MRS. E. H. GRIZZELL DEAD
Mrs. E. H. Grizzell, aged sixty years, eight month and one day, passed from this life at 2:30 Friday afternoon, September 25, at her home in Sterling, Kansas. Miss Sara M. Saxton was born January 25, 1854, in the state of Ohio. She early became a member of the Methodist church and was a faithful worker in it all her life. She was married to E. H. Grizzell at Danville, Illinois in 1873. She and her husband came to Claflin in 1876 where they resided for thirty-three years and five years ago moved to Sterling. She leaves a husband, six children, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn her death. The children are Frank Grizzell and Mrs. Herman Praeger, of Claflin, Chas. T. Grizzell and Mrs. Arthur Murphy of Chase, Chester Grizzell, of Macksville, and Florence Grizzell of Sterling. The brothers are Frank and Will Saxton, of Farmer City. All were present at the funeral. Mrs. Grizzell had been ill for about six weeks, at times seriously, but was thought to be getting better when the end came. Loved and loving mother, wife and friend, her character found its highest expression in home and motherhood. Her life was gentle and its fabric, full woven of the woof of love. No conventions hedged in its kindnesses and it embraced all those loving services given at humanity's call or where the shadow of sickness fell, that give to friendship its sacred touch. As quiet as the influence of love itself, her life was passed among her friends and loved ones. And when the last hour came her spirit, weary of a lengthening illness, took its flight as gently as it had lived to where Christian hope had pictured a home and to which the character of her life had given the key. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Sterling. A large number of friends had come to pay their last respect and her Sunday School class composed of women her age, were there to attest their love. These women, all dressed in white, formed two lines at the door of the church between which the casket was borne. The services were conducted by Rev. Henry, of the Methodist church of Sterling. Friends from everywhere brought flowers. The pall bearers were R. L Hamilton, F. A. Praeger, J. A. Watson. Mr. Montgomery, of Eskridge, Mr. Sturgen and Mr. Hutton, of Sterling. Interment was made in the Sterling cemetery. - Claflin Clarion. [Barton County democrat.(Great Bend, Kan.), October 09, 1914]
An Old Citizen, William Callihan, Dead
Yesterday, near 6 a.m., Mr. William Callihan died at the residence of his son Simeon, corner of Madison and Hazel Streets.
Father Callihan, as he was familiarly and affectionately called, was one of our oldest citizens. For years he has been going in and out before his fellow citizens, leading a blameless, upright life. He was not a formal member of any church, but believed in God and the Bible, and made the golden rule his rule of conduct. He was as simple as a child in manners, yet was not childish at any time of life; was industrious as a bee, and had the old, solid economy which knows that a penny saved is worth two earned, and that to make and save pennies is the only way to accumulate property, but a sure way when faithfully followed.
He was one of the most active Odd Fellows in Danville lodge; he became a member of the Order in 1849, and to the last was devoted to it. For years he had been janitor and chaplain of Danville lodge, and until recently nothing kept him from his post every meeting night. The Lodge loved and honored him and will miss him.
The good old man was taken ill a week ago today; after a hearty breakfast he soon lay down, and complained of being "tired all over". He was simply worn out, as he was in his 90th year since last March. He was conscious to within a few hours of his death, and recognized his friends who called. He fell asleep without a struggle.
