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Review Atlas ~~ April 24, 1862

Fielding B. Bond, In Greenbush, on the 17th inst., Fielding B. Bond, aged about 28 years, died of consumption on the 18th of April, at the residence of his father, col. John C. Bond, of Greenbush Township, Warren County, Ill.  Fielding B. bond, late school Commissioner of warren County, aged twenty-eight years was born upon the old homestead where he died, and at an early age proper encouragement from his father that enabled him to acquire a thorough collegiate education, graduating at the Lombard University with the highest honors.  He subsequently read law in St. Louis, Mo., and emigrated form there to Texas, where he spent three years in the practice of law, and teaching the higher branches in select school in..... Upon the firing of the first gun at Fort Sumter, his noble and patriotic soul burst forth with strains of eloquence in behalf of that glorious old flag he had been taught to cherish and revere from infancy, and although a Douglas democrat, and surrounded by fervent and warm hearted friends who would gladly have made any personal or pecuniary sacrifice for his safety, yet friends who would gladly have made any personal or pecuniary sacrifice for his safety, yet all would not suffice, his self sacrificing and earnest cry for the maintenance of the Union at all hazards, and under all circumstances, had gone forth and was wafted upon the southern breezes, and he was forced to flee to the northern states, eluding pursuit of the vigilant fire eaters as best he could.  He arrived at his father's during the latter part of the summer, and in the fall was duly elected School Commissioner.  He leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his untimely death.

Review Atlas - July 13, 1862

Robert Harper, son of P. B. & N. Harper, of Little York, Warren County, Ill., aged 24 years, 2months, and 10 days, died May 31st in Louisville, KY. He was a member of Co. F., 17th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers.

Review Atlas - June 06, 1862

Jane Mary Luck died in the city, on the 3rd day inst. of dropsy, aged 40 years.   Jane was the wife of Mr. Wilson Luck.

Review Atlas - Oct. 03, 1879

Mrs. Sarah Wallace died September 11th, 1879, at the residence of W. W. Wallace in her 79th year, Sarah was the widow of Robert B. Wallace.  The deceased was one of the oldest settlers of Warren county.  She was born in Kentucky in the year 1800, and came to this county in 1832.  She leaves three sons and many friends to mourn her loss.

Review Atlas - October 10, 1879

Jacob E. Blair of Swan, died Sept 28, 1879, of diphtheria, aged 14 years, 5 months, and 23 days.

Review Atlas - October 10, 1879

Ellen Boozan died in Monmouth, on Oct 03, 1879, aged 27 years.  Emma was the daughter of Richard Boozan of Vermont.

Review Atlas -  1879

Francis Landon, of Berwick, died September 23, 1879, of typhoid fever, aged 15years, 1 month, 23 days.

Ellen Simpson of Spring Grove died September 24, 1879, of consumption.  Ellen was the wife of James S. Simpson, aged 39 years.

Ralph Hood of Hale, died September 17, 1879, of inflammation of the bowels, aged 4 years, 1 month, 11 days.

James Fried of Sumner township, died September 21, 1879, of organic disease of the heart, aged 70 years.

Anne Sorrenson of Spring Grove, died September 23, 1879, of consumption, aged 63 years, 5 months, and 12 days.

An infant son of William E. and Charity Dawson aged 8 days died of convulsions on September 12th, 1879, in Monmouth township.

Review Atlas - 1862

Willie Cornell of Monmouth died March 18th, 1862, of inflammation of the lungs.  Willie was the son of T. and S. Cornell, aged 11 months and 18 days.

Willis Kerney of Monmouth, died on April 02, 1862, in the third year of his age.  Willis was the only son of W. V. and Sarah W. Kerney.

Charlotte Minerva Harper on April 07, 1862 departed this life at Little York, Warren , county, Illinois, of hopping cough and other diseases. Charlotte Minerva was the youngest daughter of P. B. and Nancy Harper, aged 5 years, 7 months, and 8 days.

Reuben A Grames of Monmouth died April 13th, 1862, of affliction of the heart.  Reuben was 8 years old and the son of R. H. and Lucinda Grames.

Caleb V. B. shoemaker died at the army hospital at Cassville, Mo., on April 04, 1862.  Caleb was from Monmouth and member of the 1st Iowa Battery.

October 12, 1920 Funeral Services:

Funeral services for Ernest Tracy will be held Sunday afternoon at the Universalist church with Rev.  Chas. A. Alden officiating.  It will be charge of Galesburg Lodge of Elks. The hour of the funeral will be announced later.

Thursday, March 08, 1900:


Evelyn Page

Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Page, died yesterday afternoon at their home, 1030 South Second Street. The disease was inflammation of the bowels and her condition had been considered critical for several days. The funeral will be at 2o'clcok  tomorrow afternoon at the Ninth Avenue Church.

