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07 June 1902
Burlington Juction (Missouri) Post

The Result of a Fall on the 29th of May
Funeral Occurred Last Wednesday at M. E. Church
Mrs. Charles Leaverton, living one and one half miles south of Clearmont, met with an accident on Thursday of last week that caused her death Monday evening. She slipped and fell, receiving injuries which at first were though to be slight but a fever set in which increased in intensity until she was compelled to take to her bed Sunday afternoon at four o'clock. Blood poisoning developed causing her death Monday at 4:05 o'clock in the afternoon. The funeral occurred Wednesday morning in the M. E. church, Rev. J. D. Mendenhall officiating.

Miss Mary Jane Graves was born in Allensville, Jackson county, Ohio, August 13, 1834. When a young woman she came with her brother and his family to Stark county, Ill. At this place, on the 15th day of June, 1854, she was married to Charles Wesley Leaverton, the now bereaved husband.

From Stark county, they moved to Peoria county, Ill., where they resided thirty years.

In March, 1884, they came to the present homestead, one and one half miles south of Clearmont, where they have since resided. To this union six children were born, five boys and one girl, all of whom are still living. While living in Peoria county, Ill., Mrs. Leaverton made profession of faith and united with the regular or old school Presbyterian church in which she was a faithful member.
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Priscilla Aby
 Priscilla E. Aby was born in Ohio July 1, 1833. At the age of nine years she moved with her parents to Peoria county, Illinois, where she has since made her home. In August,1854,she was married to Anderson C Yelm. To this union were born 14 children, five of whom preceded her in death. About two years ago Mrs. Yelm suffered from a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered. On Sunday April 13, she was again stricken and was removed to St. Francis hospital at Galesburg,where she died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 22. Her body was brought to her old home at Elmore.
Appropriate funeral services were conducted in the Elmore Methodist church of which she was a member.
She is survived by five daughters: Mrs M. A. Patty, of West Jersey; Mrs Mary Norman, of Scott City, Kansas; Mrs Hattie Patty, of Kewanee, Illinois; Mrs Addie Rice,of Victoria, Ilinois; Mrs Ida Riggen, of Laura, Illinois; and four sons: Jonas E. of LaFayette; Benjamin, William, and Charles A. of Elmore; one sister, Mrs. Mary Mills, of Maccmb,IIlinois; one brother, John A. Aby, of Harper City, Kansas. Besides these there remain 62 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn her departure.
At the time of her death Mrs Yelm was 85 years,9 months and 22 days old. She was laid to rest in Elmore cemetery, the Rev J. A. Decker, pastor of West Jersey and Elmore churches, officiating.

Contributed by Dick Parr

Estella Frances Downing, daughter of John D. and Hestor Downing, was born near Smithville, Ill, June 28, 1887, and passed away at Mayo's Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct. 18, 1937.
She lived in Smithville until her marriage to John Adams at Onida, S. Dak., in 1911. She was always interested in the welfare and education of the communities in which she lived. Always ­being of a jovial disposition and active wherever her services were needed. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Her funeral was held at Onida, S. Dakota and was laid to rest near there. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Schenk, Yanks­ton, S. Dakota, three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Leaby, Sioux Falls, N. Dakota, Mrs. Bernice Dennis and Miss Myrtle Downing, Peoria, one half brother, Robt. Downing, Peoria, one half sister, Mrs. Margaret Walters, Smithville and several nieces and nephews.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il November 11, 1937

Contributed by Dick Parr

Mrs. Roscoe Adams
Passes Suddenly
It was a great shock to the community to hear of the death last Thursday night, of Mrs. Roscoe Adams, one of our most highly respected citizens .
Mrs. Adams was known to be in very poor health throughout the summer, but it was not thought to be so dangerously ill. She had been feeling somewhat better the morning before her death. She was stricken suddenly with a choking spell Thursday night and died about 3:00 a.m.
Mrs. Adams was known and loved for her quiet, friendly and altogether charming disposition.
The Index and community offer their sincere sympathy to the grief stricken husband and relatives.
Ethel Mary Peak Adams, daughter of Harvey A. and Flora Buckmaster Adams, was born July 10, 1900, at Taylorville, Ill.
June 26, 1926 she united in marriage to Samuel Roscoe Adams, who survives.
Mrs. Adams is survived also by her father and mother and the following brothers and sisters, Melvin, Merle and Roy Peak all of Canton, Fred of Monmouth, Mrs. Gertrude Werry and Mrs. Marie Routson, also of Canton.
In early life she was united with the Methodist church.
Ethel was a loving daughter, an affectionate wife and a patient sufferer in her affliction.

She found her greatest pleasure in doing for her loved ones and up until the time of her death was active in the daily duties of her household.
Memorial services were conducted from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, July 31, 1932, by Rev. R. A. Reeves, pastor of the M. E. Church.
Two very appropriate songs were sung by a male quartette from Laura, Ill. They also sang a number at the cemetery preceding committal. A large congregation assembled to pay their tribute to a good life.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il August 4, 1932

Contributed by Dick Parr
Old friends and neighbors in Hanna and vicinity were saddened to hear of the death of Mr. John Adams, Laura, Ill., former farmer of north of Hanna City, last Thursday. The large attendance and the many beautiful flowers at funeral service silently, spoke of the high esteem in which he was held here. He is a member of Modern Woodmen of America, I. O. O. F. and was president of the school board of Hanna City the year the district was consolidated.
Sympathy from all here are extended to his bereaved wife and family in their sorrow.
John Francis Adams, son of Sarah Anthony and William Adams was born near Elmore, Illinois, April 19, 1864. Passed away at his home near Laura, Ill., Feb. 10, 1938 after a lengthy illness, aged 73 years, 9 months and 21 days.
He was one of four children all of whom survive, Elizabeth and Ida of Dallas Center, Iowa, and Dr. Fred Adams of Wesley, Iowa.
His childhood was spent in the vicinity of his birthplace.
He was united in marriage to Minnie Akin, Dec. 29, 1887. Their home was in Millbrook township near Laura, Illinois for five years. They then moved to a farm in the vicinity of Hanna City in the year of 1892, where he lived until eleven years ago when he moved to the place of his birth where he resided until his death.
He was the father of eight children, two dying in infancy, and a daughter, Mae Robbins, who passed away twenty-five years ago.
He leaves his wife, three daughters, Ina Quick, Katha Gibbons, Blanche Haynes, two sons Roscoe and Clarence, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother and many other relatives and
Mr. and Mrs. Adams celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Dec. 19, 1937.
Funeral services were held at his home near Laura, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, pastor of the Williamsfield Methodist church in charge and from the Presbyterian church, Hanna City, at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Caldwell, pastor of the church officiating. The four Cole Brothers of Laura sang "When I Have Crossed the Bar" and "Going Down the Valley One by One".
Pallbearers were Joe Wytoff, Chas. Jaques, Ray Douglas of Laura and Chas. Bitner, Enos McAlister and Ira Monroe, Hanna City. Interment was made in Smithville Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il February 17, 1938

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Minnie Adams, 78 year old resident of Hanna City passed away at the home of her, daughter, Mrs. Katherine Gibbons, Monday eve­ning, March 10th. Mrs. Adams had made her home among her daughters since the death of her husband, John Adams, three years ago. She has been a patient sufferer from paralysis for several years and while her condition has been very serious for several weeks the end came suddenly Monday evening and those who knew her best well remember her as one who was a devoted mother and a true friend.
Minnie Elizabeth Akin, daughter of Mary and Wm. Akin, was born in Schenectady, New York, March 16, 1863. She came with her parents to Illinois when a small child. She taught school several years at .Elmore, Ill. On December 29, 1887 she was united in marriage to John Adams at Elmwood, Ill. Together they engaged in farming and have lived most of the time since in Logan township. Mrs. Adams has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, Hanna City for many years, always attending services until her health failed. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of Amerira, Hanna City and as long as her health permitted took an active part in the work.
Preceding her in death besides her husband, is her daughter, Mrs. May Robbins, who passed away 28 years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Gibbons, Mrs. Ina Quick, Hanna City, Mrs. Blanche Haynes, Peoria, R. R.; two sons, Clarence Adams, Farmington, Roscoe Adams, Hanna City; eleven grand children; eight great grandchildren; one brother, John Akin, Trivoli; one sister, Mrs.. Anna. Burta, Boston, Mass.; and , a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted for her at the Presbyterian church Hanna City Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev..Hunter officiating.
Two songs "Going Down the Valley," and "No Night There" were sung by Mrs. Oral Karstetter and Mrs. Helen Polhemus, accom­panied by Mrs. Eleanor Parr.
Grandsons were palbearers. Burial was in Smithville Cemetery.
"Twilight and evening bell And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness or farewell. When I embark.
For though from out the bourne of time and place. The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar."
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 13, 1941

