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Mary A. Tate
DIED. - On the 20th inst., Mary A., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John A. Tate of this place. [WAR DEMOCRAT, June 22, 1865]


William Tate
On Wednesday the 15th Mr. Wm. Tate, who lived some eight miles beyond Scottsville in this County, arrived here in route home from St. Louis, where he had been under medical treatment for consumption, and was the following day attacked with a disease which was pronounced by a portion of our physicians to have been Asiatic Cholera. He lingered in much pain during Thursday and Friday and on Saturday died, unattended by relatives or friends, except his mother who arrived the day previous. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, August 23, 1866]


Nancy C. Taylor
Gone to rest.-Died on the 20th of December, near Middleton, Illinois, Mrs. Nancy C. Taylor, wife of R. O. Taylor, late of Arkansas…….She left an affectionate husband and three children to mourn her departure….  [Excerpted from Wayne County Press, January 6, 1870]


Violinda H. Taylor
DIED, July 10th, 1874, Violinda H. Taylor.  She was born in Muskingum Co., Ohio, October 16th, 1826; joined the M. E. Church in the winter of 1846. . . [Wayne County Press, July 23, 1874]


Mrs. Edward Temple
Edward Temple's wife was buried last week-died with winter fever. [Wayne County Press, March 18, 1875]


Earl Templeman
EARL TEMPLEMAN, spouse of Margaret Dolly of Rochelle, IL
Earl Templeman, about 60 yrs, former Fairfield boy, was killed in a tractor accident at his farm near Rochelle Friday morning. He was a brother of Floyd, Ray and Clifford Templeman and Mrs. Grace Shorb, Mrs. Vern Cable and Mrs. Ernest Lee, all of Fairfield.
Mr. Templeman, who moved to the Rochelle area about 30 years ago, was caught in the power take-off of his tractor as he was shelling corn and was killed instantly. He was a son of the late M.G. and Lena Templeman of Big Mound Township. Mr. Templeman was married to a Rochelle girl. Funeral services were conducted in that city Monday afternoon (today), with burial there. Attending the funeral rites were Floyd Templeman and Mrs. Shorb, Mrs. Cable, and Mrs. Lee.
Surviving are his widow, Margaret (Dolly) Templeman; one daughter, Jean, now married ; one grandchild; four brothers, including the three listed above, and Frank of Rochelle; and the three sisters already named.
 [Dec 1966 - Donated by Marlene Olson]


Rev. John Thatcher
Rev. John Thatcher, an able Methodist minister, aged 62 years, died at the parsonage in Mt. Erie, on Wednesday morning, the 17th inst. [Wayne County Press, March 19, 1869]


Joseph F. Thomason
A Pioneer Gone
Joseph F. Thomason or better known as uncle Joe Thomason, died at his residence in Wayne City, July 9th, at 2 o'clock a.m. He was born in Henry County Virginia, Jan. 1st, 1812, consequently he had lived over his three score and ten. When he was fifteen years of age, he with his father moved to Smith, or what is known as Macon county Tenn. four years afterward he moved to Mount's Prarie (Mound's Prarie), Jefferson county Illinois. Then in 1847 in Wayne, which has been his home ever since. In May, 1832, he volunteered in the Black Hawk War, under Col. Leech and Capt. Biggerstaff, and although serving as special scout was only in the Battle of Colley's Grove. He volunteered in the Mexican War May, 1846, under Capt. Hicks, 3rd regiment. Illinois Volunteers, participated in the Battles of Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo. At the latter he was wounded in the right leg by a grape shot, but remained with the Army until the close of the War. When the Rebellion called for the services of patriotic men he was again, in May, 1861, found in the ranks under his old Capt. now Col. Hicks, Company D, 40th Ill. Infantry, under Captain Hooper and Lieutenants Stewart and Joe Rider. At the Battle of Shiloh he was taken prisoner and was held in prisons at Memphis, Mobile, Chanawba, Ala., and Macon, Ga.; released on parole June 6, 1862, at Old Vicksburg and Chattanooga and on to Atlanta, where he was discharged at the expiration of his time. He was a life member of the Ill. State Association of Union Prisoners of War.
He had long been a consistant member of the Masonic fraternity, a firm and unwavering Republican in politics.
He was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church at the age of nineteen and has ever since endeavered to live up to his profession. When the writer first knew him he was pastor in charge of a society, but a stroke of palsy has for a few years prevented him from taking an active part in the Master's cause. His comrades in the late war tell me that Uncle Joe never omitted his devotions, even amid the scoffs and jeers of his companions. Truly a good man and a hero has passed away. "He has fought a good fight; he has kept the faith and has finished his course. A.R.

[Wayne County Press 20-July,1882 - Submitted by Thomason]
Note: Joseph was married first to Cassander Cox by John Tyler in Jefferson Co. Illinois on 27-Sept-1832 he then married Angeline "Criesel" Rich on 1-Oct-1874 in McLeansboro Illinois Hamilton Co. Joseph Fleming Thomason is Buried in Olive Branch Cemetery Wayne County Illinois.


