Obituaries o-m001, Clark County IL

MACEY, John Albert
son of  Alfonzo Macey, born 22 August 1914, died 21 January 1979.  Preceded in death by daughter, Celia; survived by wife, Ruby, children Vernon, Patricia Bennett, and Larry.

MALONE, Eunice
Clark County Herald
Mrs. Eunice Malone was born in York Township, December 30, 1836, and died at the home of her son Perry Poorman, near Fairbanks, Indiana, December 21, 1906, aged 70 years, lacking 9 days. In the early years of maidenhood she was married to Perry Demitt, who lived but a few years. One child Thomas was born to them. He lived to manhood but died several years ago. She was married to Samuel Poorman in 1867. Four children were born to this union. Dennis, who died in infancy, Perry, the son with whom she made her home, Mollie who died in early womanhood and Gertrude, widow of Perry Bohnstead, residing in Shelburn, Indiana.
Again death invaded her family and took from her, her husband in 1877, and left her with three little helpless children to face the world alone and very limited financially for which Mr. Poorman was industrious and upright. He was a veteran of the civil war and severely wounded at Chickamauga and was a constant and many times an intense sufferer from that time until his death. Affliction greatly handicapped him through life. The mother struggled to keep the children with her but stress of circumstances compelled her to turn to that great institution of helpfulness to many a weary mother, the soldiers orphan home.   And great as was the sacrifice, she forced herself to make it for the good of the children and sent them there where they remained except for an occasional vacation until the age limit. She never regretted placing them in the home for it proved a blessing both to them and her and certainly the father suffering in behalf of his country entitled them to everything they received. In the spring of 1887, Mrs. Poorman was married to William J. Malone, who lived but a few years when she was again left a widow. From that time on she made her home with her son. Considering the many sorrows through which the deceased was called to pass, she was of a remarkably cheerful and pleasant disposition. When we remember how often she has stood beside the casket, to take a last look at loved ones and stood so many times beside the open grave to which was consigned those so near and dear, of many hard fought battles of life, we wondered that the milk of human kindness still kept sweet through it all. It certainly was by Gods grace in her heart made manifest in her life.   She was for many years a member of the Methodist church but in after years she transferred her membership to Friends Church at West Union. The body was brought to the Brick Cemetery for burial and a funeral sermon was preached in the church near there by Rev. Stratton, a Friends minister from Sullivan, Indiana.
The weather was very inclement yet there was quite a goodly number present to pay the last tribute of love and respect to one whom they had known for so many years and to sympathize with the bereft family. May God’s blessing rest upon them?  West Union, Illinois, December 31, 1906.

MAPPIN, Harriett Arabelle
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Harriett Arabelle Mappin died at her home in Martinsville after a short illness.  While she had been ailing for a couple of years, only a few close friends knew of it till she was stricken with paralysis, after which she never spoke.
Harriett Arabelle, daughter of James and Elizabeth Phillips, was born April 16, 1852 and departed this life March 4, 1926, aged 73 years, 10 months and 18 days.
October 13, 1878 she was united in marriage to Jenning Mappin, who survives her.  To this union were born three children, Harry, who preceded her to the great beyond Aug 3, 1923.  Mrs. Lillie Jones of Martinsville and Mrs. Ida Lobban of Manchester, NH.  Her only sister, Missouri Murphy, preceded her just one year ago.  She leaves 2 brothers, Tom Phillips of Marshall, and Wm. Phillips of Stockton, Calif.
She united with the church of Christ, Sept. 30, 1917 and was baptized the same hour of the night by B. O. Hall, and has lived a faithful member ever since.  She loved the church and always attended when health permitted.
Mrs. Mappin was a devoted wife, an affectionate mother and a good neighbor, who was ready at all times to help in sickness or need.  She will be sadly missed by the whole community and her many relatives and friends.
Blessed are the death which die in the Lord.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Martinsville, Saturday, March 6, conducted by J. A. Sweet of Marshall.

