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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.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Harry Frame Obit

Danville Commercial News
Jan. 21, 1981

Harry Frame
Milford, Ill. -- Harry Frame, 87, of 405 Ashford, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 21, 1981) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He had been a patient five weeks.
A retired baker, he was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Modern Woodmen of America, all of Milford.
Born Aug. 30, 1893, in Milford, he was the son of Henry and Mary Thomas Frame. He was married Aug. 1, 1917, in Watseka to Alice Winter, who died in 1971.
Survivors include a son, __________Three daughters, _________ and Mrs. _________ , both of ______ , and _______  of _______; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Barker Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Harold Flessner will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Watkins obit

Danville Commercial News
Jan. 22, 1981

Charles Watkins
Williamsport, Ind. --- Charles D. Watkins, 77, 210 E. Third, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 21, 1981) at Community Hospital. He had been a patient since Jan. 9 and ill three months.
He retired in 1970 from the maintenance department at Purdue University. For the past 10 years, he had worked at the Citizens State Bank in Williamsport.
A resident of Williamsport, he was the son of Neuman and Lena Bartley Watkins. On Nov. 30, 1931, in Waukegan, Ill., he married Elna Nystrom, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, _________ and __________; a granddaughter, _________; and two aunts, Mrs. Gladys Bartley Karl and Mrs. Doris Bartley Schwerm, both of Peoria, Ill.
Services will be at 11 a.m. EST Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Williamsport. The Rev. Don Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mrs. Eveline Bell Obit

Danville Commercial News
Wed. March 10, 1943

Mrs. Eveline Bell

Finalities for Mrs. Eveline Bell, 73, widow of Charles Bell, who dies Monday at her home in State Line, Ind., were at Sate Line Nazarene Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dale Hawkins, pastor, officiated. Interment in Gopher Hill Cemetery, with Edmund & Dickson Funeral Home in charge.

Births and Deaths in Danville Commercial News Tues. March 9, 1943

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming, 818 N. Bowman Ave., at St. Elizabeth Hospital Tuesday, a son.

Edward Milton Draper, 84, Danville, Monday.

Mrs. B. W, Hodge, 81, Paris, Monday.

Alexander O. Raines, 70 Paris, Sunday.

Harrison A. King, 78, Eugene, Monday.

Owen G. Hutson, 40, Clinton, Monday.

Dr. James Roy Postlethwait, Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Alvin, Sunday.

Kenneth Trimble, 18, Boswell, Sunday.

Charles Jasper Bare, 67, Watseka, Tuesday.

Mrs. Julia Ann Harshbarger, 73, Williamsport, Tuesday.

Jacqueline Bell Weese Obit

Danville Commercial News - Feb. 12, 2013

Jacqueline Bell Weese

Jan. 16, 1931 - Feb. 10, 2013

Covington, Ind. --- Jackie went to be with the Lord at 4:15 a.m. Feb. 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Jackie was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Catlin. Se lived in Danville until 1970 and then moved to Chester.

She worked 23 years as the office supervisor at Chester Memorial Hospital. She treasured her many years in Chester, the many friends that she made at work and as a member of the United Methodist Church. She was currently residing in Covington, Ind.

She enjoyed cooking, shopping, quilting and reading the Bible. Jackie also spent many hours playing bridge and euchre with family and friends. She loved listening to Christian radio, especially Dr. Stanley, and was always up for a picnic. Jackie loved Mexican food, margaritas, her special Golden Cadilacs at bridge, and she was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Her favorite TV show was "Wheel of Fortune."

Jackie was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Mabel Bell; brothers, Robert Bell, Jim Bell, Warren Bell; sister Dorothy Budislik; sons, Kevin and Randy; daughter Cynthia; grandson Shawn Sams; and a special neice, Melinda Beckes.

She is survived by a sister, ______; sister-in-law, ______; children _____, _________, __________, ____________; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and special friend ___________.

Graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb 13, in the Chapel at Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, with Pastor Joe Humrichous officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Covington Christian School, PO Box 267, Covington, IN 47932.

Arrangements entrusted to: Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, Ind.

