Washburn Leader, Feb. 3, 1921, Obituary 

Sidney J. deGuibert son of the late L. A. deGuibert and Elizabeth was born Sep. 22, 1872 and died in the St. Francis Hospital, pneumonia having developed shortly after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, Jan. 25, 1921. He was of a family of nine children, eight sons, and one daughter. His father and four brothers preceded him to that better land, his brother Ernest passing away less three years ago in the same Hospital, whose death he so deeply grieved, seemed to rely on his advice in all things.

On April 8, 1896, he was married to Miss Dora O. Foster of Low Point, IL. whom he leaves with three daughters, Juanita, now Mrs. John Farraher, Vivian, and Selma, One little granddaughter Mary Elizabeth, His mother, three brothers, and one sister to mourn his untimely death. He spent most of his life here on his farm being a devoted home lover. Possessing a quite disposition and gentle in nature he made many friends and retained them by his pleasant ways, which was evidenced at his funeral, Thursday, January 27, at eleven a.m. at his boyhood home.

The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, services were conducted by Rev. L. W. Thompson of Lacon, IL. A quartet from there assisting with beautiful songs. Internment was made in the Lone Hill Cemetery. He was laid to rest till that great day by the side of his father midst natures glories.

Washburn Leader, March 18, 1918, In Memoriam  

"The Silver Chord is loosed and the Golden Bowl is broken. He who was so dear in life is no more."

Ernest St. Clair deGuibert was born Sep. 22, 1879 and died at the St. Francis Hospital April 7, 1918 after and illness of two weeks his death came as a severe shock to family and circle of friends. His marriage a happy one with Miss Katherine Seward, occurred Nov. 12, 1901, his devoted he leaves to mourn his untimely departure, and invalid mother, four brothers, Louis C., Clarence P., Sidney J., Guy A., and one sister Rosalie. His father lived and passed away here some four years ago.

Ernest spent his entire life within a distance of a pleasant walk of his old home, his birth place. Always being of a joyous and sunny nature, his smiling face will be missed by loved ones and associates. He was intelligent, industrious, and loved his books and music devotedly.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thompson of Lacon at the home Wednesday at two p.m., a lovely day. The body was placed in the Lacon Mausoleum.

The pall bearers were his associates. On the casket and around it were laid many beautiful flowers, the last loving tribute of grieving relatives and friends.

All things must die, The stream will cease to flow
The wind will cease to blow
The clouds will cease to fleet
The heart will cease to beat
For all things must die. ----- contributed

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