BAILEY, Harriet Adelia; age 2 yrs., dau. of Peter and Nancy BAILEY, 12/23/1852 in Sacramento City, Calif., small pox; [1/25/1853, Joliet Signal]
BAILEY, Nancy; age 24 yrs., wife of Peter BAILEY, dau. of Joseph ZUMWALT, 9/30/1851 in Marysville, Calif., left Joliet in 1848 with husband and parents, died on return to Joliet after working in California mines; [3/9/1852, Joliet Signal]
BALCH, Martha A.; age 26 yrs., wife of H.A. BALCH, dau. of Danie1 CURTIS, Esq., 15th inst. in Joliet; [10/25/1853, Joliet Signal]
BANNON, Bernard; age 18 yrs., son of Patrick BANNON, Esq., 4th inst. in Joliet, dysentery, arrived that morning from Ireland via New York; [8/27/1850, Joliet Signal]
BARBER, Ellen Elizabeth; age 26 yrs., wife of R.E. BARBER, Esq., dau. of Mrs. E.R. CROWLEY, teacher, 9/2/1850 in Joliet, cholera (obituary followed); [9/17/1850, Joliet Signal]
BELL, George E.; age 26 yrs., formerly of Sandusky City, Ohio, 10th inst. in Joliet; [4/13/1852, Joliet Signal]
BELL, James B.; 1st inst. in Wallingford; [?/17/1854, Joliet Signal]
BELL, John B.; age 33 yrs., Joliet resident one year, 12th inst. in Mason Co., Ill.; [6/29/1852, Joliet Signal]
BENNEDICT, Mrs. Margaret Ann; age 29 yrs., 23rd inst. in Channahon, pulmonary consumption; [2/28/1854, Joliet Signal]
BEVINGTON, James C.; age 28 yrs., 16th inst. on Hickory Creek, lung fever; [4/27/1852, Joliet Signal]
Died At Joliet, April 5, of consumption, Mrs. Ella Bishop, daughter of John N. Purple. [April 10, 1873 - the Henry Republican - submitted by Nancy Piper]
BLACKWELDER, William R.
A Former Litchfieldian Is Dead
William R Blackwelder, aged about 60, son of the late D Monroe and Mrs Blackwelder, died at his home in Joliet Saturday evening following an illness of pneumonia. Born and grew up in Litchfield (IL). Survived by widow, mother, and brother Frank. "Connected with the State Dept of Public Welfare and his duties were placing orphan children in homes and investigation of conditions in such homes." Funeral at Presbyterian church in Joliet and burial in Joliet. [Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, April 25, 1927; submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
W. R. Blackwelder, Welfare Worker, Succumbs to Illness
Former Member of High School Faculty Dies In Silver Cross Hospital
W R Blackwelder of 605 Florence avenue, state public welfare worker, died in Silver Cross hospital, late Saturday night, following an illness of five months. Mr Blackwelder underwent several operations during the time of his illness and was in the hospital practically five months. He was born in Litchfield, January 18, 1863, and came to Joliet in 1908, wher he was a member of the Joliet township high school faculty for three years, resigning to accept a position as supervisor of the placing out work of the Soldier's Orphans home at Normal. Previous to that time he has taught school down state for 22 years Following his graduation from Litchfield high school, he completed his education in the University of Northern Indiana, Valparaiso. He was married August 14, 1901 to Miss Minerva Markley of Pennsylvania. Mr Blackwelder devoted most of his live to church and public welfare work. He was elder in the Central Presbyterian church at the time of his death, and has been prominent in city, county and state Sunday school classes in the state penitentiary. He was a member of Matteson Lodge No 175, A F & A M.
In paying tributes to Mr Blackwelder, Chauncey F Spicer, assistant superintendent of the high school said, "There was no higher type of man in Joliet, than Mr Blackwelder. All thru his life his acts have been unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others. He had always been engaged in "uplift" and social work, and had been a great contributor to the bettering of conditions in the community and state." Surviving Mr Blackwelder are his widow; his mother, Mrs D M Blackwelder, and a brother, Frank, of Litchfield. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Central Presbyterian church, with the Rev E E Hastings officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst cemetery. (from Joliet-Herald News - Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener)
Mr and Mrs Frank Balckwelder and the former's mother returned Wednesday evening from Joliet after attending the funeral. [Litchfield Daily Union, 28 April 1927 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
BLOOM, Polly A.; age 55 yrs., at residence of her son, Henry S. BLOOM, Bloomville, Kankakee Co., Ill.; [12/19/1854, Joliet Signal]
died November ?
Excerpt from George Woodruff's book "Fifteen Years Ago"
"Rufus Bolton, of Plainfield, Illinois, the son of Elizabeth Bolton, was captured with the field hospital of the 100th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (The Will County Regiment), where he had been detailed as an orderly, at the battle of Chickamauga, during the Civil War. He was confined to Andersonville Prison, where he died."
[Click here to read the last letter Rufus wrote to his parents before he died.] [Transcribed and contributed to Illinois Genealogy Trails by Lawrence B. Peet]
BRAGAW, George H.; age 5 yrs. 2 mos. 25 das., son of Samuel and Elizabeth BRAGAW, 25th inst. in Joliet ; [1/31/1854, Joliet Signal]
BROWN, Albert; age 2 yrs. 6 mos., son of R.D. and Eleanor BROWN, 5th inst. in Joliet; [3/8/1853, Joliet Signal]
BRYAN, Rita M
Rita M. Bryan (nee Ryan) Age 60, of Lockport, passed away June 2nd, 2010 at Joliet Area Community Hospice House after a tireless and courageous battle with cancer. Rita is survived by her husband of 30 years Ron Bryan. Daughters Catherine (Tim) Shaw, Rose (Ted) Trantina and Barbara (Steve) Hess.
"Dear Grandma Rita" of Alexa, Zachary, Nicole, Aaron, Alaina, Emma, and Austin.
Rita is also survived by her Sisters Rose and Carol, Brothers Jack, Eugene, Richard, Mike, Tim and Bruce.
Rita retired from the United States Postal Service after 17 years of service as a rural letter carrier. An avid fishermen and NASCAR fan who was a role model of Love, Strength and Endurance to her family especially her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten in our hearts and minds. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Rita Ryan (nee Vopat & s/be-Vandenberg) and sister, Cathy Kral. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at Goodale Memorial Chapel 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport from 3:00-5:00pm. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. ["The Herald News" June 6 2010]
** Researcher's NOTE: Newspaper has error on her "mothers maiden name"- says was Vopat but was actually Vandenberg (the Vopat name was her mothers-mother's married name from another marriage)
BUCK, Frank M.; age 3 yrs., son I.N. & S.A. BUCK, 25th ult., lung fever; [3/2/1852, Joliet Signal]
BURKE, Bridget; age 45 yrs., wife Richard BURKE, born County Longford, Ireland, 2nd inst., in Joliet; [7/11/1854, Joliet Signal]
BURKE, Catharine; age 7 yrs. 2 mos. dau. Richard and Bridget BURKE, 21st inst. in Joliet; [8/27/1850, Joliet Signal]
BURKE, John; age 4 yrs. 6 mos., son Richard and Bridget BURKE, 4th inst. in Joliet; [8/9/1853, Joliet Signal]
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