Just some info:

Please keep in mind that I have lots of time and money invested in this project. Many of the names are family members... some a few (not usually very far) generations down the line. Others are names in my husband's family, brothers-in-laws families and my sons-in-laws families and daughter-in-laws families. Some are related to others in my family tree but not directly to me. All information I have personally gathered. I did not use any information from the Mormon Church's many sites. I have researched everything. Most photos belong to me directly, except the ones that I have given credit too.

My family lines are (note: the * are in my family tree {I still have many to mark.}) Jones, Pugh, Knowles, Prothero, Painter, Owens, Nash, Albright, Watkins, Hall, Edgerton, Willoughby, Draper, Charinsky, Aikin, Moore, Meers, Morgan, DalValley (DalVallee), Monson, Klaman, Breeden, Dora, Russell, Williamson, Arnold, Chism, Siddell, Weindenburner, Gill, Ames, Wallis, Chantos, Keller, Davis, Wilcox, Cox, Pate, Gruber, Palmer, Sullivan, Douthit, West, Butler, Reese, Balsley, Smallcomb and the list goes on.

Some folks, on this blog, are friends or friends' parents. Others are individuals that are on the same page as one of my family.

I am willing to do research for others, however I do charge for extensive research and for the cost of research items. To check in some of our local cemetery records they do charge. Birth and Death records also cost. Before I do that search I will require a deposit in my paypal account. Please ask ahead if I will be charged to help you. Also all of the articles I have, I have paid to make copies of .

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I am not only looking for and posting my own family history, but others that I have found.

Blank lines means the individual is still living at the time that I post the article. I try not to publish any names of living individuals. This is not always possible, as some folks may still be alive and I don't know them. Sorry if I have posted a name of someone you know for sure is still living. Contact me and I will make their name a blank line.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Charles A. Nolan Obit*

Commercial News ~
Charles A. Nolan

*Charles A. Nolan, 81, of Danville, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at VA Illiana Health Care System where he had been a patient almost one year.
He was born in Danville, Ill., to Omer and Gladys Nolan on Feb. 27, 1925. His dad died when he was 10 years old. He helped take care of his mother for several years. Chares' burial took place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ridge Farm. He married Frances Joan Nolan in 1947. They were married 52 years until her death in 1999. They had two daughters __________ and _____________. His parents preceded him in death, as well as a grandson, Shawn, his wife, Joan, and two great-grandsons.
He worked at Illinois Power for 46 years, mostly in the service department. He was a member of the American Legion, GAO Grotto, the Elks and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his two daughters, four grandchildren: __________ and _________ of Decatur and _________ and __________ of Danville. He also has numerous great-grandchildren in Decatur and Danville.
He enjoyed eating lunch at the northern Dairy Queen with the owners. His order of fish, fries, and black coffee was almost a daily occurrence until his hospitalization at the VA. The staff in Building 101, wards 7 and 8 treated him with dignity and kindness.
If you wish to make a donation to the women's shelter at "Your Family Resource Connection," formerly the YWCA, it would be appreciated. The address is 201 Hazel St., Danville, IL 61832. The Humane Society at 1225 Voorhees St., Danville is another choice of the family.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ellen Seymour Hayes Obit*

Danville Commercial News ~ July 22, 1924
Hayes Funeral Wednesday P.M.

*Services Will Be Held At Plymouth Church For Wife of Pioneer Minister
   Funeral services for Mrs. James Hayes will be held at the Plymouth Congregational church, Virginia avenue at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. C. C. Merrill of Chicago, district superintendent of the Congregational society, officiating, assisted by Joseph W. News, pastor of Plymouth Congregational church. The burial will be at Springhill cemetery.
   Mrs. Hayes, wife of Rev. James Hayes, a retired Congregational minister died suddenly, of heart trouble at her home, 10 Virginia avenue, at 11:40 o'clock Monday morning.
   Elizabeth Seymour Hayes was born in Devonshire, England, Jan. 14, 1845. She was united in marriage to Rev. James Hayes 58 years ago July 25 and has been a resident of Danville since 1895, when her husband accepted the call to the First Congregational church of this city. She was an ardent worker in the Plymouth Congregational church and a mother to all in the community. Mrs. Hayes united with the church when a little girls in the Sunday school, and all through her eventful life, she was loyal and devoted and too often carried the heaviest part of the burden.
  Those surviving are, her husband, Rev. James Hayes, and four daughters, Mrs. Besse Owens, Mrs. Emma Michael, Mrs. Charles Watkins, and Mrs. Frank Shatterly, all of whom reside here. Her only son, William Hayes, died seven years ago, but his widow, Mrs. Maude Hayes survives. Mrs. Hayes leaves two brothers, John Osborne, of Cardonia, Ind. , Thomas Osborne, of Manitoba, Canada, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Reybould, of Cardonia, Ind. Eight grand-children and two great-grand-children also survive.

Wife Rev.Hayes is Found Dead

Danville Commercial News ~ July 21, 1924
Wife Rev. Hayes is Found Dead

Pioneer Resident of City Passed Away Monday At Her Home.

