Obituaries o-d001, Clark County IL

DANA, Henry Ward
From Clark County (IL) Herald
3 August 1904
Henry W. Dana died last Friday evening after a lingering and painful illness from Bright's disease.
Something lie one year ago, his health began to fail, but not until a few weeks ago did he take to his bed.
Henry Ward Dana was born in Woodstock, Vermont, April 3, 1842, a son of George W. and Abbs S. Dana, who were native of Vermont and of English descent.  He was educated in the common schools and was mostly reared at Waterbury, Vt.  He began the study of law at the age of 18 at the law school of Poughkeepsie graduating in 1859.  He was admitted to the bar at Bennington, Vt. in 1863.  In 1866 he came west to Illinois and settled in Lincoln.  He engaged in compiling abstract books in the office of the Logan county file abstract offices, afterward becoming sole proprietor of that institution.  In July 1884, he was elected president of a land company of Minnesota.  He continued in these businesses until a few years ago.
On April 15, 1863, Mr. Dana was married to Miss Emma Van Kleeck of New York at Poughkeepsie.  The fruits of this union were seven children, four of whom are yet living.  They are William, who is in the far west, Robert C. of Lincoln, Mabel (Mrs. F. W. Booth) and Emma (Mrs. Lu Cole), both of this city.  A son, Edwin W., met a tragic death by a mine accident in the west a few years ago; two little boys died at Lincoln.
In the spring of 1901 Mr. and Mrs. Dana came to this city to make thier home, both of their daughters having married here.  He opened an office here and soon began to do a fair business in real estate, but ill health the past year kept him from devoting his whole time to business.
He gained the confidence and friendship of a large number of our people during his residence in this city.  He was gentlemanly, mild mannered and a very clever man in every way.  Both he and Mrs. Dana were members of the Episcopal church, he serving as secretary, treasurer and vestry-man of the Lincoln church for several years.
The funeral services were conducted at the residence of F. W. Booth, with whom they made their home, on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. E. W. Murray of the Congregational church reading the Episcopal funeral service, after which the remains were interred at Marshall cemetery, a large number of friends following to pay their last respects.

DART, Rosa Adaline
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From the Oblong (IL) Oracle
Rosa Adaline Dart was born in Clark county June 4, 1860 and departed this life March 30, 1927 at the age of 66 years, 10 months and 4 days.  She was married to William Henry Immel August 15, 1885.  To this union nine children were born, five of whom have passed on before.  She leaves to mourn her death, husband, one son, Robert Immel, of Oblong, and three daughters, Jane Smith of Hutsonville,
Fanchion Haddock of Oblong, and Lula Maxwell of Metcalf, Ill., an aged mother, Mrs. Amanda Dart, of Oblong, four brothers, four sisters and a host of relatives.  She was a kind and loving companion, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of the United Brethren church at Oblong.  Her suffering was severe but she bore it with patience. A precious one from us has gone.  A voice we loved is stilled.  A place is vacant in our hearts that never can be filled.
Funeral services were conducted at the U. B. church Friday morning and interment in the Wilkin cemetery.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all neighbors and friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother.
W. H. Immel and Children.

DAVIS, Effie Elizabeth
Unknown Newspaper
Effie Elizabeth Davis, age 69, passed away at the Paris Hospital Sunday afternoon.
Surviving are the husband, Roe; one son, Stanley of Marshall; two daughters, Mrs. Naomi Phillips of Marshall and Mrs. Rosalie Richey of Tipp City, Ohio, three brothers Charles Hutchens and Harlan Hutchens both of rural route 2, Marshall; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Marrs Funeral Home where services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.   Rev. H. J. Kemp officiated and burial was in the Greenmoss Cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark County (IL) Democrat, 20 January 1972--Glen Davis, 69, passed away Saturday evening at his home, 1010 Archer Avenue, Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie; one daughter, Mrs. Woody (Martha) Ferris of Marshall; two grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. Audrey Kouteoumpas of Marshall, Mrs. Ava Wilson of Gainesville, Florida, Mrs. Hazel Sutton and Mrs. Mary Barker of Hammon, Indiana, Mrs. Loretta Rippey of Crown Point, Indiana, and Mrs. Esther Vaught of Alexandria, Virginia, and two brothers, Shelton of Hammond, Indiana, and James of Knightstown, Indiana.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Moore Funeral Home.  Rev. John K. Jones officiated and burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.

DAVIS, Ruth Eleanor
born  11 Dec 1914, died 22 Sep 1986.  Funeral Thursday, September 25, 1986, burial at Medsker Cemetery.

