Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois

G - Surnames

Dr. Thompson M. Glenn

Died on the 25th October, 1828, at the residence of his father on Salt creek, Sangamon County, Illinois, Dr. Thompson M. Glenn, late of Cumberland county, Pa. The deceased came to his death by a stroke from a board, inflicted by a man with whom he had an altercation. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, January 21, 1829 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Minnie Canham Gordon

Mrs. Minnie Pittman Gordon, of 2400 E. Laurel St., died at 2 a.m. Thursday at her residence She was 71 years old. Mrs. Gordon was born Feb. 22, 1887, in Springfield, the daughter of John and Sally Canham. Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Robert James Gordon, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Taylor and Mrs. Edna Headrick, both of Springfield; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Remains are at Bisch Memorial Home where services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday.The Rev. Roger K. Hansen will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery." [State Journal Register, 1-30-59, p. 28, Springfield, IL; Contributed by Carla Leber]

Stephen D. Gotschall
Stephen David Gotschall, 64, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born June 12, 1947, in Jacksonville, the son of Morris and Kathryn Philliips Gotschall Sr. He married Marcella Phllips in July 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and worked for over 17 years in the janitorial dept. at St. John's Hospital. Survived by his wife, Marcella; a daughter, Melissa Simmons (Jim) of Oswego; two grandchildren, Gabriel Simmons and Genevieve Simmons; four brothers, Morris Gotschall Jr. (Carol), Harlin Gotschall, Russell Gotschall (Mary) and Phillip Gotschall (Lynn); and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery with the Sangamon County InterVeterans Burial Detail conducting military honors. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Dr. Benj. Griffith

Springfield, Ill., Sept. 24 – Dr. Benj. Griffith, one of the most prominent physicians of Illinois, died tonight of kidney trouble, aged 68 years. He was a native of Shelby county, Kentucky. He served several years as president of the Mississippi Valley Medical society.   [Dallas Morning News, Sep 26, 1898 - DD, Sub. by FoFG]

William L. Gross
Illinois Templar Commander Dead
Springfield, Ill - Judge William L. Gross, 63 years old grand commander of Illinois Knights Templar, died Monday at his home of paralysis. during the Civil War he was superintendent in the United States military telegraph corps in the department of Ohio and later in the department of the gulf. ("Wichita Searchlight", Wichita, Kansas, January 23, 1909, page 5, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Norman Grover
Norman Grover, a dairyman of Springfield, hanged himself because of financial troubles. [The Indianapolis Journal. (Indianapolis [Ind.]), 19 Sept. 1892]

Edwin Staunton Grubb
Died, at Phoenix, Ariz., Thursday, March 2, Edwin Staunton Grubb, aged 36 years.  The remains will arrive in Riverton this morning and the funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Christian chur ch in Riverton.  The interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. [Springf ield Sunday Journal (Springfield, IL) – Sunday, March 5, 1899; JD, Sub by FoFG]

Martha Gray Grubb
Died – In this city on Friday morning, December 17, Martha Gray, eldest daughter of George G. and Maria Grubb, aged 10 years. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, December 24, 1841]

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