   Mrs. Eliza Hayes, wife of Rev. James Hayes, venerable Congregational minister, long since retired, was stricken with heart trouble at her home, 10 Kentucky avenue, while taking a bath Monday forenoon and at 11:40 o'clock was found by her husband. She was removed by friends hastily summoney, and Dr. Leo Fairhall was called. She had been dead several minutes, it is believed, before Dr. Fairhall arrived.
   She had been under treatment by Dr. Fairhall for some time because of ailments due to her great age, heart trouble predominating.
   Mrs. Hayes was a native of England, born in Devonshire, Jan. 14, 1845, and had been married to Rev. Hayes for half a century. They removed to Danville in 1895, when Rev. Hayes accepted the pastorate of the First Congregational church.

(Please note this is typed as printed in paper. Spelling has changed of some words through time.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. (Koch) Taylor Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ 9/8/1970
Mrs. Dorothy L. Taylor

   St. Joseph (CNS) - Mrs. Dorothy Lucille Taylor, 48, of St. Joseph Route 1, died unexpectedly at 10:15 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 5, 1970) at her home.
   Born Nov. 6, 1921, at St. Joseph, she was the daughter of Clarence and Susie Koch. She married William Taylor of Sidney May 18, 1942.
   She was a member of the Church of Christ of St. Joseph.
   Survivors include her husband; her mother of Urbana; three sons, ________ of Lakewood, Calif., and ______ and ________, both at home; two daughters, ______ of Urbana and ______ at home; four brothers _______ of Curtis, Ohio, __________ of St. Joseph, ________ of Danville and_______ of Champaign; a sister, _________ of Philadelphia, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
   Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Freese Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Schoville officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery at Mayview. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Charles L. (Leslie) Scott Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ 9/8/1970Charles L. Scott

   CATLIN (CNS) - Charles L. Scott, 62, of Catlin Route 1, died at 8:12 a.m. Monday (Sept. 7, 1970) at Lake View Memorial.
   Son of Frank and Pearl Henline Scott, he was born Dec. 4, 1907, in Vermilion County.
   He married Gloria Correll May 16, 1966, in Danville. She survives.
   Also surviving are three sons, _________ of Oakwood, ____________ of the Marines in Cincinnati, Ohio, and _________ at home; two brothers, John and Jim Scott, both of Danville; three sisters, Mrs. LaVern Hannah, Mrs. Myrtle Flannery, both of Danville, and Mrs. Goldie Edward of Clinton, Ind.
   His first wife and a brother preceded him in death.
   Mr. Scott was employed as a farm laborer in the Catlin area.
   Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barrick & Son Funeral Home, with Robert Pate officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Edward Klage Obit

Danville Commercial News ~ April 9, 1961
Edward Klage
   Funeral services for Edward Klage, 68, of 1212 N. Bowman Ave., retired C & EI yardmaster who died at 2:25 p.m. Friday, will be at Berhalter Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Gerhardt
Leverenz will officate, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Nealda Willoughby Scott Obit

Danville Commercial News April 9, 1961
Mrs. Nealda Scott
    Mrs. Nealda Scoot, 48, of Oakwood Route 1, died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday (April 8, 1961) at Lakeview Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since March 26.
   Born June 4, 1912, in Danville, she was the daughter of Jobe and Elizabeth Jones Willoughby.
   She was a member of Hillery United Brethren Church and was a deputy tax assessor.
   Surviving are her husband, Charles; two sons ________ of Oakwood and _____ of Messa, Ariz.; a sister Mrs. Ethel Cramer of Mesa.
   A son and her parents preceded her in death.
   The body is at the Barrick & Sons Funeral Home for services at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Don Goodwin will officiate, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Dan Ray Willoughby Obit*

Danville Commercial News Jan. 23, 2009
*Dan Ray Willoughby 
   Dan Willoughby, 53, of Danville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at his home.
   Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 24, at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Garden, 10 E. Williams, Danville, IL. 61832, with services immediately following. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery folowing the service.
   Dan was born on Aug. 25, 1955, in Danville to Jack Lee Willoughby Sr. and Charlotte Marie Hughes. He attended Danville Grade Schools and Danville High School. He worked as an electrician at KIK.
   On Dec. 4, 1971, Dan married ____________; she survives. Also surviving is a daughter: _______; two grandchildren: _____ and _____; his father Jack Lee Willoughby Sr. and ______ and _____; a sister: ________; his sister and brother-in-law: _________; and his in-laws: ____________. Dan was preceded by his mother: Charlotte, and a sister: Susan McIntosh.
   Dan loved to talk and never met a stranger. Most importantly, Dan loved his grandchildren dearly and has a special place in his heart for his cats. Guest register: www.papemortuary.com .

Gerald Dean Cunningham Obit

Danville Commercial News 7/15/2009
Gerald Dean Cunningham
   Gerald Dean Cunningham, 90, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died July 8, 2009, at Hospice Compassus. The service will be held later.
   Mr. Cunningham was born Oct. 26, 1918, in State Line, Ind., and was a son of George D. adn Cora Cunningham. He owned a jewelry and novelty store in the Danville area and drove a dry cleaning route. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance for 25 years. He was an active member of the Christian Church of Casa Grande.
   Survivors include his wife of about seven years, Mildred C. Rose Cunningham; two sons, _________ of Illinois and ________ of Indiana; three daughters, _______ of Indiana; _______ of Casa Grande and _________ of Missouri; 16 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first two wives, Florence and Hazel.
   J. Warren Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.