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Obituary of Harry FANNING, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Ancestor of Timothy and Theresa Oloffson

Name of Deceased: FANNING, Harry
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Courier
Date of Obituary: January 5, 1929
Obituary: The death of Harry FANNING occurred at 11 o’clock Friday morning at his residence, 1715 South East Street after an illness of four months. He was 50 years of age last July. Mr. FANNING was born and reared southeast of Murrayville and was a lifetime resident of Morgan County. He resided in the Murrayville community until five years ago when the family removed to Jacksonville.
Mr. FANNING leaves his wife, and three daughters, Mrs. Alice RAWLINGS, Georgia Marie FANNING, and Beulah May FANNING. There is one brother, Warren FANNING of Murrayville and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 o’clock Monday morning at the residence at South East street.
In charge of Rev. A.C. LEE of Brooklyn M.E. Church. Interment will be made in the Whitlock cemetery six miles southeast of Murrayville.

Obituary of Elizabeth FANNING (ROBINSON), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: FANNING, Elizabeth (ROBINSON)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Courier
Date of Obituary: 1927
Obituary: The death of Mrs. Elizabeth ROBINSON FANNING occurred at 4:45 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the family home, 613 South Fayette street.
The funeral cortege will leave the Arthur G. CODY funeral home here at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon for Providence church, where services will be conducted at 2:30 in charge of Dr. M. L. PONTIUS. Interment will be in Providence cemetery.
Mrs. FANNING was born near Woodson August 31, 1855 and was united in marriage with Charles H. FANNING, March 1, 1876.
They were the parents of three children, two of whom died in infancy. Mrs. FANNING leaves her husband; one son, Leonard FANNING of 447 South Mauvaisterre street; one sister, Mrs. B. R. MORRIS of Beardstown, and one brother, Richard ROBINSON, residing east of Jacksonville.
After her marriage Mrs. FANNING resided in the Durbin neighborhood. She united with the Durbin M. E. church and remained a member until death. The family moved to Jacksonville in 1902.

Obituary of John B. FANNING, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Ancestor of Timothy and Theresa Oloffson

Name of Deceased: FANNING, John B.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Courier
Date of Obituary: February 14, 1921
Obituary: Was Life Long Resident of Morgan County; Funeral Service will Be Held Tuesday
John B. FANNING, a life long citizen of Morgan County, died at 6:30 o’clock Sunday morning at the resident of his grandson, Ralph CARTER, 514 Duncan Street, with whom he made his home.
Mr. FANNING was 83 years, 4 months, and 8 days of age. Death was due to pneumonia.
He was born in the Youngblood Prairie neighborhood Oct. 5, 1837, a son of Robert and Mary MCCURLEY FANNING. His parents were natives of Tennessee and were early pioneers of this section of Illinois.
During the active years of his life he followed the occupation of farming.
Mr. FANNING was united in marriage in 1955 to Mrs. Amelia TRIBBLE and to this union fourteen children were born, nine of who survive. Mrs. FANNING preceded her husband in death six years ago.
Names of the children, now living are: Mrs. James COOPER, Woodson; Mrs. John COMBES, Murrayville; Mrs. Monroe ANDREWS, Winchester; Mrs. Carl D. MEADE, Jack FANNING, Sherman FANNING, and Thomas FANNING, all of Jacksonville. Also surviving are two brothers, William FANNING of Jacksonville; and Robert FANNING of Arenzville, sixty-two grandchildren, and thirty-seven great grandchildren.
The decedent was a member of Zion Methodist church.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at the Carter residence with burial in East cemetery.

