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Obituary of Leta May DANIEL (JOLLY), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DANIEL, Leta May (JOLLY)
Name of Newspaper: Franklin Times
Date of Obituary: December 25, 1913
Obituary: DIED IN SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL
Mrs. Leta May DANIEL passed away at St. John's hospital in Springfield Monday morning at 12:05 o'clock, of uremic poisoning. She resided in Vanwood, a short distance from Springfield, and was taken ill Saturday. All was done for her that medical skill could do, first by the local physician and then by the hospital staff, but it was impossible to save her life.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. JOLLY and was born in this place May 6, 1894, being 19 years, 7 months and 15 days old at the time of her death. Besides her parents she is survived by three brothers, George, James and Paul; also by three sisters, Mrs. Emery MANN, of this place, and Dorothy and Chilton at home.
She was married to I. H. DANIEL, who survives her, Nov. 28, 1910. In February, 1911, Mrs. DANIEL united with the Methodist church at this place and retained her membership here till the end, leaving many friends in the church besides her sorrowing relatives.
The remains were brought to this place Monday afternoon over the Rail Line and taken to the home of her parents. Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. church yesterday morning at 10:00 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Peter KITTEL assisted by Rev. J. E. TEANEY. Music was supplied by a quartet composed of Miss Lucile Olinger, Mrs. Curtis SCOTT, Edgar EADOR and Lora SEYMOUR. The beautiful floral offerings were cared for by Misses Vivienne REINBACH and Gaynelle OLINGER and Mrs. Earl CARLISLE.
Interment was made in the village cemetery. The bearers were Marvin ROBERTS, George JOLLY, Claude HART, Owen MANN, Grover GRIMSLEY and Clarence READ. Mesdames Roy SMITH, Earl STATTS and Ruth DESILVA and Misses Myrtle JONES, Paulina WHITLOCK and Hattie BURNETT acted as honorary bearers.

Obituary of George DARLEY, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DARLEY,
George
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary:
July 5, 1935
Obituary: George DARLEY, a well known resident of the Franklin community, died at his home last Friday afternoon at the age of 87 years. He was born near Franklin, March 4, 1848, the son of Dawson and Elizabeth DARLEY.
November 5, 1873 he was united in marriage with Miss Mildred Ann FANNING. He is survived by his wife, one son and six daughters: Charles DARLEY, Franklin; Mrs. Ellis BRANER, Jacksonville; Mrs. Finis SEYMOUR, Helen DARLEY, Dawson DARLEY, Meda DARLEY, Mary DARLEY. He also leaves tow brothers, Edward DARLEY of Mitchelville, Iowa; Samuel DARLEY, Franklin, and the following sisters, Mrs. Perry COWGUR, Auburn; Mrs. Anna MCCORMICK, Jacksonville, and a step-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth SCOTT, of Franklin.
Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday morning at 10:30 Rev. J. A. BIDDLE officiating. Burial was in the Providence cemetery.

Obituary of Daniel B. DAVIS, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:

Name of Deceased: DAVIS, Daniel B.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary:
Friday, Dec. 12, 1873
Obituary: DEATH FROM APOPLEXY-- Mr. Daniel DAVIS, for many years a resident of this county, died almost instantly of apoplexy, on Tuesday, while standing in his wood yard at home, ten miles southeast of this city. A short time after he left the house and went to the wood yard, he was found by members of the family, lying dead. He was nearly 70 years of age and had resided in Morgan County during a large portion of his life.)

Obituary of Joseph DAVIS, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:

Name of Deceased: DAVIS, Joseph
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary:
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1893
Obituary: Joseph DAVIS, a young man of 20 years, died Monday at the Jacksonville hospital of dropsy and heart disease. The deceased was a young man of promise and for some time resided with the family of Edward RAWLINGS near Franklin. The remains will be taken to Franklin today and buried in the Rawlings cemetery.

Obituary of William R. DAVIS, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:

Name of Deceased: DAVIS, William R.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary:
Friday Sept. 13, 1907
Obituary: William R. Davis passed away at 6 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Hattie A. LANG, of 289 Sandusky Street. Mr. DAVIS was born in Durbin neighborhood Aug. 31, 1832, and had been a resident of Morgan county most of his life. He was at one time in the hardware business and later in the book business in this city.

Obituary of Emma May DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Emma May
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal, Waverly, Illinois
Date of Obituary: March 8, 1902
Obituary: Emma May DEATHERAGE was born in Lyon county, Kansas, April 5, 1881. She removed with the family to Waverly in 1892. Three or four years ago she united with the M. E. Church, South. For two years she has been in declining health, but was confined to her bed only about two months, when she died March 4, 1902. She expressed herself as prepared to die. She leaves her father, John L. DEATHERAGE, one brother and four sisters. Her mother preceded her August 30, 1900. Consoling services were held at the little home March 5, and kind and sympathizing neighbors gave a Christian burial in the Rogers cemetery.