DAVIS, Shelton A.
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Shelton A. Davis, age 66, died early yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Wilson, on South Sixth street in Marshall.
He leaves eleven children:  Chester Davis, Leo Davis, Shelton Davis, James Davis, Mrs. Harry Sutton, and Miss Mary Davis, all of Hammond, Indiana, Glenn Davis, Mrs. Thomas Koutsoumpas, Mrs. Robert Wilson, Esther Davis and Loretta Davis, all of Marshall.  His wife preceded him in death about six years ago, also three children.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Christian church tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. L. Z. Smith and burial in the Marshall Cemetery.

DAVIS, Shelton W.
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Shelton W. Davis, 67, a native of Marshall, passed away Friday, October 17, 1972.  He was a resident of Hammond, Indiana, where he lived since early adulthood except for the years 1942-1950 during which time he lived with his wife and children at Marshall.
He is survived by his wife, Luella; two daughters, Mrs. Norma McFarland and Mrs. Arlene Bender of Highland, Indiana; two sons Allen of Manhattan, Kansas, and Richard of Hammond, Indiana; six sisters, Mrs. Audrey Koutsoumpas of Marshall, Mrs. Ava Wilson of Gainesville, Florida, Mrs. Haxet Sutton of Hammond, Indiana, Mrs. Mary Bardai of Griffith, Indiana, Mrs. Loretta Rippy of Crown Point, Indiana, and Mrs. Esther Vaught of Alexandria, Virginia; and one brother, James of Knightstown, Indiana.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 30th at 1:30 P.M. at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Hammond.  The Reverend Herbert J. Teake, Jr. officiated and burial was at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond.

DEHL, Emanuel
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Emanuel, son of William and Julia Bennett Dehl, was born in Johnson Township, Clark County, February 2, 1861, and departed this life June 12, 1936, at the age of seventy five years, four months and ten days.
He was the oldest of a family of ten children, all of whom preceded him in death except one brother, Martin, who resides in their old home in Johnson township, and one sister, Mrs. Nora Marts, of Martinsville, Ill.
He was united in marriage to Mary Effie Bailiff July 16, 1885.  To this union were born five children, Gideon A. and Lorenzo, of West Union, Ill. Mrs. John W. Sloan of Troy, N. Y., Mrs. James D. Hines of Ossawatomie, Kansas and Mr. Harry Dehl of Omaha, Nebraska.
These, together with the wife and six grandchildren survive.
Funeral services were held at the Bailiff church on June 15th at 2:00 P.M. conducted by Rev. Lee Guyer.  He was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

DEHL, Gideon A.
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark County (IL) Democrat, 14 March 1963
Gideon A. Dehl, son of Emanuel and Effie Bailiff Dehl, was born August 15, 1886, and passed away February 26, 1963.
He served his country in World War I in Co. B, 76 Div. Engineers.
He leaves his wife, Patience; sister, Ruth Hines of Osswattomie, Kansas; brother, Lorenza Dehl, West Union, Ill; Eileen Wells, who makde her home with them a number of years; several neices and nephews and many friends.
Services were conducted at the Bailiff Church with REv. James Witkanack officiating.  Graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post 1130 and Veterans of World War I, Barracks 1873.

DEHL, Mary E.
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark County (IL) Democrat, Marshall, IL, 27 January 1943 Mary E. Dehl, 82 years old, died at 3 o'clock, Tuesday morning at the residence in West Union.  Surviving are two daughters, nellie Sloan of Troy, New York, and Ruth Hines of Osawatomie, Kansas and three sons, Harvey of Crofton, Neb., and Gideon and Lorenzo of West Union.  The body was taken to the Prust Funeral Home and later removed to the residence of the son, Lorenzo.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Bailiff Church, the Rev. Lee Guyer officiating.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemtery.

born 24 Jan 1896, died 10 Dec 1989.  Funeral Wednesday, December 13, 1989, burial at Walnut Prairie Cemetery.

DITTMAN, Minnie Schuh
From 13 September 1905, Clark County (IL) Herald
Minnie Schuh was born in Kresbach, Wurttemburg, Germany, on Dec. 25, 1852, and departed this life Sept. 8, 1905.  In 1872 she was married to Bernherd Dittman.  To this union were born eleven children, two dying in infancy.  In 1880 she came to this county and in 1883 the family moved to the farm near Marshall, where they have since lived.  About that time she united with the German Evangelical church, of which she was a faithful member until she was called to the triumphant church above.  About six years ago she had typhoid fever from which she never fully recovered.  She leaves a husband, 6 sons, 3 daughters and one grandchild to await them at the eternal shore at the appointed time for each one.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Zion church, Rev. John Mundorf officiating.  Interment was in Big Creek cemetery.

