ANDREW K. HARBERER born in Wurttemberg, Germany 28 Apr 1840 the son of Jacob and Salome (Kergis) Harberer. They were natives of Baden. The family lived on their farm until 1853, when Jacob died. Andrew was the oldest son and the second child of seven. Andrew graduated from schools in Germany and was in charge of his father's farm until his uncle sent him to the United States to avoid military service. He came to the United States in the fall of 1857. When he arrived he couldn't speak any English and depended on his own resources for his livelihood. He came at once to Sterling where he worked on a farm until the start of the Civil War. Andrew enlisted on 20 Apr 1861 in Company B, Thirteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was sworn in on the 24lh of May for three years. They participated in the battles at Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge and numerous skirmishes until they reached Vicksburg which was their first big battle, Dec 27, 28, and 29th, 1892. Their regiment was in the front for the whole battle. Andrew was offered a promotion, but declined. He was given a furlough for Meritorious Conduct in Line of Battle, but gave it to a comrade. They fought many Battles, including Lookout Mountain, GA. and Mission Ridge. A few days later in the engagement at Ringgold, GA. the regiment lost heavily. All the Field Officers were either wounded or killed. They were ordered to withdraw. When they marched to Woodinville, AL. Andrew was stricken with scurvy and hospitalized for two months at Nashville, TN. On 01 Mar 1864 he was transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps and sent to Cincinnati, OH. where he was a Provost Guard for three weeks. On the 15th of May he went to Washington, D.C. where he stayed until 24 May 1864. He re-enlisted becoming a member of Co. I., 7th Reg., Hancock's Veteran Reserve Corps. He reported that his three year enlistment had expired and was sent to Gen. Grant, who had his records examined. Andrew was paid off and discharged on the General's orders, who said "This is the first man to be discharged in this war by reason of the expiration of three years term of service." Andrew returned to Sterling and worked as a salesman in a mercantile establishment for 20 years. He married Caroline Planthaber on 18 Jul 1868. She came to the United States with her parents from Germany when she was very young. They had one son, John A., who taught school for a time before dying at the age of 21. Andrew was a tax collector, and in 1884 was elected constable until 1895. He was appointed Deputy Sheriff, and held that position for four years and then he was elected Sheriff in 1895. It was said he never lost a prisoner. He was a delegate to numerous Republican conventions. He was a member of the Will Robinson post 274, of the G.A.R., where he had been Commander. He was one of the first past Grand's of the I.O.O.F. of Sterling; an honored member of the Rock River Lodge no. 612, F & A.M., of Sterling; and a member of Sterling Commandery No. 57, K.T.; and was highly regarded by all. He died on 15 Feb 1921. From the "Whiteside County Genealogists" - Civil War Veterans Cemetery Walk Sept. 26, 2015]
RICHARD MEINS HARDEN, age 27, of 712 First Avenue, Sterling, was fatally injured in a one car accident early Sunday morning (9 Jun 1977) . Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Loyal M. Wilkenson, pastor of the Rolb Congregational Church at Earlville officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Whiteside County Coroner James Grennan will conduct an inquest into his death. Richard Harden was born Jan. 24, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Herbert M. and Grace E. Meins Harden. He attended and graduated from Sterling Township High School and attended Sauk Valley Jr. College. He served in the U.S. Army and was in the National Guard at the time of his death. He was employed by Russel Burdsall and Ward, Inc., for the past six years as an inspector. Survivors include his daughter, Regina of Rock Falls; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Harden of Sterling; three sisters, Mrs. Gene (Carole) Wright of Savanna, Mrs. Roger (Anne) Polzin of Sterling and Mrs. Dennis (Janice) Weber of Dixon [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 10, 1977 - Monday, pg 4]
JUDY (MOBLEY) HARDESTY, 31, of 1260 N. Galena in Dixon, formerly of rural Nelson died Monday ( 23 September 1985) morning in St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford from injuires sustained in an auto accident on Aug. 31, in rural Lee County. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral home in Sterling with Rev. Wayne Epps, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. A memorial has been established. Judy was born on Jan. 20, 1954 in Dixon, the daughter of Hoover and Mary Essington Mobley. She married Charles Hardesty in Dixon on Sept. 16, 1973. Surviving are her parents, Hoover and Mary Mobley of Nelson; her husband, Charles of LaCrosse, Wis.; one daughter, Theresa Hardesty of LaCrosse, Wis.; three brothers, Joe Mobley of Belleville, Richard Mobley of Dixon and LeRoy Mobley of Nelson; and three sisters, Dora Peterson of Dixon, Sue Hough of Dixon and Robin Fandel of Princeton. She was preceded in death by two brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 24, 1985 - Tuesday, pg A]
PAUL W. HARDIN, 14, of Rural Route 4, Morrison, was killed in a farm accident at his home on Tuesday (4 June 1968) at 3:30 p.m. An inquest was held at 10 a.m. today at the Reynolds Funeral Home and the verdict was accidental death due to a tractor accident. Graveside services for relatives will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery. A memorial church service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church, Morrison, the Rev. John Hannington officiating, assisted by Duane Basil, pastor. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. a memorial has been established by the family. Paul Hardin was born Jan. 9 1954 in Monmouth, the son of Harold and Marhorie Durward Hardin. He was a graduate of Clystic School and attended the Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his mother, one brother, Stephen, two sisters, Ruth and Sarah at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hardin of Keithsburg; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Durward of DeLeon Springs, Fla., and a number of Aunts and uncles. He is preceded by his father in January, 1966. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Jul 10, 1968 Sterling Gazette]
ELLA (McMILLAN) HARDY - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Parker attended the funeral services for their aunt, Mrs. Ella M. Hardy held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p. m. from the Congregational church of Lyndon, Rev. Lawrence Tenhopen officiating. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Mrs. Hardy, whose maiden name was Ella McMillan was the youngest of a family of fourteen children, she was born on October 20th, 1853 in Ohio, but was a resident of Whiteside county many years. In 1877 she was united in marriage to Richard Hardy, a brother to the late Susie Jordan of Albany, the marriage taking place at Round Grove. The husband preceded his wife in death six years. Mrs. Hardy passed away Thursday night, Dec. 26th, 1929, at the age of 76 years. Four children survive, namely, Mrs. D. J. McKee, Sterling; Mrs. Lyman Turney, Mrs. Frank Mitchell and Murray Hardy all of Lyndon. Mrs. Hardy was a frequent visitor in Albany during the life of Aunt Susie Jordan, who was her sister-in-law. [Contributed by Pam Pickens - The Albany Review, pg. 1; Jan 2 1930]
EMILY (BROOKFIELD) HARDY, 78, former resident of Sterling, passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday in Wesley, O. The body will be brought to the Behrens Mortuary, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Kenneth A. Mortonson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Sterling, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Hardy was born June 15, 1883 in Sterling, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Brookfield. She attended Wallace School, and continued her education at Ferry Hall in Lake Forest, and later a school in Boston, Mass. She was married to Chauncey Hardy in 1907 and they lived in Sterling until 1916 when they moved to Chicago to reside. They resided there until 1931 and she returned to Sterling after the death of her husband. Mrs. Hardy was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, and during her residence in Sterling an active member of the local church. Surviving are two sons, James W. Hardy, of Sterling, and Frederick P. Hardy, Lancaster, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Bellows, Bay Village, O.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, E. Galt Brookfield, Los Angeles, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. E. E. Butler, Des Moines, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor from The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 11, 1961 - Saturday, pg 2 col 3]
ROSS L. HARDY, a retired Polo electrician, died Saturday in Franklin Grove Nursing Home following a long illness. He was born Dec. 20, 1886, in Morrison, son of Amos and Harriet (Bowen) Hardy. On Oct. 4, 1911, he was married to Faith Stoessinger in Clinton, Iowa. She died Jan. 15, 1954. Surviving is a daughter, Lois Hardy of Polo. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. Funeral service will be Tuesday., at 1:30 p.m. in Brown-Seidel Funeral Home, Polo, with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. [Contributed by Pam Pickens - Freeport Journal-Standard, pg. 13 Date: 6-25-1973
MICHAEL HARGAN - The Fulton Journals of 1905 record the Irish birthplaces of three interesting Fultonians. The obituaries of these people with Irish roots shed light on the personalities that made up this small town. Michael Hargan, who had been a resident of this county for forty-one years, died at his home in Fulton, Sunday evening, February 5, 1905, aged eighty years, two months and twenty-four days. The deceased was born in Killarney, county Kerry, Ireland, November 11, 1824. There he grew to manhood and February 10, 1859, was married to Miss Mary Curren. They resided in their native country until 1864, when they came to the United States and located in Fulton. Three weeks ago Mr. Hargan sustained a stroke of paralysis and owing to his advanced age he gradually grew weaker until the end came. All of his children were with him when he breathed his last. Mr. Hargan was a man of many excellent traits of character. He was devoted to his home and family.