Contributed by Dick Parr
MARION ADDY Dead, (Death Notice)
Funeral to be Sunday
Marion Addy, who has been spending several weeks here with his mother, Mrs. E. J. Addy, was taken to Proctor hospital Tuesday evening by Kuecks' ambulance suffering with heart trouble. He grew worse, and passed away Thursday morning at 12:17a.m.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, afternoon, March 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the LaMarsh Baptist Church. Interment will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Addy was 58 years, 11 months and 1 day old. He is survived by one son, Cleo, of Peoria.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 17, 1932

MARION ADDY (Obituary)
Marion E. Addy, son of Anderson and Eliza Jane Addy, was born April 15, 1873, Timber township. His marriage was to Emma Peters, who died May 5, 1927.
Mr. Addy was taken sick at the home of his mother in Glasford. He was taken to the Proctor hospital, where he passed away Thursday morning, March 17, 1932.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the LaMarsh Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. C. Lillie. Interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Addy is survived by his mother, one son, Cloe Addy, of Peoria, two brothers, Chas. Addy of Peoria, Tilden Addy, of Glasford, and two sisters, Mrs. Allen Cowser of Hollis township.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, IL

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Eliza Jane Addy, an aged and respected resident of Glasford, passed away at her home Sunday, April 2, 1933, after a long illness.
 The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at LaMarsh Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member. The pastor Dr, Rev. A. C. Lillie, officiated. The singing was by Mrs. Mabel McElhaney and Mrs. Lois Baker, accompanied by Miss Bessie Craig.
Interment was in Maple Ridge Cem­etery. The pallbearers were six grandsons, Dewey, Delbert, Donald and Henry Cowser, and Chester and Ralph McQuown,
Mrs. Addy was Eliza Jane Duff, and she was born in Gurnsey county, Ohio, June 15, 1848, a daughter of Alexander Brown Duff. Her marriage to Anderson Addy took place Sep­tember 15, 1869, and they came to Illinois 55 years ago. Mr. Addy died June 9, 1896, and Mrs. Addy has made her home in Glasford most of the time since that date.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kate McQuown, Pekin, and Mrs. Ora E. Cowser, Peoria, and two sons, Charles and Tilden Addy, Glasford. Two sons, Albert and Marion, died a few years ago. Mrs. Addy leaves a brother, and a half-brother in Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs, Louisa Estep, Peoria, and Mrs. Minnie Purcell and Mrs. Lucinda Shelly, in Ohio.
Mrs. Addy was a member of the Baptist church, a kindly soul, and was loved and respected by the entire corn­munity.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il April 6, 1933

Contributed by Dick Parr
Chas. B. Addy, a prominent citizen of Glasford, long associated with the business and civic affairs of the community, passed assay at his home here, Tuesday morning, just two days after the death of his mother, Mrs. Jane Addy. Mr. Addy had been in ill health for many years, and returned from Peoria just a few weeks ago, and spent the last few days of his life among friends here, where he seemed to feel most at home.

Funeral services are being held this afternoon, Thursday, at the Glasford M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. E. P. Fahnestock of Palmyra, a former Glasford boy and acquaintance of the deceased. The, singing was by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Muelder, accompanied by Miss Bessie Craig.
The church was packed to overflowing by friends of the deceased, many from a distance.
Interment will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery, by the side of his mother.
Lancaster Lodge No. 106, A. F. & M., of which he was a member will leave charge of the service at the grave.
The pall hearers were J. I. Maple, L. Maple, A. L. Groninger, R. E.I Groninger, J. C. Firth and William Weers.
Charles Burgett Addy, son of Andrew Addy and Eliza Jane Duff, was born;
January 5, 1875 in Timber township and departed this life April 4, 1933 at his residence in Glasford, aged 5l years, 2 months, nineteen days. His marriage to Arvilla Stokes took place in Glasford in 1898. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, three sons, Lloyd, Russell and Lawrence, one brother, Tilden, two sisters, Mrs. Ora Cowser, and Mrs. Katherine McQuown, two grandsons, Dean Elwood and Robert Lyle Addy. Two brothers, Bert and Marion have preceded him in death. His mother, to whom he was deeply devoted, passed away two days before his own demise.
Over a period of twenty years has his health been impaired. Of a quiet and unassuming nature, he endured his physical suffering with great fortitude and cheerfulness, diffusing a spirit of unselfishness and loyalty which shall ever live in the memory of those who knew him.
He was with the Republic Coal & Coke Co., of Chicago at the time of his death, a member of Lancaster Lodge No. 106 A. F. & A. M., Diamond Camp Modern Woodman, Shrine and Consistory of Peoria.
Mr. Addy taught school for several years in this vicinity and later was manager of the Farmers Lumber & Grain Co., of Glasford for eight years. He served as secretary of the High School Board of Education, village trustee, tax collector, and held other offices of trust and responsibility. He took a great interest in the up building of the community and was always ready to shoulder his share of the burden.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il April 6, 1933
Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Arvilla Addy
Mrs. Arvilla Addy was born in Hollis Township, Peoria County, December 4, 1879, and passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 1940.
She was the daughter of William C. and Sarah Brisendine Stokes. On October 5, 1898 she was united in marriage to Charles B. Addy. To this union were born three sons; Lloyd E., Russell A., and Lawrence O. all of Glasford.
Mr. Addy preceded her in death April 4, 1933. A sister, Lida, who was very close to Mrs. Addy also preceded her eight years ago December 8.
Remaining to mourn the loss are the three sons and three grand children, Dean, Robert and Patricia Addy, one aunt, Mrs. J. L. Maple of Glasford and one uncle, W. B. Brisendine of Pekin.
Mrs. Addy's death came after major operation at the Methodist hospital in Peoria. For months she bravely struggled to recover, but at last God called and she answered "I am ready." She waved us good bye and passed on to that home where no sorrow or pain ever come and to meet the loved ones who have gone before, there to receive her well earned reward. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and neighbors. Her life has been example of unfailing patience and self sacrifice for others asking nothing for herself.
Memories of her many deeds of kindness will remain with us. We will not say she is dead, she is just away.

Funeral services were held Tues­day at the Glasford Baptist church conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Schlenker. Mrs. Ferri Lightbody and Mrs. Marybellle Blessing sang with Mrs. Lois Baker at the piano.
Pallbearers were Jack Firth, Chas. Brown; Wm. Weers, Geo. Bandy, Elmer Lightbody and Arthur Heltzel. Interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il December 12, 1940

Contributed by Dick Parr
Arthur Addy
Arthur Addy died Wednesday morning after a short illness of spinal meningitis. His sad death brings deepest grief to his young friends, and his parents have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
Arthur Roscoe Addy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Addy, was born in Glasford, Ill., August 9 , 1905 and died Jan. 12, 1916, being 10 years, 5 months and 3 days of age.
He leaves to mourn at his death his father and mother, and two brothers, Elliott, seven years old, and Gale, 19 months old.
The funeral will be held at the house at 11:00 o'clock on Friday, Jan. 14th. Interment at Lancaster cemetery. Friends are invited. The house has been fumigated by the local health officer, Dr. Wells
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il January 13, 1916

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George Alder
Geo. Alder, born. Nov. 13, 1843 died Oct. 21, 1900, aged 56 years 1 mo. 8 days.
The following family is left behind to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. Daughters Mrs. Amy Wolschlaw, Ruha Duffield, Misses Maggie, Katz and Gladys Alder. Sons Allen, Joseph and Willie Alder. One son is dead.
"He has gone to that beautiful home beyond,
To meet his father and mother, and son.
Where he waits and with beckoning hands
Bids us to join that heavenly band,
He has crossed the river to the other bright shore,,
Where parting will he, no, never more
We loved him yet angels.loved him more
And sweetly called him to the she shore.
The heavenly gates were open, a gentle voice said come
And with farwell unspoken, He calmly entered home."
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il November 7, 1900
Geo. Alders was born in Penn. in 1843 and came to Illinois with his parents when three years old settling at Kingston Mines, and remained there until his death which occured Sunday Oct. 21, 1900. Mr. Alder united with the M. E. Church when a young man, and for 30 years was a class leader in the same. In his death there is lost a faithful Christian, a good husband, kind father and a respected, honest citizen.
Funeral services were held at the Kingston church Monday Oct. 22, 1900 by Rev. Hughes of Glasford and the body laid to rest in Kingston cemetery. Deceased was in poor health for several years but was not thought to be dangerously ill even a few days before the end.
 He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of the entire community.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il November 1900

