Stark County Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices
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Daughter of W. R. Patt

Sara A. (Wilcox) Patterson

Elizabeth (Lyle) Perkins

Harry Pettegrew

Alvin P. Phelps

Lula C. M. Phelps
Mrs. Mary Reed Phelps

Hattie Porter

Mrs. Orville Poston

Vervadeen Potter


Daughter of W. R. Patt

February 19, 1880

Milo - Also in Bradford of spinal disease, a little daughter of W. F. Patt. The remains were taken to Tiskilwa for burial on Sunday. - Henry Republican - Contributed by Nancy Piper


Sara A. (Wilcox) Patterson

Stark County News

June 15, 1893

Mrs. Sarah Patterson

The many friends of Mrs. Sarah A. Patterson and her family were greatly shocked to learn of her sudden death. She retired to rest in her usual health and on Friday morning it was discovered that sometime in the night the summons had come and she had passed peacefully away while she was sleeping.

Sarah A. Wilcox was born in Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, Sept. 1, 1825, and April 6, 1850, was married to Wm. A Patterson. In 1857 they came to Henry Co., Illinois, and the year following removed to Stark Co., where she continued to reside. There were born to them five children, four sons and one daughter; one son has gone before having been killed in the awful Chatsworth wreck. Her death occurred June 9, 1893, she being 67 years, 9 months and 8 days old. The funeral took place on Sunday, June 11, at the Baptist church in Wyoming which was crowded to its utmost capacity with relatives and friends. Rev. Martin, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. T. Kerr conducted impressive services. The interment was at Toulon, where her remains were tenderly laid beside those of her husband, who died in 1872. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Wyoming Baptist church having united with that church by letter, Dec. 5, 1875. Her graceful and unostentatious Christian life and noble self-sacrifices endeared her to all who knew her and she leaves behind her the most tender memories of a saintly life, the influence of which will continue to be a power for good. She will be greatly missed in her family, in the church, and in the community. - Contributed by Karen Seeman


Elizabeth (Lyle) Perkins

April 1 1915
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Perkins

Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lyle was born in Vermont in 1827. With her parents and eight brothers and sisters she came to Elmira township in 1837. In 1846, she was united in marriage with William G. Perkins. They were the parents of ten children. Those best known to the readers of this paper were Charles E.; William L.; James and Mrs. J. C. Whisker, all of whom were well known in and about Bradford. The husband and father died about 15 years ago and now the aged wife and mother too is called, leaving eight living children, 26 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was a woman of great industry, economical, kind hearted, a good manager, a true Christian wife, mother and friend. - Henry Republican - Contributed by Nancy Piper


Harry Pettegrew

1933

Harry Pettegrew, who lives across the road from the Boyd's Grove church, and well and favorably known in this community where he lived for forty years, passed away at St. Francis hospital in Kewanee Monday morning. Mr. Pettegrew had been in poor health for a number of months, death being attributed to uremia and complications.

Harry Pettegrew was the son of the late J. W. and Hattie Seeley Pettegrew, and was born in this community on August 22, 1892. He received his education from the schools of this vicinity, and on Jan. 18, 1915, was united in marriage to Miss Iva Liggett. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive, with the wife and mother. In addition to the immediate family there is left one sister, Mrs. Bert Gilfillan, who resides southeast of Bradford.

The subject of this sketch was held in high esteem in this community. He had followed the occupation of farming all his life, and was an industrious and honest young man. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and also a faithful member of the Baptist church.

The funeral service will be held at the Baptist church this afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Allen in charge. Burial will in the the Bradford cemetery, in charge of the Odd Fellows. TAKEN FROM THE BRADFORD REPUBLICAN - Contributed by Nancy Piper


Alvin P. Phelps

February 18, 1875

Died at Killingworth, Conn., Jan. 31, of cancer in the head, Alvin P. Phelps, aged 76 years, father of E. H. Phelps, editor of the Wyoming Post. - Henry Republican - Contributed by Nancy Piper


Lula C. M. Phelps

May 17, 1877

At Wyoming, May 12 of lung fever, Lula C. M. , aged 5 years, 4 months, 15 days, youngest daughter of Mr. E. H. Phelps, editor of the Wyoming Post. Internment at French Grove, Peoria County. - Henry Republican - Contributed by Nancy Piper


Mrs. Mary Reed Phelps

September 9, 1880

Died at Toulon, Aug. 31, of fever incident to childbirth, Mary Reed, 42, wife of E. H. Phelps, Esq., editor of the Toulon Herald. - Henry Republican - Contributed by Nancy Piper


Hattie Porter

Died At Toulon, May 10, at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. C. D. Ward of consumption, Miss Hattie Porter, 17 of Lacon [The Henry Republican, May 18, 1882 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]



Mrs. Orville Poston

Chehalis Bee-Nugget (Chehalis, Washington) April 16, 1937

Mrs. Orville Poston
Mrs. Orville Poston, aged 73, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orville Hayes. She was born in Stark county Ill., February 22, 1864. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. W. D. Morgan, both of Chehalis; and a son, E. F. Poston of Dallas, Tex. She was a member of the Christian church, and of the Eastern Star in Eureka, Kas. The body was taken to the Fissell Funeral Home in Chehalis, where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, Rev. Carl A. Johnson officiating.


Vervadeen Potter

March 23, 1928

High School Teacher Taken By Death: Burial at Home

Mis Vervadeen Potter, commercial teacher of the Bradford Township high school, passed away at tyhe home of Mrs. Maria Hopkins Saturday at 2:00 o'clock, after an illness of one week. Her death was due to pneumonia. Her sudden taking was a deep shock to her many friends in Bradford, as few knew of her serious illness.

Taken with pneumonia but a week previous everything possible was done by friends adn physicians to stay her life, but all efforts failed.  During her illness her sisters and borther visited her and one sister, Mrs. H. Broad of Champaign, was here at the time of her death.

Miss potter was on her second term in the high school here as teacher and she was one of the most efficient of teach.  She was one who endeared herself to her pupils, took a keen interest in their work adn was held in hig regard by the Board of Education, teachers and patrons of the school.

Her home was in Kinmundy, Ill., south of Decatur, and her body was taken there for burial Saturday morning.  She leaves her aged father, three sisters and one brother to mourn her untimely death.  The mother preceded her in death by one year.  At the time of her death she was 27 years old. [Source: Bradford Republican, March 23, 1928 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

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