James K. Alderman, both of Galva, Illinois, and Gilderoy Alderman, of Kansas.
Another precious human life has closed its earthly record. How good it is to know for what we are here and how to make the most of this life for the long future that is before us. Farewell father, friends, neighbor! Farewell, “until the daybreak, and the shadows flee away.”
The funeral services were conducted from the house by Rev. E. W. Hicks. The G.A.R. Post took part in the services and followed their comrade to his last resting place in the Toulon cemetery.

Contributed by Stella
Passing of Aged Elmore Resident
Scott Armstrong's Funeral Held Monday
Again the Angel of Death visited our community and summoned home to rest an aged citizen, friend and father.
It is not for us to try to fathom or interpret the doings of the Omnipotent but rather to rest assured that "He doeth all things well" and that we, who are left should be ready and prepared to answer the summons, "Child come home," at any time.
Scott Armstrong was born in Mennard County, Illinois, February 3, 1848 and passed away at his home in Elmore, Peoria County, Illinois, December 12, 1930, being at the time of his death, 82 years, 10 months and 9 days of age.
The father of the deceased, William Armstrong, whom many in this vicinity can remember, was born in 1799, and resided in Bowling Green, Kentucky until he was 18 years of age. He then moved to Illinois Territory one year before it became a State, settling in Mennard County where was associated with Abraham Lincoln of which, in after years, he felt quite proud.
In 1857 he moved to Knox County Illinois when the deceased was 9 years of age. In later years he became a resident of Elmore and lived with the deceased for many years.
As a result of his father's former marriages, the deceased had twelve half brothers and sisters only one of whom, Mrs. Lulu Hollis of Petersburg, Mennard County, Illinois, is still living.
While just a young man the ........ became an expert violinist. No social gethering was complete unless Scott was present to furnish the music. This pleasure he enjoyed as long as he was able to enjoy it.
He was married to Levina Lorance, February 25, 1869 and since which time has lived in the Elmore community. To this union were born nine children, namely, Sylvia, Cora, William Jessie, Laura, Daniel, Loren, Bunn, Ada and Bessie, all of whom have passed excepting Bunn, Ada and Jessie, now residing in the Elmore community.
Shortly after marrige he bagen farming which remained his favorite occupation while his physical powers permitted.
He was a vigorous man up to 1915, when he was compelled to ease up. In 1918 he suffered an attack of the Flu and from that time he showed a gradual decline which became very marked and noticeable six years ago when he took his chair and let loose of earthly activities.
For the last 16 months he has been bed-fast, under the constant care of his aged wife and companion who was ever at his bedside to minister to his slightest wishes to the last.
During this long suffering he showed a patience and fortitude that was remarkable.
In the latter part of life he held a membership in the M.E. Church. Though not an active member, his life showed the influence of Christian contact in his dealings with mankind.
Besides an aged, loving wife and mother, he leaves to mourn, one sister, three children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
His funeral was held from his late residence in Elmore, at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 15, Rev. Spencer of West Jersey officiating.
Mr. Regan and daughter Ruth sang "It is Well With My Soul," and "God Will Take Care of You."
The pall bearers were E. J Winchester, Wm. Stargel, Wm. Yelm, Earl Stargel, Herman Yelm and Elmer White.
Interment was in the Glendate Cemetery.
Relatives and friends from a distance, who attended the funeral were Mrs. B. T. Deatrict and daughter of Chicago, Earl Armstrong of Princeton, Mr. Lowell Jones of LaFayette, Mr. and Mrs. George Walkings of Havens, Mr. and Mrs. William Hollis of Greenview, Mr. and Mrs. Clement Hollis of Springfield, Mrs. Harry Johnson of Kewanee, Mrs. Dossie Stewart of Trivoli and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gardner and daughter of Appleton.

