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Hoopeston Evening Times 3-June 1925 - Grim Reaper Claims Pioneer of Vermilion County this morning. Colorful Career of Worthy Citizen Terminates with Acute Attack of Chronic Illness - Immediate Family at Bedside.
Hon. CHAS A. ALLEN 73, died in his home, 859 East Washington St., here at 9:55 this morning.  Death followed closely a severe attack by chronic ailments with ? Which the deceased had been intermittently affected for many years.  Members of his immediate family, not unexpectedly hastily summoned, were with him during the lapsing hours of life. As life took its passage a few minutes before 10 o’clock this morning from the body of Hon. Charles A. Allen, the final chapter was recorded in a route which destiny had directed should mark the career of a man who called, and made Hoopeston, his home.  No great heights of national fame had been his ?but a sphere of domination in civic and political life had extended itself perforce the power of a brain which directed its experience and talents until all Illinois and even the people of other states full well realize its momentum.  He made his mark in the world and had gone on to face the great Beckoner of earthly achievement.
LEGINLATOR 34 YEARS - “Charlie?Allen—Judge Allen?a practicing attorney throughout, his natural life and during the 34 years he served as an assemblyman, in the Illinois legislature and during which time he gained renown as author of the famous “Allen bill?which related to Chicago’s traction system-carried in his appearance and genial mannerisms that spirit of friendliness for which he was noted whatever travels directed him, even to a few days before illness compelled him to take to his bed for the last time. Police Magistrate - This man who answered the final call of the Grim Reaper today, while since 1908 out of the state legislature in which he had served contentiously since 1891, was actively engaged in the pursuit of his profession as an attorney. Death overtook him as he served as Hoopeston's police magistrate in the Wildon building. Elected in 1922 he had another year to serve. Public expression opines he served the people of his community well-in his official capacity as well as in private and commercial life....submitted by Prudy

Death of Mrs. Daniel Fleck, died at her home in Warsaw, Sunday evening, February 9, 1908, at 7 o'clock of influenza and a complication of other ailments.Mrs. REGINA ERNST, FLECK, beloved wife of Daniel Fleck; age 70 yrs. Deceased was born at Dainrode, Germany, February 10, 1838.  When 18 years of age she came to this country, and direct to Warsaw.  Soon after her arrival, on July 6, 1857, she was married to Daniel Fleck, her surviving husband, and for nearly 52 years proved herself a faithful wife and mother, and a good citizen, worthy of all honor and respect.Three children preceeded her in death, dying in early infancy, while seven survive, namely four daughters, Mrs. Anna Ernst and Mrs. Ricky Kretchmer, of Warsaw, and Mrs Maria Schwartz and Mrs. Minnie Vogel of Topeka, Kansas, and three sons, John, of Topeka, and Peter and George , of Warsaw.  Besides she leaves 16 grandchildren, two half brothers, Peter Scheffel, of Warsaw, and John Scheffel of Durham, MO. , and other relatives and friends. For some years her health was not very good, yet most of the time she could be about attending to her domestic duties.  Some two weeks ago she was taken with the grippe, which complicated with other ailments, rapidly consumed all strength and vitality. Last Sunday morning at 7 0'clock , only a few hours before her birthday, the 70th in order, she departed from this life and world to celebrate on yonder blessed shores, and to observe the eternal Sabbath among the hosts around Jehovah's throne. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the residence, the Rev. Rabe, of the Lutheran Church of which the deceased had been a faithful member, officiating....Submitted by: J. Scholler

SAMANTHA BOZE - GRAY, daughter of Eliza and Thomas Boze, was born near Fairfield, Ill. on October 25, 1857 and died August 3, 1931; age 73 years, 9 months and 8 days. She was married to George W. Gray, August 1, 1880. To this union 9 children were born. Two sons and her husband preceded her to the Great Beyond. The children living are: William, of Marseillies, Ill., Theodore, of Streator, Ill.; Benjamin, of Morris, Ill.; Mrs. Ed Pride, of Maroa, Ill.; Mrs. Glen Tickner, of Alton, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Holstein and Mrs. Howard Hammil of this city. She also leaves 29 grand-children and 12 great grand-children; one brother Wilburn Boze and a half brother Hershel Boze of Fairfield, Ill. On Monday morning of this week the sad news came of the death of Mrs. Samantha Gray, which had occurred at the home of her youngest son Benjamin Gray of Morris, Ill. She became ill only a few hours before passing away and the news of her death was a great shock to her loved ones and friends. Mrs. Gray had spent the greater part of her life in Jasper township, with the exception of the last few years which she had spent with her children. She was a  devoted wife and mother and will be sadly missed by all her children and loved ones. Early in life she became a member of the Cumberland Chapel church in Jasper township, where she remained a faithful member. Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian  church at 10:30 o'clock on last Wednesday morning, the services having been conducted by Rev. Q. J. Turner. Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery......Submitted by: Gordon

