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Obituaries & Death Notices

WARD, Mathilda Gerhardt

Funeral Held for Mrs. Ward Nov. 17

Mrs. Clarence Ward, 77, died Sunday morning, November 15, at her home in Hillsdale after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, November 17, at the Hillsdale Methodist church with the Rev. Hugh Barrett officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, Geneseo.

Mrs. Ward, the former Mathilda Gerhardt, daughter of August and Fredericka Severn Gerhardt, was born April 30, 1876, in Hapton township. On December 13, 1899, she married to Mr. Ward in Hapton.

Surviving are her husband; four sons, James and Wesley, both of Hillsdale, Earl of East Moline and Virgil of California; a daughter Mrs. Alice Kesterson of Chatsworth, Illinois; a sisters; a brother; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Geneseo Republic Newspaper, Thursday, Nov. 19, 1953

Transcribed by Melissa Parpart Peters, Omaha NE

WEBER, Jacob

Jacob Weber was born June 18th, 1812 in Grossen Busek, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and died June 10, 1894, at his home in Loraine where he had resided _?_7 years. He leaves three sons and one daughter – William, living in Nebraska; Conrad and Mrs. Miller, residing in Kansas, and Philip, who lives on the home farm, all whom were present at the funeral. His wife and five children preceded him to the other shore. The funeral services were held at the Evangelical church Wednesday, June 13th. Rev. O. S. Fehr, assisted by Rev. Mr. Riller, offiiciating.

Source: Probably from the Geneseo Republic

Submitted by Sue Williams

[Obit provided by descendent of Caroline "Carrie" Papenthien Weber.]


Andrew Weidlein, lifelong respected citizen of Geneseo and the community southwest of here, passed away at his home on West North street Sunday forenoon following an extended period of ill health. Mr. Weidlein was in his eighty-first year and infirmities incident to his advanced age were the cause of death. The wife preceded him in death three months to the day and her passing is believed to have hastened Mr. Weidlein's death.

Mr. Weidlein was highly esteemed man in this community which has been his home for about seventy years. His career in its entirety was one of integrity and uprightness, and influenced as was his life with high ideals, and of an excellent mind he was able to make his career one of paramount success, not only amassing a handsome estate, and providing always liberally for his family, yet withal not overlooking the more important matter of living the life of a Christian. In the active years of his career, while operating his farm in Osco township he was called upon to serve as supervisor and also served on the school board.

Born in Bedford, PA., April 16, 1840, he came west with his parents in 1851, the father and mother, John and Ella Nora Weidlein, locating on a farm in Edford township and finally settling on a farm in Osco township, near Morristown.

In 1864, Mr. Weidlein was united in marriage with Sarah Elizabeth Conrad, of Green River. Four years later he purchased a farm close to his father's farm and just outside of Morristown. Later he purchased additional land until he acquired several hundred acres, a great portion of which was used for pasturing cattle, Mr. Weidlein making his chief business that of a stock feeder, at which he amassed a fortune. He resided on the farm until 1895, during which time he served a term as supervisor and was also a member of the school board. On leaving the farm he purchased property in Geneseo, where he has since lived, although he continued in active management of his big farm practically up until a short time before his death.

He is survived by six brothers and six children, two children have preceded him in death. The children who survive are: W. E. Weidlein, of Augusta, Kan., J. C. Weidlein, of Webster City, Iowa, Mrs. Vina King, of Champaign, Ill., Mrs. Nora Schroeder, Mrs. Carrie Schroeder and Mrs. Laura Rastede, all of Geneseo. He is survived by twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the family home at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday, Rev. Frank S. Brewer, Mr. Weidlein's pastor, officiating. The burial was in the family lot in Morristown cemetery. Present at the funeral were all of the children, also two brothers, J. G. Weidlein, of Wellman, Iowa, and J. V. Weidlein, of Kansas City, Mo.

Source: Geneseo Republic

Submitted by: Mary Margaret Jones


Mr. John Weidlein died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Drehmer, in this city, Sunday, Dec. 30th, 1900, of old age. Mr. Weidlein was one of the sturdy pioneers of early days in Henry county, and his industry, thrift and noble life brought him the love and esteem of a wide circle of friends. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, Jan. 17th 1812. His school days ended when he reached his fourteenth year and he worked until sixteen years old on the farm. He was apprenticed to learn the trade of blacksmith and after a two years' service worked as a journeyman until twenty-one years of age. In conformity to the legal requirements of his native country he served as a soldier three years and then obtaining a substitute, came with his father's family to this country. They settled in Bradford county, Pennsylvania.

