Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois

H - Surnames

Catherine Nelch Hahn
HAHN - Died, at 1:25 o'clock Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, 1914, a the home of her son, George Hahn Jr. , 817 North Twelfth Street, of complications. Mrs. Catherine Hahn, aged 74 years, 1 month and 28 days. [Illinois State Journal, Sunday, August 23, 1914]

George Hahn, SR.
Death Date: 26 Feb 1908
Dies while at Wabash Depot. Had purchased a Ticket For Jacksonville where he was intending to visit his sister -- Body Discovered When Train Pulls Into Station.
George Hahn, an aged shoemaker, residing at 1014 East Enos Avenue, was found dead on a bench at the Wabash Depot shortly before 6 o'clock this morning. A few minutes earlier he had purchased a ticket for Jacksonville, to which city he was going to spend a few days with his sister. Heart failure is ascribed as the cause of his sudden demise, as he was known to have been suffering from nervous trouble for some time. The remains were removed to the undertaking parlors of C.T. Branson, and the coroner was notified. An inquest will be held tomorrow. Mr. Hahn was born in Germany in 1834. He came to America in 1842 and settled with his parents near Manchester, Ill. Two years later he moved to Springfield and has resided here ever since. He was married in 1860 to Miss Catheryne Nelch of Petersburg. Mr. Hahn had been a shoemaker all his life, having retired only a year ago. Decedent is survived by his wife; four sons, Edward, living in Chicago, William, Albert and George of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Rix of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Barbara Loch Beyer of Lane, Kan, and seven grandchildren.
I believe the spelling in this obit to be in error. Margaret Rix should be Margaret Rick. Mrs. Barbara Loch Beyer should be Barbara Lock Baer. Donated by Friends of Genealogy]

Loretta Hale [Sidles]

Illinois State Register, Sunday August 24, 1941, Page 5.
Mrs. Loretta Hale, 1058 West Elliott Avenue, died at Springfield hospital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Hale, who was employed at the Sangamon County Detention home from 1928 up until about three wee ago, was a resident of Springfield for more than 30 years. She was born March 9, 1868 in Chapin, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Marr Sidles. She was an active member of Flower City chapter, Order of Eastern Star, the White Shrine, and in the work of the Kumler M.E. church. Surviving are two sons, Wilbur O. Hale of Springfield and Arthur C. Hale of Quincy, Ill., and a brother E.E. Sidles of this city. Five grandchildren also survive. Remains will be taken from the Ellinger and Kunz funeral home to the residence at 5:30 p.m. today where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Another service will be held a half hour later at the Kumler M. E. church, Rev. Richard Sone officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery. Donated by Friends of Genealogy

Charles T. Hale
Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois Thursday, January 15, 1925
Charles T. Hale, 65, 1058 West Elliott Avenue, died at 9 o'clock yesterday morning while being taken to St. Johns hospital after suffering the loss of his right leg in an accident at Tenth Street and Capitol Avenue. Hale was a car checker employed by the Lincoln Park Coal company and was climbing over a string of cars at Tenth Street and Capitol Avenue when a switch engine bumped into the string of cars on which he was standing. He fell between two of the cars, the wheels of one passing over his right leg, crushing it close to the body and pinning him to the track. The police were notified and Met --- ambulance went to the scene. Hale was dead when the ambulance reached the hospital. A coroners jury, called together yesterday afternoon by Coroner Ernest Dye, returned a verdict of accidental death. Hale is survived by his wife: two sons, W.O. and A.C. Hale, one brother, Israel, Meredosia: two sisters, Mrs. Dave Burns, Beardstown, and Mrs. Molllie Hyde, Meredosia. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Meredosia and also the Modern Woodmen. The remains were removed to Ellinger & Kunz's funeral home and will be taken today to the residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Kumler M. E. church. Internment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

TO BURY VICTIM OF ACCIDENT TODAY Funeral services for Charles T. Hale, who died Wednesday of injuries sustained when he fell between two Wabash coal cars and was run over at Tenth street and Capitol Avenue, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at Kumler M. E. church. Rev J.E. Brown officiating. Interment will be made at Oak Ridge cemetery. Central lodge, No. 71, A.F. and A.M. will have charge of the services. [Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois Friday, January 16, 1925]

Anna Hansen
Illinois State Journal, 12/15/1968.
Mrs. Anna Hansen, 91, formerly of 317 N. 13th Place, died at 4 p.m. Thursday at Illini House. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Minnie) Eddington of Springfield and Mrs. Louisa Lane of Kankakee; one brother, Gust Magsin of Richmond, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Emma Young of Kankakee; four grandsons; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Bisch Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements." Donated by Friends of Genealogy

