PAGE, John A.
Clark County Herald
March 21, 1900
Rev. John A. Page died at his home in Wabash Township near weaver post office last Saturday, aged 63 years, 8 months and 12 days. The remains were interred in Dunlap Cemetery on Monday. The funeral sermon shall not be preached until sometime in May. The deceased had made all arrangements before hand for his burial and all were carried out as he planned.
John A. Page was born in Rush County, Indiana, July 4, 1837. He came to Clark County in 1854, setting in Wabash Township and spent the remainder of his days there. In early manhood, he was converted and joined the M.P. church. He afterward became a minister of that denomination and did faithful service in the master’s cause for more than 30 years. Both old and young remember him kindly as a faithful Christian worker and an earnest friend to all that was good. He served as a private in the civil war, doing his duty there with the same faithfulness that characterized his ministerial labors. For several years past, Rev. Page was in feeble health. The last two years of his life were spent with his brother, Hutson Page.
Deceased was married three times, his last wife surviving him. He was the father of two children, both of whom died in infancy.
PARCEL, Homer N.
born 3 January 1904 in Westfield Twp., Clark county, Illinois, died 6 October 1995 at Marshall, Illinois. Funeral was held Monday, October 9, 1995, burial at Medsker Cemetery.
PARCELL, John Ira
(From Newspaper Clippings Book by Margaret Ann (Beatey) Anderson in the Clark Co., Ill. Gen. Soc. Library in Marshall, Ill.)
Clark County Herald, Tuesday, May 15, 1888
JOHN IRA PARCELL DEAD
Westfield's Patriarch and Leading Citizen Passes Away at a Ripe Old Age.
A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE
Saturday evening we received a telegram announcing the death at 3:30 that afternoon of John Ira Purcel or "Uncle Ira" as he was familiarly known. Mr. Parcel had been ailing for nearly a year and many times it was thought death was at hand, but he always rallied, and then for a few days or weeks would be apparently as well as ever. But the end came Saturday and he passed peacefully away, surrounded by weeping relatives and friends. We take the following sketch of his life from the HERALD of Dec. 13th last, it having been published then as one of our pioneer sketches:
In the far eastern portion of our country, in Essex Co., New Jersey, on Oct. 5th, 1805 John Ira Parcel first saw the light of day. Born of sturdy, hard-working parents, he was early accustomed to the performance of tasks which developed the muscles in his young frame and gave him the enduring constitution which rendered him at eighty-two a hardy, vigorous man able to work at the hardest farm tasks, plowing, planting and cultivating, with almost youthful power. His father was a soldier in the Revolution, serving his country faithfully in those "days that tried men's souls." James H. and Mary C. Parcel were the names of his parents and they lived in Essex Co. all their lives until two years after Ira's birth, moving in 1807 to Butler Co. Ohio.
On Dec. 27th, 1827, young Parcel was wedded to Catherine VanSickle, daughter of a neighboring farmer. She was a little more than two years his junior, having been born in Butler Co. Jan. 5th, 1808. The young couple settled down on a farm near those of their parents, staying in Ohio seven years. Two children were born to them here, Squier and Wm. Henry. In Nov. 1834 they moved to Clinton Co., Ind. Mr. Parcel cut all the logs for a house and barn, built them and had them ready for occupancy in three weeks time. The very night he got his family moved into his new log house his wife presented him with a daughter. This was Dec. 17th, 1834. The child was named Mary Ann. She is still living and married to M.T. Martin. They live in Mattoon.
John Wesley, their fourth child, was born June 14th, 1837. He is now living four miles below Westfield. Has a wife and children.
The 5th child, Albert, was born April 13th, 1840. He married Emma E. Bolton Sept. 1st, 1864. Now lives in Greensburg, Kiowa Co., Kans.
Martha Jane, the sixth in age, was born Oct. 29th, 1842. She married Wm Baker, Sept. 24th, 1862. She and her husband still live in Westfield.
Abraham, the next child, was born March 6th, 1846, and died Jan. 4th 1847.
The day before his death, Mrs. Parcel passed peacefully away, after a few weeks' illness, leaving her sorrowing husband with a large family of small children to care for.
On August 26th, 1847, Mr. Parcel married his second wife, Jane McQuerns. She was born in Newberry District, N.C., Dec. 21, 1828. Her parents were Samuel and Martha McQuerns. They had lived in Clinton Co. Ind., but a few years, having moved there from North Carolina.
On June 14th, 1848, the young wife presented her husband with twin girls, who were named Margaret Adaline and Frances Caroline. In April 1849, Mr. Parcel moved to Clark Co. Illinois, buying a farm half a mile west of Westfield. He lived there until 1861, when he moved to Westfield and started keeping the hotel, the Grant House, in which business he is still engaged. He built the hotel himself.