MILDRED WONETTA McTAGGART, 89, Deming, New Mexico, formerly of Mt. Carmel, died Sept. 29, 2001 in Deming Hospital.She was born in Knox County, Ind. on Sept. 18, 1913, the daughter of Ilomos and Lutitia (Catt) Mann.She married Hugh McTaggart on Oct. 10, 1930 in Wayne City, Ill., and he survives.Survivors include her husband of 70 years; daughters, Roberta (Leonard) Lauderdale of Deming, N.M., Wilma Banks and Joyce (Harold) Whitten of Mt. Carmel; 12 grandchildren, Kathy Gage, Sherry Ward of Sacramento, Calif., Clifford Lauderdale of Butte, Mont., Rachel Blake of Oregon, Kenneth Banks of Bradenton, Fla., Debra McClane, Dennis Banks, Jeanette McCoy, Randall Banks, Melvin Whitten, Cindy Schonaman and Curtis Whitten, all of Mt. Carmel; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces.Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Donald McTaggart; son-in-law, Roy J. Banks; five sisters; one brother; and one infant grandchild.Burial will be held in Deming, following cremation. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or any mental health organization.....Submitted by: Gordon

GRANT KERMIT McTAGGART - On May 5, 1933, Friday, He passed away at 8 o'clock a.m. at the Welborn Walker Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was viewed at home 531 W. 6th St. MT. Carmel, IL. At 2:00 p.m. Sunday , May 7, his funeral services were held at the 1st Methodist Episcopal Church. He was laid to rest at highland Memorial Cemetery on a lot bought by granddad Peterson. Later ther headstone was placed in the center of the lot with McTaggart on the North side and Peterson on the South side....Submitted by: Gordon 

Services held 8- 28-1986
Services for GLENN L. McTAGGART, 89 of Albion, were held Tuesday morning at Nales's Funeral Home in Albion. Mr. McTaggart died early Thursday, August 28, 1986, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, where he had resided since June 1. Surviving are his wife, Bessie, a resident at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi; two sons, George of Albion and John of Grayville; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother Hugh McTaggart of New Mexico; and a sister, Hattie Gray of Streator. Mr. McTaggart did painting and wallpapering in this area for many years. He also worked at Snap On Tools in Mt. Carmel and at Servel in Evansville, Indiana during World War II. Born November 1, 1896 in Duncanville, his parents were Frank and Nora Sager McTaggart. He was married May 8, 1928 to Iva Bunting, who died November 20, 1954. Mr. McTaggart was married to Bessie Mosberger on July 6, 1957. He was preceded in death by a son, Frank McTaggart and two brothers, Clarence and Grant McTaggart. Rev. Kent McTaggart of Grayville, a grandson of the deceased, and Rev. Glenn Means, pastor of the Bethsaida Congregational Christian Church at New Harmony, Indiana officiated at the services, with burial at Graceland Cemetery
....Submitted by: Gordon 

Robinson Argus newspaper 1/23/1936
Services held Friday for ISABEL SAGER.   Funeral services for Mrs. Isabel Sager were held Friday  afternoon at Swearingen Chapel with Rev. L.F. Vise officiating.  Internment was made in the the Robinson Cemetary.Mrs. Sager died at her home on South Jackson Street in Robinson Wednesday noon of last week.  She was 91 years of age.  Surviving are three children Mrs. L.A. Magill of Harrisburg, Mrs. Frank McTaggart of Robinson vicinity, and H.B. Sager also of Robinson vicinity. Submitted by: Gordon 

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