George M. Hansen
Illinois State Journal, 5/17/1955, p.13.
George M. Hansen, of 318 N. Thirteenth Place, died at 10:30 a.m. yesterday at St. John's Hospital following a long illness. He was 77 years old. Mr. Hansen is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Eddington, Springfield, and Mrs. Louisa Lane, Kankakee; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Peterson, of California; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Remains were taken to the Ellinger and Kunz funeral home where services will be held tomorrow, Rev. William Sexton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge cemetery.
Donated by Friends of Genealogy

Guy B. Harris
died: September 4, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 5, 1987, Page: 8
Guy B. Harris
Guy B. Harris, 70, of Springfield died at 2:10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1917, in Waverly, the son of Mason and Ada Reed Harris. He married Joyce Jean Watts in 1946. Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Alfred "Ozzie" Harris. Mr. Harris served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Jean; five daughters, Donna Jacobs of Arlington, Texas, Marilyn Blickenstaff of Browning, Kathleen Harris and Suzanne Harris, both of Springfield, and Victoria Mason of Houston, Texas; two sons, David Harris of San Diego, Calif., and Steven Patrick Harris of Springfield; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private family services were held. Staab Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Donated by Friends of Free Genealogy.

Maj. Thos. L. Harris

Death of Maj. Thos. L. Harris
A Telegraphic dispatch announces the death of Maj. Thos. L. Harris, Representative elect, and member of the present Congress, from the Springfield District, Illinois. This event, which has been feared for some time, took place Wednesday morning, at 6 o'clock, at his residence in Petersburg. ---[Republican, 25 Nov.] [The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday, December 2, 1858 - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel]

Margaret Ann Ellis Wadkins Hathhorn (Hawthorne?)
HAWTHORNE - Died, Tuesday, June 23, 1903, at the residence of H. S.Hankins, in Rochester, Margaret Ann Hawthorne, aged 80 years, 9 months and 21 days.
Short funeral services were held at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the residence, Rev. Mosley Hughes officiated. The interment was made in the Union Baptist cemetery near Old Berlin.
Mrs. Hawthorne was born in Pittsburg, North Carolina. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1828, and settled near Shelbyville. She was united in marriage in 1840 with Henry Wadkins, of Bradfordton. She was married to George W. Hawthorne in 1854. The following children survive her: Mrs. Alice Hankins of Rochester, Thomas Hawthorne of Riddle Hill, Henry Wadkins of Bradfordton and Mrs. Armanda Feely of Burlington, Mo. [The Journal Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, Date: June 25 1903 - Sub. by Marla Hathhorn]

Nathaniel Hay

Died on the 4th inst., in Springfield, Mr. Nathaniel Hay, aged 48 years. [Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) February 14 1856 - Submitted by N. Piper]

Isham N. Haynie
Isham N. Haynie, Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, died at his residence in Springfield last Wednesday, after a short but painful illness.  Gen. Haynie, though he died in the prime of life, had been a prominent man in the state for a number of years.  He organized and commanded the 48th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers and left the service a brigadier general. At the beginning of Gov. Oglesby's administration he was appointed adjutant general and had accomplished wonders in systematizing the workings of that office. Under his direction the first five volumes of the "adjutant General's Report" were issued, and up to the time of his illness he was busily engaged in finishing up the work. His remains were interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery last Sunday, with imposing military and masonic ceremonies. [Decatur Republican, Decatur, IL, May 28, 1868]

Geneva Hill
Date: Sept. 6, 1987
Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy
Obit: Geneva Hill, 60, of Springfield died at 4:35 p.m. Friday at her residence. She was born in Johnson County on April 10, 1927, the daughter of Elijah and Mary Ellen Felker Penrod. She formerly was employed by the Mel-O-Cream Donut Shop on Cook Street and later by Elder Power; Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Thomas and Ellis Penrod. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are one son, Ron Jungers of Chatham; two daughters, Sandy Germann of Peoria and Brenda Lawson of Springfield; one brother, Aquilla Penrod of Clarksville, Tenn; four sisters, Ivy Caraker and Lova Gore, both of Buncombe, Edith Hinkle and Thelm Nunn, both of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bisch Memorial Home with the Rev. Ackley Williams officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Charles E. Hinkle Sr.