MCCRORY, Robert L.
Robert L. McCrory, 49, 513 W. Loncoln, Hoopeston, died Thursday, July 30, at 9:42 a.m. at Lake View Memorial Hospital, Danville, where he had been a patient since June 1.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Hoopeston with Rev. Harry Elwood officiating.  Full military services were conducted by the Buddy Egnew V.F. W. Post 4826.  Burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 23, 1920 near West York, Ill., the son of Harris and Zelpha Clements McCrory.  He married Frances Brown, Oct. 8, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo.  She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Suzanne) Lawson, Mrs. Barbara Kilgro, Alice Marie and one son Bobby at home; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Crabtree, West Union, Mrs. Velda Griffith, Hutsonville, Mrs. Myrtle Beabout, Robinson, Mrs. Doris Dolson, Charleston; two brothers, Chancey, Clay City, Jim, Robinson; and four granddaughters.
He was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Chruch of West Yor; North Fork Conservation Club; Moose Lodge No. 1227; American Legion No. 384; and Buddy Egnew V. F. W. Post No. 4826.
He was also a veteran of W. W. II serving from Sept. 5, 1942 to Nov. 25, 1945.  He was employed by the American Can Company for 28 years and was supervisor of engineering.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Card of Thanks
The family of Robert L. McCrory wishes to express their thanks for prayers, floral offerings, cards and words of comfort during the illness and death of their loved one.

MCDANIEL, Caroline
Dated 16 June 1939
Caroline McDaniel, born March 23, 1847, departed this life June 6 1939 age 92 years, 2 months, 14 days.
She was married May 20, 1869 by Rev. J. S. Wilhite to John U. Nidey, to this union was born five daughters and one son.
Mrs. Nidey leaves three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Vaughn of North Platte, Neb., Mrs. Edna Sims and Mrs. Bertena Stanfield both of West York, fifteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, one half sister, Mrs. Emma Burson of Mattoon, Illinos and other relatives and many friens to mourn her loss.
She united with the church as a young girl and lived a true christian life until death.
Her daily expression of christian principles in administering to the needs of her neighbors and her constant concern in their behalf has set an example for us all.  The simple, trusting faith in her creator, her reainess to join him, these many years, was so wonderfully experienced by repeating at practically her last moments her childhood prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep" then said "Amen" and looked up with a smile, shortly thereafter passed on to join the loved ones gone before.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark County (IL) Democrat, 21 February 1923
Ernest Medsker, youngest son of Alexander and Mary Medsker, was born in Melrose township, Feb. 27, 1892, and departed this life at the home of his mother, Feb. 12, 1923, aged 30 years, 11 months and 15 days.  He was united in marriage to pearl Cooper january 27, 1916.  To this union were born two sons, Wayne and Denzel.  His wife preceeded him in death Dec. 7, 1920.  He leaves to mourn his departure besides his two sons, a mother, two brothers, Percy, who lives at home with his mother, and Orville of Melrose township, one sister, Grace Maxwell of Martinsville, also a large neumber of other relatives and friends.
His last sickness was of short duration, being confined to his bed but a few days with pneumonia.  All that loving hands and medical skill could do was without avail and death claimed him as his victim and his earthly labors were drawn to a close.  He passed into the other world surrounded by those most dear to him in life.
He was of a cheerful disposition and always greeted his friends with a smile.  Always looking on the bright side of life, his generous nature and kindly disposition can never be forgotten.  We, too, will go over the River of Rest, as the strong and the lonely before us have gone; our sun will go down in the beautiful west, to rise in the glory that circles the throne.

born 8 May 1907, died 2 November 1987. Funeral held Wednesday, November 4, 1987, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Married Florence Wells, daughter of Charles Wells.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Mrs. Cloie Melton, 86, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday while en route to Paris hospital after suffering a heart attack.
She was born in Vigo county August 17, 1872, the daughter of Joshua and Nancy Ann Fields Bishop. Her husband, Thomas Melton, passed away in 1924.
Survivors are the following children:  Mrs. Bertha Murphy, East Chicago, Ind., Mrs. Edith Yoho, Youngstown, O., Mrs. Nina Kolepp, Kenmore, N.Y., Emery, Paris and Ralph, address unknown; one sister, Mrs. Jennine Wilhoit, Paris, two brothers, R. E. and Lee Bishop, Marshall; 18 grandchildre and 14 great-grandchildren.  Two children are deceased.  Rev. H. L. Hayes, Charleston, will officiate at the funeral to be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Batchelor funeral home.  Burial will be at the Richwoods cemetery south of Kansas.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon.

