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Bedford Farris
FATAL ACCIDENT.-On Monday, July 13th, Bedford Farris, son of James B. Farris, Esq., a worthy young man, fell from a load of hay, the team taking fright ran the wagon over his head, killing him instantly.  He was at the time of his death in Sangamon County.  The remains were brought to Brush Creek the 15th and interred in the graveyard near his father's farm... He leaves a father, mother, a brother and several sisters to mourn his loss.  [Wayne County Press, July 23, 1874]

Jasper J. Feather
Jasper James Feather, son of R.B.R. and Anna Johnson Feather was born August 28, 1866 in Arrington Prairie, Wayne County, Illinois. He later moved to Orel Township where he grew to manhood. He departed this life July 26, 1942 at the McLeansboro Hospital. He was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Staton, who preceded him in death in June 1936. To this union were born six children: O.B. Feather and E.J. Feather of Wayne City; Eulala Feather Talbert of Alhambra, Ill. Fern Feather Garner of Springfield also Hazel Marie Feather and Lela Chloe who died n infancy.
He was converted at an early age and joined the Pleasant Oak church which later became the Hopewell Church and remained a faithful member until death. He lived a consistent Christian life, and was always faithful to the Methodist Church where he served in different capacities with devotion. He was a kind and devoted husband and father, always interested in the welfare of his family and friends, also the civic affairs of his community.
He is survived by four children, twelve grandchildren, one step grandchild who is in the service of his country; three great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
A loved one from our midst has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our hearts
That never can be filled.
[Wayne County Press, Donated by Peg Jones]

Memorial Card

Charles Edgar Felty
b.9 Sept 1902 in Carmi, White Co, IL
d. 11 Aug 1983 in Flora, IL
Services held at : Nales's Funeral Home on Saturday,13 Aug 1983 at 2 p.m.
officiating: Rev Don George
Concluding Services: Maple Hill Cemetery
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

Sarah A. Ferguson
Died in this town on the 8th inst., Sarah A., consort of Richard Ferguson.  Aged 29 years. [Fairfield Weekly News, July 11, 1857]

Charles Ferriman
Charles Ferriman, son of Mr. George Ferriman, a boy of about 15 years of age, drowned last Sunday in the little Wabash River east of Fairfield.  Albion Pioneer of 8th. [Wayne County Press, July 20, 1871]

David Fetters
David Fetters, of Jasper, died on Tuesday of last week, and was buried at Tom's Prairie Church Cemetery. [Wayne County Press, November 18, 1875]

Memorial Card
Mrs. Mary M. Fieber
b. 30 June 1012 in Edwards Co, IL
d. 15 Jan 1987 in Olney, IL services held at Nale's Funeral Home on Monday, 19 Jan 1987 at 1:30 p.m.
officiating: Rev. Harold Meriwether
interment: Graceland Cemetery

Illinois Funerals
Albion - Mary Fieber, 74 yr, services 1:30 p.m. Monday at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion, burial Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Donated by Marlene Olson]

V. R. Fitch
V. R. Fitch, son of Mr. Jos. Fitch, of about four miles north of Mt. Erie, was killed in an accident on June 4, 1871. [Wayne County Press, June 15, 1871]

Mrs. John Fitzgerald
Our citizens were astounded on Friday last, by the intelligence that Mr. John Fitzgerald, Sr., living some two and a half miles north of Fairfield, had caused the death of his wife by administering arsenic. A writ for his arrest was swore out by a Mr. Gill, who, with his wife, had been attending on Mrs. Fitzgerald during her illness. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, March 1, 1866]

Maggie Fitzgerrel
DIED.  On Tuesday last, Maggie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerrel, of this town. [War Democrat, April 7, 1864] 

Zadok Fleming
DIED, on Monday the 21st instant, Mr. Zadok Fleming, a resident of this town. [Wayne County Press, September 24, 1874]

Mr. Z. Fleming was born in Fairmont, West Va., August 28th, A. D. 1806, and spent his early life in that section of the country.  When a young man removed to Zanesville, Ohio, where he mairied (sic) Miss Emma Rowel, and remained about six years.  While in Z. he united with the M. E. Church of which he was for many years an exemplary member.  He then removed to Augusta, Ky., and after a residence of two or three years he returned to Va., where his wife deceas'd in 1854.  In 1856 he married Miss S. A. Stodden, of Neward, Ohio, to which place he shortly afterward removed, and resided until 1862, when he came to Fairfield, Illinois.  With the exception of two intervals, of two years each spent at Tuscola, Illinois, he made this place his residence until his death, which occurred on Monday, 21st inst., at 3 o'clock P. M. . . . He deceased aged 68 years and 21 days. [Wayne County Press, October 1, 1874]