MAMIE (DeGROOT) HARGETT, 69, of Hamilton, Montana, died Friday, April 19, 1974 in Hamilton, Montana. Funeral services were held at 2 pm. Monday, April 22, 1974, in the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery. Rev. Loyal Wilkinson from Earlville officiated. Pallbearers were Reynold VanDerleest, Donald Zuidema, Marvin Zuidema, Walter Rodholm, W. Dwight Dykema and Louis H. Buikema. Mrs. Marvin Zuidema and Mrs. Donald Damhoff were in charge of the flowers. Mrs. Abe Renkes was the organist and Al Van Dyke and Mrs. C.R. Hook sang "How Great Thou Art". Mamie DeGroot was born December 8, 1904 in Whiteside County, the daughter of William and Gertrude (Van Dyke) DeGroot. She graduated from Austin High School and Northwestern University and was married April 7, 1934 to Dr. Mason V. Hargett. She is survived by her husband; one son, Overton of Crofton, MD; one grandson, Christopher; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William DeGroot of Rock Falls IL. A memorial has been established ?... (unable to read article). [Contributed by Reta Kleve]
STEVEN D. HARGRAVE, 43, of Danville, Ill., formerly Erie, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at his home in Danville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Erie United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will at the Erie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Steve was born Aug. 7, 1966, in Morrison, the son of Kent and Jerri Doubler Hargrave. He is a graduate of Erie High School and Western Illinois University. He served in the Illinois Army National Guard. Steve worked for McLane Company in Danville since 1996. He loved to run and was a member of the Kennekuk Road Runners Club in Danville. He has run the Bix 7 in Davenport for the past 27 years and had personalized license plates that read "QC Bix 7". He was inducted into the Erie Athletic Hall of Fame in January of 2008 along with the 1983 cross country team. Steve also enjoyed teasing his nieces and nephew and spending time with the family on their annual vacation to Minocqua, Wis. Steve is survived by his parents; three siblings and their spouses, Kris and Dan Puent, Eureka, Ill., twin brother, Scott Hargrave, Mukilteo, Wash., Julie and Joe Jones, Reynolds; nephew, Nathaniel (Angel) Puent; and nieces, Natalie Puent, Hayley, Mya and Aylah Jones. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents. [Contributed by Julie Hargrave Jones - Quad City Times 20 January 2010]
HAROLD R. HARMON, 89, of Fenton died Saturday, June 7, 2003. at his daughter's home in McKinney, Texas. He was a dairy farmer in Newton Township, Whiteside County, for 35 years. Mr. Harman was born April 23, 1914, in Camanche, Iowa, the son of Robert and Emily (Johnson) Harman. He was a 1932 graduate of Clinton (Iowa) High School. He married Velma Ross on July 15, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa. She died Jan. 8, 1987. He was a member of Garden Plain Presbyterian Church, Fulton, where he served as an elder and as a delegate to the National Presbyterian General Assembly. He also was a member of Erie Country Club and Erie Senior Citizens. He was a lifetime avid reader and traveled around the world after retiring. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Richard) Green of McKinney, Texas; two sons, Terry (Maureen) Harman of Indio, Calif. and Michael (Margo) Harman of Rock Island; a son-in-law, Tom Marckese of Geneseo; a sister, Lola Lange of Morrison; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lynne Marckese. The funeral is at 10:30 am. Thursday at Garden Plain Presbyterian Church, rural Fulton, with the Rev. Dr. James A. Camp, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Morrison, officiating. Burial is at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, [Daily Gazette June 10, 2003]
NAOMI (HUFFMAN) HARMON - It falls to my lot to chronicle the exit from earth to heaven of my dear sister, Mrs. Naomi Harmon, who departed her life at her husband’s residence, in Whiteside County, Ill., February 8, 1856 at five o'clock A. M. Sister Harmon was the eldest daughter of Michael and Susannah Hoffman. She was born in Pendleton County, Va., January 15, 1807, and from the best of my information she embraced Christianity in 1830, and united herself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the same time under the ministry of Rev. Mr. Tucker, of the Pittsburg conference in the Randolph circuit. She continued a worthy and accepted member of the church from her first connection to the day God said, It is enough. Come up higher. Sister Harmon has been the subject of much affliction for many years. In early life she met with the misfortune of losing, by death, the husband of her youth, Samuel Rexroad, with who she had lived in happiness, and who left her in charge of five small children, four daughters and one son. She resided at that time in New Albany, Ind. Her second daughter went to Henderson, Ky., to spend a short time with a friend, but alas! She was seen no more by her mother. The sad intelligence was soon returned that Amanda was burned to death in Henderson. The youngest daughter was sent to live with her grandmother in Virginia, but sweet little Emma was returned no more to her afflicted parent; word soon fell on her ear that Emma, too, was dead. Thus in a short time three of her dear family were taken away from her, and she was left to mourn her irreparable loss. She moved to Illinois to spend her remaining days with friends. There to ameliorate her condition, she was married to Mr. Harmon, who now feels deeply his loss occasioned by her death. She lived but a few years after her second marriage. Sister Harmon was a high-minded and kind-hearted Christian lady, pleasing and affable in her manners, though unassuming, yet much respected and loved by her neighbors. She had been an obedient daughter. She was an affectionate wife and kind mother, and an obliging neighbor. Her end was peace and consolidation, in the promises of Him in whose hand are the issues of life and death, feeling that all things work together for good to them that love God. Truly her change of worlds was triumphant. I was informed by Miss S. V. M. that two or three weeks prior to her death were spent in prayer and praise; that her greatest desire was to depart and be with Christ, who had always been her best friend, in affliction and in health. A few minutes before she closed her eyes on earth, she inquired of a sister how long it would be before she was released. She was informed that one hour would in all probability close her earthly pilgrimage. She gave assent, by a nod of her head, and in a few minutes her work was ended, as peacefully as the summer sun sinks into the western horizon. O, that this dispensation may be sanctified to the everlasting good of her two remaining daughters, orphaned son and afflicted husband, and all her kindred. [Contributed by Marji Turner. (This obituary was found in the Biography of her daughter Julia A. Harmon - Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado; Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co. 1898, 1317 pages (Page 1189-90) Naomi is buried in Zion/Smack Cemetery
BARBARA ANN HARMS - Funeral services for Barbara Ann, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Harms of Tampico, were held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Parent Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Rev. L. B. Beals officiated at the service. Barbara Ann was sick only a short time and her death came as a shock. Besides her parents she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Curry of Tampico, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harms of Tampico, and other close relatives. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 8, 1941 - Saturday, pg 5]
DOROTHY L. (STERNS) HARMS, 69, of 606 E. 10th St., Rock Falls, died unexpectedly while at work in Dixon Thursday morning (5 March 1970) . Funeral services will be at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. E. A. Henrichs, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rock Falls, officiating with burial at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Harms was born Jan. 1, 1901 in Hopkins Township, the daughter of William and Mary Mieners Stern. She was united in marriage to Walter Harms on Dec. 29, 1943, and they resided in the Sterling-Rock Falls area their entire life. Recently she had taken on the task of becoming a "Grandparent" at the Dixon State School. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rock Falls. Survivors include on brother, LeRoy Stern, Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Evelyn) Sandell, Lanark; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 6, 1970- Friday, pg 2]
HENRY HARMS, was born in Germany sixty-seven years ago. He left his native land after his marriage and came to America. For a number of years he resided on a farm in Genesee township. About two years ago he purchased a farm two and one-half miles south of Milledgeville where he resided at the time of his death which occurred at forty minutes past five, Saturday afternoon, May 21. The deceased had enjoyed fairly good health until Tuesday evening, May 16, when on his way from the barn to the house, having just finished milking, he was stricken with paralysis. The physician was immediately summoned and all that could be done was of no avail as he never regained consciousness and passed away at the hour mentioned. He was a man with many good qualities and will be sadly missed in his home. To mourn his death he leaves a wife and three children. The daughter is Mrs. John Helm and resides in Sterling. The sons are Henry and Fred, both at home. The funeral services were held from the East Genesee Lutheran church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Holderman officiating. [Contributed by Karen Fyock - dated 1904]
MAMIE MARGARETTA (LARSON) HARMS, 73, of Tampico, died early today (21 December 1970) in Community General Hospital, Sterling. Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tampico United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Raymond Good officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Cancer Fund. Mrs. Harms was born May 4, 1897 in Utica, the daughter of Olaf and Laura Larson. She was educated in the Utica Schools and was united in marriage with Richard J. Harms May 31, 1917 in Tampico Township. Mrs. Harms had lived in the Tampico vicinity about 55 years. She was a member of the Tampico United Methodist Church and for 23 years and was a member of the Tampico Memorial Cemetery Board. She was active in Home Bureau, the Girl Scouts and 4-H Club activities. Surviving with the husband are three sons, Clifford of Orlando, Fla., and Lester and Wayne, both of Tampico. There are eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving Mrs. Harms are two sisters, Mrs. Edward Fullerton of Prophetstown and Mrs. Letha Newman of Tampico. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother Harold, two sisters Mrs. Verna McLaughlin and Mrs. Florence Mickley and one granddaughter. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 21, 1970 - Monday, pg 2]
MIKE HARNESS, 51, of Sterling, IL, and formerly of Aurora, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 after an illness. He was born on February 10, 1954 in Springfield, MO, the son of James E. and Marjorie F. (Pogue) Harness. He married Mari Jurkovic on January 2, 1981 in Aurora, IL. Mike was employed for the past 27 years as a technician with SBC (formerly Ameritech). He served as Union Steward for his IBEW and enjoyed working on cars and on his computer. Surviving is his wife, Mari; his three daughters, Jestern Harness of Decatur, IL, Jennifer (Steven Smith) Harness and Joanna Harness both of Sterling, IL; his mother, Marjorie Rodgers of Markham, IL; his sisters, Janicia (Jay) Volce and LaTresa Harness both of Springfield, MO, and Marjorie Faye (Howard) Dillon of Riverdale, IL; his brothers, S. Joe (Melinda) Harness of Republic, MO, Clifford (Autumn) Harness of Sparta, MO, Aaron (Mary) Rodgers of Germany, Anthony (Elvia) Rodgers of Markham, IL and Ott Rodgers Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; two grandchildren, Bianca and Tristen. He was preceded in death by his father, step-mother and step-father. Funeral services will be Monday, September 26, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. in the McDonald-Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue, Sterling, IL. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
MARGARET MILLER HAROLD, 81, of rock Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Harold was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Huntley, the daughter of Carl and Vada (Johnson) Miller. She married James Lee Harold on Dec. 12, 1936, in DeKalb. He died March 31, 1988. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Rock Falls, where she volunteered with dinners and fundraisers. She was past president of the church's Ruth Circle. She was active with the Girl Scouts for 35 years and was a member of the Sunshine Singers. Survivors include three daughters; Margaret Anne Sadowski of DeKalb, Barbara Jean (Carl) Hans of Rock Falls, and Karen Sue Wellman of Rock Falls; a brother, Carl Miller Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Emiline Smith of DeKalb and Edith Keef of Cortland; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by seven brothers. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent Sterling Daily Gazette Sunday, Nov 7, 1999, A5:2]
WARREN HARRING, 49, 1019 13th Ave., Fulton, passed away Monday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. He was born April 10, 1921, in Drendia Center, Ill., the son of Emil andClara Miller Harring. He married Verna Deelsynder, Aug. 23, 1952, in Shannon. Mr. Harring was a member of the First Reformed Church; veteran of WW II, and a member of the VFW post in Morrison. Survivors include the widow; one brother, Donald, Clinton, Ia., one sister, Mrs. Jake (Bernice) Zacharewicz, Moline. He was preceded by his parents and one sister, Viola Green. Friends may call at the Bosma Funeral Home until time of services. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 28, 1970 - pg 2 col 2]
BERTHA (BRAID) HARRINGTON, 55, a former resident of Sterling, died at St. Anthony's hospital, Rockford, this morning at 4 o'clock. She had been confined to the hospital for the greater part of the past five months. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at the late home and at the Central Christian church of Rockford, the rev. Mr. Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the Swedish – American cemetery at Rockford. Mrs. Harrington was born west of Coleta 55 years ago, the daughter of the late Mrs. Anna L. Bryson. She was married to Fred Braid who passed away eight years ago, and two years ago married Fred Harrington. She is survived by her husband and eight children, Ralph, Leslie, Mrs. Mary Lignell and Mrs. Esther King, all of Rockford; Wayne of Chicago; Elma, Grace and Louise at home. One son, Glenn died 12 years ago. She is also survived by nine brothers and sisters – Mrs. Clara Johnson, Clarence Bryson, Mrs. Belle Barthell, Mrs. Susie Peugh, Mrs. Hazel Winkey, Mrs. Floxie Mott, all of Sterling; Mrs. Jessie Myers of Lanark; Mrs. Myrtle Bushman of Milledgeville and Pearl Bryson of Morehead, Minn. One brother, Ben, died four years ago. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the July 26, 1941, Sterling Gazette]
