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MRS. REBECCA STEWART (EVERETT) , daughter of Dr. Alfred and Martha Everett, was born near Neoga, Jan. 19, 1857, and passed away in her daughter’s home, Mr. And Mrs. H. M. Wilson, east of Neoga, April 15, 1942, after a long illness. She was united in marriage to Samuel Morris Tillman in Joplin, Mo, Sept. 4, 1874. To this union was born eight children, four of whom with the father, preceded their mother in death, Mr. Tillman passed away Sept. 26, 1894. Mrs. Earnest Smith (Pearl) died Jan. 6, 1935,  Mrs. Clint Clay (Lenta) died Nov. 29, 1940. Two daughters died in infancy. She was married to W. D. Stewart June 1, 1904. He passed away July 31, 1930. Mrs. Stewart spent her entire life except the short time she lived in Missouri, in and near Neoga. Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances, for to know her was to love her. She leaves to mourn her departure four children. They are Mrs. Estella Kimery of Mattoon, Ed Tillman and Mrs. H. M.  Wilson (Grace) of Neoga,  Alonzo of Chicago; one stepson, Frank Stewart of Neoga, and one stepdaughter-in-law, wife of Wm. Stewart, deceased, of Collinsville, Okla.; 20 grandchildren and 21 great granchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dave Garber of Carthage, Mo., and a host of friends whose lives were made better and brighter by knowing her. Mrs. Stewart was converted early in life and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. Funeral services were held at the Swengel Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, with Rev. J. N. McGinley in charge, with Rev. Ed Champion of Mattoon assisting. The pall bearers were her grandsons and the flower girls were the granddaughters and neices.“Something beautiful is vanished And we sigh for it in vain; We behold it everwhere---On the earth and in the air, But it never comes again. For tho?from out our bourne of Time and place. The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face. When I have crossed the bar.?Relatives from a distance who attended the services were: Mr. And Mrs Lonzo Tillman, Mr. And Mrs. Edgar Tillman, Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Tillman, Mrs. Richard Calkins and children, Mr. and Mrs. George Dodson and children, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Fletcher and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. A. V. Everett, Mr. And Mrs. Monty Everett, Mr. And Mrs. Chancy Everett, Miss Rose Everett, Mr. And Mrs Howard Smith, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tillman of Indianapolis; Tracy Kimery of San Antonio, Tex; Lloyd Kimery of Columbia, S. C.; Mr. And Mrs. Russell Thompson and son Billy of Toledo, Ohio; Mr. And Mrs. Harold Kimery, Mrs. Walter Curry, Miss Nellie Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilson, Mrs. Delia Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. George Clay, all of Mattoon. Card of Thanks - We wish to extend sincere thanks to all the friends and neighbors who in any way assisted us, and for the floral offerings and sympathy extended to us at the time of our great bereavement. We wish to most sincerely thank each of you - The Family.....Submitted by DeAnn  