Obituary of Drusilla L. DEATHERAGE (BURCH), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Drusilla L. (BURCH)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal, Waverly, Illinois
Date of Obituary: January 15, 1905
Obituary: Drusilla L. BURCH was born in Pike county, Ill., Aug 5, 1839, and moved to Morgan county when a small child. Her mother died when she was eleven years old leaving her the youngest girl in a family of ten children, only four of whom survive her, a sister, Martha PRYOR, of Wier, Kansas; and three brothers, Benjamin, of Franklin, Ill.; James, of Angora, Oklahoma; and her twin brother, Henry, of St. Louis, Mo. She was converted at a meeting held by Rev. DAVIS at Appalonia and joined the Methodist church of that place. When the church divided she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, and later became a member at Waverly, Ill.
She was married to James N. DEATHERAGE, of Waverly, Oct. 5, 1858, who died Aug. 2, 1892. To them were born five children, three of whom, two boys and one girl have preceded her.
She leaves two daughters, Dora L. ROGERS, of Waverly, and Sallie M. HART, of Modesto. She died Jan. 4, 1905. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecil ROGERS, Friday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. R. J. WATTS, P.E. and Rev. F. W. SPICER, P.C. Interment was made in Rogers cemetery.


Obituary of Sarah Ellen DEATHERAGE (WOOD), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Sarah Ellen (WOOD)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal, Waverly, Illinois
Date of Obituary: Jan. 1913
Obituary: Sarah Ellen WOOD, daughter of William and Susan WOOD, was born near Appalonia, Ill. Dec. 17, 1845 and died Jan. 12, 1913 at Jacksonville, Ill., aged 68 years and 26 days.
She was united in marriage to George Sylvester DEATHERAGE, June 3, 1869. One child was born to this union which died in infancy. At the age of 14 years, she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Waverly. She was a true Christian who loved her Bible and always tried to do her duty to all.
She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband; two adopted daughters, Mrs. John T. FREARY of Denver, Col., and Mrs. Dennis JARETT of this city; one brother, Dr. A. B. WOOD of East St. Louis, and many relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Margaret DEATHERAGE at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, conducted by the Rev. R. B. HUBBART, pastor of the First M.E. Church. Interment was in Rogers cemetery.

Obituary of Elizabeth E. DEATHERAGE (WHITE), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Elizabeth E. (WHITE)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal, Waverly, Illinois
Date of Obituary: December, 1919
Obituary: Elizabeth E. WHITE was born in Morgan County, Illinois, July 19, 1839, and departed this life Saturday, February 22, 1919, at the home of her son, Alvin DEATHERAGE, of Beardstown, aged 79 years, 7 months and 3 days. March 10, 1861 she was united in marriage to Harrison DEATHERAGE. To this union was born twelve children, namely: Henry, Eddie, Clara Lee, James Weldon and Fred, who preceded their mother in death; and Julia MCMAHON of Waverly; William Howard and Leonard, of Seattle, Wash.; John Newton of Jacksonville; Alvin of Beardstown; Frank of Chicago, and Sarah Louis GEIGER, of Warsaw. With one sister, Mrs. Jane DEATHERAGE of Waverly, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive to mourn their loss.
In 1854 she was converted and since that time she has lived a true consecrated life to God. When the M.E. Church, South, was organized in Waverly she was united with this class, and was one of the charter members, and she remained with this church until death.
Her suffering through the years of her afflictions were borne with true Christian fortitude and patience. She wielded a most beneficent influence in her family and among her friends, being loved and honored by all. But through all her sufferings her faith in her Savior grew stronger, and such was her faith and influence that it was a benediction to be in her presence. Her family rise up and call her Blessed, and so do the numerous relatives and friends she left behind.
The remains were brought to Waverly Monday morning and funeral services held in the M.E. Church, South at 10 a.m. conducted by Rev. W. D. HUMPHREY, the presiding elder. Interment was in Rogers cemetery, west of Waverly.


Obituary of Melinda A. DEATHERAGE (ROGERS), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Melinda A. (ROGERS)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of Obituary: Tuesday, April 22, 1879
Obituary: Waverly has lost one of its aged and respected residents, Mrs. DEATHERAGE, wife of Killis DEATHERAGE, Esq. She had attained the age of 73 years, and has passed most of her life in Morgan county. She first came to this county in 1828 or 1829. Of late she has been quite feeble, her declining health giving way at last and ending in death on Sunday morning, at her home, about one mile from Waverly. The funeral occurred yesterday, the body being buried in the Roger's graveyard.