MELTON, William
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
28 October 1909 and 4 November 1909, Kansas (IL) Journal--William Melton died of general debility at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, at the home of his son, Albert Melton, of general debility, age 70 years.
The funeral was conducted at the Pleasant Hill Christian church at 11 o'clock yesterday morning and burial was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
The deceased was born in Indiana and was raised near Rockville.  When he first came to Illinois he settled on a farm near Martinsville, in Clark county, and upwards of forty years ago moved to Edgar county.
The date of his birth was June 3 1833.
Mr. Melton was married about 53 years ago to Mary Land, who died about a year ago.  He is survived by five sons and one daughter, Albert, Charles, Thomas and John of south of this city, and George and Mrs. O. W. Compton of Paris.  He also leaves 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Melton was a charter member of the Christian church at Pleasant Hill and was an upright christian gentleman respected by all who knew him.
William Melton was born June 3, 1833 in Park county, Ind., died October 25, 1909.  He joined the Christian under the preaching of Rev. Gregg and had lived a consistent christian ever since, and on his death bed he said his time on this earth was short, but he had harmed no one and was ready to die and meet his God, that he had run his race and finished his work, and felt that a crown of life was laid up for him in heaven, where he expected to live with his God for ever more.
He had a family of nine children.  Three had passed before, leaving six, Allen, Charles R., Joel T., George D., Lucinda and John F., and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Fudge.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
October 1924--John H. Miller, son of Emmanuel and Nancy Hutchings Miller was born in Clark county, Ill, June 24th, 1852 and died at Arabie, Ga., October 24, 1924, aged 77 years and 4 months.
On October 5, 1876 he was married to Sarah Lycan, who survives him.  To this union were born three children, Walter, who lives in Arabie and Ralph and Maber, who preceded him in death.
He was in business in Marshall before moving to Georgia thirty-seven years ago.  His health failing, he retired from active business about ten years ago.  He was always active with the work of the Sunday school and church.
Burial was in the Marshall cemetery under the auspices of the Modern Woodman Lodge.
We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy at the death of our husband and father, Mr. John H. Miller.
Sarah Miller
Walter A. Miller

MILLER, Solomon
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Clark Co Democrat about December 1911--Solomon Miller was born in Ohio Oct. 23, 1823 and died in Clark County, Ill. Sunday Dec. 24, 1911, aged 89 years, 2 months and 1 day.  From Ohio he moved to Clark County, Indiana, and from there to Clark County, Ill.  He was first married to Mary Jane Steward Aug. 21 184?.  Two children were born of this union, neither of whom is living.
On Oct. 20, 1850 he was married to Eliza Ann Allhands, who survives him.
Besides his wife and son Roy, he leaves three brothers, Emanuel, nearly 94 years old, John, 83, and William 81, with one sister Aunt Sally Hurst, past 91.  He also has two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  He was converted in an early day and lived for a number of years a member of the Shiloh United Brethren Church.  Then about 1867 he placed his membership in
the Green Moss M. E. church where it remained until his death.  Bro. Miller has held all the offices in the gift of his local church, which he has served with honor to himself and with pleasure to the congregation.  Bro. Miller belonged to a family of quiet, even temperament, was a man of few words; and was neither quick to give or take offense.  He was well beloved by his neighbor and friends and on good terms with all of them.  If Solomon Miller had any enemies on earth we have never heard of them.  While living to a ripe old age, he has had comparatively good health.  His last sickness wasa brief, but severe.
He closed his eyes to earth to open them in heaven.  Near the close of his natural life he repeated portions of some of the old hymns of the church, a few of which were sung at his funeral.  The services were conducted Tuesday at Dolson chapel by the Methodist minister, Rev. E. S. Wamsley and interment in the cemetery nearby.