DIXON, Burns
Clark County Herald, Dec. 7, 1892
Burns Dixon, one of the leading citizens of Darwin township, died early Monday morning of lung fever. The remains were interred yesterday in the Darwin cemetery, the Masonic order conducting the funeral services. Mr. Dixon was a man of unquestioning integrity and worth. He was a public-spirited citizen, a neighbor in the truest sense of the word, a kind husband and loving father. Darwin township can ill afford the loss of sterling citizens like good old Burns Dixon.

DIXON, Jack L.
Submitted by Leslie S. Edwards
"DIXON-In Modesto, February 12, Jack L. Dixon, father of Stanley Dixon and Mrs. J. E. Fry of Modesto, Mrs. C.J. Edwards of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. A.W. Burchard of Falls City, Neb., Mrs. George Coddington, Auburn, Neb., and Mrs. R.T. Abel of Holton, Kansas-a native of Illinois; aged 78 years.  A member of York Lodge No. 313, F.&A.M. of West Union, Illinois, and the W.O.W. of Falls City, Nebraska.
Friends are invited to attend the funerla services Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Shannon Chapel, 921 Twelfth street.  Rev. C.A. Snyder officiating.  Interment, Masonic cemetery."

NOTE: Jack or Luzerne DIXON was the son of William and Margaret (McClury) DIXON.  He was born 28 Mar 1848 in Clark County, probably Darwin.  He was the second husband of Mary C. (Holwick) SHAFFER - they were married 29 Sep 1870 in Marshall. They removed to Falls City, NE around 1880, where Mary died 27 Jan 1884.

DOLL, Stephen
Marshall Weekly Messenger
On the 27th day, at his residence in this city, of general disability, Mr. Stephen Doll, aged 54 years.
Mr. Doll leaves three children to mourn his loss. He was one of the early settlers of this county, having been here over 35 years. He has accumulated considerable property by industry and strict attention to business.   He was a splendid business man---clever and accommodating to all. He had recently made some nice improvements to his residence and was preparing to enjoy himself, for he had plenty; but death stepped in and claimed him, thereby showing how uncertain is mans hopes and expectations.   He was buried last Sabbath by the Odd Fellows. The very large concourse of people that followed him to his last resting place, through the rain showed how highly he was esteemed by his neighbors.   He had been a patient suffer for many years. His surviving children have the sympathy of the entire community.

DOLSON, Elizabeth
Clark County Herald
Elizabeth Dolson was born near Quaker Lane, Crawford County, Illinois, Oct 16, 1824, and died May 12, 1908, aged 83 years, 6 months and 26 days.   Deceased was the daughter of James and Susannah Dolson who came from the State of New York and settled in Crawford County in 1817.   They moved to York Township in 1826.   She was a tenth child of a family of twelve children and was the last of the family to go from us.   She has always lived at the old Dolson homestead until the death of her brother Moses, Nov 28, 1898, after which she made her home with her nieces, Mrs. William Piety, and Mrs. Clarence Nichols.   She was a charter member of the Friends Church of west Union and continued in that faith until her death.   She had been confined to her bed for nearly eight months, was a great sufferer and often expressed a desire to go to her heavenly home and be at rest.   We have the assurance that she is gathered as a shock fully ripe for the heavenly garner.   She leaves three generations of nephews and nieces and many friends to follow.
The funeral services were conducted by the Friends Church by Elwood Lewis of Georgetown, Illinois, assisted by Ruth Green of west York, interment in the York Cemetery.

20 July 1904, Clark Co, IL
Mrs. Harriet Wilson Dolson was born in Greencastle, Indiana, June 16, 1827, and died in Arcola July 9, 1904, a little past 77 years of age.
Her early life was spent at Greencastle, where she enjoyed the school privileges of that place.  In her young womanhood the family emigrated to Illinois, settling at York, in Clark county, then the metropolis of that section of Illinois, situated on the banks of the Wabash.
She was married to Jacob Dolson July 2, 1843, at York.  Mr. Dolson had served in the Black Hawk war as a first Lieutenant and later a captain in the same command with Abraham Lincoln, with whom he was intimately acquainted.  Captain Dolson died about 1866.
Mrs. Dolson removed to Arcola in '80 or '81, the prime object being to secure better school facilities for her children, as she fully recognized the importance of a liberal education.
Her life in Arcola has been one of great seclusion on account of physical infirmaties, yet she never lost sight of public affairs, being an extensive reader both of good standard books and the current literature of the day.  In the company of these she found much comfort and solace during the long years of her seclusion.
She was a member of the Protestant Methodist church and during the years of her active life was one of its most active members, her home always being open to the traveling itinerant ministers.
She made her home with her sons William and WAlter, the care of her falling on the latter during the last months of her life, and no son could ever be more dutiful or partial of her comfort.
The remains were taken to York Monday and buried by the side of her husband.  Her ancestors came from Kentucky and she was distantly related to Henry Clay.--Arcola Record.