Obituary of Charles Roger DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Charles Roger
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: June 24, 1927
Obituary: Charles Roger DEATHERAGE was born December 31, 1849, and died Wednesday, June 15, 1927, at his home in Waverly, aged 77 years, 5 months and 14 days. He was the youngest son of Achilles and Malinda DEATHERAGE, and also the last of his family. He was married to Eliza AUSTIN, December 30, 1869. They had an adopted daughter, Mrs. Stella SMALLEY, who lives in Highland, Calif.
He was converted in early manhood and joined the M. E. church. He loved the old songs of the church, and often during his last illness would sing the old melodies of his childhood. He left a testimony behind that it was well with him.
He leaves his wife, and many nephews and nieces, besides a host of friends, to mourn his departure.
Funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon, June 17, at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. C. W. ANDREW, pastor of the M. E. circuit, assisted by Rev. Curwen HENLEY, pastor of the M. E. Church, South. Music was furnished by Rev. HENLEY, Mrs. Minnie TAYLOR, Mrs. Ross HART, Mrs. Elizabeth DEATHERAGE, Louise and Ruth TAYLOR, and G. B. TURNER. The pall bearers were George TAYLOR, F. G. BURCH, James WELLER, Ross HART, George AUSTIN and E. W. ASHBAUGH. Misses Anna ROGERS and Sno MINER cared for the flowers. Interment was in Rogers cemetery, west of town.


Obituary of Achilles DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Achilles
Name of Newspaper: Printed obituary in the family Bible
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Died. - Achilles DEATHERAGE was born in Roan county, North Carolina, Feb. 4, 1799, and died at his home near Waverly, March 15, 1891. In the year 1815 he emigrated to Logan county, Ky.; and in the year 1825 he came to this state and settled near his home he now leaves to his children. Here, with the exception of one year, he spent his after life.
He was married Feb. 27, 1828, to Melinda ROGERS, with whom he lived happily for fifty-one years, she being called away twelve years ago. Ten children were born to them, five of which died in infancy and early childhood. One other, J. W. DEATHERAGE, died only a year ago. The other four, Mrs. S. F. HOLLIDAY, Mrs. S. M. WATKINS, J. N. and C. R. DEATHERAGE, survive him, all of whom, except the last named, were present to minister to their aged father in his last suffering.
He served in the Black Hawk war from 1831 - 2. While in this service his horse fell on him, inflicting a wound from which he suffered in all his after life.
He united with the regular Baptist church about forty five years ago, having been converted several years before.
He was an upright and faithful Christian, devoted to his church and rejoicing in the prosperity of Zion. He was perhaps without an enemy, and held in high esteem by all who knew him. For many years past he has been in feeble health, during all of which time his daughter, Mrs. WATKINS, took care of him and ministered to his wants as only one of a thousand is seen to do. His last sufferings were severe, but soon over ___ six days, and sweet release came. He died peacefully and without a struggle. His funeral was preached at the house, by Rev. Purvine, to a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends, and the remains were laid to rest in the Rogers cemetery.


Obituary of George H. DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, George H.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: November 1877
Obituary: On Tuesday morning, October 30th, after an illness of several weeks with intermittent fever, George H., infant son of E. A. and Mary E. DEATHERAGE, residing four miles east of Waverly; aged 18 months. The body of the little child was buried in the Rogers' cemetery on Wednesday morning, a large circle of relatives and friends of the family being present at the grave.

Obituary of Eliza M. DEATHERAGE (AUSTIN), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Eliza M. (AUSTIN)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: September 14, 1928
Obituary: Mrs. Eliza M. DEATHERAGE was born October 1st, 1850, near Waverly. She was the oldest daughter of William E. and Eleanor VANNOTE AUSTIN. She departed this life at the home of Mrs. Anna SCOTT, in Waverly, at 5:30 a.m., September 9, 1928 at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage to C. R. DEATHERAGE, December 30, 1871. Her husband preceded her in death a little more than a year ago. She was converted in early life and became a member of the Appalonia M. E. Church. She lived a faithful consistent Christian life. She is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Stella SMALLEY of Highland, California; also by four brothers, Charlie AUSTIN, of Waverly; Ira AUSTIN, of Jacksonville; John AUSTIN, of Kansas City, Kansas; and George AUSTIN of Goodland, Kansas. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, South, at 10:30 o'clock Monday, Rev. C. W. ANDREW, of Concord officiating. The pall bearers were Ross HART, Thomas DENNIS, Edgar STEWART, H. L. TURNER, J. A. WHITLOCK and Edgar AUSTIN. Music was furnished by Miss Mattie DEATHERAGE as organist, and singers Miss Goldia CLINE, Miss Bessie CLOUD and Mrs. H. E. JOLLY.
Interment was in Rogers cemetery.

Obituary of Fred A. DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Fred A.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: April 1908
Obituary: Fred DEATHERAGE, son of the late Harrison DEATHERAGE, died at the family home in Jacksonville last Saturday evening, April 25, after a lingering illness with tuberculosis. He had long been afflicted with the disease, and for six months was confined to his bed. He was born in this city, but for several years past had resided in Jacksonville. He was about 26 years of age. The young man is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters - one sister, Mrs. J. L. MCMAHON, living in this city.
Funeral services were held at the family residence in Jacksonville at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Merle N. ENGLISH. The remains were brought to this city on the C. B. & Q. train that afternoon and taken to the Rogers cemetery, where interment was made in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends.