Mrs. Mary A. Grubb Obit

Danville Commercial News
Fri. Nov. 9, 1962

Mrs. Mary A. Grubb
Bloomingdale, Ind. (CNS) --- Mrs. Mary Alice Grubb, 91, of Bloomingdale, died Wednesday (Nov. 7, 1962) in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. She had been a patient there several months.
Born Aug. 25, 1871, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Fulk. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. DST Saturday at the Mau Funeral Home. The Rev. Cecil Greggs will officiate. Burial will be in Silver Island Cemetery at Lodi, Ind.

Please note the obit last name and the marker's last name is spelled different.

Judy Lynn Coffey Obit

Danville Commercial News
Fri. Nov. 9, 1962

Judy Lynn Coffey

Henning (CNS) ---- Judy Lynn Coffey, six month old daughter of _________ and _________, died in her sleep Friday morning (Nov. 9, 1962) at her home. Death was caused by pneumonia.
The child was born in Danville April 13, 1962.
Surviving besides the parents are a brother, ______, and a sister, ________; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moulden of Henning and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alma Coffey of Hoopeston.
The body is at the Lanham Funeral Home in Potomac where friends will be received Saturday afternoon. Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Potomac Cemetery with the Rev. Art Wilkerson officiating.

Miss Katie Church Obit

Danville Commercial News
Fri. Nov. 9, 1962

Miss Katie Church
Fairmount ---- Miss Katie Church, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 8, 1962) in Lakeview Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 33 days.
Miss Church was born, reared and resided her entire life in the same home in Catlin Township. She was a daughter of Joseph and Achsah Izard Church.
She was a member of the Catlin Methodist Church.
Surviving are two nephews, William Pate and Glenn Pate both of Catlin and a niece, Mrs. Clestia Ellis of Tilton. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
The body is at the Carrington Funeral Home in Fairmount where friends will be received Saturday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Hall officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin.

Harry Bruce "Pete" Callahan Obit

Danville Commercial News
Feb. 2004 (Forgot to record exact date)

Harry Bruce "Pete" Callahan

Harry Bruce "Pete" Callahan, 57, of Danville, died Feb. 13, 2004, at Provena USMC Logan Campus.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Pape's. Burial at Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and/or Gift of Hope.
Harry was born April 6, 1946, in Danville to Harry Persons and Maryanne McMillin Callahan. He attended Danville schools and graduated in 1964 from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla. He was a farmer for 28 years in the Potomac area. He was a member of the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and had many friends.
Harry Married _______ on _________ in _______ and she survives. Also surviving are: aon son: ______ and one daughter ________; brother _________ oof ______, and sister _________ of _____. His parents preceded him in death.

Walter W. "Bill" Slifer Obit

Danville Commercial News
Monday, Jan. 30, 2006

Walter W. "Bill" Slifer

Walter W. "Bill" Slifer, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Florida Hospital Flagler, in Palm Coast, Fla.
He was 85 years old and was born Sept. 3, 1920 in Danville, Ill. He resided in Danville, Ill. for 64 years and then moved to Bunnell, Fla., in 1984. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bunnell, Fla. Bill loved to travel and was able to explore all but one of the 50 United States.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years,__________, daughter _____, son _____ three grandchildren, _____, _____, and ______; and four great-grandchildren ______, _____, _______, and _____, He is also survived by a sister _________ of Danville, Ill; and a close family friend, ________.
He and his wife sponsored a Vietnamese family, who came to the United States in 1979, ______ and _____ and their children.
His sister, Mary Slifer Hosch, preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Bunnell. There also will be a memorial service and burial in Danville, Ill., at a later date in Lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be given to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, PO Box 6299,  Deltona, FL 32728-9988. Arrangements made by Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home; Flagler Beach, Fla.

Hazel Groves Belcher obit

Monday , Jan. 30, 2016
Danville Commercial News

Hazel Belcher
Covington, Ind. --- Hazel Belcher, 77, of Covington died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Provena Covenant Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
She was born May 29, 1928, in Graham, Ky., the daughter of the late Thomas and Janna Elizabeth (Durall) Groves. She married Secrate Belcher Jr. on June 28, 1946, at Mt. Vernon, Ky., and he died July 16, 1994.
They operated Belcher's Standard Service Station at Gilbert and Fairchild streets in Danville several years. She was employed seven years at General Electric in Danville. They enjoyed making trips to the Smokey Mountains on their motorcycle. She enjoyed visits of her family, games shows on TV and going to rummage sales. The last five years, she enjoyed going to Florida and watching the dolphins in the ocean.
Surviving are three daughters, _____,_____,______; a sister, _________; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and her special cat Muffin.
Friends will be received 5-8 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the Shelby Funeral Home in Covington, with funeral services there at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. Pastor James Shaw will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Regular Attendance at Tilton School ---- Illinois