Date: 2000, Unknown Newspaper
Submitters Name: Gloria Gore
Springfield----Charles E. Hinkle Sr., 83, of Springfield, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at St. Johns Hospice. He was born Jan. 20, 1917 in Cypress, the son of Harvey and Rose Belle Johnson Hinkle. He married Rose Irene Keller in 1943, in Chicago, she preceded him in Jan. 2000. Mr. Hinkle was a self-employed window washer, having retired in 1981, and was a U.S. Navy veteran in World War II.
Survivors; a son, Charles Hinkle of Springfield; a daughter, Dorothy Hewitt of Springfield; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Thompson, and Helen Rutherford, both of Springfield, Florence Rush of Macomb; and several nieces and nephews. Gravesite services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Ridge Cemetery, the Rev. Paul Cox officiating. Ellinger- Kunz and Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edith C. Hinkle
Date: 1992, Unknown Newspaper
Submitters Name: Gloria Gore
Edith C. Hinkle, 74, of Springfield died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of Elijah and Mary Felker Penrod. She married Lester Hinkle in 1932 and he died in 1987. Also preceding her in death were a son, Homer, in 1987; a granddaughter; two brothers, Ellis and Thomas Penrod; and a sister, Geneva Hill.
Surviving are a son, Ronald L. of Glen Carbon; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Aquilla Penrod of Clarksville, Tenn; three sisters, Thelma Nunn of Springfield, Lova Gore of Goreville and Ivy Caraker of Buncombe; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Warren Wilkewitz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Harvey W. Hinkle Sr.
State Journal-Register Springfield, Il, 2 Dec 1986
Submitted By: Gloria Gore
Harvey William Hinkle Sr., 64, of Springfield died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Johns Hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Cypress, the son of Harvey and Rose Johnson Hinkle. He married Mary Jane Sims in 1947. Preceding him in death were seven brothers and sisters. A resident of Springfield for many years, Mr. Hinkle was a self-employed auto dealer for 28 years at Hinkle Auto Sales. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane; one son, Bill Hinkle Jr. of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Linda) Rollins of Cleveland, Ohio, and Karen De WAll of Litchfield; seven grandchildren; five sisters; one brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at 9a.m. Wednesday at Saab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Olshefsky officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Homer Lester Hinkle
Homer L. Hinkle Sr., 52 of Springfield died at 1:22 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital .
He was born in Cypress on Aug. 11, 1934, the son of Paul Lester and Edith Penrod Hinkle. His father preceded in death in 1986. Surviving are his wife, Norma; four daughters; Kathy Brendt of O'Fallen, Connie Hinkle of Belleville, Billie Lou Alexander and Edie LeMasters, both of Springfield; five sons; Ronald of Edwardsville, Michael of Pawnee, Jack and Homer Jr., both of Springfield, and Donald of South Carolina; eight grandchildren; and his mother, Edith Hinkle of Springfield.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bisch Memorial Home, with Dr. Charles Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  [Date: March 4, 1987 - Submitted by: Gloria Gore]

J. Hofferman
SUNSTROKE.  At Springfield, Ill., July 9th, J. Hofferman, a railroad employe, was sunstruck and died in a few moments. He was a German about 35 years of age and unmarried, but has relatives living near Nerden. [The Northern Pacific Farmer (Wadena, MN) July 17, 1879, p.2]

Archie Hood
Died – In this city, on Saturday last, Mr. Archie Hood, stone cutter, aged about 5 0 – a native of Scotland – a man who was well respected for his industrious habits and amiable deportment. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, Octobe r 16, 1840]

Sarah Hornback
HORNBACK, MRS. SARAH L. – Of R.R. 2 Athens, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1958, at Memorial Hospital, age 89. Survived by two sons, Waldo, R.R., Athens; John, Roodhouse; several nieces and nephews. Remains to Mott & Son Funeral Home, Athens, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday and where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. J. W. Armstrong officiating. Burial in Hall Cemetery. [Illinois State Journal, 1-25-58, p. 14]

Luther A. Horton

Luther A. "Kelly-Preacher" Horton 73, of Springfield died at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center.  He was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Pactolus, N.C., the son of Cliff and Rosa Daniel Horton. Mr. Horton was a welder at Fiatallis Manufacturing Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1980. Preceding him in death were six brothers and four sisters. Surviving are his wife, Catherine M. of Tarboro, N.C.; five sons, Rahman Ali of Springfield; Bryan K., Paul W. and Danny P. Horton, all of Tarboro, N.C., and Johnny F. Lyons of Tarboro, N.C.; seven daughters, Helena Horton of 29 Palms, Calif., Catherine A. Horton of Rocky Mount, N.C., Essie M., Victoria L., and Mary L. Lyons, all of Tarboro, N.C., Rosa L. and Peggy J. Horton, both of Tarboro, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, James Horton of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters; several aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Beard officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  [State Journal-Register, June 16, 1990 - Sub. by C. Horton]

Robert H Houf Sr.

