Obituaries/Death Notices
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Curtis Cady Arthur Allen Catton Thaddeus Chamberlain
Enos Cady Benjamin Catton Paul Chambers
Henry Cady Catherine Catton Grace Chapin
Joseph Cady Catherine Riley Catton Charles Charvat
Marcella Cady Chalmer Catton Sr. Lucy Charvat
Murray Cady Chalmer Catton Jr. Louella Christian
Pearl Cady Charles Arthur Catton Fred Church
Robert Cady Charles Catton John A. Church
Rolland Cady Chloe Catton William Church
Stuart Cady Cora Catton Eleanor Celmer
Suzanne Cady Dale Catton Eleanor Cicciarelli
William Cady Earl Catton Cora Belle Clark
Willadean Cady-Sikes Effie Mae Catton Della Clark (2nd obit)
Abigail Caldwell Eleanor Catton Adam Clauson
Anna Jane Caldwell Ellen Catton Dr. R. R. Claybaugh
Charles Caldwell Ernest Catton James Clemmer
Eliza Caldwell Estella Catton Lucy Clemmer
Emma Caldwell Francis Catton John Clinch
Esther Caldwell Franklin Catton Mary Clinch
Ezekiel Caldwell George Catton Addie Coats
Ida Caldwell Hannelore Catton Frank Coburn
Jackson Caldwell Harley Catton Jeanettie Coburn
John Caldwell Helen Juanita Catton Susan Cockle
Mary Anna Caldwell Herbert Catton Mrs. J. Y. Coe
Rosamond Caldwell Holland Catton Dora Colvin
Samantha Caldwell Holland E. Catton Ora Colvin
Sophia Caldwell Howard Catton Eva Colwell
Elliot Callender Ira Catton Emaline Comp
John Callery Ira C. Catton Robert Connell
Margaret Callery Isabelle Catton Charles Conrad
Ray Callery James Catton Pearl Catton Cook
Mabel Callister Jane Catton Bertha Cooke
Maria Calvin John Catton Margaret Cooke
Annie Camp John Catton Mrs. W. H. Cooling
Elva Camp Joseph Catton Mrs. Cassius Coon
Edith Campbell June Catton Lura Coon
Ida May Campbell Katherine Catton Marie Coon
Steve Carmichael Larry Catton Pearle Coon
Charles Carroll Lawrence Catton Ethel Corney
Elizabeth Carroll Laurence F. Catton Mary Corney
Hugh Carroll Leslie George Catton Elizabeth Cornwell
Mary Carroll Lorado Catton Theresa Cornwell
Sarah J. Carroll Mabel Catton Charles Coulter
Thomas J. Carroll Marie Catton Flora Coulter
Maude Carson Martha Catton Harry Coulter
Nellie Carson Mary Alice Catton Susan Coykendall
Clyde Carter Nora Catton Earl Crady
James W. Carter Paul Catton Lizzie Cramer
Gertrude Carter Paul A. Catton Hugh Crawford
Arthur Case Lewis Chapin James Crotz
Clarence Case Neva Chapin Elva Crouch
Gloria Cashen Ralph Catton John Cummins
Richard Cashen Raymond E. Catton Onias Cummins
Albert Catton Roy Catton Orion Cummins
Alfred Catton Thomas Catton Alfred Curtenius
Allie Catton Thomas Catton Elizabeth Cushing
Anna Catton Thomas L. Catton Michael Cushing
Annie Catton William Arthur Catton Nellie Custer
Arthur Catton William Catton Mary Alice Cutler
  Mary Chaffee Cora Cutlip

 


Obituary

PEORIA - Joseph "Joe" Charles Cady, 45, of Peoria passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Peoria to William R. Sr. and Lola R. (Trent) Cady.

He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Cady, and two brothers, Robert and Terry Cady.

Joe is survived by his mother, Lola of Peoria; four stepchildren, Michael Darling of Peoria, Pamela Darling of Peoria, Timothy Darling of Peoria and Amanda Terrel of Alta; and his siblings, William R. (Roberta) Cady Jr. of Peoria, Richard Cady and Jeannette of Peoria, Clara (Brian) Hibbert of East Peoria, Val Cady of Peoria, John (Polly) Cady of Bartonville, Connie (Richard) Powell of Bartonville and Michael Cady of Washington.

Also surviving are his stepgrandchildren, Bradley Hagelman, Hayden Terrel, Kyliee Darling, Katie Darling, Eyon Russell and Malachi Russell.

Joe was an independent contractor, who also owned and operated a lawn care business. He was a full-time student at Illinois Central College and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Pekin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at the chapel. Burial will follow services at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.mwm.com.

(Peoria Journal Star, Aug. 29, 2006, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Marcella Cady

HANNA CITY - Marcella L. Cady, 90, of 203 E. Farmington Road, Apt. A, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday Dec. 27, 1999, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home, Peoria County.

Born Sept. 2, 1909, in Brimfield to Henry and Myrtle Friling Devries, she married Charles C. Cady on Jan. 28, 1927, in Brimfield. He died Jan. 27, 1989.

One son, Rolland, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Murray of Peoria; one daughter, Bonnie Polhemus of Hanna City; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was a member of Union Church of Brimfield.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria.

(Peoria Journal Star, Dec. 28, 1999, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Murray L. Cady

WITT - Murray L. Cady, 74, of Witt died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Peoria, the son of Clifford and Marcella Cady.

Mr. Cady was a security guard at Peoria Central College.

Survivors: a son, Shawn (wife, Cathy) Cady of Witt; a daughter, Lynn Cady of Witt; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie Polhemus of Hanna City.

No services will be held.

Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Witt was in charge of arrangements.

(State Journal-Register, Dec. 30, 2003, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Robert Cady

BRIMFIELD - Robert Pulsipher Cady, 71, of Placitas, N.M., formerly of Brimfield, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 1995 at his home.

Born May 5, 1924, in Los Angeles to Curtis L. and Irene Pulsipher Cady, he married Kathryn Bessler on June 8, 1947, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Diana "Candy" Frizzell of Aztec, N.M.; two sons, Curtis L. of Madrid, N.M., and David Brian of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and one brother, David of Bolton Landing, N.Y. He was a building contractor and a winemaker at BoKay Winery.

He served as a combat infantryman in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He graduated from Bradley University and received a post graduate degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel.

He was a volunteer with the Sandia Peak Ski Patrol for 15 years.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Placitas. Cremation will be accorded by the Sunrise Society of New Mexico in Rio Rancho, N.M. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Peoria Journal Star, June 13, 1995, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Rolland Cady

PEORIA - Rolland E. Cady, 70, of Peoria, formerly of Elmwood, died at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 1989, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home.

Born April 3, 1928, in Brimfield to Clifford and Marcella Devries Cady, he married Mary Willadean Reinhart on June 14, 1952, in Peoria. She survives and resides at Sunset Manor in Canton.

Also surviving are his mother of Hanna City; one son, Mark of Peoria; one daughter, Cathy Keefer of Hillsborough, N.J.; one brother, Murray of Peoria; one sister, Bonnie Polhemus of Hanna City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

His father preceded him in death.

He was a World War II veteran.

He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Bradley University.

He lived in Elmwood for 25 years, where he was a teacher, coach and counselor at Elwood High School. He then lived for 20 years in Peoria, where he taught at Illinois Central College Peoria Campus. He also taught biology classes at Wildlife Prairie Park.

He was active in Opera Illinois.

He was a volunteer for several organizations around Peoria, including Methodist Medical Center and Catholic Charities.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood. The Rev. Gary Hutton will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Peoria Journal Star, July 27, 1989, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Suzanne Cady

BRIMFIELD - Suzanne S. Cady, 66, of Bolton Landing, N.Y., formerly of Brimfield, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at her residence.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., to Samuel Barrett III and Ethel Sterns Stewart, she married retired Major David A. E. Cady. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Stewart of Boca Raton, Fla., and Peter of Bolton Landing; two daughters, Missy Cady of Bolton Landing and Sara Stacey of Randallstown, Md.; one brother, Samuel Stewart IV of Yucaipa, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A 1955 graduate of Ellis Hospital School of Nursing, she was a volunteer with the Red Cross during the Vietnam War, working with wounded military personnel and local residents in the Philippines.

She later was a nurse in psychiatric and correctional health in Florida and New York.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at her residence. Cremation has been accorded. Regan and Denny Funeral Home in Queensbury, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to a local humane society or any charity.

(Peoria Journal Star, July 30, 1999, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

PEORIA - William Raymond Cady, 78, of Peoria died at 2:39 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004, in the intensive care unit at Methodist Medical Center.

Born Oct. 18, 1925, in Peoria to Elsworth "Joseph" and Clara Lindig Cady, he married Lola Ruth Trent on Dec. 21, 1946, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are six sons, William Jr. (and Roberta), Richard, Val (and Becky), Joe and (and Dennise) and Michael (and Deanna), all of Peoria, and John (and Polly) of Peoria County; two daughters, Clara (and Brian) Hibbert of East Peoria and Connie (and Richard) Powell of Peoria County;

28 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Terry and Robert; one brother; and one sister.

A World War II Navy veteran, he attended Northwest Missouri State University as a Naval Air Corps cadet and graduated to the Naval Air Corps.

He was a ship tender in the engine room on the USS Drake. He watched the flags raised on Iwo Jima, was at the Battle of Okinawa and was on the

USS Drake near the USS Missouri and witnessed the signing of the treaty with Japan to end World War II.

He was a member of American Legion Post 2 and Eagle Club Post 3117.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel/ The Rev. Joseph Weyer will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or any charity.

(Peoria Journal Star, May 10, 2004, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

CREVE COUER - Willadean "Donna" Cady-Sikes, age 77, of 529 Carola St., Creve Couer, where she resided with her granddaughter Tanya Page and great-grandson Justin, passed away at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Peoria to Alonzo and Carrie (McWilliams) Trent. She first married Joseph C. Cady in Peoria in 1946. She later married Robey Bill Sikes; he passed away Aug. 16, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include seven daughters, H. Virginia (Robert) Sidell of Pekin, Judy J. Leathers of East Peoria, Willadean M. (Jack) Matlock of East Peoria, Shirley L. (Paul) Page of Anna, Deb J. (Jack) Watkins of San Jose, Tina M. (Rick) Martin of East Peoria and Cindy L. (Rich) Dixon of San Jose; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one sister, Lola Cady of Peoria.

Donna was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene, where she sang in the choir and played the piano. She was a faithful Chritian mother with a big heart. Her life was a witness for Christ.

Funeral services will be at 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at the East Peoria Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Tim Livengood will officiate.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the services Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the East Peoria Church of the Nazarene.

Remment Funeral Home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements. (Peoria Journal Star, Jan. 18, 2008, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

After An Illness of Several Months City Attorney James W. Carter Crosses the Great Divide.

Just as the BULLETIN was going to press last week we received news of the death of James W. Carter, and consequently only the mere fact of his demise was noted.

Several months ago he received a stroke of paralysis and from that time he never was a well man. Possessed of indomitable courage and will power, he never acknowledged himself beaten, and though it must have required great effort, he attended the meetings of the city council in his official capacity as city attorney, and did such work as his feeble strength permitted around his home, bearing up bravely to the last and refusing to be a burden to his loved ones so far as it was possible. The day before his death Mr. William Root drove him down town in his buggy, and with some assistance, he ascended the stairway to Dr. Daugherty's office. The effort seems, however, to have been too much for his enfeebled condition and on Friday forenoon he passed peacefully away as one who "wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lays him down to pleasant dreams."

James W. Carter was a native of Missouri having been born in that state in Memphis, Scotland county Nov. 27, 1843. When quite young he came to this state with his parents who settled in Stark county, and there he remained until his 18th year. At that time the dark clouds of secession were over the land, and obeying the patriotic impulses of his nature, he enlisted in the 42nd Illinois Infantry at Kewanee, and went to the front in defense of the Union. He served his country to the close of the war and after his discharge, returned to Stark county. He was married to Miss Addie O. Green, June 11, 1868, and with her began housekeeping at West Hallock. There they remained until the year 1879 when they came to (this part missing) City Marshall and later City Attorney, which office he held at the time of his death. At one time he studied law under the direction of Judge Bassett of Peoria and his inclinations were always towards its practice but circumstances prevented his devoting his full time to his choice, and much to his regret in later years, he was never admitted to the bar.

He was a good citizen, a faithful husband and kind father. A thorough American, love of country and home was always prominent with him and many friends are left to mourn the loss of a good neighbor and steadfast friend. His widow and five sons survive him: of these Harry is a resident of Streator, Charles of Toulon; William of Aurora, the two youngest, Clifford and Robert, residing at the old homestead. A brother living in the Indian Territory also survives him.

The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. C. Evans, pastor of the Congregational church, assisted by the Congregational choir, and the residence was taxed to its utmost capacity to accommodate the friends and neighbors who desired to pay their last tribute of esteem and respect to their departed friend. After the services here, the remains were taken to the family burying ground at West Hallock, escorted by members of the G.A.R., and there laid away in the last long sleep that knows no waking. May he rest in peace.

(Written by hand under obit is April 20, 1906)

(Unknown newspaper, April 1906, submitted by George Zane, transcribed by Gaile Thomas)

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Funeral Services For A. J. Case Are Held Saturday

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Clugsten Memorial home in Peoria for Arthur Jerome Case, 75, of R. R. 6 Peoria, who died Thursday, January 1, in the Shady Elms convalescent home in Chillicothe, Rev. R. H. Bodine of the First Methodist church officiated. He was laid to rest besides his wife in the Prospect cemetery near Dunlap. Pallbearers were Herbert Harker, Oscar Cline, Rollie Stuck, Martin Allen, Robert Campbell and Robert Missen.

Mr. Case was born near Dunlap June 14, 1877, the eldest son of Charles M. and Eliza Cramer Case. He married September 30, 1908 to Mina Rodgers, only daughter of William Rodgers, in Dunlap. She passed away November 5. 1927.

The family lived in Iowa several years where he dealt in real estate. After the death of his wife, he lived in Champaign until, because of failing health, he came to Peoria to make his home with his daughter. He belonged to the Methodist church and to the Elks, both of Champaign.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Aldah J. Sweat of R. R. 6 Peoria; a son Rodger M. of Chesterton, Ind.; a brother Harold C. M., Ph. D., University of Illinois instructor; a sister Miss Flora M. Case, a librarian of Peoria; and three grandsons, Frederick and Richard Sweat and Rodger Case. Two sisters, Mrs. Ethel May Abbott and Mrs. Nellie M. Bower, preceded him in death.

Among those attending the memorial services were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rodgers and son Otto and wife of Estherville, Ia.

(Unknown newspaper, Jan. 1953, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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A FAVORITE DIES

Miss Cora Belle Clark of Dunlap Expires.

PROMINENT IN SOCIETY

Is Greatly Missed in Church Work, Musical Circles and Other Gatherings.

(Special from Our Dunlap Correspondent.)

Cora Belle Clark, daughter of E. H. and Abbie L. Clarke, was born on a farm three miles northwest of Dunlap, Ill., on September 4, 1883. She lived on the farm until December of 1900, when she came with her father's family to Dunlap to reside. Here after being a patient sufferer during an illness of several months' duration, she died, May 12, 1905 aged 21 years, 8 months and 8 days.

Cora was a general favorite with the young people and, with older people too, when they learned to know her, for to know her was to love her. For years she was a member of the Christian Endeavor society of the Presbyterian church and entered actively in the work of the society and the church. She was always ready to do her part and her assistance was valued by the pastor and her co-workers generally. She was also for some time a very acceptable member of the choir and she turned her musical talents to good use. She did not unite with the church until about four months before her death, when she came out bright and clear and took her stand with the disciples of Christ as a member of Prospect church. Her delay about coming into the church in the judgment of her pastor, was not because she was not prepared to come, for she seemed to be trusting in Jesus Christ as her Saviour, but rather because she wanted to know without doubt that she was ready and that it was the right step she was to take. When she did take the step she was happy and satisfied. Her place in the home, in the community and in the church and Sunday school, is vacant and she will be sadly missed, for she was "true gold," but her influence will go on and on, it will not stop with time.

She leaves besides her father and her mother, two brothers, and one sister, and a host of friends, who mourn her loss. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. C. Townsend, former pastor assisted by Rev. W. J. Leach, pastor of the M. E. church, were held in the Presbyterian church, May 10, at 10 a.m. On this occasion the floral tributes were most beautiful and appropriate.

The body now through with pain and suffering, was laid to rest beside her brother in a beautiful spot in Prospect Cemetery.

We take this means of publically expressing our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors for the sympathy and many acts of kindness shown during the protracted illness and at the death and funeral of our beloved daughter and sister.
MR. and MRS. W. E. CLARKE and family.

(Unknown newspaper, May 1905, submitted by George Zane, transcribed by Gaile Thomas)

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VETERAN AUTHOR PASSES

Was a Prominent Peoria Banker Before Coming West and Had Good War Record.

     Capt. Elliot Callender, war veteran, banker, writer, lecturer, died yesterday morning at his residence, No. 946 Westmoreland avenue, of paralysis, after three days illness. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary of Faris, Carmichael & Co., Tenth and Flower streets, this morning at 9 o'clock, and interment will be made at Peoria next Sunday. Capt. Callender came to Los Angeles from Peoria three years ago, seeking a milder climate before coming west. He was president of the Dime Savings and Trust Bank in Peoria, which succeeded the Commercial National Bank, of which he was also the head.
     Capt. Callender was born in St. Louis seventy-two years ago, entered the naval service as powder boy at the beginning of the Civil War, and at the end of the war was a captain in command of the Marmora. He was prominent in G. A. R. and Loyal Legion circles in Illinois, being chosen commander of Bryner Post No. 57, G. A. R., Peoria, a number of times. Largely through his efforts the beautiful Greenhut Memorial Hall for Grand Army use was erected at Peoria. He was a Republican in politics.
     "Travel Pickings," and "Speeches of a Veteran" are the most pretentious of Capt. Callender's literary efforts, the first book being a record of travels in England and the continent, and the other a compilation of addresses delivered before Grand Army and Loyal Legion gatherings. He was a prolific writer of magazine articles, largely dealing with war topics. He leaves a widow and three children-Elliot Callender, Jr., of Fresno, Joseph E. of Chicago, and Mrs. Charles Burflick of Peoria. (Los Angeles Times, unknown date, submitted by Melvin Slane)

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Obituary

Princeville – Mrs. Margaret Callery, 74 died at her home Tuesday morning. She had been ill for some time.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. CST at Bouton Memorial Home and 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church and burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the memorial home. A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today.

She was born Aug. 21, 1881 in Woodford County, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann (Cunningham) Murphy. April 11, 1917 she was married to Frank Callery, who died in 1949. She had always lived in the Dunlap and Princeville areas. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church and of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Madden, Peoria and Mrs. Jewel O’Toole, Bergenfield, N .J. and three brothers, James, Santa Monica, Calif.; Thomas, Princeville and Matthew, Peoria.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Obituary

Requiem High Mass was celebrated Friday morning in St. Mary of the Woods Catholic church for Ray P. Callery, postmaster of Princeville for the past thirteen years. Mr. Callery passed away in his home early Tuesday morning from heart failure. He had been seriously ill for the past three months.

Mr. Callery was buried with Legion honors, having been active in that organization since he served in World War I. A sixteen man honor guard bearing firearms lined the entrance walk to the church and accompanied the body to St. Mary’s cemetery. They were Commander Raymond Oertley, Merle Schaad, Ben Pullen, Robert Christian, Byron Wear, Aaron Sammet, Carl Donsbach, Bert Eberly, Raymond Delbridge, Harold Delbridge, Earl Werner, William Slane, Hayden Cooper, Donald Jackson, Paul Gehrig and Donald Sears. Chaplin Merle Schaad offered the traditional Legion prayer and presented the American flag from the casket to Mrs. Callery at the grave-side. Taps were sounded by Steven Schilson.

Pallbearers for the funeral were long time friends and business associates: Earl Jackson, Richard MacMillan, Edward Conley, Ray Ralph, Thomas Fogerty and William McDonna of Kewanee.

Present at the funeral were all nine of Mr. Callery’s nieces and nephews; including John Edward Callery of Owensboro, Ky.; Mrs. Patricia Wasalewski of Alexander, Va.; Mrs. Kathleen Kuloga of Middleton, Mass.; Mrs. Mary E. Whitting of Davenport Ia.; Mrs. Dorothy McMullen of Peoria, Mrs. Bernice Gronewald of Edelstein; and Joseph Callery and Gene Callery of Princeville.

Many local business houses were closed from 9 to 10 a.m. in his honor.