Evelyn Page was born July 11, 1889, and had lived all her life in Monmouth. She had many friends among the young people and they sincerely mourn her death.

Stella Higgins

Miss Stella Higgins died at 9o'clcock last night at the county farm. She was 37 years old and had been an inmate of the institution for nine years. She was victim of epilepsy and her health had been poor for a long time.

Mrs. Kate Morrison

Friends of this city have been notified of the death of Mrs. H. F. Morrison at her home in Sedgwick, Kan. She was formerly Miss Sallie Goddard and resided and attended college in Monmouth several years ago.

Funeral Services:

Philemon Pippin was held at 10o'clock this morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Jones, 920 South First Street. By the special request of Mr. Pippin, Rev. John Rugh conducted the services. Rev. J. F. Jamieson assisted and the choir of the Christian church sang. The pallbearers were N. N. Coons, H. Crandall, A. J. Eby, Wm. Burnett, R. W. Furr, and R. McCray.

March 05, 1900---Mortuary:

Philemon Pippin:

Philemon Pippin died at 3:450'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jones, 920 South first Street. The weaknesses of Old age had been growing on him for several years and he has been failing gradually. The funeral will be held at the house at 10o'clcok tomorrow morning.

Mr. Pippin was born in Queen Anne county, Maryland, July 29, 1818. With his parents he moved to Blooming Grove, Ind., when a young man and there married Miss Nancy Ann Wilson. They came to Illinois and settled in Knoxville which was their home with the exception of three years spent in Kansas until Mrs. Pippin's death three yeas ago. Mr. Pippin then came to Monmouth and has since made his home with his only child, Mrs. Jones. One sister, Mrs. Swift, living at Blooming Grove, Ind.,  is the only one of his family to survive.

For over sixty years Mr. Pippin was a devout member of the Methodist church, and for a great many years was a class leader. He also belonged to the Masonic fraternity, which he joined about thirty-five years ago. Though he had been in poor health almost all the time he lived here and had not gone out much, Mr. Pippin was respected highly by all who knew him.

John Wiedenbauer:

George Wiedenbauer went to Chicago Saturday night called there by the death of his brother John. The man was in a hospital and death resulted from a hemorrhage of the brain. The funeral and interment was in the Chicago today.

Mrs. Carrie Vogel:

Friends in this city were notified yesterday of the death of Mrs. Carrie W. Vogel from pneumonia at her home in Boston. Mrs. Vogel was  a resident of this city from 1880 to 1885 and until recently owned property on East Broadway. One daughter, Miss Alice, survives. her.

Sketch of her life:
Grace Florence Lofftus was born in Ellison township, Warren County, IL on January 20, 1862, and died in Abingdon December 13, 1919, aged 53years, 10months 23 days.
She was the daughter of Andrew J. and Mrs. Lavinia S. Lofftus, and one of 12 children, 11 of whom grew to mature years. Two sisters and two brothers survive, Mrs. E. A. Beam of Indianola, Ia; Mrs. Cora E. Golden of Abingdon; Azro P. Lofftus of Warren co and Ora G. of Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Shoop grew to young womanhood on the homestead farm, which was her birthplace. Then in 1875 she came to Avon, Fulton County, to the home of her sister, Mrs. Beam, where she lived and attended school two years. She then returned home and at the opening of school in the fall of 1878 she came to Abingdon and attended Hedding College that year.
On June 04, 1879, she was married to J. Wesley Shoop, sin her mother's home. the place of her birth, near Roseville, Warren County, the Rev. N. T. Allen conducting the marriage service. Since her marriage to Mr. hoop their home has been at Abingdon for the past 15 years in town. Zelma is their only child.
Mrs. Shoop was converted to God when 9 years old. When she came to Abingdon in the fall of 1879 she transferred her membership to this church under the pastorate of Rev. M. A. Head.
While Dr. Buckey was pastor she brought about the organization of the Woman's Home Mission Society of the Abingdon church, which has continued ever since; for 13 years she was its president; until her health began to break, something over a year ago, always an officer, and in a special way upon her heart. She made it her special care in the church.
She was president of the Galesburg District W. H. M. S. during two years as president of this local society she was also superintendent of the Queen Esther Society, the young's ladies, and the Home Guards, the girls society.