MILLHOUSE, Mrs. George
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Saturday, July 31, 1909, From Terre Haute (IL) Tribune
Dies from paralytic Stroke
Marshall, Ill., July 31--Mrs. George Millhouse, who had a strokd of paralysis as she alighted from her buggy last Tuesday at Wilson's wagon yard, died and her funeral will be held at Clarksville Sunday at 10 a.m.  Mrs. Millhouse had a brother, John Snyder, and her husband, George Millhouse, who died of the same cause.  She will be buried at the Clarksville cemetery.

MILLIS, Beatrice Napier
born 16 January 1909, died 23 July 1982.  Survived by husband, Glenn Millis.  Funeral held Monday, July 26, 1982, burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

MILLIS, Dwight Lorene
Husband of Beulah Baird Millis B: 15 Sep 1906 Orange Twp., Clark Co Illinois M: 5 May 1929 D: 7 Aug 1982 Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Twp., Clark Co., Illinois Parents: Ernest Elwood and Emma Estella (Baker) Millis

Wife of Charles Millis B: 25 Nov 1886 in Hennessey, Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma D: 10 May 1985 in Lewisburg, Tennessee Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Twp., Clark Co., Illinois Parents: Jake and Elizabeth Martin Kemp

MILLIS, Emma Estella BAKER
Wife of Ernest Elwood Millis B: 25 Jun 1881 D: 7 Feb 1970 Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Twp., Clark Co., Illinois Parents: John and Amanda (McClure) Baker

MILLIS, Marcellyn Jean
B: 5 Nov 1931 D: 18 Apr 1948 Parents: Dwight and Beulah (Baird) Millis

MITCHELL, Leander Bruce
Clark County Herald
Leander Bruce Mitchell was born near Marshall, Illinois, March 2, 1844, and died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Adam Scott, twelve miles South of Marshall, May 5, 1896.
He was a student at the Illinois State Normal, a prominent teacher of Clark County for a number of years, studied law with J.W. Graham, and was admitted to the bar about sixteen years ago.
He was well read in his chosen profession and was considered a good judge of law.
His funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, May 6, at the Ohio Church.   The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Gibbs.   After the sermon Hon. J.W. Graham made an address in which he paid a high tribute to the character and personal worth of the deceased.   A large delegation of K.P. from the Marshall Lodge testified to their appreciation of their brother Knight.
Mr. Mitchell’s moral character was above reproach; he was quite just, genial and carried in his bosom a kind heart and commanded the respect and confidence of a large circle of friends.
Submitted by Misty Curl
Shortly after the sun had risen above the horizon on Saturday, January 15, death claimed one of our number and freed Marie from bodily pain at the age of 45 years, 2 months, and 26 days.
She was of a loving disposition and always had a smile and kind work for all.  Being much attached to (small piece of paper torn here) there she found happiness in making a place of peace and contentment for her loved ones.
Anna Marie, the daughter of Levi Clarence and Mattie E. Cannady, was born in Clark County, Illinois, on October 21, 1898.
In 1914, she was united in marriage to Jess L. Monk, who preceded her in death in 1931.  To this union were born 4 sons, and 1 daughter.
One son Jesse Lee, departed life in 1934.
Then in 1936, she was united to Oliver Perry Maxwell.  This union was blessed with 1 son.
Her entire life was spent in Clark County, with the exception of the past five years.  In 1939, she moved to Gary, Indiana, where she gained a large circle of friends.
Her leaving brings a shadow of loneliness to her home and community where she was loved by all.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her companion, Oliver, one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Sanders, four sons, Arthur, Robert and Charles Monk and Oliver Junior Maxwell, all of Gary, Indiana, an aged mother, four sisters and two brothers as follows:  Mrs. Pearl Medsker, Mrs. Joye Misner, Mrs. Maggie White, Miss Ruby Cannady, Ira and William, all of near West Union, Illinois, five grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Gone from a world of sorrow,
Gone from a bed of pain
Into eternal gladness
Never to weep again.
Gone where no storms of sorrow,
Sweep o'er her troubled breast
Gone from a dark to-morrow,
To everlasting rest.
Funeral services were held from (small piece of the paper torn here)  the Baptist church at West Union (small piece of the paper torn here) Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.
Burial was in the Harris cemetery.
Submitted by:Misty Curl