Contributed by Dick Parr
Wm. Albright, son of Catherine and George Albright, died March 27, 1924, at his home .in. Canton, Ill. He was the oldest child of a family of nine children. Mr. Albright was born at Pittsburgh, Pa., July 17, 1848, and came to Illinois with his parents when a small child. He was married to Miss Fannie Spencer and to this union were born four children. William, Jr., Mrs. Grace Buchen, Mrs. Nora Stein, of Canton and Alva, of Farmington, who with the wife are left to mourn their loss. He leaves one brother, John, of Canton, and four sisters: Mrs. Lydia McElhaney of Glasford, Mrs. Kate Wright, Monument, Kans., Mrs. Clara McMeen, Trivoli, and Mrs. Nellie Fuller of Peoria.
Mr. Albright was a Civil War veteran, having served about two years, and always enjoyed coming to Glasford on Memorial Day to meet his old comrades.
Funeral services were held at the U. B. Church, of which. the deceased was a member, March 29 at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Neil. The remains were laid to rest .in a Canton cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il April 1924

Contributed by Dick Parr
Funeral services will be held at the White Chapel Church near Glasford at 2 p. m. Thursday, August 5, for Mrs. Vada Edna Albright, aged 57, who died at her home in Orion township, Monday, August 2.
Mrs. Vada Albright was born May 19, 1880 in Orion township, where she lived most of her life. She was married to Clarence Albright December 27, 1903. She united with the Breeds Christian Church when she was fourteen years old.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Clarence Albright, her four daughters, Mrs. Louise Milhone, of Dixon, Mrs. Bernice Roberts and Miss Pauline Albright of Canton, Mrs. Leona Scarcliff of Glasford, four grandchildren and one brother, Bert Williams of Farmington.
One daughter, Nellie Frances, died in a infancy. Interment in Red School House Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il August 5, 1937

Contributed by Dick Parr
John Leonard Albright, aged Canton resident, died Friday morning, Dec. 4, 1936, at his home in Canton after a long illness. He was a brother of Mrs. Lydia McElhaney of Glasford.
Born in Peoria county Dec. 14, 1855, a son of George and Katherine (Fake) Albright, he was married Jan. 1, 1880, to Kate Marriotte, who survives: Children living are Clarence Albright and Mrs. Mary A. Ryno, both. of Canton; Ms. Newman Jones, Wood River, Ill., and Walter Albright.
Sisters are Mrs. Clara McMeen, Peoria county; Mrs. Lydia McElhaney, Glasford; and Mrs. Nellie Fuller, Peoria. There are 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was a member of the United Brethern church.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p. m. Sunday at the Gerard Funeral Home by the Rev. J. D. Cotherman. Burial was in Red school cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il December 10, 1936

submitted by Karen Seeman

Princeville Telephone
March 10, 1932
Mrs. Dunn Laid to Rest Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna E. Dunn, who passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Garland, Sr., in Dunlap, on Wednesday morning, March 2, 1932, were held from the Ziegler funeral parlors in Peoria at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Mr. Carpenter, pastor of the Christian church, Peoria. Burial was in the Springdale cemetery, Peoria.
Anna E., daughter of Wm. and Mary Drake, was born March 10, 1949*, in Ohio. On Oct. 19, 1869, she was united in marriage to Sidney Dunn. Most of their married life was spent in and around Peoria.
Mrs. Dunn always attended the Presbyterian church until her health failed, making her attendance an impossibility. She made her home with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Garland, Sr., in Dunlap, the past five years.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by the above named sister and one brother, Charles Drake, both of Dunlap. Her son, Fred, preceded her in death March 1, 1916. A daughter passed away in infancy.

*The obituary reads 1949 (probably 1849)

Contributed by Dick Parr
E. W. Anderson
Husband of Glasford Girl
Dies in Wyoming
Mrs. Grace Hess received word last Friday that her brother-in-law, E. W. Anderson, of Powell, Wyo., had died on Friday of pneumonia, and that her sister, who was formerly Miss Mildred E Friess, was also in the hospital where Mr. Anderson passed away.

Her brother, Mark Friess, of Peoria, left for Powell Saturday evening, but no word has been received from him since his arrival there.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson's two children, aged one and four years, had been sick with the flu. It is not known whether Mrs. Anderson had been sick, or whether she had been kept in the hospital because of the shock of his death.

Mrs. Anderson's many friends here are deeply grieved at the news of her bereavement.

A. L. Shirck of Glasford, who accompanied his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Glenn Shirck, home to Powell recently, met Mrs. Anderson just three weeks ago, and learned that their prospects for the summer were very bright. Mr. Shirck's son, Glenn, passed away while visiting here with his family.

Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 25, 1926

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Celia Allen
Mother Died at Bath
Mrs. Celia Allen, of Bath, mother of Mrs. Frank Baker of this place, died last Friday morning four o'clock. She was 79 years old, and had been sick since January.
Mrs. Baker had been with her mother for three weeks, and Mr. Baker and son, Otis, went down to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Allen is survived by the following children: Bill, Chas. and Fred Long and Mrs. Kate Lane, Mrs. Clara Murphy, Nora Brown and Mrs. Frank Baker.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il June 16, 1921

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A. P. Allendar
A. P. Allendar, a veteran of both the Mexican and Civil Wars, died Sunday at his home, west of Glasford. He was 86 years of age, and death was caused by dropsy.
Funeral services were held at the Scovil School house Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. N. K. Johns. Internment at Lancaster Cemetery.
Mr. Allendar is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. M. Schlenck, of Iowa; Miss Mary Allender, California,; Mrs. Nora Mills, Glasford; James and John Allendar who live in Iowa, and Loren Allendar, who resides in California.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 19, 1914

Contributed by Dick Parr

Rev. Jeremiah Allgaier
Rev. Jeremiah Allgaier, pastor of the Timber Lutheran Church and a long-time resident of this community, passed away April 12, 1935, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nicholas VanDettum. He was 79 years old.
The body was brought to the Wilkey Mortuary, in Glasford, and later returned to the VanDettum home.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Timber Lutheran Church, with the pastor Rev. M. Scherf, in charge. He was assisted by the following brother ministers, who also acted as pallbearers: President Daermann, of the Illinois District; Rev. Hahn, of Anchor, Ill., Rev. Bischoff, of Peoria; Rev. Altpeter, of Peoria; Rev. Bredow, of Peoria; Rev. Bosse, of Limestone; and Rev. Bunge, of Chenoa.
Interment was in the Church cemetery.
The funeral was a very large one, attended by a great host of relatives, friends and former parishioners.
The departed Brother, the Reverend Jeremiah Allgaier, was born in Amt Auingen, Wurttemberg, Southern Germany on the 31st of December, 1885 (1855). He was the son of David and Rosina Allgaier. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church of his homeland. A youthful lad, he attended the Gymnasium at Tubingen., He served one year in the Army. In the autumn of l882 he emigrated to America and come to Illinois attending the Theological Seminary of the former Iowa Synod at Mendota, Ill.
He was ordained in the Holy Ministry on the 12th of. July 1885 at. St. John’s Lutheran Church in what is now called Royal, Ill. He served there as pastor until 1887. Shortly after his ordination he was joined in wedlock to Miss Annie Bartell on the 18th of September, 1885. On March the 8th, 1887 he was cal1ed as the Pastor of the Congregation at Melvin, Ill. There he erected a new church and also one in Sibley, Ill. At this time he also took care of the Congregation at Roberts and Germantown, Ill., until April the 22nd, 1894, when he was called to the Timber Lutheran Church here in Glasford which congregation he served until the end of 1910. In January 1911 he became Pastor of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Metropolis, Ill. Shortly after Easter1925 he retired from active ministry living thereafter with his son-in-law, Mr. Dan Rice until March of last year and from then on lived with his other son-in-law Mr. N. VanDettum. Brother Allgaier enjoyed good health, although a weakness of' his heart caused from a former influence troubled him for years.
He reached the high age of 79 years, 3 months and 12 days. On last Thursday afternoon he partook of the Lords Supper for the last time together with his faithful wife. The next night on April the 12th at 3:30 in the morning he died.
He is mourned by his widow, Mrs.b Allgaier with whom he lived over 49 years, his daughter, Mrs. VanDettum , Mapleton; his son, Fred Gotttheiff Allgaier, of Bartonvi1le, his daughter, Mrs. Schweer Heuermann of Glasford, by his son, Theodore Richard Allgaier of Mapleton, his daughter, Mrs. Dan Rice of Bartonville, and his youngest daughter, Miss Alma Louise Allgaier of Mapleton, and 10 grandchildren.
Two children had died in early infancy.
May his soul have found Grace before the throne of God and may his body rest in peace until the Day of Resurrection. Amen.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il Apr 18, 1935

Contributed by Dick Parr
Martha Amerman

Old Resident Dies in California
George Tindall received word Monday that his aunt, Mrs. Martha Amerman, had passed away at 3:30 p.m. February 20, at her late residence in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. Amerman was the youngest sister of the late (Allen) Tindall, and was formerly a resident of this vicinity. She was 70 years old.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il February 24, 1927