(Princeville Telephone, Jan. 1958, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Obituary

Ethel Corney, oldest daughter of James and Isabel Corney, was born July 1st., 1879 near Loda, ill. With her parents, she came to Jubilee, Peoria county in infancy, where she lived and was loved and respected by all. After completing her education in the county school, Jubilee College and Princeville Academy. January 28th., 1901 she was united in marriage to Seba Moore of Brimfield. To this union three children were born, Isabel, Lois and Donald. Her first husband died in 1911. She was again married in May, 1913 to Lynn C. Greene of Ohio. Her death in Columbus, Ohio, March 4th 1922, followed a serious operation.

She is survived by her husband, 3 children, a stepdaughter, two brothers Clarence and James and one sister Fannie Corney. Also by her step-mother and numerous relatives.

She was baptized in the Episcopal church of Jubilee. One of the most cheerful and kindly disposition, she was by nature an unusual mother and homemaker. She will be missed by her loved one and by the society. “Daughters of America” of which she was a member.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Obituary

Obituary: Funeral services for John Callery lifelong resident of Peoria county who dies Tuesday night at 9 o’clock at his residence, 105 East Arcadia avenue, will be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Bernard’s church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery at Princeville.

Mr. Callery, a retired farmer was 72 years old. He was born December 5. 1859, in Akron township and live there almost 60 years. He moved to this city in 1920.

Besides his widow, Mr. Callery is survived by one daughter, Sister Seraphia of Peoria, four sons, Frank A., J. Edward, J. Leo and Ray P. Callery, all of Princeville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen McDonna 108 East Arcadia avenue and 12 grandchildren.

(Peoria Journal Star, Sept. 29, 1932, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Mrs. Hugh Carroll

Mary Grant was born in Edwardstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1850 and died at her home near Brimfield, Nov. 16, 1906, at 4:15 p.m. Her death was sudden and was a shock to the family and friends. She was about the home as usual when she suddenly became ill and a few minutes passed away.

She came to America in 1873 and was united in marriage to Hugh Carroll on Jan. 10, 1877. To this union nine children were born, all of whom with the sorrowing husband survive. The children are the misses Nellie and Ruth, Mrs. Wm. Heirmeier, Mrs. F. A. Appleby, Mrs. Con Kelly, Frank, Fred, William, and Joseph. She also leaves two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Richard German of Wyoming, Il., Mrs. Patrick Morris of Rathpatrick, Ireland, and Michael Grant of London, England.

Mrs. Carroll was a noble woman and beloved by all who knew her. To do a kindness for others was to her pleasure.

The funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s church, of which she was a member, on Monday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. Rev. James Shannon of Peoria officiated. A long concourse followed the remains to the last resting place in Calvary Cemetery.

(Brimfield News, Nov. 22, 1906, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Hugh Carroll

Hugh Carroll was born in Brimfield, Il., Mar. 27, 1847, and passed away at his home north of town on April 21, 1928, being at the time of his death 81 yrs. and 25 days of age.

His education was secured in the public schools and here he grew to manhood and on Jan. 10, 1877, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Grant. Nine children were born to this union: 5 daughters, Mrs. Katherine Hiermier, Mrs. Charlotte Appleby, Mrs. Celia Kelly, Mrs. Nellie Braun, and Mrs. Ruth Morrissey, and four sons, Frank, Fred, Will, and Joe. All survive except one son, Frank. Mrs. Carroll passed away a number of years ago.

Besides the 8 living children, he leaves 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandkids. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Daily of Peoria.

Mr. Carroll took part in the pioneer life of Brimfield and saw the country develop from a wild state to its present. The work was arduous, but he well performed his task and never shirked a duty. In connection with his farm work, he was one of the earliest operators of a threshing machine and corn shellers. He was a good farmer, a successful businessman, and a man of excellent judgment. Nearly all of his life was spent in Milbrook township, a few miles north of Brimfield, where he established his home and where he peacefully awaited the end.

He was a loving and devoted father, a good neighbor, kind-hearted, generous and charitable, a loyal friend and splendid citizen.

The funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s church Monday morning at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. W. G. Irish. The service was largely attended, the church being filled with relatives, friends, neighbors, thus testifying to the esteem to which he was held by the entire community.

The pall bearers were John Schelkopf, Albert Sloan, Wm. Malone, Fred Arbor, John O’Connor, and James Mulvaney.

(Brimfield News, April 26, 1928, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Miss Grace Chapin Dies Sunday Night

Last Rites Held Wednesday Afternoon; Burial At Blue Ridge

Miss Grace M. Chapin, 44, passed away Sunday night about 11 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Chapin, in the south part of town, following a long period of ill health.

Last rites for Miss Chapin were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at Princeville Presbyterian church, in charge of the minister, Re. Lee H. Smith. Interment was in Blue Ridge cemetery

Obituary
Grace Marie Chapin was born in the village of Stark, Stark county Illinois, September 12, 1895 being the eldest of three daughters born to Louis and Neva Newell Chapin. The family resided in Stark until 1905, at that time moving to Lawn Ridge where Grace became a member of the Lawn Ridge Congregational church.

In 1914 the family moved to Princeville and Grace and her mother united with the Princeville Presbyterian church on April 19 of that year.

She was a graduate of Blackburn college in 1924 was graduated from Methodist hospital in Peoria in her chosen profession consistently except for two years during which she was ill. The major portion of this service was given in Peoria, where she was a public health nurse for eight years.

During her residence in Peoria she was a faithful member of First Presbyterian church, transferring her letter back to the local church when she returned to the home of her parents because of ill health in 1938.

She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Maborney of Geneseo, Ill., and Mrs. Merle Hamm of Rock Island, Ill., besides a number of other more distant relatives and a wide circle of friends.

He life was truly a fine, faithful unselfish one of service to her family and friends and community, and when needed she served even to the extent of endangering her own frail health. No truer exemplification o the bible passage, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” could be found than this fine, simple, unselfish faithful woman, and her untimely passing is deeply mourned by the entire community.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Coats 78, of Edelstein, widow of the late Robert E. Coats, Sr., were held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Bouton Funeral home in Princeville. Burial was in the Princeville cemetery.

Mrs. Coats passed away Friday in Peoria. Mts. Coats, who lived with her son Robert five miles south of Princeville, had been hospitalized since May 6, when she suffered a fracture of the hip while going through a revolving door in a Peoria department store.

Mrs. Coats was born in Limestone Township, Peoria County, June 14, 1870, a daughter of Charles and Lovina Dailey. She married Mr. Coats in Stark county 60 years ago. He passed away in February 1925.

Surviving are her son with whom she made her home, four grandchildren, Earl Fussner, Eugene and Robert Coats, all of Edelstein, and Mrs. Eileen Johnson of Brimfield; two sisters, Mrs. Malina Koch of Peoria and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell, also of Peoria, and a great granddaughter, Kathy Ann Fussner of Edelstein.

(Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1948, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Anna Jane Caldwell

Anna Jane Caldwell was born four miles northwest of Brimfield, Feb. 24, 1893, and died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell, June 24, 1916, aged 23 years and 4 months.

She attended the Brimfield public schools from the primary grade, graduating from the the high school in 1912. She attended the state Normal University where in 1914 she graduated in the country school department, preparatory to taking up her work of teaching more proficiently. She was received into the Methodist church in Brimfield by her pastor, Rev. H. R. Lackland in Sept. 1907. She was a Sunday school teacher and a worker in the Epworth League. A beautiful christian girl, efficient in service and effective in results. Those who have known her as a friend and associate do not hesitate to speak in praise of her beautiful character, her sweet spirit and her bright, hopeful life.

With strong body, and intelligent mind and a pure purpose, she was equipped for a good and useful life, but disease some two years ago manifested its hold upon her. With patience she bore the suffering, hoping to overcome its ravages and be restored again to health.

Anna was tenderly devoted to her home, one of the most distinctive traits of her character being that of cheerfulness and unselfishness, always looking to the comfort and convenience of others. Happy when she could serve the most the ones about her. The last few months of her life were marked by intense suffering, until the last week, when she slept away peacefully Saturday evening at the close of day.

After a short prayer at the home at 1:30 p.m. Monday, the funeral cortege took its way to the Methodist church, where the funeral service was in charge of Rev. J. B. White. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Addison Pacey, Mrs. Horace Cady and Judson Harding, with Mrs. S. H. Newkirk at the organ.

The pall bearers were Verne Arber, Walter Mulvaney, Raymond Rusk, Leland Pacey, Earl Maher and Willard Weidner, the first three being members of her graduating class of the Brimfield high School.

(Brimfield News, Thursday, June 29, 1916, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Charles Caldwell Dies Suddenly in Ohio

News of the sudden death of Charles Caldwell of Dunkirk, Ohio on Tuesday night reached here Wednesday morning. His father, John Caldwell, his wife and two little daughters survive.

(Brimfield News, Thursday, December 31, 1942, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Charles Caldwell

Funeral services for Charles Caldwell who died at his home on S. Main St. Tuesday evening 11:00 p.m. after a sudden heart attack were held Friday January 1 at 2:00 o'clock in M. E. Church, Dunkirk, Ohio with Rev. J. M. Gambill officiating. Interment in charge of the Keiper funeral home was in the Dunkirk cemetery.

Charles Thomas Caldwell, son of John A. and Mary Hodson Caldwell was born near Brimfield, Ill., on June 3, 1894.

He was a World War veteran and after the close of the war came to Kenton, Ohio as watchmaker in the Gilmore Jewelry store. Later he came to Dunkirk where he owned and operated a Jewelry store of his own. He was a member of the M. E. Church, a brother of the Dunkirk Masonic Lodge and also a member of the Board of Public Affairs of this village.

He recently had been associated with the Dunkirk Manufacturing Co. who at present are engaged in building navy trailers for the government.

On February 13, 1925 he was united in marriage to Grace Orth of Dunkirk who with two daughters, Mary Lou and Rosemary at home, his father John Caldwell and an uncle Ira Hodson of Brimfield, Ill. remain to mourn his loss.

"Charlie" as he was known to his many friends and neighbors was a kind and devoted husband and father - he was a man who was ever ready to lend a helping hand and to speak no evil of anyone who was unknown to him. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and his neighbors. - Kenton Democrat

(Brimfield News, Thursday, January 28, 1943, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Miss Emma Caldwell

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Miss Emmaline Caldwell who passed away Saturday night in a Champaign hospital. Early in the Spring, she suffered an attack of influenza from which she failed to regain her health.

Emmaline Caldwell, youngest daughter of Ezekiel and Eliza Jane White Caldwell was born near Brimfield April 30, 1870 and the early part of her life was spent in that vicinity. She was a member of the Methodist Church here.

After the death of her mother in September, 1906, she went to Philo, Illinois where she has made her home with her cousin Mrs. Addie Lovingfoss.

She is survived by one brother, John Caldwell of Brimfield, and one sister Mrs. Tillie Richards of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and one brother have preceded her into the eternal home.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Fred Reed. Music was by Mrs. R. E. Claybaugh and Florence Hamilton, accompanied by Evalyn McCowan.

Burial was in Brimfield cemetery. Pall bearers were Chalmer Forney, O. E. Overon, Fred Walliker, Warren Ayers, Henry Memler, Frank Hamilton.

CARD OF THANKS - - We wish to express our appreciation of the kindness of friends and relatives during the sickness and death of our sister. Mrs. Tillie Richards; John Caldwell.

Those from a distance in attendance at the funeral of Miss Emma Caldwell were Mrs. Tillie Richards, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Addie Lovingfoss; Mrs. Josie Taylor; Mr. an Mrs. R. Legue of Philo; Roy Shane of Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shane; Mr. and Mrs. Victor King and Miss Carrie Caldwell of Princeville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zink and Marie of Monica; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hollis and Mildred; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hollis of Toulon; Miss Bessie McKown; Mrs. Charles Scragges; Mrs. Rhoda Vaughan of Elmwood. (Brimfield News, May 20, 1937, submitted by Donna Carkenord, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Death of Ezekiel Caldwell

Ezekiel Caldwell died at his home northwest of Brimfield on Friday, June 21, 1895, aged 70 years and 4 months. He had not been feeling well for some time past, but his condition was not deemed serious until about a week before his death when he became quite ill and grew rapidly worse until the end came. A wife and eight children, two sons and six daughters, all grown, are left to mourn the loss of a true husband and father. Mr. Caldwell was a native of West Virginia. In 1850 he was united in marriage in his native state to Miss Eliza Jane White. In company with William Murdock and Brownhill Caldwell he came west from Wheeling in September 1850. Being well pleased with the country here he went east for his family in the fall of 1851 and was joined by William Reed and wife and Daniel McCoy and family, the entire party of three families making the westward journey together, and landing in Peoria on the 16th day of December, 1851

He had been a continuous resident of Brimfield township since 1850. In 1862 he purchased the quarter section of land where he established a permanent home and where he resided continuously until his death. Mr. Caldwell never united with any church. He lived a life full of good deeds, was devoted to his family and friends, honest, upright and charitable in his dealing with his fellow-men, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.

A pleasing tribute to his character was made by a near friend who said: "During nearly a lifetime acquaintance with Mr. Caldwell, I never heard him speak ill of a fellow man." During the early days his home was a stopping place for all who passed that way and the tired and hungry wayfarer was always sure of generous hospitality and entertainment within.

The funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday, June 23rd at 9:30 a.m. and were conducted by Rev. W. H. Stinson of French Grove, the interment taking place in French Grove cemetery. The services were very largely attended, there being nearly on hundred conveyances in the cortege following the remains to their final resting place.

Among those from a distance present at the funeral services of the late Ezekiel Caldwell last Sunday, were John White of Dana, Ill., a brother-in-law of Mr. Caldwell and his son Frank; Lewis Caldwell, a brother, from Lisbon, Ill and Jackson Caldwell, a nephew from Mansfield, Ill. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Donna Carkenord)

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Mrs. Eliza Jane Caldwell

Eliza Jane White was born near Wheeling West Virginia, February 17, 1825 and departed this life September 17, 1906.

She was married to Ezekiel Caldwell in 1850. She came with her husband to Peoria County in 1851, where she resided until her death. Mr. Caldwell died June 21, 1895. Eight children, two sons and six daughters are left to mourn the loss of a kind and true mother. She leaves two sisters in West Virginia and a brother in Kansas who visited her only a few weeks ago. She also leaves 29 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She had been a severe sufferer for years, but bore her lot with great patience, never uttering a word of complaint. In the community where she lived for so many years she was held in the highest esteem by friends and neighbors, her kind and loving disposition endearing her to all.

In January, 1893 she united with the M. E. Church in Brimfield and was a consistent member to the day of her death.

She was a faithful wife, a model mother, a very desirable neighbor, and earnest christian and a valuable woman to any neighborhood.

The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M. E. Church, the sermon being preached by the pastor, Rev. M. P. Lackland. The remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield Cemetery.

The pall bearers were six grandsons, Wilbur Forney, George Weatherwax, Jr., Ira Martin, John Martin, Clarence Caldwell and Roy Shane.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Donna Carkenord)

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Jackson W. Caldwell was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, Oct 12, 1850, and died at Proctor hospital, Peoria, IL June 20,1913, aged 66 years, 8 months and 8 days.

Mr. Caldwell was the eldest child of the late Ezekiel and Eliza Caldwell and came to Illinois with his parents in 1851, the year after his birth. The family settled near French Grove where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Ida J. Shane Nov. 18, 1875. To this union seven children were born, namely, Mrs. Cora A. Hollis, Mrs. Elsie M. Best, Della M., Bertha S. , Clarence E., Carrie E. all living and Wilson, who died in infancy. Mrs. Caldwell died July 25, 1901. After the death of his wife, Mr. Caldwell was both father and mother to the little family. Nothing was left undone that could add to their comfort, pleasure and happiness, and when the grandchildren came the found in him the same devoted companion that had so carefully guarded the interest of their parents. His home was ever uppermost in his mind and he sought with every effort to make it ideal, coming as near this point as it is possible for a man to do. His chief happiness was found with children and grandchildren. In many respects he was an exceptional character; kind, thoughtful of others and ever ready to be of assistance to others. He disdained everything that he thought to be dishonorable and his integrity and uprightness were never questioned. A good man has been called home.

The funeral services were held at the home in Princeville on Monday, conducted by Rev. Max B. Wiles, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery in the family lot by the side of the faithful companion who preceded him to the other side. The services were largely attended by relatives and old friends. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Donna Carkenord)

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Death of Mrs. J. W. Caldwell.

Ida Josephine, daughter of Susan and Hiram Shane was born in Jubilee Township, Peoria County, IL on May 15, 1851. She was married to Jackson Caldwell Nov. 18, 1875. Seven children were born to them, six of whom survive. Mrs. Cora Hollis, Elsie, Della, Bertha, Clarence and Carrie Caldwell. Wilson, the second child, died in infancy.

A kind sister, an affectionate wife, a mother devoted to her family, Mrs. Caldwell will be sadly missed in her home and in the community as well. She was a noble woman who fulfilled her whole duty toward God and man in a quiet unostentatious manner, claiming no credit, expecting no praise. But the Father who seeth in secret will not fail of the reward. In the early morning of July 25, 1901, she heard the call, "Daughter come up higher and calmly, peacefully, as befitted her tranquil life, she fell asleep.

Of the ten children in her father's family, she was the first to be taken. Four brothers and five sisters together with her husband and children are spared to mourn her departure. All were in attendance at the funeral services except Charles Shane of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The funeral services were held on Saturday, July 27th at one o'clock at the home conducted by Rev. H. C. Birch of Hanna City and Rev. Hugh Gibson of Monica. The remains were then conveyed to the Brimfield Cemetery where they were laid to rest, the burial service being conducted by Rev. H. C. Birch and prayer being offered by Rev. J. E. Mercer, pastor of the Brimfield M. E. Church. (Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Donna Carkenord)

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John Caldwell

John Alexander Caldwell, son of Ezekial and Jane White Caldwell was born in Brimfield township, Feb. 6, 1863. He wa married March 2, 1892 to Mary Hodson at the home of her parents in Jubilee township. She passed away a number of years ago. To this union were born two children, Anna and Charles, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother,

Jackson, and six sisters, Elizabeth Weatherwax, Margaret Shane, Amanda Martin, Nancy Forney, Matilda Richards and Emma Caldwell. Most of his life was spent on a farm near Brimfield, except the last ten years were spent in Brimfield. He is survived by two granddaughters Mrs. Rosemary Carmean and Mrs. Mary Lou [ ] of Dunkirk, Ohio. There are also [ ] great grandchildren

and a number of nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Brimfield for a number of years. He passed away at his home Sunday, Sept. 17, at [ ] a.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church, the Reverend Kenneth Redfearn officiating. Hymns "The Old Rugged

Cross" and "Someday We'll Understand" were sung by Rudolph Savage. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery and casket bearers were Warren Ayers, Thomas Pacey, Roy Bale, M. J. Reinhart, Chalmer Forney, William Dell. (Brimfield News, Thursday, September 21, 1950, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. John Caldwell

Mary Anna, daughter of William and Anna Hodson, was born in Lincolnshire, England, Oct. 26, 1867, and died at her late home at Brimfield, Illinois, May 19, 1923, aged 56 years, 5 months and 23 days. When about three years of age she came with her parents to America and settled on a farm in Jubilee township, Peoria county, Illinois, in which county the rest of her life was spent. She received her education in the public schools. On March 2, 1892, she was united in marriage to John Caldwell. To this union two children were born, Anna Jane, who died June 24, 1916, and Charles F., of Dunkirk, Ohio.

She united with the Methodist church in Brimfield in 1901 under the pastorate of Rev. J. E. Mercer, and in which church she lived a faithful and consistent life until her death. For several years past she has been in failing health, the nature of her disease toward the last causing her intense suffering, all of which she bore patiently and bravely. She was also a member of the Women's Relief Corps of Brimfield. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, one son Charles, one brother Ira Hodson of near Brimfield, also a number of cousins and many friends.

A good woman has gone to her reward.

Funeral services which were largely attended were held at the Methodist church, Brimfield, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. E. E. Diffenbaugh who spoke from the text Psalm 116: 15. The service of song was rendered by Mrs. A. Pacey and Mrs. H. D. Cady, with Mrs. Diffenbaugh pianist. The following hymns were sung; "There's a Beautiful City," "Thy Will Be Done," and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." Beautiful floral offerings rested upon the casket.

At the close of the service at the church members of the Relief Corps rendered their beautiful service and paid tribute to the deceased with their spray of evergreen. Six fellow members of the Relief Corps acted as honorary casket bearers, namely; Mrs. Roy Cecil, Mrs. John Kingdon, Mrs. Elmer Hamilton, Mrs.

Casper Strieder, Mrs. Ira Porter and Mrs. Joseph Littlefield. The regular casket bearers were W. W. Harding, S. H. Newkirk, John Kingdon, John Bitner, J. H. Ellis and Wm. Streider. Interment was in Brimfield cemetery. (Brimfield News, Thursday, May 24, 1923, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

WASHINGTON - Rosamond E. Caldwell, 93, of 117 Esser St. died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 1993, at Lindenwood Nursing Center in Peoria.

