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1914 Obituaries

Elizabeth Wood was born December 27, 1825 in Ghent, Kentucky, departed this life January 18, 1914 aged 88 years, 22 days. She married William H. Lester, January 26, 1848.

Seven children were born, Isabel Bursott of Noble, Illinois, Mrs. James Cook, Birds, Illinois, Gillie A. Sanderson, who died eight years ago, David D. Lester of St. Louis, Missouri, Johnnie died a few years ago, Everett of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Eva L. Pitner of Clay City, Illinois. She affiliated with the Baptist Church at an early age. Burial was in the city cemetery.

Little Miss Mina Helen Shipman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Shipman southeast of this place, died the 24th of January, 1914. She leaves her father, mother, brother and sister. Burial was in the Clay City Cemetery.

Mary Jane Gray was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, January 1, 1840, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Brissenden, February 1, 1914, aged 74 years and 1 month.

She married Walter Gill bout 1865. Five children were born, only one remains to mourn. Also four stepsons, O. W. Gill of Chicago, Jona Gill of Flora, William of Watertown of Litchfield.

Sadie Olive Hunter was born March 4, 18897, near Clay City, died February 3, 1914 aged 16 years, 10 months and 29 days.

Mrs. J. W. Hawk, a leader of the New Haven Church near Xenia who died about February 4, 1914.

Jake Schneider dropped dead at his home February 6, 1914. He was about forty years old and leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death. Burial was in Dillman Cemetery at Sailor Springs, Illinois.

Mrs. Julia Pierce, widow of the late Tom Pierce and mother of N. T. Pierce, died at her home in Xenia Tuesday, February 16, 1914. She was seventy-five years of age.

Contributed 16 May 2020 by John Bartos


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