Obituary of Lucy DEATHERAGE (RODGERS), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Lucy (RODGERS)
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Obituary: Mrs. Lucy RODGERS DEATHERAGE was born May 19, 1825, in Barren county, Kentucky, and fell asleep in Jesus Friday evening, March 28, 1902, in the old village of Appalonia, adjoining Waverly on the west. May 20, 1851, she became the wife of the late Mr. William (familiarly known as “Uncle Billy”) DEATHERAGE, he being at that time a bachelor of 61 years of age and she a young woman of 26. The wedding ceremony occurred in the house now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. G. B. TURNER, just west of Waverly, and the newly wedded couple soon took up their residence in the house a short distance further west (now occupied by Mrs. Anna SCOTT), and here they spent nearly all of the thirty-eight years of their wedded life. Here was born to them six daughters, of whom four are deceased - Clara L., Panora E. (JASPER), Ella (ARMSTRONG), and Fanny (JOLLY); two are living - Mrs. Anna Scott, now occupying the paternal home and Mrs. Elvira BOSTWICK, the youngest daughter, at whose home the death of the aged mother occurred.
Some six years after her marriage Mother DEATHERAGE professed religion and joined the Methodist Episcopal church during the ministry of Rev. W. J. NEWMAN, and from that time to the death of her husband, and much of the thirteen years since, her home was a home of rest to every itinerant minister of the Gospel known to this old center of Methodism for more than a half a hundred years. Time and space fails me to tell of those who planted Methodism in this land from the days of CARTWRIGHT, Peter AKERS, KIMBER, the RUTLEDGES, MCELFRESHES, prentice, CORRINGTONS, and a host of others mostly now sainted, who at times rested at this hospitable house as they marched and countermarched in the early Gospel campaigns of this old center of Methodism in the west.
Some weeks ago Mother DEATHERAGE got a fall, breaking a limb, while stopping with her youngest daughter, and though laid up with it for some weeks she was encouraged to hope for a speedy recovery. But the hope of herself and her children and friends was doomed to disappointment, for pneumonia seemed to complicate itself with her other afflictions, and they became more than her feeble strength could endure and she rapidly sank under them, her death occurring as above states. Of course she was ready to meet her Lord, and was quickly ushered into His glorious presence.


Obituary of Clara Lee DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Clara Lee
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of Obituary: December 22, 1896
Obituary: Miss Clara Lee DEATHERAGE died at the home of her parents, H. H. and Elizabeth DEATHERAGE, 662 North Caldwell street, Monday after a brief illness of typhoid fever. Miss DEATHERAGE was 30 years old, a very estimable lady, with a large number of devoted friends. The family has been heavily afflicted, a son dying only a few weeks ago, and still another son, William, of the firm DEATHERAGE & BOYLAN, being very ill of the same disease; at Waverly. The family has and deserves the sympathy of a large number of friends in their bereavement.
The remains will be taken to Waverly for burial on the 3 o'clock train this afternoon.


Obituary of William DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, William
Name of Newspaper: Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of Obituary: January 10, 1888
Obituary: An Old Citizen Gone.
Sunday morning at 6 o'clock Mr. Wm. DEATHERAGE, of Waverly, breathed his last. He had been afflicted for sometime with cancer of the mouth which was the immediate cause of his death. He was doubtless the oldest man in the county, his age being about 100 years. He was married somewhat late in life and was the father of five daughters. Mesdames Geo. SCOTT, of California, and Bostick, of this county, two daughters, together with his aged wife survive him. Mesdames JASPER, ARMSTRONG and JOLLY, the other three children, are dead.
Mr. DEATHERAGE had been a resident of this county over 60 years and was very widely known. He was an intimate companion and friend of many of the early pioneers, most of whom have preceded him to this grave. He was identified with the program of the county for many years and took an active part in public matters so long as he was able. He was a good citizen and will be sincerely mourned.

A Pioneer Passeth Away
“Uncle” Billy DEATHERAGE breathed his last at his home in Waverly Sunday morning at 6 o'clock of cancer of the face. “Uncle” Billy witnessed the seasons of over one hundred years on earth, and few men now living could relate the accounts of a life that he could while living.
He moved to country in company of three brothers, Peter CARTWRIGHT and others from Kentucky. Billy was then a young man. He located where Waverly now stands when the inhabitants were few and far between. He was the first postmaster at Waverly, which trust he filled with credit to his friends and patrons of the office. Out of the company who came through with Mr. DEATHERAGE, only one now survives - that one is his brother, E. DEATHERAGE, residing near Waverly, and who is also nearing his one hundredth year. Mr. DEATHERAGE leaves a family of two daughters, one in California, the other Mrs. BOSTIC, living near Waverly. By his industry and integrity he had accumulated quite a large account of his world's goods.
The funeral took place Monday at 11 a.m., at Appalonia church, near Waverly.
(From a family book.)