Last Rites of Mrs. J. W. Shoop
The funeral services of Mrs. J. W. Shoop were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30pm at the Methodist church. The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. T. Pierce, assisted by Dr. W. D. Agnew. The music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. W. D. Agnew, Miss Alma Berterman, Mrs. E. W. Cutler, Mrs. Henry Van Fuyl?, who sand two numbers, "Rock of Ages and Abide with Me" entitled Just for Today" with Mrs. F. J. Graves at the organ, Those who acted as pallbearers were W. T. Weisbach, George ???ore, E. J. Earel, A. b. Cable, T. J. White. Dr. A. P. Rolen Interment was in the Abingdon Mausoleum the large attendance of relatives and friends at the services and many beautiful flowers.
added March 02, 2010

Funeral Thursday For Cameron Woman who died Suddenly Cameron, Ill., Aug 02, 1922-- Funeral services for the Mrs. Mildred Murphy Sheridan, who died suddenly in Monmouth Monday. will be held at the home o her mother in Monmouth at 10 o'clock Thursday morning and burial will be made in the Monmouth cemetery.
Mrs. Sheridan, who lives on a farm a mile and a half west of Cameron, died about 9 0'clcock Monday evening while driving a car down South Main street in Monmouth. Apparently feeling t5hat she was about to collapse, she headed the car toward the curb and shut off the engine. Death followed in a few moments, it is thought. A coroner's inquest was held in Monmouth this morning, having been continued from Tuesday because of the absence of one of the witnesses.

Surviving Mrs. Sheridan are her husband, one son, aged about 3 and a girl about a year and a half old.
G.A.R. VETERAN BURIED AT ROSEVILLE, TODAY. 1922 AUG 03 Roseville, Ill., Aug 03, Special to the Mail-- William A. Murrill passed away at hi home in Roseville Tuesday at 10 o'clock at the age of 81 years three months and six days. His death was caused by complications due to old age.

He leaves to mourn his loss his widow. Mrs. Cordelia Murrill, one brother James Murrill of Leavenworth, Kan., three children, William of Monmouth and George and Mrs. John Manual of Roseville, 25 grand children and seven great grand children
William Anderson Murrill son of Wiley A. and Mary Murrell was born in Virginia May 25, 1841, living there until he was 15 years old when he with his father and mother moved to Illinois and settled at Greenbush.
Aug 01, 1862 he enlisted in the army and served for three years with company H. Eighty-Third regiment of the Illinois Infantry. He participated in the fighting until June 26, 1865 when he was mustered out.

He was united in marriage to Miss Cordelia Talley of Roseville, Oct 01, 1867. To this union were born two daughters of and two sons. One child Mary, died when four years of age.
He has lived in Roseville for the last twenty one years and before that he lived on a farm in this vicinity.
He was a member of the Christian church of Roseville and lived a Christian life.
The funeral was held this afternoon at the Christian church. The services were in charge of the Rev. D. E. Hughes of Cameron. The music was furnished by a quartet composed of Miss Julia Anderson, Mrs. Arthur Malcolm, W. S. Bughy and M. S. Yoho.

The funeral was a military one being in charge of the American Legion of Roseville as the deceased was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Death of Dr. Matthews
Rev. R. C. Matthews, D. D., of Monmouth, died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart on Tuesday evening of last week, at his residence in that city. Dr. Matthews will be remembered as the old gentleman who took part in the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Presbyterian church in Rushville, one year ago last January. In alluding to his death the Review says:

Tuesday he was on our streets, and was feeling better than usual and more cheerful as to his future health. He has so much improved in his general health and strength, that on Sabbath last he preached twice - morning and evening. Tuesday afternoon he out in the lot at his residence with his son, John and one or two others, who were shooting at a mark and shot with them. About four o'clock he complained of pain and a smothering sensation about the heart. Medical aid was immediately called, but he only lived about an hour after being taken sick. No death in this community, among our prominent men, has ever caused such universal sorrow as the demise of Dr. Matthews. He was beloved and revered by all classes, and no pastor ever had a stronger hold upon the affections of his flock than he had. He was in every particular the true, straight-forward, consistent christian gentleman, and the most richly honored and adorned his profession and the cause of his Master.
His place in the church will not easily be filled for there are but few like him as a citizen, a neighbor, and a christian, and his loss to his congregation is almost irreparable. Dr. Matthews was born in Sheperdstown, Virginia, April 2d, 1822. He came to Monmouth in December, 1851, and took charge of the First Presbyterian church, and continued as its pastor till the day of his death, nothing occurring during all these long years to mar the harmony or shake in the least the confidence that existed between him and his congregation, which continually grew and strengthened under his wise administration. We believe this was the first congregation he was ever chosen to preside over and minister to, and he faithfully continued to the end. It was his great desire to see the new and handsome church building erected this summer completed and dedicated, then he expected to quickly lay his armor by to enjoy the rich rewards of a well-spent life. But it has been otherwise ordered. [Contributed by Sara Hemp; Rushville Times, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, November 24, 1881]