Born Nov. 7, 1899, in Crescent City to William and Laura Belle Storm Osborne, she married Eugene G. Caldwell on Aug. 20, 1920 in Peoria. He died Oct. 12, 1945. She also was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Surviving are two sons, William of Tucson, Ariz., and James of Tenscula, Calif.; two daughters, Marilyn Aultman of Washington and Patricia Ruck of Peoria; 37 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Averyville Baptist Church and the Peoria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an accomplished pianist and was a secretary for the Peoria Board of Education.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Schmidt-Haller Funeral Parlors in East Peoria where visitation will be one hour before the services. The Rev. Keith Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

(Peoria Journal Star, May 12, 1993, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

Maria A. Beaumont was born in Chillicothe township December 12, 1860 and died August 25, 1919 aged fifty-eight years, eight months and thirteen days.

Her entire life was spent in Chillicothe. On February 8, 1881 she was married to Charles Calvin and there were four children born to this union. Stace, who lives in Jacksonville, Ill., Herman of Stronghurst, Ill., Mrs. Geo. M. Foote and Mrs. Lulu Tate of this city. There are also eight grandchildren who have been a very great source of pleasure and comfort to Mrs. Calvin in her later life.

On Sunday, August 24th almost the entire family had gathered at the old homestead for a sort of reunion and Mrs. Calvin seem to be quite as well as usual, although for some time the family had felt that her strength was slowly ebbing.

She talked with them all and planned many things she hoped to do the coming week; she retired about nine o'clock and it was about an hour or so after that the family noticed she seem to be breathing harder. A physician was summoned but there was nothing that medical aid could do as the life so well spent just seemed to be gradually going away, and at seven o'clock on Monday morning with her family around she quietly slipped into the Great Beyond, without the slightest murmur or indication that life had gone.

Surviving Mrs. Calvin are her husband, the four children and eight grand children, also five brothers, James, Joseph, William, Phil, and Fred Beaumont and one sister, Mrs. Mary Brock, all of this city and many other relatives and friends.

(The Chillicothe Bulletin, Aug. 29, 1919, submitted by Beth Nawara)

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Child Died.

Annie Pearl, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Camp of Monica, aged 1 year, 8 months and 4 days, died Saturday evening Nov. 16 from diphtheria after a brief illness. The funeral was held Sunday at 1 p. m. from the home and the little body was laid to rest in Princeville cemetery.

(Princeville Telephone, 1912, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Two Duncan Residents Die Sunday Morning

Charles Carroll, 88 and John Shipley, 76, both lifelong residents of the Duncan community, who were living together, died within a half-hour of each other in the Galva nursing home Sunday morning.

Double funeral services were held at the Tretheway funeral home at Princeville Tuesday afternoon and burial work was in the Princeville cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Craine and Rev. A. H. Northdurft, both of Princeville.

The two men were brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Shipley, who formerly lived on a farm south of Duncan, moved to Duncan several years ago to care for Mr. Carroll following the death of Mr. Carroll’s wife and daughter Verna. After a short time Mrs. Shipley died and Mr. Shipley continued to care for the elder man until he himself, became too ill.

Both men were taken to the Galva home only a week before they died. Mr. Shipley is survived by one son Dean and family, of Abington and one sister, Mrs. Cora McDonald of Wisconsin, while Mr. Carroll has no immediate relatives surviving.

(Princeville Telephone, April 1941, submitted by Mike McMullen)

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Death Calls Thomas Carroll At Peoria After Long Illness

Thomas J. Carroll of Peoria, who until recently resided on a farm in the Rome vicinity, passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Peoria, Monday morning at twelve-thirty o'clock at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 23 days. Deceased had been in poor health since last September and although had suffered several strokes had not been confined to his bed all that time. Death was attributed to cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Carroll was born in Chillicothe and lived his entire life here and on the farm near Rome until one year ago when he moved to Peoria. he followed the occupation of a farmer until late years. Funeral services were conducted from St. Edwards church of this city, Wednesday morning at nine-thirty o'clock at which time a large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last respects. Burial was in Mooney cemetery. He leaves to mourn his departure two sons, Henry C. Carroll of this city and T. Joseph Carroll of Peoria and five daughters, Mrs. Anna Wilhelm of Rome; Miss Agnes of Davenport, Iowa; and Helen, Catherine and Elizabeth, all of Peoria. His wife preceded him in death last June.

(Chillicothe Bulletin, April 3, 1931, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Mrs. Thos. J. Carroll Succumbs To Heart Attack
(Sarah Jane Mallen Carroll)

Another pioneer, in the personage of Sarah Jane Carroll, wife of Thos. J. Carroll passed to the great beyond at twelve-thirty o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at the age fo sixty five years. The Carrolls lived on a farm home near Rome where she died after an illness of about two years, during which time she was a sufferer from heart trouble. Deceased was able to be about her home between the attacks when she would be confined to her bed. Monday morning she was quite ill, but the illness was not believed to be as serious as others she had suffered. A weak heart and indigestion were the causes of her demise. Sarah Jane, daughter of Henry and Mary Mallen was born at a farm home about one and one-half miles west of the Carroll residence. She was educated in the rural schools of her vicinity and in 1889 was wed to Thos. J. Carroll. Mr. Carroll took his bride to the home where she lived for the rest of her life. There came to bless this union these surviving children: Henry, Mrs. Anna Wilhelm, Helenea, T. Joseph, Catharine and Elizabeth in the home vicinity; and Agnes, Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted this morning at nine-thirty from St. Edwards church of which she was a devout member. Rev. Fr. M. J. Spalding will officiate at the rites. Burial will be made in the Mooney cemetery. Those who mourn her departure are the husband, Thos. J. Carroll, the children mentioned above and two sisters, Mary A. and Catherine Mallen, both of whom live in the vicinity of the Carroll home.

(Chillicothe Bulletin, June 20, 1930, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Elizabeth Josephine Carroll - Sister Mary Justina

Sister Mary Justina Carroll, 94, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, died at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Mother of Peace Home. She was born Elizabeth Josephine Carroll on March 26, 1905, in Chillicothe to Thomas and Sarah Mallen Carroll. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She entered the congregation in 1932 and was in her 65th year of religious profession. She taught at St. Mary's Canton; St. Mary's, Lourdes; St. Mary's Metamora; St. Joseph's, Pekin; Sacred Heart, Olie; St. Mary's, Lincoln; Sacred Heart, Anawan; Bishop Bue School at St. Philomeas, Peoria; and was a supervisor at St. Joseph's Home in Peoria. She retired to Mother of Peace Home in 1988. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria.

(Peoria Journal Star, January 24, 2000, submitted by Ann McClary)

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MAUDE ELLEN HAMER-CARSON

Mrs. Maude Ellen, wife of Fred Carson, at her home, 104 Auburn Street, Thursday, September 23rd, 1920, at 3 o'clock pm. Age 34 years. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.

(Peoria Star, Sep. 25, 1920, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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Mrs. Maude Ellen Carson, wife of Fred Carson; 104 Auburn Street, whose death occurred Thursday afternoon at the age of 34 years; services at the house a 2 pm and burial in the Lutheran cemetery.

(Peoria Star, Sep. 26, 1920, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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Nellie A. Carson

Funeral services for Nellie A. Carson will be held this afternoon, June 14 [1956] at 2 o’clock at the Taylor Funeral Home, the Reverend Thos. C. Harrison officiating.

Pall bearers will be John Harty, H. B. Bowman, Geo. Tennery, Burt Hayward, Lyle Talmage and Raymond Mooney.

Music will be by Rudolph Savage accompanied by Mildred Pacey.

Mrs. Carson died at 7 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Mahoney Nursing Home in Peoria where she had been a patient for the past ten years.

She was born Feb. 13, 1867 at Brimfield, a daughter of Joseph and Clara Cady Phares. She married on December 28, 1887 Chas. C. Carson, who served as bank cashier of the Brimfield State Bank until his death in 1930.

Two sons survive, Frank E. Carson of New York City and Ralph E. Carson of Brimfield. One son, Charles Carlyn Carson died in 1905. There are four grandchildren, Chas. Carson of Lynwood, Calif.; Mrs. Betty Talmage of Brimfield; Mrs. Ruth Reinhart of San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. Patricia Mooney of Atlanta, Ill. And 12 great grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Minnie Tennery resides in Peoria and two brothers Clayton and Raymond in California. (Newspaper and date unknown, submitted by Sandy MacDonald)

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Gertrude Carter

GALESBURG - Gertrude L. Carter, 76, of Galesburg died at 1:17 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, at OSF Saint Mary's Medical Center.

Born Aug. 29, 1922, in Jubilee Township near Brimfield to George W. and Louise W. Blundy Wagner, she married Earl R. Carter on June 12, 1941, in Bowling Green, Mo. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Kenneth of Jerseyville; three daughters, Mrs. George (Linda) Knox and Mrs. Robert (Norma) Dewitt, both of Galesburg, and Mrs. Gary (Joyce) King of Hanna City; one brother, George Wagner of Brimfield; two sisters, Helen Hanson of Metamora and Josephine Nelson of Danville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister.

She lived near Yates City for 20 years before moving to Galesburg in 1972, where she was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Kevin Triptow will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Elmwood.

Memorial may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church Radio Ministries or the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center in Quincy.

(Peoria Journal Star, May 25, 1999, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Business Man Commits Suicide

Peoria, Ill., January 6—Clarence E. Case, a prominent and wealthy business man of this city, to-day committed suicide by shooting himself. Mr. Case had been in poor health for many weeks, and was greatly depressed in mind. He was also melancholy over the recent death of his only daughter. He had been in apparently good spirits during the morning. He leaves a wife and son. Mr. Case was forty-five years old. (New York Times, January 7, 1900, pg. 2, submitted by Janet Turnbull)

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Miss Gloria Cashen

Miss Gloria L. Cashen, 40, a resident of 310 E. Archer Ave., the past six months, was dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital at 10:30 p.m. Monday after being stricken at home.

Coroner Horace Payton investigated and has ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wilton Mortuary, the Rev. Joseph Gordon officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

Miss Cashen was admitted to St. Francis Hospital April 24, 1966 with first, second and third degree burns over her body when her apartment at 107 S. Glen Oak Ave., caught fire.

She was rescued from the flaming apartment by two neighbors. They had carried her to the foot of the stairs before firemen arrived. Coroner Payton said she apparently had recovered from the burns.

She was born June 18, 1926, in Peoria, the daughter of Richard and Mary Youngman Cashen.

Surviving are her father of Creve Coeur; one brother, Robert Cashen of East Peoria; and one sister, Mrs. James (Patricia) Robitski of Marquette Heights.

Miss Cashen had been employed as a waitress for the past 20 years, working at the Mecca Supper Club, the Sazarac and Hotel Pere Marquette. She last worked eight years ago.

(Unknown Peoria newspaper, submitted by Pat Schneider)

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Richard Cashen

Richard A. Cashen Sr., 77, of 1627 W. Virginia died at 2:55 a.m. yesterday at Methodist Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1904, in St. Augustine, the son of Richard J. and Estella Tippett Cashen, he married Mary L. Youngman in 1930 in Peoria. She preceded him in death.

He then married Ellen R. Lazisky July 5, 1968, in Pontiac.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert W. Jr. of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. James F. (Patricia) Robitski of Marquette Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Mitchell and Mrs. June Simkins, both of Peoria Heights; a brother, Eugene J. Cashen of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter and three sisters.

He was the superintendent for Cashen Painting Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Painters Union Local 157.

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Wilton Mortuary and 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, the Rev. Patrick W. Collins officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Hospital cardiac and intensive care units.

(Unknown Peoria newspaper, submitted by Pat Schneider)

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Albert E. Catton

Funeral services for a life long resident of this vicinity, Albert E. Catton, were held at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, September 1, 1940, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. C. A. Lee. Two hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Sweet Bye and Bye" were sung by Rudolph Savage. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery. Robert and LeRoy Whittaker, Fred Wyman and Forrest Catton were pallbearers.

Albert E. Catton, son of William and Anna Pacey Catton was born in Brimfield township October 31, 1865 and passed away at his home August 29, 1940, at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 28 days.

He was united in marriage on March 5, 1890 to Katherine Whittaker, who, with an adopted son, William, who has made his home with them from the age of five, survives.

Mr. Catton spent his entire life in this community in which he was born. His interest was chiefly in his farm home, and although he never actively engaged in them, he was fond of sports. Although for the past year he has not been well, he has often joined his friends at the croquet court for a game or a visit.

A successful and prosperous farmer, honest and upright in his dealings, Mr. Catton has lived a life which commands respect and admiration of those who knew him.

Besides the wife and William, he leaves a number of nieces and nephews who will sadly miss him. (Brimfield News, Sep. 5, 1940, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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 Death of Alfred Catton

Alfred Catton, for many years a resident of the West Jersey cpmmunity and who for years past has operated the Catton coal mine, died suddenly at the office of the mine, Friday afternoon before the physician who had been hastily summoned could reach his side. Mrs. Catton died several years ago, and Mr. Catton is survived by three brothers who homes are nearby: Carl C., Francis and C. F. Catton, and a brother, George, whose home is in Wayne City; also by two sisters, Mrs. Ezra Williams, of Toulon and Mrs. Wiley Plankael, of LaFayette. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Episcopal church in West Jersey. (Stark County News, Oct. 20, 1926, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)


Alfred Catton Suddenly Called By Death; Aged 63 Years

Funeral services for Alfred E. Catton, respected citizen of West Jersey township, were conducted Monday afternoon at the West Jersey Methodist Episcopal church, Reverend R. A. Reeves, of Colchester, formerly of West Jersey, conducted the services and was assisted by Reverend Thomas Spencer, the present pastor.

Three appropriate songs were sung by Miss Mildred Bodine and Dale Bodine, assisted at the piano by Mrs. Margaret Bodine. The selections were "The City Four Square," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." and "Does Jesus Care?"

The impressive service of the Modern Woodmen was conducted at the grave.

The body bearers were Frank Bryan, Jeff Beamer, Ward Hotchkiss, B. A. Fox, M. W. Orwig, Leslie Swank.

Among those from a distance who attended the services were Al Bentley, Roger Bentley, Frank Bentley and Burt Bentley, all of Pontiac; M. M. Scott, of Oilman, and George Catton, of Wayne City.

Sketch of Life

The following life sketch was read at the services:

Alfred E. Catton was born October 10, 1863 in Jubilee township, Peoria county, Illinois and departed this life October 15, 1926 at his home on the old homestead in West Jersey township, Stark county, Illinois at the age of 53 years and 5 days.

December 31, 1889 he was united in marriage to Carrie Josephine Snedeker, of Stark county, Illinois, she having preceded him in death on June 25, 1908. To this union were born two children, Melva A. Wilson and John Vern, of Edelstein, Illinois.

His wife, father, mother and three brothers have preceded him to the Great Beyond. He leaves to mourn his death two children, four grandchildren, four brothers, Fred, Francis, and Carl, of West Jersey and George of Wayne City, and two sisters, Alice Plankael of Lafayette, and Grave M. Williams, of Toulon also many relatives, close friends, and neighbors.

His life was always a very busy and useful one. His life work was farming and operating a coal mine. Many people will also recall when he used to run a meat wagon thru the country where he made many friends and acquaintances. All close relatives and neighbors knew him as always willing to render assistance to them in any need. He was always of a jovial disposition, seeing only the bright side of all dark clouds and rough paths in his life's journey. He has been a worthy and honorable citizen and those that knew him best loved him most. (Stark County News, Oct. 20, 1926, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)


Obituary

Alfred Catton, farmer and owner of the Catton coal mine at West Jersey, about 15 miles northwest of Brimfield died suddenly last Friday about noon, and before the arrival of his physician who had been summoned. Mr. Catton was about 65 years old and had spent a short time in Brimfield where he operated a meat market a number of years ago. His wife passed away a number of years ago. One son and daughter survive him. For a number of years his cousin, Mrs. Emma Pemble, has been his housekeeper on the farm, and only a few weeks ago she was stricken with paralysis, and under the care of a nurse is slowly recovering at their home. Mr. Catton was a son of the late John Catton and a cousin of the Catton boys at Brimfield. (Brimfield News, Oct. 21, 1926, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Allie Mae Snedeker Catton

Mrs. Fred Catton, died at her home in West Jersey Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held in the West Jersey Church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. (Brimfield News, Feb. 19, 1931, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Hold Rites Today For Mrs. Anna [Collinson] Catton in Toulon

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Catton, for many years a resident of Toulon and Stark county, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. D. Alldredge, of Flint, Michigan, were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Toulon Methodist, church, Reverend A. 0. Jones being in charge.

Mrs. Catton has been making her home for some time with her daughter in Michigan. Mrs. Alldredge accompanied the body of her mother to Illinois, arriving in Galva Tuesday evening. The funeral cortege arrived in Toulon shortly before noon today.

The song service was given by Mrs. H. N. Draper and Miss Verna Cooley, Mrs. Dwain Wallace accompanying at the organ. The selections were "We're Going Down The Valley," "Sweet Bye and Bye," and "It Is Well With My Soul."

The body bearers were Robert Webster, William S. Newton, E. H. Rennick, Sherman Packard, George W. Jones, and John V. Colwell.

Interment was in the Toulon cemetery.

Mrs. Anna Catton was born September 6, 1863 on the old homestead in Lynn township, Knox county, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alldredge, of Flint, Michigan, Sunday evening, June 10. At the time of her death she was aged 64 years, 9 months and 4 days. Surviving Mrs. Catton are four children, Mrs. Will Munro, of Griswold, Iowa; Mrs. A. D. Alldredge, of Flint, Michigan; Miles Catton, of Chicago; and Franklin Catton, of Victoria. One son, Walter, preceded her in death. She also leaves two brothers, Oscar and Andrew Collinson, of Galva; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Hobson, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Williams, of West Jersey; and Mrs. Ada Collinson, of Victoria, also five grandchildren. (Stark County News, Jun. 13, 1928, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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Mrs. Chalmer Forney last week received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Annie Catton at Flint, Michigan. The funeral service was held at Toulon and the following from here were in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Forney, Mrs. Ada Whittaker, Mrs. Charlie Huey, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meehan, Herbert Catton and Miss Mable Catton. (Brimfield News, June 21, 1928, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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OBITUARY

Mrs. Annie Catton

Mrs. Annie Catton, one of the old and respected citizens of Peoria county, died at her home in Brimfield, Jan. 11, 1913.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the M. E. church, conducted by the pastor Rev. L. F. Collum, assisted by Rev. R. Pacey. Had Mrs. Catton lived until today she would have been 84 years of age.

An extended account of her long and useful life will be published in next [ ] of this paper. (Brimfield News, Jan. 16, 1913, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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OBITUARY

Mrs. Ann Catton

Mrs. Ann Catton was born Jan, 16, 1829 and died January 11, 1913, aged 83 years, 11 months and 28 days.

The maiden name of the deceased was Ann Pacey. She was born in Scopwick, Lincolnshire, England. She was one of a family of six children, George, Thomas, Ann, Sarah, John and Joseph. They all came to this country in the 50's, except for Joseph, and settled at Brimfield, Illinois.

The mother died when Mrs. Catton was about eight years of age. Her father's second marriage was to a widow, Mrs. Clark; she was the mother of a son called William, he is still living and resides in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. There was one child born to the second marriage, Richard, he died a few years ago.

A short time after the death of the mother, Mrs. Catton was taken into the home of the village clergyman, Dr. Oliver, and continued in that home until she was united in marriage to Mr. Wm. Catton. That home was one of culture and refinement; and the associations of that home made its impress upon the plastic mind of Mrs. Catton that was clearly manifest through a long and useful life.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Wm. Catton Oct. 2, 1853, and their wedding trip was across the Atlantic, with the object and purpose to found a new home in the United States. They came direct to Brimfield because her brothers, George and Thomas, were here. The only available assets to begin life and found a home in a new country, were muscle, energy and grit; but possessed of these, properly directed, and with the blessings of a Divine Providence, success was assured. Ten children were born in the home, five sons and five daughters. Five of them, Mary Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, Elsie Bell, John and James, died in infancy and early life. The surviving children are Mrs. Matilda Hall, Loraine, Kansas; Ira C., Charles L., and Albert E. Catton, and Florence B. Grant, all of Brimfield, Illinois.

The husband and father, Wm. Catton, died March 15, 1889.

Mrs. William Catton was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas Catton Sep. 13, 1900, and his death occurred May 10, 1911.

We can not trace out in detail the church relations of Mrs. Catton and in this obituary it is uncalled for. In baptismal service she was identified with the episcopal church and the probabilities are, in that of confirmation also. However, in the winter of 1855-1856, she with many others, in the greatest revival that ever blessed Brimfield and its environments, under the pastorate of Rev. Frank Smith, united with the M. E. church. Afterwards, on account of difficulties in the church, she with many others, withdrew from membership. After her marriage with Thomas Catton she again united with the M. E, church and was a faithful and devoted member until death called her away.