IDA JOSEPHINE (McCARTHY) HARRINGTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Harrington were held at the Tampico Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with Rev. W. W. Maxwell, pastor of the Tampico Methodist church in charge. Rev. Maxwell based his sermon of comfort on the text taken from First Corinthians, 15-54, "This mortal must put on immortality." Three chosen hymns, "Asleep in Jesus," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Life's Twilight Hour," were sung by Mrs. Claude Love and Mrs. R. P. Loudenburg accompanied at the piano by Mrs. N. E Denison. Many beautiful floral offerings brought their silent message of love and sympathy. Members of the Woman's Relief Corp of which Mrs. Harrington was a faithful member, attended the services in a body. Friends attending the casket were: H. A. Maxfield, Glenn Wroten, L. E. Smith, L. E. Chapin, E. W. Meredith, and F. O. Gerber. Obituary: Ida Josephine Harrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy, was born Oct. 23, 1857 in Milwaukee, Wis., and passed away May 1, 1933, at 10:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Sanders at Franklin Grove, Ill. While she was very young her father died, and her mother married Mr. Eddy. Two brothers, William and John, also preceded her in death. She went through the Chicago fire, when her family lost their home. They took refuge in a church basement where they made their home while the process of rebuilding was going on. In 1880 she was married to Edward Theodore Becker in Chicago. To this union were born four children, Walter Edward, Ralph William, Ruth Mina, and Arthur Sanford. In 1890 her husband died, leaving her with four small children. With her four children and her widowed mother she moved to Sandwich, Ill. Here she engaged in the millinery business for about 12 years, enabling her to educate the children and bring them up in a Christian home. March 3, 1904 she was united in marriage to Sumner M. Harrington at Sandwich, Ill., moving to Tampico, Ill., where they lived until the death of Mr. Harrington. From then on she spent her summers in Tampico to be with her friends. In 1926 her daughter Ruth and children came to Tampico to be with her mother, remaining with her constantly, since. A few years ago she suffered a stroke, but seemed to recover nicely, but finally failing in health, passed away May 1, 1933, aged 75 years, 6 months and 9 days. Mrs. Harrington is survived by four children, Walter Edward Becker, Ralph William Becker, Ruth Mina Sanders, and Arthur Sanford Becker; also five grandchildren, Idesta Wetzell, Walter Becker Jr., Ralph Becker Jr., William Becker and Robert Maxwell. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois May 4, 1933 - Thursday, pg 10]
Terrible Tragedy Occurs At York, Nebr. When Tampico Young Man Meets Death
Lawrence Harrington, a young man and the son of assessor Bert Harrington, shot himself at York, Nebr., and died almost instantly according to a message received here by his father Friday morning. The remains were sent here and arrived in Tampico Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church. Rev. A. Matheson preached the sermon. Several appropriate selections were sung by Mesdames Minnie Love and Maude Hein accompanied by Mrs. Nora Denison. There were a number of beautiful floral tributes including pieces from the Baptist Aid-society and the Philatheas. Six young men acted as pall bearers. Interment was in the Tampico cemetery. Complete particulars of the sad affair are not known here only that the shooting followed some trouble between Lawrence and his wife. The message was the first intimation that relatives here had of any serious trouble and it came as a terrible blow to the father and mother. Glen Harrington, a brother had received a postal stating that he was going out to Nebraska to see his wife who was sick. He had been working steadily at Gary, Ind., and had received two promotions. He arrived in York last Friday and what happened there is taken from the York Daily News Times as follows: Lawrence Harrington is dead and his wife is in the Lutheran Hospital in a critical condition as a result of a shooting affair at the Ferguson home on South Nebraska avenge shortly after 10 o'clock this morning. Harrington shot and killed himself after seriously wounding his wife. ***** the shooting occurred but Rose Ferguson, Mrs. Harrington's mother, was in the next room and viewed the greater part of the tragedy through the open door. Three shots were fired. The first went wide. The second entered Mrs. Harrington's cheek, deflected from the spinal column and lodged in the shoulder. With the third shot Harrington shot himself. He lived but a few minutes. The motive was family trouble. Harrington an this wife had been living in Aurora, Ill., until about six weeks ago when Mrs. Harrington came to the home of her mother in this city. Harrington came to York about two weeks ago and made an effort to get his wife to return to Illinois with him. Failing he returned east, but came back to York this morning. The shooting occurred after he had again been unsuccessful in his efforts to get her to return with him. At the inquest which was held this morning Rose Ferguson testified that her daughter had come to York because her husband was not supporting her. The coroners jury returned a verdict at 2 o'clock this afternoon that Lawrence Harrington came to his death by his own hand with suicidal intent after shooting his wife, Beatrice Harrington.
There is some doubt expressed by relatives about Lawrence being able to shoot himself in the top of the head. The wound showed that it was directly over the ear and nearly on the top of his head and probably made by a .38 caliber revolver. There were no powder burns or marks on his head when the body arrived here and some question the ability of a person to shoot themselves on the top of the head and hold the revolver far enough away not to leave powder burns. There were three bad marks or bruises on the back of his head and the corner of the right eye was cut according to ..... [Tampico Tornado March 18, 1920, Contributed by Kent Harrington]
~~ LAWRENCE HARRINGTON, was born in Downers Grove, July 4, 1900 and came with the family to Tampico in 1911, this place having been his home since that time. He was married May 19, 1919, at Paw Paw. Lawrence was a happy, ambitious young man and his relatives say that he never thought or mentioned ending his life. He was taking a correspondence course and had steady employment at Gary, where he had received two promotions with another one in sight. While in Tampico he attended the Baptist church. He made friends wherever he went and his death was a shock to his relatives and friends. He is survived by his parents who feel very badly over the sudden calamity and also two brothers, Glen and Roy, also seven sisters. Mrs. Walter FOY, Mrs. Paul WAGONKNECHT,Mrs. John KILROY, Ina, Ivy, Fay and Helen. Lawrence carried $2,000 life insurance in the Peoria Life Co. in two policies of $1,000 each, one of which was less that a year old and may be invalidated. They are payable to his wife. Mrs. HARRINGTON according to last reports was gaining slowly hopes are held that she will recover. CARD OF THANKS - We wish to thank all our neighbors and friends for their kindness, assistance and sympathy following the calamity which befell our son. A. E. Harrington and Family [Contributed by Kent Harrington]
MATILDA (SICKLES) HARRINGTON, 76, 209 Stanley Ct., Rock Falls, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday while a patient in Home Hospital . She had been removed to the hospital Monday morning following a severe stroke. The body was removed to the Wheelock Funeral Home, Rock Falls, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery . Mrs. Harrington, a widow, was a resident of this community for the past 20 years. She was born May 26, 1877, in Ontario, Canada coming to this country while still a child. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Sickles. In 1893 she was united in marriage to Albert E. Harrington at Cambridge, Ill. She was a member of the Tampico Baptist Church . Surviving are 10 children, Mrs. Walter (Maude) Foy of Walnut, Mrs. Paul (Mae) Wagenknecht, Rock Falls, Mrs John (Ruth) Kilroy, West Convina, Calif., Glenn Harrington, Rock Falls, Mrs Harry (Ina) Kilroy, Hebron, Mrs. Roy (Iva) Payne, Rock Falls, Roy Harrington, Gifford, Mrs. LeRoy (Faye) Simposn, Rock Falls, Mrs. Bert (Helen) McFalls, Rock Falls and Mrs. Laura Goss of Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Grace Noble of Lockport, Ill; 44 Grand children and 75 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sickles; her husband Albert; onr son Laurence Harrington; two brothers Frank and Wesley Sickles; and a sister, Mrs. Etta Norton. [Contributed by Kent Harrington from The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, 21 April 1953]
ROY M. HARRINGTON - Services for Roy M. Harrington of Sterling, who died Friday (20 Jul 1956), were held Monday afternoon in the Melvin Funeral Home. The Rev. Janis R. Kalnmalis, pastor of the Coleta EUB Church officiated, and burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Mrs. Robert Rieff and Mrs. Wayne Shank sang "Some Day He'll Make It Plain," and "Beyond The Sunset." Pallbearers were Kenneth Overholser, Harold Miller, Clarence Heide, Lester and Chester Lenhart and Charles Bushman. In charge of flowers were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gettle, Mr. and Mrs. George Heide, Mrs. Clarence Heide, and Swartley Florists. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 24, 1956 - Tuesday, p2 col 3]
SUMNER M. HARRINGTON, was born in Joliet, Marc 24, 1841 where he spent his boyhood days and from which place in 1861 he answered his country's call serving three years and nine months in active service and being promoted to a sergeant. After being honorably discharged he was married Sept 6, 1866 to Miss Cornelia Petty at Newark. He farmed for two years in Kendall county and then moved to a farm near Cambridge where he resided until 1894. He then moved to Sandwich where he resided until 1903 when he moved to Tampico having purchased a large farm southwest of town. Mrs. Harrington died March 4, 1894 at Sandwich. Four children were born to this union, one of which died in infancy, those who survive are: A.E. Harrington of Tampico, Fay Harrington of Sandwich and Harry Harrington of Sterling. The deceased was married a second time march 3, 1904 to Ida A Becker of Sandwich who with the three sons survive. Mr. and Mrs. Harrington have made their home since their marriage in Tampico where both are honored and respected citizens. Mr. Harrington was a member of the Baptist church, was a man who stood for the right in the community and had made a success in farming having accumulated enough on which to retire. A splendid citizen who stood well not only back in his old home but in this community where he will be missed and mourned by relatives and friends.
--- Second Notice: S.M. Harrington, an old soldier, a large land owner and a prominent citizen of this community was found dead in his chair at his home in the northwestern part of town last week Thursday evening about 7 o'clock by Antoine Engel a neighbor who called. Mr. Harrington was found sitting in his chair holding The Tornado in his lifeless hands and had evidentally been reading the obituary of the late Mrs. H. T. Nicolai. It is thought that he had been dead for some hours because his body was cold and rigor mortis had begun. Mr. Engel noticed that there was no smoke arising from the chimney and stopped in to see if the aged man was at home. He opened the door and on walking in and addressing Mr. Harrington who sat in the chair supposed he was asleep and on touching him found that he was dead. Mr. Engel notified Dr. Frybarger and also the relatives. Dr. Frybarger was unable to state whether death was due to heart trouble or high blood pressure. The deceased had suffered from the latter and it caused severe headaches although he had not complained lately and had been in his accustomed good health. The coroner was notified and an inquest held Friday afternoon with the following jury: Ed Olsson foreman, John Cooley, E.C. Bollenbach, L.K. Brainerd, J.W. Kelly and Wm. Shere. The verdict was that he came to his death while in his home in a a chair reading but the jury was unable to state the exact cause of his death. After prayer and short services conducted by Rev. Ray W. Barber pastor of the Baptist church at the home early Saturday morning the remains accompanied by his two sons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs A.E. Harrington of this place and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrington of Sterling, were taken on the morning passenger train to his old home at Sandwich where services were held at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Norton the pastor officiating. Interment was in Oakridge cemetery, Sandwich. The casket was covered with beautiful masses of floral tributes. His wife who was at Naperville just recovering from an operation in a Chicago hospital was able to come out to Sandwich and attend the services During her absence in Chicago Mr. Harrington had been staying alone at his home. [Contributed by Kent Harrington from The Tampico Tornado April 17, 1919]
CHARLES W. HARRIS - 82, prominent Masonic worker, sank away at the James Anderson home about 2 a.m. this morning. He had been ill for the past three years after a severe heart attack and has been under the care of his daughter Amy, who left her work in Chicago to care for her father. He has been in a critical condition for the past three weeks. Mr. Harris was born at Lacon, Ill., July 7, 1851, and came to this county 5 years later when his parents moved to Sterling. Nearly all his life has been spent in Whiteside county, He was united in marriage with Miss Ella Brink (daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Brink). This Hezekiah Brink was the original settler in Sterling. They were married March 7, 1878. Mrs. Harris died in June, 1912, at Chicago. He is survived by two children, Miss Amy S. Harris and Earl W. Harris, both of Chicago. There are two grandchildren, Chas. And Marjorie Harris, and two half brothers, Bert and Ed of California. Also a half sister, Mrs. Will Anderson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. He was a cabinet maker by trade and an ardent worker in the Masonic lodge at Morrison, he having taught 60 candidates their degrees. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. A Masonic service will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the Reynolds funeral home, with Rev H. A. Miles officiating. The body will then be taken to the Rose Hill cemetery in Chicago for burial beside that of his wife. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Sterling Daily Gazette 13 Jul 1913 Pg 13;5]
EDWARD S. HARRIS - At his home in Fulton, Ill., Nov. 14, 1898 of catarrh of the stomach, Edward S. Harris, aged 71 years, 6 months and 4 days. The deceased had not enjoyed perfect health since his army service, and for a number of months had been feeling worse than usual, but it was only for about ten days previous to his death that his condition was considered serious. He was born in Licking Co., Ohio, May 11, 1827. In 1831 he moved to Marshall county where he was married May 19, 1846, to Amy Taylor. To this union four children, three daughters and one son were born. Two daughters died in infancy and one daughter and one son survive him. In 1856 he moved to this county. Mrs. Harris died in 1860 and in 1861 he was married to Sarah C. Brink, and to this union seven children were born, five sons and two daughters. Mr. Harris enlisted in 1862 in Company I of the 75th regiment of Illinois volunteers and served three years. He was a pensioner and a member of the G.A.R. He resided in Morrison for many years where he had charge of the work room in the furniture store of J.A. Shaw, and later of E.J. Weaver. Several years since he removed to Fulton where he continued to reside until his death. He was for sixty years a member of the M.E. church, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.R. Cronce of that church at the home of the deceased, yesterday morning, the remains being brought to this city for interment in Grove Hill cemetery. The Whiteside Sentinel 17 Nov 1898 Front pg.]