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
24 November 1981--Martinsville--Dean Montgomery, 75, Route 2, Marshall, died Tuesday afternoon at Paris Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville.  Burial will be in the Green Moss Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for after 3 p.m. Thursday.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Green Moss Church.
Survivors include his wife, Aura; two sons, Leslie Allen Montgomery of Logan, Ohio and Lloyd Dean Montgomery of Martinsville, one daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Auild, also of Martinsville; five brothers, Forrest of Glenellyn, Ill.; Brenton of Sycamore, Doit of Long Island, N. Y., Chancelor of Brownsville, Texas, and Ernie of Kankakee, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ross of Westfield; and Mrs. Veloa Christian of Richmond, Va.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Terri Stoikes
Hannah Jane Moore (nee Antrim)was born in Ohio, Nov. 16 1832, and died at her home, near Marshall, Ill., April 19,1907, aged 74 years, 5 months and 3 days.
She was married to Zachariah Moore in 1850. To them  were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. One son and one daughter died when quite young and she was left a widow by the death of her husband in 1863, Subsequently she was married to Soloman Market who died in 1891. To this union was born one son who survives them. Mother Moore was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church when quiet young, in whose fellowship she remained until she removed from her Church home and being thrown into companionship with the U.B. church, she
readily formed a congenial home with them and remained a faithful member until her death. On account of bodily affliction she was not permitted to attend the public services of the Church for many months before her death but her heart was interested in her Master's cause to the end of life. She bore her long and painful affliction with Christian fortitude and resignation and died in the
assurance of going to meet her Savior with joy. She leaves 6 children, 38 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren to mourn her departure. Everthing that loving hearts and willing hands could do, both by children and neighbors, was done for her comfort during her sickness. Let her frailties be forgotten et all that is virtuous, noble and good in her life be cherished, and may these
be an inspiration to us who continue the pilgrim's journey.

MOORE, John H.
Clark County Herald
April 19, 1900
John H. Moore was born in Sullivan County, Indiana, April 15, 1836, and died at his home in York, April 15, 1900, aged 64 years.
In 1861 he was united in marriage with Mary Ann Johnson.   To this union were born 8 children, 2 boys and 6 girls, 4 of whom and the wife preceded him in death.
Father Moore served his country during the civil war, receiving wounds from which he never fully recovered.
He was a loving father, a faithful friend and he will be greatly missed from home and from among the walks of men.   Just a few hours before his death, I talked with him about his hope of a future life.   He said “I know that I have a wife and daughter in heaven and since my child’s happy death I have been preparing to meet them.   Now I am trusting in Jesus and am ready to go home and be at rest”.   Then calling his children and friends to his bedside, he shook hands and bade them all good by saying “I will meet you on the other shore”.
MOORE, Roscoe J.
Submitted by Chris Childs
September 22, 1920
Roscoe J. Moore, youngest son of Aden and Lydia Moore, was born in Clark County, April 28, 1899 and met his sad death at the Submarine mine by gas
explosion, at the age of 21 years, 4 months and 11 days.
He leaves behind to mourn his death six sisters and one brother, who is with the regular army in California.
His father, mother, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
He united with the U.B. church at Spiketown in the winter of 1918
We wish to express our thanks for the kind assistance of the neighbors and friends during the death of our darling brother, Roscoe Moore.
The Sisters