Commercial News
April 29, 1919

Regular Attendance at Tilton School

During the month ending April 25, with a total enrollment of thirty-three pupils, the Tilton school had a daily average attendance of thirty pupils. Ten pupils received honorable mention by their teacher for good attendance as follows: Maggie Holman, Ruth Ross, Daisy Hickman, Mary E. Rose, Sadie Williams, Carl Williams, Carl Gruber, Clava Staton, Marvin Hilton, Allen Lease and Douglas Turner.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jennie Draper Obit

Danville Commercial News
Friday, Nov. 9, 1962

Mrs. Jennie Draper
Alvin (CNS) Mrs. Jennie Drapper, a former resident of the Alvin community, died Friday (Nov. 9, 1962) at the Decatur-Macon Hospital following a one-year illness.
Mrs. Draper had resided for 12 years with her daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Black, in Decatur. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ellen Cavin. She was married to Charles Draper, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter; a sister, Mrs. Olive Bivans of Alvin, and a grandson.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Alvin Christian Church. The Rev. O. J. Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. The body is at the Lanham Funeral Home in Potomac. Friends will be received after noon Saturday.

Orval K. Pate Obit

Danville Commercial News
Dec. 7, 1963

Orval K. Pate, 57, of 522 Sherman St., died at 3:15 p.m. Friday (Dec. 6, 1963) in St. Elizabeth Hospital where he had been a patient two days.
Mr. Pate had been in failing health for four years, and bedfast one week.
Born Nov. 4, 1906 at Catlin, he was the son of William W. and Ollie Mae Gritton Pate. He was married June 8, 1928 at Watseka to Daisy Mae Sherman, and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. William Pate of Catlin; three sons, Leo D. of Catlin, William G. at home, and Orval B. of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Goranson of Morton Grove, Ill.; three brothers, Donald Pate of Janesville, Wis., Dale and Henry Pate, both of Catlin; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Farvit of Danville, Mrs. Betty Burton of Catlin, Mrs. Dorothy Hickman of Cissna Park, and Mrs. Marie Miller of Chicago; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son.
Following his marriage in 1928, Mr. Pate moved his family to Catlin where he lived until 1952.
Mr. Pate had worked for the old Bunsenville Coal Co., and for the past 17 years had been engaged in construction work.
His hobbies were collecting pencils and raising beagle hounds.
Mr. Pate was a former member of the Operating Engineers Local. He also held membership in the Illinois Sheriff's Association, Vermilion County Law Enforcement Association, Masonic Lodge 285 of Catlin, Danville Consistory, Gao Grotto, and Anzar Shrine of Springfield.
The body is at Pape Memorial Home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Dennis Fulton of Catlin will officiate, with burial  Oak Ridge Cemetery at Catlin.
Masonic Rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home by the Catlin lodge.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Abe Draper Obit

Danville Commercial News
Apr. 30, 1919

Coroner Ralph M. Cole was called to Muncie Tuesday evening where Abraham Draper, a resident of that place for the past three or four years had been found dead a short time before. Mr. Draper died about the noon hour, in the opinion of Dr. O. W. Michael, who had been called to the residence shortly after 4 o'clock.
The body was found in the Draper home by Paul Draper, a thirteen-year-old son, just after he got home from school. The father had complained early in the day of having severe pains in the chest and the boy asked for permission to remain at home and look after him. Father told him to go on with his studies as the trouble did not appear to be so severe as to need constant attention. Draper was divorced from the wife some years before and she had remarried. He and his thirteen-year-old boy resided in a small house together.
There were two grown sons and two married daughters, the two latter being well known in Danville. One, Mrs. Lola Nichols resides just outside the city limits and the other one, Miss Lillie Draper, formerly made her home in Danville, but is now a resident of Chicago.
After hearing the evidence, the coroner's jury impanelled at the scene, reconvened Wednesday morning and returned a verdict of death due to heart trouble.

