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HENRY STEWART ELLISON, 81 Of Boise City, Okla. died Tuesday, Feb.18, 1992. The son of George and Lillian McCarty Ellison, he was born in Fulton Co., IL June 22, 1910.  A 1929 graduate of the Vermont High School, he attended the University of IL. He married Olive Onion Jne 22, 1931. The couple farmed for a time in IL before moving to a ranch in Colorado.  A baptized member of the Methodist Church in Vermont, IL he transferred his membership from Greeley, Colo. to Boise City, Okla. in 1968. He helped to establish the Boise City Feed Yard and the Felt Feed Yard. After retiring in 1977 re resided in Boise City. Preceding hin in death were his parents and one sister. Survivors are his wife Olive, one daughter, Ann Boyd, one son, George Ellison and wife Coalleen of Hooker, Okla., 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.....Submitted by Dottie Hager

Indianola-- MRS. HANNAH A. LEWIS, 95, Indianola, died at 5:10 p.m. yesterday (April 28, 1967) at Hedrecka Nursing Home in Rosville where she had been a patient since Dec. 18, 1966. She was born March 26, 1872 on a farm near Indianola, the daughter of Benjamin and Polly Gibson Bradfield. A life resident of Indianola, she was married in 1892 in Danville to Isaac F. Lewis, who preceded her in death February 2, 1924. Survivers in clude three daughters, Mrs. John (Alice) Craycraft of Marshall, Indiana, Mrs Frank (Mildred) Deffenbaugh of Fairmount and Mrs Robert (Helen) Setser of Danville; two sons, William I. Lewis of Ridgefarm and Earl J. Lewis, of Marshall IN.; 48 grandchildren and more than 100 great-grandchildren and great-great children. Four sisters, seven brothers and four daughters proceded her in death. She was a member of the Nondenominational Church. Until her eyesight began failing her hobby was quilting. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Edmund-Jones-Sullivan Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Don Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the Micheals Cemetery near Indianola. Friends will be recieved at the funeral home 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today....Submitted by Paula Dye

EARL J. LEWIS of Marshall, IN., age 72, died Wednesday, February 24, in IU Medica Center at Indianapolis. He was born at Kingman Indiana, Dec 26, 1909, the son of Isaac and Hanna Bradfield Lewis. April 27 1935, he married  Pauline Deener, who survives. Lewis was a member and chairman of the Board of Deacons of Marshall Baptist Church and was a member of Bloomingdale Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. He was a retiredemployee of Raybestos at Crawfordsville. Alson surviving are three daughters, Mrs George (Patricia) Chapman, of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. Winton (Wilma) Jackson, of Marshall Indiana  and Mrs. Ola (Carol) VanGilder, of R.R. Crawfordsville, Indiana. a son David of Indianapolis Indiana. eight grandchildren and on great grandchild. The body was taken from Rice funeral Home in Marshall to Marshall Baptist Church for funeral Services Saturday afternoon. Rev. Dean Bowman officiated and burial was in Bethany Cemetery near Marshall. .....Submitted by Paula Dye

Ridge Farm --- ARTHUR LEE LEWIS, 66, of Ridge Farm died at 6p.m. Monday (March 23, 1992) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ridge Farm Friends Church. The Rev Lloyd King will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ridge Farm, with military rites by the Chrisman American Legion Post. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. an d 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Leasure Funeral Home, 405 S. State St., Ridge Farm. Mr. Lewis was bor March 14, 1926, at Ridge Farm, a son of Ira and Bertha Voyles Lewis. He Married lois Ankrum on Nov. 29, 1954. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter Brenda Howell of Jacksonville, Fla; two sons, Terry Lewis of ver Beach, Fla. and David Lewis of Fort Wayne, IN.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Myers of Delphi In. and Three brothers Kenneth Lewis and Dean Lewis both of Ridge Farm, Billy Lewis of Agusta Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Mr Lewis attended the Ridge Farm Friends Church and was memeber of the Ridge farm Lions Club. He Served on the Ridge Farm Town Board and was a Boy Scout leader for several years. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a member of the Chrisman American Legion Post. He was employed by Ridge Farm School District as a custodian and bus driver until retired in Jun  1990. He fished with his grandchildren. .....Submitted by Paula Dye   

HENRY ELLISON, Born Dec. 25, 1841 in Lancashire, England died Nov. 11, 1911 in vermont, IL.  His parents, William and Ann Blundell Ellison, emigrated to America when Henry was a boy with 6 children altogether, 4 of whom are living in Vermont, IL. They first located in Ohio where he remained for 6 years before moving to Jefferson, Co. where he stayed for 3 years and in the spring of 1852 settled in Vermont. They moved into McDonaugh Co. where Mr. Ellison died.  Mrs. Ellison died aat the age of 78. In 1866 he married Miss Rebecca, daughter of Allen Stewart of Ohio.They had two children, Charles and George. Mrs. Ellison died Aug. 26,1878.....Submitted by Dottie Hager

FRANK NEWLANDER Funeral on Wednesday -Funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from Johnson's Mortuary, 305 South Princeton Ave., Villa Park, for Frank Newlander, 46, of 106 North Second Ave., Villa Park, who died at his home Sunday morning following a week's illness. The Rev. Albert H. Schnake, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate, and interment will take place in Elm Lawn cemetery. Mr Newlander leaves his widow, Josephine; five children, Walter, Robert, Arthur, Roy and Ramona; and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Smith of Elgin, Mrs, Mabel Rote of Rockford and Dorothy Newlander, who lives in California. Mr. Newlander had been a resident of Villa Park for the past 16 years. ...Submitted by Melanie Russell

DOCTOR JACKSON LEDBETTER Died on Nov. 25, 1806, at the house of his son, Allen Ledbetter near Peters Creek, Doctor Jackson Ledbetter, aged 81 years and 15 days after a brief illness with pneumonia fever. Uncle Doc. as he was familiarly know, was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, having been born and raised here. And his face was familiar to most of the people of the county. He was a most worthy citizen, and a model Christian. He was twice married and the father of eight children, only four of which survived him, one of them, John T. died within less than 48 hours after his death, and now only three are living, Allen, Mrs. John Thornton and Mrs. J. A. Oxford. He was a grand father, a great grandfather and a great great grandfather, having had 50 grand children, 57 great grand children and 1 great great grand child. Interment in Peters Creek cemetery, Nov. 20; burial services and short talks by the Revs. John Thornton , B. L. Ledbetter, Elihu Oxford and W. H. Blackman. .......Submitted by busybe

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