SARAH C. (BRINK) HARRIS - A former resident of this county, died on Sunday morning, March 19, at the home of her son, E. L. Harris, at Bryant, S. D. The body will be brought here for burial, and services at the cemetery will be held at two o'clock in Grove Hill. Sarah C. Brink was born in Indiana, Nov. 8 1837, and spent her girlhood in that state. She was married to Edward S. Harris In Morrison, in January, 1861, and for many years after they made their home in Erie and in other parts of Whiteside county. About 20 years ago they moved from Morrison to Fulton and remained there until the death of Mr. Harris five years later, since which time Mrs. Harris has made her home with her children, none of whom reside here. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 22 Mar 1916 Front pg.]
DR. CHARLES N. HARRISON
Dr. Charles N. Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Harrrison was born March 2, 1864 in Camanche, [Clinton County] Ia. He was married to Carrie Knostman, who passed away here, and married Lutie Green of Fulton Nov. 7, 1916. He is survived by one son Norman; one daughter, Mrs. Norman Moore, and two granchildren, all of Culver City, Calif. Burial was Wednesday in Fulton cemetery. [Sterling Gazette 17 Aug. 1932; contributed by Larry Reynolds]
Joseph Harrison, settled in Genesee in 1849; died at Coleta January 28, 1917, aged 67 years, 4 months, 3 days. [Daily Gazette, 20 August 1917; From Larry Reynolds]
JAMES HARSHMAN - an elderly gentleman living in Summit place, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock after a short illness. Mr. Harshman had just completed his sixty-seventh year on the fifth of this month. A wife and nine children mourn his death - eight sons and one daughter. The children are all grown and are some what scattered, so it is hardly possible that they can all be at the funeral. Mr. Harshman was born and lived in Frederick country, Maryland, until he came west twenty-seven years ago. He was of quiet and retiring nature and was most highly esteemed by those who knew him best. He has long been a member of the Dunkard church and was looked upon by his fellow members, as a "father in Israel". The funeral service was held in the Dunkard church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The presence of a large number of friends and relatives testified to the love that was held for the deceased. The services were conducted by his pastor Rev. P.R. Keltner. The Standard offers its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen]
MARY (HEY) HARSHMAN, 92, of 503 E. 13th St., Sterling, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Community General Hospital, following a six month illness. Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Smith, officiating. Entombment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mary A. Hey was born March 14, 1880, the daughter of John Philip Hey and Elizabeth Herr Baer Hey, on a farm south of Penrose. She attended the Stone School and Brown's Business School and Brown's Business College. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church (now Trinity United Methodist) where she taught Sunday School for more than 50 years and was active in church organizations. Mrs. Harshman had been president of the Twin City Missionary Union (Church Women United) and was active in the Sterling Woman's Club, Sterling WCTU and Whiteside County WCTU. On Nov. 24, 1971 she fell and fractured her hip, and since then, had been confined to Community General Hospital and the Polo Nursing Home. Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Don (Sandra) Tillman of Red Oak, Iowa; and Jacqueline and James Koga and a son-in-law, Henry Koga of Melrose Park; two brothers, Clement Hey of Sterling, and Henry Hey of Dixon, and a sister, Mrs. W. J. Harshman of Polo. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 26, 1972 - Friday, page 2]
ELLEN MALISSA HARTING, 86, died at 9:30 Tuesday Night (January 25, 1938) in her home at 709 Avenue I. The body was removed to the Wheelock funeral home in Rock Falls and will be taken back to the home Thursday morning. Funeral rites are to be held Thursday afternoon at 2 in the home and 2:30 in the Christian church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Harting was born in Fort Wayne Indiana. Her husband, Cyrus Harting, preceded her in death. Mrs. Harting had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. William Sitter at 709 Avenue I. Sterling Daily Gazette January 26, 1938]
HARRY "LLOYD" HARTING, 704 Locust St., Sterling, has received word from Washington D.C., of the passing of his brother, Harry "Lloyd" Harting. Death occurred Saturday evening at Yacunde, Cameroon, Africa . Mr. Harting has been a resident of Africa for the past 20 years where he was employed by the U.S. government. Mr. Harting was born in Sterling, the son of Harry J. and Elizabeth Underhill Harting. He attended the local public schools and was a graduate of Sterling Township High School and Brown's Business College . He left Sterling in the mid 20s. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters and one son, two brothers, Bert Harding of Sterling and Donald Harting of Rock Island . The body is being returned to the United States and will be forwarded to Sterling for services and burial. Mrs. Harting will accompany the body. Local arrangements are being completed by the Melvin Funeral Home. The body will arrive about Nov 17. [Contributed by Suzy Wert - Daily Gazette Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Saturday, 13 Nov 1965]
MARVIN HARTMANN, 74, of 5067 Jenkran St., Morrison, formerly of Sterling, died this morning (18 July 1985) at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Blair Funeral home with Rev. Lynn Longenbaugh, pastor of the Morrison United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. Mr. Hartman was born March 8, 1911 in Argo Fay, the son of Emil and Elsie Nelson Hartman. He was a graduate of Chadwick High School and Coyne Electronic School in Chicago. Mr. Hartman was a TV repairman in Sterling for many years. On Aug. 12, 1933, he married Winnefred Deem in Chicago. The deceased is a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Sterling and a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Lois) Emmert of Mendota and Mrs. Sharon Barklow of Hot Springs, Ark., and one brother, Glen W. Hartman of Chadwick. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1951, his twin brother in infancy, his paretns, and one other brother. A memorial has been established in his memory. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 18, 1985 - Thursday, pg A6]
VIRGIL HARTMAN, 75, of 503 8th Street in Fulton, IL, died on Friday, April 2, 1999 at the Samaritan Hospital North in Clinton, IA. Funeral services were held at 2 PM on Monday, April 5, 1999 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Visitation was from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, April 4, 1999 at the funeral home. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL. Mr. Hartman was born on September 6, 1923 in Thomson, IL to Henry L. and Anna M. (Traum) Hartman. He was educated in the rural Carroll County schools. On August 27, 1948 he married Dorothy J. Snyder in Morrison. She died on November 30, 1983. He served in the US Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was employed as a machine operator for the former Agrico Chemical Company in Fulton for 19 years and then for International Harvestor in East Moline until retirement. Memberships included the American Legion Post #402 in Fulton and the UAW Local #1304 in East Moline. Survivors include five daughters, Deborah (Bill) Zancho of Hawthorn Woods, Susan Jones of Sterling, Sonia Hook of Fulton, Dawn (Chris) Ward of Fulton, and Kristi (Greg) Choate of Glen Ellyn; six sons, Tom (Lori) Hartman of Fulton, Virgil (Sandra) Hartman, Jr. of Fulton, Gary Hartman of Fulton, John (Kelli) Hartman of Clinton, and Randy Hartman of Davenport, IA; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five sisters, Lucille Ven Huizen of Clinton, Helen Kramer of Sterling, Betty (Albert) Notz of Savanna, Luella (John) Garrison of Clinton, and Darlene (Bill) Vos of Morrison; and three brothers, Arnold (Grace) Hartman, Norman (Gilda) Hartman of Fulton, and Norris (Shirley) Hartman of Mr. Carroll. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, and eight brothers, Willard, Leonard, Floyd, Raymond, Louvell, Warren, Henry, and Ivan.
WILLIAM DEWEY HARTMANN, 85, 13 1/2 E. 4th St., Sterling, died unexpectedly in his home Thursday morning (9 Feb 1984). Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, Sterling, with Rev. Geoffrey Wirth of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until the hour of services. William Hartman was born on Jan. 29, 1899 in Stephenson County, the son of William Arlie Straw Hartman. On Aug. 7, 1943 he was united in marriage to Edna Hohlen. She preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 1975. He was then united in marriage to May N. Onken on Dec. 17, 1983 in Sterling. He had been employed as a machine operator with International Harvester for 15 years. Survivors are his wife, Mary, two half brothers, Everett Hartman, Pittsburg, CA., and Denzel Hartman, MN. Preceding him in death were his parents and his first wife. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois FEBRUARY 10, 1984 - Friday, pg A6]
BETTY A. (SEYLLER) HARVEY, 73, of Morrison, IL, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, IA. Betty was born November 28, 1934 in Sterling, IL, to Fred B. and Alice E. (Carroll) Seyller. She attended the Brown grade school in rural Henry County. She was a 1952 graduate of Annawan High School, Annawan, IL. Betty married Dale L. Harvey on November 24, 1961 in Morrison. He died November 12, 2005. Betty was first employed with the Eclipse Lawn Mower Factory in Prophetstown, IL for 8 years. Then following marriage, she farmed with her husband in the rural Morrison area. She enjoyed working with and caring for her farm animals. She was later employed with the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department as a control room operator. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 30 years. Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Harvey of Barstow, IL; one son, Gary Harvey of Morrison, IL; three grandchildren, Jordon, Jamie, and Lani Harvey; one brother, James (Rita) Seyller of Tampico, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale.