Samuel Hallam--- Review Atlas --- July 26, 1878
Samuel Hallam, an old settler of this township, died at his residence in this city last Saturday, in the 71st year of his age. He came to this county in 1850 and settled on a farm about three miles east of Monmouth, where he resided until within a few years, when he moved to the city, and retired from active business pursuits. For a long time he had been afflicted with rheumatism, which confined him to his bed and rendered him helpless... after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masonic Fraternity and buried with Masonic honors. Samuel died on July 20th, at 70 years and 5 months. He is buried in the Monmouth Cemetery. submitted by Kenneth Radcliffe
Hattie A. McCord--Review Atlas-- July 19, 1878
In Monmouth, July 13, 1878, of convulsions, Hattie A. McCord (colored), aged 4 months.
Thomas J. Griffin Review Atlas July 19, 1878---in Greenbush, June 27, of pneumonia, Thos. J. Griffin, aged 1 year, 10 months 7days.
Perlie Adefia Taylor--Review Atlas--July 19, 1878, ---In Greenbush township, May 19, 1878, of cerebral meriingitis, Perlie Adefia Taylor, aged 6 months and 4 days.

Henry C. Spurgeon:

Henry C. Spurgeon, 69, one of the most extensive landowners in Greenbush township, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 16, about 10 a.m. on a country road near his farm residence, his death being attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Spurgeon was a member of an old and honored family of Warren county. He was born in Greenbush township, December 19, 1868, a son of Israel and Elizabeth (Marshall) Spurgeon. He attended the district schools, the public schools of Colorado Springs, Colo., and the preparatory department of Knox college. From the time he was ten years old, he lived at Colorado Springs and Leadville, Colo., but about 1888, returned to Warren county.

In 1889 he was married to Miss Irene Abbott, who was born in Monmouth. Following his marriage Mr. Spurgeon rented a farm in Greenbush township, and then some years later bought a farm. Later his holdings were expanded by the addition of several hundred acres from his father's extensive estate. In 1900 he went into a hardware and implement business at Prairie City, and before then served as salesman for a large agricultural implement house at Bushnell.

Thirty-one years ago, in 1907, Mr. Spurgeon went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for his health and remained there for a year, leaving for Colorado where he remained until 1917, and during this period worked for the Great Western Sugar company. After four years there he went with the Spaulding Deep Tiling Machine company of Denver, Colo. Returning to Warren county, he resumed his shareware business, and looked after his farm land. He was known for years as a raiser of Duroc-Jersey hogs and also of Poland-China and Hampshire hogs.

Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon became the parents of twelve children, tow of whom preceded their father in death. A son, Harold, died of influenza at Camp McArthur, Fort Worth, Texas, during the World War, and a daughter, Amy, died at the age of two. Surviving are the widow and ten children: Mrs. Marie Alkire of Mesa, Ariz., whose husband died in the army during the war; Merle of Springfield, Ill.; Mrs. Ardis Levoy of Oak Park, Ill.; French of Galesburg; Henry of Los Angeles; Mrs. Irene Terrell of San Francisco; Eileen of Denver, Colo.; Bronald, Bernadine and Ione, all of Chicago. He leaves five Grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emma Dixon, Mrs. Mary Abbott, and Mrs. Dora Long, of that community; and Elmer of Longmont, Colo. [Contributed by Sara Hemp; From the scrapbook of Ida Trimmer Fowler, a long time Bader, Schuyler County, IL resident]

Nellie Pearl Firoved White
Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. George White, 96, who died Sunday, September 5, 1971. Born June 17, 1875, in Warren County, the former Nellie Pearl Firoved, was the daughter of William and Sarah (Hutchinson) Firoved, and spent her early life in Hale Township. She attended Farmers Academy school and the Monmouth Academy. A homemaker, Mrs. A homemaker, Mrs. White was the oldest member of the First United Methodist Church. She also was a charter member of the W.S.C.S. and Philaters Sunday School Class of the church. She was a charter member of the Farmers Academy Book Club. Mrs. White enjoyed needle work and hand sewing. Her marriage to George E. White took place Dec, 27, 1899, in Warren County, and he preceded her in death in1 950.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Dorothy) Saville of Monmouth, a granddaughter Mrs. Donald E. (Mary Ann) Bulen of Panama City,Fla., five great grandchildren; Harold E., Barbara Sue, George E., Donald E. Jr., and Cynthia Bulen; two nieces, Mrs. James O'Daniel of Monmouth and Mrs. Everell Bruington of Galesburg; and a nephew, Bruce Firoved of St. Petersburg, Fla. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and infant daughter.

Obit - Oquawka Spectator, 26 Feb 1896
HUTCHINSON, Mrs. Martha A, widow of Col. Samuel Hutchinson died in Monmouth Monday and funeral services will be held there. The lady's maiden name was Graham and for many years she lived near Biggsville and South Henderson. Five children survive.