Robert H. Houf Sr., 85, of Springfield died at 6:15 A.M. Monday at St. John's Hospital. He was born April 21, 1905, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Clara Tage Houf. Before his retirement, he was office manager for Index Sales Co. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Austin Houf, one son, Robert H. Houf Jr. of Wheaton; two daughters, Lois Wren of Winfield and Shirley Olson of Graham, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Lois Hutchison of Madison, Wis., and Evalyn Wilson of Springfield; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roger Compton officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. [State Journal-Register (Springfield), June 26, 1990, page 7 -  Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

George Howey
Eloper Commits Suicide.
Springfield, Ills.; July 10. — George Howey, of this place, hired a horse and buggy here and started to the farm of Cooper Funderburg, near New City, about, ten miles from here. Through some prearranged agreement Mrs. Funderburg got her husband's money and valuables together, and when Howey arrived she was ready, got into the buggy and started off with him. Funderburg followed and Howey was arrested. No sooner had the officers gotten him inside the station, than he slipped out a revolver and shot himself through the head, dying instantly.  [Saturday, July 10, 1897, Elkhart Daily Review (Elkh art, IN)   Page: 1]

Cathrine "McRoberts" Hughes

Divernon, Oct. 6 -- Mrs. Cathrine Hughes died at 4:15 am Wednesday at her residence. She was 74 years old.
Mrs. Hughes was born in Scotland, in 1880 and is the daughter of James and Mary Connelly McRoberts. She is survived by two sons, John and Thomas, both of Springfield: one daughter, Ann of Divernon: three brothers and one sister of Scotland; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Remains are at the Bramley funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 pm Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 9 am Friday in Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Peter P Klumbys officiating. Burial will be in Brush Creek cemetery.   [Oct. 1964, Submitted By: Peggy A. Hughes]

John Hughes
Hughes, John -- Of Divernon, died at 9:45 pm Friday, Nov. 23, 1951, at residence. Age 76. Survived by wife Cathrine; one daughter Ann, Divernon; two sons, John and Thomas, both of city (Springfield); one brother Patrick of Scotland: four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Remains to Bramley funeral home, Divernon, where friends may call and where rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm Sunday. Services will be held at 9 am Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Divernon. Rev. Peter P Klumbys officialing. Burial in Brush Creek cemetery, Divernon. [Nov 1951 - Submitted By: David T Hughes]

Thomas D. Hughes
Thomas D. Hughes, 71, of Springfield, formerly of Divernon, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Hospital.
He was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Divernon, the son of John and Catherine McRoberts Hughes. He married Betty J. Thomas in 1946 in Springfield. Preceding him in death were a sister, Ann Hughes, and two brothers, John and James.  Mr. Hughes was employed by Sankey Bros. for many years and by the secretary of state for several years before retiring. He was a World War II veteran and a prisoner of war in Germany.  Surviving are his wife, Betty; a son, David of Springfield; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. [State Journal Register, March 1993 - Submitted By: Peggy A. Hughes]

Jacob Cassity Hutton
Jake C. Hutton
HUTTON - Died at his residence two and one half miles northeast of this city, at 1:30 a.m., Friday, Ocotober 6th, 1922, Jake C. Hutton, aged 47 years, 10 months and 15 days, death resulting from leakage of the heart. Decedent was born and lived practically all his whole life on the farm where he died.
He was united in marriage in 1911 with Maude M. Maudlin. To his union were born three children, one son, James A. 10 years old, and two daughters, Luel E. and Maybel I., both small. He is survived beside the son and daughters named above by his wife, Mrs. Maude M. Hutton; his aged mother, Mrs A. I. Hutton; one brother Ben. F., many other relatives, and a host of friends.
The esteem in which Mr. Hutton was held in the community was well attested by the hundreds who said their respects to his memory at his funeral.
Funeral services were held at the home of the mother at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. T. Johnson, pastor of the local Advent Christian Church, officiating. Internment was made in Old Cumberland Cemetery. [The Auburn Citizen, 10-13-1922 - Submitted By: Anna Hutton-Page]

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