MORGAN, William Henry
From 25 October 1939, Clark County (IL) Democrat
William Henry Morgan, the son of Edward and Margaret Morgan, was born in Melrose Township, on March 15, 1856, and departed this life at the Paris hospital, October 17, 1939, aged 83 years, 7 months, and 2 days.
In 1875 he was united in marriage to Manday Shaffner.  To this union was born one son, Bert Morgan, who still survives.  The wife preceded him in death.
On November 28, 1886 he was married to Margaret Reed Hall.  Seven girls and one boy came to bless this union.  Also two stepdaughters, one of whom preceded him in death.  The bereaved widow and all the children survive.
He was converted and batized under the ministry of the Rev. Frank Kettering at the Potter's Hall United Brethren church.  He liked church and in his later years has often dropped in at the services at the Holiness church.
He was a good provider, and father, and was well liked throughout the community.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.  His life was like the poet stated, "Let me live by the side of the road and be a friend to man."
Those surviving are the bereaved widow and the following children: Mrs. Edna Nightlinger, of Gary, Ind., Fred Morgan, Marshall, Mrs.Goldie Sykes, Yuba City, California, Mrs. Chas. McGlanden, Marshall, Mrs. Harmon Kraemer, Paris, Ill., Miss Elizabeth Morgan at home, Mrs. C. A. Whitney, Marshall, Mrs. Thomas Gatewood, of marshall, Bert Morgan, Martinsville, Ill., and Mrs. Lee Stanfield, Ramsey, Ill., one brother, George Morgan, twenty grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Holiness Church in Marshall, Ill., on Thursday, October 19, 1939.

MURPHY, Mrs. Addie
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Star, 8 December 1975--Marshall, Ill. (Special)--Services for Mrs. Addie Murphy, 83, who died Saturday night at Burnside Nursing Home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the marrs-Snyder Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Keim officiating.  Burial will be at the Marshall Cemetery.  She was a member of the First Christian Church.  Surviving are the husband, Ira, and a half-sister, Mrs. Jessie Snow of Baldwin, Mich.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.

MURPHY, Absolom
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Petition of Absolom Murphy
Petition of Absolom Murphy in the matter of the estate of Adam Murphy, deceased for letters of administration.  To the Hon. William C. Whitlock Judge of the county court of Clark County.
The petition of the undersigned Absolom Murphy respectfully represent that Adam Murphy late of Clark County, deceased, died in Melrose Tp. on or about the 9th day of September A. D. 1866 leaving property and effects in this county.  Leaving $1000.00 worth of personal property.  No last will and testament as far as known to and believed by this petitioner.
That said deceased left him surviving, Eliza Murphy as his widow and Doctor Murphy, mary Jane Murphy, Levi Murphy, George Murphy, Wilson Murphy, Herd Murphy, Cintha Ann Murphy his children.  Your petitioner being a brother of said deceased therefore pray that he be appointed administrator September 12th 1866.
State of Illinois, Clark County
Absolom Murphy, being duly sworn depose and say that the facts averred in the above petition are true according to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.  Sworn to and subscribed before me, Clerk of the County Court of County, this 12th day of September A. D. 1866.
A. B. Briscoe, Clerk
Filed September 12, 1866