Mrs. Catton was a true and noble woman, modest and unassuming, conscientious and devoted, a character born of integrity and honor. Selfishness found no abiding place in her; her whole desire through a ling life was to render service for the good of others. Such a life needs no eulogy from any one, so, her life is crowned already, far beyond our poor eulogies.

Give her the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Mrs. Catton, comparatively speaking, was a helpless invalid for nearly six years, but she endured all patiently, always hopeful, even under the severest disappointments. It seemed so unfortunate that her husband, Thomas, should be called away when she was so helpless; he was so thoughtful, so kind, and helpful, ready to render any service that would minister to her comfort and happiness; that his death to her was a great loss.

The death of Mrs. Catton is a loss to her many friends and relatives. The church has lost a faithful member , the children a devoted and loving mother. WE bury her remains in sorrow, but not without hope.

The funeral service was held at the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and were very largely attended. The service was in charge of the pastor, Rev. L. F. Cullom, assisted by Rev. R. Pacey. The body was tenderly laid to rest in the family plot in Brimfield cemetery. (Brimfield News, Jan. 23, 1913, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Died

Arthur Catton, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Catton died at their home in Brimfield, Wednesday, July 27, 1904, aged 1 year, 3 months and 10 days. He had not been well for some time past, but only during the last few days had his condition become serious. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

The funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment in Calvary cemetery. (Brimfield News, Thursday, July 28, 1904, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Youth, 16, Killed In Highway Walk

GALESBURG - A 15-year old youth was hit and killed Friday night by a car while walking home on Rte. 167 from a teen dance at the Victoria homecoming.

Arthur Allen Catton of RR 1, Victoria, was pronounced dead on arrival at Galesburg Cottage Hospital shortly after 10:15 p.m. when he was fatally injured by a car operated by Wayne A. Johnson, 17, also RR 1, Victoria.

No charges have been filed against the driver, pending further investigation. Dr. Richard Bick, Knox County coroner, will conduct an inquest.

Young Johnson told State Trooper William Pollard and Deputy Sheriff Hugh Allison that he did not see Catton until about the time he heard the sound of the impact.

The police reported that young Catton was thrown onto the hood of the car and then off of it as the auto spun around and came to a stop.

Neither the driver of the car nor his passenger, William H. Anderson, 16, of Woodhull, was injured.

The accident victim was born Oct. 18, 1947, at Brimfield, son of Charles Arthur and June Stutler Catton.

He had completed his sophomore year at ROVA High School, Oneida. He was immediate past president of the Cloverleaf 4-H Club and was a Future Farmers of America member for two years. He was a member pf the Victoria Methodist Church.

Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Dennis, 10, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers Catton of Brimfield, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ivorid Moline of Galva; and his maternal grandfather, Henry R. Stutler of Dixon.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Victoria Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the Schreiner Funeral Home in Brimfield.

(Unknown newspaper, July 19, 1963, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Benjamin Eyre Catton

     Mrs. Ada Whittaker and Mrs. Lena Meehan of Brimfield, and Alfred Catton of West Jersey, attended the funeral of the late Ben Catton, at Fairland on October 10. Mr. Catton lived in Brimfield when a boy and will be remembered by many. The Tuscola Review says: Benjamin E. Catton Passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zeke Dilworth, on Wednesday evening, after an illness of ten days. His many friends were surprised to hear of his death. Mr. Catton was born in Lincolnshire, England on June 16, 1852, and at the time of his death was 73 years, 3 months and 14 days of age. He came to America with his parents in 1855 and settled in Brimfield, Peoria county, Illinois, where they lived several years, later moving to a farm near Strawn. On Feb. 16, 1875, he was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Dixon, and to this union was born two children, a son who died in infancy, and a daughter, Florence, who survives him. In 1880 he moved to Newman and later to Long View, where he resided until the death of his wife three years ago. Since that time he has made his home with his only child, Mrs. Dilworth. Mr. Catton was a man of sterling qualities, a man that everyone was glad to call a friend. He was always jovial, kind and considerate. He was ever willing to go out of his way to help a friend and neighbor. With his wife, he started life in the humble way of most pioneers but by hard work and a good business judgement he made a success of his work. (Brimfield News, Thursday, October 22, 1925, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Ira C. Catton

Mrs. Ira Catton died at her home north of Brimfield n Monday, about noon, after a long illness. The funeral services will be held this morning at the M. E. church at 11 o'clock. Brief services at the residence at 10 o'clock. Interment in Brimfield cemetery. A more extended notice of the life of Mrs. Catton will appear next week. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 14, 1904, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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OBITUARY

Mrs. Ira C. Catton

    Catherine Jane Callister, daughter of John and Catherine Callister, was born near Brimfield, Ill., Oct. 26, 1884, and died at her home three miles northwest of Brimfield at noon Monday January 11, 1904, being aged 39 years, 2 months and 16 days.
    She was married to Ira C. Catton, March 2, 1887. Two children were born to them, Ira Dale, who lived only one year, and Neva Irene now 12 years of age. Mrs. Catton leaves two brothers, John and Homer living west of Brimfield, who join the husband and daughter in the sorrows of this inestimable loss.
    All her life having been spent near Brimfield, Mrs. Catton was well known, and being of a bright and cheerful disposition, as well as kind and sympathetic by nature she had won the utmost respect and loving esteem of a large circle of friends. Though not a member of the Methodist church, she was a regular attendant when her health permitted, and was an active worker in the Ladies Aid and Missionary societies of the church, and will be greatly missed therefrom.
    The funeral services were held from the M. E. church Thursday at 11 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. P. Snedaker. Prayer was offered by Rev. Richard Pacey. The pall bearers were Joan Callister, Homer Callister, Charles Catton, Albert Catton, U. K. Grant and W. T. Cowley. The music was furnished by the M. E. choir. Beautiful and appropriate floral offerings surrounded the casket. The body was laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery.
    Among those who came from a distance to attend the funeral services of the late Mrs. Ira Catton were: John Catton and family of West Jersey; Arthur Catton and wife of Toulon; S. P. Wood and wife of Farmington; Mrs. S. B. Hall, of Frederick, Kansas; Wm. Walker of Peoria; Mrs. Bell Callister and son, B. Callister, and nephew Will Cook of Roseville, Ill.

Card Of Thanks

We desire to sincerely thank the kind friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy so freely extended during the time of our recent bereavement. Their kindness will ever be remembered...Ira Catton and Daughter. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 21, 1904, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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OBITUARY

    Charles Lincoln Catton was born near Brimfield, Ill., July 14, 1863, and died at his home two miles north of Brimfield, Oct. 8, 1913. He was the son of William and Annie Catton, both of whom have deceased. Mr. Catton was one of a family of ten children and is the sixth of that number to pass into eternity, five having preceded him in death.
    He was united in marriage to Mary Alice Church, Feb. 1, 1888, by Rev. G. W. Arnold, then pastor of the Brimfield M. E. church. To this union were born five children, Florence Ethel, Chalmers Leroy, Erma Blanche, Ralph Frederick, and Forrest Willard, all of whom, together with their mother, survive the husband and father.
    Mr. Catton has been considered a good neighbor, ready to do whatever was possible in aid of any who might need his services. He was, his companion gladly testifies, a kind and gracious husband, and to his children he has been a tender and indulgent father. The home where he has lived and cared for his loved ones will be, like many another, exceedingly sad and lonesome for many days to come. It is said of this gracious man that he would never speak unkindly of any one, could not be induced to do so, doubtless feeling that human infirmities were altogether too common for needless criticism. He was a great sufferer for a number of years before his death, and often remarked to his family that death would be preferable to life and continuous suffering, He, like so many others, longed for the return of health but this boon was not to be his while tenting in the house of clay. His last attack was sudden and severe, when he fell into that dreamless sleep from which there is no waking this side the river of death. To the great comfort of those who watched at his bedside and were afraid of a hard struggle, the moorings which bound him to this life were quietly slipped and he passed from the harbors of earth into the verities of eternity.
    The funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Brimfield on Friday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. L. F. Cullom.
    The pall bearers were, John Schelkopf, Geo. Corney, John Kingdon, Joe Schelkopf, Chas. Carson and Addison Pacey, all old neighbors and close friends of the deceased. Music was rendered by Mrs. Addison Pacey, Mrs. H. 0. Cady, and Wm. and Judson Harding. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Oct. 16, 1913, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Memoir.

    Mrs. Chloe Catton, nee Whittington, was born in Princeville township, Peoria county, Illinois, November 29, 1862, and died of consumption, at her home in Brimfield, May 31, 1903, aged 41 years, 6 months and 2 days.
    She was married to James Catton, her now bereaved husband, on December 27, 1883. Five children were born to them all of whom are living. Mrs. Catton was a great sufferer during the last months of her life. She desired very much to live for the sake of her husband and little children, but before she departed she became fully reconciled to leave them in the hands of her Heavenly Father, "who is too wide to err, and too good to be unkind." She bade each one an affectionate farewell and requested them all to meet her in heaven.
    The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, and were largely attended. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. E. Mercer. Floral tributes, including appropriate designs from the Fraternal Reserve Life Association, of which the deceased was a member, and from the M. W. A. surrounded the casket. The remains were conveyed to Brimfield cemetery where the burial service was conducted by the F. R. L. A., in accordance with the ritual of the order, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest.

Card Of Thanks

We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the kind friends and neighbors, and all who assisted us in any way whatever, for their aid so generously extended during the long illness and at the time of the death of our loved one. Their many acts of kindness will be gratefully remembered...James Catton and Children (Brimfield News, Thursday, June 4, 1903, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Mrs. John [Christena] Catton died at her home at Amboy last Thursday and the funeral was held Saturday. Mrs. Mary Bassett, Mrs. Henry McCartney and Mrs. P. E. McGrane were in attendance at the funeral. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1926, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Cora Belle Catton

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Belle [Turner] Catton, widow of Ira Catton, and a former resident of Brimfield, were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Cause Mortuary chapel, conducted by Dr. W. T. Smith of First Methodist church. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery.

Mrs. Catton died early Thursday morning in the Methodist hospital after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Catton was born at Elmwood, December 2[ ], 1869, a daughter of Charles and Margaret Lawrence Turner.

Since the death of her husband fifteen years ago, she had made her home in Peoria, near her son, Glenn Ford.

Surviving are her son, a grandson, Lieutenant Robert Ford with the Army Air Force in France, and a step daughter, Mrs. Chalmer Forney of
Brimfield.

Attending the funeral from Brimfield were Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Forney, Mrs. Kate Meehan and Mrs. Rudolph Savage; from Elmwood, Lillian Van Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Waibel and daughter Eloise, and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Van Steele and from Delavan Mrs. Hylda Barnes.

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We wish to express our deep appreciation of the many expressions of sympathy from our friends in our bereavement.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ford
and Robert
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Forney

(Brimfield News, Thursday, Mar. 8, 1945, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

    Mrs. Ellen (Eyre) Catton, widow of the late Holland Catton, and well known here, died Monday after a short illness, at the home of relatives in Iowa, where she had gone a few weeks ago on a visit. The body was taken to Forrest, her old home, where funeral services were held on Wednesday and where the body was laid to rest in the cemetery there. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1906, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Ernest E. Catton

Services were held at the graveside in the Brimfield cemetery Thursday evening for Ernest Edward Catton who was found dead in his home here late Wednesday evening.

He was last seen Tuesday afternoon and since the neighbors had not seen him about the place where he lived alone, Wednesday, they went in to see if he were ill. He was found on his bed with a revolver in his right hand and a bullet wound in his right ear. It is thought that he had been dead about 24 hours when found.

Mr. Catton was born here, the son of Joseph and Martha Catton and was 62 years old at the time of his death.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Martha McCartney, Mrs. Mary Foster of Brimfield, Mrs. Lizzie McGrane of Peoria and three brothers Bert Catton of Cottonwood, Minn., Wm. Catton of Scotland, South Dakota, and Jack Catton of Brimfield. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jul. 16, 1936, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Word has been received by Joe McCartney of the death of Mrs. Roy [Estella B.] Catton of St. Paul, Minn. Her husband, a former Brimfield resident, passed away last March.  (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jun. 1, 1950, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Memoir

    Leslie George, son of Joseph and Martha Catton, was born in Brimfield, Ill., March 2, 1873, and died at the home of his parents in Brimfield, Saturday, Aug. 11, 1900, aged 25 years, 5 months and 9 days. He leaves father, mother, five brothers and four sisters to mourn his loss. For about three years his health has been precarious, and for the last two months his strength rapidly failed until the end finally came.

    Leslie was a well respected young man, an obedient and loving son in the home, and kind and obliging among his associates. While not a member of the church, he was a frequent attendant upon the services of God's house. During his last illness he gave evidence of a desire to trust in Christ.

    The funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Mercer, who preached an appropriate discourse from Pslm. 110-11 "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom," being assisted in the services by Rev. H. B. Ong, and by the choir which rendered the hymns of the ... in a beautiful and touching manner. There was a large outpouring of sympathetic friends... The pallbearers were ... Henry Tulley ... (Brimfield News, Thursday, August 16, 1900, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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George Sherman Catton

Word was received here last week of the death of George Catton, son of John and Alice Catton of West Jersey. Mr. Catton had lived in the southern part of the state for a number of years. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 12, 1936, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Herbert Edward. Catton

Herbert E. Catton, son of Thomas and Jane Catton was born April 23, 1860 at Brimfield, Illinois, and passed away at the home of his son, Clarence E. Catton at 8 o'clock Thursday morning, December 31, 1931, from cerebral hemorrhage, at the age of 62 years, 8 months and 2 days.

He was united in marriage on February 28, 1893 to Martha J. Whittaker was passed away March 10, 1927. To this union were born three children, Myrtle Dean, Clarence Edward and Mabel Irene.

When a young man he united with the Methodist Episcopal church.

His entire life was spent in farming in this vicinity until November 13, 1929 when he suffered a paralytic stroke since which time he has been in failing health.

He leaves to survive him his three children, Mrs. Myrtle Walliker, Monica, Clarence Catton and Mrs. Mabel Wyman of Brimfield, two
grandchildren, Delwin Dean Walliker and Norman Eugene Catton; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Whittaker, and Mrs. Lena Meehan of Brimfield and two brothers, Lorado of Chicago and Franklin of Brimfield. One brother, Arthur, passed away August 16, 1899.

He was a kind and loving father, grandfather and brother, always ready to lend a helping hand to those about him. Before his illness, he often said in conversations with his children that the way he tried to live was to do unto others as he would like them to do unto him.

He passed away without a struggle, just closed his eyes in sleep. Practically all of his life was spent on the farm northwest of Brimfield where he passed away.

The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock. The sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. Thomas Spencer of West Jersey.

The pall bearers were Ira Martin, E. J. Meehan, C. M. Travis, Ed Myers, John Cluskey and Orville Tucker.

The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Brimfield cemetery.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Lorado Catton, Chicago, Francis Catton and Fred Catton of West Jersey; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Catton, P. McGrane, W. T. Walliker and daughter Sadie, and Miss Betty Bessler of Peoria; Vera Grant of Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whitaker of Toulon, Wm. Meaker and son Roy of Wyoming; Mrs. Mary Bassett of Mequon; Fred Rumbolt and son Harry of Edelstein; Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Mahle of Duncan; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gehrig of Speer.

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Card of Thanks

We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the kind friends and neighbors for their help and sympathy at the time fo the death of our dear father.

The Children

(Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 7, 1932, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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HOLLAND CATTON, farmer; P.O. Strawn; was born in Scopwick, Lincolnshire, Eng., Sept. 1, 1822; he left home at the age of 14, and worked three years in a brick-yard; afterward he worked at farming until 1855, when with his family, consisting of a wife and four children, he immigrated to America; here he followed coal digging for twelve years, owning and working a half interest in a mine in Stark Co., Ill., seven years of this time; in 1867, he sold out his interest to his brother, and came to Livingston Co., to the farm on which he now resides. Was married May 27, 1845, to Ellen Eyre, a native of Branswell, Eng.; has six children - Mary, Martha, Ben, Willie, Sallie, Ellen. Owns 240 acres. Republican; Methodist. Has held the office of School Director. Mr. Catton is a thoroughgoing, successful farmer, and is highly esteemed for his high grade of honorable dealings and his fine special qualities, by his neighbors and friends. (The History of Livingston County, Illinois (1878), Fayette Township, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Died

Mr. Holland Catton died at his home at Fairbury, Ill., Saturday, October 24. The funeral services were held on Monday at the M. E. church at Fairbury and the remains taken to Forrest for interment. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Richard Pacey, of Ponomah, Ill., an old friend of the deceased. Mr. Catton had been in poor health for a number of years, the result of an injury to his leg. The limb had been twice amputated, the second operation taking place about two weeks before his death. Paralysis followed the operation and caused his death. He has been an intense sufferer. He resided here many years ago and has many friends among the early settlers. Thomas Catton, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holson, Mrs. Flora Grant and Ira Catton and wife, of Brimfield, attended the funeral. (Brimfield News, Thursday, October 29, 1896, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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St. Sgt. Holland Catton Air Crash Victim Over Vils, Austria

Sgt. Holland Catton, 19, was killed in an air crash, July 16, 1945, over Vils, Austria, according to an official telegram, August 4, by the War
Department to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Everette E. Catton of Brimfield. No further details have been received to date.

Holland would have been 20 years old had he lived until July 23. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Catton and has a brother Dale in the Merchant Marines and a brother Robert Dean at home. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Aug. 9, 1944, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Memorial Services For Holland E. Catton

Memorial services for Staff-Sergeant Holland E. Catton will be held from the Union Church here at 2:30 DST, Friday afternoon, June 17, conducted by the Reverend T. S. Hargreaves.

Rolland was killed in a plane accident over Austria, July 16, 1945. He enlisted in the Air Corps October 13, 1943 and went overseas in January of 1945.

Graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 452 in the Brimfield cemetery.  (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jun. 16, 1949, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Isabelle Catton

Mrs. Isabelle Maple Catton, widow of James Catton and a former resident of Brimfield was buried at the Texas cemetery Sunday, February 18. Mrs. Catton who has been living with her daughter, Phoebe Maple, in Los Angeles, had recently come to Pontiac for a visit with another daughter Mrs. Maude Edwards and died there following a stroke. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 29, 1940, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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WELL KNOWN CITIZEN CALLED TO HIS REWARD

James Catton

James Catton was born in Scopwick, England, July 21, 1882. He came to this country with his parents, Joseph and Martha Catton, now deceased, in May, 1866.

They settled in Brimfield, where he grew to manhood and spent most of his life.

On Dec. 27, 1883 he was united in marriage to Chloey Whittington in Peoria, Ill., who passed away May 31, 1903.

To this union were born five children all of whom survive him, namely Roy C. Catton of St. Paul, Minnesota, Mrs. Olive Imes of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Pearl Cook of Richmond, Ind., Mrs. Beulah Welte of Farmington, Ill., and Duane Noel Catton of St. Paul, Minn., and four grandchildren.

He was one of a family of ten children all of whom survive him but one, George Leslie Catton, who died in 1900. Those living are William Catton of Scotland, South Dakota, Mrs. Mary Bassett of Brimfield, Ill., John Catton of Amboy, Ill., Mrs. Anna Grant of Elmwood, Ill., Ernest J. Catton of Brimfield, Mrs. Martha McCartney of Brimfield, Mrs. Lizzie McGrane of Peoria and Bert L. Catton of Cottonwood, Minnesota.

He was married again on July 4, 1910 to Mrs. Isabelle Maple of Trivoli, Ill., who survives.

He was a member of the Brimfield Camp No. 847, Modern Woodmen of America.

He passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Cook at Richmond, Ind., at twelve o'clock Thursday, March 10, 1921.

The body was brought back to Brimfield and the funeral held from the Methodist church at 2 o'clock last Sunday afternoon. Rev. Bradburn officiating. The interment was in the Brimfield cemetery.


CARD OF THANKS

We desire to sincerely thank the friends and neighbors at our old home for their kindness so generously extended at the time of the burial of our dear father, James Catton.

The Children

(Brimfield News, Thursday, Mar. 17, 1921, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

John Catton, for many years a resident of West Jersey township, Stark county, Illinois, past away last Saturday at his home, after an illness of several years. The funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 o'clock in the West Jersey Methodist Episcopal church and were very largely attended by neighbors and friends.