Obituary of Fannie J. DEATHERAGE (ARMSTRONG), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Fannie J. (ARMSTRONG)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: Saturday, Dec. 21, 1901
Obituary: Fannie J. DEATHERAGE, daughter of Michael and Rebecca ARMSTRONG was born in Kentucky June 9, 1829. She died at her home in Waverly, Ill., Dec. 14, 1901, being at the time of her death 72 years 6 months and 5 days old. She was the second child of a family of 15 children; of the cares and anxieties she had shared with her mother, the younger sisters and brothers know little. At the age of 24 years she was married to Milton DEATHERAGE and of this union six children came to their home, four of which died when quite small and only one reaching woman- hood, but she too was claimed by death thus leaving the youngest child a son, John C., living near this city.
The deceased leaves a husband, a son, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren, two brothers, John W. and Clayton ARMSTRONG, and one sister, Mrs. R. S. GIVENS, all of Appalonia, and one sister, Mrs. W. L. TURNER, of this city, besides many friends and neighbors who will miss her many kind deeds both of hand and heart. Mrs. Deatherage was converted at a camp meeting at Appalonia during the pastorate of Rev. W. H. DAVIS in the fall of 1854. While her conversion was not demonstrative it was clear and satisfactory. Her life has been a busy one, truly has her altar vow been kept for she has been a help mate all these years, but now her life work is ended, she is at rest and another link in the chain that binds friends here to those in that better country. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church in this city Monday, Dec. 1, at 10:00 a.m. and were conducted by Rev. D. T. BLACK, assisted by Dr. J. S. AKERS. Quite a number of sympathizing friends were present and many loving tributes were bestowed at the grave. Interment was made at Roger's cemetery.


Obituary of John Cleveland DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, John Cleveland
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: Friday, Dec. 24, 1920
Obituary: “CLEVE” DEATHERAGE DEAD.
John Cleveland DEATHERAGE died at St. John's hospital in Springfield, Wednesday evening about 5 o'clock, death resulting from a complication of diseases. The body was brought to Waverly Thursday afternoon and taken to SWIFT & BEATTY undertaking parlors. Burial services will occur some time today at Rogers cemetery. Surviving are one brother Dr. DEATHERAGE of Auburn and one sister, Mrs. Evelyn SNOW, of Waverly.


Obituary of Lee DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Lee
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: November 13, 1903
Obituary: Lee DEATHERAGE Shoots Himself
By the aid of a 32 caliber revolver, he takes his own life while a the home of a friend Lee DEATHERAGE, a well known character in this vicinity, committed suicide at the home of Walter WEATHERBEE, of the Muddy neighborhood, last Wednesday evening, by shooting himself in the abdominal regions with a 32 caliber revolver. The deed had evidently been premeditated by DEATHERAGE for several days as he left a note in his room explaining the situation and stating that he would soon take his own life. Mr. Weatherbee and family returned home about nine o'clock Wednesday evening and discovered Deatherage lying on the floor in a pool of blood and almost unconscious from the effects of the wound. The immediately summoned Drs. ALLYN and TRIBLE and they rendered all the relief possible to the unfortunate man but death relieved his suffering at 12:30
Thursday. DEATHERAGE was about 40 years of age and unmarried.


Obituary of Malinda DEATHERAGE (TAYLOR), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Malinda (TAYLOR)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: Sept. 8, 1900
Obituary: Malinda TAYLOR was born in Tenn., Nov. 24, 1855, and moved, with her parents to Illinois in 1861. She was married July 16, 1869, to John L. DEATHERAGE, and has lived in the vicinity of Waverly for a number of years. She united with the church of her choice about fifteen years ago and had lived a consistent Christian life. She is survived by her husband and sic children besides a host of friends and other relatives who mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the family residence last Friday evening, Aug. 31, and was conducted by Rev. BURTON. Interment was made in the Rogers cemetery.

Obituary of Milton W. DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Milton W.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: April 28, 1905
Obituary: M. W. DEATHERAGE was born March 11, 1832, and died April 21, 1905, aged 73 years, 1 month, and 10 days.
He was married October 8, 1853, to Miss Fanny J. ARMSTRONG. To this union were born six children, four of which died in infancy; one at the age of 21, leaving only one son, John C. DEATHERAGE, living near this city where he made his home since the death of his wife, who died some three years ago.
He professed religion at the Bristow Camp Meeting in the year 1848.
The deceased leaves one brother, James, of Chetopia, Kansas, and three sisters, Mrs. Emily RICE of Wert, Ia., Mrs. Lydia HARDMAN, of Appalonia and Mrs. W. P. PIERCY, of this city.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. M. BARTON. Interment was in Rogers Cemetery.