MURPHY, Amaziah
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Amaziah, son of Absalom and Elizabeth Murphy, was born in Clark Co., November 20, 1845 and after several weeks illness died at his home near Auburn, Aug. 8, 1917, age 71 yrs, 8 mo. and 28 days.  Sept. 8, 1867 he was married to Missouri Phillips.  To this union were born four children, Hurly, Mrs. Lillie Veach, Mrs. Minnie Kurts, and Mrs. Myrtle Wallace, all of which
survive him.
He with his wife united with the Christian Church at Fairview in 1894.
After that church was destroyed, they rebuilt at Five Points where he was chosen one of the Elders of the church.  As long as his health would permit he was in his accustomed place in the church for his Master.
When he was about 17 years old he joined the Company C 123rd Regiment, and fought for his country until the close of the Civil War.
During his sickness everything that loving minds could device and willing hands accomplish, was done to lengthen his lease on life, but God knows best.  His place may look empty in the home, where he had lived, in the same place for over 46 years, but may the teachings of the beautiful and glorious ending of his life remain ad abide with these who witnessed it and admonish
each of them to be as well prepared when the final summons comes to them.
He was a kind and generous neighbor, a loving and devoted husband and father, and will be greatly missed by all.  Besides his wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Wellington of Marshal and William of near Auburn.
Two sisters, Mrs. Emily Davis of Moore, Okla. and Mrs. Katherine McHenry of Fontanet, Ind. besides many friends and other relatives.
The remains were taken to the Green Moss church and funeral services were conducted by Bro. Hall of Knightsville, Ind.  Interment in the cemetery near

MURPHY, Christian
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Christian, son of Absolom and Elizabeth Murphy, was born in Clark County, Illinois, May 10, 1844, and died at the hospital at Anna, Ill., Feb 12, 1913; aged 68 years, 9 months and 2 days.
He was married Apr. 15, 1869 to Diana E. Clark.  This union was blessed with eight children, all of whom, but two daughters survive him.
He enlisted with the 123rd Illinois volunteers, and served nearly three years for his countyr in its time of need.
He also enlisted in the service of the Heavenly King, many years ago, and now peacefully sleeps, awaiting his coming to make all things glorious and new.
Besides his wife, who with him shared life's joys, and patiently bore its sorrows for more than forty years, he leaves three sons, three daughters, ten greandchildren, three sisters, four brothers, and many other relatives and friends who will hold in sweet remembrance this dear one who sought ever to be just and kind to all.
In addition to the foregoing facts given us, we wish to say that our acquaintance in the home, formed by frequent visits there, leads us to believe it was a model Christian home in every respect.  Not only were Bro. and Sister Murphy true and faithful, but they brought all of their children up in the fear of God and all have been baptized and are living in the vicinity of the old home today, respectable Christian people.  We heard a friend of the family, who had spent a long period of time in the home, say that in all his acquaintance with Bro. and Sister murphy, he had never heard
an unkind word pass between them.  Here lies the secret, Unless our religion is working out in the home life, it will never amount to much.
Sister Murphy will be lonely now, but she knows of a strong arm upon which to lean.  May the good Lord comfort her and all the family as they shall stand in need now.
S. J. Lindsay

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Elizabeth Clapp was born Feb. 16, 1822 in Orange Co, North Carolina and died December 16, 1906 at Marshall, Illinois, age 84 years and 10 months. She came to Illinois with her parents about 1835, where she has lived ever since.  She was married to Absolom Murphy September 23, 1841.  He died December 26, 1880.  To this union was born 11 children--8 boys and 3 girls.
Two boys died in infancy and Jenkins died Feb. 2, 1906, age about (66?/55?) years. She joined the Church of Christ aabout 55 years ago and has been a faithful member ever since.  Her loss is mourned by 8 children,4 sisters, 1 brother, 42 grandchildren, 87 great grandchildren and 1 greater grandchild.
Short funeral services were held at the home of her daughter Artelia Turner, Monday December 17, 1906 by Elder Gilbert Jones and the funeral was preached at Blue Grass Church by Elder Layton, where a large number of relatives and friends were waiting to follow her to her last resting place.  The text was found in the 14th chapter of Revelations beginning with the 13th verse.
Gone but not forgotten
Tis hard to break the tender cord
Where love has bound the heart.
Tis hard, so hard to speak the words
We must forever part.
Dearest loved one we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace
But the memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face.