JAMES HASLAM - At his home in Union Grove, on Saturday May 12, 1894, Mr. James Haslam, aged 75 years, 1 month and 9 days. James Haslam was born in Little Lever, Lancashire, England, April 3, 1819. Was married to Miss Ann Johnson of the same place January 19, 1848. This union was blessed with a family of ten children - seven of whom with the wife of his choice crossed the chilly Jordan of Death before him and stood ready to welcome him home. He came to this country in 1849, locating in Massachusetts; he then moved to Virginia remaining there but a short time and then movd to LaSalle IL, where his services were needed as superintendent of the coal mine there, holding this position until 1861 when he bought a farm in Fair Haven Township, Carroll County, Ill, where he lived for twenty-two years. Selling his farm in 1883 he then moved to Whiteside county where he spent the remainder of his life. Among all his wanderings, wherever hislot was cast, he by his cheerful disposition and integrity made every one with whom he came in contact his friend, and truly in both Carroll and Whiteside counties where he is best known, his friends are legion. In 1867 he was converted, baptized and joined the U.B. Church in Christ, for the support of which he gave liberally of his means. By industry and frugality he had gathered enough of this world's goods around him to enable him to retire from active life and take comfort in his declining years. Of the three remaining children, Ann, wife of H. W. Kennedy, living at Malvern, Maggie wife of W.H. Moulton and Miss Alice, both of this place. All were present to alleviate his pain by tender acts of love and duty, so much needed in his last sickness. He was a kind father, ever thoughtful of the welfare of his family of which he was justly proud. His personal effects he left to his children, dividing it among them as best suited him. Thorough in all his dealings he did not leave this important matter until the last moment but long abefore his departure made all his arrangements and then calmly waited for the summons "Come up higher". By his every day life he fully proved that. They laid him away in the beautiful cemetery at Morrison followed by a large concourse of friends and neighbors who thus testify of the high esteem in which they held him. The services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Skinner at his late home on Monday afternoon.
KATHRYN (ROYER) HASSELBERG, 85, of Rock Falls died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Mc Donald Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Mrs. Hasselberg was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Morrison the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Holly) Royer. She married Thomas Hasselberg on Aug. 5, 1948 in Rock Falls. He died Sept. 29, 1986. She was the co-owner of the former Hasselberg grocery Store for 36 years in Rock Falls. She was amember of the Rock Falls American Legion Auxiliary Post 902 for 42 years and was president for two years. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Kenneth Hasselberg of Dixon; and two very special friends, Viola Powell of Prophetstown and Alberta Wilson of Como.
EMMA P.(BOERS) HASSELMAN, 88, formerly of Deer Grove, died Sunday morning (08 December 1968) at the Mendota Lutheran Home, where she had been a resident for the past four years. She was born on Nov. 24, 1880 in Peru, Ill., the daughter of Hermand and Caroline Boers. She was united in marriage on Feb. 28, 1900, at Peru, to Charles Hasselman. They moved to Deer Grove in 1921 and farmed for many years in that area. Mrs. Hasselman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rock Falls and the Ladies' Circle of the church. She is survived by three sons, Carl of Tampico, Clifford of Rock Ralls and Clarence of Deer Grove; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles, on Nov. 24, 1953; one son, Elmer; three brothers and two sisters. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Rock Falls. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 9, 1968 - Monday, pg 2]
EVELYN E. (BAUER) HASSELMAN, 78, of 615 Seventh Ave., Rock Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1993, at CGH Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Robert C. Kinnear, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home, Rock Falls. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Hasselman was born June 24, 1915, in La Moille, the daughter of John and Minnie (Mohnike) Bauer. She married Clarence Hasselman Sept. 11, 1937 in LaMoille. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, where she was organist for many years and also active in church activities. Survivors include her husband; one son, Mark (Lynne) Hasselman of Lake In The Hills; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Marian) Whitlow of Charleston; five grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Conklen of Prophetstown. She was preceded in death by her parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 12, 1993 - Sunday, pg A5]
ETTA K. (LUTYENS) HASSENYAGER - Funeral services are complete at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls for Mrs. Etta K. Hasenyager, 70, of Civic Plaza, Rock Falls, who died Friday (July 18, 1975) at Community General Hospital. She was born in Harmon the daughter of Wm. & Rena Bohms Lutyens on March 20, 1905. She married Kenneth F. Hasenyager on Feb. 7, 1925. They lived most of their married life in Rock Falls. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 17, 1975. She is survived by three daughters, Lois, Rosalie and Evalene; two sons Kenneth and Keith; 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters Mattie Weisenberger and Ida Huntley; three brothers Harmy, WIlliam and Edward. [Daily Gazette July 19, 1975]
LUELLA HASTINGS - Funeral rites for Miss Luella Hastings were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Melvin funeral home by the Rev. Harry E. Shiffer of the Rock Falls Christian church. Mrs. J. H. Linn was at the organ and Mrs. Edgar Wolfe sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Goodnight and Good morning". The burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Rock Falls, the pallbearers being Gilbert and Ronald Bonnell, Sherman Insley, Donald Ahlgren, Wayine Duvall and Henry Whitmer.
MRS. ORVILLE (HAYEN) HASTINGS - 411 Third Avenue, Sterling, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Monday (31 March 1952) in the Dixon Public Hospital after an extended illness. The body rests at the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday and until Wednesday noon when the body will be taken to St. John's Lutheran Church and lie until the funeral. Services are to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Lutheran Church by the pastor, Dr. Alfred L. Grewe. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Hastings was born October 18, 1889, in Malvern, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Kate Hayen She had been a resident of this vicinity her entire lifetime and moved to Sterling in 1924. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Curtis Hastings of Miami, Fla., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hayen of Sterling and four grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Minard Rote of Freeport; four stepchildren, Curtis Hastings of Miami, Fla., Marvin Hastings of Chicago, Sgt. Kenneth Hastings of Ft. Knox, Ky., and Miss Ethel Hastings of Rock Falls, and three step grandchildren. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 31, 1952 - Monday, pg 2]
FRANK HATHAWAY Funeral services for Frank Hathaway, 44 years old, who died Tuesday at his home at Zebra, Mo., were held Sunday at 2 o’clock p.m. at Ott’s funeral chapel in Prophetstown. Services were conducted by John G. Hagelock, Christian Science reader of Sterling. Burial was in Riverside cemetery at Prophetstown. The pallbearers were: L.E. McNamara, LeRoy Reynolds, C.C. Reynolds, John Teach, William Pettit and Charles Maxfield. Frank James Hathaway was born December 15, 1886 at Appleton, Wis., and died January 6, 1931, at Zebra, Mo. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Hathaway. He was married June 16, 1924, to Helena Belle Reynolds, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at The Little Brown Church, at Nashua, Iowa. Before this marriage, he was a resident of Saskatchewan, Canada for 10 years. Since 1924, he resided on a farm one mile east of Prophetstown, until the spring of 1930. In November 1930, the family moved to Zebra, Mo., where Mr. Hathaway was employed by the Utilities Construction company. Survivors are his widow and two sons, Dean, age 5, and Robert, two years old, one sister, Mrs. Fred Smith of Savanna, Illinois, and one brother, James S. Hathaway, of Minot, N.D. [Contributed by Debbie Thermahlon from Sterling Gazette – January 12, 1931 - Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral services Sunday of Frank J. Hathaway at Prophetstown were W.E. Reynolds and daughter Harriet of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, Sr., of Savanna. (Sterling Gazette 13th)
HELEN BELLE (REYNOLDS) HATHAWAY - The body of Mrs. Helena R. Hathaway, former Prophetstown resident who passed away at her home at 6359 Kenwood Ave., Chicago, early Friday morning (30 March 1956), was brought here Monday afternoon for internment beside her husband; the late Frank Hathaway, services having been held Monday morning at the Thatcher Funeral Home in Chicago. The body was accompanied here by Dwight Ellison, reader of the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, who conducted the service in Chicago, and by Mrs. Hathaway’s sons, Dean and Bob, and her brother, Edwin Reynolds. Graveside services were held here. Mrs. Hathaway, who was 62 years of age at her death, had seemed in her usual health Thursday and her death from a heart attack in her sleep that night was completely unexpected. She was pronounced dead at 1:30 Friday morning upon arrival of a physician. Born here Feb. 18, 1894, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Reynolds, Helena Belle Reynolds attended Prophetstown schools and after graduation from high school attended Knox College at Galesburg. Upon completion of her course there she taught in the high school in Cedar Rapids, Ia., nine years and was married there in 1923 to Frank Hathaway of Canada, the couple moving here soon after and taking up the operation of the present Breed farm east of Prophetstown. Mr. Hathaway died in 1931 and Mrs. Hathaway then went to Chicago, which has been her home since. Mrs. Hathaway leaves her two sons, her father, Warren Reynolds of Chicago, her brother Edwin of Chicago, and a half-sister, Mrs. Harriet Korkes, also of Chicago. [Contributed by Debbie Thermahlon from The Prophetstown Echo – April 4, 1956 (Obituary) Graveside services were conducted Monday afternoon for Mrs. Helena R. Hathaway, 62, former Prophetstown resident who passed away unexpectedly at her home 3659 Kenwood Ave., Chicago, early Friday morning. Funeral services were held at the Thatcher Funeral Home in Chicago, Monday morning. Dwight Ellison, reader of the Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, conducted the services. The body was brought overland to be buried beside her husband, the late Frank Hathaway. Mrs. Hathaway's sons, Dean and Bob, her brother, Edwin Reynolds, and Dwight Ellison, who conducted the services, accompanied the body here. Helena Belle Reynolds was born Feb. 18, 1894, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Reynolds. She taught in the high school at Cedar Rapids, Iowa for nine years and was married there in 1923 to Frank Hathaway of Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway moved to the Prophetstown community soon after, operating the present Breed farm east of town. Mr. Hathaway passed away in 1931 and Mrs. Hathaway went to Chicago to make her home. Survivors are her two sons, Dean and Robert, her father, Warren Reynolds, one brother, Edwin, and a half-sister, Mrs. Harriet Korkes, all of Chicago. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 4, 1956 - Wednesday, page 3]