William Callihan was born in Bedford, Pa., March 18th, 1796. He was married to Rachel Voor. He moved to Ohio when about 30 years old, and thence to Illinois in 1828, settling near Quaker Point, this county; removed to Perrysville, Ind., in 1835 and thence to this city in 1880, where he has had a good home with his son Simeon ever since. Of his seven children, four are dead; the survivors are Simeon and Emanuel, of this city, and Charlotte Haven, of Attica. All were with him during his illness. Danville Daily News, 28 May 1885]
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred QUAST, residing at the Junction, was buried Saturday afternoon. Services were held at the German Lutheran Church. [Danville Daily News, 26 May 1885]
A Swede by the name of Peterson was run over and instantly killed, near the depot in Danville, on Saturday evening last. The train was switching, and he accidentally stepped on the wrong track. He head was severed from the body. He was a sober, industrious man. [Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Wednesday, September 1, 1869; JD, Sub by FoFG]
Died – In Danville, Ill. on the 24th ult. Mrs. Cynthia, consort of J. H. Murphy, Esq., aged 28 years. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, April 10, 1840]
Asa Brown is Dead at Soldiers’ Home
Asa Brown, civil war veteran, native of Illinois and a millwright for many years in the northwest, died Sunday morning at the hospital of the National Soldiers’ Home after a long illness. He had been a member of the local home since Nov. 8 1899, and was 79 years old. He was born near Joliet and served in Company H of the Tenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry from March 19, 1862 to July 4, 1865. He served as a miller and builder in the northwest from the close of the war until ten years ago when he came from Park Rapids, Minn. To enter the Home. He was a widower and his only know relative is Mrs. Gertrude Myers and a daughter residing at Denver. She was notified, but will not come for the body. A military funeral will be awarded the deceased at the home Tuesday. [Commercial News, 22 September 1919; Submitted by KWP]
Robert Leverena of Danville, Ill., was drowned while trying to rescue the body of Edward Cassidy, who had drowned while bathing in the Vermillion river. [The Pioneer express.(Pembina, Dakota [N.D.]), September 07, 1900]
John H. Garland
Exertion Cause of Death.
Danville, Ill., April 29. - John H. Garland, twenty-eight years old, a student at Greer college, Hoopeston, dropped dead of heart disease following a practice run on the track at the college. His home is in Michigan. [The Bemidji Daily Pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.), 29 April 1911]
Henry Marshall was born in Fermaugh Co., Ireland, in the year 1800 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Boyden, March 27th, 1892. In the year 1872 he came from Ireland to Illinois and settled in Logan county. In 1877 he came to Iroquois county and has resided since then in the townships of Lovejoy and Prairie Green. Four years ago the wife of more than fifty years companionship went to the spirit world. Since then Mr. Marshall has lived with his children. He was the father of seven children the grandfather of thirty-three and the great grandfather of nine. From childhood he has been a member of the United Protestant Episcopal church of England and Ireland. Funeral was held at the Christian church in Prairie Green township. Remains were laid in Hoopeston Cemetery, Rev. R.L. Vivian officiating. Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, (Iroquois Co. ILL.), Wednesday, April 6, 1892. [The Watseka Republican, 6 April 1892; Sub. by dmcneeley]
The little son of Calvin Selby, of Fairmount, is dying in great agony from blood poisoning caused by killing potato-bugs with his bare fingers. He had slight cuts on his hands, and the poison from the insect mixing with the blood caused the body to swell up until almost twice its natural size. [The Indianapolis Journal. (Indianapolis [Ind.]), 22 June 1888; Sub by KT]
Boy Dies of Lockjaw.
Danville: Edward Huhr, 15 years old, son of A. H. Huhr, is dead from lockjaw, which was caused by a powder burn received April 26. [The Mattoon Commercial (Mattoon, IL) 24 May 1906]
Coal Miner Killed by Train.
Danville: Samuel White was struck by a Wabash engine and received injuries which resulted in his death a few minutes later. White was a coal miner. [The Mattoon Commercial (Mattoon, IL) 24 May 1906]
T.B. Tennery, a well known citizen of Hoopeston, died last Monday. [Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, Iroquois county, ILL., Wednesday April 6, 1892; Sub. by dmcneeley]
Jeremiah Moran, a well-known mining expert, was crushed to death at Danville between the mine roof and a car which ran off the track. [Source: The Watseka Republican, Watseka, (Iroquois county., ILL.), March 23, 1892; Sub. by: dmcneeley]
Hiram Lee, a brother of the late Milton Lee, of Rossville, died recently, having starved himself to death. He had been an invalid for give years a great part of the time unable to move. His brother left an insurance policy of $5000 in his favor, and he reveived notice that back pension to the amount of $2700 had been allowd him. The sudden wealth turned his head and he refused to eat, dying in a short time. The pension check was returned to the government unsigned. [Source: The Watseka Republican, (Watseka, Iroquois Co. ILL.), Wednesday, March 9, 1892; sub. by dmcneeley]