On March 11th, 1839, he was married to Elnora C. Emmert, and they lived on a farm there until 1851, when they started for the west and arriving in this county entered land in Osco township which they farmed until 1856, when they sold it and bought 320 acres in Edford township. Mr. Weidlein occupied this place until 1880, when he removed to Geneseo. In 1894 his wife, who had been his faithful companion through fifty-five years of sorrows and pleasures, passed away, and since that time he has lived with his daughter on North College avenue. Mr. Weidlein was a kind and good christian gentleman, a life-long member of the English Lutheran church and liberal in his support to church work.

Seven sons and one daughter are left to mourn-Mrs. George Drehmer, of this city, Andrew, of this city, Philip and Lewis, of Kansas City, Mo., Jacob, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Ed, of Augusta, Kansas, George J., of Wellman, Iowa, and J. V., of Muscatine, Iowa. Five children died, four in infancy and a daughter, Vina, aged 23, in 1870. The funeral took place at the Morristown Lutheran church, Tuesday at 1 p.m., the pastor, Rev. Bollinger, officiating. Rev. E. S. Woodring conducted a service at his late home in this city at 10 a.m. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.

Source: Geneseo Republic

Submitted by: Mary Margaret Jones

[NOTES: Bradford country should be Bedford County, Elnora should be Ellenora, George J. should be J. George, and John Weidlein is buried in the Morristown Cemetery]

WHITEHOUSE, Emma Higginson

WHITEHOUSE--Emma Higginson Whitehouse was born January 25, 1874 at Kewanee, Illinois and died June 10, 1953 at Garfield Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois after a long illness.

On November 1, 1894, she was married to Alma Whitehouse who preceded her in death 6 years ago. She had been a member of the RLDS since childhood

She is survived by a son Lloyd A. Whitehouse of Chicago. Funeral services were held at the Hursen Chapel in Chicago. Elder Lloyd L. Hadley officiating.

Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Illinois.

Source: Saints Herald, Vol 100, page 791, 1953

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


At Kewanee, Ill., Sept. 9, 1866, George E. Whitehouse, son of Benjamin and Patience Whitehouse, aged 13 days.

Source: Saints Herald, 1866. Vol 10:159

Submitted by: Susie Martin-Rott

WHITEHOUSE, Mildred Anderson

KEWANEE -- Mildred Whitehouse, 87, of San Diego, formerly of Kewanee, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Gross Mont Hospital in San Diego.

Born March 7, 1910, in Wethersfield Township, Henry County, to Frank and Lena Kersten Anderson, she married Dale S. Whitehouse on Dec. 8, 1934, in Kewanee. He died Aug. 9, 1986. Also preceding her in death were one sister and one brother. Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Hauserman of San Diego; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She worked as a secretary and stenographer at Walworth Co. from 1927 to 1937.

She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Church and its Women's Guild. She also was a member of Harmony Chapter of the Eastern Star #43.

She moved to San Diego in 1989.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. The Rev. David Poe will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee.

Source: Peoria Journal Star, March 13, 1997 Page: D8

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


At Kewanee, Ill, Nov. 17, 1865, Sister Rosannah Whitehouse, aged 58 years, 1 month and 2 days.

Source: Saints Herald, Plano, Ill., 1865. Vol 9:48

Submitted by: Susie Martin-Rott


Funeral Services for Sidney V. Whitehouse, 70, resident of 621 N. Jackson St., who died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday at his home, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Seifert and Smith funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home tonight.

Mr. Whitehouse's death follows a several year illness, during which he had been seriously ill for the past ten days.

The son of William and Elizabeth Cooper Whitehouse, Mr. Whitehouse was born April 30, 1873 in Boston, Mass. He came to Kewanee 54 years ago today and had lived in Kewanee since that time except eight years which he spent in Minnesota. His marriage to Mrs. Mary O'Brien, who survives, was solomized June 23, 1906, in Davenport, Ia.

For many years, Mr. Whitehouse was employed as a molder at the Kewanee Works, Walworth company. Later he worked 11 years for the Kewanee Private Utilities, retiring about 12 years ago.

The decedent was baptised in the Boston Unitarian church.

Surviving with the widow are one son, Dale S. Whitehouse of Kewanee; one granddaughter Sheila Jean Whitehouse, also of Kewanee; one stepson, Guy O'Brien, of Hines, Minn.; eight step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four nephews and two nieces; Whitehouse was the last of a family of 11. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Roland Whitehouse, the other brothers and sisters dying in infancy.