CAROL JEAN (MOORE) HATTEN, 58, of 532 Lincoln St., Dixon, died Thursday, May 23, 1996, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, following a brief illness. Memorial services will be at a later date. Cremation rites were accorded. Arrangements were completed by Allen-Melvin Funeral Home, Sterling. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Hatten was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Sterling, the daughter of John H. and Katherine (Hague) Moore. She married Eugene Hatten in March of 1960, in Rock Falls. He died on Aug. 21, 1982. She was employed as a factory worker at Edelman Division of Stant, Dixon. She was co-vice president of the Ricky (Elvis) Scott Fan Club and a member of the Jack Carey's Music Team Partners Club. Survivors include one son, Nicholas Fank of Debary, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her mother of Rock Falls; two sisters, Shirley (Terry) Eberly and Vicki (Clark) Bryant both of Rock Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 25, 1996 - Saturday, pg A2]
EUGENE M. HATTEN, age 54, 532 Lincoln Ave., Dixon, was dead on arrival at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, on Saturday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Kragness, the pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sterling, officiating, with burial in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the grave by the Rock Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday. A memorial has been established in his memory to the Whiteside County Cancer Association. Mr. Hatten was born on August 6, 1928 in Annawan, the son of Eugene E. and Nellie Cooper Hatten. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years, stationed in Pensacola, Florida. He was united in marriage to the former Carol Moore on March 6, 1963 in Rock Falls. He was a semi-truck driver for Schwerman Trucking Co. in Dixon and most recently for the Rockford Bakery in Rockford. He had driven Trucks for over 20 years prior to his illness. He was a member of the Teamster's Union Local 455. Survivors include his wife, Carol; one son, Melvin Hatten, DeRidder, Louisiana; one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Donna) Futch, Plant City, Florida; three grandchildren; his father, Eugene E. Hatten, Rock Falls; two brothers, James Hatten, Rock Falls and Orville Hatten, Tampico; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Sterns, Mrs. Marvin (Myrtle) Gulbranson, Mrs. Howard (Linda) Wirth and Charlene Hatten, all of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother in infancy. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 23, 1982 - Monday, page A4]
NELLIE MAE (COOPER) HATTEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Hatten were held in Parent chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev. A. L. Dittman, pastor of the Calvary Full Gospel Tabernacle of Rock Falls, officiating. Archie Yarde, jr., sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Good Night and Good Morning," accompanied by Miss Juanita Pratt. Mrs. Harold Anderson, Miss Helen Jones and Mrs. Robert Nuelle were in charge of the flowers. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery. Pallbearers were Willard Hunter, Leroy Stewart, Vernon Denison, Roy Hockman, Leroy Thomas and Harold Chambers. Mrs. Hatten is survived by her husband; a son Eugene, jr., and the following children at home, Sarah, Myrtle, Charlene, Orville, James and Linda; one granddaughter, Donna Jean; her mother, Mrs. Clara Cooper, who lives in the home; six sisters, Mrs. John Dennis of Hillsdale; Mrs. Earl Ward of Morris; Mrs. Marvin Harstead and Mrs. Donald Schott and Mrs. Howard Ramsey of Streator; Mrs. Eugene Gilmore of Rock Island; and two brothers, Ira Cooper of Odel, and Virgil Cooper of East Moline. Relatives who attended from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schott and daughter, and Mrs. Howard Ramsey of Pontiac; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ward and daughters of Morris; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Harstead and family of Streator; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cooper and daughter of Odell; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Cooper of Moline; Mr. and Mrs. John Dennis and family of Hillsdale; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Belford of East Chicago, Ind,; Mr. and Mrs. Oaky Grubb and Miss Bernisha Wright of Olney; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hatten and family of East Moline; Sherman Hatten of Hillsdale; Mr. and Mrs. Laban Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Thomas and Mrs. John Engelkens of Erie, and Mr. and Mrs. Laban Wright jr., of Moline. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 11, 1952 - Friday, pg 2 col 2]
WILMA (CHRIEST) HAUCK, 76, Princeton, Wis., formerly of the Tampico area, died (01 Oct. 1984) Monday in St. Agnes Hospital, Fond Du Lac, Wis. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Querhammer Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, with the Rev. Robert M. Hess, officiating. Burial will be in the Windridge Cemetery, Cary. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fox River Grove Rescue Unit. Wilma Hauck was born on Sept. 25, 1908, the daughter of Charles and Maude Kilroy Chriest and was formerly married to William (Shirley) Hauck Sr. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Albert (Helen) Martel, Fox River Grove; three sons, William (Jessie) Hauck Jr., Princeton, Wis., John (Judy) Hauck, Fox River Grove, and David (Pat) Hauck, Monticello, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Ida Mary) Adams, Tampico, Mrs. Russell (Darlene) Kent, Rock Falls, and Mrs. Charles (Nell) Peterson, Dundee; and one brother, Charles (Eula) Chriest, Tampico. Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illiinois October 3, 1984 - Wednesday pg 4]
SARAH (ROBINSON) HAVERLAND, 66, of RR 4, Sterling, died Friday (29 October 1976) evening at Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling. The Rev. Lowell D. Allen, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Rock Falls will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home Sundayi from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Haverland was born Feb. 25, 1910 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of William and Amy O'Dell Robinson. She was united in marriage to Telford B. Haverland, Oct. 31, 1927 at the Fourth Street Methodist Church parsonage. He preceded her in death May 26, 1965. She is survived by two sons, Eugene B. Haverland, Sterling (with whom she made her home); and Fred of Dixon; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Janssen of Polo, Mrs. Frank (Sally) Fico of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Louise) Edeus of Rock Falls, and Mrs. Louis (Louise)[as is] Russell of Rock Falls; two brothers, Harry and Clarence Robinson both of Sterling; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and two brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois - Octobeer 30, 1976, Saturday, pg 4]
EUGENE L. HAWES - At his home in this city, on Sunday, February 25, 1894, Mr. Eugene L. Haes aged 50 years, 5 months and 22 days. Eugene L. Hawes was born in Naples, Ontario county, N.Y. Sept. 3, 1843. He came with his father to Round Grove, this county in 1845, and here he spent the greater portion of his life. He lived several years in Sterling. He was married in 1881 to Mrs. Clara Drum Eiteman, who survives him. Mr. Hawes was a very quiet, unassuming man, a kind husband, and good citizen. His widow has much sympathy in her sad bereavement. The funeral was held at the Universalist church yesterday forenoon, conducted by Rev. W.A. Leavitt, interment taking place in the Round Grove Cemetery.
EMMA JANE (BENNETT) HAWK, 86, of the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, IA, formerly of Albany, IL, died Monday, August 13, 2007 at the Alverno. Emma Jane was born April 28, 1921, in Clinton, IA to Andrew E. and Edna V. (Mason) Bennett. She was educated in the Fulton, IL grade school and graduated from Our Lady of the Angels High School in Clinton, IA. She married Verle L. Hawk on June 28, 1941 in Fulton. He died July 22, 2003. Emma Jane, along with her husband, owned and operated the former Mississippi Bar in Fulton, IL. She also worked at G.E. Company in Morrison, IL for a number of years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton. Survivors include one daughter, Diane (Mrs. Jerry) Van Zuiden of Fulton; two grandsons, William (Elizabeth) Van Zuiden and Jeremy Van Zuiden, both of Fulton; seven great grandchildren; Jeff, Jennifer, Allison, Emma and Cassandra Van Zuiden; Lydia and Mara Bilyeu. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verle; one sister, Gladys Decker; two brothers, Raymond and Eugene Bennett. [Contributed by Paul Koehler]
VERLE L. HAWK, 83, of Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Albany and Fulton, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the nursing home. He owned and operated the former Mississippi Bar, Fulton. He also was employed in construction and by Decker's Garage, Fulton, as a mechanic. Mr. Hawk was born April 17, 1920, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of George and Irene (Pringle) Hawk. He attended Fulton and Morrison schools. He served in the Navy during World War II. He married Emma Jane Bennett on June 28, 1941, in Fulton. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and American Legion Post 402, where he served as a past commander, both in Fulton, Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Diane (Jerry) Van Zuiden of Fulton; a brother, George (Judy) Hawk of Erie; two grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Hawk and Kenneth in infancy. The funeral is at 10:30 am. Thursday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Burial with graveside military honors is at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation is from 8:30-10:30 at the funeral home. Daily Gazette July 23, 2003
ADELE (WOOD) HAWKINS, member of the firm of A. W. Hawkins and Son, proprietors of The Enterprise store in Sterling, passed away at the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago on Monday [10/22/1923] night following a short illness. Mrs. Hawkins, a long sufferer from asthma, contracted a cold about a week ago and complications resulted, causing her death. Mrs. Hawkins recently purchased a home in Berwyn, Chicago, which she was furnishing preparatory to making it her home. She had shipped her household goods from Sterling and had gone to Chicago to look after the arrangement of the house when she contracted a cold. About a week ago she was taken to the Presbyterian hospital where she might received the best medical and nursing attention. She was reported to be getting along nicely until Monday evening when she took a turn for the worse. Her son, Lewis Hawkins received a message early Monday evening that his mother was not so well and an hour later work was received that she had passed away. Adele Wood Hawkins was born in Middleton, New York, in 1864. She came west with her family in 1890 and for several years resided in Evanston and Waukegan. In 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins came to Sterling, opening The Enterprise store here. Mr. Hawkins was claimed by death in 1916, after which Mrs. Hawkins conducted the business until 1920. At that time her son, Lewis Hawkins, became identified with The Enterprise store, which he has since conducted under the firm name of A. W. Hawkins and Son. Besides the son Lewis, Mrs. Hawkins is survived by Burton Hawkins of Berwyn, a son, who is employed as mechanical engineer for the Universal Oil Products Company in Chicago. The remains will be brought to Sterling Tuesday night and taken to the Lewis Hawkins’ home, 805 First avenue. Funeral services have not been definitely arranged, but probably will be held from the Grace Episcopal church on Thursday with Rev. T. M. Baxter conducting the rites. Burial will be in Riverside. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds / The Sterling Daily Gazette, October 23, 1923, page 3, column 8.]
