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Andrew L. Neel
Andrew L. Neel, died at his old home-stead, Wayne County, Illinois, on the 15th of January, 1874, aged 79 years and 10 days, having devoted his time and means to the C.P. Church.  He died of old age. . . [Wayne County Press, January 29, 1874]

Samuel Nelms
Mr. Samuel Nelms, of Xenia, was killed at that place on Monday last, by being run over by a freight train. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, May 31, 1866]

Alexander Nesbit
DIED.- At Mt. Erie, Ills., July 8th, 1874, Alexander Nesbit, aged 81 years, 10 months and 6 says (sic).  Mr. Nesbit was born in North Carolina, Sept. 2nd, 1792.  When at the age of seven years he, in company with his parents, moved into Kentucky.  In the year 1814 he was united in matrimony with Miss Dorcas Ramsey and in 1816 he moved to Illinois and settled in Seven Mile Prairie in White County.  In the spring of 1818 he, in company with some others came up the little Wabash River in a pireque and landed at the mouth of Miller Creek, which empties into the little Wabash some two miles east of Mt. Erie. . . . [Excerpted from Wayne County Press, July 23, 1874]

Monroe Newby

Monroe Newby
Word Received Here of Death of Monroe Newby
Former resident and Pioneer Settler Dies at Sentinel, Okla, body will be Buried Here.
News was received here this morning of the death at Sentinel, Okla, of Monroe Newby, for many years a resident of this city. Death was due to typhoid fever. The funeral will take place in this city Thursday, the exact hour to be announced later.
As one of the earliest settlers of this city, a resident during the frontier days here, Mr. Newby was well known throughout this section, and there are many, especially among the older citizens, to mourn his departure. Although he moved away in 1896, he returned in 1909 and stayed for four years, his last visit here was less than a month ago when he came to the bedside of his brother in law, JT Staton who died last week. Mr. Newby was ill for about three weeks.
Monroe Newby was born in Wayne County, Illinois, 62 years ago and came to Texas in 1882 with his brother in law JT Staton, locating at Waxahachie. In 1886 he moved to Wichita Falls, buying a farm south east of the city. In 1896 he moved to Oklahoma, where banking and farming interests at Cheyenne and Sentinel occupied his attention. In 1909 when his brother, A Newby, died here, he returned remaining for four years, then going back to his Oklahoma interests. He was married before leaving Illinois and of that union nine children were born. Four survive being Miss Laura Newby, Mrs. Effie Hart, Ross Newby and Miss Myrtle Newby. The first Mrs. Newby died December 31, 1894 and in 1906 Mr. Newby married again. His second wife survives him. Two sisters, Mrs. Staton and Mrs. Emma Boyd reside here.
Relatives will leave Sentinel tomorrow morning with the body and the funeral will be held Thursday. Burial will be in Riverside, near where the body of his first wife and that of A. Newby are buried. More definite announcement as to the funeral will be made later.
[Wichita Daily Times (Wichita Falls, TX) Jul 13, 1915 - Tr. by K.T. ]


Charlotte Newton
DIED. - On Thursday, May 12th, 1870, at her husband's residence near Fairfield, Charlotte Newton, aged 39 years.  She was born in Nottingham, England.  For the past eleven years she has been a consistent Christian and leaves a husband and family of children to mourn her great loss. [Wayne County Press, May 19, 1870]



Memorial Card
Russell Lowell Noles
b. 26 March 1943 in Wayne Co, IL
d. 19 Oct. 1962 in Lemont, IL
Services held from: Nale's Funeral Home on Wednesday, 24 Oct. 1962 at 2 p.m.
officiating : Rev. George L. Karr
concluding service: Maple Hill Cemetery
[Donated by Marlene Olson]


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