Obituary of Henry Harrison DEATHERAGE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEATHERAGE, Henry Harrison
Name of Newspaper: The Enterprise
Date of Obituary: Jan. 7, 1904
Obituary: Henry H. DEATHERAGE died at his home, 662 Caldwell street, Jacksonville, Saturday, January 2, of consumption.
The funeral was held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. T. H. MARSH of the Baptist church and the remains were brought to this city Monday and laid to rest in Rogers cemetery.
Deceased was born in Simpson county, Kentucky, December 12, 1840. He leaves a wife and eight children - six boys and two girls and one brother, John A. of this city. Two of the boys reside in Seattle, Wash., and one of the daughters, Mrs. L. MCMAHAN, lives in this city.

Obituary of Eliza DEETER (TURNER), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DEETER, Eliza (TURNER)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal, Waverly, Illinois
Date of Obituary: March 1920
Obituary: Eliza TURNER, aged 65 years, daughter of Israel and Ruth TURNER, was born near Waverly, where she spent her childhood days. She died in Jacksonville, Tuesday, March 16.
She was married to Albert Deeter forty-five years ago. Early in life she was converted and joined the old brick church south of Waverly, and was a consistent Christian the remainder of her life.
She leaves to mourn their loss her husband; one sister, Mrs. Mary E. WHITLOCK of Waverly, one brother, Andrew Turner of Pike Co.; six half brothers, Allan of Waverly; Willis and Thomas of Modesto; Joseph, Peter and George TURNER of Corona, Calif. Her home for the past thirty-five years has been in Fishhook, Pike Co., Ill.
The remains were brought to Waverly afternoon, and brief funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Mary WHITLOCK yesterday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Walter MITCHELL pastor of the M. E. Circuit officiating. Interment was made in Turner cemetery.

Obituary of Reuben DENNIS, Sr., Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DENNIS, Sr., Reuben
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: March , 1883
Obituary: Waverly: On Friday night, Reuben DENNIS, Sr., whose serious illness we spoke of last week, breathed his last. He was born in February, 1800 and was consequently 83 years old. He had many relatives in this neighborhood, though his brothers and sisters have long since passed away.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. K. MILLER, at the residence, Sunday morning at nine o'clock and the remains interred at the Jones Cemetery, six miles west of here. W. H. MCCULLOUGH and wife, of Jacksonville were present, the deceased being Mrs. MCCULLOUGH father. A number of sons and daughters of the deceased reside here or in this vicinity.

Obituary of William G. DENNIS, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DENNIS, William G.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal, Waverly, Illinois
Date of Obituary: Saturday, June 24, 1899
Obituary: At his home near Franklin, on Thursday, June 15, 1899, William G. DENNIS, aged 74 years, 7 months and 29 days.
He was born in Overton county, Tennessee, October 17, 1824. He was married in his native state to Miss Elizabeth ARNETT, and afterwards moved to this county. To them were born nine children - four sons and five daughters - of whom one son and four daughters survive him. He was a brother of the late Gabriel Dennis, of this city, and was well known to many of our older citizens. The remains were brought to the Rogers cemetery, where short services
were conducted by the Rev. W. D. BLAYLOCK, after which the body was laid rest in the cemetery.

Obituary of Maude Esther DETURK, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: DETURK, Maude Esther
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: November 22, 1911
Obituary: Popular Young Woman of Waverly Passes Away at St. John's Hospital in Springfield
Miss Maude Esther DETURK, a well known and popular young woman of Waverly, died Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. John's hospital, Springfield, at the age of 24 years. Last summer Miss DETURK underwent an operation for cancer and had recovered sufficiently as to return home. About four weeks ago she was forced to return to the hospital and her condition has been serious since that time. While it was known that she would never get well, her death at this time was not expected and her passing away has occasioned great sorrow.
Miss DETURK was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Horace DETURK and was born in Morgan county 24 years ago. Her father for 25 years was agent for the C. P. & St. L. at Waverly and for the past four years has been manager of the Waverly Telephone company. Miss DETURK graduated from the Waverly high school and supplemented this course by studies in Oberlin college, Ohio. She was a young lady of bright mind and of many accomplishments.
She possessed a sweet disposition and made friends where ever she went. About a year ago Miss DETURK's engagement to Wilson M. SMITH of Waverly was announced, and although the young people had never told their friends of their plans, it is understood that the wedding was to have taken place last month. Although Miss DETURK knew that she was a very ill girl she never realized, even during her last day on earth, that she was soon to leave her loved ones. She was a member of the Congregational church and always took an active part in church work, loving the church as she did her home where every tender administration had been extended.

