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Thu Jan 31 23:18:36 2008
Name of Deceased: WOOD, Emily Katherine (COX)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: January 28, 1899 
Obituary: Mrs. George WOOD died at her home near Pisgah Friday morning after an illness extending over many years. She was a very catimable lady and highly respected in the community, which had been her home for so many years. The funeral will take place from the Union Baptist church, Sulpher Springs, Sunday at 1 o’clock p.m.
Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff 
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Thu Jan 31 23:21:43 2008
Name of Deceased: WOOD, Emily Katherine COX)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: January 30, 1899 
Obituary: The funeral over the remains of the late Mrs. Emily WOOD took place from the Union Baptist church, near Pisgah, at 2 p.m. the services were in charge of Elder H. M. Curry, of Pleasant Plains. Mrs. Emily WOOD was born near Pisgah, September 27, 1947, and after a long illness of about 13 years, passed to her eternal rest. She was a devout member of the Primitive Baptist church, having joined that denomination in July, 1890, and up to her passing away had been a faithful, devout Christian and when the grim gleaner called she was ready to go. Her life had been a shining example to others for she was a Christian in all that the word implies, and was every ready to counsel others to so live that when the dread summons might come that they, too, could lay the burden down and pass to the home of the soul with the blessed hope of immortality. She was married to George Wood, of Pisgah, on January 14, 1867. To them were born three sons and one daughter, namely, Walter, James B., Milton M. and Miss Laura B., all of whom survive her. The pall bearers were all brothers of the deceased husband, James, David, Iven, Milton and Richard and Jas BEEKMAN, the latter being a brother-in- law. Interment was in Union Baptist church cemetery.
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Thu Jan 31 23:26:24 2008
Name of Deceased: WOOD, George
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
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Obituary: Final Rites for George WOOD Today Services for Aged and Well Known Morgan County Resident to be Held This Afternoon Funeral services for George Wood, long time resident of Morgan county, whose death occurred Sunday morning at his home 10 miles southeast of the city, will be held this afternoon at the Sulphur Springs Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Last December Mr. WOOD was stricken with paralysis from which he never recovered. Since that time, his health has been unsatisfactory, death coming as indicated. George WOOD was the son of the late Judge Samuel and Martha Moore WOOD, and was born at the old homestead on December 9, 1842. Of 10 children of this union, only 1 survives, R. S. WOOD who resides three miles north of Jacksonville. The deceased was married to Miss Emily COX on January 14, 1868. She preceded him in death January 27, 1899. To this union were born 4 children: Walter W., James B.; and Milton M., all of this county and Laura B., who died January 14, 1907. Four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive. He was united in marriage to Miss Belle BERRYMAN on November 28, 1900, who has ever been his faithful companion. Mr. Wood took a great interest in fine animals being especially a lover of horses and in spite of being handicapped from birth by being a cripple he raised and trained many fine horses, during the years when horses were not only a source of income but one of the main sources of entertainment as well. For 58 years he has lived on his splendid farm where he passed away. He was a charter member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Franklin, Illinois, in which he took a great interest so long as his health permitted, and for many years has been a devoted member of the primitive Baptist church at Sulphur Springs, Illinois, having united with that institution in June, 1890.
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Thu Jan 31 23:30:44 2008
Name of Deceased: WOODS, Walter
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal
Date of Obituary: May 28, 1930 
Obituary: Morgan Man Dies After Auto Crash Jacksonville, May 27 - Walter WOODS 62, died today of injuries received in an automobile accident Saturday night. His chest was injured when he was crushed against the steering wheel of his car. According to statements of his brother, he was going home late Saturday night and the light of his car went out, causing him to crash into a bank. He is thought to have remained in an unconscious condition in the car before he was discovered. He was alone at the time of the accident. Mr. WOODS was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. George WOODS. He has spent his entire life in this county, having been engaged in farming in the Pisgah neighborhood. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Albert, Jerseyville, and George of this city; 1 daughter, Mrs. Earl LUKEMAN; 2 brothers, Milton and James, both of this city. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Reynold's Chapel and burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
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Thu Jan 31 23:33:57 2008
Name of Deceased: WOOD, Laura
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: January 16, 1907 
Obituary: WOOD - Miss Laura WOOD, daughter of George Wood died at her home near Pisgah, Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from heart disease, at the age of 31 years. She is survived by 3 brothers, James of Pisgah, Walter of Franklin, and Milton of this city, also her father. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Union Baptist church at Pisgah in charge of Rev. George Murray of Winchester.
Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff 
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Thu Jan 31 23:39:18 2008
Name of Deceased: BUCHANAN, Ancil
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary: September 1916 
Obituary: Ancil BUCHANAN, son of Benjamin and Mary BOWYER BUCHANAN, was born in Sulphur Springs neighborhood, August 27, 1848. He died September 9, 1916 at 5:10 a.m., at his home seven miles southwest of Waverly. Mr. Buchanan has been a life long resident of Morgan County, having lived here 68 years and 12 days. He was married to Julia Ann COX, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James COX of near Orleans, on June 20, 1870. Mr. BUCHANAN is survived by his wife, 4 brothers and 2 half-brothers who are: Thomas, William and Benjamin F. of Pisgah, and John Alexander of Jacksonville, E. T. SAMPLE of Pisgah and J. D. SAMPLE of Auburn; also 2 sisters who preceded him in death, Mrs. Elizabeth PARMENTER and Mrs. Mary SUMMERS. Funeral services were held Monday morning at Sulphur Springs Church near Pisgah, Rev. Ed Curry officiating. Interment was in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff 
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Sun Feb 17 10:03:33 2008
Name of Deceased: BAHAH, Dan Sr.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Courier
Date of Obituary: June 30, 1927 
Obituary: Daniel BAHAN, Sr., a resident of this city since 1882 and who was prominent in both city and county life for many years to follow, died at Our Savior's hospital Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after a period of lingering illness. After coming to Jacksonville, Mr. BAHAN served as deputy sheriff under W.C. WRIGHT for four years. In 1886 he was elected assessor and treasurer of Morgan county and served four years in this office. Mr. BAHAN was for several years a member of the city council, representing the fourth ward as alderman. Upon the death of Mayor Charles WIDMAYER, Mr. BAHAN was chosen to serve the remainder of the term. In recent years he had retired from active life, and was living at his home, 215 West Beecher avenue. Daniel BAHAN was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1843. Early in life he came to Morgan county and settled at Waverly, where for fifteen years he conducted a blacksmith shop. He is survived by his wife, one son, Daniel BAHAN, Jr., seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The remains were prepared for burial at the funeral parlors of John H. O'DONNELL and removed to the home today. Funeral services will be held from the Church of Our Savior on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock with interment in Calvary cemetery.
Submitted by: Robyn Behen 
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