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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.