Mr. Catton was born in Lincolnshire, England, October 27, 1832, a son of Thomas and Mary (Clark) Catton, and was reared to the occupation of a farmer under his father's direction. At the early age of seven years, he began life for himself, at first receiving only eight cents a day and having to board himself. At the age of twelve his wages had been increased to sixteen cents a day, and later he received seven dollars and a half and board for six months. He then began working by the year for twenty dollars, later receiving twenty-five dollars and twenty-seven dollars and a half, and for his last year's work in his native land obtained seventy dollars. Saving enough money to pay his passage, Mr. Catton and a brother-in-law crossed the Atlantic in 1855, during the year of the Crimean war, and first stopped at White Pigeon, Michigan, having then only twenty-five cents with which to pay for breakfast upon reaching that place. He found employment at Sturgis, Michigan, at fourteen dollars a month and considered himself rich at once. During his ten month stay at that place he saved one hundred dollars in gold. He then came to Brimfield, Peoria county, Illinois, where he took a contract to grab forty acres of land, which he accomplished with the aid of another man, receiving one dollar and a half a day and boarding himself. Later he engaged in digging wells for six months, during which time he cleared four hundred dollars and for the following six months he rented a coal mine at Brimfield, which he operated by means of hired help but this venture did not prove a success. Subsequently he rented a mine of Mr. Riggs, which he operated for seven years during which time he erected a stone house in Brimfield, in company with another person, which he later traded for one hundred and twenty acres of land near Algna, Kossuth county, Iowa, but never resided thereon, although he owned the place for twenty years.

While a resident of Brimfield, Mr. Catton was married at Peoria to Miss Alice J. Bently of the former place, who was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Henry H. and Grace W. (Whatmough) Bently, natives of England, born near Roachdale, where their marriage was celebrated.

Eight sons and two daughters were the fruits of this union, of whom two sons have gone on before. Those living are as follows: Arthur, Alfred, George, Fred, Carl, Francis, Alice (Plankael), Grace (Williams).

Mr. Catton continued to reside in Brimfield until 1873 when he moved to West Jersey township, Stark county, at first purchasing eighty acres, and in connection with farming also engaged in mining coal. A few years later he bought out his brother, and added eighty acres to his place and still later traded his Iowa land for another eighty acre tract. In this way he added to his original purchase until he had several hundred acres of good farming and mining land. During the gold excitement he made a trip to Pike's Peak to dig for the precious metal, but as he did not meet with wonderful success and got home-sick, he soon afterwards returned home, satisfied to make his money in a slower but surer way, upon the farm and in the coal mines. He was an ardent supporter of Republican principles, having voted with that party since 1860 when he supported Lincoln. He and his estimable wife were active and prominent members of the West Jersey Methodist Episcopal church, and leading and influential citizens of the community and have always had the respect and esteem of all who knew them. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1912, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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John Catton died at his home at West Jersey, the latter part of the week. The funeral services were held on Monday. Many relatives and friends from here were in attendance. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 22, 1912, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Chalmer L. Catton

BRIMFIELD - Chalmer L. Catton, 75, a lifelong resident of rural Brimfield, died in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, yesterday morning.

Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Union Church of Brimfield, of which he was a member. The Rev. Kenneth Stuckey will officiate, and burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery.

Friends may call at Schreiner Funeral Home. Brimfield, 4 to 9 p.m. today.

He was born in Millbrook Township May 19, 1891, a son of Charles and Alice Church Catton and married Mabel Whittaker Jan. 21, 1913 in Brimfield.

She survives together with three sons, Vern of Peoria, Chalmer Jr. of Brimfield, and Charles of Canoga Park, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Lindsey of Canoga Park; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Hick of Farmington and Mrs. Blanche Savage of Brimfield; one brother, Forrest of Peoria. One brother, one son, and one grandchild died earlier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Church building fund.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Chalmer Catton Jr.

Chalmer Catton, Jr., 82, or rural Brimfield, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2007, at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL. Chalmer was born January 28, 1925, in Brimfield Township, Illinois, the son of Chalmer L. and Mabel E. Whittaker Catton, he married Mildred DeWolfe. She preceded him in death in 1976. He then married Mila Cesares on March 17, 1993, in the Phillipines. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Roger (and Lynne) Catton of Yates City, IL; three granddaughters, Brittany Catton, Kelsey Catton, and Morgan Catton, all of Yates City, IL. His parents preceded him in death. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a farmer for 59 years, retiring in 1997. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the B.Y.E. Ambulance Service of a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from Hammitt-Hott Home, unknown date, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Charles Arthur Catton

Brimfield - Charles Arthur Catton, 72, formerly of National City, Calif., formerly of Brimfield, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Friendly Manor in National City. He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Brimfield to Chalmer and Mabel Whittaker Catton. Surviving are one son, Dennis of Riverside, Calif.; one sister, Shirley Lindsey of Princeville, and two brothers, Vern of Lakeland, Fla., and Chalmer Jr. of Brimfield. He was a World War II veteran. He was a retired welder. Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. There will be no services. Caring Cremation Services in San Diego is in charge of arrangements.

(Peoria Journal Star, Friday, Sep. 10, 1999, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Dale Catton

Brimfield - Dale E. Catton, 70, of Brimfield died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Brimfield to Everett L. and Edith E. Crady Catton. Surviving are one son, Mark of Brimfield; one daughter, Denise Shirk of Peoria; four grandchildren; one brother, Robert of Washington, Ill.; and

Louise Cheney of Brimfield, with whom he made his home. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Catton, and one brother. He worked as an inspector for Hiram Walker & Sons for 18 years. He then was a truck driver for McDougal Hartman Co., retiring in 1983. He was a member of Teamsters' Local 627. He was a Korean War Marine Corps veteran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home in Princeville. The Rev. Dr. Gladys Herzog will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the B.Y.E. Ambulance Service or the American Heart Association.

(Peoria Journal Star, Friday, Sep. 25, 1998, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Earl Catton

Earl Howard Catton, 64, of 2016 E. Harvard died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Proctor Hospital. Born April 2, 1928, in West Jersey to Carl and Myrtle Quine Catton, he married Hannelore A. "Lori" Krause on Nov. 3, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany. She survives, along with two sons, Howard L. of Washington and Michael H. of Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Heidi) Hainline of Peoria; one brother, Harvey of Princeville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He worked in air conditioning and refrigeration at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 43 years. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1220 and served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. Gary J. McBrien will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the mortuary. Entombment will be in Springdale Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.  (Peoria Journal Star, Friday, Apr. 24, 1992, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Catton Are Held Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Schreiner Funeral Home for Mrs. Mae Catton, who passed away Friday morning in the Belwood Nursing Home. She had been in ill health for several months.

Rev. Kenneth Stuckey officiated at the services. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery. Pallbearers were Willard Hasselbacher, Wilson Kleinhart, Harold Cecil, Clarence W. Catton, Harold Shane, and Bert Eberle.

She was born in Princeville township May 12, 1880, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Robison Shane. She was united in marriage to Frank F. Catton November 30, 1898 near Princeville. Mr. Catton preceded her in death August 15, 1956.

To this union three chidren were born, Everett Catton and Mrs. Mildred Huey of Brimfield and a son, Laurence Catton, who passed away in Kewanee February 11, 1956.

She was a member of the Brimfield Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Laura Ward of Blair, Neb.; and two brothers, Fred Shane of Peoria and William Shane of Elmwood. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton, June 10, 1972, beloved wife of the late Paul Catton; dear mother of Paul (Corinne), Thomas (Patricia) and Judith (Frank) Pagano; grandmother of seven; sister of Albert Lodge. Funeral Tuesday, 8:45 a.m., from John M. Pedersen & Sons Chapel, 4338 Fullerton Ave., to St. Mark' Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Brimfield, Ill. Visitation begins Monday 6 p.m. 235-1610. (Chicago Daily Tribune, Jun 12, 1972, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Hannelore Catton

Peoria - Hannelore A. "Lori" Catton, 70, formerly of 2016 E. Harvard, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 1996, at the Lutheran Home. Born July 20, 1925, in Wuppertai, Germany, to Helmuth and Marge Crause, she married Earl H. Catton on Nov. 3, 1948, in Augsburg, Germany.

He died April 22, 1993 in Peoria.

Surviving are two sons, Howard of Washington, Ill., and Michael H. of Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Heidi) Hainline of Peoria; one sister, Inge Meier of Wuppertai; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She worked for Miracle Mart for 25 years, retiring as manager in 1982. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and Proctor Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of Salem Lutheran Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. Stephen D. Barnes will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home. (Peoria Journal Star, Saturday, July 20, 1996, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Harley Catton

Princeville - Harley L. Catton, 77, of Princeville, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center Emergency Department, Peoria.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Princeville, where services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. the Rev. Harry Losey will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his church or to the American Lung Association. Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, is in charge of arrangements.

Born May 8, 1926 in West Jersey, the son of Carl and Myrtle (Quine) Catton, he married Lila M. Johnson on Nov. 4, 1946, in Belton, Texas.

She survives, as do two sons, Larry E. (Marjorie) Catton of Dunlap and Stephen H. Catton of Princeville; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Pam) Diver of Dunlap and Mrs. Terry (Timie Sue) Rasmussen of Princeville; seven grandchildren' and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. He was a World War II Army veteran. He first worked as a section hand for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad for 13 years, then worked for Thermogas as a bulk driver for 25 years, retiring in 1986. (Kewanee Star Courier, unknown date, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Juanita Catton

WASHINGTON - Helen Juanita Catton, 76, Washington, formerly of Toulon, passed away at 10"52 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Juanita was born July 2, 1931, in Williamsburg, Kan., to Elmer and Ida Mae Hammock Jackson. She married Charles Roy Catton in 1952 in Toulon. He died on Dec. 6, 1992, in Peoria.

Survivors include one son, Ed (Lisa) Catton of Washington; one brother, Elmer (Lottie) Jackson of Tennessee; four sisters, Marie Termot of Michigan, Edith Mae (Chris) Dennis of Oak Run, Ill., Jean (Raymond) Salisbury of Kentucky and Beth Winkler of North Dakota; and four loving grandchildren, Sarah, Blake, Tyler and Chase.

Juanita had been an active member of Sunnyland Church of the Nazarene and also Leisure Acres, where she had been librarian and assisted in bingo games.

One of her favorite pastimes was being a Washington Panther fan and watching her grandchildren play sports.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyland Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Randy Lingenfelter officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mason-White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

(Peoria Journal Star, Nov. 28, 2007, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Howard Catton

Washington - Howard L. Catton, 54, of Washington died at 7:36 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born May 12, 1949, in Peoria to Earl H. and Hannelore Buechel Catton, he married Gretchen Y. Yeager on Feb. 11, 1978, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Erin (and Roy) Lane of Morton; one brother, Mike (and Pat) of Peoria; one sister, Heidi (and Dean) Hainline of Dunlap; and two grandchildren. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was an electrician at Caterpillar Inc. for for more than 32 years.

He was of the Lutheran faith. he was a member of Peoria Skeet & Trap Club, National Skeet Shooting Association, National Rifle Association, Tremont Gun Club and Bi-State Sportsman Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wilton Mortuary, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. John Bates will officiate. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to any charity. (Peoria Journal Star, Wednesday, October 22, 2003, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Ira C. Catton

Ira Clark Catton, son of William and Ann Pacey Catton was born in Brimfield township June 16, 1861 and died at his residence in Brimfield April 6, 1926 in the 65th year of his age. His parents came from England in 1854 and settled on a farm in Brimfield township, which they developed and improved. They became the parents of ten children, all of whom but two survive, Mr. Albert Catton and Mrs. Ulysses Grant.

Reared on a farm, when he came to maturity Mr. Catton took up the business of farming for himself. Being industrious and a good manager, he was very successful. On March 2, 1887 he was married to Miss Catherine Jane Callister, To this union two children were born, Ira Dale, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Neva Jane Forney.

Mrs. Catherine Catton died January 11, 1904. Though quite young at the time, the daughter took charge of the home, and on her marriage her father resided with her. On October 4, 1912 he married Mrs. Cora Turner Ford, and established a home in Brimfield. Mr. Catton was a man of pleasing personality and fine character, acquaintance with him was a privilege. Successful in his private affairs, he was

interested in the good of the community, and always ready to do his part in the support of every good cause. His domestic relations were of the happiest. He was strongly attached to his two grandchildren, Ira Dale and Miriam Irene Forney, and was deeply bereaved by their early deaths.

He belonged to the Woodman Lodge, and the brothers of the order as mark of respect to his memory attended the service as a body. Although not a member of the church, Mr. Catton was a Christian in truth, principles and practice, and lead a well rounded, kindly, helpful, useful life.

His illness extended over a considerable period and he has been confined to the house since December 22. Throughout that time he has been an excellent patient, cheerful and uncomplaining, and appreciative of the [ ] of the physician and the tender ministrations of his wife and daughter, who have been constant and unfailing in their attentions. He thought much of his friends and was always glad to have them whenever it was thought that they should be admitted.

We are saddened by his passing, but hope to meet him in that land where there shall be no parting. The funeral service was held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the M. E. church, the sermon being by Dr. [ ], and was very largely attended. The pall bearers were Fred Arber, [ ] Blundy, John Bitner, [ ] Clark, John Rusk and S. H. [ ].

Card of Thanks

We desire to sincerely thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and at the time of the death of our loved one. And also we thank the Croquet club, with which he spent so many happy hours, for their beautiful gift of flowers.

Mrs. Ira C. Catton Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Forney

(Brimfield News, Thursday, April 15, 1926, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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June Catton

Galesburg - June Anne Catton, 77, of Galesburg, formerly of Brimfield, died at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Brimfield to Rex and Violet Moline Stutler. Surviving are one son, Dennis of Riverside, Calif.; Everett Howe of Galesburg, with whom she made her home; one granddaughter; one brother, Bernard Stutler of England; and two stepsisters, Dorothy Erickson of Galva and Betty Youngstrom of Cambridge. She was preceded in death by one son.

She retired as a secretary for the employment development department of the state of California. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood. The Rev. Sharon Treptow will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery in Brimfield.

(Peoria Journal Star, Friday, June 4, 2004, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Mabel Catton, 100, of Brimfield Dies

Brimfield - Mabel E. Catton, 100, formerly of rural Brimfield, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 1994, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Knoxville. Born Oct. 30, 1894, in French Grove to Arthur and Elizabeth Hamilton Whittaker, she married Chalmer Catton Sr. on Jan. 13, 1913, in Brimfield.

He died in 1966 in Peoria. One son, Bernard, one brother, one sister, and one grand-daughter also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Chalmer Jr. of Brimfield, Charles of Riverside, Calif., and Vern of Lakeland, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Shirley) Lindsey of Princeville; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was a member of Union Church in Brimfield. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home in Princeville. The Rev. Jean M. Carmean will officiate. Visitation will be

one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church or Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

((Peoria Journal Star, Thursday, December 1, 1994, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Marie Catton

Marie M. Catton, 71, of 1019 E. Maywood was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. Monday, April 26, 1993, at her residence. Born Jan. 21, 1922, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to John and Molly Dial, she married Neil Catton on May 14, 1969, in Eureka. He died June 2, 1982. She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Pullen of Princeville, and four grandchildren. She was a former sales representative at Sparr Clothing Store in Peoria before she retired. She attended Forrest Hill United Methodist Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Dan Demin will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Danville National Cemetery in Danville. Memorials may be made to the Peoria Christian Center. (Peoria Journal Star, Wednesday, April 28, 1993, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Paul A. Catton

Paul A. Catton, of Hoffman Estates for 45 years - Paul A. Catton, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 23. Arrangements are being made by Cremation Society of Illinois, 847-577-6505. (Chicago Suburban Daily Herald, Jan. 26, 2007, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Katherine Whittaker Catton

     Mrs. Kate Whittaker Catton died at Elm Haven hospital in Elmwood Sunday evening. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Brimfield Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Dec. 2, 1943, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

Mrs. Albert Catton

     Funeral services for Mrs. Albert Catton were held in the Methodist Church here Thursday afternoon, the Reverend Chas. E. Dunlevy officiating. Hymns were sung by Rudolph Savage accompanied by Mildred Pacey. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery beside her husband, who passed away in 1940. Pall bearers were John Schelkopf, John Hines, Joe Carroll, Reginald Walliker, C. M. Travis and Fred Wyman.
     Katherine Whittaker was the daughter of Robert Whittaker and [Frances Parnell] Whittaker, born in Millbrook township October 2, 1867.
     She was married to Albert Catton March 5, 1890 and their golden wedding anniversary was celebrated before her husband's death in August of 1940. Their home had always been in this community.
     Mrs. Catton died at Elm Haven hospital in Elmwood Sunday. She had been there for ten days, following a fall at her home north of town.
     She is survived by one son, William Catton, in service at Camp Edwards, Mass.; two brothers, William Whittaker of Toulon, and Roy Whittaker of Laura. A sister, Mrs. Martha Catton and a brother, Arthur, and her husband preceded her in death. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Dec. 9, 1943, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Franklin T. Catton

     Frank Catton passed away Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Huey after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 DST, at the Taylor Funeral Home Friday afternoon, with Rev. T. C. Hargreaves officiating. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Aug. 16, 1956, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

Franklin T. Catton

     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Taylor Funeral home for Frank T. Catton who passed away Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Huey. He had been in poor health for a number of years. Rev. T. C. Hargreaves officiated at the services. Burial was in Brimfield cemetery. Pall bearers were Dale Catton, Robert Catton, Reginald Walliker, Harold Meehan, Clarence Catton and Andrew Whittaker.
     He was born near Brimfield October 21, 1876, the son of Thomas and Jane (Hurd) Catton. He was united in marriage to Mae E. Shane November 30, 1898 near Princeville.
     To this union three children were born, Everett Catton and Mrs. Mildred Huey of Brimfield, and a son Laurence Catton who passed away in Kewanee February 14, 1956.
     Surviving are the wife, two children, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lena Meehan of Brimfield. Three brothers, Rado, Herbert and Arthur and one sister, Mrs. Ada Whittaker preceded him in death.
     One grandson, Rolland Catton, gave his life July 16, 1945, while in the service of his country. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Aug. 23, 1956, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Francis Catton

     Funeral services for John Francis Catton, 68, who died while undergoing surgery at St. Francis hospital in Kewanee Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at West Jersey.
     Mr. Catton injured a wrist some time ago and later fractured the same arm. After infection set in he was taken to the hospital for surgery on the arm Saturday.
     He is survived by his wife and the following children: Clifton of LaFayette; Clarence of Brimfield; Vernon and Gene of West Jersey; Vincent of Castleton; Leslie, Mrs. Evaline King and Mrs. Lois Chamberlain of Toulon; Mrs. Lela Leadley of Buda and Mrs. Alice Sturm of Dakota.
     Mr. Catton grew to manhood in the West Jersey vicinity. Burial was in the West Jersey cemetery. (Brimfield News, Thursday, May 25, 1950, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Nora Catton

YATES CITY - Mrs. Nora Catton, 62, of Yates City, died in Graham Hospital, Canton, yesterday afternoon.

She was born in Princeville Nov. 11, 1904, a daughter of Fred and Emma Streitmatter Rumbold and was married to Clarence Catton Feb. 21, 1927.

He survives, along with two sons, Norman of Farmington, and Gerald, at home; four grandchildren; five brothers, Edward and Harry Rumbold, both  of Peoria, Fred of Garden Grove, Calif., Floyd of Long Beach, Calif., and Herbert of Princeton; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Martha) Gehrig of Princeville and Mrs. Walter (Florence) Rickeman of Chillicothe.

She had resided all her life in the Brimfield and Yates City community. She had been in ill health six years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, the Rev. Richard Swain officiating. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Roy Catton

     Roy [Cleveland] Catton died last week in Florida according to word received by relatives. The family resides in St. Paul, Minn., and returned there following his death. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Johnson and Mrs. Beulah Welt of Chicago, and one brother, Duane of St. Paul. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Mar. 17, 1949, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Raymond Eugene Catton

     Baby Raymond Eugene Catton died May 5 in Children's hospital in Chicago.
The baby, ill since his birth in Peoria March 1, was the son of Robert Dean and Helen Lundolph Catton of Elmwood, who survive. He also leaves a brother Rolland. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett Catton of Brimfield and Mr. and Mrs. John Lundolph of Kickapoo.
     Graveside services will be held at Calvary cemetery by the Reverend Thos. C. Harrison. (Brimfield News, Thursday, May 8, 1958, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Pearl Catton
 
     Word has been received by Joe McCartney of the sudden death in Peoria of Mrs. Howard Cook, the former Pearl Catton. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Dec. 16, 1948, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Paul R. Catton

     Death came suddenly Tuesday morning to Paul R. [Riley] Catton of 915 N. Sacramento Blvd. in Chicago.

     Mr. Catton was born Dec. 6, 1904 in Brimfield to Lorado B. and Katherine Riley Catton. He married Eleanor Lodge in Salem, Ohio and they have lived 31 years in Chicago. The wife and three children, Paul J., Thomas and Judith survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Simmons of Brimfield and Mrs. Dorothy McGilvrey of Kent, Ohio and a brother, Walter Catton of Chicago. A twin brother and his parents preceded him in death. There are 3 nieces and 3 nephews.

     Visitation will be this afternoon and evening at the Taylor Funeral Home with recitation of the rosary at 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at St. Joseph's church, the Reverend Thos. C. Harrison officiating and interment will be in Calvary cemetery.