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James Lawrence Antle, son. of Marion and Mary Antle of Hanna City was born at Montpelier, Kentucky, October 19, 1900 and passed away at his home December 25, 1930, at the age of 30 years, 2 months and 5 days, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis and complications. On October 16, 1920 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Harding at Springfield, who with four children, Jimmie, Louise, Ruth and Pauline survive him.
He has made his home in Hanna City for several years where in his poor health he served as Marshal and night watchman for the village until he could no longer be on duty. He then established a radio and confectionary store which he managed until he took to his bed several months ago. Beside his wife and children he is survived by his father, 2 sisters and three brothers. His mother and 1 brother having preceded him in death several years ago. The sisters are Mrs. Nellie Clark, Ohio. Ill., and Mrs. Stella Lang of Manlius, Ill, The brothers are Charles of Hanna City, Luther and Alvin of Peoria.
The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.
Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Lamper officiating. Interment in Cameron cem­etery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il January 1, 1931

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Former Hanna City Blacksmith Dies
Marion Antle, 81 years old, resident of Hanna City passed away at his home Sunday evening at 7:15 after a brief illness from heart ailment. Mr. Antle was the Hanna City Blacksmith for many years until infirmities of old age made it necessary for him to retire several years ago.
Funeral services for Marion Antle, Hanna City, were conducted from the Methodist Church, Hanna City Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of the Anderson Service, Rev. T. W. Rippy officiating. Mrs. Robert McCluggage and Mrs. Elmer Karstetter sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “No Night There” with Mrs. John Wise at the piano. Pallbearers were friends. Burial was in the North Limestone Cemetery.
Marion Antle passed away at his home in Hanna City at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13, 1946 at the age of 81 yrs. 5 mo. and 2 days. He was born in Olga, Kentucky, Russell Co., Aug 11, 1864. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Ramsay who with two sons James L. Antle and Samuel Antle precede him in death. He moved with his family to Illinois in 1917 and has resided since that time in Hanna City. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Clark, Ohio, Ill., Mrs. Stella Vanor, Rock Falls, Ill., three sons, Charles and Alvin Antle, Hanna City, and Luther Antle, Peoria, and two brothers, James and Nate Antle, Kentucky, also 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il Jan 17, 1946

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Mrs. Fred Archdale
Mrs. Julia Fowler Archdale, wife of Fred Archdale, died Friday morning, March 22, at 4:45, at her home east of Farmington, aged 55 years, 4 months and 2 days. Fu­neral was held Monday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Witter officiating, and interment was in Oak Ridge cemetery. The pall bearers were John Fleisher, Onslow S. Stevens, Edwin Quinn, James Kyle, Calvin Oldfield and Samuel Williams.
Among out of town attendants at the funeral were the two broth­ers of the deceased and Jesse Crow of Peoria.
Julia Fowler was the daughter of James and Lanie Fowler, and was born in Peoria, Nov. 20, 1856. She was married to Frederick H. Archdale March 11, 1875, by Rev. J. Weston. For some time after their marriage they resided near. Peoria, moving to Trivoli township 21 years ago, and the last ten years they have resided on the farm where her death occurred.
She was the mother of six children, three sons and three daughters, all of whom are living and were present at the funeral. There are ten grandchildren. Surviving are also two brothers and one sister, Charles Fowler, of Canton, Thomas Fowler, of Peoria, and Mrs. Loretta Griffin of Monon, Indiana.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il April 4, 1912

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John Edson Archibald was the youngest child of Thomas and Susan Kalb Archibald and was born in Eugene, Illinois on January 10, 1869. His parents moved to Graham Chapel neighborhood when he was but two months old and ever since that time, this immediate neighborhood has been his home.
He had three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Jane Horner, the eldest. passed away in June 1927. The living ones are Albert, of Elmwood; Josiah of Yates City; George of Elmwood; Mrs. Ella Taylor of Knoxville; Mrs. Annie Seltzer of DeLong and Lincoln of Elmwood, Illinois.
On the twenty-fourth day of January 1900 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Stambaugh, of Pennsylvania in the town of Elmwood by the Rev. B. Y. George. To them three children were born. They are: Mrs. Gladys Knussman of Trivoli; Mrs. Mabel Knussman of Eden and Clyde at home. There is a little grandchild, John who is his grandfather's namesake. The wife for more than 25 years is now a widow to journey alone.
For the past six years he has been failing health. He had been a great sufferer but through it all was brave and patient. On October 6 he submitted to an operation which under ordinary circumstances would have proved successful, but owing to his weakened condition, he could not survive the after effects and on Saturday evening. at ten o'clock on the thirteenth day of October he passed away after, bidding each member of his family goodbye. His span of life was 59 years, 9 months and 3 days, spent within the limits of the horizon one sees from his recent home on the Peoria-Farmington road.
Services were held at the home, Rev. J. A. Alford of the Farmington
Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il October 18, 1928

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Mrs. Hannah Arends
 Mrs. Hannah Arends, wife of Mr. Menno Arends, was born in Tunem Ostfriesland, Germany, February 5, 1854. When she was but 9 years old she emigrated with her parents from Germany, and came to Peoria. Her Mother died soon after their arrival and the child Hannah found foster parents in Mr. and, Mrs. Harm Loock at Limestone until she was 18 years old.
On the first day of April 1880 she entered into holy wedlock with Menno Arends. For ten years the happy couple lived on a farm near Hanna City. Seventeen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Arends left the farm and made their home in Hanna City.
The departed suffered from an incurable disease and was frequently seriously ill, but always rallied again. Two weeks ago, her condition became critical. I had the pleasure of seeing her often during her last illness and bringing her the comfort which the Word of God alone can give. She received Holy Communion last week. Mrs. Arends was a baptized and confirmed Lutheran, and was a devout Christian to her very end.
Saturday afternoon, June 18th at 8:45 o'clock it pleased Almighty God in His wise Providence to relieve her of all suffering and to call her home. Her death is mourned by her husband, Menno Arends; one sister, Christina Look, of Peoria; one brother, Bernhard Dorembus, also of Peoria; and a large number of more distant relatives.
The departed attained the age of 78 years, 4 months and 13 days.
May she rest in peace.
Services were conducted at the Hanna City M. E. Church by Rev. M. L. Bischoff, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL

Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il June 30, 1932

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Mrs. Arnold

Mrs. Chris Arnold died at midnight Tuesday night at her home south of Trivoli, aged 59 years. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Methodist church. The remains were laid to rest in the Trivoli cemetery.
Deceased was born in Germany, came to this country when quite small and has lived the greater part of her life near Trivoli. She leaves her husband and four children.

Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il August 29, 1912

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Mrs. Elmer Arnold
Mrs. Ethel Robbins Arnold, wife of Elmer Arnold, died at her home, four miles northwest of Glasford, Friday, Sept. 25th, at 11:00 a.m.
Funeral services were held at the Scovil school house, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. C. Carnell, of Glasford. Interment was at Lancaster cemetery,
Mrs. Ethel Robbins Arnold was born Sept. 10 1885, and has lived her entire life in this community passing away in the same house in which her mother died, 19 years ago. She leaves to mourn a husband, one daughter, Beatrice, one son, Everett, father, four brothers, Bert, Leon, Horace and Howard and relatives and friends.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il October 1, 1914

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Floyd Arnold
Aged about ten years, son of Blucher Arnold, who moved from here to Reed City a few weeks ago died very suddenly Tuesday, from diphtheria. He was sick only a day, but had the disease in it‘s worst form.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il May 17, 1904

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Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie M. Arnold, wife of Edw. Arnold, who died Wednesday morning: May 29, 1941, were held Saturday afternoon at the Glasford Baptist church conducted by Rev. John Schlenker.
Mrs. Arnold was 68 years old, and had been a resident of Glasford for the past 45 years.
Burial was in Lancaster Cem­etery.
Mrs. Arnold was born in Timber township March 11, 1873, daughter of Henry and Mary Baker Breese. She married Edw. Arnold in Pekin December 24, 1896.
She is survived by her husband, one son, Clyde Arnold, four daugh­ters, Miss Ruth Arnold, Mrs. Eileen Hill, Mrs. Estie Strosnider, all of Glasford; and Mrs. Grace Ryleand, Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Dave Breese, Manito; Edward Breese, Canton and John Breese of Glasford; one sister, Mrs. Sophia Counterman, Manito. She also leaves four grandchildren.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il Jun 5, 1941

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Mary Brisendine Artz
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Mary Artz of Chicago, which occurred Monday at a Chicago hospital.
Mrs. Artz was a daughter of Woster and Minnie Brisendine, former Glasford residents. She was born May 20. 1899, in Pekin, and was married to Dr. George Artz in1927.
She is survived by her husband and two children, Allen, 12, and Dale, 5, Three brothers, Ray, Pekin; Glenn, Beloit, Wis.; and Clyde, San Diego, Cal.
Mrs. Artz was a niece of Mrs. J. I. Maple and George Bandy, of Glasford.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il March 6, 1941

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Arthur E. Parr
Arthur E. Parr was born near Harkers Corners, Peoria Co., Ill., May 3rd 1890, and died at his home near Hanna City, Ill., February 24, 1925, at the age of 34 years, 9 months and 21 days.
He united with the Presbyterian church of Hanna City in his teens by a profession of faith and later transferred his membership to the Harmony United Presbyterian church in Smithville.
A host of friends mourn his death.
As an elder and worker in the Church and as a teacher and leader of the young people in Bible School he will be very much missed.
Arthur was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor Stewart May 5th, 1915. To this union four children were born: Merle and Myrna and Lois and Ruth; who with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Parr, two brothers, Ethan and Clarence and one sister, Miss Mildred Parr, remain to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were held in the Smithville Church Thursday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Smithville cemetery.