Col. Sam Hutchinson, long time resident of this community, (Monmouth), died at his residence on North Third Street on Thursday 18 February 1886, aged seventy years, after an extended illness from heart trouble. He was buried at Kirkwood the following Saturday, the exercises being conducted by Dr. W. T. Campbell, assisted by Dr. T. H. Hanna.
Colonel Hutchinson was born in Paterson, NJ, 28 June 1816, the son of James C. Hutchinson, who came with his family from Harrison county, Ohio and landed at Oquawka, more familiarly known at that time as "Yellow Banks", on the second day of June 1833 and located on lands in the east part of Henderson county, then a part of Warren.
In 1842, Col. Hutchinson was united in marriage with Miss Martha A. Graham, daughter of William Graham who had come from Todd county, KY and settled in Henderson county in 1835. To Col. and Mrs. Hutchinson were born six children, five of whom were living at the time of his death, - Mrs. William Firoved, Mrs. Isaac Woods, Mrs. William McCoy, Mrs. J. C. Wallace and William G. Hutchinson, the only son who lived on the old home farm.
Col. Hutchinson settled on and cultivated a farm northwest of Kirkwood until 1879, when he moved to Monmouth. He was for several years president of the Henderson county agricultural society and also helped organize the Old Settlers' Association of Warren and Henderson counties, having been elected to his second term the fall previous to his death.
He was a member of the Second United Presbyterian church of this city.

The Monmouth Review of 30 September 1895 has her obituary.
"The funeral of Miss Ora T. Hutchinson was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First United Presbyterian church. Her long illness with pyamemia* had caused much sympathy to be extended to her and when at last she fell victim to the disease her friends were very sad. The attendance at the church was large and the casket was almost covered with floral offerings. The services were conducted by Doctor T. H. Hanna and were made very affecting, especially to the young people. The singing was by the church choir. The pall bearers were all young friends of hers, as follows: A. C. Johnson, Robert Dunbar, Will McKelvey, Fred Paine, Clarence Glass and Rath Herdman.

His obituary is found in the Monmouth Review of 25 October 1892.
"Clyde B. Hutchinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson died at half past two yesterday afternoon at his home on East First Avenue in the twentieth year of his age. His disease was consumption and his illness dates from a severe cold contracted at school last November. In January he was compelled to leave school and since that time he has constantly failed. Everything was done that could be done to stay the dread disease, two months being spent in Kentucky and two in Colorado but without avail. Clyde was born in Henderson county, 23 March 1873 but most of his life was spent in Monmouth. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at the First United Presbyterian church of which he was a member."

Monmouth, IL., Jan. 5, 1931
Mrs. A. P. Hutchinson, nee Clara Brownlee, one of the founders of PI Beta Phi sorority died Monday. She was one of the 12 Monmouth college co-eds who started the organization then known as the I. C. Sororis early in 1867. only five of the founders now survive

Obituary from Monmouth Review Atlas
Alexis P. Hutchinson was a long time resident of Monmouth and a well known attorney. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis in 1916 and had been confined to his house and unable to do any work. He had graduated from Monmouth in 1872 and studied law with Judge J. J. Glenn and was later admitted to the bar. He was city attorney for a time and and had run for county judge. He was survived by two children. His funeral was held on the 17th and conducted by Reverend J. R. McCrory of his church. He was buried in the Monmouth Cemetery.
Information from Alexis Hutchinson Family Bible sent by Mrs. Richard Hutchinson
Alexis P. Hutchinson, a member of the Warren County Bar Association and for many years a prominent Monmouth attorney, died at his home on East First Ave. at 10:15 o'clock last night following an extended illness. Mr. Hutchinson was a victim of a stroke in 1916, and since that time had been confined to his home.
Mr. Hutchinson was born at Biggsville on Sept. 13, 1848, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hutchinson. He received his early education in the Biggsville schools and and later came to Monmouth and entered Monmouth College. He completed his course at the college in 1872 and was graduated. Soon after graduating, he entered the law practice of Judge Glennand and commenced reading law. He was admitted to practice in the courts of IL. In 1875 he moved to Monmouth, where he has lived ever since. Mr. Hutchinson was married June 4, 1872 to Miss Clara Brownlee at Little York and to this union *two children were born. They are both living and are: Harry Hutchinson of Biggsville and Mrs. C. H. Tornquist of Provo, Utah. In addition to his children, he is survived by three brothers, Miles and John are residents of Biggsville and Sumner lives in Oklahoma City, OK.

