Possibly from Moultrie County News
Mrs. Amanda M.
Cody passed away at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at her home in the
southeast part of town, at the age of 72 years. She had been in failing
health for several years, but her illness was of a little over a week's
duration. All of her children were at her bedside when the end came.
SHARON WICK's NOTE: See French Cemetery
Silas M. Cody
died at his home here, Thursday morning from a stroke of paralysis which
paralyzed his throat several days ago.
SHARON WICK's NOTE: See French Cemetery
The following was found in the Illinois State Archives Database:
Groom: CODY, SILAS
as published in the Lovington Reporter.
Wm. Ham d. Oct. 22, 1897
Wm. Ham, aged 57 years, was found dead about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in a corn crib on O. B. Lowe's farm, in East Nelson Township, Mrs. T. J. Winchester, who lived on the place. The deceased had been husking corn and had brought in a load. Mrs. Winchester noticed that the team was standing a long time at the crib which led her to investigate, with the result that she found him dead as stated above, John D. Purvis, a justice of the peace for East Nelson township in the absence of Coroner Gladville, impanelled a jury consisting of Dr. E. L. Hardin, foreman; Charles J. Booze, clerk and J. R. Pogue, Wm. Davis, Felix Feist and Ed. Hollenbeck. The verdict of the jury was that death was caused by epilepsy. The deceased was born in Moultrie county and had lived in Sullivan the greater part of his life. He was a blacksmith by occupation, but had not worked at the trade for several years. He leaves two sons and a daughter, all about grown. The internment was at the Sullivan cemetery yesterday afternoon. - Saturday Herald. Oct. 22, 1897
KEARNEY, Dorothy Frances Griggs, wife of Harry Corwin Kearney, was born Dorothy Frances Griggs 8 Mar 1892 Sangamon Co., Il d/o George Alexander Griggs and Susan Edith Humphrey, and 15 April 1969 in Bridgeport, CT
KEARNEY, Harry Corwin, husband of Dorothy Frances Griggs, was born Sep 1882 in IL s/o Thomas Corwin Kearney and Sarah Elizabeth Overstreet, and died 5 May 1944 in East St. Louis IL
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Esther Frances Loy Reedy died on September 2, 1987.She was the daughter of Earl and Frances Loy. She was born on July 3, 1914 in Moultrie County, Illinois. She married Ira Glenn Reedy on December 25, 1932 in Witt, Il. She is survived by her husband and four children, Chloanne Greathouse, Janice Sutton, Terry Reedy and Jim Reedy.
Ira Glenn Reedy died on May 30, 1989. He was the son of W. H. and Charlotte Reedy. He was born on November 11, 1908 in Moultrie County. He was married to Esther Loy on December 25, 1932 in Witt, Il. He is survived by his four children, Chloanne Reedy, Janice Sutton, Terry Reedy and Jim Reedy.
RICHARDSON, Bluford Wiley Jr., husband of Laurel Belle Smith, born 19 Sep 1875 Johnson Co., IN s/o Bluford Wiley Richardson Sr. and Mary Sophronia Burton, and died 3 July 1898 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
RICHARDSON, Bluford Wiley Sr., husband of Mary Sophronia
Burton, born 11 Mar 1842 Hensley, Johnson Co., IN s/o John (Jack)
Richardson and Nancy Buttram, and died 17 Sep 1889 Lovington,
Moultrie Co., IL
RICHARDSON, Clarence Guy, Obituary of, died of tuberculosis
Lovington Reporter 3 June 1949
Military Rites For Burial of C. G. Richardson
Funeral services for Clarence G. Richardson, of Springfield, were held at the McMullin Funeral Home in Lovington on Wednesday afternoon in Lovington on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. His death occurred Sunday afternoon at St. John’s Sanitarium near Riverton. The services were in charge of Dr. Richard Paul Graebel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield.
The deceased was born at Lovington on May 5, 1897, the son of Bluford and Laurel (Smith) Richardson of this place. The father passed away when he was one year old. The mother, who is now Mrs. Laurel B. Campbell, lives in South Pasadena, Calif., and due to ill health was unable to attend the funeral.