Source: Kewanee Star Courier, Thursday 25 Nov 1943

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott

S.V. Whitehouse--Funeral rites for Sidney V. Whitehouse, Kewanee man who died Wednesday, were conducted at Seifert and Smith Funeral home Friday Afteernoon. Rev. W. Freeman Privett, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Mrs. Millie Arnold and Mrs. Betty Cosner gave the song service.

Bearers were Walter, Sidney, Bert, and William Whitehouse, Vernon Anderson and Frank Hawks. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Employes of the Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor company attended the service in a body. Attending from out of town were: Mrs. Annie Anderson and Vernon Anderson, both of Mathersville; Mrs. Charles Foster and Harry Anderson, both of Aledo; Mr. and Mrs. Ray O'Brien of Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Harold O'Brien of Milan; William Whitehouse of Chicago and Herbert Whitehouse of LaSalle.

Source: Star Courier, Saturday 27 Nov 1943

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


Whitehouse--Bro. Thomas Whitehouse was born June 4, 1861, at Princes End, Staffordshire, England; baptized May, 1875, at Kewanee, Illinois, by Elder Thomas Charles; departed this life October 23, at his home in Barbeton, Ohio.

The remains were brought to Kewanee for burial, where he was laid peacefully away in Pleasant View Cemetery.

He leaves to mourn, wife, daughter, and two sons, also two brothers, Alma of Chicago, and George of Barbeton, Ohio; one sister being in Oregon, and one half brother of Springfield, Illinois.

He was a good father, a patient husband. Those that knew him best, loved him most.

The funeral services at the grave was in charge of the Odd Fellows, and Elder Joseph Arber.

Source: The Saints' Herald, December 7, 1910, page 1203

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


Walter C. Whitehouse, 78, of 623 Cambridge Road, died at 8:53 p.m. Thursday at Kewanee Public Hospital. He had recently been inducted into the Kewanee Golf Hall of Fame.

Born Nov. 10, 1909, in Dunfermline, son of Roland C. and Maud (Haver) Whitehouse, he moved to Kewanee with his parents when he was six. He was reared and educated here. He had been employed for 46 years at Kewanee Walworth, retiring as foreman of the pattern shop in 1972.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Odd Fellows Lodge 128 and Kiwanis Golden K. He was an avid golfer and had won the city championship.

Surviving are two brothers, Bert of Peru and Sidney of Norman, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Margery Kerr of Springfield and Mrs. Mary Hawkes of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by one sister in infancy and one brother.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Home with Gene Fox officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to his church or to Golden K.

Source: Kewanee Star-Courier, Friday, 25 March 1988

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott

Funeral services for Walter C. Whitehouse, 78, of 623 Cambridge Road were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cavanagh and Schueneman Funeral Home with Gene Fox of First Christian Church officiating. Brock Tumbleson was organist.

Pallbearers were John Gaydos, Robert Quayle, William Lister, Richard Kerner, Richard Knudsen, Gary Kerr and Donald Whitehouse. Members of Golden K attended as a group. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Source: Kewanee Star-Courier, Tuesday, 29 March 1988

Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott



Wm. Whitehouse Passes away At the Age of Sixty-Four

After an illness of but four days, Wm. Whitehouse passed away Saturday afternoon at his home northwest of town. Death was caused by fatty degeneration of the heart. The deceased although ailing for a few weeks, was seriously ill only four days.

Mr. Whitehouse was born in Yorkshire, England March 25, 1835. Here he lived until he was about seventeen years of age, when he came to America, settling in Boston, and living later in New York and Taunton, Mass. In 1857 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Cooper, and to them were born eleven children, nine of whom are dead. The living are Sidney and Rowland, both of this city. About twelve years ago Mr. Whitehouse came to Kewanee and has since resided here. His wife died a few years after his arrival in Kewanee and he again married, Miss Mary Jane Carter being his second wife.

He leaves, besides his two sons, three sisters, living in Chicago, Taunton and Boston. Mr. Whitehouse was at one time a member of the Masonic order.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at the house; and half an hour later at the Baptist Church, Rev. J.V. Whiting being in charge.

Source: Kewanee Daily Star Courier, Monday 01 May 1899

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


Died, at his late home in Moline, Sept. 29th, 1892, Mr. J. J.Whiteline, after suffering seven months from a painful illness which the medical professors claim was caused by a cystic tumor. Deceased was for = a great many years a resident of Osco township and was highly honored and respected by all who knew him. The funeral services were held in the Morristown Lutheran church one which he had been a member, conducted by Rev. McNite, of Moline, assisted by Rev. Atkin. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last long resting place in Evergreen cemetery. We unite in extending our sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Source: The Geneseo Republic

Submitted by: Mary Margaret Jones

[NOTE: J. J. Whiteline was buried in the Morristown cemetery, not Evergreen. J. J. Whiteline's father changed their names from Weidlein.]