 MARION JOHNSON, "One of the fatalities of the Cherokee Cyclone"
Marion Johnson, who was killed in the cyclone July 6, at 5 pm 4 1/2 miles southwest of Aurelia, Cherokee county, Iowa, was born in Indiana, Sept 12, 1837, and came with his parents to Rock Island county when six years of age. He removed to Iowa with his 5 childre, one son and four daughters, leaving one daughter, Mrs. John Titterington at Edgington. Another daughter was married 2 years later to I.N. Bopes of Edgington. Four children resided at home at the time of his death. They were left homeless, their home swept away and all its contents were swept away in a minute's time. They have part of their crops left and most of their stock. It was a miracle how the remainder of the family escaped without a broken bone, when within less than a mile of them whole families were killed outright.Before the storm had scarcely ceased, his son found him lying on his face and upon turning him over, found he was breathing least. As soon as the telegram reached Edgington Mr. and Mrs. Titterington, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Bopes, his sister Mrs. Jerome Elliot, and only brother Ranston Johnson left for Aurelia to pay the last tribute of respect. The funeral took place July 8. He will not only be missed by his own children; he gained many friends here in Iowa. He was always a favorite among the children. they knew him for miles around. He always said he wanted to live to see his children grow up, and he did. The youngest daughter being 17 years old. She has been in delicate health for some time past. He said just a day or so before he died. He had a remarkable son, that he was 23 years old and had always stuck right to him till the last for he died in his sons arms. It was a sad scene. He always had been delighted with the country, but often remarked how afraid he was of the storm. This time he did not realize that a storm was coming, it came so quick. Such a misfortune could not happen in a better community, the people are ready and willing to help. The oldest sister, Mrs. Titterington, remained with tham for a few weeks to help start them housekeeping again. Mr. Marion Johnson Many years ago he carried the mail from Rock Island to Oquaqua, his father, William Johnson having the contract for the mail route.On the evening of the storm Mr Johnson & his son Rufus had just reached the house from the fields, Grace & Lulu were the only daughters home at the time. Oneof the girls was preparing fried cakes, the brother said playfully "let's eat these to hold the house down." At that instant, Mr. Johnson was closing the door, saying he guessed the storm had parted and would not amount to much, just then the wind tore the house apart: Rufus picked himself out of the debris to find his sisters unconcious. A few rods away he found his father, who when lifted up gave one or two gasps, and was dead. No fatality or serious injury occurred to the rest of the family. Mr. Johnson was killed by a board striking him on the back of the neck. One horse was fatally injured by a board driven through its body, about 50 acres of the crop on the farm was destroyed.
...Submitted by Elizabeth Hanna

Springfield, Illinois State Journal, May 9, 1944  Mrs. Monier, 85, Dies in Joliet
Mrs. PALINE MONIER, 2808 Price Avenue, died at 12:30 a.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Joseph Panier, Joliet, where she had been visiting for six months. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Monier was born February 1, 1859, in France and was married in 1887 to Octave Monier. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Vancil funeral home. Rev. Walter Winesburg will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Panier of Joliet; Mrs. Mary Sebeck of city; three sons, August Cailliar of Nokomis, and Gus and Alfred Monier of city; also 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchhildren....
tted by Jonna Read

Springfield, Illinois State Journal, November 24, 1932
OCTAVE MONIER of 1912 South First street died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 1932 at residence, age 72 years. Survived by wife Pauline; two sons, Gus and Alfred of city; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Seabeck of city, and Mrs. Rose Painer of Mark, Illinois; one brother Julian of city and twelve grandchildren. Remains were taken to W.T. Vancil's funeral home and will be removed to residence at 1:30 p.m. Thursday where funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday.  Rev. Mr. Olson officiating. Interment in Oak Ridge..
...Submitted by Jonna Read

Mrs. MARTHA JANE BAKER-- Monticello woman dies at age 90 --- Mrs. Martha Jane Baker, 90, widow of James Harvey Baker, died at 5:45 A.M. Wednesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jane Hopper, in Monticello. Mrs. Baker, daughter of Burgess and Mary Ramsey, was born at Effingham January 27, 1853. She was married in 1874 to James Harvey Baker, who died in April 1941.  They moved to Monticello about 17 years ago. She leaves, besides the daughter, her two sons, Curtis of Monticello and Wesley of Plano; 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the Christian Church here at 2:00 P.M. Friday. Burial will be in Monticello Cemetery under direction of the Mackey Funeral Home.....Submitted by Raylene Lamb

Obituary from the June 21st, 1900 Windsor Gazette:
son of the late Pleasant Baker, of near sigel, died June 13, and was buried in the Koontz (Coons) Cemetery June 15th. He left Chicago for Dakota athe 12th and died on the train from heart failure. He was 19 years old. Elder W. R. Storm of Windsor went down to Sigel to conduct the funeral services.....Submitted by Raylene Lamb  

Chicago Daily News, Wed., Apr 28, 1937 
MARY FOX DUNNE, age 77,  beloved wife of the late Peter Dunne, mother of Mrs. Emil Sutter, Mrs. Andrew O'Connor and Mrs. Louis Webber.  Funeral Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from her daughter's residence, 6320 S. Bell Av (Irving Av) to St. Ritas church.  Internment Calvary. Note:  Daughter of Robert Fox and Mary Hennessy of Lisvernane, Parish of Clonbeg, Tipperary.  First husband, Thomas Powers. Niece of Timothy Hennessy.....Submitted by Carole


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