From Glasford Gazette, Glasford,
Peoria County, Il
March 5, 1925

Contributed by Dick Parr
Snow slide Kills Family of Four: Bingham, Utah, March 26, 1920.
Without a moments warning, Eno M. Parr, his wife and their two children were swept into eternity when their home was wrecked by an immense snow slide in the Highland Boy district, two and a half miles above this city, at an early hour this morning. The Parr cottage of three rooms was in the direct line of the avalanche of snow, rock and debris, which swept down the mountain near the mine of the Utah Metal and Tunnel Company and it was covered to a depth of twenty feet.
A small pet dog, which belonged to the two boys, was the only living thing in the fated cabin which survived the death-dealing slide. The animal barked joyously when the rescuers took him from the wreckage, but whined piteously as he looked upon the bodies of his masters which were found by the searching party shortly after the little pet had been rescued.
The slide, which covered a large area, occurred about 4 o'clock, as nearly as can be judged, but the fact that the Parr cottage was in its pathway was not discovered until 6 o'clock. As soon as it was learned that Parr and his family had been engulfed by the avalanche, a force of sixty men, under the leadership of Deputy Sheriff Oscar Fullmer, formed a rescue party and began the search for the bodies.
After working vigorously for about two hours the body of Harold was reached. The child's neck was broken and he was otherwise mangled and bruised. A few minutes later the searchers came upon the body of Elmer Parr, whose body gave evidence that he had met death from suffocation.
The two boys had occupied a room at one end of the three room cottage and there was one room between them and the room occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Parr.
Owing to the wrecked condition of the cottage, it took the rescuers fully an hour to reach the far room, where they discovered the bodies of Parr and his wife. Parr's head rested on his wife's breast and both were crushed and mangled.
As soon as possible after the bodies had been taken from the wreckage they were conveyed to an undertaking establishment in Bingham where they were prepared for burial.
Mr. Parr was a shift boss at the mine of the Utah Metal and Tunnel Company, which position he held for about two years. He had been a resident of the camp for four years, having come from Denver, Colorado. He made considerable money through leasing after his arrival in Bingham. He was energetic and courteous and was immensely popular with all classes. He is survived by three brothers and one sister, who have been notified of the tragedy.
Mrs. Parr is survived by her mother Mrs. Gilbertson and a sister, Mrs. Charles Rohan, both of Jennings, Kansas, and a sister, Mrs. W.G. Patmon, who resides at Oakland, California.
The deaths of the four members of the Parr family are the first that have resulted from a snow slide in this district for three years. In a slide three years ago, William Sharp, an aged and crippled miner, was killed. This slide occurred about a half mile above Bingham. Eight years ago, two men were killed in a slide in the district.
Owing to the immense amount of snow in the district, coupled with weather conditions further slides are feared and every precaution against danger is being taken."
from the Oberlin Herald, Oberlin, Kansas, May 13, 1920.

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James S. Parr
The many friends of Mrs. J. S. Parr and family will regret to learn of their recent sad bereavement in the death of the husband and father. Mr. J. S. Parr, of Jefferson township, Warren County. The gentleman had been a great sufferer since August 1, from an internal abscess, which baffled the knowledge of the physicians of his home. On the first day of January last he was taken to Iowa City, where, in hopes of saving his life, a surgical operation was resorted to. All that surgical skill could do was done for him, but too late, and after the most extreme suffering, he passed away Monday morning, March 9 at 2 a.m. During all his illness he was never heard to complain and was perfectly resigned to the Lord's will. At the time of his death, Mr. Parr was 48 years old. He was one of our staunch Republicans, and a member of the Jas. Randolph Post, G.A.R. He had been engaged in raising hogs for a number of years and he was one of, if not the largest hog raiser in the county. Deceased was born In Ireland Dec. 10, 1836. Was married to Miss Sarah M. Finch, April 11, 1866, in Illinois, living there three years. He moved to Warren county in the Spring of 1869. His wife and three sons, aged 17, 14 and 10 years, survive him. He served in the war three years. For 35 years he was an acceptable member of the United Presbyterian church. He was generous as well as just and beloved by all his neighbors.
Source Unknown
Date Unknown

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Jennie Tharp Parr
DIED-- March 23, '89, JENNIE PARR nee Tharp, wife of Harris Parr, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. and S. W. Tharp, aged 22 years. Her funeral services we re largely attended, and were conducted by the Rev. Holmes, who spoke many words of comfort to the sorrowing ones. We sorrow not as those without hope, however, for our loved one gave us every evidence that we could ask, that she was making a happy exchange. Her death was very sudden, and for that reason the blow falls with greater severity upon her family and friends. When a very small child she was left, physically weak and diseased from the effects of whooping cough, but being, naturally ambitious and energetic, and of a cheerful disposition. she had looked forward in life with bright anticipations for the future; at the same time never seemingly forgetting that "It is not all of life to live." Ten years ago she gave her heart to her Saviour, and has ever since adorned her profession. She was always a regular attendant at the place of worship, and always ready in word or song to testify to the love she bore the Master. How quietly yet how grandly her work was done, none can tell, until "We know as we are known" but those of us who stood around her dying bed can testify that she gave unmistakable evidence of her acceptance with God by her calmness and composure while in the throes of death. Though the circle of friends around her bed were weeping, and sobbing in heart breaking agony at the thought of separation, she lovingly counseled each in turn, and assured them that "All Was well," and with feeble yet arm voice saying to each one, "Kiss me," and then, "Goodby."
She requested that each one of her relations, out of her earthly possessions, might have some little keepsake as a remembrance, and also gave direction concerning her funeral and burial and the care of her infant son, whom she loved so tenderly and while kissing and caressiug it would say: "I would love to live to help its father raise it, but its all right." Fearing that she might pass away before her only and much beloved sister, Mrs. James Yarnell, could reach her, she requested that the friends sing some of the good familiar song of praise. As they did to her face lighted up with joy, and she said: "Oh! I'd like to help you! but I'm too weak, I enjoy it though." After her sister arrived, and she told her how she had waited, and longed to see her, she said, "I don't care how long I stay with you, but I'm ready to go any time, then in about an hour said 'Call them all in. Then her eyes were directed Heavenward, and smile of such triumphant, rapturous delight o'er spread her countenance that the whole assemlby were at once thrilled and awed. We realized we all were conversant with one who was looking with spiritual vision upon scenes that await the finally faithful ones. Raising her weak emanciated hand and pointing upward, her face still beaming with delight she said: "I see! Oh I see! So beautiful! and so many I don't know." and without a struggle closed her eyes and was gone Gone, did we say? Nay, only sleeping and when Jesus shall come again to bring her from the "land of the evening", and "time mortal shall put on immortality" we hope to meet our loved one and unite with her in singing redemptions' song.
To the lonely companion compelled by death's dread power to journey alone, we address the language of the poet:
"But when one goes, if the other knows
That the gates have shut them in,
Safe from the sorrow that waits for those
Who die in the toils of sin,
And the other is treading the narrow path
That leads to the blessed gate.
They can toil, and struggle, and love on still,
And safely hope and wait."
Aunt Lizzie.
The infant child of this mother, spoken of in the above, died Tuesday of this week. Mother and child are united; it is well with both.
Source Unknown - date believed to be March 1889

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Joseph Parr
Two old residents near Smithville are dead. Joseph Parr, who had lived on the same place 40 years. died last night of heart trouble, aged 65 years. He leaves one son.
Mrs. Kline died yesterday, aged 73 years. She had lived in that vicinity forty-five or fifty years.
Source Unknown - Marked April 1895 - Believed to be Joseph Parr (1830-1895)

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Albert Asbell, a Civil War Veteran, and former resident of. this community, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Ernest Asbell, of Edwards. He was 88 years old.
He was born at Circleville, Ohio, November 13, 1843, the son of David and Mohaley Asbell!. He served in the Civil War with the 176th Ohio in­fantry and came to 1Ilinois in 1867.
Besides the widow, Mrs. Sarah Wat­son Asbell, he is survived by the fol­lowing sons and daughters: Samuel Asbell of Mendon, Ia.; Bert Asbell of Glasford; Ernest Asbell of Edwards; Isaac Asbell of Edwards; and Mrs. Edward Payne of Randolph, Ill., and 14 grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Milton Asbell of Gridley, James Asbell of Glasford and Harvey Asbell of Glasford and three sisters, Mrs. Isaiah Deal of Geneseo, Mrs. Allie Clayton of Streator and Mrs. Harry Fahnestock of South Bartonville.
Funeral services will be held at the Edwards church at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Timber township.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il September 8, 1932