Henry Forbes
Henry Forbes, of Barnhill, died Thursday of pneumonia and was buried in the cemetery in this city. He was a member of the G. A. R. and the Fairfield Post took charge of the remains and laid them away according to the ceremonies of the order.
[The Fairfield Republican, February 11, 1897 - Transcribed by Becca Hamlin]

Emma Forth
Mrs. Emma Forth Dies In Nursing Home
Former Orchardville Resident, Widow of John Forth Laid to Rest Thursday
Mrs. Sarah Emma Forth, 77, of Orchardville died Monday evening, January 7th in a Mt. Carmel nursing home where she had made her home for the past four years. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the New Church near Orchardville with Rev. Louis DeSelms in charge.
            Mrs. Forth was born October 7th 1874 in Wayne County, the daughter of Levi and Jane ELLIS Warren. She was married to John T. Forth who preceded her in death November 21st 1947. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America at Xenia.
            Surviving are one son, Kelly Forth of Flora; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Colvin, of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Marie Richardson, of Tucson, Ariz; and Mrs. George Nehf of Ypsilanti, Mich.; a brother G. H. Warren of Terry Fla.; a sister, Maggie Bartorff, of Wayne City, a half brother, Earl Burkitt, of Flora and a half-sister, Myrtle Scott of Flora.
[Unknown newspaper, Thursday January 17, 1952 - Donated by Donna Hess]

John T. Forth
John Thomas Forth, 73, of Orchardville, died Friday morning in an Olney hospital. He had been in ill health several months. Funeral services were conducted at Orchardville Sunday morning by Rev. Lewis DeSelms. Surviving are one son, Kelly Forth of Orchardville; and three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Richardson, of Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. George Nehf of Flora; and Mrs. W. W. Colvin, of Mt. Vernon.
[unknown newspaper, Nov 21, 1947 - Donated by Donna Hess]

John W. Forth

John William Forth, 82, of Carlyle, former Wayne City resident died at Alton Wednesday morning. Funeral services were conducted from Richardson Chapel in Wayne City, with Rev. Billy Gra_____? and Rev Garrell Forth officiating. Interment was in Bailey Cemetery.
He was born near Johnsonville August 31st 1886, the son of Lee and Clara Ellis Forth. On April 11th 1909 he married to May Jones, who survives. Mr. Forth was a member of the Wayne City Baptist church. In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons, Kelly, of Wayne City; Edmund of Sheridan; Perry of Carlyle; and Clarence of Marselles; three sisters? Mrs. Opal Witter, os Wayne City; Mrs. Loreen? Harris of Englewood, California; and Mrs. Wanda Jensen, of Detroit, Michigan; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.
Note: sisters should be daughters and Loreen should be Corrine
[Wayne County Press, July 22, 1968 p.2 c 3 - donated by Albert Morgan]

May Forth
A Breese housewife, Mrs. May Forth, 92 former Wayne City resident died at 6:10 a. m. Tuesday, April 2, 1985 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. Mrs. Forth was the widow of John Forth. The couple moved from Wayne City in the mid 60's to Breese.
Funeral services were held at 1 p. m. Thursday (today) at the Richardson Funeral Home, Wayne City, with Rev. Garrol Forth officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery. Mrs. Forth was born in Wayne County April 28, 1892, the daughter of Silas and Sarah Boyd Jones. She married John Forth, who died July 17, 1968. Mrs. Forth was a member of Aden General Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Kelley and Curtis Forth both of Wayne City; and Perry Forth of Carlyle; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Witter, of Cisne; Mrs. Crawford (Corrine) Harris, of Englewood, Colo., and Mrs. Bernie (Judy) Jensen of Corneila, Ga. and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons and a daughter.
[Wayne County Press, Thursday April 4, 1985 - donated by Albert Morgan]

Emmett Fox
Emmett Fox, 70 died Tuesday at his home North of Keenes.  He had been in poor health for the past year or two.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Bailey church with Rev. Bill Clifton officiating.  Burial will be in Bailey cemetery.  The body will be at the Richardson Chapel in Wayne City until the funeral.  Surviving are his widow, the former Dessie Cravens, and a sister, Florence Taylor of Bluford, and a brother, Leonard Fox of Leoma, Tenn.
[Wayne County Press, march 10, 1955 - Donated by Marylea Gazette]

Jessie Rosamond Franklin
Died.-In Essex, Vt., on the morning of February 7th, 1870, after a lingering illness of three years, caused by being thrown from her horse while riding, Jessie Rosamond, only remaining child of the late Warren Franklin, of Savannah, Georgia, aged 19 years. [Wayne County Press, March 3, 1870]

Belle Friend
Died at the residence of her parents in Wabash county, on Thursday night, July 26th, Mrs. Belle Friend, wife of the editor of the Fairfield Democrat.  Aged 27 years, 8 months and 24 days. [Wayne County Press, August 3, 1871]


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