Samuel N., third child of Mr. Parcel by his present wife, was born April 13th, 1850. Joseph S., the next child, was born Oct. 19th, 1851 and died Oct. 19th 1852. Sarah Elizabeth was born Oct. 12th, 1853 and died Feb. 19th, 1854. Alexander W. was born Feb. 15th, 1855. Malinda Florence, their youngest child, was born May 17th, 1859.
Of the eight children born to Uncle Ira and Aunt Jane, three died in infancy.
Frances Caroline was married Oct. 15th, 1866, to John W. VanSickle and lives in Mattoon. Margaret Adaline was married April 18th, 1867, to Edward T. Fish. He died Nov. 19th, 1877, leaving her with one child, Freddie. She and Freddie are now in Granada, Colorado.
Samuel N. was married Oct. 16th, 1873, to Ellen M. Biggs. He lives on the old farm, half a mile west of Westfield.
Catherine Isabel was married Nov. 25th, 1876, to W.A. Phillips. They live in Livingston Co., Illinois.
Malinda Florence, or Linnie, as she was familiarly known, married Harry VanSickle, June 7th, 1883. She died at their home in Pana, Dec. 6th, 1895, at the age of 26 years.
Mr. Parcel has been the father of 15 children, seven by his first wife and eight by his second.
Mr. Parcel has been a member of the United Brethren church 64 years.
born 23 August 1883, died 24 March 1983. Funeral held Sunday, March 27, 1983, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
PENDLETON, Rev. Herman Elsworth
Veteran of WWI, born 22 October 1892, died 3 December 1975. Funeral held Friday, December 5, 1975, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
PERISHO, Sarah Evelin RYAN
Clark County Herald
Sarah Evelin Ryan was born April 1, 1855, Sept 16, 1881. She became the wife of Richard Perisho. During all these years she has worked safely by her husband’s side until death struck her down on Saturday last. She leaves her husband, two children and her aged parents to mourn her loss. She was a faithful wife and mother, a kind and accommodating neighbor, highly respected by all who knew her.
The funeral services were conducted by Elder Thomas at the house Sunday morning at ten o’clock.
PHILLIPPE, Annie E.
born 18 May 1890, died 19 July 1982. Funeral held Wednesday, July 21, 1982, burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Daughter of Wiley and Savilla Blankenbeker Phillippe.
PHILLIPPE, Anna WELLS
Wife of John Phillippe
B: 5 Oct 1881
D: 24 Apr 1968 Casey, Clark Co., Illinois
Parents: Matthew and Mary Ann Canady Wells
PHILLIPPE, Fairy WELLS
Wife of Fred Phillippe
B: 17 Apr 1896 in Clark Co., Illinois
D: 6 Jan 1981
Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Twp., Clark Co., Illinois
Parents: Matthew and Mary Ann (Canady) Wells
Husband of Frances Wright Phillippe
Died Suddenly in Bloomington, Indiana
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Phillippe
PHILLIPS, Missouri Ellen
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
25 February 1925--Missouri Ellen Phillips, daughter of James and Elizabeth Phillips, was born in Clark County, Indiana, July 31, 1848, came to Illinois in 1851, settling in Dolson township where she grew to womanhood. September 8, 1867 she was married to Amaziah Murphy. They moved to Missouri but only lived there for a short time when they moved back to Illinois where they bought a farm south of Auburn. There they cleared away the forest and lived together and raised a family of four children, namely, Lillie Veach, Hurley Murphy, Minnie Kurts, and Myrtle Wallace, all living.
They lived, worked and enjoyed themselves together until August 18, 1917 when the husband departed this life, and she continued to live at the old home until April 1923 when she came to the home of Mrs. Joe Wallace where she made her home until death took her away February 25, 1925, age 76 years, 6 months and 7 days.
The deceased united with Christ to His church at what was known as the Fairview churc, March 18, 1894, and her life was very much devoted to the work of the Master, always present at all services, and enjoyed them. She was a devoted Christian, a loving mother and a good companion.
She leaves to mourn her, three daughters, one son, two brothers, Thos Phillips of Auburn township, William Phillips of California, and one sister, Mrs. Belle mappins of Martinsville, 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, besides a large number of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Green Moss church Friday, February 27, 1925, at 10:30 a.m., conducted by J. A. Sweet of Marshall, and the body laid to rest by the side of her husband in the cemetery near the church.
Mrs. Myrtle Wallace was sick and could not attend the funeral.
Marshall Weekly Messenger
Henry Provo died at his home near this place on Sunday noon July 17, 1887, Mr. Henry Prevo in the seventy-fifth year of age. Mr. Prevo was one of the old pioneers of Clark County, having moved here from North Carolina, in 1817, when but four years old. In June 1843, he married Miss Amy Lindley, who died March 23, 1877. Mr. Prevo has always followed farming and was a man of whom every body spoke a good word. A kind and loving father and many a poor family remembers the help received from him when they met adversity. He was always generous to the needy. He long since joined the Masonic fraternity and continued to remain a member. A very large concourse of people attended the funeral on Monday. Rev. Tommy Bailiff preached the funeral discourse at the house. He was buried in the York Cemetery.
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