WITHROW, Margaret R. Pickard Hunter

Margaret R. Pickard was born near Dannsville, Livingston county, New York, September 20th, 1840, being the fourth child of Leander and Rebecca Pickard. With her parents she came to Illinois in 1854, and settled at Tiskilwa.

On September 12, 1857, she was united in marriage to Daniel O. Hunter, moving to Atkinson at a later date. The G.A.R. post in Atkinson is named in his honor. To this union were born six children: Mrs. J.A. Henry, of Fargo, N.D.; Will H., of Minneapolis ; Leander C., of Geneseo; Fay E., of Luverne, Minn.; Mrs. Will Hickox and Mrs. J.W. Hunter, preceding her in death. Being converted in early youth, she became a member of the M.E. church where she was an active worker as long as her health permitted. She was also a member of the W.C.T.U. and a charter member of the G.A. R. circle. She is survived by four sisters, thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

On December 12, 1878, Mr. Hunter died. After remaining a widow nearly eight years, on September 12, 1885, she was married to Amariah Withrow of Geneseo, where they have since resided.

The funeral was held in the M.E. church at Geneseo on Saturday, March 18, 1922, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. Fletcher DeClark, officiating. Interment was at the Oakwood cemetery.

All the children of Mrs. Withrow, and most of the grandchildren, were able to be present at the funeral.

Relatives from out-of-town who were able to be present at the funeral of the late Mrs. Amariah Withrow were: Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Henry, Fargo, N.D.; W.H. Hunter. Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Hunter, Luverne, Minn.; Mrs. Kate Pierson and Mrs. Paul Vandervort, Tiskilwa, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Clifton and Miss C.A. Hartman, Annawan, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeMaranville, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse DeMaranville, Mr. and Mrs. K. DeMaranville, Mr. and Mrs. F. DeMaranville, Atkinson, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wheat, Prophetstown; Mrs. Simon Frey, East Moline; Mr. Joe Hunter, Henry, Ill.; Mrs LeVerne (sic) McKelvey, Rocky Ford, Col.; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Henry, Chicago; Harold Henry, Lewiston, Ill.; Miss Ruthegene Hunter, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Konskie, Moline; Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Hester. Springville, Iowa; Miss Icel Hunter, Springville, Iowa; and Mrs. Laura McCullough, Milvea, Minn.

Submitted by:Charles McKelvey

[Notes: This obituary was found in our families' Bible, the date and newspaper where it was origianlly printed cannot be determined.]


Private graveside services for Dewey Woodward, 90, of 1160 26th St., Moline, who died Friday at home are 1 p.m. Monday in Rose Lawn Memorial Estate Cemetery, Moline. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Illinois Heart Association.

Mr. Woodward was born July 8, 1898 in Kewanee, Ill. He married Florence Wisher Nov. 17, 1918, in Moline.

He was employed as a machine operator and assembler for International Harvester, East Moline Plant, for 21 years, retiring in 1964.

Survivors include the widow, sons Carlos, Sherrard, and Guy, Bettendorf, a daughter Delores Dyer, Moline, 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Source: Sunday Dispatch, Moline IL 18 Sep 1988, p. A6

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott

WOODWARD, Eliza Lamb


Mrs. Richard Woodward Succumbs to Severe Attack Of Pneumonia

Funeral Service to Be Held at Latter Day Saints Church Tomorrow.

Mrs. Eliza Wood, wife of Richard Woodward, passed away yesterday afternoon at ten minutes before three o'clock at the family residence, 521 Rockwell street. The family had resided on North Burr Street for many years and had just recently moved into the home over which now hangs a heavy shadow. Mrs. Woodward was 52 years old.

Pneumonia Causes Death

Although she has been ailing for several weeks, it was not thought there would be any serious results, until one week ago yesterday when it was announced that she was afflicted with a severe attack of pleuro-pneumonia. From the time that this disease set in there had been but little hope for her recovery and each day she became weaker. At her bedside when the end came were her husband, a sister and several of her children. She passed away peacefully and was prepared for the end.

Born in England

Eliza Lamb was born at Worcestershire, England March 20, 1857. She was the daughter of William and Rosanna Lamb, who died here many years ago. When about five years old, early in the sixties, she came to Kewanee with her parents and since that time has made this city her home. She was united in marriage with Richard Woodward in this city November 28, 1878 and to them have been born ten children, five of whom are left to mourn with the bereaved husband. The children are: Alice, now the wife of Thomas Martin; Anna, now the wife of Macey Bryner; Bertha, now the wife of James Hardy, all of whom live in Kewanee. Two other children, Ethel and Dewey, are at home.