Galesburg Republican-Register
June 12, 1911
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois

Many Assembled to Hear the Tribute to Her Memory (Special to the Republican-Register)

Victoria, Ill., June 10- Many neighbors, friends and relatives of Mrs. Frank Godsil, who died the morning of June 8th, assembled Saturday afternoon to pay a last tribute of respect to the young wife and mother, who had been taken so suddenly from their midst.
The funeral services were held at Maxey chapel and were conducted by Rev. Geo. H. Thorp of the Methodist church of Victoria. The songs were "Looking This Way," "Solid Rock," and "Good Night," sung by a quartet composed of Miss Katherine Gothard, Miss Rhea Schunk, Rev. Thorp and A.A. Reyonolds, with Miss Ava Henstrom as organist. The floral tributes covered the casket and were numerous and beautiful.

Ester Mary Seiboldt, daughter of John and Mary Seiboldt, was born near Victoria, Il., June 17, 1884 and died in her home in Persifer Township; June 8th, 1911, aged 26 years, 11 months and 21 days.
On the 31st of May, 1909 she was united in marriage to Frank Godsil. To this union was born four children, one of whom preceded her in death. In 1908 Mrs. Godsil was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church of which she has been a member ever since.
For the past year or two she has been in poor health. Last Saturday she was taken dangerously ill and passed away on Thursday morning at 9:05. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three children , her mother, one brother, two step-sisters, one step-brother , and many other relatives and a host of friends.
In her home Mrs. Godsil was very kind and considerate, always thinking of the welfare of her loved ones. She had a kind word and a smile for her friends and will long be remembered, especially by those who knew her best. The remains were laid to rest in the Westfall cemetery.

Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank all those who so kindly assisted us at the time of the death and burial of wife and mother.
Frank Godsil and family.

Register Mail; October unknown day, 1914; Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois

Well Known Resident of 974 South Academy Street Passes Away.

After a lingering illness of three years duration, Patrick Godsil of 974 South Academy street, died at eight o'clock
Tuesday evening at his home. Forty six years ago he became a resident of this city and lived here continuously in Galesburg since that time.
He was born in County Cork, Ireland in 1847. He found romance in America after immigrating here in `64 and married a Galesburg girl, Miss Frances Cratty. A devout Catholic, he remained sincere in his belief and was a member for years of the St. Patrick's church. He was an employee for some time in the "Q" shops. His widow, six sons, W.H. Godsill and David Godsil of this city, M.S. Godsill of Peoria, Tom, Frank and James of Victoria and four daughters, Mrs. W.H. Fields, Mrs. Anna Sylvester of Peoria, Mrs Frances Johnson and Miss Nellie Godsil at home are the relatives who survive him. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Patrick's church. The interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The family request that no flowers be sent.

Register-Mail; March 20, 1911; Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois

Edmund Scully for the past 46 years a resident of Galesburg died at his home, 888 S. Academy St. He had taken sick at noon, but nothing could save him. Death was caused by strangualation hernia. Born in county Cork Ireland he came to America when a young man, settling in Galesburg. He was employed as a blacksmith by CBQ railroad. He married Margaret Godsil who died April 9, 1907. Ten children survive. Edward died Feb 27, 1901, James P, Taylor, TX, John J. El Paso, TX., William H., Mary Wilson, Nellie Sipes, Margaret Forsyth, Kathyrn Farrell, Annie and Dan living at home. Member of the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Baines performing the service at Saint Patrick's Church. Burial at Saint Joseph's Cemetery.

Added Thursday, November 13, 2008

****Galesburg-October 19, 1916  Galesburg Paper

Dr. G. E. Luster Dies Suddenly In His Office

His Body Was Found by His Son Few Minutes After the Death

Made Usual Morning Calls

      Dr. George Edward Luster, for 22 years a physician and surgeon of Galesburg, died suddenly in his office about 10:30 o’clock this morning.  Either apoplexy or heart disease is believed to have been the cause of his death.

     The lifeless body of the doctor was found by Vernon Luster, his son, lying on the floor in one of the rear rooms of the offices occupied by Mr. Luster in the Lescher Building.  Believing that his father had only fainted, Mr. Luster ran to the Lescher Drug company below.  Dr. John Bohan, who occupies offices just east of the Lescher Building, was at the side of the physician in a moment but the spark of life had gone before his arrival.

     Dr. Luster had not complained of feeling ill.  He has been in his usual good health as far as is known.  This morning he made his usual morning calls, returning to his office about 9 o’clock.  His son, Vernon Luster, talked with him and there was nothing in his appearance or conversation that indicated he was ill.

     Vernon left the office a few minutes later to buy a pair of shoes.  Upon his return as he was ascending the stairs he heard the telephone bell in the doctor’s office ringing.  He answered the call believing that his father had left the office.  Going into one of the rear rooms he found his father lying on the floor unconscious.