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Waverly Journal, November 29, 1911
Funeral of Miss Maude Esther DETURK Held Saturday Afternoon
Midst the surroundings once so dear to her, where in girlhood she had consecrated her life to Christ, and spent many happy hours in His service, her lifeless form engulfed with the many floral remembrances, the funeral of Miss Maude Esther DETURK was held last Saturday afternoon at one o'clock, in the Congregational church. The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Malcolm F. MILLER, who spoke with emotion of the loss of one whose life had been so closely associated with the church. A quartette composed of members of the choir, Miss Bertha PARKIN, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CURTISS and Mr. W. R. TURNBULL, sang “Face to Face” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”; and
Mrs. W. B. CURTISS sang “How Can I Live Without Jesus.” The pall bearers were Dr. Walter H. ALLYN, Edward HAMMEL and John SHAVER of this city; Robert SCAIFE and Charles REID of Springfield; and Herman ALLEN of Palmyra.
Maude Ester DETURK was born February 5, 1889, at Waverly, Illinois, and died at St. John's hospital in Springfield, Illinois, Thursday morning, November 23, 1911, being 22 years, 9 months and 18 days of age.
Maude was the second child of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. I. DETURK, the first child, a son, Willis Irvin, having died when only about three months old. Maude's entire lifetime, excepting for brief intervals was spent in Waverly.
She attended the city schools, graduating from the high school with the class of 1906. The two years subsequent to her graduation were spent in attendance at Oberlin College, of Oberlin, Ohio.
With her, the religious impulse was strong even in childhood and at an early age she expressed a desire to openly confess Christ and unite with His church. This she did by uniting with the Congregational Church on Easter Sunday, March 30, 1902, when she was 13 years of age.
In October 1910 announcement was made of the proposed marriage of Maude to Mr. Wilson M. SMITH, who was at that time living in Bloomington, Texas, but who returned to Waverly a few weeks later to become editor and proprietor of the Waverly Journal. The wedding was to have been solemnized on October 13, 1911, the 25th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. DETURK. But these plans were not to be realized. About the first of August, Maude became ill, and on August 12 was confined to her bed. Her condition continued critical and on September 7th was taken to St. John's hospital in Springfield for an operation. This seemed to be successful and the rapidity of her recovery was marked. September 30th, she returned home and seemed to be gathering strength rapidly. But the disease made a second attack and about three weeks after returning home, on October 23, she was taken back to the hospital for a second operation. The doctors then pronounced the disease to be sarcoma and held out no hope for her recovery. Another month was spent in confinement at the hospital, death bringing her release on the 23rd of November.
Hers was the experience of a flower cut down with the first blush of spring yet clinging to its petals. But it was a singularly beautiful life. Her Christian devotion was splendid. She was loyally faithful to the duties of her church. She was an eager, efficient worker in church and Sunday school and Christian Endeavor. And best of all the Bible was her daily companion, whether at home or on a journey or lying upon the sick bed at the hospital. She had a warm heart that loved everybody, a childlike sweetness and simplicity that endeared her to all who knew her.
Father and mother and betrothed are not left alone to experience the sorrow of her departure, but the entire community and a host of friends in a wider acquaintance share this sorrow with them. Though her life was short in years it was rich in love and loving service. Full well did she prove the thought expressed in these lines:
We live in deeds, not years,
In thoughts, not in figures on a dial;
We should count them by heart-throbs;
He most lives, who thinks most,
Feels the noblest, acts the best.

Obituary of Theodore DIXON, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:

Name of Deceased: DIXON, Theodore
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary:
Sunday June 28, 1942
Obituary: THEODORE DIXON DIES SATURDAY AT DAYTON HOSPITAL VETERAN OF THE WORLD WAR DIES AT THE VETERAN'S FACILITY.
Theodore DIXON, World War veteran, of near Franklin, died at 3:05 o'clock Saturday morning at the Veterans' Facility in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of the late William T. and Minerva DIXON. Mr. DIXON is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mildred, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lola COOP, Oliver, John, Alonzo and Hanable DIXON, all of Jacksonville; Sam, Murrayville; Mrs. Bessie CHILDERS, Mrs. Ida MCMANN, Springfield. The body will be brought to the Williamson Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be made later.

Obituary of Thomas DODSWORTH, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:

Name of Deceased: DODSWORTH, Thomas
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary:
Wed., Dec. 16, 1896
Obituary: Thomas DODSWORTH, who died recently from an accident, was buried at 11 a.m. Monday. The funeral services were held at Durbin church. . . and burial was in Davis cemetery.

Obituary of Charles DOUGHERTY, Morgan Co Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Marilyn Trover Galvan