     Pall bearers will be Dale Meehan, Harold Meehan, Everett Catton, Ted Simmons, Jack McGilvrey and Andy Whittaker. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Sep. 25, 1958, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Alice Catton

     Mrs. Alice Catton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Hick in Farmington Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Taylor Funeral Home at 2 o'clock. Elder C. G. Tuland, pastor of the 7th Day Adventist Church in Galesburg will officiate. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 5, 1959, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

     The Brimfield News Brimfield, IL (Peoria Co.) Thursday, February 12, 1959
Mrs. Alice Catton

     Mrs. Mary Alice Catton died Wednesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Hick in Farmington.
Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon at the Taylor Funeral Home. Pastor C. G. Tuland of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiated. Burial was in Brimfield cemetery. Pall bearers were grandsons Keith and Richard Savage, Vern, Charles and J. Catton, Neal Catton.
     Mrs. Catton was born June 15, 1867 in Brimfield. She was married to Charles L. Catton on February 2, 1888. Following his death, Oct. 8, 1913, she resided in Brimfield for some time before going to Peoria some 30 years ago.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hick and Mrs. Blanche Savage, three sons, Chalmer of Brimfield, Ralph F. of Peoria and Forrest of Elmwood, nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and two sisters. She was a member of a prominent pioneer family of this community, the Church family. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 12, 1959, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Laurence Catton

     Laurence Franklin Catton, well known Kewanee barber, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at St. Francis hospital in Kewaunee Saturday night.
     He lived at 810 Pine St. and was the past president of Kewanee Barber's Union and Past President of Kewaunee Aerie of Eagles.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cavanaught and Schuenaman Funeral Parlor in Kewanee, conducted by the Rev. Loyal Thompson and burial was in the Evergreen Memory cemetery there.
     Mr. Catton was born in Millbrook township Jan. 23, 1899, a son of Frank and May Shane Catton. He was married to Lavone Adams in Peoria June 23, 1923.
     Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ray Cruse, also of Kewanee, and two grandsons, also his parents, a brother, Everett Catton and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Huey, both of Brimfield. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1956, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Larry Rolland Catton

     A son, Larry Rolland Catton, was born on Saturday, September 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Catton of Peoria.
The baby who had been in an incubator since its birth, died Tuesday morning. Burial was in the Brimfield cemetery Tuesday afternoon. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Sep. 29, 1949, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Lorado [Catherine] Catton

     Funeral services were held here from St. Joseph's church Monday morning for Mrs. Catherine Margaret Catton, the Reverend Thomas C. Harrison officiating.
     Mrs. Catton died Tuesday afternoon at St. Anne's hospital in Chicago where the family has resided for many years.
     Mrs. Catton was born in Brimfield July 12, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Riley. Forty five years of her life were spent in Brimfield.
     She taught school in Illinois, Alabama and Ohio.
     Her husband, Lorado Catton, also of Brimfield, died in July of 1944. The family home for a number of years has been in Chicago and since the death of her husband, her home has been with her son, Walter.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Simmons of Peoria; Mrs. Dorothy McGilbrey of Kent, Ohio and two sons, Paul and Walter of Chicago.
     There are eight grandchildren - Paul Catton in military service in Newfoundland; Tommy and Judy Catton of Chicago; Teddy Simmons, in service in Germany, Danny and Wayne Simmons of Peoria; Wallie and Jackis McGilbrey of Kent, Ohio.
     Two sisters, Mary and Sarah Riley precede her in death.
     Burial was in Calvary cemetery and pall bearers were nephews Harold, Dale and Arthur Meehan, Andrew Whittaker, Jr., Lawrence Catton of Kewanee and Everett Catton. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 29, 1962, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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John T. Catton

John Catton died Thursday at Rock Falls where he made his home with a daughter. Funeral services were held Saturday with burial in the family lot at Amboy. Hi sisters, Mrs. Henry McCartney and Mrs. Lizzie McGrane of Peoria, accompanied by Charles and Harold McCartney attended the funeral. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Dec.21, 1944, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Lawrence Edward Catton

Lawrence Edward Catton, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Catton of West Jersey, died on Jan. 2 of appendicitis. Funeral services were held at the West Jersey church Jan. 4 at 2:00 o'clock. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 8, 1931, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Lorado Butler Catton

The body of Rado Catton was brought to Brimfield from his home in Chicago Wednesday and burial was in Calvary cemetery. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jul. 13, 1944, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Lorado B. Catton

Lorado B. Catton, son of Thomas and Jane Herd Catton was born on a farm near Brimfield May 14, 1872, the third son of a family of six. He received his education in the district school, Brimfield High, Brown's Business College and Dixon College.

He was married to Miss Kate Riley of Brimfield July 25, 1901 by Rev. Jas. Shannon, and to this union six children were born. Twin sons, Thomas and Arthur Lorado passed away in infancy. Those left to mourn his loss of a kind and loving husband and father, grandfather and brother are his wife Katie; sons Paul Riley and Walter Franklyn of Chicago; daughter Mrs. Robert Simmons (Kathryn) Peoria and Mrs. Robert McGilvrey (Dorothy) of Akron, Ohio; grandchildren Paul Albert, Thomas Lorado and Judith Ann Catton of Chicago; and John Robert McGilvrey of Akron; a brother, Frank Catton and a sister, Mrs. H. L. Meehan. Two brothers, Herbert E. and Arthur M. Catton and a sister, Mrs. Andrew Whittaker preceded him in death.

Mr. Catton purchased the grain elevator in Brimfield and operated it until 1912, when he sold and moved south to Greenville, Ala. where he spent seven years. From there he moved to Salem, Ohio, where he was employed by the Mullins Co. When he returned to his old home state he located in Chicago where he remained till the time of his death.

Five years ago he had a cerebral hemorrhage, from which he never fully recovered. On Friday morning, July 7, he was taken to the Lutheran Deaconess hospital to prepare for an operation, but he had a fifth stroke on the following Monday morning and passed away later in the day. At his bedside were his wife, two sons and a daughter-in-law.

Funeral services were held in the Chapel by Rev. C. Clifford and interment was in Calvary cemetery near his two little sons, Wednesday with Rev. Thomas Harrison in charge.

Mr. Catton will be remembered by his friends as strictly honest in all his dealings, a good neighbor and a kind friend. (Brimfield News, Thursday, July 20, 1944, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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OBITUARY

Mr. Joseph Catton was born April 15, 1837 in Lincolnshire, England. On May 19, in the year 1857, he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Abraham at Lincoln, England. To this union were born a family consisting of of six boys, and four girls, William, of Scotland, South Dakota; James, of Hanna City; Mrs. Mary Foster, of Brimfield; Mrs. Annie Grant, of Kickapoo; John, of Amboy; Mrs. Martha McCartney, of Brimfield; Ernest Joseph Catton, of Brimfield; Mrs. Lizzie McGrane, of Peoria; Bert F., of Cottonwood, Minn., and Leslie, who preceded his father to the life beyond Aug., 11, 1900. His faithful wife and companion who has patiently shared his burdens through all the rugged vicissitudes of their wedded life, survives with his nine living children to mourn his loss.

In the year 1866 he emigrated with his family to Illinois and settled in Peoria county, where he continued to reside until his death.

For some time he had been considerably infirmed on account of advancing years. Last June he was striken with paralysis and while his decline was slow it was attended with great pain. Although he was a great sufferer he bore it all with that degree of fortitude and uncomplaining patience that was remarkable. The [ ] end of his life's passage came quietly and peacefully when he passed away Sunday evening, September 15, 1915, at the ripe age of 78 years.

His was a life of rugged vicissitudes and sometimes unfavoring circumstances against which he struggled heroically to meet the stern conditions thrust upon him. He freely gave himself to unremittant toil in order to minister to the needs of his large family of children, whose grief at his loss is evidence of the fact that he failed not in performing the difficult duties of a father and provider. By his life of devotion to their interests he made for himself that large pace in their affections which is very fittingly expressed in the words:

"Our path is lonely and dreary.
Our hearts are bleeding and torn;
And life without him is weary,
But there will be a glorious morn."

The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. W. Scott, and the remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Sep. 23, 1915, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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MRS. JOSEPH CATTON

The remains of Mrs. Martha Catton arrived here from Cottonwood, Minn., yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. S. White. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 8, 1917, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)


Obituary

Martha Abraham was born in England Dec. 20, 1839, and died in Cottonwood, Minn., at the home of her son, Bert Catton, Feb. 5, 1917, in her 78th year.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Catton on May 19, 1857. To this union were born ten children, nine of whom are living, one, Lester, died in 1900.

The family with three small children emigrated from England to the United States in 1866 and settled near Brimfield. Mr. Catton died in September, 1915, since which time she has made her home with her children. About six months ago she went to the home of her son Bert in Minnesota where with tender care and every comfort that a devoted son and daughter could provide her remaining days were spent.

She was a member of the M. E. church for many years. Her life, while a quiet one, was full of good deeds. She was devoted to her family, was a faithful wife and a loving mother.

She leaves to mourn her loss a host of friends and relatives. The following children survive - William of Scotland, S.D., John of Amboy, Bert of Cottonwood, Minn., Mrs. Lizzie McGrane of Peoria, James, Ernest, Mrs. Mary Foster, and Mrs. Martha McCartney of Brimfield; and Mrs. Anna Grant of Elmwood. She also leaves 26 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Thursday after noon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. S. White. Interment was in Brimfield cemetery. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 15, 1917, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Ira Dale, aged about one year, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Catton, died last Friday and was buried Sunday.

(Brimfield News, Thursday, May 9, 1889, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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    Jane Herd was born in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, England, Jan 30, 1845. She resided there until Sept. 8, 1866, when she was united in marriage to Thomas Catton. They then came to this country, and to the state of Illinois, where they have resided ever since. Six children were born to them, two daughters and four sons, all of whom are still living. For some time Mrs. Catton has been in rather poor health, symptoms of heart trouble manifesting themselves at times, but no immediate danger was thought to be near. But on Sunday morning, Dec. 27, without warning she suddenly passed away and was not, for God took her. She leaves her husband, her six children and a father, four brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss.
    Mrs. Catton united with the M. E. church of Brimfield, under the labors of Rev. S. S. McCowen, in 1890 and has been a faithful and consistent Christian. Her life was quiet, but her faith was steady. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. W. Denning. The casket was surrounded with beautiful floral offerings of appropriate design and the very large number of friends and neighbors who were present spoke of their high esteem of the life and character of the deceased one. Interment was in the Brimfield cemetery where she awaits the resurrection morn.
    Among those from oil of town who were in attendance at the funeral services were Mrs. Ellen Catton; Will Catton and daughter Zella; Mrs. Alice Eyres, of Fairbury; Ben Catton, of Longview; and John Catton and family of West Jersey.

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We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the kind friends for their generous assistance and sympathy in our late bereavement. (Brimfield News, Thursday, December 31, 1896, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Ralph Catton Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Ralph F. Catton, 65, of 1300 N. Jefferson Ave., who was dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital at 12:05 a.m. Monday, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilton Mortuary.

The Rev. Charles W. Johnson of First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Mr. Catton was born at Brimfield March 9, 1897, and had lived in Peoria 44 years. He formerly resided at 1418 W. Wilcox Ave., moving to the current address two months ago. A son of Charles and Alice Church Catton, he married Mildred Foster at Galesburg Sept. 20, 1917, He had been employed as a machinist at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 40 years prior to his retirement lat April. He was a member of the Brimfield Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Jean Chesser of Peoria; one son, Neil F. Catton of Peoria; two brothers, Chalmer Catton of Brimfield and Forrest Catton of Peoria; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Hick of Farmington and Mrs. Blanche Savage of Brimfield.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Died

    Thomas Catton, one of the best known of Brimfield's older citizens, passed away yesterday just after the noon hour, after an illness of only a few hours. On Tuesday afternoon he drove to Oak Hill to meet relatives who were coming to visit him, later calling at the postoffice for his mail. He made no complaint of feeling unwell in the early evening, but was taken during the night with cholera morbus, and rapidly grew worse. About nine o'clock Wednesday morning physicians were hastily called, but he was soon in a state of collapse, and after a few hours passed away. Mr. Catton had always enjoyed excellent health. The news of his death will come as a great shock to the relatives and many friends of the family.

The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the M. E. church.  (Brimfield News, Thursday, May 11, 1911, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Thomas Catton

     Twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Catton Friday, April 17. The life of one of the little ones went out at birth. The other survives and is now growing stronger and getting along nicely, although for a time its life too was almost despaired of. (Thomas's twin Arthur Lorado Catton died May 27, 1904.)
(Brimfield News, Thursday, Apr. 30, 1903, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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In Memoriam

    William Arthur, son of Thomas and Jane Catton, was birn June 7, 1884, three miles north west of Brimfield, and died from the effects of being thrown from his horse, Aug. 14, 1899, aged 15 years, 2 months and 7 days. His mother preceded him to the spirit land Dec. 27, 1896. There remain to mourn his untimely loss, his father, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Whittaker and Lena Elizabeth, and three brothers, Herbert Edward, Lorado Butler and Thomas Franklin. Arthur was a pupil in the Grammar room in the Brimfield public school and is highly spoken of by his teacher and by a widening circle of young friends and classmates. He was dedicated to God in holy baptism by his parents in his infancy and trained by a godly father and mother. He was an obedient and loving son and brother and we may safely leave him in the hands if Him who doeth all things well.
    The funeral was conducted at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock p.m., Aug. 16, 1899, by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Mercer, assisted by Revs. W. H. Jordan and H. B. Cox. A very large congregation was present to testify their sympathy with the family in their sudden bereavement and loss. The floral offerings were very beautiful and the services throughout were tender and appropriate. The interment was in the family lot in the Brimfield cemetery.

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    We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for their aid and sympathy so generously given during the time of our sudden and sad bereavement. Their many kindly acts will always be remembered with gratitude...THOMAS CATTON AND CHILDREN. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1899, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

    In sorrow we record the death of our neighbor and friend, WILLIAM CATTON, who was born in Lincolnshire, England. The date of his birth being obscure his age is unknown. But being acquainted with him from childhood, we think he was about sixty years of age at the time of his decease.
    His advantages for an early education were very limited. He was married to Ann Pacey in 1853, and in 1854 they came to the U.S. and settled in Brimfield, Peoria Co., Illinois. Their early years here were years of physical hardship and daily toil, but later on their labors and hopes were rewarded with success. In making his last will and testament, he manifested his strong family affection by saying: "I want tern all to share alike, we have no drones in this hive." In his last illness he became very docile, patient and submissive, and appeared to have a premonition that his end was near. He became more reconciled to the will of God whom he had formerly served, and on March 15, 1889, he passed away in death. A very large procession of relatives, friends and sympathizers followed his to the tomb and witnessed his interment. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a husband and a father's guiding hand. He has gone to his rest. Farewell, until we meet again upon another shore where the Son of righteousness may be our light and life forever.

Card of Thanks

    We, the family of the late William Catton earnestly desire to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and neighbors for their sympathy manifested and assistance rendered during our long and severe affliction, and in our bereavement, and on the sepulcre of our dead. And especially to Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Reed who could have done no more had they been our dearest nearest relatives. (Brimfield News, Thursday, March 21, 1889, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Eleanor Celmer

PEKIN - Eleanor C. Celmer, 84, of DeKalb, formerly of Pekin, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Pekin Acres Nursing Home in DeKalb.

Born Oct. 10, 1912, in Elmwood to Harry Brown and Mary Keefer Pacey, she married John Celmer on Sept. 28, 1935. He died in 1988. Two sisters and three brothers also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, John of Malaysia; one daughter, Patricia Stevens of Hinckley?; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Margaret) Brown of Peoria; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She completed her nurse's training at Peoria State Hospital. She was an administrative nurse at Cook County Hospital in Chicago before retiring.

She was a member of the Retired Nurses Association in Pekin, where she held several offices, including secretary.

She was a volunteer, giving health seminars at several high schools in the Pekin area. She received the Humanitarian Award of Appreciation from the Senior Services Association at the Beecher Center in Yorkville.

Services will be at 6 p.m. at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinkley, where friends may call three hours before services.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

(Peoria Journal Star, Dec. 5, 1997, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Thad Chamberlain Funeral Today

Thaddeus Chamberlain passed away Tuesday, March 17, at the Buehler Home, aged 75 years and 9 days. Services will be held at the Wilton Mortuary this (Thursday) afternoon at three o'clock. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Mar. 19, 1936, submitted by Laurie Huey)

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Paul Chambers

Funeral services for Paul Steven Chambers, 24-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Chambers, 112 Harrison Homes, Apt. 289, who died at St. Francis hospital Sunday afternoon, will be held at 10 a. m. today at the Frank M. Endsley funeral home, 601 Stanley street. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. (Peoria Star, April 30, 1946, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Charles Charvat

Funeral services for Charles Charvat of Chicago, a former Peorian who died Sunday afternoon at his home will be held today in Chicago. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery here at 10 a.m. Thursday. Surviving are a son, Frank Charvat of Chicago; a daughter, Rosemary Charvat of Iowa; and a sister, Mrs. John Tinan of Peoria. His wife, the former Lucy Dalton preceded him in death.

(Peoria Star, December 6, 1950, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Rites Held Today for Mrs. Charvat, Former Peorian

Word has been received by friends here of the death of a former Peoria resident, Mrs. Lucy Dalton Charvat, wife of Charles Charvat who died at her home in Chicago last Friday evening. Funeral services were held in Chicago this morning. Mrs. Charvat was born in Peoria but had been gone from here about 25 years, moving away soon after her marriage. She is survived by her husband, a son Frank and a daughter Rosemary, all of Chicago; her mother, Mrs. John Dalton; two sisters, Mrs. Rogers McCullough of Omaha and Mrs. Roscoe Hedrick of Silvis, IL; and two brothers Edwin and Willard Dalton.

(Peoria Star, December 2, 1935, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Firm Founder, Fred Church, Dies at 84

Fred J. Church, 84, of 2132 W. Gale Avenue, founder of Church’s Creamery here, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Proctor Hospital. He had been a patient there one day.

Born near Brimfield in Peoria County, Oct. 15, 1872 he was a son of John and Mary Holmes Church. He married Maude Swimm at Mt. Pleasant Iowa in 1910 and she died here in 1918.

Mr. Church came to Peoria 57 years ago and opened Church’s Creamery in 1902. Retiring from the creamery business in 1941 he later opened and operated Church’s Market on N. University St. until he retired from active work in April, 1952.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Alice Catton of Farmington, and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Davison Funeral Home. The Rev. Athanasius Ostmeyer of St. Boniface Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. (newspaper and date not known, submitted by Sandy MacDonald)

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Died

John Albert, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Church, aged about one year and eight months, died last evening, after an illness of but one day.

The family have the heart-felt sympathy of many friends in their hour of sorrow.

(Brimfield News, March 2, 1899, submitted by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary: Eleanor Cicciarelli

PEORIA - Eleanor Ann Cicciarelli, 67, of 5639 N. Prospect Road died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at her residence.
She was born July 2, 1931, in Streator to Maurice and Helen Ippolito Cicciarelli.

Surviving are two sisters, Rosemary Hills and Helene Flanigon, both of Peoria; two brothers Maurice Cicciarelli of Peoria and James Cicciarelli of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and 13 nieces and nephews.

She was a teacher for Peoria School District 150, St. Thomas School in Peoria Heights and St. Vincent de Paul School. She also taught piano at Horines Piano.

She was a graduate of Rosary College in River Forest. She was a member of the Peoria Area Association of Realtors.

She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. William Watson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

(Peoria Journal Star, August 1998, submitted by Molly Miller-Rice)

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Died.

     The death is announced of Susan Elizabeth Cockle at the ripe age of 85 years. The deceased was a sister of the ex-postmaster of Peoria, Washington Cockle. (Peoria Weekly Journal, Thursday, December 17, 1885, submitted by Janine Crandell)

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Eva Cady Caldwell [Colwell]

     Miss Evalyn Colwell, 84 widow of Edward B. Colwell founder of Colwell’s Department Store in Monmouth died early Tuesday [1956] in a Monmouth hospital where she had been a patient since Jan. 11.
     Her home was at 521 Broadway.
     Her son Edmund is present manager of the store
     Mrs. Colwell is better known here at her girlhood home as Eva Cady. (newspaper and date not known, submitted by Sandy MacDonald)

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Mrs. Evalyn Colwell

     Funeral services for Mrs. Evalyn Colwell of 521 E Broadway, Monmouth were held in Turnbull Funeral Home there Thursday morning and the body placed in Monmouth Mausoleum.
     Mrs. Colwell was born May 18, 1872 in Downers Grove and was reared in Brimfield. She was married Jan. 3, 1895 to Edward B. Colwell who died March 12, 1926.
     She was a member of Trinity Episcopal church in Monmouth and Chapter E of PEO. (newspaper and date not known, submitted by Sandy MacDonald)

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LIFE LONG PEORIAN PASSED AWAY, AGE 58

Charles D. Conrad, old Peorian, answered the call of the death angel Friday evening at 8:10 o'clock following a serious illness lengthening into nearly three years.