     Shortly after the arrival of Dr. Bohan, Drs. Cowan and McClanahan also arrived.  Artificial respiration was resorted to but to no avail.  Life had been extinct before their arrival.

    Dr. Luster was born in Berwick, Ill., on July 7, 1856 and was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Luster.  Later his parents removed to Monmouth and his father served as circuit clerk there.  He attended the public schools in Monmouth and later attended the Keokuk Medical School.  Afterward he practiced medicine in Warren County for a number of years.

    Later he enrolled in Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia and after his graduation from that institution he came to Galesburg.  He has lived and practiced in this city continuously since that time.

    Dr. Luster was married to Miss Zoe F. Yaple at Good Hope, Ill., on Sept 9, 1874.  To this union there were born the following children still surviving: George Luster, Good Hope; Vernon Luster, at home, and Pearl Luster at home.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rayburn of Roseville and Mrs. Hattie Heister of Bushnell.  Charles Luster, a brother, died a year ago.

    After coming to this city, Dr. Luster united with the Baptist Church.  He was a member of the state medical society and of the local Elks lodge.  Dr. Luster was conscientiously devoted to his profession and never took a vacation after he entered the practice.  Last summer he took a postgraduate course in the New York Polyclinic, but returned immediately after the close of the school and re-entered the practice.

    Among the local physicians, Dr. Luster was known as one of the most ambitious of local physicians.  He was interested in the advance of his profession and the hours when he was not engaged in making calls he spent reading of advanced treatments in his profession.

  The doctor’s favorite sport was baseball.  He was known as a confirmed baseball fan and while he enjoyed sports of all kinds he was peculiarly fond of baseball.

  Dr. Luster was a member of the Elks, the Country Club and some other organizations.

Macomb Paper 

Dr. G. E. Luster Buried In Macomb  Born July 7, 1856  Died October 19, 1916

     The remains of Dr. G. E. Luster were taken to Macomb Sunday for interment.  The funeral party accompanying the body left Galesburg on the ten o’clock train Sunday morning.  Harry F. Kimber being in charge.  Several of the pallbearers were life-long, personal friends of Dr. Luster.  The pallbearers were Doctors J. E. Cowan, Jesse Rowe of Abingdon, C. B. Horrell, W.S. McClanahan, J. M. Bohan and B. D. Baird.  The following physicians served as honorary pallbearers: William O.R. Bradley, E. C. Franing, C.G. Johnson, W. H. Maley, G. S. Bower, C. B. Ripley.  The Macomb physicians and surgeons who acted as pallbearers were James B. Bacon, C. Howell, T. H. Downing, A. R. Adams, S. F. Russell, Ben D. Jenkins.

    A short burial service was read at the grave with a number of Macomb friends in attendance.  The beautifully located lot of the Luster's is on the crest of a hill with a granite monument in the center.

    There was a profusion of flowers.  Among these were floral remembrances sent by Galesburg Lodge No. 894, B. P. O. E., by local physicians and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Club.  The flowers were sent to the local hospital so that every patient shared.

    These lines are an original tribute to Dr. Luster from his wife:

         “Tenderly borne to Sunshine Hill by beloved physicians,

         “’Twas God’s will that he counsel with the Great Physician,

         “And he smiles and comforts us still.”  

Luster Obituaries submitted by Lola Luster, she is also looking for Thomas Luster's parents or information on them if you have any information on them be sure to let me know so I can contact Lola. Thomas Luster and his two wives are buried in the Greenbush Cemetery, Greenbush Township, Warren Co., Illinois. Thanks Lola.  

Rosey Owens-- Review Atlas -- Aug 9, 1878

Rosey Owens, aged 39 years, 5months, and 8 days died on the 31st of July, of inflamation of the liver, at Monmouth, Warren Co., IL.