Name of Deceased: DOUGHERTY, Charles
Name of Newspaper: Franklin Times
Date of Obituary:
Nov 1899
Obituary: Death's Doings Uncle Charlie DOUGHERTY
"Uncle" Charlie DOUGHERTY fell dead in the yard at his residence Wednesday afternoon about one o'clock. The deceased had been in ill health for some time, but had so far recovered as to be able to venture outdoors, and it was while walking around that the Silent Messenger overtook him. The funeral was conducted from the M. E. Church yesterday morning at 11 o'clock and was largely attended. The sermon was delivered by Rev. FLOREY, of Girard, a minister of the Dunkard faith. Interment was made in the Reed Cemetery where the remains repose by the side of the first wife of the deceased. Charles DOUGHERTY was born in Cumberland County, KY, Nov. 15. 1828, and came to this state in 1830. He was married to Margaret C. STEVENS in 1852. To this union were born nine children, two of which (Martha and Henry) died in infancy. Of the other seven, one (Mary), is deceased, while the living are Mrs. Sarah J. POGUE, John, William, Mrs. Frances E. MASTERS, Mrs. Matilda C. GRIDER and Mrs. Isabelle WHEELER. His first wife having departed from this world, in 1883, he was married to Cynthia J. SHEPHERD and to them were born two children, both of whom died in infancy. He died Nov. 8 1899, aged seventy years, 11 months, and 23 days.--Franklin Times Mr. DOUGHERTY is survived by three sisters, namely: Mrs. C. C. GIBSON, Mrs. J. L. REED, and Mrs. T. HILL all of whom reside in this city.

Obituary of Stephen DUNLAP, Judge, Morgan Co Illinois ©2012 Submitted by: Robert Webb

Name of Deceased: DUNLAP, Stephen, Judge
Name of Newspaper: Signs of the Times
Date of Obituary:
March 15, 1877, Vol. 45, No. 6, p. 72
Obituary: Death of Judge Stephen DUNLAP.
It becomes my very solemn duty to announce, through the Signs of the Times, the death of brother Stephen DUNLAP, a very prominent citizen of Morgan County, Ill., and of the West.
Brother DUNLAP was the son of James DUNLAP, who was brought up near Lexington, Ky., and who became an eminent minister of the Regular Baptist church, and located in Ohio. Stephen DUNLAP, the subject of this notice, was born in Fleming County, Ky. Feb. 10, 1811, and died Feb. 9, 1877, wanting one day of beigh 66 years of age. He was raised mostly in Ohio, and was married there to Dicy RUNKLE, May 29, 1831, and in 1840 removed to Illinois, and settled near Jacksonville, Morgan County. Soon after this he engaged in the mercantile business in that city with success, and a time held the office of member of the County Commissioners' Court, and has ever since borne the title of "Judge" DUNLAP. He united with the Union Church of Regular Baptists, in the same county, in 1854, and ever maintained the character of an humble, faithful uncompromising and zealous member of the same, and was for many years her official Clerk. Brother DUNLAP was for many years President of the First National Bank of Jacksonville, and a large stockholder in the same; was a stockholder in, and a director for many years of the Chicago & Alton R. R., on the Jacksonville Division. But his greatest prominence before the public was acquired by his success in importing and raising fine cattle, swine, &c., which he engaged in extensively on his fine farm, near the city, in the latter part of his life. His name and his fine stock of purebloods were familiar to the breeders of shorthorns throughout the west, and even in Europe. He had a remarkable tact for business, and besides what has already been said of his stations and occupations, he was an extensive and successful feeder and shipper of fat cattle, and being a powerful man physically, (weighing about 250 pounds) he was very widely known, and by his honorable and upright manner of dealing with men, was highly esteemed, and will be missed by the general community. But not only in the public walks of life was our dear brother favorably and honorably known, but as a church member and an upright christian he was dearly beloved, and will be long remembered by many for his hospitality and liberality. But in the home circle and at his own fireside his loss will be the most deeply felt. Our dear sister DUNLAP feels most keenly the dreadful and crushing blow that has fallen upon her in the loss of her beloved and faithful companion. They were of the same age to the day, and had journeyed together in confidence and true affection through the vicissitudes of a long life, and she now feels desolate and lonely, and a dark pall has fallen on her pathway. He has left five sons, who are well known in the community, the eldest of whom is serving the second term as Sheriff of Morgan County. They will miss the wise counsels and deeply feel the loss of an honored and affectionate father; the public will sensibly feel the loss of one of her most valuable citizens, and his church and a large number of the saints in our correspondence will deeply feel their loss.
He suffered but a few days, with inflamation of the kidneys, &c., and met his death, saying to his heart-broken companion, he was not afraid to die. His funeral took place on the 11th, (Sunday) at his fine residence in the country, and was one of the most numerously attended and on of the most solemn and imposing the writer has ever attended. The text for the occasion was taken from Rev. xiv. 13.
I deeply feel his loss as one of my dearest friends and brethern, and I deeply sympathize with the dear sister, her children and friends.
Affectionately,
I. N. VANMETER

Obituary of Eliza Jane DYCHE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted from: the Cemetery Book

Name of Deceased: DYCHE, Eliza Jane
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary:
Friday, Oct. 5, 1900
Obituary: Died, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Philo DAVIS, south of Virginia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, being 70 yeas and 16 days of age. Her husband, Joseph DYCHE, died in 1869. Five children survive their mother – Emma FILEY, of Bath; Nancy Jane, wife of Philo DAVIS; William H.; Thomas J.; and John. She joined the Methodist Church in her youth and always lived a Christian life. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 4, at Morrison cemetery, near Concord.)



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