She also leaves four brothers and three sisters, as follows: Isaiah, Alex, William and Joseph, and Mrs. Mary Pyle of Okafe, New Mexico; Mrs. Sarah Grice and Mrs. Rosanna Marks. Eleven grandchildren are also left to mourn.

Was a Church Member

Many years ago Mrs Woodward united with the Latter Day Saints church and has led a faithful and consistant Christian life. She was a member of the Home Fraternal League of this city.

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday afternoon. There will be a private service at the family residence for relatives and the remains will be taken to the Latter Day Saints church. Elder Amos Berve, a former paster here, now of Rock Island, will have charge of the services. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Source: Kewanee Daily Star-Courier, Tuesday 27 Apr 1909

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


Funeral of Mrs. Richard Woodward Yesterday

Friends and relatives in numbers gathered at the bier of Mrs. Richard Woodward yesterday afternoon and paid last respects to her memory. There was a short private service at the residence on Rockwell street at 1:30 o'clock and a public service at Latter Day Saints church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Amos Berve delivered a comforting funeral address. Music was furnished by the church choir. There were a number of beautiful floral offerings. The bearers were John Brock, W.W. LaRue, Alfred Johnson, Elmer Johnson, Monroe Callahan and Nels Nordquist. Interment was at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Source: Kewanee Daily Star-Courier, Friday, 30 Apr 1909

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott

WOODWARD, Florence Evelyn Wisher

Florence Evelyn Woodward, 86, formerly of 1160-26th St. Moline, died Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport. Private graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Lawn Memorial Estate, Moline.

There is no visitation. Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd., Moline, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of Calvary Lutheran Church, Moline, where she was a member.

Florence Evelyn Wisher was born Nov. 5, 1902, in Streator. She married Dewey Woodward Nov. 17, 1918, in Moline. He died Sept. 16, 1988.

Survivors include sons Guy R., Bettendorf, and Carlos R., Sherrard, a daughter, Delores Dyer, Moline; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren, and a sister, Cleo Belle Carlson, Rock Island.

Source: Rock Island Argus, Monday, March 13, 1989

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott

[Note: The obit shows no tie to Kewanee, but her husband Dewey was a Kewanee native, son of Richard & Eliza Lamb Woodward

WOODWARD, Franklin S. "Frank"

Frank Woodward, 90, Resident of Atkinson 68 Years, Dies

Native of Illinois farmed for Several Years; Eight Great-Grandchildren

Atkinson--Frank Woodward, 90, a resident of Atkinson for the last 68 years, died Sunday morning in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Nickerson, with whom he had resided for the last thirty-five years.

Mr. Woodward was born April 17, 1852 at Henry. When 6 years old he moved to Bureau county. In 1909 he came to Atkinson and has made his home here since. On March 27, 1873, he married Sarah Laughrey at Annawan. They lived on a farm until her death on Dec. 25, 1907, after which he made his home with his daughter.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Nickerson of Atkinson; a brother Richard Woodward of Kewanee; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Nickerson home at at 2 in the Congregational Church. The Rev. G.W. Engelter of Grace Evangelical church Geneseo, will be in charge. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery, near Annawan.

Source: From a newspaper clipping provided by Glen Ray Yotter; source unknown, dated 12 Jan 1943

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott


Funeral rites for Richard Woodward, Kewanee resident, who died Friday were held at the Seifert and Smith Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. Oren Baker, pastor of the Nazarene Church, officiated. Musical numbers were given by Mrs. Millie Arnold and Mrs. Betty Cosner.

Bearers were James Hardy, Jr., Harold Moon, Merle Huff, Paul Skrinski, John Martin and Carlus (sic) Woodward. Burial was in Pleasant View cemetery.

Attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and family, Lone Tree, Iowa; Mrs. Vesta Minor, Muscatine, Iowa; Thomas Martin, Muscatine, Iowa; Mrs. Elva (sic) Hamilton, Conesville, Iowa; Mrs. Glenn Yotter, Silvis; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Nickerson, Miss Mae Nickerson, Miss Sarah Nickerson, Mrs. Eleanor Hoburg, Mrs. James Woodward, Atkinson; Mr and Mrs. Dewey Woodward and family, Moline; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Huff and family, Pottstown, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon and Jerry Huff, Annawan.

Source: Kewanee Star Courier, Tuesday, Jan 14, 1944

Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott

[* Carlus should read Carlos, a son of Dewey Woodward; Mrs. Elva Hamilton should read Mrs. Elza Hamilton (Myrtle Martin).]