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Charles Asbell, a former resident of Glasford, and for the past 20 years a prominent resident and business man of Canton, died early Monday morning at the home of his son, Gordis, 110 Sixth street, Peoria.
Mr. Asbell, who was in ill health, had risen early Monday morning, and it supposed he attempted to make himself a cup of coffee, as he was found leaning over the gas stove and had died either from asphyxiation or a heart attack.
The body was brought to the home of his brother, Harve Asbell, of Glasford, and funeral services were held at, the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon. Internment was in Lancaster Cemetery,
Charles Asbell was the son of David and Mahala Asbell and was born in Ohio. After coming to Illinois he was united in marriage to Abbie Glasford who died 23 years ago last June. To this union 3 children were born, Gordis of Peoria, Louis and Gladys deceased. Mr. Asbell was a member of Modern Woodman of America. He was 63 years, 1 month and 24 days old. He leaves to mourn his departure one son, Gordis, of Peoria, four brothers, Harve and Jim of Glasford, Albert of Edwards Station, Milton of Gridley, and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Fahnestock of Glasford, Mrs. Allie Clayton of Streator and Mrs. Isaiah Deal of Geneseo, besides many other relatives and friends.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il November 10, 1927

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David Asbell
At the residence of Mrs. DuBois, where he made his home, David Asbell passed away Saturday, April 18, aged 84 years, 11 months and 15 days. Funeral was held at Scovil school house Sunday 19, conducted by Rev. Velander. Burial in Lancaster cemetery.
The deceased was the father of the Asbell boys, Charles, Harvey, Samuel and Albert. We did not get his obituary notice.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il May 1, 1903

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Harvey Asbell, for many years a highly respected resident of Glasford, passed away at his home here Sunday morning, after an illness of several months.
The body was taken to the Howard mortuary and prepared for burial and returned the same evening.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Eugene Stauffer. The singing was by John and Sam Kingsley, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Bruninga.
Interment was at Lancaster Cemetery. The pall bearers were, Frank Kingsley, W. Scott, Frank Lanan, James and Lloyd Jefford, and Ralph McGuire.
The Progressive Miners, of which the deceased was a. member, held their burial service at the grave.
Mr. Asbell was born Sept. 3, 1869, in Ohio, one of seven children of David and Mahalia Asbell. In 1871 his family came to Peoria County, where be was married to Miss Gillie Taylor, on Oct. 14, 1894.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Albert Grob, and one grand­daughter, Betty Grob, of Glasford, also three sisters, Mrs. Anna Fahnestock, Route 3, Peoria, Mrs. Isaiah Deal, of Geneso, and Mrs. Allie Clayton of Streator.
Mr. Asbell followed coal mining most of his life, and was a good worker.
Even in his last illness he was not ready to admit he was through work­ing, and his tools were still in the mine at the time of his death.
Besides the family, many friends mourn his death.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il April 22, 1937

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Frank Astle Dies After Long Illness
Frank Astle, World War veteran and highly esteemed resident of Mapleton, passed away at his home Saturday morning, May 31, 1941, after a long illness. He was 48 years old.
Funeral services were held at the Kuecks funeral home in Pekin Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Staufferm of Magnolia, former Glasford minister, and assisted by Rev. W. W. C. Roberts, present pastor of Methodist church. Mrs. Beatrice Roberts was soloist.
Burial was in Maple Ridge Cemetery, where Masons of Lancaster Lodge, No. 106, A. F. & A. M., of which the deceased was a member, conducted their burial services. John Barron served as Master J. C. Firth as Secretary, and E. R. Lightbody as Chaplain.
A color guard and firing squad from Chas. D. Looger Post, American Legion, of which the de­ceased was a past commander, gave the military salute.
The pall bearers were Chas. Brown, Ralph Cowser, Max Carey, Carl Roskamp, Roy Hodson and Robt. Lacock.
Frank Astle was born Nov. 21, 1892 at South Bartonville, Ill., a son of John and Mary Jane Londgen Astle, came to Mapleton in 1896 and was a resident until death which occurred 11:10 on May 30, 1941. His marriage to Grace D.Walker occurred at Pekin, Ill., April. 3, 1924. Surviving are his wife and two children Ruth J. and Paul J. Astle, two brothers, William and Thomas Astle, two sisters, Emma Astle and Isabelle Walker, all of Mapleton.
He was a member of Lancaster Lodge. No. 106, A. F. & A. M., Glasford and a member and Past Commander American Legion Post No. 35 in Glasford.
Served in Marine Corp, participated in engagements at Haut De Cap and Fort Reveire with Expeditionary Force in Haiti, Aug. 6, 1915 to Nov. 17, 1915. Also served in the World War from May 1918 to June 1919.
He was employed. By Caterpillar Tractor Co. for a number of years.

Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il Jun 15, 1941

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Mrs. Mary Jane Astle
Mrs. Mary Jane Astle, daughter of Thomas and Harriet Longden, was born in Long Eaton. England, March, 23, 1863, and passed away after two weeks sickness of heart disease and dropsy, at her home in Mapleton, at 2:00 a. m. Saturday, February 18th, 1922, being almost 59 years of age.
She was married at the home of her birth to John Astle, June 12th, 1885. They came to America in 1889, and settled first at Bartonville, then came to Mapleton in 1896, just after ,the death of Mr. Astle.
To them were born six children:. Joseph, who died in infancy, while the remaining five, Isabel, William, Emma, Thomas and Frank still sur­vive and live at Mapleton. One brother, Thomas R Longden, still survives in England.
Mrs. Astle had been for many years a member of the Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and a good neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand in sickness or sorrow.
It has been said, "Be it ever so, humble, there's no place like home." But it also is just as true that Mother is the bond of the home and without her the home ceases to be.
Funeral services were held at the Mapleton M. E. Church, Monday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. E. Woods. Interment was in the cemetery at Hollis.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il February 23, 1922

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Annie Miller Auten
Mrs. Aaron Auten Dead
Mrs. Annie Miller Auten, wife of Aaron Auten, died at the family residence, a mile east of Banner, at 8 o'clock Friday morning of complications and heart trouble.
While she had been in failing health for some time her last illness dates back to a month ago.
Besides her husband she is survived by several children. She was about 55 years old, and a prominent member of the Rebekahs.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il May 1, 1924

submitted by Karen Seeman
Fron the Princeville Telephone
March 3, 1932
Funeral services for Richard Aylward, Peoria, brother of Thomas and Catherine Aylward of Princeville, who passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Peoria last Thursday night at 11:30 o'clock, were held at St. Mary's catherdral, Peoria, Monday monring, February 29, at 9 o'clock, with Monsignor Gerald T. Bergan, officiating. Interment took place in St. Mary's cemetery, Peoria.
Mr. Aylward was born at Princeville, Illinois, and married Mary Handrihan, October 28, 1908, in Peoria. He had resided in Peoria for the past 35 years, where he was engaged in the hardware and plumbing business.
Surviving are his widow; and the following brothers and sisters: Thomas Aylward and Miss Catherine Aylward, both of Princeville; and John Aylward and Mrs. J. Sanert, both of Peoria.
Mr. Aylward was well and favorable known here, and a number of Princeville people attended the last rites.

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Word has been received of the death of Thomas B. Becanon age __, prominent resident of Van Nuys, Calif., at the Queen of Angels Hospital in that city. Death was caused by pneumonia.
 He had been a resident there for 19 years, and was an employee of the Department of Water and Power. Funeral services were held at Jones mortuary, conducted by East Gate Masonic Lodge, assisted by the Van Nuys Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Becanon was a past master of East Gate Lodge, A. F. & A. M. and a past high priest of Royal Arch Masons.
He is survived by his widow, Eva L. Becanon; one sister, Mrs. Sarah A. Palmer, of Pasadena, and one brother, J. A. Becanon, of Leeds, So. Dak.
Mr. Becanon was a former resident of Glasford and visited here last year, the first time in many years.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Becanon, are buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
His uncle, William Becanon, who died Aug. 25, 1838, was the first person to be buried at Maple Ridge, on what was then the Abe Maple farm. Later Robert and Rebecca Becanon, parents of William and Henry, were buried on the same lot..
Last summer Thomas B. Becanon visited the Cemetery, and this year, just 100 years after the first burial, he made arrangements to have the lot put in perpetual care.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il August 25, 1938