Ida Oliver Stevenson -- Review Atlas Aug 9, 1878--July 21, of convulsions resulting from a burn, Ida Oliver Stevenson, aged 15 months and 12 days passed away.
In Berwick township, July 13, a 3 month old child of George W. Holeman and Margaret J. passed away.
On June 26, 1878, Hulda J. Bruckner of Greenbush township, passed away aged 21years 11 months, and 7 days of nephritis. buried in the Greenbush Cemetery.
On August 18 inst., 1855, George, only son of Thomas G. and Celia B. Ashby, aged one year passed away.
In Monmouth, on August 28th, 1855, Mrs. Louisa, wife of Samuel T. Wells, died of Flux aged 26 years.
Six miles east of this place, Cameron, an old citizen, Barton S. Parker, passed away on August 28, 1855.
August 17, 1855, near Little York, Anthony Cannon, aged 73 years passed on. Mr. Cannon had been in Warren County, IL, for about 23 years, and was one of the first settlers.
Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, wife of S. R., died of congestive fever on the 3 of October near Cameron in the 29th year of her life.
Paradine M. Jones, daughter of Elder John Jones, of Warren county, ILl died on November 8, 1855, in the 21st year of her life. Miss Jones became a member of the Union Baptist church on October 1851, but when she died was a member of the Roseville Church. Miss Jones died of typhoid fever, of which she suffered severely for 19 days, when it pleased her heavenly Father to take her to dwell with Him. Beside a father and mother, brothers and sisters, who deeply mourn her demise.
Pascmal T. Haley died in this city on the morning of November 9th, inst, 1855. Pascmal was son of the late Henry Haley, in the 20th year of his age.
November 10, 1855 Lina Bell Moore was called home. She was the infant babe of Sample R. Moore, aged three months dying of congestive fever.`
At the residence of his son, Henry Tracy, died on December 18th, 1855, Jonathan Tracy was aged 83 years.
Mrs. Mary W. Denison died at the house of her father Rev. A. Griggs, in Rock Island, December 27th, 1856, of consumption. She was the wife of Rev. J. W. Denison and in the 34th year of her age.
November 20, 1855, Mr. Alexander Turnbull, aged 56 passed away. Mr. Turnbull had come from Ohio over twenty years ago.
Infant daughter of George and Margaret Moore died on the 30th day of December, 1855, of bronchitis.
In this city, on Wednesday morning, January 9, 1856, Mr. S. R. Allsworth, passed away in the 68 years of his age.
At Peoria, on January 14, 1856, Mrs. Harriet N. B. Hotchkiss wife of J. P. Hotchkiss, Esq., and daughter of Hon. Walter Booth, of Meridian, Conn.
Review Atlas--- Feb 8, 1856---Mr. William T. Smith, on Saturday last, February 2, 1856,  and living near Berwick, in this county, in company with his son-in-law and a small boy, started in a two-horse wagon to come to Monmouth, on business. After traveling some distance, Mr. Smith became somewhat benumbed by the severe cold, and got out of the wagon, telling his son-in-law to drive on as fast as possible, and save the young boy from freezing, and he would walk. Being a man near sixty years of age, he was soon overcome by the wind and storm and sunk to the ground. to be continued. have to find the other page.
Review Atlas --September 13, 1861

In Monmouth, on the 29th of August, inst, Mrs. Susan F. wife of A. O. France, in the 31st day of her age died. She leaves a husband and three small children to fell sad at the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother.

Review Atlas---September 20, 1861--- In the city of Troy, New York, on April 15, Miss Hildah Norman, aged 19 years 12 days, and formerly a student of Monmouth College, died from congestion of the brain.
Review Atlas--October 4, 1861-- Amanda Naomi, daughter of James Moore, Esq., aged 1 year and 8 months passed on in Tompkins township.
James D. McLean, aged 47 years of Monmouth passed away October 16, 1861.
On October 16, 1861 May Phillips, daughter of George L. and Lizzie M. Phillips, aged 3 months went to a better place.
In Monmouth, on September 23, 1861, Jennie Emmie Josephine daughter of Maj. L. N. and C. Hobenburgh, aged four years, eleven months, and nineteen days went to a better place.
At Young America, on November 6, 1861, Elizabeth Mayes Phillips, wife of George L. Phillips at the age of 22 years lost her fight with consumption.
On December 27, 1861, S. s. Salisbury's wife, Sally, in the 56th year of her age died of paralysis,

Son of John S. Sterling of near Berwick, died in the year of 1862 his name was William.

December 30, 1906--Obituary.

Susan N. Tally was born in Edmundson County, Ky., October 9, 1844. She died near Raritan, Ill., Sunday Dec 30, 1906. Aged 62 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was the mother of eight children. Two having preceded her to the better land, there remain four sons and two daughters with her aged husband to mourn her departure.

Mrs. Tally and her husband united  with the Christian church nearly 30 years ago and showed her works in giving a kind neighbor and  loving and beloved wife and mother. She loved the church and delighted in all its services, and just a few hours before her death she expressed a desire to attend the morning services, but while the worship on earth in the little church was in progress her spirit took it's departure to the great assembly of spirits above.

Her funeral services were held in the Christian church at Roseville Jan 1, 1907, conducted by Elder J. A. Clemmens. Interment in the Roseville cemetery.

Pall bearers were G. W. Monroe, W. H. Carr, Sam'l Curry, Harvey Hastings, Jams Pittman and J. H. Lang.

Music was furnished by J. F. fisher, Mary and Albert Fisher; Mrs. Millie Bradley, pianist.

The Daily Republican Register Mail---Feb 14--- 1947

Eighty G. H. S. students will witness the "Merchant of Venice" in Monmouth Tuesday.



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