Clarence Richardson and Miss Frances Johnson of Bloomington were married about 1930. To this union four children were born, Sally, a senior in Springfield High School, David and Mary Frances, and a child dying in infancy. He also leaves two half-brothers, Robert W. and William L. Campbell, of Pasadena, Calif., and a half-sister, Mrs. Mildred Garner, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Richardson and family have lived in Chicago, Bloomington, and years previous to that they have at one time resided here.
The deceased served in the Army during World War I and during World War II was employed as an engineer at the Bureau of Yards and Docks at Chicago.
The pall bearers were C. O. Hesler of Springfield, Fred B. Wood of Decatur, Jess Fisher of Bloomington, Ray Shotwell of Normal, and A. A. Shields and Walter Gentry of Lovington.
Graveside services at the Kellar Cemetery were with military honors in charge of Community Post No. 429, American Legion.
Commander Willie B. Elliott of the local post conducted the burial rites, assisted by Jack Dixon as chaplain.
The color bearers were Jack Wilt and Gerald Murphy, with Don Wilt and Charles W. Sharpe serving as the color guard. The firing squad was composed of Cleo Davis, Harry Suderley, Robert Frantz, Gene Frantz, Guy Frantz, David Coslow and Duward McClard. Jack Mechling was Sergeant of Arms. Taps were sounded by Iverson Barr and Robert Foley.
RICHARDSON, Frances J., wife of Clarence Guy Richardson, was born Frances Moselle Johnson 14 Apr 1909 near Hooker, Texas Co., OK, d/o Frederick Boyd Johnson and Sarah Helen Griggs, and died 6 Mar 2002 Marrietta, Cobb Co., GA.
Lovington Reporter 24 Jan 1941
Bring Body of Mrs. Richardson For Burial Here
FORMER WELL KNOWN LOVINGTON WOMAN DIES IN DECATUR
Mrs. Mary S. Richardson, 94, for many years a well known woman of this community, died Saturday in a nursing home at 364 West William street in Decatur. The body was brought to the Methodist church in Lovington Monday afternoon where funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. L. E. Kettelkamp. Mrs. Kettelkamp and sister, Miss Freda Beeker sang with Mrs. C. A. Gregory as the accompanist. Burial was in the Kellar cemetery.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Brown county, Ind., April 18, 1846. She was united in marriage with Bluford W. Richardson in 1865. The latter passed away in 1889.
The deceased is survived by three sons, U. E. and John W. Richardson of Decatur and Lewis Richardson of Taylorville; also one sister, Mrs. H. M. Riggs and one brother, Nicholas Burton, both of Iola, Kans. There are 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Richardson had been a member of the Methodist church for 56 years. She had been living in the nursing home in Decatur for the past two years.
Richardson, Earl E. Obituary - born 26 Feb 1905 in Lovington, IL son of Ulysses Ellsworth Richardson and Fannie B. Cochran.
8 Sep 1993 Wednesday - maybe a Decatur newspaper
Earl E. “Twisty” Richardson , 88, of Decatur died at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1993 in his home.
Grave side services will be held at noon Friday in Macon County Memorial Park with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday in the Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Born Feb. 26, 1905 in Lovington, he was the son of U. E. Richardson. He was a graduate of Millikin University where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, and he received a joint Millikin Alumni Loyalty award with his wife in 1988. He was also active in the Millikin Quarterback Club, was past local president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, past vice president of the Illinois Junior Chamber of Commerce and past director of the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a 50-year member and past President of the Kiwanis Club and served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army.
He founded the accounting firm of Richardson, Karloski & Pinkley, was a member and elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Elks Club and the Decatur Club and was a former member of the Country Club of Decatur and the South Side Country Club. He was also active with SCORE and with Dove. He married Ruth Fern Watkins April 28, 1934 in Decatur, and she died Oct. 24, 1989.
He is Survived by daughters, Mrs. C. Elliott (Nancy) Bell Jr. of St. Louis, Mo. and Mrs. Daniel E. (Linda) Garver of Omaha, Neb., and five grandchildren.
Two sisters preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or to Millikin University.