William Draper Obit

Danville Commercial News

Mon. Jan. 21, 1952
Ex-Tilton Resident Succumbs in West
William Draper, 67, former Tilton resident and brother of Mrs. Anna Gruber, Tilton, died Saturday (Jan. 19, 1952) at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He had been ill one day.
Mr. Draper, former Wabash Railroad employee here, was born in Tilton May 2, 1884, son of Abraham and Margaret Jones Draper.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gruber and Mrs. Mary Warren of Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother.
The body is to be brought to the Barrick & Sons Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Eugene Radliff Obit

Danville Commercial News
Sat. Jan. 24, 1981

Eugene Radliff

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, Ill., for Eugene B. Radliff, 86, of Gibson City. He died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 22, 1981) at the Danville Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Sibley, Ill. There will be no visitation. Pape Memorial Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Radliff was an Army veteran of World War I.
He was born May 6, 1894, in Brownstown, Ill., to Hugh and Irene Jones Radliff.
Survivors include a son, James of Gibson City.

Edward Milton Draper Obit

Danville Commercial News
Wed. March 10, 1943

Edward Milton Draper

Last rites for Edward Milton Draper, 84, retired farmer who died Monday at (cannot read where) were at Berhalter Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. THe rev. John W. R. Sumwalt, pastor of St. James Methodist Church, officiated. Interment in Davis Cemetery near Fairmount.

Virginia Morgan Furrow Obit

Danville Commercial News

Sat. Jan. 24, 1981

Virginia B. Furrow

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Pape Memorial Home for Virginia B. Furrow, 74, of 1011 ½ Belton. She died Friday (Jan. 23, 1981) at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

The Rev. Gerald Nichols will officiate with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Furrow worked at the former Flamingo plant for 10 years and had last worked at the former Continental Filling plant. She attended Danville schools. She attended Grace Methodist Church.

Born March 9, 1906, in Danville, she was the daughter of Humphrey and Martha Ratz Morgan. She married Charles Furrow Dec. 25, 1923, in Danville. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Beverly Carpenter of Danville; her mother, Mrs. Martha Morgan of Danville; a brother Elmer Morgan of Danville; and a grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by her father, a brother and a sister.

Infant Cord Obit

Danville Commercial News
Wednesday, March 10, 1943

Infant Cord

Funeral Services for the infant son of Sgt. Glen W. and Cleata Liggett Cord of Des Mones, Iowa, who died Sunday at birth in Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Mones were at 2 p. m. Wednesday from Edmund & Dickson Funeral Chapel. Graveside services wer conducted by the Rev. F. Roy Doland pastor of Lincoln Methodist Church at Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin.

Deaths listed in Danville Commercial News March 9, 1943

The following information was found in the Danville Commercial News, March 9, 1943.

Edward Milton Draper, 84, Danville on Monday

Mrs. B. W. Hodge, 81, Paris, Monday

Alexander O. Raines, 70, Paris, Sunday

Harrison A. King, 78, Eugene, Monday

Owen G. Hutson, 40, Clinton, Monday

Dr. James Roy Postlethwait, Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Alvin, Sunday

Kenneth Trimble, 18, Boswell, Sunday

Charles Jasper Bare, 67, Watseka, Tuesday

Mrs. Julia Ann Harshbarger, 73, Williamsport, Tuesday

John Donald (Jack) Hathaway

Danville Commercial News
March 9, 1943

Danvillean Honor Grad

A former Danville man, John Donald (Jack) Hathaway, was accorded an unusual honor when he was graduated recently from a clerical technical supply course at Weatherford, Okla.
He was one of 10 out of a class of 300 to receive diplomas of distinction and recognition from the commanding officer and fellow classmates.
Monday he traveled through Danville en route to assignment as a supply clerk with Army Air Forces. Relatives here include and uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Hathaway, 524 W. Madison St., and a sister, Betty Hathaway Austin, staff member of Station WDAN, 522 W. Madison St.

Oscar Christinson Obit

Danville Commercial News
Feb. 28, 1943

Oscar Christinson

Services for Oscar Christinson, 59, 121 1/2 E. Main St., who died Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital will be at 2: p. m. Sunday at Berhalter's Funeral Home. Burial will be in Parish Cemetery, Grape Creek.