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Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Prior returned from Iowa last Saturday evening. to find word awaiting them of the death of Mrs. Prior's mother, Mrs. Frank Bacon, of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Prior and daughter, Miss Leatha, left for Chicago Sunday morning, stopping at Mundeline for their son, Elmer, Jr., and wife.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bacon were held Monday afternoon at the Uptown Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Irving Cemetery in Chicago.
Mrs. Clara Bacon passed away from this life September 19, 1930. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Frank Bacon, and five children, Mrs. Lela Jenkins of Chicago, Ill,. Richard Bacon of Chicago, Mrs. May Prior of Glasford, Ill., and Marion and Lynn Nightingale of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born September 6, 1862 in. Chicago, Illinois and lived there the most of her life. She united with the. M. E. Church at the age of 39 years. She has been an invalid for the past six years and the passing of her life came as a. real relief to her many years of suffering.
Farewell, mother, farewell,
We wilt miss your Irving face;
'But we could not wish you back
To those long years of suffering
For we know you're resting peacefully
In the heavenly throne above.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. September 25, 1930

Contributed by Dick Parr
One of the Largest Held in Glasford At the Family Home Saturday
Afternoon, July 27th
Funeral services for Frances Fahnestock Bailey were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Fahnestock, Saturday afternoon, July 27th at 3:00 o'clock, and were attended by one of the largest number of people ever held in this community.
Mrs. Bailey, who had been in failing health during the past year, was brought to the Methodist hospital in Peoria, on July 17th in a special chartered airplane of the American Airways, Inc., when all hope for her recovery was abandoned at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, O. She had been near her parents, brother and sisters for a week before passing away July 24th.
The Rev. Arnold Zimmerman of the Evangelical Church of Pekin read the services with the Rev. Ward E. Hall of Des Moines, Ia, a cousin, offering the prayer. Mrs. Ralph Goar, of Pekin, sang two songs, "My Prayer" and "There is a Blessed Home." She was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Ira Curtis, of Glasford.
The remains were taken to the family home on Thursday evening from the Kuecks funeral home in Pekin and were viewed by hundreds of her friends and former pupils. Mrs. Bailey taught school at Glasford for a number of years, later at Chillicothe, and also at Chagrin Falls, O. She was well liked by all who knew her and made hundreds of friends where ever she was. This esteem was shown in the many beautiful floral offerings which came not only local, but from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where she had made her home since August 1922.
She was born in Glasford Jan. 2, 1895, and was aged 40 years, 6 months and 22 days. Was married to W. Randolph Bailey on January 6, 1921, and to this union was born one daughter Elizabeth Ruth, now 2 years and 10 months, who survives together with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Fahnestock, one brother Oakley A., and three sisters. Mrs. Ralph Cowser, all of Glasford; Mrs. Stoy J. McCahren of Hanna City, and Mrs. Arthur C. Wood of Farmington.
She was a member of the Eastern Star and Royal Neighbor Lodges at Glasford. She was also a member of the Woman's Club, the Bay View Club and Neighborhood Club of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and was :instrumental in organizing the Y-oneers, a club for young girls of which she was an active member.
Pallbearers were: Mark. Glasgow, Lloyd Owens, Russell Addy, Otto. McElhaney, Pat McElwee, Harold Saylor.
Burial was made in Lancaster Cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 1, 1935

Contributed by Dick Parr
Anastasia Bain
Elmwood - Anastasia C. Bain, 94, formerly of Elmwood and Kickapoo, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, where she was a resident.
Born Nov 4, 1910, in Dahinda to William H. and Marie Godsil Fields, she married Wil­bur G. Bain on Aug. 27, 1934, in Galesburg. He died June 18, 1983.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Heinz of Peoria and Nancy (and Eldon) Fischer of Glasford; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was a bookkeeper and clerk at Kresge's in Sheridan Village in Peoria for about 10 years and worked at Frye Turkey Farm near Peoria. She last was a cook at Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria County before retiring.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elmwood and its Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of Maple Leaf Country Club in Elmwood.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at her church. The Rev. Paul Stiene will offici­ate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Patterson Fu­neral Home, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to her church or BYE Ambulance Service.
Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Il. January 2005

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Mrs. Amelia Baker, wife of John E. Baker, died about 1 a. m. Tuesday at her home in Mapleton. She had been ill since March 30. Amelia Wolf was born in Peoria March 30, 1866, a daughter of Thomas and Nancy Edes Wolf. Her marriage to John Baker, took place May 29, 1887, in Orion township, Fulton county. The husband sur­vives. with two sons, John and M. L. Baker of Mapleton, and one daughter, Mrs. Sybil Chaney. Pekin, eight grand-children and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Wolf. Pekin; Lloyd Wolf, Breeds Station; Jonathan Wolf, Pekin, and four sisters, Mrs. Ida Sutton, Mapleton: Mrs. Nora Lee, Pekin: Mrs. Elsie Sprague and Mrs. Hester Goodwin, whereabouts unknown. The funeral was held Thursday at the residence and burial was in Maple Ridge cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 11, 1933

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Lemon Baker passed away at the home of his grandson, Lem Wagner, Hanna City, on Saturday. January 12th,.at 1:30 A. M. aged 84 years, 10 months, and 6 days.
He was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, March 6th, 1844 and was the last survivor of a family of eleven children and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bazil Baker now deceased.
He leaves to mourn his loss three grandchildren and thirteen great grand children. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:31 at the Methodist church in Kingston Mines, conducted Rev. Arno Zimmerman of the First Evangelical church of Pekin. Interment in the Kingston Mines Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il January 24, 1929

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Lena Baker, widow of Frank Baker, were held at the Methodist church in Kingston Mines Saturday. Rev. John Schlenker, of Glasford, gave the funeral sermon.
Tom and Frank Lanan, John and Sam Kingsley, Max Carey and Joe Jefford acted as pall bearers.
Mrs. Baker had been ill for several. months, and had passed away at the hospital on Aug. 14.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Clinebell, Peoria, three sons, Otis, of Glasford, Allan; of Kingston Mines and Orval, of Davenport, Iowa, seven. grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Murphy and Mrs. Nora Welch, Chicago and two brothers, Wm. Long, of Bath and Fred Long, Texas.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. August 12, 1948

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Lois Baker
Glasford- Lois D. Baker, 96, formerly of Glasford, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at OSF St. Clare Home in Peoria Heights.
Born Dec. 26, 1907, in Glasford to Arthur and Ann Cowser Dudley, she married Otis E. Baker on June 10, 1925, in Peoria County. He died in January 1977 in Glasford.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Charles Dudley; and one infant daughter, Gwendo­lyn Baker.
Surviving are one son, Roger (and Norma) Baker of Mapleton; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Glasford Baptist Church, where she formerly served as organist and pianist.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at her church, where visitation will be one hour be-fore. The Revs. Jeremy Eagan and Roger Scott Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery. Woolsey Fu­neral Home, Glasford Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Il December 2004

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Martin Baker
Mrs. Martin Baker died at her home in Kingston, Monday, at 7:30 o'clock, after an illness of four months. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Harry Blout. Interment at the Kingston cemetery.
Minnie Ella McElhaney, daugh­ter of Wm. D. and Lydia McElhaney, was born at Glasford, April 17, 1852.
Married to Martin J. Baker, Jan­uary 20, 1902. To this union was born five children, two having departed this life before.
She leaves to mourn her death, husband, one son, Johnsie, two daughters, Lola May and Baby Katherine, mother, Mrs. L. McElhaney, one sister, Mrs. Katie Wil­son and one brother Otto.
Although she was a sufferer for four long months she never mur­mured against God's will, but bore her suffering patiently.
She died at her home at Kingston Mines on her 29th birthday, April 17, 1911.
She was an affectionate daugh­ter and a kind and loving wife and mother.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. April 20, 1911

Contributed by Dick Parr
A copy of the Press-Citizen of Iowa City, Iowa, has recently been received, giving an account of Prof . Richard Phillip Baker, who was an instructor in the mathematics at the University of Iowa for 32 years. His death occurred August 13, 1937, at the age of 71 years.
Prof. Baker was a cousin of Fred and Miss Sophia Riedelbauch of Glasford, and a brother-in-law of Bernard Riedelbauch of Farmington.
He was born at Condover, England, Feb.3, 1866. He, took high honors in mathematics, at many colleges and universities, including Oxford and Cambridge and the University of London.
In 1888, Mr. Baker came to the United States and first settled in Texas, where he practiced law. Later he was professor of music at the University of Oregon, president of Lamar college, Lamar, Mo., and principal of the Union Academy at Anna, Ill. He went to the University of Iowa as instructor in mathematics 1905.
Prof, Baker was a member of a number of honorary mathematical societies in America, and was leader in music at the University.
He was married to Katherine Ried­elbauch in 1902, at the- John Riedelbauch home place, now owned by Jesse Romine. He is survived by his wife, two daughters; Frances, an instructor, at Mount Holyoke College, and Gladys, an instructor at Hunter college, New York City; also a brother Rev. William Baker, of Bloomington, Ill., and three sisters, Miss Annie C. Baker, of Melbourne, Australia, Miss Mary L. Baker and Miss Ellen S. Baker, of Shrewsbury, England.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Riedelbauch and Miss Sophia Riedelbauch of Glas­ford and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Riedelbauch and daughter Pauline of. Farmington attended the funeral services at Iowa City.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il. September 9, 1937