ALBERT HAWKINS - The death of Albert H. Hawkins occurred Thursday night, Sept. 28th, (1916) at his residence on Avenue C in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins while having resided in Sterling about six years are well known throughout this vicinity to many friends and business acquaintances. During his residence here Mr. Hawkins has built up a large business for his store, “The Enterprise.” The deceased was first taken ill last fall and on advice of his physician took a fishing trip to Wisconsin which benefitted him very much and he gained considerable strength. Last November he placed himself in the care of the Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, under their skilled staff of physicians. From the first his case was said to be cancer of the stomach and little hope was offered the family for his recovery. He improved greatly in May and June and his friends hoped the diagnosis was in error. In July he lost strength. His end was hastened by an attack of pneumonia from which he seemed to rally. Yesterday he became worse and passed away at nine o’clock last night. Albert H. Hawkins was born in New Jersey in 1857 of sturdy American parentage. At an early age he started work in a newspaper office at Middletown, N. Y., where he learned the printer’s trade and also was correspondent for city newspapers. March 17th, 1883, he married Miss Adele Wood of Middleton [sic], N. Y., who survives him. Two sons were born, Lewis W. and Burton H., who also survive him. In 1885 he entered the mercantile business and in 1890 came to the middle west. He conducted a store at Waukegan, Ill., for fifteen years, moving to Sterling in 1910. His many friends knew him as an honest, open hearted and upright man. All of his life he was a member of the Episcapal church and several times interested himself in the Sunday school work of that denomination. For eight years he served on the vestry of Christ Church, Waukegan, under the late Bishop W. E. Toll. Lewis W. Hawkins, the elder son, is a civil engineer employed in the general office of the Illinois Central railroad, Chicago. The younger son Burton H. Hawkins, is a mechanical engineer, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, who has been at home conducting his father’s business for the past year. Three sisters residing near New York City mourn his death. Funeral services will be held from Grace Episcopal church Saturday [09/30/1916] at 2 p. m. Rev. W. O. Butler, of Chicago, former rector of Grace Episcopal church, will have charge of the services. Burial in Riverside cemetery, Sterling. The following will be pall bearers: Fred Stoddard, S. M. Frye, Adolph Von Temple Hoff, U. P. Goeken, F. R. Taylor and H. F. Werle. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, September 29, 1916, page 1, column 3]
DIXIE L. HAWKINS - Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling for Mrs. Dixie L. Hawkins, 234 Windsor Road, Sterling, who died Saturday afternoon. The Rev. LeRoy Hershiser, pastor of the First Christian Church of Sterling, officiated with burial in Oak Knoll Cemetery. Mrs. Roscoe Eades played the organ for the services and Kerry, Dale Kelly and Tracey Cole sang, "He Is a Friend of Mine." Pallbearers were John Cole, William Grim, Larry Merrill, Emmitt Morgan, John Pepper and Fred Pope. Flowers were cared for by Roberts Florist. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette November 7, 1973 - Wednesday, pg. 2]
EMELINE (SHUMAN) HAWKINS, died this morning at 1:40 o’clock at her home on First avenue. No arrangements have been made for the funeral until the word has been received from her daughter, Mrs. Alonzo Bell, of western Iowa. Emeline Sherman was born in 1848 in Hopkins township. She has spent most of her life in this county. Mrs. Hawkins has been ill for some months and most of the time her life was depaired of. An extended obituary will be given later. (The Sterling Daily Gazette, May 8, 1915, page 6, column 2 ) Mrs. C. E. Hawkins passed to the great beyond on the morning of May 7, 1915 at 1:40 o’clock at her residence on First avenue, Rock Falls, after a lingering illness of many weeks, at which time she suffered constant pains. Mrs. Hawkins has been a hard worker in life, and her one main thought was the care of her large family. Her husband died just nine months ago, and she has been an invalid since, the constant care of her husband for many months previous to his death made serious inroads on her health, and she has now answered the final call and gone where there is no sorrow, nor pair [sic]. Miss Emeline Shuman was born Oct. 9, 1848, She leaves to mourn her loss the following children: Mrs. Belle Johnson and Mrs. Blanche Johnson of Rock Falls., Mrs. Ida Bell of Harris, Iowa, and Charles Hawkins of York, N. D., besides several sisters and brothers, one sister being at her bedside during her fatal illness. She being Mrs. Sarah Mayberry from western Iowa. Two children have preceded her in death, they being, Mrs. Sarah Lambert, who passed away a few years ago, and a son, Harry, who died in infancy. Mrs. Hawkins was a woman whose whole life was taken up in her family. Through joy and sorrow, through sickness and pain they were evermost on her mind, and she did what she could for them. This circle is again broken, but her memory will long be green in the hearts of this household who will miss this kindly soul. The funeral of the late Mrs. E. E. Hawkins will be held Sunday [05/09/1915] afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home, 700 First avenue, her late home. Rev. Roy A. Miller, pastor of the Christian church will have charge of the funeral. The interment will be in Riverside cemetery where all of the members of the family, who have preceded her, lie buried. The pall bearers will be members of the Grand Army of the Republic of Rock Falls. The male quartette from the Christian church will have charge of the singing. (Burial in Riverside Cemetery) The funeral services of Mrs. Chas. Hawkins were held Sunday [05/09/1915] afternoon at 2 o’clock from her late home, Rev. Roy Miller officiating. The pall bearers were members of the Rock Falls G. A. R. Miss Emaline Shuman was born Oct. 9, 1848, and was 66 years old at her death which occurred on May 7, after an illness extending over a period of many weeks. She leaves to mourn her loss the following children: Mrs. Belle Johnson and Mrs. Blanche Johnson of Rock Falls, Mrs. Ida Bell of Harris, Ia., and Charles Hawkins of York, N. D. Her husband preceded her to the Great Beyond nine months ago. He was a great care to her but she thought of nothing else than to make others happy. She had many intimate friends in this vicinity who will mourn her loss as though she was one of their own family and was one of the best thought of persons in our midst [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Standard, May 10, 1915, page 2, column 6]
NOEL HAWKINS - Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the First Congregational Church by the Rev. Loyal M. Wilkinson. The body was taken from the Melvin Funeral Home at 11 a.m. to lie in state at the church until the funeral hour. Pallbearers were Mayor James A. Ellmaker, Councilman Harry Manfield, Donald Anderson and Keneth Kosier, Robert Puckett and Jerome Sleeper, C. Cloyd Myers, soloist, sang "Spirit of God" and David Gaulrapp was organist. William Durham and Herbert Harden ushered at the church. Flowers were taken care by Charles Gasso, Richard Nicol and Robert Tresenriter, members of the Sterling Fire Department and Swartley Florists. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 8, 1972 - Monday, page 2]
THOMAS HAWKINS, of Chicago died Thursday [03/18/1915] forenoon at 11 o’clock. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from his home. the interment was in Elhmurst cemetery. Mr. Hawkins was well known to the people taking the 11 a.m. and the 3:30 o’clock trains. for a number of years he was a brakeman on these runs. Five years ago he had a corn come on one of his feet. The bone became affected and the foot was taken off above the ankle. the other foot also became affected and this too, had to come off. Nothing could stay the progress of the decay of the bone and from time to time the bones of the leg had to be cut off. a few weeks ago both legs were amputated just below the hip joint. When it was discovered that the bone further up was effected and there was pus in the joint. In a few weeks he succumbed to this disease of the bones of the legs. He was a young man well thought of by the rail road men. He was maarried and leaves his wife and two small children to mourn his loss. He was followed to the grave by a large number of the trainmen who knew and respected him. He will be mourned by hundreds of people. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds from The Sterling Evening Gazette, March 22, 1915, page 22, column 3]
HELDA MARIE HAWKINSON, 83, passed away Friday night, Dec. 23, 1966 in the Sterling Community General Hospital. She was born Dec. 30, 1882, in Plattsmouth, Neb., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Hawkinson. She was educated in the Plattsmouth schools and the Omaha Business School. She married G. W. Hawkinson of Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 20, 1903. The couple moved to Prophetstown in 1908. She attended the Prophetstown Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mr. Charles (Alice) Buyers of Sterling, and Mrs. Clayton (Agnes) Weber of Prophetstown, one sister, Mrs. Anna Rogers of Chice, Calif. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband and three brothers. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Prophetstown with the Rev. Paul Olson officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Hansen, Kenneth Fenn, J. B. Reichard Sr., Warren Weber, George Klockenga and Robert Herald. Organist was Mrs. V. R. Olmstead and Mrs. Frank Lanphere was soloist. A memorial for the Methodist Church has been established. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette December 28, 1966 - Wednesday, pg 2]
ROY MACKAY HAWSE, age 84, 120 West Market St., Morrison, passed away Saturday (12 March 1960) in the Morrison Community Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks. He had been ill the last five months. The body was removed to the Reynolds funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Dr. H. J. Rendall, Presbyterian minister, will officiate and burial will be in Grove Hill cemetery. He was born May 31, 1875 in Marshalltown, Ia., the son of Wright and Nellie Mackay Hawse. The family moved to Fair Haven township, Carroll County, Ill., and Roy attended the Fox School of Fair Haven and later the Morrison schools. He learned photography and spent three years in Valpraiso, Ind. where he was a photographer. He lived in Lyndon for three years and the rest of the time he spent in Morrison. He was married to Effie Kier many years ago. Some time following her death he was married to Louise Lowe Eatinger, who passed away some years ago. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 328. He served as a captain in the Field Artillery of World War I. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Maude Vining of Kansas City, Mo., and one brother, George R. Hawse of Morrison, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Effie; his second wife, Louise; and a twin brother in infancy. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Sterling Daily Gazette, Monday, 14 March 1960, 2;2]
CHARLES L. HAY, 43, Moore's Mobile Home Park, Dixon, died early Sunday morning in Dixon Public Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. H. C. Hatton, pastor of the First Nazarene Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Charles Hay was born Feb 26, 1930 at Big Stone City, S.D., the son of Fred W. and Nina Mae Adams Hay. He was a veteran of the Korean War stationed with the Army in B Battery of the 41st Field Artillery Battalion. He had worked in construction for many years and was a city policeman at Geneseo, before his illness caused him to retire. On Aug 14, 1959, he was united in marriage to Lois E. Gazier. Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Pamela Sue and Teri, both at home; two sons, Bob Allen and Barlow, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; four brothers, Walter R., James and Larry, all of Rock Falls, and Russell of East Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Sterling Daily Gazette, Monday, April 2, 1973, page 2]
LEROY HAYDEN, 64, of 111 W. 13th St., Rock Falls, died Sunday at the Edgewild Health Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Melvin_Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of the Harvestime Baptist Church of Rock Falls, officiating. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Hayden was born Oct. 4, 1917 in Sterling, the son of George and Myrtle (Bangston) Hayden. He was a World War II Army veteran, stationed in the South Pacific. He was the owner and operator of Rock River Rides in Rock Falls until his retirement. He was united in marriage to Grace Zigler on Aug. 15, 1945 in Rock Falls. He is survived by his wife, Grace; one son, Connie Hayden of Rock Falls; two daughters, Mrs. James (Carol) Lewis and Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Lamb, both of Rock Falls and seven grandchildren. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 19, 1982 - Monday, page A5]
MYRTLE (BENGSTON) HAYDEN, 88, of 1302 7th Ave., Rock Falls, died Saturday morning (08 July 1978) at Rock Falls Colonial Acres Nursing home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. H. C. Hatton, pastor of the First Chruch of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial has been established. She was born May 23, 1890 in Alexis, Ill., the daughter of Edward and Selma Swanson Bengston. She attended Alexis schools and married George J. Hayden on Dec. 30, 1908 in Galesburg. The couple farmed most of their life in the area. He preceded in death June 15, 1973. Survivors include one son, Leroy Hayden of Rock Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Raymond and Myrna Bengston, both of Aurora and Mrs. Louise Kerns of Tuscon, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, July 10, 1978 - Monday, pg 4]
BERNARD H. HAYEN, 83, of Sterling died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at CGH Medical Center. He was employed by Illinois Forge, Rock Falls, for many years retiring as an inspector, and then part-time by Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Mr. Hayen was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Coleta, the son of Albert Wilhelm and Tena (Hinrichs) Hayen. He served in the Army during World War II in the Panama Canal Zone. He married Roene Clary on Dec 28, 1946, in Sterling. He was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife; three sons, The Rev. Neil (Judy) Hayen of Mallard, Iowa, Gregory Hayen of Sterling and Bruce (Julie) Hayen of O'Fallon, Mo.; a daughter Ellen Kunde of Sterling; three sisters, Irene Bruns and Helen (Milton) Harting, both of Sterling, and Esther (George) Keime of Rock Falls; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Daniel Behmlander, pastor, officiating. Burial with military rites is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent Sterling, Illinois Daily Gazette, September 11, 2003, Thursday, A6]
STEVEN B. HAYEN, 14, RR 1, Fulton, student at Fulton High School, was pronounced dead on arrival early Monday at Morrison Community Hospital as a result of a motor bike accident near his home on Sunday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church and burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit at Tomlinson's Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial has been established in his memory. Steven B. Hayen was born Nov. 21, 1957 at Morrison, the son of David and Leah Brown. He was a student at Fulton High School and a member of the United Methodist Church at Morrison. Survivors include his parents, one brother, Gregory and one sister, Wendy, both at home; paternal grandmother Mrs. Arnold Hayen, Morrison; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.. Clair Brown, Rock Falls. he was preceded in death by a grandfather. Whiteside County Coroner John Ardapple will schedule an inquest at a later date. Contibuted by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 12, 1972 - Monday, page 2]
TINA HAYEN - The funeral service for Mrs. Albert (Tena) Hayen, 80, was conducted in Messiah Ev. Lutheran church Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. following the prayer service for the family. Her pastor shared Rom. 8:16-18 and 31-39, as well as Ps. 23 as relevant scripture lessons. Mrs. Daryl Knutsen sang "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Heaven Is My Home" before and after the sermon, with Mrs. James Kiphamer as organist. Pastor Elder Mueller's message of counsel and comfort was based on Rev. 2:10, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life." Her record of church attendance was highly commendable and her use of the Sacrament of the Holy Communion was also exemplary. She fervently trusted in Christ Jesus for the forgiveness of her sins; in this faith she lived and in this faith she died. The floral tributes received the attention of Mrs. William Camps, Mrs. Arthur Hammer and Lundstrom's. John Wenk served as usher. The pallbearers were Keith Musselman, Carroll DeLancey, Donald Wessels, Joe Swope, Neil Hayen and Dale Hayen. The identity of the memorials will be made later through the Sunday Service Folder of Messiah Lutheran. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent Sterling Daily Gazette 6 Feb 1968]
HILDA (NELSON) HAYEN-MOOD, 91, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, died Wednesday March 30, 2005 at the nursing home. She was employed by Harlan's Department Store, Morrison. Mrs. Hayen-Mood was born Sep. 2, 1913 in Morrison the daughter of Bert J. and Hattie (Beveroth) Nelson. She married Arnold P. Hayen on Sept. 13, 1932. He died in Jan. 1968. She then married Lloyd Mood on Feb. 2, 1973 in Peoria. He die din 1989. Survivors include a son, David L of Fulton; a brother Gordon of Morrison. She was preceded in death by a daughter Judith Quish; six sisters, Eliose Stone, Verna Hall, Leona Groharing, Esther Schroeder, Mildred Landheer and Doris in infancty, two proberhs Paul and Warren and two grandchildren. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Daniel Swinson pastor of the Morrison United Methodist Church officiating. Burial is at Grove Hill.