Obituary of Clifford Alfrancis FARMER, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: FARMER, Clifford Alfrancis
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: April 23, 1909
Obituary: Clifford Alfrancis or Frank FARMER as he was the more familiarly known by his many friends; the second or younger son of C. B. and H. E. FARMER, was born at Waverly, Ill., Oct. 11, 1889, and died at Boulder, Colo., Saturday, April 10, 1909, aged 19 years, 5 months and 29 days.
During the holidays of 1905, he was stricken with a combined attack of tonsilitis and lagrippe; after partially recovering from that attack, acting on the advice of attending physician he went with his parents to Boulder, Colo. In hopes the higher altitude and dryer atmosphere would still further restore him to the vigor and buoyancy which we so naturally expect in youth of that age. For a time, it seemed the cherished hopes of those most dear to him would be realized, but in the fall of 1907 it became evident that the deep seated disease had lain hold upon him, and from that time it seemed all that loving hearts could prompt or loving hands could do, was of no avail, otherwise than only to afford temporary comfort.
Like the diamond’s brightness being brought out by a severe test, so also was the noble enduring features of his character clearly demonstrated by these long, tedious months of suffering; patient, always cheerful, and grateful for all kindly attentions, meeting all friends with a word of cheer.
Anxious to live, though not neglectful in preparing for the life beyond, stating he had prayed for strength to overcome the dread disease, but that if the Lord did not so will, “all is well”. Almost his last whispered words before lapsing into unconsciousness were “I surrender all.” Constant devotion and tender care by earnest, loving parents throughout all these months of anxiety availing nothing, the last available act of true devotion was to bring his remains back to his place of nativity, where they might be carefully laid to rest along side of his older sister, who preceded him to yon fairer clime only three years and two months ago.
The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Fannie FARMER, Rev. J. O. KIRKPATRICK, pastor of the First M. E. church conducting the services. The interment was in the East cemetery.

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth FINK DUCKWORTH (HEWSON), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Ancestor of Lisa Mallott Reskey

Name of Deceased: FINK, Mary Elizabeth DUCKWORTH (HEWSON)
Name of Newspaper:
Local Abilene, Kansas newspaper
Date of Obituary: Date unknown
Obituary: Taken Home for Burial
Today at noon the remains of Mrs. Mary E. FINK were placed aboard the east-bound Union Pacific train and started on their journey to Jacksonville, Ills., where they will be interred.
Short services were held at the house by Rev. W.H. ZIMMERMAN in the forenoon; a number of friends were present.
Mrs. FINK was a lady of much energy and executive ability and she will be sorely missed by the members of her family. The deceased was born in Jacksonville, Ills., in the year 1844 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HEWSON, of that city, and sister of Mrs. James A. COOK. She was married to Mr. J. T. DUCKWORTH in the year 1863, with whom she lived most happily until the year 1875 when his death occurred. Seven children were born to them; four are now living, Frank M., Evelyn Q., Lovella C. and Estella Q. In the year 1878 she was again married to Mr. J. H. FINK with whom she came to Kansas where she has since lived. Two children were born to them of whom one is now living, Maude F. FINK.
She was a member of the M.E. church and was ready to go when the Master called her.
The remains were accompanied on their last sad journey by F.M. DUCKWORTH who will return immediately after the funeral.
Jacksonville, IL paper, date unknown
“The remains of Mrs. Lizzie DUCKWORTH, daughter of Mrs. HEWSON of this city, arrived here early yesterday morning and were interred in Diamond Grove cemetery in the afternoon.”

Obituary of Raymond R. FISHBACK, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: FISHBACK, Raymond R.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: November 17, 1911
Obituary: Raymond FISHBACK Killed by Train.
Raymond FISHBACK, son of Mrs. Martha FISHBACK, of this city, met a horrible death Saturday morning in Kansas City, being knocked under a train and run over. He was in the employ of the Missouri Pacific railroad, as a switchman, and at the time of his death, was uncoupling a train that had a crossing blocked. The brakeman signalled the engineer to slack the train, but the engineer evidently mistook the signal, as he backed up rapidly, knocking Raymond against a car and under the train, and did not stop until after going the full length of the train of 34 cars. It is not known just what happened, whether all the cars ran over him or he was dragged part of the way, but he was picked up about 30 feet from where he was thrown under the train, with one foot cut off and the body bruised and cut in a horrible manner, there hardly being a bone in his body that was not broken.
Raymond R. FISHBACK, youngest son of Joseph and Martha FISHBACK, was born near Appalonia Oct. 11th, 1884 and died in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 11th, 1911 at the age of 27 years and 1 month. He was married to Miss Anna REISINGER of Pittsburg, Kansas, Jan. 15th 1907. To this union was born one daughter, Agnes Irene. Raymond is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, two sisters and three brothers, besides a number of relatives and friends. His father departed this life Jan. 26th, 1909.
Funeral services were held at his mother’s residence at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. E. J. CAMPBELL officiating, assisted by Rev. A. N. SIMMONS. Interment was in East cemetery.