Obituary of Richardson, Robert William,
Lovington Reporter 19 May 1933
Robert W. Richardson, three months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Clarance Richardson passed away Monday morning May 15, 1933 at the home of his parents. The babe died of pneumonia being ill only a short time.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home. Burial was in Kellar Cemetery.
RICHARDSON, Robert William was born 10 Feb 1933 Normal McLean Co., IL, s/o Clarence Guy Richardson and Frances Moselle Johnson, and died 15 May 1933 Normal McLean Co., IL
SMITH, Lillian born 10 Feb 1890 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL d/o William S. Smith and Mary Rachel Mullinix, and died 2 June 1890 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
SMITH, Mary Rachel Mullinex wife of William S. Smith, was born was born Mary Rachel Mullinix 27 Dec 1856 Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, d/o John Wesley Mullinix and Nancy Dennis, and died 16 Feb 1890 Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
Lovington Reporter March 1929
Sudden Death Claims Retired Blacksmith
Wm. S. Smith, Well Known Citizen Stricken With Heart Attack Tuesday.
Wm. S. Smith, for more than a half century a well known citizen of Lovington, died Tuesday morning about 9:00 o'clock, at the home of his son, Bert Smith, 2 1/2 miles north of Lovington. He had been suffering from stomach trouble and a few weeks ago heart trouble developed. The end came suddenly Tuesday morning, after Mr. Smith had been able to be up and partake of his breakfast. The news of his sudden death reached his many friends as a great surprise. The body was removed to the McMillin funeral home and prepared for burial.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at at the Lovington Christian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Franklin. Music was furnished by Mrs. Homer White and H. M. Walmsley, with Mrs. Fred I. Clark at the Piano. Burial was in the Kellar cemetery.
The pall bearers were Dale Smith, C. G. Richardson, Raymond Smith, Robert Campbell, Will Simpson, and Bert Simpson, all grandsons of the deceased.
William S. Smith was born near
In 1872 Mr. Smith came to Lovington to make his home and in January 1876, he became a member of the Christian church.
Besides the children Mr. Smith leaves one sister,
Mrs. Emma Keifer, of
Mr. Smith retired from business in 1920. Four
years ago he moved to the country with his son Bert, where he passed
Mr. Smith was a lover of the great out-of-doors and his customary diversion from work was a long walk. He usually spent his leisure time in roaming the timbers and along the banks of the streams within walking distance of his home.
Mr. Smith was engaged in blacksmithing for many years, only retiring from active business a few years ago, when his advanced age forced him to take a well earned rest.
William S. Smith husband of Mary Rachel Mullinix, was born 5 Sep 1851 Lexington Scott Co., IN s/o George W. Smith and Mary Catherine Covert, and died in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL.
Mrs. Ivy May Wilson, 74, of Decatur, died Thursday 9 Aug 1961 at the home of her son, Darrell in Arthur.
Mrs. Wilson was born 20 Mar 1887 near Cadwell, a daughter of Henry and Susie Wiser Ray where she married Roy Wilson in 1906, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of Grace Methodist church of Decatur.
She leaves one son, Darrell, of Arthur; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Fern) Waller of Decatur; one brother Guy Ray of Decatur, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Chandler of Fontana, Wisconsin.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Fleming Funeral Home, Arthur. Burial was in Kellar cemetery near Lovington.
Miss Amanda Younger died Saturday at the home of her nephew, James Younger, West of town. She was born in N. Carolina on the 24th of March 1829. When 19 years old she united with the Baptist church. In 1868 she came to Ill. where she has lived ever since. Two years ago she united with the Christian church here and was always found at church when able. She leaves one brother, one sister.
The funeral was held in the Christian church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and the sermon was preached by Elder W. S. Herman. The body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
from a scrapbook owned by Mrs. J. H. Sharp of Bethany, Ill. ca 1901)
Herald & Review
Flora Duncan Dies, Burial in Sullivan
NOTE: Per Linda Roberts, W. A. Duncan is William Alexander Duncan
NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, his name was Jesse Raymond Duncan.
Martha Duncan Held Friday
County News ?
Dies, Funeral Tuesday
Chapel for Delbert Duncan
NOTE: Per Linda (Duncan) Roberts, her name was Ethel B. (Wyeth) Duncan.
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