He was born in Peoria in the 700 block North Adams street, on May 21, 1866. He went with his parents to a farm near Princeville where they lived 17 years, then returning to Peoria.

He Married Dora (Medora) B. Allison on November 30, 1898, to which union there was one child born, Hazel Lois, who survives.

The family left in August, 1919, for the Pacific coast in their car. While there, in March, 1920, he suffered an accident while fixing tires which ruptured a blood vessel. In October they returned to Peoria where for a time it seemed Mr. Conrad would recover, but a change came and he has failed steadily.

He served on the county board of supervisors for several years and there added many to his large host of friends.

He was a man of upright character and of a pleasing personality who always found his greatest pleasures in doing for others.

He was a member of the Maccabees, Knights of Pythias and Khorassans.

Besides his wife and daughter he leaves a mother and two sisters, Miss Madge Conrad and Mrs. Emma Becker, also one brother, George W. Conrad, all of whom reside in California. Because of the serious illness of his youngest sister, Mrs. Emma Becker, none will attend the funeral services which will be at Winzeler's chapel on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Creighton will officiate. (Peoria Star, Oct. 22, 1922, submitted by Karen Hamer-Pasquale)

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Obituary

     Miss Bertha Matthews was born at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales England on the 12th of March, 1815. The mother church of England received her as an infant in holy baptism and later administered the gift of confirmation. She was educated at Bristol and afterwards lived with her sister at London where she met and was married to Dr. William Henry Cooke, the physician to whom she was united for nearly fifty years in happy wedlock.
     In the year 1850 Dr. and Mrs. Cooke with a little family of four, came to America to make it their permanent home. Settling at Kickapoo, Peoria County, Illinois, the doctor engaged in the practice of his profession, and for twenty years Mrs. Cooke’s bright and smiling face cheered the many friends who lived to visit their home and the household was enriched by one more daughter and two more sons.
In 1870, Mrs. Cooke moved with her husband and three youngest children near Wyoming, Illinois and soon to the restful shady homestead where their remaining days were spent. In October 1890, Dr. Cooke passed to paradise and now nearly ten years later his faithful helpmate is with him again.
     “As Abraham died at a good old age an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people, so Mrs. Cooke lived for eighty and five years in the sure father of her God and with her husband and children in the full communion of the church – a blessing to children and grandchildren , who loved to minister to her declining years: and a brightening influence to the many whose privilege it has been to come in contact with her motherly gentleness. The prayers of these on earth will be mingled with her’s, her husband’s and all the faithful ones in paradise, to the on Great Hand of the whole catholic church while her life bears strong witness t o the binding all together in the one communion with the mystical body of our Lord.
     After a prolonged illness Mrs. Dr. Cooke closed her eyes in death at 12 noon last Friday , May 18, 1900 at the age of 85 years , 2 months and 6 days. Of her seven sons and daughters five are living. One son died in the army during the rebellion, and one daughter (Mrs. Moss) died in Kansas.
     Funeral services were conducted (at her request before death) by Rev. William Francis Mayo of Kewanee, whom she had known at the Episcopal church on Monday 21st inst, at half-past ten. The interment was in Wyoming cemetery. (unknown newspaper and date, submitted by David Cooke)

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OBITUARY

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Cooke, 82 years old, mother of Mrs. Robert Schmitt, 1027 South Adams street, will be at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Wilton mortuary chapel, with the Rev. E. T. Munns officiating. Internment will be in Monmouth, Ill. Mrs. Cooke, a native of England, died Thursday morning at her daughter's home after 16 years of residence in Peoria. (Peoria newspaper, Sep. 1937, submitted by Anna Petrick)

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Mrs. Margaret Cooke

Mrs. Margaret Cooke, 84, formerly of Moline and Monmouth, died yesterday in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schmitt of Peoria, according to word received today by Rock Island relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 1 Sunday afternoon in the Schmitt home and brief services will be held for the benefit of Monmouth and Moline friends at the grave in the Northside Monmouth cemetery at 3:30.

Mrs. Cooke was born in England. Her husband died thirty-six years ago in Monmouth where she lived for several years. After residing in Moline for several years, she left five years ago for Peoria.

Surviving are five sons: A. J. Cooke of Monmouth, George and Arthur Cooke of Moline, and Fred R. and E. B. Cooke of Rock Island, and three daughters, Mrs. Sam Bales and Mrs. Jule Schmitt of Peoria; and Mrs. Margaret Miles of Moline. A son, William, preceded her in death. (Rock Island newspaper, Sep. 1937, submitted by Anna Petrick)

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Marie Elizabeth Foster Coon

Chillicothe - Marie Elizabeth (Foster) Coon, 82, of 323 W. Hilda Court died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003 at her residence. Born Oct. 10, 1921, in Peoria to John W. and Hattie Jones Foster, she married Carl E. Coon on Oct. 12, 1946 in Mossville. He died March 11, 1980. She also was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. Surviving are one son, Charles (JoAnne) of Chillicothe; one daughter, Susan Freeblood of Latana, Fl.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma Jarman of Chillicothe. She was a member of the Chillicothe Historical Society, the Red Hat Society and the 39ers Club. She was a volunteer at Proctor Hospital in Peoria and at park hill Nursing Home for 20 years, where she also played in the Kitchen Band. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church where funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial at Chillicothe City Cemetery.

(Peoria Journal Star, December 30, 2003, submitted by Ann McClary)

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Mary Corney (Ford)

Mrs. Mary Corney, one of Jubilee's Highly respected citizens, died at her home, one and a half miles east of Jubilee Nov, 29, 1899, of paralysis and general debility, at the age of eighty two years, four months and seventeen days.

Mrs. Corney's maiden name was Ford. She was born in the parish of Bishop's Tawton, Devonshire, England, July 12, 1817.

In 1838 she was married to William Stansbury and they started in life with bright prospects, but they were soon blighted, for in less than a year Mr. Stansbury died.
Oct. 30, 1843, she was married to Phillip Corney, a Malster in the town of Barnstaple. April 7, 1850, they bid farewell to the home land and with 3 children sailed for America together with John Ford and his wife. It took twenty one days to make the trip, landing in New York April 28th. They took up residence with a brother James Ford, at Sandusky City, Ohio. After eighteen months they started for Peoria Co, Ill. Coming by the lakes to Chicago, to LaSalle by the canal, to Peoria on the Illinois River Nov 22, 1851 and taking up residence in Kickapoo, for the winter. Coming from a nice home to wilds of Illinois, they were to endure many hardships, disappointments, but with all the hardships came the trial of her life, when in 1860 Mr. Corney died leaving her with a family of seven children, the youngest two months old. But she Christian, having given her heart to God and joined the Baptist Church in Kickapoo in 1851. She knew how to trust God and by her sacrifice and hard work she bought the homestead where she lived with her youngest son at her death. Her request was that her children be with her in the last hours of life was almost complete, all but one,a son in the west. All that loving hands could do was done to make her last hours comfortable. Her last testimony was 'she was going home to Jesus'. She passed away peacefully to rest triumphing over the enemy death.

Her pastor Rev. H. B. Cox was with her a short time before her death, and at her request took full charge of the funeral, which was held at the home Dec 1st and 11am. The hymns "safe in the arms of Jesus, Jesus lover of my soul, and Sweet Bye and Bye, were sung by misses Gracie Longden and Stella Culbertson and Mesars Leslie Hayes and Winnie Johnson of Brimfield. the pastor of the M.E. Church of Kickapoo offering the prayer. The remains were followed by a large procession of friends to the Jubilee Cemetery where the rector of the Episcopal church read the burial ceremony, committing her body to the ground to await the resurrection of the just.

She leaves to mourn four sons and three daughters, William, in Kansas, James, John, and Frank, of Jubilee; Mrs. Wm. Baille, Jubilee; Mrs. James Radley, Kickapoo; Mrs. A. Forney, Kickapoo, with fourteen grand children and 2 great grand children, and a host of friends.

Dear Mother, thou art safe in the arms of Jesus,
They earthly cares are done,
Life's battle nobly fought, a crown in heaven won,
We know thou art an angel, redeemed by the blood of the lamb,
It was Jesus who called you, and your Father has welcomed you home.

(Brimfield News, Dec. 7, 1899, submitted by Jean Rowcliffe)

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Burial in Princeville

Mrs. Elizabeth Cornwell of Williamsfield died last Friday and the remains were brought here for burial Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church and conducted by Rev. Stanley Ward assisted by Rev. A. I. Bowlin of Monica. A large number of out-of-town people were present an obituary will appear next week.

(Princeville Telephone, 1914, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Theresa Cornwell

BARTONVILLE-Theresa L. "Tess" Cornwell, 77, of Powers Lake, Wis., formerly of Bartonville, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 1995, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.
     Born Sept. 19, 1917, in Peoria to Benjamin and Garnet Stoker Eilers, she married James Cornwell on Jan. 18, 1941, in Bartonville. He survives.
    Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy Dean of Greenwood, Wis., Wendy Gumz of Palatine, and Robyn Caley of Issaguah, Wash.; one son, Michael of Evanston; 11 grandchildren; and one brother, Edward "Buzz" Eilers of Hanna City.
    She worked in the office of the Kroger Co. and Caterpillar Inc.
    She was an associate member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Bartonville, where services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Harold E. Heidegger will officiate. Visitation will be two hours before services at the church. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
    Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church. (Peoria newspaper, unknown date, submitted by Carole Martin)

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Mrs. W. H. Cooling

Mrs. W. H. Cooling, residing in Jubilee township south of Princeville was laid to rest in the Princeville cemetery Saturday, Jan. 14. Mrs. Cooling was a native of England and came with her husband and children to this country in 1910, coming at once to Jubilee where they have lived for eighteen years. She was a woman of fine traits of character and was beloved by every one in the community in which she resided. She was 70 years of age. (Brimfield News, Thursday, Jan. 26, 1928, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Pearle Coon

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie P. Coon, 71, of Oak Hill were held Tuesday afternoon at the Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood, Rev. Chas. VanDetrum of Paloma officiating.

Russell Remmerle, accompanied by Glen Bowman on the organ, sang "Sweet Bye-and-Bye" and "In the Garden."

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, and pallbearers were Pat Bleichner, John Vohland, Art Hartley, Marion Foster, Walt Kratzer, and John Maher.

She was born on a farm near Oak Hill, the daughter of Wesley and Mary Ann Bower Dawson. She was married August 17, 1904 to Pearle A. Coon, who survives. Five sons, Cecil and Pearle A. R. of Pekin; Merle of Oak Hill; Sanford and Floyd of Elmwood, and four daughters, Mrs. Audrey Patton of Peoria; Mrs. Hazel Dixon of Bellevue; Mrs. Florence O'Toole of Paxton; and Mrs. Virginia Bleichner of Dahinda also survive, as well as 28 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Witherell of Creve Coeur.

Mrs. Coon was fatally injured in a collision on Route 8 near Oak Hill on Saturday night as they drove out of their driveway.

(Brimfield News, Sept. 10, 1953, submitted by Janet Bledsoe, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Obituary

The remains of Mrs. Abigail W. Caldwell were brought to this place for interment on last Tuesday afternoon, between 5 and 6 o'clock. Mrs. C.passed away July 4th, at 5 a.m. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Tobey, 689 North Robey Street, Chicago, at the advanced age of over 90 years. She was born in Charlestown, Mass. Oct. 24, 1801. In her early life she sought and found the Savior. In May, 1838, her husband, Mr. Daniel Caldwell, removed with their four children to this village, then known at Charleston. In the fall of the same year Mrs. Mary Goodwin, her mother, passed away, and is buried here. Mrs. M. A. McShane, her youngest daughter, died and was buried at San Mateo, Florida, Jan. 15th, 1892. Rev. W. E. Caldwell, the oldest son, resides at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Mrs. Caldwell in company with Mrs. Sophia C. Goodwin, Mr. Jacob Snyder, and Mr. L. L. Guyer were organized as the first church of the first denomination upon the ground, thus constituting the first M. E. church of Charleston. Samuel Snyder was their class leader; their first pastor was Zaccheus Hall. The early Methodist preachers of that day had immense circuits. The Peoria circuit then had an area of about 300 miles around; the preachers having 28 appointments each month. School-houses and church edifices were scarce. This little class worshipped for some time at Mrs. Caldwell's house, which was the third house put up in the village. Mrs. C. was an active member, until her removal to Chicago, in 1867. She retained her clear faith in Christ up to her last hours, passing quietly away.

Many of her old neighbors were at the depot when he remains came, and were glad to look upon her face, even in death. Religious services were conducted at Chicago, at the house, by Rev. Alexander Monroe, of the Tabernacle Congregational church; an at the grave, by W. J. Minium, pastor of the M. E. church, who offered an appropriate prayer, and recited the burial service of that church. The day was beautiful, in marked contrast with the prolonged rainy weather of the season, and was in harmony with the peaceful character of the departed. Her sun went down without a cloud, leaving the impression of her entrance upon a blissful immortality.

W. E. C.

Card of Thanks.

The undersigned desire to express their thanks for the kind remembrance of old friends, at the funeral of their mother, on Tuesday last.

Mrs. A. E. Tobey
Wm. E. Caldwell

(Brimfield News, July 7, 1892, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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OBITUARY

Curtis Cady, son of Joseph and Mary Fisher Cady, was born in Killingly, Connecticut, October 30, 1808, and died at his home in Brimfield, Illinois, June 27, 1896.

He had four brothers and two sisters all of whom preceded him to the home above. When five years of age his mother died and he was placed in the care of an uncle, Benjamin Green, at Otsego, New York, where he remained until sixteen years of age when he went to Richfield, New York and learned the cabinet trade. For several years he worked as a joiner at Madison, New York, where he was married to Eliza Furniss, Jan. 28, 1830.

They came west to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1834, and in the spring of 1835 came to Trivoli, Illinois, then to Brimfield township in 1839. To this union eight children were born, four boys and four girls; to this number three daughters and one son still live. Their mother died March 28, 1847.

He was united in holy matrimony with Maria P. Miles, Feb. 8, 1848, who with her babe died, the child Dec. 10, the mother Dec. 29, 1848.

On the 14th of February, 1850, he was united in marriage with Abigail Robinson at Trivoli, Illinois. Eight children were given them, six boys and two girls. One daughter, Alice, died the next day after she was sixteen, the other daughter in infancy, and one son when about two years old. The mother of these children died Nov. 4, 1887, leaving him nearly eighty years of age to walk alone the rest of the way.

Mr. Cady was a man of marked integrity, coming to Peoria Co. in the early pioneer days, and stood among the first of the old settlers. He raised a large family, all of whom rise up to call him blessed. All the children except one daughter were with him in his last illness.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock, June 30, and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. W. Denning, assisted by Dr. W. H. Jordan and Rev. H. B. Cox. They were largely attended, the church being completely filled by the old friends and neighbors among whom he had lived for so many years. The remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery.

(Brimfield News, July 2, 1896, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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Enos P. Cady.

Died at his home on River street at 2:20 o'clock Friday morning last, after an illness of twelve days with typhoid fever, Enos P. Cady, aged 81 years and 6 months exactly, as Mr. Cady was born March 7, 1813, and died September 7, 1894.

Enos P. Cady was the youngest of eight children born to Joseph and Mary Cady, all of whom are dead except Curtis Cady of Brimfield, Ill., now in his 86th year. Joseph, Mr. Cady's father, was an ensign in the United States army, and took part in the war of 1812.

At the age of seventeen he was apprenticed to the machinist trade at Providence, R. I., which calling he followed for almost sixty years thereafter. At the age of twenty-two years Mr. Cady was married at Smithfield, R. I. to Miss Eleanor S. Hayward of that place. Shortly after their marriage the young couple moved to Boston where Mr. Cady found employment at his trade and helped to construct the first locomotive built by the present Boston & Albany railroad, then the Boston & Worcester railroad. Mr. Cady, contrasting those days with later ones, was wont to quote a remark made to the effect that they would never build a second locomotive since the stage coach then ran but twice a week between Boston and Worcester and was not crowded at that so that the project of running a train of cars every day was preposterous. In 1841, Mr. Cady came with his family to North Adams, which town has since been his place of residence, with the exception of an interval from 1849 to 1851, which he passed in California.

Enos P. Cady was a genuine man. he came out of good New England stock, and was a fine specimen of its sterling qualities. His early education was not what he would have wished, but he was a tireless reader, had a retentive memory and kept in touch to the last with affairs. At first a whig, he joined the republican party on its inception and was loyal to its principles and candidates. He was a man of strong convictions, but not of many words, and when his mind was make there was no further need of witnesses. He was honest, truthful, fearless, despising a sham and a rogue. - Except from North Adams, Mass., Transcript.

(Brimfield News, Sept. 20, 1894, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

Henry F. Cady son of Curtis and Eliza Furness Cady, was born in Madison, New York, July 22, 1831 and died at Jacksonville, Ill., June 4, 1897. Aged 65 years 10 months and 12 days.

He came to Illinois with his parents in 1835. He was married to Mary Burroughs at Oneida, Ill., February 11, 1867. One child was born to this union, Eva May, now Mrs. E. B. Colwell of Monmouth, Ill. His wife died at Downers Grove, Ill. Nov. 22, 1873. The deceased was of a kind and generous disposition and had many friends.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock, Monday, June 7, conducted by Rev. J. W. Denning, of the M. E. church. Prayer was offered by Rev. W. H. Jordan of the Congregational church. Misses Vesta Herriot, Stella Hibbs, Mrs. A. Pacey, Messrs. Harding and Herriott conducted the singing, and sang at the close the beautiful song, "Eternity" which was a favorite of the departed. His daughter, five brothers and one sister were present at the funeral services, two other sisters, Mrs. S. R. Baldwin and Mrs. J. F. Farnum living in Kansas could not attend. Beautiful flowers covered the casket ad the remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery.

(Brimfield News, June 10, 1897, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

Pearl Cady, aged about 6 years, died Tuesday evening bout nine o'clock. She was ill but a few days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Cady, an exceedingly bright and happy little girl and the sunshine of her parents' home. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to them in their sad bereavement. The funeral services were held to-day at 10:30 o'clock from the M. E. Church.

(Brimfield News, August 28, 1890, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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Obituary

Mrs. Sophia E. Caldwell, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Slagle, Moss Ave., Peoria, Ill., Feb. 14, 1896. Mrs. Caldwell was a sister of L. L. Guyer and will be remembered by many as one of the pioneers of Peoria county. The funeral services were from the above residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment Spring Dale cemetery. Mr. L. L. Guyer and Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Guyer, of this place were in attendance at the funeral services.

(Brimfield News, Feb. 20, 1896, transcribed by Barb Miroslaw)

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OBITUARY

Wm. W. Church died on Saturday January 31, 1892, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Wilkins, Tiskilwa, Ill., after a long illness. Mr. Church was a pioneer of this county and for many years a resident of this place, living on his farm north east of town in Jubilee township, He was born in County Derry, Ireland, and was 88 years of age. He came to Illinois in 1838 and settled in Jubilee township. For several years past he has made his home with his daughter at Tiskilwa and frequently visited this place, the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Corcoran, but his visits gradually grew less frequent and finally ceased as his last illness over took him. He was well educated and remarkably active for one of his age. Three daughters and six sons survive him; Mrs. Dr. Wilkins of Tiskilwa, Mrs. Capt. S. A. Law, of Peoria, and Mrs. Dr. Corcoran of this place; Mr. John Church of this place, Samuel Church of Fairbury, Ill., Wm. Church of Monmouth, Ill., Douglas and James Church of California and Andrew Church of Fairmont, Neb. the remains were brought to Brimfield and the funeral services held at the M. E. church on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Chamberlain the Episcopal clergyman from Jubilee, after which they were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town.

Capt. S. A. Law and wife of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Wilkins and son of Tiskilwa, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Chruch of Fairbury, Ill. and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Church of Fairmont, Neb. attended the funeral services of Mr. W. W. Church at this place Tuesday.

(Brimfield News, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1892, submitted by Barb Miroslaw, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

(Peoria Daily Transcript, Jan. 2, 1898, submitted by Gaile Thomas, courtesy of Janine Crandell)

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Charles Coulter

Charles R. Coulter died at his home in Yates City Sunday evening.

Mr. Coulter was the son of John N. and Florence Dawson Coulter, born October 16, 1884, in Rosefield Township near Oak Hill.

He was married to Miss Carey Coon of Oak Hill and to this union two children, Delmar and Marjory, were born.

The wife, son and daughter and two brothers, Harry of Oak Hill and Earnest of Galesburg survive.

Funeral services were held Wed. p. m. in the Methodist church in Yates City.

Rev. V. H. VanHorn. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.

(Brimfield News, July 7, 1938, submitted by Janet Bledsoe, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Mrs. Flora Coulter

Flora Effie Coulter was born August 21, 1862, at Oak Hill and passed away at her home there early Sunday morning, March 4, 1934, aged 71 years, 6 months, and 11 days.