MURPHY, Hurley
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Hurley, only son of Amaziah and Missouri Ellen Phillips Murphy, was born in Auburn township, Clark county, Illinois, on May 18, 1873.  His entire life was spent on the farm where he was born and on the adjoining farm, his home, where he had resided for thirty-two years, and where he passed away on the morning of Septmeber 22, 1945, having attained the age of 72 years, 4
months, and four days.
He was united in marriage to Katie Tingley, of Martinsville Township, on April 5, 1899.  To this union was born one daughter, Ruth, a teacher in the Marshall City Schools, who with the widow survives him.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Wallace, of Marshall, and many other relatives and a large circle of friends.
Two sisters preceded him in death.  Mrs. Minnie Kurts in January 1932, and Mrs. Lillie Veach in May 1939.
He confessed his faith in Christ, was baptized, and united with the Five Points Christian Church December 4, 1910.  He remained a member of this church as was for a number of years teacher of the Young People's Class in the Bible school there.
Hurley, as he was most commonly called, was a good neighbor, a kind and sympathetic friend.  his friendly smile and cheery encouraging words will be missed by all who knew him.
He was devoted and generous as a husband and father.  The comfort of his home and the welfare of his family being his first consideration, and through the years he gave of himself unselfly in their behalf.
His last illness was of two and one half years duration.  The past five months of which he was bedfast.  During this time he was tenderly cared for by his wife and daughter, with the kind assistance of relatives and friends.
All being done that loving hands and anxious hearts could do, but God knowns best and he went to sleep peacefully and quietly.  Though our hearts are heavy, yet knowing his abiding faith in Christ and His Church, and his love for things of the kingdom, we can humbly and submissively, "Thy Will, Oh God, not ours be done."
And now, the pains of death are past Labors and sorrows ceased, Life's long warfare closed at last They soul's at rest in peace.  Soldier of Christ, well done,  praise be thy new employ.  And while eternal ages run rest in thy savior's joy.
Funeral services were conducted at the Auburn church Monday, September 24, by. Roy G. W. Gibson, pastor of the Christian Church in Marshall, with burial in the Auburn cemetery.
We take this means to thank all those who so kindly assisted us in any way during our husband and father's long illness at at the time of his death.
--Mrs. Kate Murphy and daughter

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Star, 15 December 1979--Marshall, Ill. (Special)--Services for Ira A. Murphy, 96, who died Friday afternoon in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Marrs-Snyder Funeral Home with Brother G. W. Gibson officiating.  Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.  He was a member of Marshall First Christian Church.  Surviving are a brother, Leary, Marshall, nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Missouri Ellen Phillips, born in Clark Co, Indiana, July 1848.  Came with her parents to Illinois 1851 settled in Dolson Twp. where she grew to womanhood.  September 8, 1867 she was married to Amaziah Murphy, moved to Missouri but did not live there long until they moved back to Illinois and purchased a farm south of Auburn (now Clark Center).  They cleared away the
forest and built a house and lived there together and raised their family consisting of three daughters and one sone--namely:  Lilly, Minnie, Myrtle, and Hurley.  They lived, worked and enjoyed themselves together until Aug. 8, 1917, when death separated them, the husband and father passing to the great beyond.
The deceased lived on the farm until April 1923, when she went to live at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Wallace (Myrtle) where she lived until her death Feb. 25, 1925--being 76 years, 6 months, and 7 days old.
The deceased united with the Church of Christ, what is known as the "New Church" in Dolson township, and from that time until death took her she was devoted to work of the master, always at church, never missing any services and enjoying them.
While we will miss her, yet she will be added to the number up yonder.
She leaves behind here to mourn three daughters:  Lillie Veach, Myrtle, and Minnie Kurts and Hurley Murphy the only son.  Also two brothers:  Thomas Phillips of Auburn (now Clark Center) and William of California, one sister Mrs. Belle Mappins of Martinsville, also 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Myrtle Wallace was unable to attend the funeral service on account of sickness.  Funeral services were held at the Green Moss Church, Friday, February 27, 1925 at 10:30 A.M. and her body was laid to rest in the Green Moss cemetery with Rev. J. A. Sweet of Marshall officiating.
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their aid and sympathy during the sickness and death of our mother.  The children.

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