Mrs. Sarah Rachel Thompson Taylor

Danville Commercial News
Feb. 28, 1943

Mrs. Sarah Rachel Taylor

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah (Sallie) Rachel Taylor, 71, 814 Chandler St., who died Saturday at her home, will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Edmund & Dickson Funeral Home. The Rev. F. H. Kennedy, pastor of Central Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The body was taken to the residence Sunday Morning.

Mrs. Millie Cox Draper obit

Danville Commercial News
Feb. 28, 1943

Last rites for Mrs. Millie Draper, 76, Blount Township, who died Friday at her home, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Old Union Church. The Rev. Cecil White, Pastor of Central Park Christian Church, will officiate. Burial in Johnson Cemetery with Edmund & Dickson in charge. The body was taken to the residence Saturday.

Richard Marion Smith Obit

Danville Commecial News
Feb. 28, 1943

Richard Marion Smith

Funeral Services for Richard Marion Smith, 90, of 528 Grant St., who died Wednesday, were at Edmund & Dickson Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. T.J. Cummings of Oakwood officiated. Burial in Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville.

William Elroy Thompson Obit

Danville Commercial News
Feb. 28, 1943

William Elroy Thompson

Last rites for William Elroy Thompson, 65, 122 Warrington Ave., for 35 years an expressman  here, who died Wednesday will be at Edmund & Dickson Chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday the Rev. Roy Doland, pastor of Lincoln United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, The body will remain at the residence until the hour of service.

Delmar W. Reed Obit

Danville Commercial News Jan. 17, 1950

Delmar W. Reed

Funeral services for Delmar W. Reed, 71, of 438 Outten St. who died Sunday (Jan. 15, 1950) will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Edmund & Dickson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery near Newman.

Mrs. June Ann Bloose Anderson Obit

Danville Commercial News Jan. 17, 1950

Mrs. June Anderson

Funeral services for Mrs. June Ann Anderson, 23, 8081/2 Sherman, who died Sunday (Jan. 15, 1950) following an auto accident, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Cecil G. Johnson officiating. Family services were held at 1:30 pm at the home of Mrs. Anderson's parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Anderson of 709 Sherman. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery.

Mrs. Cora Effie Johnson Woodcock Obit

Danville Commercial News Jan. 17, 1950

Mrs. Cora Effie Woodcock

Last rites for Mrs. Cora Effie Woodcock, 80, who died Friday at her home, 1107 Robinson St, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Barrick & Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Guenther officiated. Burial was in Stearns Cemetery north of Ogden.

Bessie Messenger Obit

Danville Commercial News Jan. 16, 1950

Heights Woman Dies at 60 in Hospital

Mrs. Bessie Messenger, 60, 413 Avenue A Vermilion Heights, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital Sunday afternoon (Jan. 15, 1950). She had been a Danville resident most of her life.

She was born Sept. 14, 1889, in Iowa, the daughter of James and Lowana Hughes Henry and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Messenger is survived by her husband, Bert; five daughters, Mrs Martha Marks, Pilger, Neb., Mrs. Nellie Sandlin and Mrs Pearl Ray, Danville, Mrs. Opal Quartier, Westville, and Mrs. Lillie Reed, Tucson, Ariz. and four sons, James O'Riley and Roy Draper, Jr., Danville, Lewis O'Riley, Westville and Wayne O'Riley, Lynchburg, Va.

Also surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Jones, Ridgefarm, 3 brothers, Walter, Galt, Calif., William, Harrisville, Mich., and James, Creston, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the Lincoln Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Fred Payne will officiate and burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. The body will remain at the Barrick and Sons Funeral Home until time of services.

Monday, January 18, 2016

A. L. Draper obit July 19, 1918

Danville Commercial News Friday, July 19, 1918


Treasurer of Village of Tilton Died Thursday Afternoon at Family Home

                Funeral services for A.L. Draper, 65, treasurer of the village of Tilton, will be held at the family home, Fifth street, from 3:30 o’clock Saturday. The aged man died last Thursday, after an illness of some weeks.

                Born in Indiana, Mr. Draper came to this city more than half a century ago and had resided in Tilton for thirty-six years. He operated a threshing outfit for some years and was treasurer of the village for a number of terms.