Mrs. Thompson
DEATH FROM STARVATION.
Mrs. Thompson, a wife and mother actually died of starvation near the residence of Mr. James Warner 2 ½ miles east of this town (Johnsonville) on Friday (8th inst.). Mrs. Thompson was a native of Walker County, Georgia, and came to this County in company with Rev. David Dickey, Wm. R. Dickey and other Southern Refugees of Arrington Prairie, in 1864. [WAYNE COUNTY PRESS, March 21, 1867]


Memorial Card
Leda Thompson
b. 1 Sept 1905 in Hamilton County, IL
d. 26 June 1982 in Bloomington, IL
Services conducted from: Holiness Rescue Mission on Tuesday, 29 June 1982 at 10:30 a.m.
minister: Rev. Dallas Johnston
concluding services: Pin Oak Cemetery
Services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home



Memorial Card
Tom Toombs
b. 23 Nov 1952 in Fairfield, IL
d.10 Sept 1988 in Wayne Co, IL
services conducted from: Johnson Chapel on Tuesday, 13 Sept 1988 at 1 p.m.
minister: Rev. R. J. Adrain
concluding services: Barth Cemetery.
services conducted by: Johnson Funeral Home

Anna A. Trousdale
DIED - On the evening of the 26th inst., Anna A., daughter of Mrs. Ellen Trousdale, of this place. [War Democrat, March 31, 1864]


John Trousdale

It is with deepest feelings of sorrow that we announce the death of one of our most esteemed and useful citizens, John Trousdale, Esq. who died at his residence in this place on Monday last, after a painful illness of some two weeks duration.  He leaves a wife and several children [War Democrat, January 28, 1864]


Catherine R. Truax
Catherine R. Truax, 82 of Rootstown, Ohio, formerly of Cisne, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.
She had been employed at Airtex in Fairfield. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday (today) at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Horne in Ravenna, Ohio with interment in Grandview Memorial Park. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time Monday.
Born Aug. 20, 1925 in Cisne, a daughter of the late Ralph and Blanche Powless Simpson. Catherine was a former member of the New Milford Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She was the First Ward secretary at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She also spent much of her later years helping her daughter with the Carriage House Gallery in Ravenna, Ohio. Survivors include daughters, Delora (David) Grim of Green, Ohio and Suellyn Truax of Rootstown, Ohio; two grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband David Leon "Sonny" Truax and her brother, Lales Leon Simpson.
[Wayne County Press Dec 31, 2007, Donated by Mike Clemmons -- clemmonsfamily.com (Side Note: she was my mothers first cousin]


Elmer E. Truscott
DIED, On Friday, April 15th, at the residence of Mrs. Orr, of Indian Prairie, Elmer E., infant son of Wm. and Jacinthia R. Truscott, aged two months and fifteen days. [War Democrat, April 21, 1864]


Sarah Trussel
Died, on Saturday evening, Feb. 19, 1870, at the residence of her husband, Mr. O. G. Trussel, in Fairfield, Mrs. Sarah Trussel, aged 42 years, 9 months and 9 days. Her disease was consumption, from which she had suffered for a number of years. Mrs. Trussel had been a member of the M. E. Church since her fourteenth year-ever living the life of a devoted Christian. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. [Wayne County Press, February 24, 1870]


Zachariah Tucker
Zachariah Tucker, died at his home in Cincinnati, Arrington township, Nov. 9th, aged about 25 years.  Mr. Tucker had resided in Wayne County for about five years, removing here from Ohio . . . He leaves a wife, one child . . . [Wayne County Press, November 18, 1875]


Memorial Card
William Turner
b.27 July 1918 in Iowa
d.5 April 1973 in Aurora, IL
Services held at: Nale's Funeral Home on Saturday, 7 April 1973 at 10 a.m.
officiating : Rev. David Dean concluding services: Bovee Cemetery.


Anthony B. Turney
Departed this life at the residence of his Son, T. J. Turney, on the 25th day of Aug. 1875, Anthony B. Turney, aged 88 years and 9 days.  Born in Virginia in 1787; came to Illinois in 1818; settled in Wayne County at a time when there was but five or six houses within a radius of ten miles.  He has since resided on the farm where he first settled, six miles south of Fairfield…..Five children survive him. [excerpted from Wayne County Press, Aug/Sep? 1875]


Dr. Daniel Turney

On Tuesday evening last, since the above was in type, Dr. Daniel Turney, father of the deceased mentioned above, passed to his eternal home. Dr. Daniel Turney was born in Warren County, Kentucky on April 14, 1790, being at the time of his death aged seventy-nine years, nine months and eleven days. He became a resident of Illinois in the fall of 1826, and during the War with Mexico served as Assistant Surgeon in Col. Foremen's regiment… . [excerpted from Wayne County Press, January 27, 1870]

Dr. Joseph J. R. Turney
Died at his residence in Fairfield on Monday morning, Jan. 24th, 1870, Dr. Joseph J. R. Turney, aged 43 years, six months and eight days. Dr. Turney was born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, July 16th, 1826. His parents moved to Illinois during the same year, and ever since he has resided here. [excerpted from Wayne County Press, January 27, 1870]



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