Card of Thanks
We wish to take this ....... to express our sincere thanks to all those who so greatly assisted us at the time of our sorrow in the loss of our husband and father, the late Scott Armstrong. The tender words of sympathy spoken and the kind offices preformed by friends and neighbors are truly appreciated, also the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Scott Armstrong,
And Children

Contributed by Karen Hammer
Jacob Barnes

The profession of journalism is represented in Peoria by several gentlemen of acknowledged ability as business managers, ready writers and intelligent advocates of party doctrines and the public good. Among these Jacob B. Barnes has an excellent standing. He has had thorough schooling in the printer's trade and in the various departments of newspaper work, has traveled considerably in the West and thus cultivated his powers of observation, added to his general intelligence and become capable of discriminating accurately regarding the men and motives.
The natal day of Mr. Barnes was July 11, 1839, his birthplace, Stephenson county, Ill., and his parents, Joseph and Chloe (Everingham) Barnes. The progenitors of our subject were natives of the Empire State, whence they came to Illinois in 1834, the father dying in Stephenson County in 1845. The following year the widow removed with her family to Iowa, and in the office of the Dubuque Tribune, our subject, at the earnest solicitation of Charles Sumner, learned his trade. In 1856 the young man went to Minnesota, several years thereafter being spent by him in traveling throughout the West. He was one of the first white men to go into what is now Dakota. The party which he was attending settled at Sioux Falls, while he went on across the plains through Colorado and Utah.
Returning to Dubuque in 1865 Mr. Barnes remained there three years, then came to Peoria where for several years he was pressman in the Transcript office. In 1876 he went into business with E. F. Baldwin, two years later establishing the Daily Journal. For a number of years prior to that time the sheet had been issued as a weekly. Mr. Barnes is a sturdy Republican, a protectionist of the most earnest kind and a bi-metallist. The Journal has frequently been quoted in Congress becuase of its advocacy of those doctrines and its stirring utterances regarding them. Mr. Barnes is a member of the Masonic fraternity, genial and courteous, thoroughly well informed and capable of advancing his opinions clearly, interestingly and forcibly.

contributed by Karen Seeman

Emma (Alderman) Bell
After several weeks severe illness, Mrs. Emma May Bell, 68 years old, passed away at 1:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her late home in the village of Elmira. She had been confined to her home since the last week in March.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Kidd Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Taylor, pastor of Toulon Baptist church officiating.
Song service was given by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Lillian Buchanan, Mrs. Mabel Price, Charles Welch and Robert Fleming, with Mrs. Jessie Hyer accompanying at the organ. Selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Rock of Ages."
Body-bearers were Marion Linker, William M. Duncan, Herbert Murray, Earl Cpbb, J. L. W. Fuller, and Ray Jackson.
Interment was in French Grove.
Emma May Bell was born August 5, 1872 in Stark county, and passed away June 20, 1940 at her late home in Elmira at the age of 68 years, 10 months adn 15 days. She was a daugter of Michael and Joyce E. (Graves) Alderman.
Her marriage to William Henry Bell took place February 21, 1905, in Toulon, Rev. Joseph Jenkins, who was then pastor of Toulon Baptist church, performing the ceremony.
Surviving are five children, as follows: Mrs. Blanche McCall, of Peoria; Harry V. Cree, of LaFayette; Veffie Riggen, of
Elmore; Madge Bown, of Brimfield, and Hazel Grace, or Elmira. Mr. Bell passed away Oct. 27, 1929.
She is survived by the following sisters and brother: Mrs. E.W. Jones, of Ontario, California; Charles Alderman, of
Albion, Iowa; Mrs. Walter Finley, of Toulon; also a half0brother, Pressley Colwell, who lives in Missouri. She
also leaves nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding her were one brother, who died in infancy, also two grandchildren.

Contributed by Dick Parr

Miss Malvena Slack, daughter of Rev. Geo. B. Slack, was born at Knowlton Mills, Warren County, New Jersey. October 13, 1854. Was married to Wm. E. Nichol July 3, 1873. To this union three children were born, one of which is still living.
They came to Illinois in August 1879 and 1ived in Kingston Mines a few years then moved to Washington, Illinois and from there they moved to Stromsburgh, Nebraska, where her husband died Feb. 5, 1899. She moved to St. Louis in the spring of 1904 and in June 1907 moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she was married to Walter E. Casleton, July 8, 1907, who with her son, Bert Nichol of Denver, Colo. survive her. She died Feb. 19, 1908 at Kansas City aged 53 years 4 Month's and 6 days. Interment in the cemetery at Washington, Ill. by the side of her children. Funeral services were conducted at the homeof Mr. and Mrs. Frank Geason of Washington.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 5, 1908



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