Flora Dawson, the oldest daughter of Joseph and Sally Dawson, was married August 10, 1881, to John Newton Coulter, who preceded her in death January 6, 1924.

She is survived by three sons, Earnest N. Coulter of Galesburg; C. Richard of Yates City; and Harry R. at home; three grandchildren, Dorothy, Marjorie, and Delmar Coulter; and two brothers, Leonard Dawson of Alabama and Harry of California.

Funeral services were held at the Elmwood Methodist Episcopal Church on Tuesday afternoon, and burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

(Brimfield News, March 8, 1934, submitted by Janet Bledsoe, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Harry Coulter

Harry R. "Tuck" Coulter of Oak Hill died at Hines Hospital at 1 a.m. Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. A. L. Cain of Yates City officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Coulter was born in Lyons, Kansas, March 2, 1887 and spent his early life in that vicinity. He was never married.

He served overseas in World War I and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by one brother, C. N. Coulter, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Carye Coulter, who cared for him much of the time when he was at home. He spent much of the time in recent years in the Veterans' Hospital.

(Brimfield News, July 8, 1943, submitted by Janet Bledsoe, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Resolutions

Whereas: In the death of Earl Crady, Blue Ridge Society of Christian Endeavor has again been called to mind of the uncertainty of life, who was just entering upon a life of sturdy manhood, and who, when near us took an active interest in the work of the Society and lived with a full faith in the Master. We feel we have lost a worthy member and faithful friend.

RESOLVED: That we extend to the family of our departed brother our heartfelt sympathy, and as they receive these resolutions of this Society testifying to the worth and love and esteem with which he was held by us, that they may feel, with us, that his work was well done and his reward is eternal bliss.

RESOLVED: That these resolutions be placed on our memorials, copies sent to the local papers for publication, and a copy be sent to the deceased family.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by George Zane, transcribed by Gaile Thomas)

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Died

CURTENIUS--At Peoria, Ill., on Monday, March 9, of typhoid fever, Alfred G. Curtenius of the firm of Curtenius & Griswold, aged 50 years.

(New York Times, Mar. 16, 1857, pg. 2, submitted by Janet Turnbull)

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Obituary

Mrs. Elizabeth Cushing was born in County Wexford, Ireland, and died at her home in Jubilee township, east of Brimfield, April 16, 1904, aged 85 yrs. Her maiden name was Brennan. She grew to womanhood in her native country and at age 22 came alone to America and for some time lived in Schenectady, N. Y., she removed to Litchfield, Connecticut. In 1852 she was united in marriage at the latter place to Michael Cushing, a native of Ireland, from Litchfield they moved to LaPorte, Ind., and later to Maquoquetta, Iowa. After a short residence there they came to Brimfield about 40 yrs. ago, settling on a farm in Jubilee Twp., where they ever since resided and where Mr. Cushing died about 17 yrs. ago.

Seven children were born to them, 3 sons and 2 daughters dying in infancy. Two sons survive to mourn her loss, namely E. J. and Michael Cushing. She was a faithful member of the Catholic church and a regular attendant at services as long as her health permitted. She was most devoutly attached to her family and was a kind neighbor and friend and esteemed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 18, 1904, at St. Joseph’s church, conducted by Rev. Father Mainville, and were largely attended. The remains were laid to rest in Calvary cemetery.

(Brimfield News, April 28, 1904, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Obituary

Michael Cushing, age 78 yrs., died at St. Francis hospital Monday. He was a resident of St. Joseph’s home in Peoria.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from St. Mary’s of the Wood church in Princeville and burial was in Calvary cemetery in Brimfield.

(Brimfield News, Nov. 23, 1939, transcribed by Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Nellie M. Gallup Custer

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie M. Custer, 72, wife of John C. Custer, 78 Cedar Street, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Anderson Funeral Home, with burial in Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Custer, who had been under a physicians care for some time collapsed and died at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on Main Street near the Main Street Flower Shop.

She was born in Hallock township, Peoria county, August 8, 1873, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gallup.

She married Mr. Custer in Chillicothe, January 22, 1895, and they lived in Paris, Texas for five years. In 1910 they moved to a farm in Blue Ridge, where they resided until 1941 when they moved to Chillicothe.

Mrs. Custer was a member of Plymouth Congregational church of Chillicothe.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Presho of Fort Madison, Iowa; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

(Unknown newspaper, March 28, 1946, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Cora Paradine Foster Cutlip

Just as the choicest and rarest gems are first chosen, just as the most beautiful flowers fade and perish after a short life so the Master chooses the most faithful, most obedient and beautiful life to be with him in the "Haven of Rest." We remember Cora as a dearly beloved. She had a cheerful happy disposition that made it a rare pleasure to be with her. Always ready to help a friend in need, which made her a rare treasure, and the highest tribute that can be paid to her is to say, "It was a life well lived with no regrets at parting." Cora became ill with the fatal malady of influenza just a week from the time of her death. She seemed to be improving up to Wednesday evening and no alarm was felt. On Friday during a severe spell of coughing she broke the large artery leading to her lungs and they began to fill immediately. She rallied again however and was conscious up to the time of her death, which occurred Saturday morning, October 26. Cora Paradine Foster was born Oct. 15, 1884 and passed to eternal rest Oct. 26, 1918, at the age of 24 years and 11 days. Her early days were spent with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Foster, living on a farm west of town. On June 1, 1914 she was united in marriage to Leslie Cutlip and since that time she has resided in Chillicothe. In February 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Cutlip together with Cora's sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fogg, purchased what is now known as the Merchants lunch room and have done a thriving business because of the the sterling character, absolute honesty and faithful service associated with the lunch room. She was a devout Christian, being united with the Catholic faith in infancy and faithfully followed its creeds and teachings throughout her life, obedient to the commands of her Master and practicing them in her daily life. The deceased is survived by her husband, Leslie Cutlip, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Foster, four sisters, Mrs. Ida Gill, Mrs. Lena Fogg, Trella and Mabel, two brothers, Frank and Johnie, together with a host of friends to whom the vicinity extends the deepest sympathy. The funeral was held Monday morning and burial was in the City Cemetery.

(Chillicothe bulletin, November 1, 1918, submitted by Ann McClary)

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HUGH CRAWFORD PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME IN ROCK ISLAND

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Erikson and son Clyde, and M. L. Sniff of this place where in Rock Island Wednesday where they attended the funeral of Hugh Crawford for several years a resident of Monica, where he was C. B. and Q. agent.

Mr. Crawford came to Monica in 1878 and remained until 1893 when he was promoted to traveling freight agent for the Burlington system, making his headquarters for the most part in Cincinnati, Ohio. In1900 he was made division freight agent which headquarters are Rock Island where he made his home since.

He died at his home in Rock Island Sunday after a three weeks illness of typhoid fever. He was born in Augusta County, Virginia, March 24, 1858, aged 67 years, 7 months and 1 day.

On June 8, 1881 he married to Miss Adeline Cornwell and to this union two daughters were born, one daughter, Clara having preceded him in death. The surviving daughter is Mrs. Harry Childs of Omaha, Nebr. The wife and mother passed away July 16, 1905.

Mr. Crawford made a host of friends wherever he went, and many people throughout this community will be sorry to learn of his passing. During his residence at Monica, he took a prominent part in the activity of the Methodist church of that place. After moving to Rock Island he affiliated himself with Presbyterian denomination. He was also a member of the Rock Island Rotary Club.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Rock Island where interment was made.

(Princeville Telephone, 1925, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Lewis A. Chapin Is Buried In Blue Ridge Cemetery

Graveside services for Lewis A. Chapin, who died Monday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Merle Hamm of Rock Island, were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday at Blue Ridge cemetery, north of Chillicothe. The services were conducted by the Odd Fellows lodge, of which he was a longtime member.

Mr. Chapin, who was past 90, had lived in both Blue Ridge and Princeville communities. He went to live with his daughter 13 years ago following the death of his wife, Mrs. Neva Newell Chapin.

Surviving with the daughter in Rock Island is a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Mahoney of Genesceo. One daughter is deceased.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in Larson Funeral in Rock Island.

(Unknown newspaper, Nov. 4, 1957, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Mrs. Neva Chapin Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Neva Chapin, wife of L. A. Chapin passed away Friday following a long illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Bullock funeral home, conducted by Rev. Lee H. Smith. Music was furnished by Richard Martin of Peoria, an old friend, with Edward Auten at piano. Pallbearers were Stewart Campbell, Gilbert Adams, James Corney, Frank Stewart, Harold Williams and Charles Tracey. Interment was in the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Neva M. Newell, oldest daughter of Chas T. and Martha E. Newell, was born in Saratoga township, Marshall county, Illinois, Aug 14,1863. When she was quite young the family moved to Camp Grove, Ill., where they lived for several years.

On Nov. 21, 1894, she married Lewis A. Chapin at Stark. To that union three daughters were born.

All her life Mrs. Chapin was a member and faithful worker in various organizations in the church, having been a member of the Presbyterian church in Princeville for many years.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Glenn S. Mahoney of Geneseco, Ill., and Mrs. Leslie G. Hamm of Rock Island and Mrs. F. G. Brainerd of Denver Colo., and one brother, Duane J. Newell of Stella Neb. A daughter Grace preceded her in death in 1939.

(Unknown newspaper, Apr. 1944, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Obituary

Died at the residence of D.D. Clark, Monica, Il. July 9, 1878, of consumption, John L. Cummins; age 27 years, 1month, and 2 days.

Mr. Cummins had been troubled with consumption and bleeding of the lungs for 3 years. In the spring of 1877, feeling he was gradually growing worse, he concluded to try a change of climate and started for Westminister, California, about the 1st of May, where he remained till about the Holidays, when he returned, without benefited by the trip. After returning he gradually fell away, losing 1 opound per week until his death.

On the 15th day of April he assumed charge of the station at Monica, and faithfully performed his duties as agent till he was taken down with a severe rupture and hemorrhage of the lungs, on Sunday morn July 7th, from which he only revived enough to converse some with his relatives and friends, whom he bid farewell urging them to meet him on that other shore, whither he was so soon to go.

He died at 11 p.m. Tuesday July 9, 1878, leaving many to mourn his loss. The relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement. He was buried in the cemetery near Mr. Charles Campbells on Thursday , with Masonic honors. The funeral service was attended by a large number of friends and many accompanied him to his last resting place “near the willow” where his father and mother, and brother lie sleeping. The Princeville and Wyoming lodges conducted the ceremony or rite of burial.

(Brimfield News, July 17, 1878, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. Cassius Coon

Mrs. C. Coon departed life in Brimfield, Il. Tuesday morning, July 25, 1893, after a long illness of consumption. A young husband and two children are left to mourn a tender wife and mother’s care.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Johnston and Rev. Kelly. The remains were laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery. ( not chartered and bodies moved to Brimfield Cemetery) . Mr. Coon has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad affliction.

(Brimfield News, July 27, 1893, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Lura Fern Coon

Infant daughter of Mr. Cassius Coon, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Sniff, near Monica, on Tuesday October 3, of cholera infantums, and was buried yesterday by the side of her mother in Oak Dale Cemetery (should read Oakland and was removed to Brimfield Cemetery) . She was a bright little child and had been taken by Mr. and Mrs. Sniff, at the time of the death of her mother, and they were making arrangements to adopt her. She was about 8 months of age.

(Brimfield News, Oct. 5, 1893, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Mrs. J.Y. Coe

The body of Mrs. Coe, mother of Mrs. C.A. Reed, was interred in the French Grove cemetery, Sunday. The funeral Services being held athe the French Grove Church. Mrs. Coe died at he home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

(Brimfield News, Oct. 20, 1904, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Orion William Cummins

Orion William Cummins, was born near Akron, Ohio September 30, 1838, and died at Galesburg, Il. On September 17, 1907 at age 68 years, 11months and 17 days. HE CAME TO Peoria County near Monica, when a one or two year old, where he lived till 1890, when he moved to Galesburg where he was still interested in farming at the time of his death. Seven years ago he bought farm interests in Kansas, which required most of his time.

He was married in 1863 to Angie Nelson and to this union six children were born, two died in infancy. Those surviving; J.C.F. Cummins of Pomona, Calif.; Mrs. H.E. Wheeler of Galesburg; Mrs. H.H. Doud of Clearwater, Kansas; Lydia Cummins of Galesburg; also surviving are one brother, H.C. Cummins of Augusta, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. R.L.V. Deal of Monica and a half sister, Mrs. Bert Miller.

Mr. Cummins had been ill since last March, and was confined to the house, until the middle of May, since which time he had been confined to bed. Complications, of many, Bright’s disease, and a general giving away of the body.

He was a former worker at the M.E. Church, but was not a member of any church at the time of his death.

Large circle of friends, but with few intimate associates. All was done for him that loving hands could do.

Remains were brought to Monica and the funeral held at the M.E. Church. Interment in the Princeville cemetery.

(Brimfield News, Oct. 3, 1907, courtesy of Janet Bledsoe)

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Stuart Cady, 62, Baker, Dies

BRIMFIELD – Stuart Leigh Cady, 62, of Brimfield, died at his home Friday morning.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Schreiner Funeral Home, Brimfield. The Rev. W. Harvey Young will officiate and burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery.

Members of Brimfield American Legion Post No. 452 will conduct graveside rites.

Friends may call at the funeral home between 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday.

He was born in Brimfield June 23, 1901, a son of Horace and Mary Chapman Cady. He had never married.

Mr. Cady was a member of the Union Church, the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a baker by trade.

Surviving are three brothers, Harold of Brimfield, Louis of Kewanee, and Frederick of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.

One brother and one sister died earlier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Church building fund. (June 28, 1963)

(Unknown newspaper, June 28, 1963, submitted by Janet Bledsoe)

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W. J. Carroll, Businessman in Bradford, Dies

Funeral services for William J. Carroll, 76, a resident of Bradford for 47 years, who died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital was he was admitted Tuesday afternoon, will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Wi? Mortuary and at 8:30 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

Msgr. J. B. Reidy will officiate, and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and the Rosary will be rec? there at 8 p.m.

Mr. Carroll had owned and operated a barber shop and jewelry store at Bradford ever since he moved there, last working Tuesday. Born at Brimfield ? 27, 1886, he was a son of H? and Mary Grant Carroll, and he married Miss Helen Rook in Brimfield Oct. 19, 1910. She died in Peoria Dec. 20, 1944. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church at Bradford.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edith M. Reel; one son, Bernard W. Carroll, both of Peoria; three sisters, Mrs. Ce? Kelly of Brimfield, Mrs. ? Morrissey of Peoria and Mrs. ? Braun of Fairfield, Iowa; one brother, Joseph Carroll of Brimfield; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

(Unknown newspaper and date, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Clyde Carter, 48, Farmer, Dies

BRIMFIELD – Clyde Carter, 48, of Brimfield, died Friday in Methodist Hospital.

Born July 2, 1916, in rural Elmwood, a son of Frank and Fairy Walker Carter, he married Ruth Tucker in 1937.

Surviving are his widow; his mother; one daughter, Mrs. Colleen Duncan of Edelstein, one son, Roland of Brimfield; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Stubbs of Monica, and Mrs. Edith Welch of St. Augustine; three brothers, Earl of Yates City, Clinton of Santee, Calif., and Eugene of Elmwood.

He was a lifetime resident of rural Elmwood until moving to Brimfield about two weeks ago. He was a farmer.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, the Rev. Wayne Nordstrom officiating. Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday. (1965)

(Unknown newspaper, 1965, transcribed by Claire Crandell)

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Dr. R. R. Claybaugh

Dr. Claybaugh Brimfield Dies

Freeport, Ill. (AP)—Dr. R. R. Claybaugh, 74, a state veterinarian who lived at Brimfield, collapsed and died Friday of a heart ailment.

He was found lying in an alley near the Hotel Freeport where he and his wife were staying. A filling station attendant had stopped at the station at 6:20 a.m., complained of feeling ill and said he would return to the hotel fro some heart medicine.

Hospital attendants said Dr. Claybaugh had suffered a coronary attack. He was a veterinarian with the Illinois state department of agriculture and traveled throughout the state.

He was a 914 graduate of Chicago Veterinarians College and was president of his class.

He was born in Stark County, Sept. 26, 1881, a son of Edgar and Lillian Kinkaid. He married Sarah Alden at Toulon Feb. 17, 1903.

He is survived by an only son, Milan D. Claybaugh of Elmwood; a brother, Claude C. Claybaugh of Toulon; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Howell of Toulon and Mrs. Edith Kilby of Coal Valley; two half sisters Clara of Toulon, Mary of Gala; four grandchildren. A sister Mrs. Maude Pyle preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Baptist church of Toulon and a resident of Brimfield for 39 years.

(Unknown newspaper, June 1955, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Mrs. Chaffee, City Native, Dies

Mrs. Mary Chaffee, 716 Bigelow St., wife of Jarville Chaffee, life-long Peorian and prominent worker in church and club circles here, died Wednesday noon at St. Francis Hospital where she had been a patient since Aug. 18.

Born in Peoria she was a daughter of John and Hester Mulholand Porter. She was a graduate of Peoria High School and taught at Lincoln School before her marriage her June 28, 1917, to Mr. Chaffee. A congenial and charming personality made her popular with many friends and she was a leading figure in many of the groups with she was affiliated.

An active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, she was also a member of St. Margaret’s Guild there. Other affiliations included Central City Chapter, OES; Alpha Circle of the International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons; the Union Mother’s Club; the Gray Ladies of Methodist Hospital; the Peoria Women’s Club, of which she was al past president; Lakeview Camp for Girls; Floral Art Group; Peoria Garden Club; the Toastmistress Club; Peoria Shuffleboard Club; Bradley University Town and Gown Club; the Peoria Cinema Club; the Amateur Musical Club and the Women’s Symphony Guild. She also had served as one of the precinct election officials in the 9th precinct of the Fifth Ward for 25 years.

Surviving are her husband; one sister, Mrs. Charles Illiff of Peoria and one brother, John Porter of Fort Meyers, Fla. Two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Thomas and Mrs. Margaret Pein and two brothers, Andrew Porter and William Porter, preceded her in death.

(Peoria Journal Star, Sept. 1954, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Jeanettie H, “Nettie” Poplett Coburn

Alta Resident Dies Suddenly Sunday; Rites Held Tuesday

The Alta community was shocked Sunday morning as the word passed that Mrs. Nettie Coburn had passed on. Mrs. Coburn had gone about her housework as usual the day before. She had risen early Sunday morning going to the bathroom where her husband found her soon after.

Mrs. Coburn was seriously ill about three months ago but seemed to regain her usual health.

Jeanettie H. Coburn, daughter of Allen and Alice C. Poplett, was born in Chillicothe, Mo., January 8, 1871 and passed away in her home Sunday morning, July 15, at the age of 80 years, six months and seven days. She was united in marriage to Frank E. Coburn June 19, 1895 by Rev. C. E. Marsh of the Edelstein Congregational church, where she was a member for several years. They then moved to Princeville where they lived and belonged to the Methodist church for a few years before they built themselves a home near Alta where they lived for the past 35 years. She then took her membership to the Alta Presbyterian church where she a member at the time of her death.

Mr. and Mrs. Coburn celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary June 19, 1951.

She is survived by her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford Kent of Alta, Miss May Poplett and Mrs. Harrison Dimon of Dunlap; together with many other relatives and a host of friends who will miss the departed one. She was one of a family of six children. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Coburn was one who loved to read her Bible and her husband reading it through several times during her lifetime. She was a member of the Alta WCTU. As long as she was able she attended church services, she was bright and cheerful to the end.

Funeral services were held in the Bouton Memorial home in Princeville Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with the pastor Rev. Marion Floyd, in charge. Six of her good friends bore her to her last resting place in Mt. Hawley cemetery near Alta. They were Robert Campbell, Walter Smith, Harold Campbell, M. S. Allen, Rollie Hammel and Dr. B. C. Allen.

(Princeville Telephone, July 1951, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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Frank E. Coburn Dies Suddenly; Rites Held Sunday

Funeral services for Frank E. Coburn, 83, of Alta were held in the Bouton Funeral Home Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Rev Marion Floyd of Marquette Heights, formerly of Dunlap and Alta was in charge of the services, assisted by Perry Tudor of Dunlap.

Frank Coburn, son of Elijah and Martha Coburn, was born near Princeville April 28, 1869. His entire life was spent in Peoria county. He was united in marriage to Jeanettie H. Poplett in her home near Edelstein. She preceded him in death July 15, 1951

He was a member of the Methodist church in Princeville for several years before he and Mrs. Coburn moved to Alta where they have live for the past 35 years. Their membership transferred to the Alta Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Coburn celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary June 19, 1951.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alice McCune of Peoria and several nephews and nieces. His nephews were pallbearers.

(Unknown newpaper, Oct. 1952, transcribed by Mike McMullen)

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