WALTER HAYENGA - Funeral services for Walter Eugene Hayenga have been arranged at the Walker Funeral Home in Freeport. He was born July 2, 1927, at Forreston, Ill., the son of Henry and Nettie Hayenga. On April 18, 1959, he was married to Shirley Alexander. He is survived by his widow, Shirley; four children, Keith at home; Eugene at Fort Carson, Colo.; Dennis at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and Cleo Morgan at Normal; one brother, Henry, of Freeport; two sisters, Lola Stevens of Ridott, Ill., and Ruby Hayenga of Polo, and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister. The funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 4, at Freeport. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Rock Falls. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Sterling Daily Gazette Tuesday 2 January 1968 2:4]
HARRIET H. (JEFFERY) HAYES, 89, of Coventry Village Nursing Home, Sterling, formerly of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the nursing home. Mrs. Hayes was born Feb. 14. 1914, in Farrington Township, the daughter of Harry and Loretta (Williams) Jeffrey. She married John H. O'Brien. He preceded her in death. She then married Klayton Hayes Sr. on July 26, 1970. She was a Bingo enthusiast. Survivors include her husband; two sons, David (Delores) O'Brien of Franklin, N.C., and Michael (Jayni) O'Brien of Sterling; three stepsons, Klayton Hayes Jr., Paul Hayes and George Hayes, all not of the area; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. The funeral is at 6 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Paul C. White, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling, officiating. Visitation is from 3-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Moose Heart. [Daily Gazette 11 June 2003]
KLAYTON M. HAYES, 84, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Coventry Village Nursing Home (Sterling). He was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in Wedron, the son of George R. and Emma M.(Koenig) Hayes. He married Opal Tinall March 22, 1947. He later married Harriett (Jeffrey) O'Brien July 26, 1970. She died June 10, 2003, Mr. Hayes was employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad as freight house manager from the Aurora Division in the Ottawa office. He was a veteran of World War II, helping rebuild the French railroads. He also served in the National Guard and Army Reserve for a total of 20 years. Mr. Hayes was a lifelong member of the Moose, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the Burlington Northern Veterans Association and the Brotherhood of Railway Workers. Surviving are his three sons, Klayton W. (Connie) Hayes of Gardnier, Maine, Paul (Patty) Hayes and George Hayes, both of Ottawa; two stepsons, David (Delores) O'Brien of Franklin, N.C., and Michael (Jayni) O'Brien of Sterling; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Willard and his twin, Kenneth; his two sisters, Arvetta Egland and Nina Hayes; one son, Jerry Wayne Hayes; and one grandson, Ricky Wayne. Funeral services will be Friday, July 11, 2003, at 6p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Paul C. White, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiating. Military rites will follow the services. Visitation is Friday from 3-6 p.m. with the Moose ritual service at 5:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory to Mooseheart Daily Gazette July 11, 2003]
MARION C. HAYES, 67, 811 W. 2nd St., Rock Falls, died Thursday evening in Community General Hospital. Private family prayer services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wheelock Allen Funer Home, Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of the Haravest Time Bible Church of Rock Falls will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls. Visitation will be at the Wheelock Allen Funeral home Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Mr. Hayes was born on April 27, 1916 in Caney, Kan., the son of A.C. and Stella (Dorman) Hayes. He married Carolyn M. Savage on Oct. 1, 1944. He owned and operated the Home Equipment Company in Rock Falls for over 30 years and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, three daughters Mrs. Mary Christine Browne of Rock Falls, Mrs. Dennis (Teresa) Snow and Mrs. Richard (Cynthia) Kreutzer, both of Sterling; five grandchildren, and one brother, Glenn Hayes of Los Angeles, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette October 21, 1983 - Friday, pg A6]
RACHEL (KYLE) HAYES - At her home in this city, on Sunday, December 23, 1894, MRs. Rachel Hayes, aged 65 years, 7 months and 4 days. Rachel Kyle was born in Lycoming Co., Pa, May 19, 1829. She was married to John Hayes May 24, 1849, and settled on a farm near her childhood home, where she resided until October 1867, when with her husband and family she came ot Illinois and settled in Union Grove township, this county, where the family remained until December 1889, when they moved to this city and here has been her home up to the time of her death. Three children were born to this union - James R., John Francis and Florence. The two sons died a few years ago. With husband and daughter, two sisters and a brother mourn the loss of the departed. In August 1847, she experienced religion and united with the Presbyterian church of which she was a consistent member until 1868 when she joined the Baptist church of Morrison to which she remained steadfast until her death. She was an earnest and unswerving christian, living her religion before the world at all times and when the final summons came she was prepared to depart. It may be said of here that she had charity for all, with malice toward none. Her kindness was made manifest to all as no hungry person ever left her door unfed. She desired not the plaudits of the world but endeavored so to live that she might at last receive the words, "Well done" from her Master. She lived a life ow unselfish devotion to those she loved. In her last illness she seemed to think not of self but of others and was cheerful and happy even when suffering. During her last hours she twice repeated softly "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man the good things that are laid up for them that love Him." A few hours later she said to her sister, who stood by her side, "I am over there" and being asked if she were she replied with a sweet peaceful smile, 'Yes". She had many warm friends who deeply sympathize with the family in their sad bereavement. The funeral as conducted by Rev. N.H. Daily assisted by Rev. J.W. Skinner, and was held at her late residence on Christmas forenoon, interment taking place in Grove Hill Cemetery.
LENORA (REYNOLDS) HAZARD, died at the home of her son, Dr. Albert Hazard, in Camanche, Iowa, Saturday, April 30, 1898, Mrs. Lenora HAZARD, aged 86 years and 1 month. She was one of the earliest settlers of Whiteside Co., having moved from Tioga Co., Pa., to Illinois in 1837, settling on a homestead about two miles north of Lyndon. She was a woman of great force of character and her influence for good was felt wherever she went. Her hospitality was unbounded and many an otherwise homeless boy, of whatever age, found a welcome shelter in the Hazard homestead. She had a large family, there being eight children of her own and four stepchildren. Elisha, her oldest son, was the second child born in this county. It was no uncommon thing for Aunt Lenora, as she was then called, to have a family of nearly twenty. A call for help or sympathy was never unheeded by her and she was known far and near on account of her ministrations in times of sickness and sorrow. She was one of the charter members of the Lyndon M. E. church, which was organized in 1841, and her chief delight has ever been in the service of her Master. Her seat in the sanctuary was seldom vacant-never when it was possible for her to be present and her prayers and exhortations as well as her work will long be remembered. Her husband, David Hazard, died in 1881 and all but two of their children, Dr. Albert H. of Camanche, Iowa, and Eliza Scott of Seattle, Wash., have preceded her to the grave. Sixteen grandchildren, nine great grand children besides a host of children who have grown up within the circle of her influence, and many friends, are left to mourn for her who has been a veritable mother to them all. It may be said of her, "She has done what she could" to make the world better for having lived in it. Whiteside County Sentinel [Contributed by Linda Criswell]
NANCY (CONYNE) HAZARD, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Hurlbert in this city at 4 o'clock Sunday morning and the funeral services were held in the Lyndon M. E. Church Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Kern officiated and interment was made in the Lyndon Cemetery. Deceased was born Mar. 13, 1817. Her maiden name was Nancy Conyne and she came to Lyndon with her parents from the east when she was a young girl. She was united in marriage there to William Hazard, who died in 1897. After his death she resided with her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Hurlbert. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Hurlbert of this city, J. H. Hazard of Erie and Ascher Hazard who resides in Iowa. OBIT: March 10, 1910 - Thursday, pg 4 Mrs. N. Hazard Obit - Estimable Resident of Whiteside County Passes Away at Morrison Had Resided in Lyndon Where She Was Well Known and Her Worth Recognized. Lyndon, Ill. Mar. 8 - Nancy Conyne was born in Denmark, N. Y., Mar. 12, 1827, and died Mar. 6, 1910, aged nearly eight-three years. She came from her eastern home with her parents, when she was a young girl. She was married at Sterling in 18__ to William Hazard who died in 1897. For the greater part of her married life she resided either in or near Lyndon, where both herself and husband were closely identified with the early affairs of the county. Mrs. Hazard was greatly beloved by her friends. She had a winning manner and her personality was strong in characteristics which drew friends to her wherever she went. Young people always claimed a share of her friendship and her home was open to the youthful circle which was wont to gather there. How many will recall that long ago in the days of their childhood, some of the brightest hours were passed in the cozy home of :Aunt Nancy Hazard. As the mind reverts to those days we recall that pleasant home which her thrifty influence invested with neatness and cheerfulness. But time passed on and, like many another of the old homes in Lyndon, one by one the children of the household were scattered, the husband and father died and the home passed into strange hands. With sorrow she left the home of her younger days and went to live with her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Hurlbert of Morrison, in whose lovely home she had the tenderest care, coming and going to the homes of her other children as she pleased. But although among new associations, her heart ever turned with tenderness to her old neighbors and friends in Lyndon and among them she ever found most enjoyment. For many years she has been a loyal member of the Methodist Church, and always took great pride in promoting its welfare. She was true to her convictions and never feared to form opinions of her own, which to her seemed best, yet she did it in so kindly a manner that she seldom provoked enmity. On her last visit to Lyndon it was noticed that Mrs. Hazard was more feeble than usual and all the winter past she has not been well, but her mind was clear to the last. For two weeks she has been declining, yet only two days before her death was she considered dangerously ill. She quietly fell asleep last Sunday morning with her loved ones near her. On the Monday following the funeral was held at the M.E. Church, Rev. Kern officiating. Mrs. A. E. Parmenter and Miss Harriet Parmenter sang "There is No Night," and "Asleep in Jesus," sweet notes of the music she loved. Friends remembered likewise the fondness she held for flowers, and her casket was strewn with the choicest and most beautiful that the spring season yields. At noon the body was borne to the Lyndon Cemetery where it now rests by the side of the husband of her youth, and where sleep so many of her kindred. Mrs. Hazard is survived by two sons and two daughters, viz: Mrs. J. J. Hurlbert of Morrison, J. H. Hazard of Erie, Ascher of Iowa and Mrs. A. S. Morris of Clinton, Ia. One daughter, Emma, died many years ago. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Evening Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 8, 1910 - Tuesday, pg 2]
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