DOW, Mrs. A. G.
From Clark County (IL) Herald
10 August 1904
Mrs. A. G. Dow, aged 62, was stricken with heart failure at their home in the north part of the city yesterday morning.  She was dead before medical assistance reached her.  She had not been feeling well for a few days, but nothing serious was looked for.  Mr. Dow was telephoned and he started home from up town but she died before he reached home.  The funeral will be held tomorrow.  Mrs. Dow was the mother of four children, all of whom are living.  An obituary will be published next week.

Dated about December 12, 1948
A pioneer resident of Weatherford area, Mrs. Emma Florence Downey, died here Sunday after an extended illness.  Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Losckstone Funeral home, with A. J. Bradshaw, minister of the Church of Christ officiating.  Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.
Born in Clark county, Ill., November 2, 1871, Mrs. Downey came to this community December 4, 1895.  She is survivied by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Rodman of Weatherford and Mrs. Emmett Reagan of Hammon; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, J. W. Richards of Seymour, Mo., Elmer Richards of Geary, Okla., and Ben Richards of Duenweg, Mo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Johns of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Myrtle Holden of San Bernadino, Calif.
Mrs. Downey had been in poor health for more than a year.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
About October 11, 1930
W. J. Downey was born in Westfield, Ill., April 22, 1863.  Died October 11, 1930.  He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Richard at Marshall, Ill., in the year 1890.  To this union were born two children, Mrs. Opal Reagan of Hammon, Okla, and Mrs. Rose Rodman of Weatherford.  He and wife came to Oklahoma when this country was first opened for settlement in the year 1892, settling north of Weatherford where he resided until his death.  He united with the Reorganized Church of  Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in the year 1910 and was a faithful member of this church until his death.  He leaves to mounr his death his loving wife, two daughters, nine grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Terrell, of Arapaho, and one brother, George Downey of Martinsville, Ill., and a host of other relatives and friends.  This languishing head is at rest, its thinking and aching are o'er, thei quiet, immovable breast, is heav'd by affliction no more; this hear is no longer the seat of trouble and torturing pain; it ceases to flutter and beat, it never shall flutter again.

Dessie Stanfield Drake, wife of Ray Drake, funeral November 1, 1978, Burial at Plymouth Cemetery.

Submitted by Roger Smith
James L. Drummond, son of John and Nancy Drummond, was born near Jeffersonville,  Indiana,  August  13th, 1849,  and  when but a few months old, his  father  emigrated to  Illinois and settled on a farm
in Orange township, where his son James grew to  manhood.  He departed  this  life February 1st, 1936, aged eighty-six years, five months and eighteen days, he being the last survivor of a large family, consisting of  five  sons  and three daughters.
He was united in marriage to Emmaline Chambers, March 31st, 1878, and after his marriage moved to a farm in Melrose township and has been a resident of that township until his death.
To this union were born seven sons and one daughter, John of Marshall, Lawrence of West York,  Howard of Martinsville, Ray of Bridgeport, Roy and Maggie of Melrose, who lived with and cared for their father, Arthur and an infant son preceded him in death.   His wife pasted away August 14th, 1932.  He also leaves eighteen grandchildren  and  nine  great grandchildren.
Some years ago he united with the United Brethren church at Potter's Hall and remained a faithful member her until the Lord called him home. Brother Drummond had been a constant sufferer from his ailments for over ten years and endured it with patience and fortitude, and all that loving hands and medical skill could do was of no avail and God in His great wisdom called him home.
He was a good citizen, a loving father and a good and generous neighbor and will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors in the community where he had spent the, major part of his life.

DUZAN, Richard
Clark County (IL) Democrat, Wednesday, June 17, 1925--Richard, son of Benjamin and Margaret Duzan was born in Hancock County, Ind., October 2th, 1847, came to Clark County, Ill. with his parents when he was twelve years of age and was married to Mary Catherine Coons on March 14th 1869.
Seven children were born to this union, six sons and one daughter.  Two sons and the daughter have preceded him in death.  In October 1904, they moved to Marshall in the home where he died, June 9th, 1925.
When at the age of 20, he was converted and joined the M. E. Church at Dolson Chapel.  When they came to Marshall, he moved his membership to the M. E. Church here.
Being too young to enlist at the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted in the last call, for soldiers and received an honorable discharge when the war closed.
He was a devoted husband and father, an honest man, a good neighbor, a good citizen, loved and respected by all who knew him.
He leaves to mourn his departure, an aged companion, four sons, Ed, Hurley, Ben, and Joe, one brother, John, seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Green Moss Church, Thursday forenoon, conducted by Rev. J. E. Evans.  Burial in the Green Moss Cemetery.
Eldon Vern Davis, born 18 June 1897, died 26 Apr 1976.  Funeral Thursday April 29, 1976, burial at Butternut Cemetery.

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