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Mrs. Baker
Susan Norman, wife of Lemuel Baker of Kingston Mines, was born in Fulton county, III., Jan. 21, 1845, died May 20, 1911, aged 66 years, 3 months, 29 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss the husband and 5 grand children and one sister.
She had united with the Metho­dist church early in life.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Blout. Interment in the Kingston Cemetery.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il May 26, 1911

Contributed by Dick Parr


Wesley Ball, 63, of 400 Garfield avenue, Bartonville, lifelong resident of Limestone township, died Monday, May 23, at the Methodist hospital.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Wilton mortuary, conducted by Rev. M. Arnold Olsen, Burial was in Springdale cemetery.
Mr. Ball was born June 18, 1885, a son of Edward and Caora Anderson Ball. He married Miss Lillian Watts June 18, 1907. He has been in business and civic affairs, in­cluding Masonry, for many years.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Byron W. and Eugene Ball; three sisters, Mrs. Isola Ricketts, Mrs. Edna Mangis and Miss Claire Ball, all of Bartonville; two brothers, Samuel E. Ball, also of Bartonville, and Colbert Ball of Peoria; four grandchildren, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. May 1949

Contributed by Dick Parr
Artemus W. Bandy, 50 years old, of Pekin, died at his home early Sunday morning as the result of injuries received in an auto collison at the intersection of Second and Derby streets about 6 o'clock Saturday night. Bandy and W. H. Crall of Pekin, were riding in a wagon when an automobile driven by Arthur Hinderlighter of South Pekin, crashed into the rear of the wagon, throwing both its occupants from their seats.
At first, thought to be only slightly injured, Bandy was taken to the office of Dr. J. E. Watson in Hinderlighter's car, where he received surgical attention: Later he was taken to his home, and during the night his condition became more critical until his death about 2 o'clock Sunday morning, death being, caused by severe internal injuries.
Mr. Bandy, was born November 11, 1874, in Glasford, the son of George and Mary Kennedy Bandy. His marriage with Lizzie Mullen occurred in Mapleton December 2,1898, and she and the following children survive: Mrs. Richard Sheppard, Lola Bandy, Mrs. Earnest Hancock, Georgia, Garda, Kenneth and Betty Jean, all of Pekin; three brothers, Grant, Glasford; George, Hollis and Lee, of Pottstown; and one sister, Mrs. Willis Brisendine, Chicago.
Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. A. L. Koeneke Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Lohnes funeral parlor, and commitment was in the Maple Ridge cemetery.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. December 11, 1924

Contributed by Dick Parr
Grandson was Killed by Train in Indiana
Francis Pat Bandy, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bandy of Hollis was killed when he fell between the cars of a freight train at Avilla, Ind. last Sunday. He had been attending school at Bradley, and decided to make a trip and see the country, going from Gary, Ind.
The body was brought home and funeral held at Pekin today, conducted by Rev. Koeneke of Grace M. E. Church.
Francis was born in Pekin, March 2, 1908. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Helen, Bernice, Ruby, George, Kenneth and Elsie M. Bandy. He was a grandson of Mrs. George Bandy and Mrs. Henry Krisher of Glasford.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 28, 1923

Contributed by Dick Parr
Another Old Soldier Answers
Final Roll Call.
George W., son of Samuel and Sidney Bandy, was born in Limestone township, Peoria Co., Ill., at what is now known as Harker's Corners, Jan. 30, 1842. When about two or three years old his parents bought 160 acres of land east of the Centenial school and which has been known for years as the Bandy homestead. Here George grew to manhood and worked at the cooper's trade. At the age of 20, or Feb 15, 1862, he enlisted in the Civil War at Kingston in Co. E. 12th Ill. Cav. and served 3 years and 8 months. He served under Generals Mead and McClellen and was in the famous battle of Gettysburg as well as many others of less importance. He was among the prisoners captured at Harper's Ferry and who were taken to Chicago and exchanged for southern prisoners that had been captured by the north. He was honorably discharged and returned home in 1865.
On Oct. 12, 1865 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Kennedy. To this union were born seven children, five of whom, beside his wife, survie him as follows: Mrs. Minnie Brisendine of Pekin, A. W. of Glasford, Lee who lives north east of Mapleton. and Grant and George, the latter who are single and live at home.
After their marriage in 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Bandy moved to Kingston where they run the old hotel awhile. He then moved back on the old homestead and later moved to Glasford in the house now owned by Amos Saylor, With the exception of a short residence in Peoria, they have always lived in Timber township. His occupation has been mining or working in the timber. A few years ago he bought a house and lot in the south part of town of Chas. Asbell and where he died.
Deceased has been in poor health for several years and during the past winter suffered with rheumatism and was barely able to get up town. April 13 he took down with the dropsy and was never out again. For ten weeks he suffered a great deal and the. last few the end was expected most any time.
He passed quietly away June 22 at about 10 p.m. aged 63, years, 4 months, 22 days. The funeral was held at the house at 3 p.m. June 23, conducted by Rev. Slack of Mapleton and burial took place at Maple Ridge cemetery.
Besides the widow and children above mentioned, he leaves four sisters, Mrs. Nerve Bandy, Mrs. Sarah Fahnestock of Glasford, Mrs. Jane Wolgamott of Champaign, Mrs. Nancy Philips of Rockford and one brother, S. C., of Peoria.
The two sisters were sick and unable to come to the funeral. Cole came down on the afternoon train but was too late for the services.
Thus another old soldier has answered the final roll call and gone to the grand review before the Captain General of all mankind and the sympathy of their friends and neighbors is extended to the bereaved family.
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 29, 1905

Contributed by Dick Parr
Leroy Bandy Dead
Leroy Bandy, son of Mrs. Mary Bandy of Glasford, and a former resident, died at his home in Limestone township, last Friday night, after a short illness. He was 47 years old, and was employed in a coal mine near his home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Erxleben funeral home. Burial was in Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Bandy is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Bandy; five daughters, Mrs. W. E. Largent. Astoria. Ill.; Mrs. Calvin Zch, Germantown, Pa.; Mrs. Russell Moody, Oak Hill, Ill.; Mrs. C. Opper. Peoria; Miss Viola Bandy; two sons, Charles and William at home, his mother, Mrs. Mary Bandy, Glasford. Ill.; two brothers, George, of Tuscarora, Ill.; and Grant. of Bartonville, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Brisentine, Chicago and nine grandchildren.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. January 16, 1930

Contributed by Dick Parr
Mrs. Mary A. Bandy, Glasford's oldest resident, widow of George Bandy, a Civil War veteran, passed away Jan. 14, 1937, at 1:30 p. m. at the age of 90 years.
Mrs. Bandy was born in Ohio, Oct. 3, 1846, the daughter of Daniel and Ruth Kennedy.
She was married in 1865 to George W. Bandy, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bandy has made her home in Glasford the past 32 years, where she has been a good neighbor and a good citizen. Her son, George, has been with her during her last illness.
The body was taken to the Howard mortuary, and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. O. Ramsey.
The singing was by Mrs. Kate York and John Kingsley of Kingston Mines. Mrs. Bandy is survived by two sons Grant and George, both residing near Peoria.
Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Peoria County, Il January 21, 1937

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William R. Winn was born at Fort Clark, where Peoria now stands December 25, 1833, and passed out of this life November 25, 1910, at the age of 76 years, 11 months.

When he was a boy of 3 or 4 years his parents moved to a farm between Toulon and Wyoming, being among the very early settlers in Stark county. Here William and his five brothers grew to manhood. Of this family circle he is the last to depart.

At Toulon in 1855 he married Miss Nancy Sheffer, who was his companion in life for more than 30 years before her death. To them six children were born, of whom three are living, a son and two daughters, who reside in Minnesota. The son, Rev. E. W. Winn, the only one having the privilege to assist in caring for him and to be present at the funeral to pay the last sad tribute of respect and love to father.

In 1861 Mr. Winn emigrated with his family to Minnesota. It was here that he heard his country's call and enlisted in the army January 24, 1865, and served until mustered out August 17, 1865. He was a member of company F, First Minnesota Heavy Artillery.

On the 5th of September, 1889, occurred the marriage of Mr. Winn to Mrs. Sarah Hoppock, who survives him. About a year after their marriage they returned to Illinois and have made their home near Saxon.

Mr. Winn was converted when he was a young man and became an active Christian worker. At the age of 20 he was teacher of a Sunday school class, a very unusual thing for a young man in those days. Through his whole life he maintained his interest in various forms of Christian work. In his earlier life he was a member of the Baptist church. After his return to Illinois he united with the Saxon Methodist Episcopal church, and remained a faithful member until he answered the call to "come up higher."

The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. E. Shawl, of LaFayette, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The remains were tenderly laid to rest by his old comrades of the Grand Army in the Saxon cemetery, there to await till the roll is called up yonder.




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